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    1. Member ZLEB's Avatar
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      01-29-2012 03:49 PM #1
      Hello Tiguan forum

      Early December i took delivery of a 2012 Tiguan S 6mt and love every mile so far. The fuel economy could be slightly better but ill sacrifice that for all the low end torque any day. This is my fourth Volkswagen , Ive previously owned a 95 Jetta glx, it was on h&r springs and had tsw vx1 wheels for those who can remember them back in the 90's. Then i upgraded to a 2004 tornado red r32, got rear ended, the paint job was horrible the car came back to me three distinctly different colors and the insurance company didnt mind and wouldn't help correct the issue.I ended up selling it to a local guy who ended up having force fed enginiring put a pretty big turbo on

      Late 2010 i picked up a fairly mint, 1997 gti in memory red. currently its on jack stands in the garage and is undergoing a rebuild for the 2012 model year. I have a progression thread on that car as well if any one is interested. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Project-Classy

      And here Is my tiguan I know a thread is useless with out pictures.

      Day of delivery






      Test fitting some a5 wheels for next season. The offsets are perfect, but as your can see the tires need to be replaced.



      Shaved rear emblems.


      First snow



      And how she sits today.




      I look foward to becoming more active and learning alot here in the future, as i have some plans for the tig in a few months after the gti gets resprayed

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      01-29-2012 09:48 PM #2
      awesome.. congratz on the new tig
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      Quote Originally Posted by ih8erickempf View Post
      Im a dude and drive an EA edition cab w/ teddy bear wheels... sometimes you just gotta have some fun at the expense of the stereotype

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      03-17-2012 05:39 PM #4
      First mods

      Picked up an oem base carrier, unfortunately the crossbars are too large for my current thule bike racks .




      Also I installed some 17mm spacer's .






    5. 03-19-2012 09:22 AM #5
      how u like the s, i been thinking about trading my se which is full loaded for one like yours

    6. 03-19-2012 09:54 AM #6
      Looks like u r from NY....and why u dont have the plate in the front? I am from NYC

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      03-19-2012 08:07 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanok123 View Post
      how u like the s, i been thinking about trading my se which is full loaded for one like yours
      I love the S the only option i really miss not having is the multi-function steering wheel. But other than that i love it.

      Quote Originally Posted by czzzla View Post
      Looks like u r from NY....and why u dont have the plate in the front? I am from NYC
      I asked them not to put it on before i took delivery, Im out on Long Island

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      04-06-2012 06:40 AM #8
      So after trying for an hour to get my grill off yesterday no luck. I'm convinced that it is possible with out removing the bumper but I'm going to pull the bumper off this afternoon to get a good look at how all the clips have to be removed.

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      04-07-2012 06:50 PM #9


      IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE GRILL WITHOUT REMOVING THE ENTIRE BUMPER

      ALL BOLTS ARE T25 torx

      First disconnect the battery for safety.
      Then start with the three bolts holding the grill to the radiator core.




      Then Unbolt the lower three fenderwell bolts, this will expose the clips holding the fender
      trim

      . Next remove the final bolt in the fenderwell.

      Then move under the car. first remove the three bolts holding in the rock guard

      then there are two bolts i didn't get a picture of .(you will see them)
      And finally the four remaining that where cover'd by the rock guard





      Don't forget to disconnect your side marker and fog lights, then simply pull gently outward on the sides of the bumpers to release them from the guides and then pull forward





      there are twelve clips holding the grill to the bumper and it is impossible to remove while on the vehicle







      The slats come off the grill fairly easy but i had no luck with the emblem so i just masked it off.





      Masked the rear as well.





      Also did the side markers.



      And the final result















      Those a5 wheels i posted earlyer should be going on soon just need to figure out what suspension to run first.

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      04-12-2012 08:27 PM #10
      2x2 trailer hitch came in today from Etrailer. The instillation was straight forward took about five minutes.













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      04-15-2012 11:55 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by cheifsmakah0e View Post
      Awesome write-up. The front looks a million times better without the chrome.

      Quote Originally Posted by cheifsmakah0e View Post
      This building, and your neighborhood look really familiar. I lived in Centerport before moving to CT.

      What kind of mileage are you seeing? Any parkway miles or just the usual Island stop-and-stop driving?

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      04-16-2012 09:21 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by brian81 View Post
      Awesome write-up. The front looks a million times better without the chrome.


      This building, and your neighborhood look really familiar. I lived in Centerport before moving to CT.

      What kind of mileage are you seeing? Any parkway miles or just the usual Island stop-and-stop driving?
      Thanks man it was a pita but totally worth it.
      That building is in Patchogue over near my job its actually an elementary school. Mileage wise I average 21/28 it definitely guzzles gas durring spirited driving but I get around 360-380 miles per tank average .

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      04-17-2012 12:20 AM #13
      looking good man! Im also on LI, ive been going to the weekly EEM meets in Hauppauge. You should head down one week.. I wont be there this week but next week definitely. Ive also been thinking about painting that grill but that looks like a huge PITA...maybe ill just vinyl it... haha
      2012 Tiguan SE 4Motion | Java^Tiggy Photo/Progress Thread

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      04-24-2012 01:35 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      looking good man! Im also on LI, ive been going to the weekly EEM meets in Hauppauge. You should head down one week.. I wont be there this week but next week definitely. Ive also been thinking about painting that grill but that looks like a huge PITA...maybe ill just vinyl it... haha
      I would just vinyl it myself if I has to do it over again. Hopefully next week I can make the eem meet.



      Got some parts in over the weekend.


      The tank should be in today and I ordered a pair of a arms that should be in late this week
      Last edited by ZLEB; 04-24-2012 at 07:13 PM.

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      05-14-2012 02:11 PM #15
      The last pieces of the puzzle arrived today.



      At first glance i am a little disappointed with the visual appereance of the control arms, sloppy welds, some slag and a few other things that should have been ground down before powder coating. Also on one arm the outer bracket appears to be at least .040-.050 higher on one side. I'm going to check it out with an indicator on a surface plate tomorrow and make sure nothings tweaked. Drew has a great reputation and im hoping that since the Arms were built in a fixture its just a visual issue.


      Hopefully i can get these off to powdercoater this week.




      If all goes well everything should be installed this month

    16. 05-14-2012 07:35 PM #16
      Love the black on the grill.

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      05-14-2012 08:26 PM #17
      Looks great!

      I've got a S as well and am really enjoying it. I do wish it had the multi-function wheel but I can live without it.

      So far, I've put in a HomeLink rear view mirror, RCD-510 and would like to put a drawer in under the passenger seat.

      I'm tempting myself into putting in a nav after-market radio though. Trying to resist! I'd really just like to get my iPod connected through the glove box. Maybe I just need an MDI cable....hmmm...
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      Added: Kenwood DNX9990HD Nav, Gentex Homelink mirror, trailer hitch
      Rear-view camera and side mirrors on order!

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      05-24-2012 04:58 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by mudd TT View Post
      Love the black on the grill.

      Quote Originally Posted by brandongomez View Post
      Looks great!

      I've got a S as well and am really enjoying it. I do wish it had the multi-function wheel but I can live without it.

      So far, I've put in a HomeLink rear view mirror, RCD-510 and would like to put a drawer in under the passenger seat.

      I'm tempting myself into putting in a nav after-market radio though. Trying to resist! I'd really just like to get my iPod connected through the glove box. Maybe I just need an MDI cable....hmmm...
      How difficult was the homelink rvm? Did it require removing the head liner?



      On a side note I spoke to drew dorbritz the other day he's gonna fabricate a new set of lca's for me but I wont have them until the end of next week probably frame notch next week, and Hopefully install everything else the following week. I've been playing around with some brackets and have a pretty cool setup for the tank/manifold. Ill post some pictures once I get everything painted.

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      06-03-2012 03:40 PM #19
      the saddle mount i made for the tank and manifold

      Last edited by ZLEB; 06-24-2012 at 06:08 PM.

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      06-04-2012 05:35 PM #20
      Godspeed down pipe came in today I'm very impressed with the quality for the price. Alot of mk6 guys are running these even though its designed for a mkv fsi. The only concern i have is indexing the mid pipe to meet the oem cat back.


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      Ill add my fitment impressions post install

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      06-17-2012 06:42 PM #21
      Fitment on the Dp was good instillation was straight forward.





      And I FINALY started the begining of my suspension install


    22. 06-17-2012 09:03 PM #22
      OhMyGosh I wish I had that kind of talent.

      Well, following these threads is the next best thing.

      j.e.b.

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      06-18-2012 08:47 PM #23
      Thanks, i'm not talented just determined (actually really lazy )

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      06-18-2012 11:12 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by ZLEB View Post
      Thanks, i'm not talented just determined (actually really lazy )
      Air ride setup is coming along nicely. Im curious what your using for everything and if your planning on notching?
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      06-20-2012 04:26 PM #25
      God steel wheels are better than anything, well BBS is the only things that is better.


      Love the car, simple, functional and MT.

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      06-24-2012 07:27 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      Air ride setup is coming along nicely. Im curious what your using for everything and if your planning on notching?
      Air Lift slam kit f/r. and the frame is already notched thanks to swoops

      Quote Originally Posted by EUROBORA8V View Post
      God steel wheels are better than anything, well BBS is the only things that is better.


      Love the car, simple, functional and MT.


      Quick two video's, not 100% happy with the rasp going to add a resonator soon.





      Was very disappointed to find out theres a 4k rev limiter even on the 6mt

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      06-30-2012 08:45 PM #28
      Some more progress today, it was slow with the heat.





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      06-30-2012 09:16 PM #29
      What wheels??
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      07-01-2012 09:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Yo_Delprad View Post
      What wheels??
      From an A5 S line, i dont know the name of the wheels

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      07-01-2012 09:17 AM #31
      Gotcha they look killer
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      07-01-2012 06:17 PM #32
      Thanks man, i picked them up from my buddy really cheap but every wheel has curb rash on them. When i went to install thwm today i found out i was also missing a hubcentric ring going to have to grab another one when i get rhe wheels refinished. Got pretty far today only have to finish off a few things in the trunk tomorrow the rain
      stopped me dead in my tracks today.



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      07-03-2012 08:28 PM #33
      And it seems my clutch switch decided to take a sh!t trying a master reset did nothing: car still won't start( gonna try swapping the break switch out tomorrow to verify its just the switch but it looks like ill be getting my first tow to the dealer Thursday the timing is impeccable

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      07-04-2012 10:45 AM #34
      Love the progress.

      Sucks about the clutch.

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      07-05-2012 05:40 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      Love the progress.

      Sucks about the clutch.
      it definitely sucks but the replacement will be here in the morning, I'm just praying that it will get me going again. On the bright side i did have some extra time to finish up the trunk though


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