awesome.. congratz on the new tig
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.
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
awesome.. congratz on the new tig
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
. 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.
What kind of mileage are you seeing? Any parkway miles or just the usual Island stop-and-stop driving?
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
Last edited by ZLEB; 04-24-2012 at 07:13 PM.
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
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...
2012 VW Tiguan S
Added: Kenwood DNX9990HD Nav, Gentex Homelink mirror, trailer hitch
Rear-view camera and side mirrors on order!
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.
the saddle mount i made for the tank and manifold
Last edited by ZLEB; 06-24-2012 at 06:08 PM.
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.
Ill add my fitment impressions post install
Fitment on the Dp was good instillation was straight forward.
And I FINALY started the begining of my suspension install
Thanks, i'm not talented just determined (actually really lazy )
Some more progress today, it was slow with the heat.
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.
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