I don't post here much but I do Golfmkv and others like stanceworks. figured i would post this here as well and try to get tex cool
Just following the trends. I suck at taking pictures but I do anyway.
It is coming on 3 years and just shy of 70k on my 09 GTI. Bought new in March 2009 only options being DSG and heated seats.
It has been a slow progression and I will forget a lot of minor details but here is my timeline/build thread/photo dump.
I will skip the same old boring stock, and stock on lowering springs.
In the fall of 09 my girlfriend decided to rear-end a poor MKV Jetta. I was ready to murder her and spend the rest of my life in jail, but all bad things happen for a reason(yea right) and it actually turned out pretty well.
I also picked up a set of Mercedes e-class wheels in 17"x8" et 38 and mounted the stock 225/45 ballon jobs on them.
So in January of 2010 the repairs were done and a boser hood was added!
After that I did a rear muffler delete and made up a short ram intake setup for it on the cheep.
Next project was the rear "hidden" hitch and bike/snowboard rack
In the spring of 10' I painted the wheels black, this is the first and last set of black wheels I will run except for the steelies on my truck.
I also added a votex rep lip
I drove around the for a bit like this all the while hating the 4x4ness and big ass tires
July 10' was the first time I looked at my car and kinda liked it.
FK Silverline +X with no helpers, 205/45 falkens, tinted tail lights and mirror turns were all done around this time.
September 10' I turned 24 and went to my first real VW show H20i. It really was so much fun it really set in how fun the VW scene is even though it's full of *******s and haters.
I also painted my wheels gunmetal and lowered the car more. I absolutely loved my car like this, it is what I think the best my car has been so far.
December 2010 I bought a set of winter wheels, as well as two full sets of Corvette wagon wheels in 17"x8.5" et56 and 18"x9.5" et63.
I ordered four 27mm adapters from motorsports-tech and four 205/40r18 Nitto neo-gen tires.
Final specs are 9.5" et 36
I rushed and mounted them after stripping them completely in raw cast aluminum.
The days following mounting them I was still playing with the fitment than I got stuck doing stupid christmas driving and trucking people around and the rear quarters got totally ****ed/burnt/kinked at -2.5 camber.fml
In between christmas and me plowing during a close to 2' of snow on the 26-27th I managed to max the rear camber, pull the rear fenders, raise the car 1/2", do a full check over on the car, pack, and finish building my friends badd 73' Honda cb500. This was all in preparation for a 3 week long road trip on the 29th from Long Island along the south west all the way to L.A. and San Diego.
I managed to destroy my rep lip on that trip.
There are a lot of pictures I never posted from that trip just because we cut it so close we had to pretty much rush home from the grand canyon and I was to burnt to post pictures.
Spring 2011 I notched my frame lowered the car more and got some new wheels.
Work VS-MX wheels in 18"x8"-9" et38 with 205/40-215/40 tires.
I picked up an OEM Euro lip from Kevin at EE Militia. I made it to a few shows and meets including Waterfest where I took zero pictures because it was too hot and I was lazy.
I took a trip to New Hampshire, drove the car up the Mt. Washington Auto Road and took some more pictures.
I also upgraded to flickr from photobucket at this time.
So with H20i coming up I was in save mode so I did one mod with some pop.
I rattle canned the faces and hand cleaned and polished 160 gold work bolts (that were all mint under all the dirt)
I disliked the red smiley with the green so I tried to paint it green 30 minutes before leaving for Ocean City, that didn't work so I ran no smiley.
My friends B5 S4 getting a uni tune and the reason I didn't kill my gf when she crashed the car.
Random H20i shot