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    1. Member Java^Tiggy's Avatar
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      01-31-2012 11:20 PM #1
      Very First Original Post: "Well everyone, just want to officially say hello! I am getting my 2012 Tiguan SE 4Motion with Sunroof and Navi within the next week and I wanted to create a thread for pictures and to mark my progress as I go along with modifications. I look forward to meeting all of you on here!"

      Edits with Build Progess:

      Ok so after I got the Tiguan it wasn't long until I decided something needed to change so I thought long and hard about what wheels I wanted and I ended up getting some sweet Matte Black 18x8 Audi A8 reps that I put the stock rubber on. So far I have had no complaints with the ride and im enjoying the extra inch even though they are the same tires.

      Here was a shot taken of the car with the new wheels shortly after install:

      That was taken at Dubs on Defrost, my very first VW show

      After the wheels I decided to get an intake but instead of going the APR route which many have taken, i decided to support a smaller startup and purchase a Modshack Intake. I was the gineau pig for the intake and there was some small adjustments but its fitting and working wonderfully.

      Here is a shot of the intake installed, also at DoD:



      After the Intake I went for tint, I chose 35% for the front and 50% for the rear which with the stock tinting everything came out very close to the same shade with it slightly darker still in the rear.

      I also bought a couple accessories for the fun things I like to do, Mountain biking and snowboarding. So I picked up an Inno-FR Cross bar set and Inno dual bike carrier for the hitch.

      Here is a shot of the Tig with the roof rack on at my car clubs annual BBQ:



      Now that I had it looking sleek I wanted to see a bit better so I got a set of 35W 3000K HID Fogs with Lamin-X Yellow vinyl on the lenses and a set of 6000K Halogen replacement bulbs for the low beams. I also tried my hand at vinyling and covered my front and rear emblems with CF vinyl.

      Heres a shot of those:



      With the help of a new awesome company that was started(Performance Street Industries, PSI) by one of our clubs OG members I ordered an AutoMeter boost gauge and installed that into a Steering column gauge pod. The install was quite interesting but I finally got it to work by taping into the fuse used to power the right control stalk of the steering wheel.

      Here is a shot or two of the gauge installed:



      I treated myself to the APR Stage 2 tune with all options for my birthday when a sale was going on and it has been sitting in the stock setting until a downpipe was purchased. After going back and forth with several companies trying to find out if they would be willing to manufacture a 3" DP for a Tiguan with 4motion, I ended up going with the 2.5" Techtonics Tuning Downpipe with a single cat.

      I have since received it and its sitting in my living room as such:


      I have spoken to a local Exhaust/Performance shop and I will soon be getting this installed with a custom cat back made just to my liking. Once its made and installed I can unleash the Stage 2 awesomeness!

      I also ordered custom NY vanity plates for the Tig that will say "TIGGY" on them. I am going to purchase a front tow hook mounted plate holder, and bumper plugs for the holes that will be there after taking off the stock holder

      On 8-28-2012 I decided that my ventures into the bagged scene are not going to happen. I decided that I no longer want to go this direction but instead do what I really want. With that said I ordered a new present for the Tig that I am hoping will get here before H20i

      9-16-2012 - I thought I would update everyone with some additions that have been put on the car. I put the cross bars back on and installed my new SportRack Roof Basket!!! I also installed my new 2" Hitch and D-Ring receiver along with my GoMiniGo Front Tow Hook mounted Plate holder. I got a set of color matched bumper plugs that will be going in and hopefully I will mount my spare on the basket for H20i Everything is coming together nicely, its just a shame I couldn't get the cat back done before the trip.
      Here are some updated pics, excuse the filth













      Newest pictures with the new wheels







      Here is a full list of all mods, items purchased thus far:

      Exterior Aesthetics:
      VW Emblem PlastiDipped Black - Front
      VW Emblem PlastiDipped Black with Carbon Fiber "backlay" - Rear
      Tint - 35% Front/ 50% Rear
      6000K Halogen Low Beams
      8000K HID Fog Lights
      OEM Projector Fog Light Housings
      LED Parking/City Lights
      LED License Plate Lights
      Bumper Plugs - Set of Deep Black Pearl
      GoMiniGo Front Tow Hook LP Bracket

      Exterior Accessories:
      Draw-Tite 2" Hitch
      SmittyBilt Receiver Hitch D-Ring
      Curt Class III 2" Hitch Ball
      INNO IN-FR Roof Rack Crossbars
      INNO Hitch 2-Bike Carrier
      SportRack Roof Basket

      Wheels:
      19x8.5 et35 Matte Black BBS CX-R Reps
      Black Lug Bolts
      225/45r19 General G-Max AS03

      Suspension:
      ISC MK6 Golf .:R Coilovers

      Engine/Engine Bay/Exhaust:
      APR Stage II+ Tune - Stock(non Test-Pipes File)/93TP/100TP/Valet
      ModShack VTDA TSI Intake
      Forge TSI Catch Can Kit
      Custom Blue Painted Engine Cover with extended notch cut out
      Custom Blue Painted Battery Cover
      Custom Blue Painted VTDA Air Diverter Cone.
      Weather-Stripping Hood Mod
      Techtonics Tuning 2.5" SS Race Downpipe - single cat
      Techtonics Tuning 2.5" SS Cat-Back Exhaust
      Custom aluminum spacer bushings for the center cross member to accommodate larger exhaust
      **SPULEN Dog Bone Engine Mount Insert

      ICE and Interior:
      Steering Column Mounted Single Offset Gauge Pod
      Autometer Boost/Vacuum Gauge with Red Backlight
      Chrome Trimmed Euro Light Switch w/o Auto
      LED Dome Lights
      LED Rear Headliner Lights
      LED Trunk Lights
      Ross-Tech Micro-CAN Interface cable
      Cobra IRAD105 iRadar

      VAGCOM Mods:
      Windows Up/Down with Key-Fob
      Fog Lights as DRL's
      Cold Diagnostics Turned off for LED License Plate Bulbs
      PWM bit for LED License Plate Bulbs

      ** = In Progess/Not Installed Yet
      Last edited by Java^Tiggy; 06-10-2014 at 11:46 PM.
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      02-01-2012 06:29 AM #2
      Welcome, Congrats on the new wagon.

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      02-01-2012 11:01 AM #3
      welcome and good luck on your build, congrats on your new tig rig

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      02-01-2012 04:49 PM #4
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      02-02-2012 11:03 AM #5
      Thank you for the warm welcome guys! I should be signing everything Saturday and either taking delivery the same day or shortly after. I am so anxious, i just want the car already haha

    6. 02-02-2012 05:32 PM #6
      Oh, I'm so jealous. Our Tig might arrive around Valentine's Day. We'll see. Ours is a Pepper Gray SEL with premium Nav. Can't wait.

      Looking forward to pics.

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      02-03-2012 08:48 AM #7
      Congrats and Welcome. You will find many people here extremely helpful with any questions you might have.

      Welcome to the family. May the MOD bug bite you really, really hard.
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    9. 02-06-2012 09:21 PM #9
      congratsssss....i have got the same one as yours 3 days ago. I luv my Tig...

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      02-06-2012 10:37 PM #10
      Thanks again guys! Due to some delays I am finally picking up the tig tomorrow after work. I will post up pics as soon as possible

      I cannot wait to start the mods, the bug bit me when I was driving my Fit and it hasnt stopped biting since

      I alreay have wheels planned as well as the APR ECU Tune.

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      02-08-2012 01:14 PM #11
      Here's a quick pic I took and did a very simple editing on.


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      02-24-2012 11:35 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      Any new updates?
      Im ordering some LP frames for front and back along with some cf vinyl to wrap the emblems and chrome grill in the front.

      I just received my Inno cross bars to attach to the side rails so I can install my snowboard carrier. I also got my USB MDI adapter so i can plug in a flash drive or phone for the receiver. Still looking at lots of options for wheels although I feel like im pretty set on some TSW's that I saw(I think they are very nice even tho they aren't OEM or BBS or similar, hope im not flamed too much for that lol)


      When I finally get new wheels im gonna throw snow tires on the stockers and maybe plastidip them as well.

      Thats all I can think of for now...I want to get some engine bay nick nacks but I have no idea where to look for the 2.0 TSI. I want to find some CF covers for various parts or maybe ill just custom paint the stock engine cover or buy a spare to paint. Any idea where to look for that?
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      02-24-2012 11:51 AM #14
      Cool.

      I like those wheels. Ive never seen aftermarket wheels on a tig before, so im interested in the result.

      The wheels look very similar to alot of BBS wheels. Incl. the RCs.
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      02-24-2012 11:54 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      Cool.

      I like those wheels. Ive never seen aftermarket wheels on a tig before, so im interested in the result.

      The wheels look very similar to alot of BBS wheels. Incl. the RCs.
      Yeah that's what I was thinking, some people just frown upon Rep's but i feel like TSW's are pretty nice in their own regard. I've seen them a lot on Audi's and VW's alike.
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      02-24-2012 12:00 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      Yeah that's what I was thinking, some people just frown upon Rep's but i feel like TSW's are pretty nice in their own regard. I've seen them a lot on Audi's and VW's alike.
      I could never justify paying full price for some wheels... I would have no problem buying a rep as long as it is good quality.
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      02-24-2012 02:08 PM #17
      Will you be selling your New York style wheels? If so I'd like to be first in line

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      02-24-2012 02:21 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      Will you be selling your New York style wheels? If so I'd like to be first in line
      I think im going to hold onto them for Snow tires
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      02-24-2012 03:09 PM #19
      In case you change your mind, please PM

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      03-07-2012 01:39 PM #20
      Ordered some black metal LP frames for the Tig. I am also planning on Plastidipping my emblems and badges soon.
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      03-09-2012 09:04 AM #21
      I think these would look amazing on a Tiguan.


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      03-09-2012 10:00 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      I think these would look amazing on a Tiguan.

      Those are a little ehh for my taste no offense...I am looking at a couple styles right now

      18x8


      OR maybe these

      18x8
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      03-09-2012 10:06 AM #23
      No worries, I'm a BBS leg humper anyhow.

      They remind me of the BMW Style 215 wheel for the X5 4.8is.


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      03-09-2012 10:12 AM #24
      yeah your two are very similar styles. what are your thoughts on the first ones i posted? I think they would look really nice on the tig
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      03-09-2012 10:20 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      yeah your two are very similar styles. what are your thoughts on the first ones i posted? I think they would look really nice on the tig
      Not a huge fan of black wheels, but the style would look great.

      Like this vvv



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      03-09-2012 10:37 AM #26
      This is basically how it would look if I got those wheels

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      03-10-2012 12:32 PM #27
      Well as an update i purchased those wheels in the post right above this as well as some hubcentric rings. cant wait to put them on
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      03-10-2012 11:24 PM #28
      Almost forgot, I also purchased a K&N drop in high flow filter.
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      03-26-2012 09:33 PM #29
      Just finished the custom "Audi Star Style" center caps now for VW

      heres some pics...they go on with the wheels tomorrow!!!!!!



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      03-26-2012 09:36 PM #30
      sexy......

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      03-27-2012 04:36 PM #31
      Those caps look awesome, I just realized your in Huntington, Im just a little east of you over in Bayport. We should get together one day and do .a photoshoot or something.

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      03-27-2012 10:01 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by cheifsmakah0e View Post
      Those caps look awesome, I just realized your in Huntington, Im just a little east of you over in Bayport. We should get together one day and do .a photoshoot or something.
      sounds good man! and thanks!
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      03-29-2012 03:56 PM #33
      Just a quick update: Got the new wheels on after a few headaches but everything is now worked out. I also just purchased a CAI that will hopefully come by the middle of next week. It's going to be a surprise so I'm not saying anything yet, but stay tuned if your interested.
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      03-29-2012 03:59 PM #34
      no pics?

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      03-29-2012 05:52 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      no pics?

      haha sorry about that, I was working on taking one i think when you posted that haha.

      Here's a recent pic of the Tig with the new wheels and caps

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