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
Here is a full list of all mods, items purchased thus far:
Black LP Frames with "www.eemilitia.com" vinyl
VW Emblems with CF Vinyl - Front and Rear
Tint - 35% Front/ 50% Rear
Lamin-X Yellow Fog Light Film - REMOVED
6000K Halogen Low Beams
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
GoMiniGo Front Tow Hook LP Bracket
SportRack Roof Basket
Bumper Plugs - Set of Deep Black Pearl
19x8.5 et35 Matte Black BBS CX-R Reps
Black Lug Bolts
225/45r19 General G-Max AS03
ISC MK6 Golf .:R Coilovers
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
**SPULEN Turbo Outlet Pipe
**SPULEN Throttle Body Pipe
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
Ross-Tech Micro-CAN Interface cable
Windows Up/Down with Key-Fob
Fog Lights as DRL's
** = In Progess/Not Installed Yet
Newest pictures with the new wheels