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    1. Member Java^Tiggy's Avatar
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      06-25-2012 11:44 PM #51
      Haven't posted in awhile...

      Bought a couple things and sold some...

      Got rid of my HID kit for the headlights because it wouldn't work for me so I'm going to just get some better halogen's and while I'm at it get some nice city light replacements.

      Installed a Euro Light Switch to ditch the DRL's and get some more options. Got my LaminX Fog Light film along with some vinyl im gonna play with.

      In contact with a company about a custom fab exhaust and DP as well as a stage 2 tune. Everything is coming together nicely. I think after the exhaust and tune, i will pick up a nice boost gauge to mount in a vent and then start the deliberation about suspension.

      Super excited for Waterfest next month as this will be my first one!!!
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      07-04-2012 11:14 PM #52
      Going on saturday to get my Stage 2 flash. I decided on APR so that I can switch back and forth from stock to stg2. I dont yet have my exhaust done so I will need to keep it on stock for awhile which sucks but hopefully it wont be long till i enjoy the hell out of it !
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      07-05-2012 10:33 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      Haven't posted in awhile...

      Installed a Euro Light Switch to ditch the DRL's and get some more options.

      Where did you get you Euro Switch from and which one? Just picked up a 2012 and wanted to make sure that I get the correct/working one.

      Tig looks good!!

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      07-05-2012 10:47 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyGLi2C View Post
      Where did you get you Euro Switch from and which one? Just picked up a 2012 and wanted to make sure that I get the correct/working one.

      Tig looks good!!
      This is the switch I got, works perfect just need to alter coding with vagcom

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/ES2081100/ES2081100/
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      07-05-2012 10:49 AM #55
      Forgot to post these...i played with some vinyl, I might redo it with a slightly different technique but I like the way it looks



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      07-05-2012 10:57 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      Going on saturday to get my Stage 2 flash. I decided on APR so that I can switch back and forth from stock to stg2. I dont yet have my exhaust done so I will need to keep it on stock for awhile which sucks but hopefully it wont be long till i enjoy the hell out of it !
      So, I've been reading that regardless of the ability to switch to stock tune... the dealership is easily able to detect an ECM reflash with aftermarket software.

      Seems that the only real benefit is "valet" mode to keep idiots from trying to do brake stands in the underground parking garage at the 4 seasons.
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      07-05-2012 11:07 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      So, I've been reading that regardless of the ability to switch to stock tune... the dealership is easily able to detect an ECM reflash with aftermarket software.

      Seems that the only real benefit is "valet" mode to keep idiots from trying to do brake stands in the underground parking garage at the 4 seasons.
      This may be completely true. I know that Audi is starting to flag "tuned" cars, however if the issue you bring your car to the dealer for has nothing to do with the engine or drivetrain I do not see how they can outright deny service.

      The way I avoid all of this hassle is by going to a dealer that is mod friendly and is also an APR installer Best service center ever, its too bad its a bit far from you in Canada
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      07-05-2012 11:11 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      This may be completely true. I know that Audi is starting to flag "tuned" cars, however if the issue you bring your car to the dealer for has nothing to do with the engine or drivetrain I do not see how they can outright deny service.

      The way I avoid all of this hassle is by going to a dealer that is mod friendly and is also an APR installer Best service center ever, its too bad its a bit far from you in Canada
      We have one here, that's about 45mins outside of Toronto; I bought my GTI and Tig from them

      http://www.h2sport.com/

      Which is connected to www.georgetownvw.ca

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      07-06-2012 03:23 PM #59
      Oh yeah that's the best isn't it? I love when dealers agree to participate as certified tune shops too haha, it makes me feel like I'm beating the system

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      07-07-2012 05:28 PM #60
      APR Stage 2 done

      Turbo Back Exhaust is next
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    11. 07-08-2012 09:34 AM #61
      youre on a tune with an automatic? how do you like it? i bought my wife a '12 tiguan and ive been debating on if its worth the fun factor for the cost.
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      07-08-2012 09:42 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by DUB_MANGv2 View Post
      youre on a tune with an automatic? how do you like it? i bought my wife a '12 tiguan and ive been debating on if its worth the fun factor for the cost.
      It is definitely worth every penny however if I was you I wouldn't go to stage 2 because then you have to worry about getting a down pipe or full turbo back exhaust setup. I drove mine for a little in the new tune program but I can't keep it on it until I get my tbe installed. So right now I'm cruising on the stock program.

      Stage 1 should be plenty for you

      best mod for this by far




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      07-09-2012 09:30 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      APR Stage 2 done

      Turbo Back Exhaust is next
      Nice, you're going to have one quick Tiguan

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      07-24-2012 10:12 PM #64
      Got the boost gauge installed this weekend and wired up today.



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    15. 07-25-2012 12:06 AM #65
      looks good. I've got a scangauge I can't find a place for.

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      07-25-2012 02:29 PM #66
      Love your choice in wheels! I went with some 5 spokes in grey/hyper dark so my Tig is like a grey version of yours ha.

      Also I'm digging the vinyl you put on the VW badges. I want to do something similar. What did you use for that, and can you offer any pointers on applying the vinyl?

      Thanks!

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      07-25-2012 02:41 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by C Jayhawker View Post
      Love your choice in wheels! I went with some 5 spokes in grey/hyper dark so my Tig is like a grey version of yours ha.

      Also I'm digging the vinyl you put on the VW badges. I want to do something similar. What did you use for that, and can you offer any pointers on applying the vinyl?

      Thanks!
      Thanks for the compliments, the vinyl I used was some 3m carbon fiber vinyl...i think it was their 1080 line. Basically it was the first time ive ever vinyl'd so I can tell you its as hard as it looks if youve never done it, just take your time and have a heatgun handy so you can keep the stuff pliable. the insides are by far the toughest and I ended up cutting away too much material so I might still do it again.

      Its definitely easier if its hot out because the vinyl wont cool down as quick while your using it, apply heat to it before you manipulate it and avoid taking long breaks between spots. other than that, good luck and dont be discouraged if you mess up once or twice, its bound to happen.
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      07-26-2012 07:48 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      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

      Did you have any fitament issues with these wheels?

      I was looking at the same ones you have in addition to the ones below, but want to make sure I won't have any issues with the installation, or need hubcentric rings.. Sorry for the newb questions, this is my first VW




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      07-26-2012 08:21 AM #69
      Fitment was perfect for me. I do reccomend hubcentric rings because if they arent put on exactly centered, you WILL have vibration at higher speeds. They are cheap tho, get em off ebay!
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      07-26-2012 02:05 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      APR Stage 2 done

      Turbo Back Exhaust is next
      well worth it!

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      08-28-2012 06:48 PM #71
      So I am going to work on updating the initial post with a more thorough build process up to this point and what mods ive done and whats installed and coming soon. Stay tuned.
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      08-29-2012 01:48 PM #72
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      08-29-2012 02:37 PM #73
      Awesome progress, can't wait to see whats next

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      08-30-2012 10:13 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by ZLEB View Post
      Awesome progress, can't wait to see whats next
      Thanks man, planning on getting the down pipe installed next wed
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      09-05-2012 02:27 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Java^Tiggy View Post
      Thanks man, planning on getting the down pipe installed next wed
      Update as promised, just got back from the shop after having the downpipe installed and the first thing i did was switch to slot 2 and enable my 93 stage 2 program. WOW is only the beginning of what I can say about this, it sounds amazing even with the stock catback and the pull it has now is freakin amazing. Cant wait to take it on the highway tonight and see how it sounds at faster speeds. soo happy!
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