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    Thread: 2012 mkVI GTI: Work in progress

    1. Member rhodri45's Avatar
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      02-22-2012 09:55 AM #1
      Bought the car new with 33miles on it back in january. Currently at 5100 at time of this post. Minimal modifications have been made so far.

      Factory:
      -2012, GTI, 2.0T
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      -Sunroof Package
      -6MT
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      -Stock Cat-back EXH

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      -OEM VW Roof Rack Base Bars
      -Parts4Euro Black Bumper Side Markers
      -Spyder Replica LED Tails, Black housing
      -20% Window tint all around
      -Airblue 80 Windshield film
      -GTI BADGE & Eurobadge removed (rear only)
      -Red trimmed side skirts

      Still to come:
      -ST Coilovers
      -AWE Catback (currently being made )
      -Rear swaybar
      -Red VW Badges on front, maybe
      -Stage 2 Clutch (still researching brand)
      -LW Flywheel (still researching brand)
      -&& way more eventually


      Current Look overall (Dirty, i know):



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      roof rack base bars


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      LED Tails, blacked-out housing, non-smoked, spyder reps



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      Blacked out front side markers


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      Trimmed the side-skirts red today, and put on a red VW emblem on the hatch, used automotive grade spray paint from vw to make it all



      More to come!
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      02-22-2012 11:22 AM #2
      Where did you find that German badge for the grill?

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      02-22-2012 06:12 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 2011MKVI View Post
      Where did you find that German badge for the grill?
      http://eurobadgez.com/euro_badges.html
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      02-22-2012 06:18 PM #5
      congrats on the new car, I go down to c-town occasionally. enjoy
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      02-22-2012 06:24 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaglis View Post
      congrats on the new car, I go down to c-town occasionally. enjoy
      thanks man. maybe we can roll when you're down here some time. however i dont really have much free time anymore with work and all that.
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      '88 gli, '11 cc, '12 un-ko4'd gti... '03 gli in the past
      02-22-2012 06:32 PM #7
      If you want to head up to charlotte I can make sure the apr tune, exhaust and suspension can get done
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      02-22-2012 06:33 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaglis View Post
      If you want to head up to charlotte I can make sure the apr tune, exhaust and suspension can get done
      i might take you up on the suspension, but i'm getting the tune and exhaust taken care of tomorrow, and doing the intake myself (cuz its way too easy to pay someone to do it lol)
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      02-22-2012 07:38 PM #9
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      02-22-2012 08:21 PM #10
      Congrats, good choice of color
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      02-22-2012 08:25 PM #11
      i thought so too. this car is the best decision i've ever made. in my life. lol
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      02-22-2012 08:28 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by rhodri45 View Post
      i thought so too. this car is the best decision i've ever made. in my life. lol
      Don't know how hot it get in SC, but the black does soak up the sun. Car vents out really fast though. But mine would probably heat up faster b/c of leather
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      02-22-2012 08:36 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      Don't know how hot it get in SC, but the black does soak up the sun. Car vents out really fast though. But mine would probably heat up faster b/c of leather
      i'd say so, the airblue80 and the tint should help a little. thats most the reason i got the tint/airblue...and for the looks haha...but yes it gets way hot down here. like 100ish, but the humidity TOTALLY SUCKS
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      02-22-2012 08:43 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by rhodri45 View Post
      i'd say so, the airblue80 and the tint should help a little. thats most the reason i got the tint/airblue...and for the looks haha...but yes it gets way hot down here. like 100ish, but the humidity TOTALLY SUCKS
      How's the 20% at night? I'm trying to decide between 15/20/25 depending on visibility
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      02-22-2012 08:51 PM #15
      20 is PERFECT.
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      02-23-2012 08:18 AM #16
      more pics of blue tint please
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      02-23-2012 08:20 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaglis View Post
      more pics of blue tint please
      its not actually blue, its just called airblue, cause it adds the slightest, almost unnoticeable hue of blue to the windshield. its mostly for UV protection, keep the interior lasting longer, and my eyes, cuz i hate the feeling of sunglasses on my face.
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      02-23-2012 08:54 AM #19
      20% looks great on a black car. It is a little tricky backing up at night though. If you want the car to look sick, do 20%. But 35% is a little more practical.
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      02-23-2012 06:38 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      20% looks great on a black car. It is a little tricky backing up at night though. If you want the car to look sick, do 20%. But 35% is a little more practical.
      Yea this is what I'm worrying about. But 35 seems a bit low, is it still as effective?
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      02-24-2012 12:45 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      Yea this is what I'm worrying about. But 35 seems a bit low, is it still as effective?
      The guy above me is wrong IMHO. The difference isn't too noticeable between the 20 and 35. However, as you have a black car, I suggest 20%. 35% on any car color besides black.
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      02-24-2012 08:29 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      The guy above me is wrong IMHO. The difference isn't too noticeable between the 20 and 35. However, as you have a black car, I suggest 20%. 35% on any car color besides black.
      to each their own.
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      02-24-2012 09:07 AM #23
      Your car looks cool man! Congrats... And enjoy it!

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      02-24-2012 08:04 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      The guy above me is wrong IMHO. The difference isn't too noticeable between the 20 and 35. However, as you have a black car, I suggest 20%. 35% on any car color besides black.
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      02-24-2012 08:15 PM #25
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      03-01-2012 12:45 PM #26
      What are you looking at for MPG with the stage 2 tune? Looking to get the tune but it is driven daily 120 miles so I don't want to loose too much. In the end I am sure I'll end up will a full stage 3 because I always end up learning to the side of more power.

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      03-01-2012 03:12 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TLucasGTI View Post
      What are you looking at for MPG with the stage 2 tune? Looking to get the tune but it is driven daily 120 miles so I don't want to loose too much. In the end I am sure I'll end up will a full stage 3 because I always end up learning to the side of more power.
      leaning*

      i agree with you leaning towards power, which is why i went from stock to stg2 lol.

      umm, if you drive normally for a commute, its about the same mpg, i didnt really notice a difference. i drive ~100 mi daily as well. i like the tune because if i am bored ill go for a joyride and have a grand old time
      its definitely worth it, can still be a perfect daily, as well as ALOT of fun to drive. especially if you floor it in 2nd (w/out ASR on of course) you're fwd will spin a bit before biting into the road and pulling you nice and hard.
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      03-01-2012 05:00 PM #28
      We'll have to go to darlington one day to hit the 1/4 mile. Cars looking great and alot done in a short time.
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      03-01-2012 06:50 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by rhodri45 View Post
      this car is the best decision i've ever made. in my life. lol
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      03-01-2012 08:04 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaglis View Post
      We'll have to go to darlington one day to hit the 1/4 mile. Cars looking great and alot done in a short time.
      sounds good to me. where's that at? i haven't been down in charleston long, and really won't be i suppose. military =\

      yeah im adding a little more red trim to it, and im going to get the coilovers soon and the sway bars. cant wait for it to be lowered. maybe new wheels too, have yet to decide on that. when its lowered ill have some professional shots done

      thanks though!
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      03-10-2012 06:33 PM #31
      did some more to the car finally

      suspension on the way.
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