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    1. Member TIGSEL's Avatar
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      04-16-2012 03:35 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by garethusa View Post
      i really like the rear hatch trim! looks great.

      it looks very much like the trim along the doors so they must be the same material perhaps?


      anyway, i want this piece as it caught my eye from one of the tiguan commercials on youtube floating around about a man and 30 minutes to do some errands before his wife wakes up while he bakes muffins! that tiggy had the rear hatch trim piece you just added.



      i wonder if it would look just as great on a night blue tiguan
      Not even close, it doesn't even match the chromed emblems. The door moldings are more of a brushed aluminum look vs rear hatch has a chrome like look. I am not sure why VW did not uniform the look of the accessories. I mean the door moldings and window trim are brushed, mirror caps (accessory) are chromed, read hatch is a holographic plastic chrome I think they should've done all in chrome or brushed IMHO.
      Last edited by TIGSEL; 04-16-2012 at 03:38 PM.
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      04-18-2012 08:09 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      Some goodies arrived last week! Spent around 3 hours on Saturday installing. Clear Bra was the most time consuming accessory to install considering that I was sent a pre-face lift version, not sure if there is any difference . I had to stretch and pull to make it fit, it was a total PITA. luckily seller agreed to send me a replacement at no charge so I may have to redo it next weekend. The door sills were ordered from Germany and while I do not believe they are OEM (seller stated they are) are quality made and fitted right in. They look great and match window trim and lower door moldings perfectly (very happy). What I wasn't thrilled about is the chrome rear hatch strip which to my surprise (not in good way) is made out of flexible shiny plastic. I was really hoping it would be aluminum or a stainless steel considering the price tag of $86.00, I feel kind of ripped off Well, regardless it looks good, not as genuine as it would be if it was metal but it'll do.

      Here are some pisc:















      Nice how much did the door R trim cost hand where did you find them. ..?

      I'm actually waiting to get my sel next month but I'm so freaking excited that I can't wait

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      04-18-2012 09:09 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaBoy25 View Post
      Nice how much did the door R trim cost hand where did you find them. ..?

      I'm actually waiting to get my sel next month but I'm so freaking excited that I can't wait
      Ordered them from Germany. They were not cheap either, I paid $140.00 including shipping but the quality is awesome and they fit right in.

      Here is the link: http://www.tuning-art.com/R-Line-sil...4012fee_x2.htm
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    4. 04-19-2012 02:17 AM #29
      Thanks for posting the photos. I recently had to have a door ding removed by a paintless dent repair person and wished I'd known about the side moldings before that happened. After seeing them installed on your Tiguan I went ahead and ordered an aftermarket set from here: http://spoilerandwingking.com/detail...TOKEN=12249399

      I'll probably pay a body shop a few buck to put them on as I suck at stuff like this but am hoping that they'll help keep my doors and side panels from getting any more divots put into them!

      ...am also drooling on those sill panels and tail chrome accessory piece. Wished the sills weren't as much as they are.. Might have to see if someone in the US sells something similar.

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      04-19-2012 02:21 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by ronin47 View Post
      Thanks for posting the photos. I recently had to have a door ding removed by a paintless dent repair person and wished I'd known about the side moldings before that happened. After seeing them installed on your Tiguan I went ahead and ordered an aftermarket set from here: http://spoilerandwingking.com/detail...TOKEN=12249399

      I'll probably pay a body shop a few buck to put them on as I suck at stuff like this but am hoping that they'll help keep my doors and side panels from getting any more divots put into them!

      ...am also drooling on those sill panels and tail chrome accessory piece. Wished the sills weren't as much as they are.. Might have to see if someone in the US sells something similar.
      I thought about getting an aftermarket moldings but decided on OEM's for a few reasons; looks, quality of fitment, more coverage and the fact that these were designed specifically for that car and match the design of the bottom door moldings. I know I paid almost double but ...

      As far as the door sills you can find a boat load on Ebay (Chinese made) not the R-line though. I really wanted something unique, OEM and EU made. I must say that I am very happy with what I got in all aspects. The way I look at it we'll have this car for at least 7-10 years so might as well get the quality stuff to last a while
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    6. 04-19-2012 03:50 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      I thought about getting an aftermarket moldings but decided on OEM's for a few reasons; looks, quality of fitment, more coverage and the fact that these were designed specifically for that car and match the design of the bottom door moldings. I know I paid almost double but ...

      As far as the door sills you can find a boat load on Ebay (Chinese made) not the R-line though. I really wanted something unique, OEM and EU made. I must say that I am very happy with what I got in all aspects. The way I look at it we'll have this car for at least 7-10 years so might as well get the quality stuff to last a while
      after looking through what is available on Ebay I agree - the Rline door sill protectors look much nicer and are undoubtedly better quality.

      I'll give in to the voice in my head saying "buy cheap, buy twice" shortly and spend the money to import a set I imagine...

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      04-30-2012 08:05 PM #32
      My new addition to the list of my mods. Before and after pics:






      Unfortunately not an OEM piece, fortunately I like this piece much more than the OEM piece. I originally bought an OEM piece but returned it due to a mediocre look, function and questionable installation hardware. This one looks and protects much better not to mention costs half the price.
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      04-30-2012 08:28 PM #33
      Where did you source the deflector and how hard was it to install?

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      05-01-2012 12:55 PM #34
      nice got my Tig This Weekend White... SEL 4 montion..

      Posting Pics soon...

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      05-01-2012 01:08 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaBoy25 View Post
      nice got my Tig This Weekend White... SEL 4 montion..

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      05-01-2012 01:57 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Techvet View Post
      Where did you source the deflector and how hard was it to install?
      Got it on eBay for $51.00 shipped. Installation is very easy and hardware isn't as scary looking as the OEM. Had it installed in less than 5min. Much better looking than OEM

      Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190611317727...84.m1439.l2649

      Their picture shows OEM deflector. I actually called them and asked them to email me an actual photo.
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      07-18-2012 08:20 PM #37
      Hey man -

      love those R-Line door sills... how easy was the install? Did they come w 3M double sided tape or did you have to install them yourself some other way? Looking to place an order tonight for them.

      Thanks,
      -Dom
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      07-18-2012 09:32 PM #38
      3M was already on them, just peel and stick. Super easy mod
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      07-18-2012 10:29 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      3M was already on them, just peel and stick. Super easy mod
      Sweet - thanks!
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      07-22-2012 11:14 PM #40
      Have a pick showing the whole car with the deflector on it? I've had them on other cars and liked the look but see some that look terrible on other cards - would love to see how it fits the Tig as a whole.

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      07-23-2012 12:27 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      Got it on eBay for $51.00 shipped. Installation is very easy and hardware isn't as scary looking as the OEM. Had it installed in less than 5min. Much better looking than OEM

      Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190611317727...84.m1439.l2649

      Their picture shows OEM deflector. I actually called them and asked them to email me an actual photo.
      A lot of the eBay listings (including the one above) say that their add-ons (whatever they are) are not compatible with the 2012 model year, yet I see that you have a 2012. I take it this is just laziness on the Seller's part? Since this is first VW (I was a Subaru-kinda-guy before I got religion...), I assume that the body contours are pretty much unchanged over the last few years?

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      07-23-2012 02:07 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by ElSupremo View Post
      A lot of the eBay listings (including the one above) say that their add-ons (whatever they are) are not compatible with the 2012 model year, yet I see that you have a 2012. I take it this is just laziness on the Seller's part? Since this is first VW (I was a Subaru-kinda-guy before I got religion...), I assume that the body contours are pretty much unchanged over the last few years?
      Correcto mundo! Fits like a charm
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      07-25-2012 06:32 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by dnellans View Post
      Have a pick showing the whole car with the deflector on it? I've had them on other cars and liked the look but see some that look terrible on other cards - would love to see how it fits the Tig as a whole.
      Here you go:
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      07-26-2012 01:00 PM #44
      Hey TIGSEL -

      The door moldings you painted them to match the color of the car... do you know if they come in chrome? I wonder how chrome would look on the black.
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      07-26-2012 01:36 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by 2themax11 View Post
      Hey TIGSEL -

      The door moldings you painted them to match the color of the car... do you know if they come in chrome? I wonder how chrome would look on the black.
      Hey Dom,

      no they do not come in chrome, they come only primed. I am sure anything can be done for the right price
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      02-28-2013 03:27 PM #46
      Update to my for now sloooow build thread, too busy building my new Touareg. Anyhow few weeks ago finally had my RVC with module installed. Works great with my RNS-315. Thanks to some of the members here for clarifying few things



      and this is what is going into my Touareg
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