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    Thread: New 2012 VW GLI Autobahn

    1. Semi-n00b
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      05-01-2012 12:11 AM #1
      Hey guys,
      Im new to this site and VW as a brand. Today I just bought a 2012 VW GLI Autobahn with 6spd manual and Navi. I used to drive an e46 330xi BMW and it had none of the great technology this car has plus this ride is far more comfortable. I figured Id post a few pictures on here, what are some good accessories to add that won't void the cars warranty?









      and the old beemer
      Last edited by jb790; 05-03-2012 at 01:19 AM.

    2. Member MacTeve's Avatar
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      05-01-2012 02:22 AM #2
      Welcome!

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      05-01-2012 04:52 PM #3
      Congrats and welcome!

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      05-03-2012 02:20 PM #4
      NICE!!!

      I'd lower and beef up the swat bars, make it work like it should.

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      05-04-2012 04:22 AM #5
      Welcome! Awesome car, what kind of accessories were you thinking of? I wouldn't go to over the top (personally) ...it's a beautiful work of master craftsmanship, with a lot of time and effort put into it to meet the needs of its owners. It was built to last!

      again, welcome and have fun!
      Watch for dogs.

    6. 05-04-2012 09:00 AM #6
      Awesome looking GLI,you are going to just love it...

    7. Semi-n00b
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      05-05-2012 07:12 PM #7
      I really don't have any specific accessories in mind, I may throw some 15% window tints on cause it'll look good with the black rims and the black piece between windows. Around how much is it to lower the car, cause I have noticed the ride height is a bit high.

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      05-05-2012 09:43 PM #8
      Watch for dogs.

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      05-05-2012 09:55 PM #9
      Have you had any time to play with the rev matching during downshifts? If so, what do you think of it?
      Quote Originally Posted by LG6R View Post
      I never understood this and don't take it personally because people come on here and say that all the time. But if you don't know what it is or what it does, why don't you leave it the hell alone?

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      05-06-2012 01:21 PM #10
      Actually I haven't been able to yet, since the car still has 200 miles on it Im trying to give it a break in period with some city driving, lower RPM acceleration and a few other techniques I read online. Once its past 600 miles though I will definitely start doing some fun driving and ill try it out. But when I downshift regularly right now there is not much of a jolt at all and the exhaust note is awesome, if that helps at all

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      05-06-2012 10:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by jb790 View Post
      I really don't have any specific accessories in mind, I may throw some 15% window tints on cause it'll look good with the black rims and the black piece between windows. Around how much is it to lower the car, cause I have noticed the ride height is a bit high.
      PUT IT ON AIR!!!!!

      lol. but seriously, congrats.

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