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    Thread: 2012 SE Intro thread with pics!

    1. Member C Jayhawker's Avatar
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      05-04-2012 10:51 AM #1
      My Progression Thread:

      List of current mods:
      Advanti 18th Anniversary 18" wheels in "Hyper Dark"
      Painted braking parts to match pepper gray.
      Shaved the rear of emblems except the VW.
      Covered gloss black in rear VW emblem with black carbon fiber vinyl from Rvinyl.com.
      Tinted windows - 20% all around except windshield.
      Installed 10" Rockford Fosgate Subwoofer in custom hidden box. Kicker amp also hidden.
      Replaced tweeters with Pioneer version (much better sounding).
      Tinted tail lights with Rtint smoked vinyl.
      Wrapped headlights and part of front bumper in clear Rshield vinyl protective film from Rvinyl.
      Wrapped chrome grill with R24 black carbon fiber vinyl from Rvinyl.
      LEDs installed in license plate lighting.
      Installed VW OEM body side moldings on all four doors.
      Magnaflow cat-back, dual out exhaust.

      Coming up next:
      ROOF WRAP! Using Rvinyl black carbon fiber vinyl - on the way soon!
      APR Stage1
      Cold air intake










      And a pic of my old car, just for kicks!
      Last edited by C Jayhawker; 10-24-2013 at 02:51 PM.

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      05-04-2012 10:53 AM #2
      - Any other mods you plan on doing?

    3. Member C Jayhawker's Avatar
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      05-04-2012 11:06 AM #3
      I am going to add a subwoofer with custom enclosure in the trunk so that it doesn't take up any space by getting rid of the foam inserts by the spare and moving it over. Something so that my alternative music sounds better, not so I can "bump" ha. I'll probably replace the component speakers with some Alpine Type-S ones I have in storage (used to work at Best Buy, got a lot of electronics piled up ha).
      I also plan to have the plastic pieces around my fog lights painted pepper gray to match the car.
      After that I just need a roof rack for my snowboarding trips and I'll be happy (for a while) haha.
      There is always something more to do, right?! (coil overs would be great to have eventually).

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      05-05-2012 03:38 PM #4
      Is that the stock tail light pattern? Maybe I've just never seen it before.
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      05-05-2012 05:44 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by nbpackar View Post
      Is that the stock tail light pattern? Maybe I've just never seen it before.
      Yep, stock lights. I like them

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      06-26-2012 12:57 PM #6
      Forgot to add pictures of my subwoofer modification. I added a Rockford Fosgate R2SD2 shallow-mount 10" sub and a Kicker ZX400.1 amplifier. Custom built box, and fabricated a new top panel so the sound can escape and I didn't have to cut up the nice factory piece. It sounds great, and is just enough power that my alternative music sounds balanced. Best part is I lost almost no storage space. I plan to fabricate a new top panel with some nice hardwood and make a cover for the sub with plexiglass when I get some time.



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      06-26-2012 03:58 PM #7
      I painted the calipers to match my dark grey exterior. That bright silver from the factory was too much. I like how they turned out...


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      06-26-2012 05:10 PM #8
      digging those wheels sir

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      06-27-2012 01:35 PM #9
      Looking nice!!

      I just got a 2012 SE w/ Sun & Nav this past saturday. I love it so far, much different than the GTI though. Ill post some pictures when I take some over the next couple days.



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      06-27-2012 02:37 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      digging those wheels sir
      Thanks They are Advanti's "15th Anniversary" in what they call hyper dark. In the sun they seem almost as bright as the factory, but at night the dark comes out and they look gunmetal.

      Quote Originally Posted by Project337 View Post
      Looking nice!!

      I just got a 2012 SE w/ Sun & Nav this past saturday. I love it so far, much different than the GTI though. Ill post some pictures when I take some over the next couple days.



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      Very cool, I look forward to seeing yours!

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      08-03-2012 12:19 AM #11
      Don't try this at home! I had the pro's do this job, and even they had issues with it due to the raised "duck bill" lip that is on the outside curve. They actually had to use a couple pieces and overlap them, or the lip would have caused issues. The job turned out great though, and I'm very happy with the results.


      One with the lights on. Seems to come through very well.
      Last edited by C Jayhawker; 10-23-2013 at 03:01 PM.

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      08-03-2012 08:46 AM #12
      Turned out nice! also good to know I wasn't the only one to have issues with the "re-cut"

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      08-03-2012 11:30 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      Turned out nice! also good to know I wasn't the only one to have issues with the "re-cut"
      Ha nope, they had a very tough time with it. I had two guys working on it and it still took them nearly 2 hours. I bet they were wishing they charged a graduated rate for tougher installs, because I only paid $80 to have it done

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      08-14-2012 03:19 PM #14
      I decided to paint over the chrome on the front grill. I really like how it turned out. I was not about to remove my entire front bumper (as would probably be the proper way to do it) because I always have issues getting everything re-aligned and snapped into place. So i used painters tape to cover everything but the chrome parts, and covered everything around it as well. I went with a flat black, and I think it turned out really nicely. I sanded the chrome, then used a paint and primer in-one spray paint.


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      08-15-2012 02:40 PM #15
      Lookin' great! Love the wheels! Keep up the great work!
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      08-19-2012 01:46 PM #16
      What are the measurements of the trunk? Speaker box looks good!
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      08-19-2012 03:27 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by tonytalksalot View Post
      What are the measurements of the trunk? Speaker box looks good!
      I can't recall the measurements of the trunk, but the OUTSIDE dimensions of the enclosed sub box that I built are 13"x22"x6". That was as big as I could go with the allotted space. At 13" wide, I have to wedge it in next to the tire. If you go any taller than 6", the top panel will not lay down properly. I followed the "measure 6 times, build 1 box" principle

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      09-02-2012 05:56 PM #18
      Mother f*cking deer are over populated. 2 ran in front of my Tig, and I could only dodge one. Very upsetting, and I have no idea how long it will take to fix yet.

      That's me next to it, coming home from a friend's wedding. A deer that weighed about 100 pounds did all that...

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      09-02-2012 06:18 PM #19
      oh WOW .. sorry to hear but atleast you're ok!

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      09-02-2012 08:36 PM #20
      That sucks. At least you're ok!

      Deer steaks?

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      09-02-2012 09:15 PM #21
      Damn, sorry, that sucks. Yeah, dear can do a number on your car. Hit a small doe once (maybe 50 lbs) at about 25 mph. Knocked the dear down, but it got back up and ran away (hopefully it survived and learned not to cross i95, even in stop and go traffic..).

      My truck at the time had a massive dent in the hood, grill destroyed, and chrome bumper dented rather nicely. Those dear are tough.

      Glad you're ok, and hope they get it fixed back up quick for you!
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      09-02-2012 10:05 PM #22
      Thanks for the support! Luckily no injuries since my parents and gf were all with me. The deer was killed on impact for the record. I tossed it off the road so others wouldn't hit it. My Tig looks pretty bad, but I think it's 90% cosmetic. **** part is that when you hit a deer, the deer never has insurance! Looks like I'm out of pocket $1000 deductible thanks to mother nature. Ouch...

    23. 09-03-2012 11:45 AM #23
      Geico only provides coverage for lizards lol
      sorry about the ride

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      10-01-2012 04:06 PM #24
      Forgot I took these (pre accident). Walked out of the gym and found a "hers" version parked next to my "his" ha. Thought it was a fun side-by-side comparison of a customized 2012 and a rather basic 2011.





      And in other news... My Tig is back! Good as new
      If you live in the KC area I highly recommend Pirrello Collision- they were pretty quick, extremely courteous, and did an amazing job. I'm going to cover my front grill with carbon fiber vinyl from RVinyl.com soon. The black paint that I had before was already chipping.

    25. 10-01-2012 04:39 PM #25
      Welcome back! She's looking real good.

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