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    Thread: nectar's golf r - a photo journey

    1. Member nectar13's Avatar
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      05-13-2012 08:12 PM #1
      i suppose it's time to make my own little thread. didn't really want to start one until i had something worth posting. i am not going to call it a build thread, since i haven't actually built anything (that may change, who knows). let's be honest, i just want to whore the r a bit


      2012 Candy White Golf R base. i really didn't want a sunroof. i would have liked to have the upgraded stereo. i was undecided on kessy. i took delivery 2/1/2012. got the text that the car showed up on my birthday

      Mods:

      Exterior

      3m clear bra-custom cut, full bumper/hood/fenders with wrapped edges
      OEM LED tails w/o fog

      Interior

      Bold Sport R seat lever inserts
      Podi Perfect Match Blue boost gauge with pod mount
      OEM warning triangle
      OEM first aid kit

      Performance

      HPA Stage 1 tune
      HPA Street downpipe
      BBS RE - 18x8 ET 50
      Michelin pilot super sports 235/40/18
      bilstein pss10 coilovers
      carbonino intake



      so on to the photos

      february 2012

      first day with the new R, and sadly, the last with my mkv. i really liked that car. but the R came at a good time. i hit a deer on the way home from MSG on new years day. after getting the car from the body shop. it just wasn't the same.




      and a picture from the first day out:



      the car spent a lot of time in the garage the first month. roads still have salt on them, and i was working on getting my first "mod" set up.

      march 2012

      first thing i did was wrap the front end with a custom cut clear bra. bumper, entire hood, fenders, pillars and a few other spots.





      the next mod was well worth the wait. i questioned spending that kind of money on a cosmetic mod, until i saw them installed.

      stock



      oem euro LED tails



      we took a number of drives through hocking hills. i was really impressed with the car in stock form. the stock suspension was good, but coming from a mkv with pss10s, i really wanted a bit more. the stock dunlops obviously did not help matters.

      one of the pics. my buddy's TT and another buddy's bmw 1000rr.





      by this time i had sold the pss10s off the mkv. bilstein revalved them for the mkvi, and had higher spring rates. the only problem, the correct part number was very hard to find. most places were on back order through august and sowo was approaching quickly.


      april 2012

      wheels were a big choice. requirements: lightweight, forged and square setup. i prefer classic wheel designs, nothing too crazy. 5 spokes, mesh, multi-spoke. after much thought, i ended up going with BBS REs. 18x8 et50 19.8 lbs. i ordered michelin super sports in 235/40/18 to wrap them.



      may 2012

      i was seriously considering KW v3s, but after running the pss10s previously, i knew how good they were. i've heard nothing but good things about the KWs, but it's one of those - if it ain't broke situations. after serious searching, i found the correct set and ordered them immeditately.

      i broke the cardinal rule: i mounted the wheels before the coils arrived. i actually did want to test fitment since i went to a 235/40. i didn't dare post pics yet.



      i am eagerly awaiting the coils at this point. i hear a truck outside...

      and this guy shows up



      with these





      and i'm all like....



      coils go on that night



      no more tiguan status



      a couple tweaks. and some shots the next day





      i might make a few more tweaks to the suspension before the drive to sowo. i'm looking forward to the drive.

      i'll update the thread with new additions as they are added. thanks for reading.
      Last edited by nectar13; 05-24-2013 at 10:55 AM.

    2. 05-13-2012 08:16 PM #2
      Look sgreat. Greta choice of wheels, See you at Sowo!!! Cant F' in wait!!!
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      05-13-2012 08:18 PM #3
      love the RE wheels

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      05-13-2012 08:19 PM #4
      Nice build . Great wheels !

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      05-13-2012 08:28 PM #5
      still tiguan status nice little journey
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      05-13-2012 09:02 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      still tiguan status nice little journey
      SILENCE - you with the Ruined car.

      OP - Love the work thus far . . . can't wait to see what is in store!
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      05-13-2012 11:02 PM #7
      Great thread, loved the picture journey.

      Car looks very nice, you did it right.

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      05-14-2012 11:04 AM #8
      thanks everyone.

      and LoL dutch.

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      05-14-2012 12:30 PM #9
      Great mods she looks great
      Just do it life is short.

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      05-14-2012 02:21 PM #10
      nice thread so far... see you at SoWo!

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      05-14-2012 02:53 PM #11
      Car looks good
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    12. 05-14-2012 03:38 PM #12
      Ha, I have those same wheels, we Ohioans and our crazy good taste Car looks excellent though, very classy and understated.

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      05-14-2012 03:42 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by JedTI View Post
      Ha, I have those same wheels, we Ohioans and our crazy good taste Car looks excellent though, very classy and understated.
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      05-17-2012 02:15 PM #14
      one final little "mod" before sowo. funny thing is..after the drive down last year, we might need it.



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      05-25-2012 10:29 AM #15
      Very tasteful. This is how it should be done. No stance, just business.

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      05-25-2012 10:40 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by nectar13 View Post
      one final little "mod" before sowo. funny thing is..after the drive down last year, we might need it.


      That's awesome! Where'd you get that? It's actually required here in DEU, so I'd like to get my hands on it.

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      08-20-2012 07:42 PM #17
      Looks great!! Just the right height.

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      08-28-2012 09:45 PM #18
      Columbus, OH eh? which part? I just moved from Dublin, OH about a year ago... if you saw a lowered white w/ black roof MINI Cooper S zipping around, it was me (I now scoot around in a blue R). I think I saw you a few months back on 315... or was it 270

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      08-29-2012 12:12 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by dajiggalo View Post
      Columbus, OH eh? which part? I just moved from Dublin, OH about a year ago... if you saw a lowered white w/ black roof MINI Cooper S zipping around, it was me (I now scoot around in a blue R). I think I saw you a few months back on 315... or was it 270

      i live in grandview. very well could have been either 315 or 270 (ne side of town) lol. i use both pretty heavily.

      love the cooper S. my brother in law had one, those things were like driving a go-kart!

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      08-29-2012 07:04 AM #20
      I used to live near the Hilliard/Dublin border, and worked at the rail yard off of Fairview on the south end of town... So I probably saw you on 270. I used to frequent 315 when I was in high school (grew up in Worthington) and OSU... I still get the craving for some Hound Dogs pizza at 2am... But I'm stuck here in Roanoke, VA for the time being

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      Love the idea of a photo adventure thread. Sub'd

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      08-29-2012 03:39 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by LNLYCRPR View Post
      That's awesome! Where'd you get that? It's actually required here in DEU, so I'd like to get my hands on it.
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      OP the Golf R looks great!

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