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    Thread: What did you do to your tiguan today?

    1. Member TylerO28's Avatar
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      05-14-2012 02:13 PM #1
      We have this in every other forum for every type of car...figured I'd try it out in here... I'll start and if there is a forum like this here already please link me
      yellow fogs .:R style tails and I modified the rear license plate that huge plastic chunk is really tacky

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      Last edited by TylerO28; 05-14-2012 at 05:16 PM.
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-14-2012 02:19 PM #2
      Great idea , I was thinking we also are lacking "Picture Thread"
      Only looked at it today, not even going to drive it

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      05-15-2012 12:22 AM #3
      Can you elaborate on the tail lights?
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      05-15-2012 12:51 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by nbpackar View Post
      Can you elaborate on the tail lights?
      its a pretty simple process really.
      its just masking the inner circle in line with the clear section... then i used some spray tint (vht niteshades) i sprayed them off the car. but its essential that you spray them together to ensure the correct shade... but after they get a few coats, i then let them dry and wet sanded them down to 2000grit. after that polish away....

      it's a simple mod, just time consuming. I also did the lower side markers near the front wheel well.

      they look nearly OEM. in fact my wife actually LIKES the look. i decided to try it since i have the euro .:R32 tails that are tinted and have the amber turn signals as well... so its kind of a "his and hers" idea
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-15-2012 12:55 AM #5
      Better Pic....need a real camera lol
      And my tails

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-17-2012 04:29 AM #6
      today i decided to fix a little crack in the windscreen... actually quite easy! i used the new 3m kit you can pick up... its got a bridge with suction cups, and some nice window resin filler. with a threaded plunger. it was a simple VERY professional fix
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-19-2012 09:00 PM #7
      Washed and vacuumed

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      05-19-2012 09:18 PM #8
      Got around to clay bar and megs 105 followed by 205 paint correction.car looks amazing! Still had slight paint imperfections, but i'm sure happy with it..wish my rabbit was white instead of black white gets away with a lot
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      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-20-2012 06:12 PM #9
      I didn't take pics of the tiguan,but on my car it was this bad... after some work I got this!
      White doesn't quite get that deep, but she was impressed regardless

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-21-2012 06:03 PM #10
      Does nobody play with their tiguan?
      C'mon guys it doesn't matter if it's an oil change, new wheels.alignment anything you've done is welcome here.

      Last night I put in the gorilla gear ear mat and the cargo blocks to help hold groceries in place

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      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-22-2012 02:07 PM #11
      New wheels


      Painted Calipers Red



      Color matched side marker lamps


      Red stitch steering wheel


      Lowering it next week
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      05-22-2012 03:30 PM #12
      I swore at mine. Does that count?

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      05-22-2012 05:45 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by KoZmiK View Post
      I swore at mine. Does that count?
      Indeed it does.only if there is a reason for said cursing...


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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-22-2012 08:38 PM #14
      "Ask not what you can do for your Tiguan but what your Tiguan can do for you"

      Well, mine hauled my kids to and from field trip and while they were having a blast playing with farm animal Tig patiently waited like a good lad
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      05-23-2012 02:39 PM #15
      Ordered a complete bi-xenon hid projector retrofit. I'm excited to get legit light down the road

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      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-27-2012 09:09 PM #16
      Bought her a new house




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      05-28-2012 03:01 AM #17
      Put in a rear cargo barrier for the pups... Pretty clean I'll post pics tomorrow

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-28-2012 03:38 PM #18
      Pretty stoked! Got a Kenwood DNX7190HD nav system installed this weekend. Bought the stuff from Crutchfield and was pretty tempted to do it myself. But, ended up taking it to a local shop for install. They did a good job and did it, I'm sure, quicker than it would've taken me.

      Now I'm thinking I need a rear-view camera. Seems like I need one of these now that I have a pretty screen in the dash.

      Mic is at the top left of the photo. Sirius antenna is on the dash...right corner of the windshield. iPod is in the glove box.


      Been having fun with the new toy. Changed the startup screen to below but might be changing it again.
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      05-28-2012 05:18 PM #19
      Looks great..I know there is a Company that makes an OEM style rear view camera that uses the rear license plate light housing, but has the RCA video end on it for after market head units

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-28-2012 09:24 PM #20
      they have them all over ebay for around $30 i have one now
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ar-view-camera
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    21. 05-29-2012 12:23 PM #21
      I installed the trailer module and programmed it in a parking lot 1500kms from home, then went and picked up a friend's brand new boat and towed it home for him!

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      05-30-2012 11:06 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      Looks great..I know there is a Company that makes an OEM style rear view camera that uses the rear license plate light housing, but has the RCA video end on it for after market head units

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      Thanks! I'm about to do Kenwood radio 2.0. This 7190 went bad on me over the weekend. Then, I realized that the 9990 is only $100 more. So, I've exchanged it and am waiting for it to be delivered.

      The 9990 has two USB ports so I'm re-wiring the connection to the glove box and ran another USB to the center console. Will post some pics after it's all installed.

      I'll have to check out the cameras. I really want to do it...just not sure if I can run the video cable all the way to the front or how difficult it'd be.
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      05-30-2012 07:48 PM #23
      So here's the new and improved cabling after installing the Kenwood DNX9990HD today. The HU looks exactly the same.

      I like the 9990 better than the 7190. The 7190 would only allow one BT device to be connected at a time. The 9990 lets me keep my Android phone connected and play music through an iPhone.

      It's not syncing my phone numbers correctly which is kind of annoying. Also, I have to use my phone to voice call. Which actually works out since the numbers aren't syncing correctly.

      Phone is an HTC One X. If anyone has questions about the HU, feel free to ask!

      I didn't like the way the installer ran the cable to the glove box. See below.


      Here's how I re-ran the cables to the glove box. Before, they were rubbing every time the glove box was opened and closed. Not much but enough to bug me.


      And, here's a USB I ran from the HU to the center console. I thought I'd be able to plug a "guest" iPod or iPhone in and play through the HU but this model only works with one iPod. This USB is supposed to be for a USB drive or non-iPhone. Oh well, you can still charge and use BT audio so that'll work.
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      05-31-2012 03:00 AM #24
      looks nice. i can't ever get over the garbage people do when installing things! including the fact that those people are being PAID to do said install... I never have paid to have anything installed, and i know for a fact that I install things the way I want them... maybe it takes a little more time, but it's well worth it knowing its done correctly!

      I'm starting to look into a new deck for the tiggy, my wife needs navi more than anything. and considering how nice that looks in your car, i'm checking out the kenwood stuff for sure

      I used to have the dnx8120 in my rabbit. it isn't there anymore due to a broken window i found on the ground next to my car as well as a missing 160gb iPod, i kinda lost it...

      bastards only got a paper weight since they didn't have MY code... now that we have a garage that we can both park in i'll reconsider
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-31-2012 11:27 AM #25
      I agree. I know I could've done all this myself but the did mount the mic and sirius antenna in places I wouldn't even have tried to mount them. So, all in all, it was worth it. They were nice, did a good job, didn't charge a lot and were quick. And, for most people, how they ran the iPod cable would've been completely fine.

      I'm happy with the Kenwood overall. It's a really nice HU. I also looked at Pioneer and Alpine. The Alpine was nice but I thought the interface was a little too "generic". Pioneer probably would be my second choice.

      I think the full screen looks pretty slick in the car. I almost got the model below with the side row of buttons and a volume knob but glad I went with this one instead.
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      06-01-2012 01:05 PM #26
      lol did a little debadge, and washed it for the wife. Oh and sea foamed it! Holy whoa! Sea total in these direct injection motors.it made a difference seriously.

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      06-29-2012 12:15 PM #27
      Lowered it.


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      06-29-2012 12:22 PM #28
      i'm putting gas in mine today! LOL.
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      06-29-2012 12:53 PM #29
      De-badged it, I love the plain look.

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      06-29-2012 05:44 PM #30
      Lol I did the de badge too

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      06-29-2012 06:14 PM #31
      Started looking at my lowering options. Think I'm going to get a set of neuspeed gti springs from a guy local to me for 100
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      06-29-2012 07:02 PM #32
      Wasn't today but the latest was ST Coilovers. I'm going to remove the rear perches to get another 1/2 drop in the back. The fronts are spun all the way down.


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      07-07-2012 09:26 PM #33
      I bought it!!!!

      I "officially" joined the club today. I confirmed the purchase of a 2010 Candy White Wolfsburg from a seller in southern Cali, (I'm up in Seattle). It''ll be the wife's but I get to play with it Can't wait!!

      Now for the agonizing wait as I don't get to go pick it up for a couple weeks



      BTW, if anyone knows anyone interested in a black '09 Rabbit, I'll have one for sale in a couple weeks,
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      07-07-2012 09:46 PM #34
      Lowered it


      Now I am undecided if i should do 19s or 18s.
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      07-08-2012 03:06 AM #35
      19's that's what I think. My wife lucked out getting my old set

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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