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    Thread: Rogue’s Progress Thread: The Bish Build

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      05-22-2012 09:40 PM #1
      After seeing a bunch of build threads popping up I figured it was finally time to make my own and document some of the progress I’ve made over the last few years. Even though it took me way too long to actually make any changes to my car, I’m pretty happy with the stage it’s currently at and the plans I have for this summer.

      I bought the car at the end of my senior year of high school and since I had no job and was leaving for school in a few months the car stayed stock for probably more than a year. This was the bish after bringing her home and getting the first of many washes:



      In a way I’m pretty happy I had no money to spend because it gave me the time to really read up on the forums and make sure I didn’t make the usual mistakes. At this point I was still working with graduation/birthday money so the changes were slow but at least in the right direction. Of course I started with the blacked out look (yikes) but I fixed that up pretty quickly:



      It’s funny now to call it a major change, but the first big thing I did was buy a set of GLI taillights:



      And then thanks to the infamous jettaaddiction I swapped my stock wheels for slightly better stock wheels:



      At this point I had to go back to school, so again the car sat for a few months at this stage. The one thing I did actually accomplish was buying some interior pieces which I installed whenever I got the chance to go home.

      Before:


      After:


      I have the new radio cage but haven’t had the time to rip apart my interior to install it, so right now the rest of the trim is sitting in my room.

      After a long school year I was finally out for summer break and had a new steady job. I wasted no time on buying parts and quickly had a big pile waiting for me to install which included spacers, coilovers and full GLI kit.







      I quickly learned that you can’t just trust anyone driving your car and a few months after installing my GLI valances, this happened:



      Luckily their insurance covered everything plus a freshly painted bumper (which wasn’t even damaged during the crash…I got lucky). And finally I filled my empty exhaust cutout with a 42DD catback exhaust which I couldn’t be any happier with. I did a few other little things here and there, but for the most part my car was at its current state:



      I still have a bunch of plans for this summer, but for now I’m really happy with the progress I’ve made so far. Learned a lot already and met a bunch of awesome people

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      OEM GLI Front and Rear Valances
      Optiwerks GLI Side Skirts
      Hella GLI Style Taillights
      Seidel Grille
      Retrofits: Bi-Xenon FX-R Projectors, Dual Ambers
      Volx Tuning Glass Lenses
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      Speedtech Boser Hood Extension
      Shaved Front Rubstrip
      ECS Tuning Matte Black Mirror Set
      Stubby Antenna
      Shaved Trunk Lid
      42DD Slipfit Catback Exhaust

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      Full R32 Pedal Set
      R Line Shift Knob/Boot
      OEM GLI Brushed Aluminum Radio Cage
      20AE 3 Spoke Steering Wheel
      GLI Black Rearview Mirror
      OEM GLI A/B/C Pillars

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      ECS Tuning Spacers: 8/20mm
      Last edited by xxRogueStatus; 09-11-2012 at 12:23 AM.
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      05-22-2012 09:46 PM #2
      Looks awesome man. I for one am a fan of tint and I think it really ties everything together. Pics of exhaust?

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      05-22-2012 10:07 PM #3
      finally!!



      bish is looking good as always

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      05-22-2012 10:52 PM #4
      does your horn work still lol

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      05-22-2012 10:53 PM #5
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      05-23-2012 07:38 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by americancarspoop View Post
      Looks awesome man. I for one am a fan of tint and I think it really ties everything together. Pics of exhaust?
      thanks a lot man, i've always liked the tint



      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      does your horn work still lol
      it was a pain, but i finally was able to get the horn to work
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      05-23-2012 07:59 PM #7
      What!? Tell me how!
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      05-23-2012 09:05 PM #8
      tint looks good on silver

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      05-23-2012 10:05 PM #9
      Looks great


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      05-24-2012 12:18 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      What!? Tell me how!
      http://www.passatworld.com/forums/61...tion-swap.html


      Quote Originally Posted by mwedwards View Post
      tint looks good on silver
      i agree

      Quote Originally Posted by dsteezy View Post
      Looks great
      thanks man

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      05-24-2012 12:23 PM #12
      looks good man, I like the last photo
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      05-27-2012 12:42 AM #13
      Looks great

      Any sound clips? I've got a 2.0 as well and I'd eventually like to get an exhaust put on.
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      05-27-2012 09:29 AM #14
      Keep it up lower the front a little more be pure

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      05-27-2012 11:20 AM #15
      U should get clear fender markers instead of your black ones. I think your hood kooks fine. You should remove the rear emblem and fill it!

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      05-27-2012 11:23 AM #16
      that is so sexy. great progress!

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      05-27-2012 11:25 AM #17
      Curious, did you re-instate your cruise control when you changed that wheel out?
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      05-27-2012 07:08 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Miller7204 View Post
      Looks great

      Any sound clips? I've got a 2.0 as well and I'd eventually like to get an exhaust put on.
      don't have too many sound clips but i took these two the other day...backfire in the second one

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mafiamike954 View Post
      U should get clear fender markers instead of your black ones. I think your hood kooks fine. You should remove the rear emblem and fill it!
      the paint on the hood is pretty crappy, it just doesn't show up very well in the pics. thats why i wanted to go boser, and a shaved trunk will definitely be happening this summer

      Quote Originally Posted by mooseinabox View Post
      that is so sexy. great progress!

      longbeaches
      haha thanks a lot man..love my longbeaches

      Quote Originally Posted by jaysleeves View Post
      Curious, did you re-instate your cruise control when you changed that wheel out?
      after seeing all the extra steps needed to keep the cruise control i decided i didnt need it that much...i have a link to the DIY for keeping the cruise control, so PM me if you need it
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      05-29-2012 04:28 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by xxRogueStatus View Post
      so i tried this yesterday. still didnt work

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      05-29-2012 04:39 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      so i tried this yesterday. still didnt work
      i had trouble with it too but instead of just using a wire to jumper the two circuits i used
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/000979132/ES263805/
      and that fixed the problem
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      05-29-2012 04:41 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by xxRogueStatus View Post
      i had trouble with it too but instead of just using a wire to jumper the two circuits i used
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/000979132/ES263805/
      and that fixed the problem
      well my friend did it with me and his worked, even with my jumper wire. what number was your relay? in the diy it says 451 and my relay was 452

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      05-29-2012 04:51 PM #22
      also his relay said 451 too

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      06-05-2012 12:18 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      also his relay said 451 too
      hey sorry it took me so long to get back to you. i've been looking all over for my relay to check if it was 451, but i couldnt find it. i'm assuming it was relay 451 since i don't remember noticing that the DIY was any different than what i was working with. were you able to get the horn to work since last time?
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      06-05-2012 12:36 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by xxRogueStatus View Post
      hey sorry it took me so long to get back to you. i've been looking all over for my relay to check if it was 451, but i couldnt find it. i'm assuming it was relay 451 since i don't remember noticing that the DIY was any different than what i was working with. were you able to get the horn to work since last time?
      Yeah I got it working yesterday! I got a new clock spring and thought id give that a try and it works now. Thanks for showing me!
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      06-05-2012 01:07 PM #25
      nice progress!
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      06-05-2012 02:52 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      Yeah I got it working yesterday! I got a new clock spring and thought id give that a try and it works now. Thanks for showing me!
      nice, yea it was a headache trying to figure out what was wrong before I found that DIY
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      06-05-2012 02:57 PM #27
      Man I gotta say, that those Long Beach's with that GLI lip kit looks so dope...I think it's the silver that does it, but I'm in love...very nice
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      06-05-2012 06:51 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by EzumA7 View Post
      nice progress!
      thanks man

      Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Al 91 View Post
      Man I gotta say, that those Long Beach's with that GLI lip kit looks so dope...I think it's the silver that does it, but I'm in love...very nice
      haha wow thanks a lot, glad to hear im not the only one who likes it
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      06-05-2012 07:23 PM #29
      wheres the build? i see none.

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      06-05-2012 07:29 PM #30
      I'm glad that steering wheel thing finally surfaced. Been trying to figure it out forever.

      Losing cruise control isn't a biggy anyways.


      Your car looks great. I was waiting for the woosh sound of the intake when you shifted.



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      06-05-2012 08:19 PM #31
      looking good so far...

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      06-09-2012 08:58 PM #32


      hopefully the last shot of my car at this stage
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      06-10-2012 06:51 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
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      06-29-2012 12:31 PM #35
      not much of an update but figured i'd keep this up to date. still waiting on the seidl grill and took out my headlights to send out for some retrofits

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