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    Thread: vwshep's Build Thread - 2012 GTI CSG DSG 4 door

    1. Junior Member vwshep's Avatar
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      07-31-2012 11:59 PM #1
      GEDDY

      A few small things:
      - Monster Mats (installed 7/27/12)
      - Lower Grille Red Trim (installed 8/1/12)
      - GTI Seat Inserts (installed 8/13/12)
      - LED Interior Red Footwell Lights (installed 8/1/12)
      - Lamin-x Charcoal Side Markers (installed 8/8/12)
      - Window Tint (installed 7/30/12)
      - GTI Door Sills
      - 2x10" Kicker Subwoofer install (installed 8/4/12)]
      - APR Stage 1 Tune

      I may never get this far...
      - APR Turboback Exhaust
      - .:R Tails (OEM Dark Red)
      - OSIR Carbon Fiber Front Lip
      - OEM Xenon w/ LED DRL's
      - Euro Switch
      - Rotiform BLQ Wheels


      Here she is sitting on the lot at the dealer
      Last edited by vwshep; 08-16-2012 at 01:49 AM.
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      08-01-2012 08:54 AM #2
      Needs more pictures. It's a good start though.

      Best of luck.

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      08-01-2012 11:44 AM #3
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      08-01-2012 12:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      08-01-2012 01:27 PM #6
      I would add a chin spoiler and some coils to your list
      good start so far
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...(build-thread)

      APR Stage III ......and a whole bunch of other crap that I'm just to lazy to write out.

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      08-01-2012 11:45 PM #7
      The sales rep threw in free window tinting to sweeten the deal on the car. As a result, I didn't get the highest quality. The tint is Suntek. My goal was to do a legal tint without a huge difference in tint between the front and rear windows.

      The install was 55% on the front, 35% on the back, and 18% on the rear window. All tints are darker than the installed percentage because of the factory tint. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but I could've gone darker on the rear window.


      Last edited by vwshep; 08-05-2012 at 01:49 PM.
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      08-01-2012 11:52 PM #8
      Ordered some red trim on eBay and installed it today. I think it looks boss.


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      08-02-2012 06:58 AM #9
      I like the trim you did around the lower grill.

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      08-03-2012 11:57 AM #10
      That trim looks terrific. Makes me sad I don't have my GTI anymore.

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      08-05-2012 12:57 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Dubb_S12 View Post
      I like the trim you did around the lower grill.
      Thanks! It took all of 10 mins. to install. Should be easy to remove if I decide to go that route.

      Quote Originally Posted by GTI Fanboy View Post
      That trim looks terrific. Makes me sad I don't have my GTI anymore.
      I decided to embrace the red accents and go all out GTI.
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      08-05-2012 12:58 AM #12
      Got the subs installed today. I installed an RCA line out converter behind the head unit, tapped the remote into the front 12v outlet, and ran all of my cables under the driver's side door trim. I'm still tweaking the EQ and gain settings for the right fit.

      Last edited by vwshep; 08-05-2012 at 01:02 AM.
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      08-05-2012 10:53 AM #13
      Good luck with your car, your list is very similar to my list.
      I just finally got my first part which was the apr carbonio, I'd say try and get it as soon as possible way worth the money and adds an enjoyable sound and power difference.
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      SOUTH BEND STAGE TWO ENDURANCE CLUTCH

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      08-07-2012 04:29 PM #14
      Yeah buddy! Looks great. Can't wait to see it on Wednesday. You're coming right?

      PS- that carbon lip and R tails are going to look AWESOME!!
      Last edited by BlckPrl; 08-07-2012 at 04:37 PM.

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      08-09-2012 12:43 PM #15
      Install was really easy, maybe 10 mins. tops. I think the charcoal film is a decent match to CSG.

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      08-09-2012 12:52 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by vwshep View Post
      Ordered some red trim on eBay and installed it today. I think it looks boss.


      That trim looks great, I think I might do it too now.
      Was there any leftover or only enough for the one strip? If I do it, I might double over it to make it a bit thicker to match the upper trim more closely so I'd need to know if there's enough with one order or if I should order 2 sets.

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      08-09-2012 10:40 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Jaxper View Post
      That trim looks great, I think I might do it too now.
      Was there any leftover or only enough for the one strip? If I do it, I might double over it to make it a bit thicker to match the upper trim more closely so I'd need to know if there's enough with one order or if I should order 2 sets.
      There's almost as much left over as I put on my car. Doubling up will be tough because the trim is rounded on both edges but I do wish the trim were maybe an 1/8" wider...
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      08-10-2012 09:55 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by vwshep View Post
      There's almost as much left over as I put on my car. Doubling up will be tough because the trim is rounded on both edges but I do wish the trim were maybe an 1/8" wider...
      Thanks for the response, I'll more than likely look into it then.
      Double up would be worth a shot though, since you can always peel it back off if you didn't like it.

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      08-14-2012 01:34 AM #19
      Super cheap mod ($10) but these add a really nice touch.


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