Nice, when do you plan on lowering it
I have had the car for 6 months now and been doing work to it on a fairly steady pace. Bought the car due to a 120mile round trip commute I now have for work on most days. I went from working on mostly older American muscle with the exception of an IS300 I used to race. Any vehicle I have ever had has somehow gotten out of hand. I swore I wasn't going to do that to this car because it was my commuter car. So here I am finally making a build tread the day before the car gets a nice new APR K04.
I am going for more of a sleeper look with the car. Let me know what you think and any suggestions are welcome.
2012 Candy White GTI Autobahn DSG
Mods done so far:
LED Tail Lights
Rear View Camera
Tint 20% on all windows but windshield
Boost Gauge and Vent Mount
APR Carbonio Stage 1+2
APR Turbo Back Exhaust
Rev E Red Coil Packs
Forge Diverter Valve
Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers
APR Rear Sway Bar
BFI Stage 1 Engine and Transmission Mounts
BFI Stage 2 Torque Arm Insert
BFI Catch Can and Integrated Engineering PCV delete with custom hoses
VWR BBK w/ RBF 600 fluid
SS rear brake lines
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit and urethane bushings all around (have them just not on the car yet)
HPA DSG Tune
Water Meth (probably Snow Performance)
Osir Carbon Fiber Hood (painted white except for vents)
Light Weight Rims for the R Comp Tires (only when I race)
I will post some more pics when I have time.
Last edited by TLucasGTI; 02-16-2013 at 03:33 PM.
As soon as my bank account recovers I will be getting the PSS10s and dropping it. Not going super low on this one but it definitely needs a drop soon. Hopefully in the next 2 months.
It takes a little time to get it right but it isn't bad. I do have a lift so I could adjust it with the car up at eye level. I love the exhaust. Zero drone and quiet when not getting on it and it screams when you pound it. I would definitely recommend it.
Looks terrific, can't wait for the progress.
GIAC Stage 2+ | GIAC DSG Tune | Forge Twintake | 3" SPM Downpipe | Revised Diverter Valve | Autotech Fuel Pump| BFI Mount | Eurojet FMIC | R8 Coilpacks | Valeo LED Tails | Whiteline 24mm RSB | BSH PCV Revamp | Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit | K-Mac Custom Springs | OSIR O-Pod Mono GT, NewSouthPerformance Indigo Boost Gauge, OSIR Carbon Headlight Surrounds - Coming Soon!
I had that same type of commute. 120 miles daily. I bought my GTI in Feb already pushing 16k. Your mod list is what i wish i had the money for. LOL. I told my self i wouldn't get crazy with mine either. Here tints, wheels, suspension, and sound system later im still wanting more done.
Behind schedule on the turbo install. Some other projects got in the way and I had work today. Hopefully I will get it done by tonight. Tomorrow at the latest.
Dubb I am almost at 20K and I got it at the end of Jan. I think you will always want to do more to the car because there is so much that you can do. I am not doing sound in the car because I don't want to add more weight. I have done the over the top sound systems and I am sort of over that now. I see you are in Annapolis. If you ever need to get your car on a lift or need some tools let me know.
k04 is in the car. Going to use my commute this week as a break in/shake down to make sure everything is hooked up properly and then I will really test her out this weekend. I can already hear the diverter valve more. Has anyone used a strictly vacuum actuated DV? I am looking into some of the ones used on the higher boost Audi application.
Went ahead and ordered the Forge DV. Should have it on either this weekend or next depending on when it gets delivered. Still taking it easy on the car until after work on Friday when I plan on really letting it breathe.
Installed the new rev E red coil packs. Haven't driven it much yet but the surging seems to be better. Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to install the Forge DV. I am waiting until H2O to get any new parts but for now the car is running great.
Finally got the diverter valve in and worked out a deal for a set of used PSS10s but they won't be on until after H2O. Hope to do the rear sway and the engine and trans mounts at the same time.
I picked up a full set of BFI motor and trans mounts as well as an APR rear sway bar at H2O. Always nice to get some great deals on parts but I also had a lot of fun meeting new people and seeing some amazing cars. Since this is my first VW, this was my first H2O. I had a great time and it was awesome getting to put some faces to the names I have seen on here.
I should also have my PSS10s soon thanks to a trade with a great friend. I can't wait to have the suspension to go with the power I already have.
Got the PSS10s installed and the APR rear sway. Driving it this week to see where it settles and then I will fine tune it sat when I do the mounts. It has already dropped a bit from this picture. Definitely has a much stiffer ride and hold the road better.
Finally got the stage 2 torque arm insert and stage 1 motor and trans mounts in. Def helps to keep the tires planed but I still need to get better rubber. The WALK kit is on the way along with a ton of parts for my buddies 2013.
Everything is here for me to get this PCV delete/Catch Can setup done tomorrow. Been blowing too much oil into my intake track for my liking. Also doing spark plugs. Might do a bunch of bushings I have too depending on how my other jobs for tomorrow go.
I've spent 2 days messing around with it (one on the ground, another using a lift) and it seems like I keep making it worse . Having a shop give it shot before I go complain to APR to get the issue resolved.
The right tip hangs way to low and further out then the left side. I did follow the install guide, but idk if i have a defective unit
You could also have a defective unit. **** happens and it sucks but if you do I am sure APR will get it straightened out for you. If you want PM me and I'll give you my cell number so you can text me some pics to see if I can spot anything.