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    1. Member geevis's Avatar
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      08-21-2012 07:59 AM #1
      A couple crappy iPhone pics.





      What I recently sold for the Tiguan.

      Last edited by geevis; 08-30-2012 at 10:40 AM.

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      08-21-2012 08:24 AM #2


      u forgot the calipers!

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      08-21-2012 08:49 AM #3
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      Last edited by geevis; 08-22-2012 at 06:23 AM.

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      08-29-2012 06:03 PM #4
      I think this deserves the "thread of the year" award!

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      08-29-2012 07:51 PM #5
      Someone care to fill me in on this? Sounds like he had his feelings hurt.
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      08-30-2012 10:16 AM #6
      No feelings were hurt. I was just expecting more of a welcome.

      I'm transferring over from another great auto forum from my recently sold vehicle and have heard great things about vwvortex. Unfortunately, it hasn't lived up to the hype yet.

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      08-30-2012 10:19 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by geevis View Post
      No feelings were hurt. I was just expecting more of a welcome.

      I'm transferring over from another great auto forum from my recently sold vehicle and have heard great things about vwvortex. Unfortunately, it hasn't lived up to the hype yet.
      The tiguan forum is a bit slow... not nearly as many enthusiasts as say, the GTI/GLI forums.

      Welcome, post up some pics.
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      08-30-2012 10:40 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      The tiguan forum is a bit slow... not nearly as many enthusiasts as say, the GTI/GLI forums.

      Welcome, post up some pics.
      Thanks dude. OP updated with a couple pics.

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      08-30-2012 10:44 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by geevis View Post
      Thanks dude. OP updated with a couple pics.
      In terms of the caliper comment, I would totally paint them gloss black to match your theme!
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      08-30-2012 10:49 AM #10
      Geesh, someone is butthurt. Don't read too much into people comments. It's your car and if you like it then who cares what anyone else thinks.

      I thought it looked good hence my .

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      08-30-2012 10:49 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      In terms of the caliper comment, I would totally paint them gloss black to match your theme!
      Agreed.. I was either going black or red.. Still undecided.

      I'm having my taillights tinted this weekend, and an APR Stage 1 upgrade once APR announces their Fall Sale schedule (which is hopefully in the next few weeks).

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      08-30-2012 10:51 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by fenny View Post
      Geesh, someone is butthurt. Don't read too much into people comments. It's your car and if you like it then who cares what anyone else thinks.

      I thought it looked good hence my .
      Nah dude, not "butthurt" at all.. I was simply dissapointed with the lack of a welcome wagon if you will. lol

      This forum does seem great, and I've picked up a lot of solid info so far.

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      08-30-2012 02:09 PM #13
      Hello and welcome! As Preppy said, this forum is on a slow side but the crowd is great. You will seldom see trolling or dumb responses unlike some other forums As long as you show respect you'll get great feedback.
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      08-30-2012 02:22 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      Hello and welcome! As Preppy said, this forum is on a slow side but the crowd is great. You will seldom see trolling or dumb responses unlike some other forums As long as you show respect you'll get great feedback.
      Thank you kindly, I'm really looking forward to being a member of this community.

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      08-30-2012 02:25 PM #15
      Oh and does anyone know which size spacers would be best to bring my wheels flush with the fenders? I was thinking 10mm would do it, and heard I would not need to use longer bolts either going that size.

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      08-30-2012 02:28 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by geevis View Post
      Oh and does anyone know which size spacers would be best to bring my wheels flush with the fenders? I was thinking 10mm would do it, and heard I would not need to use longer bolts either going that size.
      What are your wheel specs? eg. width and offset?
      Also, what size tires are you running?

      Best guess, bust out a tape measure and measure the gap you want to fill (edge of tire bead to edge of fender).

      Yes, when you run spacers, you will require longer bolts!
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      08-30-2012 02:35 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      What are your wheel specs? eg. width and offset?
      Also, what size tires are you running?

      Best guess, bust out a tape measure and measure the gap you want to fill (edge of tire bead to edge of fender).

      Yes, when you run spacers, you will require longer bolts!
      They are stock 16" wheels, and stock tires. Per VW's website they are "6.5J X 16'' alloy wheel w/ 215/65 R16 H, all season tires"

      Thank you for the tip, I appreciate it. I will measure everything this weekend. I'm basically just looking for more of a wider stance. I do not want for the wheels to stick out past the fender, that's why I was thinking 10mm was a conservative approach.

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      08-31-2012 08:28 PM #18
      Plasti-dipped emblems. I love this stuff!



      Tomorrow I'm going to plasti-dip the front grill and emblem, as well as getting my taillights tinted.
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      09-02-2012 02:16 PM #19
      Plasti dipped the front grill and had my tint guy use laminx on the taillights and a few other places.









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      09-02-2012 08:34 PM #20
      Props for doing your own thing but I'm not much into the whole blacked out theme on any car. Appears you did a good job on the tails tho. What you use?

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      09-03-2012 01:42 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by fenny View Post
      Props for doing your own thing but I'm not much into the whole blacked out theme on any car. Appears you did a good job on the tails tho. What you use?

      Laminx gunsmoke film.

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      09-17-2012 11:57 AM #22
      Freshly washed Tig.

      Last edited by geevis; 09-17-2012 at 12:00 PM.

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      09-17-2012 02:31 PM #23
      Nice job on customizing and making your 'Tig your own.
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      09-17-2012 02:37 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by CtTigWolf View Post
      Nice job on customizing and making your 'Tig your own.
      Why thank you. I have only owned the Tig for a couple of months, but already love it.

      I just can't wait to get the APR Stage I flash for it next!!

      I just noticed you're from CT as well.. What part of the state do you reside in?

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      09-17-2012 02:40 PM #25
      We reside in Southbury, with our now, 2012 Tiguan SE 4Motion.

      We've got lot's of yard here, a great place for photos on a nice day, as well as space to have a VW meet and greet.
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      09-17-2012 02:48 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by CtTigWolf View Post
      We reside in Southbury, with our now, 2012 Tiguan SE 4Motion.

      We've got lot's of yard here, a great place for photos on a nice day, as well as space to have a VW meet and greet.
      Oh nice, we currently live in Granby, but are relocating to West Hartford within the next few months.. So it's just a short ride down 84 to your area. My wife has a 2012 Passat, so we are an all VW family now! lol

      Maybe we can plan a nice Fall VW meet at some point.

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      09-20-2012 11:32 AM #27
      The new spacers are going to look great on your Tiguan!

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      09-20-2012 11:57 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      The new spacers are going to look great on your Tiguan!

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      I know, I can't wait to have them installed!!

      Thanks again for your assistance Andy.

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      09-20-2012 04:22 PM #29
      I personally LOVE The blacked out look. Nice...

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      09-21-2012 07:41 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by spjoneSi View Post
      I personally LOVE The blacked out look. Nice...

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      Thanks me too.. I've always been a fan of the murdered out look. I carry a similiar theme with all of my vehicles.

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      09-21-2012 09:18 AM #31
      Can anyone confirm if it is completely necessary to remove the entire front bumper when removing the front grill? I thought I read about another 2012 Tiguan owner who said he needed to remove his entire front bumper when repainting the grill.

      I didn't completely like how the plasti dip came out on my front chrome grill strips and was going to have them wrapped in vinyl, however it looks easier to wrap them when removed, and I have an idea that with the grill removed the chrome strips will be able to be popped out individually.

      If not, I'm just going to lay the vinyl right over the strips and hope I can tuck in the edges and cover them completely.

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      09-21-2012 01:42 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by geevis View Post
      Maybe we can plan a nice Fall VW meet at some point.
      Just another CT Tig saying Hi, nice to know there are others near me haha. Love the Blacked out theme you got going

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      09-21-2012 02:11 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by vwhipster View Post
      Just another CT Tig saying Hi, nice to know there are others near me haha. Love the Blacked out theme you got going
      Hey there!! What part of CT are you from? I see Tig's very rarely in my area.

      And thank you, I appreciate it.

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      09-21-2012 06:20 PM #34
      Great job on your Tig. I really like black and the blacked out theme. I did a similar theme in dark grey because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to keep a black paint job as pristine as I would like.

      When I was painting my grill, I was not able to find a way to detach the grill from the bumper (but that's not to say there isn't one I couldn't find!).

      What did you decide to do on the wheel spacers? When my car gets back from the shop (a deer run-in), I want to do the wheel spacers as well and I was wondering what size to get. I know DT EXP did spacers but he has rubbing issues. He went with 12.5mm on front and 15mm on rear (and I believe his Tig is lowered).

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      09-21-2012 08:25 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by C Jayhawker View Post
      Great job on your Tig. I really like black and the blacked out theme. I did a similar theme in dark grey because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to keep a black paint job as pristine as I would like.

      When I was painting my grill, I was not able to find a way to detach the grill from the bumper (but that's not to say there isn't one I couldn't find!).

      What did you decide to do on the wheel spacers? When my car gets back from the shop (a deer run-in), I want to do the wheel spacers as well and I was wondering what size to get. I know DT EXP did spacers but he has rubbing issues. He went with 12.5mm on front and 15mm on rear (and I believe his Tig is lowered).
      Thanks dude I appreciate it. And yes, I'm finding it very difficult keeping a black vehicle clean for longer then two days lol.

      I actually was messing around with the grill tonight and also couldn't figure out a way to detach the grill itself without risking snapping one of the many plastic tabs that fit into the bumper. I'm attempting to wrap the chrome strips in vinyl and thought it might be a lot easier with them removed. We shall see how that goes tomorrow.

      Ouch sorry about the deer mishap, that never ends well for either party. I ended up with a pair of 20mm spacers for the rear wheels and I'm hoping to install them within the next couple of weeks. They actually just got delivered today I'm not lowered at all so am hoping I don't have any clearance problems.
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