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      03-13-2013 06:26 PM #1
      I am new to the Passat world, but not new to Volkswagens in any way. This is not a build thread, but a timeline rather. I like to catalog what I do and help others along the way.



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      Last edited by christofambrosch; 07-16-2014 at 03:41 PM.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      Vehicle Information
      • 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE (with sunroof and navigation)
      • 3.6 VR6 (280 hp | 265 lb-ft)
      • Six speed direct shift gearbox
      • Purchased from Young's Volkswagen in Easton, Pa (14 March 2013)
      • LA7W/8E Reflex Silver Metallic


      Current Odometer
      • 34,000 miles


      Engine/Transmission
      • Forge Motorsports induction kit
      • Washer fluid bottle neck delete
      • OEM Tiguan coolant cap
      • OEM resonator(s) delete
      • OE Tuning custom dyno tune (294 hp | 277 lb-ft)
      • Unitronic DSG tune, stage 2 | Launch Control


      Interior
      • OEM RNS-510
      • RNS-510 screen protector
      • OEM first aid kit
      • OEM Jetta/GLI rear sunshade
      • OEM trunk hook
      • OEM Passat tread plates
      • OEM TCS button (retrofit harness)
      • OEM footwell light housings/wiring (front and rear)
      • PerformanceLEDs footwell bulbs (6,000K hyper white)
      • PerformanceLEDs interior bulbs (6,000K hyper white)
      • PerformanceLEDs door warning bulbs (6,000K hyper white)


      Exterior
      • OEM B6 base carrier bars (modified)
      • OEM rear view camera
      • OEM aspherical mirrors
      • OEM splash guards (Winter)
      • OEM remote start kit
      • OEM Chinese HID headlamps with LED corner lights
      • OEM Side Window Deflector Kit
      • Headlight Armor clear film on head lamps and fog lamps
      • Ziza H8 pure yellow fog lights
      • PerformanceLEDs license plate bulbs (6,000K hyper white)
      • LeBra hood and bumper covers


      Suspension
      • Air Lift AutoPilot v2 management
      • Air Lift Performance Series front air struts
      • Air Lift front sway bar endlinks
      • Air House 2 rear air springs
      • Bilstein sport rear shocks
      • Viair 444c compressor
      • 3/8" air lines
      • 5 gallon aluminum tank (four port)
      • Dorbritz Design d-cups
      • Neuspeed 25mm solid rear sway bar
      • Frame notch


      Wheels
      • Track-Studs 65mm stud conversion (M14x1.5)
      • Otis Inc. LA lug nuts; M14x1.5, 30 mm, R12 ball seat
      • OEM Savannah: 19" x 9", et33
      • Nitto Motivo 225/40ZR19XL 93Y


      Brakes
      • OEM .:R32 front calipers/carriers (black powdercoat)
      • OEM .:R32 front rotors
      • OEM .:R32 front dust shields
      • EBC Red Stuff .:R32 front brake pads
      • TyrolSport .:R32 front caliper stiffening kit
      • USP Motorsports .:R32 front stainless brake lines


      VAG-COM
      • Emergency flashing via turn signals active
      • Rain sensor active
      • Rain closure active
      • Daytime running lights control through MFI
      • Seat belt warning disabled
      • Comfort feature via remote active
      • Fog lights active with high beams
      • Fog lights as coming/leaving home
      • Auto HVAC staging
      • Retention of driver’s seat heat level


      States Visited
      • Connecticut
      • Delaware
      • Maryland
      • New Jersey
      • New York
      • Pennsylvania
      • Rhode Island


      Recognition
      • VAG Fair 2013, B6/B7 Passat Mild: Second Place
      • VW Fest 5, Jetta/Passat All: First Place
      • VAG Fair 2014, B6/B7 Passat/CC Mild: Second Place


      Special Thanks
      • Crystal Ambrosch: The best wife a man could ask for. Crystal (AWD-TAXI) has put up with my obsession and hobby for many years and without her support, none of my cars would be what they are today.
      • Shawn Graves: Owner and operator of PerformanceLEDs and a great friend. Shawn (DasDubVR6) has helped me a great deal with all my LED bulbs for the R32, the GLI, and now the Passat. Quality products from a quality guy.
      • Miranda Allen: This is one of the best friends a person could ask for. For all the times she has allowed me to use your driveway/garage to do any work to any of my cars, I owe a great amount of thanks.
      • Young's Volkswagen: Not often you see a dealership on a thank you list but I owe a big thank you to my employer. With less than a day to rip all of my old parts off of the GLI, I was granted a lift inside the body shop to do what I needed to do and was also assisted by technicians. Without this help (and the great price I got on the Passat), I would not be where I am right now on this car.
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 08-11-2014 at 10:40 AM.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-13-2013 06:27 PM #3
      Here is a list of quick links to different posts throughout the thread.

      Last edited by christofambrosch; 08-12-2014 at 11:07 AM.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-13-2013 06:28 PM #4
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 05-04-2014 at 09:05 AM.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-13-2013 06:28 PM #5
      For now, this will be where I list my future plans for the car. I will add to the list as I find things and check things off as I complete them.

      Black means want
      Red means ordered/in my possession

      • Neuspeed rear endlinks
      • Magnaflow mufflers
      • Vibrant 3" tip
      • Custom cat-back exhaust
      • OEM R36 pedals and dead pedal
      • OEM TDI manual shift boot conversion
      • OEM LED tail lamps
      • OEM lip spoiler
      • OEM R32 downpipes with catalytic converters
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 06-19-2014 at 05:13 PM.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-13-2013 06:29 PM #6
      2008 Volkswagen GLI

      Klutch-2 by santorum, on Flickr

      2008 Volkswagen R32, 2,605/5,000

      Whites-5 by santorum, on Flickr

      1989 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

      Peaceful-1 by santorum, on Flickr
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 04-08-2014 at 10:32 PM.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-13-2013 07:14 PM #7
      what is this place? I've never been here....
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      03-13-2013 07:22 PM #8
      Can't wait to see this thing
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      03-13-2013 07:27 PM #9
      Never knew these area existed. Very excited to see it bagged!
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      I'm lost and drooling at the same time

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      What's going on in this thread?
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      03-14-2013 12:46 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by heimbachae View Post
      what is this place? I've never been here....
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Can't wait to see this thing
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Rosa View Post
      Never knew these area existed. Very excited to see it bagged!
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      I'm lost and drooling at the same time
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      Subscribed for "OEM+ Amazing-ness" in the coming future.
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      What's going on in this thread?
      Thank you all for following this and I hope not to disappoint at all. Letting go of the GLI has been very hard and today was an extremely emotional day. But this morning I also drove this car for the first time and I did have a massive sh*t eating grin on my face the entire time.

      I have updated what I can for the time being. All of you already know about my need to keep things organized and simple. Nothing has changed. I will hopefully have more information tomorrow.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-14-2013 03:36 AM #17
      In for the money.

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      03-14-2013 08:07 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by DasDubVR6 View Post
      In for the money.
      Excellent! Excited for the new "PerformanceLEDs" mobile. Haha.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-14-2013 08:13 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Excellent! Excited for the new "PerformanceLEDs" mobile. Haha.
      Thanks buddy! New customer support system is up, will begin building a nice comprehensive knowledge base for those how-to guides and common questions. Always evolving and improving!

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      03-14-2013 08:15 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by DasDubVR6 View Post
      Thanks buddy! New customer support system is up, will begin building a nice comprehensive knowledge base for those how-to guides and common questions. Always evolving and improving!
      That's awesome to hear...I can still contact the direct line, right?
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-14-2013 08:28 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      That's awesome to hear...I can still contact the direct line, right?
      Yes, but you specifically will have to reference your ticket number, order number, credit card expiration date, body mass index, childhood sweetheart in grade school, and name all 50 state capitols before rendering any customer service. Lol!

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      03-14-2013 08:28 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by DasDubVR6 View Post
      Yes, but you specifically will have to reference your ticket number, order number, credit card expiration date, body mass index, childhood sweetheart in grade school, and name all 50 state capitols before rendering any customer service. Lol!
      I am fine with this.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      03-14-2013 11:26 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by DasDubVR6 View Post
      Yes, but you specifically will have to reference your ticket number, order number, credit card expiration date, body mass index, childhood sweetheart in grade school, and name all 50 state capitols before rendering any customer service. Lol!

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      this doesn't seem secure enough for my needs, can you add extra security measures???
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      this doesn't seem secure enough for my needs, can you add extra security measures???
      Open to suggestions. :-)

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      03-14-2013 01:04 PM #27
      Today, I filled out and finalized a lot of the paperwork for the car. So far everything has gone through. For those who may not know, I am a Sales Consultant for Young's Volkswagen and Mazda in Easton, Pa. I had this morning off and after collecting the check from Progressive for my GLI, I went into work to make sure I would be driving the Passat home tonight. I will be taking many photos and will definitely keep this updated.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      I have to wait for some stuff to arrive from Bag Riders, but the installation of my bags is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      In it for new memories.

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