It was suggested to me that I should make a "build thread". So, here it goes.
A little bit of info/background on me:
I am 32 and I live in Moses Lake, Washington. I am an Air Traffic Controller, with 7 years in the Air Force and 4 years in the FAA. I also do automotive photography as a hobby.
This Golf Sportwagen 4MOTION is my 5th VW "Sportwagen", but only the second I've put any effort into modifying -- 1999 Passat Wagon 1.8T 5MT (sold), 2013 Jetta Sportwagen 2.5 5MT (modified, pictured below, sold), 2015 Golf Sportwagen 1.8T 5MT (totaled by a red light runner), 2016 Golf Sportwagen 1.8 5AT FWD (wife's current car), and my 2019 Golf Sportwagen 1.8T 4Motion (this one).
I've been married for 10 years. I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 wagons.
Here is my old 2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen 2.5, which I purchased brand new and modified for 5+ years:
Video Feature - https://youtu.be/sWpuBXXPg7E
My current Sportwagen was purchased brand new in August of 2019. I told myself if VW made an AWD, turbo, 6MT wagon I would buy one...so traded in my 2016 Audi S3 for it when I heard VW was killing them for the NAR.
Don't judge me. I didn't really care for the DSG/S3. I would rather have a 6MT 4motion Sportwagen anyways.
Here is my new 2019 VW Golf Sportwagen 4MOTION, 6 months and 4k miles later, as it sits 3/23/2020:
Details and Modifications:
2019 VW Golf Sportwagen
1.8T EA888 Gen 3
- OEM Golf R Front Bumper
- OEM Votex Side Skirts
- Ed's Golf R Headlights
- OEM Golf R Variant Rear Diffuser
- OEM Golf R Variant Rear Window Spoilers
- Quad-Tipped OEM Exhaust
- OEM Tiguan Engine Cover
- Integrated Engineering Downpipe
- Burger Motorsports JB4 + Connect Kit
- OEM Golf R Seats
- Rennline Phone Mount
- Black Forest Industries GSB Shift Knob
Suspension and Wheels:
- H&R VTF Adjustable Springs
- BBS LM LM249 Wheels 19x8.5+48
Waiting to be Installed/In the Mail/Backordered:
- Integrated Engineering Intake
- Integrated Engineering Turbo Inlet
- Integrated Engineering Turbo Muffler Delete
- OEM IS20 (GTI) Turbocharger Upgrade
- Maxton Design Golf Variant Rear Side Splitters
- Black Mirror Caps
- Dynamic Mirror Turn Signals
Random photos of "progress":
Future plans include: Installing the missing parts, coilovers, rear sway bar, a clutch that can actually hold power, IS38 upgrade, Integrated Engineering Intercooler, and IE Tune.
Thanks for checking it out, I'll try to update as I go!