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Old 09-10-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hey folks!

Just picked up this new (to me) '14 GTI Wolfsburg. I'm new to VW and absolutely love the way she drives. She's currently stock. I am up for some lights mods, but nothing to outrageous. Was curious if you guys had any suggestions on where to start. Appreciate all your help!

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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Welcome nice GTI.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:44 AM   #3
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Welcome! Are you looking for performance mods?
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:23 AM   #4
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Welcome!

Most folks would suggest going Stage 1. However, I'm not most, and I'd recommend starting with some Coilovers! A much lower ride height really brings out the sportiness of the GTI.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:59 AM   #5
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Stage 1, R8 coil packs and a DV+ should be a good start.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:39 AM   #6
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Hi! Thank you! I am certainly open to that!
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:01 PM   #7
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Stage 1 tune for APR/Unitronic/Revo/Cobb would be a good start. BUT! be warned that usually when going stage 1 software your stock coilpacks tend to go (replace with audi R8, red top, coil packs) and if you are a manual 6-speed (not DSG) driver then your clutch may begin to slip. Its hit or miss with the clutch but when I went stage 1... a week later mine slipped. Others have gone 40k+ miles without it slipping. If you are a manual owner and want more performance... start to save for a new clutch; you will need it. Could grab a cold air intake as well but it is not required for stage 1 tune.

Your is a 2014 so your timing chain tensioner is probably the new revision which is good. The intake manifolds tend to break and are covered under warranty till 120k miles I believe. Water pump also tends to go, mine was covered by a recall and replaced free of charge.

Be on the lookout for a carbon cleaning, not sure how many miles you have but direct injection engines tends to need a good carbon cleaning on the intake valves after a lot of miles.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:58 PM   #8
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:30 PM   #9
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Stage 1 and you'll be really happy. Even if the clutch starts to slip, just ease off the gas it will last. These cars are really some of the best out there.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:23 AM   #10
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I am up for some lights mods, but nothing to outrageous
Everyones famous words lol. You definitly need at least stage 1. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise. Get some R8 red top coil packs as a percaution. Personally, I dont think the DV+ is necessary, especially on a 2014 which will have the piston style dv. Whether it be springs or coils, Id lower the car a little. LED tail lights are also a must have.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:54 AM   #11
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Best light mod is k04 or larger.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:53 AM   #12
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Best light mod is k04 or larger.
K04 or BT is one helluva "light mod"
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:17 AM   #13
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Stage 1, R8 coil packs and a DV+ should be a good start.
+2.

Only addition is what others are saying - lower it a bit. I have Koni coils, I'm only lowered a bit but really like the drastic increase in performance. If I was on a budget or spent my budget on the aforementioned performance parts, get a pair of sport springs with a mild drop, that will help quite a bit.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:29 AM   #14
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heres a stickied thread titled "Want to modify your GTI? Start Here"
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36928
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