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Old 05-04-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
Apierce24
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AP's First Build

I recently picked up a 2012 Candy White Four Door GTI after months of searching! I had been looking all over the forums and dealer websites in the Midwest. I had a few things on my "want" list: Candy White, 4 door, Leather, OEM navigation, manual and under 80,000 Miles. I was able to cross everything off my "want" list expect for the manual, I can live with the DSG. Even better yet I was able to find one about 40 miles from home, and it was practically 100% stock! I’ve already learned so much from this forum and can’t wait to continue this build!

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VW MKVI Candy White 4 Door GTI

Interior:

Leather
OEM Navigation

Exterior:

Windows Tinted
LED License Plate Lights
Uro Tuning Rear Wiper Delete (3/13/2016, 57555)
EMK Lighting Clear Side Markers (3/13/2016, 57555)
New OEM Front grill (3/16/2016, 58000)
New OEM Chrome Rear Emblem (came with an ugly(IMO) black one) (3/26/2016, 58535)
KLII Motowerks VW Rear Badge Inlay - Candy White (3/26/2016, 58535)
Golf R LED Tail Lights - Dark Cherry (6/2/2016, 61,200)
Borla 2.5" Cat-Back Exhaust (8/12/16, 63,000)
3SDM 0.01 Wheels (4/13/17, )
OEM Roof Rack (not currently on)

Engine:

Changed/Upgraded Coilpacks: Original Equipment Red Coil Packs (4/14/2016, 59400)

Suspension:

ST X Performance Coilover System (4/9/2016, 59100)
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:05 PM   #2
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First Picture of the car after purchase:

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Old 05-10-2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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First "cosmetic" mods. Both super small but look so much better!

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Old 05-24-2016, 12:43 PM   #4
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Replaced the black rear VW badge with an OEM Chrome one, also added the KLII Motowerks VW Rear Badge Inlay. I think it came out great and looks much better this way.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #5
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Next came low. Ordered some ST Coilovers and installed with a friend. Loving the fitment.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:23 PM   #6
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Looks good, man. I just installed some STs about a week ago. Great value!
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:51 PM   #7
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Just picked up some Golf R LED Tail Lights - Dark Cherry from a guy on the BurnAllTheMK6 Facebook Page. They look absolutely killer!

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Old 05-12-2017, 10:20 AM   #8
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Updated pictures with Exhaust, wheels and roof rack.

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:19 PM   #9
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Your build looks like it's starting off great! I just picked up the exact same car (except interlogos interior and 6MT) and it's completely stock too, thinkin of doing a build thread too. Those tails look awesome, mind me asking how much you were able to get them for used? That look sooo much better than stock. Subbed for updates!
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:17 AM   #10
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Looks good. Chrome badges look best on candy white. And yea the LED tail lights give the rear a much nicer look, theyre a must have. Looks like you need a stage 1 flash...
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