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Old 05-14-2016, 02:53 AM   #1
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Candy white mk6 GTI color match, done!

Hey guys!

I've wanted to do a color match for my GTI since the day I got my car. And finally, it's done!!!

The wheels I used is Avant Garde M540. It's refinished (powder coated) to Lucido white by AG. The center cap was powder coated to red to match the GTI's white and red color theme.

One note about the wheels, the wheels are awesome and so is Avant Garde. However, since AG cannot do the finishing in house, they have to let another shop do it and that brings some problems. According to AG, my wheels was sent to the finisher shortly after my order was placed. The ETA that AG gave me is around 3 weeks with shipping. However, after three weeks, the wheels were nowhere near finished. It turns out that the finisher didn't even touched by wheels after THREE WEEKS!!!!!!!!! As I said AG itself is awesome and they worked with me after this happened and finally, after almost 6 weeks, everything is ready for the install.

My conclusion is: if you like how AG wheels looks do't hesitate to get them cuz they have great customer service and they are willing to work with you on anything. However, if you want to get the wheels refinished, unless AG bring there refinishing in house, you are probably better off ordering the wheel from AG and get it refinished by your local shop.

FYI, the conclusion I got is not just from my experiences. My friend has a Focus ST and he ordered a set of M540 in Gold Bullion which is a hand polished stage 3 color finish. He waited 2 month for his wheels to arrive. here is a link to his post

http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-s...h-success.html

Anyway, I am really happy with how everything came out. I also did a lug nuts conversion. for now the nuts is just normal black cone seat nuts. My next mod will probably be some fancy lug nuts but I'm surprised how good the black one looks for now.

I'll post my full mod list below. Here are some photos! some photos are by me and the others are shot by @anotherjun and @idyllic_pang . the yellow ST owner is @damonmeng


[IMG]QKS_4936 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]QKS_4934 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]QKS_4932-2 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]QKS_4931 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]QKS_4924 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]QKS_4923-2 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]QKS_4920 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 16 41 50 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 16 43 07 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 16 43 20 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 10 45 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 16 48 35 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 08 03 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 27 03 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 36 40 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 39 49 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 41 51 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 43 48 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 18 09 32 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 18 12 34 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 17 58 09 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 18 11 13 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 18 21 29 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Photo May 13, 18 24 04 by Jincheng Liu, 於 Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:54 AM   #2
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Mod list:
Engine:
APR carbon intake
APR updated stage1 ECU with 280hp
APR boost tap
APR catback exhaust with one muffler delete
Forge DV adapter
Audi R8 ignition coils
NGK Spark plugs

Interior, exterior and lighting:
New South Performance boost gauge
OEM Audi A3 engine cover
OEM Golf R LED tail light
OEM Porsche 911 oil cap
OEM Euro headlight switch
OEM Automatic headlight conversion
OEM Euro front lower lip
Painted front valance
Clear side markers
deAutokey front and rear LED turn signals

Wheels and suspension:
Avant Garde M540 Lucido White 18x9 et42
Avant Garde custom red center caps
Continental Extreme Contact DWS 225/40/18
42DD 13mm spacer
NGP type 1 coilover
Stoptech vented drilled rotor front and rear
Hawk performance break pad front and rear
Lug nuts conversion (lug nuts and wheel studs)
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:06 AM   #3
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Apr stage 1 does not make 280hp, updated file or not. I'm stage 2 APR and probably make less than 280hp :/
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:46 PM   #4
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Apr stage 1 does not make 280hp, updated file or not. I'm stage 2 APR and probably make less than 280hp :/
Correct. APR's website even shows on 93oct their stage 2 is not even 280 Crank HP. On 93 it's 253 whp.

Most stage 2 cars on 91 are 230-240 whp
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:00 PM   #5
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looks good....but man...daily cleaning is not what i'd want. What are you polishing them with to prevent brake dust ruining your wheels?
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:18 PM   #6
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Wow, your car looks sick! Good job dude!

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Old 06-03-2016, 02:23 PM   #7
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Yea, Wishful on the 280 HP, but the car looks great.
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