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Old 12-19-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,
Nothing crazy yet. Just wanted a place to list the mods I want and have done. I'll be posting any DYI links to mods I've done and maintenance schedule I follow.
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

The Car:
CSG 2013 VW GTI MK6 DSG 4DR -Driver's Edition
Car brought home from the stealership.


The Plan: I want to keep this car a Daily Driver and OEM+ as much as possible. I won't be getting exhaust or going past a Stage 1 tune. I also don't want to murder out the car just want a few slight touches here and there.

Maintenance Schedule:
The Schedule

Changes to above schedule:
Oil Change every 7.5k miles stock and will change to 5k miles tuned.
Spark plugs and Fuel Filter every 40k miles.
Carbon cleaning every 80k miles. If you sit in lots of traffic a lot or you drive mostly under 3k RPM, I'd do a 50-60k mile interval.
Oil additive every 30k miles.
Will no longer replace air filter once I have CAI and will just clean instead.

Parts List:
Liqui Moly Oil
Liqui Moly Oil Additive
Mann Oil Filter
Mann Cabin Filter
Mann Air Filter
Mann Fuel Filter
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug BKR7EIX
DSG Service Kit -Also it's a good idea to pick up this FUNNEL.
Front Set + Rear Bosch Windshield Wipers
StopTech Street Brake Pads

DIY Links:
Oil Change
Cabin Filter
Air Filter
Fuel Filter
Spark Plugs
DSG Service Also great youtube vids HERE and HERE

Mods:
If you're coming to my page and want general info on mods start HERE. It's where I first started researching what I wanted to do with my car.

COSMETIC:

Interior-
deAutoKey Interior LED Kit /w red footwells -Installed
Rear Footwell LED -DIY LINK
Door Warning Lights
Puddle Lights -DIY LINK
GTI Seat Inserts -Installed
Aluminum Glove Box Handle -Installed -DIY LINK
Euro Cup Holder Conversion -DIY LINK
P3 Air Vent Multi Gauge
Climatic Control Swap -DIY LINK
Pro Clip Phone Mount
DoubleApex Dual USB Ports -DIY LINK

Exterior-
Smoked side markers -Installed
Side marker Amber LEDs -Installed *These required some fanagling to get them to fit into the LED housing.
Depo Dark Cherry LED Tails
Trunk Pop Kit -Installed
Reverse Backup Camera
Tint -Lol I know that's like the first mod you do right out of the dealer.
Fix Curb Rash -Needing to sand blast and powder coat my Laguna Rims

Electronics:
Windshield-
Uniden DFR7 Radar Detector /w Hardline Kit and add a circuit -Installed
Viofo A119s v2 Dashcam /w GPS Sensor and Hardline Kit /w Fuse tap -Installed

Audio-
Uber-Stealth Underfloor Sub Box -DIY LINK
Pioneer TS-SW2502S4 10" Sub
JL Audio XD300 Amp
Audio Control LC2iB LOC

PERFORMANCE:
Engine-
R8 Coils -Installed -Questions? Read THIS
Unitronic Stage 1 ECU Tune
Unitronic Stage 1 TCU Tune
Unitronic OR Integrated Engineering CAI -Haven't decided yet.
Golf R OR S3 IC -Whichever one fits the budget.
034 Motorsports Street Density Mounts
034 Motorsports Dogbone Mount Insert

Suspension-
H&R Sways 26/22 OR 034 Motorsports RSB only
Koni Str.t Struts
DG Springs
Tyrolsport Deadset Kits: Subframe and Rear

Brakes-
Tyrolsport Brake Stiff Kit -Installed
Stoptech Street Pads -Installed
Centric Cryo treated Blank Rotors -Installed

VAGCOM:
The motherlist of VAGCOM tweaks is found HERE.
Also I have cable now with unlimited VINs if you're in the 805 hit me up.
Gauge Sweep -Installed
Window Key Fob Control -Installed
Seat Belt Chime Disable -Installed
Service Interval set to 7.5k miles -Installed
Auto on/off lights with ignition switch -Installed
Fogs as cornering lights -Installed
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:31 AM   #2
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Sub'd for when you get some pics up

I like that you are staying OEM+. Going beyond stage1 is totally driveable and doable on a daily. I daily my K04.

Looking forward to what you do here.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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Sub'd for when you get some pics up

I like that you are staying OEM+. Going beyond stage1 is totally driveable and doable on a daily. I daily my K04.

Looking forward to what you do here.
No doubt. I'll have to start smog in a couple years and live in CA. So that's really why I'm not wanting to go past stage 1.

Edit: Speaking of which you think engine and tranny mounts is overkill on stage 1? I was also thinking about dogbone.

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Old 12-20-2016, 02:34 PM   #4
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Smoked side markers installed
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:40 PM   #5
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With stock side marker light


With deAutoKey Universal Amber side marker LED


Not sure if you can tell by the photos but stock was almost off white looking which is what the bulb is. deAutoKey LED brought the amber back I was looking for.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:12 PM   #6
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I think street density mounts are good even on stock tune. Have you seen how much movement/play there is when these cars are on a dyno? I mean, it rocks pretty bad. Anything to tighten that up is going to help you lay down more consistent power.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:41 PM   #7
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I think street density mounts are good even on stock tune. Have you seen how much movement/play there is when these cars are on a dyno? I mean, it rocks pretty bad. Anything to tighten that up is going to help you lay down more consistent power.
Added them to the list. Whilst I can wot with a single finger on the steering wheel I know the movement you speak of and hoping it will make my launches smoother.

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Old 12-30-2016, 10:30 PM   #8
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Installed R8 coils and hatch pop kit and new wiper blades.

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Old 12-30-2016, 10:58 PM   #9
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My last pair of wiper blades were rain x beam blades and they weren't very good. Went back to Bosch oem and prefer them alot more.

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Old 01-27-2017, 02:45 AM   #10
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Added a Uniden DFR7 radar detector and hardwire kit. I bought the mini fuse add a circuit then realized i should of bought a regular add a circuit and not the mini. Most people use fuse 41 which are the regular fuses. I had to hunt down my mini fuses to find one that powered on with the ignition. Turns out fuse 2 does this that fits the mini add a circuit.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:07 AM   #11
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Those deAutoKey front amber bulbs look good. Might have to look into a set for mine.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:11 PM   #12
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Aluminum handle installed

Edit: I also just wanted iterate here that this mod is a huge pain in the ass. Not recommended. If you must have it. USE a STRONG magnetic screwdriver and KEEP your key in the lock cylinder so the tumblers and their springs don't go all over the place. Also DON'T do this whole thing on your seat as your battery will die before you're done. Remove old handle and save screw. Take lock cylinder out in a location that will be easy to find tumbler springs should they come out. Put lock cylinder in new handle and replace handle and screw in.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:12 PM   #13
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Replaced rear brakes. I kept telling myself I still got a lil left but back side of brake was already metal to metal.


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Old 04-29-2017, 08:13 PM   #14
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Replaced rear brakes. I kept telling myself I still got a lil left but back side of brake was already metal to metal.


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