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Old 10-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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'12 Black Pearl Autobahn GTI - Mmmmmmm...



09/09/11 - Copped a 2012 Black Pearl Autobahn GTI for my 25th birthday.

09/26/11 - Tinted Windows - 35% front, 20% back


10/06/11 - Added more HP


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I'll follow up with more pictures, and etc.,.

Also, contemplating getting new wheels, at the same time I do like the Serrons.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Yikes

Those wheels need to go.........fugly
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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Those wheels need to go.........fugly


Ha! Don't listen to this guy. Nice wheels. Makes the car look updated. Not just another regular old GTI!

Nice car.
Enjoy!
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #4
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Those wheels look soooo out of place on these cars...I just can't get my hands around them. You would be wise to add new wheels to your to-do list. You've got yourself off to a great start, though. Just help yourself to some better shoes.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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Ha! Don't listen to this guy. Nice wheels. Makes the car look updated. Not just another regular old GTI!

Nice car.
Enjoy!
Gotta say I very much agree. I don't really like the Detroits because it reminds me of giant ninja stars, also the serrons do stand out a lot more. I may look into bbs or volks. I just got a huge bonus check, so we'll see.


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Old 10-10-2011, 08:43 PM   #6
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I'm still holding judgement on the wheels till i seem em with a drop. imho, im thinking they MAY look better than the detroits... when the car is lowered.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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I'm still holding judgement on the wheels till i seem em with a drop. imho, im thinking they MAY look better than the detroits... when the car is lowered.
I think people hate on the Detroits because they see them all the time. Im partial to the Detroits.

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Old 10-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #8
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Get your Koni coils first and then judge the wheels. I think they will look good with the car a bit lower and a set of 10mm spacers on the rear.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:04 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure I'm just going to lower the car enough to cover that gap. The reason why I chose Koni was the ride comfort mainly on the San Francisco shitty roads.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:12 PM   #10
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I don't mind the Serrons one bit. They also look alot better in person.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:30 PM   #11
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Nice ride! Looks... familiar.... somehow....

Except I got mine for my 40th birthday.

I also like the Serrons... but I agree with you the BBS or Volks look good too.

Tint looks clean... Been trying to convince my wife on tint, maybe I will show her that photo to give her an idea what it will look like. Can't complain too much, she's fine with all the performance mods, she just cares what she looks like in the passenger seat.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:20 AM   #12
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Nice ride! Looks... familiar.... somehow....
I see what you did there

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Except I got mine for my 40th birthday.

I also like the Serrons... but I agree with you the BBS or Volks look good too.

Tint looks clean... Been trying to convince my wife on tint, maybe I will show her that photo to give her an idea what it will look like. Can't complain too much, she's fine with all the performance mods, she just cares what she looks like in the passenger seat.
Aside from aesthetics, its nice to have regulated temperature for someone like my mom. Having the rear windshield tinted is also good for me because of my dog who usually likes to hang out in the trunk.

The best thing is that whenever people are driving on the freeway at night, the beams don't bother you as much. (Also, the main reason why I'm getting tinted mirrors).

If you live near the south bay san mateo area, you can check out
http://www.yelp.com/biz/best-image-san-mateo. Paid 160 for 7 windows, but you can say you called in a week before, and they quoted you 130 for 7 windows :P
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:37 AM   #13
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I see what you did there



Aside from aesthetics, its nice to have regulated temperature for someone like my mom. Having the rear windshield tinted is also good for me because of my dog who usually likes to hang out in the trunk.

The best thing is that whenever people are driving on the freeway at night, the beams don't bother you as much. (Also, the main reason why I'm getting tinted mirrors).

If you live near the south bay san mateo area, you can check out
http://www.yelp.com/biz/best-image-san-mateo. Paid 160 for 7 windows, but you can say you called in a week before, and they quoted you 130 for 7 windows :P
My wife is goldilocks, she's always too hot or too cold, so maybe the infrared shielding and temp reg will help me convince her. I hate lights at night too, didnt think about the rear tint for that. I am planning to get those blue tinted asphericals at some point to help with that. I love my HIDs but I hate when someone sits in my left side mirror with them in traffic!
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:52 AM   #14
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Golf R LED Tail Lights:


Installed the Tinted Side Markers, and tinted blue side mirrors; no pics yet.

Decided to keep my car pretty much stock. Lost my DD last week, so I'm going to have to buy a new one.
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