GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Volkswagen GTI / Golf Topics > Member Car Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
eneubauer
FIA GT Champion
 
eneubauer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VW Golf 2.5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,238
Graphite Blue 2.5 build

Bought the car march of 2010 after always wanting a vw golf/gti as a kid. Would have gone GTI but wasnt sure If i could afford it or not fresh out of college.
the day i picked it up


I unfortunatley drove it like that for about a year (what was i thinking )

Finally the mod bug hit after i got my windows tinted and picked up a set of 16" rial portos (got them for 200 bucks so couldnt pass it up)


After looking around the forum i decided my next mod would be red footwell lights. after buying the bulbs i than realized... 2.5ls don't have footwell lights so i came up with my own way to get the look with some red neon tubes. I know it sounds like some serious rice but it looks just like everyones red footwell lights and I have gotten many compliments on it heres the link for anyone wanting to do it also http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27321



up next on the list was plasti dipping the emblems and while i was at it decided to try the sidemarkers before i went and dropped the money for color matched to see if i could save some $




And for now I think the sidemarkers blend well enough with my color so ill keep it



Next on the list laminx on my tails. to me The golf R tails look good but really not worth the money right now So this was a cheap quick way to kind of spruce up the rear end also debadged to while i was back there



After taking these picture I realized it was time to start researching some sort of a drop I knew coils were out of the question for now just based on price so i needed to pick a set of springs. ended up going with the eibach sportlines and couldnt be happier, rides great and in my opinion perfect drop for now

before

after

before

after

Last couple little things ive done
got some decals from decalbay.com

and also put in an rcd-510 stereo to replace the base model one

I am picking up a gti cat back this week and am on the hunt for a rear valence for the swap also so that will be the addition.

Let me know what you guys think shes still a work in progress but shes getting there
__________________
My build thread
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31065[/center]

Last edited by eneubauer; 05-08-2012 at 07:48 PM.
eneubauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
PrittyCool
FIA World Rally Car Newbie
 
PrittyCool's Avatar
 
Drives: CW 2.5
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Socal
Posts: 431
nice 2.5.

A lot of little subtle mods.

The GTI catback and a nice set of 17's or 18's and you'll be set.
PrittyCool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
OverTimer
Formula 5000 Champion
 
OverTimer's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 PG GLI Autobahn DSG
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Uniontown
Posts: 2,598
Send a message via Yahoo to OverTimer
Good color choice. Not loving the front badge.
OverTimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
eneubauer
FIA GT Champion
 
eneubauer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VW Golf 2.5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,238
thanks man, yea ive been planning on taking it off always just forget maybe this week some time
__________________
My build thread
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31065[/center]
eneubauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 04:17 AM   #5
rc0224
FIA GT Newbie
 
rc0224's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 MKVI Golf 2.5L 5-Doors DBP
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 850
nice mods so far, I was going to do footwell light too and found out we dont have any...put that off for now and maybe do the oem one wiring in the near future if possible

Keep up the good work !!!
__________________
APR Carbonio Intake | Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser | GTI AWE Catback | Vortex Rear Spoiler | RG Front Lip | Osir Side Skirts w/ Carbon Fiber Inserts | OEM Tinted R LED Tail
H&R Street Performance Coilovers | APR 27mm RSB
Black Replica LED Headlight | Avant Garde M310 G/M (Continental DWS)
rc0224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
Nimche
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: '13 Golf.:R
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 945
I see you did some nice work to the 2.5
Keep it up
__________________
Drive craziness!
Nimche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 12:12 AM   #7
eneubauer
FIA GT Champion
 
eneubauer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VW Golf 2.5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,238
Thanks man it's definitely a work in progress unfortunately mods are gonna slow down after the GTI catback just started grad school and I'm paying for it upfront to not deal with more loans but I'm sure some other things will be added as I get some extra cash here and there
__________________
My build thread
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31065[/center]
eneubauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 12:56 AM   #8
Thumper
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Drives: 15 Audi S3/'15 Audi S4/'15 328dx SW
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Evans, CO
Posts: 3,477
Glad you lowered it, that wheel gap was killing me.

Some nice mods there, subtle but really changes it around.
__________________
2012 GTI 4dr Black Pearl 6spd w/Xenons - Check out my Build thread "The Wraith" - SOLD
2015 Misano Red S3 w/Sport Pack
2015 Sepang Blue S4 S-Tronic | ADS
2015 Alpine White BMW 328dX Touring M-Sport
Thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
eneubauer
FIA GT Champion
 
eneubauer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VW Golf 2.5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,238
thanks man i aqppreciate it that wheel gap was pretty awful glad i finally got smart and listened to peoples advise should have been number one on the list

a while back i ordered a gti grill on ebay from china and finally decided id put it on to see how it looked. before i did that though i popped out the red stripes and emblem and got to plastidipping.








Its dark so i really couldnt get a good feel if i like it or not it might be a mod that will be short lived or maybe ill try doing the stripes a different color or maybe leave them red. But idk i dont want to impersonate a gti even more after the rear end swap goes on
__________________
My build thread
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31065[/center]

Last edited by eneubauer; 01-28-2012 at 02:49 PM.
eneubauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #10
eneubauer
FIA GT Champion
 
eneubauer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VW Golf 2.5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,238
Well thanks to P1NDLESK1N I was able to pick up my GTI catback today so pumped, while there he also did my first vagcom tweak which is the key fob windows up and down pretty sweet cant wait till summer for it to be put to use. I stopped by donaldsons vw to see how much it would be for a new gti valence does 140 sound crazy? i might wait till i can find one a bit cheaper but idk how long ill be able to wait.

__________________
My build thread
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31065[/center]
eneubauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
J-Cooz
Formula 3000 Driver
 
J-Cooz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Golf Sportline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 3,593
I would shop around online and try to find the valence cheaper. That seems like a lot for just a piece of plastic. Car looks good man!
J-Cooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
rc0224
FIA GT Newbie
 
rc0224's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 MKVI Golf 2.5L 5-Doors DBP
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 850
looking nice, also do you hv any problem getting to gti upper grill to fit properly onto the car, maybe a day light shot =D
__________________
APR Carbonio Intake | Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser | GTI AWE Catback | Vortex Rear Spoiler | RG Front Lip | Osir Side Skirts w/ Carbon Fiber Inserts | OEM Tinted R LED Tail
H&R Street Performance Coilovers | APR 27mm RSB
Black Replica LED Headlight | Avant Garde M310 G/M (Continental DWS)
rc0224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #13
eneubauer
FIA GT Champion
 
eneubauer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VW Golf 2.5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,238
I trimmed off the Lower clips it fits ok definitely not perfect though but I don't think anyone else would notice it other than myself
__________________
My build thread
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31065[/center]
eneubauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #14
PrittyCool
FIA World Rally Car Newbie
 
PrittyCool's Avatar
 
Drives: CW 2.5
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Socal
Posts: 431
The front looks great! The car is coming along nicely
PrittyCool is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.