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Old 04-19-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Cool My 2011 VW GTI

Purchased from Strong Volkswagen (Salt Lake City, Utah) in Feb of 2011.

2011 Volkswagen GTI
-Carbon Steel Gray Metallic
-6-speed manual transmission
-4-Door w/Navigation & Sunroof
-18" Detroit alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
-Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights
-RNS 315 navigation system with touchscreen
-Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable
-Monster Mats (set of 4) and Heavy Duty Trunk Liner with CarGo Blocks

Performance
-APR Stage 2+ v1.2 ECU Upgrade (Stock, 91 Octane, 93 Octane, 100 Octane) [link]
-Raceland 3" Downpipe (T304 Stainless Steel, Catless, Non-Resonated) [link]
-MRACING Exhaust (Borla Turbo Racing Muffler, T304 Stainless Steel, Powder-coated Black Jack, Quad 3.5" Tips) [link]
-MRACING Cold Air Intake [link]
-MRACING Turbo Outlet Pipe (2.5")
-MRACING Intercooler Piping (2.5")
-MRACING Front Mount Intercooler (Blacked Out, w/OEM IC Delete)
-NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs (2667 // BKR7EIX)
-Audi R8 Red Coil Packs (06E905115E)
-OEM Audi S3 Short Shifter (8J0711046E) [link]
-42 Draft Designs Boost Tap (CNC machined from 6061 aluminum) [link]
-Turbosmart Black 4mm Boost Hose (TS-HV0403-BK)
-Walker Oxygen Sensor (Rear, 250-24699) [link]
-Pierburg Piston Diverter Valve [link]

VAG-COM Tweaks [link]
-Ross-Tech VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN [link]
-Windows Roll Up/Down with Key Fob
-Enabled Fog Lights stay on with High Beams
-Enabled/Disable DRLs from MFD
-Disabled HID DRLs
-Enabled City Lights & Front Bumper Running Lights as DRLs
-Disabled Seatbelt Warning
-Instrument Gauge Cluster Staging (Gauge Sweep)
-Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)
-Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) Strength @ 2
-Standard Tail Lights to LED Tail Lights
+++ Changed Byte 18 from 00 to 1F
-Standard City Lights to LED City Lights (MFD bulb out fix)
+++ Byte 27, check Bit 2 (value = 24)

Lighting
-Philips Ultinon 6000k D1S HID Xenon Bulbs
-Helix Dual Function LED Bulbs (Turn Signals/DRLs) [link]
-Front Smoked Side Markers [link]
-White LED City Lights & Side Markers
-Depo Golf R LED Tail Lights (Dark Cherry Red)
-LED Osram Series Turn Signal Bulbs
-LED License Plate Lamps w/Resistors (Error Free)
-Rear Bumper, Bottom Reflectors, Blacked Out

Exterior
-3M Tint, 35% Front / 5% Rear
-3M DI-NOC Carbon Fiber Vinyl (Matte Finish) B-Pillar Overlays
-Carbon Fiber Rear Exhaust Diffuser
-Carbon Fiber Side Skirts (pending delivery/install) [link]
-Euro Blind Spot Mirrors (Heated) [link]
-GTI Badge + 2.0T Emblem
-Bosch Aerotwin Windshield Wiper Blades (3397118979)

Interior
-NewSouth Performance VentPod [link]
-NewSouth Performance White Boost Gauge (0-30 in hg, 0-30 PSI) [link]
-Lift Wrench Seat Insert Trim (Brushed Stainless Steel w/Red "GTI" Lettering) [link]
-White SMD LED Foot-Well's
-Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector, Red Display
-Escort Hardwire Kit, Sunroof Power/Ground (pending install)
-Escort Visor Clip, Modified
-CruiseCam Short Bar Headrest Camera Mount

Suspension
-H&R Touring Cup Suspension Kit, 1.2" Lowering
-UNIbrace UB (black)
-Eibach Front Sway Bar (26mm, on hard)
-Eibach Rear Sway Bar (23mm, on hard)
-Front Fender Screw Mod

Wheels & Tires
Summer Setup:
-18" Alzor Style 616 Wheels (18" x 8", et45, 23.35lbs, Audi R8 Reps)
-225/40R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Tires (Ultra High Performance Summer)
-Custom Paint // Powder-coated Silk Satin Black
-57.1mm Hubcentric Rings
-OEM VW Center Caps
-OEM VW Lug Bolt Caps

Winter Setup: [link]
-16" Motegi Racing MR116 Wheels (16" x 7", et40, 18.6lbs)
-205/55R16 Yokohama Avid-S Touring Tires (Standard Touring All-Season)
-Gorilla Automotive 72-5710 Wheel Hub Centric Rings
-Gorilla Automotive 17020SD-20 Small Diameter Chrome 5 Lug Kit

Spare Set:
-18" Detroit Alloy Wheels (18" x 7.5", et51, 29.4lbs)
-Anti-Theft Wheel Locks
-225/40R18 Pirelli PZero Nero Tires

What's Next
StopTech Brakes (Slotted Rotors & Pads)
Under Seat Storage Drawers [link, link]

Owner's Log
11/01/2011 - Strange Noise Coming From Front Right Tire/Wheel Area [link]
12/30/2011 - Painted Rear OEM Exhaust Satin Black [link]
02/24/2012 - Accident [link]
04/06/2012 - Got the car back from the body shop after accident
04/11/2012 - APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade [link]
04/12/2012 - New AEM DryFlow Air Filter
04/18/2012 - Unofficial Golf MK6 GTI Downpipe Comparison [link]
04/25/2012 - New Rear Oxygen Sensor Installed
05/03/2012 - Unofficial Golf MK6 GTI Air Intake Comparison [link]
05/03/2012 - Unofficial Golf MK6 GTI ECU Tuning Comparison [link]
05/04/2012 - Unofficial Golf MK6 GTI Intercooler Comparison [link]
05/16/2012 - Which spark plugs to use on the Golf MK6 GTI [link, link]
07/13/2012 - New Summer Wheels/Tires Installed
07/22/2012 - FMIC Installed
07/23/2012 - 15K Full Synthetic Oil Change
08/18/2012 - Summer Wheel/Tire Rotate (Front -> Back)
08/22/2012 - Front OEM GTI Badge Replaced
09/14/2012 - New Suspension Installed (H&R Touring Cup Kit w/Eibach Front & Rear Sway Bars)
10/12/2012 - New Rear Sub-frame Installed (bent from accident)
10/12/2012 - New Front Right Wheel Bearing Installed w/4 Wheel Alignment
10/20/2012 - Winter wheels installed - 17,000 miles
11/29/2012 - New Turbosmart (Black) Boost Gauge Hose Installed
12/18/2012 - Philips 6000k HID Bulbs Installed [link]
12/29/2012 - Depo Golf R LED Tail Lights Installed
01/03/2013 - 20K Maintenance - Full Synthetic Oil Change, 5W-30 @ 19,650 miles
01/03/2013 - 20K Maintenance - New Air Intake Filter @ 19,650 miles
01/16/2013 - Helix Dual Function LED Bulbs Installed
01/17/2013 - New Front Left Wheel Bearing Installed
01/26/2013 - eBay Catback Exhaust Installed @ 20,100 miles
05/01/2013 - New exhaust clamp installed for the catback, also painted the rear section gloss black
07/11/2013 - 25K Maintenance - Full Synthetic Oil Change, 5W-30 @ 24,100 miles
07/11/2013 - Brake Fluid Flush (ATE DOT4 Amber) + Replacement Cabin Air Filter
07/12/2013 - New MRACING Exhaust Installed
07/27/2013 - Tune Up (Spark Plugs + Coil Packs) @ 24,800 miles
07/29/2013 - New Front Windshield Installed
08/17/2013 - New Summer Wheels Installed @ 25,200 miles
08/23/2013 - Four Wheel Alignment @ 25,300 miles
11/01/2013 - Winter Wheels Re-Installed
04/27/2014 - Exhaust Powder-coated Black Jack [link]
04/27/2014 - Summer Wheels Re-Installed @ 28,xxx
09/12/2014 - 30K Maintenance - Full Synthetic Oil Change, 5W-30 @ 29,979 miles
09/12/2014 - 30K Maintenance - New ECS Tuning Magnetic Oil Drain Plug
09/12/2014 - 30K Maintenance - New Cabin Air Filter
09/20/2014 - 30K Maintenance - New Air Intake Filter @ 30,090
09/20/2014 - New Pierburg Piston Diverter Valve Installed @ 30,090 [link1], [link]
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Antitheft wheel locks is such a sweet mod!
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Yeah... it's about damn time! LOL!

My sig was getting too long and I needed a place to offload all of this info.

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Antitheft wheel locks is such a sweet mod!
OEM FTW!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #5
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how are your phillips 6000k looking? I have morimotos in mine and have tried ijdmtoy's one but they both give be a tint of green.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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how are your phillips 6000k looking? I have morimotos in mine and have tried ijdmtoy's one but they both give be a tint of green.
They look and operate as expected. I've always used 6000K in my HID's and nothing appears to be out of the ordinary.
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Alright good to hear. I've already tried two sets of 6000k HIDs and they look white straight on, but give off a greeny/blue. Planning to purchase ultinons as the final straw. Where did you get yours?
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How do you like your blue tinted blind spot mirrors? Does it look off in darkness? How was the fitment? OEM blind-spot mirrors are easily double the price of the ones you linked to in your intro thread. Would love to see some pics or hear some comments. Nice build!
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