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Old 05-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Sport Wagen.....

Hello all.

Last year i took delivery of a 2012 Tiguan S 6mt and love it. Platform wise its the same as an mkv I'm told so we have a lot in common. Anyway i have a build thread on vortex and the crowds a little older and more conservative so i figured i'd join over here since I'm always looking anyway. Here's my progress up until now, i should have my air ride on with in the next week or two im just waiting for a replacement set of lca's from Dorbritz design.















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Old 05-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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awesome man. i drove one of these the other day as my wife is interested in them and i loved it. really punchy like the GTI but so smooth, ride wise, etc.. i can't believe you found one with a stick! well done
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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I would really consider getting one with DSG and retrofitting a GTI wheel with paddles.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Same one as above... One of our guys here has this one.

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:35 AM   #8
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What was it that you had hanging and looked like you were painting? Was it the window trim? I always thought the trim was a little greyish and would look good a nice black... did you paint it? before/after photo closeups?
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #10
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Is your Tiguan fwd drive or awd wheel drive.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #11
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awesome man. i drove one of these the other day as my wife is interested in them and i loved it. really punchy like the GTI but so smooth, ride wise, etc.. i can't believe you found one with a stick! well done
Thanks i love it, Ive had a few GTI's and this is so much more convienent for the day to day haul. Luckily it only took two weeks for my local dealership to track one down. Im told that world wide production is less then one percent but im not sure how accurate that figure is.

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I would really consider getting one with DSG and retrofitting a GTI wheel with paddles.
European models only till we bring the production stateside for 2015

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Same one as above... One of our guys here has this one.

DT's truck is serous i would have love to have seen it at sowo but i couldnt make it this year.

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What was it that you had hanging and looked like you were painting? Was it the window trim? I always thought the trim was a little greyish and would look good a nice black... did you paint it? before/after photo closeups?
Those are the horizontal slats from the front grill. The side window trim is grayish its very distinctve against the black paint, it just drinks "back to black" im going to try vinyl wrapping it.

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Is your Tiguan fwd drive or awd wheel drive.
Front, The "S" is the only model available with 6mt and its only option is a sun roof.

Everyone else thank you for the kind words, hopefully it wont take much to get the sub frame to lay.


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Swoops did an solid job.

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:19 AM   #12
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So you're trying to lower it more?
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #13
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So you're trying to lower it more?
Only eight and a half inches ....
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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Started laying the trunk out this afternoon, after stairing for a while I decided a simple install wont due and came up with a pretty interesting design (imo). Monday Hopefully Will at Bag Riders can help me out with an aditional compressor , and a few other things i need. Msc Direct has really fast and free shipping with a purchase over 100$ and they will be fulfilling all my hardline needs.

The setup
3/8 Stainless Hard Lines all around
Avs water traps
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