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Old 08-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hello everybody. So I decided it was time to put my car on the map and run down the mods I have done so far. I got my TDI about a month ago, it currently has 4k miles on it, and right off the bat I began modding. I came from a TDI jetta that was rear ended and totaled. I got the Golf and have loved it ever since. Please see the pics below and feel free to comment. I will be keeping this post up to date as I make changes to the car.

The Car: 2012 Golf TDI 4-door, Graphite Metallic Blue, Tech Package.

First mod:
Gotta get the blacked out side markers. The orange stock ones look so out of place! Got these from Parts4euro. I ran the same company on my Jetta and they looked blacker and darker than any others. Also they came with free orange LED bulbs!
LINK HERE: http://www.parts4euro.com/DCShop/pro...d59292923d190a
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After:


Second Mod:
Along with that order from Parts4euro, I got the blacked out emblems. The front was surprisingly hard to change, but with some beers and effort, it came out very nice.



Third Mod:
I had heard great things about the Diesel Geek short throw shifter and since I had a 6 speed, I went for it! The shifter is amazing and I highly recommend getting one! The parts look amazing. I haven't taken any pictures of it yet, but I will next time I'm under the hood and I will post them.

Fourth Mod:
I just HAD to get the thing low. I have a good friend that runs K-sport coilovers and I was a big fan of his ride height and ride quality. I went then the newest edition k-sport coilovers. I was surprised, and glad, to see that the TDI runs the same 55mm shaft as a Golf R. Here they coils are after the arrived:


Here is some pics with them freshly installed. In this pic they still haven't settled yet. You will see the car get a bit lower throughout this thread lol. Also you will notice that I have installed my roof rack and bike holders. I have purchased a Thule fairing that I will be throwing on there as well.




Fifth Mod:
These havent been installed yet, but I have always wanted more diesel sound out of my TDI. I bit the bullet and ordered a DPF delete pipe (downpipe) from Rawtek performance. I have to tell you guys this is an extremely well made piece. Its expensive, but worth it! This will be going on shortly along with Malone Stage 2 tuning with DPF delete. I also have a Performance Diesel Engineering exhaust to attach to the downpipe. Below is a pic of the Straight pipe and links to both pipe and exhaust.

Links: http://www.rawtekinc.com/TDI%20Downpipe.html
http://performance-diesel.com/index....products_id=16

Sixth Mod:
This is something special I decided to do. I was planning on at first doing black Vinyl on the roof. Then, I stumbled upon this decal for the rear emblem from a company called Klii Motorwerkes.

I loved the design and ordered it. I then got the idea of doing this whole pattern for the roof of the car. I spoke with the owner of Klii and he couldn't have been more helpful. He creates and prints his own designs. I had him expand out the pattern a bit so it didn't look as busy. It was expensive, but when Klii sent me a picture the other day of the product as it was curing, I think it is well worth it! I am looking forward to getting this in the mail in the next week!


Seventh Mod:
I was drooling over these much too long and decided to order. Yes, they are the vacar reps. I couldn't bring myself to spending $700+ dollars on tail lights. So far, with a little trimming up of the tabs and adjustment screws on these lights, they came to a very good fitment! I love they way they look and couldn't be happier.




Well that's it for now folks! I will be getting the vinyl on next, then its off to my mechanic friend for a week so he can install the downpipe while I ship out the ECM for programming from Malone. Then wheels and tires!

Stay tuned for new updates!

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Old 08-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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dude this is awesome, thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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I'd like some info on that downpipe.... did you notice a lot of performance increases? How about every day drivability and or issues?
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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I'd like some info on that downpipe.... did you notice a lot of performance increases? How about every day drivability and or issues?
Thanks for the comments. I haven't installed the downpipe yet. In a couple of weeks when I can plan to be without it for a week or so..
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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Awesome thread! You have a jump start on the goals for my car, I'll be checking this a lot, and when you get that down pipe and tune in, VIDEOS please! Also a consideration for your exhaust, if you haven't ordered the Performance one yet, I would say wait. Reason being, the engines are quiet even straight piped. My idea is first doing a straight pipe as long as the engine will not be harmed to hear it. The if it's too loud or raspy, I'm going to add a small resonator, not muffler. In addition, I'm doing a pipe diameter from 2.5" to 3" with a custon ISIS tip at the rear, or a side pipe.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #7
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Awesome thread! You have a jump start on the goals for my car, I'll be checking this a lot, and when you get that down pipe and tune in, VIDEOS please! Also a consideration for your exhaust, if you haven't ordered the Performance one yet, I would say wait. Reason being, the engines are quiet even straight piped. My idea is first doing a straight pipe as long as the engine will not be harmed to hear it. The if it's too loud or raspy, I'm going to add a small resonator, not muffler. In addition, I'm doing a pipe diameter from 2.5" to 3" with a custon ISIS tip at the rear, or a side pipe.
Thanks man. I have the downpipe which is a 3". I then have a straight pipe from DPE that has a resonator on it. I plan on putting it on how it is now and seeing how loud it is, then removing the res to see what differences there are. Of course I will take videos with my gopro!
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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This is how she is sitting today.. The second pic is most recent.. she sinks a tad every day as the coilovers settle.

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Old 08-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Shame on your for not posting the obligatory pic of your MKV! Secondly, I'm shocked and saddened that the yellow fog bulbs I gave your didn't count as a mod.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #10
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #12
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Shame on your for not posting the obligatory pic of your MKV! Secondly, I'm shocked and saddened that the yellow fog bulbs I gave your didn't count as a mod.
Here you go smithers. And yes, thank you for the yellow fog bulbs. Forgot about those.



And my old jetta..


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Old 08-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
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