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Old 06-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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My .:R Journal

My 2012 .:R arrived yesterday ! Decided to start a journal as I mod it !

... I had a black 2010 GTI previously and got her APR stage 2+, BSH Race Intake, APR Intercooler, SPM Downpipe ! - loved this set up ! Also she was running lower with Eibach Sportlines on Koni "yellows", wearing Enkei Fujin 17" wrapped with Hankook Ventus V12's ...

Then I stumbled across this .:R ...



2012 with 9,500mi ... previous owner was into modding ! Bought her with APR Stage 1, VWR Intake, VW Motorsport 18's !

So the GTI went back to stock for a trade and now I am a proud .:R owner !


MODS TO-DATE :

APR 2+
Neuspeed CAI
Neuspeed TB Pipe
APR FMIC
APR RFD
SPM DP (shitty DP mount broke, it was stupid R&D to stamp their name there)
19" Neuspeed RSe14 black (two powder coated black by Allcoat in Kingman, looks better than the two black ones I bought new!)
Hankook Ventus V12
Diesel Geek SS
Racesegg Slammer Shift knob (hottest thing I have ever touched)
p3cars
Cool etektuning.com stickers (adds lots of HP!, just ask Leo)
Painted emblems (adds street cred, ask all of the ricers in town)

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Old 06-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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First off I'd like to go over my impressions thus far. The .:R is fast and powerful !, the GTI was a DSG so I was quicker from the line, but I feel that this .:R would have eaten my last set up !

I do miss paddle shifting and I need to get more practice at real manual shifting. Even though I live in the desert and hated all the dust on my black car, I think I like the black over the white.

I really love the looks of the .:R over the GTI. Washed her yesterday and drying the bumper was a cinch ! I really hated cleaning the honeycomb grill !

The interior of the .:R has its goods and bads, I love the seats ! They feel lot more supportive (actually harder to get out because they are so bolstered). The navigation is awesome ! Lots better than my RCD 510. I don't know if I'm fond of the blue needles on the cluster, and I really don't like the silver accents to the door panals, I perfered the GTI's.

All in all I love the .:R, going to miss the GTI, but I feel she will be a distant memory soon.



All the mods so far she go pretty damn fast !


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Old 06-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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More photo's from the dealership





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Old 06-20-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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Also when I first got her in, I had swapped out the p3cars interface ... looks great in the .:R ... I really need to work on my 0-60 times ... my last setup in the GTI rocked this !


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Old 06-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Putting some old conti's on my 17" Enkei Fujins right now, I want to see how they look on my .:R stock height, I think I'm going to like black wheels on the CW
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Fujins went on and damn that's a tight squeeze between my calipers and my wheel weight ! About a women's pubic hair of a space (dunno if the mods will ban me if I use the other word)



Got dooped on shitty powdercoat job ... the guy covered it up with paint !

Well this is how it looks today




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Old 06-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #10
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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sex on wheels...

*1st mod idea* colormatch those ugly orange side markers
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #12
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*1st mod idea* colormatch those ugly orange side markers
Hells yeah she is
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #13
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Pic of the engine bay, I missed the cover on my GTI ... going to wait to get her a cover later. Only mods I like to do at this moment is to make her lighter / faster !



How the engine bay looks now with a cover !


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Old 06-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #14
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ride R, I also have 17" enkei Fujins. Love em.. funny that u barely clear ur brakes damn dude
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