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Old 04-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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CarniifeX Chronicles: '14 Wolfsburg

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the build page for my 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI Wolfsburg Edition.

Ever since early high school, when I saw a few of the seniors at the time had some slightly modded Mk4 GTI's as well as a Mk4 GLI, I knew I was going to own one. There was just something about it's simple yet elegant design that drew me in. So, after driving around a 2000 Ford Taurus throughout high school and my early college years, I decided that it was time to treat myself to the car that I wanted. After working hard and saving up enough money I bought myself a 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L. I thought it was the coolest sounding car ever!

After going to local meets and cruises, I realized this little Golf just wasn't going to cut. I've been a car-guy since I was a child helping my grandfather build his race cars. I needed something 'more'. So one day I went to the dealership in my Golf, and there under it's wrapping was a brand spanking new 2014 GTI. I just had to have it. It's what I wanted, and I bought it. I could not have been more joyous exiting the dealership lot. I had achieved my goal of owning a car I had sought after.

Naturally, being the car guy that I was, the mods came soon after. I'll let you follow along as I continue to build my car to my perfect daily driving machine.

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2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4-Door DSG
Wolfsburg Edition
Candy White










Engine + Transmission

034 Motorsport Billet Aluminum Dogbone Insert (@ 32,500 miles)
034 Motorsport Billet Aluminum Dogbone Mount (@37,500 miles)
034 Motorsport Street Density Engine & Transmission Mount Kit (@ 32,500 miles)
COBB Tuning AccessPort V3 (Stage 2) (@ 36,500 miles)
COBB Tuning Cold Air Intake System (36,500 miles)
Fluidampr Crankshaft Damper/Pulley (32,700 miles)
Go Fast Bits DV+ (@ 5,900 miles)
ECS Tuning TSI Baffled Oil Catch Can System (37,000 miles)
NEUSPEED Billet Aluminum DSG Filter Housing (@ 40,000 miles)
NEUSPEED Front Mount Intercooler (@ 17,200 miles)
NEUSPEED HI-FLO Air Charge Pipe (@ 16,300 miles)
NEUSPEED HI-FLO Turbo Discharge Pipe (@ 4,000 miles)
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs BKR7EIX (@ 13,200 miles)
OEM Soundaktor Delete (@ 400 miles)
OEM Audi R8 Coil Packs (@ 5,800 miles)
Unitronic Turbo-Back Exhaust System (@ 21,000 miles)


Exterior

3M Color Stable Tint 25% (@ 400 miles)
Candy White Color Matched Bumper Plugs (@ 600 miles)
Candy White Color Matched Side Markers (@ 1000 miles)
deAutoKey LED Headlight Turn Signal Bulbs (@ 21,000 miles]
deAutoKey LED Taillight Turn Signal Bulbs (@ 12,300 miles)
ECS Street Shield Aluminum Skid Plate (@ 32,700 miles)
Höen XenonMatch Fog Lights (@35,000 miles)
KillAllWipers Flush Wiper Delete Kit (@ 33,800 miles)
OEM Aspherical (Blind Spot) Mirrors (@ 32,500 miles)
OEM Black Coolant Cap (@ 18,700 miles)
OEM Black Washer Fluid Cap (@ 15,650 miles)
OEM European Front Lip (@ 4,900 miles)
OEM Golf R European LED Tail Lights w/ Rear Fog (@ 15,500 miles)
OEM Golf R Side Skirts (@ 23,000 miles)
OEM Xenon LED Headlights (@ 14,800 miles)
XPEL Headlight Protection Film (@ 20,500 miles)


Interior

Black Forest Industries Heavy-Weight Air Leather DS.02DG Shift Knob (@ 37,500 miles)
deAutoKey LED Interior Kit w/ Red Footwell Lights (@ 400 miles)
DoubleApex Aluminum DSG Shift Paddles (Black) (@ 37,500 miles)
DoubleApex USB Charging Kit (@ 450 miles)
GTI Seat Lever Inserts (@ 600 miles)
OEM Aluminum Glove Box Handle (@ 5,900 miles)
OEM Door Warning/Puddle LED Lights (@ 13,200 miles)
OEM European Cup Holder w/ Aluminum Bottle Opener (@ 14,000 miles)
OEM European Headlight Switch (@ 14,500 miles)
OEM RNS-510 Navigation Unit (@ 29,000 miles)
OEM Underseat Drawers (@ 13,500 miles)


Brakes / Chassis / Suspension / Wheels

Adams Rotors - AR Drag 1 / F 345x30 / R 272x10 (36,000 miles)
Euro Sport Accessories Rear X-Brace Stress Bar (@ 37,500 miles)
Koni 1150-1 Coilover Kit (@ 5,100 miles)
NEUSPEED Front Anti-Sway Bar - 25mm (@ 32,500 miles)
NEUSPEED Rear Anti-Sway Bar - 25mm (@ 21,500 miles)
NEUSPEED RSe10 18x8.5 ET45 - Hyper Black (@ 26,000 miles)
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40/18 (@ 31,000 miles)
OEM MkV R32 Front Brake Calipers (36,000 miles)
StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads (36,000 miles)
TyrolSport Brake Caliper Stiffening Kit (@ 36,000 miles)
TyrolSport DeadSet Rigid Subframe Collar Kit (@ 27,000 miles)
TyrolSport Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (36,000 miles)
Whiteline Heavy-Duty Adjustable Front Endlinks (@ 33,200 miles)
Whiteline Heavy-Duty Adjustable Rear Endlinks (@33,900 miles)


Plans/Wishlist

Euro Sport Accessories Upper Front Stress Bar
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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The day I bought it at the dealer!

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Swapped out my OEM Serrons for a set of OEM Lagunas

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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Just got back from Fresh Window Tint. Went with 3M Color Stable film all the way around at 25%


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Plan on getting my rear sway bar on tomorrow morning. I'll update the thread as much as possible.
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Dropping off my side markers to get color matched on Monday.

RCD-510 goes in on Tuesday as well.

Excited. The upgrade from the Golf interior to the GTI interior is leaps and bounds better.
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Nice. I have 3M stable on mine too and Unitronic stage 1 and stage 1 DSG.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:42 AM   #9
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Nice. I have 3M stable on mine too and Unitronic stage 1 and stage 1 DSG.

Have you had any problems with the tune?

I bought an extended warranty for peace of mind.

I'm getting the Uni intake soon but idk about a tune just yet.
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How much did you pay for the tint?
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$200 cash for the tint
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Deng that's a good price for color stable!

Shops in my area wanted $300 for all around tint, not including windshield.
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$200 cash for the tint
I paid the same for mine in Sherman Oaks.

I love the tune, the car is faster and hasn't lost its drivability and low end torque. The DSG tune is worth it too. I have a 13 Wolfburg.
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I paid the same for mine in Sherman Oaks.

I love the tune, the car is faster and hasn't lost its drivability and low end torque. The DSG tune is worth it too. I have a 13 Wolfburg.
Awesome. Do you worry about long-term effects?
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