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Old 05-31-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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Intro to me

My name's Will. Lived in New England all my life. Avid hiker and amateur wrestling coach at the HS level. I work in Biotechnology and love to be hands-on with things, but this will be the first car I will do mods to largely by myself.

Past VAG rides: B6 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro, B5 Passat V6, Mk3 Jetta Wolfburg

My Mk6
Bought used 2011 2dr GTI 6-speed back in March 2015, this was my only vehicle when i bought the thing. Sold my A4 after having a string of costly repairs that came up together. This GTI looked good when I bought it, but over time i noticed imperfections on exterior that i get to fix over this summer. More on that later I suppose.

If you want to play the "Whats the weirdest thing you found in your Mk6" game, I have a contender for you all.... Fun story about the test drive - Took the thing for a spin, twice. second time i pull into a grocery store parking lot to look the exterior a bit better and decided to look under the hood to see what I was playing with. This is that I found:

Yep. That's a possum wedged in there. It was dead. When I bought the car we had just received our last bad snowstorm of the winter, so I rationalized that when they were plowing the lot they fired this thing up to get all the snow out of the way, and this thing came along and found a warm place to sleep and got stuck.

I asked the dealer to remove the thing for me before buying - made sure they didn't charge me for it The guy who removed it said it was huge (2+ feet). No, I didn't keep the memento. But, I figured if vermin extermination was an unadvertised feature of the car it was worth buying the car.

When bought:
.: Approx. 59,000 miles
.: "Clean CarFax" (I am a skeptic and cynic with regard to these services...)
.: 18" Detroits - rashed like a mofo; mounted with Dunlops
.: Carbon Steel Gray Exterior, Interlagos interior
.: RCD315 radio



Mods done:

.: WHEELS: Enkei TSP6 17" wheels, Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 225/45ZR17

Interior:
.: BFI shift knob
.: Hardwired Valentine One with windshield mount.
.: GTI seat handle inlays
.: Bluetooth module bracket and plastic cover (This)
.: Trunk LED upgrade
.: Under seat trays (OEM) (Link)
.: P3Cars Multi-gauge (left vent)
.: Klii motorwerkes German flag steering wheel badge insert
.: RNS510 radio
.: Backseat window shades (OEM)
.: OEM Rear window shade, imported from UK
.: Shift boot swap, bought from ingear designs.

Suspension:
.: Static --> VWR Sport springs and Koni orange struts (front/rear)

Exterior:
.: White painted Front Emblem
.: White painted rear emblem
.: Klii motorwerkes rear badge insert (colormatch)
.: OEM style grille, silver stripes and german flag emblem
.: Custom Europlate "PSSM KLLR", front mounted (Rear plate also around - may put on when at shows, etc..)
.: Towhook licence plate mount
.: Aspherical, heated, blue tinted sideview mirrors
.: USP hatch pop kit
.: Front lip/valence, colormatched

Lighting:
.: Lamin-X film on fogs (CLEAR)
.: "clear" side markers (They're white in color, with orange LEDs)
.: Helix-style sequential LED mirror signals
.: DEPO Golf R LED Tails, Dark Cherry

Engine:
.: APR Carbonio Stage 1 & 2 Intake
.: Soundaktor delete
.: R8 Coils
.: NGK platinum spark plugs (PFR7S8EG)

Exhaust:
.: No mods to date

VCDS:
.: gauge sweep
.: city lights disabled for side markers
.: seatbelt chime disabled
.: steering wheel mute button
.: MFI DRL disable



Planned / Possible / Future Mods, in order of interest/priority:
.: Unibrace XB (Purchased, not installed)
.: CiM Center vent Boost Gauge
.: Spulen Catch Can
.: UM Stage 1 tune, assuming they make it a formality on their website that they can tune a TSI
.: Exhaust (Thinking Eurojet TBE)
.: K04
.: Winter wheels - Steelies or something cheap
.: Window tinting to maximum allowable level in my state or more...
.: VCDS things.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:25 PM   #2
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how bad is this rash on my Detroits? you tell me...

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Old 06-01-2015, 03:52 PM   #3
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how bad is this rash on my Detroits? you tell me...

lol they look like all detroits ive seen
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #4
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Last week had these mounted:





Enkei TSP6 17"x8 in GUNMETAL, with Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 225/45ZR17's

Thanks to Sonny from TireRack for his help with this - had to be special ordered from Enkei.

Buddy of mine says I should do coilovers to lower by an inch or so to eliminate the wheel gap.. maybe next summer?
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:58 PM   #5
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Now you just need to lower that baby...
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:40 PM   #6
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Now you just need to lower that baby...
I can see the asthetic of that but not practical with the winter driving I am forced to do on days I need to report to work. Makes me miss my A4 Quattro, until I remember the bill to fix that sucker.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:49 AM   #7
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Though I may just suck it up and do coilovers... i am gonna stew on this for a while.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:24 PM   #8
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Suspension to-do/wishlist (no certain order)

- Bilstein PSS coilovers
- Unibrace xB
- ??? RSB (will need to research this one a bit...)

Any recommendations on RSB options? might go pre-owned since its a hidden piece of metal...
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if youre just going to do the rsb and not the matching fsb then go smaller like the 24mm whiteline. otherwise it'll be too aggressive.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:35 PM   #10
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if youre just going to do the rsb and not the matching fsb then go smaller like the 24mm whiteline. otherwise it'll be too aggressive.
I was told a FSB would not be worth doing - it makes sens to me but could you confirm that it wouldn't add value?
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:03 PM   #11
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I did this a while back:



flat white to go with the plasdtidipped GTI lettering. I intend to repaint those instead of leaving them dipped, but that's a fall project.

I also will be adding some white to the front grille and emblem. top secret shit for now.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:53 AM   #12
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so, to go with this:


I did this:


done by hand using white touch paint. worth it but was a PITA.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:29 PM   #13
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Why is the front badge upside-down?
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:28 PM   #14
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Why is the front badge upside-down?
Because I like the way it looks. and because I can.
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