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Old 08-26-2015, 11:42 PM   #1
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2010 Golf 2.5L 2DR

5-SPD Manual

Candy White


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ENGINE / TRANSMISSION

APR Carbonio Intake

K&N Breather Filter

Bosch Double Platinum Sparkplugs

Beetle 2.5L Engine Cover

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EXTERIOR

Golf R Front End Conversion

Golf R Carbon Fiber Lip

Dark Cherry Red Golf R Euro LED Tail Lights

deAutoKey Reverse LED Bulbs

Debadged Rear Emblem

Rolled Fenders All Around

Carbon Fiber Mirrors

Helix Depo LED Headlights

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INTERIOR

OEM VW RCD510

DoubleApex USB Charging Kit

OEM Chrome Euroswitch

OEM Euro Cup Holder w/ Aluminum Bottle Opener

Golf Seat Lever Inserts

deAutoKey LED Interior Light Kit

Aluminum 5pc Pedal Set

OEM Euro Golf R / Scirocco MFSW

Carbon Fiber Wrapped Interior Trim

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BRAKES / SUSPENSION / WHEELS

Mercedes Alphards 18x8.5 / 18x9.5

Nankang Noble Sport 215/40s

Airlift Slam Series Front & Rear Bags

Autopilot V2 Management

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PLANS / WISHLIST

Golf R Front Lip

Integrated Engineering SRI Manifold / Power Kit

United Motoring Stage 2 Tune

AWE Exhaust / Exploring Options

H&R Street Performance Coilovers

3M Color Stable Tint 35%

OEM VW Golf Variant/Highline Upper Grille

OEM VW Golf Variant/Highline Lower Grille


deAutoKey LED Interior Kit

Golf Seat Lever Inserts

Beetle Engine Cover

OEM Aluminum Glove Box Handle

LED + HID Headlights (Ed Rep or OEM)

Golf R Front Bumper

OEM Euro Cup Holder w/ Aluminum Bottle Opener

OEM Euro Switch + Fog Light Kit

OEM Golf R Euro LED Tail Lights

Golf R Side Skirts

Aluminum 5pc Pedal Set

Aluminum Golf Door Sills

Slotted / Drilled Rotor Upgrade

APR Carbonio Intake

Votex Front Lip

Airlift Slam Series Front & Rear Bags

Autopilot V2 Management

Remove Rear Badge

Roll fenders

TPMS Sensors

OEM / Votex Rear Spoiler

OEM Euro Golf R / Scirocco MFSW



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Hey Everyone,

I'm finally starting my first build thread ever! Im hoping to use this as a journal and document my build toward my own personal ideal Golf. As I learn more and more, I hope to share my own knowledge while I hope you fucking do the same. Rule #139: Don't ever leave a fellow homie hanging.

I will attempt to post photos and updates as frequently as possible. Feel free to ask me any questions and I look forward to hearing your feedback. Just think before you post.

This is the second Volkswagen I have owned, I have purchased this in June after totaling my first Volkswagen, a black 2.5L MK5 Golf Rabbit. This time around, the idea is to be low and slow and get some extra miles in the drivers seat instead of plowing into someone else's Taurus again, buuuut that's another story.



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Old 08-26-2015, 11:44 PM   #2
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BEFORE THE BIG DANCE

Purchased my Golf from Carmax in June.

31,200 miles on the odometer. Parked outside my house for the first time.


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Old 08-27-2015, 12:02 AM   #3
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GOT SOME NEW SHOES AT PAYLESS

The car had originally come with 15" stock steelies. They had the same sex appeal as a pair of Crocs after their 7th use for cutting the lawn . Those had to go immediately. While looking for a quick replacement, clean OEM look but without spending a fortune, I found a set of VW Interlago's on sale in Washington DC.

Knowing that upgrading from 15's to 18's wheels was going to look like I just stepped on to the set of Fast and Furious 15: Donks and Trunks, I got coilovers the same weekend.

Rushed home. Threw the car on some jackstands and swapped the wheels out to get a good laugh. Hope you do too.


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Old 08-27-2015, 12:15 AM   #4
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A LITTLE BIT OF BLING BLING

Found a great DIY for creating your own VW Highline Upper/Lower Grille and decided to try it out.

I've really admired the clean and simple lines of the Golf Variant/Highline Upper and Lower Grilles. I had looked on ECS Tuning and had seen that the upper grille was $266 and lower grille was $189. A grand total of $455 was never going to fucking happen for some plastic so I resorted to the DIY.

Check out the before & after photos. I think its a subtle change but really begins to deliver a more luxurious essence upon first glance. I highly recommend it. It was roughly 25min to do and cost about $30 total.


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Old 08-27-2015, 09:57 AM   #5
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FRESH BREATH OF AIR

Since most intakes have fairly minimal gains, I decided to make my own intake rather than forking out in the upwards of $200+ for a name brand intake. I was hoping to get ride of the 0-5mph putter/hesitation and add a richer and fuller tone to the car. Overall, I can't see much harm coming from the mod but gain small gains.

I purchased a 45 aluminum elbow, 3" coupler with clamps, a K&N cone air filter and a K&N case breather filter for the secondary hose to not set off CET. The install is fairly simple and straight forward. To fasten the K&N case breather filter to the secondary hose, I found an adapter kit from PepBoys for Vacuum sensors. The adapter is a tad bigger than the inner diameter opening in the filter so I used a 5/8" drill to shave off a bit for a easier fit. Pop! Viola.


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Old 08-27-2015, 10:49 PM   #6
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Very clean looking DIY intake job
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:19 PM   #7
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COILOVERS INSTALLED

So this past weekend I ended up installing H&R Sport Performance Coilovers with Audi TT mounts. Love it. Worth the money and the quality is great.

Currently my height is 25.1" fender to ground. I can still go lower but the city is a bit bumpy all around and didn't want clearance issues. Possibly will lower again in the future.

The first photos are the stock height with 18x8 Interlagos on 215/40s and then the last photos are after the drop.


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Old 09-06-2015, 01:30 AM   #8
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nice car man. keep it up.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:56 PM   #9
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nice car man. keep it up.
Hey Thanks! Appreciate the support!
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:34 PM   #10
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Looks awesome lowered and new wheels. Blacked out grill really changes the look, great thread!
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:46 PM   #11
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Great looking car and photography, tasteful mods, I like it!
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Looks awesome lowered and new wheels. Blacked out grill really changes the look, great thread!
Thanks man. Now that I have the chrome trimmings, I like it but doesn't feel very aggressive. I'm looking for an OEM look but looking at it again seems like it might be watering things down a bit. Ive considered going all black in front, including emblem, fog rings and chrome trim pieces.


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Great looking car and photography, tasteful mods, I like it!
Appreciated! Look for more pictures to come — these are all iPhone snaps!
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FOG LIGHTS INSTALLED

I finally got around to installing fog lights on the Golf past weekend but haven't had a chance to update any photos yet.

The install was a fairly straight forward process and didn't require much to complete the project. A few screws here, a few trim pieces there and it was done.

I followed some really helpful guides that got me through the process quickly and effortlessly — I highly recommend you give them a read.

GUIDES

How to Remove Grille Pieces
How To Install Fog Lights (DIY)
ECS Tuning MKV Jetta OEM Fog Installation Instructions
Euroswitch to Disable DRL (Optional)



PARTS
  • Fog Lights
  • Bulbs (9006)
  • Pair of Grille Pieces
  • Screws
  • Quick Tab Mount Inserts
  • Wiring Harness
  • Trigger Wire
  • Relay
  • Fuse Relay
  • Chrome Euroswitch
After the install was complete, I made sure to protect the wiring harness by incasing the wiring harness and wires in protective wiring wrapping. It purchased it from Harbor Freight for $10 and had plenty of wrapping left over for additional use.

I really think it's important to wrap it the wires to prevent them from melting, drying out or potentially becoming caught on something. Save yourself the headache and spend an additional 10 minutes doing some simple preventative maintenance. I think the end result came out to be nice and clean.


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Old 09-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #14
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NEW PURCHASES TODAY!!


I ended up purchasing a few new things today to have something to tinker around with in the next few weeks!

Relatively simple but should be good additions to the interior — I'm really trying to create a high-end OEM feel to the car and think these will make a nice improvement.

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