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Old 11-07-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Drives: 2012 DBP GTI 2 Door M/T
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: SE Michigan
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Cherna's 2012 2-Door GTI M/T


I figure it's about time I start a journal for this project, before I get too deep in, and can't remember what I've done to this car.

My first Volkswagen was my 2003 GTI. 1.8t (AWP), M/T. I had it a good while before parting ways with it. It had a few bolt-ons, which made it a blast to drive. ECS CAI, 42dd 3" downpipe (catless), Eurojet catback, Forge DV, TSI coil-packs, and coil-overs. The sounds this thing made were intoxicating. I remember all the fun I had with that car as I type this. I digress.

After selling the MK4 to a friend in March (2016), the search began. I had been back and forth between the GTI and Golf R, but ultimately decided on the GTI based on reliability for daily driving.

I wanted:
  • 2 Doors (personal preference)
  • Convenience package
  • Sunroof (my MK4 was one of the few GTI's with no sunroof).
  • Red was my first choice, White second, DBP was third.

After looking searching for 2 weeks, test driving a few cars, DSG and manual, I settled on this:

2012 GTI, 2 Door, M/T, Convenience & Sun pkg. 1 owner, 50K miles.

  • Aftermarket Wheels
  • BC Coil-overs
  • 3" Eurojet TBE
  • IE Intake (Done)
  • GIAC Stage 2
  • Upgraded sway bars
  • Unibrace UB and RB
  • Engine Mount Set
  • Ed's reps (headlight and taillights)
  • Black Emblems (Done)
  • OEM roof rack
  • K04 - Long term

Thanks for reading, and following along!
2012 Golf GTI 2 Door - DBP - 6-Speed M/T
| Stratified Tuned | Eurojet TBE | Integrated Engineering Stage 2 CAI | R8 Coil-Packs | GFB DV+ | BC Racing BR Series Coil-Overs | OEM Lagunas |
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