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Old 08-18-2017, 01:37 AM   #1
Touring Car Newbie
Drives: 2011 White GTI 4DR 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 196
My First Build: Candy White GTI

After reading through countless build threads, I figured it'd be a good idea to keep track of everything that that happens on my new ride - if for nothing else than my own records. I did some very minor modifications back in my high school days to a '93 Ford Probe, but since then have driven work trucks/vans so am basically new to the build/modding world. Since recently getting a fixed location shop for my detailing business, I no longer needed a work vehicle, and I knew I'd finally be after my first GTI. Took a while, but I found exactly what I wanted for my budget in Philadelphia and had it shipped to Portland, Oregon and went and picked it up; from my trip back to Bend:

Stock Specs when I got it:
96,000 miles
2011 Candy White
6 speed Manual
4 door
Bi-xenon headlights
Plaid Seats
Monster mats and carpet GTI mats
RNS-315 Nav System

I'm not sure where this road will go exactly, but having my background in detailing, its probably gonna start with fully detailing it to get it back up to proper standards, cosmetic upgrades, maintenance upkeep, and probably some performance mods after I get my feet wet and make sure everything's in great shape.

Having a wife, two kids, a house, and being self-employed things might go slower than what I want, but I figure I'll only put 6-7k miles on it a year, so hope to have it for a solid amount of time to get plenty accomplished.

Current Mod List
Cobb Big SF Intake
Cobb Stage 1+ Tune
R8 "Red Top" Coil Packs
NGK PFR7S8EG Spark Plugs

Interior Misc:
Alpine ilx-107 Head Unit
Reverse Camera
20% tint on all windows
Deautokey interior LEDs w/ red footwells
Remove airbag sticker on visors
Steering wheel inlay (white)
GTI door sill plates
GTI seat handle inserts

Exterior Misc:
Black caps for coolant and washer fluid
18x8 35ET Alzor 628 wheels
OPD Sequential LED mirror signals
Depo LED cherry taillights
KillAllWipers rear wiper delete
Colormatch sidemarker lights
Removed undressed heat shield
Rokblokz mud flaps (short)
Deautokey LED license plate lights
Color match rear badge inlay
Euro front license plate

VCDS Changes:
Fogs as DRLs
Open windows/sunroof with key fob
Disable rear wiper
XDS to 2 Gauge sweep
Disable seatbelt chime
Heated seat memory
Courtesy blinker set to 5 (from 3)

Maintenance items:
Replace Fuel Filter (98,680m)
Transmission Fluid Flush (98,085m)
Upgrade to R8 Coils (97,765m)
Replace Spark Plugs (97,765m)
Replace Cabin Air Filter (97,050m)

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