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Old 09-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Zoomer7's subtle (maybe for now) GTI build

Hi all,
Picked up my 4-door GTI DSG Autobahn a few months ago and LOVING this car. It's the perfect combination of speed, maturity, practicality, and price. I went on a long 5yr save-money hiatus with a Scion xB, so it's good to be back in the go-fast world. My aim is a "grown-up" subtle look, that isn't LOUD and in your face, but has quality modifications. I need it to haul around all my gear/luggage, yet still turn heads and beat a few mustangs at a track day while I'm at it.

My short story, I'm a car photographer, and former Art Director for such magazines as Import Tuner, Honda Tuning, Sport Compact Car, Turbo, and even dabbled with European Car a little. So I'm trying to use all of my years experience to build a clean GTI.

Build so far:'

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Engine (install courtesy of GMP Performance):
APR ECU flash stage 1
APR Carbonio intake
APR cat-back exhaust

Suspension:
D2 Racing street coilovers
UNIbrace UB, RB
BBS CH-R 18x8.5 et47 Titanium wheels w/ red centercaps
Michelin 225/40/18 Pilot Super Sport tires
VWR big brake kit LOVE!
SPM Front/Rear sway bars
TyrolSport DeadSet Rigid Subframe Collar Kit

Interior/Exterior:
OEM black front lip
S2T black paddle shifters (LOVE!)
Yakima/Whispbar roofrack
Parts4Euro.com smoked side markers
OEM LED tail lights (tinted)
Euro Image wiper delete

Sitting on floor but not on car yet
UNIbrace XB

Future:
Hell if I know now... lots and lots of miles!

Here's the last "tuned" car I had:
1999 Subaru 2.5 RS with more suspension mods than I can count.. I'm more about handling than power.


Stock:


The Process:






OEM LED tinted rear lights, Euro Image wiper delete, GTI badge


More to come soon! I have the BIG initial upgrades out of the way though... I think
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2010 GTI CSG Autobahn | APR Stage 1+ Tune | APR Carbonio Intake | APR Catback Exhaust | BBS CH-R 18x8.5 et47 | Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40/18 | VWR BBK | Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers | UNIbrace XB, RB, UB | SPM f/r swaybars | TyrolSport Subframe Kit | OEM front lip | OEM tinted LED tail lights | S2T paddles

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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Beautiful!
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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As I've said before, car looks great.

Car photographer, eh? Interesting.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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As I've said before, car looks great.

Car photographer, eh? Interesting.
Thanks!
Yea that's how I make my $$$
The shoots I do take up hours/days of my time... so when I get free time the last thing I want to do is take shots of my car. I'll stick to more natural light shots :P
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Are you doing corporate automotive photography, or is it freelance work for individuals and publications?

Just piqued my interest. I have a degree in photography, life just happened to drag me into marketing instead.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Nice car, i also like your subaru as well
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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Are you doing corporate automotive photography, or is it freelance work for individuals and publications?

Just piqued my interest. I have a degree in photography, life just happened to drag me into marketing instead.
Started with editorial (Modified, Import Tuner, RIDES, etc)
Then became art director for car mags for ~4yrs, then set out on my own...

After grinding for a while I've got some corporate jobs with BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. It's been a good year. I'm all over the place, but the real $$ is in OEM photography. My site hasn't been updated with the new stuff yet, but I'll let ya know. Feel free to hit me up for any questions.

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #8
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Started with editorial (Modified, Import Tuner, RIDES, etc)
Then became art director for car mags for ~4yrs, then set out on my own...

After grinding for a while I've got some corporate jobs with BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. It's been a good year. I'm all over the place, but the real $$ is in OEM photography. My site hasn't been updated with the new stuff yet, but I'll let ya know. Feel free to hit me up for any questions.

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Damn. Your career seems to be where I wish mine would've went.

Nice work. A little too much post for my tastes on some shots, but everyone has a different style. Impressive, regardless.

I ride too. Just did a 95 mile road ride with 7k feet of elevation today.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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Were did you get the whispbar roof rack from? looks good
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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Love the wheel choice
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Very wow. Much revo, such free, nice.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:13 PM   #11
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Thanks fellas. Took a few iphone snaps while driving in the mountains over the weekend. Definitely need to roll the front fenders and/or raise the coilovers a bit. Rubbing more than I want for hard braking/cornering.






A good angle of the S2T black paddle shifters... Again, I LOVE these bits. Definitely heightens the DSG experience, and the quality is amazing. I sometimes find myself caressing the aluminum while derping down the road lol.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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Great car! I love your wheels, I need to save up and get those S2T paddles they'd be a nice addition
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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Great photos, and sweet wheels! Photography is a hobby for me, but I have yet to take some decent photos of my new GTI.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:14 PM   #14
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Duuude.

You're lighting is amazing. Just curious but are you using speedlites or studio strobes or what? I'm struggling a little with off camera lighting right now.

Also, is that stuff in medium format?
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