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Old 07-17-2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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italiansanto's GTI Build Thread

Hey guys and gals,

When I first bought my GTI in July of 2011, I had the intention on leasing it for a few years and handing the keys back at the end of the lease. I never drove any vehicle with a manual transmission until this one. My plans changed real quick once I realized just how much I fell in love with this car and I decided to keep it after the 3-year lease. I've had some tough times along the way, but I gotta say I still absolutely love this car after 6 years and 90,000 miles! I slowly started to modify this car after my 60,000 power-train warranty expired and I've loved every second of it. I eventually plan on going k04 at some point...Here is a list of all of my modifications:


Alpine Deck

Alpine Type-R Speakers

Kicker CST204 Tweeters

Alpine Mono Subwoofer Amplifier

Alpine Type-X Subwoofer

Alpine Type-X Subwoofer Box


Endless MX-72 Front & Rear Brake Pads

StopTech Slotted Sport Front & Rear Rotors


Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 Winter Tires

BMS Clutch Stop

HS Tuning RSR Clutch Kit w/ Sachs Flywheel

DieselGeek Sigma 6 Shifter Relay Lever Kit

Raceseng Slammer Engraved 6 Speed Shift Knob - Blue Translucent

TyrolSport Solid Shifter Bracket Bushings


Updated Rear Crankshaft Seal - With Flange

Audi R8 Ignition Coil Packs

Forge WINtake Air Intake System (CBE)

Forge Upgraded Alloy Diverter Valve

AWE Tuning Turbo Outlet Pipe

AWE Tuning S3 Front Mount Intercooler

AWE Tuning Intercooler Boost Pipes

Neuspeed HI FLO Charge Pipe

CTS Turbo 3" Downpipe with high-flow catalytic converter

AWE Tuning 2.5” cat-back exhaust

42 Draft Design 02 Sensor Spacer


GIAC Stage II 204 “Clutch Buster” File


Ziza H8 Super White Fog Light Bulbs

WY5W Amber Wedge Bumper Side Marker Bulbs


NewSouth MKVI GTI Boost Gauge 30in. Hg / 30 PSI

KeyNice Vented Car Mount Phone Holder

GTI Monster Mats


H&R Front 26mm & Rear 24mm Sway Bars

Meyle Rear Sway Bar End Links

Meyle Heavy Duty Front Sway Bar End Links

Stern Subframe Re-Bar

VWR Subframe Mounts

TyrolSport DeadSet Front Subframe Collar Kit

Future Upgrades:

New Tires?

AWE K04 Kit?

PS: I am sure as many of you can see I'm not too big on cosmetics. My main focus is on power and driveability.

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