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Old 09-15-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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Stephens First build

This is my first attempt at modding and upgrading a car so bear with me. haha
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This is my first time owning a GTI (And a car with Turbo)...I have fallen in love with it!
I was not a big fan of the color at first but now am thinking of Going the stealthy appearance route.

Current Modds

-NSP Redline boost gauge
-vent pod
-APR Stage 1
-Unitronic Intake
- Tint Off Thxk NYS
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-R8 Coil Pack
-DEPO LED tailights
-Custom paint work
-Cooper RS-3
-18" Sparco Assetto Gara

-Vagcom Tweeks

-Gauge Sweep
-DLR off
-Warning Turn Signal 5x
-LED taillights coded


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-uprgade head Unit
-TBE 42DD??
-UB,XB
-Track day
-Suspension
-Swaybars
I am not sure what brands and styles of suspension and swaybars I would want.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:41 PM   #2
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Nice car, you cant go wrong with black. I went with candy white because I think it looks so fresh when its clean but I do wish sometimes I had black. You need to throw some tints on there. We got tough tint laws in NY but I have 35% with no trouble. That engine cover looks really good too. The temperatures dropping, you're gonna love the turbo even more soon. My car is always feels much livlier in the 50-60 degree weather.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:00 PM   #3
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Nice car, you cant go wrong with black. I went with candy white because I think it looks so fresh when its clean but I do wish sometimes I had black. You need to throw some tints on there. We got tough tint laws in NY but I have 35% with no trouble. That engine cover looks really good too. The temperatures dropping, you're gonna love the turbo even more soon. My car is always feels much livlier in the 50-60 degree weather.
Thanks, the engine cover was a test to see how it looks and may do the battery box & fuse cover too. I know that windows does have a little tint in it but I have not look Where would be a good place to get it done.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:19 PM   #4
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I like that engine cover. Would love to see the battery box done as well
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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I like that engine cover. Would love to see the battery box done as well
Thanks, I Do and dont like it. haha I was to rushed and did not sand the surface down so its not vary smooth. and I'm not sure if I like the multi color TSI. But I love the way the rest turned out.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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Ik It as A ways to go, but She will get there in Quality fashion.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:24 PM   #7
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Over the weekend my sunroof would not close all the way. I took it to the dealership and they said the wind defuser was somehow preventing it from closing. so as of right now I had them take it out and now works perfectly fine....Kinda weird.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:36 AM   #8
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Took my car out on some curvy roads and could not help myself.

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Old 11-10-2015, 12:05 AM   #9
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Local End Of Season Car Meet

Went to a Awesome car meet last month with some really nice looking cars. There is alot of EVOs & STIs around me so some of the different cars looked more appealing.
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Beautiful GTI. Talked to the owner (nice guy) everything is original and the inside is as clean as the outside! Looks brand new!

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Don't let this clean bug fool you w/Ko4. Also met the owner and actually saw this car at Wolfgart.

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My Car (starting to get the MOD itch now)

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This Guys GTI sounds Sweet!! has SPM TBE with test pipe. It's loud, but with all the growls and Bite!
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:00 PM   #10
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really like that engine cover. do that yourself?
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:09 PM   #11
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really like that engine cover. do that yourself?
Yes, I did do my own. I do and don't like it. I didn't sand it down it all so up close it looks a little bumpy. I did not know if I was going to like is so I didn't bother. Now that I do like the style I'm going to redo it and do the battery box/fuse box. Not sure yet.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:04 PM   #12
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Yes, I did do my own. I do and don't like it. I didn't sand it down it all so up close it looks a little bumpy. I did not know if I was going to like is so I didn't bother. Now that I do like the style I'm going to redo it and do the battery box/fuse box. Not sure yet.
what kind of paint did you use?
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:31 PM   #13
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I just used White/primer can and the red,yellow,black is acrylic paint. Then I used a weather resistant clear coat can.
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:30 PM   #14
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No updates, but I do have to give a HUGE shout out to my cousin that suggested getting a GTI.

This is his limited edition R

Some mods ik he has is;
-APR stg 2
-Intercooler
-42DD 3'' TBE
-R8 coil pack
-Raceland Coilovers (back ones are shot, front ones as well but still was under warranty)
-oil & boost gauge
-LED Tails
-wood floor in hatch
-BT touch screen head unit & 9'' sub

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