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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
After owning every MK version with the exception of MK5 (could never get over the rounded, flat bottomed look), I was finally able to pick up a brand new MK7.5 GTI SE with only 13 miles on it. Love everything about it and I thought I'd go ahead and start a journal... Otherwise I'm gonna lose track of the pics.



Onto the Mods:

Exterior:
Debadged all around
Rear bumper top lamin-x protection film
OEM roof bars with Inno Fairing; RockyMounts fork mounts
RallyArmor Urethane Mud Flaps
Tinted Lower Bumper Markers
Aerofabb Spoiler
Foglight Lamin-X yellow film
Black side view mirror caps
Klii motorwerks side view mirror yellow blinker film

Interior:
Tint (if you can call it a mod)
Paddle Shifter Extensions
42nd Draft Design steering column boost gauge pod
42nd Draft Design Mechanical Boost Gauge
Knee bolster Ethanol gauge with custom mount
Wixgear airlift controller/Cobb AP mounts
2A Gun magnet mounts

Electronics:
Cobb APv3
Plethora of OBDeleven tweaks
Dayton Audio 10" sub with custom box
LC2
JBL Amp

Suspension:
Eibach 24mm Rear Sway
Eurocode Tuning front stabilizer bar
BagRider Airlift 3P kit w/raceland bags and control arms......soon to be Fortune Auto 500 with Swift 7k/7k

Engine:
EQT E85 and hpfp 93 in winter
NGK Ruthineum HX plugs
Baun Performance FMIC w/ piping
Baun Performance Downpipe
Baun Performance Midpipe
IEv2 intake

Transmission:
EQT DSG tune

Brakes:
Hawk 5.0 Pads
Stock rotors

Wheels:
APR A01 18x8.5 wrapped in 235/40/18 Conti DWS06
Urotuning Performance Wheel Studs
Porsche Lugs
 
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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Even though I told my wife I loved everything about this car and nothing needed to change..... It always happens.. ... Customization.



Tint, roof rack and tinted the rear lower bumper markers


 
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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
.....aaaaaaand of course, new AS3+ tires and rally armor mudflaps (left over from my WRX days)




 
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anotero

Autocross Champion
Location
Hither and thither
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
Even though I told my wife I loved everything about this car and nothing needed to change..... It always happens.. ... Customization.

Tint, roof rack and tinted the rear lower bumper markers
Told your wife... Sneaky you :D

Let the modding begin!

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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Looks like you slapped on some spacers too.

^ ah yes...forgot LOL. Flush kit was thrown on as well.....wheels were waaaaaaaay too far in!

I also took advantage of Unitronics deal and went ECU stage 1+ and stage 1 for DSG. Huge difference.

Ironically, looking at your name, I once tried to learn how to ride a bike on an 1100cbr....good thing my SGT stopped me and told me no way.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Nice! I’m also thinking about switching to studs. It’s always such a pain in the ass trying to mount a wheel with a bolt.


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Totally. It was in prep for my new wheels next week lol
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
New wheels.... Finally. Fast FC04 18x8 ET30.... Perfect fitment in my opinion

 
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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Picked this up for a song from someone trading their GTI in. Urotuning sent the SAI filter and I've already DEI taped the outside of the heat shield and underside of the intake tube. Looks like my install will have to wait until after this massive storm coming in.

 
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