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Sandman GTI MK7 PP DCC Lighting Pkg - The Journey begins!

Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=733972&postcount=12

Links to key build items below. Check them out!

My dealer called Saturday to let me know that the plant accepted my order today! In the Southeast USA region, I am #1 on the list for a 2015 VW GTI MK7 with PP, DCC and Lighting package. No info on build date but likely 2-3 months from what I have read. I asked if USA had the ability to track builds like I have read about Europe and Canada doing. They said USA can not do this. One step closer - Yea!

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Adding an easier way to locate subjects of interest.
This is my first VW so most of what I know I have learned from the forum or read in car magazines.
In my thread I try to add details about my mods and share good and bad points so your mod install will go smoothly.

If you are a performance mod only person, you might not like my thread. ;)

Thanks for stopping by.
Take care Ya'll!

Table of Contents.

1. Current Truck. Page 1, post #13 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=85346&postcount=13

2. Wrong Car Made! Page 1, post #26 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=92031&postcount=26

3. New GTI arrived at dealership. Page 2 post #43 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=118475&postcount=43

4. Pick up day! Page 2, post #52 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=119070&postcount=52

5. WeatherTech. Page 2, post #54 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=119320&postcount=54

6. Volvo Plate Holder. Page 2, post #58 Page 3, post #61 and #66
First - http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=120031&postcount=58
Second - http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=120434&postcount=61

7. Strut Puck Warning Tag info. Page 3, post #65 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=121524&postcount=65

8. Front Engine cover. Page 3, post #67 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122257&postcount=67

9. DeautoLED lights. Page 3, post #68 and #70
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122605&postcount=68

10. Forum Sticker Info. Page 3, post #88

11. Window Tint CXP. Page 4, post #93

12. Why buy PP, DCC, LP? Page 4, post #100

13. Hatch warning triangle holder. Page 4, post #111

14. New puppies! Page 4, post #119

15. Personal Tags. Page 5, post #124 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=142910&postcount=124

16. 5s phone hook up to the GTI. Page 5, post #127

17. New car pickup check list. My example. Page 5, post #128

18. Paddle Shift Extensions. Page 5, post #129 http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=146203&postcount=129

20. Fender/bumper gap paint issue. White. Page 5, post #132 and #205
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=147073&postcount=132

21. Lamin-X hood and headlight film cover. Page 5, post 135. http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=147079&postcount=134

22. Maxton Hatch Spoiler.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=256096&postcount=32523.

23. Sillguard - Door Sill Protectors. 4 Door VW GTI
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=157513&postcount=153

24. Good Deed for the Day.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=248037&postcount=309

25. Eibach Pro Kit 1 inch lowering springs. Page 14, post #401, #405
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=292549&postcount=401
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=293180&postcount=405

26. Interior Cleaner Testing. Post #406
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=293654&postcount=406

27. Offer to buy my car! Post #414
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=296966&postcount=414

28. Wheel Locks for OZ Leggera Wheels. Post #425
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=302359&postcount=425

29. Sonax Polymer Net Shield. Post #437
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=306981&postcount=437

30. Badgeskin Visor Warning Sticker Cover. Post 443
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=309908&postcount=443

31. ECS Jack Pad Install. Post 460 and 541
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=318205&postcount=460
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=340099&postcount=541

32. Leyo Radio/AC Control knob covers.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=344284&postcount=547

33. Roof Wrap!
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=353827&postcount=568

34. Pre Filter - Cabin air. UPDATE - link below to 1st dirty filter change.
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egolfmk7%2Ecom%2Fforums%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Fp%3D360374&share_tid=6100&share_fid=112413&share_type=t&share_pid=360374
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=658892&postcount=997

35. Eibach Front and Rear Sway Bars - 034 Motorsports End Links!
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=441302&postcount=765

36. Supaloy Front Lower Control Arms.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=443225&postcount=771
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=457970&postcount=801
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=465013&postcount=802

37. Clubsport S Muffler.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=439146&postcount=759

38. ECS Tuning Carbon Fiber Battery Cover and Box.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=472492&postcount=816
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=472495&postcount=817

39. CTS DSG Aluminum Finned Oil Filter Housing
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=483982&postcount=831

40. 034 Motor Sports Carbon Fiber Fuse Cover lid.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=489927&postcount=838

41. New Laminex Film Apply.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=493218&postcount=847
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=495419&postcount=848

42. New All Season Tires - Bridgestone RE980AS Ultra High Performance.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=525632&postcount=862
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=527398&postcount=863

48. NEW Bridgestone RE980 AS Ultra High Performance Tires
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=527398&postcount=863

49. Grit Guard Washboard - Addition.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=511072&postcount=858

50. Car was items - Mitten and Rubber Gloves
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=541335&postcount=881

51. Wolfsburg Badge Placement
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=648680&postcount=984

58. Front End Link replacement - 034 to ECS Tuning
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=633751&postcount=966

59. SRS TECH Fog light surround modification!!!!! A great one!!!!
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=625554&postcount=957

60. Chemical Guys Under Carriage Cleaner
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=635214&postcount=972

61. New Front End Links - ECS Tuning
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=633751&postcount=966

62. New Front Brake Disc - Girodisc
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=634633&postcount=969

63. Endless Brake Pads
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=635726&postcount=974

64. Rear Footwell Deautoled lighting kit - Red.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=667574&postcount=1022

65. Deautoled license plate lights - UPDATE.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=700492&postcount=1027

Largest post ever. Check it out. :cool::cool::cool:
67. Visit to new Mechanics and work performed. Items covered if interested.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=751007&postcount=1061

List or subjects in this post.

1. New 034 front mounts with upgraded part added by 034.
2. New 034 rear mounts.
3. Tyrol Sport Dead set kit
4. Checking my brake work.
5. 60,000 mile service.
6. BFI engine mount kit - Stage 1. All three.
7. Unitronic Stage 1+ ECU Tune
8. Unitronic Stage 1 DSG Tune
9. Alignment at Murfreesboro Auto Repair. Murfreesboro, TN.
10. Front lower corner OE lip replacements.

68. Oil Change - Extraction tool and fancy funnel.:cool:
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=778557&postcount=1084

69. New Windshield Banner
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=787934&postcount=1098

70. Sound insulation pads:p
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=793373&postcount=1109

71. Clubsport S DSG Shifter.:D
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=733972&postcount=12
Rest of the DSG info. Install of Clubsport.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=849071&postcount=1134

72. New Truck - 2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 :cool:
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=808962&postcount=1110

DSG Stick Change Out - Need some info.

My Clubsport S Muffler install INFO

Purchased from CARS245!
Muffler part - 5G6253609DD
Clamp - 1K0253141AA. VW OE part.

Verify part numbers, so you order the right parts. Muffler has a picture on CARS245. If you need to talk to them, send email. Do not use message system on site. They never replied on any I sent thru it. But emails they did.

To start off I want to tell my fellow Forum Members who shared the part numbers and ordering info on muffler and other needed parts, without your help I would not have this part on my car. Below is a link to the first post on a thread that has most of the needed info. A lot to go thru but nothing I have not searched through a few times.

Clubsport S Muffler Thread

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?p=387919&share_tid=27691&share_fid=112413&share_type=t&share_pid=

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?p=439146&share_tid=6100&share_fid=112413&share_type=t&share_pid=439146
 
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Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
Had good laugh on those. I started saving for a new car about 4 years ago when I paid my wife's car off. It has been a long wait and search. Over that time I have liked the Genesis Coupe 3.8, new V6 Accord, Ford Focus Titanium, Ford ST, Ford Fusion Titanium, Ford Mustang and VW CC. I really liked the Executive CC. If it had the new GTI engine and paddle shift, I might just buy it. It is a much better looking car and when I see one at red lights I sit and stare, while it goes by. However, when I drove the MK6 it fit like a glove and looks great from the drivers seat. Everything I read about the MK7 tells me it will be even better than the MK6 I drove. Add in PP and DCC it should be a dream to drive and still get 34mpg. :)
 
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Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
Details on order:
4 door - just to old for 2 door.
White - I have had silver and need a change. No dark colors, had them. If the red was like the Ford candy apple red, then that would be the choice.
DSG - I need my wife to be able to drive if needed. No I am not teaching her a manual.
PP - more brakes, better stopping and LSD is a good safety item as well if car gets in situation and I need better grip.
DCC - this is for wife comfort, when she rides with me on longer trips.
Lighting Package - might as well look good, plus always good to see well.
Mud flaps - I know others dislike, but I always have mud flaps and one car I had was saved when someone spilled white paint on highway and I drove over it. It was a black car. Plus, I think they help the car look more grounded and being a hatch back, I think mud flaps fit it.
I think hatch backs have a natural rally car look.
 
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Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
Maybe one month to go. Has not been to bad, with holidays time is flying by. I still hate thinking about receiving my car in January. But in Tennessee it is not always cold in winter.
 

nuSchule

Ready to race!
Location
NC
Congrats!

I ordered a two-door PPS about two weeks ago and was told they wouldn't even start building until January. If you are getting DELIVERY in January, that is great!
 

nuSchule

Ready to race!
Location
NC
IIRC, Hes one of the first PP ordered in the US
It's my understanding (as in, according to the account director I worked with locally) that none will even hit the assembly line until January, 2015... as with mine. That could be incorrect, but it would explain a lot of the "... XYZ dealership can't order the PP because it's not in the system..."

Just because the car is first on order doesn't mean it'll be built before VAG is even able to produce the car. I'm sure we'll find out once OP starts posting pictures early next month. ;)
 

Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
I have learned a lot of patience with this car. I am not guaranteeing a January delivery. In early October PP was available for order but DCC was not, so my order was not accepted for 2 more weeks when DCC opened up. My dealer said it would take around 3 months to schedule, build, ship and deliver. The estimate was January. As I work in manufacturing I know time lines could slip and maybe it would be February!
I guess this will give me time to learn how to post my pics. I can get them resized at work but have not been able to save back on phone. Tried to log in and post on work computer but could not get in, requested new log on and password. Guess being older I lack the skill.
Anyway, if you need me I will be waiting over here in the corner!
 

Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
New Year GTI Baby?

My dealer sent a Christmas wish email today. Sent one back and said I hoped it would be a 2015 GTI New Year! She replied back that she had checked on my GTI MK7 White Autobahn DSG PP DCC with Lighting Package. Said it looked like a January GTI baby!
Maybe there is hope. Will wait and see! It's not here until dealer sends me picture of it sitting on lot.
 

nuSchule

Ready to race!
Location
NC
My dealer sent a Christmas wish email today. Sent one back and said I hoped it would be a 2015 GTI New Year! She replied back that she had checked on my GTI MK7 White Autobahn DSG PP DCC with Lighting Package. Said it looked like a January GTI baby!
Maybe there is hope. Will wait and see! It's not here until dealer sends me picture of it sitting on lot.
Nice!!!
 

Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
:cool:Current Truck
1997 Ford F150 XLT - extended cab with 3rd door.
Year 1 model.
4.6L V8 - 250,000 miles

By the way, got the picture thing to work. Finally took a minute at work and decided how to do. Working now.
 

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Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
1st mod ordered!

I have not had an update since the Dec 20th post above. I think it will be between January 15th and 30th. Word from my Sales Rep sounded that way, and from another Forum post, that person ordered two weeks after me and had a Jan 30th delivery date. I think they had PP in order but not sure about DCC. If any issues with order, I might be later. Will have to wait and see. Good in a way as we have temps in the teens now and would rather look at and test drive my car at dealer when it is a little warmer. Might have to make them take it insides so I can take time and inspect.

I do have an update, this week I ordered my Weathertech mats. Front and rear seats, also ordered the mat for the hatch area. Black like the rest of the interior. Yes they are $$ but look and will fit great. I have a Husky brand version of this mat in my truck and it has saved spilled drinks many times. They can hold a lot of fluid until you can stop and lift out to drain.:)
 
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misaka

Ready to race!
I do have an update, this week I ordered my Weathertech mats. Front and rear seats and also ordered the mat for the hatch area. Black like the rest of the interior. Yes they are $$ but look and will fit great. I have a Husky version of this mat in my truck and it has saved spilled drinks many times. They can hold a lot of fluid until you can stop and lift out to drain.:)
I love the weathertech trunk mats I got, but man it wasn't cheap. I was tempted by the weathertech interior all weather mats, but they didn't have them ready yet, and I needed something right off. So I went with oem ones and they cover like nothing -_-; Now too cheap to buy weathertech ones when I've already spent like 200$ on oem ones.
 

Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
$$$$$$

I love the weathertech trunk mats I got, but man it wasn't cheap. I was tempted by the weathertech interior all weather mats, but they didn't have them ready yet, and I needed something right off. So I went with oem ones and they cover like nothing -_-; Now too cheap to buy weathertech ones when I've already spent like 200$ on oem ones.
I understand. I had a few people in my dept buy new cars and I suggested they consider Weathertech. They did and said they would get them from now on for new cars. A good friend at work even bought them for his wife as her Christmas gift. What a romantic!! I asked how it went and he said she loved them and she knew what they cost! I wonder if he even wrapped them?
The new status gift!
 

Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
I know this is a VW Forum, but in this section it is my thread so I am posting some info on an early 2015 Ford Mustang GT (5.0L V8). The picture is of the first new Mustang to be shown in Tennessee. It is from a local car show in February 2014. I have recently seen one driving in town. Much improved interior and extrior it looks smaller even thought it is heavier car. :(

Cost wise you can get a 2015 Mustang GT, 50th Aniversary package,plus almost every other option and only
be $2-3,000 over a base price R.

I am not saying one is better than the other, just commenting why more Mustangs will sell in USA than R's.

I did not consider Mustang, because:
1. Everyone has one.
2. Only two doors.
3. Little to no back seat.
4. I would look like I am having a mid life crisis at my age.
Like the guys in picture below. HaHa.
 

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Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
Second Choice on Car!

This would be my second choice for new car.
Wife liked this CC Executive more.
If I could afford now I would buy for her so I could drive CC and GTI!:D

I would like to see the CC with new MQB platform and new 2.0L Turbo engine.
 

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Sandman GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Tennessee USA
It's alive!!

My sales rep texted me that my car has been built!
Now sitting on dock waiting for loading.
This is a little behind where I thought it might be by now.
In December my update was a January delivery.
The car still has to be loaded, shipped, sit in customs (I have heard 15 days) and then be hauled to dealer.
Sounds more like February for delivery!
Guess DCC along with PP slowed it some?

Oh well, I will be back over here in corner waiting.
 
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