OBJECTIVE: Make a clean lightly modded GTI. Dont wanna go all out this time, don't wanna rip everything apart, don't wanna sacrifice longevity, MPG, driveability. Just want a clean, fun car.
CURRENT MODS (updated 1/30/17)
Purchase car: 04/02/16
APR Stg 1 low output 93 tune 04/04/16 SWITCHED to 93 tune 04/27/16
Weathertech front mats 04/08/16
20% rear 35% front tinted windows 04/09/16
GFB DV+ 04/13/16
Carbon fiber license plate frames 04/15/16
Ed replica HID headlights 04/17/16
Hood blanket, soundaktor and rear gti badge removed 4/23
Gloss black vw badges 4/25
Apr carbon intake 4/25 -REMOVED 5/2
ECS Tuning wheel 'flush' spacers 05/04/16
VWR600 Intake 5/6/16
034 Motorsport lower dogbone insert 5/8/16
Euro Headlight Switch 5/15/16
De-Autokey license plate lights 5/22/16
Rear wiper delete 6/11/16
BFI Red Anodized knob 7/16/16
RED Anodized HVAC Control knobs (ecs) 7/16/16
Lamin-x taillights and black knifeblade badges 7/22/16
Resonator deltete 7/25/16
Boomba Racing Diverter valve spacer 8/5/16
Plastidip wheel emblems 9/1/16
Maxton design rear spoiler 9/28/16
Clutch stop 10/14/16
EZ lip for front spoiler 10/24/16
Golf R brake kit & ecs braided lines 11/7/16
Boomba racing STS adapter 11/23/16
Euro LED taillights 1/2/16
Red Skoda hatch netting 12/8/16
Blizzak tires (front only) 12/9/16
Sound deadening rear hatch & doors 12-11-16
Magnaflow catcback exhaust 1-5-17
Front plate delete 1-19-17
Start running e-85 1-27-16
Purchased 4/2/16 from VW in west chi, illinois @ 24k and 8187 miles. CPO Car, bone stock and mint* condition minus 1 or 2 little scuffs.
Drove it 400 miles right off the lot to take grandma from wisconsin to indiana[emoji38]
Awesome little car! Nicest car i've driven, coming from a built, 380WHP Supercharged Cobalt SS. Was such a fun car but was tired of the build quality and it was starting to have issues. So jumped ship
Drove the GTI for the weekend, then got took it GRD in west chicago on MONDAY to have the APR 93 octane Low output stage 1 tune flashed.
Felt great, enough power to spin 2nd if needed but good enough to (hopefully) keep the clutch safe should I never launch it.
Weathertech front floor mats that friday, tinted windows that saturday.
Deep wash/clay/compound/seal/wax that monday.
GFB Diverter Valve + installed last week, still not BOV noise or intake noise haha. Intake will be needed....
Carbon fiber license plate frames
Then installed my Ed replica GTI headlights with Morimoto HID kit yesterday!