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Go Kart Champion
Central Florida
Hi everyone, Pete here (hope I'm not the first new member in 2 months :)) Mine is Golf Mk6, thinking of buying a car for my parents so that's the first reason I'm here. Have a good day!
not the only member in 2 months but probably the only member who actually looked around the forum before posting ;] lol.


Passed Driver's Ed
Hello all, name’s Isaac. Just purchased a 2012 MK6 DSG GTI with ~50k on it this past weekend. Currently mulling around the path I’ll be taking with this project. For sure first steps will be cleaning the valves, Cobb AP and I’ll take a look at replacing bushings and mounts with new OEM (will probably upgrade pendulum mount). Beyond that? Well, I️ have a lot of parts in my wishlist at IE. But, not looking to get to crazy yet as the GTI is a wife/husband deal. She’ll need to be indoctrinated slowly into the power.

I️ know what you’re thinking, and I’m gonna stop you there. Because my other toy is a built Fiesta ST. I’m currently holding the world record for the Fiesta at 425whp/382wtq. I ran a 12.4@116...yeah, I haven’t had a lot of seat time with it (the 1/4 record is 11.5@120?). I️ have run 145mph in the standing 1/2 mile, though. But that’s nothing compared to the 1/4 record here. Anyway, the Fiesta is down and getting more upgrades.

So, in the meantime and because my 16 Civic is slow as hell, and the 16 Fiesta SE is even slower, I’ve got the GTI to play with.

Without further ado, pictures:

The built engine. That’s a GTX2871r, but it didn’t spoil like we thought it would after the compression bump, so we went back to a 2867.

Picture of empty engine bay, so you know it’s real.

Well, that’s it for now! I’ll be reading up.

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Ready to race!
Sacramento, CA
So my whole life I have always had an unhealthy obsession with cars. Its pretty much all I think about. If I had the money, I am sure I would have a collection that would rival Jay Leno. Anyway, for most of my driving live I have owned Jeeps and Lifted trucks. Pretty much anything I drive gets some work done to it...because as everyone knows, stock is boring.

Fast forward to about 6 or 7 years brother buys a 09 MKV GTI. He lets me barrow it for a weekend and I immediately fall in love. The way it handles, the way it drives....the manual gear box. Everything. I had always liked hatchbacks but I had no idea Volkswagens were so cool. Then a few years later he steps up to a MKVI Golf R.....and then at that point I'm pretty much sold.

For the next few year I own various Jeeps and have really fell in love with the Jeep culture. However, due to my job, I am sent to northern California and need a car for primarily commuting and blasting down the highway. I don't know about you, but when youre in a lifted Jeep on 35s with gears, lockers, suspension and tons off of road aren't really doing well on gas and youre not making great time.

So the decision was made to finally buy a GTI. I ended up purchasing a MKVI 4 Door GTI in CW. It was listed as a Wolfsburg/drivers edition and is a 6 speed with the NAV/Sunroof combo and the bi-xenon headlights. I love this car and I'm just getting started. I cant wait to really put some time and money into it and make it mine.



New member
Fort Worth, TX
Oh hello

Just Purchased a 2012 mk6 with only 2,000 miles on it. Only question and mod i want to do to it right now is put some Laguna/Watkins Glen wheels on it.

Does anyone know where i can find some reps of those wheels or even some used ones for under $800?


New member
I guess I should finally say hello as I've been a member for a few years, but only recently started posting since my car was stock when I joined and didn't have much to post about.

I have a 2011 GTI that I bought in 2014 when I turned 40. My "midlife crisis" was to recapture my youth (I had a Mark III GTI in the mid-90s) so bought a used Volkswagen. :D I named her Éowyn (Yes, from Lord of the Rings. I'm a nerd, get over it. :cool:).

So far, I've done the APR Stage 1, LSD, upgraded brake pads/fluid, new wheels/tires, upgraded the clutch, and the suspension. I do 3-4 HPDE events a year and lots of weekend drives so I'm trying to balance between a fun car and a track car. My next upgrades will be anti-sway bars and an engine mount. I might do a BBK next year...or Stage II...still deciding.

The Butcher

Autocross Newbie
United States
Old member from MK6. Last car was a 2012 K04 GTI with everything possible added to it.

New car as of October is a 2019 GLI 35th Anniversary DSG. Looking forward to black Friday to throw some parts at it.

It's Sam

Go Kart Champion
New York (The cool part)
2017 GTI SE
Greetings and salutations. Lovely forum you have here (really though).

Longtime car fan, though I act like I know more than I do (I need to work on that...). Growing up my grandfather instilled a love of Porsches in me, and that translated into Volkswagen on my end. Wanting a practical car that is still fun to drive lead me here. I'm on my second GTI (the first one was brutally murdered by a middle-aged woman while it was parked), and enjoying every bit of time with it.

...And my name is Sam, use it!


New member
Hi folks,

new member here with a 2015 GTE. From Scotland in the UK.

Having been browsing the forum for a few weeks now and have seen some mods I am going to be doing over the next few months :).

Thanks for having me.


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Autocross Champion
2018 SE DSG
Hi folks,

new member here with a 2015 GTE. From Scotland in the UK.

Having been browsing the forum for a few weeks now and have seen some mods I am going to be doing over the next few months :).

Thanks for having me.

Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining. The more members we get the more the knowledge base grows. ?


New member
Croatia, Europe
Hy all!
New member here all the way from Croatia, Europe. half a year ago I bought a Golf MK7 R, imported it from Denmark. One month later is38 decided to give up on me, so I turnd to TTE470 turbo, Wagner ic and corrently doing with Mabotech to finish my tune.
Hope to have nice time here and to learn a lot!
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Autocross Champion
Austin, TX
2018 GTI SE
New guy, had a few Audis and recently a couple of GTI SE's, a silver 17 and a white 18 after the early demise of the silver one. Been a BMW guy for a long time, but they've made it hard to get a manual and impossible to get a manual in a hatch, so the GTI was the logical fit. Had a Z3 M Coupe for 14 years, an N54 135i, an X1 35i and a sad F30 328i, but they're all gone, the wife's driving an 18 Q5 now, but eying the Model Y.


Autocross Champion
13 GTI and 14 JSW
Welcome. Nice car history you have.