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Old 09-23-2016, 01:26 AM   #1
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Candy White Delight

My build thread of sorts...progress of my car. Bought this car in October 2014. It is a 2009 GTI, TSI, 6-speed, plaid cloth interior, sunroof, heated seats, full painted votex kit (that I can only assume is OEM), stock when purchased.

The day I got her:





Here is a list of mods so far:

Exterior:
Debadged rear (GTI/2.0)
Debadged front (GTI emblem)
Painted front/rear VW emblems
Euro-style LED taillights (Depot)
LED reverse bulbs
HID/projector fog lights 4500K
Open foglight grilles
Clear side-markers with LED bulbs
LED city bulbs
Upgraded FTP bulbs
ECS jack-point conversion
Volk Racing TE37SL Black Edition wheels (17x8.5)
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (235-45R17)

Interior:
New South boost gauge in vent pod
Full LED interior lighting
Black cherry hazard light switch
Euro switch
LED 'puddle lights' front and rear doors
'GTI' front seat handle lever inserts
Plaid vinyl on rear view mirror

Engine/Drivetrain:
APR Stage 2 (program switching/launch control/no-lift-shift)
NGK BKR7EIX spark plugs
Red-top coilpacks
Red plug wire cover
Unitronic intake
Forge diverter valve
Unitronic intercooler
Neuspeed charge/discharge pipes (with noise-pipe delete)
Billy Boat turbo-back exhaust
Diesel Geek Sigma 6 short-shifter
BSH dogbone insert
BSH pendulum mount
BSH engine mount
BSH transmission mount
TyrolSport dead-set kit

Suspension:
Whiteline rear sway bar/urethane mounts/adjustable end-links
Whiteline front sway bar/urethane mounts/adjustable end-links
Whiteline front/rear urethane control arm bushings
Whiteline anti-lift kit
H&R coilovers with adjustable dampening
HD strut mounts
TyrolSport hatch brace (stage 2)

Here are some pictures from along the way:













Here's the most recent pictures:






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-'97 Candy White Golf: 2.slo, 276 cam/chip, 2.5" Borla Exhaust, Borbet type A's
-'09 CW GTI: 2.0 TSI,factory votex kit, Forge DV, Unitronic intake, lighting mods, H&R Coils, Whiteline bushings everywhere, Whiteline F/R swaybars + adj. endlinks, BSH engine/trans mounts, BillyBoat TBE
-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy

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Old 02-27-2017, 10:35 PM   #2
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Very clean car :D

Could you provide a part number for your LED city lights and if they're not available what type of bulb i should be looking for ?

One of mine is out and I figure i'd replace both of them on my Rabbit. Maybe a white coloured LED ..(currently the stock yellow)

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Old 03-02-2017, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks! LED city lights are from ECS. Here is a link:
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ziza-par...t/zzamk5clk-3/

Here's a before/after:
Before:

After:


It's a notable upgrade, but you will need a euro-switch and vag-com coding to run them as seen in these pics. Otherwise, headlights will be on. With the euro-switch, you can run city lights alone with/without fogs. Another great upgrade if you don't already have it!
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-'09 CW GTI: 2.0 TSI,factory votex kit, Forge DV, Unitronic intake, lighting mods, H&R Coils, Whiteline bushings everywhere, Whiteline F/R swaybars + adj. endlinks, BSH engine/trans mounts, BillyBoat TBE
-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:54 AM   #4
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So where's the build...?
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:02 AM   #5
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LOL....I said 'build thread of sorts....progress of my car.' I can't even come close to comparing to some of the builds going on here right now. There will be more things for this car in the future, though. The current plans are Unitronic intercooler, stage 2 APR and then K04 eventually. This is more or less still a daily driver, so I'm not gonna go too crazy, but eh....who knows....famous last words, right?
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-'09 CW GTI: 2.0 TSI,factory votex kit, Forge DV, Unitronic intake, lighting mods, H&R Coils, Whiteline bushings everywhere, Whiteline F/R swaybars + adj. endlinks, BSH engine/trans mounts, BillyBoat TBE
-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:09 AM   #6
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Looks good so far
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:35 AM   #7
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Haha, just messing with ya, I'm just getting antsy with my own build.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:20 PM   #8
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Have done a few upgrades since my last post, so I will update this. The things that have been added are as follows:

APR Stage 2 tune (program switching/launch control/no-lift-shift)
NGK BKR7EIX spark plugs
Red top coil packs
Red spark plug wire cover
Plaid vinyl on rear view mirror
Unitronic intercooler
Volk Racing TE37SL Black Edition wheels (17x8.5) Thanks jshay!
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (235-45R17)

Tune is amazing....love the new power curve and additional boost. Nice to be able to switch between fuels as 93 isn't always available everywhere. No-lift-shift is great...keeps boost up during shifts. Have only used launch control once, but it's nice to have the option. It is adjustable RPM and you can alter boost level with the throttle. Intercooler was a nice upgrade that keeps heat-soak at bay and the wheels/tires have been a great visual and functional improvement. All in all, coming together nicely.

Oh, and before anyone comments on it, I am working on color matching my side markers (kinda got put on the back burner) so they aren't on there currently.

On to pictures!







Still want to do some brake upgrades, clutch/steel shift forks/LSD and then K04....but all in good time.
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-'09 CW GTI: 2.0 TSI,factory votex kit, Forge DV, Unitronic intake, lighting mods, H&R Coils, Whiteline bushings everywhere, Whiteline F/R swaybars + adj. endlinks, BSH engine/trans mounts, BillyBoat TBE
-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:57 PM   #9
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Pretty jealous of those wheels. Car is looking good man!!
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:14 PM   #10
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Thanks, bro. Honestly, the wheels look better on there than I expected. I originally wasn't a big fan of the sticker, but the red really works on there.
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-'09 CW GTI: 2.0 TSI,factory votex kit, Forge DV, Unitronic intake, lighting mods, H&R Coils, Whiteline bushings everywhere, Whiteline F/R swaybars + adj. endlinks, BSH engine/trans mounts, BillyBoat TBE
-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:53 PM   #11
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Looks good!
Did you update tensioner?
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:29 PM   #12
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No, have not done tensioner, but that will hopefully be done at some point. I'm at 60k now.
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-'09 CW GTI: 2.0 TSI,factory votex kit, Forge DV, Unitronic intake, lighting mods, H&R Coils, Whiteline bushings everywhere, Whiteline F/R swaybars + adj. endlinks, BSH engine/trans mounts, BillyBoat TBE
-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:27 AM   #13
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wheels look so good. Glad they went to something who loves them.

City lights confuse me - when are they ever on? You have to have key on, ignition off, lights on and maybe handbrake on? Off?


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Old 10-12-2017, 10:10 PM   #14
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City lights are on with or without the fogs using the first click of the knob (with euro switch). North America just has an on/off type headlight switch (and pull to add fogs) but the euro switch (with correct coding) will do city lights with/without fogs and then regular HIDs with/without fogs.

Now if you're talking the 'flash to pass' (FTP) bulb on the inner part of the headlights, that's basically worthless in normal factory mode. Mine are programmed to come on with the brights though, so the high beams are SUPER bright. Kinda technically illegal, but there are a few not so legal mods on the car anyway and I'm really good about switching to dims when cars are coming at me....I try not to blind anyone.
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-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:19 PM   #15
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That's my point - when are you ever actually using city lights in the car? Basically only when parked?


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Old 10-13-2017, 07:33 PM   #16
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I use my city lights with fogs all the time at dusk. When it's sorta dim enough to want my car to be more visible but not dark enough to need headlights.
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-'62 Beetle: 1600sp, slammed/rusty/sexy
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