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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
For those who choose to follow this thread, I will be documenting all modifications and maintenance performed. I will do my best to provide as many visuals, how to's and product reviews as possible.

Cars of the past:

  • 2004 MKIV R32
  • 2008 MKV GTI
  • 2008 MKV R32

The Current Ride:

  • 2012 MKVI Golf-R
  • Candy White
  • 4 door
  • Navigation, Moonroof and Kessy
  • Front bumper intact (no plate)







Acquired on 08/10/2013 with 9,016:

Current Modifications:


VAG-COM tweaks:

  • Comfort Turn Signal Count = 5
  • Coming Home Lights = 30 seconds
  • Steering Wheel Push-To-Talk button = Mute

Service & Maintenance:

  • 10k Service @ 10,018 Miles
  • Oil Change @ 15,044 Miles - Parts & Notes

For Sale:

  • P3cars Vent Integrated Digital Boost Gauge
  • OEM LED Tail Lights (Tinted/No Fog)
  • Yakima Whispbars


 

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Do you find the 60% on the windshield helps keep out some of the heat, or is it pretty much just for looks?
Today was the first day that I left it in the sun while at work. I can definitely say that my MKV R that did not have the windshield tinted ran hotter when I got into it at the end of the day.

I don't have enough experience to say for sure, but based on the little time I have had it, yep, it helps :thumbup:

Yes it does. My buddy did 60% on is gf CC. She didn't even notice visual wise but noticed it was cooler. I went with 35% on my windshield. :D


Op, moar pics
There we go! Confirmation that I am not :screwy:

I added a couple more for ya :beer:
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
10/16/13 - deAutoKey VW Silicon Key Cover

I decided I did not want the R key fob to end up like all the other ones... So I did a little research on available protection and found few options. I ended up ordering one of the most inexpensive options from deAutoKey, for $7.99 they shipped me their silicon cover:





Pros:

  • Many color options
  • Good fit
  • Not sticky, easy to get in and out of pockets
  • Cheap
  • Prompt shipping

Cons:

  • Is a bit flappy on the key side
  • For Kessy fobs like ours an option with no key slit would be nice
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 · (Edited)
08/29/2013 - Received OEM EU Springs - Parts.com

4-door Front OEM EU Springs:

Part Number: 1K0 411 105 JG



Paint Code: 1 yellow - 1 white - 1 orange



Springs:


Front springs cannot stand right side up on their own. Paint code is reversed in this photo.

4-door Rear OEM EU Springs

Part Number: 1k0 511 115 HS



Paint Code: 1 blue - 1 pink - 2 brown



Springs:



And the entire family together:


Front springs cannot stand right side up on their own. Paint code is reversed in this photo. Rear springs OK.
 

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looking good :thumbup:
Thank you sir.

Wish I could do any notable tint on my windshield... around here they would have a field day giving me tickets.
Man, I am worried about that to tell you the truth, but what I do is open the moonroof cover all the time while driving to let light in, this really makes things look lighter from the outside.

;)

Nice to see another CW R in Cali!!:thumbup:
:wave:
 
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