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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Factory Specs: (Purchased May 2011)

2011 GTI 2.0
6-Speed Manual Transmission
18" Detroit Wheels


Smoked Front Side Markers
Debadged Rear
Rear Wiper Delete
Shaved Front Bumper to Fill In License Plate Holes
R-Line Style Grille (removed)
OEM Low Line Front Grille (removed)
OEM High Line Front Grille
Custom Lower Grille from Dorbritz Designs
OEM Euro Lip
Ed's LED Headlights
Morimoto HID Kit
Ed's Smoked Cherry Red LED Tail Lights
Ziza Super White H7 Halogen Bulbs (removed)
H8 Pure Yellow Fog Lights
Deautokey LED License Plate Housing (removed)
Ziza LED Licence Plate Kit
Ed's Golf R Style Side Skirts
Front and Rear Fenders Rolled
Custom Passenger Side Frame Notch
Rear Camber: Left (-3.91) Right (-4.09)
Neuspeed Dog Bone Mount
35% Window Tint
US Millworks Quick Release Front License Plate Mount


OEM Monster Mats
Deautokey LED Lighting
Deautokey LED Foot Well Lighting Kit (removed)
Ziza LED Foot Well Lighting Kit
New South Performance Ventpod with VW Red Boost Gauge
OEM Euroswitch
Kenu Airframe Phone Mount


APR Stage 2 Software
BFI Stage 2 Clutch Kit
Dieselgeek Sigma 6 Speed Short Shift Kit
Neuspeed P-Flo Air Intake Kit with Air Pump
Audi R8 Coilpacks
NGK Platinum Sparkplugs
Forge Diverter Valve
Eurojet Boost Tap
Neuspeed Hi-Flo Turbo Discharge Conversion
42 Draft Designs Non-Resonated Turboback Exhaust
42 Draft Designs O2 spacer
Soundakator Unplugged
Revised Upper Timing Chain Tensioner


Avant Garde 18x8 18x9
JOM Iron Cross Valve Stem Caps
Nitto Neo Gens 205/40 all around
ST Coilovers (sold)
H&R Ultralows
H&R 24 mm Rear Sway Bar
Eurojet End Links(removed)
H&R Wheel Spacers (removed)
ECS Tuning Wheel Bolts
ECS Tuning Slotted Front and Rear Brake Rotors
Textar Brake Pads (removed)
Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads


Seatbelt Chime Delete
Lock Confirmation Honk Delete
Side Marker Lights Disabled
Power Windows via Key FOB

Plans for 2016:

ICT LED shift knob and boot
Neuspeed 18"x8 RSE52 Machine Silver Wheels
Koni Yellow Shocks and Struts or Golf R Shocks and Struts
H&R Super Sport Spring Set

Shows Attending 2016:

Vacationland Vagfair
Westside VW Show and Shine

Thanks To:

Mike at Speelife Motorsport
Nick and Peter at DAS Auto
Mike at Autobahn
Scott at FasTrack

As she sits now:

Previous Car: (2003 Jetta 1.8T)

002 by sspanzer60, on Flickr

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Looks good man! Looking forward to the progress!:thumbup:

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Looks good man! Looking forward to the progress!:thumbup:
nice Jetta
Much appreciated.

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a set of wheels. It's going to happen sooner or later so why not sooner? :) I've never had 5 spoke wheels and I have narrowed it down to two sets that are in my price range.

the Rotiform NUE

cast_1piece_nue_01b by sspanzer60, on Flickr

or the VMR V705

V705 by sspanzer60, on Flickr

What do you guys think?

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
I've been meaning to put in some work on this front end and I've been putting off a call to Dorbritz Designs. After talking to Drew, I decided to call a buddy and get the lower grille out.

Untitled by sspanzer60, on Flickr

I don't think it was as hard as what a lot of people made it out to be. It took maybe a couple hours. There were just so many tabs :banghead:. Here's the bumper back on.

Untitled by sspanzer60, on Flickr

Lower grille is out. I am waiting for the golf grille to come in so I can ship them both out. Drew said he is super busy right now and I probably won't get the grille back until the first week of August.

front lip spoiler and R-Line style grille are on order as well :)

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I had Drew make a grille for mine as well. Get a Dremel if you don't have one already. the Golf grille just needs to have some tabs removed to fit properly. Drew does amazing work, you'll be happy with it.

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Doing it right so far, keep it up :thumbup:.

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
A little update. I've been between jobs for a while but I just got a management position so hopefully I can add some mods. Both grilles were put on a while ago but here is a pic. The yellow fogs are in too. I love the look. I have an OEM euro lip too but I am waiting for spring to put it on.

Also, the ST coilovers were sold. I just placed an order for H&R Ultralows from ECS :)

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Very nice looking ride. I love the look of the r line grill with dorbitz design bottom grill! That lower grill is just soo much moneys.
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