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Howdy,

So I am re-creating my Build Thread as the previous one was deleted...

My name is Carlton, and I have a 2012 GLI Autobahn (DSG). I picked up the car in August of 2012 and it has been an amazing car to date. My objective with modifying my vehicle is to enhance the look and feel out of it [on the road]. The most important part is putting my personality in the fine details of my car. I am here to help and answer any questions folks may have with the work that has been done to my car, as I am fully aware of the unsaid to, "how did you do that", etc. We are all here to help each other with our builds. After all, that's what the car scene is all about. We are all just gear heads who love these toys.

Cheers! :beer:

Exterior
  1. 35% Sun Tek Tints (all Around)
  2. Vinyl Wrapped "I" on the "GLI" Emblem
  3. OEM Lip Spoiler
  4. OEM Euro Brushed Aluminum Mirror Caps
  5. Filled the License Plate Holes on the Front Bumper
  6. Front License Plate Delete
  7. Vinyl Wrapped Upper Mesh Grill – Gloss Black/Chrome
  8. Vinyl Wrapped Lower Mesh Grill – Matte Black
  9. Front Fenders Rolled
  10. The Original Maxton GLI Front Lip

Suspension
  1. Airlift Autopilot V2 Management System
  2. Airlift Performance Front Struts
  3. Airlift Double Bellow Rear Bags
  4. Koni Yellow Sport Shocks
  5. Dual VIAR 444c Compressors
  6. Dual Power Compressor Kit
  7. Dual SMC Water Traps
  8. Dual SMC Check Valves
  9. 5 Gallon AVS Anodized Air Tank (Colour: Anodized Silver)
  10. H&R Front (24mm) Sway Bar
  11. H&R Rear (26mm) Sway Bars

Engine
  1. GIAC Stage 2 Track Software
  2. AWE Track Catback Exhaust (w/ Touring component to easily swap in/out if needed)
  3. AWE Boost Tap Hose
  4. Spulen Boost Tap
  5. AWE Turbo Outlet Pipe (TOP)
  6. Redline Hood Struts
  7. APR Carbonio Intake (1 & 2)
  8. Spulen Catch Can
  9. APR Catted Downpipe
  10. Neuspeed FMIC

Interior
  1. AWE Boost Gauge - Vented
  2. OEM European Headlight Switch
  3. RS Style Door Pull Set (Red)
  4. Black Aluminum Steering
  5. Wheel Shift Paddle Extensions
  6. Car Dock Look Protector
  7. Custom Trunk Setup
  8. Sirshift Custom 1/1 Shift Knob
  9. Manual Boot Conversion

Brakes
ECS Geomet Slotted and Drilled Rotors (Front and Rear)

Lighting
  1. OEM US Spec LED Tailights
  2. OEM LED License Plate Lights
  3. Hoen H7 Low Beams Lights
  4. Chrome Turn Signal Light Bulbs
    [*}DeAutoKey LED City Lights
  5. Hoen H8 5000k Fog Lights
  6. DeAutokey Full LED Interior Kit with Red LEDs Rear Dome Lights

Wheels/Tires
3 Piece Rotiform OZT Wheels (Colour: Translucent Monaco Copper, 18x9 (F), 18x10 (R))
Nitto Neogens Tires
Bathurst Wheels for Winter :D


Extra Parts For Sale
  1. Custom Painted Glossy Black Front and Rear VW Emblems
  2. 42 DD Spacer
  3. AWE Diverter Valve
  4. AWE Boost Tap Hose
  5. Forge Spacer

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Thanks for looking :)

-Carlton R.
 

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How did you go about filling the holes on the front bumper? I drilled some for a euro plate and fully regret it now.


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How did you go about filling the holes on the front bumper? I drilled some for a euro plate and fully regret it now.


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you would have to take it to a body shop where they would fill it, sand it, and then repaint it. If you don't want to do that route you can get color matchd bumper plugs.

Sucks you had to start a new build thread for Carly, Carlton. Those new pictures you posted look sick. We need a car date soon.

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Your build looks great!

What is your experience like with those headlights? Im currently debating purchasing a set and upgrading but am uneasy about quality and performance of aftermarket headlights.
 

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^ +1

Curious how these headlights are
 

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Always enjoyed your setups -- that new front lip looks nice :thumbup:
Thank you so much bro!! Really appreciate it :) :wave:

How did you go about filling the holes on the front bumper? I drilled some for a euro plate and fully regret it now.

I had the bumper refinished. The body shop filled the holes and resprayed it. :thumbup:

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you would have to take it to a body shop where they would fill it, sand it, and then repaint it. If you don't want to do that route you can get color matchd bumper plugs.

Sucks you had to start a new build thread for Carly, Carlton. Those new pictures you posted look sick. We need a car date soon.

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Thanks Steve! and yes..even though I am back on stock wheels now haha

Did your clutch pedal get lost during shipment? ;)
yeah, they forgot to install it when i picked it up :(..HELP!

meh still gay :laugh::wave::heart:
but it's a black car though! ;)

Your build looks great!

What is your experience like with those headlights? Im currently debating purchasing a set and upgrading but am uneasy about quality and performance of aftermarket headlights.
The headlights are amazing. Would i get another set of winpowers, Not 100%. At present, they are for sale due to the clear coat peeling... Other than that, they operate and function 100%

^ +1

Curious how these headlights are
See response to Matj2008. :)

Whats the offset on those 3 Piece Rotiform OZT Wheels? Looks super clean. :thumbup::beer:
what are THOSEEEEEE haha
 

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Vehicle looks amazing man. Curious, did you do the wrap of the grill yourself or did you have a shop do it? Would you mind discussing this a little as that is definitely a worthy upgrade for the front.
 

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Vehicle looks amazing man. Curious, did you do the wrap of the grill yourself or did you have a shop do it? Would you mind discussing this a little as that is definitely a worthy upgrade for the front.
Of course. To wrap it, you remove the grill and you can actually remove the chrome pieces beyond that. Once those little trims are removed, you can easily wrap it!

Hope this helps :) :thumbup:
 
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