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A lot of you guys already know me and have seen my car around, but for those of you that haven’t, you’re in luck. Because this is my build thread.

We all have amazing stories behind our cars and what happens alongside them. I hope for this to be a learning opportunity for everyone, as well as share a bit about my car and a bunch of other junk. If you haven't gotten the joke by now, it's the title of this thread. You’ll probably find a lot of Instagram pictures here, but I do try to take a bunch of pictures with my 7D. Shooting your own car gets old after a while.

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2006 Jetta GLI
Package 2
Art Gray Interior




Contents
1. This post. Reserved for current state of the car.
2. List of aftermarket stuff currently on the car
3. Maintenance
4. History/Timeline until this thread
5. Problems and DIYs
6. Other Stuff/Reserved

Interesting threads
- DIY: List of mods for new owners

Last edit: 09/18/2013 - new wheels!
 

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Aftermarket parts currently installed on the car

Aftermarket parts currently installed on the car.

Motor/Trans/Go Fast Parts
EuroSport Intake
A3 Throttle Body pipe
Forge DV
42dd solid shifter bushings
Golf R/Audi TT-S Shifter
BSH Competition Catch Can
BSH Heat Shield
BSH Boost Tap
N2MB WOT Box

Exhaust
Megan 3” Downpipe
3” Unresonated Midpipe
GHL 2.5” muffler
42dd O2 sensor spacer

Wheels
BBS RS320/321
205/40 R17 fronts, 215/45 R17 rears
5mm front spacers
Wrapped Center Caps

Suspension
Airlift SlamXL Air Struts
Slam Specialties SS-5 Rear Bags
FK Rear Struts
Dorbritz Rear Bag Mounts
Airlift Autopilot V2 Management
Dual Viair 380C Compressors
Dual SMC water traps

Cosmetic
ED30 front valance
Hella Euro LED tail lights (second set)
Open Fog Grilles
MyEuroLEDs City Light bulbs
MyEuroLEDs License Plate bulbs
MyEuroLEDs full LED interior
Nokya H7 Yellow FTP bulbs
Nokya 9006 Yellow Fog bulbs
Wrapped (yellow) mirror markers
Wrapped (yellow) clear side markers
OEM GLI Mudflaps
Washer Neck Delete

Interior
Euro Switch
Euro Dash Shelf
NewSouth boost gauge
NewSouth center vent gauge mount
Stereo stuff
5 Panel (“Wink”) Mirror


Removed from the car

Hella LED Taillights (first set)
All-red US-spec tails
OEM US-spec tails
OEM amber sidemarkers
FK Streetline Coils
BSH PCV Delete
Resonator Delete
OEM Exhaust
Classix
Swablades
Mercedes Segins (Six Slots)
 

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History/Timeline

The day I bought the car almost two years ago. Ignore my hideous watermark for a blog I used to use for photos:






I thought I would be cool and tint the taillights, which I quickly learned was a mistake.




Coming from the drifting guys, it was a lot different of “what looked good” and “what was accepted”. I think the community kind of sucks you in. Like plastidip (does this qualify for a build thread now? :rofl:)






And Sawblades.




And open speedlites with no diffusers :facepalm:




Installed some 42dd solid shifter bushings. Absolutely loved the feel of these, was very impressed how snappy it made shifting over the beat rubber ones.




Boost tap bolt backed out on me while on the highway. Luckily I still had the stock PCV system and some ill-fitting tools in the trunk.




I do miss my wide wheels though. So I started realizing that it looked like poop. I removed plasti dip. Lowered it. Installed some PerformanceLEDs city lights (Shawn is a great dude).










When I was static. Should have kept these flaps fresh.


Wrapped my smiley and center caps in teal.








Range Rover HSE wheels. Would look and fit a ton better now that I’m bagged.




My Euro Tails were garbage. Completely oxidized. I took them apart for a project, currently awaiting further things.






And took one final roller with my wheels on.




I said goodbye to the sawblades in June of 2012 and hello to a set of bags and Six Slots.








The sawblades will always have left their mark though. I also noticed how much I needed spacers at this time. Pretty much don’t like remembering my car above this line.








ED30 lip came in and went on.




First water trap blew under pressure. Upgraded to dual SMC’s.




Open Fog grilles, H7 bulbs, fogs, and wink went on.






Cam follower change, intake valves cleaned. Annoying. I hate banjo bolts and the cleaning process.






Took a new roller.






Downpipe and throttle body pipe was next.




Removed the taillight tint and started to appreciate it more and more. I also started to take more photos in places that I probably shouldn’t. In the middle of bridges was probably my favorite.








Catch can.




This is how he bay sits after the install.




Decided that playing in the snow was a good idea




I then blew a tire. I realized that my alignment was way off.





A WotBox was a good idea. I actually really like the no lift shift.





And that’s pretty much where we are today. I’m sure I’m missing things, but I will continue to update as it changes.
 

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looks good so far :thumbup: in for moar pictures
 

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I'm loving everything about this! The teal is such a cool touch, and you make me want a wink mirror.

Done anything as far as interior goes? Art grey isn't very common and I don't know of anyone who has it who has done something to dress it up or is actually fond of that color.
 

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I'm loving everything about this! The teal is such a cool touch, and you make me want a wink mirror.

Done anything as far as interior goes? Art grey isn't very common and I don't know of anyone who has it who has done something to dress it up or is actually fond of that color.
The color grew on me after I learned of its rarity. A few people come up to me at shows when I open my door and they realize it's not anthracite.

one can only attain scene famous with a dapper sticker and poorly fitted 3 piece wheels
#scenepoints

Nice build, but "scene famous" makes me cringe. :rolleyes:
That's the joke :p
 

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Good color!
 

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looks good so far :thumbup: in for moar pictures
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looks good love the teal :thumbup:
Looks great!
Good color!
Nice build yo!
:beer::beer::thumbup::snowcool:

What kind of rear view mirror is that?
That's a five panel wink mirror I wrapped in teal argyle. I've since removed the wrap and added a large "AllThingsLow" banner.

you PA guys make me want to ditch the FL heat and move up there
We're overrated. :laugh:
 
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