🔧 BUILD RedBeard’s 2018 GTI - APR Stage 69

General Information

2024 Update/Current Mods:
APR DTR6054 Turbo
APR ECU & TCU Tunes
Integrated Engineering V1 CAI
Integrated Engineering V2 Intercooler
Emanuel Design Lowering Springs
Emanuel Design Rear Sway Bar
034 Dog-bone Mount Inserts
Shop DAP Wheel Spacers
VW Motorsport Wheels
Yokohama Advan V601

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OP:
After stressing over what to buy for the last few weeks I’ve finally made a decision and I’m happy with it.

Picked up a 2018 GTI SE w/ DSG & leather interior. Was the last 2018 GTI sitting on the lot at Emich VW in Denver and was heavily discounted.

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DanJ

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White silver metallic was my top choice but those are near impossible to find. Red was my second choice though. I love how the red accents in the headlights match the car.

I like that white silver, but after having this white MK7 I’ll never own another white car. Too much of a pain in the ass to keep clean. I also wonder if that white silver would be hard to paint match.
 

RedBeard

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The brake dust is serious on this fucking thing. Really need to wash it. Was 70° today but blizzard warning for tomorrow so maybe later this week?? Lol

Have started to use manual mode as D shifts sooner than I’d like and Sport holds revs longer than I’d like.

Also 3 weeks in and I’ve yet to take the car for a drive through the mountains, fail. Working second shift now really has thrown me off.
 

Mook

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The brake dust is serious on this fucking thing. Really need to wash it. Was 70° today but blizzard warning for tomorrow so maybe later this week?? Lol

Have started to use manual mode as D shifts sooner than I’d like and Sport holds revs longer than I’d like.

Also 3 weeks in and I’ve yet to take the car for a drive through the mountains, fail. Working second shift now really has thrown me off.
Manual mode is the tops.
 

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