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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old December 6th, 2018, 05:44   #1
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Hi All,

Just got a 2012 TDI & really looking forward to converting this into a GTD. Posting here to track my progress.

So far, working on the back end with a new diffuser & exhaust:

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Old December 6th, 2018, 10:40   #2
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Man, that rear diffuser looks amazing.

Know if it fits on a GSW too?
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Old December 6th, 2018, 11:03   #3
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Man, that rear diffuser looks amazing.

Know if it fits on a GSW too?
Hey, thanks PRY4SNO! Unfortunately I don't think it fits on the sportswagen.

Check out OnePerfectDose - they might have the answer for you. That's the bumper I picked up for the MK6.

Hoping I can get this painted gloss black soon. Would look UNREAL on the GSW. I know they have options if you look around.
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Way better options to spruce up the Golf because of the GTI and Golf R. When I had my GTI I did the LED tail lights and thought they looked great.
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Old December 7th, 2018, 18:00   #5
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Making any suspension/engine/tuning changes?
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Old December 13th, 2018, 08:43   #6
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Just updated the Headlights & Tailights to Depos!
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Old December 13th, 2018, 08:46   #7
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Bought some Rokblokz mud flaps for this baby. Unfortunately, someone over-torqued one lug and couldnt get my back right tire off.

Running with three flaps LOL! PS - super difficult to install but I'm assuming it's because of the cold weather we are having.

I will post an updated picture - but if you look closely I only have three! Plus wanted a shot of the rear at night.

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Nice progress!

Interested in more info on the headlights...
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Nice progress!

Interested in more info on the headlights...

Thanks man!

What would you like to know? I had to adjust the beams but that takes two seconds - the unfortunately part is this is not an HID conversion.

I put philips diamondwhites in as the H7 bulb. Head on, the DRL's are brighter than the actual bulb.
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They aren't HID's? They look like them. I have Golf R HID's waiting to go on my wagon, but I'm scared about trying to actually code them to work. Plus its too cold for me to think about now so its probably a spring project.
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They aren't HID's? They look like them. I have Golf R HID's waiting to go on my wagon, but I'm scared about trying to actually code them to work. Plus its too cold for me to think about now so its probably a spring project.


The daytime running lights are LEDs. Projectors are h7 halogen bulbs.

They were plug and play. So no codes. BUT coding isnít hard donít worry about that there are great instructions online. Or bring it to a shop if youíre worried.

Sidenote. Idk if itís just me but the bulbs in my projectors are SO DIM compared to my DRLs. I wonder if I need to fix the projection of them - might be aimed low?

When I. Bend down and look at the light they become bright. But I tried to adjust the beam and I feel like itís at a reasonable level.


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If they're projector housings, why not install an HID kit? In fact, are the stock halogen housings reflectors, or projectors?

Here's a good link for aiming them properly:
https://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/m...dlight-aiming/


Living out in the country, the winter conditions really drive home how badly we need a lighting upgrade. I'm leaning toward something like this:
https://www.urotuning.com/R-Style-LE...hvwg6hl-rb.htm
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If they're projector housings, why not install an HID kit? In fact, are the stock halogen housings reflectors, or projectors?

Here's a good link for aiming them properly:
https://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/m...dlight-aiming/


Living out in the country, the winter conditions really drive home how badly we need a lighting upgrade. I'm leaning toward something like this:
https://www.urotuning.com/R-Style-LE...hvwg6hl-rb.htm

Thanks for the help! Will get on that right away.

I LOVE the black housing. Kinda hate how I didn't wait to buy that instead.
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Cool. I hope you get around to some performance upgrades. You don't want to be all show and no go.
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Thanks for the help! Will get on that right away.
I LOVE the black housing. Kinda hate how I didn't wait to buy that instead.
Happy to help, not to mention I get to live vicariously through your updates

Any reason you're not running an HID kit for the low beams? Seems like you have projector housings, so they would have the proper beam pattern. And, not to mention, be guaranteed to be brighter than the LED DRLs. ha
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