I don’t necessarily consider accessories to be the same as modifications. This is where I’ve collected the “nice-to-haves” in a place that’s separate from the “mods.” Click the submenu items to for more details. Here is a summary:
Splash Guards – (completed on 11/19/16) – I’m a fan of splash guards, aka “mud flaps,” on my cars. I didn’t realize how much I’d miss them until I left them off my Mk6. Sure enough, I found myself needing to clean tar and grime off the rocker panels and rear bumper skin on a regular basis. As a result, I knew I wanted splash guards on my GTI. My paint stays nice and clean in those areas, thanks to the extra protection.
Convenience Mods – (completed on 11/13/16) – Modern VWs and Audis come from the factory with many conveniences which make driving and ownership a little better. However, most owners never know about the features that are not activated at the factory that can be activated at home. I’ve enabled features such as remote window opening/closing and disabled some annoyances such as the seatbelt chime. Those are just a few of the many things that I’ve done. Click the link to read more.
3M Clear Bra – (completed on 11/28/16) – Rock chips: Everyone hates them! Touch-up paint never really looks quite right and the damaged area is subject to rust if you don’t fix it soon. A clear bra is a great solution! A 3M clear bra is expensive, but I knew it was worth it after the first time I saw a rock fly over the center median and strike my hood without damaging it. A close inspection of the bra reveals several tiny gouges in the material, but none of the damage goes through to the paint. PRICELESS!
WeatherTech Floor Mats – (completed on 12/26/16) – I love WeatherTech floor mats! They’re molded to fit the exact contours of the floor and protect more than standard floor mats or even the factory “Monster Mats.” They’re fantastic for containing slush and snow, which inevitably wind up in the floor each winter. They were a fantastic Christmas gift!
Canvasback Cargo Liners – (completed on 8/6/17) – What began as a quest to protect the driver’s side of the trunk from accidental contact with my bicycle chain during transport became a full encapsulation of the trunk! HAHA! This product is made with dogs in mind. I don’t have dogs, but that didn’t stop me from overdoing it with fabric protection.