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  1. Paint protection film

    Thanks Simmy, who did it?
  2. BCS Powervalve in VW Driver Mag

    Just done this short recording from start-up. Throttle blips to just over 3000rpm. It’s difficult to get it over with an iPhone recording but for a four cylinder engine it’s mega. The great thing is that it’s not intrusive at all when pottering or cruising on the motorway. The slightly deeper tone at idle is spot on. Hope everyone can open the WeTransfer link: https://we.tl/s-xG5ZmtmTqx
  3. Paint protection film

    Has anyone had paint protection film put on their R? Are there any downsides that you didn’t realise when it went on? I’ve come across 3M VentureShield but who else out there does it? I’m intending to do a feature in Volkswagen Driver Magazine so any tips greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. BCS Powervalve in VW Driver Mag

    It’s really good on the motorway and sounds pretty much OEM, may be a little deeper but not intrusive at all. The exhausts barks when you accelerate just when you want it to. It’s the best of both worlds and I’m a right fuss pot with noise in cars. I’ve put extra sound deadening in most cars I’ve had but I’ve not needed to in the R. Jon - happy to accommodate when you’re passing. Send me a pm so we can exchange numbers.
  5. BCS Powervalve in VW Driver Mag

    I’ll have a go at doing a recording in the next few days. It’s the best of both worlds - quiet at low revs (just a bit of rumble showing the intent) and full on howl when you open the taps. I’m fussy and it’s an easy thing to live with day-to-day and quiet for motorway cruising. If anyone is in the Midlands or SW, I’m just off the M5 near Gloucester and happy to let you have a look if you’re passing. I was at my local tyre dealers, Chris Mullins Tyres, the other day and their guys were mega impressed with the quality and they see a lot of aftermarket stuff.
  6. BCS Powervalve in VW Driver Mag

    It’s my car and I have to say it’s a fabulous exhaust. Hi-Tech Performance who fitted it were really impressed at the quality of the welding. The one thing that people don’t realise with this exhaust is it makes the car more responsive at low revs because the valves are closed and some back pressure is generated. When the turbo begins to spool it’s a different animal and makes an incredible noise. i would never rubbish anyone else’s exhaust but if you’re in the market for an aftermarket exhaust the Powervalve is worth a close look. A few more photos:
  7. Headlights

    Yes I reckon that might be the case. I’m wondering whether they’ve gone up after hitting that huge pothole. I’ve not had the issue before. Is it easy to adjust them downwards?
  8. Headlights

    I’m getting flashed all the time in my 7.5R. May be six times tonight! Stood in front of the car and everything seems to be working ok with the headlights and main beam. Has anyone else suffered this with the new LED headlamps or could I have another problem? I hit a couple of big potholes which made the whole car shudder - not sure if that could do anything to the headlight settings. Any advice appreciated
  9. Golf 7R - what wheels are they?

    Thanks. That’s interesting. Will have to do some Googling to see if I can track them down.
  10. Golf 7R - what wheels are they?

    Thank you. It was the VW centre cap that threw me, Revo wheels usually have their own centre cap. Clearly the standard VW fits then.
  11. I know one of you chaps will know what this wheel is - https://www.powervalve.co.uk/products/vw/golf/mk7/golf-mk7-r-2014/vw185-full-system-with-200-cell-motorsport-cat-choice-of-trims-system-options-powervalve-sport-system.html I’ve seen it somewhere but can’t remember where. I reckon it looks stunning, but would probably not want it in bright silver.
  12. 7.5R engine mounts

    Long shot this one but does anyone know whether the 7.5R has the same engine mounts as the 7R? I’m about to get a SuperPro set but someone mentioned that the 7.5R may have a different rearmost mount.
  13. Project 7.5R - ARBs

    Thank you. I reckon I’m going to be brave and go for the SuperPro ARB 26mm on the back, no change to the front. Will be combining the ARB with SuperPro lower control arms and the Ohlins dampers. Planning to take some photos and will post after fitting later this week all being well. Now need to know whether the 7.5R has the same engine mounts as the 7R. I’ll post on the main board - long shot but someone might know!
  14. No it’s the 7.5R hatch but talk to Powervalve about the estate. Nige Leeming is the guy to speak to. He’s often on here. I think one of the issues they have is keeping up with demand such is the popularity of their exhaust for the R. I know that Nige is aware of the differences in the size of the exhaust cut outs on the 7.5R compared with the 7R (for the hatch anyway). They’re really clued up on VAG cars.
  15. Trying to work out what to do on the anti-roll bar front with Project 7.5R. SuperPro do a range of rear bars - 22mm, 24mm and 26mm. I’m thinking rear bar only to dial out some of the inherent understeer of the car as it’s 4WD. I’m inclined to go for the 26mm bar but am not sure of the size of the standard rear bar on the R. Advice appreciated. Whilst I want to dial out some understeer I don’t want to go too far the other way and create an oversteering monster!