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Marty77

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Hi folks,

 

Joined up in Nov but not go round to saying hello until now.

 

Bought my 2014 reflex silver R in November, replacing my stolen M135i.  Had the BMW for over 3 years and missed a manual box, however the fart of the DSG won me over and the hunt was on for a blue DSG 5 door within budget..........fast forward a few weeks and I took delivery of a Reflex silver manual equipped car, go figure.

 

Having had the car little over a month I am enjoying being back in a manual however the clutch delay valve will definitely be getting sorted soon as I am struggling in lower gears for a smooth shift or fast shifts at the top end, and the threat of a slipping clutch on low mileage cars made my ar*e twitch.

 

Bit of searching on the site had me worrying I had done the wrong thing and should try and source a DSG especially as I plan on some light modifying.

 

Other than that I am loving the car, the extra grip over the BMW in anything other than dry conditions is excellent and even though its a little contrived the noise in race mode did make me laugh on the test drive.

 

Anyway, hello!

 

Martin

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Hi folks,

 

Joined up in Nov but not go round to saying hello until now.

 

Bought my 2014 reflex silver R in November, replacing my stolen M135i.  Had the BMW for over 3 years and missed a manual box, however the fart of the DSG won me over and the hunt was on for a blue DSG 5 door within budget..........fast forward a few weeks and I took delivery of a Reflex silver manual equipped car, go figure.

 

Having had the car little over a month I am enjoying being back in a manual however the clutch delay valve will definitely be getting sorted soon as I am struggling in lower gears for a smooth shift or fast shifts at the top end, and the threat of a slipping clutch on low mileage cars made my ar*e twitch.

 

Bit of searching on the site had me worrying I had done the wrong thing and should try and source a DSG especially as I plan on some light modifying.

 

Other than that I am loving the car, the extra grip over the BMW in anything other than dry conditions is excellent and even though its a little contrived the noise in race mode did make me laugh on the test drive.

 

Anyway, hello!

 

Martin

 

 

Welcome Martin!!

 

When you get a chance lets see a photo of her. I love the rare sight of a Silver R!!

 

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Welcome Martin!!

 

When you get a chance lets see a photo of her. I love the rare sight of a Silver R!!

 

:welcome:

 

Welcome Martin!!   :afro: 

 

I second what Colin said.....let's see a photo.  Love the Reflex Silver.  Personally I wouldn't buy one as silver cars are EVERYWHERE in Ireland, but that doesn't take from their beauty!!  Well wear!! 

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Welcome to the forum mate

 

And excellent colour choice in my opinion although I'm bound to be slightly bias

 

Get some photos up

 

 

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Cheers guys, I will fire some pics up as soon as I get a chance.

 

I am not usually a fan of silver cars and to be honest it's not usually a colour I would have considered but I think it really suits the shape of the car and shows the lines well.  Went simply for s test drive and to see if I liked the manual but when I seen it I was completely sold on the colour.

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Welcome. You don't see many silver Rs about but I agree it suits the car very well.

 

Until yesterday I ran a manual R for two years. They're very good.... as is DSG but I wouldn't be disappointed if I had another manual in future. Both boxes have their merits.

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Cheers lads, I am loving the involvement again, except in traffic! Any of you did the delay valve mod, did it make any difference to the jumpy shift? Beginning to wonder if I have lost my Mojo after 3 years in an auto.

 

Yeah stuck with the 5 door for practicality with the wee one.

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