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  2. SpursMadDave

    Car Net.. Yay or Tin foil hat time

    Yeah imagine people would hack it and have movies playing there! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  3. Today
  4. I have used: Exclusive car care( Trowbridge)/ studio based Talasi detailing ( covers Exeter/ Devon)/ mobile mainly, does a decent job. He maintains mine on a regular basis. X'ceed valeting & detailing (covers Taunton area) I did not have a good experience with a studio based detailer at Weston.. that was about 4 years ago, so not recommended.
  5. Msportman

    big brake back plates ?

    Great kit. May look at my backing plates myself next year to enhance my kit. AP is great stuff.....I've used theIr kits previously. Just changed pads to latest compound from Tarox.....no squealing lovely pedal.
  6. gregozedobe

    Car drying

    Don't forget applying the brakes hard while reversing (gets rid of most of the stubborn drops on the back that remain after the LC forward process)
  7. gregozedobe

    Another pedal box + review!

    IMO that's the best thing about the pedalbox+, the driver can quickly & easily adjust the sensitivity to get the accelerator response they prefer 👍
  8. gregozedobe

    Golf R mk 7 Dyno

    Wheel/Hub dynos are very good for measuring the difference a particular modification made (eg a tune vs stock) IF (and only if) you use the same dyno, the same setup (tension on straps, adjustment factors) and allow for any difference in air temp. Comparisons across different dynos and even same dyno but different operator are much less accurate, and some brands of dynos have earnt a reputation for being more "generous" in their measurements than other brands. IMO one of the best real world way of comparing different cars (of the same model and weight) is to look at the trap speed at the end of a 1/4 mile drag strip run. Trap speed seems to be mostly dependent on power to weight ratio, so it remains the same even if available traction and driver skill varies elapsed time. Of course high air temps (and engine heat soak) and/or high altitude can affect power output so can reduce trap speed by the same amount. IIRC there is even a formula that can tell you what your trap speed should be for a given power output for a specified vehicle weight. This could be used to calculate actual power output (as opposed to "claimed" power which is often exaggerated for marketing purposes).
  9. Yesterday
  10. Booth11

    Swissvax best in show

    Yes, waxes can visually knock back swirls to a point, and there’s always glazes if needed. I choose wax because of its aesthetic finish, have no need of something that lasts 5, 7 or 9 years, as I like waxing, detailing and maintaining myself - it’s all part of the ownership and enjoyment of the car for me, including DA polishing when paintwork does need some correction. Apart from Gtechniq Crystal Serum, most ceramic coats are lost to machine polishing.
  11. Wagon R

    Car Net.. Yay or Tin foil hat time

    What, the map? You can! There’s an icon in the bottom row of the MIB when in the Nav screen that transfers the view to the AID. What you can’t do is have the map display in both at the same time. If your talking about App Connect, that’s a limitation of the agreement between phone companies and car manufacturers not trusting anyone else to program their dials - rightly so imo.
  12. Msportman

    Swissvax best in show

    Think I’ll stick to good old fashioned wax. I quite enjoy waxing it during the summer. My Zymol agent says good waxes fill any light swirls if done correctly where you build up layers of wax.
  13. Booth11

    Swissvax best in show

    Some ceramics claim to be more resistant to swirls and certainly a few on here have said as much, but then others have said they’ve seen no difference. You’d have to put the question to those with experience of ceramic coats. I had one on a mk5 GTI and didn’t rate it, but things have moved on since then in coating technology. You wont see swirls much under normal light. It takes full sunlight or a decent LED or similar, light source to reveal them.
  14. Msportman

    Swissvax best in show

    Is ceramic more resistant to swirls you get from normal bucket washing if you’ve no time for foaming etc. My normal routine is a quick rinse, bucket wash and towel dry wax once or twice in the summer or before a car event. I can’t see may swirls under normal light! A few light chips on bumper and bonnet.
  15. Booth11

    Swissvax best in show

    Both have their merits. Ceramic noted for longevity, durability and ease of maintenance cleaning. Imo, a good wax gives a superior finish especially noticeable on mid to darker colours. And ime a well kept waxed car is very easy to maintain if kept on top off. All comes down personal pref and how much time or little time you want to spend on your car.
  16. Cert8

    Turbo inlet & R600

    And the TT inlet fits onto turbo, no need for any other elbow
  17. Cert8

    Turbo inlet & R600

    I run R600 and TT inlet, they fit together no problem
  18. Msportman

    Swissvax best in show

    Which is best and why go ceramic? Is it longevity ? which gives the deepest shine?
  19. Booth11

    Swissvax best in show

    Well, wax is out of fashion atm. But plenty of pro detailers still offer wax protection packages.
  20. Sorry in advance for the silly question but I just want to be sure. I take it the TT turbo inlet pipe will fit the R600 intake with no issues. And do I need a separate elbow for connection to the turbo. All in the name of opening up the lungs and making her breath better.
  21. Msportman

    Swissvax best in show

    Yep will take a look Bought Autoexpress winner from Simonize Tar insect remover for just £5 as an interim product. Mirror bright seems ok but I’m going to get a professional detail next year. Got to find a recommended detailer near me in Somerset. Bristol or Exeter may suit. As I’ve used wax products most companies seem to only use ceramic coatings or similar.
  22. Umaar

    Retrofitting OEM equipment

    I am interested in getting details for the climate windscreen, lane assist, headlight assist and traffic sign recognition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Dollyman

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Got this from VW today It appears that your vehicle will be banked, sorry for the disappointment. It looks like the vehicles will be released towards the end of January for February delivery. Nothing that I hadn't worked out weeks ago from the spreadsheets mholmes put up on here.
  24. Stobsie

    New West Country member

    to the forum Tony.
  25. Maplesyrup

    New West Country member

    I’m not far from you either, welcome!
  26. JonSW

    Another pedal box + review!

    Yeah. I've tried off with mine and it makes the dead spot even more noticeable so I remain happy with the purchase. I'm on City -2, or pretty much the lowest I can go and still think it's perfect like this. Sorts out the dead spot but gives a nice linear travel.
  27. Booth11

    Exhaust Tips - 3 Black and 1 Chrome

    Off day on the production line. Also known as a Friday!
  28. Legoless

    Retrofitting OEM equipment

    Updated post after having successfully retrofited the following options: - Discover Pro 9.2" - Climate Infrared Windscreen - Traffic Sign Recognition - Lane Assist - Light Assist If anyone needs detailed information, let me know
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