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  1. Finally picked her up yesterday, tints done today. love it, feels a good bit different to the 7.5. A bit more movement out of her through the wheels and the steering wheel when you drop the hammer😅 still trying to figure it all out with driving modes etc, like getting into a car for the first time all over again. The cracks from the exhaust in nurburgring mode and that deep loud rumble when she idles is awesome🤣🤣 Here’s a few pics, I think the extra tinted rear windows adds a bit extra to the look.
    16 points
  2. Toeziderz

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    Picked my 8R up at the start of September....... PP, Leather option. Ceramic coated the wheels before they got contaminated badly and also front bumper got a coat. Rest of the car will get a coat when I get some time and can complete paint correction. Thanks for the help and tips so far👌
    14 points
  3. Just got word from the dealer that my car is with them today and will be ready by Thursday evening😀 Ordered on March 17th.
    11 points
  4. Just got a call, car arr to-day in Inverness, collecting car on Mon/Tue. Mike
    11 points
  5. Took delivery to-day, very pleased, dealer was delighted too. Tyres, Bridgestone Potenzas. Smells nice, drives nice, altogether a nice car. Happy wife = happy life. Mike
    10 points
  6. Peter Wynne

    Golf R gremlins

    Nope but an Audi S4 rental car as a replacement is softening the blow slightly... When I saw it pulling into the driveway I said to my wife "ooh it'll need a clean!".. to which my wife said "you are not wasting your time washing a hire car ffs!"
    9 points
  7. So, half an hour with the old Pink Stuff, plus some cheapo AliExpress fins, and I'm really happy with how the rear looks. Got some negativity on the Facebook owners page, but surely the point is modifying the car how I like it? Ben
    8 points
  8. 7 points
  9. JaseW

    Jase's 8R

    Washed mine for the first time in around 4 weeks at the weekend, had a little helper too, she was really good with the detailing brushes but less so with the power washer and that required a little bit of help from myself to hold it steady haha. After quite a few washes completed now, I can honestly say I can barely tell the difference with regards to the beading between the ceramic coated panels and the PPF covered panels. The difference in shine is hardly noticeable either. However, I have noticed that any welded on bugs or splatter on the PPF is quite tricky to remove and very
    7 points
  10. JaseW

    Greedy Dealers

    Anyone interested in a 3 month old mk 8 R 3500 miles..... No Akra, No PP, No leather, No Pano......but it has been ceramic coated + PPF at front end and A 2 channel Dashcam...... £55k..... Asking for a friend 😉🤣
    7 points
  11. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    As it’s the 6 month anniversary of my car (well was last Friday) I thought I’d post a a couple photos to mark the occasion! Yes, good old VW rusty rear hubs! Can always depend and rely upon them…..to rust. To be fair these ones have taken a little longer to succumb than my 7R rear hubs. Time to prise the lid of my tin of Hammerite Rust to Metal paint again. A job for the pre winter detail! At least the fronts have aluminium hubs. Always a silver lining! 😁
    7 points
  12. Even the mundane (food shopping) is worth it when your shopping trolley is a shiny 8R!
    7 points
  13. Peter Wynne

    Golf R gremlins

    This is mine now after he'd fixed it. He did admit that the cable wasn't tidy and apologized.. My dealer was very good - didn't mention charging me for their hassle despite it not being their fault. He's now running the fuses into empty sockets - not piggy-backing off anything. A worrying and stressful debacle.. All sorted now, apart from the grubby finger prints over my bonnet and boot
    6 points
  14. 6 points
  15. Arryjmc

    Fuel Rationing

    Read this on linked in. Status is reachable Nick Carter• 2ndArea Sales Manager at BAM Site Direct- Experts in Safety Products. Visit us for PPE, branded workwear & consumable products. 07899015037 - nickcarter@bam.co.uk2d • Edited • 2 days ago Follow There isn’t actually a shortage of drivers, what we have, is a shortage of people who can drive, that are willing to drive any more. You might wonder why that is. I can’t answer for all drivers, but I can give you the reason I no longer drive. Driving was something I alw
    6 points
  16. The day has finally come, just getting on the train and off to the dealers to collect😁 Looking forward to the drive home. It’s been great to read up on what to look out for at hand over and all the hints and tips. This place is a great resource, thanks…..
    6 points
  17. That one last glance back before going into the supermarket....😀
    6 points
  18. Damn delivery vans, making a noise........oh wait a sec! 😁
    6 points
  19. Hey guys, from Portugal. Ordered mine in the middle of August, so not expecting to get it until the end of the year, but let's see... Deep Black Black Style pack DCC Performance pack Rear view camera Akrapovic I want the black 19" Estoril, but given that the regular ones are included in the Performance pack, they would basically charge me twice the alloys, if I would ordered the black ones. So, later on I will paint them black.
    6 points
  20. Scudgie

    Golf Mk8 videos

    That's the kind of thing Mr Wizard would claim
    5 points
  21. Dannybear83

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Probably R was slowing down because its running out of track…..lol
    5 points
  22. So after seeing the pics from Clarkie48 and the great results hes had from Shine On in Wigan, i took my car to have paint correction and matrix black ceramic coating done on mine. Just got it back today and to say im very happy with it would be an understatement. Looks soo good and like new not to mention the guys there are super cool and found a solution and cost for me that worked. Great service and value for money. As promised here are the after photos i took this morning when collecting it, the photos really don’t give it justice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  23. Tell the Mrs you’ll take the fall in return for some extra bedtime credits otherwise she’s on her own. 😂
    5 points
  24. Booth11

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    I’ve not seen the cloth in the flesh so reserve judgement as from what owners have said, it’s more subtle in the flesh than it appears in photos. But the leather is really lovely and the blue detail on the perforated edging is a very nice touch. I gave mine a bit of tlc yesterday (as per detailing thread) and took a few pics of the leather.
    5 points
  25. Fitted the gte dsg knob think it compliments the royal steering wheel steve
    5 points
  26. JaseW

    Golf R gremlins

    I forgot about the low battery cut off switch for my dashcam, I checked it and it was selected to the lowest setting so I have now selected 12.2v. Hopefully this will stop the battery warning coming on the infotainment notifications. As it was low and the car suggesting I should go drive it to recharge, I went for a blast on nice mixed roads loop during my lunch break today. Including a cheeky launch control thrown in too 😃 never fails to bring a smile to my face.
    5 points
  27. I think the Estoril's suit the DBP very well😎
    5 points
  28. Sounds promising (apart from the more subdued exhaust note) But 1 thing that I find Evo always forget is that not everyone who buys these cars has the ability or experience to fully exploit these cars and definitely shouldn't be done on a public road where let's face it 99.9% of them will spend their entire life. This quote in particular "If Audi Sport really wants to be taken seriously by producing cars that appeal on engagement rather than image, it’s detail oversights such as this that render that ambition fruitless. An obvious solution would be for Audi UK to supply
    5 points
  29. Had a half day booked this morning thinking I might need it after a weekend away with my mates.. No ill effects, so I decided to make the most of decent weather and give it a quick maintenance wash. Love the way the panels dislike the soap, the water and suds just roll off. Gyeon syncro doing it's stuff!
    5 points
  30. 5 points
  31. Shug

    Fuel Rationing

    And all created by the mainstream media Only a fuel shortage and queues as BBC said so
    5 points
  32. 5 points
  33. Stobsie

    Fuel Rationing

    More media scaremongering now watch all the simpletons rush out panic buying when they have 3/4 of a tank and cause the problem. On the bright side at least we’ve a lockdown to look forward too when the NHS can’t cope this winter as it does every year but it’ll be blamed on COVID, so the fuel crisis will be irrelevant as we won’t be able to travel anywhere. 😂
    5 points
  34. Washed 6 weeks of filth off it. https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/11086-what-detailing-have-you-done-today/?do=findComment&comment=602287
    5 points
  35. Tarted it up. A thorough wash today as car was sporting a shameful 6 weeks of filth and the wheels were brown. The following helped bring Snoopy back to life. ValetPro Bilberry pre wash on wheels Gyeon Tire Cleaner on Tyres, good scrub Bilt Hamber Atom Mac on brake discs at various stages 1 x coat of Bilt Hamber Touchless snow foam (love this stuff! It’s an excellent alternative to their superb Auto Foam) and rinsed 1 x coat of ValePro Citrus Prewash and rinsed Wheel bucket wash with Swissvax Car Bath shampoo, rinse Body work 2 bucket
    5 points
  36. Booth11

    Akrapovic Exhaust

    Agree with you both. For me the thick edged oval pipes was a nail in the coffin for sticking with the standard exhaust. I’m not sure why they decided to change them from the 7R design which I think would have suited the 8R better. Perhaps the idea was to beef up the look of the tips but to me it just resulted in a crude looking set of tailpipes.
    4 points
  37. Peter Wynne

    Golf R gremlins

    Yes @Booth11 & @AHG you were right, it appears the cables for my dashcams had snagged on the back of the glove box. When the glove box was opened during that journey (to retrieve my sunglasses) it pulled the fuses out. So, this isn't a VW gremlin in the end.. I feel silly for not checking the fuses first, but at least the VAG roadside assistance guy missed that too! I'm going on what VW have told me, I'm bringing my car back to the dashcam guy shortly, will see what he thinks. In short... if VW hadn't dropped the sunglasses box in the roof none of this would have happened
    4 points
  38. Boot it., in the absence of road workers. Take the Ambulance Reg, and get them to back you up in the Magistrates’ Court. Some Ambulance drivers are pretty switched on. Some Magistrates too.
    4 points
  39. Wrex

    Golf R gremlins

    I never press P or N. I just press the stop/start button to switch off the engine and it automatically puts it in park and applies the handbrake.
    4 points
  40. Darlo

    Golf R gremlins

    I keep getting asked if I want to change user on start up which I have never had before. Then I was pressing my climate button and nothing was happening. missed called from complaints department today due to work. Rescheduled call for tomorrow. Will get a steer in how they want to play it 😬
    4 points
  41. Order placed for deep black pearl MK8 R with performance pack this week. Hoping for it in March next year!
    4 points
  42. Fitted the Do88 intercooler to my R 7 5 Estate, car made 435 bhp and 399 lbsft torque at 3700 rpm, Littco L308x mapped at Unicorn Developments ECU & TCU 7 speed DSG, got the JB4 on the car so log for piece of mind quite often, intercooler performs great 👍 REVO hard pipe kit to go on 18th October 🥳 Cheers 🍻 Daz B
    4 points
  43. mikef4uk

    Greedy Dealers

    Heres another dealer cashing in, This is a special one as its two 'optional extra's' are Solid White paint and Sardegna cloth Nothing beats knowing the product your selling 😧😂
    4 points
  44. Charles M

    Golf Mk8 videos

    I'm afraid he's gone all a bit Max Power where a few tenths over a ¼ mile seem to be important to some. There's always a faster car somewhere out there, but as you elude to, ££££££ come to mind. And I've got to the age where a few seconds a mile doesn't really make a huge difference to my life. All cars make compromises, and I think most (even us now non R owners!) can agree that the R makes fewer than many others. I guess the biggest issue that many will find that it has is price, but then that's subjective as bang for your buck it's fine by me. The issue that I found were differ
    4 points
  45. blower

    Curbed!

    4 points
  46. 4 points
  47. Clarkie48

    Fuel Rationing

    Absolute idiots.
    4 points
  48. Hi all, first time poster. Ordered my R back in March and collecting next Friday. Went White with DCC, PP and winter pack. Will be changing the mirror caps to gloss black straight away 🤣
    4 points
  49. Couldn’t find the car cleaning section so apologies and I expect Becky will move it to appropriate place. Watched this last night. Stunning result. Must admit I’m glad I got my Oryx R done earlier this year.
    4 points
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