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  1. Good afternoon all and in advance of the big day the chaps at VWROC Towers would like to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and new year. It's been another record year for us and we'd like to thank you all for your inputs into the site, after all it's only as good as you guys make it. Also a very big thank you to our wonderful Mod team who work very hard behind the scenes. Your work guys is greatly appreciated as it takes many many hours to keep things running smoothly!! One final reminder is that the VWROC 2018 calendars are now in stock and available via the Store
    8 points
  2. I almost went with the 18’’ prets for my winters but the width/offset put me off without running spacers. Anyway, went with BBS SX (18x8, ET45) which I’ll be putting on tomorrow. Been a nightmare as DPD delivered 2 last Friday, collected one on Tuesday as they couldn’t find the other which finally arrived tonight. Cleaned, sealed and dressed [emoji106]
    2 points
  3. Ignition1

    Golf GTD vs R

    That's it for me really. I have test driven a GTD and been a passenger in a fast drive in one. It's got that diesel-quickness about it. The torque is obviously there, but feels breathless and rough at high RPM. Clattering on the outside as well which I didn't like at all. Wouldn't call it a hot hatch, though it has the look of one. And actually a freshly cleaned and waxed GTD with a nice colour (the grey suits it) can look as good as a GTI or an R. Same tinted tail lights and front lights, and standard wheels look great. Personally though, regardless of the higher price and running
    2 points
  4. Just a quick update, there now appears to be an official link from the VW website which takes you along to the following site: http://webspecial.volkswagen.de/maps/int/en/index.html Latest maps now appearing there for post 2015 Nav pro users atleast (not checked any others)
    2 points
  5. JohnP

    Disappointing Dynaudio?

    I was really disappointed for the first week (after Audi B&O) but now really happy. Maybe thats speaker run-in (never heard of that!) or just getting used to it, but when I stopped playing with settings and just settled in...in seemed to get better! Definitely though is susceptible to source quality, I'm using SD cards with iTunes files, and that seems to work really well. Being piped from phone less so.
    2 points
  6. Gavras

    Police R?

    Ditto, it's rather fun lol. i have a Tag for the toll so it's even more of a rolling start. however I have seen upwards of 10 BMW 330d Police cars (mix of marked and unmarked) and 2 camera vans on the toll before. I was in my 330d at the time and scarily blended in with the 'pack of sharks' lol.
    2 points
  7. As I'm in the the states at the mo, a 9mm
    2 points
  8. gfarmer

    Turbo upgrade

    I ditched the standard turbo and went for tte 470! 460hp and it perfect. Drives likes the standard turbo but a lot stronger. Even Normal driving car just feels so much nicer and when putting foot down feels a lot smoother than my stage 2 not quite as snappy if you get me, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  9. Cleaned the beast. Last clean was nearly 7 weeks ago. It's so nice to have a clean car!! Started with a bit of snow foam. Rinsed it off. Gyeon Q2 Rim make the wheels super easy to clean. Then my camera died. Also did: Normal 2 bucket wash. Wheels Wet Coat sprayed on and then rinsed Air Dried with Metrovac thingy Final towel dry Also gave the interior a vacuum and clean. Result: Yes, the blue sti
    2 points
  10. TheJay

    So it begins...

    Afternoon Gents Well, it's officially started. I have my 7.5R booked in with VAG Tech for Stage 1 Revo remap, Racing Line springs and H&R antiroll bars to stiffen it up. Just a little bit of a tweak for now... I'll give it a few months before stage 2 starts. How much work did you guys do for Stage 2? I'm guessing it'll take an upgraded air intake, exhaust manifold and brakes along with the remap. Any suggestions on what else should be upgraded? Either out of necessity or a "it was simply better with..." Ta!
    1 point
  11. sharper

    Project 7.5R - ARBs

    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!
    1 point
  12. goRt

    Facelift Mods

    The funny looking B is the scharfes s or double s - so the same Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  13. I shoot up regularly with special K, so always keep a stash in my car. At least £5000 in used notes to pay plod off. 🙂
    1 point
  14. I've found out it was just clogged in the filter, so sticking with my Nilfisk.
    1 point
  15. And so it came to pass! Give over Col.......look what you’ve done now, pass the tissues......😭 😂
    1 point
  16. Hi Rob, Yes, they work very well with the DCC. Probably the best riding springs we've used on a 7R. Very very comfortable, yet firm.
    1 point
  17. Well I never...It appears Becs is right! I mean shes always right as she's a woman.......😏 https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/en/blog/how-run-speakers
    1 point
  18. Mainframe

    Disappointing Dynaudio?

    My experience is that Dynaudio 'works' (shows its talents) best with FLAC files, CDs - with BT streamed audio being both lowest detail and fun. But, even with lower res files, the underlying sound is very pleasing (to my tastes). I run a pair of Dynaudio £2.5K active speaker at home, so I like the DA house sound - as do many studios as DA are a reknowned monitor manufacturer. The boot sub is weakest link (esp compared to Helix sub) , but the door cones and especially the A pillar tweeters, are very good. System does need some running in (cones are moving parts and stiff
    1 point
  19. Sits nice, a bit more nose diwn than the vwr ones I have fitted now.
    1 point
  20. Its not as good as the B&O Audi systems I have experienced for sure, I think a lot of that is to do with the Audi (B9 A4) had a large centre speaker under the dash, The Dynaudio has to try and create this central sound from the sides, which it does a pretty good job of. Its not amazing but its decent especially for a Golf level of car. https://www.whathifi.com/features/dynaudio-excite-sound-system-review-vw-golf-mk-7
    1 point
  21. Booth11

    Disappointing Dynaudio?

    Google “running in speakers” or “breaking in speakers” Same applies to new headphones which require a period of ‘burning in’.
    1 point
  22. Rantos06

    19” upgrade

    You're a gent thanks for the info much appreciated.
    1 point
  23. Polo GTI with standard speakers. The bass nowhere as good obviously but provided a much more central sound. After a round trip to Southampton today fiddling I've just accepted everything sounds better louder and as mentioned by others they'll improve over the next couple of weeks.
    1 point
  24. Jon R306

    Project 7.5R - ARBs

    Come Thursday I’m going with the 24mm Superpro rear anti roll bar with standard OEM links on the softest setting to see how much turn in this adds, .without going over the top and adding oversteer. along with KWV3S and Superpro front 0007 lower control arms. I'm looking forward to the difference over stock non DCC suspension , LCA’s and RARB.
    1 point
  25. PHILC

    Golf GTD vs R

    The R is simply the best on wet. slippery roads, which is all we seem to get at the moment.
    1 point
  26. Haha! So true. I spent 6 months working in and around florida last year. Everyone it seems is armed to the teeth!
    1 point
  27. Gavras

    Police R?

    If I wear a work shirt, it seems people think it's similar to police, that couple with short hair gets used to get some great responses. one bloke just glanced and must have seen the car and me in his peripheral vision and threw the mobile he was using across the car, unfortunately it hit the passenger seat bolster or something and bounced back smacking into drivers side window just missing his head lol. Annoyingly everyone used to slow right down when my Tourer 'suddenly' appeared behind them, sometimes you just know they have been up to no good lol.
    1 point
  28. TheJay

    Police R?

    The amount of times I've slowed down because I've seen bloody 330's driving sensibly, expecting to see a uniform... only to find out its a bald middle aged man trying not to fall asleep.
    1 point
  29. TheJay

    VW Data Plug

    The data plug for VW Connect? I thought it was kinda cool when I first picked my new 7.5R, but the novelty quickly wore off. Once it has a big more functionality it may be worth it, but currently... I reached 85% efficiency on my commute... so? I just drove 81 miles with an average speed of 50mph... well that's just incriminating. I just refuelled... I know, I was there. I just don't see the point at the moment. Give it a year to see where they take it, but for now... nagh.
    1 point
  30. I'll stick it on when I'm back in the car, hopefully squeeze in a play drive tonight. Driving from England to Belfast? How much did you have to inflate those tyres?
    1 point
  31. gfarmer

    Turbo upgrade

    I’m running mrc software, you would need Custom mapping. mrc have done a fair few now and I’m sure rick at unicorn has also done them just to name a couple, Not sure the cost on it tbh as they had a sale back in September 20% off and fitting will all come down to your own garage or doing it yourself etc. Will need Stage 2 hardware along with upgraded plugs are recommended. Then it’s plug and play basically. They also do an exchange price so can swap you old turbo as long as it’s not went bang as they won’t build it. My mate owns his own garage and is a tte supplier so can maybe get a dec
    1 point
  32. If you're burning ITunes songs in whatever compressed format it stores them into an Audio CD, then it won't be any better quality than listening from a phone playing it. The fine detail and "quality" was removed when the file was encoded into ITunes, and can't be put back in regardless of the medium it's put onto. Nb. ITunes can do lossless, but still the phone vs CD will be the same. If however you're copying your own audio CDs, then you'll be fine, as there's no encoding step removing anything.
    1 point
  33. For me Dynaudio has got better by time when using... B&O might be clearer, but dynaudio has better bas lower down. B&O again you need to put the volume up before something happens but then again you can pull it to the max without any distortion that I can't do with dynaudio. Well not a big issues on those volumes you will loose your hearing So in the end, I like Dynaudio and would not choose the car without it. But if comparing to B&O it lacks a bit, I think. Just I hate all rattling sound in my car with a bit higher volumes. :/ Seems rattle near the front passenger door a
    1 point
  34. I have just had a BCS Powervalve fitted to my Mk 7.5R. Quality is as good as you will get. The guys that I used to fit it, Hi-Tech Performance in Northampton, were really impressed. One of the added benefits of the Powervalve system is that it sounds pretty much stock at low revs (so you won’t upset the neighbours!) but makes a fab sound as the revs rise and the exhaust valves open. Price is not silly either considering the quality.
    1 point
  35. I hope it's worth the 500 quid :/
    1 point
  36. My Dynaudio is fine. One thing I do that a lot don’t is listen to music on CDs - supposedly, the sound quality is better on a CD. I use iTunes to burn my own CDs and make up my own compilations as I have varying tastes in music. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. Better to be safe than need a five door: p
    1 point
  38. Exonian

    Golf GTD vs R

    I’m not really a spreadsheet type of person although I have to use them a fair bit at work. However I’m sure there are an awful lot of GTD and R owners that spend an awful lot of time messing about with spreadsheets. The GTD is a spreadsheet type of car. Put it all down into a spreadsheet and it makes a hell of a lot of sense. Low company car tax. Tick. low running costs with strong resale value. Tick. Looks like a hot hatch. Tick. Hot hatch underpinnings. Same chassis and brakes as the well rated Golf GTI. Tick. Hot hatch performance. Flip b
    1 point
  39. I had mine detailed as I am now officially a lazy git. both my wife's car and mine have Gtechniq Exo etc on the car. just a nice simple Gwash and the occasional top up with C2V3.
    1 point
  40. Yeah thanks, 'tis my photo - took it at work last week then tweaked it a bit using the Aviary photo edit app on my iPhone.
    1 point
  41. Gavras

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Well yet more snow and more fun in the snow. apologies a bit pic heavy.
    1 point
  42. I agree that a reflex silver would have been epic, and I have been struggling to find a colour I like as much since they dropped it.
    1 point
  43. As it was such a fine day, I managed a long overdue winter prep; Wheels - VP Bilberry Snow foamed - AB Magifoam PW rinse 2 BM wash - Meguiars Gold Class PW rinse Ferrous decontamination - VP Dragon's Breath PW rinse Clayed - BH Auto clay 2nd wash and rinse Dried Wheels sealed - Gtechniq C2v3 Paint polished - AF Tripple Waxed - FinishKare 1000P paste wax Final dressing - Meguiars X-Press spray wax Tyres dressed - Gtechniq T1 Exhaust - Peek metal polish and coat of wax Still not overly convinced by
    1 point
  44. The JB4 does deliver more power and it is smoother so I think it is worth going for the JB4 Only downside is removing it takes a bit longer
    1 point
  45. Silk

    End of pcp - alloys

    Ignore the people who are giving you a hard time without actually having any experience to be able to answer your question. BCA didn't pick up that my Scirocco had different wheels and was wearing R side skirts when it went went back at the end of it's lease and a month later when it was listed for sale at a VW dealership (who bought it from auction) it still had the same alloys on it. Cars are commodity items. There's always a risk that things can get picked up but it's unlikely. They're only interested in the material value of the asset that they are going to sell. Different whee
    1 point
  46. Tiger's Wood

    End of pcp - alloys

    Who knows, but morally (and legally) it's theft so I can't believe you are even soliciting advice here on whether or not you're likely to get away with it.
    1 point
  47. JB4 detailed fitting guide for DSG + Rev3 connect kit I used the official installation instructions in the most part and a few tips gleaned from this site (and others). The AutoInstruct videos are really useful. Thought I'd document my installation for reference. Apologies if the below is too detailed/basic. In my excitement to get it fitted I also forgot to take pictures during so they're all post-install. Links to resources: BMS JB4 fitting instructions - http://www.burgertuning.com/instructions/VW_JB4_install.pdf BMS Rev3 BT unit instructions - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com
    1 point
  48. Having the bluetooth and the app makes all the difference. No need to get out your car, connect a laptop and change settings. All done from the drivers seat. No brainer. Also if and when the upgrade for the JB4 comes available its all compatible.
    1 point
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