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  1. 19 points
    Can you believe it's been 5 years since the R was released. I've made a little video of reviewing it while driving some scenic roads in Scotland. Check it out, would you still buy one today, I think I probably would.
  2. 16 points

    My Golf R Illustration

    Decided to have a go at drawing my Golf R in Adobe Illustrator.
  3. 13 points
    Ok so I wasn’t going to do this but only as people have requested them, here are pics of the new ride .....
  4. 12 points

    My A35 AMG

    Thought I’d get a build thread up of sorts for those that might be interested, seems a popular choice for golf R owners looking for a change like myself. Had it over a month now and loving it so far. After the 1k run in period I took it to Curborough sprint course to test it out properly and it surpassed my expectations. the spec is: sun yellow premium pack style pack adaptive dampers black leather My R was APR stage 1 amongst other things so I’m eager to do the same with the A35. Just not sure if I want to try a tuning box first or go straight to a remap?! Miltek have started development on a system so will probably look into getting one at some point depending on what they sound like. Only downside to the car is that the Merc forums aren’t as good as this place 🙁 Anyway, here’s some pics.....
  5. 12 points
    So today had a traffic light competition with a TTS, obviously as you would expect it was pretty much neck and neck, and thennn boom i see the classic blue lights in my rear view. I instantly pull over as there is no winning when you try to get away from them, but LUCKILY the TTS had other plans and carried on going (not sure if the driver didnt see the lights on not) so, they completely ignored me and chased down the TTS, so i pulled into a side road, shut my lights off and waited for 10 mins for s**t to cool off. 10 mins later i drove sensibly home. Moral of the story is, if ur gonna do something stupid, look around you before you do it hahah
  6. 12 points

    Two good deeds this week

    There are still honest, genuine people out there. Getting few and far between but none the less its still nice to hear/see people doing good deeds. Back when I was about 14 I seen a guy drop his wallet in tesco garage as he got back in his car. I shouted and rode across on my bike but he shot off before I could get to him. There was £140 in cash in the wallet, so I took the wallet home because his address was in there, and my father drove me to the address in the evening when he got in from work. His house was about 5 miles from mine. He was obviously doing well for himself given the house and car he had. When we got there the guy had noticed his wallet missing literally 15 mins before and was over the moon with me returning it. He took all the cash out and gave it all to me there and then. Without even counting it. I was speechless. My Dad said there is no way you can take that, so we tried giving it back to him but he said it would cost a lot more money and hassle than what he’d just given me, to replace all the contents and the wallet. He shook my fathers hand too for bringing me up the right way. It was a life lesson and I’ll never forget that for the rest of my days.
  7. 11 points
    Jeff R

    What did you do to your R today?

    Well it’s not mine but it is a brand new Golf R & I have spent since Thursday doing a full 3 stage correction & ceramic coating on it after finally landing myself a contract from a local VW main dealer, chuffed to bits
  8. 11 points
    Next time you try, leave the wife at home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 10 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Got my spoiler fitted [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. 10 points


    The 2016 MK7 R is gone. Traded it this evening pretty much unexpectedly on a fully equipped 2019 MK7.5. Manual, of course. Early this week the local dealer's sales manager emailed an offer to take my car in trade for a new one with no money down and no change in monthly payments. I was highly skeptical, and rightly so, but no harm in dropping by the showroom after work, right? There on display was the fully-equipped Lapiz 7.5 you see below. The deal turned out to be something of a sleazy come-on, but the end result was more or less as promised. No cash down payment and the monthlies are unchanged. The car comes with all the electronic goodies, some of which the pleasant saleslady actually taught me to use. It has 19" Prets (don't know about the gloss black finish) and a six year/72 month warranty, Despite my curmudgeonly objections to modernity, I do like audible proximity warning (rear, front is silly), blind spot warning, LED headlights and tailights and maybe even Navigation. My reaction to DCC adaptive chassis control remains to be seen. Most of the other bells and whistles were on my old car. The drive home was brief but pleasant. Odometer went from 9 miles to about 14. Storms are predicted tomorrow, so I'll likely drive the truck to work. I'll be out of town at a conference next week. More to come when I return and have the opportunity to drive some more.
  11. 10 points

    Whining noise on cold start

    I had that too - it stopped when my wife got out the car though........[emoji48][emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. 10 points

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Just done over 400 miles today. A few pics after the first wash..........
  13. 9 points

    Just a little carbon fiber

    I love the look of carbon fiber
  14. 9 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    Washed off several weeks of crud, dead bugs, dust and pollen. Waxed it using up the last off my Swissvax Crystal Rock and will now take out a small mortgage or get a second job to pay for another pot! 😆 Looking a bit down and brown! Back to Black
  15. 9 points

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Collected Thursday night, Ceramic Pro coating applied yesterday.
  16. 9 points

    Hidden (from the wife) mods

    I just buy stuff and tell the wife.... she moans for a bit but i find telling her with a bottle of wine helps. Its your car, man up
  17. 9 points
    Paul C

    What did you do to your R today?

    Coated my new prets with Gtechnic C5 and fitted them to the car. Also gave the car a good clean and a coat of Gtechniq C2v3 liquid crystal. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  18. 8 points

    The Tailgater Problem. Discussion.

    I'll be honest, I'm not keen on the whole "self policing" dash cam thing. I get they are great if you have an RTA but shopping every little thing just doesn't sit well with me. I'm not implying this is what you mean either, just giving my opinion on dash cams. If you watch all the "bad driving" dash cam vids on youtube you can see some twonks seem to try and make bad situations happen. Just so they can make a clip. They seem to drive ultra aggressively without any normal thought or courtesy. Just because they have dash cam fitted they feel they rule the road. Sent from my S9 using Tapatalk
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points

    Two year lease over today

    Indeed. Interesting he thought the Golf R was joyless, detached and dull ............ then ordered a Volvo. 😊 😉
  21. 8 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Giving her a much deserved rest and clean after stretching her legs on just about every sort of terrain Britain has to offer over 3 days in the Lake District. During two of the days we did over 100 miles of mountain roads... I knew how good this car was, but after driving this road (and then turning round to do it all over again) I can truly say I am in love with it. When the sun started to drop she took us as sure-footed as a mountain goat up some trails I absolutely wouldn't have taken in my previous coupes and old rattly hatchbacks deep into the mountainside. Took everything incredibly steady as all the really tiny trails are covered I'm sharp gravel and occasionally bigger pieces we had to get out and move.. but we escaped without a puncture and with nothing seemingly shaken loose. Once we'd satisfied ourselves anyone THAT determined to steal it, frankly deserves it we hiked into the wilderness and set up camps at sunset. Oh and it took two people, all our camping and hiking gear in the boot (with the full size spare AND subwoofer in place!), no obscured rear view and still had room to give the dog the entire backseat. This is why I spent 24k on a used 3 door family hatchback.
  22. 8 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Picked up my new R today after the last one had to go back. Very happy chappy today [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 8 points

    Jealous much?!

    So I'm on my way home from a friends house and am sat behind a BMW 120d driving fairly sedately and as we get to a set of traffic lights leading up to a dual carriageway he wheel spins like mad I give it some beans (by no means all as not necessary) and overtake. I get to the next set of lights that have turned red and am smiling to myself thinking what a sweet car the R is when the BMW driver winds down his window and says "you laughing at me mate what's so funny?". Now I'm a bit taken aback by the temerity of this young "gentleman" so reply with "I'm laughing at you thinking your oil burner is fast. It really isn't compared to mine is it hahaha" He gave me a hard man stare and then wheel span off!! What a d1ck lol! The youth of today huh?!
  24. 8 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Full on day of cleaning the new lease wagon. Fallout, de-tar, snow foam, 2 bucket wash, dry, panel wipe, c2v3 all over. Beer opened [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 8 points

    Worth a share.

    Haven't posted on here for a while so thought I'd share a job from a couple months back. Golf r I detailed for the head of VW UK, same guy who originally spec'd/ordered the golf r that I currently have now. Quite a few custom touches on this, may take an keen eye to spot. Some of the spec, akrapovic, performance pack, 90% tints, pan roof, Vienna leather heated, dcc, indium grey, Spielberg. Enjoy.
  26. 8 points

    Two good deeds this week

    1. Out for a walk on Sunday and near the local park saw a wallet on the floor, thrown near a bush. Opened it and had a debit card, an OAP travel pass and a driving license - but no cash. Guess had been stolen and dumped.Was only a couple of miles away so walked round to return it to rightful owner. Got to his house and no-one in, so dropped it through letter box with a note saying where I’d found it and my mobile number. Not heard a word since. Just a call to say thanks would have been nice. 2. On the tube yesterday’s carriage half full, and a drunk / stoned / having problems with life (delete as appropriate) bloke in ripped joggers and a filthy top got on, ranting about something, then walked down the carriage away from me, sat next to this young girl in her early 20s and started trying to put his arm around her. No one did anything, so I got up and walked over just as another chap did the same from further down. We both got there at the same time and he asked the girl if she’d like to sit with him, and I told the bloke to shut it and leave her alone. Probably helped I was in jeans and my site boots as had been inspecting a warehouse earlier, had been a hard day and I had a headache, so probably came across as a mad / hard bugger. Not sure me in a suit would have had same effect. Got a lot of smiles from other females in the carriage, most of the men were pretending nothing had happened. Anyway next stop was end of the line so we got off and the girl thanked both of us and we all left the station. No cops around, so I did tell the guy on the ticket barrier but he didn’t seem fussed.. Nothing amazing in the scheme of things, but I felt good about both incidents.
  27. 8 points

    Two good deeds this week

    It was dark, late at night and I was walking down the path alongside a dual carriageway (A405) I was walking the same direction as traffic. A car passed at about 60 mph and just as it passed me there was a loud crack. The car swerved violently and half spun, then flipped and rolled across the path in front of me. The car ended up about 150 yds ahead of me. I sprinted over to the car just as a middle aged lady was pulling herself from the wreckage. I asked if she was OK and she was shaken but not hurt. She kept mentioning a case she couldn't find and seemed flustered more about the lost case than the car!. I replayed what I saw in my head and remember seeing something fly off the car as it rolled. I went and had a look and found the case. She hugged it to her chest and said thank god etc. It was about then a motorist pulled up and gave her a lift to the nearest phone. Yes, it was that long ago! Anyway I made my way home after giving her my phone number as a witness. About three days later a guy called me and said it was his wife I'd assisted. Could he do anything for me? I told him I'd got battery acid on my jeans and they'd dissolved into holes. This was true btw. He sent me the money for 2 pairs! It turned out they were jewellery dealers and there had £50,000 of bling in that little case.
  28. 8 points
  29. 8 points
    Picked mine up on Thursday...it’s spiffing.
  30. 7 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    And a DPB one for the pot.
  31. 7 points

    5 year Anniversy my story

    Today my Car turned 5. It's a black DSG it's been a fun 5 years driving and modding but not without issues too. It's done 61k km. To start off VW dealers here were not good to deal with and took to the 4th one before I dealt with something that treated me well and hence got the sale. I bought stock model in DSG, didn't think it was worth $3k for leather interior and not a fan of sunroof. I started off getting car Opti coated which I would highly recommed and has made car easy to maintain. I have since gone stage 1 APR tune after 6 months of ownership, not that it wasn't good to drive standard but I wanted more. It's the best thing you can do on these cars as totally takes the performance to another level. I then added intake for some nice induction sounds and as I found the stock modes increasingly annoying I got DSG tune done at same time as installing inlet pipe, TMD and spulen boost pipe kit and GFB DV+ all have worked as they should and no issues at all, nice induction sounds which I personally love. Car was about 12 months old at that time IIRC. I then added the Pedal box and that even after tune was massive improvement on throttle resposne and as many on here know almost a must on these cars. I have then Added the BCS DP and stage 2 tune when car was about 2 years old. Rear sway bar and end links added at same time to improve the handling, not that It was needed but I thought with stage 2 power I might end up going into some corners slightly faster and nice to remove the understeer. I think this combo more than enough for daily car that isn't tracked. Last mods were around 18 months ago when I added BCS res delete and APR bangs and pops tune which gives car nice sporty note when activated and still reserved enough when cruising around in D mode. I've enjoyed the modding process and being on forums sharing knowledge and journey along the way and I can't imagine a better driving car that wouldn't cost a small fortune here in Aust. The negatives I've had is Water pump failed the plastic housing cracked well known issue but out of warranty so paid to repair, not long after that the Haldex not working correctly and again repaired same out of warranty. On replacing it the filter was completely clogged which was strange as serviced prob only 6 months before at good idependent garage. I also had my battery die and needed mechanic to come to my house and check car and then take to garage to replace, he wa awesome and lend me worshop car overnight so I could get to work. I've been unlucky and had someone open car door into mine causing minor dent early on and couple weeks ago some a hole has keyed my car causing fine scratch on most of passenger side, the sad world we live in, where people don't appreciate or respect each others property. Overall very happy with car and way its modified to where it is now and will just maintain well and planning on keeping long term. If I was buying a car today i would still get the 7.5R now as in Australia they come pretty much fully loaded. I'd get the upgraded stereo, no sunroof and it's easy 10-15k cheaper than similar spec s3. My wife drives FL s3 and makes my car feel dated inside with the digital screen etc which the 7.5R now has. The New Bmw 135ix would be a good rival here once it arrives and we will look at them to replace wife's car at end of lease early next year.
  32. 7 points
    Hi guys, 11 wks on an yesterday picked up this little beauty. Come from MK3 Focus RS but have to say I’m impressed. 9 options in all Lapiz paint, black door mirrors, Spielbergs, pan roof, Vienna leather, DCC, climate screen & black oettinger spoiler.
  33. 7 points

    New wheel day!

    After over 7 weeks my OZ's have finally arrived, bank holidays etc.. caused a delay from ordering on 24th April but Glenn and Ciaran at Revolution kept me informed. Bonus being they have been made with 57.1 cb so no need for spigot rings as can be the case with OZ'S. Getting a couple of coats of Gyeon Rim tonight them off to get some Michelin's fitted. More pics when they're on.
  34. 7 points

    Went for a Revo stage 1 on my 7.5

    Decided to go and get stage 1 done on my year old 7.5. Also got a Revo panel filter to replace my standard one. BTG performance who do Revo remaps is only 5 min drive for me, and from my research I seemed happy with the products they do. I wasn't let down, really impressed with how it performs. It's really smooth to drive and lots of extra fun with the added power. BTG performance also impressed me. Nice clean workshop with a great staff and knowledge. Even called me so I could head over early to watch the after remap dyno runs. I was surprised it was only 303hp before the remap. I thought they tend to be higher than stated? a misconception by me probably, not that it matters now.
  35. 7 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    It's not a year old yet (7 weeks to go), so a bit early for a Birthday Pressie, but I treated it to a proper clean today. Clay bar, Poorboys Blackhole and topped with a decent wax. If it wasn't for a couple of stone chips, it would be better than the day it was delivered.
  36. 7 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    Friday bath! DI water ValetPro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner (wheels and tailpipes) ValetPro Advanced Neutral snow foam ValetPro Citrus Pre Wash Swissvax Car Bath shampoo Swissvax Lotospeed QD (body, wheels, glass) Mothers Mag & Aluminium polish (tailpipes) Achem Hi-shine Tyre dressing
  37. 7 points

    WLTP Stage 1 Tune

    Out software is now fully released after beta testing. This example is on 97 octane fuel It is what we consider a medium torque output, which is recommended for longevity and thermal management. 306bhp and 297lb to 354 bhp and 360lb.
  38. 7 points

    My Golf R Illustration

    No, drawn from scratch, using a photo as reference. This is how it looked before I added the textures.
  39. 7 points

    Dealer washed my car 😡

    Well I’ve got my baby back! 😍
  40. 7 points
    Here’s mine Revo19s put on the car yesterday need to lower it now
  41. 7 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    I gave it a long overdue and much needed wash and wax (QD). Used my new Kranzle K10 pressure washer and Kranzle snow foam lance today. It’s on another level to the Karcher K4 Full Control Totally different beast altogether, and going just from today, I wished I’d invested in a Kranzle years ago. The lance is excellent too. It was a joy to use both. A few pics Snow foamed Citrus pre washed Clean and refreshed with Swissvax Lotospeed
  42. 7 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Not specifically today but in the past week - Took the ‘chrome’ exhaust tips of my car for a deep clean, they’ve come out okay but are badly pitted so I will be leaving them off for the mean time as I quite like the raw look of just the exhaust tips. Had an oil change after covering 6000 miles with the new engine, car has just ticked over to 34,000 miles overall. And finally had my wheel alignment done, the rear was 5mm out which was having quite a bad effect on the wear of the tyres. Car feels fantastic again, these really are special cars😁
  43. 7 points
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  44. 7 points
    Picked up yesterday. In for ceramic today Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 7 points
    I took mine out for a bit of a drive in the sun today 😍
  46. 6 points


    I’m one of the minority who seem to prefer the Cadiz, after all it’s the signature wheel on the R. Your car, pick the set you like the most and enjoy it
  47. 6 points

    Jealous much?!

    I had a BMW i3s race me off the light into a merge lane yest.....i always give it a bit of poke at this junction, but not all, just to get ahead as its not a nice merge. I moved off at a reasonably quick pace and as i did so i thought, 'i3'....thats' electric isnt it, i bet this cock is gonna... Yep he decided to pretty much floor it as if it were a drag race - i naturally sped up more to get past, b4 realising this had turned into a race and so had to floor it or brake hard - I wasn't about to let some cock in a BMW electric shit box get the better of me, so went all out - Akro dsg farting my way past. Was running out of road tho and only just got past him! as he had a head start with me in D mode, and me not going all out straight away. Next time i come across a BMW electric shoe box, i'll launch control off the lights
  48. 6 points

    600bhp Golf R raffle

    I just see a “600bhp” Golf R on Kumho tyres....speaks volumes to me about the owner. I wouldn’t touch this with a cattle prod, but ETTO
  49. 6 points

    Deep clean and decontamination...

    So I picked up my 7.5 R on Tuesday from VW Altrincham, just under 2 years old with 10K on the clock. Asked the dealer not to clean it, they did obviously but has happy to spot tar all over the NS wing and doors so lucky they didn't clean it too well! So first clean today, trying to correct two years of swirls on DPB! First job was Iron decontamination, I concentrated mainly on the wheels, not too keen using it on the body work. I used Auto Finesse stuff which changes colour like IronX and its all I could find locally but seemed to do a good enough job. Used Auto Finesse Tar remover to get the spots off. Then a layer of AG Polar Blast foam, proper jetwash in all the little nooks and crannies. Then a Chemical Guys Citrus wash using 2BM, Feracla clay mitt all over and it was starting to feel nice. Dodo DAS 6 Pro polish with Chemical Guys V36 cutting polish on a Hexlogic medium cutting pad, then Poorboys Black Hole on a polishing pad, finished with some Muc-Off wax. Not a bad first go, I'll probably give it another pass with the polisher as there's still some swirling but its way better than it was. Really happy with this car so far! Who else is cleaning this fine Saturday afternoon!
  50. 6 points

    Batch’s Tornado Red 7.5R Wagon

    Few pics from a recent shoot...
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