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  1. 18 points
    Since the Mk5 you have seen an evolution....it got a little bit bigger on the mk7 but lost none of it's iconic shape. Based on the new direction, the Mk9 will look like this!
  2. 17 points

    VW Golf Mk 7 Workshop Manual

    All, I have managed to source a VW workshop manual according to my VIN number and engine code etc, MY17 Golf R is the facelift version with DQ381 DSG gear box. Below is a screenshot of what is in the tech manual, as you will see it basically covers everything you'd need to perform servicing or any other maintenance on a Golf R. Although it is based for MY17 facelift R the tech manual will also cover both the Mk7 and Mk7.5 as both platforms are very similar....albeit apart from the gear box and maybe infotainment system. If anyone requires any of the individual pdf sections of the manual or the complete manual, click on the link below to a Dropbox, then simply help yourself. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/95szoktpexsruak/AAC1rXZY0qI-a5EewOxiDE-Sa?dl=0
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  4. 15 points
    I'm a pro [emoji41] Here is an example of my R with a lime green wrap... Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. 15 points

    R in storage until May

    It's a car, it's AWD, it has heated seats. its made for winter. its an all season car. if cars where biscuits, the R would be a Hobnob. Hard as fuvk n ready for anything.
  6. 15 points

    Unicorn - Re-tune

    So, I've had an eventful 48 hrs. Drove down to Ecotune in Glasgow on Wednesday morning to have my Wagner Intercooler fitted and Remus front silencer fitted to my existing Remus Cat-Back. All went well, no more drone from the exhaust and it's now a bit more subdued, which is what I wanted. Excellent service by the lads at Ecotune. From there I then drove straight down to Manchester to stay the night before arriving at Unicorn first thing today. Rick as always worked his magic and performed a few tweaks. I honestly didn't expect the fantastic results that he got. When he turned the car to stage 1 back in March there were no Engine mods, he got 372bhp and 389ft/lbs torque. Now with the following mods... Wagner Intercooler Remus Cat-Back Exhaust TT Inlet R600 Intake Rick managed to get 398bhp and 415 ft/lbs torque, which is really impressive and I'm still stage 1.... totally unbelievable! He also toned down the pops & bangs from the exhaust like I asked....car sounds really good now and pulls like a train..... So worth the 16 hr return trip from Aberdeen, cheers Rick much appreciated. Just asked for a Littco L420 turbo for Xmas 😁
  7. 15 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Have it a long overdue wash.
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  9. 14 points
    Seeing that some of us have waited for a very long time to get hold of them, I thought it’d be nice to see all the post WLTP R’s together in a single post, Heres my Oryx White 3 door 😍
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  11. 14 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Silver after a good clean.
  12. 14 points
    Found this interesting location for the R on our recent road trip around the north west coastline of Scotland Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. 13 points
    No, not the book by John Steinbeck (I knew my English O level would be useful one day!) but the line by Robert Burns - “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” Some of you may know my current situation, others maybe not! I was planning to change my car and move to the dark side of BMW M ownership. However, I received notification a few weeks ago that my job was at risk of being made redundant. It came out of the blue but undeterred, I quickly got on the phone and interweb and did some digging around and got some possible jobs lined up, one of which got me onto the books with one company, another being a firm job offer starting in the new year. Her indoors was a little more worried and my customary laid back attitude and the words “Stop worrying - everything’s in hand.” did nothing to allay her fears! I went through the usual roller coaster of emotions - shock, disappointment followed by anger and the wish that our CEO’s poo was a hedgehog! After a day or two and my usual chain of rational thinking I came to the conclusion that maybe this was what I was waiting for. I’ve just done three months of working nights away from home - 12 on, 2 off with every other weekend off. Swmbo hated it, which surprised me as having had to play second fiddle to HM Armed Forces for five years, she had to get used to me being away from home in foreign climes for months at a time as well as not seeing me for weeks whilst I worked in the parachute world. The upshot is that I weighed up my job and decided “Sod it! I’ve busted a gut for too long with no thanks!” In fact quite the opposite as we constantly had to fend off attacks on our pay and conditions - so with a firm job offer in my back pocket, I applied for voluntary redundancy. The new job means a cut in pay which I can live with but the upside is that I’ll be spending more time at home with the boss and won’t have ridiculous start times or anything like as much time away from home - my current job has had me starting as early as 1am and tramping a crane around half the country - one week saw me go to Wales, then High Wycombe and ending up in Manchester for two days assembling the stage for Beyoncé - didn’t see the missus all week and I didn’t get home until nearly midnight on the Friday night - and for what?? Due to the drop in wages, changing my car was out of the question and I have to confess I was slightly disappointed until I slapped myself with a wet haddock and said “Get a grip Steve you weapons grade bellend - it’s just a sodding car! On top of that, I have a roof over my head and food on my plate so it’s not that bad!” What it does mean though is that i can keep my R AND pay it off.......which means I could do a spot of modding! It also means I’ll be working for a crane company and not a faceless, American venture capital company who give precisely zero ****s about a mere minion like myself. The crane will shrink significantly (It’s completely different to my current mount and it’s remote controlled!!) but the prospect of sensible start and finish times, more time with the missus and the fun of modding the car outweigh everything else - I guess the stars aligned for once! Sorry for the long, drawn out essay but just had to get it off my chest! Cheers all! [emoji846] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. 13 points

    Just got 7.5 R INDIUM 5 door

  15. 13 points
    Charles M

    Akrapovic Sounds Kind of Crap?

    Am I the only person in the world who is happy with the exhaust on the 7.5R?
  16. 12 points

    “ Does It Come In Black? ”

    Hi, I’m Ramsay Very pleased with my New Golf R and motivated to learn more about it and how I can make it the car I’ve always tried to create in the past. Nearly gor there with a VR6 Rotrex Charged Corrado, made 332.3 bhp. I feel the platform with the R is right and enthauaised at all the options available and which ones I want to have. I said I would take some time and plan it all out before buying anything and already bought a spoiler 😆 I think I’m going to keep this as a forever car. My work colleagues were quite keen to see it too.
  17. 12 points

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    As promised, here are some pictures up of the car I picked up on Monday. I love it.
  18. 12 points
    It is, sounds crazy but it is.
  19. 12 points
    Not as good as other pictures, but brings back a great memory for me and considering it was taken with an iPhone, I am satisfied. @thelegoless on Insta
  20. 12 points
    Hi Muzza, I can easily hit the high torque figures of any other tune out there, that's really not an issue. it's just that by default, I choose not too. There are various reasons why. Firstly you need to run more boost in the low to midrange. All tuners are running the turbo pretty hard at the top end of the rev range - i.e. close to its maximum flow potential. If you run a lot of boost in the mid range, you are then running the turbo close to its maximum all the way through the rev range so it's likely to suffer more wear. You also generally spend more time in the midrange, so you spend more time with the turbo at maximum load. Lots of low down torque is also what breaks things. It's what puts the stress on engine and drive train components. Big torque means big cylinder pressure. This means huge forces are exerted on the piston, conrod, crank and bearing surface. The torque then has to be transmitted to the road, so clutch, gearbox, differentials, drive shafts, all take a battering. There is a good argument which says; if you spend a lot of time in this rev range, then it makes sense to have all your torque here.. On a road car with excellent traction there is a lot to be said for this. The thing now is that these cars are already pretty torquey, and it's the high rpm that's lacking. Traditionally with performance cars, you were rewarded for letting the engine sing towards the redline, These days, everything is turbo charged with focus on minimising lag and increasing response. Whilst this is great for every day use, it can lead to a feeling of everything being over a little too quickly when you really want to go places. With our tune, you get a significant extra instant shove in the back, but with the power still building right up to the red line with very little drop off in torque. For myself it makes the car feel a lot more characterful and has proven itself to be ultimately faster against the stop watch. Take a look at some of the fastest most exciting cars currently out there and check out their power and torque curves - McLaren 720S, Porsche GT2RS, Ferrari Pista - they are like that for a reason! Rick
  21. 12 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Couple of days old...looking good!
  22. 11 points
    I went over to visit Alex at VW Retrofit in Redditch to get my 2014 Golf R upgraded from the Standard 6.5" Discover Nav system and Standard Clocks to the 9.5" MIB2.5 Infotainment System and the Active Info Display (AID). Overall I am very happy with the upgrade, it took around 3 hours of Alex's time for the install and coding. Prices are below for information, up to you to decide if you think it's worth it. Couple of things to mention if you're considering the upgrade: If you want the map display on the AID, you need the MIB2.5 and the 9.2" Display. No-one that I know of is currently able to do milage adjustments on the AID. It's not a big issue and am sure someone will come up with one in the future, but need to accurately declare mileage at MOT's in the meantime. I have a warning lamp consistantly displaying showing "Error: Range Calculation". According to another forum, this could be as simple as getting a newer CAN Gateway (£40). Booked in next week to try this. It's super awesome. Parts / Cost List: AID - 5G1 920 791 A - eBay - £550 Trim - 5G1 857 189 - eBay - £0 (included above) Install & Coding - VW Retrofit - £200 9.2" Display - 5G6 919 606 - VW Retrofit - £1350 MIB2.5 - 5NA 035 020 - VW Retrofit - £0 (included above) Install, Coding, Cables, Trims and Connectors - VW Retrofit - £0 (included above) TOTAL COST £2100 Now for the pictures:
  23. 11 points

    October 2018 Nav Update

    Hi All The latest October 2018 nav map updates are now available here :- http://webspecial.volkswagen.de/maps/int/en/index.html Just select Downloads, click on the infotainment screen and then your golf model and nav type then select the area of the world you want and it will download the .7zip file for you to extract onto your SD card for installation. Just need to check its the 1/10/2018 version which is the October 2018 release as 1 of the options is still showing the April maps. Good Luck!
  24. 11 points

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Here’s my White Silver... loving it
  25. 11 points
    I’ve obtained the guys insurer info via a colleague who can access that info.
  26. 11 points

    Cabin Temperature Adjustment

    First world problems...
  27. 11 points

    Autowatch Ghost Bypass

    Hi guys, I’m away on holiday at the moment so I’ll keep it brief as I’ve covered this video several times and once home I’ll post the link to the thread on the Audi Sport forum. Basically it’s a stooge video designed to ruffle feathers and discredit the ghost after an installer failed to fit one correctly and was struck off as a dealer. He got the hump and this video was the result. What is shown in the video does happen if the device isn’t installed correctly. I tried to contact the guy in the video before I realised it was a stooge. He turned comments off on the video and abused Autowatch staff when they contacted him. If it was genuine why would he do these things after spending £399.00 to protect his £40k car? Anyone who want to try it on here are welcome to but your vehicles won’t start you’ll just flatten your batteries. Trust me your vehicles are Immobilised. *unless installed by this clown* Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 11 points
    Instagram: FAT4Y Go follow me!
  29. 11 points

    30 years ago today (Adult humour)

    It's 30 years ago today that I met the wife. We were at a young farmers get together, always the charmer I said " You remind me of my little toe" ..... "Small and cute" she replied, " I smiled, "Well that and the fact that I will probably end up banging you on the coffee table" Like any marriage we've had our ups and downs, the lowest point for me was when I overheard her telling her friend Yvonne her sex life was like a 100 metre sprint ! " Over in less than 10 seconds ? " said Yvonne " No I usually do it with six athletic black guys" replied the wife. I took her infidelity badly and ended up stood on a bridge, in desperation I rang the Samaritans " I'm on a bridge and I'm about to toss myself off " I said "That's inconsiderate, what about anybody passing underneath" said the woman at the end of the phone.. " They will probably think it's just bird shit " I replied........ Seriously, she's an absolute diamond, here's to 30 more.....
  30. 10 points

    Ultimate Green Focus RS

    Just though I'd throw up a quick thread on this, had it since August 2018 I love a Fast Ford, heart wanted another Escort Cosworth but the way prices were I just wasn't gonna pay £40k for one that wasn't even a Minter, always fancied a MK2 RS so the searched started around April/May 2018 looked at many cars and travelled the country only to be disappointed every time, come August I genuinely nearly gave up as I was just burning too much time and money on the search, this car then popped up in England, wife and I jumped on a flight and deal was done Got it delivered to the house the following weekend 2009 Focus RS Ultimate Green 2 owners 26k miles Most importantly for me absoloutly bone stock!! Not everyone's cup of tea I know but I love it so that's all that matters, will be used on Summer weekends and enjoyed. few random pics since owning it
  31. 10 points

    Climate windscreen demo

    Only had my R for just over a week, but perfect opportunity to test the climate windscreen with it being frozen up this morning. Impressive on just how fast it melts the sheet of ice, about 1 minute in and its starting to go:
  32. 10 points
    Rfol G

    Black exhaust Tips

    Hi all I’ve just had these done what do you think?
  33. 10 points

    Prince Philip.

    Hope the old driver debate doesn't start up again, a couple of people have asked me why does a 70 year old want a Golf R. My reply, when being polite, is that growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.
  34. 10 points
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46804698 Another stabbing in London, but am I the only one wondering why the 14 yr old described in the article as “a polite kid, he was really respectful. He's a good kid," was riding around on a moped I guess without a licence and insurance as you need to be 16? Not justifying what happened but asking why no mention that something else may have been going on here...
  35. 10 points

    People in a rush

    The R brings the worst out of people - other people not R owners. I had a Merc C63 owner feel the need to show me how big his todger was (actually pulled along side of me and started revving his engine) today. Youngish lad with gold everywhere nodding to boom boom music. The kind you just want to beat with a baseball bat (or is that just me). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 10 points

    My Bittersweet 7R

    Well it’s back to reality today after 1,800 miles and 7 days of heading to Scotland and doing the North Coast 500, and boy does reality suck! If you haven’t heard of, or have heard of but not yet done the NC500 I cannot recommend it highly enough. We did it clockwise and from the moment we headed into the Loch Lomond area we had three days of scenery & roads that just blew us away (we were away 5 days but I’ll get to that in a bit)! Driving through Callendar, through the Bridge Of Orchy to Glencoe left our jaws on the floor, not to mention on occasion my right foot firmly to the floor! We managed to find weather good enough to climb Ben Nevis before an overnight in Fort William. The next day we headed North past Loch Ness, through Inverness and on to Lochinver and cannot say enough good things about the road from Ullapool to Lochinver! Honestly one of the best roads I’ve ever driven, fast but not silly, well sighted but in beautiful scenery and very light on other traffic. The following day we headed off down some A & B roads that just left us in awe. The landscape is like nothing else, imagine the best Wales has to offer but turned up to 12, and continual for well over 100 miles! On occasion you could just see the road draped out across the earth in front of you which was far too inviting to just plod. From Dounrey to John O’Groats was a bit of a let-down and felt much like the Fens, just too rural and barren to be interesting and it was the same heading down South the following day for at least another 100 miles. We then got bored of the average speed cameras on the A9 and headed off into the Cairngorms, even taking time to seek out and lap Loch Rannoch which those of you old enough may remember from Playstation’s TOCA 2! Our final night was in Glasgow where we met up with the original owners of the car before it was handed back to VW at the end of a lease. Great couple they were too and they very kindly gave me the Racing Line intake that they’d had to remove from the car before handing it back. Big thanks to Stephen & Claire for that! Speaking of the car, it’s quite the beast. Sure I haven’t quite found the confidence in the front end sticking when throwing it at damp corners in quite the way I’d want but that will come with time and experience. But I really do understand what all the fuss is about with the R now, and having a 420bhp one is laugh out loud entertaining at times. Overall we covered just under 1,800 miles at an average of 28mpg, not too bad if you ask me and certainly more than ok considering the output it can deliver. So now we’re home, the R600 is on with a fresh filter, next I’ll be eyeing up spacers to improve its stance. Am I right in saying 10mm from & 15mm rear with Prets is fine without arch work? After that a black roof wrap and some carbon mirrors may be needed. Oh, and the obligatory front splitter and rear diffuser from Maxton, maybe the side skirts too. Who knows over what time frame but what I can confirm is that this car is epic and if ever you want a trip that’s good for the soul, head to the North West Highlands and you will not be disappointed! Enough waffle, pics!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Akrapovic Sounds Kind of Crap?

    I'm happy with the stock exhaust on my Mk7 estate. And you'd have to stick my bollocks in a bee hive to get me to part with £3k for an exhaust.
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    Yes the oem Valeo blades are rubbish. Swap for Bosch Aerotwins Fronts A864S https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-A864S-Aerotwin-Wiperblade-Set/dp/B00W1KKYUI/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1541022011&sr=1-1&keywords=bosch+a864s Rears A282H https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042ETBEQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  40. 10 points

    Leaving the Fold after 6 years.

    The day has come when I've agreed to let my R go on to pastures new. It's been a brilliant car to own and drive. It hasn't had a fault from new and always been reliable. It's coming up to 30k miles and still hasn't lost it's 'new' feeling. I promised myself a Porsche for my 60th birthday in October and my 25 years anniversary of being off the booze! I've gone for a 2014 Cayman S, in silver like the R. I'm glad to be back to a six pot but I don't think the Cayman will feel as fast as the R - it has more BHP but loads less torque. It has 20in Carrera wheels, Bose stereo, PDK, Sport Chrono, 10k miles on the clock and sports exhaust. I should have it on the drive next week. Farewell R owners -you've been a good bunch to hang around with
  41. 10 points
    Really impressed with my 2 month old motor after getting it ceramic coated at Detail NI in Newtownards (Northern Ireland). Ryan used Drexler ceramic, looks very wet and slick! The wheels especially will hopefully be well protected.
  42. 10 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Picked mine up today. Put a few miles on her on the way home getting used to the drive.
  43. 10 points
    Get a cheap car and gain experience in that. Then when you have 2-3 years of driving experience (claim free), then consider an R. 17 year old + 3 months experience + 300bhp will not end well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. 9 points
    This [emoji3596] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  45. 9 points
    colored seat belts 🤩
  46. 9 points

    Prince Philip.

    You have to give Prince Philip credit for his driving record, after all it's the first accident he's been involved in since 1997. Cop: Now then, your Royal Highness, explain how the accident happened. Prince Philip: Well, I drove out of the gates and swerved to avoid a pheasant. Cop: You mean you swerved to avoid a peasant. Philip: Don't be stupid man. Why on earth would I swerve to avoid a peasant?
  47. 9 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Not today but the last few weeks... finally fully de-chromed with badge inlays, front badge tint and black rear badge. Also fitted a Maxton lip spoiler Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 9 points

    New R

    Just picked up another R today nearly new under 2000 miles Mk7.5 18 plate with a DSG damn the difference it makes compared to my old manual.... now i understand what people mean when they recommend the dsg over manual.
  49. 9 points
    Money spent on clothes is something the wife and I regularly disagree on. I opened the credit card statement today ,last months spend on dresses, shoes and handbags was beyond belief, if she finds out I'm finished........
  50. 9 points
    Busy day painting rear callipers red ! Match the Brembo fronts a bit better .
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