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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. 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 😍
  3. 14 points
  4. 12 points
    TheDitchy

    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.
  5. 12 points
    It is, sounds crazy but it is.
  6. 11 points
    5tewST

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Here’s my White Silver... loving it
  7. 10 points
    Rfol G

    Black exhaust Tips

    Hi all I’ve just had these done what do you think?
  8. 9 points
    This [emoji3596] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. 8 points
    BobbyT

    Thieving scum in Sheffield

    This is what happens when the dealership washes the car, totally normal
  10. 8 points
    PBDazza

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    And here it is.
  11. 8 points
    SpursMadDave

    Black exhaust Tips

    Dont have to worry about mine anymore [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. 8 points
    RS6BRIT

    My R is helping me battle my depression

    I dont suffer with depression, but I do believe that if you have something in your life that makes you happy, and that you are passionate about then it goes a long way to keeping you away from the darkness that is depression. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
  15. 7 points
    markR

    Beadage

    Love the way the lapiz blue really gleams in the sun.
  16. 7 points
    Damian Mac Donagh

    R600 VAG

    Early dyno testing on low boost. Rev limit raised to 8k looking like it's going to be quick. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  17. 7 points
    Sequence

    6 month itch...

    Admins. Ban this guy. 🤤
  18. 6 points
    AutoVogue

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Collected Sat, big spec DSG. Quite a machine 😍, didn't realise though due to WLTP it was un-tunable 😶
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
    Dr'R'

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Had a quick look thru, not too many Turmeric yellow R's. Fully understand it's a marmite colour........ but here's mine! However, I do understand it's still the fastest colour 😃...... may be to make a few sick🤑......... but it's mine and I like it.😁 Will post up some more pics when I've had time to make it all shiny!!!
  21. 6 points
    SpursMadDave

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Always best to let a fart brew in my experience [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  22. 6 points
    brettblade

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Mine’s collected [emoji106]
  23. 6 points
    I follow what it says in the instruction manual... Worth also noting you’re running in the car not just the engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 6 points
    My advice for running in an new engine, which is based on something real rather than just what the bloke down the pub said: You can drive it hard, but no sudden high torque for the first few hundred miles - ease the throttle in and if DSG try to avoid it kicking down and slamming in the clutch. Some full throttle is good, driving at the same speed continuously, and hence RPM, on the motorway is not so good for piston ring bedding - although its less of a concern in these sort of engines. No Launch control for first 500 miles at least, tbh i would give it a 1000 b4 launching. If anything to give the DSG box internals a chance to bed in. Of course, nothing of any magnitude until oil is up to temperature (70-80c+) Theory on the above is you don't want to put high physical load on the bearings (crankshaft and rod's) until they have had a chance to fully bed in and mate with each other. High sudden torque load when the tolerances are at their worst (ie brand new, not fully bed in) will reduce the oil film to nothing and you can approach metal on metal contact when the surfaces are still running in. On today's modern high precision / tolerance engines there is no need to worry about valve seating - they are good to go out of the factory. Putting a high load on the pistons early on, which have their skirts coated along with plasma coated cylinder bores, means this is also of no real concern. It's the bearings that you should give a chance to bed in, and avoid the sudden high torque slamming (launch control & DSG kick down at low speeds)
  25. 6 points
    Oh dear god! The illicit love child of a Passat, 1 Series and Astra threesome!
  26. 6 points
    TheBlondeFella

    the new golf r order wrong

    Holy crap ... what language are you speaking? 🤔
  27. 6 points
    phazer

    the new golf r order wrong

    The car you have is probably a banked order the dealer already had in so will be old spec. 2nd forts? blimey, I'd be happy with a single castle
  28. 6 points
    Vwr racingline springs fitted now.
  29. 6 points
    Nile

    6 month itch...

    I will post some decent ones at some point. Taken from work car park just for you.🤠
  30. 6 points
    GrantW

    Youtube bloggers

    There are too many people in this country who have failed to achieve and try to make themselves feel better by dissing anybody more successful than them. Go and do it for yourself instead of whinging. Rarely do you hear successful people making such negative comments. Successful people tend to admire those that achieve, losers tend to despise them. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  31. 6 points
    camelsac2002

    Youtube bloggers

    Can't remember who said it but it rings true for me: "Sometimes I need a doctor, nurse, firefighter, mechanic. Every day I need farmers, lorry drivers, shop assistants. Never, ever have I needed athletes, footballers, film stars, celebrities........" I guess some people try to avoid hard graft. Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
  32. 5 points
    Rick R

    9.89 second Golf R in Puerto Rico

    Hi, I'm the owner of a 2017 VW Golf R and would like to share my 1/4 mile experience with my R went last Wednesday (3/28/19) for the local track (Salinas Speedway) for a private track rental (JOMO Rental) after 2 months of inactivity, prior to install new IMS780. I only did 3 passes. Best one 9.89sec at 134.76 mph @ 1/4 mile when we achieved 9.94sec Hellcat DESTROYER - VW Golf SMASHES Big V8's by 1320video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoln-J6QTg4&t=2s Fast Or Nothing GOLF R the V8 Killer local promoter did a video from my Golf R(is on spanish, hope you enjoy it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7mcFrhaek If you want to read more about my Golf R build: https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?9276123-9-94-second-Golf-R-in-Puerto-Rico https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48200 Thanks, Ricardo
  33. 5 points
    Trickz

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    OMG she’s loud!😂looks like the estate also doesn’t have the resonator box,total mad day as I’ve picked her up had the trouble with insurance thing,got her home,swapped to the replicas,fitted my paddles and now I’ve got to get some sleep because I’m on nights later👎I was worried she would be too quiet as the ETKA diagrams were showing a centre box but I’ve been under and checked👍🤘
  34. 5 points
    Ben

    Thieving scum in Sheffield

    No excuse these days, good quality CCTV is unbelievably cheap compared to 20 years ago and with modern broadband the transmission of hIgh quality HD video streams to a person sat in a monitoring centre is a prerequisite for a garage with high value desirable goods.
  35. 5 points
    mholmes

    Beadage

    So after picking up my new R yesterday and giving it a good wax and seal woke up this morning to the car covered in beads
  36. 5 points
    GrantW

    Dealer washed my car 😡

    I took mine in for its first service this week to Alan Day VW in Wapping. I received a good service (report to come) and as instructed they didn't wash my car. They may have also noticed the warning notices I placed in the side and back windows [emoji3]. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  37. 5 points
    willis1337

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Sorry none yesterday, too busy driving it, Done over 100 miles on a mixture of roads. Being careful to run in but it's still absolutely brilliant! 😁😁
  38. 5 points
    Dario

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    one for the Volkswagen Croatia
  39. 5 points
    mholmes

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    As promised a couple of pictures of the car after a bit more of a clean after pic up Only put about 20 miles on it so far and itching to put my foot down but being very sensible I also added carbon fibre mirror caps and a maxton spoiler this afternoon after the clean.
  40. 5 points
    mholmes

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Picked mine up this morning. Will be spending rest of day cleaning 😁 And adding some bits accumulated during the long wait. Better pics later
  41. 5 points
    Hugh

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Just picked up. Such a beauty. Got the service plan thrown in due to all the delays etc.
  42. 5 points
    If you didn't launch use launch control straight out of the handover bay then you need to try harder 😂
  43. 5 points
    blower

    Golf - now confirmed dead (new photos)

    If this is the non estate version with the wheel base it has now....i'd wouldn't like to see the estate version. They call the estate a hearse, well this time it might just really look like one! Mk8 Golf Estate, with 100% tints on rear:
  44. 5 points
    It looks like a Vel-Satis ! An odd looking carbuncle of a car owned mainly by history teachers and heavily bearded people with terrible eye-sight and cluttered homes.
  45. 5 points
    JonSW

    What detailing have you done today?

    We start with a pic I took for the filthy beast thread but didn't post as it turned out not to be filthy enough! It's hard to see but there is a scratch that starts at the headlight and runs diagonally to the rear left arch. It was from an unseen sticking out bush branch at night. Also, the exhaust tips haven't been polished since the car was new, 5400 miles ago. This is what they looked like after APC. So, I spent, quite literally, all of yesterday on it: Bilt Hamber AutoWheel (fronts) Meguiars Wheel Brightener (rears) APC (tyres) Brushes, dedicated mitt etc. Hydro2 Lite to protect/shine wheels CarPro Perl (1:1) for tyres APC sprayed on worst bits and PW'd off (note to self; buy a citrus pre-wash!) Bilt Hamber Autofoam One bucket wash (don't worry, it's one of the swirl free methods!) using Chemical Guys Clean Slate Dried with Silk Dryer and leaf blower Korrosol on left side and bonnet Farecla clay mitt left side and bonnet I DA'd the whole left side to remove the scratch, being careful to remove the minimum of clearcoat. I don't have a massive selection of pads and polishes so mainly used Meguiars MF correction compound but on their MF finishing pad. Near the nose, the scratch was very faint but almost on the crease and I didn't trust myself to keep the DA there so did it by hand with 3M Finesse-It. The rear door was deepest so I switched to the cutting pad. A high powered LED torch was used to check to progress and swirls. Here is a picture where it's gone from the front and I am about to start on the back: The car is protected by TAC Moonlight and CarPro Reload but I wish to move over to wax. I polished the bonnet with the finishing pad and then waxed the side and bonnet with Collinite 915. I stopped using this years ago because I was too inexperienced to know I should spread it uber-thin. That's what I did this time and it was a joy to apply and remove. The rest of the car got a quick coat of Reload as I knew there wouldn't be time to DA the rest of it in the day. I then spent an inordinate amount of time on the exhaust tips, wishing all the time I had a Mk7 with 2 false tips that would have halved the work! (don't worry, I got that last bit but didn't take another photo). By now, I was knackered but the car looks fantastic. The waxed parts really look better than the SiO2 protected bits. This may be all in my mind, I suppose. For next time, I'll buy a foam finishing pad and some AngelWax Perfect Polish so I can give the rest of the car a quick once over with the DA and get 915 on there. There was no time to drive off and take nice reflection pics etc, I just took this one:
  46. 5 points
    Kendo Nag

    AMG A45

    To answer your question an APR stage 1 high torque remap (360-370bhp) is on a par with a new A45. My work colleague picked up a new A45 (376bhp) less than six months ago. I’m running the APR stage 1 high torque map on my DSG R, no hardware mods. The performance of the two cars is virtually identical at all speeds above about 30mph. We didn’t try a standing start comparison. We had numerous drags in different gears and the R always edged it by a car length or so. The R was running on 99 RON petrol and the tank was virtually empty, the A45 was running on 97 RON and the tank was three quarters full. Both cars were one up. The stage 1 R eases away from a standard car by several car lengths over a drag but the speed difference will always be more pronounced if the modified car gets on the throttle earlier. Remaps are obviously available on the A45 too. DMS tout 420bhp for their stage 1, something my colleague is now looking at. Away from performance I like the A45s brakes, seats, interior and sports exhaust better than the R but the Rs damping (with DCC), steering feel, standard adaptive cruise (not sure if Merc has this as an option), heated windscreen and looks are better. I’d happily drive either car but prefer the softer riding Golf.
  47. 5 points
    GrantW

    Youtube bloggers

    Life is full of inequality and unfair for many. Just how it is ... Try living in a third world country where corruption, poverty and daily subsistence without the basics like food and shelter are the norm and compare that with your "privileged" life here in the UK. Natives of this country don't see the opportunities right in front of their eyes as a birth right. We get free top class education and health care, state subsidised social housing. Some people do see these opportunities and make the most of them, the rest stand by and watch and say life is so unfair and try to blame everyone else (like politicians). If you are a UK citizen and end up being or thinking like a loser, blame yourself (or your parents) but don't blame society. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  48. 5 points
    GuyKitch

    The 6xxHP Beas7 - Guy's 6MT 7R

    Car has finished mapping. I have some figures..... un-officially STILL the most powerful manual MK7 in the world... doing my best for the stick, guys... Not sure who's holds the record for overall MK7 2.0 horsepower though? Info to follow....
  49. 5 points
    Booth11

    Beadage

    Overnight beading
  50. 5 points
    Booth11

    What detailing have you done today?

    After sorting the wheels yesterday, turned my attention to the minging bodywork. Snow foamed with ValetPro Advanced Neutral snow foam, and then citrus prewashed with ValetPro Citrus Prewash. Followed with a 3 bucket wash with Swissvax Car Bath shampoo. Dried off and sealed bodywork and glass (except front windscreen) with CarPro Reload (I’ve run out of my preferred waxes - must order more! - so using up some sealants I’ve got). Tailpipes polished with Mother’s Mag & Aluminium polish. Very baked on carbon so lots of elbow grease required!
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