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  1. 8 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Unveiled the rear spoiler of my car after 24 hours , fitted the oettinger spoiler which im made up about .
  2. 5 points
    Collected today
  3. 4 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    So, full disclosure, I can’t take the credit for this but it was a full day of detailing and it’s got me so excited I had to share it since it shows the incredible benefits of putting time and effort into properly detailing a car. I suffer with pretty acute back ache if I work away detailing for too long, plus I’m not an expert and don’t have all the gear. I have a mobile detailer comes round to the house and spends the day working away. He’s a nice bloke and works flippin hard. This isn’t my golf R, so not entirely related. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2cePAZJDhR/?igshid=1m1axjbw23x9w I’ve posted from his Instagram account because he got some good photos too. The car started off being super swirly. Clearly it had been polished a lot - but not professionally or correctly. The paint looked ok but was a bit flat in places and whilst from a far it looked alright, closer up you could see the marring. Turned out like this!
  4. 3 points

    Hello :-)

    A bit late, but here's a pic of the car.
  5. 2 points
    nige bcs

    BCS Powervalve Exhaust Sport Vs WRC

    Hi everyone. We've been having a lot of inquiries asking for the full turbo back Powervalve REV III exhaust system sound variants... So here are a couple of short vids for comparison purposes. Full WRC system Full Sport System Thanks for looking Cat back option also available. Cheers Nige
  6. 2 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    First snow foaming today 😁. Was quite nervous and was half expecting to blow the neighbours up with foam. Didn't go too badly! Next time I'll be waiting for the car to be fully dry so it doesn't slide off so much, and take a slower approach as missed a few bits! Proper fun though. Not the best of days to wash as its on/off rain but had to get the motorway crap off from yesterday
  7. 2 points


    Hi Everyone, bought a Clubsport S in July which I am currently using as my daily driver. I had been looking for one for ages but most were well above what I wanted to pay and there were very few white ones. Anyway got one now and the handling is amazing. I find I switch between comfort and individual on the DCC depending on traffic conditions or mood. The ride is really supple despite the 35 profile tyres. I am getting about 36mpg on my commute which is pretty good. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points

    Alcantara heaven

    Looks like something the Predator would fling at his prey. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points

    Alcantara heaven

    Yeah not feeling that. Looks proper gash
  10. 2 points

    Manual or DSG?

    I'm about to buy a Mk7 R myself and have been lucky enough to borrow both a DSG and a manual for a while to really compare the two before parting with any cash. I've done a lot of driving of all types in both and it has to be the manual. Tbh I only really tried the DSG because so many people rave about it or say stuff like "The car was built for the DSG box" (what does that even mean?!) but the manual is just so much more fun, and it's such a nice box as well. Even if you're not heel-and-toeing or rev matching, there's just something really satisfying about using a clutch, changing gear manually and learning to do it well. You're also always in complete control, and there has to be something in that because all of the Ring lap records for these kinds of cars are set with manual cars where available. In terms of the DSG being quicker, it's slightly quicker to 60 because of the launch control in the DSG and the manual's gear change at 57 mph, but over 1/4 mile they're the same, probably due to the DSG being heavier. But how many people are honestly going to notice 0.2 or even 0.3 of a second to 60 on public roads? As far as I could tell it was imperceptible. You'd have to drive both back-to-back in identical conditions and even then would struggle to notice. Most of the time even if you decide to have a bit of a go with someone, it's in-gear and rolling rather than you setting up launch control and setting off from the lights. As for the DSG being easier to drive in traffic, it isn't really thanks to that clever hold feature on the manual's footbrake so you can essentially apply and release the handbrake using your foot. It makes driving in stop-start traffic just as relaxing. Ultimately they're both great cars and if you're happy with your DSG then now way is it worth swapping it for the manual, but for driving fun and connection with the car, the manual will always edge it, and it's that bit lighter and more agile around the bends, with no danger of it changing gear mid-corner (tbf the R's DSG may not do this, but virtually every other non-manual transmission I've ever driven has done it, even when in "manual" mode).
  11. 2 points
    for anyone who does you might want to get some of these if fitting your self https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Tools-Suction-Clamp-Set-6-Pieces-77081L/173397297963?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3620974a38c449d4a88a67f22791311d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D173397297963%26itm%3D173397297963%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A4b38f103-d88a-11e9-bb3d-74dbd180f3b2|parentrq%3A3a5fa22d16d0a4b7b716834dff9ba00d|iid%3A1 made it easy .
  12. 2 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Enjoyed some sun Sent from my S9 using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points
    Jeff R

    Lowering Golf R 2019 with DCC

    Here’s my 19 plate in Oryx white, it’s lowered on Eibach pro springs, yes it could be lower with other spring brands, but these Eibach’s make an already very usable car just that much better to drive, barely any difference in comfort vs stock too, now it looks better, corners flatter, feels more planted & no rubbing or scraping on bumps/speedbumps
  14. 1 point

    Wheel Offset, what you need to know

    One thing I get asked a lot is what VW wheel offsets are and how to work them out. The first thing I'll add is a link to one of the easiest to read calculators I've found online: http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator Wheel dimensions are funny things, partly in millimetres and partly inches, so are a truly international blend of confusion. Obviously everyone is aware of wheel diameters and widths being in inches. The width of a passenger car wheel is often referred to as J (e.g. 8J X 19) which is an industry marking to do with bead profile and not something I'm here to bore you with. Also on wheel markings/stampings you'll often see an H along with possibly another suffix too, this is quite simply for the hump in the wheel which is positioned to increase the strength of the wheel, e.g. H2. Google is your friend here if you're interested in specifics or this post will just get bogged down with pointless info. Then we have the PCD, the Centre Bore and the Offset. These three things will determine whether your wheels will fit your hubs and the latter will be the deciding factor as to whether the wheel will physically fit in the wheel arch. Offset This is measured in millimetres and referred to as ET (einpresstiefe which is the German for insertion depth). The Golf (& Scirocco) are based on FWD chassis despite the former's R models being 4WD. FWD cars tend to have what's called positive offset (this helps with keeping the wheels pointing straight ahead when moving and aids stability). If you have a look at the wheel diagram on the link I posted it shows how offset is calculated. There's an imaginary line running down the middle of the wheel profile and the offset is the distance between this and the rear of the hub mounting. In very simple terms when dealing with modern passenger car VW's the lower number ET means the further the wheels will stick out, or in current fashion terms "stance" or "poke". Lower ET = more poke. Or in English the wheel face will stick out more. How much is too much? I can't really answer that as there are a lot of variables and whatever I state here someone will argue the case that they've done bigger and better. In layman's terms if you want to fit bigger or wider wheels, or even just change the offset by fitting spacers there's a certain amount of room to manoeuvre before you have to resort to more drastic things like changing the suspension geometry and flaring the wheel arches themselves. Factory wheels on a mk6 Golf R are 7.5 x 18 with an offset of 51 or 8 x 19 with an offset (ET) of 50 The mk7 Golf R gets much bigger wheel arches so the 7.5 x 18 wheels get a whole 2mm less offset at ET49 and the 8 x 19 wheels keep the same offset as the mk6 R at 50mm. If the reason you're putting wider wheels or spacers on the car is purely to fill out the wheels arches (or 'stance' the car if you're down wiv da kidz) then how little offset is too much? I can't answer that as different people have different opinions and different uses for their cars. If it's an occasional driver or used for static show displays and MaccyD late night cruising then I guess your version of filling the arches will be different to someone who needs to drive in rutted lanes or potholed urban rat runs that are infested with speed humps. As a guide I'll say that an 8" wide wheel on a mk6 should be ideally around ET44 but I've personally got away with ET41 using 235 tyres on a non lowered car. With a mk7 you have much more wheel arch space to play with. You can get away with ET40 on the front and probably ET35 on the back or possibly even slightly lower offset, again using an 8" wide wheel. With an 8.5 inch wide wheel I'd say ET45 and maybe slightly less ET at the rear. BBS seem to prefer ET46 on a mk7. I've never tried 8.5 wheels on a mk6. PCD & Centre Bore As far as mk6 and mk7 Golfs are concerned (plus Sciroccos and Passats etc) then the magic numbers here we need to see are 5x112 for PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) which refer to the bolt holes. And our wheels require a 57.1mm centre bore. This is the hole that runs through the centre of the wheel and is needed to mount the wheel squarely on the hub so that you don't get vibrations and wheel bolts that undo themselves randomly (or even snap). Centre bore can be higher so long as you fit a spigot ring to reduce the hole to 57.1mm
  15. 1 point

    SOS Warning light

    Nothing too serious just get it done under warranty when you can, my dad had a similar issue with his new gti before it was picked up they just replaced the sos module.
  16. 1 point

    Another fault

    Yep. IIRC if you overfill the petrol can overflow into the charcoal filter which is meant to catch petrol fumes, but doesn't do so well with liquid petrol.
  17. 1 point

    Mod button

    I think owners are referring to S on the DSG, what I also thought to be sport. Also the individual settings, there are lots of options to put modes into sport
  18. 1 point

    OBD Eleven - The Basics

    Yeah I would look at ones that are a bit knackered ie damage to corners etc, as long as the screen is not too bad you will get one dirt cheap Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point

    Dsg issues 2nd to 3rd

    Happens to me in S Manual mode - all the time actually. I use S Manual 100% of the time - traffic, motorway, clear roads...whatever. Primarily for enjoying the noises it makes, but not because I want to boot it around all the time. So it does get confused a lot when I'm changing up to 5th at 30mph and it's like "erm...ok, if you're sure?".
  20. 1 point

    What was?

  21. 1 point

    Hi all

    Welcome to the forum Andy.........Congrats on the new R......Post some pics up when you can....
  22. 1 point

    Hi all

    Enjoy it. I join the club when I collect mine in the morning 😁
  23. 1 point

    What detailing have you done today?

    Took the opportunity whilst the little one was having his morning nap. Been at least 4 months since it’s last maintenance wash. [emoji51] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point

    What was?

  25. 1 point

    Any good body shops in Peterborough area?

    Hi priory autos/repairs in Stamford are great - they resprayed the whole rear bumper of my Lapiz blue 7.5 r and I really can't tell - They also did my Mk 7 GTI and there was a small area I wasn't happy with and they re did the whole lot no problem . They do classic cars too . It's not a huge set up but was recommended to me. You get a great 12 year old red peugeot 207 diesel as a courtesy car too!!
  26. 1 point
    The table of items being tested shows in the test status column that the stock intake and Eventuri are incomplete. After the testing is complete the conclusions should be added.
  27. 1 point

    Buying New Tyres?

    The last 4 sets of tyres I have bought were from Camskill in Whitehaven. They are generally cheaper than other on-line suppliers and supply direct from the manufacturer, so the tyres are new. Suppliers are allowed to sell tyres up to 3 years old as new! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point

    How old are you and what do you do?

    50, Male escort Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    Nice. what colour is that and where did you get them refurbished
  30. 1 point

    Wheel refurbishment

    They look awesome just like that are.....Not a fan of gold wheels personally...so stick with your first 3 choices Keano...
  31. 1 point

    Jb4 installation query

    Pre WLTP AFR loom :- Post WLTP AFR loom :- Plug D extension:- Note: cloth tape has now replaced the short lengths of cable braid for a more OEM look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  32. 1 point

    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
  33. 1 point

    New R 400bhp

    Well, I expect the MK8 R to go 20-30HP higher than the current version, that is the one that makes sense. GTI can then remain below 300, around TCR numbers I would say. And no electrical power yet, maybe on facelift. And 2.5 TFSI is confirmed for 2021 RS3, so not going higher than 430 BHP I would say.
  34. 1 point

    5 cylinder r testing

    Just wait a couple of months from release and the chances are you’ll be able to lease one for pennies, same as last time.
  35. 1 point

    My Bittersweet 7R

    Sounds like an epic trip! I stayed in Ullapool for a week a few years back with friends so I know those roads too, Applecross was also a favourite of mine Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point

    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
  37. 1 point
    The Cumbrian

    Keyless key failure

    Thought about that but not going to risk the good key! Booked in at dealers on Weds. Apparently they'd had issues with "non-VW batteries being fitted causing problems". A good battery is a good battery...sometimes I feel like I should've started conversations with "I'm an Engineer and a qualified electrician please do not try and bullshit me"
  38. 1 point

    Scott's Stage3 LapizBlue MK75R

    £1000 for a battery I thu k I would just make the missus walk for that 🤣 Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point

    Race Mode

    Calling someone a name and saying someone is ridiculous is mean and not cool to do on this forum. Not everyone has all the answers in the world. I commend the gentleman for asking so he can learn to become a better car enthusiast!!! Ignore the haters dude and ask all the questions you want dude [emoji106][emoji106][emoji3][emoji3][emoji6][emoji6]
  40. 1 point

    Race Mode

    No, there isn’t the option to change modes via the steering wheel which is an oversight imo. That said, mine rarely strays out of Individual, and as SpursDave says, for a quick change from D to S, nudging the stick is the quickest way.
  41. 1 point

    Race Mode

    Did mine via OBDEleven you turn it down as a % I've got mine at 30% Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point

    Race Mode

    If I could make one improvement to the R it would be to have a control knob to change settings, sometimes really hard to hit the right screen option when Car is moving...
  43. 1 point
    Centre caps arrived today, understand not everyone is keen on keeping the stock VW badge count, but for those who are the part # 3B7 601 171 fit my wheels perfectly.
  44. 1 point

    The blue beast[emoji41]

    Cheers. I loved the rs6 wheels also, still have them but there still needing fixed from being buckled slightly. Good scottish roads for you. It was DMD detailing in houston next to paisley.
  45. 1 point

    Rear Brake Discs

    I'm putting the drum brakes from the Up! GTi on mine. Then I won't see any rust, scoring etc.
  46. 1 point
    Get out of here! 😁 😘
  47. 1 point

    Oettinger spoiler photo thread

    I am happy
  48. 1 point
    Yes, exactly, a flat head screwdriver or trim tool. If you look at the first post in this thread, there's a paragraph (5th para) explaining how to get them out. "Take each existing light unit out - to do this, there is a little recessed notch in edge of each plastic light cover (on the right on the nearside light, and facing you on offside light), using a short flathead screwdriver or small trim tool, insert it into the notch and gently prise and ease the light out of its recess and away from the trim. Once the existing light unit is removed, disconnect it by squeezing the sides of the connector to release it." ​Hope that helps.
  49. 1 point
    I'm pretty embarrassed now, when I picked mine up all I checked was that they gave me a full tank of fuel, got into it a drove off
  50. 1 point
    Just follow Jeff R's Guide (http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/13853-removing-mirror-caps-on-a-7r/) for removal and reverse it for the new caps. (Thanks Jeff R) As I mentioned above, just take a quick look at the clips and make sure there isn't any thin slivers of plastic at the edges where they engage the catch on the wing mirror, just clear it away with a small screwdriver blade or something if there is. Once you get the standard cap off it will seem like the replacement doesn't fit, nerd rage was nearly invoked when I first tried Just try to get the inside edge closest the door into place and sort of twist it onto the mirror housing using the door side edge as the pivot point. It feels a bit dodgy at first like you might break them but persevere and it will click into place both mentally and physically, the second one is then academic
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