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    Buy a steering lock and fit that. Also, take the accelerator pedal on holiday with you. It's held on with 1 screw and a plug.
  3. 20 points
    C4MKVI

    Tornado Red mk7.5

    I've had this now for 2 weeks and it's an absolute beauty! This is my third mk7 R (technically it's still a mk7), and my first DSG for a few years. It's my 6th Golf in 7 years so I've gone from a mk5 GTI, mk5 R32, mk6 R, 2x mk7 R's and now this mk7.5. It's standard but I've added a set of Racingline R360 wheels (and had them powdercoated black), and wrapped with some Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's amazing tyres! Plus a set of carbon mirror caps bought of eBay, which look pretty sweet. I'm heading out for a drive on Sunday so will add more photos next week.
  4. 20 points
    insta @r2avo
  5. 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.
  6. 19 points
    Rick@UnicornMotorDev

    Golf R Turbo Failures

    Golf R Turbo Failures Hello all, long time no post, lots going on here, tuning development etc etc. I have tuned over 80 Golf R's, and of those cars 4 have had turbo failures. That's 1 in 20, which is not a good stat. I have also had a number of customers that have booked their car in have to cancel, due to to the turbo failing on completely standard tune. The last of these failures occurred earlier this week while on my dyno. This was frustrating but as I was logging at the time it allowed me to study first hand. The car had done one flawless power run, and then failed on the second. Data logs showed everything was perfect, with boost at 1.5 bar at the time of failure. This is less boost than virtually every tune available for the Golf R runs. So what's happening? Obviously I was keen to find out. The IS38 turbo borrows technology from Motorsport and employs a "zero clearance" compressor design. There is (virtually) no clearance between the compressor wheel and housing. This improves efficiency and contributes to the incredible performance of the turbo. The compressor housing is lined with a Teflon insert, as the compressor wheel will come into contact with it in normal operation. The issue is that batches of the turbo have not been balanced properly. A number of turbos have now been stripped and examined, only to find the balancing is out by a very large margin on a number of turbos. This causes the compressor wheel to move off centre slightly. On a "normal" turbo this wouldn't be an issue, but on the IS38 the compressor wheel is hitting the Teflon insert, digging in - and snapping the shaft instantly. In other cases, it is undoing the the retaining nut and then causing even more of a mess. The shaft diameter is considerable - it's a very strong shaft but when it suddenly goes form 100,000 Rpm to zero something is going to give. Early 2014 cars have had the most failures, but the failures are not isolated to these. We have seen failures on 16 and 66 plate cars as well. No failures yet seen on 15 plate cars, including mine which had run well over 2 bar during development. The IS20 found in the Golf GTI turbo does not suffer from this issue, it also has a much smaller/weaker shaft diameter but is properly balanced. We are now recommending that anyone tuning their Golf R has the turbo checked over for balance. Pricing is not expensive - around £250 - but there is obviously the labour involved in removing the turbo, and the 3-4 days the car would have to be off the road. The compressor insert is checked and re profiled to correct clearances, and then the rotating assembly placed on a VSR balancer to check and be adjusted as required. Options to hybrid the turbo will also soon be available but these are not required for Stage1/2 tunes. This is not any kind of ploy to extract money out of anyone, but born out of the frustration of trying to tune an incredible platform with a major weakness. Anyone is free to send their turbo to any specialist turbo company that can perform a proper balancing operation. Thanks, Rick
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    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!
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    CardiffR

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Picked up my new one today (white silver with black everything!). Just need to keep it clean!
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    andy_r

    Snow Driving

    Race ESP Off Winter tyres on ... and then realise that none of it makes any difference as you'll still be in a queue of traffic with sh!t summer tyres, FWD and driven by terrified OAPs. ... Why did I bother,,.
  12. 17 points
    ashleyman

    My 7.5

    Aren't you the guy that was giving everyone a hard time on the embarrassed thread saying you didn't own one and challenging owners to race your mighty M140i if we were in your area? If I remember correctly, you were calling the R 206BHP of S#IT. If Golf R's are crap and loose a ton of money, why did you buy one? Actually, you first said you had picked up a new WRX STI in October '15 then changed it to a mighty M135i in April '16 then in a later post corrected it to M140i in February '17... At 36 posts, looking through your post history it's just a stream of abuse towards Golf R's, owners and how they're financed. Is this even your R or are you just trolling us even more?
  13. 16 points
    EcosseGolfR

    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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    fastgolf

    My Golf R Illustration

    Decided to have a go at drawing my Golf R in Adobe Illustrator.
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    Cossieian

    What detailing have you done today?

    Full decon Clayed polished waxed ....Tesco car park 😊 im pooped
  18. 16 points
    GrantH09

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Have a couple of my reflex silver [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Mitch

    Software Upgrade for Parking Brake

    Taking your car to Kwik-Fit is the same as asking wild horses to tile your bathroom. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 15 points
    Msportman

    Brake Porn 2

    A tight squeeze but there’s plenty of calliper clearance. 8 Pot Tarox under 18 inch TD bought of forum member .. thanks Stevie This kit will fit under OE 18 inch VW alloys no problem without need for spacers. Looks great against Oryx. Roll on Donnington
  21. 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
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    Gavras

    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.
  23. 15 points
    EcosseGolfR

    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 😁
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    For me its the flat area of the bumper at the tailgate. Water just pools there and leaves dirty marks, doesn't help my my R is white.
  26. 15 points
    Taken last week at the top of the Applecross pass on our road trip to the highlands - incredible driving roads and scenery made for the R
  27. 15 points
    tomfawcett

    New 7.5R Indium Grey

    Collected my 7.5 R last night, they've only just come the road out here in Dubai so its been a long wait. Indium Grey Black Pretoria Black Mirrors Leather Pano Roof Adaptive Cruise Dynamic Chassis Control Keyless Entry Tints all round 9.2" screen. Absolutely loving it so far
  28. 15 points
    gazzab

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Picked up my new one today. So for a few days I’ll have 2 R’s. Feels very different to my 2015 car. Doesn’t feel quite as racy or alive, feels more normal.
  29. 15 points
    JaseW

    One for people with no front plates.....

    It's the law.... doesn't matter if it looks better or not. If you run a car without front plates, or rear ones or whatever and get caught it's your damn fault. If you're big enough to risk it you should be big enough to accept the consequences. Simple. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 14 points
    Exonian

    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
  31. 14 points
    Lawrie

    OBD Eleven - The Basics

    OBD Eleven - The Basics - Golf R Having used my OBD Eleven to make a few tweaks to my car I have to admit getting started wasn't a piece of cake. There are lots of helpful adaptations littered across the web but no basic guide to OBD Eleven itself and the steps to take if you have never used the device before. Here is my attempt to put that right.... First a few things you should know about OBD Eleven. 1) You can download the app for free but you HAVE to buy the OBD port dongle to which it connects (via bluetooth). I bought mine direct from https://obdeleven.com/ 2) You need an android device running 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later. It must have bluetooth and it will only work with OBD Eleven when a strong internet connection is available (WIFI or 3/4G). I am an iOS household so I bought a cheap Android Tablet specifically for this purpose. (There are no plans to roll this out on iOS because Apple devices don't support the bluetooth traffic it requires to work.) 3) You can buy basic or pro versions of OBD Eleven. I bought pro and it is what I would recommend. The dongles are the same but buying pro provides an activation key which allows you to make free 'VCDS style' modifications to your car. If you don't buy pro you will only be able to make changes by the pre-configured 'apps'. These apps automatically make changes to your car at the press of a button but they cost credits. You can buy credits from OBD Eleven direct or, I think, watch adverts to earn them. When you use the apps you don't know exactly what settings changes have been made to your car and you are dependent on using the same app to revert to stock. By using the coding options in the Pro version you know every modification you make. It also keep a log so you can unpick anything you may have done. When you get your OBD Eleven.... It will arrive in a very small package and you may be forgiven for expecting a little more. However the package contains an OBD dongle and, if you bought pro, an activation code. This is all you need. You need to download the app on your android device. Confusingly it isn't called OBD Eleven. It is called Car Diagnostics Pro VAG OBD2 (go figure). You can find it in the play store by searching for OBD Eleven though. Once downloaded and installed create an account and confirm your email. Then sign in. Initially you will only see the standard app features. If you bought pro you need to activate this on your account. To do this go to the menus in the top left corner of the app, select settings, and in the Theme menu at the top toggle the pro switch to the right. Once you have done that you will be prompted to input the pro activation code which came with the dongle. You are now just about ready to connect to your car.... You will find your OBD port underneath the steering wheel. Specifically beneath the coin holder cubby on the right-hand side. Switch the car ignition on (no need to start the engine) and plug the dongle in. Next pair the dongle with your android device. This isn't essential but it makes connection much faster each time you come to use OBD Eleven. Search for bluetooth devices in your android settings app and pair using bluetooth code 1234. You can now connect the app to the car..... Press connect - even once paired this can take a while. Once connected you will be presented with a scan screen (see a couple of images below) And if you click on My Car you get the following screen: From these areas you can view details of your car, view and clear fault codes and if the engine is running view live data from many different sensors etc. The purpose of this thread is to advise how to do some of the most popular Golf R modifications so, without further ado.... Whichever version you have you will see an apps section from the My Car screen. I have around four pages of apps and if you wish you can use these to make modifications at the cost of credits. As I said above if you haven't bought or activated pro this is the only modification option you have. Screenshots of some of the apps available to me below (can't post them all as I have reached the maximum image limit for one post): If you do have pro though you get a new 'coding' icon on the home screen, to the bottom right of the big scan button: Pressing this button gets you access to the world of control units and their underlying settings. This is where you are able to make VCDS style tweaks. Here are the new menus you see: Below are the first tweaks I made and how I did them. Soundaktor For those of us without the MIB option to adjust the soundaktor level this is a really useful modification. I turned mine completely off but you can adjust the intensity: There is a handy OBD Eleven video for this - so here you are Exhaust Flaps To keep the exhaust flaps permanently open (Golf R hatch only) and have all four working regardless of mode (or engine restart) you must disable the functionality. To do this there is an important start up procedure - otherwise you will code them permanently closed. To prepare I... 1) started the engine and selected race mode (if gearbox is DSG - select 'sport') 2) turned off the engine 3) turned the ignition back on (didn't start the engine) 4) performed the mod below. After pressing the coding button (bottom right of the scan button in the image above) you need to select: Engine Control Module > Coding > (make sure the 'long coding' toggle-switch top right is switched on) then select: Byte 9 (from the options at the top where you can type in byte numbers) > Untick bit 2. Then click the tick to save changes. Test this by starting the engine and putting your hands over the outer two exhausts. If there is an obvious stream of air pushing against your hands then you have been successful. To be doubly sure you could switch engine modes and re-check but the Golf always starts up with two exhausts closed regardless of the last mode it was left in. Pace Car Turn Signals Not to everyone's taste but they certainly stand out and I do like them. To do this I made the following changes after entering the coding menus. 1) Select 09 - Central Electrics 2) Select Security Access 3) Enter the security code 31347 and return to the previous screen 4) Select Adaptation 5) Type Leuchte16BLK into the search box for the left hand side settings and make the following changes: 6) Type Leuchte17TFL into the search box for the right hand side settings and make these changes: Press the green tick and you're done - the coding should be accepted. Other Tweaks The three mods above actually cover all the basics of coding via OBD Eleven - you should now be able to follow any of the more cryptic posts which people post on the various forums you will find on the internet. The majority of these use the central electrics modification methodology as demonstrated for the pace car lights above and as far as I can tell the security code remains the same.. Here is a good source of the other modifications which are possible. Many are not relevant to the Golf R because features are already activated or they concern front fogs which the R does not have. Those that are relevant are very easy to implement. http://obdeleven.proboards.com/thread/167/coding-adaptations I hope this is useful. So far the other mods I have completed are: Full brake lights Fan speed LEDs in auto mode Disable 'ignition on' warning when driver's door open Alarm chirp on lock/unlock Dimming DRLs when associated indicator is on Automatic coming home headlights One final note.... the app has an ear piercing alarm which reminds you not to leave the OBD Eleven in your car. Ignore it or disable it at your peril - if you leave it in overnight you'll have a flat battery by the morning .
  32. 14 points
    ALS391

    Alcantara heaven

    So had my R a few weeks now just had my wheel retrimmed 100% alcantara with blue bits absolutely stunning, never cold in winter, just makes such a difference to the drive experience and at least 50bhp gain in performance 😀
  33. 14 points
    SpursMadDave

    Audi wingbacks in my R

    I have been looking around at seat options for a while, nearly bought some carbon nappa white/black ones around Christmas time but that fell through. Then I started to look at aftermarket Recaro and Corbeau seats but nothing really excited me. So the plan was look for some knackered old Audi Recaros and get them retrimmed but even the knackered ones on eBay were £2k+ !!! Add on over £1k for retrimming and well pretty expensive Then I saw a set that looked too good to be true, surely there must be a catch? I made a low offer on Sunday morning, went to bed and when I woke up they were mine, worked Sunday night and picked them up Monday lunchtime [emoji16] A little scratched on the gloss black backs but they could be polished or maybe even wrapped as a nice flat area... Test fit them this morning and they fit perfectly, checked out the heating & seatbelt connectors and all look straightforward, just need to get some airbag delete covers and then will get them fitted, can't wait! I had a little sit in them in the car and very comfy. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Took delivery yesterday.
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    SpenP

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Silver after a good clean.
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    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
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    insta: @r2avo
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    Some impressive Chinese knock offs you have there Mr Greek.
  40. 14 points
    simpleR

    Goodbye Golf.....

    Here is the replacement
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    Gavras

    Enabling Voice Activation Button

    I have had about 4 cars with voice control and tbh I find it more of a gimmick than useful. even getting it to call someone can mess up. its even worse if others are in car as you need to ask them to be quiet. oh and having a Geordie accent really is fun. make sure if you have an accent that the dealer updates the software. i think VW have a Jock pack, Geordie pack, Cockney pack and West Country pack, apparently there was a Scouse pack but someone nicked it..
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    Clubsport spoiler now fitted. Really love it!
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    PHILC

    Soundakator

    I quite like it, it saves me a sore throat trying to make the noise.
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    andy13

    Audi S3 Stage 3 APR (UK) tested.

    How best to qualify what I’m about to write. I’ve done 45,000 in my Golf (7)R stage 2. I wont bore you with the mods, it’s a smidge over 400bhp. I’m used to power. Previous car Golf 6R stage 2+, Ed30, M3’s a porker turbo (996) and an over weight and thirsty rs4. More recently, in the past month, I’ve driven an APR stage 2+ RS3, test driven a standard RS7 and also a bmw m5. Not to mention a passenger ride in my friends standard new (to him) 2015 GTR. I’m looking for more. More power? More drama? More look at me? Not sure, maybe all of the above. First impressions of the Audi S3 APR stage 3. Wholly shit that’s responsive. I always like to find where the parameters of a car are and get build up to speed but I mean this is really, really responsive. From low down too. I don’t mean 3000rpm, I mean from 2000rpm!! It made me laugh uncontrollably. None of the other cars I’ve driven recently managed this. The RS3 brought a smile to my face. With such a sweet sounding engine and that sports exhaust think there would have to be something wrong with you not to like it especially at 2+ levels. The RS7 is like a big Golf R but more of that later. Ok, so there’s no dead spot like on the Golf? I don’t know. Is the dead spot unique to the 7R? Or has some APR sorcery done this?? I’d need to drive a standard S3 to find out but for now I consider that the S3 is basically the 7R with a designer badge. Nice if that’s your thing. I’m almost scared to put my foot down now, it’s not only sharp, it’s loud! The induction noises from the cabin remind me of ‘old skool’ turbo’s but with more refinement, plenty of induction and engine pops. It takes a trained ear to hear the difference between a decent aftermarket exhaust and engine overrun pops. Admittedly on this car the pops are aided by the new AWE switch-path exhaust but I can’t help notice some exceptionally ballistic overrun magic. These engine crackles, pops and bangs have me sold already. I stopped momentarily to wind the noise down abit by switching to comfort and build up to dynamic. This things set my hear racing and this is not my car! Steady! I CAN’T crash it. Freckin ‘eck! We're in comfort. What does it sound like in Dynamic?? Thoughts, “Open, private road, dynamic, first APR stage 3 on the latest map. Open the windows! BHP? Don’t care, this thing feels like an animal and I’ve only gone 400 yards. On board computer says Temp is 25C. Heat soak? Yeah probably, mine suffers badly at these temps even with an intercooler”. I’m trying to be composed now. The laughing like a little girl took away my manliness, especially as I’m sat next to a proper geeza. No launch, I’m not ready for that. So I set off in first. Smooth. Second….Ok, go! Go! Go! Go! Ok I was expecting the initial bite, it got me the first time but the torque from 2000-5000 had me grabbing the steering wheel! Christ, the acceleration was pushing me UP the seat! The power at the top end really makes you focus on the road in front. The manor in which it's accelerating after the initial thrust reminds me of a Porsche turbo. It’s that fast. Crack! Third! More thrust and more power. Crack! Fourth! Oi we're shifting here. I’m getting carried away. Hearts racing. I’m laughing. The engine overrun is making me more excited and I feel like a rally driver. There are more pops as I gear down. This car is turning me on. No vlogs were done and in the absence of P3 guage I wouldn’t like to guess a time. I was too busy enjoying the moment. The bum’ometer of this car vs the bum’ometer of my 400bhp golf 7r vs 440bhp rs3 vs 597bhp rs7 this car wins HANDS DOWN. I consider how fast a car is relative. Relative to what car your coming from. This car is fast compared to everything I’ve driven. Only when I got back into my car and drove the 45miles home did I start to digest the other bits of information. The 7r (and presumably the s3) change quick. With a DSG/ TCU map they’re sharper. I’m not sure I have actually seen quicker gear changes in my life than this stage 3 car! When things are moving that fast, unless your concentrating you’d be forgiven for not noticing how seamless the shifts are with all that power. APR clutches may help with that which I suspect being the head of APR UK’s car it probably has. Another point was how comfortable this car drives at normal speed. I anticipated it being quick, not fast. It’s exceptionally fast. It does the speed thing well. Extremely well, but that’s only half the story. I was probably more impressed with how docile the car was after giving the car a whopper of a spanking. Admittedly this involves selecting the next gear up rather than the one I would be in for my car. IE slowing down to a roundabout I may be in second in my car, in this car I’d be in 3rd. The pull away even in second HAS that rs7 grunt though. The effortless shove forward. It can be driven quickly, lazily. Love that. So far for me, its ticking all the right boxes. KW V2’s are on this car and it feels like your driving on silk. I had the joy of being a passenger in a Golf 7R with bilstein b16’s on (NeilP before he went to the Clubsport). It’s on a similar level although I didn’t drive that car so it's not a fair comparison. It’s effortless to pick up speed. In my car (7R stage2) you’ve almost got to provoke a response and then its awake; the dead spot and not much happens before 3-3500. After 5 minutes in the Stage 3 s3 I felt at home and found myself restraining myself from going fast, it's just effortless if you want it to be. I’m overly impressed with this car. I’ve followed its development and glad I got chance to review it. Hats off to APR and APR UK. Absolute joy to drive. The more you push the more the car responds. Animal without the bite.
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    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Here's one I made earlier... Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  49. 13 points
    Jacko-R

    Jacko's 3dr Indium Grey 7.5R

    Hey people, picked up my R yesterday, couldn't be happier, the car is better than i could've ever imagined, the stuff I wasn't sure I'd like I do like, the stuff I knew I'd like I love! Anyway can't write a proper review as of yet and not got a lot of plans for it so far, so I'll leave you with a few pics[emoji106] spec below 3dr Manual Indium Grey Black Prets 90% rear tints DCC Dynaudio Any questions/photo requests I'll be happy to oblige! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  50. 13 points
    Dan_7R

    Akrapovic MK7.5 R

    Just been to collect the R. I’m in love....! Had to park up behind[emoji16] The Akrapovic is incredible, completely changes the car for me. The sound on upshift is literally like a gun shot. I’m so happy!
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