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  1. 7 points

    New wheel day!

    After over 7 weeks my OZ's have finally arrived, bank holidays etc.. caused a delay from ordering on 24th April but Glenn and Ciaran at Revolution kept me informed. Bonus being they have been made with 57.1 cb so no need for spigot rings as can be the case with OZ'S. Getting a couple of coats of Gyeon Rim tonight them off to get some Michelin's fitted. More pics when they're on.
  2. 5 points

    Few pics...

    More pics @onomk7r
  3. 5 points
    Hi guys, 11 wks on an yesterday picked up this little beauty. Come from MK3 Focus RS but have to say I’m impressed. 9 options in all Lapiz paint, black door mirrors, Spielbergs, pan roof, Vienna leather, DCC, climate screen & black oettinger spoiler.
  4. 5 points

    Hi from Nigeria

    Picked up my new R managed to get 230 miles in, then back off to work in Nigeria for 4 weeks the next day 😭😭 However I love it and cant wait to get back to Devon for a play
  5. 4 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    Dodo juice lime prime, poorboys black hole glaze and collinite 845. Loving the black hole at the moment - so many reflections it was messing with my depth perception!! [emoji23][emoji23] This is the drivers side passenger door.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Fitted these👌🏻
  7. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Gave the old girl a proper detailing,, 2 stage machine polish, using Menzerna 3 in 1 polish, then using Menzerna Show Finish, and finally finishing off using Maguiars Fast Wax, which I highly recommend, lasts ages, next up, is to polish and seal all windows using Maguiars Glass polish and sealant.
  8. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Took mine out for an early morning run with some mates on some superb roads outside of Melbourne (the Reefton Spur of particular note - unreal).
  9. 4 points
    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your feedback. I did stuff a few bits in the backend and didn't experience any difference. My first long trip with the R was successful. No dents or scratches on the car😇. And I'm glad I have 18" tires, which gave me a comfortable driving experiences and also handled the bumps while speeding on the autobahn. And not to forget all the pothole around the rural area. The biggest challenge was driving on the narrow road around Como Lake in Italy, as specially with aggressive Italians drivers pressing from behind while the coming traffic pushing me off the side. The highlight of the trip was driving on the autobahn, around Switzerland & tour to the VW factory at Autostadt in Wolfsburg. Here are few pictures & video of my trip.
  10. 4 points

    Golf R for work?

    Might have preferred a Volvo. 😂
  11. 4 points

    Golf R for work?

    I’d strongly advise you do it, like most on here I’m almost certain you won’t regret it. Like you I’m mid 40’s. Mine’s a company car that’s done 26k miles in 18 months so definitely a daily driver rather than a weekend toy. Last week I went from Liverpool to Newcastle and back for a meeting. On the way up on the motorway in comfort mode in atrocious weather it averaged 43mpg. On the way back the sun came out so I took it for a blast through the North Yorkshire dales in race mode and it was a completely different beast. There can’t be many cars on the market that can change their personality so easily to match the conditions and the mood of the driver.
  12. 3 points
    Ferrari 458, it's not the 0-60 time in a car like that, it's the feeling of it still accelerating just as fast even when you get to over double that speed
  13. 3 points
    My Nephew's (thats him in the pic) noble, 750bhp and weighs about the same as my left testicle [emoji15] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points

    Washing after ceramic coating

    You will be fine with tar remover such as autostart TARDIS and fallout remover such as gyeon iron. The Gyeon maintenance range is simply superb. I use it all apart from the tar, purely down to cost as I get through a lot of it being a hobbyist detailer. Shampoo wise they do two, Bathe and Bathe+. Bathe+ is sio2 infused so it "tops" up the coating but you have to ensure this is done out of any sun and it doesnt dry whatsoever on the paint. I prefer to use normal bathe and then either a rinse down with wet coat (again don't do in sun or let it dry, but this is a much quicker process) to restore beading (great on glass and plastics) or a wipe over with Gyeon Cure every 3 to 6 months. Get a microfibre washmitt from gyeon or gtechniq and a large gyeon silk dryer and you'll be well away 👍
  15. 3 points

    Golf R for work?

    If the R is your midlife crisis car, you’re doing it wrong!! [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 3 points

    Batch’s Tornado Red 7.5R Wagon

    Minor update - thanks to Wheelworks in crawley for the refresh on my REVO wheels. Sparkle anthracite, a little lighter maybe than before and with a glass-like finish! Made up!
  17. 3 points

    Underseat Storage Drawers Mk7.5

    To hide half a bottle of spirits from the wife - perfect fit😃
  18. 3 points

    New wheel day!

    Fitted today. 19" Ultralegerra HLT 19 x 8.5 in matt black with 235 35 19 Pilot Sport 4 S.
  19. 3 points

    Littco Stage 3 booked in...

    to answer your question now, they actually do their own maps for the DQ381, although it was difficult for them and took a good week of thorough testing they managed to do it and give a reliable tune. They had a issue with launch control which has been fixed. Collecting the car on thursday and will see for my self. Car finished at 471hp at 1.9 bar. No HPFP or LPFP required and it's still got the stock catback, bearing that in mind it is great result in my opinion. Will keep this post updated when i drive the car.
  20. 3 points

    Golf R for work?

    Plenty of older guys and girls on here that love the fact that the R looks understated so has all the performance without all the boy racer looks I.e. Focus RS, Type R etc Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  21. 3 points

    Golf R for work?

    Do it, you won't be disappointed. The R is great on the motorway with all the mod cons you could ever want and it blends in well too, it's not like a Type R or RS. You should see high 30's mpg if you drive normally. Then when you want some fun it's like a sports car
  22. 3 points
    Charles M

    2019 WLTP Golf R 0-100km/h launch

    Always find it amusing that people go on about the sound so much. To me, and yes we're all different, it is the least important aspect of the car. Its a 4cyl and sounds like one, and always will sound like one. It's a bit like if your todger is a bit under endowed, and you shave it, thinking that it will look bigger and be on par with the big boys.
  23. 3 points

    That time of year again.....

    Anyone guess where I’m going tomorrow? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 3 points
    You might need to change your official address to somewhere else where the staff are more reliable !!!
  25. 3 points

    Seat wear

    It's almost invisible at the moment, I only spotted it as I had a deliberate look. I'm not fat and in fact do my best to get in and out carefully. But thanks for your constructive comments anyway.
  26. 3 points
  27. 2 points

    Washing after ceramic coating

    Just as I was replying. I read your mind 🤪
  28. 2 points
    I forgot to mention... Leave a bad review on google etc. I had bad service from VW when I traded in a manual R for a DSG one so I left bad reviews everywhere and I immediately got responses from higher managers trying to sort the issue. They mentioned that the dealers are reviewed throughout the year by VW and if there performance is low they will be at risk of being shut down. Worth a shot, bad review, formal complaint and even a letter to the highest manager you can find for the dealership!
  29. 2 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Road trip through Europe with my 2019 mod. Drove from Norway all the way to northern Italy and back. Here a few pictures from my trip and a short video of me driving on the Autobahn and a video inside the car tower at Autostadt. Seeing the newest technology building, assembling cars & other brands like Lamborghini, Audi, Porsche present under one roof was wonderful. The best part of the tour was going up the car tower & buying souvenirs with the R logo 😍 Autostadt at Wolfsburg is a petrolhead's paradis e😜
  30. 2 points

    Golf R for work?

    Absolutely! I see some people saying their R is their weekend fun car, even they are doing it wrong! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  31. 2 points
    Got a picture of my alloys. I got them refurbed and changed the colour. Cannot wait to put them on!
  32. 2 points

    New to the OC from Bath

    New to the club, Golf R mk7; Revo Stage 1; Racingline R600 intake system; Res Delete; Carbon Paddle extensions; Oettinger rear spoiler
  33. 2 points
    strange, I'd take them back to the wheel place. Maybe get them checked over again..... Hope you get it sorted, with the rims of the CC they drove me mental, you can just never relax when driving.
  34. 2 points

    “Wheel wobble” feeling - any ideas?

    They were all present and correct when I picked the wheels up Wednesday. I think first port of call will be rebalancing.
  35. 2 points

    Tar removal with WD40

    Autosmart Tardis is the best product according to detailers, not so cheap but other products like Autoglym Intensive Tar remover not as well rated. I’ve heard about WD40 before, just don’t know how safe it is to use on car paintwork I’ve used Autoglyms Intensive Tar remover and it can take a few hits to get stubborn tar marks off, but it does work. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153298129448 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 2 points

    Power coating problem

    So just to update. I have given the guy 2 of the wheels back for him to powder coat free of charge (even though it took up most of my night driving to him) so here's hoping he does a better job on them! The other 2 on the car are fine to me but the 2 he is re-doing where unacceptable. He did seem to be apologetic and wanted me to be happy with the end result. I will report back when I get them back! Thanks all.
  37. 2 points

    Remap without rolling road

    In Australia I don’t really know of any APR/revo/racingline that use RR at all. It’s all just the custom tuners. There would be 1000s of APR tuned cars here stage 1/2 HO, med etc that have never been on a RR. I guess that’s why you pay slightly more for APR as you’re putting trust in that they’ve done all the extensive testing to get it ready before release. Guess it’s different in UK and probably better to see before and after, would also be nice to see boost levels and AFRs. Coming from having custom tuned GTR/supra in past I did find it very strange this just upload file and off you go but at time there wasn’t any well regarded custom tuners here locally for VAG cars. I just researched lots and happy with APR tunes.
  38. 2 points

    How old are you and what do you do?

    Old enough and none of your business....
  39. 2 points

    Rear Bumper Protector for Estate

    Does look to be... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F272079936889
  40. 2 points

    Black 3dr

    Fitted some carbon R badges all round as well as tinted rear reflectors. got a black badge for the front as well as a replacement grill to blacken it out too Need to get a new set of plates as not a fan of the GB at the side. I’ve seen some tinted plates but pretty sure pc plod will have his say
  41. 2 points

    Service plan transfer.

    No need to transfer it. It stays with the car. I bought a 2 year old car not knowing it had a service plan. Only found out 12 months later when it got serviced. Oil and brake fluid change cost me nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 2 points

    Power coating problem

    Tough call for you. Even harder when Members are sticking their views to you! Do what you are happiest with. 👍👍
  43. 2 points

    I Thought My R was low Mileage!

    I really don't see the point of buying a normal car and deliberately not driving it. yes if someone has something exotic, exceptionally rare, or significant for another reason fair enough, however normal cars like one OP posted, the R etc are definitely not that. i definitely would not do it with a 2.0 AWD car, while brilliant to drive, a weekend fun car it is not, unless built in to a fun track car. the other thing to consider if buying this type of car, low mileage does not prevent old items. i know a couple of people who bought old very low mileage cars. one lad I worked with bought a Mini Cooper off an old woman (it had been her husbands), it was about 20 years old and crazy low mileage. he had to replace nearly every rubber item on the car, bushes, tyres, battery, luckily he could do it all himself, but he still had to strip down a lot of the car, he also eventually replaced the Petrol tank as well. he did make a saving on buying it but....
  44. 2 points

    Happy Tuesday

    Good result, how is the paint match that is always the worry with new bumpers etc... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  45. 2 points

    Headlight "eyebrows"

    They look surprisingly smart. Seem better on a white R to contrast other black trim bits. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0794HW33K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xZ3bDbZ5YFJ7A - the bit that bugs me about these is they don't seem to line up with the bonnet panels, based on a photo from this buyer. But it could be how they fitted them, or the way the photo is taken. But better than these at least
  46. 2 points
    Jeff R

    Show us your stance

    I don’t like the thought of spacers, so no, personally I don’t think I will
  47. 2 points
    I have vwr springs on mine and certainly no complaints here. I’ve always used eibachs in the past but I prefer the vwr springs on my R compared to the eibachs on my last car. Never been in a R lowered on eibachs but I’d be interested to ride in a car with them, so a back to back comparison could be carried out.
  48. 2 points
    Jeff R

    Show us your stance

    Here’s a couple of pictures of the before & after a with the Eibach pro springs fitted, part of me wishes they were 5mm lower on the rear, but it’s not the end of the world, still a nice drop overall
  49. 2 points
    Jeff R

    Jeff’s 2019 Oryx 7.5 R

    Here’s a couple of pictures of the before & after a with the Eibach springs fitted, part of me wishes they were 5mm lower on the rear, but it’s not the end of the world, still a nice drop overall
  50. 2 points
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