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  1. 8 points
    SpursMadDave

    Service dealer or independent?

    There are crap Indy garages as well as crap dealers though, it's just about finding the right one for you at the end of the day Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. 5 points
    GG's

    Just Videod my new Golf R

    Hi everyone-GG the grumpy git here! I have been a member for a year year but never introduced myself. I bought my golf R last year and collected it at a midnight ceremony at the VW Dealer just before the countrywide snowstorms on March 1st. Needless to say I went straight out in the morning and laughed at everybody getting stuck-How cruel! I was highly impressed with how the R excels on everyday roads-in particular compared to my BMW 135 which was hopeless when trying to nip and tuck so I decided to make a video! I would be delighted to know what you think because I don’t think this topic has really been discussed before. You can find it in Google search if you type Golf R GG and I have also put it on Youtube- https://youtu.be/JKjA80mNhY4
  3. 5 points
    RH12ONS

    Lapiz Blue owners

    Looking for a new accessory? I stumbled across this by accident https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07JQXWB3G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It couldn't be a better colour match if they tried.
  4. 4 points
    I think this is the most important principle, and it applies to both VW dealers & Indies. It all comes down to the ability, knowledge, quality & integrity of the person who actually lays hands on your car.
  5. 4 points
    LouCyffer

    Van backed into my car

    1. Report the van to the police. He MUST give you his personal details at the scene or supply them to a police station within 24 hours of the incident. 2. Go to a reputable body shop and request your car is inspected. A lack of external damage is no guarantee that structural damage hasn’t occurred. Crash structures are designed to deform to reduce impact damage to occupants. 3. Report the incident to your insurance company and do so with the caveat that you will “entertain no claim whatsoever on your own policy, and will vigorously defend any such claim in a court of law”. I once was struck by a vehicle following me who didn’t stop in time. There appeared to be little other than scuffs on the rear bumper of my Impreza. It turned out that the hit was of sufficient force to deform the spare wheel well in the boot floor. This only came to light when the body shop inspected the car
  6. 4 points
    Swanny

    Stage 1 dyno figures

    I've been advised the fuel pumps arent necessary, although more power maybe achieved with them. I'm happy if my car makes 450hp and over 410lbs ft especially if the torque remains strong all the way to the redline. But who am I kidding. I'll be back for fuel pumps and a bigger turbo before the end of the year !
  7. 3 points
    camelsac2002

    Stop extra tax on £40000 cars

    What irks me about this is that I could spend £40k on a decent clean car and pay all that VED and be sat at the traffic lights behind some shed of a diesel that’s 20 years old and chucking out blue smoke, choking me half to death - and he’s paying less VED - this has actually happened apart from the bit about the £40k car - where’s the justice in that? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points
    delboy01

    New A45s premier

    I went and had a look at an A35 and my conclusion was the interior quality was no better than the golf. What many seem to be calling quality is actually better perceived styling. There was just as much plastic as a golf but much more of it was shiny which I think is seen as quality. Then there was lots of silver shiny bits on the steering wheel and heater vents which seemed a bit gaudy to me. The shiny plastic I felt would be a nightmare as it seemed to be in places where it would be prone to being touched regularly and liable to getting scratched. I doubt I would want one of these after someone’s lease had finished and they had returned it. I think the new Mercedes has an interior that photographs well but may not be so pretty after a few years of everyday use.
  9. 3 points
    EcosseGolfR

    Stage 1

    Do your homework, speak with the relevant tuners about your requirements. Then have any supporting hardware fitted then get the map. The hard part is choosing whether to go with a recognised dealer like APR /Revo or go custom like Unicorn... I went with Unicorn and love it.
  10. 3 points
    SpursMadDave

    Stage 1

    Manuel? Que? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. 3 points
    This is just an example of fatigue and not specific to tuning other than that more power = more risk of failure. Rick
  12. 3 points
    Scott_Wills7R

    Scott's 7R Build

    Slightly overdue an update... This is how the car currently looks, visually I love it However I've done more mods than I can even remember, cars currently stage 2 APR and I'm considering a nice turbo upgrade to dabble with 500bhp. Will get a full update out soon👍
  13. 3 points
    A pair of dark glasses so we dont have to look at it? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
    camelsac2002

    Golf R vs A45 Exhaust Note

    I don’t know as my R has a proper gearbox......[emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. 3 points
    Msportman

    New A45s premier

    My local dealer Sytner has already said the base car with roof and Aero pack will set me back approx £58k circa Thats a £38k for the privilege taking into account my cars approx value. I like the Merc and the new tech but I can’t indulge at the price point with other family priorities and the fact I own outright my stage 2 R with all of the right bits! I don’t buy into the PCP world anymore
  16. 3 points
    TheBlondeFella

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Took over three years since loosing our last little girl but we took the plunge on a new family member around 11 weeks ago.
  17. 2 points
    I'll be totally honest, I can distinguish flacs from mp3 at home on my mid to high end setup, but in the car (even on the Dynaudio system) I'm struggling. Then again, I'm now the wrong side of 50 with bad tinnitus in one ear which doesn't help....
  18. 2 points
    delboy01

    Stop extra tax on £40000 cars

    I think the reality is that most people these days driving 40k cars historically would not be able to afford them and it’s only the advent of pcp deals why they are even in such high value cars.
  19. 2 points
    Raiden

    Home & Car Security

    Get ghost or pandora. Job done [emoji106] That will keep the [email protected] at bay Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    golf7.5r

    Stage 1

    Lots of Mk 7 info on the MRC facebook page - they get some good results and a custom tune is recommended if you want to keep the torque within the limits of your new clutch.
  21. 2 points
    Andygo

    Auto-hold and Parking Brake

    If you don't want your wet pads to stick to your discs, don't put the handbrake on until discs and pads have airdryed.!
  22. 2 points
    SpursMadDave

    Stage 1

    My only advice is as with anything like this, be prepared to have to pay if something goes wrong. Not being negative but if you go in with eyes open then all good. Hopefully you will have no issues at all and VW will still cover things like water pumps and Haldex etc but be prepared worst case to have to cover everything yourself. People saying get this map or get that map as my car has been superb are all moot as it depends on your car at the end of the day. I would personally go for a few small complimentary mods like turbo elbow and air filter and not go for an all out power stage 1 just something around the 360bhp mark and something with a decent amount of torque but not too high that you will have issues with your new clutch. Everything crossed for firstly the recovery and then the work on the car Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  23. 2 points
    a3scott20

    Scott's Stage3 LapizBlue MK75R

    Car was on the DynoJet for live dyno tunning, the final version made 502WHP & 643NM with very stable boost curve. Could'nt be happier 😆😆😆
  24. 2 points
    SpursMadDave

    Stage 1

    Only if you can heel and toe like Ken Block lol Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    Try Qwashers on eBay for longer replacement rubber/metal braid hoses. That’s where I got mine from. Make sure you get the correct fitment for your Karcher.
  26. 2 points
    slider09

    Stage 1

    Should mean you can keep up with a stock DSG once tuned Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 2 points
    goodbadboy

    What did you do to your R today?

    Rained hard all morning here today....Took the car for a spin.....R was faultless in the wet..just gripped and went...(unlike some other cars on the road)...I love driving this car in any and all weather conditions........
  28. 2 points
    Shug

    Stop extra tax on £40000 cars

    Fuel duty is forecast to raise £28.4 billion (HMRC numbers) in 2019/20. So near enough £500m each week. If only 20% switch to electric cars that’s a massive hit to government revenue, so they won’t be slow in increasing tax on electric cars or switching to a milage based scheme. To quote Benjamin Franklin “Two things are certain in life, death and taxes” (unless your a Tory MP with assets in the Cayman Islands)
  29. 2 points
    SpursMadDave

    Batch’s Tornado Red 7.5R Wagon

    Nice seat cupra R [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  30. 2 points
    SpursMadDave

    Auto-hold and Parking Brake

    In a lot of Europe you are not allowed to wash your car in the street because of the chemicals although there are usually plenty of self service jet washes for you to use.I can live with my car not being perfect, it's only a Golf after all and I get far more enjoyment driving it that washing it and looking at it etto and all that. I like it to be clean but I'm not bothered about it being detailed to an inch of its life Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  31. 2 points
    jds

    What did you pass your Driving Test in?

    Elm Green, 1302S Beetle, what a beaut, WOC 507J
  32. 2 points
    Cogito

    Lapiz Blue owners

    Yup, I have a white Kitchen Aid mixer. Thinking of having the R painted to match . . .
  33. 2 points
    Swanny

    Service dealer or independent?

    Having spent my while working life in main dealer I try and avoid them if I can. My r went in to my local dealer recently due to a interminent roatating noise coming from the front ns wheel and the propshaft coupling had started to come apart. My local indy had already diagnosed the wheel bearing was making the noise. VW replaced the propshaft coupling under warranty without issue. However when I received the health check video the tech tried to suggest the noise was due to the tyres as they were "feathered" on the edge. These were new bridgstones and had been on the car for around 1000 miles. They were kind enough to supply me with a quote for almost £690 for 4 new tyres! After a conversation with service reception and the tech in question they decided it was indeed the wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. Needless to say they won't be getting my business for anything other than warranty work in the future. I am sure there are some excellent main dealers out there, however it's very dependent on the tech that carries out the work, their skill and the pride they take in their work.
  34. 2 points
    NRW

    Service dealer or independent?

    I have in the past used a great Local VAG specialist, owned and run by a Top Technician who is fanatically enthusiastic about his work. He saved me hundreds in fiddly repairs to my Audi over the main dealer. Highly recommended. If you can locate such an Indie near you use them, establish your custom and enjoy being looked after rather than being fleeced.
  35. 2 points
    camelsac2002

    Lapiz Blue owners

    I’ll see you a bottle and raise you a food mixer......[emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  36. 2 points
    Dollyman

    Golf R vs A45 Exhaust Note

    This in not a new thing, being a very old sad git this was going on 45 years ago. For my sins I have two 1973 classic Triumphs, a TR6 and a Dolomite Sprint (The Golf R of its day) Both have near identical performance but the Sprint is a four pot and sounds no better than a Ford Pop. People used to replace exhausts but they still didn’t sound much better. The TR6 is a straight six injection and to me is one of the best sounding engines (equal to the Alfa V6) Long discussions in the pub on this at the time Appreciate that most on here have never seen or heard either car but interesting for me to see the same discussion going on after so many years. Just off with my zimmer fame to get my morning Horlicks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. 2 points
    Niknok

    New recruit! Lapiz 7.5 R.

    Hello everyone. I’ve been lurking about the site since I picked up my golf R a few weeks ago. It’s a 67 plate R in Lapiz Blue. Already started some cosmetic mods and have plans for more. The picture was taken on collection day and the other is my previous car.
  38. 2 points
    Sequence

    Hello all!

  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    Ignition1

    Golf R vs A45 Exhaust Note

    Those 1.4 Abarths!! I have no idea how they've created that kind of sound but it's so over the top that it's actually part of its charm. It's conflicting because you hear it and think "it's a tiny car, what a ridiculous noise" but then "actually that sounds really good". Agree that AMG etc. have turned into an art form. I think I watched on YouTube (CarWow maybe) a tour in a Mercedes factory where they talked about the new 4.0 V8 in the C63 and how Mercedes put a ton of effort into getting the sound right, because they know the biggest selling point on their old car was that glorious 6.3. Anyone remember the Mercedes Mclaren-SLR? To this day - I've never heard a better sounding car. Although the GLC 63 is a close second.
  41. 2 points
    slider09

    Stage 1 dyno figures

    I think stage 1 is usually 360-370 bhp (at the engine). However, numbers mean nothing in reality. There was some guy claiming his car made 405bhp from a stage 1 a few years ago. Dyno’s vary so much. As long as you’re happy and the car drives as it should. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 2 points
    blower

    APR DQ381 TCU tune out

    'To give all you the heads up. This car has been involved with pretty much 28,000 miles of racing, over a hundred launch controls, many top speed runs in Mexico from anywhere to 100-186mph, I have literally been beating on it almost every day since I took delivery April 25th 2018' There's the problem right there.......i'm now less concerned about a stage 2 map. This failure is one of the best examples of the 'pay to play' - and boy have you been playing! Still sucks i know, but hell ya gave it a beating! You also can't blame APR for this one, although they should have handled you better for sure.
  43. 2 points
    Charles M

    Golf R vs A45 Exhaust Note

    My Mrs is quite the opposite and things at idle, that the exhaust sounds stupid and far noisier than it need be. Now I know it is all personal opinion.......but she is right, This obsession with a noisy exhaust is a bit strange. Why do people want to show off how noisy their car is to others? I know that there is a denial about it being for others, but if it was for the driver, then the soundaktor would make up (partially) for what people want from a 4cyl, even if it is fake. When I see someone drive past me with a noisy exhaust I think "what a fool, I just don't want to hear you and your car". The fewer cylinders you have, the bigger the fool you are.
  44. 2 points
    IanT

    The lazy way to clean exhaust tips

    My missus thought that I was off my rocker today when I said that I wanted to go to Dunelm (they sell Oven mate) to buy some oven cleaner. I've just tried it, following your instructions Andy, and it works a bloody treat and so easy too
  45. 2 points
    EcosseGolfR

    New A45s premier

    £58k for a Merc A Class, that’s insane.......I’d rather slam my balls in a car door than pay that amount, no matter how good it looks or how fast it is.
  46. 2 points
    SpursMadDave

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Just got a couple of kittens as we lost our lovely cat earlier in the year, she was over 20 years old though so had a good life. Kittens are keeping us busy as in to EVERYTHING! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  47. 2 points
    slider09

    Car meets.

    Just watched that video, he did quote the VW R owners club so it must have been over on the Facebook group (no longer a member so can’t comment if this was the source). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 2 points
    And from the BBC news item at the link posted by @Alpowers, the insurance industry body (ABI) in the UK don’t know either; ‘motor theft insurance claim payouts hit their highest level in seven years at the start of 2019. The Association of British Insurers said claims for January to March were higher than for any quarter since 2012. It said a rise in keyless car crime was partly to blame, but did not have figures on what proportion of claims were for keyless vehicles.’ So overall, UK car theft claims have increased, but even the ABI don’t have statistics on what proportion related to keyless thefts. Keyless thefts as a percentage of the total thefts may have actually reduced. I don’t have keyless, but would it stop me buying a car if it was fitted? No, it wouldn’t. A non-keyless car isn’t immune from being a theft target: as some members of the forum will testify to who’ve had the horrible experience of their homes being broken into and the keys to their R’s stolen. At the end of the day, we can all take sensible precautions to minimise the risk of our pride and joy being stolen, but if someone is hell bent on stealing someone else’s car - keyless or not - they’ll find a way to do it.
  49. 2 points
    smk82

    Rear view mirror swap 7.5 to 7

    Well I my case, I just came from the parts dept. Apparently the mirror I was sold (and informed was from a golf) was actually from a Passat. I think the mirror is the same, but the connecting trim piece is different. They’ve managed to order what is the correct piece (they think) for £8.15. I collect it Wednesday. Assuming it fits ok, I’ll post up the part # Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 2 points
    Unless someone on the forum is sleeping with a VW Product Manager, I doubt anyone on the forum has a firm answer. i would hazard a guess that changes will be incorporated as part of the MK8 release. Will they release a backwards compatible key that turns off when not used? that very much depends on what directly impacts VW. as I mentioned above, it took them years to fix the rolling code exploit, that likely resulted in more car thefts than keyless has. as a manufacturer, they do not really care if a car loses value, also with insurance little concern with that also, the sale has been made.
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