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  1. 6 points
    Gavras

    310 or 300bhp on Golf R

    That's the key bit, focus on the cars available and not potentially minor differences. its very easy to over analyse car buying. as above, condition internal and external, service and maintenance record, how much warranty is remaining, etc. put together a MoSCoW list and get cracking. its likely two early to tell if there is a difference between pre and post WLTP engines, personally it will come down to difference in owners on how they treat their cars, style of driving, quality of fuel, type of driving (short long etc), quality & regularity of maintenance and plethora of other stuff. basically look for a car that meets your personal requirements and don't over analyse.
  2. 6 points
    MK75R

    What did you do to your R today?

    Finished off the final piece of my car today by adding the flow designs front splitter pretty much done with modding the car now very happy where it's at Cheers peeps
  3. 6 points
    goodbadboy

    What did you do to your R today?

    Just ordered by 034 Motorsports Rear Sway Bar and End Links...
  4. 5 points
    Booo

    What did you do to your R today?

    My baby looking all shiny after I finally gave her a wash🤪
  5. 5 points
    Booth11

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    ....meanwhile, in my house... Spooning cats
  6. 5 points
    Gavras

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Talk about a Cats Dinner... that was was our evening meal tonight. our cats gate crashed the meal and brought along their own waiter service. i think they expect to much during lockdown..
  7. 5 points
    blower

    A little advice please...

    Holy dust batman! - don't let the detail police see that.
  8. 5 points
    Decisions! I guess a lot depends on what you actually want - the standard and your expectations. DIY - much might depend on your willingness to do it yourself, your own skill and abilities, confidence in yourself, the equipment and setup you have available, and not least, if you have the time to devote and commit to it. It can be very hard work doing it yourself, it’s much more than just the actual machine polish. However DIY can reap great results (depending on the above) and be hugely rewarding. It would be a learning curve if you’ve not done it before, but you might find that it’s something you want to try, and learning a new skill that will see you into the future with this and other cars. You might need to assess your existing equipment. You mentioned a cheap rotary. How confident are you with that? A rotary carries more risk (of striking/burning through the paint) than a DA orbital polisher, due to the set non oscillating rotation of the disc and added heat build up on the panel. A DA is a safer lower risk machine. Just something to bear in mind. You might be well acquainted with your rotary. Bodyshop - could be an unknown quantity. They might do a great job, an adequate job, or poor job. ? I wholeheartedly agree with Count Drunkula that the devil is in the detail and there’s far more to it than a machine polish. Prep is every bit as important as the actual machine polishing, and more so ime. Correcting an under-prepped car can do more harm than good. Will the bodyshop undertake all that needs doing to prep the car to the state required before doing the correction? And then the correction itself. Pro Detailer - if you choose one with a good reputation, perhaps one personally recommended, and with examples of their work available as evidence of their worth - then you should be confident they will do a great job. It is what they do for a living. It will then come down to cost and discussing and finding the right package for you, be it correction and protection, or just correction, prep included in all of course. There’s many packages on offer and they should be able to tailor one to your needs. If you can get a price and package to suit your requirements then that’s a no-brainer imo. It will be as if it’s a new car, well much better than most new cars!
  9. 4 points
    goodbadboy

    What did you do to your R today?

    Stopped raining today so went for a drive around the coast....
  10. 4 points
    Karnik

    G'day all, from Sydney Oz.

    Just got my hands on July 2014 Scirocco R. Loving it. Cheers
  11. 4 points
    Djs2394

    The Cycling and Bike Chat Thread

    My beauty... pic from a couple years ago in the French Alps ..
  12. 4 points
    SpursMadDave

    A little advice please...

    If you ever drive the Alpine passes and tunnels through Austria & Switzerland and you don't have your windows down then shame on you [emoji39] That pic was taken after one of the best drives of my life up to 8,000ft and when we stopped we went for a walk inside a glacier [emoji41] Can't say a dusty infotainment screen was high on my list of priorities that day... Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. 4 points
    blower

    A little advice please...

    Unfortunately not, if i had drawn it - it would look more like this.....
  14. 4 points
    golf7.5r

    A little advice please...

    I hope Rebecca doesn't see this or you'll be facing a lifetime ban :0
  15. 4 points
    nige bcs

    best catback ?

    We have 3 sound profiles for for the system ranging from Prestige, Sport and WRC with WRC the most ferocious 😉 Something for everyone, all with the world unique Powervalve effect 😎 PRESTIGE WRC Nige
  16. 4 points
    Booth11

    DSG: should I be worried

    It’s a place that no R should ever go. It’s the driving mode equivalent of.....
  17. 3 points
    Booth11

    What did you do to your R today?

    Another vote for JCB Medway here. Seems they are great for service and sales. I bought my R from them (via Drivethedeal) back in 2015, and though had a long 8 month wait from order to collection, they kept me in the loop throughout, with great communication, and when the light at the end of the tunnel came, were happy to honour requests such as not washing the car prior to collection. Great service throughout. I had them do my haldex last year as my local servicing dealer won’t clean the filter gauze, but as SMD says, JCB are happy to do it, cost me for about a tenner more than the usual price. And they obliged my request for some pics. The guy that worked on it understood the need for more frequent haldex cleaning and did his own annually. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them.
  18. 3 points
    Martin2

    MK8 Golf - Purchase Yes/No/Maybe

    I didn’t mind the MK8 interior that much up until watching that video (as I’ve not sat in one yet), I thought some of the tech updates outweighed things like awkward climate control etc. However, uncovered cup holders are a pet hate of mine and some of the other cost cutting like hard plastic inside the glove box is just too far. I had my first new VW back in 2009 and it was little quality touches that made it stand apart from other cars at a similar price point and it’s such a shame that’s been lost. The R is going to have to be absolutely amazing to drive to be on my shortlist next time.
  19. 3 points
    The price hike for a 19” Pret over an 18” one will be whatever VW think they’re able to charge, and customers are willing to pay. From memory, ordering the optional 19” Prets as a factory option on a new car build cost in the region of £1,000 (for four wheels). VW always seem to charge a high price for wheels when bought as an aftermarket accessory - significantly more than it would cost to spec them on the car from the factory when new. The 18” version was / is not available for factory fitment, so there’s no factory fit price to compare the aftermarket accessory price to for the 18” Prets. The 19” Prets are manufactured using a flow formed process and the 18” version is cast, so yes , different processes and there are more stages in the production process of flow formed alloys compared to cast alloys, which is reflected in the higher price. Additionally, flow formed alloys are generally lighter in weight compared to an equivalent cast alloy. The article at the link below explains the process of making flow formed alloys and the differences in the physical properties of a flow formed wheel compared to a forged wheel and it’s those physical properties, plus the more costly production process that you’re paying the price premium for. There’ll also be a price premium when buying a 19” wheel over an 18” one. http://speed.academy/why-wheel-manufacturing-method-load-rating-matter/ There are alternative options to paying £1,000 per wheel for a set of 19” alloys - e.g. CM Wheels 19” Pretoria replicas. Additionally, there are many good quality aftermarket alloys manufactured by reputable companies such as BBS, Borbet and Ronal (there are others), who also make OEM alloys for many of the car manufacturers, including VAG. The chances are, they’ll have some 19” wheels in their range that are similar in style to VW’s Pretoria’s that will be cheaper than £1,000 per wheel, although if you’re specifically wanting flow formed or forged alloys, you will pay a price premium over cast alloys. These alloy wheel retailer sites might be worth looking at to give you an idea of what’s available; https://cmwheels.com https://www.rimstyle.com https://www.wheelbasealloys.com https://www.performancealloys.com https://www.tyreleader.co.uk
  20. 3 points
    Djs2394

    Just reserved my Golf R

    Well a little update, Deal is done, arranging delivery of my R tomorrow... managed to sweet talk a 40k miles service out of them (its currently at 38k) but was only serviced 6 months ago... To say im excited is a hugeeee understatement...
  21. 3 points
    delboy01

    MK8 Golf - Purchase Yes/No/Maybe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X48c9lFX3NY
  22. 3 points
    GrayMK7R

    OEM exhaust Tip help required

    All sorted & back on the car. Quite pleased with how well it came out. Ignore the dusty paintwork - hasn’t been cleaned for a month!
  23. 3 points
    George Ambler

    Bank holiday clean ....

    Got up early and spent a couple of hours cleaning the R. Very easy to clean at the moment due to being ceramic coated just a month ago or so. Pre snow foam and let soak, jet wash off, two bucket method and jet washed off with distilled / softened water from the filter. Dried with the “big boy” air-drier and wiped any last bits off with a damp and dry microfibre. Gave the interior a quick vacuum and wipe down with a damp cloth. Easy! Still loving it after 5 mo this even though I haven’t got to drive it much recently (only got 2000 miles on it!
  24. 3 points
    Gavras

    310 or 300bhp on Golf R

    @Lmferreira with the cars above, draw up a list of what is standard and what extra option each has. if it's almost identical, I then tend to work off mileage and amount of warranty remaining. however, also try and check what maintenance / servicing has been carried out. then really it comes down to what 4 x rubber is fitted, tread left etc. tyre type and tread remaining and warranty remaining are two hidden costs / savings when looking at identical cars. For example 2 cars at £25k, one has cheap tyres and other has MP4S both same tread depth, the latter gives you better straight off the forecourt driveability, the former you likely need to factor in 4 x new good tyres. for warranty, one has two years and one has one years, what is the cost of extended warranty ? Add that to cost of the latter.
  25. 3 points
    NRW

    310 or 300bhp on Golf R

    The Deep Black Pearl cars are the best, 310 or 300😂🤣😂
  26. 3 points
    Booth11

    What did you do to your R today?

    Gave the interior a good clean Full detail pics in detailing thread https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/35601-bec’s-lockdown-big-spring-detail-pic-heavy/?do=findComment&comment=533977
  27. 3 points
    Penguin

    What did you do to your R today?

    Lockwood sill plates fitted. Quick clean and new Bosch wipers front and back
  28. 3 points
    YELLOW_TT

    Out of lockdown

    First time out in the R since lockdown so thought a few pics were in order, would normally had the BBS on for summer but not much point at the moment
  29. 3 points
    Gavras

    Insurance..

    God what a load of bollox these companies come out with. i spent 30 years moving (living) around the UK and Europe in various houses and areas etc. never once did I have the cheeky fuckers try that blinder. even now I have business insurance which is bugger all on a policy, that pretty much means I drive to places I don't know. Going off topic slightly, the best interaction I had with an insurance company was renewing house insurance. the company in question where adamant they had to inspect the window catches, I was "look I am in a married quarters on a Forces camp", they said did not matter they still had to check. arranged for him to visit (via Guardroom). more by luck than design, his car was fully searched, he was then made to wait for me collecting him, we then went through secondary check point, passed xx number armed patrols, I pointed out the 'attack dogs' with handlers, also pointed out the double set of fencing, razor wire etc. By by the time he got to the house, I reckon he realised it was a pointless exercise. i think the entire end to end was over an hour for 5 mins in the house. even then it made f**k all difference to house insurance, as its post code based. i really hate insurance companies.
  30. 3 points
    Booth11

    What did you do to your R today?

    Nige is @nige bcs and forum sponsor 👍
  31. 3 points
    Djs2394

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Here is our little beauty ❤️
  32. 3 points
    Martin2

    What did you do to your R today?

    Subtle differences are good, so much better staying close to OEM imho.
  33. 3 points
    Booo

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Here’s Muffins on her favorite place 😊
  34. 3 points
  35. 3 points
    Booth11

    Just reserved my Golf R

    If your R starts emitting an increasingly high pitched noise it’s never made before, then you know you’ve found it. Well, either that or your car’s busted!
  36. 3 points
    Penguin

    BCS Powervalve resonator delete

    I received my BCS res delete this morning and had it fitted this a’noon. For anyone thinking about it, do it! The people who fitted mine commented that it seemed much better in terms of quality and finish Vs others they have fitted in the past. The tickover, idle and acceleration noise is awesome without sounding OTT. DSG farts are addictive! Absolutely no difference compared to stock when cruising at NSL; the anti-drone isn’t a gimmick. Great service throughout from @nige bcs Thanks Nige 👍🏻
  37. 3 points
    Penguin

    What did you do to your R today?

    Lots of stuff done on my R today. Went in to my local Indy specialist to have new plugs, DSG service, Haldex service and brake fluid change. Then whilst there it had a few mods... Clubsport discs and pads on the front with silver R calliper plates. Much more positive and sharper. Brembo rear discs and Jurid pads Superpro 22mm rear ARB. Big difference. The rear end feels much tighter and flatter when cornering. ...and my favourite 😊 BCS res delete. Makes a big difference at idle and when on the move, particularly on the up shifts ☺️ Like an old group B rally car. What’s equally as good though is the fact there’s no discernible difference when pootling along at NSL. Really impressive. It was remarked that the quality of the BCS was a step up from other res delete kits they’ve fitted in the past I also had to endure the corner of temptation 😍 So it’s been a really good day. A few more mods to do, just waiting for them to arrive and then that’s it for a while. A stage 1 Revo map is looking highly likely in the not too distant future.
  38. 3 points
    blower

    A little advice please...

    <- Thats what i saw....with a squint
  39. 3 points
    dannyv24

    What did you do to your R today?

    Fitted my bitts to diffuser and put on my new plates , i think it finnishs the rear end nicely
  40. 3 points
    Martin2

    What did you do to your R today?

    Filled the boot up....first time my wife has gone out on her own in 2 months! Before anyone comments....no we shouldn’t have bought an estate, it fits with space to spare in mine and the pram top won’t be used in a couple of months!
  41. 3 points
    Booth11

    A little advice please...

    🐒 💩 You can see where @blower had trouble, look virtually the same when your vision is shot. 😂
  42. 3 points
    Booth11

    A little advice please...

    Looks like your keyboard isn’t working either. Sorted it for you
  43. 3 points
    Booth11

    A little advice please...

    Glad someone’s else’s eyesight is as crap as mine. 😂 A dog clearing it’s blocked anal glands. Now that’s an emoji we need!
  44. 3 points
    blower

    A little advice please...

    Had to zoom in on that to see what it was.....thought it was a dog dragging its arse across the ground - which woulda worked too
  45. 3 points
    NRW

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Not recent. Happy to be alive!
  46. 3 points
    Clarkie48

    What did you do to your R today?

    These landed today.Last piece in the jigsaw looks wise and should also improve the ride quality and handling.Booked into Awesome for next Friday.
  47. 2 points
    YELLOW_TT

    Shay's United Grey Mk6 R

    Very nice I much prefer the look of the mk6 over the mk7 (sorry mk7 owners)
  48. 2 points
    Obviously the mk8 in that video was a manual but let's not forget that size is important when it comes to knobs...
  49. 2 points
    OOV

    What did you do to your R today?

    Oh nice this is next for me too !
  50. 2 points
    goodbadboy

    DSG: should I be worried

    Whats Eco Mode?...
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