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  1. 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.
  2. 18 points
    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!
  3. 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
  4. 16 points
    fastgolf

    My Golf R Illustration

    Decided to have a go at drawing my Golf R in Adobe Illustrator.
  5. 16 points
  6. 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
  7. 15 points
    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.
  8. 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 😁
  9. 15 points
  10. 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
  11. 14 points
    Took delivery yesterday.
  12. 14 points
    SpenP

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Silver after a good clean.
  13. 14 points
    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
  14. 13 points
    Jeff R

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Seeing that some of us have waited for a very long time to get hold of them, I thought it’d be nice to see all the post WLTP R’s together in a single post, Heres my Oryx White 3 door 😍
  15. 13 points
    Ok so I wasn’t going to do this but only as people have requested them, here are pics of the new ride .....
  16. 13 points
    Booo

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Picked it on the Monday 04.03.19 and very happy with my choice..
  17. 13 points
  18. 13 points
    No, not the book by John Steinbeck (I knew my English O level would be useful one day!) but the line by Robert Burns - “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” Some of you may know my current situation, others maybe not! I was planning to change my car and move to the dark side of BMW M ownership. However, I received notification a few weeks ago that my job was at risk of being made redundant. It came out of the blue but undeterred, I quickly got on the phone and interweb and did some digging around and got some possible jobs lined up, one of which got me onto the books with one company, another being a firm job offer starting in the new year. Her indoors was a little more worried and my customary laid back attitude and the words “Stop worrying - everything’s in hand.” did nothing to allay her fears! I went through the usual roller coaster of emotions - shock, disappointment followed by anger and the wish that our CEO’s poo was a hedgehog! After a day or two and my usual chain of rational thinking I came to the conclusion that maybe this was what I was waiting for. I’ve just done three months of working nights away from home - 12 on, 2 off with every other weekend off. Swmbo hated it, which surprised me as having had to play second fiddle to HM Armed Forces for five years, she had to get used to me being away from home in foreign climes for months at a time as well as not seeing me for weeks whilst I worked in the parachute world. The upshot is that I weighed up my job and decided “Sod it! I’ve busted a gut for too long with no thanks!” In fact quite the opposite as we constantly had to fend off attacks on our pay and conditions - so with a firm job offer in my back pocket, I applied for voluntary redundancy. The new job means a cut in pay which I can live with but the upside is that I’ll be spending more time at home with the boss and won’t have ridiculous start times or anything like as much time away from home - my current job has had me starting as early as 1am and tramping a crane around half the country - one week saw me go to Wales, then High Wycombe and ending up in Manchester for two days assembling the stage for Beyoncé - didn’t see the missus all week and I didn’t get home until nearly midnight on the Friday night - and for what?? Due to the drop in wages, changing my car was out of the question and I have to confess I was slightly disappointed until I slapped myself with a wet haddock and said “Get a grip Steve you weapons grade bellend - it’s just a sodding car! On top of that, I have a roof over my head and food on my plate so it’s not that bad!” What it does mean though is that i can keep my R AND pay it off.......which means I could do a spot of modding! It also means I’ll be working for a crane company and not a faceless, American venture capital company who give precisely zero ****s about a mere minion like myself. The crane will shrink significantly (It’s completely different to my current mount and it’s remote controlled!!) but the prospect of sensible start and finish times, more time with the missus and the fun of modding the car outweigh everything else - I guess the stars aligned for once! Sorry for the long, drawn out essay but just had to get it off my chest! Cheers all! [emoji846] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. 13 points
    StevoRRR

    Just got 7.5 R INDIUM 5 door

    Chuffed!
  20. 13 points
    Charles M

    Akrapovic Sounds Kind of Crap?

    Am I the only person in the world who is happy with the exhaust on the 7.5R?
  21. 12 points
    Kirk_88

    My A35 AMG

    Thought I’d get a build thread up of sorts for those that might be interested, seems a popular choice for golf R owners looking for a change like myself. Had it over a month now and loving it so far. After the 1k run in period I took it to Curborough sprint course to test it out properly and it surpassed my expectations. the spec is: sun yellow premium pack style pack adaptive dampers black leather My R was APR stage 1 amongst other things so I’m eager to do the same with the A35. Just not sure if I want to try a tuning box first or go straight to a remap?! Miltek have started development on a system so will probably look into getting one at some point depending on what they sound like. Only downside to the car is that the Merc forums aren’t as good as this place 🙁 Anyway, here’s some pics.....
  22. 12 points
    So today had a traffic light competition with a TTS, obviously as you would expect it was pretty much neck and neck, and thennn boom i see the classic blue lights in my rear view. I instantly pull over as there is no winning when you try to get away from them, but LUCKILY the TTS had other plans and carried on going (not sure if the driver didnt see the lights on not) so, they completely ignored me and chased down the TTS, so i pulled into a side road, shut my lights off and waited for 10 mins for s**t to cool off. 10 mins later i drove sensibly home. Moral of the story is, if ur gonna do something stupid, look around you before you do it hahah
  23. 12 points
    E-V-A-N-S

    Two good deeds this week

    There are still honest, genuine people out there. Getting few and far between but none the less its still nice to hear/see people doing good deeds. Back when I was about 14 I seen a guy drop his wallet in tesco garage as he got back in his car. I shouted and rode across on my bike but he shot off before I could get to him. There was £140 in cash in the wallet, so I took the wallet home because his address was in there, and my father drove me to the address in the evening when he got in from work. His house was about 5 miles from mine. He was obviously doing well for himself given the house and car he had. When we got there the guy had noticed his wallet missing literally 15 mins before and was over the moon with me returning it. He took all the cash out and gave it all to me there and then. Without even counting it. I was speechless. My Dad said there is no way you can take that, so we tried giving it back to him but he said it would cost a lot more money and hassle than what he’d just given me, to replace all the contents and the wallet. He shook my fathers hand too for bringing me up the right way. It was a life lesson and I’ll never forget that for the rest of my days.
  24. 12 points
    Scotty2hotty

    What did you do to your R today?

    Fitted my wingbacks today 👌
  25. 12 points
    Ordered 26th June and turned up today. I am a happy man.
  26. 12 points
  27. 12 points
    TheDitchy

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    As promised, here are some pictures up of the car I picked up on Monday. I love it.
  28. 12 points
    It is, sounds crazy but it is.
  29. 12 points
    Booth11

    What did you do to your R today?

    Have it a long overdue wash.
  30. 12 points
    Not as good as other pictures, but brings back a great memory for me and considering it was taken with an iPhone, I am satisfied. @thelegoless on Insta
  31. 12 points
    Hi Muzza, I can easily hit the high torque figures of any other tune out there, that's really not an issue. it's just that by default, I choose not too. There are various reasons why. Firstly you need to run more boost in the low to midrange. All tuners are running the turbo pretty hard at the top end of the rev range - i.e. close to its maximum flow potential. If you run a lot of boost in the mid range, you are then running the turbo close to its maximum all the way through the rev range so it's likely to suffer more wear. You also generally spend more time in the midrange, so you spend more time with the turbo at maximum load. Lots of low down torque is also what breaks things. It's what puts the stress on engine and drive train components. Big torque means big cylinder pressure. This means huge forces are exerted on the piston, conrod, crank and bearing surface. The torque then has to be transmitted to the road, so clutch, gearbox, differentials, drive shafts, all take a battering. There is a good argument which says; if you spend a lot of time in this rev range, then it makes sense to have all your torque here.. On a road car with excellent traction there is a lot to be said for this. The thing now is that these cars are already pretty torquey, and it's the high rpm that's lacking. Traditionally with performance cars, you were rewarded for letting the engine sing towards the redline, These days, everything is turbo charged with focus on minimising lag and increasing response. Whilst this is great for every day use, it can lead to a feeling of everything being over a little too quickly when you really want to go places. With our tune, you get a significant extra instant shove in the back, but with the power still building right up to the red line with very little drop off in torque. For myself it makes the car feel a lot more characterful and has proven itself to be ultimately faster against the stop watch. Take a look at some of the fastest most exciting cars currently out there and check out their power and torque curves - McLaren 720S, Porsche GT2RS, Ferrari Pista - they are like that for a reason! Rick
  32. 12 points
    Martin2

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Couple of days old...looking good!
  33. 11 points
    Jeff R

    What did you do to your R today?

    Well it’s not mine but it is a brand new Golf R & I have spent since Thursday doing a full 3 stage correction & ceramic coating on it after finally landing myself a contract from a local VW main dealer, chuffed to bits
  34. 11 points
    Rams

    “ Does It Come In Black? ”

    Hi, I’m Ramsay Very pleased with my New Golf R and motivated to learn more about it and how I can make it the car I’ve always tried to create in the past. Nearly gor there with a VR6 Rotrex Charged Corrado, made 332.3 bhp. I feel the platform with the R is right and enthauaised at all the options available and which ones I want to have. I said I would take some time and plan it all out before buying anything and already bought a spoiler 😆 I think I’m going to keep this as a forever car. My work colleagues were quite keen to see it too.
  35. 11 points
    Next time you try, leave the wife at home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 11 points
    Jeff R

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Here’s a few new additions to my new R ... performance brakes, performance spoiler & now fully corrected & ceramic coated
  37. 11 points
    Microbe

    October 2018 Nav Update

    Hi All The latest October 2018 nav map updates are now available here :- http://webspecial.volkswagen.de/maps/int/en/index.html Just select Downloads, click on the infotainment screen and then your golf model and nav type then select the area of the world you want and it will download the .7zip file for you to extract onto your SD card for installation. Just need to check its the 1/10/2018 version which is the October 2018 release as 1 of the options is still showing the April maps. Good Luck!
  38. 11 points
    Picked up Friday afternoon. 300 miles in and loving it. Worth the wait for sure. The Dynaudio is amazing.
  39. 11 points
    Picked up on Friday, it’s already filthy! Fitted some S2T paddles this afternoon. Tried some OBDEleven bits, but they didn’t work 😕
  40. 11 points
    Trickz

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Picked mine up at 10:30am finally got insurance cover at 1pm,I really should of sorted it before as I just assumed you stil get the 5 days complementary insurance,anyway shocking weather driving the short journey home but couldn’t get past how rorty the estate exhaust sounds without the resonator box and no valves👍
  41. 11 points
    5tewST

    Show us your ‘post WLTP’ Golf R’s

    Here’s my White Silver... loving it
  42. 11 points
    I went over to visit Alex at VW Retrofit in Redditch to get my 2014 Golf R upgraded from the Standard 6.5" Discover Nav system and Standard Clocks to the 9.5" MIB2.5 Infotainment System and the Active Info Display (AID). Overall I am very happy with the upgrade, it took around 3 hours of Alex's time for the install and coding. Prices are below for information, up to you to decide if you think it's worth it. Couple of things to mention if you're considering the upgrade: If you want the map display on the AID, you need the MIB2.5 and the 9.2" Display. No-one that I know of is currently able to do milage adjustments on the AID. It's not a big issue and am sure someone will come up with one in the future, but need to accurately declare mileage at MOT's in the meantime. I have a warning lamp consistantly displaying showing "Error: Range Calculation". According to another forum, this could be as simple as getting a newer CAN Gateway (£40). Booked in next week to try this. It's super awesome. Parts / Cost List: AID - 5G1 920 791 A - eBay - £550 Trim - 5G1 857 189 - eBay - £0 (included above) Install & Coding - VW Retrofit - £200 9.2" Display - 5G6 919 606 - VW Retrofit - £1350 MIB2.5 - 5NA 035 020 - VW Retrofit - £0 (included above) Install, Coding, Cables, Trims and Connectors - VW Retrofit - £0 (included above) TOTAL COST £2100 Now for the pictures:
  43. 11 points
    I’ve obtained the guys insurer info via a colleague who can access that info.
  44. 11 points
    Shug

    Cabin Temperature Adjustment

    First world problems...
  45. 11 points
    Mark@sasmobile

    Autowatch Ghost Bypass

    Hi guys, I’m away on holiday at the moment so I’ll keep it brief as I’ve covered this video several times and once home I’ll post the link to the thread on the Audi Sport forum. Basically it’s a stooge video designed to ruffle feathers and discredit the ghost after an installer failed to fit one correctly and was struck off as a dealer. He got the hump and this video was the result. What is shown in the video does happen if the device isn’t installed correctly. I tried to contact the guy in the video before I realised it was a stooge. He turned comments off on the video and abused Autowatch staff when they contacted him. If it was genuine why would he do these things after spending £399.00 to protect his £40k car? Anyone who want to try it on here are welcome to but your vehicles won’t start you’ll just flatten your batteries. Trust me your vehicles are Immobilised. *unless installed by this clown* Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 11 points
    Instagram: FAT4Y Go follow me!
  47. 11 points
    Jon-Paul

    30 years ago today (Adult humour)

    It's 30 years ago today that I met the wife. We were at a young farmers get together, always the charmer I said " You remind me of my little toe" ..... "Small and cute" she replied, " I smiled, "Well that and the fact that I will probably end up banging you on the coffee table" Like any marriage we've had our ups and downs, the lowest point for me was when I overheard her telling her friend Yvonne her sex life was like a 100 metre sprint ! " Over in less than 10 seconds ? " said Yvonne " No I usually do it with six athletic black guys" replied the wife. I took her infidelity badly and ended up stood on a bridge, in desperation I rang the Samaritans " I'm on a bridge and I'm about to toss myself off " I said "That's inconsiderate, what about anybody passing underneath" said the woman at the end of the phone.. " They will probably think it's just bird shit " I replied........ Seriously, she's an absolute diamond, here's to 30 more.....
  48. 10 points
    Cossieian

    Ultimate Green Focus RS

    Just though I'd throw up a quick thread on this, had it since August 2018 I love a Fast Ford, heart wanted another Escort Cosworth but the way prices were I just wasn't gonna pay £40k for one that wasn't even a Minter, always fancied a MK2 RS so the searched started around April/May 2018 looked at many cars and travelled the country only to be disappointed every time, come August I genuinely nearly gave up as I was just burning too much time and money on the search, this car then popped up in England, wife and I jumped on a flight and deal was done Got it delivered to the house the following weekend 2009 Focus RS Ultimate Green 2 owners 26k miles Most importantly for me absoloutly bone stock!! Not everyone's cup of tea I know but I love it so that's all that matters, will be used on Summer weekends and enjoyed. few random pics since owning it
  49. 10 points
    noggin

    Leaving the Fold after 6 years.

    The day has come when I've agreed to let my R go on to pastures new. It's been a brilliant car to own and drive. It hasn't had a fault from new and always been reliable. It's coming up to 30k miles and still hasn't lost it's 'new' feeling. I promised myself a Porsche for my 60th birthday in October and my 25 years anniversary of being off the booze! I've gone for a 2014 Cayman S, in silver like the R. I'm glad to be back to a six pot but I don't think the Cayman will feel as fast as the R - it has more BHP but loads less torque. It has 20in Carrera wheels, Bose stereo, PDK, Sport Chrono, 10k miles on the clock and sports exhaust. I should have it on the drive next week. Farewell R owners -you've been a good bunch to hang around with
  50. 10 points
    ExVXR

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Picked mine up today. Put a few miles on her on the way home getting used to the drive.
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