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Hurdy last won the day on August 8 2018

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  1. I looked at the 8R and wondered exactly the same as some on here. I have what I consider to be the best model out of the 7/7.5 Golfs and that is an 18 reg 7.5R pre OPF and a highly specced one at that. On pondering this question I was lucky enough to look around and drive an 8R. Looks of the 8R is worse than the 7.5R, and it has lost all the “je ne sais quoi” by having all the character deleted from it’s interior and injected with too much tech that older guys like me hate. The quality is a step down in the 8R although it’s one saving grace is the actual drive of the car, which is lovely........but not £20k-30k better. I specced up an 8R and you can get them north of £50k. Based on some people already waiting for their new R to arrive, I reckon people ordering a high spec R now would be looking at October deliveries, which is far too long. A bog standard R with zero options is £5k more money than I paid new for my high spec R just 3yrs ago. Now I would have to trade my R plus £20K+ to get a similar spec. That just makes me think of all the other exciting cars that are out there for £45-£55k........
  2. According to my current use, I have done 37 miles since filling up exactly 4 weeks ago! That is an average of 1.3214 miles a day. The range is saying 283 miles left. This means under the current situation the rest of the fuel is going to last me 214 days or 30.59 weeks!!!😭😭🤣😂🤣
  3. I feel your pain. I was looking forward to smashing out a 10.6 at the Pod this year.😭
  4. Sticky tyres and weight loss should drop the time to around the 10.65 to 10.75 time bracket. Launch is decent anyway, so I doubt sticky tyres would improve the time much. weight reduction is key, reducing the weight by 80 to 100kg should easily drop 0.1 to 0.2 off the full weight time. battery weight is just over 20kg, so that can be dropped by 10kg, removing the rear bench is nearly 20kg, removing the spare tyre is another 20kg, passenger seat is over 25kg and a race driver seat would reduce the weight by another 10kg. that little lot is 85kg..😎
  5. Yep, with hindsight a new set of clutchpacks would 100% have had me into the 10’s with the 6R. To consider that the 6R needed WMI, full strip out, carbon replacement parts, sticky tyres and a lot of patience to finally get it to [email protected] and now the 7.5R makes [email protected] with a basic stage 3 conversion, on normal road fuel, road tyres and full weight is phenomenal. 👍😎
  6. A few shots of the R.😎 Running well at the moment. Just had it’s 3rd service in 14,500 miles including DSG service. [email protected] 1/4 mile 6.65 for 100-200kph 0-60mph in 3.00 60-130mph in 7.85 All times done with full weight and 99ron only on road tyres. 👍
  7. I bought them from AliExpress. £18 inc. delivery. my caps aren’t carbon, they are sprayed in the body colour. 👍
  8. New paddle extensions fitted over the weekend. Much better feel than the stick on ones I had before. Literally a 2 minute job and well worth it.😎👍
  9. Cheers Bowen. It is a bit of a faff to be fair. Taking out the top part of the screenwash bottle and access to the separator on the head are the fiddliest parts.🥴
  10. All the torque limit issues floated away when I went with TVS for the DSG mapping. Underground Performance worked wonders on the engine mapping too. 😎👍
  11. Right, a bit of an update.......... After a few maps with Underground Performance, I ended up booking a full on dyno day all to myself, courtesy of Steve at Statller in Sheffield. Steve did the dyno work and I did the remote tuning with Alex and Mickey at UGP (Underground Performance) along with sharing the VCDS logging. Several dyno runs and many files later we settled on 550bhp and 525lbft. Midrange boost was set at 34psi with some decent timing advance without going mad. What can I say about the car now?.........It’s quick, it’s brutal, it’s smooth, it’s quiet, it’s loud.....it’s basically perfect. The car has what you’d call a schizophrenic personality, which all depends on what mode you put it in and how you drive it in that mode. To be honest, I never thought that I would have a car that would excite me as much as my old 6R did, but WOW! This 7.5R has done it. The results on the road speak for themselves too. Alex at UGP has basically the same car, on the same hardware and software as mine and his just did an official [email protected] on 98 ron in daily driver spec. My results are attached including a few dragy runs (sorry, no 1/4 mile time until I go to the Pod😉)
  12. Another one here not convinced by the Golf 8 shape and the speculative outputs of the 8R. Glad I bought my 7.5R when I did.....before the petrol particulate filter came in and after the DQ250 left the car. even if they said it was 400bhp out of the tin I’d still keep the 500+bhp one I have now. 😎🎉🕺🏻🥳
  13. 19x8.5” TDPR 1.3’s ET45 with 5mm rear spacers. Yes, these V5 turbos romp on power wise.
  14. Mine will be approx 540bhp. I will be up in Northumberland on the 13th. It will be for road use with maybe 3-4 trackdays a year.
  15. That is a Turbo Technics V5 Turbo. 600+bhp capable.😎
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