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  1. I would not dream of going under 3 mm But just tried to show him how much difference it would make .He was thinking it would make a his car faster. Tried to tell him does he think his car gets faster as he wears his tyres out.
  2. The difference in Outside Diameter is 10 mm smaller on 18" Not enough to make a difference.If you put new tyres on with 8 mm of tread and change them at 2 mm you reduce your OD by 12 mm.
  3. He said he's checked the system and there's no R's with suitable extras.I would not want the car repaired as anyone checking it would understandably think it had been in an accident !!!. If a Detailer checked the paint thickness they could tell the full front end had been painted. Its different if your new car has an accident there's not much you can do,but to accept a new car that's had repair's is different. I already have a 64 reg R with only 18,200 miles on so i'm going to keep that for now and see what happens with the MK8 R.
  4. Just phoned dealer today to organise my collection to be told their compound was broken into. My car has been damaged 19" Wheels,Wings,Front Bumper,Headlights all stolen. I have been waiting since September. They can't order another one and none in stock with my extras. Getting my deposit returned, waited all this time for that to happen!!!!
  5. I extended mine to five years from new and it look's like I'll be extending it again.
  6. I have 4x A4 signs DO NOT WASH ,dash board,passenger seat,back parcel shelf and one in the boot. I'v seen VW washers with their sponge do the sills, then stand back and see bits they have missed on the roof or bonnet scrape straight over them. ahahaha .No thanks I'll wash it myself.
  7. 19" Cadiz are available to order for Golf R in Germany, so you can get original vw 19" Cadiz for GOLF for sale on German ebay
  8. I had mine in for its 3rd year service and asked about dsg and haldex ? . They showed me on their computer 3 years or 30,000 for the haldex. 4 years or 40,000 for dsg. My car is 64 reg and I extended the warranty to 5 years from new, so following vw recommendations for servicing .To keep my warranty right. I will not be at the mileage so just the time 3&4 years.
  9. What I done in my garage, I knocked an opening in the inside wall inserted a lintel .The opening is only high enough for the door to clear and only needs to be about 500 mm wide.I stuck a piece of 50 mm insulation in the cavity and my door opened up into this space (its an outside wall so double brick with a cavity) .Since then I had a problem accessing my garage due to power cuts and my emergency release snapped.The only way I could gain access was to knock a hole through the outside wall,I knocked it in line with the inside opening. I then decided to carry on and put a personnel door in ( its only 1450 mm by 750 mm) it saves any problems with emergency opening of the garage door. My car door now opens even wider so its no problem at all. (mine is a 3 door and my garage is 2.5 wide inside).
  10. Its 30,000 miles or 3 years which ever comes first for the Haldex pump.Its 40,000 miles or 4 years for the dsg gearbox.
  11. I know the passenger side is connected to the cooling system.I read some where DSG have both side's and manual's one side,except in hot country's where they all have both side's.
  12. Ok sorry I thought the sub was in the spare wheel space
  13. Hi and welcome along, White best and fastest colour
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