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  1. I've had my R for 3 years and been interested in different mods from the start following the forums in UK and US and facebook groups. From the "keyboard warrior" knowledge that's given me I'd personally sell it whilst its new and get a BCS System. Done 13k at stage 2 on mine and its still like new underneath and sounds awesome. Also if your happy with the downpipe set up why not go back to a stock backbox, they're dirt cheap, don't make less power and better built.
  2. I ran for a few days with my downpipe and 200 cel sports cat before I could get it tuned and it threw up cel a few times. If you're only after more noise and pops etc Id say go res delete. Sports cat would be more suited to going stage 2, ie with intake, turbo inlet pipe, ideally intercooler plus mapping etc so a whole lot more £'s
  3. used my cadiz as winter wheels for the last 2 winters and they're holding up well! Even though I don't clean the car as regularly in winter though I do the wheels and exhaust tips weekly.
  4. Theres i a common fault where the water pump / thermostat housing fails and leaks. You mat be able to smell coolant but its hard to see as it sits on the top of the undertray rather than leaks to the ground. Should be under warranty for you, i think it can be about £550 to fix otherwise. Google it, its a common one sadly.
  5. I have dealership annual service (shell helix ultra) but in between I do a 6month oil and filter myself (easiest change on any car I've owned). I plan to keep the car 5 years minimum so its for my own (OCD) piece of mind.
  6. I'm BCS system downpipe and 200 cel cat. VWR 600 and TT inlet pipe. Had mrc tune without changing the ic and I love it. I've had no problems with it in the hot weather but its a daily driver with occasional blast so I'm not constantly hammering it. Since tuning I've found it runs cooler on the oil temp, prev was around 103c whereas now its under 100 unless I have a blast. To answer your question with IC and intake I think many people would say you can panel filter and mod your intakeand te IC isnt totally necessary. But Ireally like the vwr600 for the appearance and intake soundand a wagner IC is on my list of things to do when I have the 3s. Im also around Brum if you fancy a look/spin pm me and maybe we can meet up.
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    LV with me too. The reneway went up by about £30 so I shopped around and still coudn't beat it so left it to run another year. Phoned up to add aftermarket exhaust and premium jumped by £14 !
  8. I drove around stock with vwr 600 and TT inlet pipe with no issue. Then had BCS turboback with DP and 200cel cat fitted which I had to drive around on for about 2 weeks before getting stage 2 tune. Had an amber cel after a few days but cleared with obdeleven, didnt cause any issues with driving. I had stage 2 and dsg mapped without IC and couldn't stop grinning, 6k miles later and it still makes me grin. Still on stock IC but will go wagner when i get round to it but not causing me problems. Its a daily driver that I like to blast occasionally.
  9. It's still in race but the gearbox is in normal so just pull back on stick (dsg) Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
  10. I bought some on ebay for £90 and the quality is excellent. The clips weren't the best but haven't moved in over a year and people always comment on how good they look.
  11. This is the only one where I use a credit (pre facelift though). I switch it on in winter and off in summer.
  12. It might be the play in the pedal. Check out "dtuk pedal box" reviews on here .
  13. the forge one has a reminder on the box for 135nm
  14. I fitted the forge one last weekend. My car is dsg stage 2 (ecu and tcu mapped). I was getting some harsh gear shifts (especially down) when driving hard(ish). Since fitting I notice a "clunk" on start up but no extra vibration. I'm really happy with the gearshifts now so really feel it was worth it.
  15. Find out which body shop they're using and see if it has reviews on google, facebook etc. you can opt for a repairer of your choosing if not happy but may have to pay the difference if its more. You want it done well though
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