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Raffe last won the day on February 17 2018

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  1. Couple of recent pics and considering mods for 2021 - expecting to go for a TTU510 Hybrid Turbo from the guys at The Turbo Unit with Aquamist WMI to keep temps down with the aim to achieve 530-550bhp, torque will be capped under 700nm to avoid issues from EGT's getting too high. Interior will then also receive some attention with a rear seat delete (rear seats are utterly useless) and some carbon/alcantara throughout. If this doesn't happen it will be because I've sold the car and doubled the number of cylinders.....
  2. @Msportman I think you have seen my car in the other thread but absolutely love my TTRS - its obviously the original CEPA engine but the sound it makes and the power delivery/torque from so low in the rev range makes it a joy to drive. The MQ500 manual gearbox isn't the best, adequate with the mods but the joyous sound from heel/toe downshifts means I know I shouldn't have gone for the faster DSG box. The handling I can't honestly comment on as mine is very modded, but have no understeer issues on the road ever and do like to enjoy the power. My issue with my MK7R was that I found it too competent and lacking in flaws which took the fun away, I could get in it and drive really quick with very little input and get out with a feeling of something missing. Even with a stage 1 tune giving it more power it just amplified the issue, not improved it. I did test drive an 8S TTRS before I bought mine and it was stunningly competent and quick bone stock. If I was buying my first 5 cylinder Audi I no question would get an 8S TTRS even with DSG as the only option - amazing car for the money.
  3. Love it and the fact Honda have basically stuck to what they do with something outrageous and fun to look at. Th problem with Honda is that the RRP is basically the price. I was looking to buy an FK2 Civic Type-R (previous variant) back in 2016 before I bought my Golf R, the Civic was £450pm vs the Golf R at £297pm with the same £5k deposit and comparable list price. Negotiations boiled down to we 'may' be able to chuck in a set of mats, nothing beyond that. As much as I wanted the Civic I just couldn't justify the extra cash per month and stuck with the Golf, this I regret as I soon got bored of the Golf even with mods. Its not for everyone but thats the appeal.
  4. They were an OEM option when the car was new and offered across the VAG range in the Mk5 Golf GTi, Mk6 Golf R, Mk7 ED40 & Clubsport S, Audi S3 and RS4.
  5. Thanks Rebecca, yes really pleased with how its turned out and knew I wanted to do the seat backs for exactly that reason. More carbon to come for the interior and a strip of the rear - aiming for a Clubsport type look. Totally exceeded expectations, feels like I have a new car every time I look at it.
  6. The chap doing the wrap for me is drip feeding pics - so frustrating!!
  7. Nearly finished with collection Saturday...more pics to follow.
  8. Company called Vivid Vinyl in Brimingham - he's only a small one man band but the quality of his work is amazing. I will tell my insurance company of the change but no idea if it will affect the premium or not.
  9. Collection next Sat - can't wait to see it in person and all back together.
  10. Midnight Purple by Inozetek Films.
  11. Well I got the Wingbacks I wanted but had to buy a TTRS to get them, can confirm though they are very comfy.
  12. Someones beaten me to it sadly else it would have been a definite......maybe....
  13. Prices are really softening on the Mk2's at the moment, some still asking silly prices but the Roadsters are generally less desirable and cheaper in the RS spec. Great cars, would be amazing to hear the sound of the 5 pot with the roof off.
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