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  1. Kirk_88

    How old are we all?

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    A 35 Autocar review

    Haha, my dad would say the same! Some cars can pull it off, like your m3 it just looks right. Think it’s an age thing also, If I was 10years older I wouldn’t pick it.
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    A 35 Autocar review

    I guess so! It was a tough decision but I’ve been brave and gone for the yellow.
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    A 35 Autocar review

    Just ordered mine, gone for the executive with style pack and adaptive dampers. Was about to order a mk7.5 R to replace my current R but this actually worked out cheaper and with better spec!
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    Anyone driven a R since WLTP changes?

    Thanks for the good info 👍 I’m about to place an order for a WLTP model or an a35 AMG and this is a big sticking point for me. But if I can decat and remove the GPF and then stage two with same results as before then I may go with the golf as it’s tried and tested.
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    2016 golf R 3door manual

    Time Left: 21 days and 23 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    I’ve decided to sell my Golf R in classic hot hatch spec due to the new addition to our family and the need for 5 doors. Its a properly sorted stage 1 manual car. It’s in great condition inside and out. Only ever cleaned by myself, I didn’t even let the dealers touch it before I collected it new. Car is always taken up to temp before driving spiritedly. It’s been a great car and will be sad to see it go. Spec: 2016 tornado red 3 door manual keyless rear view camera Vienna leather Pretorias mileage: 25,200 FVWSH mods: (all work carried out by midland VW) latest revision VWR springs revo torque mount 42 draft designs shifter bushings APR high torque stage 1 Helix organic clutch Ramair panel filter Res delete (can supply original resonator) Location: Walsall, West Midlands £21,500


    Walsall, West Midlands

  7. I did the clutch delay valve mod as soon as I got the car, it’s definitely an improvement over stock and worthwhile doing! But to get it to how I want it I also removed the clutch spring, fitted a clutch stop and 42 draft designs shifter bushings. Everything worked well together and was a massive improvement, more direct and mechanical feel but something still wasn’t right. Changed the clutch to the helix organic and it’s transformed! Best mod I’ve done 👍 gear change/engagement and clutch feel are now perfect in my opinion.
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    Helix Organic Clutch!

    I know of a few cars running stage 2 without any issues and think I read someone on here was running APR stage 2 high torque and was coping fine. I’m now APR stage 1 high torque and will be going stage 2 high torque soon.
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    Stage 1 on a Manual?

    Good decision. Clutch at stage 1 is a must in my opinion. Sachs and the helix organic clutches will give a heavier pedal feel but fine for a daily commute in traffic and will give better engagement and feel than the stock one. Helix clutch is rated a little higher than the Sachs one, 420lbft and should be fine for stage 2 also, I know of a few cars running this set up with no problems. Sachs sintered is an option if you want to go higher than stage 2, this will be heavier than the organic clutches and Judder when pulling away and make a bit of noise also, personally think it ruins the car as a daily.
  10. Definitely, if I could go back and do it again an upgraded clutch is the first thing I would do. Will give you a good base to build off then with no worries of clutch slip. I found the stock clutch horrible anyway, way too light and no feel to it.
  11. No problem, midland vw are great, used them for over 10 years, Jody the owner really knows his stuff. VRS are also a good option.
  12. Had it done at midland vw. Around £800 is what you should be looking to pay for the Sachs ones also. Clutch is heavier but you soon get used to it and it just feels normal. Wife drives it as her daily and her commute is stop start traffic and she finds it fine. Clutch feel and engagement is vastly improved, no judder or vibrations!
  13. I fitted a jb1 on map 6 at 10k miles, clutch lasted another 10k and two track days before it went. Had it on the dyno and it ran 360lbft, so it lasted longer than I thought it would to be honest. Upgraded to the helix organic clutch (£800 fitted) now and it’s the best mod I’ve done. Now APR stage 1 High torque with 405lbft and it’s brilliant 👍
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    Clicking from front

    No I don’t think it’s the rack either. When I took mine to my Independent vw garage they did mention the mk6 subframe issues and that it sounded similar. Keep us posted 👍
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    Clicking from front

    That’s the same clicking noise I’ve had for over a year, yours sounds louder and more consistent than mine but it’s definitely the same noise. Mine started after a trip to the Nurburgring so I thought it might have been due to excessive heat and stress which caused something to fail, initially thought wheel bearings but now I’m not too sure, very frustrating!