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  1. davetherave

    MK8 Steering

    So the new R wont be different from my current, my mate was saying earlier cause its got electric motors steering wont be great, will be like the audi
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    D & S in driving modes

    In normal mode with D farts are almost non existent unless you floor it, more of a rumble. In normal with S I can fart nicely. Anyone found of they turn engine off in Race to pop into the shops quick, then when turning back on it starts in race and gearbox in D.
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    Golf r 420

    Is that cause of the electric steering? or that big heavy lump in the front?
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    MK8 Steering

    Really? I wasn't aware
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    MK8 Steering

    So as I am aware, the Golf R MK8 will have electric motors. This means it will have electric steering right? This will take the R into the new Audi territory, great in a straight line, no fun on corners. This is why I like the R compared to the Audi's currently, was looking forward to a 400bhp Golf until I realised the steering issue.
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    Replacing Exhaust Tips

    Yeah the chrome is gone, I'm going to try and get them replaced under warranty as corroded first
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    Replacing Exhaust Tips

    ebay have them new, 2 for £50
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    Replacing Exhaust Tips

    Yeah I think they must of used wire wool then sprayed it with the alloy acid, idiots. Yeah I done a bit of searching, seems like I need to bang them off with a rubber mallet lol. Also read people getting them replaced under warranty if they are pitted/corroded so might give that a try first. Worse case I need to buy some new ones which is 70-100 quid, I dont fancy bashing my exhaust with a mallet though.
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    Replacing Exhaust Tips

    Hey guys Took my R to a car wash the other day, its a different car than I normally use. They always have high performance cars, Rolls Royce, Bentleys etc, so I thought it must be good. I asked the guy to clean the exhaust tips, they looked pretty good after. When I got home a few hours later I looked and there was all these green residue marks, loads of small rust spots etc. I couldn't believe it, I immediately got the mothers mag, chrome polish and managed to clean it up pretty good, but when i checked a bit later the shine is off on some of it now, and it looks so dry worn. It really looks shit, I was going to go back that and kick off, but what are they going to do? they are not going to buy a new exhaust for me. I was thinking last night maybe Ill just buy a new exhaust system, or the titanium one. At least Ill get some better noise, and get rid of those ugly tips, I just searched exhaust tips and found you can just buy the tips alone, I saw a video and the guy just pops them on, but no video on how the take them off. How easy is it to replace the tips? Any other recommendations? Would you replace the whole exhaust or just get some new tips?
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    Pulled the trigger, Got an R today

    Yeah I would of paid a grand and 4k worth of mileage on top for the extras you got
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    Thinking of returning to an R

    In my manual I was driving home from Knightsbridge area around midnight. Roads empty, went up towards High St Kensington. The light before Bulgari hotel at the Junction you have a nice stretch, looked around saw nothing but a addison lee or uber ahead and proceeded to go crazy, even I was surprised at how it performed on that stretch. I got to the lights maybe half a mile up the road and can see blue lights coming from the previous lights I took off at. Didn't think it was for me as they were so far back lol, they pulled up at the side of me and started to talk through the window, "wtf you think your doing, are you crazy, can slow down a bit etc etc etc" I apologized and said Im sorry just got a bit carried away etc, they continued giving me a bollocking but could tell they wanted to go and would of just left it at that. I decided to be a idiot and say should I pull over round the corner, they kind of declined but had no choice as I basically said they gotta do there job, bit stupid as they would have just left, especially when I found out why they were in a hurry. Got out and of the coppers is just looking at my car in awe, mouth open, jaw dropped literally shocked, just shaking his head in disbelief. I said "are you ok, its a powerful car, its hard to resist," he then said dont worry I got a s4, tuned 0-60 in 4.2 blah blah blah, he thought he was the bollocks, i almost pissed my self laughing but had to stop as I didn't want to piss him off, I also was about to say "yeah if I tuned that it will be 0-60 on 3.7 so stick that in tank" but thought best not to and just act sorry. He was still just staring at the back of my car in awe, the other copper ran the license and came back said everything checks out, had a quick word with each other and came back. They said we will put a cad on the vehicle, so if your speeding in this vehicle again you will be getting points, and that they are just going 1 mile up the road as there is a Mercedes wrapped around a lampost, I think they were just shocked seeing my doing that whilst they were heading to that speeding incident. And the fact the copper thought his tuned s4 was decent. Low and behold 1 mile up the road a brand new amg smashed into a lampost, not sure how he managed it but it was a shocking site. But yes the R is a savage, honestly. When you really floor it, its shockingly fast for what it is. A VW golf, sure its not a porchse, ttrs extra, but for what it is, its a beast
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    Pulled the trigger, Got an R today

    Think the only difference I found with my 14 and 16 plate is the infoaintment was a bit date on my 14 plate, no apple car play etc, anf the screen seemed a bit smaller. Maybe if you have nav on the 14 plate it has the better screen and apple play etc
  13. Depends on how fast I'm driving around the city lol, no but had it come on a couple times even though I was fully aware of the obstruction ahead and in control of the situation. mostly from people turning right with my intention of going around the left of them. Also had it come on from a pesky cyclist or 5 suddenly cutting in front of me, and also the uber eats/deliveroo moped riders have trigger it when they dart out in front of you from a side road or cut in front of you when weaving in and out of traffic.
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    Pulled the trigger, Got an R today

    I got a Grey DSG 16 plate just under 10k on the clock for 22k. No extras though unfortunately, so mine feels a bit expensive in that sense, but the low mileage and later plate soften it a bit I guess.
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    Pulled the trigger, Got an R today

    14 I'm guessing by the services, and that another is due