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  1. Rough Sill?

    Has anyone noticed the paint on their sill is like bubbly and rough looking? Got new car recently just wondering if that was normal?
  2. I tried it today and it does make a slight difference, one thing for sure it ain’t popping on the overrun but maybe that will come with time all 4 pipes were roasting after a blast so the valves seem to be working as intended
  3. Official MK7 Golf R Order thread - Part 2

    The wait is terrible I feel your pain haha but my god it’s worh it!
  4. Battery cover

    I removed mine from my 2015 R and fitting it to my new one! Dealer never noticed it missing haha
  5. Hey all picked up my 7.5 today and love it, also I’m enjoying the dsg compared to my manual r! Right in my 2015 manual R everytime I went into car I would start then reselect race to open the flaps, when I do this on my new car with the Akrapovic it doesn’t seem to make any difference whatsoever? As in tone wise? Only time notice a tone change is when literally move selector to S and the revs increase. I’m just wondering if this is normal or if it is because car is cold? I’m revving it on park and N. Probs me worrying about nothing haha but if anyone with a 7.5 with Akrapovic or without can help I’d appreciate it!
  6. Official MK7 Golf R Order thread - Part 2

    Picked mine up today absolutely love it
  7. I’m always up for meeting but haven’t been to anything anyone up in the North East of Scotland?
  8. Official MK7 Golf R Order thread - Part 2

    Picking mine up on Wednesday can’t wait 🙈😎 hardly even able to sleep haha! Going to be sad sad seeing my first Golf R go though I’ve done 40,000 miles in her and she’s only needed 4 tyres, even battled through the worst winter we have had in north east of Scotland for years and never skipped a beat! Didn’t even put winter tyres on! Unbelievable piece of engineering
  9. Tyre tread question

    I would put the worn ones on the back and the 5mm ones on the front, I rotate my wheels every 10-12k miles only thing is means I change 4 tyres at once!
  10. I’m trading in one golf R for a new one on Wednesday do you think I should take the battery cover and triangle out? Anything else I should take off haha?!
  11. A few Questions....

    I’m picking up my 2nd Golf R on Wednesday! It’s the first time I’ve had a DSG gearbox so I’ve a few daft questions! 1 when approaching a red light do leave it in D/S or N ? 2 when revving the car on idle I take it would use N? 3 I’ve got the Akrapovic exhaust and going to be taking it easy for the first 750 miles, would revving on idle do any harm or should I completely avoid it till 750 miles? Cheers guys!
  12. Official MK7 Golf R Order thread - Part 2

    magic bet you can't wait either! I never received any tracker update whatsoever since the car was built 2 weeks ago today lol, went on live chat to vw cs and they told me car arrived yesterday at dealer so I've since sorted it all out
  13. Official MK7 Golf R Order thread - Part 2

    Car arrived at dealer yesterday and collecting Wednesday CANNOT WAIT
  14. Golf R - Performance pack Rubber

    Is it not that the brakes in the PP are cooled better so they don’t fade as bad? Im not believeing that the disks are not better than the standard ones!
  15. Official MK7 Golf R Order thread - Part 2

    Ooo when did it arrive in the UK? Did you get a text etc for tracking? Mines on a ship apparently and should be in uk by end of the week