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  1. Thanks for the information. I’ve been emailing bluespark and they do a lot of VAG stuff. There are a few YouTube clips of cars with the same engine as R. Think im going to buy one in a couple of months. I’ve fitted DTUK boxes to my old MK7 GTI and my s3. Easy job to do even for a extreme novice like me! On the S3 you had to remove the whole under tray but with my GTI only undid one side and that gave me enough room. cheers
  2. Sorry I should have made myself clear, I got this deal last year, had my R estate for 12 months now. This is my first ever VW lease but my Mrs is on her second. First was her GTD, £2400 down at £140 and her GTI, £2400 down at £107 a month!! The supplying dealer for those cheap deals was Cardiff VW. They also were a supplying deal for my R deal however I got my local deal (VW Stockport) to match the deal. Dealing with a dealer direct was much easier and saved the £180 admin fee.
  3. VW Cardiff and VW Stockport had a supply when I ordered mine last year. Always worth a phone call to them if anyone missed out
  4. Hi guys, just a quick heads up for anyone after a cheap golf R estate deal. I’ve had a few emails from various lease company’s for stock cars. Starting at £180+VAT with £3k down central UK and Stable leasing seem to be doing similar prices. Or you could find the supplying dealer when I ordered mine and avoid paying the admin fee. cheers Darlo
  5. Any of you guys got pictures of a lowered estate?
  6. Ha ha cheers pal... perhaps I won’t bother then!
  7. Right... I am standing by to get completely roasted by this post but I am only doing it in the search of information. Has anyone used/heard of a bluespark tuning box? I can’t find any reviews for use with R’s or any other mk 7 Golfs for that matter. I have used DTUK tuning boxes on previous mk7 golf GTI’s and my beloved S3 and was more than happy with it. It is still in the box in the garage, but it’s one of the early boxes so can’t be updated to run my 7.5R. I only ask as my petrol head brother in law is currently using a bluespark on his m140i and it would appear they are fairly well respected within the BMW community judging by the searches I have done. He and his mates who all run 140’s have put plenty of miles though them and had zero issues and have have seen a significant performance increase. Now you may wonder why I just don’t go with another DTUK box however these bluespark are coming in at £175. My 7.5R estate is a lease so untraceable is the key to any mods I do (I always declare it to insurance however). The performance increase quoted isn’t as high has jb4 or DTUK but I would take another 50bhp for £175. Have any of you heard/used one of these boxes? Thanks in advance....
  8. This is the mod I really want to do to my 7.5R estate. Was only looking at the one on progressive parts site yesterday. I am just massively concerned that if I return to stock come service time the dealer will spot the extra clamp and it cause me issues as it’s a lease car. Im not on Facebook, any links to vids with this fitted on the estate?
  9. My mrs Golf GTI was in for a service at VW last week. Given the walk round video we got from underneath the car I suspect they would see something is amiss even if you replace the res pipe each time. Ive got the option to buy it next year so will wait until then to start modifying it.... I think
  10. Always found Admiral/elephant ok for mods. My brother in law has a couple of very highly modified cars which he insured through Adrian Flux and he always seems happy with them.
  11. Been reading this with interest. i am very tempted to try this on my R estate. Lad at work has done it in his manual R and I was suitably impressed. i am more concerned about warranty issues as mine is a lease car, and although I could throw the res back on come service time etc would they notice the extra clamp?!
  12. I’ve had the same issue on my previous mk7 golf gti and the mrs had it on on her mk 7 GTD. I filmed the issue of it not working properly when cold and despite the dealer not being able to reproduce the problem they replaced it (twice in my GTI). There were a few issues with the GTD as it was a different dealer as they wouldn’t accept the video as evidence. A quick phone call to the manager and it was replaced. im fairly sure it’s a recognised fault now and maybe worth speaking with your local dealer (not sure if yours is under warranty but they may do some good will?!) My mrs has a later mk 7 gti and I’m sure the screen is very slightly different than our earlier mk7’s. The screen in my 7.5R is a vast improvement
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