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  1. Legoless

    Big brake kit for mk7 R

    I like the fact that they are huge and really want to avoid spacers. HPA seems interesting because they also offer rear kit. Need to figure out whether they offer an European version (just so I can get it legally on the road). Tarox really sound overkill and probably cost a fortune. Still something that needs to be feasible on the road.. Racingline is only 4 piston, I think? AP Racing require spacers it seems?
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    Big brake kit for mk7 R

    I am looking for a 6-piston big brake kit for my 7.5R that would fit under 19" Pretorias without any spacers and hopefully have German TUV certificate. Which do you guys recommend? Something from Brembo, APR, Racingline (not sure they have 6-piston ones)?
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    Sat Nav on the 2018 MK7.5

    Well, it seems that VW doesn't offer that system in Australia. Which in some cases does make sense, because different countries have different road signs, which require different logic to be applied when running. I am not sure about Australia, but the US has completely different sign system and European recognition would never work with it. It is unlikely that they would be able to switch it on.. So if the road signs are similar to UK ones, what I would do, is code the car to be the same as in UK, since UK is the only European country with left hand traffic (same as Australia, right?). That is probably the only way, unless cars are sold with the system in Australia.. Ask VW guy if they support it on Arteon?
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    Sat Nav on the 2018 MK7.5

    @Johnny The camera is fairly easy retrofitted, will set you back around 300 GBP (speaking on MK7.5). The only problem is that you need to replace the windscreen with one that has a place for camera. Depending on how lucky you are, most of the cost goes into that. @NetSpyder Do you have the camera or not? If yes, you can enable Traffic Sign Recognition system, otherwise you will need the camera installed first. It is a bit different, navigation infotainment is completely separate system from car ECU and other engine systems. About the speed limits, it is all a part of Traffic Sign Recognition system, which VW does offer as a separate option. I guess this is how they upsell it. Once enabled, it will allow you to set a warning at specific speed above the detected limit. And you get a nice beep too, if you like. TSR system uses nav data yes, but is far more accurate, because it combines the signs it sees on the road, which limit saved in nav data.
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    Sat Nav on the 2018 MK7.5

    You are correct. The limit you are seeing on your centre console is sourced only from navigational data. The limit displayed on AID is never visible on the map, but only on top of the AID, from the Traffic Sign recognition system. The system uses both navigational data and real-time video feed from the multi-function high resolution camera you mentioned. So if you turn it on using VCDS, you'll just get errors on the system and it won't work. That's why I retrofitted the camera
  6. The pictures on Autocar don't do much though, looks more like a beefed up Polo, than a Golf.. Still don't know what to think. Might just order an Arteon instead.
  7. Yes, the Akrapovic is available only in EU. You can order it at any VW dealer in Europe as a spare part, but Akrapovic wont sell it to you directly, which does make sense.
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    Clubsport brakes.

    Is there any difference between Clubsport and 7.5 High Performance brakes? Both seem to be drilled and that's it?
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    Retrofitting OEM equipment

    Haha, well, I was looking at a new spec as well, but decided against it, as I would wait ages for it (orders from April are still not being delivered yet and it the ordering was closed at the end of March or something). Car would likely only arrive in Q2 2019. The second reason is that rare people are going into projects like these, which makes it more fun. It will always be cheaper to order those things at a new spec, but you gotta sell the old car then. And only after you sell the old parts then you see how much extra you actually paid for the retrofit. For example, I paid 1.8k GBP for Discover Pro retrofit, sold old hardware for 400, so in total I paid 1.4k. If I bought it with new one, I would pay around 1.2k, if I remember correctly. So technically I paid 200 GBP for retrofit, which is a normal price, if you ask me
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    Retrofitting OEM equipment

    About rear camera lines, they are static for me (and actually green, not yellow), which is the stock configuration I assume. As for the installation, it was done by VW dealer - wanted to keep all the warranties. They took some convincing, but did a great job! Please understand that all part numbers mentioned below are for MK7.5 Golf and RHD. I am not sure if MK7 is compatible, as it uses a completely different camera. So depending on what you want to install, if it's only camera, you might be able to get a cheaper windscreen, but you do need one with a hole for the camera, doesn't go with the normal one. So I went for IR heated one - 5G0 845 011 AR NVB, sets you back roughly 1k. Likely that if your car is LHD, it would be a different one as mine is RHD. Maybe you can get it changed with insurance, if they pay for it. Then for the camera I went with 3Q0 980 654 H, the latest revision. However, we actually fitted an older one, we just flashed it to the latest firmware, so I actually have this one lying at home, if someone would go retrofitting it. Costs around 600 GBP, can get it online for around 200. Then you need a bunch of cables for the camera and some plastics, all costing together around 150 GBP. As for the software it goes like this, but since I did not do it myself, it's hard to be specific: - Component Protection needs to be removed from all parts that have it. - Correct firmware version needs to be flashed to the camera. - Camera needs to be calibrated. - Coding with ODIS needs to be done to turn on options such as Lane Assist, Light Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. As for the heated windshield, it's another story, there's a lot more cables, some relays, so it takes a while to get it all running. Another 1k on top of it. Do know that if your car already has the camera fitted, you can easily turn on any supported assist that uses it. So if you have Lane Assist, you should be able to get Traffic Sign and Light easily.
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    Retrofitting OEM equipment

    @Rob2k68 Not sure about reversing camera, as my car came with it, but I am sure it can be retrofitted, as it was done many times. Why it would need Passat Camera module, I am not sure, but it could be that both Passat and Golf use same one. In that case the module just needs Golf's stock firmware and coding and it should work. @Umaar, @Chris3King, sure, just be more specific on what do you need.
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    Lego's 7.5 R

    @Strikos It can be done using VCDS coding, there is an option called 'Video in Motion', that needs to be turned on and Discover Pro will play videos during the drive. Thanks everyone! If there will be a next one, it will definitely be max spec.
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    Retrofitting OEM equipment

    Updated post after having successfully retrofited the following options: - Discover Pro 9.2" - Climate Infrared Windscreen - Traffic Sign Recognition - Lane Assist - Light Assist If anyone needs detailed information, let me know
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    Lego's 7.5 R

    Thank you! First update: My R came without assistive sensors, so now we've retrofitted the front camera and replaced the windshield with the OEM infrared heated option. Everything is working perfectly so far, got Traffic Sign Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Lane and Light Assist (and Emergency assist). Some pictures of it in progress Next up will be the Blind Spot Sensor and Dynamic Light Assist - need to replace front LED lights for this, so looking into possibilities at the moment.
  15. Yeah, I don't mind losing CarNet, there are apparently some ways to get it working, if the VIN had it previously, but needs more work and I don't have much time to get into it lately. Will try in the future. Absolutely have to be careful with letting dealer know, yeah.
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