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  1. Yeah I looked at similar alternatives but helix was by far the best value for money. Its not too difficult to fit it yourself, but can be a bit fiddly running all the wiring. My local dealer refused to fit it for me, so if your not happy to do it yourself You may need to find an independent, depending on how awkward your dealer is. I’ve got the rectangular sub, you can get a circular one which replaces the spare tire. I didn’t want to lose the spare and don’t need the boot space which is why I went for the former
  2. Yeah, I’m so happy with it, the sound quality and additional bass is fantastic. It will noticeably distort if you try to max the volume (50/60% +) but at that point it’s going to do some serious damage to your ears! It’s well worth the upgrade for the cost, sounds just about as good as dynaudio which is a £1k option
  3. Hey, I think if you’re buying it new then it should come with one, best to check though. I got my second hand off eBay and it didn’t have it. I ordered it from here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333668109904
  4. Gain for The sub I believe. I’d advise you don’t touch it unless you’re having issues with the sub, it’s a plastic head screw and if you damage the thread on the top it’s a nightmare to adjust later.
  5. Thanks Dave, appreciate it! Just took it somewhere more local to me, sounds fantastic now, and got myself a RHD jumper switch which also makes a big difference to the sound. I opted for 97 instead of 57 as it sounded a bit better to me with less distortion from the tweeters at higher volumes.
  6. Hey does anyone on here have a helix programming dongle they’d be willing to rent out? Almost finished wiring up the system. Based around north west London if postage is required? Thanks!
  7. Yeah, finally managed to get them out, needed so much force on the sides to get the catches to release. Who would've thought VW would make it so difficult, the rest of the Helix install should be a breeze now compared to this!
  8. Won't this damage the mechanism inside in some way?
  9. Can anyone please help me as to how to get these radio removal keys out? I was trying to install my helix so had to remove the head unit, was being really careful with it trying to not slide them in too far but now they seem stuck? The springs on the side dont seem to allow me to press on them. Really don't want to just yank them out as worried this will damage the mechanism or make things worse.
  10. Thanks! Looking forward to it
  11. Would be amazing if you’re able to share a video on here. I’m planning on getting mine done soon but haven’t really heard any good drive by clips. Are the DSG farts more pronounced? Guessing that the overrun burbles are much better too?
  12. Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on it, heard good things but just don’t fancy spending so much on a custom exhaust
  13. We can debate this but ultimately it’s going to come down to your insurer. I’d agree with you that it’s not a contributing factor to an accident, however your insurance company may well have an objection if they find out you have undeclared mods. We all know how keen insurance companies are to dodge paying claims, and I’m pretty sure in the small print most policies state that the cover is void unless the vehicle is road legal, taxed etc. As I said before it’s up to you if you’re comfortable taking that risk, personally I’m not willing to take that risk just for a bit more noise, but some will be.
  14. Of course it does. Your car isn’t road legal, and I’m sure you haven’t declared that mod. Sure, you’re unlikely to get caught and the odds of insurance checking would probably only happen if your car is written off. If you’re comfortable running the risk of invalidating insurance that’s up to you. I’m not comfortable with it, but bet the car sounds great with it removed!
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