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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. I’d love to do that but removing the GPF makes your car illegal for road use and invalidates insurance
  4. I'm getting my done in Feb on a GPF golf R. Would be great to hear from anyone on here who has had any work done on their R! Their facebook page seems to be mainly BMW's but have seen a few R's done and sound good!
  5. Where's the best place to try and get ahold of a second hand one? Have you had more luck on here or on facebook groups or others? I'm after a helix sub but don't really fancy spending £400 on a new one.
  6. I'm so surprised that you've both got bored of the rs3. What was so disappointing in the RS3 compared to the Golf? Surely cant be anything to do with performance or sound
  7. I think you've hit the nail on the head there. Out of interest, what made you come back to the R from the RS3? I would've thought the RS3 was a natural upgrade from the golf R?
  8. I’m more tempted to save for the RS3 or something instead, that 5 pot sound is amazing! I think if you want more noise on GPF (legally) there’s little more you can do than the backbox delete as far I can see. Nothing is going to compare to pre GPF cars, I guess it all depends how important noise is to you. I suspect the backbox mod will be enough for me but it’s all personal preference
  9. Yeah I doubt you’ll have any issues with police etc, it’s more the insurance potentially being voided that worries me. I’m getting my backbox modified by PCW exhausts (have to wait till Feb) so can comment on how it changes the car then, but I don’t drive my car that much so it would be mad for me to consider swapping it just for a bit more noise.
  10. I really hope you’re happy with it, us GPF owners have a hard time of it. Maybe cheaper and easier to swap the car for an 18 plate pre GPF 😂😂
  11. Looks like it’s flush with the boot lip. It’s meant to be OEM fit on the Rs but you have to lose the spare tyre. You can still keep both but then the boot won’t fold flat
  12. Trying to wait for a second hand one to come up for sale but barely seem to be anyway so might just have to buy it new from eBay. Will probably go with the round helix as per your advice
  13. When you had your rectangular one fitted how did you mount it in the boot? Did you have any issues with it shaking or rattling?
  14. Or I might just opt for the rectangular sub. Sound difference can’t be that much different, and I barely have stuff in the boot anyway so might be more practical.
  15. Yeah from what I’ve read on the helix thread most people are happy just losing their spare tyre. I’ve got breakdown cover with VW anyway with warranty, and will be covered privately outside of that so not particularly concerned about the spare.
  16. Definitely not, I’d rather put that money towards a helix sub than paddles personally.
  17. Just ordered from here https://m.aliexpress.com/item/4000354301099.html?spm=a2g0n.productlist.0.0.66f56b60ETjH1e Only £11, 3-6 weeks for shipping but not in a rush for them. Will post photos when they arrive!
  18. Thanks for all the recommendations! Think I’m going to go with these ones in black as they look great 😊
  19. Anyone know if theres any differences between the rectangular helix sub and the one which sits in the spare wheel well. Has anyone fitted the rectangular sub and can comment on how they mounted it securely in the boot? It's about £40 more but think it could come in useful to keep the spare wheel. Wondering if sound quality is any different?
  20. Any recommendations on what paddle shifters are good to get for the 7.5R? Looking to spend no more than £50 on a pair. Preferably avoiding stick ons as I can image they would be a pain to remove. Thanks!
  21. This looks good! Are there any issues with battery life on these, have heard they can drain the car battery?
  22. Yeah I wish they could just integrate it with oem valves. It sounds good! Would be nice to hear it shifting too though. Looking at their page the design looks similar to the BCS powervalve solution. Valves closed the gas is passed through a silencer back box (like with stock) and then open is just straight pipe out from GPF back. Only difference seems to be that the BCS system has boost actuated valves, and quicksilver has them controlled by the phone app. Also looks like the quicksilver exhaust has 2 straight pipes out when valves are open and BCS only has 1. Not sure if that will make any noticeable difference to the sound. Maybe @nige bcs can comment?
  23. Those videos look good but i'm pretty sure they're on pre GPF cars. I haven't been able to find any videos of their exhaust system on GPF fitted golf R's, so not sure how good they would sound.
  24. Thanks for uploading mate. How was the drone with the remus? I see what you mean it's not quite as loud as you'd expect although I suppose its a lot down to personal preference what the right amount of noise is to you. First vid sounds great with the DSG fart, are those a lot more prominent with the remus, or how does that compare to stock/custom system? I went for a drive this afternoon and found I could get a good DSG fart by accelerating hard (5k+ RPM) in first gear and shifting to second. Sadly any gear shift thats not from first to second is much less prominent, even if I take it to redline, not sure why though.
  25. I’ve heard some back box deletes on GPF cars and they’re incredibly loud; is it possible you’re just a bit desensitised to it? Is your Remus exhaust resonated? I’ve heard quite a few people who get exhausts on GPF cars say you need to go non-res otherwise there’s little difference. Looking forward to the vids
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