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I think it's time to set up a thread for my Golf. I did this on MiniTorque a few years ago with my R53 Cooper S and all of a sudden it went like a bat out of hell and I spent thousands.

 

That's what I plan on doing again, but on a better car, and this time, with more displacement, 4wd and a turbo. More potential for sure.

 

Picked up the car mid-April. I was looking around and originally was planning on getting DSG, and in the Lapiz blue. Went to Leicester to test drive theirs, but when I arrived, I was told it had sold. Great customer service. Anyway, back in Northampton we have a Parkway dealer. I test drove their Black 14 plate Golf R, fully specced apart from Pro Nav (bummer) and fell in love. Torquey, comfortable and full of gadgets. Everything I was lacking in the Cooper S (a shelled out tin can with bucket seats). I left a deposit and picked it up the following weekend.

 

I quickly got bored with the power. It just wasn't aggressive enough. Felt quick initially but the inertia of power quickly faded away. I was in communication with Will @ VRS Northampton (handy for me, only about 7 miles away) over email for a while, before I booked in for an APR Stage 1 Low Output map.

 

This transformed the car - how it should have been from factory. The turbo has a noticeably more satisfying note, the car pulls significantly harder and hits 1xx with ease. But, I have to go all out, or nothing at all, so this is only the beginning.

 

The clutch is slipping intermittently, so a quick call to Will to purchase their daddy of Paddle clutches. This should be fitted this week, along with VWR springs (coilovers are 100% in the pipeline, but not a necessity just yet).

 

Then the fun really begins. Stay tuned.

 

CURRENT SPEC (15/06/16)

 

- APR Stage 1 Low Output

- Sachs Performance Clutch 4 Paddle Sintered

- Carbon Mirror Caps

- VWR Lowering Springs

- Team Dynamic Pro Race 1.2 18" w/ Pilot Cup 2's

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Only one I got in the dealership. I need to get it behind a camera but to be honest right now it looks like any other R apart from the debadge. I need to get it looking different.

 

I was thinking about getting the prets refurbed in anthracite or similar. I'm not fussed about changing wheels just yet, I'm a all-out performance head.

 

 

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Sachs Organic Paddle Clutch fitted today at VRS Northampton, along with VWR lowering springs. It's early days, but the clutch feels very strong. I will need to bed it in before I can give it hell, so I'll report back.

 

Black Pro Race 1.2s with Pilot Cups bought from a member off here due to arrive this week.

 

Things are moving very quickly.

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Black wheels on a black motor...that's looks to look a beast!!!

 

Judging by the Mini and the mods so far, surely you'll be going stage 2 soon?

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Black wheels on a black motor...that's looks to look a beast!!!

 

Judging by the Mini and the mods so far, surely you'll be going stage 2 soon?

Stage 2 next few months mate!

 

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Stage 2 next few months mate!

And thanks for your comments. Subscribe mate!

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Wish I had the balls to mod lol. Love to go stage 1, but may be chopping the R in end of the year, so pointless shelling out the 700 sheets.

 

Done. ;)

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