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First up, I don’t want a disklok, and these are rated up there with them (actually won last year) so I’m happy that they’re a useful enough deterrent. Also, I can fit and unfit it whilst sat in the car in the dry and won’t damage the interior trying to manoeuvre a hefty metal bin lid inside the cabin.
Looking at reviews and other topics on here, I still wasn’t sure which was the best of the range for the R. As a man, I decided that the most expensive and biggest must be best, plus someone on a video agreed and mentioned it being less likely to set the horn off and that appealed...... so First purchase; Stoplock Pro Elite.
Yellow, heavy, nice and obvious, but way too big for the MK7 steering wheel. Both the jaw diameter and the degree of the kink in the bar just made it a bit of a cock to fit without it resting or pushing on my paddles, or applying the parking lights, and all whilst being loose enough that I could probably get to the steering wheel boss 🙄 P.s technically could have alleviated the parking light thing, but to park without the wheel straight?! I’d rather it got stolen.
Had to go with the clamp below the functional pads else the entire weight of the lock was on my AliSpecial paddles
Resting on the indicator stalk
Back to Amazon I go, and spank another 45 notes on the next one down in the family, the Pro. It’s lack of elite credentials means that it has a smaller jaw and less pronounced kink to the bar. And also noticed it doesn’t come with a bag, which doesn’t bother me as I’m unlikely to need to use one.
This is the one for the MK7 👌🏽
How some users experience accidental horn discharge is beyond me. This just fits.
I tried in various positions ..... and none of them interfered with any of my columnal protrusions (sometimes I just like to make words up)
Also found that it can now straddle the mf pad on the wheel, which the Elite couldn’t do as was too slack jawed and rested on me flappers.
Hope it wasn’t just me that was kerfuzzled by the stoplock family, and hope this helps someone.
Just a note, unlike one guy who has made an actual YouTube video reviewing car security devices.... I do not keep the key to this with my car keys 🤦🏻♂️
I have found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqkq7HJFJ0E
which shows that the car immobilisers like Ghost/Phantom/Igla/Prizrak/Firewall/Sphynx/Implant/CANPro
are waste of money.
With these comments:
Remember: those who market Ghost/Phantom/Igla/Prizrak/Firewall/Sphynx/Implant/CANPro/Spector/ect/ect type immobilisers (with digital engine cut-off, which is total crap), are CROOKS - same as those who actually STEAL cars. So don't buy that crap. Better just give your car to the thieves right away!
The only kind of CAN BUS immobiliser that is worth a second look is one that has both - analogue and digital engine blocking and is offered as part of a package. Also, a CAN immobiliser should have more than 1 driver recognition method (not just the PIN code).
What do you think???
By Peter Wynne
Hi folks.. My R is on order and have decided to get it ceramic coated when it arrives.
I've been OCD with my current GTD for 3 years and it bugs me the amount of light swirls I've managed to accumulate. The black sections of my diamond cut wheels have got a lot more fine scratches than I'd like..
Initially I was going to get a detailer to ceramic coat my wheels, but given the service they offer to correct the paint prior to coating the whole car I'm sold. I have a DA polisher - but wouldn't be brave enough to get stuck in polishing it myself so soon after getting it. I do love waxing my car - but will happily forgo it for the long term protection.
I've learnt from the mistakes I've made with my GTD.. I would have used a sponge for washing the wheels (don't worry - I use a wool mitt for the rest of the car) - but will get a wo-wo mitt instead, have ordered a soft brush too which should minimize the touch on the surface.
Getting to my query.. the bulk of the advise out there seems to be that once ceramic coated not to put any other product on top. Obvs wax is out the window. Is C2 liquid crystal (diluted) something I could use on top of ceramic as it's non-organic?
currently looking for a golf r, looking at the usual vw main site, auto trader etc...
anyone have any other websites they can recommend..?
Also can anyone recommend a tracker? or some extra form of security as i am from west Yorkshire and these things are known to get nabbed...
hope to be in one soon! coming from a f10 535d