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Hey guys, need some help from the super rains of the Golf R world!
Wondering if anyone on here can help me - are there any differences in the tailpipes on the facelift cars (7.5) compared to the pre-facelift, APART from them being spot-welded instead of push fit?
Just had these made, and of course they’re not right so it’s either sell them on or make these work. I’m hoping all the dimensions etc will be the same so I can simply pop the welds off and I’ll be sorted?
New 7.5 R wagon/estate/variant owner from Sydney, Australia here!
Picked up my Lapiz Blue 7.5 R Wolfsburg wagon around 2 months ago as I need a bigger family car than my previous Audi S3 sedan. Previous to the S3 I had a MK6 R.
Looking forward to learning heaps from you guys and also contributing.
Here is a pic of the car after tint and ceramic pro being applied!
Thought I’d start my own thread to avoid clogging up all the others on here!
So 5th March my new PCH car arrived, an R estate in Tornado Red. Only extras I specced were the paint and Dynaudio upgrade; I didn’t want to go mad on a lease car but didn’t want plain white, and having had B&O on my S3 I had to have the premium audio option! Also to be honest I’m not a fan of the leather interior for the R and much prefer the look of the cloth/alcantara (and since having the car can honestly say these are the best seats I’ve ever been in!). I’d owned the S3 outright so it was almost top-spec give or take a couple of items. It was also quite highly-modified running suspension and brake upgrades, VWR intake and inlet bits, Milltek DP and MTM Cantronic unit (which was superb).
As much as I wanted to spec Prets, I couldn’t justify the expense on the monthlies as I had all the kit from the S3 to swap over including a set of custom-finished REVO RV019s. So the car arrived on the standard, “unusual” shall we say Cadiz wheels...
By the Wednesday, I’d had the wheels, intake setup, dog bone mount and DP swapped over and given it a good wash after its trundle down from Cardiff. The swirls and contamination in the paint of a brand new car are frankly horrific so I’m planning on a full correction then several coats of CC Platinum Paint and Oracle in the next week or so...
The MTM unit wouldn’t work so it was either pay to recode it or sell it on and go for another option; that decision was made for me by the purchaser or our S3 offering a good price for it with the car. Likely to go for a SHARK STS with Stage 2 map.
Next up was a set of carbon fibre mirror caps; not a fan of the satin chrome ones which to me belong only on an Audi S/RS and I wanted something to tie into the gloss black details. These were popped on in five minutes by Martyn at M.D. AUTOBAHN at Gatwick,can’t recommend him highly enough so anyone in the area look him up!
And to bring me up to date, last Friday saw a set of VWR/Racingline springs go on. I very nearly went coilovers after road testing a C5 RS6 on KW V2s last autumn but wanting to keep costs down I opted for these. Not disappointed in the slightest - there is NO discernible compromise in ride quality, the damping is not affected by the shorter and stiffer springs but it sits much nicer and the handling is improved no end! I had Eibachs on my last two S3s and these springs I feel are better than them. Certainly the 8V sportback (so MQB still) was a lot crashier and harsh on them whereas this just feels perfect!
Quick before and after but the car has settled a bit more since.
Got to admit so far I fully love this thing - tech, seats and comfort all better than the S3 which suddenly feels a bit dated. The gearbox is excellent, with the 7th gear making a real difference to fuel economy and cruising, only thing it needs is the extra power and torque the S3 had. And this looks awesome! Can’t be a meaner looking estate around at the moment surely?
For those of you interested I’ll keep this updated as I go. Already regretting just having it two years!
So picked up my MK7 R Estate today.
Put the deposit down a couple days before going offshore. So it’s been a long 3 weeks away!
Absolutley base spec. But to be fair it’s fairly well equipped as standard.
65 plate Tornado Red, 8k miles full history.
Couole of quick pics. Needs a good clean - hopefully tomorrow will be dry.
No real plans mod wise. May change wheels eventually and springs maybe.
Thanks for looking.