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My name is Sam and I am a proud owner of a one of a kind Black Golf 7R, DSG with 5 Doors. I have named her Raven (I have my reasons )
Bit of background: I upgraded from a Mk5 GTI that was running a Stage 2+ Tune from R-Tech. My previous build thread (picture heavy) can be found here: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,92146.0.html
I test drove a 7R at the start of 2016 and had my heart set on one ever since. However, I was too picky and wanted the exact specification I had in mind. Luckily I soon found the previous owner and have closely followed the development of this car from stock. I finally took ownership at the end of 2016. And needless to say...what a machine...
To put things into perspective
2011 GT-R R35: 523HP, 451LBFT, 1740KG
2014 Raven: 550HP, 556LBFT, 1401KG
In her base form, she's a top spec Japanese Import 7R (2014 model). Factory spec includes:
- 5 Door DSG in DBP
- DCC (now swapped with VWR Coilies)
- Discover Nav Pro with Reverse Camera
- Keyless Entry
- Black Leather interior with fully electric driver's seat adjustment
- Lane Assist, Light Assist and all the other trimmings such as ACC etc
I do not have the mods list compiled - its' a big list.. so for now, enjoy some pictures. Feel free to follow my Insta @sam.7r for recent updates.
LOADS of changes have been made since I've taken ownership and there are plenty more in the pipeline. So stay tuned..
Most of the changes I've made are related to suspension, chassis, wheels, audio and some performance. There's few cosmetic bits too.
I will continue to update this thread as and when I can..
Latest Dyno Plot from March 2017:
The day I bought her:
Few months later in 2017:
Here is Raven's spec list:
Turbo Technics Hybrid V1 Turbo with uprated compressor wheel (non IS38) APR Uprated DSG Clutch Pack MRC Custom Stage 3 ECU Remap (with pops, bangs and crackles) 😬 APR Stage 3 DSG Remap (to complement their uprated Clutchpacks) Wagner Tuning Competition Intercooler Scorpion Decat Downpipe VWR Racingline 'Cup Edition' Resonated Cat Back (Non Valved) with Titanium Quad Cannons VWR Racingline R600 Air Intake Autotech HPFP Turbo Technics Large Bore Intake Hose and Bell Mouth Revo Turbo Muffler Delete GFB DV+ Fluidampr Crank Pulley and ARP bolt Uprated MAF and MAP Sensor VWR Racingline Catch Can Oil Management System VWR Racingline Washer Bottle Relocation Kit with Billet Filler Cap Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+ 5W40 Oil NGK R7437-9 Race Plugs Latest Revision (K) Coilpacks Racingline Tracksport Coilovers (2 way adjustable with 12 way rebound adjustment, dropped to perfection) Racingline 6 Pot Aluminium Monobloc Front BBK running 360x32mm 2 piece slotted discs (with directional cooling) Racingline 2 piece 310x22mm vented rear slotted discs Oettinger Front Splitter (Custom Fit) Oettinger Rear Spoiler (Body Colour) Oettinger Rear Boot Trim (Custom Paint) SRS Tec Wide Front Wings SuperPro Alloy Lower Control Arms, extended 95K version SuperPro Full Front and Rear Bush Kit H&R ARBs Front and Rear 27/25mm SuperPro ARB Drop Links Front and Rear SuperPro Full Engine Mount Set (Dogbone, Engine and Gearbox) Neuspeed RSe 102 Lightweight Alloys, 19x8.5 ET+45, 9kg each wrapped in Michelin PS4s (Custom Shadow Chrome Paint) Custom Door, Interior and Rear Footwell LED lighting by EMTuning Full body Paint Protection Film (PPF) coverage - Suntek Ultra film Badgeskins for Engine Cover, and all exterior R badges/blades. Custom Carbon Fibre Steering Wheels (Yellow/Black Raven Theme) Black Aluminium DSG Pedal Extensions Philips Diamond Bright Turning Side Lights (H7) Racingline Billet Coolant Cap Racingline Billet Oil Dipstick Racingline Billet Engine Oil Filter Housing Racingline Billet Engine Oil Filler Cap
OEM Discover Nav Pro Head Unit Audison Bit Ten D - Digital Signal Interface Processor JL Audio HD750/1 Class D 750 Watts Mono Amplifier JL Audio HO112W6V3 600 Watts Subwoofer in High Output Enclosure Focal ES165K - Elite K2 Power Series 120 Watts 6.5" Component Speakers, Front and Rear JL Audio HD600/4 - 600 Watts 4 Channel Amplifier Dynamat Coating on doors Stinger OFC Cables
Engine build + bigger blower planned for future so watch this space..
Thanks for looking!
Hi, Im looking to remap my R 7.5 to stage 1. The car has a few mods including a chameleon grey wrap but its time for more power. What is the best stage 1 map out there for the price? I don't mind buying an air intake or downpipes etc. as long as the I can feel a decent upgrade in power/torque.
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