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Hi All,

Im new to the forum. This looks like the best forum for MK7-7.5 R's, so thought id join up and gather as much info as possible before splashing the cash on a MK7 R.

Look out for some dumb questions in the general chat section 😁

 

Cheers

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Hi and welcome. The search is part of the fun.  And the wait. Haha.  R Golfs easily and quickly become an obsession.

loads of stuff on YouTube to help get a handle on the car and ownership.

they say there’s no such thing as a silly question....

nobody starts out as an expert .  Forum seems happy to help and advise about all aspects of owning, driving and buying. 

Lots to like. 

Keep uspostedre thoughts, preferences and your choice. (Add pics)

Cheers!

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20 hours ago, DGC888 said:

Hi All,

Im new to the forum. This looks like the best forum for MK7-7.5 R's, so thought id join up and gather as much info as possible before splashing the cash on a MK7 R.

Look out for some dumb questions in the general chat section 😁

 

Cheers

Welcome to the forum David....Ask as many R questions as you like...Lots of knowledgeable R folks on here...:welcome::thumbsup:

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I am also new. I purchased a 2019 golf r manual indium gray 10 days ago and may also be asking some odd questions. I traded in a 2015 GTI DSG with perf package, which I loved, but have always wanted an R and when I test drove the DSG and the manual, I found myself quite enamored with the manual. Chose it even though the DSG is supposed to be quicker. 

Anyway, glad to be a part of this forum now. 

Cheers, 

JZ

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4 hours ago, Jim Z said:

I am also new. I purchased a 2019 golf r manual indium gray 10 days ago and may also be asking some odd questions. I traded in a 2015 GTI DSG with perf package, which I loved, but have always wanted an R and when I test drove the DSG and the manual, I found myself quite enamored with the manual. Chose it even though the DSG is supposed to be quicker. 

Anyway, glad to be a part of this forum now. 

Cheers, 

JZ

Welcome to the forum Jim and Congrats on the new R...:welcome::afro:

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Thank you goodbadboy. I've been reading the threads and if I'd known how fun VWROC was I would have bought an R long ago!

I haven't done a scientific study but it seems like most of the participants are from the UK - is that right? I see you are a Kiwi. I spent two weeks in your beautiful country back in 1983. I'm from the smack-dab middle of the USA.

 

Separately, I don't have much interest yet in tuning my R. Seems like just getting to know the stock vehicle will be an adventure for quite a while. 

 

But do folks have a sense of how long is ideal to just enjoy the original version before upping the HP and torque? Also, how much fuel economy is lost with say a Stage 1 tune? I didn't buy the R primarily for fuel economy of course but it does matter to me some. 

 

 

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Thank you goodbadboy. I've been reading the threads and if I'd known how fun VWROC was I would have bought an R long ago!
I haven't done a scientific study but it seems like most of the participants are from the UK - is that right? I see you are a Kiwi. I spent two weeks in your beautiful country back in 1983. I'm from the smack-dab middle of the USA.
 
Separately, I don't have much interest yet in tuning my R. Seems like just getting to know the stock vehicle will be an adventure for quite a while. 
 
But do folks have a sense of how long is ideal to just enjoy the original version before upping the HP and torque? Also, how much fuel economy is lost with say a Stage 1 tune? I didn't buy the R primarily for fuel economy of course but it does matter to me some. 
 
 
Different for everyone I guess, some will never do anything others drive straight from the forecourt to the tuner!

Ultimately it's your decision, our job here is to provide peer pressure

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4 hours ago, Jim Z said:

But do folks have a sense of how long is ideal to just enjoy the original version before upping the HP and torque? Also, how much fuel economy is lost with say a Stage 1 tune? I didn't buy the R primarily for fuel economy of course but it does matter to me some. 

HI Jim, it too me about a week before I tuned my GR7....Don't get me wrong...its an awesome car stock, but in tuned forms its even more awesome.....(if you call 0-100 kmh in under 4 seconds awesome)...:lol:....I came from a Mk 5 R32...then a GR6 and now my Mk 7 R and tuned them all....and am planning to go to Stage 2 eventually with this R......I would of kept this one stock for a while, but tuning them increases the driving pleasure exponentially...:afro:...Must be time you came back to NZ for a visit...:smiley:

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1 hour ago, SpursMadDave said:

Different for everyone I guess, some will never do anything others drive straight from the forecourt to the tuner!

What Dave said...:afro:

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4 hours ago, Jim Z said:

I don't have much interest yet in tuning my R. Seems like just getting to know the stock vehicle will be an adventure for quite a while. 

You'll know when its the right time to tune it Jim...:afro::wink::smug:

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