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Time for a new 8R thread!  
 

Share your 8R purchases here, big or small, medium or minuscule.  

 

To kick off......a mini one.

 

Following the footrest cover, made another very small purchase for incoming 8R.  A big thank you to @Peter Wynnewho had a browse for key covers and posted up a link in another thread 👍  I bought this silicone key fob cover.  Had very similar on my 7R key fob for years and it was great.   Looks the job. And be even better when I actually have the key to put it on....and even better than that when I have a car for the key to start!  😁
 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08JLQDWPD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

CE7-E7-B41-5-F61-4-CF3-9-BEA-4-C2-C1-A76

 

EABA107-D-2-D0-C-4780-963-D-6-B75-EA74-D

 

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22 minutes ago, Peter Wynne said:

Looks great! 
Is the aliexpress footrest still going to be a requirement in the 8?

Sill protectors?

Replacement bonnet strut?

I take great joy in making other people spend money 😆


Ha, you read my mind Peter.  Yes footrest still relevant and the mk7/7.5 fits the 8R.  So I bought this one a few weeks back 

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32706138749.html

 

I need no encouragement to spend my money.  😂

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Peter Wynne said:

Looks great! 
Is the aliexpress footrest still going to be a requirement in the 8?

Sill protectors?

Replacement bonnet strut?

I take great joy in making other people spend money 😆

 

Sill protectors for sure.  I’m going to phone Lockwood on Monday to find out if they’re going to do logo ones for 8R (atm they don’t have any mk8 ones) and if so, see if I can persuade them to extend the forum discount I previously set up to cover them.  But will also look at the RGM ones in black as think those would suit a Lapiz R well.  

 

Bonnet strut, I’ll wait until someone else has been the guinea pig for that....maybe! 

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2 minutes ago, Booth11 said:

 

Sill protectors for sure.  I’m going to phone Lockwood on Monday to find out if they’re going to do logo ones for 8R (atm they don’t have any mk8 ones) and if so, see if I can persuade them to extend the forum discount I previously set up to cover them.  But will also look at the RGM ones in black as think those would suit a Lapiz R well.  

 

Bonnet strut, I’ll wait until someone else has been the guinea pig for that....maybe! 

 

I put the RGMs - black ABS Sillguards and Rearguard on my Atlantic Blue 7.5, and I think they blend in pretty well. No bling for me. Of course 'black' isn't really black but not a problem I think.

 

Strut or no strut, I still ain't buying an 8. 🙂

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13 minutes ago, Booth11 said:


Ha, you read my mind Peter.  Yes footrest still relevant and the mk7/7.5 fits the 8R.  So I bought this one a few weeks back https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?orderId=3009449777314064

 

I need no encouragement to spend my money.  😂

 

 


Is this link working for everyone? Just saying product not found. 
 

I hate threads like this, just make me spend money 😂... just ordered one of those silicone cases... why is the blue one £2 more than the other colours 🤬😂

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12 minutes ago, Chris7.5R said:

 

I put the RGMs - black ABS Sillguards and Rearguard on my Atlantic Blue 7.5, and I think they blend in pretty well. No bling for me. Of course 'black' isn't really black but not a problem I think.

 

Strut or no strut, I still ain't buying an 8. 🙂


That’s good info.  Thanks.  I’ve long liked the RGM ones but my mk7R being DBP they weren’t quite right, not being black black, so it was Lockwood’s for me. You really have to see Lockwood’s in the flesh because they’re not bling.  They photograph as very very shiny  and of course they’re solver but in reality are more a brushed silver but that doesn’t come across in pics.  I’m feeling more black for my Lapiz and can see me swapping out the mirror caps for black so atm I’m swaying towards black sill protectors. However even if I don’t go for Lockwood brushed silver ones myself, it’s still worth me finding out if/when 8R ones might be forthcoming and if so, sorting some discount (as is currently available for forum members for 7/7.5 ones) as they’ll very likely be something others are interested in.  
 

The 8R not for everyone.  Gas strut or no gas strut.  Especially when you have a lovely Atlantic 7.5 and are very happy with it. :)

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7 minutes ago, Darlo said:


Is this link working for everyone? Just saying product not found. 
 

I hate threads like this, just make me spend money 😂... just ordered one of those silicone cases... why is the blue one £2 more than the other colours 🤬😂


Try this Darlo. 
 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32706138749.html

 

I’ve amended the other thread.  I was logged in so the link came up as per that. 

 

These threads should be known as domino (not the pizza) threads. 😂

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17 hours ago, Booth11 said:

Time for a new 8R thread!  
 

Share your 8R purchases here, big or small, medium or minuscule.  

 

To kick off......a mini one.

 

Following the footrest cover, made another very small purchase for incoming 8R.  A big thank you to @Peter Wynnewho had a browse for key covers and posted up a link in another thread 👍  I bought this silicone key fob cover.  Had very similar on my 7R key fob for years and it was great.   Looks the job. And be even better when I actually have the key to put it on....and even better than that when I have a car for the key to start!  😁
 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08JLQDWPD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

CE7-E7-B41-5-F61-4-CF3-9-BEA-4-C2-C1-A76

 

EABA107-D-2-D0-C-4780-963-D-6-B75-EA74-D

 

 

I had a look at the link, do you know if these offer Faraday Cage protection ?

 

Mike

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3 minutes ago, NWHighlander said:

 

I had a look at the link, do you know if these offer Faraday Cage protection ?

 

Mike


No Mike, they are simply a silicone sleeve.  If you want that, you’ll have to either buy a faraday pouch or look for a fob cover that offers that protection. Loads of faraday pouches on Amazon.  

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1 minute ago, Booth11 said:


No Mike, they are simply a silicone sleeve.  If you want that, you’ll have to either buy a faraday pouch or look for a fob cover that offers that protection. 

 

Hi Rebecca, Tks, I had a niggly feeling they did not offer the 'Cage protection, best to be safe, by the way they do look quite smart.

 

Mike

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My 2 cents on this. I have a couple of the pouches but I found them inconvenient to use so I bought a Faraday box

One of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W48SWLK

I just found i was not using the pouches as with keyrings etc. They either didn't fit or were really tight.

This box takes a second to open and you just drop in the keys. I'll use the pouches if I ever go anywhere.

And the rubber cover I've got one very similar they keep the keys clean.

Sent from my fingers

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