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Had my new Golf R for almost 2 weeks now, after a disastrous delivery and almost wanting to send the car back because the one they dropped off was missing the keyless and also had no reversing camera fitted which is now standard I believe, but I could not wait or be without a car so I accepted it. Since then I have been struggling to love it, I came from a Scirocco R so not much of a step up to be honest, in some ways it feels 'cheaper'
A couple of questions I have is does the thing really require running in?
I've put some CM wheels Pretorias on but at motorway speed and 80mph+ the vibration in the front seats is terrible like my wheels are not balanced even though they have been, how can I stop this ?
Also I hate the soundaktor, but being a WLTP car it only pops on the overrun when in race mode on 'engine sound' selection, I have tried in individual to set it to eco but still be in race on the drive select but then it no longer pops on overrun, is this normal ?
Choosing engine modification components is relatively straight forward. Choosing new wheels is not!
I seem to have spent weeks looking at new wheels for my R, The real stumbling block is offset. I understand what it is, but would love to see comparison images of how they actually look on a vehicle (no spacers, just the wheel). With this in mind, could we start a thread where you post an image of your Mk7/7.5 R and comment the offset you have? If we can gather a few sample images in one place, this would be really informative and help people make the correct choice on which offset they would like to go for. Might be worth making it a sticky on the forum pages.
Thanks in advance,
Does anybody know if it is possible to enable the reversing camera guide lines that show the path of the vehicle in relation to the steering angle.
This feature was standard on my ST and found it very useful.
I’ve just bought a 2nd hand golf r. Had it checked over by an independent vw specialist.
My rear drivers side shock is leaking and he has recommended that I replace both rears. Doing a bit of a search through this site I have noticed that rear shock rattle is fairly common and some say to replace the shocks with bilstein b4 shocks. My car doesn’t have a rattle from the rear of it but I am having issues with what sounds like a faulty rear bearing. The bearings examined normally so replacing the shocks is a stepwise approach into trying to solve this other noise issue. I plan to replace the shocks, get 4 wheel alignment done, rotate Tyres and or replace the Tyres and failing this I’ll potentially replace the bearings.
Looking for the bilstein ones, I can’t seem to find them for my model. Does anyone know if they are compatible?
it is a 2914 5 door hatch r with dsg and does not have the dynamic chassis control.
Thanks in advance for your help.