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Golf mk7 / Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Last post by Ryan90GTI on Today at 00:23 »
I thought the Cupra was great when out on the test drive - It was the sub8 pack too and it felt quicker than the Golf R once you got the wheels rolling. Only thing that lets them down is the naff interior which is why I went with a Golf over a Leon or Octavia.

Both the Cupra and Octavia vRS are very underrated IMO. Prefer the pre-facelift on the Octy as I do the Golf but having said that the facelift is slowly starting to grow on me with the Golf, still not keen on lights though.

M135i was a beast, loved how it kicked the back end out a little when you floored it, the noise was awesome too. Having said all that I still went with a Golf GTi (wanted one since I was a kid). Plus all beemer drivers are w4nkers anyway  :grin:
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Golf mk7 / Re: 3 Popular Exhaust Upgrades - Which is best
« Last post by Ryan90GTI on 11 December 2018, 23:53 »
If I had a MK7, I think I would go for the Clubsport S backbox as it gives slightly larger tailpipes than the MK7 (same size as Clubsport and 7.5 and slightly smaller than the remus), with a better note and (I assume) limited drone given it is OEM. It was about £300 from a main dealer excluding fitting as far as I remember.

THIS!
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Golf mk7 / Re: 3 Popular Exhaust Upgrades - Which is best
« Last post by andy28 on 11 December 2018, 22:16 »
Hi MT3, welcome!

I thought I'd add my view to your conundrum...

I had a GTI MK7.5 (non-performance) and I was looking for a bit more from the exhaust. I did quite a bit of research and ordered the Clubsport S backbox as it sounded great on videos (never had the chance to hear one in the flesh). Clearly I didn't do quite enough research as there were some very slight changes to the rear diffuser on the 7.5 facelift meaning that it wouldn't fit!

Not to be defeated, I then looked for alternatives and found the remus backbox delete. Again, I thought it sounded great on videos... Motech have quite a few on YouTube. This option had various clamps which could be adjusted to fit the mk7 or the 7.5 so I went ahead and ordered one at Awesome GTI near Manchester.

In the meantime, I saw a good deal on a Clubsport so I traded in my GTI MK7.5. I fitted the Remus backbox to my Clubsport about 6 months ago - see pic.



For me, it all depends on the type of driving you do. My commute is mostly country roads so I enjoy the burbles and pops from my exhaust. Particularly the fireworks in DSG Sport or manual. Driving with constant revs over 3,000 on the motorway though is quite tiring as there is noticeable drone. I did a long journey a few weekends ago and was tempted to go back to my original exhaust!

If I had a MK7, I think I would go for the Clubsport S backbox as it gives slightly larger tailpipes than the MK7 (same size as Clubsport and 7.5 and slightly smaller than the remus), with a better note and (I assume) limited drone given it is OEM. It was about £300 from a main dealer excluding fitting as far as I remember.

Whilst I don't have any experience of it, there are a few guys on here with the VagSport/ Progressive Parts res delete and are very happy. They have also commented that there is no drone so it might be an option if you do lots of motorway driving. It's also much cheaper I think (<£200).

Finally, if you do actually have a MK7.5, I saw this advertised today which seems like a good price (Awesome GTI ebay shop). Clearly I can't comment on how that might sound though - I'm guessing loud!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Milltek-Cat-Back-Non-Res-System-VW-Golf-Mk7-5-GTi-incl-GTi-Performance-Pack-/264043426589?fbclid=IwAR3LePn85zhjGsPrWzvauovnlrLJLPylhRSqWRod8N5jWkRcS2XBC36jfDA

Have fun with the youtube searching and let us know which route you go down.

Andy
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Golf mk7 / Re: 3 Popular Exhaust Upgrades - Which is best
« Last post by MT3 on 11 December 2018, 21:50 »
I've been tempted for the res delete from Progressive Parts. But the exhaust noise on mine is definitely more than my previous 230 GTI despite the lack of upshift farts. Does a little pop flurry when fired up from cold  :cool:

Thanks for reply Jim.. interesting

Whats different about yours from your previous (sorry may have missed something obvious!)

And yes that instagram vid is pretty much spot on!

I had a std Mk7.5 GTI last year (with DSG upshift farts) and would say the Performance model I have now makes a louder noise but with no upshift noise but the odd burble.

Makes sense!
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car was parked for 3 days as I was away with family for short holiday. Today when i switched it, the clock was apparently zero'd some 4 hours before that (i.e. it was 8pm and the clock was showing 4.20am) while MFD was also zero'd (all indications like distance covered, km's left etc were at 0).  All other car settings were intact.  Goes without saying noone got into the car in between, as it was in my private parking lot and all family was with me.

Has this happened to anyone else? Is it possible the car resets some functions when sitting? Battery malfunction?

thanks
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf MK8 speculation
« Last post by fredgroves on 11 December 2018, 21:21 »
How many teething troubles did the Mk7 have?

Not as many as you would normally expect... from memory the main problem were dealers not removing the transit stops from the suspension!

I'd probably take a punt on a Mk8, but suspect that I won't get a chance with the timings of my new car cycle.... probably a Mk7.5 again for me. Yes, I'm THAT happy with my Golf's that I'd have a third Mk7 variant in a row...
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Golf mk7 / Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Last post by mike roberts on 11 December 2018, 20:32 »
It's a brilliant video for sure.

I've had 2 M135is over the past 6 years, with the LSD. A manual and an auto.

As for the better Golf, buy what you like.
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New forum members / Re: MK6 Red GTI
« Last post by PhillyJ81 on 11 December 2018, 19:59 »
Welcome
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tax increase after wltp???
« Last post by ChrisG84 on 11 December 2018, 19:54 »
Also ordered a manual and there's no way on this Earth they are increasing the price I pay for that car. Having waited over 26 weeks I think that would be poor service at the least.

And likewise, I've signed a form to pay a set price. This whole thing is really starting to irritate me now.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf MK8 speculation
« Last post by kane1210 on 11 December 2018, 19:48 »
https://youtu.be/ceXEtEIyxps

So very fake I'm afraid!!

The point made about teething problems with a new model is very true!
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