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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 15:46 »
If you drive any car with summer tyres in snow it will be sh!t.
I've overtaken a number of 4x4s in the last few days with my GTD on winter tyres.

^^^this!

You see muppets in Landrovers etc getting stuck all over the place even because they only have summer road tyres. They get stuck in fields all the time too, not realising they need off road tyres if their chelsea tractor is going somewhere other than on the school run!

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Golf mk7 / Re: What do you find annoying about your Mark 7?
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 15:43 »
But pressing the TC button turns off ARS, which is wheel spin control, which is what you need on mud/snow/ice...

By doing the long press it reduces the ESP/ESC (aka "sport mode") which is not about forward motion and reducing throttle control, but about braking individual wheels to maintain stability and keep the car in a controlled trajectory...

You only need it fully disabled for maximum track performance, not road driving...

And yes, you can disable it completely using VCDS (probably obd11 pro too...)...

Googling "golf gti disable traction control" produces a million hits that show you how to do it.
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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 15:33 »
Mine has been great the last 2 days, today being the toughest test. I put in eco, and we've had a fair bit of snow here that is -8C hard as a rock and compacted. LIve in an ungritted village lane!!!!!! I have a steepish driveway that our other GTI just cannot handle. The R can have a little front wheel spin but not had all 4 give way yet. My first awd and love it, in the past I would never have done the trips of the last 2 days.
Please be careful. One of the problems with 4WD is that it gives a false sense of security in slippy conditions.

Of course having 4 driven wheels will give better forward movement than 2WD. However, as said above, grip comes from your tyres. 4 wheel drive gives little extra help when cornering and no help when braking - for that you need better grip. If safety is your main priority, then winter tyres are by far the best option for these conditions.

My dad admits that his old Land Rover is crap in proper winter conditions. That's because he fits Cheapo ditch finder tyres. It's all about the tyres.

I would love to see what the VAQ diff and PS4 tyres would be like on snow. However, our A3 has 4 winter tyres so my car has not moved since the snow started. Why would I risk it when I don't have to!
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Golf mk7 / Re: What do you find annoying about your Mark 7?
« Last post by kelvyn29 on Today at 15:30 »
Not being able to turn TCS off fully on the GTI  :sad:

Trying to pull out of junction gentley this morning & even with it off kept cutting the power :(

If you haven't already, press and hold the button to completely disable it?

Yep done & held for about 5 seconds that goes in the sport mode :(

I guessed you might have already known that, Just on the slimmest of slim chances you didn't ;-)

Is there not a VCDS/OBDeleven change that could be made? I'm sure there is something out there.

 :grin: :wink: No probs

I have had a search but no one seems to have anything :undecided:
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Golf mk7 / Re: What do you find annoying about your Mark 7?
« Last post by Gnasher on Today at 15:23 »
Not being able to turn TCS off fully on the GTI  :sad:

Trying to pull out of junction gentley this morning & even with it off kept cutting the power :(

If you haven't already, press and hold the button to completely disable it?

Yep done & held for about 5 seconds that goes in the sport mode :(

I guessed you might have already known that, Just on the slimmest of slim chances you didn't ;-)

Is there not a VCDS/OBDeleven change that could be made? I'm sure there is something out there.
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The garage / Doors frozen shut
« Last post by Lexi94 on Today at 15:04 »
This morning I couldn't get into my Polo as the doors were frozen shut, nearly broke a nail trying  :cry:

How can I stop it from happening?
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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by CHB100 on Today at 14:17 »
Mine has been great the last 2 days, today being the toughest test. I put in eco, and we've had a fair bit of snow here that is -8C hard as a rock and compacted. LIve in an ungritted village lane!!!!!! I have a steepish driveway that our other GTI just cannot handle. The R can have a little front wheel spin but not had all 4 give way yet. My first awd and love it, in the past I would never have done the trips of the last 2 days.

Road has thawed in last hour, couldn't walk on it this morning



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Golf mk7 / Re: Current delivery times?
« Last post by CocoPops on Today at 13:58 »
Clearly the boat took a wrong turn... my car is now in sheerness as confirmed by live chat this afternoon  :grin:

Still in Sheerness. Tick Tock Tick Tock

5 months since ordering...
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Golf mk7 / Re: What do you find annoying about your Mark 7?
« Last post by kelvyn29 on Today at 13:53 »
Not being able to turn TCS off fully on the GTI  :sad:


Should have bought an R :-P

 :grin: :grin:I know I do wish I had not been such a tight a**e now LOL
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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by CHB100 on Today at 13:51 »
Mine has been great the last 2 days, today being the toughest test. I put in eco, and we've had a fair bit of snow here that is -8C hard as a rock and compacted. LIve in an ungritted village lane!!!!!! I have a steepish driveway that our other GTI just cannot handle. The R can have a little front wheel spin but not had all 4 give way yet. My first awd and love it, in the past I would never have done the trips of the last 2 days.
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