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Some years ago a mate of mine installed one of these....pricks turned up with a JCB and stole the post AND his car...all in under 5 minutes! He ended up with a bloody great hole in his drive and no car!!
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Some shoots from undercarriage the brand new car :)
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=FLEbX4gl2Ho
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by gtiaps on Today at 15:17 »
^^^ You may well pay for it later but well worth it, fantastic job! :smiley: Now you can enjoy the beer and crisps we discussed with a smug look on your face for a job well done :laugh:

Lol thanks Peter..
 Just as i have sat down outside after sorting garage at home and read your message I truly do have a bottle in hand hahaha now who's ate the crisps  :laugh:
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Other VAG family / Re: Hurdy's Leon Cupra 290 Black DSG.
« Last post by Hurdy on Today at 15:05 »
My e-tuners Stage 2 update.....

The car now goes as quick as it looks. The power and torque comes in very early in the Rev range 390 lbft and over from as low down as 2600rpm all the way to over 5500rpm, peaking at over 410lbft at just 3krpm and holding to 4krpm. Power peaks at over 410bhp with over 300bhp on tap at just 4krpm.
How does that translate into speed?

Well I can repeatedly run launches from 0-60mph in sub 5 seconds and the run from 60mph to 100mph is in the mid 4 seconds.
Next week will bring a trip to Santa Pod, where I will be hoping for a time under 12.5 and a terminal of around 118-120mph. This will be on full weight and road tyres using 99ron.

What is next?.........

Hybrid turbo.....you lot will love this!
Race map........high octane race map to suit.
Brake upgrade......Not 100% on this yet, but it will be appropriate for the car.   :cool:
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Golf mk7 / Re: New R Fuel Consumption!!!!!
« Last post by CHB100 on Today at 14:39 »
That's pretty crazy Mike.

Does the S3 have less weight or different wheels or just a better drag coefficient?

Is it a sportback?

Mine is the 3 door hatch, looking at the online specs the unladen weight is 
Golf R (DSG) - 1505kg
S3 (stronic) - 1370kg

I know the S3 has an aluminium bonnet and front wings for a bit of weight saving.

It's the weight for sure, 5 door over 3 door not sure the difference. I always see weight in bags of cement and that's nearly 7 bags for a similar car.
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Golf mk7 / Re: New R Fuel Consumption!!!!!
« Last post by CHB100 on Today at 14:35 »
I'm now running a facelift S3, still like to come back to my roots now and again  :smiley:.

Same engine as the MK7.5 R but I have averaged 32MPG over the last 9000 miles and have seen 40MPG on a long run if stuck at 50-60MPH. I don't exactly take it easy either  :evil:, aircon has been on since I picked it up.

This is DSG and I know some people on here say they can get 10% better on a manual car.

Now that is very impressive unless the object is the higher consumption the better :roll eyes:

The cost/consumption doesn't necessarily concern me I can afford it as retired and only do 6+k miles a year. My point of comparison is I live in the glorious Cotswolds with lovely roads if not surfaces! and very little traffic.

The point of my original post was achieving such lowish mpg in congestion free, no stop/start suburban journeys.

The windows open was because it was bloody hot and and experiment without A/C, not a doctrine. It proves to me that the current Aircon systems are sucking an awful lot of BHP from the engine. And possibly 15/20% drop in consumption. Certainly at high temperatures.

Hey ho I can afford it, but hate unnecessary waste. My cash was hard come by and I respect every penny. So old habits die hard, I will for sure find a compromise with this great car and what it can achieve. I am off to Cornwall soon so will get a balanced view with a long run.

To those who do highish mileage , townies or folks in the suburbs that I used to haunt, I suggest a sweet GTI as the around best
option.

Unless you have money to burn then buy a 570s

You know "It doesn't say that in the Brochure"   :grin:
 
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Golf mk7 / Re: Traffic Jam assist
« Last post by Watts on Today at 14:17 »
Is this something people really need or want? One thing I've never really had a problem with is keeping a car in lane at slow speed or at any speed. And it says you have to still have your hands on the steering wheel anyway! Maybe I'm missing something?
... the jury is still out on this one.

Some people think the same way about cruise control and adaptive cruise control. Any car can be driven fine without them. Though they offer tangible improvements for most people in everyday driving. I like to add tech too. As you can see below, my current car had quite a few optional extras. Park assist is the only thing that I didn't think was worth having. Though the system has probably improved a lot.

It is too early to tell if Traffic Jam Assist is worth it or not. I was going to give it a try. However, having done some more research today, I will rarely get the opportunity to use it.

I get cruise control, although I don't use it myself, and I can see why it could help on a long journey but I fail to see the usefulness of Traffic Jam Assist. You still have to look where you are going, you still have to have your hands on the steering so just turn the bloody wheel if needed! I understand that it's all marketing and competitiveness between the brands but surely there has to come a point when it's enough and a bit more money could be spent building things better and more consistently so we get fewer annoying little faults and rattles. Not over engineering but a bit more than we currently get. Sorry, a bit off topic, it just annoys me.
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Detailing / Re: glass scratches
« Last post by benfni on Today at 14:10 »
Thanks I will try these
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Golf mk7 / Re: New R Fuel Consumption!!!!!
« Last post by mike. on Today at 14:08 »
That's pretty crazy Mike.

Does the S3 have less weight or different wheels or just a better drag coefficient?

Is it a sportback?

Mine is the 3 door hatch, looking at the online specs the unladen weight is 
Golf R (DSG) - 1505kg
S3 (stronic) - 1370kg

I know the S3 has an aluminium bonnet and front wings for a bit of weight saving.
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