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Golf mk7 / Re: Suspension recommendations
« Last post by Rob1981 on Today at 00:18 »
VWR do a full spring and shock combo. I'm getting this fitted next month to my R. Might be worth a look
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by mcmaddy on 18 June 2018, 23:17 »
Well yes but maybe not as you've done  :grin:
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Iirc in one of his videos he says hes selling the white one on order.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Can't find my vehicle data sticker
« Last post by mcmaddy on 18 June 2018, 23:16 »
Either on the boot floor or inside your wallet of books that came with the car or both.
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Golf mk7 / Can't find my vehicle data sticker
« Last post by Dunc245 on 18 June 2018, 22:28 »
Hi,

I have a new GTI PP, and can't find the vehicle data sticker with all the codes on re the codes and options etc.
Where is it normally on these?

 
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Golf mk7 / Re: Back in a 7.5R
« Last post by wantmygti on 18 June 2018, 21:49 »
I’m pretty sure you were floating around when I got my mk5 back in 2007??
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General discussion / Advice on where to buy in Europe?
« Last post by valbotany on 18 June 2018, 21:43 »
Hi everyone, I recently arrived in Europe and am in the market for a 2nd hand 2017 Golf R.  Can anyone advise on the best way to go about finding one?  I am not in the UK, so I'm LHD.  I guess everyone here just buys in the UK for that reason?

Perhaps some of you might nonetheless have some advice for me.  If only I spoke German perhaps this would be quite easy.  But I see there is a nice community here as well.  Whatever you could provide would be very greatly appreciated!
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Golf mk7 / Re: Back in a 7.5R
« Last post by scanesare on 18 June 2018, 21:23 »
I’ve been in the MKV, MKVI and MKVII tuning scene and do a little drag racing and track work.

Most of the kit I have is a hand over from the Cupra.

Ultimately the mods will develop further, but the parts I have now will go on to start with. In the past I have had AP racing two piece 362mm discs with project Mu pads and 8 pots along with A8 rear discs.

For power fuelling will need injectors, HPFP and LPFP uprating. The target is not fixed, but definitely over 500bhp. There are several cars around that have lasted well over 500bhp and over a year. Generally boost kept at under 2 bar is the level where the TSI has long term longevity.

The Prets are lovely, but the 1.3’s are stronger and will be used for day to day duties. I have five sets of alloys, from lightweight Oz Ultraleggeras through to TDPR 1.2’s as well as Hoosier drag radials and so I’m pretty much covered in the wheel dept.

As for the turbo choice the LM500 V2 is a good shout and another to consider. 😎👍

My previous motors all had experimental mods on them from Nitrous to Owen Development turbos and hybrids, so in not afraid to test new mods. It should be a fun ride. 😋

Agreed on the fueling and yes, several cars near the 500bhp mark have been fine with basically just a BT and supporting peripherals, it's when you go over 550 where typically another "wave" of upgrades is needed from what I've seen but wasn't sure where you're aiming. I see you're spoiled for choice on rims, that's never bad a thing  :tongue:

Wait, you didn't happen to run a twincharger Polo GTI several years back?? Username tells me something...
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Detailing / Re: DIY or Pro?
« Last post by Booth11 on 18 June 2018, 21:23 »
Thanks for all the info guys.
I'm going to get the Pro to do the initial.
Hopefully I can book him as soon as I know when I can collect the car. If I can't make an appointment for quite a few days due to needing to get to work in the car I will decontaminate it with as little contact as possible just so it's clean. Then let the pro clean and polish it when I can get an appointment.
I still need to buy shed loads of cleaning products for the future  :huh:

If you’re getting a pro detail, there’s little point in you decontaminating it yourself. The pro will do it as part of a new car detail. Leave it him.

You don’t need shed loads of gear.  Start with good quality basics and build from there. 

Couple of buckets and grit guards
Decent wash mitt
Wheel mitt
Decent shampoo
Good microfibre drying towels
A few microfibre cloths.
Some sacrificial protection to top up your pro applied protection - be guided by your pro detailed to choose something compatible with your pro detailed applied protection. If nano coating, stick with stuff with same chemical base.  If wax, choose compatible organic based top up protection. 
Wheel sealant - though what you choose for bodywork could do the job.
That’s the basics.

Other stuff, like tyre dressing, glass cleaner, interior cleaner, tailpipe polish can be added as you desire. 
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Golf mk7 / Re: Back in a 7.5R
« Last post by Hurdy on 18 June 2018, 21:07 »
Congrats, sounds like someone's been into the MK7 tuning scene a lot :tongue:  If I a may ask, are you tuning it for drag racing? track? or just private use? Any particular power goals? Up to 500bhp I think your mods list is ok as is but above that you're starting to look at reinforcing the motor imo.

I only got a few remarks: if you intend to track the car I'd definitely avoid the CSS discs and instead complement the 4pots with a set that has proper, symmetrical cooling (I'd also avoid drilled designs). For the rest of the parts that are already here (there) I assume they were on your Cupra and will be just transferred to the R?

Also curious as to why you want to change the Pretorias with those TD 1.3's. Looks wise there's nothing that comes even close to Prets on a 7/7.5 R or CS and if my sources are right about the TD's they are ~2kg heavier per wheel (9.6 vs 11.5)?

Re the turbo options, I'd also consider the LM500 v2 from Germany. Decent price, upgraded core and plug n play solution (IS38 housing) with very good results so far (again assuming you are aiming the 500bhp mark and not much above that).

You should definitely keep us posted with updates!  :wink:

I’ve been in the MKV, MKVI and MKVII tuning scene and do a little drag racing and track work.

Most of the kit I have is a hand over from the Cupra.

Ultimately the mods will develop further, but the parts I have now will go on to start with. In the past I have had AP racing two piece 362mm discs with project Mu pads and 8 pots along with A8 rear discs.

For power fuelling will need injectors, HPFP and LPFP uprating. The target is not fixed, but definitely over 500bhp. There are several cars around that have lasted well over 500bhp and over a year. Generally boost kept at under 2 bar is the level where the TSI has long term longevity.

The Prets are lovely, but the 1.3’s are stronger and will be used for day to day duties. I have five sets of alloys, from lightweight Oz Ultraleggeras through to TDPR 1.2’s as well as Hoosier drag radials and so I’m pretty much covered in the wheel dept.

As for the turbo choice the LM500 V2 is a good shout and another to consider. 😎👍

My previous motors all had experimental mods on them from Nitrous to Owen Development turbos and hybrids, so in not afraid to test new mods. It should be a fun ride. 😋
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