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Offline urtoinpo

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Hello Forum
« on: 24 March 2021, 23:30 »
Firstly I'm not a GTi pilot, but the owner of a Golf 7.5 150 EVO Variant/Estate from late 2019 with an inclination to modest mods/improvements. So far the obvious changes are a non-VAG set of lighter/wider 16" alloys fitted with handling-bias All-Season tyres and a Sportshifter weighted gearknob, mounted a fraction lower than stock.
A few other minor changes are sprinkled around, but nothing dramatic is going to change whilst it's still under warranty - future mods may well include GTi and other VAG 'bits' as required.
Many years since I was last a VW driver, but have been learning by lurking on sites like this.

Offline Watts

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Re: Hello Forum
« Reply #1 on: 25 March 2021, 10:06 »
Welcome to the forum :smiley:

Come and browse the MK7 section for plenty of imaginative ways to relieve your wallet of any excess load :whistle: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=117.0

A very knowledgeable member has posted a long list of mods that are non-model specific so would be worth considering here - http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=285982.0

Plenty of other great little mods in the MK7 guides and info section.

Have fun :laugh:
2019 Oryx White 5dr TCR.

Was - 2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.

Offline Exonian

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Re: Hello Forum
« Reply #2 on: 03 April 2021, 23:56 »
Welcome urtoinpo  :smiley:

We’d love to know a bit more about your car and maybe some photos?
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


Offline urtoinpo

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Re: Hello Forum
« Reply #3 on: 07 April 2021, 16:10 »
Bought it new 6 months earlier than planned as a '69' plate - I was intending to buy something else, (most likely from FCA) for when the next '20' plate came out, so I had just started doing new car research in readiness.
However this, (normally over-priced IME) Golf just ticked so many boxes at the heavy discount as offered proved  impossible to ignore. Of course - had I known what was coming in early 2020, I would have just held-onto my previous DD/money and waited...

Mine is a '150' TSI manual and initially did suffer to a mild degree from the infamous hesitation/kangerooing issue that afflicted some 1.5 litre VAG cars. Information read on various forums alerted me to the possibility and to be fair the supplying dealer agreed to an update/remap/fix within 6 weeks of ownership without argument which did liven-up the car to a notable degree and fixed the issue to my satisfaction. I suspect it will take a well-executed after-market remap to 'fully' sort it, which will likely happen near the car's 3rd birthday, but it's fine for now.   

The image shows the lightweight 16 x 7J alloys it now has - replacing the original prettier, but heavy and PITA to clean 20-spoke 16 x 6.5 rims that VW gave it. These are O.E. non-VAG items, bonus points to anyone who spots what, (mostly awful) car they are normally fitted to.   




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Re: Hello Forum
« Reply #4 on: 10 April 2021, 22:09 »
It’s good to see something a little different on here.
The wheels look like they’re definitely easier to clean than the OEM items.
It’ll be interesting to see how the car develops as far as future modifications go during your continuing ownership  :cool:
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs