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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11340 on: 14 May 2021, 09:51 »
Nothing too exciting my new mats arrived along with my last clubsport centre cap.


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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11341 on: 14 May 2021, 11:10 »
Fitted some DSG paddles to replace the tiny oem ones, much better.



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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11342 on: 14 May 2021, 11:17 »
Fitted some DSG paddles to replace the tiny oem ones, much better.




Look great mate! I prefer seeing them on your car than hiding in my drawer collecting dust!
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11343 on: 14 May 2021, 19:04 »
willni,i have the same mats in mine-well,sort of.
They look great,but are susceptible to heel imprints after very little use,making them look like you’ve had them for years.
So much so,I purchased some genuine rubber mats and swapped the drivers mat for the rubber one,as it was doing my head in,the rubber mat being more robust for daily driving.
Mats are often reinforced or double layered on the heel area-you see this on cheaper ones,you’d think for the price these gti mats are,vw could have done better.
Or it could just be my size 11 feet that’s the issue!

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11344 on: 14 May 2021, 20:33 »
willni,i have the same mats in mine-well,sort of.
They look great,but are susceptible to heel imprints after very little use,making them look like you’ve had them for years.
So much so,I purchased some genuine rubber mats and swapped the drivers mat for the rubber one,as it was doing my head in,the rubber mat being more robust for daily driving.
Mats are often reinforced or double layered on the heel area-you see this on cheaper ones,you’d think for the price these gti mats are,vw could have done better.
Or it could just be my size 11 feet that’s the issue!

I'd second that. But not the bit about your feet..
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11345 on: 14 May 2021, 21:51 »
willni,i have the same mats in mine-well,sort of.
They look great,but are susceptible to heel imprints after very little use,making them look like you’ve had them for years.
So much so,I purchased some genuine rubber mats and swapped the drivers mat for the rubber one,as it was doing my head in,the rubber mat being more robust for daily driving.
Mats are often reinforced or double layered on the heel area-you see this on cheaper ones,you’d think for the price these gti mats are,vw could have done better.
Or it could just be my size 11 feet that’s the issue!

I'd be very similar size wise and my shoes whether trainers or dress can eat through them in under a month.
I'll probably only use the rear two mats seeing as my Weathertech mats contain dirt so well and are so easy cleaned as well as looking fairly inconspicuous for being aftermarket.

Maybe if the Queen asks for a lift she'll get the 'special mats', maybe...
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11346 on: 16 May 2021, 22:59 »
Hello, brand new to the community and hoping to share updates on my VW journeys. Have recently wrapped the roof on my pure white GTI 7.5 in gloss black (will post pictures soon!) and considering new alloys at the moment as have the (in my opinion) horrid 18'' parkers.

Looking to move back to 19'' wheels (had Santiagos on my Mk7 GTD) which are non diamond cut, and currently considering the BBS XR wheels. Has anyone got these or any other good  wheel suggestions? I don't want to spend silly amounts,  but want a classy looking alloy that is durable and silver/graphite.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11347 on: 17 May 2021, 08:22 »
Hello, brand new to the community and hoping to share updates on my VW journeys. Have recently wrapped the roof on my pure white GTI 7.5 in gloss black (will post pictures soon!) and considering new alloys at the moment as have the (in my opinion) horrid 18'' parkers.

Looking to move back to 19'' wheels (had Santiagos on my Mk7 GTD) which are non diamond cut, and currently considering the BBS XR wheels. Has anyone got these or any other good  wheel suggestions? I don't want to spend silly amounts,  but want a classy looking alloy that is durable and silver/graphite.

Welcome, can't go wrong with a good set of BBS, I had BBS CI-R's on my old White Silver GTD and got many compliments about them or BBS SR are a cheaper lookalike to the CI-R's which many people go for across the groups.





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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11348 on: 17 May 2021, 16:59 »
In the post I linked above it was said that 30ml should do for 3 uses. Not sure what that equates to in grammes as in the ebay ad. Perhaps 10g would do? The bottle I have is tiny and has been used a few times but is still going. Not sure what quantity/weight it was, I'll have a look later.

Thanks, I’ve taken a gamble on a 20g bottle in the hope it’ll cover two cars… time will tell.

Mine is 10g. It's covered my current car (although sunroof yet to be done) and it did my previous car (3 door) and I lent it to someone to do their car too. There's a little left too say I'd say you should be fine!

You were, of course, spot on. I’ve just applied this somewhat more liberally than I needed to (we’ll call it a practice run) and I have exactly half a bottle left.

Time will tell if it has made a positive difference to creaks and rattles, but it feels like a good preventative thing to do regardless.

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11349 on: 17 May 2021, 17:53 »
Mine has made a big difference, well worth the time taken. The sunroof made a big difference too.
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