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Offline Guzzle

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #200 on: 07 February 2021, 13:04 »
I think that what Volkswizard was getting at is that the 'heavier' version of the Prets would potentially be more resistant to buckling as they're cast rather than flow formed like the proper Golf R version.

However I seem to recall a few examples of Santiago's buckling too, and that's also a 19 inch cast alloy. 🤷‍♂️

I love those Prets he bought but I’m not sure they work on his R. Possibly the colour.

Yeah I get what you mean, although they are still a good upgrade on the Dijon's he had on before.

While I'm here, just remembered there was also a 19 inch Cadiz for the R that I recall a few people having problems with them breaking. 🤔
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #201 on: 07 February 2021, 14:13 »
Hi
anyone else seen the Hockenhiem lap between a clubsport 8 and Civic type R?

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #202 on: 08 February 2021, 10:58 »
The offset is lower on those Pretoria too - not sure it it might cause issues catching

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #203 on: 08 February 2021, 11:34 »
The offset is lower on those Pretoria too - not sure it it might cause issues catching

Think Andrew in his video said they sit 6mm further out but don't think there would be any issues unless you slam the car down on some low springs.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #204 on: 08 February 2021, 12:25 »
The offset is lower on those Pretoria too - not sure it it might cause issues catching

No it won’t cause issues. I run ET45 and they’re fine and only 1mm difference.
I ran ET41 on my mk7 and they had plenty of room too (which is basically the same car).
In about a months time those same Pretorias will no doubt be sitting on a mk8 Clubsport so we will all know!
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #205 on: 08 February 2021, 17:53 »

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #206 on: 09 February 2021, 08:11 »
The offset is lower on those Pretoria too - not sure it it might cause issues catching

No it won’t cause issues. I run ET45 and they’re fine and only 1mm difference.
I ran ET41 on my mk7 and they had plenty of room too (which is basically the same car).
In about a months time those same Pretorias will no doubt be sitting on a mk8 Clubsport so we will all know!

Good to know. I’d heard the front arches were looking tight on the 8. Looking at the wrapped racechip car from another thread, the wheels they have are 8.5x19 with 45 offset (I think!) so mUst be more room to play with

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #207 on: 13 February 2021, 07:50 »
Couldn’t remember if this had been posted. Pistonheads review.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/2021-vw-golf-gti-clubsport-uk-review/43754
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #208 on: 13 February 2021, 11:25 »
Couldn’t remember if this had been posted. Pistonheads review.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/2021-vw-golf-gti-clubsport-uk-review/43754

Did they actually drive that car? It reads like an essay put together from snippets of the press pack. The car looks like a launch base spec with 18’s that VW Press fleet have added some Adelaides to rather than an actual £42k car and their take on Clubsport DCC vs non-DCC doesn’t add up at all especially around the way they describe ‘Ring mode.
Got car delivered, weather was a bit snowy, gingerly drove to some photo locations, went back in the warm to write some ‘facts’? 
Or didn’t I read it properly? I’ve only had a couple hours sleep so maybe it’s my foggy brain.
I appreciate it’s hard to fully sum up a car in a short passage but that review was as bland as a detailing thread.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #209 on: 13 February 2021, 12:25 »
Couldn’t remember if this had been posted. Pistonheads review.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/2021-vw-golf-gti-clubsport-uk-review/43754

Did they actually drive that car? It reads like an essay put together from snippets of the press pack. The car looks like a launch base spec with 18’s that VW Press fleet have added some Adelaides to rather than an actual £42k car and their take on Clubsport DCC vs non-DCC doesn’t add up at all especially around the way they describe ‘Ring mode.
Got car delivered, weather was a bit snowy, gingerly drove to some photo locations, went back in the warm to write some ‘facts’? 
Or didn’t I read it properly? I’ve only had a couple hours sleep so maybe it’s my foggy brain.
I appreciate it’s hard to fully sum up a car in a short passage but that review was as bland as a detailing thread.

Apparently the photos aren’t of the car they tested. Something is a bit odd there though. Does feel a bit clipped together.
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