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Model specific boards => Golf mk8 => Topic started by: king monkey on 12 August 2021, 20:31

Title: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 12 August 2021, 20:31
There’s a really useful topic over on the R forum where members post pictures and links to items they’ve bought for their R. I’ve got a few links to things like the warning triangle and a few ideas for door sill protectors. Wondered if this might be a good idea for our Mk8s. Feel free to add or ignore!

Black For Golf 8 mk8 Mirror Cover Rear view Side Mirror Cap Housing Support Lane Change Side Assist Blind Spot assist
https://a.aliexpress.com/_uvwibb

Carbon fibre type mirror covers.
https://www.ultimatecustomsuk.com/products/vw-golf-mk8-carbon-fibre-mirror-covers?_pos=2&_sid=b80dc1ac3&_ss=r

Touch screen protector

https://www.protectionfilms24.com/article/upscreen-hybrid-glass-clear-premium-glass-screen-protectorvolkswagen-golf-8-2020-discover-pro-10zoll-2020-5539760.html



Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 12 August 2021, 20:44
I’ll start with these I’ve got my eye on.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHROME-DOOR-SILL-PLATES-SET-OF-4-FOR-VW-GOLF-8-GTI-CLUBSPORT-2020-2021-/203479768911?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0


(https://i.postimg.cc/8CvKHgGZ/205-DC69-B-62-C1-4-DF3-9665-D4-F1-D1-C5-DFEB.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 12 August 2021, 20:49
I like that!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 12 August 2021, 20:56
I like that!

Then this topic was worth it!  :grin: Just need to find some protectors for the actual door sill now. Not a fan of the Lockwood ones.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: valentino on 13 August 2021, 17:01
Space saver spare wheel. As mine was a pre reg from stock i didnt have the option to pre order. Brand new off ebay £55 inc delivery.
Was thinking of the gas strut bonnet stay, but apparently they have issues
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 13 August 2021, 17:31
Space saver spare wheel. As mine was a pre reg from stock i didnt have the option to pre order. Brand new off ebay £55 inc delivery.
Was thinking of the gas strut bonnet stay, but apparently they have issues

Do you have the link for the space saver?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: valentino on 13 August 2021, 17:39
ORDER DATE
21 May, 2021
ORDER NUMBER
05-07095-86749
SOLD BY
boli_32username, click for member’s profile
ORDER TOTAL
£57.00
View order detailsNew VW GOLF MK7 Audi,Skoda, 18" 5X112 SPACE SAVER 125/70/18 SPARE WHEEL
New VW GOLF MK7 Audi,Skoda, 18" 5X112 SPACE SAVER 125/70/18 SPARE WHEEL
New VW GOLF MK7 Audi,Skoda, 18" 5X112 SPACE SAVER 125/70/18 SPARE WHEEL
(224441538516)
Estimated delivery Wed 26 May
This item has been dispatched.
PAID
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ITEM PRICE:
£47.00
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: valentino on 13 August 2021, 17:45
Sorry slight mistake it was £47 plus £10 delivery. dont know if it was a one off, but you could check out his ebay user name to see if he has more
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 13 August 2021, 17:58
Thanks. I’ve just had a quick look but couldn’t find it. Good idea though. I’ll certainly keep my eyes out for one.


Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: valentino on 13 August 2021, 18:06
Yes keep looking. I searched everyday for a couple of weeks. Something always turns up
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 13 August 2021, 22:36
Thanks. I’ve just had a quick look but couldn’t find it. Good idea though. I’ll certainly keep my eyes out for one.

Just use boli_32 when searching on eBay. It brings them up and they have a few bits on but no space saver. Shame as I’m after one too.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 14 August 2021, 05:44
Thanks. I’ve just had a quick look but couldn’t find it. Good idea though. I’ll certainly keep my eyes out for one.

Just use boli_32 when searching on eBay. It brings them up and they have a few bits on but no space saver. Shame as I’m after one too.

That’s what I did. Meant that I couldn’t find it on his account. I’ll get the hang of writing coherent sentences one day.  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 14 August 2021, 22:24
Good idea for the thread Michele :afro:
I’ve been exceptionally slack about even contemplating buying bits for the car (I’m a changed man!) and to be honest when I got mine there wasn’t a lot available for it.

How about some retailer links in the first post to some of the better suggestions from VWROC for those of us that don’t venture there (owing to being about as popular as a dog turd through a letterbox on that forum) as non R owners?

Some inspiration wouldn’t go amiss to us waverers  :smiley:

Oh, I like the Clubsport sill trims posted up btw  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 15 August 2021, 06:42
Thanks Andy. I’ll have a look and pop some things in from the R forum. Glad you like the Clubsport sill trims.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 15 August 2021, 08:37
Good work getting the links up so quickly :afro:
I quite like the black mirror caps.

I’m really keen on the sill trims, it’s be nice to have something that actually said ‘Clubsport’ on the car!
Like yourself I’d like some actual sill protectors too. No matter how careful I am I tend to get light marks on the sill when exiting in tight spaces.
VW dealers used to do a black foil kit for mk7’s that might go well with the Clubsport logo trims.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 15 August 2021, 09:05
I try!

I’ve got my eyes on these:

YAVEIL Fit for Vw Golf 6 7 Mk6 Mk7 Gti 5door 2009-2018 Outside Stainless Car Steel Door Sill Kick Plate Guard Sills Protector Trim, 4 PCS. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08D64K9JG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_FQEDA4V2X70JQ19SFY2H

Currently have some vinyl ones on my R that have been brilliant. Don’t seem to make them anymore though!

(https://i.postimg.cc/hGwMM5mT/F8496-C65-5534-4685-B35-C-8798-ADF272-B0.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 15 August 2021, 22:57
I had similar sill protectors to those Amazon ones on my mk7 Clubsport, they were genuine VW ones though.
Hopefully as the world slowly returns to what it was and the mk8 hits more markets there will be more demand for aftermarket accessories and supply of tailor made parts will be better.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Jason27 on 17 August 2021, 19:33
Fitted these to mine very happy with the quality and fit they  have the extra lip for the MK 8 and some carbon tape fir the rest ... Big old sill def needs protection!!!
(https://i.postimg.cc/bY199X6p/20210817-192115.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzF4qHXP)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 17 August 2021, 19:35
Nice! Do you have the link?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Jason27 on 17 August 2021, 19:47
From Lockwood International.  co .UK  set of 4 £50ish nog the cheapest but stainless real good quality
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 17 August 2021, 19:53
From Lockwood International.  co .UK  set of 4 £50ish nog the cheapest but stainless real good quality

Didn’t notice they were the Lockwood ones! Cheers.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: P_D15LEY on 23 August 2021, 10:01
These turned up this morning , and I think they look better than the gel plates. The plates were £45 & the surrounds were £20 . Money well spent

(https://i.postimg.cc/Jz5djfMf/PXL-20210823-083930551.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/184HQYgB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9fXgbLfr/PXL-20210823-083946848.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1PkTcLp)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 23 August 2021, 12:04
Looking good there. Love the surrounds.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Dave1rs on 10 September 2021, 11:24
Finally changed my mirror caps to black.

Bought these and they are a perfect fit.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-VW-Golf-8-MK8-8R-R-line-GTI-W-Lane-Assist-Gloss-Black-Wing-Mirror-Cover-Cap-/254994770977?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0


(https://i.postimg.cc/9Q0YZQd4/67-CB43-FA-37-F7-4-FFB-A4-D5-32-F83074-BFD9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDVfrKkK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Pr3mXngd/CD8-A902-F-1-AA3-43-DB-AD65-C6440-CC41057.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VdtSgpsh)

(https://i.postimg.cc/288QNSXH/D87-E1-D8-C-F82-F-4-B37-95-AF-96-D1-E3-CF375-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G9V8kdRY)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 September 2021, 12:27
Nice  :cool: That car looks great!

Are the mirror caps tricky to fit? Does the lane assist indicators make them a bit more awkward? Mirror glass out first?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Dave1rs on 10 September 2021, 12:41
Nice  :cool: That car looks great!

Are the mirror caps tricky to fit? Does the lane assist indicators make them a bit more awkward? Mirror glass out first?

Nope the lane assist just unclips and clips straight into the new one, didn’t take the mirror glass out...if you tilt the mirror you can see the 2 clips to undo for removal,a tool to undo them came with the mirror caps.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 10 September 2021, 20:54
Mirror caps look great.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BillSan on 10 September 2021, 22:06
I do like the look of those and, even more, I like the fact that they sound relatively easy to fit.

The ebay link photos show a slight carbon effect but in your pics they look pure black.  Are there a carbon lines in them?

I think I'd prefer pure black tbh.

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Dave1rs on 10 September 2021, 22:09
I do like the look of those and, even more, I like the fact that they sound relatively easy to fit.

The ebay link photos show a slight carbon effect but in your pics they look pure black.  Are there a carbon lines in them?

I think I'd prefer pure black tbh.

Thanks

Mine are pure black.

They do both black and carbon effect.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Kgti8 on 10 September 2021, 23:51
I bought black mirror caps for mine on Ali Express and they are good quality and look well I think!

(Some of you may recognise the house in the background!)
(https://i.postimg.cc/RZCVqMXZ/42-BA9189-1-DAD-47-CC-9-CBB-24-E901-FD41-EE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6ySNmxkk)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: DB99 on 11 September 2021, 12:54
@Kgti8: Good old Fr. Ted!

Car looks well. The Estorils, black mirror caps and pan roof really make it.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: willni on 11 September 2021, 16:35
I bought black mirror caps for mine on Ali Express and they are good quality and look well I think!

(Some of you may recognise the house in the background!)
(https://i.postimg.cc/RZCVqMXZ/42-BA9189-1-DAD-47-CC-9-CBB-24-E901-FD41-EE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6ySNmxkk)

You're very lucky it wasn't in the raffle, and someone tried to remove a dent from it  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 12 September 2021, 12:09
Drink! Arse! Feck!

The black mirrors look great, decent price too :afro:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 19 September 2021, 19:38
Looking at these. Thoughts?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-Genuine-VW-GTI-License-Plate-Holder-Frame-Surround-/274771545108?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: jv on 19 September 2021, 20:26
26 quid?

These are a steal!
https://golfgti.bigcartel.com/product/golfgti-co-uk-number-plate-frames

:tongue:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Foxy367 on 20 September 2021, 14:41
A tin of Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax and a box of elbow grease!!!
(https://i.postimg.cc/HnSwYpP5/IMG-2402.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kRb6wdCX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7PNXt4Xq/IMG-E2404.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z0Cr011Q)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sg5MKj9c/IMG-2399.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hXP4tqYz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SRXs9kxc/IMG-2400.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBb4SMFv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rm1gk2kC/IMG-2380.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DJz1rDm8)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 20 September 2021, 17:19
Bilt Hamber products are amazing. I’m exceptionally lucky that I get them at cost.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Foxy367 on 20 September 2021, 21:50
Bilt Hamber products are amazing. I’m exceptionally lucky that I get them at cost.

Their pretty reasonable at full price £14.99 for the wax which I thought was good should last a while too. I was really impressed with it easy to put on and take off and only been in the rain once and it definitely did its job. All the reviews I've found on it have said how good it is
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Carl_45 on 25 September 2021, 21:59
I’m thinking of buying some genuine VW dynamic wheel caps.

Does anybody know if the part number 000071213D will fit the CS 45 alloys? The official golf 8 brochure states part number 000071213C, however, these appear to be the old (thicker) style VW badge?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 20 October 2021, 18:06
Lockwood door sill protectors arrived today for my Clubsport 46.

(https://i.postimg.cc/8Cj0V0yc/1819-DC3-D-6359-4545-84-D5-8-BEE385-AF561.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/94HpdJHH)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Brocky_ on 20 October 2021, 21:14
How much were those, KM.  Any chance of a few more shots, please?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 20 October 2021, 21:54
Here’s the link.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk8-GTI-Released-2020-Stainless-Sill-Protectors-Kick-Plates-/174711917750?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: DB99 on 21 October 2021, 08:14
Also got the same Lockwood sills. Happy with them.

Additionally have bought a hybrid glass screen protector for the infotainment system and have ordered this boot liner, https://www.ebay.ie/itm/403003526967

Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: SRGTD on 21 October 2021, 17:19
S
Also got the same Lockwood sills. Happy with them.

Additionally have bought a hybrid glass screen protector for the infotainment system and have ordered this boot liner, https://www.ebay.ie/itm/403003526967

I have the same brand of boot liner in my Polo GTI+. IMHO it’s much better than the genuine VW boot liners, and significantly cheaper too.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 28 October 2021, 21:30
Rubber mats bought today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/6px7kH9H/F20335-A6-0-EBC-493-D-B481-B6376-A22-DAD5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56pNvSQv)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 28 October 2021, 22:50
Let me what you think about these as I have them on my watch list on eBay. They look decent.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 28 October 2021, 22:59
Let me what you think about these as I have them on my watch list on eBay. They look decent.

Will do. The pricing of them has been stupid recently but I’ve been in constant contact with the seller. He must be glad to get rid of me!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 28 October 2021, 23:53
What have you got them for? The ones that are the same and I am watching are £64.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 29 October 2021, 06:28
£70.80. There are a few different ones (red edging, gti logo only on front mats etc). I’ve been watching them for ages and they were £59 originally, then they went to an amazing £664. When I asked the seller they told me it was because they only had a few left in stock. Crackers answer. Anyway, i said I’d wait for new stock and surprise surprise when the ‘new stock’ came they’re £6 more than all the other gti mats they’re selling. A little cheeky if you ask me.

Anyway, still went for them as I couldn’t find them anywhere else. I’ve gone for the gti logo on all four mats but no red edging.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: DB99 on 29 October 2021, 16:32
Rubber mats bought today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/6px7kH9H/F20335-A6-0-EBC-493-D-B481-B6376-A22-DAD5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56pNvSQv)

Would you have a link for these by any chance? Thanks
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 29 October 2021, 19:01
Here you go….

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/All-Weather-Rubber-Car-Floor-Mats-fit-VW-Golf-MK7-MK7-5-MK8-GTI-/133770754065?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: DB99 on 29 October 2021, 20:29
Thanks!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 29 October 2021, 22:44
These might be of interest to someone. Mk7.5 but I’ll bet they fit. EZMods.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nzJHV7BY/44-CD5-CC8-A9-DC-45-CA-B1-DD-FA477-A6-D3738.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSKyDJ7d)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: SRGTD on 29 October 2021, 23:18
These might be of interest to someone. Mk7.5 but I’ll bet they fit. EZMods.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nzJHV7BY/44-CD5-CC8-A9-DC-45-CA-B1-DD-FA477-A6-D3738.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSKyDJ7d)

I must admit I do prefer those vinyl sill protectors to aluminium scuff plates.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 30 October 2021, 06:12
Yeah so do I tbh. I was a bit gutted when I saw them as I’d just bought the Lockwood ones myself but these are £45 which I think is pretty poor value. The vinyl ones I have on my R, which are identical to the EZMods ones, where £12 from eBay.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 30 October 2021, 11:21
Mats have arrived already. Look very good quality.

(https://i.postimg.cc/d3C9QXCD/D81733-E6-19-CF-43-BA-A39-F-964-B9169-FDCA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vxQn303d)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 30 October 2021, 11:24
Hang on. Scrub that. Back mats are excellent but the front logos are a bit ropey.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 01 November 2021, 10:52
Here’s the difference in quality with the front and back. Sent them back for another set.

(https://i.postimg.cc/R0THm91S/3-D1-FAC70-2480-4716-B729-3-B9-DE50-F8-BE5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3ydRjsbV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RFsJ3Rb2/9318-D2-CC-6933-49-D4-B73-F-D9-FBAA674-FDB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftdRpxsv)

Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: SRGTD on 01 November 2021, 12:28
Here’s the difference in quality with the front and back. Sent them back for another set.

Agree, that doesn’t look great. I see the manufacturer of the mats has stuck with the old style ‘GTI’ font that VW used for the badges on the mk7 / mk7.5 GTI and previous generations of GTI. As the logo looks as if it’s a separate item that’s stuck in place, it would have been good if they’d used a separate logo insert in the correct font for mk8 mats so they matched the car’s badging. 

Old style font - mk7.5 and earlier;
(https://i.postimg.cc/4NktGFmV/F801-D94-F-69-A1-4-A5-A-BD43-E25-B35-E4778-B.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

New style font - mk8;
(https://i.postimg.cc/YqM9bcvn/B1-A665-A9-699-D-48-A2-A905-CB4-E0-FB5-CAB1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 01 November 2021, 13:20
The front one is an insert but the back isn’t. Odd.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: fredgroves on 01 November 2021, 13:29
cancel that...
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 01 November 2021, 17:24
I’m probably going to give them a chance to rectify it before I ask for a refund. They’re pretty slow in getting back to you though.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 02 November 2021, 08:38
So after saying that I’d need a refund if the mats are right next time they’re sending me a new set and don’t want the old ones returning. Actually makes me more suspicious! 😂
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 03 November 2021, 16:47
Not for my Mk8 but just bought these…

(https://i.postimg.cc/yNd50qwM/8-D1-A4-BBA-848-F-40-A3-9-B57-C45-B82-CCA57-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zys01QD7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Dw5HWfYQ/C0-EF7-DC0-1-D02-4340-BB16-6-AED6-A3-D7852.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MnMdNwwX)

Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 04 November 2021, 14:01
Racingline gas bonnet strut.

(https://i.ibb.co/xMgdD9S/D35-AF57-E-6482-4523-B46-C-517-C88-EDC0-C4.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/dM67TNM/4-AD08-F90-F993-4-EF9-8-DC6-F24136288-C11.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 04 November 2021, 14:12
Keep putting off the RL strut as the car keeps being delayed. Will definitely buy it though.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 10:52
Bought the RL gas strut today in the end. £70.80 with free postage.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: WelshGolf on 05 November 2021, 10:56
Bought the RL gas strut today in the end. £70.80 with free postage.

Where is the best place to buy from?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: valentino on 05 November 2021, 11:08
Does the Gas Strut work without catching on anything?. Think one version caught on the water tank reservoir
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 11:27
Bought the RL gas strut today in the end. £70.80 with free postage.

Where is the best place to buy from?

I bought mine from eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racingline-Bonnet-Hood-Gas-Strut-ALL-VW-Golf-Mk8-Models-Inc-R-GTI-Clubsport-GTD-/165076981517?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I believe this one doesn’t catch as it mounts in a different point to other struts available. There’s a Volkswizard video of the installation on YouTube which shows this.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 11:28
Here’s the video.

https://youtu.be/a0z2RrHn2io
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 05 November 2021, 14:01
It doesn’t catch anything.
However I don’t think it’s as strong as the OEM one in the MK7. The bonnet seems to open quicker than it should and shudders a bit at the top. So you’d nearly want to keep a light hold of it as it opens. Similarly when closing it does drop quicker than I’d like, once it passes the half way down mark.

Still - way better than the manual strut which I also removed.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 14:19
It doesn’t catch anything.
However I don’t think it’s as strong as the OEM one in the MK7. The bonnet seems to open quicker than it should and shudders a bit at the top. So you’d nearly want to keep a light hold of it as it opens. Similarly when closing it does drop quicker than I’d like, once it passes the half way down mark.

Still - way better than the manual strut which I also removed.

Good bit of info there. Interesting to know. Cheers. 👍
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 05 November 2021, 18:03
Agreed, a good review there Joe, nice to read a proper balanced user review from someone not advertising a freebie on YouTube  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: valentino on 05 November 2021, 18:40
Thanks for the video. Very useful
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 18:47
Thanks for the video. Very useful

You’re welcome. 👍
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 18:47
Agreed, a good review there Joe, nice to read a proper balanced user review from someone not advertising a freebie on YouTube  :lipsrsealed:

A freebie? Never!!! 😂
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 05 November 2021, 20:07
Agreed, a good review there Joe, nice to read a proper balanced user review from someone not advertising a freebie on YouTube  :lipsrsealed:

A freebie? Never!!! 😂

😁
A useful freebie as the fitting guide is very handy.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 08 November 2021, 16:26
I had these in a box since before I got the car and only got round to them today. I was somewhat hesitant to attempt it as I know its easy to break the glass in the process, but I actually managed to do it without removing the glass at all! Very pleased with the result, I think they look smart...

(https://i.ibb.co/KmYN2H7/IMG-3649.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sth5KrQ)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 08 November 2021, 17:30
They look great. 👍
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 09 November 2021, 18:28
My replacement mats came today and they’re brilliant. Just what I expected first time.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 09 November 2021, 18:39
I had these in a box since before I got the car and only got round to them today. I was somewhat hesitant to attempt it as I know its easy to break the glass in the process, but I actually managed to do it without removing the glass at all! Very pleased with the result, I think they look smart...

The mirror caps look really good  :cool:
Glad they were a drama free fit  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 11 November 2021, 20:06
Gas strut arrived. Came in a box that my Labrador could fit in.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 04 December 2021, 09:14
Just bought some Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric. I’ve used Gyeon for a few years which has been brilliant but this cane highly recommended and is a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 04 December 2021, 19:37
Just bought some Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric. I’ve used Gyeon for a few years which has been brilliant but this cane highly recommended and is a lot cheaper.

Heard this is meant to be pretty decent.

Anyone know what the wiper blades are from factory. 3k miles in and my drivers side one is making the most annoying sound all the time when it’s going. Tried everything to stop it but must be the blade.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 28 December 2021, 09:56
Interesting. If you could get these with a gti logo…

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4Pcs-Carbon-Fiber-Interior-Doorsill-Panel-Cover-Trim-For-VW-Golf-8-MK8-GTI-2021-/234181058306?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: joet on 28 December 2021, 11:53

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Heard this is meant to be pretty decent.

Anyone know what the wiper blades are from factory. 3k miles in and my drivers side one is making the most annoying sound all the time when it’s going. Tried everything to stop it but must be the blade.
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Not sure what they are but mine were smearing all over the place after 4k miles. Replaced them with Bosch Aerotwins and problem solved. Highly recommend them
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 28 December 2021, 13:05


Heard this is meant to be pretty decent.

Anyone know what the wiper blades are from factory. 3k miles in and my drivers side one is making the most annoying sound all the time when it’s going. Tried everything to stop it but must be the blade.
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Not sure what they are but mine were smearing all over the place after 4k miles. Replaced them with Bosch Aerotwins and problem solved. Highly recommend them
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Mine was exactly the same. Drivers side making horrible noises all the time, even when it was chucking it down. I got this as it has great reviews. https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/bosch-aerotwin-flat-wiper-blade-single-ap26u-485777267. No more noise and seems to do a better job than the factory one.

I think the factory ones are Bosch too but a slightly different model.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: mcmaddy on 29 December 2021, 23:42
Factory wiper blades are usually Valeo.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 December 2021, 19:04
I’ve had these sitting in a box for months, only fitted them this week, thanks to a lot of help from a mate. It’s a fairly straightforward DIY job really. Delighted with them, it’s another thing that VW should have fitted from the factory. I’m much more inclined to use manual mode now.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kgBz7S7J/1262-C002-5-D86-4177-879-D-D22-AFC01-C317.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68xY0y7g)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 31 December 2021, 19:09
I’ve had these sitting in a box for months, only fitted them this week, thanks to a lot of help from a mate. It’s a fairly straightforward DIY job really. Delighted with them, it’s another thing that VW should have fitted from the factory. I’m much more inclined to use manual mode now.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kgBz7S7J/1262-C002-5-D86-4177-879-D-D22-AFC01-C317.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68xY0y7g)

Are these the R ones? If so I believe you have to take the steering wheel off?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 December 2021, 19:22
Yes, they’re the R paddles. No, you only need to remove the airbag (basically the centre piece of the wheel where you press the horn). This pops off quite easily, you just need to release 3 clips on the back of the wheel. Once you’ve that off you need to gently prise off the silver trim, it’s just clipped in. Once that’s off, the existing paddles are easily removed by undoing a Torx screw for each one and disconnecting them. The new paddles fit in exactly the same way.

Oh, other thing we did is remove the fuse for the horn. It kept going off and nearly giving us heart attacks / temporary deafness when removing the airbag!

Everything went back together 100% and no dash errors. I’d say it took about 20-25 mins.

Volkswizard has a video on it.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: fredgroves on 31 December 2021, 19:50
If they weren't so chuffing expensive I'd be on that...
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 December 2021, 19:54
If they weren't so chuffing expensive I'd be on that...

Main dealer prices for them are ridiculous. I bought them here - https://www.cars-equipment.com/en/shop/switches-buttons-trims/oem-5h0951527-5h0951528-sport-dsg-paddles/
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: fredgroves on 31 December 2021, 20:49
That's not bad actually. I might be tempted at that price.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 December 2021, 20:53
That's not bad actually. I might be tempted at that price.

I know of a local indie VW specialist who got wind of a few of us here (in Ireland) sourcing them from that particular supplier and he went and bought a load of them in bulk and now advertises it as a MK8 upgrade, fitted, for less than the price that main dealers charge for the parts.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 31 December 2021, 20:56
If they weren't so chuffing expensive I'd be on that...

Main dealer prices for them are ridiculous. I bought them here - https://www.cars-equipment.com/en/shop/switches-buttons-trims/oem-5h0951527-5h0951528-sport-dsg-paddles/

Thanks for the info Joe. I might actually have a go at those. I need to stop buying stuff though. So far I’ve bought:

RL gas strut
Gti rubber mats
Lockwood door sill protectors
Carbon inserts for door sill inserts which I’m getting some Clubsport decals for too.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 December 2021, 21:23
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 31 December 2021, 21:28
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/

They are lovely!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Dav3smith on 31 December 2021, 21:30
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/
Ah thanks for that, I knew I'd seen some somewhere and spent some time this week trying to find them and you've just solved the mystery. I wonder if there will be an illuminated one, it's one of the subtleties from my current car that is a shame hasn't carried over to the MK8, these might have to do though. 
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 December 2021, 21:38
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/
Ah thanks for that, I knew I'd seen some somewhere and spent some time this week trying to find them and you've just solved the mystery. I wonder if there will be an illuminated one, it's one of the subtleties from my current car that is a shame hasn't carried over to the MK8, these might have to do though.

Unfortunately I think illuminating them would be difficult, it’d definitely require some auto-electrical skills!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 04 January 2022, 20:55
Can’t remember if it was in this chat or not but someone was mentioning boot liners as I was also looking for one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-VW-GOLF-MK8-Plastic-Boot-Liner-for-vehicle-with-basic-floor-5H0061161A-/265484186434?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

Genuine VW garage selling these for £14.99. Mentions basic luggage compartment but I can’t find anywhere on the internet that says it won’t fit a variable luggage compartment like my GTi. Anyway, for £14.99 it’s worth a punt and thought others might think so too. Normally £50-£60 for genuine one. Only 3 left. Watch someone tell me it won’t fit mine!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Boothy1979 on 05 January 2022, 09:19
Just been emailed by the VW garage selling the above. He says won’t fit a variable boot compartment like the GTi! Doh! The picture looks like it would fit the lower part.

Anyway he has issued a refund. I’m wondering if this actually true or someone has messed up on the pricing!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 08 January 2022, 10:39
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/
Ah thanks for that, I knew I'd seen some somewhere and spent some time this week trying to find them and you've just solved the mystery. I wonder if there will be an illuminated one, it's one of the subtleties from my current car that is a shame hasn't carried over to the MK8, these might have to do though.

Has anyone fitted these to there Golf yet? I've just received some for my Edition 45 this morning,  opted for the '45' decal. Please post any pictures if you have fitted, I'm waiting for a build week on my Edition 45 still.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BillSan on 08 January 2022, 11:48
Mr Chapple at Volkswizard has done a step by step installation - looks like something even I could do!

https://youtu.be/a0z2RrHn2io
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 08 January 2022, 12:41
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/
Ah thanks for that, I knew I'd seen some somewhere and spent some time this week trying to find them and you've just solved the mystery. I wonder if there will be an illuminated one, it's one of the subtleties from my current car that is a shame hasn't carried over to the MK8, these might have to do though.

Has anyone fitted these to there Golf yet? I've just received some for my Edition 45 this morning,  opted for the '45' decal. Please post any pictures if you have fitted, I'm waiting for a build week on my Edition 45 still.

Good choice! Have your fitted them yet? What’s the quality like?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 January 2022, 07:32
I have the RL gas strut too. Highly recommend it, it looks very OEM too. That’s my preference tbh, mods that look like they were factory fit.
I do have my eye on some nice sill plates from a guy in Germany, he’s active on Instagram…

https://www.mk8crew-shop.com/shop/vw---interior/einstiegsleisten-edelstahl-gebuerstet-door-sills-brushed-stainless-steel-1/
Ah thanks for that, I knew I'd seen some somewhere and spent some time this week trying to find them and you've just solved the mystery. I wonder if there will be an illuminated one, it's one of the subtleties from my current car that is a shame hasn't carried over to the MK8, these might have to do though.

Has anyone fitted these to there Golf yet? I've just received some for my Edition 45 this morning,  opted for the '45' decal. Please post any pictures if you have fitted, I'm waiting for a build week on my Edition 45 still.

Good choice! Have your fitted them yet? What’s the quality like?

Upon close inspection the quality is quite poor, not that impressed I'm afraid. The stickers arent mounted straight, sharp swarf on the edges of the plates and inconsistent cutout.

 I'm running an UP GTI at the moment as a temporary until my Edition 45 arrives, I spotted the stainless steel sill protectors on this yesterday and had a brainwave that they may fit the Golf...Any comments from anyone? (Maybe if anyone had a Mk8 and I gave them the dims of the sill protector they could measure the sill to see if they'd fit?)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 09 January 2022, 07:56
Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated. That’s a real shame as they looked really good. I’ve got some cheap carbon type ones coming which are plain. I’ve sourced some Clubsport stickers to apply and I’ll see how they look. Shame I couldn’t find any 45 stickers.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: SRGTD on 09 January 2022, 08:43
Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated. That’s a real shame as they looked really good. I’ve got some cheap carbon type ones coming which are plain. I’ve sourced some Clubsport stickers to apply and I’ll see how they look. Shame I couldn’t find any 45 stickers.

I think I’d prefer the carbon type ones or a set black vinyl sill protectors. If the metal scuff plates happened to get scuffed, that’d not be good for my car OCD.

My last car came with black vinyl sill protectors from the factory and if they did occasionally get marked, a quick wipe over with some trim dressing soon restored them to an ‘as new’ state.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 09 January 2022, 09:05
Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated. That’s a real shame as they looked really good. I’ve got some cheap carbon type ones coming which are plain. I’ve sourced some Clubsport stickers to apply and I’ll see how they look. Shame I couldn’t find any 45 stickers.

I think I’d prefer the carbon type ones or a set black vinyl sill protectors. If the metal scuff plates happened to get scuffed, that’d not be good for my car OCD.

My last car came with black vinyl sill protectors from the factory and if they did occasionally get marked, a quick wipe over with some trim dressing soon restored them to an ‘as new’ state.

They were only £19 so worth a gamble.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 09 January 2022, 12:50
I'm running an UP GTI at the moment as a temporary until my Edition 45 arrives, I spotted the stainless steel sill protectors on this yesterday and had a brainwave that they may fit the Golf...Any comments from anyone? (Maybe if anyone had a Mk8 and I gave them the dims of the sill protector they could measure the sill to see if they'd fit?)

Post up a photo and measurements and I’ll check my Golf’s dimensions to compare
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 January 2022, 14:04
I'm running an UP GTI at the moment as a temporary until my Edition 45 arrives, I spotted the stainless steel sill protectors on this yesterday and had a brainwave that they may fit the Golf...Any comments from anyone? (Maybe if anyone had a Mk8 and I gave them the dims of the sill protector they could measure the sill to see if they'd fit?)

Post up a photo and measurements and I’ll check my Golf’s dimensions to compare

Thank you, I've never had any luck posting pics on here but the link below is of a used UP GTI of which one photo is of the sill plates I'm referring to.

The dimensions are ; 550mm length, 35mm width.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 January 2022, 14:05
I'm running an UP GTI at the moment as a temporary until my Edition 45 arrives, I spotted the stainless steel sill protectors on this yesterday and had a brainwave that they may fit the Golf...Any comments from anyone? (Maybe if anyone had a Mk8 and I gave them the dims of the sill protector they could measure the sill to see if they'd fit?)

Post up a photo and measurements and I’ll check my Golf’s dimensions to compare

Thank you, I've never had any luck posting pics on here but the link below is of a used UP GTI of which one photo is of the sill plates I'm referring to.

The dimensions are ; 550mm length, 35mm width.

Sorry, here is the link;

https://www.apsspecialistvehicles.co.uk/showroom/vw-up-gti
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 09 January 2022, 14:54
I’m assuming your up! is a 3 door?

The Golf’s sill is approx 550mm long between where it starts to curve upwards, it’s pretty close though. Maybe a 5 door up! GTI sill protector would be better length wise.
The 35mm would fit fine *but* the Golf has a slight crease running the full length of that part of the sill meaning it’s almost dual level. If the tape on the back of the sill trim was really thick it would be fine but if it was just thin double sided sticky tape (like carpet tape) then there would be issues. In other words it would be a bit of a bodge.
(https://i.postimg.cc/0y6DgNC1/E624-A1-AB-1-BA5-4159-9-E85-3-F3665-C7-BDA0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dhYLrwX5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sDH70W7J/FD47-A8-B1-CB4-C-4-E6-B-A389-B916-B9-F4-BA21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhgvvhX4)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 January 2022, 15:09
I’m assuming your up! is a 3 door?

The Golf’s sill is approx 550mm long between where it starts to curve upwards, it’s pretty close though. Maybe a 5 door up! GTI sill protector would be better length wise.
The 35mm would fit fine *but* the Golf has a slight crease running the full length of that part of the sill meaning it’s almost dual level. If the tape on the back of the sill trim was really thick it would be fine but if it was just thin double sided sticky tape (like carpet tape) then there would be issues. In other words it would be a bit of a bodge.
(https://i.postimg.cc/0y6DgNC1/E624-A1-AB-1-BA5-4159-9-E85-3-F3665-C7-BDA0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dhYLrwX5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sDH70W7J/FD47-A8-B1-CB4-C-4-E6-B-A389-B916-B9-F4-BA21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhgvvhX4)

Thank you! No, mine is a 5 door...so, I can see it being quite tight....

Could I trouble you for an image of your front door sill? I think I know the step your referring to, perhaps I'd need to experiment with some thicker, foam double sided tape....
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 09 January 2022, 15:29
Hopefully you can view the pics of the door sill above?
White on a grey day isn’t ideal and the sills are still a bit damp after a wash this morning
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 January 2022, 19:36
Sorry, missed them initially. I see what your referring to know with the step in height. I'm now considering getting my own made to a narrower width that sits on the front lower section of exposed sill...I can get custom cut stainless steel then apply with a double sided foam tape..just need to find someone to cut me some vinyls now, debating Clubsport or 45 graphics.... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Exonian on 09 January 2022, 22:06
Custom would be the best option to ensure quality and getting a style you’re 100% happy with
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 06:21
Custom would be the best option to ensure quality and getting a style you’re 100% happy with

Morning all, just wanted to obtain how many owners of Mk8 Golf GTIs would be interested if I was to pursue a custom door sill plate? To be clear these would be mounted on the painted sill, not the plastic moulding.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: fredgroves on 10 January 2022, 11:14
I thought there were some available already - sure I have seen them on here...
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: DB99 on 10 January 2022, 16:46
I thought there were some available already - sure I have seen them on here...

Lockwood do stainless steel sill plates for the MK8 GTI.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BanksyGTI on 10 January 2022, 21:07
Some interesting work-arounds being discussed here. I have owned an Up GTI for nearly 3 years and I can’t see one of their GTI kick plates being the answer: the doors on the 3 door Up are loooong so I highly doubt them plates fitting within a Golf 8’s 5 door frame. Equally the 5 door Up plates will look stupidly out of place in terms of length.

Step in the facelifted Polo A0 GTI. As a result of some classic ill-judged equipment spec decisioning from VW, the Polo GTI gets the kick plates pictured below as STANDARD. Just how the Up GTI does.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hx6YZzjc/377-B01-AD-7-C22-4-F97-8-AAE-1856-C4-B4-C3-C6.png) (https://postimg.cc/hz7Rh9Lc)

Pros:
- Current Polo is similar in dimensions to Golf 8 and is 5 door only. I’m not sure on exact door sill measurements but being an MQB car it won’t be far away. It may even look made to measure when fitted.
- Facelifted Polo GTI gets the updated GTI font so there is continuity with Golf 8 GTI’s design, as the pic demonstrates.
- OEM VW quality can be trusted and they’d look well at home I think. That can’t be said for most of the ghastly aftermarket options.

Cons:
- OEM VW parts price premium
- While the pic is a screenshot from the online shop of a VW dealership group in Germany, it isn’t possible to order directly from these guys (extra postage admin caused by Brexit I think). So it’ll require a trip/call to your local VW dealer.
- I also don’t have an accurate part number so it may take a conversation with the parts manager to ensure the rights ones are ordered… unless anybody is a member of a Polo forum or someone has access to ETKA?

Discuss!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: phope on 10 January 2022, 21:23
Is that not the part number there?

(https://i.postimg.cc/0Nb4Ybrb/polog2g.png) (https://postimg.cc/cKGTZ1RS)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 21:37
Some interesting work-arounds being discussed here. I have owned an Up GTI for nearly 3 years and I can’t see one of their GTI kick plates being the answer: the doors on the 3 door Up are loooong so I highly doubt them plates fitting within a Golf 8’s 5 door frame. Equally the 5 door Up plates will look stupidly out of place in terms of length.

Step in the facelifted Polo A0 GTI. As a result of some classic ill-judged equipment spec decisioning from VW, the Polo GTI gets the kick plates pictured below as STANDARD. Just how the Up GTI does.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hx6YZzjc/377-B01-AD-7-C22-4-F97-8-AAE-1856-C4-B4-C3-C6.png) (https://postimg.cc/hz7Rh9Lc)

Pros:
- Current Polo is similar in dimensions to Golf 8 and is 5 door only. I’m not sure on exact door sill measurements but being an MQB car it won’t be far away. It may even look made to measure when fitted.
- Facelifted Polo GTI gets the updated GTI font so there is continuity with Golf 8 GTI’s design, as the pic demonstrates.
- OEM VW quality can be trusted and they’d look well at home I think. That can’t be said for most of the ghastly aftermarket options.

Cons:
- OEM VW parts price premium
- While the pic is a screenshot from the online shop of a VW dealership group in Germany, it isn’t possible to order directly from these guys (extra postage admin caused by Brexit I think). So it’ll require a trip/call to your local VW dealer.
- I also don’t have an accurate part number so it may take a conversation with the parts manager to ensure the rights ones are ordered… unless anybody is a member of a Polo forum or someone has access to ETKA?

Discuss!

We are on the same vein here! I also spotted the Polo GTI ones, they are €89 each! (Confirmed with my VW dealer contact in Germany) I like the fact they are OEM and have the new GTI logo font. I'm just waiting on him to confirm there not illuminated as in the UK spec it says they are...if there not, we could be onto a nice little workaround here!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 21:47
Some interesting work-arounds being discussed here. I have owned an Up GTI for nearly 3 years and I can’t see one of their GTI kick plates being the answer: the doors on the 3 door Up are loooong so I highly doubt them plates fitting within a Golf 8’s 5 door frame. Equally the 5 door Up plates will look stupidly out of place in terms of length.

Step in the facelifted Polo A0 GTI. As a result of some classic ill-judged equipment spec decisioning from VW, the Polo GTI gets the kick plates pictured below as STANDARD. Just how the Up GTI does.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hx6YZzjc/377-B01-AD-7-C22-4-F97-8-AAE-1856-C4-B4-C3-C6.png) (https://postimg.cc/hz7Rh9Lc)

Pros:
- Current Polo is similar in dimensions to Golf 8 and is 5 door only. I’m not sure on exact door sill measurements but being an MQB car it won’t be far away. It may even look made to measure when fitted.
- Facelifted Polo GTI gets the updated GTI font so there is continuity with Golf 8 GTI’s design, as the pic demonstrates.
- OEM VW quality can be trusted and they’d look well at home I think. That can’t be said for most of the ghastly aftermarket options.

Cons:
- OEM VW parts price premium
- While the pic is a screenshot from the online shop of a VW dealership group in Germany, it isn’t possible to order directly from these guys (extra postage admin caused by Brexit I think). So it’ll require a trip/call to your local VW dealer.
- I also don’t have an accurate part number so it may take a conversation with the parts manager to ensure the rights ones are ordered… unless anybody is a member of a Polo forum or someone has access to ETKA?

Discuss!

We are on the same vein here! I also spotted the Polo GTI ones, they are €89 each! (Confirmed with my VW dealer contact in Germany) I like the fact they are OEM and have the new GTI logo font. I'm just waiting on him to confirm there not illuminated as in the UK spec it says they are...if there not, we could be onto a nice little workaround here!

Apologies if this is the same as what you found, but see below...
https://shop.ahw-shop.de/original-vw-polo-6-2g-gti-facelift-einstiegsleisten-vorn-design-elox-alu-sport-dekor-leisten?c=7748

Happy to be the Guinea pig here and order some up to check if they'd work.....(Will have to speak sweetly to my local dealer to see if he would let me offer upto a Mk8 as mine is still waiting for a confirmed build date)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 21:48
Some interesting work-arounds being discussed here. I have owned an Up GTI for nearly 3 years and I can’t see one of their GTI kick plates being the answer: the doors on the 3 door Up are loooong so I highly doubt them plates fitting within a Golf 8’s 5 door frame. Equally the 5 door Up plates will look stupidly out of place in terms of length.

Step in the facelifted Polo A0 GTI. As a result of some classic ill-judged equipment spec decisioning from VW, the Polo GTI gets the kick plates pictured below as STANDARD. Just how the Up GTI does.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hx6YZzjc/377-B01-AD-7-C22-4-F97-8-AAE-1856-C4-B4-C3-C6.png) (https://postimg.cc/hz7Rh9Lc)

Pros:
- Current Polo is similar in dimensions to Golf 8 and is 5 door only. I’m not sure on exact door sill measurements but being an MQB car it won’t be far away. It may even look made to measure when fitted.
- Facelifted Polo GTI gets the updated GTI font so there is continuity with Golf 8 GTI’s design, as the pic demonstrates.
- OEM VW quality can be trusted and they’d look well at home I think. That can’t be said for most of the ghastly aftermarket options.

Cons:
- OEM VW parts price premium
- While the pic is a screenshot from the online shop of a VW dealership group in Germany, it isn’t possible to order directly from these guys (extra postage admin caused by Brexit I think). So it’ll require a trip/call to your local VW dealer.
- I also don’t have an accurate part number so it may take a conversation with the parts manager to ensure the rights ones are ordered… unless anybody is a member of a Polo forum or someone has access to ETKA?

Discuss!

We are on the same vein here! I also spotted the Polo GTI ones, they are €89 each! (Confirmed with my VW dealer contact in Germany) I like the fact they are OEM and have the new GTI logo font. I'm just waiting on him to confirm there not illuminated as in the UK spec it says they are...if there not, we could be onto a nice little workaround here!

Apologies if this is the same as what you found, but see below...
https://shop.ahw-shop.de/original-vw-polo-6-2g-gti-facelift-einstiegsleisten-vorn-design-elox-alu-sport-dekor-leisten?c=7748

Happy to be the Guinea pig here and order some up to check if they'd work.....(Will have to speak sweetly to my local dealer to see if he would let me offer upto a Mk8 as mine is still waiting for a confirmed build date)

These are 480mm long and 36mm wide....
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 22:05
https://shop.ahw-shop.de/einstiegsleisten-gti-aluminium-us/canada-design-original-vw-set-4-tuerer?c=1778
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BanksyGTI on 10 January 2022, 22:32
Yep, they are what I found. I wasn’t sure if that was the Original VW parts number or an internal dealer order number (so didn’t want to quote incorrectly to cause confusion).

The ones in that pic are certainly not illuminated and I have never heard any mention of the Polo getting illuminated door sills. I’m guessing that was a translation error for VW UK.

Here is the product info from that German retailer, translated into English:
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/HnXgD1tN/D1188-A06-D366-4-F7-F-BBF2-EC0-C2-EC2-EC92.png) (https://postimg.cc/m1LqCqJ3)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 04:23
Perhaps I'll order some and see if they work....
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 04:25
Also, that part number stated is the official VW part number 👍
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 11 January 2022, 08:38
They (the Polo ones) look really good! Can’t believe they fit them to the Polo but not to its big brother.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BanksyGTI on 11 January 2022, 11:19
They (the Polo ones) look really good! Can’t believe they fit them to the Polo but not to its big brother.
Looks like we’ve found a good OEM option for the Golf 8! Yes it is weird that the Polo, and even my Up GTI has them fitted as standard. Classic case of VW designers taking Golf buyers for granted I think, it’s happened for years with the mk7 too. If it weren’t for the OEM Polo work-around then I’d miss them in my new (3x as expensive) Golf. Such is life and such is VW!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 11 January 2022, 11:28
I asked a friend to look them up on EKTA. €119 each! That's Irish prices, so I'd guess approx £100 each in UK.

(https://i.postimg.cc/85zSqDM9/Whats-App-Image-2022-01-11-at-11-18-38-AM.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PL99wg6Q)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 12:00
That is for a set of 2, for the front sills.

I can get for 175 euros for a pair, approx 145 GBP.

Or, you can wait to see the ones I am getting made from brushed 316 Grade Stainless Steel with GTI logo etched and painted in Tornado Red....?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: DB99 on 11 January 2022, 12:01
Some interesting work-arounds being discussed here. I have owned an Up GTI for nearly 3 years and I can’t see one of their GTI kick plates being the answer: the doors on the 3 door Up are loooong so I highly doubt them plates fitting within a Golf 8’s 5 door frame. Equally the 5 door Up plates will look stupidly out of place in terms of length.

Step in the facelifted Polo A0 GTI. As a result of some classic ill-judged equipment spec decisioning from VW, the Polo GTI gets the kick plates pictured below as STANDARD. Just how the Up GTI does.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hx6YZzjc/377-B01-AD-7-C22-4-F97-8-AAE-1856-C4-B4-C3-C6.png) (https://postimg.cc/hz7Rh9Lc)

Pros:
- Current Polo is similar in dimensions to Golf 8 and is 5 door only. I’m not sure on exact door sill measurements but being an MQB car it won’t be far away. It may even look made to measure when fitted.
- Facelifted Polo GTI gets the updated GTI font so there is continuity with Golf 8 GTI’s design, as the pic demonstrates.
- OEM VW quality can be trusted and they’d look well at home I think. That can’t be said for most of the ghastly aftermarket options.

Cons:
- OEM VW parts price premium
- While the pic is a screenshot from the online shop of a VW dealership group in Germany, it isn’t possible to order directly from these guys (extra postage admin caused by Brexit I think). So it’ll require a trip/call to your local VW dealer.
- I also don’t have an accurate part number so it may take a conversation with the parts manager to ensure the rights ones are ordered… unless anybody is a member of a Polo forum or someone has access to ETKA?

Discuss!

We are on the same vein here! I also spotted the Polo GTI ones, they are €89 each! (Confirmed with my VW dealer contact in Germany) I like the fact they are OEM and have the new GTI logo font. I'm just waiting on him to confirm there not illuminated as in the UK spec it says they are...if there not, we could be onto a nice little workaround here!

Apologies if this is the same as what you found, but see below...
https://shop.ahw-shop.de/original-vw-polo-6-2g-gti-facelift-einstiegsleisten-vorn-design-elox-alu-sport-dekor-leisten?c=7748

Happy to be the Guinea pig here and order some up to check if they'd work.....(Will have to speak sweetly to my local dealer to see if he would let me offer upto a Mk8 as mine is still waiting for a confirmed build date)

These are 480mm long and 36mm wide....

The cut out for the plastic kick plate on MK8 is just under 485mm long and about 27mm wide from a quick measurement.


(https://i.postimg.cc/V6dP48xR/0-EAAF9-B8-609-E-4990-9749-0979-F0-CB461-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkSWvdvk)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 14:00
Thanks. To clarify though, the Polo GTI cill plates mount onto the painted section of the cill, not the recessed area in the plastic moulding.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 11 January 2022, 14:33
You can kinda see it on DB99's pic, the painted cill on the Golf has a very slight raised ridge, ie. its not completely flat, although having checked my own just now, its not that far off being flat.

If the Polo's cill plate doesn't account for that slight ridge (if the Polo doesn't have the same ridge), then it may not sit perfectly on the Golf's cill, but I reckon it would be damn close.

Apart from that, I can't see why they wouldn't work fine.

Someone with access to a Polo could compare the cills with those of a Golf. It doesn't need to be a GTI Polo.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BanksyGTI on 11 January 2022, 17:20
I have a Polo at my house! The Polo certainly doesn’t have the little ledge like Golf 8. So maybe they wouldn’t fit perfectly flush ☹️
(https://i.postimg.cc/CKSmtcyN/65-BE894-A-3-F4-A-4-B91-AA8-E-3-E5-A02393853.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K1pP3r8k)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 17:25
Would the adhesive foam tape on the cills not be enough to mean the small ledge won't cause an issue?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 11 January 2022, 18:47
I'd say they'd still work. The ledge is pretty shallow.

Only one way to know for sure....  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 18:51
I'd say they'd still work. The ledge is pretty shallow.

Only one way to know for sure....  :grin:

Watch this space  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 11 January 2022, 19:53
What do we think of these paddle extensions as a cheap alternative to the R ones? £52.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Vkq4TLYk/447-DA608-421-F-4-BCC-9-FB8-6-B066-AC053-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCqmvHpg)homestyle cooking restaurants (https://thesawmillgrill.com/)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BanksyGTI on 11 January 2022, 20:56
They are certainly some of the best ‘fakes’ I’ve seen and at first glance I thought they were OEM. So many of the tuner paddles look completely out of place with the massive, sharp aluminium (which I wouldn’t fancy head-butting in the event of a crash…)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BanksyGTI on 11 January 2022, 20:56
I'd say they'd still work. The ledge is pretty shallow.

Only one way to know for sure....  :grin:

Watch this space  :wink:
Please let us know and include pics…!
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 January 2022, 21:03
I'd say they'd still work. The ledge is pretty shallow.

Only one way to know for sure....  :grin:

Watch this space  :wink:
Please let us know and include pics…!

Will be a while if I wait for my Edition 45, no confirmed build week yet! I may have to find another Mk8 to test them on....
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 11 January 2022, 21:31
They are certainly some of the best ‘fakes’ I’ve seen and at first glance I thought they were OEM. So many of the tuner paddles look completely out of place with the massive, sharp aluminium (which I wouldn’t fancy head-butting in the event of a crash…)

Yeah I’m not a fan of most of the non OEM paddles.
Those ones aren’t the worst I’ve seen but I just don’t like that they clip onto the existing paddles. Looks a bit naff imo.
For the sake of another 50 quid… on a 40k car, get the genuine R paddles imo.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Carl_45 on 11 January 2022, 21:53
I was thinking of getting the R ones, it’s a shame racingline haven’t produced any properly fitted ones yet (if at all). 

I think those look ok, but I’m not a fan of the stick or screw on extensions.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 11 January 2022, 21:59
I think I agree that the genuine R ones are better. Think it’s the fact that they’re proper paddles rather than an extension that I like.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 14 January 2022, 06:33
Spotted these this AM, I'm the sort that much prefers an OEM+ modification, has anyone had any experience in retro fitting them to your Mk8 steering wheel?

https://shop.ahw-shop.de/original-vw-tiptronic-drucktaster-set-schaltwippen-sport-lenkrad-tasten-dark-anodized-matt?c=7983
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 14 January 2022, 08:59
They’re here for quite a bit cheaper - https://www.cars-equipment.com/en/shop/switches-buttons-trims/oem-5h0951527-5h0951528-sport-dsg-paddles/. That’s where I got mine. I have fitted them to my CS. I had a post on it in this thread few pages back.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kM0fSySy/CB72-A982-0528-4-E2-D-B60-B-DB2-D2-B1-C420-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K45PSBJK)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: jaceyboy on 14 January 2022, 11:48
They’re here for quite a bit cheaper - https://www.cars-equipment.com/en/shop/switches-buttons-trims/oem-5h0951527-5h0951528-sport-dsg-paddles/. That’s where I got mine. I have fitted them to my CS. I had a post on it in this thread few pages back.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kM0fSySy/CB72-A982-0528-4-E2-D-B60-B-DB2-D2-B1-C420-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K45PSBJK)

Agree these look much more oem
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 14 January 2022, 12:29
That's because they are OEM  :smiley: They're factory fitted to the MK8 R.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 14 January 2022, 13:43
I’m going to buy the R ones. More money spent. Not sure thank you is the right word.  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Carl_45 on 14 January 2022, 13:47
They’re here for quite a bit cheaper - https://www.cars-equipment.com/en/shop/switches-buttons-trims/oem-5h0951527-5h0951528-sport-dsg-paddles/. That’s where I got mine. I have fitted them to my CS. I had a post on it in this thread few pages back.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kM0fSySy/CB72-A982-0528-4-E2-D-B60-B-DB2-D2-B1-C420-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K45PSBJK)


could you confirm, €110 is for both parts?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 14 January 2022, 14:11
Yes, €110 total, plus a bit for delivery. I'd recommend opting for their more expensive delivery option (FedEx / DHL) as the cheapest option is slow - takes several weeks. Which is fine if you're not in a rush for them I suppose.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JRR1988 on 14 January 2022, 14:25
Does anyone know if you can swap out the haptic steering wheel buttons on the Clubsport for actual buttons on the lesser models and still have all of the functionality?
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: fredgroves on 14 January 2022, 15:16
Does anyone know if you can swap out the haptic steering wheel buttons on the Clubsport for actual buttons on the lesser models and still have all of the functionality?

No you can't - its a different steering wheel and some of the functions aren't available.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: BillSan on 14 January 2022, 15:20
I'd say that is unlikely - are the same wheel functions available and are the buttons in exactly the same place?

Would probably be easier to fit a whole new wheel although that might not work either.

Personally I'm fine with haptic buttons.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: Carl_45 on 14 January 2022, 17:21
Yes, €110 total, plus a bit for delivery. I'd recommend opting for their more expensive delivery option (FedEx / DHL) as the cheapest option is slow - takes several weeks. Which is fine if you're not in a rush for them I suppose.

Thank you. I’ve ordered a set.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 14 January 2022, 18:06
Sorry, not looked at the fitting guide but can you just advise if you can swap without removing the steering wheel? (The biggest drawback if so)
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: JoeGTI on 14 January 2022, 18:21
Sorry, not looked at the fitting guide but can you just advise if you can swap without removing the steering wheel? (The biggest drawback if so)

You have to remove the airbag and the silver/red plastic trim (with the haptic buttons). It’s easier than it sounds.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 14 January 2022, 18:22
Sorry, not looked at the fitting guide but can you just advise if you can swap without removing the steering wheel? (The biggest drawback if so)

You have to remove the airbag and the silver/red plastic trim (with the haptic buttons). It’s easier than it sounds.

Hmm, OK, I wouldn't trust myself doing that  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 16 January 2022, 18:50
The eBay rubber mats are now available with the Mk8 gti font. Personally I prefer the Mk7 ones but they’re still nice.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Quality-All-Weather-Rubber-Car-Floor-Mats-fit-VW-Golf-GTI-MK8-/133977680129?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: king monkey on 16 January 2022, 19:47
Golf R paddles ordered today.
Title: Re: What have you bought for your Mk8?
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 16 January 2022, 20:35
Would anyone know if the paddles as fitted to the 2021 Audi RS3 fit a Mk8 Golf Wheel?

(I have one on demo at the moment and the paddles are quite nice)