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Golf mk6 / New strut top mounts -
« Last post by JonnoFleming on Today at 13:07 »
Hi folks

Been looking into umpteen brands of top mounts and have decided to go for the TT ones.

Just for peace of mind, are these the correct ones -  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-FEBI-Front-Top-Suspension-Mounts-Bearings-Audi-TT-Roadster-2008-8J0412331-/401264680753?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Cheers

Jonno
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by chas.s on Today at 13:00 »
Washed the car then used the wax that Watts recommended a few days ago (FinishKare 1000P).
First time used, very impressed. Interesting to see how it lasts.
 



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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by Hertsman on Today at 11:03 »
Did not realise the Akra was clubsport oval, so thats unique and not off the shelf to the 45.

Just been reading another review and seen the 45 in grey, and if was getting a CS, despite the noted misses, it would definitely be a 45 for all the little adds, (actually in the loving marmite, as like the wheels, look really good against the grey)
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Golf mk8 / Re: DRL's on an R-Line with IQ Headlights
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 10:37 »
Yes the DRL on main headlight goes dimmer when the headlights is switched on and the middle light bar comes on

isnt that the case with most cars.....

Yes, it is.

The normal intensity of LED DRL’s is too bright for night time use, and there’s a risk they would dazzle oncoming road users during hours of darkness. When the headlights are illuminated, the bank or strip of LED’s used for the DRL’s will still be lit, but it should dim down. Presumably that’s why the government guidelines on their use refers to the DRL’s turning off when the headlights are on - effectively, the DRL function changes from high intensity DRL to lower intensity sidelight. The DRL’s also double up as parking lights - again at a reduced level of intensity when in use so they don’t dazzle oncoming road users.

From the Governent Guidance on DRL’s. Reference below to ‘position lamps’ means sidelights or parking lights;

Dedicated daytime running lights
Daytime running lights (DRL) are purpose-made, low-wattage lights that can be fitted to a vehicle and used during the day to improve the visibility of a vehicle to other drivers as well as pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. They do not need to be operated manually as they automatically activate when the engine is started and turn off when the engine stops or when headlights are switched on at night.

DRL are necessarily bright to ensure they are visible in the daytime but not so bright that they will dazzle others. However they are too bright for night time use and are not intended to illuminate the road in the dark. If used at night they will cause dazzle and discomfort to others and so drivers should always switch to their position lamps or headlamps at night.’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/daytime-running-lights/daytime-running-lights
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 10:23 »
I think everyone will find we've been labelling the ED45 as a sticker and exhaust pack for some time now...

Don't get me wrong, both it and the normal CS (or even my normal GTI) are lovely cars that are really an incredible thing to drive. Get over all of the moans about buttons and software gremlins - the car as a piece of mechanical engineering is REALLY good.

Andrew is right, get a CS maybe add some extras.... for the same money as the ED45.

Much more sense....sure it isn't the "special" we all love from a Golf ED (or the TCR which was an out of the blue belter), but this time, its not special enough.

Maybe next time.... ED50 will be here by the time you've paid off your first Mk8 finance lol
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by clubsport on Today at 09:55 »
I wonder if the armrest material / door cards is simply a MY22 change across the GTI range? Wouldn't surprise me. They often make little inexplicable changes like that in the new "MY" cycles.

Their marketing is all over the place tbh. Why do the 45 Seats have "GTI" logos on them when its "45" on the steering wheel. And the standard CS has no logo on the seats at all... nor a "Clubsport" badge to be found on either car. You truly need your VW anorak well fastened to keep up with the differences.

The "GTi" logo on the seats doesn't surprise me, it;s literally carried over from the Ed40 CS, both cloth options of standard Lay-Z boy recliner and bucket seat have the "GTi" logo.
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by JRG4 on Today at 09:46 »
Did anyone else think the standard sound of the clubsport was better than the akra? :grin:

My Akra was same OOTB, you did wonder what you were getting for the extra £ aside from the aesthetics as they very pretty back there and weight reduction, but as miles are put on, the note gets deeper, the pops and cracks get louder, and without much effort, you just come up to a roundabout and as DSG drops gears you get some really decent overrun and cracks.

It was only when removed parcel shelf and had seat down to move a cabinet that realised how noticeable it is to outside world as with radio on and in well cossetted cabin you can be a bit insulated from it

Think the Akra is at least £1000 over priced, but now have it would be loathe to give up, the definitely add to the car being something a little bit more as walk up to it, complete the look, and now with near 10,000 miles on clock, the sound is sweet

Not sure why having to do some miles makes a difference, hopefully someone can explain? but its a fact it does.

My Initial thoughts were that it must be because the standard clubsport is more 'run in'. Makes sense i suppose.
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by Hertsman on Today at 09:43 »
Did anyone else think the standard sound of the clubsport was better than the akra? :grin:

My Akra was same OOTB, you did wonder what you were getting for the extra £ aside from the aesthetics as they very pretty back there and weight reduction, but as miles are put on, the note gets deeper, the pops and cracks get louder, and without much effort, you just come up to a roundabout and as DSG drops gears you get some really decent overrun and cracks.

It was only when removed parcel shelf and had seat down to move a cabinet that realised how noticeable it is to outside world as with radio on and in well cossetted cabin you can be a bit insulated from it

Think the Akra is at least £1000 over priced, but now have it would be loathe to give up, the definitely add to the car being something a little bit more as walk up to it, complete the look, and now with near 10,000 miles on clock, the sound is sweet

Not sure why having to do some miles makes a difference, hopefully someone can explain? but its a fact it does.
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by Hertsman on Today at 09:35 »
Really wanted to like the E45 and would select it over the CS for the Akra and think special grey paint? but as Volkswizard pointed out there is some strange misses? This is from a company that each year has a team of young talent produce concepts for display at Worthersee.

But having a 45 on seat instead of GTI, keeping the leather effect on the armrest, having 45 badged mats, a mention of clubsport somewhere! (If i had a clubsport i would be having the MK 7 Clubsport decals placed on the MK 8) and no power lift, not even a 20BHP one?

My TCR was displayed at Worthersee, and is quite well aligned to the concept car, and its clearly a TCR, especially if went for the TCR door graphics, the original clubsport had some identity, we all knew this was a clubsport, they may as well have stuck to the TCR as the standard offering for the MK8, and made the 45 the clubsport?

The 45 is still a great car as its a clubsport but its definitely missed the mark of opportunity on so many levels to be something a little more special - however, someone with a little bit of application and will, could do a mild transformation and correct all these misses and with the seats spend some money on a recover with the 45 decal, which yes is unlikely to be cheap, but its do able and then you have a car more looking of the special edition tag

The likely reason the 45 is mild transformation, is thats its the platform to a monster hybrid (as was expected for the MK8) E50 with real track aspirations with a standard time limited offering and limited edition, think they will really push everything into the 50 being something special, but this is VW and they likely turn it into an ID3-GTI
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45 reviews
« Last post by JRG4 on Today at 09:32 »
Did anyone else think the standard sound of the clubsport was better than the akra? :grin:
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