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Mk5 General Area / Re: Rear brakes DIY - any tips?
« Last post by shail on Today at 05:22:57 PM Started by shail  »
Fail!

Had a bash at this, and no combination of breaker bar or ratchet would work.

I've ordered some ratchet socket adapters which will allow me to put a 19mm spanner on the end of the socket - might give me the room I need, but probably not the leverage.

One more attempt then it's off to the garage :(
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Armrest storage
« Last post by pandaman on Today at 05:14:46 PM Started by bobby_fodge  »
I just got a generic single din cubby hole off eBay. I added some packing on the teeth that hold it in place so it didn't just slide out, it fits perfectly.
I cut up an old mouse mat for some padding at the bottom.
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Mk5 General Area / Armrest storage
« Last post by bobby_fodge on Today at 05:00:36 PM Started by bobby_fodge  »
Hi, does anyone know if a storage tray exists that will fit in the void of my now removed cd changer in the armrest? The Chinese one on ebay that says it fits the mk5 doesn't. Did VW do one?
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New Member Intro's / Re: New mk5 owner
« Last post by kylo on Today at 03:37:44 PM Started by jgalla89  »
Hello there, really like your GTI, Black is the hardest colour to detail and keep looking great, but when it is they are hard to beat! Sounds like you have had some cars man! Favourite so far?
Yeah get on the warranty for the paint, mine has rust too, the stealer checked mine saying the paint was too thick and must have had a respray. I couldn't find it in the history of the car so unsure, annoying that they rejected me on that basis!
Grrrr! I am going to try another stealer local and try my luck.

Speak soon
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New Member Intro's / Re: Soon to be mk5 owner
« Last post by kylo on Today at 03:31:26 PM Started by WarrenVrs  »
Hello Warren, the VRS is very nice, the BBS alloys are really nice, so how has the sale gone? Any closer to getting your MK5 yet? What are you hoping to get GTI, colour etc?

Speak soon, Kyle
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New Member Intro's / Re: Hi all - new member
« Last post by kylo on Today at 03:29:55 PM Started by Something Different cars  »
Welcome to the forum, do you have any pictures?
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New Member Intro's / Re: Newbie mk5 gti
« Last post by kylo on Today at 03:29:19 PM Started by Stacy  »
Hello Stacy, like your GTI looks nice, are those the Scirocco wheels? They look nice on the car, so what plans have you got for mods etc in the future? Has it come with anything already done?

Speak soon, Kyle
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MK7 Members Rides / Re: Lapiz blue Golf R
« Last post by howie1987 on Today at 03:16:20 PM Started by howie1987  »
Hi Mate.
Regarding the remap(s). Did you have the DSG software too.?

Cheers
Hi mate. Yes i did. Tbh i don't like it stage 2 race mode is great. But normal mode is basically redundant now as it sits in 4th gear till your above 60mph unless you go into manual.

So is it worth it?. I'm danger close to stage1 Revo and I'm unsure of the DSG's map worth.  Cheers
When i was stage 1 it was perfect and id say its worth it. Think being stage 1 you are safe to stay standard with the dsg. But stage 2 you need it.

If it was me and i was going stage 1 id get the dsg done again. I'm thinking of going back to stage 1 tbh. It's even crossed my mind to get a custom map done from MRC.

It is alot of money though. Do revo not do deals every now and again for 10% off like APR do. Might be worth waiting for one of they deals.


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MK7 Members Rides / Re: Lapiz blue Golf R
« Last post by gulfstream11 on Today at 03:08:35 PM Started by howie1987  »
Hi Mate.
Regarding the remap(s). Did you have the DSG software too.?

Cheers
Hi mate. Yes i did. Tbh i don't like it stage 2 race mode is great. But normal mode is basically redundant now as it sits in 4th gear till your above 60mph unless you go into manual.

So is it worth it?. I'm danger close to stage1 Revo and I'm unsure of the DSG's map worth.  Cheers
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Members Rides / Re: White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
« Last post by teo_parvu on Today at 01:12:41 PM Started by teo_parvu  »
In a car this heavy, 20KG more on the front it's close to nothing and you could always balance it by moving the battery in the back. Also with a good AP Racing brake system, engine brake should be neglected, it makes almost no difference other than destabilizing the car without heel and toe downshifts.
I'm still to find a clutch that will work perfectly with 7000 rpm shift and engine brake without overheating in 1-2 really fast laps, after that refusing to get into gear. ;)
DSG is the future, whether we like it or not. With a really good remap it will also do some engine brake, but it will engage rough 1st and reverse. The engagement is hard and direct at 16 or more PSI clutch pressure.  :happy2:
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