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    New daily - MK6 Golf R

    Gents/Ladies,

    Recently sold my s5 RX7 and bought this as a combined everyday car/replacement fun car. Has 80,xxx kms, full books service history and a Stage 1 APR tune.
    Standard interior, no leather or sunroof.
    Definitely fills the void the RX7 left. Future plans will probably incorporate a TVS DSG tune at some point and plans are to take it to do some hillclimbs and maybe a run down the quarter mile.

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    Looks nice !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elfturbomax View Post
    Looks nice !!!
    Thinking the same! Probably a little more versatile than the FC too!

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    I've got one of these with most of the boxes ticked (sans Recaros and sunroof).

    Get a DSG tune. When you're punting around in D, it's way too quick to climb up the gears then a bit too reluctant to drop down one when you give it a bit of welly. I find it's regularly a gear higher than I want.

    Aside from that, nice thing to drive. Eats up the miles on the highway.

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    Good tyres make heaps of difference. As does a downpipe.
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    I sold mine last year, was a great car and overall rally reliable. Mine had every option except the recaro's. It also had a stage 1 tune. I think stage 2 with a downpipe would have been a lot of fun to drive.

    I had Bridgestone RE003's (19 inch) on it and they were fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipper View Post
    I had Bridgestone RE003's (19 inch) on it and they were fantastic.
    I too have these on the 19s. Had some Michelin things on it when I bought it and they were horrible.

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    Cheers for comments, I'm a bit skeptical of the "off the shelf" tunes...all the cars that I've ever owned that have been tuned have always seen a dyno for tuning.

    Managed to find a guy local to me with a dyno and he does custom engine and dsg tunes purely for euro cars, has given me a nice quote to do both (under $1K), with reliability being the main goal, I believe he uses RD Technik. Suspects it should pull between 190-200awkw.

    Yep has 18" RE003's on it, haven't had a chance to fang it through some twisties yet.
    Hmm any leads on where to get a downpipe? Not interested in doing the full exhaust.

    PS did use launch control - awesome

    Cheers

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    Update
    Ended up getting the APR tune removed and an Etuners ECU/DSG tune as well as a down pipe fitted. Car has brutal acceleration and launch control now
    DSG tune has greatly improved the car from feeling lethargic/asthmatic off boost. Day and night difference.

    Serviced the car a few weeks back and replaced the fuel pump cam follower, they have a tendency to wear through and destroy the exhaust cam lobe it runs on. This had 80,000kms on it, good thing I checked it.
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    Bought Bowdens Snow Cannon, good fun really
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    Looking forward to doing some hill climbs and the odd drag strip run

    Cheers

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    Nice one... looking forward to continuing updates!

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    Get a lightweight crankshaft pulley too! Should help that brutal acceleration feeling, hey?

    This is similarly spec'd to my old mk6 r. Is yours a 2010?

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    Nah mines a late 2012 model. I think the only difference was factory bluetooth?
    Entered to take it drag racing on the 23rd June, will be interesting to see what it can run
    Cheers

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    Took this thing to A.I.R. yesterday, my first time ever drag racing, with the only prep being dropping the tire pressures to 28psi (which ended up being 18psi when when I "adjusted" them and only found out later that I had a faulty gauge)

    Only managed 3 runs, worst being a 14.2, launch control wouldn't engage properly on my slower runs and only managed to get it right on my last run @ 13.06 against a 32GTR.

    Car has a downpipe, etuners tune and dsg tune, not sure how I can get 60 foot time quicker (bar being a better driver)? I'm guessing to bring that MPH up I would also need more horsies.

    Was running just over half a tank of fuel, could probably run less next time as it used bugger all.
    Had a great time, was busy as, would've liked more runs but oh well. Pretty happy, with it being my everyday car also.
    Hoping for a 12 next time I'm out.

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