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MELVIN ANDREWS

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Nice shot.

On a different note, does anyone know how to join the vw audi group on fb? I keep trying to join the closed group but nothing happens..

Wanted to check for any meetups since 'winter' is approaching..


If you send a join request the admin will approve it. Try again if not let me know along with your FB name and I can mention it to the guy who runs it.


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MELVIN ANDREWS

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Congrats mate! Hope it was worth the wait. Happy honeymooning! ;)


It's absolutely worth the wait, I have to say I was a little concerned that I didn't go for the leather seats specially after checking my mates new s3. But once I got the car the only thing that mattered was the drive, I like that all features like start/stop, auto hold, electronic handbrake are functional and DCC is freaking amazing. I can even control the volume of the soundaktor on individual mode. Still not tried race mode I promised my self I'll only try race after the run in period.

So while I wait for the 1000km to get over, I am constantly looking for roundabouts to rip around on. BTW I got the continentals instead of the Bridgestone, which according to the forums is more grippy.


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GTi..FTW!

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You can control the volume of the soundaktor?!?! To be honest, I kinda like the soundaktor. I know it's artificial and all but still makes you want to give it the beans.

I highly doubt you'll wait until the break in period. I held out until 400kms. lol. Eitherways I don't think these new cars have break in periods cos I remember watching a video from the factory where they push all the cars on a dyno, after it's assembled. Just my opinion though.

Tell me how the vkool thing works out too cos I'll be getting mine soon too. Pretty much the same as what Mukul has..

Side note: Did you know the mute button works as a pause button!?
 

GTi..FTW!

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I really am excited for my very first car which happens to be the MK7 GTI <3
Dealer said it should be in my hands next week. Seeing all these pictures just make it almost impossible for me to wait any longer!

Congrats bud! You're gonna enjoy it. Safe driving..!
 

MELVIN ANDREWS

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You can control the volume of the soundaktor?!?! To be honest, I kinda like the soundaktor. I know it's artificial and all but still makes you want to give it the beans.

I highly doubt you'll wait until the break in period. I held out until 400kms. lol. Eitherways I don't think these new cars have break in periods cos I remember watching a video from the factory where they push all the cars on a dyno, after it's assembled. Just my opinion though.

Tell me how the vkool thing works out too cos I'll be getting mine soon too. Pretty much the same as what Mukul has..

Side note: Did you know the mute button works as a pause button!?


We have a mute button??????? Lol clearly I haven't been spending time on the infotainment system.

I am very neutral about the soundaktor but I haven't heard what the car actually sounds like cause I haven't put the window down yet because of the tint.

I eventually went with armalon tint from that company I mentioned tint and sun. It's pretty good, I eventually opted out of the metallic film cause I saw a blue r with metallic film and didn't fancy it. So I got a 30% charcoal black tint sides and back and got a clear film in front. Heat rejection is 63% on paper and it comes with warranty, it's difficult to give reviews on tints but I can tell you for a fact it's way better than my wife's 3m.


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Huzman

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How much did the tint work with Armolan HR 63 and front windscreen cost melvin? Am expecting delivery in a couple of days and need to get it done asap


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mukuljuria

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Soundaktor volume is normal in auto/comfort and louder in Sport/Race mode, and ofcourse individual u can choose either.

The R's soundaktor is actually way louder and more intrusive / bassy. I unplugged my soundaktor in the GTI and found it really weird after a couple days so I plugged it back in. We can adjust the volume through vag com (VCDS) to like percentages of 10 i think. For the R i feel it should be lower, as in the 45 minute drive I took I found it too bassy and loud compared the the GTI.

What's more important is that you got good tyres + DCC which is bloody awesome :D

The voice control button on the steering wheel is actually a mute button as we don't get voice control. Also, when you mute the music, the song that you are listening to goes on "pause" which is really neat, as FTW said.

On top of that my Head unit has a mute button on the bottom left of the 4 buttons, which i think is media, fm, mute and something else.

I actually waited till about 1000 kms to really gun the car, but after around 400-500 I did use manual mode and rev up to 4000 and then I would change gear to hear the farts :p

They do put the car on the dyno at the factory but not at crazy speeds and high RPM's, its mostly a system check and calibration of the car systems but who knows. Better to follow the manual where it says for the first 1000kms to 1500kms to drive relaxed and then after you can gradually gun it :D
 
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mukuljuria

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Tell me how the vkool thing works out too cos I'll be getting mine soon too. Pretty much the same as what Mukul has..
Soundaktor volume can be adjusted through the computer diagnostics which is called vagcom or vcds. On our cars comfort/Sport volumes are indeed different but a lot more apparent on the R as its much louder on it.

Mate, if you do go the vkool route, I have a suggestion based on some new info.

My current set up is K28 front and k28 + H20 rear. I suggest you go with H20 front and double H20 rear (or H20 + k28) rear. This is because H20 has 68% heat rejection while K28 is 58% and both cost the same.

I found this out a couple days ago after some nose poking so feel obliged to pass it on:p

This will be my setup if I do change my car in the future and will be on my dads car in the coming week as he just bought a new car.

Also - my gf has this setup on her touareg and it looks awesome and, maybe a little cooler when the sun is directly on the window - however hers is just H20 all around , no double rear as it has the sun blinds built in.

To confirm, H20 will the primary tint, so It would H20 all around and then Either h20 or k28 as the second film in the rear.


P.S> I went through my old pics from 2013 and found 2 of my Old Carbon Steel Metallic Mk6 with the K28 front + K28 and H20 rear. Hope this helps as its the same as your car color :)
 

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GTi..FTW!

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Location
Dubai
Mate, if you do go the vkool route, I have a suggestion based on some new info.

My current set up is K28 front and k28 + H20 rear. I suggest you go with H20 front and double H20 rear (or H20 + k28) rear. This is because H20 has 68% heat rejection while K28 is 58% and both cost the same.

I found this out a couple days ago after some nose poking so feel obliged to pass it on:p

This will be my setup if I do change my car in the future and will be on my dads car in the coming week as he just bought a new car.

Also - my gf has this setup on her touareg and it looks awesome and, maybe a little cooler when the sun is directly on the window - however hers is just H20 all around , no double rear as it has the sun blinds built in.

To confirm, H20 will the primary tint, so It would H20 all around and then Either h20 or k28 as the second film in the rear.


P.S> I went through my old pics from 2013 and found 2 of my Old Carbon Steel Metallic Mk6 with the K28 front + K28 and H20 rear. Hope this helps as its the same as your car color :)

Any reason why you would have a double tint on the rear windows? I didn't understand that...
 

mukuljuria

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Any reason why you would have a double tint on the rear windows? I didn't understand that...

Its just my preference really, as its gets really hot in the back otherwise with those two tiny air vents. I was under the impression you were going the same route as me (double). Either way, even single is fine.

I have people in the back with me often so it helps.

Also i've had this staggered look for a few years and love the look of it too :p
 
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