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MK7 GTI Retrofit ideas

ixiuxi

New member
Location
Austria
Car(s)
Golf GTI Perf Mk 7.5
Hi,
some further suggestions for retrofitting:

Golf MK8 GTI/GTD/R seats
Golf MK 8 underbody aero parts
Golf MK 8 GTI heated steering wheel
Predictive ACC (pACC)
356 mm drilled front brake discs from Golf 8 clubsport/R (or the 340 mm drilled discs from MK 7 TCR)
Ferodo DSP brake linings
Better brake fluid (higher boiling point)
Helix PP 62/82 DSP soundupgrade with Helix speakers
 

xabhax

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Car(s)
15 GTI
@xabhax I've started to receive some parts for the heater this week :) 🤙
I've got everything but the heater unit, it's been sitting in germany since the 16th of February. At this rate I won't need it by the time I get it installed and working
 

xabhax

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Car(s)
15 GTI
Hi,
some further suggestions for retrofitting:

Golf MK8 GTI/GTD/R seats
Golf MK 8 underbody aero parts
Golf MK 8 GTI heated steering wheel
Predictive ACC (pACC)
356 mm drilled front brake discs from Golf 8 clubsport/R (or the 340 mm drilled discs from MK 7 TCR)
Ferodo DSP brake linings
Better brake fluid (higher boiling point)
Helix PP 62/82 DSP soundupgrade with Helix speakers
I've seen the new seats. That would be nice
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Off the top of my head:-

MK8 Golf rear lower arm aero covers
Audi A3 harmonic rear damper
MK8 or Mk6 Golf short rear axle tray
Mk7 Front exhaust tunnel cover
Mk7 Full aero or skid tray for engine bay
Audi A3/TT aluminium front subframe
Audi TT-S 4pot ATE brand calipers for MQB platform (requires 340mm discs), or do the Porsche Macan 4pot Brembo version requiring 345mm discs from Mk6 R
TPMS switch retro-fit
Door warning/puddle lights, either Mk6 lights or Passat LEDs, or eBay LEDs
Fire extinguisher retro-fit to drivers or passenger seat (instead of drawer)
Audi A3 jack pads front & rear
Polo/Tiguan USB sockets in rear panel with HVAC vents in centre console behind armrest
Rear footwell lights in base of front seats.
 

ixiuxi

New member
Location
Austria
Car(s)
Golf GTI Perf Mk 7.5
Better tires:
for 18 inch rims: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport (225/40/18)
for 19 inch rims: Michelin Pilot Sport 4s (235/35/19) or
Continental Sportcontact 6 (235/35/19)
or if you want to go tracking even Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (available in both dimensions)
 

2018gti

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Massachusetts, USA
Car(s)
'18 GTI Autobahn 6MT
I've got everything but the heater unit, it's been sitting in germany since the 16th of February. At this rate I won't need it by the time I get it installed and working
That sucks, I’m sure it’ll get there eventually. I read there is a big backlog for usps international deliveries so it may have made it to the US but is waiting to be processed. My heater unit and fuel pump was processed in New York today. I have the harness and some piping. Still waiting for some more pipes/tubes/clips, fuel line, and remote control.

May not be in time for this winter but next winter will be toasty af 🔥
 

q74

Go Kart Newbie
Car(s)
R
* "All-Climate" front windscreen
* Ambient Lighting (front & back)
 

xabhax

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Car(s)
15 GTI
Auto dimming side mirrors compatible with DAP.
Ive seen those for passats i think. i saw a kit on aliexpress that had the mirror caps, mirror glass, rearview mirror and harness. but for the life of me i cannot find it again.
 

xabhax

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Car(s)
15 GTI
That sucks, I’m sure it’ll get there eventually. I read there is a big backlog for usps international deliveries so it may have made it to the US but is waiting to be processed. My heater unit and fuel pump was processed in New York today. I have the harness and some piping. Still waiting for some more pipes/tubes/clips, fuel line, and remote control.

May not be in time for this winter but next winter will be toasty af 🔥
The thing that has me worried, the fuel pump and heater i ordered on the same day, they were shipped 2 days later. The fuel pump came from poland and i got it in like 5 days.
 

2018gti

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Massachusetts, USA
Car(s)
'18 GTI Autobahn 6MT
The thing that has me worried, the fuel pump and heater i ordered on the same day, they were shipped 2 days later. The fuel pump came from poland and i got it in like 5 days.
Got mine today :)

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xabhax

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Car(s)
15 GTI

2018gti

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Massachusetts, USA
Car(s)
'18 GTI Autobahn 6MT
Lucky guy.

Deutsche Post is killing me. Mines still sitting in Frankfurt.
Well, somewhat lucky, lol. I have another order that just shipped out today. So it’ll be a while before I can start.

That’s what happened with my order too, it was “IPZ Frankfurt” until it appeared in New York a couple weeks later.
 
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