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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

bmxdarcy

New member
Location
Alabama
Car(s)
2015 Sportwagen TDI
After much googling I've come to ask: Has anyone attempted rear brake upgrades on Golfs with a rear beam? I've seen it mentioned but never confirmed.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
19 GTI 10 MZ3
After much googling I've come to ask: Has anyone attempted rear brake upgrades on Golfs with a rear beam? I've seen it mentioned but never confirmed.
Not directly an answer to your question, but your biggest braking gains are going to be in more aggressive pads and better fluid.
 

bmxdarcy

New member
Location
Alabama
Car(s)
2015 Sportwagen TDI
Thanks for the info, Nineeightyone. Admittedly this is the daily and primarily for scene points, but I do have a BBK for the front and I'd like to maintain the bias, so going to the 310mm should get me there, if my math is correct.
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
Someone called, haha. @bmxdarcy I am running GTI PP brakes on the rear of my Golf TDi. The e-brake lines come in from other side (top or bottom, I forget which) so the e-brake cable routing is shitty, but has not caused any issues since install.

I'm currently in the process of retrofitting Electronic Parking Brake... by that I mean I have all the parts. That will require a switch to 46 pin ABS module, assuming your car has the 38 pin.

None of it is worth it, unless you just want the look of bigger rotors back there. That's the boat I'm in. But the PP brakes bolted right up, bought PP rear rotors too. No problem with offsets or anything funny like that. I would therefore assume any rear brake upgrade intended for the GTI/R will bolt up too, with the issue of the e-brake cable routing.
 

carbon_gecko

Go Kart Champion
Location
texas
Car(s)
2016 GOLf tsi 'S'
Has anyone gotten the ANDREAM MMI BOX for their mk7 and gotten it to work? I installed it, plug and play. Setup the Bluetooth carplay portion. No wireless portion though.
 

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JTM88

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Richmond, TX
Car(s)
2016 GTI
Is there a specific thin wrench anyone can recommend for getting the ignition coils offf with? I had always been able to get away not using one until today. 😤
 

Skeej

Go Kart Champion
Location
Right on the Left Coast
Car(s)
2017 Alltrack S 6MT
One thing is for sure: you should not be running 87 octane while towing. And in hot weather? <Dark Helmet voice> "What's with you, man?!"
Thank you. I use only top tier, choose mid grade when towing heavy,
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
SoCal, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S FWD
Is there a specific thin wrench anyone can recommend for getting the ignition coils offf with? I had always been able to get away not using one until today. 😤
Which part are you having trouble with? The ground stud, the clip, or pulling the coil itself?
 
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