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acoustic_

Ready to race!
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
Anything consumable like that if replacing you're better off ordering from FCP. Lifetime replacement warranty on coils if they fail.

I've seen a lot of talk about FCP. I'll keep them in mind next go around. I'd never heard of them in the Subaru community; seems kind of insane that you can do oil through them lol
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2017 VW Golf R
I'd never heard of them in the Subaru community;

Given that their full name is FCP Euro, that's not shocking 🤣

If you want to do oil, make sure to pay with PayPal. They reimburse up to $30 of return shipping.
 

acoustic_

Ready to race!
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
Given that their full name is FCP Euro, that's not shocking 🤣

If you want to do oil, make sure to pay with PayPal. They reimburse up to $30 of return shipping.

Hah! They do stock 5W30, and plenty of guys were running 5W40 in their tuned/built motors. If they ever figure it out, I'm sure FCP will go out of business.. god forbid you didn't change your oil every 3000miles on a stock FA20 with stock turbo. 🤡
 

GTI Jake

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
Took my mom to pick up her new Rising Blue ‘22 Jetta.
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Saw a Mk8R there, and met some enthusiasts (owner of that car, and a employee with a modded Mk7.5R). Her salesman had a lowered 300ZX too (I wanted one bad back in the day).

Immediately ashamed of how dirty mine was I went home and washed it lol.

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Also, burnt out a drivers side low beam on my BEC “Ed’s” Mk7.5R reps, so if anyone knows what they run it’ll save me investigating tomorrow.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
I think @ourlee was looking for that bulb too. He just posted a thread
 

art_mark7

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Texas
Car(s)
Mark 7 GTI
I've seen them fail.
Ditto...

I got the APR packs shortly after i got the RS7s.... one of the coils failed on me (Cyl2 misfired)
went thru the hassle .. but APR was nice enough to send out a replacement 1 day after i reported (no proof) needed.

only stage1 here, should have saved my $200+ but lesson learned...

side note - i do like the red accent of the coil and matches my other colors in my engine bay LOL
 

acoustic_

Ready to race!
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
Ditto...

I got the APR packs shortly after i got the RS7s.... one of the coils failed on me (Cyl2 misfired)
went thru the hassle .. but APR was nice enough to send out a replacement 1 day after i reported (no proof) needed.

only stage1 here, should have saved my $200+ but lesson learned...

side note - i do like the red accent of the coil and matches my other colors in my engine bay LOL

So you had the APR brand coil packs, not the Velt brand? Glad they sent you a replacement at least.
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
I have velt brand stuff on my car…(suspension mounts and motor mounts) the stuff works “fine” but the reality is, velt is “great values” brand of car parts. They are going to be lower at level of QC compared to oem, basically they are red colored autozone house brand coils. They should work fine, but they deff wouldn’t be as trouble free/long lasting as oem and they really are just a cosmetic upgrade.

The oem coils on the e888.3 engines are no longer plagued with constant failures that VWs have been known for with the mk4s,mk5,Mk6s, but brands will still sell you “upgrades” cause it’s a profitable wave they riding out.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
I have velt brand stuff on my car…(suspension mounts and motor mounts) the stuff works “fine” but the reality is, velt is “great values” brand of car parts. They are going to be lower at level of QC compared to oem, basically they are red colored autozone house brand coils. They should work fine, but they deff wouldn’t be as trouble free/long lasting as oem and they really are just a cosmetic upgrade.

The oem coils on the e888.3 engines are no longer plagued with constant failures that VWs have been known for with the mk4s,mk5,Mk6s, but brands will still sell you “upgrades” cause it’s a profitable wave they riding out.
I literally carried around 4 extra coils in the trunk of my B5 for the entire life of owning it....because they failed that much
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
Just know that you're buying the coils for engine dress up and it's totally fine, they don't perform any worse than OEM, but like others have said they aren't better either. APR Coils are the performance mod equivalent of CF intakes and billet oil caps, they wouldn't do anything to make you faster, but they do look nice under the hood. Just don't be one of those people who buys red coils and then puts the engine cover back on.

I got my coils from FCP so if they do give me any trouble I'll just warranty them. I'd advise the rest of you to do the same.
 

Daks

Autocross Champion
Location
Toronto
Car(s)
GTI PP
Just know that you're buying the coils for engine dress up and it's totally fine, they don't perform any worse than OEM, but like others have said they aren't better either. APR Coils are the performance mod equivalent of CF intakes and billet oil caps, they wouldn't do anything to make you faster, but they do look nice under the hood. Just don't be one of those people who buys red coils and then puts the engine cover back on.

I got my coils from FCP so if they do give me any trouble I'll just warranty them. I'd advise the rest of you to do the same.
They could perform worse than OEM.
 
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