GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

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silverhairs
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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by silverhairs » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:15 pm

"feels a little flat" What were you driving before your Polo GTI+ ?

Robint
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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by Robint » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:22 pm

silverhairs wrote:"feels a little flat" What were you driving before your Polo GTI+ ?
I was thinking the same where are these roads. ??? I love mine


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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by Robint » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:23 pm

silverhairs wrote:"feels a little flat" What were you driving before your Polo GTI+ ?
I was thinking the same where are these roads. ??? I love mine


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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by Robint » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 pm

I was thinking where are the roads you are driving on I live in speed camera land


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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 pm

Chris Ro wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:55 am
Hi guys enjoying my new Polo GTi+ it feels a little flat... Any box tunes available yet? :D
By flat, do you mean linear in its power delivery? The MK7 Golf started that. My Scirocco 170TDI felt slower than my MK7 Golf GTD, because of the linear power delivery. The Golf GTI feels the same. Only the sheer power of my R gets over this when taken over 4k revs, where it really picks up.

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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by Chris Ro » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:32 pm

I think linear power is probably best to explain what I feel, there is never any real kick? or pull I've felt in other cars which push you into the seat it feels slow to me which it shouldn't? I've came from a Peugeot 307 HDi S 1.6 and I've had a CLK 270 CDi (Automatic) which had the pull feeling but it was RWD. Maybe I'm not driving it right? Should I be using the flappy panels more than relying on the Auto?

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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by stevereeves » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Robint wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 pm
I was thinking where are the roads you are driving on I live in speed camera land
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Me too, didn't realise we are near nieighbours :wink: ....

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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by broberty » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:36 pm

Found a cobweb in the headlamp unit. Anyone else had this or any advice on cleaning it?
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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by jylydesign » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Chris Ro wrote:Hi guys enjoying my new Polo GTi+ it feels a little flat... Any box tunes available yet? :D
Dtuk have one but I would treat with caution. Most of the big names haven't bothered to develop one for the pre wltp GTI's due to the limited market. Keep an eye on Burger Motorsports, their boxes have a very good reputation on the Golfs. They are American so their market won't be fussed with wltp changes. Also wait for the many comments regarding warranty, insurance, reliability etc etc. I'm sure you are aware of the risks but it's a free world (sort of) the choice is yours!

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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by Dan34 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:18 pm

I've been in contact with Burger Motorsports in regards to a JB4 tuning box (had one on my old Golf R) and there should be one coming out in the next 2-3 weeks.

They've seen between 240-250BHP on their test car. He said the only issue they see is temps getting a little high because the stock intercooler isn't that big.

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Re: GTI and GTI plus owners experiences

Post by barrywi » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:40 pm

broberty wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Found a cobweb in the headlamp unit. Anyone else had this or any advice on cleaning it?
Shouldnt be there , must have been sealed in when it was made, take it to the dealer.

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