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Old 06 November 2018, 06:19 PM
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Mines a 2016 8V model. They now have the 8V2 (face lift) out now with the new aluminium engine.

Yes, I have the mag ride. It's all very subjective though..... I would test drive one to see how you think it feels.

They are certainly no Scooby in the chassis department, but I think they are very very nice (and quick) road car.
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I test drove the FK2 type r, 2011 RS3, and owned an RS for 6 months, on all 3 the ride was - for me anyway - way too firm for a daily on UK roads and on motorway journeys the RS with its shell seats was bloody uncomfortable.
The Golf R was underwhelming but had a much more compliant ride so if it’s close to that and similar in pick up to the C63 then sounds like it might be a decent option.
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Old 07 November 2018, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MrNoisy View Post

Thanks for replying.
I test drove the FK2 type r, 2011 RS3, and owned an RS for 6 months, on all 3 the ride was - for me anyway - way too firm for a daily on UK roads and on motorway journeys the RS with its shell seats was bloody uncomfortable.
The Golf R was underwhelming but had a much more compliant ride so if itís close to that and similar in pick up to the C63 then sounds like it might be a decent option.
The 8v is definitely better than the previous gen 8p that you drove. Get out in one! 😀
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Old 07 November 2018, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
It's been a long time coming and yes, I can't wait to get this ripping down the tarmac.

A heavily tuned (similar spec to mine) facelift RS3 Saloon in the US is banging out 100-200 kmph in 4s flat. That's as quick as a Macca P1.
thats frightening pace for a very easy to drive family car Videos or it never happened :P
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Old 09 November 2018, 09:32 PM
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Last piece of the fabrication jigsaw was made and fitted today by the in-house fabrication team at Litchfield...... a nice ďlittleĒ boost pipe. 😎

New engine was fired up late this afternoon.... dyno time very soon! 😍😍😍 💥💥💥
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Old 29 November 2018, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Shaun View Post


The 8v is definitely better than the previous gen 8p that you drove. Get out in one! 😀
Erm so...I did. And bought it yesterday 😂
65 plate in black with virtually every option ticked other than the sports seats as it has the electric lumbar and design pack 3 (disappointing but not a deal breaker).
For me the car had to have magride and exhaust as a minimum; have to say I agree with you theyíve moved on massively, the ride was more comfortable than the Mercedes.
I blame your bad influence .
So the C63 was chopped in for it, had horrendous weather to drive down to fetch it, drive back was a lot less twitchy!
Was very impressed - feels like it has every one of the advertised horsepower whereas the Focus RS, even with the Mountune pack, felt like a WRX in terms of pace.
Looking forward to see what itís capable of. Spent most of the way home fighting with the bloody satnav!

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Old 29 November 2018, 09:52 AM
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Pictures pictures pictures!!!!
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Old 29 November 2018, 02:23 PM
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Here you go then....




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Old 29 November 2018, 02:29 PM
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That's lovely. Very understated indeed. See what you mean about the seats, but everything else is spot on.
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Old 29 November 2018, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
That's lovely. Very understated indeed. See what you mean about the seats, but everything else is spot on.
Thanks mate, yep that's one of the things I like about it, understated, but it does look mean in black.
When I picked it up it was sat between a C63S and a sky blue 911, but didn't look out of place.
After my M3 I swore I'd never have another black car, but then my current bug STI is black and now this - oops hehe.
Will be getting some extra security sorted and some PPF / Ceramic coating done ASAP so it's properly protected for the winter.
Feels very planted on the road, but conditions yesterday when I picked it up were utterly awful so didn't exactly push hard on the way home. Hoping I'll get to go out and play a little tomorrow
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Old 29 November 2018, 06:50 PM
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Is it sat on the OE Pirellis? I found my terrible on them and swapped them for Michelin PS4S - huge damp/greasy road improvement ��
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Old 29 November 2018, 09:00 PM
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Is it sat on the OE Pirellis? I found my terrible on them and swapped them for Michelin PS4S - huge damp/greasy road improvement ��
Yes mate, fronts are brand new but rears will need replacing next year and will go for P4Sís then - have them on all my cars, superb tyres
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Old 30 November 2018, 01:58 PM
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Shaun / Brun how you find the brakes?
Been out today for a quick blat and at higher speeds they donít scrub off the pace as quick as Iíd like. Have either of you switched to uprated pads or discs?
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Still on the standard brakes here. I probably don’t drive hard enough to complain about them to be honest. I have however braked moderately hard from 120+mph and the weight shift which makes the back end light is very unnearving.
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Old 07 December 2018, 08:06 PM
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Shaun / Brun how you find the brakes?
Been out today for a quick blat and at higher speeds they donít scrub off the pace as quick as Iíd like. Have either of you switched to uprated pads or discs?
Don't expect too much from them.

I'll be swapping out to AP's in due course.

BTW.... car looks very nice.
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I have however braked moderately hard from 120+mph and the weight shift which makes the back end light is very unnearving.
THIS!
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Old 06 January 2019, 07:36 PM
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Bloody hell Shaun, I’ve only just stumbled over this thread and you after many years away. You’re still spending big on your cars I see then pal?? I’ve bought myself a nice RA to play with, 51 yrs old and never learn. Lol. The chats we had on here years ago regsrding specs etc of our cars, I assume the Spec C went then?? Richard no longer has Tractive I hear too??

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Old 15 January 2019, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
Don't expect too much from them.

I'll be swapping out to AP's in due course.

BTW.... car looks very nice.
I now have the squealing front brakes issue with mine, more than likely down to it being used for short journeys instead of being hammered all the time.

Probably going to try the Reyland 2 piece floating discs and DS2500ís instead of the original OEM junk. Seriously struggle to believe it doesnít have directional discs as standard on a 370bhp car!! The more I read up on it the scarier it becomes.

PPF and full ceramic coat got applied before Christmas but I wasnít fully happy with the first attempt so itís going back to be sorted out this Friday.
The other thing Iíve noticed now itís started getting colder is the traction control likes to intervene way before it needs to; itís nowhere as bad as my old M3 but believe it or not worse than the C63 it replaced!
I honestly donít think it is struggling either I think the system is simply too protective.

Apparently this can get worse running grippier tyres like P4Sís (which I almost certainly will when it comes time to replace them) so I can see myself turning it to sport mode more in the coming months....but first haldex oil and filter change and an engine oil change are on the cards!

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