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Old 06-22-2020, 11:15 AM   #201
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Ugh. Does Akrapovic sell a Golf R exhaust separately?!?
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:19 AM   #202
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Ugh. Does Akrapovic sell a Golf R exhaust separately?!?
Not under the licensing terms with VW! This exhaust can only come from them.

If I had a GTI, yeah I could buy one directly from them but since this is a VW factory option part that’s VIN-locked....
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:22 AM   #203
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Performance Pack brakes get put on Monday.

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Old 06-25-2020, 01:08 PM   #204
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Not under the licensing terms with VW! This exhaust can only come from them.

If I had a GTI, yeah I could buy one directly from them but since this is a VW factory option part that’s VIN-locked....
ugh. Does anybody else make a similar exhaust?
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:21 PM   #205
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ugh. Does anybody else make a similar exhaust?
Nope
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:52 PM   #206
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I love the remus exhaust but the pricing is just too much for my poor self.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:26 AM   #207
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I love the remus exhaust but the pricing is just too much for my poor self.
Remus sounds good too! So does APR.
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Update from Cars245 about the Akrapovic: The exhaust will arrive in their warehouse by July 10th.

Progress! Might have this on the car by August
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:54 PM   #209
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Performance Pack aka Clubsport S brake rotors and pads installed.

The Clubsport S uses the same rear rotors as the stock GTI/R, so only the pads were changed back there.



Even after 16.5k miles, the factory rotors were noticeably heavier than the Clubsport rotors.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:08 PM   #210
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Good comparison test amongst the mk7 lineup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebp4EIyXflc

I'm interested in seeing what the R could do with the Clubsport S front end parts (alum subframe, front LCA bushing, wheel knuckles) now that the brakes are same.

Weight becomes the only disadvantage once tires are changed.

Looking forward to seeing how it drives. ClubSport S turn-in and front end grip with all wheel drive dragging it a bit?
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Is the aluminum subframe 100% dimensionally the same for the suspension pickup points?

Lighter rotors should be a nice improvement even if you can't really feel them.

Great news on the exhaust!
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Is the aluminum subframe 100% dimensionally the same for the suspension pickup points?

Lighter rotors should be a nice improvement even if you can't really feel them.

Great news on the exhaust!
Yup! 100% same, just 7 lbs lighter and stiffer.

Agreed, excited all around. Rotors are a 5lbs reduction and I can’t wait to drive it!
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:42 PM   #213
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Tested the new pads and rotors out.

Braking has definitely improved. Pedal feel needs to be tightened up a little bit, but otherwise much better.

Have started to notice a whine on decel when coming to a stop. Need to inspect. Sounds like it’s coming from passenger side of the engine bay. Not sure what’s over there. Input shaft?
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:31 PM   #214
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Nice looking brakes. I'm excited to see the exhaust. Will there be a sound clip?
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Nice looking brakes. I'm excited to see the exhaust. Will there be a sound clip?
Me too, been waiting since May? Haha

Yes, absolutely!
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