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      Car companies do it only for looks. The average...

      Car companies do it only for looks. The average buyer doesn't walk into a car dealership and go "I wonder if the unsprung mass is lower or higher with those optional 19's"....they instead think "OH...
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      500 isn't really small if the initial demand is...

      500 isn't really small if the initial demand is similar to the MK6. It took ~2.5 months to sell 500 MK6 Rs and those had a choice of color and option group so people could get exactly what they...
    3. Not anywhere close...an Audi Allroad starts at...

      Not anywhere close...an Audi Allroad starts at $42,400.
    4. Thread: Golf R 400

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      Seriously! Apparently people still haven't...

      Seriously! Apparently people still haven't figured out that cars cost different in each market. But by using the conversion logic that shows up all to frequently then the standard R should start at...
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      That's a good question. I also hope this time...

      That's a good question. I also hope this time around we can get it with decent summer tires from the factory instead of a random pair of awful all-seasons.
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      No surprise that the two option groups don't...

      No surprise that the two option groups don't satisfy everyone. For me though these are slightly better then the MK6. When I bought the MK6 R the main option requirement was absolutely no sunroof....
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      This is answered above. There are no LED tail...

      This is answered above. There are no LED tail lights in this style. This RV has euro headlights too so don't read too much into it.
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      Sounds like a great cover letter for the...

      Sounds like a great cover letter for the petition!

      Seriously VW. Grow a pair and bring this here.
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      VW, stop the teasing with these US showings....

      VW, stop the teasing with these US showings. Bring us the R400 and the R wagon so I can buy both!
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      Don't read too much into the EA113 vs the new...

      Don't read too much into the EA113 vs the new motor. New doesn't always mean better. Just look at the blown turbos in the new GTI as an example. It may turn out to be an early problem like the water...
    11. The motor is the only component providing power...

      The motor is the only component providing power assist. There are no hydraulics so if you disable the electric motor it will be completely unpowered.
    12. Let us know how it goes. I guess the hope would...

      Let us know how it goes. I guess the hope would be if you unplug it there would be no thrown codes or some weird ESC "always on/limp mode", which I could see being the case. The R has a steering...
    13. The electric motor is part of the rack P/N itself...

      The electric motor is part of the rack P/N itself 1K1423055M.

      http://keffervwparts.com/media/images/oe/collision/9/9274405.gif
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    14. I use those on my MK6 R for winter wheels. I...

      I use those on my MK6 R for winter wheels. I don't know if there is an offset difference with the MK7, but I would think they will fit a PP car.
    15. I have't looked for it on the R, but typically...

      I have't looked for it on the R, but typically they are attached to the steering rack, not the column. Like this picture.

      http://www.carsteering.com/data/all_images/30181Q-Map1.jpg
    16. Maybe I am fooling myself but one of the reasons...

      Maybe I am fooling myself but one of the reasons I bought the R is for potentially better long term reliability. I am still stock though at 40k but it's driven hard. The base of the engine design has...
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      They move based on speed and steering angle....

      They move based on speed and steering angle. Drive slow, around 15-25mph, and turn right/left like a S-turn and you will see them move. I barely notice them taking 90-degree turns or at high speeds....
    18. Mine was leaking around 25k if I recall. The...

      Mine was leaking around 25k if I recall. The dealer pulled it apart and replaced various internal seals as well. I can dig up the service record to see if there is anymore information on it. It's...
    19. :wave: I'm pretty sure I've seen you driving...

      :wave: I'm pretty sure I've seen you driving around before.
    20. I ordered a set of A/S 3 that I can hopefully get...

      I ordered a set of A/S 3 that I can hopefully get mounted this weekend or next. If you can manage pure summer tires then I wouldn't even question it and just get PSS. They are so highly regarded you...
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