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    1. No issues starting my R at -30 F in Maine. Given...

      No issues starting my R at -30 F in Maine. Given it didn't spend weeks in that temp... but only an extra turn or two of the motor at startup and it got moving.
    2. The tuning claims on the 7 are really nice and...

      The tuning claims on the 7 are really nice and would push anyone looking for a quick ride in that direction, but there is no history behind tuning that engine like there is in the 6 R. All the years...
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      43000, Jan '12 delivery.

      43000, Jan '12 delivery.
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      Could you get the rubber pads to sit on the top...

      Could you get the rubber pads to sit on the top of the car without bunching or lifting slightly? I had issues with that.
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      I think the AWD puts extra stress on the clutch.

      I think the AWD puts extra stress on the clutch.
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      I'd say either prove it or stop wasting our time.

      I'd say either prove it or stop wasting our time.
    7. I'm using the Bel STi-R+ with Laser Interceptor...

      I'm using the Bel STi-R+ with Laser Interceptor Dual front jammers as well. Very quality system and set up the same as above, only the antenna for the radar detector sits higher, essentially behind...
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      It seems that currently, UM is making more power...

      It seems that currently, UM is making more power in the Stage II area but you would need a HPFP for that. I can't comment on who makes more power at just stage 1. You would get launch control and...
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      I was speaking with a VW rep at the Philadelphia...

      I was speaking with a VW rep at the Philadelphia Auto Show who referenced using aftermarket parts on GTIs and Rs at VW sponsored auto shows and private events. Mentioned APR by name.
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      Fraud is another big reason...

      Fraud is another big reason...
    11. Many of us have tune friendly dealers (I have one...

      Many of us have tune friendly dealers (I have one in Maine and one outside of Philly) and you can ask them straight up with no other info given "do you have any issues with doing warranty work on...
    12. Glad to have found this thread. I am definitely...

      Glad to have found this thread. I am definitely having the issue described above. If it is a TSB, does that mean it will be fixed outside of the warranty?
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      Ahhh thanks a bunch. I was stuck on "click"...

      Ahhh thanks a bunch. I was stuck on "click" didn't think of "tick".
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      Clicking at idle

      Sorry if this has been posted, but searching for "clicking" in thread bodies has not helped...

      I am experiencing a clicking on the passenger side, but ONLY when idling. If the clutch is engaged,...
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      Someone mentioned a while back about a convo with...

      Someone mentioned a while back about a convo with someone over at Sachs. They claimed the clutch is rated to 400 ft-lbs, but should be able to handle 50% more, it's just not "rated" to handle 600 hp...
    16. Looks pretty stacked compare to its 3...

      Looks pretty stacked compare to its 3 predecessors. I find it unlikely they will roll it out in the US with that many upgrades.
    17. My R has seen 112 F in the Mojave desert and -17...

      My R has seen 112 F in the Mojave desert and -17 F 5 months later in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. That's a range of 129 degrees from August to December.
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      I'm curious about this as well. My wipers have...

      I'm curious about this as well. My wipers have bit the dust after 35,000 miles and this big snowstorm finally did them in. 1 started to peel off and has a little dangly tail on it now... I want...
    19. Believable at those speeds. Anything over low...

      Believable at those speeds. Anything over low 60s and MPGs take a nice dip.
    20. I call bull... no way you are getting anything...

      I call bull... no way you are getting anything over 30 mpg while exceeding 70 mph. Downhill? :laugh:
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