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    Yeah fitting is the same but instead of oval tips...

    Yeah fitting is the same but instead of oval tips you'll have round ones.
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    R-line has (slightly) flared arches which allows...

    R-line has (slightly) flared arches which allows another ~10mm offset/width.
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    You can afford to go up to 35 offset with 9"...

    You can afford to go up to 35 offset with 9" width on a non-Rline (or +30 and 8.5" width). That's what I'm running and the fronts are just inside the line of the guard.

    The 18/19x8 +45 is typical...
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    Yes the guy who had this before me had it in a...

    Yes the guy who had this before me had it in a Mk7 Golf.
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    Welcome aboard! The TDI's can get some tidy...

    Welcome aboard! The TDI's can get some tidy increases in low end torque with a stage 1 tune which is probably the sweet spot for the 147TDI .
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    Matt Brand has done a couple of reviews - both...

    Matt Brand has done a couple of reviews - both 110TSI and 162 Rline:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fi0bC6Qxmc


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0h8GqWSCeM
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    Maybe lets get @The_Hawk onto it

    Maybe lets get @The_Hawk onto it
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    But given the Tiguan already runs 340mm front...

    But given the Tiguan already runs 340mm front rotors there's no major benefit other than a little weight saving on the caliper (and a better finish on the caliper).

    Agree that anything else is big...
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    It depends on how much you drive your car but...

    It depends on how much you drive your car but most tyre manufacturers recommend replacing tyres at 10 years regardless of the amount of tread left. So it would generally only be an issue buying older...
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    Best off just posting the shop name if they're...

    Best off just posting the shop name if they're doing good deals. Also something to be aware of is that some of the discount stores (Tempe, St George, etc) have "old stock" tyres that they run out at...
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    You should be OK just putting 2 new tyres on. But...

    You should be OK just putting 2 new tyres on. But recommend rotating them regularly so that they wear evenly front/back.
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    Best to take it back to your tuner/workshop. Are...

    Best to take it back to your tuner/workshop. Are you talking about when you do a launch control or are you just stalling the engine up against the brake? If you're not launching the car properly you...
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    The reason why 2-1 gear change in the DQ500 is...

    The reason why 2-1 gear change in the DQ500 is clunky is that there's a synchro on 1st gear. You'll hear the gearbox clunk back into first at low speed just before you stop. This is completely...
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    Cameleon, I appreciate you're trying to do a...

    Cameleon, I appreciate you're trying to do a public service by alerting the world to the problems that a number of people have experienced. However I really believe it was a (relatively) small number...
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    That’s good info… but a little disturbing at the...

    That’s good info… but a little disturbing at the same time.

    Fortunately I’ve had mine serviced and oil changed at 45k so should be all good.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    7 speed in Tiguan is DQ500. These have been...

    7 speed in Tiguan is DQ500.

    These have been pretty bulletproof all through Gen1/1.5 Tiguan almost zero reported issues.

    There was a “bad batch” of these in ~2017 and Cameleon appears to have...
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    Just had a call from my dealer suggesting that...

    Just had a call from my dealer suggesting that now was a great time to buy a T-Roc as they’re doing 2.99% finance deals on them at the moment.

    I’m kind of half interested, but probably keep the...
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    6 speed is the DQ250 wet clutch which was also in...

    6 speed is the DQ250 wet clutch which was also in the Mk6&7 GTI/R. It's not a bad gearbox - certainly a lot more reliable than the DQ200 7 speed dry box.
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    If you don't want to keep paying for your maps...

    If you don't want to keep paying for your maps just upgrade your head unit to an RCD330 and use Apple CarPlay. Google / Apple maps are continuously updated for free. And the interface via your...
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    Also for anyone interested here's the carwow...

    Also for anyone interested here's the carwow review of the UK spec Tiguan R:


    https://youtu.be/Kz-_atEc8Es
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    Well I spoke to one of my "local" dealers and...

    Well I spoke to one of my "local" dealers and they confirmed that Tiguan R will be arriving here in early 2022. There was a VW Australia update that was delivered to the dealer network and that was...
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    Ok so if all you want is colour then it will be a...

    sorry, I didn’t mention this caveat. I’m not necessarily looking to “upgrade” the braking performance but more the look. That’s why I asked about the GTI, to see if you know if they’re direct bolt...
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    Here's a few more bonus photos: 52836 52837...

    Here's a few more bonus photos:

    52836

    52837

    52838
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    Thanks yes I'm very happy with the brakes. Both...

    Thanks yes I'm very happy with the brakes. Both looks and how well they pull the car up from speed.
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    I don’t think GTI calipers will be an upgrade for...

    I don’t think GTI calipers will be an upgrade for the Tiguan.

    Porsche Macan is a good front brake upgrade if you can find a set at a reasonable price.
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