I attempted to join the forum back in March when I 1st bought my RS, but needed some sort of authorisation. It appears the authorisation was confirmed and I didnt know. So technically ive been a member for 8 months!
As i said i bought my 8P in March. Its a 12 plate in red with an alloy pack, wing backs and a few extra goodies. I swapped in a Golf 6R stage 2 +. I had previously been a Golf man having owned Mk4 Gti 1.8t, Mk4 1.8t Anniversary, Mk5 Gti and then the 6R. All of which were modified. The RS itch got the better of me and its been a decent start to RS life, although im still missing my 6R. Its still my favourite car but im working on the RS to take that accolade.
I had a few teething problems with RS, the haldex pump failed the morning after I picked it up from the garage. I had the car booked in at Awesome that day anyway and after a health check confirmed 2 seized rear calipers also.
After a few days of arguing with a crap garage owner, he agreed to refund me £500 toward the repairs. Im lucky enough to know people in the car trade, so got the calipers at a good price and changed the discs and pads at the same time. Awesome carried out the pump change.
In April I got the car mapped at Awesome as the RS felt a bit flat in comparison to the modified R. Its a completely different animal now. Ive worked through a few the usual new owner/maintenance/modifications. I changed the old and corroded front discs and changed them to revision C versions with new pads. I had the car serviced at Awesome last week using Millers nanodrive. Ive also changed the appalling Kumho Ecsta LE sports thstvwere on when I bought it for some PS4s and re did the Geometry (Feels like a completely different car with a few tweaks)
I plan on fitting an uprated rear anti roll bar based on suggestions from forum members on Audi.sport net in an attempt to faze out the 'interesting' handling. Also, front bumper is looking a little stone chipped for my liking. So that will be done soonish too.
So thats my last 8 months ownership in a few paragraphs. Happy to hear any suggestions or tips that you all have being new to the RS brand.
Ohhh and im from the Manchester area too.
Edited by Jamesybaz, 18 November 2019 - 10:09 PM.