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Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Exhaust Tips Added, Diffuser Painted

We are on a carbon theme you loon lol

Me and Chris saw your missus driving round the m25 the other month Jamie.. The picture of her audi up there ^^ confirmed that for me lol. I though the door bit was missing but its the whole rear quarter lol

Author:  Jamie88 [ Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Exhaust Tips Added, Diffuser Painted

Lol Adam, ill wrap it for you if you choose what you want!

Haha I'm not sure if I.mentioned why the quarter was missing? She.managed to.drive into a post in the petrol station lol. Both door and quarter were pulled off at the bodyshop before it got fixed and I.re wrapped the door but didn't have time to do the quarter and then the cold.weather set in!

Author:  meilack [ Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:04 am ]
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cheers :D

that sounds like a slight fail on mel's part :lol:

Author:  Jamie88 [ Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Exhaust Tips Added, Diffuser Painted

Haha yeah just abit! Getting a phonecall from her saying oh I think I've damaged the vinyl on the car but havnt looked yet, so I said send me a photo. Errr no you have caved in the rear quarter :lol:

Author:  elPaulio [ Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:17 pm ]
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Jamie88 wrote:
Haha yeah just abit! Getting a phonecall from her saying oh I think I've damaged the vinyl on the car but havnt looked yet, so I said send me a photo. Errr no you have caved in the rear quarter :lol:


Lol, that is an epic understatement on her part :lolz:

All looking good buddy, from memory my engine cover never really got more than warm when out so hopefully the wrap will be fine :)

I can't say anything really on crashing at petrol stations. I caved in the nsr suspension on my a4 reversing into a high kerb at a petrol station, that was a touch embarrassing!! I'm sure I've got pics of it somewhere will have to dig them out for comedy value :lolz:

Paul

Author:  Jamie88 [ Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Exhaust Tips Added, Diffuser Painted

elPaulio wrote:
Jamie88 wrote:
Haha yeah just abit! Getting a phonecall from her saying oh I think I've damaged the vinyl on the car but havnt looked yet, so I said send me a photo. Errr no you have caved in the rear quarter :lol:


Lol, that is an epic understatement on her part :lolz:

All looking good buddy, from memory my engine cover never really got more than warm when out so hopefully the wrap will be fine :)

I can't say anything really on crashing at petrol stations. I caved in the nsr suspension on my a4 reversing into a high kerb at a petrol station, that was a touch embarrassing!! I'm sure I've got pics of it somewhere will have to dig them out for comedy value :lolz:

Paul


lol i was trying to dig out a photo of it but cant seem to find one! it wasnt pretty :lol:

engine cover has held up so far, abit of bubbleing around the little bump but i think thats because i havnt superheated it!

Author:  Jamie88 [ Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Exhaust Tips Added, Diffuser Painted

New parts ordered. As the car is getting on for 145k now i thought the front suspension bushes could do with being replaced to stiffen up the front end as they must get abit of a pounding with a 2.5tdi lump over them for 9 years! so i have ordered the following

4 x upper suspension arms
4 x lower suspension arms
2 x ARB drop links
2 x track rod ends
and new bolts for everything! should freshen up the handling abit, need to get a wheel bearing also as my OSF one is dead :lol:

Im also on the lookout for an RS4 RARB as this is a direct replacement for my standered 18mm bar, the RS4 one is 22mm and is only £40 from the dealer and aparently it makes a hell of alot of difference to the handling of the car! :D

Another thing im tring to find are A4 B5 spring purches, these are basivly like top mounts but the fit directly onto the B6/B7 front suspension and lower the car by another 15mm on the front, there only about £20 aparently so i need to enquire at audi about them :thumbsup:

Im wanting to get all my suspension sorted before a remap as there is no point chucking buckets of torque through the front wheels if by suspension components are on there last legs :doh:

Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

Sounds like a good little set of plans Jamie, can't wait to see it all take place :)

Author:  elPaulio [ Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

Found the pics I took of the B7 after I twated the kerb.

As you can guess the wheel should be in the middle of the wheel arch :doh:

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Was proper biffed and almost every suspension component in that corner needed replacing.... Ooops :)

Paul

Author:  Jamie88 [ Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

Cheers danny, be interesting to see how bad the bushes are when I remove them, I'm getting abut of front end knocking over bumpy roads so I think some are deffo shot!

Paul that looks nasty, sure you wernt trying to do some handbrake turns in the now haha, how was the tyre still inflated! That's one big chunk taken out of it.

Parts arrived today, top delivery service, didn't even take 24hours to get here.

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May get them fitted Monday but not sure as I have the horrid man flu haha

Author:  95 Fiesta Si [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:51 am ]
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Jamie88 wrote:
Im also on the lookout for an RS4 RARB as this is a direct replacement for my standered 18mm bar, the RS4 one is 22mm and is only £40 from the dealer and aparently it makes a hell of alot of difference to the handling of the car! :D


Rear ARB's spose to make a big difference on vag diesels, i need to do mine aswell.

£40 is well cheap, check Awsome GTI's prices
http://www.awesomegti.com/car/audi/a4b6?subpart=452

Author:  Jamie88 [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

I know, this is what the guys in the forum were saying, the RS4 bar is one of the best mods that can be done in the handling in line with the standered sport suspension. I think with drop inks it takes it to £90 but its still a bargain! Need to visit the dealer soon. There are loads going in ebay aswell but may aswell get it new. Thing I didn't know is the cab actually handles better than the saloon due to the extra chassis stiffening they did to it, well apparently according to ages forum members lol.

Your cupra splitter, DID you get that new from seat? As apparently there around £40 from the dealer. I want one!

Author:  Chris [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:36 pm ]
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There £22 from the dealer for a cupra splitter at SEAT

Author:  Jamie88 [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

Really? Are all these people on eBay mugs then paying £40+ for used ones! Madness. Need to find my local seat now! Cheers Chris

Author:  95 Fiesta Si [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:27 pm ]
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Mine come with the Cupra R bumper.

12 months ago, splitters from seat was about about £20, i think due to there popularity of people using them as universal splitters, there now £45 from Seat. part no. 1ML 805 903

One of the seat sponsors over at seatcupra.net will post it to you at a good price.

Ring Dave @ Sere Motors in Ireland, 028 90385336. delivery would be a few days

Author:  Chris [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:50 pm ]
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Supply and demand theb I guess. It was 2 years or so ago I guess.

Author:  Jamie88 [ Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

Cheers guys, ill give seat a call in the morning and see how much there do it for. If its more than £45 then ill try your guy in Ireland. Think is rather spend the £45 on the arb first!

Author:  Jamie88 [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - New parts and afew plans

Abit of an update here, With my wedding approaching fast (only 4 weeks to go) :o i thought id better get the car looking good as im using it to take myself, my best man and my ushers to the church! All 4 of my alloys were curbed and were really letting the car down, although im on the look out for new wheels i wont have any before mid april! So i went to halfords, bought some BMW titanium silver and obviously primer and laqure and some wet and dry. Took all the weels off the car and sanded them all down, luckily all the curbing was mainly paint damage and hadn't gone into the actual alloy at all apart from in afew places which i just sanded as flat as i could as i didn't have time to be filling stuff. Heres some photos, didnt take many as a wheel is a wheel :lol:

Before
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Sanded down and masked up x2
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Primed
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Painted and laqured
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Fitted and tyres glossed
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You can see the bit of heavy kurbing on the last photo but can only notice it if you look :D

Got a couple of parking dents to get sorted then its pretty much mint on the outside :chill:

Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Home brew wheel refurb

Nice and fresh :) They look like they are a slightly lighter shade than before too :)

Author:  meilack [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A4 Cabrio V6 TDI - Home brew wheel refurb

nice work there jamie!

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