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Offline robh

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #200 on: June 17, 2018, 06:41:05 pm »
Getting a WOF the other day.



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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #201 on: June 17, 2018, 07:18:17 pm »
Yes Botany.

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #202 on: January 07, 2019, 09:59:49 am »
Freshly serviced by Brodie European, took the black beauty to the BOP for the Christmas break. More recently (yesterday) it was put to good use carting a dryer which fitted with the back seats up. She was looking pretty shiny on this sunny kiwi summer day. Only real thing on the to-do list is repair the door cards (glue and foam breaking down), roof lining and new floor mats. Paint could do with some correction again too, but holds up well from 10 feet away.


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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #203 on: January 14, 2019, 07:41:57 am »
looking nice!  and putting it to good use is great as well!

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #204 on: February 20, 2019, 02:09:57 pm »
oh that looks stunning..  8)

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #205 on: March 09, 2020, 02:19:31 pm »
John Kanters aka 80vert has replaced the headlining and re-foamed and glued the vinyl on the door cards.

I'm particularly happy with the headlining. John recovered the A pillars as well for a perfect match. The texture and appearance is very similar to the original but slightly darker.

John said the headlining material wasn't very easy to work with as there was limited stretch longitudinally. I bought the material from WT Distributors in Onehunga as John's usual supplier didn't have any material that was a close match to the original. Website:  https://www.webbing.co.nz/auto-marine/79-headlining.html

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Finished result:














My sincere thanks to John for a job well done!

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #206 on: March 19, 2020, 08:35:07 am »
Thats awesome Jon! And great job Vert
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #207 on: March 19, 2020, 09:04:07 am »
That is beautiful work

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #208 on: July 30, 2020, 05:32:56 pm »
Really happy to have a Blaupunkt radio installed in the RS2 again. It's not the factory original but the relatively new 46 DAB. Has bluetooth handsfree and streaming integrated but is designed to suit older cars. Fortunately was plug and play so I installed it myself. It works perfectly and the sound is crisp and clear.





Deets: https://www.blaupunkt.com/en/nc/products/car-multimedia/car-radio/products/single/19059/

I ordered from here if anyone's interested in getting one for their classic Audi/Porsche. Took about 2.5 weeks. Only downside is I wasn't provided a tracking number. https://www.autosound.co.uk/blaupunkt/single-din-radios/bremen-sqr46-dab/

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #209 on: July 30, 2020, 08:07:22 pm »
Looks great Jon, fits nicely with the era.

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #210 on: July 30, 2020, 08:40:59 pm »
Cheers buddy.

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #211 on: July 30, 2020, 10:50:32 pm »
Oh yeah, definitely been listing after one of those!

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #212 on: July 31, 2020, 09:53:13 am »
That is near the top of my Ur parts list.
Definitely going to get one as it solves all of the problems I've been trying to solve by buying and bodging together various gadgets and adapters, trying to hide new tech away and have a good looking period head unit.


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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #213 on: July 31, 2020, 02:59:41 pm »
Good plan Rob 👍 You can always hold onto the original.

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #214 on: July 31, 2020, 04:10:18 pm »
Good plan Rob 👍 You can always hold onto the original.
I don't have an original, the car came with a 90s Sony. I have a Nissan Bluebird 80s Blaupunkt and another 80s Blaupunkt from Ebay, neither work properly.

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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #215 on: July 31, 2020, 06:16:56 pm »
I don't have my original radio either. I assume it was binned at some point. I've still got the instruction manual for it. Was a Blaupunkt RD 104 model with CD player. Pretty rad back in the day. The SQR 46 is actually a 1980s design.



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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #216 on: August 01, 2020, 08:36:46 am »
Loved those Blaupunkt units back in the day.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #217 on: August 01, 2020, 09:17:58 am »
If anyone has an old Blaupunkt and needs it repaired there's an excellent guy in Glen Eden called McAllister radio repair.
He recently did a great job on my 90 Blaupunkt for the mk2 Golf.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #218 on: August 01, 2020, 11:46:37 am »
Thanks for the tip vert.

I highly recommend this new Blaupunkt unit. I've been playing around with the equaliser settings and the it's got good range. I think my car had the speakers upgraded by a previous owner (possibly the one I bought it off but can't remember exactly), but considering it has no sub it has a really crisp and punchy sound. I'm no audiophile but that's my 2c worth if anyone's interested!