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Offline muzzcuzz

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2014, 11:45:17 am »
In regards to your question relating to doing a De-cat, As far as I have been made aware there are no sensors downstream of the CC to monitor its function (at least thats the story with my TDI but I doubt it will be any different with your car), so you shouldn't get any warning lights. If you do, that can be sorted with modifications to ECU software, I have an MPPS cable and accompanying software if you are in the WGTN area but this only good for extracting/loading of ECU software, so you would have to find someone who is handy with VAG Suite (or a similar program) and knows what they're doing.
Hope that helps.

2004 A3 Sport TDI
Stage 1 Remap + EGR delete
Allard EGR Delete kit
H&R 35mm lowering springs

Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2014, 11:39:07 am »
Aw yisss. A note worthy update.

I have a package. And in this package is a key player to progress. My tank.

Not a big tank, but I'm not planning on bouncing around 247 with my bags

Another picture will be chucked up later today. But things are happening.. So much win.

Offline Chrismx5

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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2014, 12:45:53 pm »

So that's what was in the box! :D

Nice, black, small, clean... Winning.

Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2014, 03:33:16 pm »
Service from Audi - $1300 damn ME.

So damned expensive man. Why do I do this.

Anywho, finally got my replacement tail light, very very easy to replace, brand new from Audi $300. Not too bad. I needed it for wof anyway.

Will install that tonight, grabbing some MDF on the way home from work to start on the tank install. Need to remove the rear section of my exhaust at some stage and give the times a nice polish up.

Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2014, 07:38:09 am »
Parked the car on a slope, and got rather excited.

My old tail light... Not looking too good...

Halfway through the replacement process..

Annnd a new one! :D

Annnnd the mock up of the tank..

Yeah, not going to be going there.. On that angle at least.. I needs moar wood.

The tail light took me around 20 minutes to do with a lot of fluffing around. I was quoted 1.5 hours by Giltrap Audi. Time to get them to explain to me how it can take 4.5 times as long as what I took..

Or I might get a job at Audi and start ripping people off.

Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2014, 08:42:09 am »
I love it when you come back from smoko and this is on your desk :)


Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2014, 01:28:43 pm »

With the car being all about the details, that means NOTHING will be overlooked, including these air fittings. The threaded end will be painted a high gloss black, with the nut shaped part painted the same purple as the bolts pictured.

Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2014, 04:04:42 pm »
I mentioned on the VASK facebook page that I was repairing my old curbed wheels.

Unfortunately, me being as lazy as I am, I still haven't finished them!

However, I can give you a run down of the process that I went through to come to this (still not finished).

So, the wheel originally looked like this..

Pretty damn scratched up hey?

Went to good old supercheap auto, picked up some body filler (AKA BOG) and got to work.

The first step, was mentally preparing myself to paint the wheels instead of leaving them in the brushed metal finish that they did originally have.
Once you have done that you can get some sandpaper.
I started with 250 grit, and just roughed up around the curbing and the area of which I need to repair.
That took about half a day to dry (I didn't check it probably took 2 hours)
Once dried, I got ballsy, and attacked it with some course 100 grit paper, this then brought the bog down very quickly to a flat surface to match the wheels.
I cleaned it all up working my way up to 800 grit wet and dry paper to get a smoothish surface, once this had been achieved I brought out the primer.

Sprayed on some primer, 800 grit wet sand again, and then attacked it with the white paint.

I will be able to give further details when I get motivation.

Offline r3con

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2014, 03:27:29 pm »
Keep up the build thread bro, its half the reason I joined this forum  :)

We need more peeps looking at modding these in NZ.

Offline Brett

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2014, 08:08:38 pm »
Haha, he gave up.....
Previous:MKIII Golf GL, MKIV Golf GTI, E36 325i, E36 323i, B5 S4 sedan, C32 AMG, B5 S4 avant.

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1992 BMW 740iL

Offline VAG5051

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2014, 08:36:55 pm »
rumor has it his ex popped his nutsack

Offline r3con

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2014, 10:18:56 am »