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Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2014, 09:50:35 am »
Ahh! Legend!

Hans, yeah - competition in the office, to see who can go the longest.. $100 riding on it!

Also - Just picked up some 19" wheels for cheap.
And some daytime running LEDs because I love rice.

Offline Chrismx5

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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 09:15:19 am »
So I shut myself down from Facebook and Forums for 2 and a half days as a competition in the office. They didn't think I could do it. But I did! :D

In that time, I have purchased wheels, purchased some valve stem caps, set up a car show, been drifting with a D1NZ driver, driven a Bentley, Oh, and also done some high speed runs with Ferraris and AMGs..

I purchased Audi A8 19 x 9 wheels so I could get the tyres, and a new look on the car for as little cost as possible. The valve stem caps seemed like a good, simple idea that will add to the theme of my car, all in the details.

I then lent a hand to set up a car show/drift even, that was freakin hard work, accompanied by driving a Bentley. damning awesome few days.

Then last night on the drive home from my friends house, I saw a Ferrari 430, so I thought I may try play with him a bit, we ended up driving 50 km further than I intended but doing off the clock runs, and just having a good time. One of those "fast and furious" moments I suppose..

Anyway.

Pictures.



Sexual looking Bel air..



That's what my gauges look like...





damning angry birds bitch.
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Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2014, 10:57:14 am »
Oooh new wheels (to me)


They look good, and they are really going to fill the guards.
Pirelli Pzero goodness. Mmmmmm.


Offline Chrismx5

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2014, 02:20:51 pm »
I'm bored.

Quick question. A decat. if I do a decat on my 3.2 v6, will the ECU have any errors?

Offline Chrismx5

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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2014, 08:44:54 am »


New wheels all fitted.
They look pretty damn good. I'm quite happy

Offline slowmo

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2014, 02:17:11 pm »
I'm bored.

Quick question. A decat. if I do a decat on my 3.2 v6, will the ECU have any errors?

Might get some responses if you post that in the Technical section area. But I think you will get a CEL if you do that...?
MK6 GTI
B7 RS4

Offline Chrismx5

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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2014, 02:40:56 pm »
Yeah - thanks for the heads up. That's what I had been thinking too.

Offline Chrismx5

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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2014, 11:44:17 am »
Back at work, better update my thread...

Got rid of the tow bar on the weekend, thrashed the car because I can, then gave it some loving.

Emailed MTS who are meant to be doing my bagging... Well, MEANT to is the operative word here, getting pretty sick of waiting, and paying a crap load.

So time to start getting the parts myself. Not sure if anyone has done a DIY on here yet(?) for bags, but if not, I suppose this would be a good thread to keep an eye on then.

First things first, I should warn you I have NO clue what I am doing. I am going to be taking my time doing it. For two reasons. The first, is money/budget wise.

The second, is I want to do it once, and do it right.

Between purchasing a D2 air kit, or D2 coils, then adding my own bags.

I will be doing a budget calculation tonight. Plan is to lay frame outside Giltrap Audi in time for my next service.

Offline muzzcuzz

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2014, 12:40:47 pm »
Hey Dude,

If you're looking for a good source of information regarding modifying Audis, I would definitely recommend Audi-Sport.net. This is where I get most of ideas on throwing money at my car ;). Countless build threads to read through ect ect.
Hope that helps,

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

Offline Chrismx5

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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2014, 09:18:30 am »
Thank you! That's a very useful link :)

So.. I purchased a tank last night.. Hopefully it arrives in time for the long weekend, will start mocking up the first part of the build (hopefully)

So a detailing chest with the tank mounted on top is the plan.
A small draw on the bottom for microfiber towels
A cabinet above that for detailing/washing products
Then the large tank on top.
The chest will be a gloss black stained wood with polished silver handles and a black carpet insert.

Should look classy as damn.

Offline muzzcuzz

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« 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.

Murray
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
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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 :)



Annnnd


Offline Chrismx5

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« 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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« 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.

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2014, 08:08:38 pm »
Haha, he gave up.....
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