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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2340 on: January 16, 2023, 07:07:12 pm »
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2341 on: January 19, 2023, 09:55:41 pm »
Swapped the hazards switch. Turns out I had a spare. It has been clicking the indicator relay but only when hot from the sun and with the engine running. Hoping this sorts it. The other one didnít light the red light so it has fixed something!
Also took the opportunity to put felt tape around the dash cowl which I hope will cure some rattles.




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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2342 on: February 02, 2023, 01:46:47 pm »
The issue I have with the random relay clicking when the car has been in hot sun? I tried changing the hazards switch - no joy, went to Supercheap and bought a $65 relay that didn't work - super fast flashing. Took that back, went to Repco cos I was passing this morning and bought a Narva ($45) relay that says it can cope with standard or LED bulbs (I have a mix). This one works perfectly, and is completely silent when flashing. I am going to change the front indicators back to incandescent bulbs though - have ordered some silvered ones so I don't get the fried-egg look on my white lenses. LEDs seemed like a good idea when in project mode but in reality they're just not as good.


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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2343 on: February 02, 2023, 01:50:33 pm »




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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2344 on: February 02, 2023, 01:53:22 pm »
This has been irritating me for a little while. The hardboard had started to deteriorate with age and the metal clips didnít grip it properly. Tried a couple of things to strengthen and glue it together and painted the inside to stabilise the material. Also re fitted the clips on the window wiper seal. Much better.







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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2345 on: February 02, 2023, 01:56:37 pm »
New old wheels!
Back to the factory 15s. Powder coated Arctic White by Taranaki Powder coating. 205/55R15 Dunlop SP Sport FM800 tyres fitted by Tyre Torque New Plymouth.
Very happy with the results.









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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2346 on: February 02, 2023, 02:39:42 pm »
White was only an original option for winter tyres and the correct colour if you wanted to go that way is Alpine White L90E

Was Zermatt Silver never a consideration?

New old wheels!
Back to the factory 15s. Powder coated Arctic White by Taranaki Powder coating. 205/55R15 Dunlop SP Sport FM800 tyres fitted by Tyre Torque New Plymouth.
Very happy with the results
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2347 on: February 02, 2023, 02:42:39 pm »
Hope you used TESA tape for originality ;)

Also took the opportunity to put felt tape around the dash cowl which I hope will cure some rattles.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2348 on: February 02, 2023, 02:45:36 pm »
Looks good to me...........I think I prefer the old wheels (meaning original), looking at pic #4 although the extra wall height is very noticeable.
Should iron out the bumps better than than the old setup.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2349 on: February 02, 2023, 03:00:56 pm »
White was only an original option for winter tyres and the correct colour if you wanted to go that way is Alpine White L90E

Was Zermatt Silver never a consideration?


I thought about it yes, but I just can't go totally stock.

Hope you used TESA tape for originality ;)


I did!

Looks good to me...........I think I prefer the old wheels (meaning original), looking at pic #4 although the extra wall height is very noticeable.
Should iron out the bumps better than than the old setup.

It feels way smoother and better ride on the quick 10 mins trip from the tyre place to work.

Going NP to Napier this weekend, Auckland next weekend if Ellerslie somehow is still happening, Gumboot Rally round the mountain run the weekend after and Wookies in the Wild Ohakune in March.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2350 on: February 02, 2023, 03:08:58 pm »
I thought about it yes, but I just can't go totally stock.

I did!

It feels way smoother and better ride on the quick 10 mins trip from the tyre place to work.

Going NP to Napier this weekend, Auckland next weekend if Ellerslie somehow is still happening, Gumboot Rally round the mountain run the weekend after and Wookies in the Wild Ohakune in March.

That Arctic white must have been left over from when I had some wheels coated there about 15+ years ago ;D
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2351 on: February 02, 2023, 03:49:01 pm »
It looks great on the Ronals!  8)

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2352 on: February 02, 2023, 06:16:33 pm »
That looks great... I'm sure it'll ride much better.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2353 on: February 02, 2023, 07:39:13 pm »
Looks good, I've always liked the original wheels on these.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2354 on: February 03, 2023, 03:10:40 pm »
I can confirm three inches makes a big difference to the ride.



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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2355 on: February 03, 2023, 08:14:06 pm »
Looks amazing Rob and sounds like an amazing couple of weeks ahead for you and Rusty!
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2356 on: February 04, 2023, 07:45:20 am »
Well done Rob. In my experience any change to a cars wheel diameter from stock usually destroys the experience.

Looking forward to learning a lot from you at Ellerslie Rob. Your Urq experience is far greater than mine!
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2357 on: February 04, 2023, 09:55:25 am »
She looks so much better back on the original wheels Rob.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2358 on: February 07, 2023, 09:01:18 pm »
Travels!
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I suspect the trigger part of the door handle has cracked, everything else looks good but itís not quite pulling enough so the door is tricky to open. I have spares.





Road trip things. About 900km covered this weekend. And around 10l/100km which is impressive for an old turbo nugget.
Hoping the crack can be repaired itís about 1cm across.
The ride is so much nicer, bridge joins no longer loosen fillings and cause buttock clenching. Noticeably more body roll which is great fun in roundabouts. Less road noise. So hot in 33 degree summer heat! Removing the sun roof panel made a huge difference to comfort levels.






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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2359 on: February 09, 2023, 07:00:21 pm »
Wheels look MUCH nicer Rob. Almost as if they're designed for the car  >:D