VASK Forum (VW Audi SportKlub of NZ)

AUDI => A6 - S6 - RS 6 - A7 - S7 - RS 7 => Topic started by: Chrismx5 on December 02, 2013, 11:00:27 am

Title: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on December 02, 2013, 11:00:27 am
Figure I should introduce myself..

So hi!
Names Chris, live on the North Shore, this is my sensible car, a 2004 (2005 shape) Audi A6 3.2 V6 :)

(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1479274_10202300546412247_1153690066_n.jpg)

No real plans for it at the moment, regularly service it etc. Possibly Varex exhaust and new wheels.

But - this is what I am coming from...

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/d35cb8a816f6fa8f3b906100f3fbd978/tumblr_mvf5kv7xPc1ry4o2io1_1280.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/c62720aac186254a1d8d81238df80cd1/tumblr_mvf5kv7xPc1ry4o2io2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: rssexy on February 27, 2014, 11:52:02 pm
Nice ride Chris,

How is the paint on your car .. have you worked out a cleaning routine yet ?
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 03, 2014, 02:42:49 pm
Thanks! It's a bit of a change.

After dramas with the ex girlfriend, death threats, and what not, I have come to a couple of possible routes, either sell the car and leave NZ.

Or better yet, show this bitch who is boss and do this car to a high standard.

At this rate it is looking like the later option, but not 100% sure.

Any who, PICTURES

blue foglights.

(http://i.imgur.com/dZYXoHL.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 03, 2014, 02:52:36 pm
I also may add, my old man has a 2012 Audi A4 3.0 TDI I decided to take it around Puke on the weekend, ended up running a personal best time, in a factory car of 1.27

Pretty effin stoked.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: TDR on March 03, 2014, 03:03:13 pm
Welcome aboard. Don't let her win. Take it from me on that one. In future, as they say, don't stick your **** in crazy :P
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 03, 2014, 03:04:43 pm
Hahahaha yeah you'd think I would've learned the first time, hey?

Any who - I want to meet some of you guys. Now I am coming from a relatively "hoon" scene, so I haven't got a clue where to start.

But, how about we get a meet going somewhere relatively central, and grab some dinner?
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: TDR on March 03, 2014, 07:55:11 pm
I'm a bit new to know the schedule myself, but you just missed a Sunday meet at Bastion Pt.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 04, 2014, 08:51:08 am
Yeah - I noticed that! Unfortunately I was down at Puke!

3.0 TDI Audi A4, that thing hauls ass. 1.27 around puke with the new chicane.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 05, 2014, 11:32:25 am
Boom! Some serious money was just dropped on the car.. Surprises to come..  :police:
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 17, 2014, 09:35:41 am
(http://i.imgur.com/FXFRNzX.jpg)

Cleaned it.

(http://i.imgur.com/U7J2PP8.jpg)

Got started on branding.

Bags are happening this week.
Business cards are happening this week.
Warehouse hunting is happening this week.
It's gone be a good week.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: watercooled on March 23, 2014, 08:30:23 pm
I also may add, my old man has a 2012 Audi A4 3.0 TDI I decided to take it around Puke on the weekend, ended up running a personal best time, in a factory car of 1.27

Pretty effin stoked.

Epic car my mate has one (but allroad) the power delivery is awesome.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on March 31, 2014, 02:27:04 pm
Again - I enjoy boring people in my thread with no real updates.

Bags have been ordered.. Just waiting on a hoist to be installed. Wheels have been decided (this is a big surprise).

Now, something for the VASK forum members.
Car valets, everyone likes having a crisp clean car, just no body has the time, or motivation to do it. Well, within the next month, a friend (a professional detailer) and myself will be opening up a valet shop. Time to bring your car in (or have us pick it up) and have it washed, waxed, detailed, clay barred, vacuumed and shampooed.

Small paint repairs and what not will be offered as well :) Hoping to (eventually) hold some meets at the shop, get some music going, some car washed, and a sausage sizzle :)

Will make sure to keep you all updated.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: TDR on March 31, 2014, 06:11:02 pm
I think I saw you driving yesterday, problem is I can't remember where (went for a late afternoon drive)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 01, 2014, 08:51:40 am
Possibly! I do a lot of driving.

Should really start putting some faces to (forum) names some time.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 01, 2014, 09:29:10 am
Double Post.

I need some help. I feel like doing something ridiculous.
20 X 11" wheels. Yes, 11" wide. Why? because eff you is why.
Now, offset.. Help me offset gurus!
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 02, 2014, 09:20:18 am
Triple post. Because.. I can.

2009 C6 Led tails, anyone know if they fit?
This forum needs to be moar active yo.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Brett on April 02, 2014, 09:55:44 am
One thing you will learn is this forum isn't really about 'stance' so much. Especially not the newer cars. Your best bet for wheel fitment is the US forums like VWvortex or Audizine. Welcome though. Cant wait to see your car finished.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 02, 2014, 10:00:14 am
Yeah - starting to notice that.. There always has to be one "special" member.
By special I mean mentally handicapped. And I am proud to take that role upon myself.

Have asked on Audizine, not much help as of yet. Suppose I will go through test fitting wheels/offset :)

Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Brett on April 02, 2014, 10:10:45 am
Suppose I will go through test fitting wheels/offset :)

More fun that way anyway!
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: HaNs on April 02, 2014, 11:16:56 am
Or check vwvortex.com


http://granttiller.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/audi-a6-avant-c6-%E2%80%93-led-tail-light-retrofit/

You disable your facebook Chris?
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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.

(http://i.imgur.com/TT9zsli.jpg)

Sexual looking Bel air..

(http://i.imgur.com/Uwr69Xy.jpg)

That's what my gauges look like...

(http://i.imgur.com/PK7Xvzl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HrS1did.jpg)

damning angry birds bitch.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 09, 2014, 10:57:14 am
Oooh new wheels (to me)
(http://i.imgur.com/pAERZJk.jpg)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/wH4aekl.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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?
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 11, 2014, 08:44:54 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BUwGRkY.jpg)

New wheels all fitted.
They look pretty damn good. I'm quite happy
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: slowmo 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...?
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 11, 2014, 02:40:56 pm
Yeah - thanks for the heads up. That's what I had been thinking too.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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 s**t 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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: muzzcuzz 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
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: muzzcuzz 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
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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
.
(http://i.imgur.com/JJ1hfpy.jpg)

Another picture will be chucked up later today. But things are happening.. So much win.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 16, 2014, 12:45:53 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RImJwHY.jpg)
So that's what was in the box! :D

Nice, black, small, clean... Winning.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 22, 2014, 07:38:09 am
Parked the car on a slope, and got rather excited.
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1509325_10203270417498418_3117012252099520144_n.jpg)

My old tail light... Not looking too good...
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/1979731_10203270418578445_1574335275983665472_n.jpg)

Halfway through the replacement process..
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1483350_10203270418338439_2568476033817238062_n.jpg)

Annnd a new one! :D
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10269596_10203270417898428_5866825587485490744_n.jpg)

Annnnd the mock up of the tank..

Yeah, not going to be going there.. On that angle at least.. I needs moar wood.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10153139_10203270558741949_3054586489183624681_n.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 22, 2014, 08:42:09 am
I love it when you come back from smoko and this is on your desk :)

(http://i.imgur.com/5MSNicD.jpg)

Annnnd

(http://i.imgur.com/m2feQFc.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 on April 24, 2014, 01:28:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/0O8G85b.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Chrismx5 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).

(http://i.imgur.com/ggfOufB.jpg)

So, the wheel originally looked like this..

(http://i.imgur.com/edvwzYa.jpg)

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.

Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: r3con 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.
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Brett on June 30, 2014, 08:08:38 pm
Haha, he gave up.....
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: VAG5051 on July 01, 2014, 08:36:55 pm
rumor has it his ex popped his nutsack
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: r3con on July 02, 2014, 10:18:56 am
lol