About time I introduced myself and my car, so here goes…. This is copied from my local site, so some bits might not make sense.
Few basics about the car, 114k, remapped to 260bhp, 5 paddle clutch, resrayed in 2006, used to be silver, not a bad paint job, with all the shuts etc painted. Powerflex on dog leg mount and low arms.
How i bought it, on 19" RS4 wheels
First thing i did was to wet and dry the headlights;
Front brake discs were looking slightly worse for wear!
Wondered why there was a dodgy noise coming from the n/s/f brake!
So ordered new front Pagid discs and pads.
In the mean while i took all the callipers and carriers off...
One carrier prep'd for paint
Sprayed in VHT black barrel paint, finished in engine enamel
The rears got the same treatment, also painted the rear discs in slimjim style as they had minimal wear but ruined the look of the fresh calipers being all rusty round the edges.
Took the sump off to clean out the pick up (well advised olly), glad i did it was quite dirty! Also found that where one of the gearbox bolts goes into the sump that the thread was stripped, with the bolt barely hanging on in there!
Ordered a helicoil kit... Ebay £9 bargain!
Took it to work to drill, tap and helicoil, few boring pictures i took of the process....
Bought some H&R -25mm springs, havent bothered with shocks yet, not sure why, i was feeling tight at the time and didnt want to buy any, standard shocks ride fine and shouldn't leak for some time with being only 25mm lower.
Went to fit, ****ing pain in the ass it was!
One ****ed lower ball joint, two bolts snapped, one i cut off, same with the other side, so i replaced both... obviously.
Also took off and sprayed the rear boot lifters as they looked manky
And the door catches
Bought some new wheels for it too, Cupra r wheels, need a refurbish as they're chipped to ****, despite what the seller said, couldnt check what condition as they were filthy when i picked them up!! Thinking of gun metal grey, probably get them done after christmas.
And now some pics of what it looks like now!