Hello ASN Members!
Thought I'd do abit of a long progress thread of what I've been doing since last winter with the car, its been a long old road, but majority of everything is now done! So I was quite happy with the car last year on the Polished A8s, it was looking pretty good!
A8s were taken off, and some winter wheels were purchased, 18x8 ET45 TD 1.2s in gunmetal, wearing proper tyres for a change 225/40/18 Falken F452s.
After the winters had been sorted, the first thing that I did, was uprated the front brakes. There was nothing wrong with the R8s, they were perfect, perfect pedal, excellent braking. But as soon as Dave Brown starts planting seeds inside your brain, it gets out of hand! There was no the chance of having RS4/R8/Gallardo 8 pots with a good pedal so 8 pots were purchased:
I had them fitted @ KPM Racing in Northampton, guys there are fantastic.
Next off the Mrs had a knock and there was some damaged that needed to be fixed!
The important thing was that she was ok, the car can be fixed.
So the major decision that I came to was that I decided I wanted to update the car, I have plans to keep it for a long time. I didn’t use to like the facelift, the dumbos being one of the main reasons, but the new mirrors are a lot a lot nicer. I think the one car that opened my eyes to the freshness was Ian’s S3.
So it was time for a facelift! So with that in mind, I bought a set of wheels that I had plans to run this year, this picture for me, made my mind up on them!
They are A6 20" Rotors, 20x8.5 ET45, same setup as my old A8s on the front. So I spoke to a contact of mine in Germany and the deal was done!
Tyres were swapped over:
I trial fitted them:
I was very happy with these rims, and thought they would complement the facelift perfectly, but someone came in with an offer I couldn't refuse and they were sold! The first part of the facelift was the MY11 mirrors.
I went for a set of MY11 folding mirrors with auto dimming glass, same as what I ran previously.
I think the Dumbos were the whole reason why I was put off the facelift! Love the new ones, they fold a lot quieter and the LEDs are great so bright at night. The next thing that popped up was a lad selling a brand new Audi S3 bumper and all grilles.