I've been meaning to get a load of photos together of my car recently, especially since fitting the RS4 interior, loads of people have been asking to get some photos up of the interior so I hope this thread will cater for your needs! As well as that I've done a couple of other bits to the exterior.
So I'll start with the exterior bits first. I have a private plate which is only 5 digits long, I hate number plates at the best of times, mainly because of the horrid yellow rear plate and the fact that we have to stick to strict guidelines in this country, so to make the plate a bit easier on the eye I had short length plates made up. Normal plates are 20.5" long but I had some made up at 16" long. They are still standard legal height and legal size digits and as far as I'm aware there is no law to say the plate has to be a certain length, it only lists the digits that need to be a certain size. Now the rear plate was no problem, but the front bumper had a recess which was UK length size but it had holes in the bumber. After given the heads up by Carl (C17LJR) he gave me the part number to a US Audi S4 front bumper number plate recess cover which would sort me out now end with my issue of fitting a short length plate into a recess which has holes in it.
And here it is. I got my mate at his bodyshop to spray it up for me and here is the end result....
Her is how my bumper looked without the cover and the short length plate fitted
With the number plate removed you can clearly see the holes
The recess cover literally just clips into the holes on the bumper and is a very nice snug fit
Now with the number plate fitted onto the recess cover, it looks a lot neater!
Next up I bought some SMD LED H11 fog light bulbs. I lamin-x'd my fog light lamps in yellow film last year but feel it was time to give the front end a cleaner look and remove it back to the clear lamps. I wasn't expecting the LED bulbs to be brilliant but they only cost a tenner so thought I'd give them a go. They weren't bad to be fair, but predicably they threw up an error on the DIS. I thought about leaving them in, but they would of drove me mad every time I turn the ignition on with the dash bleeping at me, so I pulled them back out and threw the original bulbs back in. Alternatively, I did think about wiring them up as DRL's but wasn't too keen on butchering them to work.
Comparism to the yellow lamin-x coated fog light on the right.
On the subject of DRL's, lucky I didn't decide to make my fog lights into DRL's because it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my dad bought me this wicked set of DRL's! These are the only DRL's that are dual function where they dim when the side lights or headlights are switched on. They are 18 LED's per side and are pure white just like the OE Audi DRL's which is exactly what I was after. They are pretty expensive for DRL's at £60 but well worth it.
To fit them I wanted it to look as factory fitted as possible, which meant, for where I wanted to put them, cutting the front bumper slightly on each side, which was a bit scary but luckily with taking my time I pulled it off and I'm very happy with the outcome.
As you can see the DRL's follow the curve of the front bumper nicely.....
In 'daytime' mode
The camera couldn't quite pick them up very well
And here they are in 'night time mode' dimmed with the headlights on, again the camera doesn't pick them up very well unfortunately
Also for my birthday I got a new set of HID's from my daughters as my old kit failed after a few years. The kit I got was from hids-direct and they are an Audi specific canbus error free kit. 50w instead of the usual 35w and 6000k temperature. I hated it when my old kit broke and had to go back to standard H7 halogen bulbs, they were like candles! So getting a decent HID kit back in the car is brilliant, the difference is like night and day!
Here is the kit
I highly recommend hids-direct to anyone, Dale there gives you excellent customer sevice! :thumbup: