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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaky Lloyd View Post
    twin pipes ?
    Nope, its a diesel , they are supposed to be hidden
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawtor51 View Post
    Nope, its a diesel , they are supposed to be hidden
    See my signature

    Lots of TDi owners make them visible.
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    See my signature

    Lots of TDi owners make them visible.
    Yeah i know , its the same with the VW scene, aint gonna happen though
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    Been at it again, i cant leave things alone.
    No more fried egg look at the front now, got rid of the orange bulbs and fitted some nice silver jobbies.

    Before.


    Afters.









    Next up was some tint, I wanted a subtle tint but after seeing the choices i went for a 20% in the end, I'm delighted with it to say the least.




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    Looking really good mate.
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    When mine grows up I want it to look like this ! Lol
    Looks great fella !

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the comments
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    did you do the tints yourself ???? i wonder how people get on going over the arial and and heated screen lines ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by 666markyboy View Post
    did you do the tints yourself ???? i wonder how people get on going over the arial and and heated screen lines ????
    it just sticks over them

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    No, I got the professionals to do them but tbh you wouldnt really know they were there.
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    How did you get the grill surrounds black? Did they just unclip and you sprayed them up?

    Also what size are the wheel spacers your running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-83 View Post
    How did you get the grill surrounds black? Did they just unclip and you sprayed them up?

    Also what size are the wheel spacers your running?
    Yeah the chrome part will seperate , its fidilybut straight forward

    Spacers are 10mm each at the back.
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    Absolutely awesome work!

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    Is the 'fried egg delete' just down to changing the bulbs? Looks much better.

    Are you going to Joey the headlights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuG808 View Post
    Is the 'fried egg delete' just down to changing the bulbs? Looks much better
    Yes it's a straight swop. I used these:

    Philips Silver Vision PY21W Bulbs (Twin Box)

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    thank you guys

    Yeah as above just change the orange bulbs for silver ones that flash orange.

    TBH i wasnt planning on the joey mod but i have thought about a light tint on them, still undecided though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawtor51 View Post
    Yeah the chrome part will seperate , its fidilybut straight forward

    Spacers are 10mm each at the back.
    Cheers will give it a go possibly on mine once the weather is nicer

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    Decided it was time to get back into some mountain biking, so after asking some questions on the best bike rack to go for, I ordered some aero cross bars, I didnt want bars that stuck out past the roof rails so these will do nicely, they are a carbon copy of the Whispbars, Very popular over the pond.

    All fitted, next up are the Thule 591 carriers.




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    likey very very - cracking motor fella

    (you not worried about getting the bikes up safely?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by archemist View Post
    (you not worried about getting the bikes up safely?)
    I lift mine straight up and onto the roof with no problems. The worse bit is putting a dirty bike up there to drip down onto the roof
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

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    James,
    I was thinking the exact same thing as you, clean car , manky bike ,hahaha.
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    Are theses the bars off ebay?
    I've seen them and was tempted but was not that sure on the quality or the weight they can handle.

    I've been looking at the Wingbar allot more.

    What is the quality and fit meant like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    I lift mine straight up and onto the roof with no problems. The worse bit is putting a dirty bike up there to drip down onto the roof
    yep - i do use roof rack when carrying more than 3 but had a nasty experience with a bear trap pedal and a freelander roof!!!

    thankfully i've got a witter detachable towbar and a thule tilting rack (for my back') which keeps the car clean

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    Got a bit more of the blackout done today,

    Nowt major but i think it looks better.

    Masked up ready to get going


    Finished article






    Also got my 591's ordered today so should be here midweek
    Ross, MK5 Golf - R19 DUB, Audi A6 C6 - R19 RRW

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    Window surrounds next?

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    The boot strip looks good, i did mine last week just popped it of painted it and put it back on easy job but looks much better
    02 A4 B6 1.9tdi Avant sport 130bhp, 18" RS4's, Cruise control, Armrest, Ambiant lights, LED number plate bulbs,Pressed number plates, rear RS4 ARB, blacked out grills.
    Wanted : S line front and rear bumpers , S4 lower grill, s4 door blades

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    i did think about the window surrounds but i think i may leave them as they tie in with my rails, cross bars and my carriers.

    Widemonkeys, i didnt think it was as straight forward as just popping it off, is it really that easy ?
    Ross, MK5 Golf - R19 DUB, Audi A6 C6 - R19 RRW

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawtor51 View Post
    Widemonkeys, i didnt think it was as straight forward as just popping it off, is it really that easy ?
    It should be the same as the saloon for removal.

    Use a flat screwdriver, cover the end of the screwdriver with a cloth to protect the paintwork, start on one end and prise it up, use your fingers to pop it off (slowly), work your way through from one end to the other and eventually it will come off.

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    Hmmmmm..... Carbon wrapp it perhaps ??? less likely to scratch off
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    thanks slappy, really just wondered for future reference.

    I dont have any other carbon on the car though so it may look a bit odd, shouldnt really scratch though, well hopefully not.
    Ross, MK5 Golf - R19 DUB, Audi A6 C6 - R19 RRW

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    Mine would be scratched in seconds, but then I use my car as a mobile skip!

    Your car looks great as always dude, loving it. How are you finding them bars? I have some proper old school cross bars, so would like some more modern looking ones when I get chance to pick some up.


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    Yes very easy just like slappy said just be gentle not to break the clips.
    02 A4 B6 1.9tdi Avant sport 130bhp, 18" RS4's, Cruise control, Armrest, Ambiant lights, LED number plate bulbs,Pressed number plates, rear RS4 ARB, blacked out grills.
    Wanted : S line front and rear bumpers , S4 lower grill, s4 door blades

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    Cool, thanks guys.

    I havnt had my carriers on the cross bars yet as they havnt arrived in the post, should be this week though, minimal noise and no difference to mpg though.

    Think im taking all this black a bit far now.
    Its always bugged me how i could see the silver alloy radiator through the grill, and because it was a bit manky too.
    This is what im talking about( pic nicked from the tinternet )


    So it got the treatment too




    It was cleaned and sprayed using a satin black dry film lube as i didnt know how paint would be on a rad.
    this stuff is amazing, use it for coating offshore tools and have previously done complete engines with it, is stands up to most things.
    it was only a matter of time really, but folk do say its the small touches that count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawtor51 View Post
    thanks slappy, really just wondered for future reference.

    I dont have any other carbon on the car though so it may look a bit odd, shouldnt really scratch though, well hopefully not.
    I de-chromed my front grills with the stuff so maybe it would work for me.... also toyed with the idea of doing the rear Audi rings but i think they may be a little too fidly..... need some nice weather to have a play.... your car looks sweet though m8
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawtor51 View Post
    Got a bit more of the blackout done today,

    Nowt major but i think it looks better.

    Masked up ready to get going


    Finished article






    Also got my 591's ordered today so should be here midweek
    why didnt you just unclip it from the bumper
    would have been a lot easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    why didnt you just unclip it from the bumper
    would have been a lot easier
    Didnt know it come off that easy.

    Another day , another mod.

    Subtle smoke on the front lenses.
    Same subtle smoke on the rears.

    Before


    During




    all done




    and the rears






    Pretty pleased with them, time will tell how they stand upto the elements and washing though.
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    What have you used for that then? The fronts particularly look great!


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    Looking good, like the black Audi rings on the back, stands out better on your car. Mine is dolphin grey so not 100% whether or not to do mine yet.

 

 
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