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    Avant - the strive for perfection

    I have posted a couple of update threads about this car (04 1.9TDi Avant) before but I'm going to stick this one up as my to do list for next year so as hopefully the encouragement (bullying/cajoling/peer pressure) from you guys will force me to do it.

    So over the next 12 months (money/time/wife) permitting

    1. Likely list

    Window Tints
    HID's Fitted (I've had 2 spare headlights and the actual HID's for about a year now so just need to fit)
    Replace Front Bumper and wing (again had them for about a year just need to fit)
    Front and rear OEM parking Sensors (guess what..... had for a year just need to fit)
    Brake upgrade to 312mm (same as above)
    Front armrest (I have one lined up)
    Twin cut out rear valance with twin outlet exhaust (coming from QuattroJames hopefully)
    Once and for all fix the pesky random brake warning light

    2. Wish List

    New headunit (currently standard concert II) don't think I'll be going RNSE but more likely double din aftermarket (aftermarket suggestions with fitted pics much appreciated) as I have the double din cage
    Meyle HD suspension arms with lowered shocks and springs and RS4 rear ARB (currently on standard SE suspension)

    3. Probably never gonna happen list

    Turbo upgrade and new remap


    So I'm viewing this as a working document that is likely to change over the course of the year but all early comments are welcome including anything you guys think I should be doing!

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    Double din wise I would get the Symphony 2 or with a wiring adapter kit the Symphony 2+ or the Concert 2+
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    Thanks for the response Mike but the headunit will definitely be a sat nav/phone/mp3 combined so none oem!

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    Does this mean I am going to be busy next year as well?
    03MY 52 reg 1.9 TDi 130PS Quattro Sport Avant - 170bhp remap, RNS-E+OEM bluetooth, B7 wiper arms/blades, 4300K HID+nightbreakers/LED sidelights, rear tints, new lights all round, new front/rear screens, frt armrest, s-line kit, cruise/DIS, B7 gearknob/aluminium trims, parking sensors, black grilles, RS4 RARB, S4 front end, black 18" RS6 alloys

    Still waiting..... S4 rear bumper, exhaust tips, coilovers, leather recaro's.... phew...

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    It just adds to the plans you have for yours!

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    Send me your email addy and i'll forward you a couple of pics of my kenwood install, Garmin sat nav, bluetooth, DVD, DVB, rear screens, for me a great bit of kit.
    A4 AVANT 1.9TDI 130 SPORT:
    18" RS6'S//TWIN EXHAUST//ALLARD EGR DELETE//AERO WIPERS//B7 KEYS & ENGINE COVERS//BLACK OPTICS //FRONT & REAR S-LINE BUMPERS//TAILGATE SPOILER//S4 HEADLIGHTS,GRILLS & DOOR BLADES//RS4 RARB & PEDALS//FRONT,REAR & FOOTWELL AMBIENT LIGHTING//PUDDLE LIGHTS//FAN JETS//MEDIA SYSTEM//T.V//7" HEADREST MONITORS//REAR BLINDS//REVERSE CAMERA// CRUISE & DIS


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    RS4 rear rollbar is a must
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    Nice one Ian, headlight switch is on its way
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    OK so first question is the exhaust off a 2.5 tdi quattro a straight bolt on to a 1.9tdi fwd obviously apart from the lower valance.

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    nope
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    Would you care to elaborate?

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    Completely different routing of the pipe, i guess you could salvage the rear boxes, ideally you need a exhaust from a 1.8t fwd, or you can just have a rear section made and joined to your existing system, this is what i did as this mod was purely cosmetic.
    A4 AVANT 1.9TDI 130 SPORT:
    18" RS6'S//TWIN EXHAUST//ALLARD EGR DELETE//AERO WIPERS//B7 KEYS & ENGINE COVERS//BLACK OPTICS //FRONT & REAR S-LINE BUMPERS//TAILGATE SPOILER//S4 HEADLIGHTS,GRILLS & DOOR BLADES//RS4 RARB & PEDALS//FRONT,REAR & FOOTWELL AMBIENT LIGHTING//PUDDLE LIGHTS//FAN JETS//MEDIA SYSTEM//T.V//7" HEADREST MONITORS//REAR BLINDS//REVERSE CAMERA// CRUISE & DIS


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    Exhaust systems differ by taking different routes......also the exhaust from a 6 pot will not fit a 4 pot engine
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    2.5 Quattro:



    1.8T FWD
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    Perfect I like pictures. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.M View Post
    RS4 rear rollbar is a must
    +1

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    i have an alpine d511r fitted in my car
    that controls cd dvd ipod + sat nav and phone all via a 7" screen a very good one shot solution
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    2003 pearlescent black s4 avant tiptronic - milltek exhaust - pre cats removed - remapped ...
    koni adjustable suspension front and rear
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    Thanks. Do you have any pics of it fitted?


    Quote Originally Posted by dualmono21 View Post
    i have an alpine d511r fitted in my car
    that controls cd dvd ipod + sat nav and phone all via a 7" screen a very good one shot solution

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    So twin exhaust off a 1.8t avant is a straight swap? I hope so because I think I have found 1.

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    Yes if it is the FWD version and your car is an Avant.
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    Get the part number and it should be 8E9.... for an Avant and 8E5..... is a salloon
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    I'm told it is from a 1.8t fwd avant and I have a 1.9tdi fwd avant!

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    That will fit fine just double check the part number
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    Fitted new headlight switch and still have the brake warning light intermittently. Whats next brake fluid reservoir?

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    Have you replaced the brake switch that the pedal uses? Common failure and also causes the warning light to come and go until it completly fails which means no rear brake lights.
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    For a LHD but the same pretty much in terms for removal as yours is not sticking

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...e-Light-Switch
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    Thanks for the info mike. Anyone know how much the switch is?

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    I think they're £30 odd new?

    I have one here if you want it.
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    Ok so quick update.

    Rear lower valance with twin cutouts has arrived from quattrojames.

    1.8t exhaust bought on ebay and enroute.

    Interior led bulbs bought from tu8ps will hopefully get installed shortly

    New headlight switch again from quattrojames arrived this morning and fitted but hasn't solved the problem of the brake warning so....

    Brake pedal switch enroute from quattrojames.

    So onward the strive for perfection goes.

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    Whats the best price you've found for the meyle hd kit?

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    Not looked into it too much yeah but think its the thick end of £400. Plenty of other things to do first for me!

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    Ok so its a thanks to mike and James. Fitted the new break switch today and warning light issue solved. So we aren't even into 2014 yet and I can score something off my list already.
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    Good to hear
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    Grrr one problem fixed new one develops. Front demister flap stuck closed. Glove box out tomorrow I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanFM View Post
    So twin exhaust off a 1.8t avant is a straight swap? I hope so because I think I have found 1.
    Don't forget the extra exhaust bracket and heat shield, i think the part numbers are in the part number sticky.
    A4 AVANT 1.9TDI 130 SPORT:
    18" RS6'S//TWIN EXHAUST//ALLARD EGR DELETE//AERO WIPERS//B7 KEYS & ENGINE COVERS//BLACK OPTICS //FRONT & REAR S-LINE BUMPERS//TAILGATE SPOILER//S4 HEADLIGHTS,GRILLS & DOOR BLADES//RS4 RARB & PEDALS//FRONT,REAR & FOOTWELL AMBIENT LIGHTING//PUDDLE LIGHTS//FAN JETS//MEDIA SYSTEM//T.V//7" HEADREST MONITORS//REAR BLINDS//REVERSE CAMERA// CRUISE & DIS


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    Thanks for the heads up mattyboyc. Its due to arrive tomorrow and is coming with the brackets. Will need to see about the heatshield though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanFM View Post
    Grrr one problem fixed new one develops. Front demister flap stuck closed. Glove box out tomorrow I guess!
    I've sold my one of those already lol
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    I think I know a man that has a spare anyway. Although you might be able to help with the heat shield for the exhaust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanFM View Post
    I think I know a man that has a spare anyway. Although you might be able to help with the heat shield for the exhaust?
    I've already had someone ask about that, if it falls through I'll let you know.
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    I've had a delivery and can't work out what its is! can anyone guess what it is?
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