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    upgrading to B6

    hi all

    just about to upgrade from a B5 '01 a4 2.5tdi quattro avant tip to a B6 '53 plate manual

    what fantastic cars [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

    got all my ICE to swap over and will be pimp tinting and fitting 18"rs6's with F1's asap

    quick Q for those who have fitted replica alloys ' are they ok as regards quality, finish and balance etc ' recommendations ?

    am aiming on keeping this for a good while and want something that will last even if it means waiting for a genuine set ?????

    thx

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    I just changed to 18" rs6 reps, love them and the finish is perfect. Have a look at the following pics. I got mine from Rockford Tyres, 3 day delivery to me here in Ireland but others on the forum only had to wait a day or maybe two.
    The ride quality didn't change too much, but it is a little harder but gives more feedback.






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    Re: upgrading to B6

    cheers m8

    saw your pics on the other thread, lookin good [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    what offset and tyres did you go for in the end? can you post a pic to show the offset plz

    if the ride is too hard can you lighten the pressures a little

    have had multi spokes on the B5. and superleggeras on my honda and I'm looking forward to quick and easy clean wheels soon [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    likely to have 17" 5 spokes for sale soon. pm if interested

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    some piccies for you

    edit : never can get pics into forums [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    pics and ice build @ B6 A4 album

    hope you like

    Head unit is an Alpine CDA9855R with JL audio e6450 6ch amp driving a 10w3v2 sub with JL XR biwired front components with HU driven TR components in the rear [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    all installed by yours truly and surprisingly sounds excellent

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    any comments on the rear lights

    good bad or indifferent ??

    am still unsure myself

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    on a ford festa maybe , tinted lights not my cupa a tea , but it`s your car.

    apart from that looking good

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    ditch the rear lights and you will have one fantastic looking car,
    as for the ICE system, superb.
    i am planning the same sort of thing for my A4 B6 avant, only difference is i'll be trying to "hide" the sub somewhere.
    expect to get a lot of e.mails from me asking for advice... lol

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    hmmm

    have had loads of good comments from mates,maybe in the flesh it looks better, but still not sure

    originally asked sprayers to mask out the clear reverse and indicator bit but confusion and lack of communication on both ends ended up with this result [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    will either scour the net for some black lexus style or get some new lights and spray them as intended

    griff - anytime mate

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    Re: upgrading to B6

    ribena,
    pm sent wanting advice m8.
    cheers.

 

 

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