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    Aha! I was quoting from the Bentley Ebahn factory manual.

    I didn't know Elsawin did any more than list parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoTTy View Post
    Aha! I was quoting from the Bentley Ebahn factory manual.

    I didn't know Elsawin did any more than list parts.
    Yeah - it's much more than a parts list:





    It's a brilliant piece of kit if you're a bit of a DIYer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    Yeah - it's much more than a parts list:





    It's a brilliant piece of kit if you're a bit of a DIYer
    Ive just bought this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...lenotsupported

    Hope its decent when i receive it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazmo View Post
    Ive just bought this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...lenotsupported

    Hope its decent when i receive it.
    I would be interested to hear what you think of them mate
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    I know everyone's mentioned how it improves the handling, but how does it affect the comfort drive? Have a small baby that I don't want to bounce all over the place, but would like the improved handling for when she's not in the car.
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    It won't impede comfort at all. Your not changing spring rates or damping. All you are doing is stopping the car from rolling as much in a corner. So in reality the ride would be better as the car corners flatter, therefore your not feeling a leaning sensation as much.
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    Has anyone had any issues with the brackets not having the bolt holes in the same place as the old ones? We went to fit the RS4 bar today and the new brackets don't fit the holes in the chassis?? Will go back to Audi tomorrow and try and see if there are alternative part numbers but I'm a little stumped today? Mine is an Avant I am wondering whether they are different than the saloon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkey View Post
    Has anyone had any issues with the brackets not having the bolt holes in the same place as the old ones? We went to fit the RS4 bar today and the new brackets don't fit the holes in the chassis?? Will go back to Audi tomorrow and try and see if there are alternative part numbers but I'm a little stumped today? Mine is an Avant I am wondering whether they are different than the saloon?
    Interesting find starkey, perhaps the added weight to the rear of the avant over a saloon could mean different brackets, let us know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkey View Post
    Has anyone had any issues with the brackets not having the bolt holes in the same place as the old ones? We went to fit the RS4 bar today and the new brackets don't fit the holes in the chassis??
    Sorry for the dumb question but have you tried them without the bush and roll bar in place?

    When fitting for real I found they take some real persuasion to get the bolts to line up.....

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    Okay, just to update, I went to Audi today and showed them the bracket and bush and compared it to the original from the car. They came back and apologised as the bracket I had was for the front arb not the rear! So they went off to get the correct bracket and used an actual RS4 reg number to find the parts required. When they came back they brought me two new shiny brackets...... with exactly the same part number as the original ones! Doh!

    So it would seem that even though the larger bushes are really tight in the bracket the original bracket is the only one they list for all the models.

    Oh well, will fit them tomorrow and see how it goes!

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    Bet you thought you were getting somewhere for a moment there!!!!!

    I think I ended up using G cramps to line mine up before inserting the bolts.

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    I did mine this weekend! Wow! 1st corner was a dream!
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    Think I'm gonna have to invest in this soon! Took the car today over the black mountains (brecon, South Wales) and it was leaning all over the place!
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    Has anyone with an avant fitted this mod and can report on the differences made?

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    What should all the bolts be torqued to? I should hopefully be doing this tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhat View Post
    What should all the bolts be torqued to? I should hopefully be doing this tomorrow.
    I set my right arm to 'tight'

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    Yeah that was my plan too!

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    I fitted this yesterday and wooo it is definitely one of the best mods ever, it makes the car feel so much better in the corners and what it should of felt like from the factory!

    Anyone who has an A4 needs to do this if they enjoy driving.

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    im going to fit one to my 19 se next weekend and ill be sure to tell you all what difference it has made. cant wait....

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    had my rs4 arb ftd last week by jon at vagtech. asked what the difference was to the dtm, around 3mm. what is the standard size arb for 2.0 tfsi thought the dtm and special edition were the same as 2.0 tfsi!?
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    Just had a call from the garage saying that they can't fit this as it's wider than the standard mounting points, it fits one end but wont line up at the other??? Anyone else had this problem? It's going on a 55 plate DTM!
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    I suspect you need the RS4 mounting points / bushes to accomodate the wider bar. I'm sure the part numbers have been quoted here before.

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    I really want to do this but just cant be arsed, anyone know how to do it fancy doing it for me for a few quid?


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    I got all the parts listed above, It turns out just needed a bit more persuading! All fitted and should be ready for me to pick up this afternoon!
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    Cool, let us know what you think...

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    After some new Alloys, this will be my next mod.
    I'll let you know how it went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve123a View Post
    Just had a call from the garage saying that they can't fit this as it's wider than the standard mounting points, it fits one end but wont line up at the other??? Anyone else had this problem? It's going on a 55 plate DTM!
    Did you purchase the correct RS4 brackets and bushes or have you squeezed them into the standard DTM ones?
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    Talking Just Do IT!!

    Hi Guys,
    I've a 2008 3.0tdi Avant. The standard ARB is 18mm, I bought all the parts from audi, 76 all in delivered, bushes, brackets and new bolts. Borrowed a mate's ramp and took 15mins tops to swap them over. The ride is no different to standard, but once you get into the twisty stuff it's a different car, so much more sure footed and flatter. I had my doubts about fitting it, but now can't understand why Audi don't fit it as standard!! As far as I know the front ARB is the same diameter across the range. I then went and got it re-mapped, but that's another story!! just short of 300bhp now, 40+mpg on a run and just awesome power at any speed!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwood View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I've a 2008 3.0tdi Avant. The standard ARB is 18mm, I bought all the parts from audi, 76 all in delivered, bushes, brackets and new bolts. Borrowed a mate's ramp and took 15mins tops to swap them over. The ride is no different to standard, but once you get into the twisty stuff it's a different car, so much more sure footed and flatter. I had my doubts about fitting it, but now can't understand why Audi don't fit it as standard!! As far as I know the front ARB is the same diameter across the range. I then went and got it re-mapped, but that's another story!! just short of 300bhp now, 40+mpg on a run and just awesome power at any speed!!
    Regards, Blackwood.
    Thats a big gain for a remp, where did you have it done and how much did it cost you mate?


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    Talking JUST DO IT!!

    Hi, A mate did it for me who's in the tuning business, though he mostly specialises in Land Rover products.. My map actually came from Portugal, supposedly one of Europe's top tuners... Anyway, I am really happy with it, the car is just great to drive, not that it was slow to start with!! Just masses of power there instantly. By the way, it's a quattro and the 233bhp model. I also do the two stroke oil thing every time I fill up, that also makes a big difference. Not exactly sure how much it cost me, but certainly no more than some of the other guys out there.. Not sure if I'm allowed to name names on here, but would be happy to pass his name via PM if that helps.. I've not had a dyno readout, but the first map I had was supposed to be 280bhp, and that was dull compared to this one, which reckons to have 30bhp more, with apparantly more if I want it!!!!! I'm not a boy racer, but just like to have that "edge" :-)
    Hope that helps, Blackwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwood View Post
    I also do the two stroke oil thing every time I fill up, that also makes a big difference.
    What's this trick then?

    ALso, do you know how much boost you're now running after the map? Might be worth keeping an eye on oil pressure pipes too, just to make sure. That map sounds strong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc1 View Post
    What's this trick then?
    If you put two-stroke oil in the fuel at a rate of 1:200:

    "the 2-stroke oil will be absorbed by the diesel (emulsion) and grease every moving part of the high pressure pump and the injectors.
    Besides this, the 2-stroke oil will keep the diesel engine clean, as it burnes cleaner as the diesel itself "


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    i have the elsawin discs but couldnt get all the diagrams to show up on the pages, everything else works i remember there was a odd way of installing it can anyone remember???
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    If you put two-stroke oil in the fuel at a rate of 1:200:

    "the 2-stroke oil will be absorbed by the diesel (emulsion) and grease every moving part of the high pressure pump and the injectors.
    Besides this, the 2-stroke oil will keep the diesel engine clean, as it burnes cleaner as the diesel itself "


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    So basically add 300ml of semi-synthetic 2 stoke to my car everytime i fill it up?


    Am i missing anything?


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwood View Post
    Hi, A mate did it for me who's in the tuning business, though he mostly specialises in Land Rover products.. My map actually came from Portugal, supposedly one of Europe's top tuners... Anyway, I am really happy with it, the car is just great to drive, not that it was slow to start with!! Just masses of power there instantly. By the way, it's a quattro and the 233bhp model. I also do the two stroke oil thing every time I fill up, that also makes a big difference. Not exactly sure how much it cost me, but certainly no more than some of the other guys out there.. Not sure if I'm allowed to name names on here, but would be happy to pass his name via PM if that helps.. I've not had a dyno readout, but the first map I had was supposed to be 280bhp, and that was dull compared to this one, which reckons to have 30bhp more, with apparantly more if I want it!!!!! I'm not a boy racer, but just like to have that "edge" :-)
    Hope that helps, Blackwood.
    Yes pass me his details please and where is he located? also can he do it me for cheaper if you ask him for me, im thinking of having mine re-mapped as im not happy with the results.


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    Does anyone know what the maximum torque the tip gearbox will take is? Manual may well be ok, but I'm not sure close to 600nm will be ok with the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazmo View Post
    So basically add 300ml of semi-synthetic 2 stoke to my car everytime i fill it up?


    Am i missing anything?
    Thats the impression given by that article, It's a small quantity of 2-stroke so I can't see it giving you any problems. That said I haven't tried it!
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    Talking JUST DO IT!!

    Dazmo, The guy that did my map is Gary from TD5 Alive, not sure he'd do it any cheaper for you, but by all means mention my name, it's Paul by the way!! Have a look on his website for contact details. Mine's a tip by the way.. If you want to know more about the two stroke thing, have a look on the Discovery 3 website, it's all there.. I too was Mr Sceptical until I tried it.. quieter, smoother, better economy, less smoke... Apparantly farmers have been doing it for years!!
    Regards, Blackwood

 

 
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