Oz Racing Canyons fitted to Audi S3 8l
I finally got my wheels on this weekend, unfortunately the weather was a bit wet, so I didn't get a chance to clean the car before taking the photos. But ill try again when it gets sunny.
These are 18" Oz Racing Canyons, final offset et20 front and et15 at the rear.
As mentioned earlier, I haven't seen these wheels fitted to an S3 before and personally I think they look MAD. Let me know what you think.
The before pic
Just sitting under the arches and clearing everything.
I also de-chromed the grill today.
The car is sitting on Stock suspension, a 2" drop on a set of bilstein b12 or pss should finish it off.
Headlight self levelling clip
Today I fixed my broken headlight clip,I noticed this when I had my headlights out, from when I painted them two weeks ago.
But if your beam is pointing pretty low, its probably got a broken clip, as they are a common part that breaks on these cars (poor design ?).
Unfortunately, its pretty hard to get hold of an oem replacement. So I opted for the after market replacement found in this Group buy. I found that these clips weren't 100% plug and play. And had to modify a few things to make it easier for myself.
I did try to document as much as much as I could, but I only had my iphone to hand, So i did loose a few photos and I had to reuse some photos. I also borrowed a picture from Sparkesandnoise.
It is impossible to do this with headlight in the car, so step one is removing the bumper and then the 4 torx bolts holding the headlight in place (2 on top, 1 behind the light and 1 underneath).
Once the headlight is out and on the bench, you then rotate the the self levelling sensor 1/4 of a turn. Then it should pop out.
The clip should then be accessible.
Here's the broken clip from my drivers side lamp.
And this the stock clip next to the replacement. Its very unlikely that the new clip will break.
Its also a bit wider, and won't fit threw the access hole. I found the best way to fit it, was to push it under the back of projector lense. Then let it fall into place.
Below is the self levelling motor, obviously the circular white part fits into the headlight clip.
However, when I attempted to fit my new metal clip, I found it extremely difficult to manoeuvre the motor into the correct location.
My solution was to trim down two edges of the white circle into a square while leaving the other two side circular.
So the square side slots easily inside the metal clip.
And then when you twist the motor into its lock position on the light unit, the square rotates inside the metal clip to its circular shape and thus, locking its self within the clip.
Hopefully these pics might help someone that struggled to fit the clip as I did.