B7 Wheel & Piano black trim......Fitted!!!
Hello gents. Fitted these at the weekend. RasA4 was kind enough to come round and lend me the tool for removing the old steering wheel and securing the new one. He also gave me a crash course for removing most of the lower facia so the trim could be fitted. I didn't even have to ask him, he just volunteered. Top fella that!.....
Got the B7 wheel used off ebay for £80. Its in top nick, not a scratch on it and the leather is in VGC. Its the S-line edition with red and white stitching (sexy!). There is NO airbag module. What you can see below is just the airbag cover. I explained why I did this on my last thread.......http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...ew-bits-fitted........
Its funny how a different/more modern wheel can change the way the car feels and modernise a once tired pre-facelift interior. I am very happy with it. Altough it is actually the same size, it appears and feels smaller.
I got some wood trim off ebay for a very cheap price. I took it to a friend of a friend who owns a body repair shop. He had never heard of Piano black, so I showed him the back of my iPhone and told him to spray it all in that colour. Its actually more or less exactly the same. He sprayed it up, baked it and then polished it for an ultra shiny finish. Paint is rock hard too! The grand total to buy the trim and get it sprayed was less than £50. Obviously I was very happy due to it being INSANELY expensive from Audi. You honestly would not be able to tell the difference!
The doors took 10 mins each (front and rear), and with RasA4 helping/leading the way, the dash was about 80 mins.
RasA4, feel free to post the pics you took on the day whilst helping me (his camera is the ******, and mine is just plain ******!-iPhone!).......
Next up are black interior door levers (currently being powder coated-thanks again for the spares Mark, en route back to you shortly), A digital Tyre pressure/heat monitoring system (I have had two high speed blow-outs in the past and want to keep an eye on the temps and pressures-its just me being cautious).