Mod advice - Armrests, debadging, steering wheels, gear knobs and general updating
Now weve got the A4 avant sline ive decided to start the dangerous path of modding.
ill start small first to keep things simple as im no mechnic but ill look for a service manual so i can check how things come apart as i need to fix the interior lights (the little ones) and also upgrade the headlights as i dont like the orange indicator look.
first on my list is sorting an armrest as it just feels wrong without one. I went to Nottingham audi the other day & whilst there i thought i'd try and get a good price on a black cloth version and the screen was telling us they're now discontinued them
Ive been looking on ebay but most are aftermarket or the wrong version. Are any of the german aftermarket ones any good? or will other armrests from different models fit and match?
Next up i was going to debadge the rear, ive checked online and it seems its as simple as heating up the badge to soften the glue and then gently use dental floss to work along the badge underneath, or alternatively use a few kettles of boiling water to loosen the glue? Does that sound about right?
steering wheel is a definate on my list as the Avant one feels just a bit too smooth and old if im honest, id like an Sline one (perf sides) so from what i gather aslong as the airbag matches my square one its a case of simply removing mine and reconnecting the airbag to the new wheel, any audi wheel with a square airbag will fit, is that right?
Also a matching perf gear knob, other than dealer prices of £122 where else can i get a 5 speed perf/ sline style gear knob and can i just replace the top part as the dealer was saying you have to replace the gator as well?
Finally i quite like the look of the Cupra splitters as it just helps lower the front of the car, i see they're a good match for the sline bumper but is it something you need the car up on a ramp to do or is it bumper off time? If so is that a daunting task for somebody non mechanical or straight forward.
appreciate any guidance gents, ill be up to speed soon but bare with me as car modding is relatively new to me :)