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A week into cabriolet ownership

ctrsam May 26, 2013

  1. ctrsam

    ctrsam Member

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    Thought i'd share the progress of my cab as its moving at quite a pace

    Collected from the dealer last Monday (20/05)
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    Tuesday it was in with Sunset VW for a full going over to make sure theres no hidden nasty's

    Stereo fitted Wednesday, came with the concept headunit which I really didnt like as limited functionality
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    Wheel fitted Thursday, only got 1 fitted then realised I had been sent the wrong offset so had a mad dash to found some 5mm spacers after work on Friday
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    Wheels finally on Friday
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    Trip upto PSI tuning on Saturday to get coilovers fitted and geo setup, used AP coilovers, will adjust ride height after they've settled
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    A day of today!

    And tomorrow get the Dubstop imports grill on and Cupra R splitter
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    Its been a manic few days but im the sort of person who doesnt like to hang about!

    a few more things planned over the coming week so will update next weekend

    thanks for looking
     
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  2. Steve77

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    Looks nice fella. Have to admit I've been doing stuff on my cab since I got it. It's very addictive.
    Id recommend the SmartTOP unit to be able to open the hood remotely and with one touch. Great toy!!!
     
  3. ctrsam

    ctrsam Member

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    Thanks Steve

    where can you get one of those in England?

    ive seen the videos on YouTube and its impressive
     
  4. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    The car is looking excellent. Once you start down the modding road, it goes on and on. :) x
     
  5. Molnboman

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    Well done....been a busy week for ya! Great timing for buying a Cab too ....hopefully we will all get a good Summer!
    Well done....don't stop the modding! hehehe

    Best Wishes,
    A
     
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  6. ctrsam

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    Thanks!

    very true about the modding. Case in point. My old avant b6
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  7. Molnboman

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    Aye, that's look really sweet....my favourite colour too....so you have form then? hehe
     
  8. hades-

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    looking good.
     
  9. ctrsam

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    Thanks Bez

    modding is a disease without any cure!

    im trying to limit myself as I'm using it daily.

    Got an S line steering going in Tuesday to get rid of the 4 spoke, really puts me of driving it lol.

    Brushed mirror covers
    remap
    possibly big brakes dependant on budget

    then, I'm happy...
     
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  10. hades-

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    i hate the 4 spoke
     
  11. ctrsam

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    Such an eyesore!

    would love a flat bottom but can't justify 250 over an s line
     
  12. RMH1A4cab

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    Looking good, had mine for nearly three years now and still enjoying ownership as much as day one.
     
  13. Marco_b7cab

    Marco_b7cab New Member

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    Looks very nice mate, iv just brought a cab, and have started doing things already! How much did you get your grill for? And where from?
     
  14. ctrsam

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    Marco direct from dubstops American website

    but got stung on import taxes so worked at around 200
     
  15. NHN

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    I'll be honest, I think those wheels are a little busy for that Cab tbh, just opinion, but maybe if they were toned down a bit it may suit better.
     
  16. ctrsam

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    Thanks for your honest opinion

    the wheels weren't really my first choice but the ones I wanted are out of stock for 8 to 10 weeks so these are an interim solution, I can gauge from this setup that I Definetly need narrower tyres and a lower offset
     
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  17. ctrsam

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    Grill and splitter on
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    Unsure about which headlights to go with

    oem xenon
    chrome drl
    black drl
     
  18. ctrsam

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    Also debadged the rear
     
  19. hades-

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    oem xenon
     
  20. Molnboman

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    Same grill as mine...but I went for a new chrome rings....just think it looks a wee bit too anonymous with the black rings, and I think chrome rings would match your front windscreen pillars better inho.

    Doing well though.

    Cheers
    A
     
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    Ideally I would have reused the oem grill badge but shame it won't come out if grill. Need to find a chrome one and get my mirror covers on as well

    Thanks for the link Steve, Definetly be ordering one of those
     
  23. Molnboman

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    It can come out but there's a good chance you will break most of the lugs on it. Original Audi rings are less than 20quid ( 12 quid here in Sweden ) and it's an exact fit as you can imagine....and it's a nice vibe to stick a new one in too!

    Cheers
    Allan
     
  24. ctrsam

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    Thanks Allan

    i might wait until I've secured some headlights then do it all at once, want to add a few touches to the interior to make it look smarter with roof down
     
  25. ctrsam

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    Finished work early today and nipped upto Tideswell to pay for and get my steering wheel fitted, so glad to get rid of the 4 spoke

    Fitted by an enthusiast called Matt, his A5

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    Steering in
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    Filthy car after the B road trip
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  26. sammi

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    your cars looking good.... and i love them blue wheels on your mates car!!!!
     
  27. ctrsam

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    Much appreciated

    The A5 is a beast, also has full leather interior matching the wheel colour with winged rs4 recaros
     

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