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A week into cabriolet ownership

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by ctrsam, May 26, 2013.

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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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    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!!!
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    Thanks Steve

    where can you get one of those in England?

    ive seen the videos on YouTube and its impressive
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    The car is looking excellent. Once you start down the modding road, it goes on and on. :) x
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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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    Thanks!

    very true about the modding. Case in point. My old avant b6
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    Aye, that's look really sweet....my favourite colour too....so you have form then? hehe
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    looking good.
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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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    i hate the 4 spoke
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    Such an eyesore!

    would love a flat bottom but can't justify 250 over an s line
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    Looking good, had mine for nearly three years now and still enjoying ownership as much as day one.
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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?
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    Marco direct from dubstops American website

    but got stung on import taxes so worked at around 200
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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.
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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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    [May 27, 2013]
    Grill and splitter on
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    Unsure about which headlights to go with

    oem xenon
    chrome drl
    black drl
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    Also debadged the rear
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    oem xenon
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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    your cars looking good.... and i love them blue wheels on your mates car!!!!
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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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