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Ashley's B7 A4 Avant

Discussion in 'The Project Room' started by ashley1, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. ashley1
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    Hellooo

    I've owned the car for 7 months, but haven't got round to making a progess blog until now!


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    This is the car when I first bought it. It's a 2006 A4 2.0 TDi S-line Avant in Dolphin Grey; Totally standard. Never planned on keeping standard (had a massive list of parts that I wanted before picking up the car!)



    The first mods that I did was adding a Seat Leon Cupra R Splitter, and spraying the grille gloss black. I will eventually be buying a RS4 Black Optics grille, but they're a bit pricey, but the grille looks okay for now. I also de-wipered and de-badged the rear. Looks a lot cleaner IMO. Anyway, here's a pic of the front end.



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    It took my aaaaaages deciding on wheels, but after a while I narrowed it down to Rotiform BLQs or Audi/BBS Speedlines. Luckily, I managed to find a mint set of 19x8.5 Speedlines in PW Motorsport (local shop) so I went for them.



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    As they were splits, I wanted to get the centres re-sprayed. I thought about black, gunmetal, even red, but in the end decided on gold.



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    Had the wheels wrapped in Falken FK452 225/35's (slight stretch) and put them on the car. Realised straight away that the car needed to be a lot lower, so I bought myself a set of FK AK Street coilovers. I do plan on upgrading, but they're okay for now. I also bought a pair of 15mm hub-centric spacers for the rear and pressed plates with German 'D'.



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    A pic that one of my friends took. Put yellow tint film on the fogs...

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    This is how my car looks at the moment. I bought a smaller rear plate and wind defectors, although I'm not sure if I'll keep the rear ones on. Standard wheels are back on due to the centres having a crappy paint job, and all the paint peeling off, so they are being powder-coated gold instead. This is kind of good though, as it's given me time to mirror-polish the lips. I'm happy with the outcome, although they still aren't quite perfect. Need to look into an extemely fine polish!



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    I've bought some 10mm hub-centric spacers for the front, so I'll post a pic when the wheels are back on.

    Thanks for looking.
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  2. ashley1
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    Long term plans:

    - Remap
    - Tinted Windows
    - New LCR Splitter (girlfriend crashed into a curb!)
    - New Coilovers
    - Poooossssssibly Angel Eyes
    - Front Number Plate Blank (for shows)
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    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    lovely build :icon_thumright:
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    Couple of new pics...

    Wheels are back on, freshly powder-coated with the polished lips. Wound the front coilovers down a couple of threads too :thumbsup:


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    lenti Sixth Gear

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    Hey mate Nice car :D very clean :D
    did you find anything about the Intercooler for the 2.0TDI?
    I'm also looking for one, I've got an 2.0TDI also
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    Any particular reason you want to change the coilies?
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    Got to love a speedline!
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    Looks good, exactly what im after :)
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    Very nice, subtle but works very well. Loving the goldies.
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    Looks spot on mate
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    Liking this VERY much!!!

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    Appreciate the comments guys! Haven't been on here in a while! The car has now been remapped up to around 190BHP, and has had new tyres put on the Speedlines with a little bit more stretch. The car is back on the standard wheels now though, and will probably stay like that over winter.
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    Just need to get the paint corrected, and it'll be bloody lovely :wub:
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    Thanks man! I haven't looked into it for a while, but from what I can see, the cheapest option is to buy a universal intercooler, and buy all the pipework seperately. I've got a friend with a MK4 Golf who did the same thing and he did the whole lot for about £200!
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    The fronts knock quite a bit, and I have no idea why, because nothing is loose. And the rears are made for the saloon so are a bit too soft. They are set up as high as they will go on the back!
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    Borrowed a Meguiars polisher, and went mental with it!!
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    Quick update...

    Had a bit of a change of heart... I've ordered Eibach Sportline lowering springs to replace the coilovers, B5 suspension cups/caps to lower the front a tiny bit more, and I'm going to be getting the centres on the Speedlines powder-coated a silvery grey colour. It is going to look quite a bit different, and I will be uploading pictures as soon as all the bits arrive and they're fitted.
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    Be interesting to see how it sits on Eibach sportline springs with B5 perches as it's something I am thinking of doing to my B6.

    Also what offset are your wheels before you fitted spacers?
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    Where do you get the front splitter from mate?
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    you can pick them up from Seat stealers for about £23 iirc.. they are off a Leon Cupra R

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    sits really well. Only had them fitted on the weekend so gonna let them settle, then I'll post some pictures. Wheels are et43 I believe
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    Any pictures yet mate? One of my favourite A4's!!
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    That picture was taken when I had hardly any diesel, but I think the front it a bit too low (in comparison to the rear) with the B5 spring cups. I'm gonna get the 19's back on over the weekend and see what it looks like. I'll post some pictures.
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    Change of plans again... The car is booked into HavAir at the end of this month to go on bags!
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    Your eibach springs how much did they lower the car by ? and are you selling them as your going to AIR!
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    They lower the front 50mm and the rear 40mm. Yeah I probably will sell them. I'll give you a PM when they're off the car and I can see what sort of condition they're in!
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    SOund perfect heights
    did they sit and ride ok ? do you have any pictures of them on the car with the speedlines on too ?
    thanks
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    A few changes, as you can see ;)

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    very nice, what have you done with your old gold wheels?

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    Thanks very much. Still got the Speedlines. They're now powdercoated silver, and currently for sale! Looking for around £800.
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    Spent last Sunday wrapping my chrome window trims. I used 3M satin black vinyl wrap. Looks a lot better in my opinion. Found it surprisingly easy to do, just took me all day! 100% worth the effort though.

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    Any pics of the Speedlines now bud?
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    Btw first pic from Louis is spot on!
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    Specs are:
    19x8.5 et43
    re-powdercoated centres, polished lips

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    £800 o.n.o. Send me a message if you have any questions.
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    Epic car, still one of my favs but for me mistake selling the speedlines. 3sdms are a bit too "scene" for me, would love to see back on the speedlines!!
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    I know what you mean, and I'm starting to feel the same! I will be selling the 3SDMs too, and hopefully buying a set of 20" BBS CKs that are being sold locally.
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