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car cleaned... (pics) think i want a wheel change???

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by rbailey88, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. rbailey88
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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    cleaned my car today with g3 detox then give it a coat of g3 resin wax afterwards... got a good shine to it :) ive been thinking about changing my wheels over the last few weeks and ive decided i definately want another set of wheels, think ill stay with 19s but want something a bit out of the ordinary, something wide, maybe staggered fitment... been looking at few different range rover 19s but not 100% on anything in particular, really like atheo 19s off a touareg, 3sdm looks amazing too... just cant make my mind up!!

    this afternoon..
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    That looks sweet - stance (just springs on there)?....wheels and the colour looks superb - really nice looking car mate.
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    Loverly looking car and the wheels look fab too.
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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    Is the rear quater a diff shade of red to the bumper or does it just look that way in the pic?
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    cheers mate, got ap coilovers all round, front arches rolled to limit scuffing... i loved the wheels when i first got them, just fancy something different, seen afew golfs and a3s around my area with bbs ch's now and its made me want a change, so many rims to choose from just cant choose!!!
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    cheers pal :)
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    just angel of the pic mate, its not had any paint work..... yet! front arches need a lick over after the frost and salt have worked its way in to some chipped off paint (coilovers and sh*tty english roads!)
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    Good advert for the G3 polish.... I've just bought some :respekt:
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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    not used my polish yet... went halfords couple months back and they had a deal on 'buy 2 get 1 free' so ended up walking out with...
    detox shampoo
    paint renovator
    scratch removal/repair
    turbo detailer
    clay bar kit
    micro fibre cloths
    compound and buffing pads
    resin superwax

    when the weather picks up ill be using the lot in one long day of cleaning :) i just used the shampoo and wax today and it still come up well
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    Lol, I meant wax... I work at a paint shop, will get the buffer on mine when I can be arsed
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    yeah ill be investing in a buffer i think, had a little go with the scratch removal and pad when i first bought it on a little scuff... it took AGES to remove a light scratch, did work though :) just dont fancy doing it by hand when a buffer will do it it minutes lol!
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    looks great red looks good whe polished
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    You know it mate!! If you know what your doing you can skip the claybar and use a cutting compound on the buffer then switch to a finer polish and a softer buffer head, I DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING THIS IF YOU HAVE NO EXPERIENCE MOPPING CARS THO!
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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    ive got no experience with cutting and buffing to be honest mate, all my other cars so far have been primarily to go quick, but after i bought my a4 i wanted to get it looking fresh and gleaming, it does have swirls and minor scrathces all round (probably from drive through car washes and bad polishing technique) got a mate who knows a thing or 2 about detailing so bought this stuff ready for when ive got a bit of knowledge on the job with me, dont fancy ruining my paint lol!!
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    Yeah stick with the clay mate, keep everything nice and wet, if you hear a 'ziiiiiiiiiiiiip' like sound STOP and clean everything and start over.
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    cheers for info pal... fingers crossed the weather gets better, then ill give it a go
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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    just read you post mate, car looks well. i am also looking for a wheel change currently on bbs lm reps 19" staggared. let me know if your interested, just put an add in the classified section.
    email me on sherliker@hotmail.co.uk
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    Cars looking very nice I've just changed from 18" to 19" ch on my a4 b6 cab and I love them. Always been my fav wheel from ten years ago but never had a car to put them on. I looked at so many. Here's mine on ch's

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    I think lm's are nice wheels too but you will see allot with those too. I think you will get that with any wheel.
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    Like the look of the car.

    The alloys looks smart, you could just refurb them in a different colour?

    3SDMs always look awesome, people argue that they are overdone but personally i wouldn't care as they look the nuts!
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    Best wheels in the world :thumbsup:
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    Cheers mate, I've not seen any cars with 3dsm's as yet, I agree they do look good! Really aggressive with the width and curve on the spokes, good do with some photo shopped on mine see what they look like! :)
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    Thanks mate, yours really suits the ch's, I still like mine but just recently a fair few people in my area have put ch or lm's on there golfs, a3s, leons ect... Maybe I inspired them haha! Just fancy a change really, would maybe keep my ch's for winter wheels
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    3sdm you say

    taaa dahhhhhh
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    excuse that it wasnt low
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    What apcoilovers did you go for?
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    This thread is making me want 3SDMs again..............NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    My RS6's look good, My RS6's look good, MY RS6'S LOOK GOOOOOOD!!..............
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    Can't remember if there was a spec name to the coilovers mate, got them from deemon Tweeks with a nice discount... Brilliant suspension! Apparently made in same factory as kw with same materials just a whole lot cheaper, my ap's have kw stamped bump stops too. Best coilys I've had tbh
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    Haha give in to the temptation!! They do look good don't they! They look aggressive and wide, perfect! Think I need to start saving
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    Can't remember if there was a spec name to the coilovers mate, got them from deemon Tweeks with a nice discount... Brilliant suspension! Apparently made in same factory as kw with same materials just a whole lot cheaper, my ap's have kw stamped bump stops too. Best coilys I've had tbh.

    Sound the same as mine.

    Weitec they are basically oz varient 1s but under a diff colour and name.

    Very comfy and good ride.
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    Yeah they do.I think in time i will get some but at the min im happy with my RS6's. Perfect fitment and also give the aggressive look as they are 8.5J all round. Definitely awesome wheels. Look good on Matte black too!
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    Also there a lot better priced now I paid around £800 to have them on the first shipment last year apron there relese but due to finances I had to sell them but I'm gunna get another set in 9.5 allround this year
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    Sound the same as mine.

    Weitec they are basically oz varient 1s but under a diff colour and name.
    Very comfy and good ride.[/QUOTE]

    Totally agree mate, nice and firm but still comfy
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    Do you have a good stretch on the tyres? Really like the look of them mate, Be good to see what they look like with coilovers, wide and low! You got plans for suspension?
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    well as mine is a quattro i have to run the same size tyre all round i went for a 225/40/18 was perfect stretch on the rears front had a little but noting special ..... yeah coilovers will be bought this year too i think i have a pic of the stretch will have a look
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    here we go
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    also i had to fit 20mm spacers to the rears for them to clear the suspention also did the front too looked sick
    would have been better if lowerd lol
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