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Clayed the car

gtiglasgow Feb 24, 2007

  1. gtiglasgow

    gtiglasgow Member

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    Thought I ought to get my butt into gear and get a head start on the cleaning of my car in preparation for the Ultimate Dubs show in March. Big thanks to Kenny Spence for spending several hours helping me wash, clay, clean, polish, seal and wax the bodywork. Amazing the difference it makes to the paintwork (thanks also to Colin Barron for the use of the garage and supply of tea!!).

    Few wee pics of the car afterwards:

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    Scott
     
  2. Randomjim

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    Looking goooood!!! Are you on airbags?
     
  3. gtiglasgow

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    Cheers mate.

    No air-ride, just good old coilovers!!

    Scott
     
  4. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    Ah keeping it real lol, she's well low!!
     
  5. pologti

    pologti New Member

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    thanks for the comments , yes she is very low , abit of a pain in the ass when trying to clean around the arches :mad:

    Cheers Kenny
     
  6. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    i know the feeling :happy:
     
  7. golf

    golf ***** rent boy VCDS Map User

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    Glasgow, that is one lovely looking Avant you've got there. Loving the alloys. What colour temperature xenons have you got? They look very white, around 4300k by the looks of it.
     
  8. 46TheDoctor

    46TheDoctor Valentino Rossi A.K.A The Doctor

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    Hi before we start your motor is spot on, is that grill a standard one just painted black,? Also how much has it been lowered and did you need arch mods, what wheels are they?
     
  9. Andy101

    Andy101 Active Member Team Ibis Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition

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    Sweet
     
  10. gtiglasgow

    gtiglasgow Member

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    Thanks for the nice comments guys.

    In answer to the questions:

    - The grille is a genuine Audi S4 part. It is not painted. The centre is metalic grey and the surround in matt black. You can pick these up from VagParts or a main Audi dealership.
    - The xenons are 6000K. They actually look more blueish in reality.
    - The wheels are 8.5"x19" SSW Mesh.
    - I am not sure how much the car is lowered by, but it is lots!!!
    - The inner rear arches were modified to allow the car to sit so low.

    Cheers

    Scott
     
  11. Block 405

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    looks sweet mate, will have to get over southside to check out the xenons soon
     
  12. bubstar

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    The car looks spot on if a bit toooooooooo low IMO.

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    What coilovers are you using?

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  13. Randomjim

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    Too low? Is that possible? :lmfao:
     
  14. Light Speed

    Light Speed Buff my shiny red one...

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    Looks really sweet Scott. You must have been lucky and managed to get it done in between the showers today! :icon_thumright:
     
  15. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    what a cracking looking car,
    Have any issues if you use the boot?
    Did you fit the xenons yourself, or where they factory??
     
  16. stoakseya4

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    Very nice...
     
  17. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    car looks fantastic
     
  18. bubstar

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    Yes I'm afraid it is.

    This is more like it...........
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    Low but not "I'm five up with luggage and on the bumpstops low".

    BUB :beerchug:
     
  19. Randomjim

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    These do sit very nicely but there's proberably more chance of there being arch issues on them as the wheels stick out further.

    Either way if you're not rubbing you're not dubbing :happy:
     
  20. bubstar

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    Yeah maybe. I know the Avant is running 'staggered' tyres. But I just don't like the wheels up inside the arches. Just looks wrong IMO.

    BUB
     
  21. Randomjim

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    I love how that blue b6 sits but it's so hard to get it like that. Perfecting the ride height and the width and offset of the wheels etc etc.
     
  22. 46TheDoctor

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  23. Mcgough

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    Well i want to go low, but not sure how much i can as the new body kit is 2 inches lower that old body work...what you recon, just a 30mm drop or coilovers and go all the way!!

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  24. gtiglasgow

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    I would go for the coilovers mate. That way, you can play about with the ride height and find the look that you like best. Springs may be ok, but if they don't look low enough for you there isn't much you can do - other than take them off and buy coilovers - LOL!!!

    Cheers

    Scott
     
  25. LandSpeed

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    Scott, im in the same predicament, dont know weather just to get springs and shockers or go for the coilover route, do you find the ride hard with coilovers?
     
  26. gtiglasgow

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    The ride is firm, but not as bad as you would imagine. A few of my mates have actually commented that the car is a lot more comfortable than they would have thought (baring in mind that the car sits on 19" rims and is very low!!). It's obviously not as comfortable as the standard suspension, but not overly harsh - I would definately recommend coilovers.

    Scott
     
  27. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    With the roads around here there is no way I could go low with my kit, It only just misses some kerbs as it is.
    but looking at mine I think there is no need for me to lower her.

    Would look nice though.
     
  28. LandSpeed

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    Thanks Scott, coilover it is then
     

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