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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by olethalb, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. olethalb
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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    I'm not sure if this could be made sticky but would be nice to have a thread for the B7 DTM where owners could post a pic of their car, we could see how many of the '250' are on here and keep track of them and compare mods etc.

    i'll start off

    spec;

    sprint blue - 55 plate

    AP coilovers
    19 x 8.5 et44 rotiform BLQ with 215/35 tyres
    S4 345mm front drilled / grooved brakes
    FK grill (for now)
    carbon fibre mirrors
    satin black headlight internals
    clear corner mod
    debadged rear with black rings
    R44 DTM registration

    pioneer satnav / dvd double din
    digital boost gauge (psi)
    leather arm rest
    carbon gearknob
    B6 cigar lighter mod
    Bose
    lighting pack

    CDL engine
    K04 hybrid (turbo dynamics)
    S3 injectors
    AutoTech HPFP
    RS4 Fuel pressure valve
    Custom 3" intake
    3" cone filter
    BSH PCV delete
    42 Draft catch can
    Custom PCV blanks
    Custom FMIC with custom pipework
    AEM WMI
    Cold side DV relocation
    D rev DV
    APR Decat pipe
    Milltek Cat back system 100mm tails
    polybush snub mount
    034 single mass fly
    southbend stage 2 endurance clutch

    RS4 fluid cover
    TDI a/c cover
    scuttle and battery cover

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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    I am one of the 250, but have robbed it and spirited it away to the emerald isle. :p

    mine is also Sprint blue and was on a 55 plate.
    No mods yet (work to start in march)
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    1 mod compleated (carbon wrap of rear silver strip ) not much but it is a start.
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    by the way, olethalb. your build thread is my new bible :applaus:
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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    Ok ill go next :)

    Spec:

    Phantom Black 55 plate

    19 x 8.5 et 45 OEM Rotors wrapped in 255/35/19 Continental Contact sports
    H&R springs
    2012 RNS-E-PU
    RS4 Mirrors
    RS4 Rear arb
    S4 door blades
    RS4 pedals
    RS4 front fog grill mod
    Custom front OEM RS6 grill
    Clear corner mod
    Pressed aluminium plates
    RS4 battery cover panels
    RS4 fluid bottle cover panel
    LED DRL
    LED rear plate lights
    Debadged rear with just a DTM badge

    Planned Mods:
    TTRS multifunction steering wheel
    12mm rear and 10mm front spacers
    Carbon fibre rear boot trim (bought just been too lazy to fit yet)
    LED side lights
    Carbonio filter
    Red coil packs
    LED rear lights

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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    Craichouse - thanks for posting, brings back memories of when i first got mine in standard trim

    Rob - love the custom grill work, a fair few parts you've got that i want to get in the future

    lovely cars, thanks for posting

    just came across this on google, probably not completely accurate but interesting


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    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    Yup, Olethalb's DTM is awesome. I love the attention to detail and OEM looks!

    Well, here's mine so far:
    Genuine RS4 Front Grill (a right mission for DTM owners!)
    Clear corner headlights
    FK Highsport Coilovers (pretty hard ride!)
    H&R Spacers - 10mm Front, 12mm Rear
    REVO stage 1 remap (Noticeable performance gains, well worth it)
    Plane, screwless numberplates

    Build Thread Here

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    On the 'to do' list:
    Aluminium Trunk Strip Removal (Thanks Craichouse)
    Full service
    Apple Airport Express install (Wired off 12v)

    ... I'm tempted to sell up in a years time to buy something faster, I'd love a Wide Body K04 S4!
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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    Thanks for posting, good work on the RS4 grill, looks much better :)
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    Here is mine

    Mods
    · RS4 rear ARB
    · Genuine S4 Calliper carriers and larger brake discs
    · K04 turbo, S3 injectors, HPFP
    · 200 cell Sports Cat
    · Milltek full exhaust
    · Audi B8 MFSW
    · 2009 TTS Gear Knob
    · S4 silver mirrors
    · ITG air filter

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    Love it!

    Where did you get the RS4 grille?
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    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    I got mine on eBay in the end, bought a genuine 'black optics' grill for £200 and sold the surround for £50. Theres a few replica grills out there but I don't think they look as good as a genuine grill.

    Its a fiddly job to fit, pretty daunting when making the first cut in a expensive grill!
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    After contacting DPM asking what the lowest drop I could go for without going to coilovers they suggested these 45mm springs:
    H&R 45mm Lowering Suspension Springs A4 B7 Avant / Saloon 2.0T FSi Quattro 01/05> - £186.00 : The premier online mail order VAG suspension and performance specialists. We offer a wide range of all the best branded suspension and performance parts fo

    tThese were the springs I went for and im chuffed to bits with them. Like you mentioned tho as the DTM version is 15mm lower than standard it will give a 30mm drop from standard DTM springs. I will say tho that after having them fitted for a couple of months now that they do drop a bit more from when you first fit them after a few hundred miles.

    hope this helps

    Rob
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    question for spider 74 and olethalb. With the S4 brakes, can you use the original callipers and just get the S4 carriers and disks or do you need to use S4 callipers, carriers and disks?
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    Just the carriers and discs mate, your calipers just bolt on. Very easy job to do. Big difference for little cash.
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    Beautiful cars these dtm's.
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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    that is exactly what i wanted to hear. this thread is paying for itself already :yahoo:

    guess what i am spending my work bonus on this month......?
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    [Feb 20, 2013]
    Spider - thanks for taking time to post, i know you've been on track with yours - does RS4 ARB make that much difference?
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    [Feb 20, 2013]
    Id say the RS4 ARB is a worth while job for the cost. Easy to do and about £100. Main thin it does is help correct the Audi Under steer. Makes the back end feel lighter and to me balances things out nicely. Its subtle but you will feel a difference, even changing lanes on the motorway it will feel planted. Its not a remap different but should be on everyone's list! :)


    Part numbers as best i remember from my notes.
    RS4 Rear ARB Kit including:
    1 x RS4 Rear Sway Bar (Part #8E0511409AL)
    2 x RS4 Rear Sway Bar Bushings (Part #8E0511327D)
    2 x Bushing Brackets (Part #8E0511439)
    4 x Bolts for Brackets (Part #N10127707)
    2 x Bolts for ARB links (Part #N10528103)
    2 x Bushing Brackets (Part #8E0511439)
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    [Feb 20, 2013]
    Hi,

    Thought I'd best reserve myself a space in this thread.. A4 DTM, Sprint blue, mostly standard. :whistle2:
    Might get a few pics up, but you can get a fair idea of what it looks like from everyone else's :icon_thumright:

    I might even have seen Olly's black DTM on the M40 the other day, or maybe in Tesco petrol about 8 months back.
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    [Feb 20, 2013]
    Hey Olly, why are you adding that? If it's for AirPlay to the radio, or video to the RNS-E, are you aware of this product instead?
    Kivic One
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    [Feb 20, 2013]
    Spider - thanks for the info and part numbers :)

    Rich - get some pics up
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    yea, rich get some pics up....:whip:

    by the way, olethalb, this is the best idea you have had since you bought your DTM. this thread is not even a page long and i have already learned a few things. :respekt:
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    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    The Kivic One looks pretty good!

    I have a X Carlink sat around, along with an old airport express. I fancied making something that could use Apples built in Airplay function to stream music from any iPhone, iPod etc to my OEM head unit. I'm going to make a small housing to hide everything in the glove box or draw under the front seats. Any way, theres much easier ways to stream music, I just fancied a little project.

    If any ones interested, heres all the 'how to' guides I've found so far:
    Stream music to your car with a USB powered Airport Express | After Hours
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-Broken-Airport-Express-PSU-with-an-US/

    How to Repair a dead Airport Express so it runs on a 5 Volt Power Brick
    | ||| | | weistudio 2006 || | ||| |
    Wifi Airplay through the Stereo! - Honda Element Owners Club Forum

    It probably wont work but will keep me entertained for a while!
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    a quick one lads,
    how do you clean your alcantara on the steering wheel ?
    i want to try and restore the bits on my wheel (i wont be replacing it for a while) because they have become all shiny :sadlike:
    and before you say, it was the previous owner who did not take care of it :asskicking:
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    buy the way Spider74, that is a lovely shot
    Nürburgring?
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    mine's worn too, holding out for a FBSW with round airbag :)
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    Flat Bottom Steering Wheel, s3 / rs4 / tt - that sort of thing :)
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    Does anyone know if there are any company's or individuals that could do the RS4 into the DTM grill conversion as this is the final mod I need to do to mine but I don't have the necessary skills, patient's or balls to do it myself.
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    I use the interior trim cleaning cloths on mine - yes, mine also looked worn but often it's actually just stuck down with grease and dirt and will spring back fresh if you give it a clean. Give it a rub with one of those wet interior cleaning cloths and check if the cloth is picking up dirt. Keep going until the cloth comes away clean and you're laughing.

    Let me know!
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    Any particular brand bud? might get a couple more £ when i pop it up on ebay if it looks nicer :)
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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    No brand loyalty here, anything that will cut through the grease will do it!
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    hello mate can u give me photos of the ride height on yor dtm can u give me the phone number for place u got them from aim running 19'
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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    I use a exfoliating shower glove and warm soapy water works a treat as you can get a proper grip of the alacantara then towel dry it to fluff it up again
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    but then i would have to get a girlfriend, i cant be seen buying one of those. :laugh:
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    [Feb 25, 2013]
    Yup its the famous carousel at the Ring :)

    Car performed well on it for as far as i was willing to push it (tame compared to most nutters on there)
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    [Feb 26, 2013]
    right, its pay day. i am off to start work on my DTM project.

    Step 1. H&R 45 mm Lowering Suspension Springs and some spacers (12 mm rear and 10 mm front)

    Step 2. refurb and paint of DTM alloys to gunmetal grey
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    [Mar 2, 2013]
    did this today exactly like you said, using this:
    Steering Wheel Cleaner - Armor All® Natural Finish Detailer Protectant

    and it worked perfectly :thumbsup:
    20 min job and it is like having a new steering wheel.
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    Nice work! I might even buy a few of those ones myself, despite saying I'm not brand loyal.

    Today I followed Olly's tips on easy N75 valve removal and I can confirm I think I found the souce of my intermittant under-boost :think:

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    Happy days!
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    [Mar 8, 2013]
    Afternoon chaps.. just stumbled on this thread fortunately. I am thinking about chopping in my A4 B7 Cabriolet (2.0 tdi - 2007) for a DTM. Seen one in silver which looks pretty nice, with Nav, and all the other standard bumph with about 64k on it for £9.7k. Do you think that sounds like a decent price and is there anything I should look out for on it?
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