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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash187, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. ~RS~
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    Lol @ N8 good investment!
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    ok so i should have the wheel on this week fingers crossed!

    but on the side i got carried away a bit with the red dye so i decided to keep with the colour theme and dye my mats to match the red in the car...

    here are the mats before, OEM A3 mats:

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    I started with the rear mats as a tester but i didnt get any pics... so once i was happy with them i moved onto the letters on the front mats:


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    and then i finished off the complete mat piping...


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    really pleased with how they came out... its a shame you can't buy the mats like this in red from the dealers... would have saved me hours of work!
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    They look awesome :) You have inspired me to buy some mats and dye them, didn't think dying would produce results that good especially on the steering wheel!! Cant wait to see that wheel in your car, will look so good

    Chris
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    thanks mate, its a right PITA of a job though... needs a lot of patience and time and to be honest i dont think i would want to do it again! but im the sort of person once i have started something i will want to finish it otherwise it will bug me so i made sure i took my time and did it all properly... i even went over it one last time for good measure, lol
    i really wind myself up sometimes!

    and yh i cant wait to get the wheel on too... i should have another flat bottom up for sale at the end of the week as well :ninja:
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    Good work mate!!

    I love my flat bottom... I didn't think it would make much of a difference when driving but it really does!! Have fun :D
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    that looks nice :icon_thumright:, juat hope your not going to have black wheels with red outlines lol
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    :ninja:
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    love my ttrs wheel.. chunky is good!
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    Major Update! The Wheel is FITTED!!!!

    so i managed to find a MY11 airbag, the loom and the s-line badge all for only £145! i quickly secured it and have been waiting all week for it to turn up and this morning it came :yahoo: that brings the total of the install to £315!

    So here it is installed in the car (excuse the dirt on the carpets, the weather is horrible down south) also you can see the red carpets in the car :)

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    Looking Good dude. Keep up with the good work.

    I see you have a TT gear knob too, isit just a matter of unscrewing the old gear knob and screw i the new?

    I know the TT gaiter is round, so curious how its installed.
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    Hats off to you Ash ......:hi: ....Once again you have Done a great Mod for fraction of the cost of what people normally pay.

    From now I'm going to call you bargain hunter ...lol

    When I had mine done ...it Felt like a new car ......I'm sure it makes a big difference when your driving .........Enjoy ...:thumbsup:..

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    It's the detail that ****s ...and your paying attention to it. :rolleyes:
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    The gear knobs are not screwed on, they are held down with a jubilee clip so just take that off and it pulls up. Swap over the gaitors and then cable tie the knob back down again... Easy

    Diggz thanks man! You have a good eye for detail there. Yh I want to get the interior bits all retrimmed eventually but I'm still on the lookout for my bargains and ways to get it done.
    The my11 buttons I want to do but the fact there is no card tray and instead just a line of blanks has put me off it.
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    That's strange I have a card tray on mine....

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    Yours is the my09. The my11 has a chrome strip going along the top and all the buttons are stuck to the fascia so it lines up properly
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    Well done bud!!

    looks really good in there now!
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    Looks so good, i am pretty jealous!! my steering wheel is so shiny i can see my face in it so i do need a new one :)

    Chris
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    Thanks guys.

    Chris just use the glyptone twins on it and you will see how nice and clean it comes up.
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    Black n red theme goes well as diggz highlights, what you gonna do when u fit the white DIS though :undwech: just messing, lovely work mate! All the hard work dying has sure paid off that's for sure.

    Loving the chunky steering wheel look, hating mine is the thinner one now :sob: lol!
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    Man your interior is incredible. Mine needs to look like this, I practically live in my car!
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    Looks awesome, nice touch with the red stitching too.
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    What does he have a thicker version ?

    I was thinking the same thing about the dials...lol
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    Am envious of your not so well-rounded wheely wheely nice posting.
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    Im loving the way it feels when i drive! almost as if its more responsive when i turn but im sure thats just me imagining it.

    now i just need to sell the other wheels i have and move onto the next projects
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    Come on you tight lot, buy Ash's wheels so we can see what else has planned! :p
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    Loving that and great bargain skills! Definitely agree that the TTRS wheel is much nicer
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    Quickie update:

    i have posted these pics elsewhere but was just reading through this thread and saw the comment that Farhan made about the red stitching on the triangles so here they are with red stitching on the gear gaiter, handbrake and armrest

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    along with the stitching on the door arm rests

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    I'd really like the thicker steering wheel but they are ridiculously expensive, plus I'd have fitting on top because I'm a spacker :)

    They shuld have fitted the thicker on by default, especially on the BE, the thin one is weedy...
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    Just spat coffee everywhere, that made me laugh.
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    Looks mint mate love the red stitching, do you know whether the fbsw with paddles fits onto an a3 manual 6 speed ? And are the paddled removable dont mind if the rear looks a bit rough as there isnt a passenger seat on the dash lol
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    Yh you can remove the paddles and run it without them but there quite a gaping hole left behind it
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    thanks for the fast reply and btw your carpets look good as well
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    HI there, I am currently getting together all the bit needed to retrofit a mfsw into my a6 c5. I have retrofitted the rns-e perfectly with Bluetooth and now need to do the steering wheel retrofit to get full functionality. Has anyone on here performed this retrofit?

    MY car currently does not have a mfsw, its a 2004 Audi a6 Avant 2.5tdi (04 plate). I have bought the "shield" designed mfsw with airbag. Would anyone be able to help me with the following:

    What slip ring (part number) would I need to get that would both fit my steering and the new mfsw?

    Would I need to get a steering wheel control module as I think my car has a 1 stage airbag and the new mfsw has 2 stage?

    Would anybody be able to offer some fitting advice or instructions?


    Anybody's help would be greatly appreciated.
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