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It's About Time!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by N8, Aug 13, 2009.

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    After LONG LONG LONG LONG last, I've finally put my rims on my car, almost at the end of summer, good timing :laugh: Well they are on for e38 and thats all that matters :lmfao:

    The Rims are Audi BBS RS861s 19"x9 ET41 rear & ET52 front with a 10mm H&R Spacer. Wearing Pirelli P Zero Nero 215/35/19 with a healthy amount of stretch.

    The faces have been painted Tornado Red (MK5 GTI colour) with the lips diamond cut, they were refurbed by Wheel Repair in Preston, Jerry is fantastic at what he does, I recommend any1 to him in the NW.

    The car is on its lowest setting all the way round, so lowered about 70mm I believe. But if I'm being picky it could come down another 5mm maybe, but there is no rubbing and the ride is still good. I don't wanna take the adjusters out on the back.

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    I'm really happy with my car now and the way its looking, not far to go till I hang up my modding boots (until Nigel comes up with more things :hubbahubba:)
    If you wish to post on this thread, please please feel free to say or write WHATEVER you think and feel, whether you like it, whether you think it's absolute ****/Worst thing you've ever seen, whether its a win win a no no, or 1 big FAIL (Seems to be the word of the moment)

    I won't cry :crying:

    If you have any questions about anything, then feel free to ask.

    Thanks for looking.

    Nathan :cool:
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    Nathan.respect mate,you have absolutely nailed it.
    I feckin love it.


    Thats what modding a car is all about,and you know i will be following in your footsteps very closely lol.
    Gonna try and fit coilovers at the weekend,although Lisa slightly kerbed one of the Bentleys today.....She said she nearly packed her bags before i got home lol....not happy but **** happens
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    Cheers Jules, means alot, I love them, so does Hayley :)

    :asskicking: :lmfao::lmfao:
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    Fantastic pictures aswell,were they taken near deansgate,or was it coranation street with all them cobbles :cool:

    I might catch up with you sat if your over this way
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    Yeah it was by that Barca bar round by dukes 92. I'm swapping wheels with Jim on saturday, not sure what time I'm over yet, but I'll give you a shout lad, need to trial fit the adapters to make sure the turbos fit, Ben will pop over as well...
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    looked at pics a few times to see what your trying to achieve, but no, not for me.

    Enjoy them though :beerchug:
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    Cheers Khufu, thats what I like, good honest opinions :thumbsup:
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    Red Wheels = Fail
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    Not really I'm liking it looks great!!!

    I do like them wheels there off an A6 yeah?
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    Well my car is the same colour as yours & I just dont think the red suits. That said, I'm still running about in my OEM 17" sport alloys LOL
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    :arco: RED WHEELS FAIL OF ALL FAILURES :laugh:

    Cheers Edition, yeah they are off new TT and A6. All 19"x9 available in offset 41 & 52 in the 9J and ET48 8.5J IIRC :thumbsup:
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    I noticed that in your sig, I like the contrast of the pale akoya versus the very bright red. 17"s for the win :) Cheers again Khufu
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    Red is the new black mate .. i think they look awesome :p

    Sal
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    Cheers Sal.
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    As an Akoya owner............mmmm yes, i think i like. Have you got the balls to paint your wing mirrors red too?
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    I love the colour red particularly when its clean and waxed, the polished rims just finish them off.

    Great looking car:icon_thumright:
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    Cheers Lee, thought most people on this forum would be like "that looks :puke2: mate" Nah I wouldn't paint them red, as by october these will be off, new winter wheels on, then something fresh for 2010, I'm a proper wheel whore :redface:
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    I could swap my akoya's for his alum & he could paint those instead! LOL
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    I don't like them.

    Hold on... yes I do.

    No.... I don't.

    I think I do.

    Is it possible to like something, but dislike it at the same time?

    I dunno, I'm staying out of it!


    PS: One thing I definitely do like is the way the wheel colour goes with your rear lights. I like that.

    ......I think!! :lmfao:
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    Thats funny,I love it but i can totally see what your saying,i think :confused: lol
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    Akoya, one of the best AUDI colours IMO.
    Cool wheels, like the machined polished lip too........red spokes are too radical for me though:(.

    Cheers
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    I think that sums me up LOL

    see you still havent sorted sill yet too Nathan :whistle2:
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    :idea:

    A few said that, cheers pal.

    It is a VERY BOLD statement. Can't believe I had the B******S to pull it off :ninja: Lots were staring, good or bad, who knows :ninja:
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    I know :mad: Waiting for votex skirts to come up cheap on the bay.
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    Ah, thats sound a better use of funds :thumbsup:
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    Yeah just waiting for them to pop up Khufu
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    Nate the alloys go with the car so well...Good colour combo going on!!
    And the little dice are ACEEEE:cool: Nice finishing touch! I do like the wheel whore sticker! My favourite photo's would be the 2nd, 3rd & 4th! Once again looks the business and love how low it is!:salute:
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    Cheers Ash.
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    Looks awesome Nathan!!

    Red Wheels - Look the nuts! Car sits just right too and the detailing looks very impressive!

    I love it mate - hats of to you!

    Now - when the brembos being fitted! Should look good behind those rims!

    :D
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    Hang on now guys, we cant have N8 taking all the credit here, it was ME who suggested it!! Knew it would look great, but this has blown me out of the water, looks 10 TIMES better than I had imagined. Thats got my juices flowing now Nath.
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    Oh no you said the "F" word, some people on here are gonna melt now! :undwech::yahoo:
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    I wouldn't ride around with this look but mainly because I'm too old to carry it off, certainly makes the car stand out and I am getting the look for shows etc, well done Nath, very brave but very cool too, nice shine on that motor too, good advertising for the detailing buisiness :)
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    Hmmm Marmite..

    Nicely executed ... but not to my taste.

    As long as you like them, who gives a damn what anyone else thinks :respekt:

    Paul
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    :)
    Took 33 posts for the good old "marmite" comment to make an appearance.

    I would've put my money on within 5 posts.

    :applaus:
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    Hi Kaz,

    Thanks very much. I'm pretty much happy with the stance, it's settled abit more know, so its looking just right, I gave it a quick clean/clay/wax, it needed it!

    I have to have custom bells and well as carriers, so when I next arrange to go back to corey it should be approximately 4 weeks from then, not long now.

    LOL - I remember saying Red, and were like, red will look okay, but try a burnt orange? You remember? Anyway doesn't matter, Mike is my hero. Everything I know is learnt from him :)

    :laugh:

    Well I'm only 25, so hope I'm not too old? :faint: Cheers Martin, there will be alot of advertising to come.......

    Cheers Paul :thumbsup:

    Cheers Aythree, I think :think:
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    Alright Nath... Well, you haven't held back have you! Christ lol. Fair play to you for being that brave. You'll definitely never see another one the same!
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    I would never have the ballz to do something like that to my car, but i respect your effort N8.

    Have to say LOVE the dice, spot on.
    Not sure about the colour, still loving the design of those BBS rims.

    Enjoy!
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    HA HA, Cheers Paul.

    Cheers man, nice one! :cool:
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    daaaaaaaaamn! that looks sick!
    respect :anbet:
    love thoose wheels.
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    Cheers S.
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