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Jardo's 'Journey to quattro' - My Story...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 16Klappe, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'm currently using DS2000s and they're a bit better with the dust and can't notice much difference between the 2500s on the road performance wise.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    2000 Fred?

    I've never even heard of them!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I was waiting for this post ;)

    I was sure I'd taken a photo of the pads but can't find them. Anyway they were marked as Ferodo road pads when I bought them but printed on the back of them was "DS2000". When I come to change them I'll get a pic.
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    Jay A3 More power

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    Chinese copy!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Good info fred :)
  7. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Glad I can teach the brake master something new. I thought I'd take a punt on them as it seemed silly to buy more DS2500s when my car rarely goes on track. I've been happy with the 2000s and they were ok at Bedford Autodrome last year too.
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    Brake info sounds really interesting, thanks Westy.

    If I am honest I love these brakes as they are, and as such will be buying the highest performance pads and discs I can. Already I have had some great experiences with them, well worth the use of handbrake late at night and cleaning.

    :)

    This morning was a good morning.

    Up early, which made me grumpy because I need a lay in.

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    Wheels were minging, after four days and 20 miles.

    So I used the "blind test" product, a PH balanced wheel cleaner designed to protect any waxes and protect products on the wheels.

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    Hope it works!

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    It really really does! Best wheel cleaner I have ever used!

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    So I rinsed and washed the car, two buckets obviously and Hubiwash.*

    Then used Sonax Xtreme detailed to bring it back up.*

    Trims and recesses cleaned with 3:1 diluted Auto Finesse APC.

    Then waxed with Angel Wax Desirable...which is outstanding!

    Then glazed with AMD RaceGlaze, which spreads so well and comes off with no fuss.

    Cleaned the glass with Gtechniq perfect glass.*

    Blacked the plastics with Megs endurance and hoovered the inside and dressed the plastics with the Sonax detailer.

    It looks good. :)*

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    And a cheeky edit.

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    Dull update I know.

    :)
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    The unedited pics looks better IMO :p

    Looks so clean - what mileage has she got under her belt?
  10. Prawn
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    ~120 something I think it's around? it is a pretty clean car :)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Stop cleaning your car! Mine hasn't been done since July!
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    16Klappe Princess Clap.

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    Dig it out, bring it to mine and we can get it on.

    It will tick 125k tomorrow morning on my way to work, 124,997 at present.

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    Thanks guys, it makes me proud to know people dig it. It is my baby.*:)
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    You carry on pic whorin' it up

    I know where to come when I need to find what products to use on my car to make it look like glass :) lol

    Surprised you haven't gone for a full on S3 spoiler what with all the other S3 parts on the car or is it to much hassle to get it on there?
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    I like the stubby bum on A3's, they look a little cleaner.

    The only S3 parts on him are the seats, so not too much chopped and changed.

    Anybody is welcome to a day on my drive playing cars, as long as they provide biscuits and cigarettes.
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    That steering wheel looks suspiciously like it's been lifted from an S3 :detective2:
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    Nope. RS4.
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    Looking smart dude. Maybe even tidy enough to make me consider giving the Leon the love it so badly needs :icon_thumright:
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    Car's looking good! Glad you could put the mounts to good use :thumbsup:
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    Double thanks.

    Mounts were epic, it's good that they have lived on having served you so well haha.

    I don't know how I am going to get up to you to get these wheels, you haven't given me a list of goodies yet :)
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    Sorry bust at work, trying to find a run around. I'm going to sit down probably tomorrow night and make a list. Most parts will be coming off not this weekend but next.

    You need these though
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    I know I need them.

    I could probably get most of what you want for the arms for my old ones. Hmmmm...

    Just depends how much I get paid really.

    I could do with sorting out seats before ADI, and I have MOT and tax next month.
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    Looks nice and clean mate, you must put a lot of effort into keeping it that clean? Wish I could get mine clean like yours and many others I've seen
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    Im fed up with seeing this car all over my facebook news feed, so i dont give you the satisfaction of writing a comment..... It does look phresh though! Loving the yellow brembos, good choice on colour! Youre a waxybox fan too i see ;)!
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    I put the effort in once every 6 months, then use quick detailers etc to keep on top of it. Wheels get cleaned 3/4 times a week, car gets washed once a week and sprayed over with quick detailer 3/4 times a week, interior get hoovered once a month and if you're dirty you don't get in.

    Bonnet doesn't get opened. :)

    I don't post the pictures for anybody else benefit, I just like documenting what I'm doing and giving people the chance to view it :)

    Your car ALWAYS looks pimp, because it is generally. :)

    The Brembos came off Prawns car, hence the orange. It goes well with the black.

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    Currently speaking to Brotek about trying some Angelwax Dark Angel which will apparently be even better than Desirable. Which is supposed to be one of the best waxes that non-millionaires can buy for black cars.
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    Mine looks **** as I haven't the first idea about detailing a car lol or the patience, at the moment I think the spiders are making a nice home in it lol
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Loving the title change, it's about time you just accepted it :laugh:
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    aaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha














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    Serious lolz at the title change....

    So alli mirrors up next on the mods list? lol
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    Thanks Jo. Really appreciate it.
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    oh the irony
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    You don't for a second think I actually wanted this thread title do you? Jojo thinks he is hiwawwious.
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    Good on jojo. Lol.
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    Seriously clean car matey... i clean mine probably a similar amout but its silver which doesn't show it, i wish i had gone for a black one!!!
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    In all fairness.. Jo wanted an A3 replica.. Sold me a FWD S3!!
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    thats an a4 s line/s4 wheel. Rs4 pffft! ;)
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    lol, looks like your quite excited before car cleaning commenced!


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    "Replica"

    that is all
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    You don't want to see the rest of the pic! :sadlike:
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    You're from Stokey too? Prawn is too! I think we live pretty close to each other in that case (Beggarwood area)

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