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My B6 progress thread...

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Captainwow, May 6, 2012.

  1. Captainwow
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    [May 6, 2012]
    So, at the minute the car stands thus:
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    Today is D day. That god awful shiz on the bumper is coming off. Bonnet and bumper grilles are coming off too, so my friend car wrap the chrome in satin black. HID kit's going in (5000k 55w, closest I could find to OE look) . And, best of all, my coilies are finally going on. Not gonna go stupidly low, as it's my daily, just want to get the stance nailed. Depending on how it sits, I'll order the spacers tomorrow, then decide whether to flog the wheels on and get some LMs/CHs/something unimaginative that looks amazing or not.

    I'll update with pics later when it's all on. WHat are the opinions on the way it's going?

    Not-so-distant-future-plans include a nice rear diffuser (S4 maybe?) with two twin 2" exits, for maximum smoke throwing, and maybe some sort of wrap on the mirrors (brushed silver or carbon, depending how boy racery I'm feeling at the time).

    I'm not going for a "modified" look, more of an updated OEM+ kinda thing, if that makes sense.
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    [May 6, 2012]
    looks nice as is mate apart from that stupid black bit on the front bummper but as you are taking that off think she looks good i like the wheels myself would like a set on mine one day maybe
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    [May 6, 2012]
    Coil overs are proving to be a nightmare, on the front anyway.

    Youll be pleased to hear the black bit has gone off the bumper, and looks a million times better for it.

    Tried my friend's LMs on, nod they looked perfect, so they're going on tomorrow. So mine are up for sale :)
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    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    [May 6, 2012]
    The fronts are a pain.
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    [May 6, 2012]
    Tell me about it. 4 hours are the fronts are nearly finished!
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    [May 6, 2012]
    Glad it's getting there now, I'm looking forward to the pics of the finished product :)
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    [May 6, 2012]
    Waiting for the pics :)
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    [May 6, 2012]
    omg on 1st look i thought it was a B7 till i saw the lights
    what a wicked job at a big grill look :nyah:
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    [May 6, 2012]
    the fronts are fun
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    [May 6, 2012]
    Thanks guys :) .

    It's done!

    The rears had to come off a couple of times to remove a platform and a rubber to get it sat right...but it's down. It looks RIDICULOUS on the 19"s TBH, plus it's absolutely filthy (and I want to go to the pub!) so I'll wait until the new wheels are on tomorrow evening and it's shinified before I put pics up.

    The front looks a billion times better without the awful black thing on (although, as said, it was a very good job!) . Debating now whether to do the grille surround still, or leave the standard chrome on. We'll see tomorrow.
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    [May 6, 2012]
    i was takeing the piss
    it looked stupid and ****
    if i saw it parked up i would have stopped and ripped it off myself
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    [May 6, 2012]
    looking forward to the pics dude,

    Glad you got that stuff off your bumber too:icon_thumright:
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    [May 6, 2012]
    Bez, I know ;-) . It looked terrible. All off now tho.

    Thanks for the comments guys :)
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    [May 7, 2012]
    Will look nice with those mods in place.
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    [May 7, 2012]
    Pics or it didn't happen. Lol.
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    [May 8, 2012]
    Sorry guys, had a bit of a nightmare the last few days! Suspension and wheels are on now, just needs some tweaking to get it sat right (and make it actually driveable!)

    This was how it looked when we first got all four corners done. Excuse the filth:
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    Sat well, but was basically undriveable due to scrubbing issues.

    Managed to get it home:
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    Then the fun really started. A mate and I got the wheels on last night, which was a nightmare in itself. It needs to come up slightly at the back, and I need some 205 section tyres for the front so I can sit it right but you get the general idea:
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    What do we think? Honestly...
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    [May 8, 2012]
    Now the fun, pain, head scratching begin. Looks good
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    [May 8, 2012]
    It already has...

    Thanks :)
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    [May 8, 2012]
    :icon_thumright: love the colour,
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    [May 10, 2012]
    Thanks Turkster :) .

    Sorted the stance on the back now, it's sat spot on! Just needs to sort the front out now. Need to get some narrower tyres so I can dial the ride height in correctly. Then it's exhaust time...
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    [May 10, 2012]
    whats the name of the colour ?
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    [May 19, 2012]
    Not sure TBH, I'll check the paint code in a minute.

    Few more pics for your perusal. Bear in mind the front isn't sat right yet at all, and the pics do not do the stance of the back end justice either.

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    SmoothAssault Will design for mods

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    [May 19, 2012]
    That's it, the last straw! I'm de-badging my boot immediately.

    *storms off to find heat gun*

    Rear end looks so much smarter without badges all over it.
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    [May 19, 2012]
    :iagree:

    Leave your 4 rings there though
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    [May 19, 2012]
    but of course :kissmyrings:
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    [May 19, 2012]
    I like that, a lot!! Love the colour and the wheels. The drop makes it look amazing.

    Are the front tyres a bigger profile than the rears? It looks like it, but then I am running on a few hours sleep so my eyes are playing tricks on me no doubt :)

    Oh, and did you fit your HID's? If so, how are you finding them?
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    [May 19, 2012]
    Is the ride ok on coilys?
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    [May 20, 2012]
    Thanks guys :) . The pics don't really do it justice, unfortunately. The boot looks a million times better without all the **** all over it. Remove your right hand side badges first, as I do kind of wish I'd left the A4 one on sometimes.

    The car actually rides really really well. Obviously over big stuff it's slightly crashy, but otherwise you'd never know it was on coilies. Genuinely impressed with them.

    They tyres are 225s all round. The rears are 9js, front are 8js, so I need to go down to a 205 on the front really.
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    [May 27, 2012]
    Took a couple pics of it yesterday, after making it beaucoup shiny.

    Had all the little parking dents and dings taken out of it the other day. It's made a huge difference.

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