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My new (to me) B7 Avant

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by unitzero, May 20, 2013.

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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    [May 20, 2013]
    Hi guys,

    I'm back in an Audi after selling my B6 1.8T Avant last year.
    I decided to go for a TDI this time as the main reason I sold the B6 was because of its poor fuel consumption. I opted for a high mileage 170TDI S-line SE that's spent most of it's life up and down motorways as a sales reps car for a local engineering firm. it's had the injectors all changed at Audi and a new turbo at some point too. It has the RNS-e and the full colour DIS which was exactly what I wanted as I would have retro fit them at a later date anyway!
    My first mod is going to be a DPF delete as soon as I can save up some pennies after the purchase !


    Anyway, here's a quick pic for now ...

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    Thanks for looking
    Baz
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    Hi Baz, welcome back again, loving the new car. :) x
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    that looks really nice :)
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    [May 20, 2013]
    Looks really nice, I hope you enjoy your new purchase
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    [May 20, 2013]
    I have the same car fantastic drive
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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    [May 20, 2013]
    Thanks guys (and gal!)



    yeah, I just took it down a B-road on the way back from grabbing some shopping and it shifts !
    Different power delivery to my old pd130 Golf wagon, you just find yourself looking at the speedo and going "oops!"

    Im not so sure on these DTM wheels (although they are growing on me) I would prefer the 5 spoke S-lines tbf. But we shall see what the future brings :)
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    Awesome car.
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    [May 21, 2013]
    Good buy fella, and if your looking for RS6 style 5 spoke, i'll do you a swap , pm me for more info :rolleyes:

    Mac
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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    [Jun 1, 2013]
    Sorry Macdoon, forgot about your offer, I think I'll stick with these for now but if you still have them next month I may shoot you a PM

    Whilst I'm here I'll just post some fresh pics I took last night ...

    I have no idea why, but my rear wiper is stuck in the erect position!? Im gonna be removing the whole thing soon anyway so not too much of a problem

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    Back in black! Very nice... wish you all the best with it and it looks like you have the dreaded knackered rear wiper mode!

    BR
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    [Jun 1, 2013]
    Nae bother pal, love the colour
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    thanks man, yeah the wiper is kind of annoying but not as annoying as my leaking windscreen last week ! The garage I bought it from had the screen changed before the sale as it had a crack but the other morning I had all kinds of wetness coming from between the headlining and the glass, I was not best pleased !

    They sorted it out though and now I have a fresh new screen that does not leak (hopefully!- it's not rained since)
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    [Jun 1, 2013]
    cheers, I love the colour too. Needs a good detail but considering the mileage it's in pretty good condition thanks to the previous owner.
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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    [Jul 18, 2013]
    So, I decided to go for a set of FK coils from Damian at DPM - I didn't want to spend mega bucks as I'm hopefully going Air again once I can afford to upgrade. These should be getting fitted at the weekend if all goes to plan.

    are there any tips you guys can give regarding the install ? I have read the A4Mods install DIY on the B6 which I believe is going to be exactly the same.

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    After 7 hours me and my mate managed to get the front coils on and set just so, would have taken less time but I was too eager for lows amd set the coils waaay too low at first so spent a good long time taking wheels on and off so I don't kill my arches
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    Your getting there 7 hours for just the front....Happy Days eh?....can I ask what the damage was for the coilovers?
    Keep the faith. Keep the pics goin......

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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    haha thanks!
    The FK coils were only £195 from DPM via eBay.co.uk
    granted, I only have the fronts in, but the ride is really good compared to the standard S-line setup
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    [Sep 9, 2013]
    So, got new wheels and Still not got the rear coils in ! also de-wipered the rear and US plate blank

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    [Sep 9, 2013]
    Looking sweet pal, were did you get the front blank plate from, wouldn't mind one myself
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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    cheers man, plate blank was around £45 from my local TPS.
    my mate has one for sale (with chrome strips) if you're interested ?
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    was idealy after one without the chrome strips lol, i had found that one on ebay but wanted a all black on to match the front grill and soon to be de-chromed car lol
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    nice car but them wheels are sick suit it down to a tea, is their a spacer on them to fit ?
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    [Sep 10, 2013]
    im sure bentleys are 5x112 so do not require adaptors, Someone may correct me if im talking out my rear
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    [Sep 10, 2013]
    Not keen on adapters myself. Is the bentley wheels et35 or 41? after a set of wheels myself not sure what to go after bar 19"s.
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    [Sep 10, 2013]
    The Bentleys are 5x112 indeed, offset is ET41 and the sizes are 19x9J and no spacers

    wigandill: 8E0 807 287 C 3FZ is the part no for the black unpainted one like mine
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    Thanks for that, will give tps a call tomorrow,
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    [Sep 11, 2013]
    no rubbing issues or maybe the advant has more room than the saloon? i prefer your colour to the chrome ones.
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    no rubbing at all. tyres are 215 35 so quite stretched.
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    [Sep 12, 2013]
    Gotta love a set of dark Bentleys on a Black Avant

    But i would say that..................(Mine are for sale aswell)

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    looking good ^

    they really suit the B7 I think
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    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant

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    oh, and coils were just a stepping stone ..

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    I've really been slack about fitting the Air and it's still not done but getting there ..

    I had all the management and bags all piled up in my back room (which the mrs loved)

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    unfortunately I was missing one of these little rubber spacer fellows:-


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    which belongs here:-


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    However, Air Lift are set me out the part I need free of charge - Their customer service is awesome.

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    I also needed to work out where I was going to fit the controller, Pretty set on fitting it stealthily under the ashtray cover


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    Luckily I read that a chap off Edition38 forum was splitting his bagged B7 and after a few emails and texts I went to meet up and swapped my standard ashtray and V1 controller with this nice Alcantara trimmed item ..


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    Got to work planning the boot layout and false floor set-up:-



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    Got the wood all cut and test fitted :-

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    Going to to make a frame to strengthen it all and then fit the carpet to tidy it all up.
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    Where do you put your plate? I've been thinking of buying the US plate for while but then I'd kick myself if I had to drill it to attach the plate. Then I started thinking about making a magnetic backed plate and attaching opposite pole magnets to the inside of the plate. Been done a few times on the MK5 golf I'm aware and works well.

    Great job on the air ride though, very neat.
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    Looking very nice indeed dude.
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    cheers,

    I have infact bonded neodidium magnets to the rear of the plate plinth and the back of my number plate.
    I fitted them with reversed polarity each side so no muppets at work decide to mount the plate upside down without my knowledge ;)
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    Nice, got a picture? Be interested to see what it looks like.
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    Ill dig one out
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    Sorry about the lack of updates, not much has happened until yesterday ...

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    Car is filthy but ..

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