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My new (to me) B7 Avant

unitzero May 20, 2013

  1. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    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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  2. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Hi Baz, welcome back again, loving the new car. :) x
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Active Member

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    that looks really nice :)
     
  4. Gazzago

    Gazzago Member

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    Nice :)
     
  5. Chris-Vspec

    Chris-Vspec Member

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    Looks really nice, I hope you enjoy your new purchase
     
  6. Avnt

    Avnt Active Member

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    I have the same car fantastic drive
     
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  7. unitzero

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    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 :)
     
  8. Furkz

    Furkz Active Member

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    Awesome car.
     
  9. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    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
     
  10. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    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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  11. Molnboman

    Molnboman Well-Known Member

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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!

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  12. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Nae bother pal, love the colour
     
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  13. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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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)
     
  14. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    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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  15. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    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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  16. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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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
     
  17. Molnboman

    Molnboman Well-Known Member

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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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  18. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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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
     
  19. unitzero

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    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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  20. wigandill

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    Looking sweet pal, were did you get the front blank plate from, wouldn't mind one myself
     
  21. unitzero

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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 ?
     
  22. wigandill

    wigandill Member

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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
     
  23. etxeondo

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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 ?
     
  24. wigandill

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    im sure bentleys are 5x112 so do not require adaptors, Someone may correct me if im talking out my rear
     
  25. etxeondo

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    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.
     
  26. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    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
     
  27. wigandill

    wigandill Member

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    Thanks for that, will give tps a call tomorrow,
     
  28. etxeondo

    etxeondo Member

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    no rubbing issues or maybe the advant has more room than the saloon? i prefer your colour to the chrome ones.
     
  29. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    no rubbing at all. tyres are 215 35 so quite stretched.
     
  30. Tiffy

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    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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  31. unitzero

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    looking good ^

    they really suit the B7 I think
     
  32. unitzero

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    oh, and coils were just a stepping stone ..

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  33. unitzero

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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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
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  34. dpaz

    dpaz Active Member Team Tango

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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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  35. JimmyH

    JimmyH Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking very nice indeed dude.
     
  36. unitzero

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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 ;)
     
  37. dpaz

    dpaz Active Member Team Tango

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    Nice, got a picture? Be interested to see what it looks like.
     
  38. unitzero

    unitzero Bagged B7 170 TDI Avant Audi A4 Black Edition

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    Ill dig one out
     
  39. unitzero

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    Sorry about the lack of updates, not much has happened until yesterday ...

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  40. unitzero

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    Car is filthy but ..

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