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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3 Hoggy, Dec 23, 2009.
lol agreed you'd be mad to fit one without an airbag. can pick one up from ebay but might not be cheap
You can get the airbag no probs but 8p,s use 2 stage airbags
Make sure to test the airbag first!!!!
thats f**king hilarious! i did it in a wheelie bin once but the bin didnt go that high!
erm, if read this right and from past info off here.....that airbag doesnt work with the 8L chassis...you do know that dont you kingfisher? unless you've devised a new system to integrate it?
just making sure you understand what the chaps above are trying to tell you (assuming you think its plug and play)
Gear knob mod looks good, however i dont have the little s3 on the steering wheel as i have the fat one with the stereo controls
Yeh correct it's not plug & play - the wiring needs tweaking. I found a VW/Audi electrical specialist near me in Tooting to retro fit it onto my 8L. I made sure he was able to wire the 8P airbag properly so it works otherwise I prob wouldn't have bothered. He said he does them all the time. I bought the wheel complete for about £400 from eBay (Germany) and got it fitted it for £50. His co since moved to Hemel Hempstead but website is Home - Vw & Audi Sat Nav, Bluetooth , TV Tuners, Cruise Control Installations UK if you're interested.
Back to the orginal subject though the 8P gearknob is sublime - definitely recommended!!
interested in Cruise control and Alarm Coding. thanks for sharing
Gear knob mod looks amazing makes it look fresh (have to get it done)
Did the gear knob change tonight
followed your guide, took around 15 mins to do. I opted for the red stitching and megga impressed looks so much better.
pics or it didnt happen
Not the best pic but it's there
Anyone looked or cut the gear stick down? I think its way too high!
Mines at an alright height! The hardest part was getting it to fit the damn base!!
Was thinking the same after I stripped it. But then thought about the bagging in the gater As there was not a chance I was taking a pair of scissors to it.
Yeh bit fiddley that bit, had to keep stretching it round and staple gunned it to death.
didn`t bother stapling mine it just got the tabs on then refitted it , worked a treat
looks great, nice little mod,
your next mod should be some permanent marker and nail varnish, 20 minutes on the aircon buttons.Would really take peoples eyes back onto the gearknob.
Ordered mine today with the silver stitching , getting dad to pick it up for me tomorrow, should have been £96 but haggled them down to a straight £90 lol. Also bought some tt pedals off ebay to go nicely with it.
Ninety quid !!!
Lmao mine was sixty two
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But how long ago was that tommy topper? haha.
Stop trying to wind me up haha.
Thats the thing I am serious,why shell out when I posted already here on whom to ask....its your money.
Hi jase where abouts can you get them at that price
Or b*ll*cks, i need to learn to read properly and not skim read haha, ooh well, got it now, sent dad to pick it up this mornin, all i can say is , defo worth the money, all be it the extra ive ended paying haha.
It is so worth it ( getting L'Oreal ),cannot believe the standard one or the chrome one ?? they are pants compared to it Dan
Ooops sorry must have missed that
Not ideal being on the iphone
need one of these knobs in my life looks sweet
Right, am truely f***ed off.
Thought id fit my new gear knob today, didnt realise you had to strip both gators down so you could swap the bases over, anyway no biggy, swapped them over. Stappled the front of the gatod to the base, struggled like hell to straple that plastic, wrapped the rest of the gator under the plastic.
Fitted it all in, looked bangin. Took the car out earlier and realised it was struggling goin into 2,4,6, rralised it was down to the trnsion on the gator, 1,3,5 are fine.
Anyone else had this? Btw mines a prefacelift if that meks any difference!
Ermm keep with the old one,I did as the stitching does not match my interior
So youve kept the old gator? I prefer the new one though, the silver stitching matchs my leather.
?? You have White stitching ?
Well everyone says the cream interior is silver and the new gearknob has white/silver stitching.
Dani, mine did the same so at the base where you stapled the gaitor, take them off and lift the gaitor up so it's just about on the base. Then glue it down. That's what I did and its fine now. The base on the prefacelift is longer so the top bit of the base has to barely fit in order to get it in 6th. Hope that helps mate.
Aaah of course that'd match
The stitching matches perfectly with the cream interior - I have it so can concur. Def get the gaiter if you have the cream interior...
Bloody prefacelifts lol.
Thought thats what id need todo, any particular glue you used gops?