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Newbie S4 owner from Leeds

Discussion in 'The Welcome Section' started by S4Steve, May 27, 2013.

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    [May 27, 2013]
    Hi all, i'm Steve and i'm from Leeds,West Yorkshire,i've just joined the forum after buying my first Audi, a '99 S4 which i'm thoroughly enjoying getting to know. I've come from a Toyota background having owned MR2's for the last ten years ,a mk2 turbo and for the last three years a mk3 roadster into which i installed a Lotus Exige engine. I have always admired the S4 and when i was offered a great price for the roadster i decided to make the move. Looking forward to learning all about the car and getting to know you guys.
    Here are a few pictures of the new motor i took today.

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    [May 27, 2013]
    Hi Steve, welcome to audi-sport.net. Thats a really nice car you got yourself. Have a look over in the a4 section. Fr local meets, click the link below. Enjoy the forum. :) x

    Yorkshire & Humberside
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    [May 27, 2013]
    Thanks , already nosing around the forum :)
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    [May 27, 2013]
    car looks lovely, enjoy the forum
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    [May 29, 2013]
    My first plan for the car apart from the service i've carried out is improving the brakes, so this Friday i will be collecting a pair of Audi Q7 6pot calipers i've bought and awaiting delivery of a pair of Merc ML55 front discs and Delphi pads, i can then start collecting the smaller items together like bolts and spacers for the calipers and custom brake hoses. I will post pics as and when i get the parts.
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Ey up, that looks like somewhere I deliver tyres too in rodley is that anywhere near hills auto next to the canal?
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Yes that's the place :)
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    Finally got time to do the brake upgrade i've been planning, thanks for the advice regarding irwins i got on here, removed the rounded bolts a treat. Anyway here are some pictures of the conversion.

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    So far braking is vastly improved but i haven't used the brakes hard yet, instead i am allowing them to bed in for a few hundred miles first but i expect them to be fantastic.
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    Well done, they look huge and enough to stop a bus! lol, cant believe I noticed where you were just by the surroundings (geek lol) anyway there's a Yorkshire meet this Sunday at the cow and calf Ilkley you should come along show those monsters off :) http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/yorksh...meet-5-part-1-cow-calf-rocks-cafe-ilkley.html
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    Thanks but not sure the car is upto standard just yet,need to re-align the front bumper and a few other jobs before i'd be happy to bring it to a meet.
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    Hi Steve, nice car - and excellent brake upgrade!

    What Porche are they off of?
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    Thanks, they came from a Cayenne turbo S, there are two types, the 17z which are smaller and these which are the 18z ones. I originally was using Q7 calipers but the seller let me down, but Cayenne, Q7 and Toureg calipers are all the same.
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    Hi Steve love the Car, you should create a W.I.P :)
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    [Jun 26, 2013]
    I understand, bit like me going to AITP last year with standard suspension :/ looked like a 4x4 next to all the other guys n gals motors lol (now have coilovers thankfully!)

    AITP is on the 11th of August this year and only £8 advanced ticket price, if your ready then it's a good day out and the ticket covers all the occupants in the car :)

    To be honest mate the car looks good for a meet :)
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    [Jun 26, 2013]
    Thanks, speaking of suspension i've noticed a slight knocking from the nsr corner, traced it to a bust FK coilover so i've been looking at the Bilstein b12 pro kit as a replacement.
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