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Painted double-frame and B7 RS4s

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JaminBen, Oct 18, 2005.

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    [Oct 18, 2005]
    Right. Per request, here are the pics. These are just a preview as the car is still at athe bodyshop.

    Wheels:
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    The car needs to be lowered another 3/4 of an inch (imho), but I'll take better pics ASAP.

    Painted chrome:
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    Looks better than this, no?
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    Cheers, Ben.
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    [Oct 18, 2005]
    Ooooh, interesting...Lookin good!
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    Thanks Ghetto (Richy?).

    Problems with the pics: the first one hasn't fully loaded and they're too big. Will correct tomorrow.
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    [Oct 18, 2005]
    There's some pics of an 8P A3 with 18" RS4 replicas on fourtitude. Personally, I'm not too keen but will reserve judgement
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    [Oct 18, 2005]

    Looking very good. I can see a minor mod on the cards for me soon...
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    [Oct 18, 2005]
    Just awesome Ben. See you next year in Adenau maybe?
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    [Oct 18, 2005]
    What exactly have you done in the front? Painted the chrome parts with the same colour of the car or what?
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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    Nice one JB, that's just what i would do to that grill. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif
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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    Thanks guys. The Belgian A3 with Oettinger badges on the Fourtitude forum was posted there by me (I'm "3dr A3 3.2" over there).

    Jungle, I hear the carousel(s) calling!

    Shaheed: Yup painted the two chrome bits body color. Without my asking, the bodyshop also painted the fog light grilles as well. It doesn't look too bad though.

    TDI: thanks man!

    So, the shop called today (my birthday) and anounced the car was ready. Happy? Me? Hell ya!!! ;-)

    Here's a few pics:

    In front of the "Canal du Midi":
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    And in front of the "Cité de Carcassonne":
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    Cheers,
    Ben.
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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    hmm i'm not sure about the front end.
    It just looks odd without the chrome surround, more basic. Nice wheels though.

    That background looks like a painting!
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    [Oct 19, 2005]

    Everyone's different!

    I really like the front end being all black. Looks very mean. Loving the wheels!

    J.
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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    The front look smuch meaner with the black grille surround, nice job!
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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    [ QUOTE ]
    hmm i'm not sure about the front end.
    It just looks odd without the chrome surround, more basic. Nice wheels though.


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    Front end looks different but aggressive I agree about those wheels, they are very nice indeeeeed.
    What are they and how much do they cost if you don't mind me asking. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Oh forgot to say happy birthday /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    Happy Birthday mate!

    I love your car, looks great!
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    Awwww, guys, thanks for the nice comments! I couldn't have dreamnt of a better birthday present to myself.

    They had the car 3 weeks!!! during which I racked up approx 1500 miles on a 1.4L Clio (wasn't too bad, actually). Anyway, trying to figure whether to go with a painted double-grille or the new S-Line SFG was very difficult. In the end I'm happy with the choice: it's subdued, aggressive, monolithic. I'm amazed how many people turn their heads at it.

    All it needs now is another 3/4" drop.

    The castle in the picture is very real ;-) It's close to where I live, and a big hit among UK tourists. If any of you come to visit La Cité de Carcassonne, by all means PM me.



    BTW, 17x7.5" ET 56 5-branch Audi wheel with half-worn 225/45/17 Michelin PS2: 21 Kilos.

    These 18x8" ET 45 B7 RS4 replicas with new 225/40/18 Bridgestone RE050: 23 Kilos.

    The PS2 tire is very light, probably close to a Kilo less than the RE050. Plus, this one was very used. So, the weight difference between the two rims must be around 0.75 to 1.25 KIlos. Not bad for reps!

    Me wants (for tracking) OZ Superleggeras in 18x8" with Michelin Cups: 18 Kilos!!!! Next birthday? ;-)
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    [Oct 20, 2005]
    Happy birthday... must admit I've had my eye on a set of those RS4 reps. Just waiting for my existing tyres to die an early death an then I'll be after a set. Where did you source them out of interest?
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    Hey Cupra, Thanks!

    I got them from Marc @ www.autoexclusive.be

    1350 Euro, with 225/40/18 Bridgestone RE050 mounted and balanced, with new lugnuts, inc. anti-theft, shipped.
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    [Oct 21, 2005]
    hey thats some damn nice work /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    well done in doing something different dude..and you pull it off and its worked /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Oct 25, 2005]
    Hey Cupra. I wouldn't go as far as ET40. My 18x8.5 ET45, with 225/40/18 Bridgestone RE050 are RIGHT at the limit up front.

    I think I might have ctually heard a little rub on full compression... I would have been happier with a ET50 up front. Here are some pics

    From almost straight above:
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    From the side:
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    The infamous road where I got the brakes to boil and the tires to steam /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif:
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    Hope this helps,
    Ben.
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    [Oct 25, 2005]
    Thanks mate, those wheels do look fantastic. Have spoken to Rochford and they can order ET45's so thats what I've gone for....
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    [Oct 25, 2005]

    Hmmmm must keep my credit card in my wallet....
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