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Picked up my new car!

barkclark Feb 15, 2014

  1. barkclark

    barkclark Active Member

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    This arrived today :D
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  2. barkclark

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    Got my towbar half fitted yesterday (electrics still to be done as the plugs were broken!).
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    Now I think the car is screaming out for B5 perches due to the extra weight at the back! What do you guys think?!
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  3. ruffrida

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    Looking good fella, looking good, B perches defo next !!
     
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  4. barkclark

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    It's only took me since this morning to decide b5 perches are definitely needed! Maybe some Eibach pro springs too 8D
     
  5. TheDriver

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    Is that a genuine h/l switch mate?
     
  6. barkclark

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    Haven't a clue mate. Got it from a forum member. It looks slightly different so my guess is that it isn't. Works fine though!
     
  7. TheDriver

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    Cool man, nice one. LED's on mine have been flickering lately so thought about replacing it. They're on ebay for as little as £12 but they're shipping from Hong Kong so i'm a bit wary - hard work finding a genuine used one without marks on it and the dealer wants just shy of £80. Cheers anyway :thumbsup:
     
  8. WOLF

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    Not genuine no mate,i got it off ebay but wasnt any good for mine
     
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  9. barkclark

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    I'd say it sounds like your LED's are on their way out!
     
  10. TheDriver

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    Yeah they're definitely dwindling. Found a how-to showing the repair and resoldering of new LED's onto the board inside the switch but no way can I be ***** going through all that faff. Have to wait and find one in decent nick from ebay or breakers.
     
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  11. barkclark

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    Ahh I thought you meant you had headlight LED's that were flickering! My bad!
     
  12. TheDriver

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    Lol, no no, thankfully the headlamp LED's are are still working ok. Just the illumination on the headlight switch flickers then goes out after a while (first world problems hey!?) Apparently the soldering on the circuit boards from production weren't too great to begin with so have a tendency to go a bit haywire Need to find a decent local breakers methinks..
     
  13. barkclark

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    I forgot to keep my eye out for this, until I jumped into my car tonight and remembered! I've missed it by 1 mile! :( haha
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  14. barkclark

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    Aftermarket switches work fine like the one I have. Just looks very slightly different. Just make sure you get the right part number, if you go for aftermarket or genuine, as they differ between some models!
     
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  15. TheDriver

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    Good shout Clarky, I'll make sure the p/no.s match up if I end up getting second hand. What are the differences you mention between the models?
     
  16. DieselJake

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    My LED rear lights have started flickering :crying: don't know if it's the lights themselves or resistors.
     
  17. barkclark

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    Don't know the differences. Just as Wolf said above, he bought it for his car but sold it on to me as it was no use to him.
     
  18. barkclark

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    Not much happening recently! Got my plugs fitted to my towbar and was away last weekend on holiday!
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    Next mods looking to be B5 spring perches, new or alloy refurb, spacers and pro springs. Thinking it may be worthwhile to change the shockers aswell?

    What parts are needed for the B5 spring perches conversion?
     
  19. ruffrida

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    Just the perches I think bud,slowly slowly catchy monkey lol
     
  20. barkclark

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    Cool. I wasn't sure myself having very little mechanical knowledge. I didn't know if that's all that was needed!
     
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  22. Mike.M

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    Correct part number but the image is not of a B5 perch
     
  23. Mike.M

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    Here is an upside down image of one:

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  24. barkclark

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    That's exactly what I thought. Don't think I'll be buying from above link just incase it's the wrong part...
     
  25. ruffrida

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    Yeh always makes me a bit hesitant when they cant even be bothered but the right pic on the add!!

    Stealers would be ya best bet, £35 i think from Stoke Aud
     
  26. barkclark

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    Yeah, don't think I'll bother. I've contacted stoke audi so I'll see what they say!
     
  27. barkclark

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    These arrived today! Bargain at £25! Big thanks to crazy88! Will get them fitted when my new wheels arrive... :thumbsup:

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  28. ruffrida

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    Thats a bargin mate. Nice1
     
  29. crazy88

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    Glad you got them nice and fast mate! Look forward to the pics. :)

    Shame my wife doesn't like the lows. Her loss is your gain ha!

    Oh, and what wheels have you got?
     
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  30. barkclark

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    Yeah got them well fast! Cheers again!

    I think my car will suit them greatly! I have a 3 finger gap at the front compared to a 2 finger gap at the back so these will sort that out nicely!

    You'll need to wait and see mate haha. They are genuine audi ones, but they are the only set I've ever seen haha. I wanted fat fives but they are well out my budget range!
     
  31. crazy88

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    Ooh, intrigued how! I love the fat 5 wheels. I nearly bought some, but went for s4 wheels instead. They need a refurb now before they get put back on this summer. The snow never arrived :( ha!
     
  32. barkclark

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    I was nearly for buying s4 wheels too but the sets I seen needed refurbed and/or tyres. I wanted a full set in good condition with good tyres!
     
  33. glenandem

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    thats a bargain fella i need to get myself some perches bought,he hasnt got any more has he lol!
     
  34. barkclark

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    Sadly for you he hasn't haha. He posted the ad on here and I had bought them within 15mins :D haha. Got the quote above from Stoke Audi yesterday if that helps?
     
  35. glenandem

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    doh!
    oh well best go tps when i can be bothered to do them, make sure you post some pics up after pal!!
     
  36. barkclark

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    I'll try and get some before and after pictures when I get round to getting them done! :)
     
  37. barkclark

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    A wee test sitting infront of my current wheels, they look bigger than what they are but it's just so it gives me an idea!

    What do you guys think?
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  39. ruffrida

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    Very nice,goin look even better on
     
  40. Martyn_V6

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    Was that the set in Montrose?
     

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