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Pimp My Hearse...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rickquattro, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. rickquattro
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    [Aug 18, 2008]
    Well as Marc Almond sang, Say hello, wave goodbye... The much loved and fiddled with A3 TDi Q has gone to a new owner and its time to move on, to this...

    Lowered, 19"s coded body panels
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    The mountain bikes do a lot better inside, there is room for 5 people, five bikes and still more space for kit
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    Leather re trim for the heated seats, vital foor surviving Scottish post bike rainy days
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    Pioneer touch screen nav, speaker upgrade, hardwired road angel and stick on bagpuss
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    Healthy re map from 174bhp to 213bhp with a good torque increase
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    It doesn't drive like the old A3 but it does seem to have "presence" on the road.

    Guess I will be a Audi lurker on here as there are stil a lot of good tips and tech info...

    And if any one else says "Pity The Fool"....

    Let the mods begin again.....
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    Booth_S4 Riding on V8 power

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    [Aug 19, 2008]
    Quality!! Proper passion wagon that!! :)
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    [Aug 19, 2008]
    You know the sticky Bagpuss is good for 10bhp across the rev range
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    [Aug 19, 2008]
    Better that than Bagpuss on a stick...
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    [Aug 19, 2008]
    Loving that!
    No a bad performance too by the look of it
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    [Aug 20, 2008]
    Chris, its not the Sportline per se, that is a pure van offered as a special package by RSD. It has no seats in the back and only has one door on the left side. I think there is a Sportline Combi but its not possible to spec a second sliding door which is important for me.

    I Started with a 174 Combi for rear seats, specced a rh side door so not to step into traffic in mainland Europe, dropped the suspension 30 mm on "Sportline" springs, bought the 18" rims and tyres, got the rear insulated and carpeted, leather trimmed the seats and did the stereo and re map as well. The original grey bumpers and exterior plastics were smoothed and colour coded to match the rest of it. So its sort of a Sportline but technically, it isnt. All for just over the price of a genuine "Sportline"

    I know a guy at VW Carlisle who is into MTB'ing and knows the company I work for so he cut me a very good deal.

    Next on the list is a better suspension package, then we will see how we go.
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    [Aug 20, 2008]
    Nice looking motor Rick ....
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    [Aug 20, 2008]
    Still a lovely lovely motor, i really like the transporter. My dad had one when I was a kid and i used to go to work with him in it, i have a soft spot for them...

    He had this type in light blue:
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    Flat 4 air cooled boxer engine...great.
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