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Some Advice Please Post Mods Done To My 2.0 Tdi Avant

kellogz Aug 16, 2014

  1. kellogz

    kellogz Member

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    Nearly a year on and I'm in a happy place at the moment with my motor, bought last September and had few problems at first. Turbo limp mode became a constant issue and eventually had turbo reconditioned at GAP turbos 8 weeks ago did full service including gearbox egr and inlet manifold cleaned whilst car was off the road. and then once back in one piece i payed a visit to Rick at unicorn developments in Stockport for remap and egr sorting out whilst there. The car came back producing 209 bhp but had turbo lag in the lower gears!! Result was vacuum pump on inlet manifold was shot I sorted that out two weeks ago and she is now pulling like a train. Next was spacers I payed Visit to demon tweeks n got mtech spacers 20s on rear 15s front. I'm looking next at lowering her but unsure whether to go lowering springs as on se shocks or go overcoils?? Advice off you guys would be much appreciated please! Then finally I'm thinking of a milltek backcat system anyone who has one feedback would be great please. Here's few pics of her from today cheers Lee

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  2. kellogz

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    Sussed yesterday that my os rear shock has gone[​IMG] so it's deffo decision time over either lowering springs or coilovers! Any guidance advice off you guys would be appreciated, also as mentioned in begining of my thread I'm looking to change my exhaust system and was looking towards a milltek backcat unit anybody with one feedback would be great. Cheers Lee :icon thumright:
     
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  3. Molnboman

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    Can't help you on your mod advice request, however, your car is looking sweet. I do like that colour.

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  4. dodsie75

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    I'm only guessing, but I would think if you lower it you may need smaller spacers. Does the front not catch now over speed bumps?
     
  5. kellogz

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    No fronts on the 15mm spaces don't catch at all and on full lock both directions there's plenty of clearance, I was worried about that myself to be honest
     
  6. dodsie75

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    I was more meaning on the wing, I had that problem. Fine on lock but I couldn't go in any further due to the calipers. It just rubbed slightly over big speed bumps. I ended up taking the bolt/screw out that holds the inner wheel arch in!!!! The tyre was just catching on the screw head, problem solved!
     
  7. kellogz

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    Wot size spacers was that with dodsie75? I haven't had that problem up to now and is not catching the wing there's 60mm clearance around the front arch and tyre as she at the moment!!
     
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    My problem was more the offset and width. Think they are 42et and 8.5j. I tried 12mm spacers but they were too wide so I'm 8mm now and about 1mm clear of my calipers!!!!!:eek:
     
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    IMAG1763.jpg @dodsie75 I ain't got a clue wot offset and width of my rims are or how to tell to be honest with you mate:blush: here's a pic of the back of my full size spare in d boot though! If you can tell from that cheers
     
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    It will be stamped inside your wheels. Offset is the et number, probably 42ish and the width will end in j probably 8.0j or 8.5j
     
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    Nice one for the info @dodsie75 think I'll have to take a rim off as the spares not very clear as pic shows
     
  12. dodsie75

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    Yes you can just about make it out but not clear is it. Anyway yours don't rub so happy days :icon thumright:
     
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    For sure that one dodsie75 thanks again mate
     
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    Hi @kellogz what size wheels are you running ?? if they are 19's what size are the tyres ? im on 19's running 235 tyres but I find them to narrow for the wheel so im looking for something better suited. Also do you have a link to the spacer you bought TIA
     
  15. kellogz

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    Hi @markspark im also running on 19" rims eom audi rs4 also my tyre size 235/40/18 Avon zz5 mate, i got my spacers from www.demontweeks.com
     
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    Do the tyres not look to narrow on the rim as mine do and im running the same wheels @kellogz
     
  17. kellogz

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    yes they do making overall clearance around the wheel arch look much more especially on front wheels, im looking to go lowering springs or overcoils which will solve this issue and improve handling
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
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    do you have a link to the spacers? also the car looks sweet!
     
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    Hi @theo289 the spacers are from www.demontweeks.com mate and i stand mistaken i dont think there mtech but my invoice from demon says competition spacers all in front and rear was £175 fitted, cheers mate[​IMG]
     
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    great stuff - thanks. its either spacers or refurb my wheels and go anthracite
     
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  21. kellogz

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    go for both mate :idea:
     
  22. theo289

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    wish i could - just had to spend out for a cambelt, water pump & inlet manifold this month :(
     

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