1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TDI's S-line, pics at long last...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by TDI-line, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Here's a few shots....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 23, 2014]

  3. si_reading
    Offline

    si_reading Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Looks nice, like the sky roof :)
    #2
  4. 3.2 Ju
    Online

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,316
    Likes Received:
    66
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Nice looking mota and well spec'd:hubbahubba:
    #3
  5. JimmyJames
    Offline

    JimmyJames Jas.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Rather tidy. Lovely in silver. Like the wheels. Nice one TDI.:icon_thumright:
    #4
  6. dipstic
    Offline

    dipstic Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2006
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    About time too,looking good:icon_thumright:
    #5
  7. FactionOne
    Offline

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2004
    Messages:
    3,238
    Likes Received:
    129
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Very tidy mate! Looks like you took your time finding the right spec! I really like the Open Sky! :thumbsup:

    Hope you enjoy fella,

    Rob.
    #6
  8. SteveTDCi
    Offline

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Nice, I like the open sky but headroom was an issue for me. What exhaust end bits do you have ?
    #7
  9. GlasgowRangers
    Offline

    GlasgowRangers GlasgowRangersFC

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Beautiful looking car. That colour really compliments the Open Sky system. Nice choice pal.
    #8
  10. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Thanks guys.

    F1, yes took at least since Oct 2004.

    Steve, the exhaust downpipes have been cut off by the previous owner, and chrome tips have been welded on, badly. As you can see they are pissed and i don't really like them. Going to Jabba on Saturday morning to see if they have any ideas.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #9
  11. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Steve, does the openky give less headroom then? I'm about 6' 2".
    #10
  12. SteveTDCi
    Offline

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    I found it did, I'm just over 6' 4 strange as the golf has a sunroof and I have no issues. I'm not sure but the tailpipes might be the audi ones, the best option is a Miltek system or a custom exhaust maker such as powerflo, although we don't have anywhere around here. Oh and resist the temptaion for a remap !
    #11
  13. redbutcher
    Offline

    redbutcher Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Very nice looking motor that - I'd definitely get some Poorboys wheel sealant on those wheels asap - makes them so much easier to clean once it's on.
    #12
  14. L1 HCS
    Offline

    L1 HCS Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Lovely car Sir TDI, good choice.

    p.s. thread jack - see the 3-in-1 house in the background.. where's the front door for the middle house? round the back?
    #13
  15. Nath-340R
    Offline

    Nath-340R New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Looks great,realy really tidy! didn't even know tho did the open sky thing! How much of it can you open, or none of it?
    #14
  16. emzino
    Offline

    emzino Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    That looks sexy mate. At long last we get to see it hehe.

    Very well done =)
    #15
  17. marms
    Offline

    marms Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    833
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 14, 2008]
    Looks good Dan

    Particularly like the privacy glass, the open sky and the 20 spoke alloys. (Not sure I'd like cleaning them though)
    #16
  18. phantom
    Offline

    phantom On Boost

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,750
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Very nice mate, the open sky's the limit!

    p
    #17
  19. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Ming, if you mean the first pic, those houses are just two houses built into a corner. So you can only see the two front doors. :meeting:
    #18
  20. Wes G
    Offline

    Wes G Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Nice one TDI-not seen a sky roof before? Looks really cool:hubbahubba:
    #19
  21. Matt
    Offline

    Matt Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    The tints and roof go nicely against the silver paintwork, doesn't look bland like silver usually does. Really like it!

    How does the open sky roof work? Does it open? And how much of it does if any?
    #20
  22. Twizzler
    Offline

    Twizzler Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    24
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    The open sky system comprises of 2 sunroof type openings one behind the other. The front one tilts and slides in the usual way, the rear one is fixed shut. Both have blinds which can be open or closed as required.
    #21
  23. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Lovely TDI very nice! Those exhausts are abit :puke2:
    #22
  24. Amchlolor
    Offline

    Amchlolor Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    5,604
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    With regard to that wheel sealant.
    Would it give better results than just waxing the wheels?
    I use Collinite wax.
    #23
  25. Spin140
    Offline

    Spin140 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    28
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Look great, lovely wheels and that roof is the dogs.

    Agree about the exhaust though, yuk! but at least it's easy to sort for little relative cost.

    I too just use collinite wax on mine but I do wash the wheels at least every 2 weeks if not the car.
    #24
  26. L60N
    Online

    L60N Guest

    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Really nice looking car. I actually prefer the shape of the sportback.

    The exhausts need TLC ASAP :p

    Halfords stick on pipes dont go well with such a nice car!
    #25
  27. redbutcher
    Offline

    redbutcher Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Not sure to be honest - I got it from Polished Bliss, so might be a question for the detailing forum.

    First wash the car had, I treated the wheels using JEFFS Werkstat Prime Strong and then did a coat of Poorboys Wheel Sealant on top. On the second wash a good few weeks later, all the muck came off the wheels very easily and when hosing the wheels down the water was beading. Apparently, the more coats you apply to the wheels, the better protected they are.
    #26
  28. SteveTDCi
    Offline

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Proper wheel sealent is more resistant to brake dust and heat, although using collinite is better than nothing.
    #27
  29. Amchlolor
    Offline

    Amchlolor Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    5,604
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Cheers for that, I'll get some wheel sealant.:hi:
    #28
  30. Matt
    Offline

    Matt Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    I've just got some Chemical Guys wheel sealant after reading alot of people raving about it. Plus its bright orange so should be easy to see if I've missed any bits when applying/buffing off! :)
    #29
  31. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    I have been using Muc-off silicon wheel sealent on previous cars, but will try this one, thanks.

    As the car is over a year old have noticed a few covered up marks etc on the paintwork, and have noticed that the laquer is peeling away from one of the alloys. Can this be treated?

    http://www.muc-off.com/carmain.html
    #30
  32. JimmyJames
    Offline

    JimmyJames Jas.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Matt,
    What retailers/on-line retailers have got this Chemical Guys wheel sealant? Fancy trying out and as you say easy to spot if missed a bit.

    TDI. If lacquer coming off don't bother on treatment. Go the warranty route. I had to get 2 wheels replaced under warranty when lacquer finish began to strip. Audi issue.
    #31
  33. unkle
    Offline

    unkle Beer God

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Nice car, you live in a nice area too, forum BBQ anyone?
    #32
  34. redbutcher
    Offline

    redbutcher Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Ditto with Poorboys stuff - though it's a bit brighter - pink!
    #33
  35. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 15, 2008]

    Cool, i'll provide the parking and the bbq, you guys bring a chef and the food. ;)
    #34
  36. L1 HCS
    Offline

    L1 HCS Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Jan 15, 2008]

    Rev will be chef :icon_thumright:
    #35
  37. SteveTDCi
    Offline

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Once the laquer starts peeling its refurb time, try not to use anything acidic on those wheels, i've just brought some megs wheel brightner for the golf as i thought it would last me ages ... only then I go and buy the Audi. So I now have to find something else, possibly P21 or some Menzerna.
    #36
  38. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jan 16, 2008]
    So is it a warranty issue regarding the laquer or do i get it refurbed?

    Or do Audi do both?

    Very confused.
    #37
  39. JimmyJames
    Offline

    JimmyJames Jas.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 16, 2008]
    TDI. Refurb for me is when your car is out of warranty (so not the case for you). The Warranty chap in your local stealership Audi garage or Audi garage you purchased from should take a look and if laquer peeling they won't mess about they should just order you in new wheels to replace.

    I got all 4 multi spokes on my TT replaced and 2 5 spokes on my Sportback replaced with no issue from my stealership under warranty.

    Check them all out or wait until winter has passed and then see the stealership.
    #38
  40. SteveTDCi
    Offline

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 16, 2008]
    VW replaced 2 of my alloys under warranty without question as well.
    #39
  41. steveg9
    Offline

    steveg9 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 16, 2008]
    me too - 3 weeks inside the warranty:icon_thumright:
    #40

Share This Page