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What are these?

Kontraband Jun 24, 2008

  1. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    :think: SO, as the title.... Both the front wheels have them... no idea what they are/do?

    Is it some ugly security device??

    Gave us 5 mins debate by the water cooler this afternoon

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Shy19s

    Shy19s Oil running through my veins.

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    never seen those before.. what the hell is that??
     
  3. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    no. idea.
     
  4. d3fy

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    pass, ask me one on geography
     
  5. Rocko

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    My associate Bibby, who claims to know everything, doesnt have a clue.

    Ask Jeeves?
     
  6. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    urm, how many Sheffields are there in the world?
     
  7. Kontraband

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    Damn, if Bibby doesnt know then noone will?? :sos:
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Heavy duty locking wheel nuts!
     
  9. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    ...They're even-worse-than-usual spinners... God forbid!

    ...No, they're gyros for a dead-reckoning navigation system that works when a GPS antenna doesn't have a signal, or enough satellites for a positive location. They detect longitudinal and latitudinal acceleration and deceleration to deliver back-up trajectory information in such circumstances...




    ...No that's bo//ocks too, but did I have any of you going? ;)

    No idea... Maybe jojo's right and McGards aren't as steathly as they once were... ?

    (EDIT) No wait... They're protection for the centre-badges... The owner found out how much replacements are and took action!?!

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  10. Kontraband

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    rob, you know what.. that could almost have made sense. The car belongs either to the recruitment company its parked outside or its neighbour, who do gps mine plotting and all sorts of other survey stuff!!!

    Looks like Im gonna have to catch the driver and ask him/her.
     
  11. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Let us know, they are very intrigueing, I have never seen anything like that before.

    @ Rob, lol I nearly started to bite then ....
     
  12. Kontraband

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    will do.. I was sure someone here would know the answer so I could go to work tomorrow all knowledged up! ;)
     
  13. Nickynibbles

    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    Have a look inside, if you see lots of weird looking boxes with flashing lights & a white tube with a Mr Fusion sticker on the side then its fair to guess those strange discs are something to do with vertical stabilising whilst in flight!

    Either that or someones watched Top Gear on sunday night & actually thought fitting Boadicia style wheel attachments was a) legal and b) a good idea!!!!
     
  14. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    he purchased some new wheel centers off ebay and thats what came ??? lol
     
  15. marriedblonde

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    They're what the place on the wheels while the car is in transit to protect them ;)

    Obviously another great example of Audi's PDI'ing skills... I bet they left the suspension stops on as well and the owner jus thinks the sports suspension is really solid

    J.
     
  16. marriedblonde

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    P.S. I made that up...
     
  17. Kontraband

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    extra parking brake operation? You mean the wall??
     
  18. Kontraband

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    wheel spacer... from what?? The outside air ;)

    I will aim to catch this guy this afternoon... he's parked next to me today...
     
  19. WillsNogaroTT

    WillsNogaroTT B cool, B safe, B foolish

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    Not a clue. Prehaps they are those fake brakes you can get but hes fitted them the wrong way round!!
     
  20. dansansome

    dansansome Member VCDS Map User

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    protection against scuffing on high curbs? :tumble:

    never seen anything like that before...
     
  21. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

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    Photoshop and you are having a laugh?!
     
  22. smitch

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    Maybe he's trying to recreate the old Clio 16 valve wheels.....
     
  23. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    HAHAHAHAHA...

    nope. deadly serious.
     
  24. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    :tapedshut:
     
  25. smitch

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    Oi, less of the discrimination of southerners!!! :rulez:
     
  26. Just Plain Old

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    They're part of the Halfords 'how to make your Audi look *****' accessory pack..!!

    It also contains..........
     
  27. S3 Big Andy

    S3 Big Andy Stealth Beast Baby Yay

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    It's the UFO's seen dan saff yesterday hiding from the RAF!
     
  28. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    HAHAHAHAHA.

    So I found out what they are, and in all honesty I prefer some of the explanations here...

    they are Spikes spiders.

    Some 'easy fit' snow chain thing. :tocktock:

    Notice how 'easy' they try advertising it, using a woman to fit them. I cant remember the last time I saw I woman near a tyre!:think:
     
  29. Nickynibbles

    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    Darn it they turned out to be some kind of boring rubbish sensible thing!! Think they've ruined a perfectly good set ot alloys there! Go back & tell the driver that I say stop being a cheap skate & buy a quattro, that way they wont need some cheap & nasty american snow shoe thingy on there car. Go on now, go tell them!!
     
  30. Kontraband

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    on my way!
     
  31. Kontraband

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    you clean your car? Well done to you Ms Lottster! << no sarcasm intended :thumbsup:
     
  32. Kontraband

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    blimey... Mrs K never cleans her car... Its a mobile play pen for the kids! :banghead:
     
  33. Kontraband

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    your not impressing me. I can do all those things. Im impressed by cleaning, vacuuming, ironing. ;)
     
  34. marriedblonde

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    Mrs Blonde doesn't clean hers either... But moans like billyo if I don't keep it clean...
     
  35. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    BWAHAHAHHAHA.. :sly: Gimme some cupcakes!! :whip:
     
  36. Kontraband

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    HAHAHAH your stuck then. I take hers down to the Eastern euros down the road... they do a good job for £5
     
  37. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Bloody hell Lottie, how does he get you to do all that, cooking cleaning, ironing, etc to get all that in one woman is hard these days, you got a sister by any chance:moa:
     
  38. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Lol - spotting a trend here ...

    :applaus: at Lottie for knowing that!
     
  39. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    go on Nigel! Get in there son! ;)
     
  40. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    Actually, theres an Aldi accross from the Audi dealer... yup, Aldi/Audi. I'll have a pop in but as Ive never had any of your cupcakes I have nowt to compare them too.

    Seriously tho Lots, well done for looking after yourself. My missis is the same (bar the car) and I thank my lucky stars regularly.

    I think this is well :sign_ot:
     

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