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  1. quattro81

    SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION of the 47i6 BRAKE UPGRADE

    I had no problems with my original brakes, having only ever driven in the dry! Audi applied the upgrade anyway, I followed the bedding in procedure to the letter, and the brakes work fine.. But after 1200 dry miles on them, they are now squealing :( wish I'd stuck with my originals
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    Michelin Pilot Super Sports taking the RS3 from great to truly gripping

    I've actually just managed to source some genuine fronts in the standard size so I can run either r888's, pilot sport cups, or Dunlop sportmaxx race next summer.... As they don't do any of them in the 255/30... Oh the irony of the optional "handling upgrade" 255's :laugh:
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    Worth the wait...

    Been using various swissvax products and blackfire etc, but I've been quite liking some of the dodo juice stuff recently, so I got a few sample jars of their various colour charged waxes to see how they came out.. after the usual snow foam.. I use dodo "Tarmalade" for the bug splats etc...
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    Michelin Pilot Super Sports taking the RS3 from great to truly gripping

    Anyway the tyres lasted me 6k before they were shredded..... here are the new supersports.. 255/30/19
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    Michelin Pilot Super Sports taking the RS3 from great to truly gripping

    Yeah it's all sorted.. Just went in for a new transfer box, then fuel pump, then brakes, then door alignment! Why they couldn't manage to do it all at the same time is beyond me! and there's a video here of the wear http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/rs3-forum/198334-front-tyre-wear.html
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    Michelin Pilot Super Sports taking the RS3 from great to truly gripping

    I just got two 255/30/19 supersports fitted price of £440 for the pair from tyre web (who black circles use as my local fitter) the closest black circles could come was £491 with £25 worth of tescos vouchers........ £209+delivery and fitting from camskill.... I emphasise this is for 255's...
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    Michelin Pilot Super Sports taking the RS3 from great to truly gripping

    To your knowledge, can you get the 255/30/19 in michelin cup, r888 or Dunlop sportmaxx race? From what I've seen so far on the manufacturers sites, they only come in 35 profile, which I'm assuming is no good?
  8. quattro81

    Front Tyre Wear

    nice boat you're in there mate.. I've gone for replacing the fronts for the moment as I have 255's I can't swap them around, so next month I'm going to do the rears as well. I'm undecided as to whether to go for a 225 or 235 on the rears, but I'm leaning towards the 235 if I'm honest....... I've...
  9. quattro81

    Front Tyre Wear

    I think you might be right.. The 255 probably does exaggerate the problem. As for the wheels, I had one refurbished, for a minor mark, by lepsons - they did a fantastic job.. On your red car they will look grrrreat! Do it!:rockwoot: Can't wait to get new shoes.... She's off the road until then...
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    Front Tyre Wear

    yeah something's not right with those tyres.... Funnily enough I think the last time I came across this type of thing was on Michelin pilot sport 2ct (twin compound) motorbike tyres.. Michelin issued a recall for certain batch numbers due to tread lifting off - I got mine replaced FOC, despite...
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    Front Tyre Wear

    The tyre itself has lots of tread left and hasn't really worn, except for the shoulders which started off feathering, then ripping off in chunks all the way round both outer edges of both fronts.:scared2:
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    Front Tyre Wear

    yep ​these contis are pants.. 6k in and both fronts are like this.. I've had cheap budgets before that haven't fallen apart like this.. For the record I have 255 front option and I drive it like I stole it, but then that's what I bought it for and it should handle that easily. As per mr MBK...
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    Worth the wait...

    After a tortuous crawl down one of the bumpiest tracks I've ever taken a road car on, amidst many amused comments about the fact that rs3 is probably the first "supercar" to have been down there, we arrived at a spot right on the beach and snapped a few twilight pics.. More to follow at decent...
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    A brief encounter with a 997 Turbo...

    sod the gtr mate .. It's one of the rattliest, worst made rice burners I've been in! Most of the owners here get annoyed with noise from the drivers window on an audi, I dread to think how much a gtr would pi$$ me off! At the end of the day, these cars still have to be driven on the road and...
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    A brief encounter with a 997 Turbo...

    You know this, Kel.. One of the main reasons I got the rs3 was the immense "tunability" of the 2.5 engine. However with all the reliability issues and recalls, not to mention the couple that have already lunched their engines, I wouldn't be confident of doing it now..? The warranty seems to be...
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    A brief encounter with a 997 Turbo...

    Funny this.. As I've been debating getting rid of the RS in favour of a 997 turbo or an r8 - don't get me wrong, I love my car, but I've thoroughly fallen out of love (never thought I'd say this!) with audi as a company.. This car has been in their workshop more than my garage, and they've now...
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    Off to have the brakes fixed

    got mine back from the fuel pump update and had the same, Gem - no fuel! They told me to fill it up and they'd pay for a full tank.. It is pretty poor organisation, though. Mine's going in Tuesday for brakes and drivers door alignment.. The door is so far out, looking down the swage line is...
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    Considering this RS3 any thoughts/advice ?

    thats a good shout....:thumbsup:
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    Considering this RS3 any thoughts/advice ?

    I like the marmite wheels....! But only on a red car, with black optics! the accents should match the car colour or it looks wrong.. But then a lot would say the wheels look wrong anyway.. I would say, though, if you like it - get it, sod everyone else!
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    Worth the wait...

    the red bit would be the same.. It would be the coil cover part (black plastic bit on top of the coils) that would be carbon as in this rather cr@p resolution picture from osir
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