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    Dreaded Front Bumper Adjustment...

    So..... the front bumpers been off and on my car more times than I care to remember, but each time it goes back on it sits different to how it sat before and each time I think I've got on top of finally understanding how the ****** thing works, I prove myself wrong haha!! Absolute pain in the...
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    Trups Halogen --> Xenon Conversion

    I set out a couple of months ago looking in to headlight upgrades and retrofits as the lens on one of my original halogen units has started to cloud up from the inside, providing me with an ideal chance to look in to an upgraded set. I had initially looked in to an OEM Bi-Xenon setup, but after...
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    A wee photoshoot.....

    Met up with a photographer friend over the weekend to do a shoot on the A4 and had a bit of fun with his rig...... pretty chuffed with the outcome to say the least! The rig stuff is amazing :)
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    Halogen --> Xenon

    So..... I've just rather foolishly gotten in to an ebay battle for a set of xenons and emerged victorious. T'was a fight my wallet didnt actually want me to win, but never mind. Anyways - that now leaves me with the dilemma of how to get them in and working. My initial thoughts were to use the...
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    S4 Door Blades - OEM vs Aftermarket

    Been looking in to changing my S-Line door blades for the more aggressive S4 ones. OEM ones are coming in at £400-£450 a set, whereas there are plentiful supplies of aftermarket ones which can be had for about a quarter of that price. So.... my question is..... Are the aftermarket ones...
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    2015 Season Prep

    A week and a bit away from first show of the year..... seems scary to be saying that when there's still snow falling up here!! Car is currently in the bodyshop. The front wings had seen better days and were starting to bubble pretty badly. Thankfully they werent too far gone though so have...
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    Genuine Wings - Cost?

    Does anyone have a rough idea what a pair of genuine wings are likely to set me back? Had hoped i'd get through this year without needing to do them but starting to bubble a bit worse than i'd hoped :( Rough idea will do - just trying to do some sums just now!!
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    New Shoes :)

    Hello all!! Not been around here much lately :( Anyways....... the 3SDM's got sold, and as show season gets closer - new wheels arrived last week :) Not going to give away tooooooo much just now - but I think it's gonna look decent. Was torn between 19's and 20's but in the end I decided...
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    So...... Its October 1st

    Who's all binned their tax discs?!? Anyone for a ceremonial ASN tax disc burning gathering?!
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    Underpayment Of Paye Tax - Employer At Fault?

    Has anyone ever had to deal with a case where they've underpaid tax on their wages and its been the fault of their employer?? Basically, I work two jobs. One full time and one part time a few nights a week. Back towards the start of this year (Jan / Feb) - i noticed that my part time employer...
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    Drivers Side Door Handle - Lock Blank?

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyones ever blanked their drivers side door lock to match their passenger door? If so - how did you do it? Can I buy a blanking plate to fit to the existing door handle - or is it a complete handle assembly?? I'm guessing I could use the passenger side door...
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    Question for those running spacers.....

    Just wondering if theres anyone out there running a 10mm spacer on the back of their B7?? Its been suggested a 10mm spacer might not be thick enough to clear the rear hub lip - so just wondering if anyone can confirm or deny this please?? Ta muchly, Erik
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    Brits Abroad..... How far is too far?

    Just saw this..... http://www.mirror.co...sh-girl-3802568 Cant decide where I stand on this. Harmless? Skanky? Disturbing? Who's to blame..... the promoters? The guys? The girl? All of the above?!? Cant help but feel this kinda thing is crossing the line between the 'acceptable' kind of...
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    Mk2 Golf Ghetto

    So i figured I should really put together a wee build thread for my golf.... its not going to be an epic build ending in a beautifully restored concourse example, that was never going to be part of the plan. Decided way back at the tail end of last year that I wanted to hunt down one to use...
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    Took the plunge..... Now bagged :)

    So.... here comes the biggy!! Finally took the plunge and decided to go for air. Yup, its maybe fake lows and yup, I’ve even been known to dish out the abuse against them in the past..... but...... it makes sense for me in terms of using my car up north in the winter loaded with people and...
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    Avant Boot Carpet - Colour Matching

    Just wondering if anyones got any experience of retrimming / carpetting in the back of an Avant? Basically, I'm trying to source an automotive / acoustic carpet which will match the colour of the carpet in the floor of the car (i.e on the big folding section which covers the spare wheel well)...
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    Rear view mirror removal

    Anyone done it or know how to do it?? No fancy auto dim or rain sensors - just boggo standard mirror. The reading I've done suggests the base should just twist, but think that was perhaps for the fancy mirrors..... I've tried twisting mine to no avail. Don't wanna end up having to pay...
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    Taxing a car at the post office - insurance certificate?

    Looking for a bit of assistance here. Need to tax the car tomorrow, and will be doing so at the local post office. In the past, I've always taken my insurance certificate along with me.... But I'm led to believe that this is no longer a requirement..? However, I'm finding conflicting...
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    Slipping Clutch - Options?

    Morning all :) So the clutch on my car has started to slip a little bit... Nothing major, only really in too gear if you accelerate hard, but none the less, a slip is a slip and it's only gonna get worse. My car is a 2.0tdi 140 and got a stage 1 remap last year. 2006 car with 92k on the...
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    RS4 Style Fog Surrounds

    Just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a 'how to' or thread with pictures of how folk do these. Got the surrounds and mesh and what not, just curious to see how folk mount the mesh to the surround and where / how / what they use to secure it before I got butchering my sheets...
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