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  1. col6821

    Help! Removed after market stereo and now Airbag light is on!

    I agree that the MPG figures are probably unrealistic, but it won't take much to beat 25MPG that we currently get, and with an 11 month old child there are better ways to spend the money than on my indulgencies (well, according to 'er indoors)!
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    Help! Removed after market stereo and now Airbag light is on!

    Cheers NHN, I would buy the VCDS, but the car is going in for px on Friday (hence the stereo removal) and after 5 VAG cars we're going to .... BMW! I need the alleged 62MPG economy. Col
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    Help! Removed after market stereo and now Airbag light is on!

    Thanks Andymac and NHN, I think that's exactly what I did! I've since disconnected the battery, but apart from lighting up the steering wheel and TC lights that did nothing (they both went out when the vehicle was moved). I was taking out an Apline Sat Nav, so removed the glovebox, trim under...
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    Help! Removed after market stereo and now Airbag light is on!

    I don't know what I've done this time, but having just removed an Alpine Iva head unit, Sat Nav and Parrot bluetooth kit I've now got the Airbag light in the speedo on... As part of the uninstall I've also disconnected a Hunter CAN-BUS Interface Unit (the loom is still in place for this)...
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    Tyre Opinions/Advice

    We're running Falken FK452's (225/40x18) on our 2004 Sportback and they are a little noisier than the previous (well word) Bridgestones. Whilst I don't drive the car anywhere near the limit, I've not managed to un-stick them yet! Apparently the Scooby boys love them too... In the past I've used...
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    3.2 SB owners - what tyre pressures are you using?

    There was a post about this the other day, although I don't know whether it was referring to a 3.2. I'm currently running the standard 17" pressures on my 225/40x18's 36psi front, 33psi rear. Here's the link: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/113773-tyre-pressures.html...
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    DSG Driveshaft CV boot

    That'll be the grease thats used to lubricate the 3 knuckle driveshaft into the socket. The DSG box is a sealed unit (unlike many other gearboxes).
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    Worth it or not???

    I managed to purchase a set of 18" S-Line 5 spokes without tyres off the bay for £225, then spent £100 on a refurb. Then £286 on 4 Falken FK452's and £48 for fitting and balancing, job's a gudd'n. £659 for a 'new' set of OE wheels with new tyres, I'm very pleased :) Col
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    Tyres?

    Spot on, I've just purchased 4 Falken FK452's from Camskill, £69 each + £10 postage. For a mid range tyre they're very good and I don't think I'd be put off a car because it had Falkens on it. Col
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Cheers Fran, I was going to have a go at wrapping the mirror covers when I've worked out how to remove them (ther's bound to be a thread on here somewhere). Did you spray youur's or paint them? Col
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Cheers follks. Paul_r, I have a set of them which I was planning on keeping. PM me if you want to twist my arm into selling them. :) Col
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    The number plate panel and the grill are the same grey colour on my 2004 Sportback, don't know about the black grills, I presume that all the parts come in black.
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Thanks for the comments all, I did thing about gun metal, but the powder coaters want another £13.50 per wheel to apply the clearcoat, and I had a budget to stick to (well, that's what I told the missus). Black grill surround is next, I'm going to vinyl wrap the surround but leave the grill it's...
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Thanks Sarah.
  15. col6821

    Quick pic of new wheels

    That'll do for me! Cheers N8
  16. col6821

    Quick pic of new wheels

    Got them done at Rugby Powder Coating, £25 per wheel, including shot blasting but they don't refurb so I repared the kerb damage myself as it wasn't too bad.
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Thanks mate
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Hi All, Thought I'd post a quick pic of the new wheels fitted to our A3, seeing as how the car was never going to be modified but all the great cars on here inspired me... Wheels are OEM Ronals with a 54ET purchased off e-bay and powder coated in gloss black. Anyone know what tyre...
  19. col6821

    Lowering Springs Fitting Guide

    Agree with above, the rears are easy, just remove the one bolt to drop the lower arm down and remove the spring, replace and jack the lower arm back up to put the bolt back in. I removed the outer bolt, as the inner bolt has the offset washer for camber adjustment on it (I have a quattro, so not...
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