A4 b5 avant 1.8t project

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No probs. Are you using original top mounts or getting new? If your using original then you’ll need spring compressor to get them off.
 

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That’s right it’s because the control arms will pinch against thread if they were threaded all the way through. Just make sure you copper slip the smooth part before fitting them.
 

Oranoco

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Don't need loads of thread just enough for the pinch to secure the ball joints. Don't forget to copper grease the bolt as they love to sieze up nice and solid
 

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That’s where the pinch bolt goes through.
 

Andy avant b5

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Yeah not lacquered them yet will do that tomorrow then then once dry will buff them with some Polish to make them shine a bit matt at the moment but diffently look better on a black car
 

John417

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Car looks great mate , what exhaust is that ? As with the diverter valve go with the forge the stock one isnt rated for 250hp , im not sure about the relocation tho why did you want to do that if i may ask?
 

Andy avant b5

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Cheers mate the exhaust is just a after market one don't know if I like it or not going for a forge dump valve just wanted to move it to the top just easier to get too
 

John417

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What is it too loud ? Im pretty sure you should be able to relocate the dv with a proper relocation kit , depending on howmuch they cost i wouldnt pay over £50 for it tho its not something you need access to very often.
 

andrew_wright

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Car looks great mate , what exhaust is that ? As with the diverter valve go with the forge the stock one isnt rated for 250hp , im not sure about the relocation tho why did you want to do that if i may ask?
Stock is the same as fitted to the RS4. Will hold up to 400hp so they say.

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Andy avant b5

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Cheers mate the air filter is from the us went over there this year the a4 b5 are really common over there so massive parts list can't remember the name but it's massive yes a lot of people say don't run them but you can't miss the turbo noise lol
 

John417

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Stock is the same as fitted to the RS4. Will hold up to 400hp so they say.

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That's interesting , never knew the rs4 shared somany same parts with the 1.8T. Although im not completely sure but i think that if the rs4 had a single turbo and run a higher boost it might need a better dv the 710N can do the job but in a tuned car i think a forge will hold the extra boost better but i could be wrong its just my theory really.
 

John417

Cactus Green A4 B5 TQS
I wasn't sure at first if it is the air filter i thought no way that's huge :D Your car must sound really mean with that exhaust and the air filter , you wouldnt happen to have a sound clip ? BTW when is your MOT due ?
 

Andy avant b5

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So today I brought a second hand forge 007p dump valve for 32 pounds a bargain just need to get a new yellow spring for it currently has a green one which is no good for higher boost
 

Andy avant b5

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Decided today going to do some engine bay work want to spray the rocker cover black crinkle hate the black plastic engine cover so that's going and want to do some wire tucks to smarten the bay up
 
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