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AJ's Allroad

ajax1976 Aug 11, 2018

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    After a brief stint in a 3 series tourer decided it was time to get myself back into an Audi, no way I was doing another winter in a rwd car!! Had an A4 B7 avant a couple years ago that I got slightly carried away with modifications, it was a great car but could do with something larger than an A4 now. The hunt began for an A6 and started looking at allroads, more of them I saw the more I liked them. Eventually found one in Belfast that ticked every box and had everything I was looking for so took a flight over to Scotland to pick it up. First impressions, awesome car!! Streets ahead of the BM in refinement and the driving experience, If I'm honest I'm actually quite shocked at how good a car it is. 272bhp is more than ample for me and still got 50mpg on the journey home with a good mix of different conditions, over the moon with it.

    Quick couple of snaps on the way to the ferry,

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    And some of my other Audi, Coupe quattro with 4.2 V8 from an S8. It's almost finished, just really needs mapping and it'll be good to use.

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    Very nice allroad but the coupe is wicked mate thats going to be mental mate, good work did you do it yourself.
     
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    Thanks mate, Yeah all done at home, outside by myself except the respray. Just short of 3 yrs work, full rebuild. Thought I'd finished it 18mths ago but the original 2.8 motor was chronic so ripped it out and went for the V8.
     
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    Allroad looks superb. Is that Tornado grey?
     
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    Thanks mate. Yip, tornado grey
     
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    Nice c7 Is this your first engine swap?
     
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    Yes, First and it will be my last!!
     
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    Mine too but it’s just a saloon. That colour is rare in Ireland and I didn’t see many advertised on Uk sites when I was looking.

    Daytona grey was my initial choice but I think the Tornado grey was the best now that I have it.
     
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    I know that pain too well don't let it put you off for future projects
     
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    Well wasn't planning on modifying the allroad but the urge has taken over common sense :headbang:

    Not going crazy on this one as I will eventually be using it for my work so it will have to go up farm tracks etc in all weathers so need to keep that in mind.

    Just been tinkering away with it in the last few weeks, It's covered in tar spots and quite a lot of fallout down the sides plus what ever muck the dealer's applied to it.
    I've never seen a set of tyres so heavily covered in tyre shine, about 50% of it had coated the side of the car. Don't really have the patience or the time to fully detail a car these days so just been doing a panel or two a day, fallout remover, wash, clay, wash then quick spray of detailer until I get the time to polish it properly.

    Treated it to a new set of rubber mats, pressed plates, preloaded sim card so I can use google maps/earth etc and a vcds cable.

    Never used vcds before but there's plenty of guides online to keep me right, started with easy stuff like needle sweep, rear lights on with the drl's and switched off the handbrake lock if not wearing seatbelt and some other wee bits and bobs. Got a bit braver and lopped 20mm off the ride height, looks better, rides like a dream and still goes higher than I'll need in allroad mode.

    Plans, love the interior but not really liking the light headliner so bought a black one, just need to find the rest of the trim. Seats aren't my cup of tea so looking around at options. In prep for it being the work wagon I'll probably get some dash cams and the only thing I miss from the BMW, a reverse camera. I'm coping with the amount of chrome on it but find myself wondering what it would look like as a black edition allroad.........

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    Slowly dechroming the allroad. New grill and roof rails fitted, just need to find someone to wrap my window trims now.

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