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Alex's Misano Red B7 Avant Thread

Alex Holmes Jul 16, 2019

  1. Alex Holmes

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    I figured seeing as a few other members have chucked out some B7 owners threads i would have a pop at my own for my 2006 B7 Avant 2.0tfsi Special Edition. Some content will be further written up on in other specific threads if theres anything of any interest to anyone.

    Full retrofitted accessories list:
    Front and rear oem PDC
    Power fold mirrors
    Autodim rear light
    Auto lights + wipers CH/LH lights
    Cruise control
    RNSE
    Glovebox cooler and CD changer
    Illuminated door handles
    Door puddle & warning lights
    Armrest
    Aux input


    Other mods:
    A5 s line wheel and A3 gear knob
    Westfalia detachable towbar
    90mm exhaust tips
    K&N panel air filter
    Led interior light bulbs
    Caliper clips
    Cupra R splitter
    Eibach lowering springs


    So here goes.

    I bought my B7 in January 2018 off a buddy of mine. The car was a good strong base to progress on interms of mods.

    This was the day i picked her up.
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    This is the old girl currently.
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    There's plenty more left on the list, but no love lost yet.

    Alex
     

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  3. I'm Just Rob.

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    looks excellent Alex :yes:, and in the best colour too...i'll swap you mine black bus for a red bus .:icon thumright:
     
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  4. Sandra

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    Car looks fantastic Alex. Look forward to reading more. :)
     
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  5. Alex Holmes

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    Cheers Rob, I do like your phantom black with my wheels and colour. Hmm......
     
  6. Ricky Burrows

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    Looks brilliant Alex, the long lost sibling to my saloon...if the misses ever wants a new car then it will be a matter of time before theres one like yours sat on the drive next to mine..lovely avant!
     
  7. Alex Holmes

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    Cheers Ricky, ive got to say im biased and think the Avant looks the best, especially in RS form, the ultimate cool wagon.
     
  8. Ricky Burrows

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    I have always loved the fast wagons there’s something super dad cool about having a fast wagon that can carry everything you need and still be a beast when you push the loud pedal, don't make me sell the saloon...lets talk about something else please lol.
     
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  9. Alex Holmes

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    There all great cars in there own right, what is greater is a bunch of like minded chaps (and chapettes) discussing the many quirks and issues involved with B7 ownership! Lol
     
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  10. AvantMike

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    It’s only a matter of time Ricky... anyone can pull off a saloon, only the truly sleep deprived can pull off the dad wagon.
     
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    I tell you what mate i am sleep deprived now as an argument with the mrs ends up with me sleeping in the small cramped saloon rather than in my big comfy estate I previously had lol
     
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    Welcome to the club mate, get your comfy shoes out and get yourself an avant lol
     
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    A few piccys of the caliper clips i did for the S4 calipers fitted to my Avant. I couldn't justify the expense for the oem audi ones so got creative and fired up Ebay.

    Found this mintex kit on for about £11.
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    With a bit of sanding and tidying up had them painted black, added some S line stickers then lacquered to seal.
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    A nice little Cosmetic and practical touch to the oem calipers.
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    How do you stick them on Alex
     
  16. Ricky Burrows

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    Why does it comes with a condom?
     
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    They come as complete clips that hold into your caliper, quite awkward to fit
     
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  18. Alex Holmes

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    "For the man that really loves his Audi"
     
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  19. AvantMike

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    Explain why we all wash them so often
     
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    Lol
     
  21. Thochall

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    Hi alex ! Which springs did you fit? Looks like it sits just right... I want to do a little to my misano red avant like retro fit cruise and lower it.... probably a stage 1 map... I cant help but feel I want more oomph!

    But I'd rather get it sat a little lower and get the cruise first !

    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
     
  22. tr7

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    Cruise control is one of the easiest mods you can do. I wouldn't have a car without it. Get it done!

    If you don't have VCDS one of techs in the dealership would be able to program it in 5 minutes for you :)
     
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    Im running Eibach sportline 45mm springs, however only on the front currently. I decided that my rear end was low enough for my liking, plus i also tow and load up the boot frequently, so didn't want it bottoming out.

    At some point i may fit the rears and a set of bilstein shocks but for the time being im very happy with it. Gets rid of that huge front arch gap!
     
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    Agreed if it wasn't for having to cut out the colum cowl it would be a 30min job all in
     
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    A few of the replacement glove box retrofit carried out a while back. I found a breaker selling a rather nasty looking glovebox with the factory cooler and cd changer slot, for a decent price so jumped at the idea of another little project.

    The new box was minging when it arrived, full of gunk, scratched to death and with the very common broken hinges and catch.
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    I decided to separate my mint original glovebox and make a hybrid with the replacement.
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    Scrubbed up the cooler and repainted the lid, and bonded the glovebox back together. Came out really tidy even if it is hidden away. Also got the shiny airbag switch with the new box too.
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    Also fitted the aux port for the Rnse inthe glovebox too using one of the pre made wiring looms from Ebay, making a nice oem+ look
     
  27. tr7

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    Just talking about the fridges earlier! Did you have to pipe in anything from the AC?
     
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    Yes, you need the small link pipe from the coolbox to the heater box area. Theres a rubber bung already fitted behind the glovebox on the centre console, behind where the climate control unit fits, just remove and connect the pipe to the outlet.

    Also just to note it is only a cool box not a fridge as such. It only works when the car is running, but also still cools even if the heater is on, so will always keep you choccys bars and pop cool on long runs to the seaside!
     
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  29. I'm Just Rob.

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    Any pics of the inside Alex, curious as to how much space is in it really , maybe another retro fit on my old bus.
     
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    Thats the best i have Rob. Its not massive and does take up pretty much all the glovebox. Theres enough room for a can of zesty beverage and a choccy bar each for you and the mrs though!
     
  31. Alex Holmes

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    Looks like i may have a challenge on my hands!
     
  32. I'm Just Rob.

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    Not as large as I expected Alex , I think the cooler door is a bit misleading as it makes the cooler look a lot bigger from outside.
    I'll have a think.
    Thanks for the info Alex, allways very appreciated .:thumbs up:
     
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  34. Alex Holmes

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    No worries, my glovebox is only really used nowadays to store my aux cable so i don't mind lossing some space. Its a handy think to have occasionally
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Had to have a little whimper at the weekend. A lapse in concentration ended with me reversing into myself in the petrol station.

    Luckily the rear bumper needed repainting anyway but its still rather annoying to say the least! IMG_20191210_36623.jpg
     
  37. I'm Just Rob.

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    How did you manage to reverse into yourself Alex or was it a trailer incident.
     
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  38. tr7

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    That's seriously bad luck, fiited Parking Sensors plus a Mk.1 Parking Sensor too(towbar!)

    Luckily you work in a bodyshop by what I've read?
     
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    Yep, a trailer related incident, not one of my finest moments but hey ho. Luckily i do work in a bodyshop, just another job on the never ending list!
     
  40. tr7

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    Yes, and the never ending mods list! If it wasn't so expensive I'd love the reversing camera for RNS-E but think it's £400 in parts..
     
  41. Alex Holmes

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    Yes i would too, there a great piece looking piece of kit, but its a bit too much for a gimmick imo
     
  42. Thochall

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    Hi alex I cant find any similar springs sorry to be a pain ! Only ones i can find is h and r :/ any idea on part number from eibach ?

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  43. Alex Holmes

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    I can see if i can get an ebay link if thats anygood?

    Having said that im not sure whether the eibach ones are listed as fwd only? I think the only difference in springs is the rears due to the extra weight of the rear diff (quattro), should be okay though if your planning on dropping it anyway. Just a thought
     
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