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Bulldogs Avant build thread

Bulldog Jun 26, 2016

  1. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Hi bit of background as to why I purchased our Avant back in September 14 as it should of been a Porsche Cayman S. We've already got 2 grown up boys nearly 22 & 20 then we found out in early 2014 that we was having another baby boy our little miracle, so with a 2 seater sports car out of the window the search was on for an Avant.

    Seeing as I wasn't getting a Porsche now I wanted an Avant with a a fairly decent spec & we ended up with a 2.7tdi s-line in Quartz grey with full black leather,sat-nav,B&O stereo front & rear parking sensors & the usual s-line spec.I also told the wife it wouldn't be staying standard So here's some pics

    Day we picked it up.

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    Gave it a proper clean soon afterwards with mainly Auto finesse products as Audi main dealers have no clue about cleaning cars. Also fitted a set of mud flaps from eBay at the same time which fit really well. Fitted Led bulbs throughout the interior & number plate lights as well as Philips silver tec indicator bulbs in the rear lights.

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    First mods was to fit Porsche oil & water caps as this is as close to a Porsche I'll be getting for quite some time. Water cap went straight on but I had to trim the plastic pipe where the oil cap goes as it wouldn't fit straight on.

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    Then fitted a set of RS4 pedals as well ****** expensive but looks a lot better than the standard items. Also fitted new oem mats as well with a silver edging.

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    Painted the calipers discs & brake Sheids too but I'll be redoing them shortly as I've got the four ring Audi logo to put on them.

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    Also fitted a complete set of rear sun shades as we don't have privacy glass so these keep the sun out of little mans eyes & you can even open the windows & they don't move so you don't need the AC on all the time. You can see them in the pics of the car when it's lowered.

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    Latest mod has been getting the FK silverline coilovers fitted which have transformed the looks & made the car much nicer to drive as well. It's come down by about 40mm.

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    I've got a set of 20's to fit I'll post picks up as soon as I get them fitted hopefully be done by next week then I'll be on the lookout for an RS4 grill & S4 mirrors.
     
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  3. Dsport

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    Looking good Bulldog, how you finding the coilovers, also can't wait to see what wheels you have gone for
     
  4. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    When I got the car back from the garage they was a bit to low & the wife said it was a bit to bouncy but I've since raised it up by 10mm all round & it drives really well now & the wife hasn't complained & she even said it drives a lot better than it did before on the standard s-line set up.
     
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  5. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The wheels are an oem set which I've not seen done before.
     
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  6. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Such a tease.... Lol
     
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  7. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The Audi rings stickers for the brake calipers turned up today got them in metallic silver. Hopefully get the brakes repainted & these fitted by the end of the week then get the new wheels on shortly afterwards:yahoo:

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  8. feva

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    These will be a nice subtle touch, looking forward to seeing them fitted.

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  9. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @feva So am I the pics of the brakes I posted earlier was done last year so they need freshening up & once they're done it's time to put the new wheels on.
     
  10. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Also running 12mm spacers on the front & 15mm on the rear & now it's lowered looks like I could possibly run 20mm on the rear.
     
  11. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Redone the brakes again today with vht paint & added some Audi rings with a couple of coats of clear to hopefully stop them coming off in the future

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    Also fitted the 20's but cars dirty so no pics for now.
     
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  13. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

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    Rings go well with the calipers. And wtf? No pics? Wheels only pics required.

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  14. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I did take a couple but the sun was going down & they're not very clear I'll get it washed & get some pics up mate.
     
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    Well done on having working swimmers mate

    Car's taking great form already
     
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  16. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    As promised pics on oem 9x20's there not great pics as I'm no photographer lol

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  17. Dsport

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    Very nice and a little different too
     
  18. feva

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    Good lad. Imo really suit it certainly fill them arches

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  19. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Cheers for the comments & I wanted to be a little different rather than go for a set of rotors
     
  20. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just made a successful trip to the nursey to pick little man up & no scraping over the speed bumps with the 20's on. When it was first lowered the garage had set it 50mm lower than stock so I raised it up by 10mm & it still just scraped on the 18's so problem solved.

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  21. feva

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    I'll say it again. Them wheels really suit it. Like very much.

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  22. CHEZ

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    Looks well, nice choice.
    What size tyres did you go for?
     
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  24. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Went for Falken 245/30/20
     
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  25. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thanks.
     
  26. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Cheers I don't think anyone has fitted these other than what they was intended for.
     
  27. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Q7 alloys aren't they?
     
  28. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yeah a subtle oem upgrade most people won't even notice.
     
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  29. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just washed the wheels & gave it a quick wipe down with Sonax bsd & cleaned the windows. Taking it to get a full alignment tomorrow now the coilovers have settled.

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    Also ordered a set oh Heko wind deflectors too for it as well hopefully be here by the weekend.
     
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  30. Meemo

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    The 20s give it some serious presence without looking 50 cent rap videoesk :)
    I struggled with the 18s too, bottomed out on every thing and anything, bet 20s give you lots of confidence with bumps and uneven roads
     
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  31. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @Meemo thanks & the 20's have raised the car a little but it's still quite low. Speed bumps still have to be taken with care but the car isn't used everyday so it's all good.
     
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    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Got the alignment done yesterday & as you can see in the top pic it definetly needed doing as it has come down just over 40mm. Rear is all good but Front camber is still out a bit but unless I go for a set of adjustable top arms which are about £400 plus fitting & another alignment set up roughly £600 all in I think I'll see how the tyres wear & rotate them on a regular basis unless anybody has any alternatives ?

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  34. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Got the wind deflectors delivered yesterday so gave them & couple of coats of wax before fitting them. Gave the car a quick wash & fitted them on easy to fit & look quite good too. Pics aren't the best as usual lol

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  35. K3vmcb

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    Does your front windows struggle to go up ? What like did your clips install ?
     
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    Nice car, love the mods and enjoy
     
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    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    To be honest I've not used the car since I've installed them but when I was fitting them I had no issues with the windows going up. I had to fit clips on all windows except the drivers door which didn't need any.
     
  38. Joe3.0tdi

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    A very handsome car! The wheels are lovely but how do they fare on our pothole ridden roads? Any engine mods lined up??

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  39. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @Joe3.0tdi Thanks & they're not bad but it's not driven daily otherwise I'd have gone for 19's. As for engine mods none planned at the moment.
     
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    I fitted my wind deflectors but I noticed that the clips were to big and could see them from the outside or maybe didn't have them in properly ?
     
  41. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @K3vmcb when I put the clips in I pushed them up with a flat screwdriver to make sure they didn't fall out. Also on the clips there's a little point on one side I put those facing into the rubber strip & not towards the wind deflectors. You can also just slightly see the clips on mine too.
     
  42. Gazwould

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    Best to fit 2 clips to every wind deflector , as per instructions and video .

    Yes they are still part visible and would benefit from not being the silver shiny metal they are , I fitted mine with a coffee cup coaster , I needed extra clips for my drivers as the window would collide .
     
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    Please do not be critical of the music , it's my favourite .
     
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