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Chops S4 thread

Chop. Sep 12, 2015

  1. matt_cunningham1985

    matt_cunningham1985 Registered User

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    You've done a really neat job of it! Was the centre console one piece of vinyl? Did you need to take the Quattro badge off the dash trim first?

    How easy was it to remove all the trim pieces?

    I'm thinking about doing the dashboard trim around the instrument cluster in black gloss vinyl as it annoys me that the silver doesn't match the brushed aluminium trim around the rest of the interior!
     
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  3. Chop.

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    Door trims and passenger dash trim are just clipped on so come off easy with a flat head screw driver, I just wrapped over the Quattro badge then ran round it with a Stanley

    Clock surrounds just clipped on as well and just need to unplug hazards and air bag buttons, was a bit tricky to wrap but by the time is done the 3 other trim pieces I sort of had the hang of it, i had one half done but took it off as it was too much yellow

    Centre console was a bit more involved but simple enough, I removed mine but would prob just wrap it in place next time, the wrap I had wasn't wide enough so had to use 2 pieces so there is a join but I can live with it for now

    Xpower has done his clock surround gloss black looks smart, give it a go and u can easy peel it off if your not sure :)
     
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  4. matt_cunningham1985

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  5. Chop.

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    @matt_cunningham1985 good call bud, not a bad price either

    Think it might be near the bottom of the list though

    1. Rear diffuser
    2. H&R springs
    3. Custom rear silencers
    4. Chrome black out

    Not necessarily in that order, just looking at Springs now, thinking 40mm drop which if I right is realistically Gona be 20mm at most over the s4 springs :)
     
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  6. matt_cunningham1985

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    One day...

    Decent set of mods coming up for you next then! Are you doing the dampers as well as springs? I went for the Eibach Sportlines on my A3 with the standard shocks, which were original and covered 90k miles... They're holding up well after 9 months though!

    Are you going for the same diffuser as @xpoweruk ? As for the chrome, would the spray you used on your fog surrounds work on all the chrome?
     
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  7. Chop.

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    Cheers so many ideas just not the cash to go with it :-0

    Just springs bud I'll be doing it myself in the drive, I'm a baw hair off clicking and a set of H&Rs on eBay

    Just looking at a post of an avant on here with 40mm springs and 20s and it looks smart AF

    Yeh I'm really liking that diffuser in carbon so I think I'll be following XPs lead on that one, as usual haha, I would love the enales one but the price is mental

    I'm off to a place at the end of the month to get the rest of the chrome wrapped, I can't get my car in my garage and painting that much outside would be a mare so company in Bathgate Gona wrap it for me,

    chrome sprays up ok with some primer but if it stone chips it goes right through to the chrome which looks scabby
     
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  8. matt_cunningham1985

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    Looking forward to seeing the results of the wrapping! I know what you mean about the painting - I have a couple of stone chips on my grille so you can see the grey and chrome through it. I'm going to get it touched up after the 'winter' along with the few flaked bits on my chrome. I'll be going for an RS4 style grille like you guys all have in the summer!

    A 20mm further drop on your 20's is going to look ace!
     
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  9. Chop.

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    That's this wkd sorted, 40mm lows
     
  10. ross27

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    You will need to share the part number you have purchased? I have been contemplating them for a long time, but i have 3 different part numbers, and not sure which to go for?

    Car looks great by the way!
     
  11. Chop.

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    Cheers mate went for these

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  13. xpoweruk

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    Gonna look sweet when she's dropped a touch Chop :)
     
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  14. Chop.

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    Cheers bud, can't wait, well apart from the fitting :-/
     
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  15. JG51 AUD

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    If you need an extra pair of hands, I'm off on Sunday, let me know mate.
    JG
     
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  16. Chop.

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    Cheers for the offer buddy, I'll soon bash through it :)

    Where about u at mate ?
     
  17. JG51 AUD

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    Ayrshire, just down the M8.
    JG
     
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    I need that front grill
    Car looks bang on mate love it
     
  19. Chop.

    Chop. Registered User

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    Cheers bud few more things on the go this month hopefully :)
     
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  20. xpoweruk

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    New things,I like new things
     
  21. Chop.

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    Hahahah things are good arnt they :)
     
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  22. jdp1962

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    Especially when paired with stuff. Things and stuff; can't beat 'em!
     
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  23. Chop.

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    Things and stuff are 2 of my favourite eh... things

    Now that I think about it that's usually my standard answer when the parcel force van arrives and she asks what Iv been getting this time :)
     
  24. Chop.

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    Well rears done today, job abandoned for now as my back is killing but that's another story

    Looks good so far but no test run

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  25. ross27

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    Looking good so far! Im wanting to do mine in the next couple of months, but looking forward to seeing yours done!
     
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  26. Chop.

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    Cheers bud, looks so much better can't wait to get it dropped all round

    You going 40mm Springs too ?
     
  27. Stanningtonglen

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    Can this be done to any A4 ?

    Chop, looks great , love the yellow trim
     
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  28. Chop.

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    Cheers bud I'm not honestly sure as I'm new to the Carista app @JG51 AUD might know ?
     
  29. matt_cunningham1985

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    As far as I'm aware it can. I have a 2010 S-line and have the needle sweep enabled.
     
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  30. matt_cunningham1985

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    Drop looks perfect! Looking forward to seeing the fronts done too!

    Paintwork is looking great as well! What are your products of choice?
     
  31. Chop.

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    Cheers bud me too

    Well I'm afraid I'm not big in the cleaning game :) some polish from asda and the local pressure washer at the garage with a soap and a wax through it is about as serious as I get :)
     
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  32. matt_cunningham1985

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    And you've got a finish like that on the paintwork!? You must have the magic touch!
     
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    Nice drop so far chop
     
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  35. JG51 AUD

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    @Stanningtonglen, I don't have a Carista app thingy, but there's thread on here where you should get all the info you need, I've not heard anyone say they couldn't enabble needle sweep on their A4, either via VCDS or Carista.

    JG
     
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  36. Stanningtonglen

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    Cheers, i so need this trouble is i won't want to get out of car be for ever turning it on & off :sm4:
     
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  37. JG51 AUD

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    Know what you mean, I sat in the car for ages turning it on and off, my A5 has it too, happy days. :yahoo:
    JG
     
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  38. Chop.

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    Well in from nite shift this morning and hour and a half later we have this

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    Left the pinch bolt alone and removed the rear arm bolts which came out really easy

    Split the shock at the bottom clamp 18mm bolt, took the bottom tie bar bolt and the anti roll bar bolts out and split the shock under the wheel arch and rest came out no problem
     
  39. Meemo

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    Been a while since i have been on your thread, lots of changes :) nice drop too.
    Good shout on avoiding the pinch bolt, when i had the bushing replaced on my control arm, I asked for the pinch bolt with the bush, Audi had no idea what I was talking about, so i left feeling silly thinking i had made a mistake... turns out definately needed a pinch bolt lol useless but butts.
    Luckily Olly did the bushing so I didnt have to naff around with it but i hear they are an ***!
     
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  40. Chop.

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    Thanks it's starting to take shape now :) getting close to what I'm after

    Yeh heard a couple bad story's about pinch bolts and XP had mentioned it as well , served my time as a fitter so I know how ****** things can get quickly so avoided them altogether, plus it was easier to remove the strut from under the wheel arch without the arms

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    Not yellow but never mind

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    Well it's sitting spot on, it's totally changed the look of the car, even the chrome ain't looking to bad :) hahaha, well worth the no sleep, time and sore back :)

    Ciders again tonight I think

    For anyone that's interested in details it's dropped on 40mm H&Rs with 20" x 8.5s and 245 30s all round, I took out the front arch screws as a precaution and not had any rubbing yet, I'll get a good test run tomorrow
     
  41. JG51 AUD

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    Looks spot on Chop, good call avoiding the pinch bolts,
    and yes, it's defo cider time tonight, you've earned it mate.
    JG
     
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  42. xpoweruk

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    Great job Chop.
    Lovely drop.Time to enjoy the cider :)
     
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    Sweet lows!
     
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