DTM register / owners thread

olethalb

Registered User
I'm not sure if this could be made sticky but would be nice to have a thread for the B7 DTM where owners could post a pic of their car, we could see how many of the '250' are on here and keep track of them and compare mods etc.

i'll start off

spec;

sprint blue - 55 plate

AP coilovers
19 x 8.5 et44 rotiform BLQ with 215/35 tyres
S4 345mm front drilled / grooved brakes
FK grill (for now)
carbon fibre mirrors
satin black headlight internals
clear corner mod
debadged rear with black rings
R44 DTM registration

pioneer satnav / dvd double din
digital boost gauge (psi)
leather arm rest
carbon gearknob
B6 cigar lighter mod
Bose
lighting pack

CDL engine
K04 hybrid (turbo dynamics)
S3 injectors
AutoTech HPFP
RS4 Fuel pressure valve
Custom 3" intake
3" cone filter
BSH PCV delete
42 Draft catch can
Custom PCV blanks
Custom FMIC with custom pipework
AEM WMI
Cold side DV relocation
D rev DV
APR Decat pipe
Milltek Cat back system 100mm tails
polybush snub mount
034 single mass fly
southbend stage 2 endurance clutch

RS4 fluid cover
TDI a/c cover
scuttle and battery cover

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craichouse

Registered User
I am one of the 250, but have robbed it and spirited it away to the emerald isle. :p

mine is also Sprint blue and was on a 55 plate.
No mods yet (work to start in march)
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1 mod compleated (carbon wrap of rear silver strip ) not much but it is a start.
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by the way, olethalb. your build thread is my new bible :applaus:
 
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DTM_T4

Registered User
Ok ill go next :)

Spec:

Phantom Black 55 plate

19 x 8.5 et 45 OEM Rotors wrapped in 255/35/19 Continental Contact sports
H&R springs
2012 RNS-E-PU
RS4 Mirrors
RS4 Rear arb
S4 door blades
RS4 pedals
RS4 front fog grill mod
Custom front OEM RS6 grill
Clear corner mod
Pressed aluminium plates
RS4 battery cover panels
RS4 fluid bottle cover panel
LED DRL
LED rear plate lights
Debadged rear with just a DTM badge

Planned Mods:
TTRS multifunction steering wheel
12mm rear and 10mm front spacers
Carbon fibre rear boot trim (bought just been too lazy to fit yet)
LED side lights
Carbonio filter
Red coil packs
LED rear lights

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olethalb

Registered User
Craichouse - thanks for posting, brings back memories of when i first got mine in standard trim

Rob - love the custom grill work, a fair few parts you've got that i want to get in the future

lovely cars, thanks for posting

just came across this on google, probably not completely accurate but interesting


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Olly P

My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi
Yup, Olethalb's DTM is awesome. I love the attention to detail and OEM looks!

Well, here's mine so far:
Genuine RS4 Front Grill (a right mission for DTM owners!)
Clear corner headlights
FK Highsport Coilovers (pretty hard ride!)
H&R Spacers - 10mm Front, 12mm Rear
REVO stage 1 remap (Noticeable performance gains, well worth it)
Plane, screwless numberplates

Build Thread Here

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On the 'to do' list:
Aluminium Trunk Strip Removal (Thanks Craichouse)
Full service
Apple Airport Express install (Wired off 12v)

... I'm tempted to sell up in a years time to buy something faster, I'd love a Wide Body K04 S4!
 
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craichouse

Registered User

spider74

Registered User
Here is mine

Mods
· RS4 rear ARB
· Genuine S4 Calliper carriers and larger brake discs
· K04 turbo, S3 injectors, HPFP
· 200 cell Sports Cat
· Milltek full exhaust
· Audi B8 MFSW
· 2009 TTS Gear Knob
· S4 silver mirrors
· ITG air filter

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Love it!

Where did you get the RS4 grille?
 

Olly P

My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi
I got mine on eBay in the end, bought a genuine 'black optics' grill for £200 and sold the surround for £50. Theres a few replica grills out there but I don't think they look as good as a genuine grill.

Its a fiddly job to fit, pretty daunting when making the first cut in a expensive grill!
 

DTM_T4

Registered User
DTM_T4 question?

What H&R lowering springs did you use?
i was thinking about going for the 45mm ones.
H&R 45mm Lowering Suspension Springs A4 B7 Avant / Saloon 2.0T FSi Quattro 01/05> - £186.00 : The premier online mail order VAG suspension and performance specialists. We offer a wide range of all the best branded suspension and performance parts fo

or should i go for the 30mm ones?
i know because of the sports suspension there will not be as much as what they say.

After contacting DPM asking what the lowest drop I could go for without going to coilovers they suggested these 45mm springs:
H&R 45mm Lowering Suspension Springs A4 B7 Avant / Saloon 2.0T FSi Quattro 01/05> - £186.00 : The premier online mail order VAG suspension and performance specialists. We offer a wide range of all the best branded suspension and performance parts fo

tThese were the springs I went for and im chuffed to bits with them. Like you mentioned tho as the DTM version is 15mm lower than standard it will give a 30mm drop from standard DTM springs. I will say tho that after having them fitted for a couple of months now that they do drop a bit more from when you first fit them after a few hundred miles.

hope this helps

Rob
 

DTM_T4

Registered User
question for spider 74 and olethalb. With the S4 brakes, can you use the original callipers and just get the S4 carriers and disks or do you need to use S4 callipers, carriers and disks?
 

spider74

Registered User
Just the carriers and discs mate, your calipers just bolt on. Very easy job to do. Big difference for little cash.
 

S3 Rav

Registered User
Beautiful cars these dtm's.
 

craichouse

Registered User
After contacting DPM asking what the lowest drop I could go for without going to coilovers they suggested these 45mm springs:
H&R 45mm Lowering Suspension Springs A4 B7 Avant / Saloon 2.0T FSi Quattro 01/05> - £186.00 : The premier online mail order VAG suspension and performance specialists. We offer a wide range of all the best branded suspension and performance parts fo

tThese were the springs I went for and im chuffed to bits with them. Like you mentioned tho as the DTM version is 15mm lower than standard it will give a 30mm drop from standard DTM springs. I will say tho that after having them fitted for a couple of months now that they do drop a bit more from when you first fit them after a few hundred miles.

hope this helps

Rob

that is exactly what i wanted to hear. this thread is paying for itself already :yahoo:

guess what i am spending my work bonus on this month......?
 

olethalb

Registered User
Spider - thanks for taking time to post, i know you've been on track with yours - does RS4 ARB make that much difference?
 

spider74

Registered User
Id say the RS4 ARB is a worth while job for the cost. Easy to do and about £100. Main thin it does is help correct the Audi Under steer. Makes the back end feel lighter and to me balances things out nicely. Its subtle but you will feel a difference, even changing lanes on the motorway it will feel planted. Its not a remap different but should be on everyone's list! :)


Part numbers as best i remember from my notes.
RS4 Rear ARB Kit including:
1 x RS4 Rear Sway Bar (Part #8E0511409AL)
2 x RS4 Rear Sway Bar Bushings (Part #8E0511327D)
2 x Bushing Brackets (Part #8E0511439)
4 x Bolts for Brackets (Part #N10127707)
2 x Bolts for ARB links (Part #N10528103)
2 x Bushing Brackets (Part #8E0511439)
 

OxfordRich

Collecting Rings
VCDS Map User
Hi,

Thought I'd best reserve myself a space in this thread.. A4 DTM, Sprint blue, mostly standard. :whistle2:
Might get a few pics up, but you can get a fair idea of what it looks like from everyone else's :icon_thumright:

I might even have seen Olly's black DTM on the M40 the other day, or maybe in Tesco petrol about 8 months back.
 

craichouse

Registered User
Spider - thanks for the info and part numbers :)

Rich - get some pics up

yea, rich get some pics up....:whip:

by the way, olethalb, this is the best idea you have had since you bought your DTM. this thread is not even a page long and i have already learned a few things. :respekt:
 

Olly P

My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi
Hey Olly, why are you adding that? If it's for AirPlay to the radio, or video to the RNS-E, are you aware of this product instead?
Kivic One

The Kivic One looks pretty good!

I have a X Carlink sat around, along with an old airport express. I fancied making something that could use Apples built in Airplay function to stream music from any iPhone, iPod etc to my OEM head unit. I'm going to make a small housing to hide everything in the glove box or draw under the front seats. Any way, theres much easier ways to stream music, I just fancied a little project.

If any ones interested, heres all the 'how to' guides I've found so far:
Stream music to your car with a USB powered Airport Express | After Hours
http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-Broken-Airport-Express-PSU-with-an-US/

How to Repair a dead Airport Express so it runs on a 5 Volt Power Brick
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Wifi Airplay through the Stereo! - Honda Element Owners Club Forum

It probably wont work but will keep me entertained for a while!
 

craichouse

Registered User
a quick one lads,
how do you clean your alcantara on the steering wheel ?
i want to try and restore the bits on my wheel (i wont be replacing it for a while) because they have become all shiny :sadlike:
and before you say, it was the previous owner who did not take care of it :asskicking:
 

andymartin045

Registered User
Does anyone know if there are any company's or individuals that could do the RS4 into the DTM grill conversion as this is the final mod I need to do to mine but I don't have the necessary skills, patient's or balls to do it myself.
 

OxfordRich

Collecting Rings
VCDS Map User
a quick one lads,
how do you clean your alcantara on the steering wheel ?

I use the interior trim cleaning cloths on mine - yes, mine also looked worn but often it's actually just stuck down with grease and dirt and will spring back fresh if you give it a clean. Give it a rub with one of those wet interior cleaning cloths and check if the cloth is picking up dirt. Keep going until the cloth comes away clean and you're laughing.

Let me know!
 

craichouse

Registered User
I use the interior trim cleaning cloths on mine - yes, mine also looked worn but often it's actually just stuck down with grease and dirt and will spring back fresh if you give it a clean. Give it a rub with one of those wet interior cleaning cloths and check if the cloth is picking up dirt. Keep going until the cloth comes away clean and you're laughing.

Let me know!
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olethalb

Registered User
I use the interior trim cleaning cloths on mine - yes, mine also looked worn but often it's actually just stuck down with grease and dirt and will spring back fresh if you give it a clean. Give it a rub with one of those wet interior cleaning cloths and check if the cloth is picking up dirt. Keep going until the cloth comes away clean and you're laughing.

Let me know!

Any particular brand bud? might get a couple more £ when i pop it up on ebay if it looks nicer :)
 

sewell10

Registered User
that is exactly what i wanted to hear. this thread is paying for itself already :yahoo:

guess what i am spending my work bonus on this month......?
hello mate can u give me photos of the ride height on yor dtm can u give me the phone number for place u got them from aim running 19'
 

andymartin045

Registered User
I use a exfoliating shower glove and warm soapy water works a treat as you can get a proper grip of the alacantara then towel dry it to fluff it up again
 

spider74

Registered User
buy the way Spider74, that is a lovely shot
Nürburgring?

Yup its the famous carousel at the Ring :)

Car performed well on it for as far as i was willing to push it (tame compared to most nutters on there)
 

craichouse

Registered User
right, its pay day. i am off to start work on my DTM project.

Step 1. H&R 45 mm Lowering Suspension Springs and some spacers (12 mm rear and 10 mm front)

Step 2. refurb and paint of DTM alloys to gunmetal grey
 

craichouse

Registered User
I use the interior trim cleaning cloths on mine - yes, mine also looked worn but often it's actually just stuck down with grease and dirt and will spring back fresh if you give it a clean. Give it a rub with one of those wet interior cleaning cloths and check if the cloth is picking up dirt. Keep going until the cloth comes away clean and you're laughing.

Let me know!

did this today exactly like you said, using this:
Steering Wheel Cleaner - Armor All® Natural Finish Detailer Protectant

and it worked perfectly :thumbsup:
20 min job and it is like having a new steering wheel.
 

OxfordRich

Collecting Rings
VCDS Map User
Nice work! I might even buy a few of those ones myself, despite saying I'm not brand loyal.

Today I followed Olly's tips on easy N75 valve removal and I can confirm I think I found the souce of my intermittant under-boost :think:

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Happy days!
 

A4Chad

Registered User
Afternoon chaps.. just stumbled on this thread fortunately. I am thinking about chopping in my A4 B7 Cabriolet (2.0 tdi - 2007) for a DTM. Seen one in silver which looks pretty nice, with Nav, and all the other standard bumph with about 64k on it for £9.7k. Do you think that sounds like a decent price and is there anything I should look out for on it?
 
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