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GlynRS2's Sepang Blue S5 Sportback blog

GlynRS2 Oct 11, 2014

  1. GlynRS2

    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Following on from my order and waiting thread I though I would start a new thread now the car is here to document my ownership experience.

    The story so far:

    The order for the car was confirmed on 13th June
    2014 with the following spec:

    S5 Sportback Black Edition 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic
    Exterior: E9E9 Sepang Blue, pearl effect
    Interior: Fine Nappa leather, Seats: Lunar silver-Black, Dashboard: Black-Black, Carpet: Black, Headliner: Silver
    Optional Equipment: Advanced Key, Assistance package - adaptve cruise control with braking guard and lane assist, Audi drive select, Audi hill-hold assist, Audi Parking System Advanced, Audi quattro Sports differential, Convenience package, Damper control, Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, folding, auto-dimming with memory function, Garage door opener (Homelink), Heated front and outer rear seats, High-beam assist, Mobile telephone preparation – High with Audi connect, Dynamic steering, Storage package, Rear side airbags, Reversible load mat, Storage package,Technology package – High

    I was allocated to a slot in build week 37 and got confirmation that the car was built on 11th September 2014.

    I had to rearrange work to get the day off so delayed collection by a week and picked it up on Thursday 9th October 2014.

    The S5 is mine, all mine:

    For the first two days of ownership it did not stop raining, but fortunately it did eventually stop by midday on Saturday so that gave me a chance to give the S5 it's first wash and take a few photos. So let me introduce you:

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    Pirelli P-Zero tyres:
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  3. GlynRS2

    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Interior:
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    Memory seats:
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    Great steering wheel:
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    Extending thigh rest:

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    Garage door opener:
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    Storage pack and reversible load map:
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    The motor:
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    I am chuffed with it.
    :kissmyrings:
     
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  4. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Absolutely fantastic. It has that wow factor. Enjoy. :) x
     
  5. GlynRS2

    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    First modification:

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    After:
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    R8 oil filler cap and Porsche 997 coolant cap.
    Just a bit of under bonnet bling :cool:
     
  6. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    Looks like Audi have changed the design of the engine cover.


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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    I had not noticed that. But yes it is quite a bit bigger than before. The change must have been very recent as Warren's car thay you have shown is only 3 months old.
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    The sun came out briefly, so here are some photos of Sepang Blue in the sunshine:

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    Of course it has since started raining again.
     
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  9. Blackwhite

    Blackwhite Well-Known Member Team Glacier saloon Audi A3 quattro

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    Great Pics!:thumbs up:
     
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  10. t8ups

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    Looks great, I love the sport backs.

    Is it me or is it sitting high or is it the way the cars parked?

    Next mod should be the interior led upgrade :p

    Trups
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    I think the ride height looks better on level ground. I think I will leave it as it is.
    Interior LED upgrade sounds like a good idea as the standard lights are a very warm yellow glow. I have posted message on your profile page.
     
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    That's a good spot there @DAYTONA500 , I think the difference is it is an actual cover now, on mine and (I assume) Warren's the silver is the actual metal (something to do with the SC I assume), whereas on yours Glyn it looks like a full cover.

    Go on... prise it off and show us what's under there... ;)
     
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  14. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    I hope there isn't a diesel engine hidden under the cover:jester:
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    I will have a look when I get some time and post a pic.:icon thumright:
    That would be my worst nightmare. :wtf:
    However, I don't think so as I have been putting petrol in the tank and it is still running smoothly. Performance in "dynamic" mode also suggests it is something tasty :D
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    So what is under the cover?

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    Ta- dah!

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    There is a supercharger :D

    The part number on the back of the cover:

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    06E 103 925 Q

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  17. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    Thats interesting Glyn theres a different casting pattern on the superchargers , so possibly a different supercharger?
     
  18. GlynRS2

    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Here is a close up of the plate on top of the supercharger:

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    Looks like it is an Eaton unit. Is that a different part number to before?
     
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    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    From what I've read Eaton superchargers have been used on all the B8/8.5 S4 and B8.5 S5 models i wouldn't think they are the same part number as its a different design.The B8.5 S4 is more fuel efficient and lower co2 than the B8 so Audi are changing things all the time. i'll photograph mine tomorrow to see exactly whats there.

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...hermostat-Install-Supercharger-Removed-(Pics)

    http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsServices/Vehicle/Superchargers/applications/index.htm
     
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    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    A couple of photos of mine which is a 2013my, as you can see different part number and casting shape.I wonder if any of the internals are different? as i can't see Eaton just changing the shape of the casting.

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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Thanks for that.
    I agree. Now we need to find out what the evolution from suffix AC to AM entailed on the bits we can't see. :uhm:
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    So today I thought I would do something about the wing badges.

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    I have never really understood the V6T script on the S5. It confuses most of those not in the know and I have already had several "so if it is a supercharged V6, why does it say V6T on the side?" type conversations. So they had to go.

    Out with my garage supply of waxed dental tape which I liberated from my in-laws bathroom some years ago:

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    to use for the usual badge removal technique:

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    to leave this:

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    So out with the tar and adhesive remover:

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    The secret here is patience. What I do is give a good squirt of the tar remover on to a piece of kitchen towel and hold it over the remains of the adhesive tape to keep the tape soaked in the liquid. After about 5 minutes it will go all soft and squidgy and you should be able to gently roll up the adhesive tape with your finger, taking care not to use your nail of anything sharp.
    This will leave you with a naked wing:

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    You could stop there. However, having removed the V6T script I wanted to replace it with something more appropriate:

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    So you will need to download a template from here: link

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    Now when you put this template on the car you want to make sure that you get the edge marked "B" lined up perfectly with the wing edge to the door opening and the corner of edge "A" and edge "B" just touching the swage line. Do not try and line up edge "A" with the swage line or your badge will be all of a ****. Do it like this:

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    If you have parked you car on the level you can check that the lower template edge is level:

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    Then you line up your badge with the lower edge of the template and remove the template you will be left with this:

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    As you can see in the next photo, the swage line is actually rising at this point on the wing, hence the reason not to line up edge "A" of the template with it.

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    Job done once you have done the same to the other side. Stand back and admire the much improved badging:

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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    So while I was updating the badging I also added this:

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    I know it may split opinion, but I like it, as it is quite subtle down there.

    Here is a before for comparison:

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  25. Blackwhite

    Blackwhite Well-Known Member Team Glacier saloon Audi A3 quattro

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    :yes: I like it. Both the badging and Quattro look great!
     
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    Ooooooooh, I like that front Quattro badge. Can I ask who supplied that please as I could be tempted. Good mod.
     
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    markyy Member

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    The quattro badge looks really good. Is it the same as the SQ5 version?
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    I got the quattro badge from a group buy on here 2-3 months ago. It came from Xenonz UK and can beordered from their website: link
    I think it is the same version for all applications.
     
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    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Cheers for that, just ordered one as the front end of our car is very black and could do with some detail to lift it a touch.
     
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    Ooh... now that I do like... maybe also one for @Statler to consider... ;)
     
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    Hi Glynn,
    What is the bade actually made from? Is it a vinyl sticker or a hard plastic outline type thing..
     
  32. Snake Pliskin

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    Sepang black edition sport back looks superb !

    Love the rear lip spoiler too - coupe does not have this.

    The super charger side badges look great too.

    Why the hell Audi fit the T side badges is bizarre totally agree.
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    The badge is made of 3D plastic letters on a metal fixing plate. The letters stand out about 10mm in depth and have a chrome effect finish around the edge. That slot in the S5 bumper is quite recessed so the badge sits well back, which I think adds to the subtlety. I have seen it fitted to some S3 grilles where it sits very proud and this is not such a good look in my opinion.
     
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    Along with my vinyl door rings you mean?...

    Subtle, feeling the need... :D
     
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    Do you have to physically screw it in with self tappers? I'm hoping if this is the case you screw into the upper edge of the bumper so it's invisible!

    Waiting for delivery so hope to get it by the weekend. So pleased you did it as I don't think I'd have got one as in my head it seemed to showy. In reality it looks very subtle. Even got thumbs up from SWMBO, and she works in design field so was a no brainer!
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Glad to hear that it has got design approval ;)

    I have attached the badge with black cable ties as I felt on balance this gives a more secure fitting and does not show in any way. The kit does come with a strip of palstic that you can secure to the uprights in that part of the grille will some small self tappers and then screw the badge to that. However, I was not very impressed with the apparent strength of such an arrangement. When you get the badge from memory I think it is 420mm wide and the 210mm mid-point is about 1mm to the left of the first "t" in "quattro". There is a vertical strake in the middle of the lower grille so you can cable tie to this from the metal badge support bar just to the left of the first "t" as your first fitting. You want to use as thin a cable tie as you can get, I think I had some 150mm ones that were 2.5mm wide. Don't pull it too tight just yet, and the tie needs to have a slight twist in the transition between horizontal and vertical fittings. The second fixing point is in the "o" of "quattro" were there is a screw hole in the badge support bar which lines up just to the left of a vertical grille support - this is the most satisfying of the fixings as it is just in the right place and gives a nice secure mounting. The third and last fixing point is in the "q", but unfortunately the fixing hole on the badge sipport bar is about 15mm to the right of the nearest vertical grille support, you may need to use a slightly longer cable tie to reach it and the fixing won't be so tight as it is offset. However this should not be an issue as the other two are nice and tight. Now with all cable ties in place tighten them up with the aid of some fine nosed pliers and then push the catch part of the cable tie back and out of sight and the job is done. You should be able to still adjust the badge a bit to ensure it is sitting level. I know this sounds a bit Heath-Robinson, but the badge will be very secure and you won't be able to see the fixing cable ties.
    I hope that helps. :)

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    The grey bits are the vertical slats in the grille and the red bits the cable ties. The slats are evenly spaced in reality but the photo of the badge is not square here.
     
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    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Many thanks for taking the time to go through that, I didn't fancy screwing into the plastics and at least this route gives a damage free / robust connection. Time to get some ultra thin black cable ties.
     
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    pure gawjus car
    congrats :)
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Have not updated in a while, so will make amends with a few updates.
    Car has now done 1,100 mile in the 8 weeks since I picked it up and I am enjoying it and starting to explore the performance a bit more. Although the car still feels it's size much of the time, I have learnt that it really is quite agile when pushing on in Dynamic mode. The more you push the more it gives :D

    Gave it a quick polish and a couple of coats of G-Tecnniq Evo:

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    Anyway some updates:

    Autostyle mats

    I ordered some mats from Peter at Autostyle in Anthracite with Silver edging and S5 logos on the side of the front mats and across the centre of the rear mats:

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    I am very impressed with the quality and the Anthracite colur is a perfect match for the OE carpet.
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    Sorry for the poor quality phone pictures.
     
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    RS6 facelift Dead Pedal

    So while enhancing the interior I thought I would add the dead pedal / foot rest from the facelifted RS6:

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    Part number: 4G2-864-777-B-3Q7
    This is normally £102.47 from TPS, but I mananged to scoop one on ebay for £55 :)

    Now when you lok at this part the alloy cover is just secured over the standard A6 plastic part:

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    part no. 4G2-864-777-A, which is cheap enough, so happy to be a bit more radical with the modding.

    Side by side with the removed S5 plastic dead pedal:

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    This shows the securing lugs are in the same location. However, the lugs are of a slightly different design and do no locate securely in the S5. Now you could just replace the the plastic part from the RS6 dead pedal with that on the S5, but that does not work either as the RS6/A6 plastic dead pedal (4G2-864-777-A) is about 10mm in deepth, as can be seen in the box section on the rear face above.

    So plan B:
    Remove plastic A6 part and cut off the lugs:

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    Then refit and place the original S5 part under it to retain the correct lugs:

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    Now to keep it secured everywhere it needed a couple of additional fixings:
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    and a self-tapping screw and trimmed plastic washer:
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    Now it fits perfectly:

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    Now it looks the way it should have come out of the factory.
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    034 Motorsport Transmission Mount insert

    Something else I had be meaning to do for some time was fit the 034 Motorsport Transmission Mount insert I had got off Cuppa.

    Quick look under the car shows the original item, not hidden by any covers:

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    Easy to remove with a M10 spline bit.

    New 034 Motorsport part:

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    With the OE part:

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    and new part fitted:

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    10 min job.
    Now to see if I can feel the difference.
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    GlynRS2 Active Member Audi S5 Audi RS2 Black Edition quattro

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    Time for Winter Wheels and tyres

    In that the ambient temperature is now below 8'C, I thought it was time to fit my winter wheels and tyres.

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    all done (although suspension needs to settle down again having been jacked up):

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    close up:

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    Dunlop Winter Sport 3D 255/35 R 19 96 V on segment alloys.

    Bring on the snow!


    Of cours we will now have a very mild winter
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