Got my OEM style parking sensors installed.

Wicked666

Registered User
Thanks to Jonny at JMB Retrofits, got them professionally installed for a fantastic price.

This is what I originally paid Audi £300 for! Stood out quite a bit from the bumper
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Someone went into my bumper when we last had some snow so had it replaced and did not get these sensors reinstalled.

Lots of snow in the morning but the S3 coped with the journey fine
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Not straightforward taking off the bumper
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Car is filthy but sensors look and work great!
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Cheers JMB!
 

Tempy

Registered User
Looks really good mate. Are they the cobra ones? I have a set ready painted on the shelf and ready to fit. Just waiting for better weather so I can start pestering our Nigel to come and fit them :)
 

Wicked666

Registered User
Yep - Cobra ones. Work as they should but look fab. Yeah def need some better weather. I need a weekend with no rain so I can wash the car! Considering going to a hand car wash place for now and then detailing properly myself in the summer.
 

Tempy

Registered User
Cool. I think they are the best looking after market ones currently available.

I hear ya about the car washing. I swore I'd never go to a hand car wash after having the car detailed by a friend before Xmas but I finally caved today. It was ****** filthy and it's so cold, plus I haven't had the time the last couple of weekends. It looks so much nicer clean. ****** black cars.

Like you said, I'll give her a proper detail when it warms up and start building up that wax protection for the summer. If it ever ****** comes.
 

Wicked666

Registered User
On a black car they will be invisible. Have to have a black ring as takes the colour from inside the bumper.
 

Cruiser89

Advanced In Car Tech
Glad you got them sorted now bud!

Looks like you got some LEDs shinning down on your plate now?
 

Ryan1985

Registered User
look good.... i have sensors on myn but like you said.. cos its black and cant see them but its all good....
 

Wicked666

Registered User
Glad you got them sorted now bud!

Looks like you got some LEDs shinning down on your plate now?

Cheers. Yeah got the LEDs but as its a MY2010 build its throwing up an error so will have to go back to normal bulbs unfortunately.
 

Wicked666

Registered User
Cost was £180 fully fitted for colour coded sensors and control unit. Needs to have its own control unit.

May be hard to do it yourself because of a special tool that is used to cut the holes perfectly. Wouldn't be able to get the same finish with a drill because of the curve in the bumper.
 
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Cruiser89

Advanced In Car Tech
Cheers. Yeah got the LEDs but as its a MY2010 build its throwing up an error so will have to go back to normal bulbs unfortunately.

Did we not turn that off when you were plugged in? Very strange.

Speak to Trups when he's back and get some A5 ones in there!
 

Cruiser89

Advanced In Car Tech
Cost was £180 fully fitted for colour coded sensors and control unit. Needs to have its own control unit.

May be hard to do it yourself because of a special tool that is used to cut the holes perfectly. Wouldn't be able to get the same finish with a drill because of the curve in the bumper.

Here's that exact tool in action! I wouldn't say this is a DIY unless you felt very confident in doing this sort of thing!

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Wicked666

Registered User
Did we not turn that off when you were plugged in? Very strange.

Speak to Trups when he's back and get some A5 ones in there!

Unfortunately we tried it but unable to get LEDs to work on 2010 cars. Trups is busy making some new ones with resistors so will get them when completed.
 

Cruiser89

Advanced In Car Tech
It's a knife effectively and cuts the hole rather than drilling it.

That's it...

Great thing about this tool is the nice "bevelled" edge that it creates. Sometimes when drilling it can make the edge slightly rough.
 

graeme86

Registered User
Bump for information. Where would one get such a tool as this?

I have been experimenting with a step drill with some sucess at drilling holes, but not 100% every time, so not confident in drilling into my OEM bumper just yet!

This tool would eliminate any errors I think.
 

Schlaag

Bwah
Bump for info on where to get this bumper hole cutting tool? anyone?
 
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