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Jardo's 'Journey to quattro' - My Story...

16Klappe Sep 17, 2011

  1. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Get those buckles level! Looks messy at different heights!

    As for the gear lever. An extension ought to sort that out without resorting to going under the car.
     
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  3. 16Klappe

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    I have been looking at them, but it's going to mean cutting a thread in the existing lever. None of the ones I can find are clamp on in any way, all threaded extensions.

    My gear throw is so short anyway I can't see a 4" extension making it any worse than stock.
     
  4. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    i may have to copy you completely with the seats, i cant believe they are 300 a piece and look that good.
     
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    Yeah man that's totally understandable, I copied them off George for exactly that reason.

    You know, they're £300 A PAIR. And that's delivered with double locking runners and side mounts?

    If you want any help fitting them then ask Prawn, because I haven't got a clue.
     
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  6. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I have to say, for 90% of people wanting buckets in an s3 these are a no brainer.

    Sure, you limit your market for resale of stock seats by using the subframes, but I think the cost of these more than makes up for that!

    They were so easy to fit. They sit nice and low. They're very solid, and there dead easy to remove / adjust too.
     
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Also worth noting I didn't damage / remove any of the stock s3 seat mounting hardware either. Would be a half hour job to whip these out and refit the stock seats with no visible signs.
     
  8. jojo

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    And suddenly, 8L seat subframes goes up in value! lol
     
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  9. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    A PAIR???!! wtf
     
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  11. Rangie999

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    Just a thought what impact do these new seats and belts have on your insurance?
     
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  13. Prawn

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    :sign omg: Good question :laugh:
     
  14. 16Klappe

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    Absolutely none.

    Insured through a specialist company who proved fully comprehensive cover without any questions of exactly "what" modifications have been done as long as they are road legal and as long as the power doesn't exceed 300bhp.
     
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  15. superkarl

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    you'd think it would have a positive effect in terms of safety, but then they might question how the car is driven and why a person would need them in a road car. Good question
     
  16. jojo

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    I think the premium automatically goes up when your name is Jardo! :D
     
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  17. Rangie999

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    Which insurance company/broker do you use....they sound like the kind of vague details I could do with!!!
     
  18. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Try brentacre. They operate a very similar policy with premiums based on a power cap and free mods within this limit.
     
  19. Sam_

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    What steering wheel are you getting? A nice dished one like Nicks?
     
  20. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I think he's ordered a genuine version of the cheap tat he has already.

    Which is a shame.

    because it's not very nice, even if it were real :laugh:
    (Mine's flat now btw ;) )
     
  21. 16Klappe

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    Dickheaaaaaads.

    I love my wheel.
     
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  22. Sam_

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    That one he has now is a nice wheel. Don't kill me but to me it looks a bit out of place. Perhaps more suited to a Ferrari 512 or Lambourghini Miura but each to their own! Some don't like the alcantara RS4 one I have.
     
  23. 16Klappe

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    What I really wanted was a Momo Prototipo, but they're silly money!
     
  24. 16Klappe

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    I just ordered 5L of Millers CFS 10w60.

    Dropping the oil on Thursday, considering changing the PAS fluid too.

    Need to decide if I am going to order some new brake pads or not too. :/
     
  25. Sam_

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    Wish I could even fit an aftermarket steering wheel. You can't decrease the number of airbags here. So lame. That would include the two in the seats :(
     
  26. 16Klappe

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    Australia sucks.

    A 320mm wheel feels lovely, just about right.

    It the TT Competition wheel smaller?
     
  27. Sam_

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    Haha yeah for car modding it's pretty ****. The weather makes up for it I guess. Rust is rare.

    Yeah I like 320mm wheels, I had a Momo Corse in that size in my old 205 and it was way better than the 350mm.

    Yeah the TT 240hp job had a similar wheel to the RS4. I think it was just a different shade. Essentially the same thing. Alcantara can be a bit annoying though. It makes your hands sweaty pretty easily and that has a knock on effect of making the wheel dirty pretty quickly. It looks good but that's about it. I'd quite like a flat bottom from the newer car but not sure on the airbag stuff.
     
  28. Mrharris2

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    10w60. Interesting how does your car get on with it Jardo burn less oil? I'm debating wether to get 10 or 5w40 or 10 or 5w50 to try
     
  29. 16Klappe

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    8L airbags are only two wires, the 4 pin plugs for the airbag are two black earths, a brown live for the horn and a blue live for the airbag.

    There's that European guy who has fitted one, maybe PM him?
     
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    It's not in yet. But my car doesn't burn any oil anyway.

    I don't care what anybody says, regardless of quality 5w oil is too thin for an old high mileage 1.8t.

    My car used to be chattery as hell from cold on 5w, put a 10w in, lovely.

    From cold it sound ok, but warm at part throttle it sounds knackered.

    Whilst this is a terrible video to show what I mean, listen to how cammy and top end growly my car sounds warm, when giving it some -


     
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  31. Mrharris2

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    Ah yeah I see what you mean. Mine is the same chattery on cold. So even though the 10w is better why does it sound terrible part throttle? Still better than 5w though? is that why your trying the 10w60 to eliminate all chatter on start up and part/full throttle...
     
  32. 16Klappe

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    I know that going from 5 to 10w went a long way to making my car run and feel better when cold.

    Up to temp I know there is a lot of slack in my engine, and my head sounds really noisy.

    It doesn't when it's cold.

    Also, lots of high revs deteriorates oil quickly. Thicker oil will cope with the high revs and higher temps of track work.
     
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    Ahh I see. I'm a newbie to engines really and have a vague idea of oil temps and so on... Isn't there a middle ground to get both feeling and sounding ok on start up and higher revs? Im guessing your car and you can cope with a little noise on higher revs as you know the oil is thicker so will be better as you said, I'm gonna give 10w50 a whirl then and see how I get on instead of the 5w50 I was going to use. Here goes nothing.
     
  35. 16Klappe

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    I just ordered some DS3000's off Bill.

    Whopee.
     
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  36. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Take a look at Comma Motorsport 10w50, It's what I use in the track car.

    Can be found for £40 delivered for 10L, so 2 changes worth. Seems good to me.
     
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    Ah that's good and a good price I'll give that a go mate cheers ..... On looking on,y 5w50 is coming up for comma motorsports where do you purchase it from @Prawn
     
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  38. Mrharris2

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    Doh just clocked the link. Sorry and cheers lol 70 pound though
     
  39. Vex182

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    Probably not much help but in the 28k I have done in my car, I have only used Halfords (Comma) 5w40 Fully Synth and that's been fine. Engine still sounds smooth.
     
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  40. 16Klappe

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    Mines really really close to 150k, had been thrashed for the past 5 years that I know of, done trips to the ring, numerous track days, multiple drag days, has 50bhp more and a relentless so it's all top end and most importantly been owned by me.

    It's not been looked after like yours has :p
     
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  41. 16Klappe

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    Sunday innit!

    And why do we do all this **** to our cars? So we can go hang out with our mates and enjoy it. So I did.

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    Nice wonky exhaust.

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    Prawns got more pictures and videos and things.

    Good fun.

    And here she is in this months VW Driver after Curby.

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    Just ordered a pair of Silver Project adjustable top mounts, debating some 034 subframe mounts.

    Got all afternoon Thursday with the workshop to myself, so I will absolutely have the DS3000's fitted then, the oil changed and hopefully I will fit the top mounts then too if they turn up but we'll see.

    I also ordered a Turbogauge, which seems like quite a cool bit of data logging equipment and it stores 300 hours of driving data.
     
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  42. daz-20vt

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    i must say i love your seats jardo
    they suit so well!!!
    are you booked for donny??
     
  43. 16Klappe

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    Yep. Are you?
     

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