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My bitdi build thread

Buxton2901 Apr 22, 2018

  1. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    No progress really but I bought some billbery wheel cleaner and gave her a good wash today.
    Nothing better than a clean motor[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Look what arrived today!!!
    Second time lucky making it through customs from China.
    Quality is very good.
    I have used a dremil to remove the 3 solid bits which were to attach the full size plate holder, which I have butchered to make it small to fit my short plate.
    Fingers crossed fitting tomorrow night [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    So it's on. Few niggles and modifications needed for it to fit correctly but it's on and I'm happy with the over look.
    What do you think? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    I like it, have you considered swapping the chrome rings for black ones?
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers mate,
    I had the option of black rings when i bought the grille but the wife's one request was to keep the front rings chrome so had to keep her sweet.
    I have black rings on the back and black s line wing badges
     
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  7. technics100

    technics100 Active Member

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    That looks the ticket..
     
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  8. Devilz

    Devilz Active Member Team Moonlight Team V6 VCDS Map User Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group

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    Yeah just checked their website.
     
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  9. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    I went with black rings on mine, but I went the whole hog for the black edition look including black wing mirrors.
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Just some pics after a good and wash and megs quick detailer today then it rained lol
    Good beading shots though [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. DarkShadow

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    That looks great! I must be in the minority for the quattro logo being plastered over it.

    How much did it set you back?
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    165 from eBay mate.
    First one was seized by customs buy second time lucky from a different seller.
    I'm happy with it. Cheers
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Keep forgetting to update this thread so here are some up to date pics after having the rotor wheels powder coated satin black
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  15. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking good mate. The caliper paint will finish the look of the wheels off nicely.
     
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  16. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Wheels spacers on the way too to fill the arches a little more and give a wider more aggressive stance
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    What sizes have you gone for?
    Ordering mine soon.
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    10mm on the front and 15 for the rear.
    Wifey doesn't want the car lowered as our estate has loads of speed bumps so suspension will be staying as is

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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Just worried the wheels will be even easier to kurb lol

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  20. Star2k8

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    Very true haha!
    I'm thinking 10 for my fronts too, unsure on 15s for my rears now with lower height... might opted for 12s.
     
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  21. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    After reading your spacer post the other day, I looked at mine. If I'm not mistaken, the top of the wheel arch is wider than the sides - meaning if you align the wheel with the top, you'll see tyre tread lower down the arch. But if you align with the side of the wheel arch, it won't be flush with the top of the arch. Not sure which I'd prefer; probably the narrower of the two. Post some pics up when you've fitted them, but knowing where they've come from, I'm sure they'll look mint.
     
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    Some side pics of the standard current look. Will update when the spacers are on[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  23. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Looks really good @Buxton2901
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks alot mate

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  25. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    You will get away with 15mm on the rear no problem. Look in my build thread and there are some pictures of mine with 15mm on the rear with the car in show mode (lowered about 45mm) and there is no issue with rubbing. I ran mine with a 26mm drop for day to day driving without any problems.

    J.
     
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    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    This is mine with standard rims running 10mm fronts and 15mm rear with 26mm drop on sport setting.


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    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    Any wider on the front and the wheels catch whiles turning on lock with a bump if that makes sense.
     
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    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    Paul - Apologies I have hijacked your build thread.
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    No worries

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    So after buying wheel spacers from @marriedblonde they arrived yesterday and after getting up mega early this morning to fit them before work I realised the powder coaters have not put the little tweezers for removing the wheel nut caps back so after trying with other implements and being super careful not to damage the freshly powder coated rims I gave up and went to work in a huff.

    Fortunately working in mechanical design and having access to 3d printers I was able to model up and print out a couple of plastic tweezers and they worked a treat.

    So 10mm on the front and 15mm on the rear. I think it looks a lot better and looks more aggressive although as the suspension will be staying standard I do think I could have gone 20mm on the rear and 15 front.
    I'll see how I get on and maybe in the future I could get some 20mm for the rear.

    Pics attached.

    Before pics first[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    After [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Direct comparison[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Another comparison[​IMG][​IMG]

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  35. Spiedhermonkey

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    I wasn't sure about it before, but it does look great. Definitely a worthwhile Mod!
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate. It's not a wow in ya face mod, but a subtle one but makes a difference imo

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    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I'm sold. Just got sign off on a new phone from her indoors, so may have to wait a while to approach this
     
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  38. Rhyso

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    Wheel spacers are a must!

    Looks good mate :)
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers

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  40. Star2k8

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    Looking much better... got mine on the way now :rock:
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of colouring the quattro badge on the rs grille in red.
    Mocked this up on paint 3d.

    What do you think guys? Yay or nay[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks nice...
    I'm more a fan of the subtle look and everything blending together (yes I have a tad of OCD haha).
    I think colour-coding it to your car would look spot on :icon thumright:
     
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    I'm going to do the calipers red so think this will tie in nicely
     

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