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My bitdi build thread

Buxton2901 Apr 22, 2018

  1. Star2k8

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    Ahh right, yeah with a touch of red in other places will tie together.
    I see where your going :thumbs up:
     
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  3. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    I've another set of 15mm spacers if you want them matey? Swap them back for the 10's? Let me know, I will pay postage for the 15's if you pay postage for the 10's.

    J.
     
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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Looks really good @Buxton2901 Nice subtle Mod
     
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  5. Buxton2901

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    Cheers mate

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  6. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Not wanting to :sign hijacked: but I am keen to get spacers for my 19" Q5 wheels.
    Any recommendations? Maybe I should start my own thread on it
     
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  7. Buxton2901

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    Decided to go with it. See pics [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. Star2k8

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    Looking nice man... with the roof box too, proper Euro.
    Get them calipers done ASAP!
     
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  9. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

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    What width are you looking for? Your wheels are 5x112 so the usual suspects can supply them. I would avoid the cheapest ones on ebay - you get what you pay for, a slight blemish can cause huge wheel wobble at 80-90mph

    J.
     
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  10. marriedblonde

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    i meant to reply to this last week regarding the width of spacers and what you can get away with. 10mm on the front will rub occasionally. 15mm will rub a lot. Even with my car set in comfort mode which I have set as standard ride height the front will rub with some lock on and turning into an incline. 15's on the rear is about the most you can get to. When I put my car in "show mode" and the wheels are tucked up in the arches there is no space on the rears with 15mm spacers. Definitely not enough to get an extra 5mm width. Although I would assume it would only be an issue when you had a heavy load in the rear.
     
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  11. MartinHudson6

    MartinHudson6 Active Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Is the quattro badge on front grille removable too you reckon? Im fancying ordering one. When the first grill got stopped at customs did you get money back? Thanks for help
     
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  13. Buxton2901

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    Yes the badge is removable as I have removed and coloured mine in red, and yes I got my money back immediately from the eBay selling when I sent them a photo of the letter from UK border control!



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  14. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Oohhhhh look what just arrived

    Let's have some fun with this

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  15. DarkShadow

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    You gotta report back dude!
     
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  16. DarkShadow

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    What's the verdict?
     
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  17. Buxton2901

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    Sorry I totally forgot to update this. Busy looking at kitchens at the mo

    I fitted this last week and I can instantly feel the difference. It's set to mid way and the pick up and acceleration is much smoother. Even the wife commented on that before I told her I had Installed the box.

    I'm going to turn it up to max just to see what it feels like and do a couple of launches. Then disconnect to feel the original performance. Then I leave it set to mid range.

    Definitely worth the money imo

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  18. DarkShadow

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    Sounds great dude, now you've got to hook me up! lol

    I wonder how much of an impact it has on fuel economy.
     
  19. Buxton2901

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    Computer shows 33mpg where as usually it's at 30 but will see this week if I actually get more miles from the fuel used

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  20. marriedblonde

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    Don't forget the fuel computer is in front of the tuning box so it will over read the economy. The tuning box will be taking more fuel it doesn't know about. See if you are getting the same miles to a tank. I have found in the past this is the case as whilst the cars making more power you are not using all the time.

    J.
     
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  21. S7_2EYA

    S7_2EYA New Member

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    I just gone through your build & lol I did the same things In same order on my a7 bitdi 7k spent on looks.... I'm happy with looks but now I want to move onto under the hood
     
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  22. ScottFree

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    I have 20” 9J rs6 Rep wheels on ET35 and stock 255/35/20 tyre which poke out 16.4mm wider than the stock 8.5j 20” ET45s on the same tyres but I get no rub whatsoever which Is strange after reading your info,not disagreeing but just putting the info out there.Im hoping some rs6 21” Oem will fit,any ideas?
     
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  23. Buxton2901

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    Nothing really anything to report on the mod front but the Mrs did buy me a prokleen snow foam Lance and foam for our anniversary so had the chance today to give the beast a full clean involving prokleen cherry snow foam pre wash, autoglym shampoo, autoglym wheel cleaner, sonax brilliant shine detailer, then autoglym fast glass and leather care balm.
    Pics attached. Did also use simonz tyre shine also[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  24. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking great. Good effort mate, really nice shine to it.
     
  25. Buxton2901

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    Current parking space[​IMG]

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  26. DickoB8

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    Have you tried some t cut/meguiars scratch x or similar on the badge marks? I debadged my B8 this weekend and had similar marks but scratch x sorted them out. Lovely motor by the way would love to upgrade to one of these at some point! Where did you order your plates from?
     
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  27. Buxton2901

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    Thanks mate I will give that a go. Can onto notice it I direct sunlight

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  28. dt-tdi

    dt-tdi Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Hi mate
    Can the alarm chirp and sweeping needles be activated on a 2014 C7 bitdi?
    If so where do I look for the adjustment on VCDS?
     
  29. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I wish I could help, but I no longer have VCDS, so I can’t even go into it to look at the pathway to these mods. I want to enable these too, but I’ll have to ask a member on here to do mine for me.

    One thing I remember you can enable on a 14 plate that I can’t, is enabling Video In Motion, so if you wanted to, you could play DVD’s while driving (for your passenger obviously, not yourself.
     
  30. Buxton2901

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    I don't have vcds but have enabled these using carista. You can buy a dongle from eBay for about a fiver then pay for a week access pass I think for carista pro which is about 5.99 or 6.99 from memory and can make a lot of different mods and also scan for obd faults

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  31. dt-tdi

    dt-tdi Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Ah ok.
    Looks like I will be asking members to.
    Can you remember how do the video in motion mod?
     
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    dt-tdi Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I’ve got a licensed VCDS usb hex can lead so I’m hoping someone could comment on here on how to do various tweeks.
     
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  34. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    No, the last car I used vcds on was my 2007 A6, which was obviously way too early & basic a model to do that. It’s just something I read was possible & thought you could add to your list of mods.

    Good luck getting the answers on this. I’d start your own thread on this to ask for help though. More likely to get answers than adding onto another thread.
     
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  35. Buxton2901

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    Little updated as it's been so long since any mods. Decided to wrap the gloss black interior parts in carbon effect similar to the RS6 look.
    This wrapping malarkey isn't as easy as it looks lol

    Before and after pics attached[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  36. Rhyso

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    Decent effort mate :)
     
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  37. Buxton2901

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    Apparently the centre console trim is a ball ache to get off so that's the last peice to do lol

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  38. Rhyso

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    The bit around the gearstick and MMI controls?? I'd like to replace mine as the piece has some weird indents in each corner which were there when I bought the car and have annoyed me ever since!!

    Can't afford to replace it though as it's about £200!! lol
     
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  39. Buxton2901

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    Yeah from what I have read the whole centre console has to come out. Arm rest the full lot. Couple of hours work

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  40. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member

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    Yeah......NOT happening lol
     
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  41. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Looks really nice mate. Like that effect a lot.
     
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  42. fingermouse

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    I was lucky mine came with carbon fibre effect oem. Think they are hydro dipped or that's what a friend thought.
     
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  43. Buxton2901

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    Some recent updates. Painted the rear diffuser black using plastidip.

    Also put a shorter tinted rear plate on[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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