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My bitdi build thread

Buxton2901 Apr 22, 2018

  1. James.c

    James.c Active Member

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    I want to do this so badly! Did you leave the bumper in I take it looks so much sleeker


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  3. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man just took the diffuser off and painted it in my garage.

    5 torx screws underneath then you have to kind of unclip it from behind the rear bumper
    Deafo worth doing though.

    Rear lights getting tinted next weekend

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  4. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking good mate. All the other plastic on the cars are black as far as I can remember, so it makes sense for the diffuser to be as well. Maybe the roof rails are grey too - are they on your radar?
     
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  5. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Roof rails are black aswell mate. Mine is a
    black edition.
    Don't know why they leave the diffuser a grey colour that doesn't appear anywhere else on the car.

    Wheels are next. Just can't choose any.....

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  6. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I thought my roof rails were the same dark grey as the diffuser on mine & black editions generally.

    Those wheels Wilky Way posted on his car were really nice. When I saw the wheels on his car, I thought about your post where you asked for opinions on wheels & was going to point them out to you.
     
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  7. The_Golfather

    The_Golfather Active Member Team Mythos Audi A6 quattro Black Edition

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    Love the detailed build thread. Tasteful mods very well executed. It looks superb mate!

    I should be collecting a ‘17 BiTDi Avant BE in Mythos this week and have already shortlisted what’s needed to get it bang on.

    A couple of questions if you can advise:

    The rear plate - what size did you go to from 400mm that still covered the screw holes and recess?

    The grille is a must! Which seller did you buy the grille from and what mods were required to get it on?

    I presume the spacers are hub centric. I ordered a set of H&R ones from Netherlands for my Q7 that were bang on. Any suggestions?

    That’s it for now.

    Thanks
     
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  8. jojo

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

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    Hi there, quick question, does your A6 have the foot operated auto tailgate? If so, anything you need to unplug to remove the rear diffuser?
     
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  9. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Nah mate mine doesn't have that.
    Good question though as I guess the sensor for that is under the diffuser

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  10. jojo

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

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    No worries, thanks for the reply. I’m getting my rear bumper resprayed soon after 140k miles of abuse, and at least 2 incidents of people going into the back of me in traffic, and I fancy doing the diffuser in gloss black to match the rest of the car.
     
  11. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Hi mate just noticed your post.

    I originally went with a 400mm rear plate but have recently gone to 330mm which is the smallest I can legally have with my reg.

    I ordered the grille from china but the first one was seized by customs. Second one from a different seller got through. Will try to find the details but the sellers change all the time to be honest.

    The back of the rings which is part of the bumper needed to be trimmed down so that the grille sat flush but apart from that fitting is quite straightforward.

    Ok running hubcentric spacers. 15mm rear 10mm front.
    Although im changing wheels soon to RS6 reps et35 so won't need the spacers anymore.

    Thanks for the positive comments mate
    Appreciate it.

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  13. Buxton2901

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    Been quiet for awhile but have just order new wheels
    Can't wait for them to arrive and getting calipers and hubs painted too before they go on.
    What do you think?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. k3vkr

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    Been looking at those wheels myself but cant bring myself to buy reps and not got the budget for genuine as yet.
    Look great on the car however
     
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  15. Buxton2901

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    I'm going to see how the reps go and I'm keeping my genuine wheels as back up.
    I know some People say reps are rubbish and will crack and buckle etc but others have ran them for years without issue.
    Suck it and see is my moto

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  16. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    21’s ?
     
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  17. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    No just 20's. I planning on keeping standard suspension for now and staying with 20's means I can use current tyres which are almost new p zeros.

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  18. andy43

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    Great thread : nice mods, not OTT. Will look very good on those wheels :grinning:
     
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  19. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I’ll be going 21’s on mine. But got holiday first then I’ll start looking :sunglasses:
     
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  20. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate appreciate it

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  21. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I reckon they’ll look awesome. Can’t wait to see some pics when they’re fitted. Great choice.

    Did you check reviews on the make of the replica? Then again every product has negative reviews online, so it might just cause undue concern.


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  22. Buxton2901

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    Didn't want to compromise the ride either. I agree 21's look better but too much reason to stick with 20

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  23. Buxton2901

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    Realised I haven't posted any pics since I tinted the rear lights so here's a few recent ones [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  24. Buxton2901

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    Wheels arrived today. Will be fitted in the next couple of weeks as I'm waiting to get calipers painted first [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  25. Radford212

    Radford212 Well-Known Member S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 Black Edition

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    IMO they’re going to look so much better
     
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  26. Buxton2901

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    Wheels are now fitted along with hubs and calipers painted gloss black. Quattro decals also on[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  27. Radford212

    Radford212 Well-Known Member S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 Black Edition

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    Looks so good! They completely change to look of the car :thumbs up:
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    I've just realised these wheels are going to be a nightmare to clean

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  29. Radford212

    Radford212 Well-Known Member S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 Black Edition

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    It’s a small price to pay :)
     
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  30. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking brilliant! Great idea on the Quattro decals instead of spraying/painting. As long as they resist the heat lol.


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    Well they are supposed to be heat resistant decals designed for calipers. But we'll see how long they last. I think the pressure washer might kill them

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  32. Spiedhermonkey

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    Yeah I figured they must be. Hopefully they do what they say on the tin, as they look great & it’s a hell of a lot simpler than painting them. Let us know how they survive over time & washed.
     
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    Yeah I figured they must be. Hopefully they do what they say on the tin, as they look great & it’s a hell of a lot simpler than painting them. Let us know how they survive over time & washed.
     
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  35. Bishop187

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    Did u not out a clear coat over the decals


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  36. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    No, should I of?

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    would have added a layer of protection
     
  38. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but as I didn't paint them myself I didn't really have a chance to laquer them we'll see how it goes

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  39. Mo-S3

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    Why have you not fitted the last bolt? Did they supply you a set of new bolts with your wheels?
     
  40. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    The locking wheel nut key doesn't fit in the recess
    So I have turned the OD is the key down so I can now fit the original locking nuts.

    Great observation skills [​IMG]

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  41. Mo-S3

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    Ahh thats all right then as i see you have access to a lathe.. Good job !
     
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  42. Nikhil

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    Those wheels look really good on your car, suits the colour too - wasn't a fan of those black rotors. Did you use spacers?
     
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  43. Buxton2901

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    Thanks @Nikhil no spacers required now as these wheels have a small offset ET35 meaning they stick out 16mm more than the standard wheels.
    I will be listing the spacers I was using in the classified soon

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