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Quick hello - My A1 185 Black Edition

Nick185BE Apr 14, 2018

  1. Nick185BE

    Nick185BE New Member

    Hi all. Just signed up here as the previous forum I was on has died a death. I'm based in Burton On Trent and I noticed there are a few Staffordshire users on here. So just wanted to introduce myself.

    I bought my 2012 Audi A1 in June 2016 and it looked like this at the dealership:


    It came with the following spec - Privacy Glass, A.S.S, Sat-Nav via SD, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry/Start, Xenons, RMC MMI with 2 SD slots.

    Looked a bit high to me! So I bought some H&R Springs to lower it 35mm and also some H&R Blackdrive spacers (15mm rear - 10mm front) as the wheels sit quite tucked under the arches. Afterwards it looked like this:


    Very happy with the looks now, but I thought it could be even faster! So I took it to my local company CC Tuning and had a Stage 1 remap to take it up to 210bhp. I also had the S-Tronic box tuned to give quicker changes and set the change points slightly earlier in both S and D (Sport and Eco-Drive). Goes like stink now!

    Then just this week I decided to get my 18 inch rotors powder-coated in gloss black, the edges diamond cut back to silver and the calipers painted. I went for green in the end after umming and ahhing over red or gold instead. Also bought some black Audi centre-caps off eBay. So now it looks like this:


    I know the wheels might not be to everybody's taste, but I love them!

    That's as far as I'm up to right now. I'll get a stainless exhaust system once it needs doing. Can't justify binning the old one yet with nothing wrong with it.

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  2. A4T

    A4T New Member

    Looks great but the wheel colour change and ride height aren't to my taste! I think those wheels as standard are some of the nicest that Audi have produced and the size really suits the A1.

    185bhp feels pretty good to me but I'm getting very close to paying the local REVO guys a visit...!
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  3. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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  4. Emilya1

    Emilya1 New Member

    Looking good. If I saw the pic of yours lowered on H&R a few months back it would of made my decision a whole lot easier. I am glad I decided to go with these springs too as mine was so high! Made such a difference.
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