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What did you & your B9 do today?

Concerned Cat Feb 18, 2018

  1. A4Ultra

    A4Ultra Registered User

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    V. nice

    Looking to get my red A4 ultra dethroned and tinted (had a black edition b8.5 and prefer the look but couldn't find a black edition b9 when buying earlier this year).

    Did you do this yourself or get a company to do it? I've got quotes of about £400 for a dechrome of grill, window surrounds air intakes and mirrors in gloss black to match it up (as I believe the black editions have the mirrors blacked too). Then the tints an extra £150 roughly.

    Total looking cost is about £550 inclusive so I'd be happy to pay that if it's done well and looks nice. Any thoughts?

    Also what level is your tint? Every place I ask for factory level tint I get given different numbers!
     
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  3. InvincibleA3

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    thats very expensive in my opinion. Im from the West Midlands so depends where you are.

    Your better off buying a Honeycomb Grill
    Of ebay @ £120

    my dechrome cost me £110 (lower grill surround and the window strips)

    the mirror i would say £20-25 each side For the wrap


    My tints were factory , but from
    What i have seen , 1 below the limo black tint is the one to go for to get near the factory tint.

    Ive had most of this stuff done by a company called Car Perfection Car Care based in Bilston , West Midlands. Ive used him for 10 years and he does an excellent job !
     
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  4. Mr Olympik

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  5. InvincibleA3

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    this grill had a face which covered this area so didnt require painting. Cant even tell.

    here is the link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274155945849
     
  6. Mr Olympik

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    Thanks. That’s what I thought, I’ve seen them on eBay and was going to buy it as well. Just wasn’t sure if I’ll still need to paint the crash bar


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  7. InvincibleA3

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    should save you some ££ if a bodyshop is doing it. It normally costs £60 for a grill swap on the Audi B9 , i got it done for £40 as im a regular.

    im now looking into and waiting for some
    Quotes on changing the Rear diffuser to a facelift version.

    il still have 1 exhaust but just having that dual exit in place.
     
  8. A4Ultra

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    Hey thanks for the advice.

    I'd rather not go for a honeycomb grill just because I'm not a fan of the look (prefer to keep it looking mainly professional and feel a honeycomb grill makes it look like an rs when it isn't - just my opinion and I don't want to be seen trying to look like something it's not as it's a 2.0tdi at the end of the day).

    Travel between south west and Scotland so prices from wherever out of these. Best price seams to be south west about £500 roughly all in. Looks good quality as they wrap some mcalrens etc whereas the cheaper place has their fare share of range rovers but looks a dodgy area in Bristol :(

    thanks for the help :)
     
  9. Mr Olympik

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    Keep us posted about the diffuser. I’m interested in that too :)


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  10. Mr Olympik

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    That’s a dilemma that I’m battling with and therefore am considering maybe an s4 grille/black edition (as far as I can tell, no difference)

    However. I do like the look of the honeycomb grille, and at the end of the day, it’s your car, you do what you like, not what someone else tells you to like.


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  11. leedodds1

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    Took mine to get muddy in the woods.

    Any more mountain bikers out there?

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  13. cuke2u

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    I drove mine over the past couple of days, as a service, mot and warranty work was required. Not bad after only 4 weeks since my knee replacement surgery. I did test my reactions and leg pressure on my racing sim before doing so of course...
     
  14. A4Ultra

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    Definitely a dilemma we are having hahaha!

    You definitely make a good point with the s4 grille potentially. Let us know how you get on and maybe prices if you end up going down that route! The reason I'm edging towards a wrap is because it looks exactly how I want it but also because if I get bored or change my mind in the future, I can change it back fairly easily. Not to mention I will need to get the windows tinted and chrome surrounds wrapped anyway as there isn't an alternative for that.

    But do let us know how you get on :)
     
  15. InvincibleA3

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  16. Jonfun

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    Not exactly today but anyhow, a pretty decent pic of our trip to the Lake District recently. Moody clouds over Derwent water. Purchased a Roof box and bars for the trip to ease the storage pressure with our little one (push chairs, carry cots etc) all went very well car was a dream.
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  17. RGBARGEE

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    Nice Daytona B9
     
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  18. Jonfun

    Jonfun 2016 A4 Avant B9 190 Quattro S-Line

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    Cheers, its Daytona Grey Pearl effect apparently.
     
  19. RGBARGEE

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    Indeed, I have a B9 RS4 in Daytona... still prefer Mythos but a close runner up.
     
  20. cuke2u

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    I thought I'd give the engine bay a good clean today:
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    Looks like new!
    Do you use anything specific for cleaning the engine bay?
     
  22. cuke2u

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    Nope, just the same shampoo I use for the car. As the car has only done 17400 miles it wasn't excessively grubby but hadn't been done for a while due to health issues...
     
  23. Ioan Furdui

    Ioan Furdui 2016 A4 Avant B9 190 Quattro S-Line

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    What engine you have?
    Will the strut brace will be compatible with 2.0 TDI?
     
  24. SMI77

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    Just had annual wheel/tyre rotate/balance/alignment @ 45kms [3 1/2yrs].
    PS4S tyres at approx. same distance as old P Zeros, but with still good tread, excellent grip & turn-in, without excessive wear in insides. Very happy with them & probably will replace with similar, albeit 265 x 19. Currently 255s on 9" rims. Not sure if 35 or 30 ratio.
    EBC Redstuff pads noted as still near new, installed new @ 28kms. Some dust but braking is fabulous. The braided lines should help maintain consistency.
     
  25. cuke2u

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    Went for a short drive to stretch my car's legs to the surgery the long way round. That's it again for a few more weeks. Purchased another smart charger so that both of the batteries in each of our cars can be kept charged up. This one, by Maypole, was just a whisker over £20:
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  26. Kiltedcamel

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    Yesterday I fitted new rear lights.
    They are the genuine Audi tinted LED lights part number 8W5052100A.
    Old original lights with dynamic indicators now on eBay.

    Before
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    During
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    After
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    Now the car need a good wash, maybe todays job.
     

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