What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

I'm Just Rob.

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Will be sticking with the eibachs Rob. Thinking of popping in the rear springs too with the new seats might sit alright then
Those new spring seats should help a bit, are you changing the top mounts too.
 

AvantAlexB7

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Those new spring seats should help a bit, are you changing the top mounts too.
I hope so, the new ones are surprisingly chuncky especially vompared to the persished ones in there. I will be yes and the rear dust boots/bump stops. Speaking of which, will stock bump stops be okay with the bilsteins? I notice bilstein do their own
 

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If i recall Alex, i used the bumpstops etc from the OE s-line dampers.
 

Jamsmoo

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I used standard bump stops but cut a section off as I thought I was riding
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on the bump stops


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Inertiauk

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Gave the old bus it quick splash and then it started raining..lol

not the best pics as it was getting dark, but sits very nicely for me know.
Thinking about doing the fading trim in a graphite grey colour to match the alloys. View attachment 247005
Gorgeous. What are the wheels ?

I think mine needs lifting 10mm or so, this looks spot on.
 

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19" OZ RACING SUPERTURISMO LM
They look a bit like bigger OEM DTM wheels don't they.
My Cades are OK but a bit budget compared to the rest of the build.

Forgive me if my car starts looking more like yours next year .
At least mines not an avant lol.
 

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I used standard bump stops but cut a section off as I thought I was riding
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My OE ones were somewhat worse for wear after 14years..lol
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They look a bit like bigger OEM DTM wheels don't they.
My Cades are OK but a bit budget compared to the rest of the build.

Forgive me if my car starts looking more like yours next year .
At least mines not an avant lol.
They do indeed, I really like the ronals fitted to the DTM and Special edition, well they were on my old bus to start with.
That was my reason for going with the OZ's , they look very similar and in a bigger diameter/wider rim and offset format and suit the B7 platform really well.
 

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Mine were well overdue


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they look better than mine were, at least yours are still in one piece lol,,just, mine were totally in pieces.
 

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They do indeed, I really like the ronals fitted to the DTM and Special edition, well they were on my old bus to start with.
That was my reason for going with the OZ's , they look very similar and in a bigger diameter/wider rim and offset format and suit the B7 platform really well.
Avants are the best to be honest, you have all the advantages of the saloon platform but with a bigger load area, and they just look better aswell, well that's what i think. :yahoo:
DTM's have always been great though.:yes:
 

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I've been having a go with paint shopping my door brightwork another colour, the satin silver is starting to get a bit marked, as they do, but don't want to go black.
I think graphite for the roof rails and door surrounds will be a nice mix to go with the alloys.
I think there are too many colours going on and the brighter trims need toning down a bit.

If anyone is a dab hand with photoshop or similar, can you re-touch the silver roof rails and door surround trims in graphite to match the alloys, I am useless at it to be honest.
Not the mirror covers though.

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Inertiauk

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Avants are the best to be honest, you have all the advantages of the saloon platform but with a bigger load area, and they just look better aswell, well that's what i think. :yahoo:
DTM's have always been great though.:yes:
My first car was a B5 A4 2.8Q (P Reg) (passed my test in my mid 20s)
And loving that car so much, I just always went for saloons from then on. Except the S3's of course.

Do appreciate an avant but we all have our preference. .
 

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I'm liking this new colour scheme idea. :yes:
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Jamsmoo

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Bought myself a set of roof rails from a scrap yard
So I could get them powder coated black which meant I didn’t have to remove the existing ones until I’d picked up from the painters
Didn’t want to be waiting about with holes in the roof
The silver ones will be listed soon


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I imagine the door trims are a real paint to wrap properly.
 

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I think it needs to be a satin finish to match the mirror covers.
 

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It's not something I'd have the patients to do these days, a pro job indeed. :yes:
I could get the roof rails powder coated the same colour as my wheels from the guys that did the wheels, that would work out nice, but not sure id get such a good match with off the shelf wraps.
 

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Bought myself a set of roof rails from a scrap yard
So I could get them powder coated black which meant I didn’t have to remove the existing ones until I’d picked up from the painters
Didn’t want to be waiting about with holes in the roof
The silver ones will be listed soon


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maybe taking them off your hands james. :icon thumright:
 

Inertiauk

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I imagine the door trims are a real paint to wrap properly.
Way back (2012) had my B6 done by a friend who was a sign writer. The chrome trims looked tarnished all over the car.

She did the grill surrounds, window surrounds, and chrome boot trim on the bumper. All gloss back. To me it was just chrome delete, I wasn't thinking of a colour at all.

I asked her to match the gloss black pillar trims as well as possible

It took her about 3-4 hours, but she is experienced.
(Current business FYI is https://g.co/kgs/A2u4r2) although it was her dad's business under a different name back then.

Struggling to find the pics I took at the time but there are a few of it on Instagram...

Before...


After....






 

samyam

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Found out why my turbo noise has increased…..

Might see if it’s weld’able. If not source a second hand dpf and gut it. Can’t seem to find a delete kit on the web
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AvantAlexB7

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Had an email form DPM performance this morning, unfortunately the rear bilsteins are on back order until march next year bummer! Decide to hold of until then and will replace the lot then, oh well plenty more jobs to get done in the mean time
 

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Had an email form DPM performance this morning, unfortunately the rear bilsteins are on back order until march next year bummer! Decide to hold of until then and will replace the lot then, oh well plenty more jobs to get done in the mean time
There is allways something to put the spanner in the works.

That said , when i ordered my KW's i was told 12 weeks min delivery from Germany, they turned up within 3 weeks.
 

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Finally got around to ordering up some of the non factory fitted engine bay covers.
The nearside cover above the abs pump etc and the small fill cover between the air box and bulkhead in front of the ecu box, with the half dozen fixings , audi do like there fixings..lol

should make it look a bit more tidy. :yes:
 

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And no CEL lights on dash either from the decat.
Happy days.
 

AvantAlexB7

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There is allways something to put the spanner in the works.

That said , when i ordered my KW's i was told 12 weeks min delivery from Germany, they turned up within 3 weeks.
There is, was hoping to get the lot done this month but there we are. Decided to order and new undertray instead that a stray branch murdered last year and a pair of Febi oem style engine mounts. Decided that the 034 ones aren't for me, i value cabin quality and comfort more than what they offer in performance, most of which i will probably never actually benefit from. A little annoying considering the expense but there we are.
 

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There is, was hoping to get the lot done this month but there we are. Decided to order and new undertray instead that a stray branch murdered last year and a pair of Febi oem style engine mounts. Decided that the 034 ones aren't for me, i value cabin quality and comfort more than what they offer in performance, most of which i will probably never actually benefit from. A little annoying considering the expense but there we are.
To be honest Alex, with the mods you've done thus far I'm sure it is an excellent car and it does just what you want.
It is very easy to get drawn in and buy shed loads of performance bits that are themselves great but for 99.9 % of us will have very little effect on our usage and in many cases make the car worse than we would really like for most of the time.
I'm always temped to buy bits i really don't need and i know they wont make the slightest difference.lol
 

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That said my old bus isnt worth a lot these days and its no longer my daily , so it has become a project car , keeps me busy these days. :icon thumright:
 

Inertiauk

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That said my old bus isnt worth a lot these days and its no longer my daily , so it has become a project car , keeps me busy these days. :icon thumright:
That's good, you can play without worrying.

I sold my insignia as soon as i got mine, big mistake really. It was a boring car in every way, including being reliable and cheap to run. Shouldve just kept it on this market.
 

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So those deemed worthy have today decided that I can drive my car for another year but they would like me to monitor the slightly worn outer bushes in the front lower arms
New arms or press some better bushes in


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So those deemed worthy have today decided that I can drive my car for another year but they would like me to monitor the slightly worn outer bushes in the front lower arms
New arms or press some better bushes in


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That’s good news , well apart from the bushes needing replacements, but they all wear at some point.
Another year done as they say.
 

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Found myself browsing autotrader this afternoon, no specific reason but did happen to find this, and now i desire it. :icon thumright:


cracking piece of hardware .
 

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Wondering why my car wouldn’t start then found all the old repeat faults so straight to main relays 644 to find traces of water ingress so new relays ordered .
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AvantAlexB7

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Found myself browsing autotrader this afternoon, no specific reason but did happen to find this, and now i desire it. :icon thumright:


cracking piece of hardware .
I was on ebay the other day actually, looking at B7s. Came across a bit of a rare one in A4 B7 avant format. 3.0 v6 fsi, manual box and a boat load of options, was in an interesting "exclusive" shade of green too.
 

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It's one of those things Alex, when your not actively looking for something, one pops up and 99.9% of the time it's really nice..
I'd like to have seen that too. :yes:
 
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