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    Is it time to go electric?

    Hi guys thought I'd put my bit in - It covers a lot of the points already raised but here goes. :grumpy: Reasons FOR Electric Cars Operation of an EV causes virtually no environmental pollution (so its said). Reasons against (stay with me……) An electric vehicle can NEVER be a viable option...
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Aha Rob! I have a sunroof on my Motor but its actually more than that - its Actually a solar panel & when the car is parked (or just with the ignition off) it powers up the heater fan and blows air into the car to ventilate it & cool it a bit. Factory fitment but I hadn't seen it on anything...
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    I personally prefer the Chrome surround on a grille- it set it all off better - particularly on a silver car! I have been working on the old bus as well today - I picked up a much larger battery off GumTree (A Bosch 100Ah version) which I have shoehorned into the 'battery hole' today. I had to...
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Its a TFSi (BUL) same as Robs motah.
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Hi Folks, not been around much lately but I have been doing stuff to the Old Jalopy - spent the last few weekends fitting the Bilstein/H&K suspension I got from Rob (CHEERS Rob!! :icon thumright:) & also freshening up my front Calipers as well as replacing the rear ones. Original Front...
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    Post pics of your B7 A4/S4 Avant, the more the merrier.....

    Hi Blade, nice - like the Red - a surprisingly rare colour, I don't see it very often on A4s - or maybe it's just me....... I love my Audi but, like Rob says, they do break. Quite regularly. Not such a disaster if, like me, you do all your own repairs/mods but can get expensive if you need to go...
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    Post pics of your B7 A4/S4 Avant, the more the merrier.....

    Hi Conneh - I have a relatively simple, subtle (& cheap) fix for the splitter - try getting a roll of Adhesive Splitter (the pic shows a carbon fibre lookalike but I used plain black) off fleabay. It sounds cheap n nasty but I was quite pleased with the result after I was finished! And, by the...
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    Merry Christmas Everyone

    Merry Crimbo to one & all! (Even non Audi owners........)
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    The Number in a Photo thread

    Feeling a little Cranky? Maybe this will 'wrench' you into a better frame of mind.........
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    The Number in a Photo thread

    YAY! When me & my mate were teenagers (a looooooong time ago), he had an A40 Farina, I had my first car - a Mk1 Austin Mini 850. We used to race about the countryside (as you do) - I would get away on the corners but he would catch up on the straighter bits. Happy (innocent) days.......
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    The Number in a Photo thread

    Oy! Where did you get the pic of my garage from........ :whistle2:
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Yes Jamsmoo - standard top mount modified (with some careful grinding) to allow Adjustable Upper arms (for camber correction) to be used. Not sure how the helper springs would work though - they must be even stronger than the main spring (in spite of the thickness) to avoid simply fully...
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Hello again Rob, errrrrrrrrr..... might sound daft but are the small springs (just above purple adjusting ring) actually springs or just packing pieces?
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Hi Rob - they look quite similar (though prettier) to the JOM set I fitted a couple of years ago. But now I am getting an annoying rattle from the front end that I can't locate - none of the bushes seem loose or damaged but almost every bump I hit, small or large, makes the alarming 'Knackered'...
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    What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

    Howabout some pics of the new shiny bitties Rob?
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