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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th August 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,367
Posted By BigAl5
Genuine 2015 A8 19Ē alloys for sale - GLOSS BLACK

Hi guys, looking sell me OEM alloys. Never any cracks, welds etc.

Iíve had the alloys professionally colour changed from silver to gloss black.


I no longer have the silver centre caps shown...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st October 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,621
Posted By BigAl5
I appreciate this may give purists a heart attack...

I appreciate this may give purists a heart attack but have you considered having the mirrors vinyl wrapped in the S8 Satin Silver? Apparently, works out about £70 per mirror professionally supplied...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st October 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,648
Posted By BigAl5
Iíve just put my 19Ē ones up for sale in this...

Iíve just put my 19Ē ones up for sale in this forum if youíre interested.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st October 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,265
Posted By BigAl5
OEM 19Ē gloss black alloys with Pirelli tyres

Hi guys, Iím just putting out a feeler to see if anyone may be interested in buying my genuine Audi wheels.

DESCRIPTION:
19Ē x 9J Gloss Black 10 spoke Y design Audi OEM alloy wheels with 255/45...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st October 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,196
Posted By BigAl5
Thank for sharing that link. Very interesting.

Thank for sharing that link. Very interesting.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th March 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,693
Posted By BigAl5
I would now clean the alloys and calipers and put...

I would now clean the alloys and calipers and put few coats of alloy sealant. Raceglaze does a good one.[/QUOTE]

Cheers mate, Iíll try that +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd March 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,509
Posted By BigAl5
WANTED - rear dark privacy glass screen for A8 D4

I appreciate itís unlikely one will come up for sale but letís see.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd March 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,693
Posted By BigAl5
To be honest, I was never a fan of black alloys...

To be honest, I was never a fan of black alloys until I stumbled across a YouTube video of an identical car, with identical alloys that had been colour changed to gloss black. The aim was always to...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd March 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,693
Posted By BigAl5
Yeah he removed calipers. What appealed to me was...

Yeah he removed calipers. What appealed to me was the fact he came to my home to do the work. Everyone else I spoke to wanted me to leave the car with them for up to a week. Thatís a real...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,693
Posted By BigAl5
Hi Steamship. Someone else also suggested that. I...

Hi Steamship. Someone else also suggested that. I will look into cost. From your reply it appears that you prefer the look of the silver centre cap to the black ones. Here are the black ones that...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd March 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,631
Posted By BigAl5
Is this factory tinted or the plain one? I’m...

Is this factory tinted or the plain one? I’m looking for a dark privacy one.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,693
Posted By BigAl5
Photos of new painted callipers and colour changed alloys

Hi guys, we all love to see photos so I thought I’d post a few photos of the brilliant work done by Steve at xpressalloys.com

Steve came to me so there was no need to leave my Audi for days on...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd March 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,828
Posted By BigAl5
They work really well. However, in hindsight I...

They work really well. However, in hindsight I should have got the more expensive android version as the user interface is slightly better to navigate through.

As far as I’m aware it can be...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 2nd March 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,196
Posted By BigAl5
Hi Mark, Seens thereís about 2mm difference,...

Hi Mark, Seens thereís about 2mm difference, front to back but as Iíve only recently purchased the car I have no idea how the previous owner dealt with tyre rotation etc.
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st March 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,196
Posted By BigAl5
Thanks guys. Ok, it does appear that my A8 has...

Thanks guys. Ok, it does appear that my A8 has the Torsen Quattro system.

I’ll change the tyres on the front and take your advice of swapping them to the rear.

+++
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st March 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,196
Posted By BigAl5
Do I need to replace all 4 tyres?

Hi guys, the two front tyres on my Quattro A8 will need replacing soon but the rear tyres will last another few months. Question is, is it essential to replace all 4 tyres at the same time?

Iíve...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 1st March 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,688
Posted By BigAl5
Thanks mate! Great photos. Unfortunately Trups...

Thanks mate! Great photos. Unfortunately Trups doesnít sell that kit anymore as he says not enough people wanted one. Iíve just brought a bespoke LED interior light kit from him and canít wait for it...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,546
Posted By BigAl5
Thanks guys, Iíll look at fitting the A119S

Thanks guys, Iíll look at fitting the A119S
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,546
Posted By BigAl5
Great review of the D5 Mark. What do you think of...

Great review of the D5 Mark. What do you think of the nextbase web cam?
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 27th February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,688
Posted By BigAl5
Thatís interesting. Iíve just messaged Trup to...

Thatís interesting. Iíve just messaged Trup to find out if he can supply a kit for my D4. Iím keen to get this done ASAP. Nothing on their web site (that I could find) regarding the light changing...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,688
Posted By BigAl5
Ambient lighting new colours

I assume the ambient lighting on the ceiling and in the foot wells etc. are fiber optic. On my A8 D4 you can select white, warm white or red. I was wondering if there's any way of modifying the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th January 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,689
Posted By BigAl5
I only watched 30 seconds of this and felt...

I only watched 30 seconds of this and felt physically unwell. What on Earth was the owner thinking. Wins the Ďno tasteí award for car modifications
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 18th January 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,624
Posted By BigAl5
Very true Steamship. Iím starting to get more...

Very true Steamship. Iím starting to get more confidence in buying a set of aftermarket alloys now.

Thanks for all the replies +++
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 18th January 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,624
Posted By BigAl5
Thank you M-A8 for posting such a detailed reply....

Thank you M-A8 for posting such a detailed reply. Thatís very interesting. Would you mind sharing the details of your suppliers in the London area please?
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,336
Posted By BigAl5
Hey Paul, thanks mate. Just followed your link...

Hey Paul, thanks mate. Just followed your link and seen the really useful info you posted. Thank you.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 18th January 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 55,261
Posted By BigAl5
For that I went into Poole Audi to ask them as my...

For that I went into Poole Audi to ask them as my car had just come out of its 3 year free subscription period. The service guy said no one had ever come in and asked for it to be extended so he...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 18th January 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 55,261
Posted By BigAl5
Thanks Paul, this is brilliant. Iím going to do: ...

Thanks Paul, this is brilliant. Iím going to do:

Adaptive cruise control set distance

Adjust brightness of DRL

Awesome!
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,336
Posted By BigAl5
A8 (D4) 4H - besides evaluating fault codes, what else can you do?

A friend has a VACOM unit and says heís going to bring it over to my place in a couple of weeks. He says Iíd be amazed at the things you can tweak on the VW Audi cars using the device. However, he...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th January 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,828
Posted By BigAl5
Did this within the first couple of weeks of...

Did this within the first couple of weeks of owning the car. They are slightly larger than the OEM screens at 11.6” wide. They are also higher resolution. A friend installed them for me. His company...
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 17th January 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,401
Posted By BigAl5
Hi IT, I did wonder if those comments above were...

Hi IT, I did wonder if those comments above were based on an older system.

By the way, I sent an email yesterday to the admin asking if they can add a Ďthank you button on the bottom of each...
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 17th January 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,401
Posted By BigAl5
Ok , I have the massage seats. It much more than...

Ok , I have the massage seats. It much more than just pulsating the lumber support. You can turn it on by pressing a button on the side of the seat, then use the comfort seat scroll wheel on the side...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 16th January 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,092
Posted By BigAl5
Thanks guys for your help and the detailed...

Thanks guys for your help and the detailed replies. I think I may have a go at cutting down the existing number plate holder. I’ll post a photo here if it works out as planned. LOL
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 16th January 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,092
Posted By BigAl5
Yes that did cross my mind BrianG9

Yes that did cross my mind BrianG9
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 16th January 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,624
Posted By BigAl5
Thanks all the replies guys. Wow... that’s a real...

Thanks all the replies guys. Wow... that’s a real mix of experiences. I have AXE alloys on my xc90 (not replicas ofcourse) but they’ve been great. At about £800 a set of AXE alloys is about the same...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 16th January 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,624
Posted By BigAl5
Good advice, what would you consider too cheap...

Good advice, what would you consider too cheap mate, the replicas Iíve seen range from £600 to about £850 for a set of 4.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 15th January 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,092
Posted By BigAl5
Advice on fitting a short number plate to the D4 front grill

So I have a 5 digit number plate which is not as wide as a standard UK plate but is completely legal, and marked as such. Problem is that if I stick it to the existing front number plate holder it...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 15th January 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,455
Posted By BigAl5
Completely agree!

Completely agree!
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 15th January 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,624
Posted By BigAl5
Are non OEM alloy wheels any good?

I've seen a flood of replica alloys on the market that are sub £900 for a set of 4 compared with more than £2K - £4K for the original OEM versions. I know you generally get what you pay for but...
Forum: D4 - Lights 14th January 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,553
Posted By BigAl5
Has anyone tried this yet? Curious to know.

Has anyone tried this yet? Curious to know.
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