Yes, it would look better, but this cost me 5 dollars. And screw spending like 100 bucks on new mirror caps, or taking the time to do prep work. 16 hours of prep work to sand my wheels for paint was enough lolThat.... looks so cheap I feel like this forum is turning into the mkiv forums now with wanting to go the cheap route to mod cars (ie- PlastiDip)
Would look much better painted professionally with gloss black paint.
I dynamatted the trunk, spare tire well, behind the back panels in the rear and under the rear seat. Used about 40sq ft of the material. In some places I used 2 layers
also the hump in the tire well was really tinny, to the tap.
the whole tire area got a layer
there was a little change..not as much as i had hoped for
i pulled out the carpet for the floor and put a layer on there on the fiberglass part on the bottom of the trunk floor carpet., and also did all of the seams with foil tape to keep it clean.. it got a little more quiet,..
then i crawled under the car and put a layer on the factory heatshield that is right above the rear muffler. and that made a noticable difference as well
Apparently at the TCU recall my car (got it used Certified from Audi) got one of the original ones put back in. Fun. So I got a free TCU upgrade to one from a 2012 (?!). I'm a complete novice at this stuff but all I know is shifting from 1-2 or from D to R doesn't feel like the car is going to jerk itself to deal any more (take that how you want).
Pseudo hard wired my radar detector, its a passport 8500xi. I just bought a phone cord and an adapter, ran it along and under the trim of the A pillar, under the dash by the footwell, and then over to my 12v port. You cant even see the cable at all except right by the 12v port. Looks MUCH cleaner than just having a stretchy cord hanging down from the windshield
Last edited by rebelxtnut; 04-23-2012 at 04:14 PM.
Called to find out I can pick up my car tomorrow. Besides getting valve stem seals replaced , should have new UM map .
2008 Lava Grey Audi A3 2.0T FWD: Euro Spec. LED Tails | Stage 1 APR | Front Grill LED Rings | Bilstein Sport Shocks + Struts | Neuspeed Springs
Last edited by rebelxtnut; 04-24-2012 at 05:07 AM.
I reported it to BBB bc I felt the issues were not related. I read lots of other people had issues with the company too.
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Sadly picked my car up from the dealer with zero repairs. They can't seem to find the issue with my rumbling feeling/noise on hard turn accelerations. The shop foreman had me take him for a ride. I recreated the problem twice, he gave me the excuse that my car is too low and that he would probably have to raise my car to stock height and take it from there. He then proceeded to tell me that he was going to find another a3 and see how it reacts to my turns. So he found a 2011 diesel, I took the hard turn with him in the car and of course no sound. I wasn't expecting it from a new car. As we pulled back in I asked him if it was a quattro and it wasn't so he went into the garage to try to find a quattro. After 15 minutes he came back without a quattro, said he didn't have any in the garage. He said that it is most likely the HALDEX so he said to give him a week to try to get a quattro in so he can test it for piece of mind and that depending on the conclusion he would order a new haldex for my car.... This really sucks, I don't know what else to do other than wait it out and hope for the best.