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      04-20-2012 11:23 PM #1191
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      Would look much better painted professionally with gloss black paint. IMO
      That or just buy black mirror caps. I think Bud quoted them at about $90 a piece

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      04-20-2012 11:38 PM #1192
      Got my first MIL + EPC together!

      Off to the dealer tomorrow, I am sure it is related to my 55K which left me with a slight engine shudder.

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      04-20-2012 11:58 PM #1193
      Engine oil and DSG fluid change with filter. Haldex is next followed by brake fluid.

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      04-21-2012 01:08 AM #1194
      Got the Votex skirts installed.







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      04-21-2012 02:27 AM #1195
      That.... 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.
      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 lol

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      04-21-2012 11:26 AM #1196
      i am off to the garage to install some dynamat type (knock off stuff) in the trunk area in hopes of stopping some drone from the exhaust

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      04-21-2012 04:23 PM #1197
      Quote Originally Posted by $$Rich$$ View Post
      i am off to the garage to install some dynamat type (knock off stuff) in the trunk area in hopes of stopping some drone from the exhaust
      I did this. I have straight pipes. Its loud as hell with the windows down. Windows up you can hear it, but it isnt loud at all. Pretty damn quiet actually.

      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

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      04-21-2012 05:11 PM #1198
      Quote Originally Posted by rebelxtnut View Post
      I did this. I have straight pipes. Its loud as hell with the windows down. Windows up you can hear it, but it isnt loud at all. Pretty damn quiet actually.

      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
      i did the same, there was factory stuff under the rear seat, so now it is doubled up
      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

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      04-22-2012 10:53 AM #1199
      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).

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      04-23-2012 07:43 AM #1200
      Quote Originally Posted by maverickar15 View Post
      Got the Votex skirts installed.



      Looks great!
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    11. 04-23-2012 12:08 PM #1201
      had sex with mkims seats for 30 min


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      04-23-2012 12:37 PM #1202
      OMJizzz

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      04-23-2012 12:38 PM #1203
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      04-23-2012 03:20 PM #1204
      Those are some sluty seats. I think they need to be passes on an abused some more-).

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      04-23-2012 04:10 PM #1205
      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
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      04-23-2012 04:23 PM #1206
      Called to find out I can pick up my car tomorrow. Besides getting valve stem seals replaced , should have new UM map .
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      04-23-2012 04:26 PM #1207
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Called to find out I can pick up my car tomorrow. Besides getting valve stem seals replaced , should have new UM map .
      Got a call from my dealer, they couldn't find anything wrong with my car after about a week. They want me to come in and take a drive with the mechanic to see if they can pinpoint the problem.
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      04-23-2012 04:29 PM #1208
      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      Got a call from my dealer, they couldn't find anything wrong with my car after about a week. They want me to come in and take a drive with the mechanic to see if they can pinpoint the problem.
      They're just driving it like pansies and can't reproduce the issue.
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      04-23-2012 04:33 PM #1209
      Yeah seriously. It blows. I'm about to just tell them to forget it. I don't know what else to do.
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      04-23-2012 11:30 PM #1210
      Picked up my car from the dealer.

      Got a special note on my service write up:

      "Any non audi software will be erased" and some cliff notes which read "has boost gauge".



      Should be a fun call with my service rep tomorrow morning.

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      04-23-2012 11:33 PM #1211
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      Picked up my car from the dealer.

      Got a special note on my service write up:

      "Any non audi software will be erased" and some cliff notes which read "has boost gauge".



      Should be a fun call with my service rep tomorrow morning.
      Which dealer did you take it to?

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      04-24-2012 12:21 AM #1212
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      Picked up my car from the dealer.

      Got a special note on my service write up:

      "Any non audi software will be erased" and some cliff notes which read "has boost gauge".



      Should be a fun call with my service rep tomorrow morning.
      my fear EVERY time i bring my car in for service.

      speaking of...anyone have any issue w/ warranty and lowering the car?
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      04-24-2012 05:05 AM #1213
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      Picked up my car from the dealer.

      Got a special note on my service write up:

      "Any non audi software will be erased" and some cliff notes which read "has boost gauge".



      Should be a fun call with my service rep tomorrow morning.
      Wow I would never go back to that dealer unless they seriously changed what they are saying. I recently got done the RVU's for the intake flap motor and the pcv at the dealer by me. Stage 2, straight pipes, lowered. The dealer didnt care one bit.
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      04-24-2012 08:31 AM #1214
      Quote Originally Posted by x SMURF x View Post
      my fear EVERY time i bring my car in for service.

      speaking of...anyone have any issue w/ warranty and lowering the car?
      I kinda did, but with extended warranty. I'm sure the Audi warranty wood have covered it. When my mechatronic unit went out, they would not cover the replacement because of modified suspension.

      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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      04-24-2012 09:25 AM #1215
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      Which dealer did you take it to?



      What he said.

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      04-24-2012 09:53 AM #1216
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      Picked up my car from the dealer.

      Got a special note on my service write up:

      "Any non audi software will be erased" and some cliff notes which read "has boost gauge".



      Should be a fun call with my service rep tomorrow morning.
      My BBK generally throws a big red flag when I pull into the dealer lot, found an indi shop real fast to deal with my sh!t. Need to do front wheel bearings and a passenger rear shock asap, dude is quoting me WAY under the dealer.
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      04-24-2012 10:31 AM #1217
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      My BBK generally throws a big red flag when I pull into the dealer lot, found an indi shop real fast to deal with my sh!t. Need to do front wheel bearings and a passenger rear shock asap, dude is quoting me WAY under the dealer.
      Would the dealership be douchey if I left my Carbonio installed? I need to service my car for the RVU on the intake flap motor. I really don't feel like removing it, then putting it back on after...
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      04-24-2012 10:41 AM #1218
      Quote Originally Posted by everfresh59 View Post
      Would the dealership be douchey if I left my Carbonio installed? I need to service my car for the RVU on the intake flap motor. I really don't feel like removing it, then putting it back on after...
      Are you under warranty?
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      04-24-2012 10:48 AM #1219
      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.
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      04-24-2012 11:48 AM #1220
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      Are you under warranty?
      Well, I do fall unde the extended warranty for this... I received the letter in the mail.
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      04-24-2012 11:54 AM #1221
      Quote Originally Posted by everfresh59 View Post
      Well, I do fall unde the extended warranty for this... I received the letter in the mail.
      I'd say since your not under factory warranty, they have no real grounds. Could be wrong.
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    33. 04-24-2012 03:31 PM #1223
      lorinsers huh welp see you later

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      04-24-2012 03:53 PM #1224
      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      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.
      Take it to another dealer?!?!
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      04-24-2012 03:57 PM #1225
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Take it to another dealer?!?!
      My service adviser has always been good to me. I'm going to wait to see what happens. The only other dealer is about an hour away and not sure if they would be nice enough to work on my car considering i have coilovers.
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