What's your current GTF? Good to know your keeping the car.
awesome thread, funny little comments too haha I too plan on woodgraining the piss out of my interior, i love it too much haha, what wood grain vinyl do you have in mind?
Check out module masters, they repair the center LCD screen for around $150 i think... + a little more if you want anything else broken to be fixed, i plan on sending mine in and adding s4 chrome cluster rings while they have it all tore apart. cant wait
i have the chinese replacement. its just brighter than OEM. i don't mind it at all.
idk, i'm an electrical engineer so i have access to the proper tools. haha. its gonna be tough for anyone who has never done any SMD rework.
if you do the chipquik method, get the finest soldering tip you can and some copper braid. clean up the flux and low temp melt solder as good as possible after removing the old screen with flux cleaner or alcohol. Tin the pads on the board with as little solder as possible. use a magnifying glass while you line up the screen and tack down as many ribbons as possible before you let go of the screen or you risk ripping the ribbon. Then you can go back and do you final solder joint. Inspect the joints with a magnifying glass for any bridging.
I did the LCD in my A6 myself. The first try was a chinese screen that didn't work at all, then I found a genuine one from a seller in Austria and that worked perfectly and obviously looks OEM. I used to work with surface mount electronics so it wasn't a big deal for me, but its not really a job for the faint hearted or inexperienced IMO.
Good advice from poopie though if you do have a go yourself Low temp solder is essential otherwise you'll lift the pads off the circuit board and then its new cluster time.
Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out
Update: I've already took apart 2 out of 4 wheels, I'll do the rest when I get home. I have pics to prove it but I'm currently at work.
So i've been slacking on the updates because, well....there's not much to update on. But, I have :
Taken apart the wheels
*These spider webs indicate that these wheels were neglected for a while :/
I've taken apart all four since I took those pics
Took out the helper springs in the front to obtain moar low in the future with the wheels:
....for ****s and giggles, I decided to not spin up the coils just yet, I wanted to see how low I can get. Maximum amount I can get is 22" GTF. I could get lower if I cut a hole for the upper a-arms to go through.....Not looking to do all that just to get lower, i'm pretty content with where I'm at.
After that, I readjusted the fronts and I'm currently sitting at 22 1/4 in the front and 22 1/2 ish in the rear.
Sorry if those night pics look like crap.
Next update: Redoing wheels....stay tuned
Hello internet! So i've been slacking behind on updating my thread with some epicness (mainly cause I've been lazy....no lie) but recently I've been back on the grind and have some worthy updates this time around. So stay tuned, I'll be back with more to share.
To be honest, I might just update my original thread....well detailed history from past to present.
....i'll just do that
Last edited by Chuckdee; 10-10-2012 at 03:36 PM.