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Title: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Eric18T on April 08, 2006, 04:39:22 PM
Here are some updated pics of the A4. They aren't the best but they will due till we meet up as a group and get some good group shots.

I just added the ABt front lip, S4 lower door flares and had the rest of the lowers painted. Tell me what you think..

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14094-1/small4.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14100-1/small8.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14098-1/small6.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14104-1/small2.jpg)

Specs are below:


STaSIS Street Sport Coilovers
H-Sport Rear Sway Bar
APR Poly Snub Mount

APR Stage 2 Software with Big Injectors
Milltek Exhaust

17" OZ SL's W/ Toyo T1-S Tires

Pending Install:

Stoptech BBK kit for the front and Stoptech slotted rotors for the rear

Next on the list (my contribution to keep Randy busy):

Neuspeed Short Shift kit
K04 Hybrid (similar to the OC.T K04)
Testpipe/HFC
Dual Side Mount Intercooler kit

Comments and suggestions are welcome. :)

Here is the place the keeps this car running:
(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14109-1/sticker.jpg)
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Colorado_Baja on April 08, 2006, 07:54:26 PM
Looks hot. I like it.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: jayryan on April 08, 2006, 08:09:18 PM
Beautiful!!
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Spicoli on April 08, 2006, 08:18:05 PM
nice.  You know I have never seen pics of your ride until now.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: ianacole on April 08, 2006, 09:59:31 PM
I really like the front end, but the color on the bumper looks off; just the photos, perhaps?  Is that the work that Apex did?  Car looks very nice though.  First time I've seen it too.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Spicoli on April 08, 2006, 11:33:37 PM
Quote from: "ianacole";p="44724"
I really like the front end, but the color on the bumper looks off; just the photos, perhaps?  Is that the work that Apex did?  Car looks very nice though.  First time I've seen it too.


you're right it does.   IF it doesn't match I am sure apex will fix it for you.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Eric18T on April 09, 2006, 06:44:51 AM
the paint is pretty darn close, the angles and the light make it look like it doesn't match very well. It's about a 98% match and i will have to deal with it the way it is. I may have the whole front end resprayed sometime and have the fenders touched up. But i will NOT be taking it back to Apex.

If you look at the 4th pic the lower lip is new paint, the upper bumper is old paint (oem)  as is the fender (oem). Technically there are 3 different shades of paint there. But in person they are all pretty close.

Thanks for the complements guys. atleast it doesn't look like every other dolphin grey A4 in denver now. :)
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Spicoli on April 09, 2006, 08:36:24 AM
so you just had them paint the lip, and not to sand and fade to match the paint?  If so, I'm impressed it is that close of a paint match.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Eric18T on April 09, 2006, 08:40:50 AM
Quote from: "Spicoli";p="44728"
so you just had them paint the lip, and not to sand and fade to match the paint?  


they were suppose too. But that was what they classify as 'an oversight' after the fact.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Spicoli on April 09, 2006, 08:44:55 AM
That is weird, and you talked with Dave?  Dave has never done me or anyone I have sent him wrong.  That really sucks.  Sorry Eric.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Eric18T on April 09, 2006, 09:49:03 AM
No i never talked with Dave, only Randy and he claims this was the best they could do. it is what it is. I am fine with it for now.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: TurboDub on April 09, 2006, 11:03:10 AM
Car looks hot!
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: jamathe on April 09, 2006, 11:55:03 AM
that's a sweet lookin' car.  I have a broken, cracked front lip spoiler on my car.  How expensive are they to replace?  Depends?
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Eric18T on April 09, 2006, 01:06:36 PM
Quote from: "jamathe";p="44741"
 How expensive are they to replace?  Depends?


thanks.

It really depends. Some are cheaper, some are more expensive. The ABt one for my A4 is about $600+ shipping.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: gragravar on April 10, 2006, 07:27:06 AM
Eric - that car is looking really nice.  I like the new work  .

 :D
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: jayryan on April 10, 2006, 08:09:21 AM
Eric,
My Jetta's lip looks a bit lighter than the rest of the car. However, I do know that different materials and textures will cause a perfectly matched paint job to look a bit off. Mine's so close it doesn't bother me, but at certain angles/differing light conditions, you can see a slight difference. The rear looks almost perfect though but both are plastic/fiberglass and the rest is metal so I think that definately plays are part. I should have some new pics up this weekend.
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 10, 2006, 08:25:43 AM
The car turned out really nicely Eric. Definitley stands out from all the other DGs on the road.

 :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:
Title: Re: new updated pics of the A4
Post by: Eric18T on April 10, 2006, 10:05:12 AM
they used the same batch of paint for everything. The sides seem to match almost perfect. The rear has a slightly different tint and the front again looks a tad different. It seems to be a difference in painint, Plastic, metal and Purim. I guess each one will look a tad diff. It is close enough for me and i like how it is just enough different from the other DG A4's in town.