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Frizzley

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Ok then by way of an intro, had been searching for a second car but with a very specific set of requirements based on my previous car history. The only trouble was the combination I was looking for isn’t that common so I had to wait however eventually found one that ticked the must have boxes which was this.

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It was missing some of the spec I wanted but beggars cant be choosers and part of the reason for getting a second car was to have something that I could do stuff to over time as a bit of a project / hobby and learn in the process (I have no experience of servicing or modding cars).

After I picked it up I drew up a list of things i‘d like to change (mainly cosmetic) and then started researching how to do these came across this thread which has been a brilliant source of information and inspiration. So have been quietly lurking in the background but have avoided posting as no surprises many of things i had on my to do list have already been done on here.

So far I’ve changed the mirror caps for black ones, had the filler cap painted black and had the mmi updated to the latest software including Apple car play and got some new new mats on order as well as giving the whole car a ma chine polish all of which is pretty basic stuff.

Separately I decided to focus on the interior and the first item on the list was to change the centre console to carbon to match my old TTRS. Painting the insert to match the car was also on the list (honestly) so decided to do this as well as fit hill hold at the same time.

Completed this yesterday - it turned out to be a much larger job than I realised and had no idea I’d have to take half the interior out to do it. Anyway here’s a couple of pics of the job in progress and the finished result which I was well happy with given I’ve never even attempted anything like this before and everything still worked when I put it back together.C13C430E-6A32-435A-A57F-EC1841F49803.jpeg14A4F97F-03DC-40E3-B75C-2A235FBCACF8.jpeg708F7841-A440-4163-85AF-63670690757F.jpeg1E6E6800-C999-49F8-AB36-3960AEFFACD9.jpeg2CA88061-B722-468F-A33A-9317E70D5E46.jpeg
 

boba fett

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Ok then by way of an intro, had been searching for a second car but with a very specific set of requirements based on my previous car history. The only trouble was the combination I was looking for isn’t that common so I had to wait however eventually found one that ticked the must have boxes which was this.

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It was missing some of the spec I wanted but beggars cant be choosers and part of the reason for getting a second car was to have something that I could do stuff to over time as a bit of a project / hobby and learn in the process (I have no experience of servicing or modding cars).

After I picked it up I drew up a list of things i‘d like to change (mainly cosmetic) and then started researching how to do these came across this thread which has been a brilliant source of information and inspiration. So have been quietly lurking in the background but have avoided posting as no surprises many of things i had on my to do list have already been done on here.

So far I’ve changed the mirror caps for black ones, had the filler cap painted black and had the mmi updated to the latest software including Apple car play and got some new new mats on order as well as giving the whole car a ma chine polish all of which is pretty basic stuff.

Separately I decided to focus on the interior and the first item on the list was to change the centre console to carbon to match my old TTRS. Painting the insert to match the car was also on the list (honestly) so decided to do this as well as fit hill hold at the same time.

Completed this yesterday - it turned out to be a much larger job than I realised and had no idea I’d have to take half the interior out to do it. Anyway here’s a couple of pics of the job in progress and the finished result which I was well happy with given I’ve never even attempted anything like this before and everything still worked when I put it back together.View attachment 2626View attachment 2627View attachment 2628View attachment 2629View attachment 2630
Awesome foursome now!

Vegas is lovely, and we have a vert now. @Frizzley this forum can be dangerous for your wallet!

I really want to do that Carbon and colour coding, but taking half the interior out is a right turn off!
 

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Another Vegas! For someone with no modding experience you’ve done a cracking job so far!

Car is looking well! Did DaveB do your carbon for you?
 

Frizzley

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Is the carbon done on your original centre console then?

I bought another off eBay and then had it hydrocoated in case I damaged my original getting it out or didn’t like the result. Also meant I could keep using the car until I was ready to change it.
 

boba fett

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I bought another off eBay and then had it hydrocoated in case I damaged my original getting it out or didn’t like the result. Also meant I could keep using the car until I was ready to change it.

Gotcha so its dipped ?
 

Frizzley

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Gotcha so its dipped ?
Yep and then finished with a couple of coats of 2k lacquer. Got the door handles done at the same time.

Only found out about it recently so decided to give it a try. Loads of different patterns to choose from plus you can change how dark / light you want it but altering the colour of the base coat.

this one is a bit darker than the one I had in the TTRS but apart from that it’s difficult to tell the difference and it’s the fraction of the price of a genuine OEM set
 
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boba fett

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Yep and then finished with a couple of coats of 2k lacquer. Got the door handles done at the same time.

Only found out about recently so decided to give it a try. Loads of different patterns to choose from plus you can change how dark / light you want it but altering the colour of the base coat.

this one is a bit darker than the one I had in the TTRS but apart from that it’s difficult to tell the difference and it’s the fraction of the price of a genuine OEM set

What TTRS did you have?
 

Denso

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It seems yellow TTs are like buses, you wait ages for one and then 3 show up :ROFLMAO: This has to be one of the best MK3 pages on any forum, the cars are all next level.

Denso
 

Frizzley

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TTRS was an impulse purchase - was actually looking for an S5 and after 6 months, the cons had started to outweigh the pros of owning it. By chance was flicking through Autotrader and found Audi had released a bunch of pre registered launch edition S5‘s. Made a few calls and a deal was done.

Separately always wanted to have a car that could be a bit of a hobby / project. This year to I finally got around to doing something about it and got the TTS to run alongside the S5.
 

moonstone

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TTRS was an impulse purchase - was actually looking for an S5 and after 6 months, the cons had started to outweigh the pros of owning it. By chance was flicking through Autotrader and found Audi had released a bunch of pre registered launch edition S5‘s. Made a few calls and a deal was done.

Separately always wanted to have a car that could be a bit of a hobby / project. This year to I finally got around to doing something about it and got the TTS to run alongside the S5.

Interesting. I’m in the same boat. Wanted the TTS as a hobby car. I used to have an RS5 but got out of it at the start of the pandemic as things were looking uncertain. Loved it. Did a fair bit to it as well. My mate had the S5. Which sounded better than the RS5 due to it only haven’t one turbo instead of two.

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Denso

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So today i had this fitted,

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Top shout out to Moonstone, i had never heard of this function before. But after half a day i am sold. The auto electrician that fitted it said that the install guide kindly written by moonstone made the install very straight forward and he was finished in 40 minutes.

Cheers Moonstone.

Denso
 

moonstone

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So today i had this fitted,

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Top shout out to Moonstone, i had never heard of this function before. But after half a day i am sold. The auto electrician that fitted it said that the install guide kindly written by moonstone made the install very straight forward and he was finished in 40 minutes.

Cheers Moonstone.

Denso

Glad it helped out! Definitely a nifty option worth having IMHO. Especially given the cost.
 

boba fett

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Did the rear badges today as they both turned up. Think they look better!

I am going to wrap the rear diffuser myself (or give it a go) so I have ordered the 3M Gloss black. I have also ordered the TTRS front grill, and mirror covers, but its coming from Wuhan, so it will be a week or so wait.



Front de-badged ready, think it looks good! !

 
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