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    1. Member Mr Wolf's Avatar
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      04-19-2017 10:18 PM #826
      Nicely lipped rotors on the Q7 though - did you check the rotor thickness?
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      04-23-2017 07:38 PM #827
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wolf View Post
      Nicely lipped rotors on the Q7 though - did you check the rotor thickness?
      They are still in spec. I'm sure a dealer would tell me they need replacing, but I am under the car enough that I'll just replace them if they begin to become a problem.

      Summer wheel/tire changeover on the A6/q7 today. Latest I can remember doing it. Q7 needs new tires so I've been holding off but it's warm enough now that I felt like I had to get the winters off. Both cars need to go in for recall work, so will order tires online and have them do those at the same time.



      It's nowhere near close to driving yet, but this was nice to hear today given that it hasn't run in 4 years and I've repackaged the entire wiring harness (although the engine harness is pretty damn self-contained, if I have issues it will probably be with Vanagon specific stuff).

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      04-23-2017 07:40 PM #828
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.

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      04-24-2017 07:34 PM #829
      since I hate it so much I thought I'd start Monday off with a little bodywork.

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      04-24-2017 08:32 PM #830
      Quote Originally Posted by rs4-380 View Post
      The calipers are very un-Audilike (Porsche must have designed the braking system for the 1st gen Touareg/Q7/Cayenne platform), fixed 6 piston calipers, so pad changes are very easy as long as you can get the retaining pin out.
      They were actually designed by Brembo I believe. They are good brakes and bolt up front to almost any car in the VW/Audi line-up. They're commonly used as BBK upgrades on the Golf R, GTI, etc.

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      04-24-2017 08:43 PM #831
      Quote Originally Posted by jepva View Post
      They're commonly used as BBK upgrades on the Golf R, GTI, etc.
      I'm totally oblivious to the Gof/Jetta scene past the MKIv's, and even then I couldn't even tell you what's hot these days. That's some serious stopping power for golf though.
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      04-24-2017 11:15 PM #832
      Best upgrades for the mkIV are the R32 setup or using 1st-gen Boxster front Brembos with adapters, I've had a set of those on the TT for years
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      04-24-2017 11:17 PM #833
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      Best upgrades for the mkIV are the R32 setup or using 1st-gen Boxster front Brembos with adapters, I've had a set of those on the TT for years
      I had the TT225 setup on my MKIV before the R32 even existed
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      04-24-2017 11:25 PM #834
      The brake upgrade food chain! I'm still mining the OEM+ parts bin
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      04-26-2017 11:22 PM #835
      Got the radiator and SS coolant pipes in, the final routing of the power steering lines done, and the shift linkage in (although it's not adjusted nor attached to the shifter at this point).

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      05-03-2017 10:55 AM #836
      New rubber for the q7. They look even bigger then the crosscontact UHP's that are on there now, actual tread width seems to be almost an inch wider.



      The van is all plumbed up. Would rather have used black hose but for some reason it was 3x as expensive as 'racing' blue.
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      05-03-2017 12:15 PM #837
      Quote Originally Posted by rs4-380 View Post


      The van is all plumbed up. Would rather have used black hose but for some reason it was 3x as expensive as 'racing' blue.
      While HPS is convenient their pricing and ID sizing is bizarre. I have a ton of 'spares' from using them.
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      05-10-2017 10:35 PM #838
      just starting the next phase before finishing the last phase... (as usual)


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      05-11-2017 08:02 AM #839
      Van is going to look awesome

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      05-11-2017 08:06 PM #840
      Great color choice

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      05-11-2017 11:52 PM #841
      thanks, I did the other door today and finally feel like I am getting the hang of it. The first two panels have some small wrinkles in them that are visible up close, but not to the point that I want to redo them. However I was able to avoid them with the door today. Still not looking forward to that stretch from the drivers door to the rear end, plan is to do it with one piece

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      05-12-2017 01:40 AM #842
      Have you looked for scratches and swirl marks? My friend just got his car wrapped and it looks like paint that's been washed improperly for 10 years.
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      05-12-2017 01:59 AM #843
      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      Have you looked for scratches and swirl marks? My friend just got his car wrapped and it looks like paint that's been washed improperly for 10 years.
      To be fair, the vast majority of paint is washed improperly/not compounded or polished when it should.
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      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
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      05-19-2017 09:37 PM #844
      Just me driving the van for the first time in 5+ years.


      Just a little jaunt through the back of the property, but pretty rewarding nonetheless. It is apparent that the crack in the mild steel exhaust header has not magically disappeared during it's down time.

      Been very happy that things have just worked when I plugged them back in/hooked them back up. Only small issue I had was the low oil pressure warning LED I had added, but that was resolved when I plugged it in to the wire from the sender and not the wire to the rear fog light. Bleeding the cooling system was also a little tricky but that's always the case on a Vanagon when the coolant reservoir is not the high point in the system and the radiator is 15 feet away from the engine. Also is nice to have power steering. When I bought the van it was disconnected, and I never bothered with it during the Subaru swap because the lines to the rack were rotted out. It really wasn't a problem at speed but low speed maneuvering required some muscles.
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      05-30-2017 01:13 PM #845
      I couldn't resist.
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      05-30-2017 01:25 PM #846
      Did that save you from having to do a once-piece roofwrap?

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      05-30-2017 02:13 PM #847
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Did that save you from having to do a once-piece roofwrap?
      yeah but that wasn't necessarily why I did it.

      This stuff wants to be stretched (with a fair amount of tension) to avoid wrinkles and bubbles. Turns out it's pretty tough to apply that tension to small, irregular shaped pieces. And the only way to apply any tension at all, is to pull on the edges, which distorts the edges quite a bit (thats why if you ever see pictures of untrimmed wrap the excess is all bunched up and wrinkled, because that's where you pull). I'm sure people who do this for a living have tricks, but I ended up with quite few small wrinkles because I was not able to get enough tension on the pieces without really distorting them. I'm fine because it's the roof and as I've said, this is a solid 10 footer, but lesson learned for next time around.
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      05-30-2017 02:19 PM #848
      Quote Originally Posted by rs4-380 View Post
      yeah but that wasn't necessarily why I did it.
      I think it looks great.

      I have a hard time washing the whole roof. I would have done the same thing.

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      05-30-2017 02:30 PM #849
      Can't say I've ever washed the roof of that van in the 12? years I've owned it. It had it's fair share of peeling clearcoat and some scrapes (another reason for the camo).
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      05-30-2017 04:06 PM #850
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
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