Polony's Audi A8

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Polony's Audi A8

Postby PoLonY » Thu May 18, 2017 12:08 pm

And it's mine

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Postby panic-mechanic » Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 pm

Nice. Still love that shape. Soo much car for soo little money.
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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby AshT5 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:58 pm

PoLonY wrote:And it's mine

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Congrats bud! Lovely car this

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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby PoLonY » Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:Nice. Still love that shape. Soo much car for soo little money.

It's amazing to drive

Did VCDS scans and minimal errors to sort

Level sensor on one wheel, steering wheel ring and that's about it

Just sorting bodywork and I'll get the rest sorted

Then to plan to bag it properly

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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby jimbo » Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm

Looks epic - Congratulations!!

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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby DangerBoy » Thu May 18, 2017 1:37 pm

Well done Strat.....Epic car!!

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Postby JasonCPT » Thu May 18, 2017 2:09 pm

So excited for this! Congrats dude.
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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby J-10-M » Thu May 18, 2017 2:23 pm

Yesssss!

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Postby 4ePikanini » Thu May 18, 2017 2:27 pm

Wow. Awesome! Congrats.
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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby marzbars » Thu May 18, 2017 2:29 pm

Congrats Strat
So, how was the first drive?

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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby PoLonY » Thu May 18, 2017 3:46 pm

Thanks guys

Drive is awesome loving the smoothness and power

Car is so damn quiet though haha

Sound system is epic with the Bose surround sound

Overall I'm damn happy!!


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Postby Sebz » Thu May 18, 2017 5:44 pm

Congrats Strat! Lovely choice indeed...


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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby LostEnigma » Thu May 18, 2017 6:27 pm

As I said on WhatsApp, congrats sir.. Can not wait to see the mentioned plans go down!

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Postby BB-GP » Thu May 18, 2017 7:23 pm

Congrats Strat!

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Postby JasonCPT » Thu May 18, 2017 8:51 pm

Time for ghetto straight pipe?
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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby hubbly_bubbly » Fri May 19, 2017 7:42 am

Such an awesome car, the potential is just mind boggling.

20s and Strat ish low will be rocking
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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby Fray » Fri May 19, 2017 12:47 pm

too awesome, well done Strat!

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Re: 2004-2006 Audi A8 4.2 common issues

Postby Neuk » Fri May 19, 2017 1:02 pm

I have heard that a very common issue are the drivers of the, particularly the 4.2 V8 variant in silver.
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Postby PoLonY » Fri May 19, 2017 1:36 pm

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Postby PoLonY » Fri May 19, 2017 1:37 pm

JasonCPT wrote:Time for ghetto straight pipe?

No time for a proper exhaust with muffler bypass flaps so the wife doesn't complain

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Re: FS Projects - Audi A8 Barge

Postby Firestrm_ZA » Fri May 19, 2017 4:11 pm

Pynoxim wrote:Holy crap it's HUGE! Constratulations man

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Re: 2002-2004 Audi A8 D3 Common issues

Postby J-10-M » Tue May 23, 2017 10:56 am

Updooots???

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Re: 2002-2004 Audi A8 D3 Common issues

Postby hostility » Tue May 23, 2017 1:26 pm

Hey bud, not sure if rides thread or not, but huge congratulations man, shes a beaut....the car too. ;-)

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Re: 2002-2004 Audi A8 D3 Common issues

Postby J-10-M » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:55 am

Hello, has this thing being bagged yet or did you pull a Le Clue and roll your it against a rock?

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Postby PoLonY » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:18 am

J-10-M wrote:Hello, has this thing being bagged yet or did you pull a Le Clue and roll your it against a rock?

Just enjoying daily driving it

Replaced the battery with the correct sized one, takes a 658 so dropped some cash on that haha

Have some suspension knocks up front to sort, wanna replace all the bushes etc, get them poly filled

Then I have a set of lowering links coming in so I can drop it a touch on the factory air ride setup but have to trace the leak on the factory pump/tank setup as vagcom is crying about it

Been super busy with work so the tank takes a back seat generally

Sourced a oem MP3 capable disc changer so installed that but need to stop past Audi to remove the component protection so it'll play

Looking for the right 20" wheel as well

Exhaust will be sorted soon, gonna remove a couple boxes and change the tips

Had the body work sorted out at Greenstone Autobody but the front bumper is tired and I need to find a replacement that's in better condition.

So it's an on going thing

The full air ride will happen when I get enough bucks together, pouring most of my funds into my business.

Last tank of fuel I did 430km mixed driving, 70L , smiled the whole time

Love my tank!

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