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Old 03-20-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default The chrome trim is a thing of the past!!

Finished up the front end yesterday. Today I did the passenger side window trim, upper door handles and side moldings. Tomorrow the rear bump strip and driver side. The only things I'm leaving alone are the badges, rings, and mirror caps.

As you can see I still have my winter wheels on. I will be going with a custom 21" forged monoblock wheel and installing lowering links for the perfect stance.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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Submit photos to "Pimp my Ride".
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The chrome trim gone, ok looks good. But the black wheels and what's with the side mirrors? Are they white or chrome? Looks out of place
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The mirrors are the brushed aluminum that come on all the S cars. Pimp my ride, are you guys serious? Obviously you like your car to look like something from the 80's! You probably wear socks with sandals as well.

Look at all the new Euros, no chrome except for maybe the grill. The car looks much sportier. The black wheels are just for my winter setup but they look good on the car none the less. Obviously people around here are afraid to step outside the box when it comes to personalizing their car.

The car just had way to much chrome, with everything body matched the car looks smaller and sportier.

"Pimp my Ride" I bet you get super excited every time you get a chance to use that lame *** line!
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That actually looks good. Did you straight up paint the chrome/alluminum trim or plastidip them? The black wheels look good with the trim gone, painted mirrors might look good too.
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Yeah. Definitely doesn't deserve the pimp-my-ride comments. Looks good and if it's your taste then the more the better.

I would have left the grill alone and get off those winter wheels asap. Just a little too much black from the side shots right now.
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Man these guys are old school the ride looks fresh , stealthy and more mean. everyone in the NYC area is also plastidipping their chrome or getting it vinyl wrapped. cars going to look amazing with the new wheels and lowering links !
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I never agreed with Audi's decision to use the silver mirror housings, I think it looks trendy and now it looks dated. There is probably someone out there who would pay a high premium for yours, though. Maybe consider getting some black ones?

I see nothing "pimpy" about it. Usually I agree (with the A8s and S8s) that stock = best, but this one's not pimped. Now, if you "stance"it down til the tires rub the top of the wheel arches, that would change my opinion a bit.

Is it VCDS lowered to max? You could save some serious $ if you avoid those overpriced links!

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That actually looks good. Did you straight up paint the chrome/alluminum trim or plastidip them? The black wheels look good with the trim gone, painted mirrors might look good too.

I thought about doing the mirrors but it's the S-car staple!

I used the Anthracite Plasti Dip with a glossifier. It's a pretty dman good match. Now that I know for sure I like the look I will have it done right with paint at a professional shop.
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