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Old 02-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Here is the details of my recent collision repair. Since the front had damage, I replaced some front parts of what I wanted. Replaced the front bumper cover with 2007 S8 cover, fog lights, and fog light covers. I also replaced the grill with a 2008 W12. I prefered that one over the gray S8 grill. The repair replaced every bumper insert and chrome trim, both brand new headlight assemblies as well as both front fenders. Also replaced were the radiator and hoses, A/C condenser, both cooling fans with shroud, serpentine belt, torque mount, inner fender, plastic cover underneath, all four upper control arm bushings, and all sorts of little parts under and behind the bumper cover. All parts were OE. Also the Audi dealer aligned and repined some new wiring connectors. They actually put the control arm bushings in.

I also changed the e-brake switch, start top switch, and S8 brake anti-rattle clips/covers.

Here are some pictures, enjoy. The last one is a picture of her getting two coats of wax at my local hand wash service.
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Looks very nice indeed.
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looks great, what size wheels are those?
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looks great, what size wheels are those?
They are 20x9 RS4 35mm offset replicas in hyper silver with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus in 275/35R20
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They are 20x9 RS4 35mm offset replicas in hyper silver with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus in 275/35R20
Looks great
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They are 20x9 RS4 35mm offset replicas in hyper silver with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus in 275/35R20
Ah gotcha, I've been toying with the idea of getting the RS4 reps in 19", just to make the ride a bit more comfy (Chicago roads are terrible). Love the RS4 design.


On a different note, have you had any issues with the K&N filters? I've been eyeing the BMC version, but the cost different isn't insignificant (~160 vs 80)
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Avoid K&N filters on the A& S 8's. The oil seems to shorten the life of the Mass Airflow Sensors.
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Here are some pictures, enjoy. The last one is a picture of her getting two coats of wax at my local hand wash service.
Looks magnificent, better than factory fresh !
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Avoid K&N filters on the A& S 8's. The oil seems to shorten the life of the Mass Airflow Sensors.
Yeah I've heard of people having the same experience on multiple cars. BMC filters, on the other hand, provide superior filtration while flowing better.
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Avoid K&N filters on the A& S 8's. The oil seems to shorten the life of the Mass Airflow Sensors.
Yes, you can damage your mass airflow sensor if you over oil your filter after cleaning. I've run a K&N filter on my Q45, D2, and my D3W12 for over 15 years with no issues on any of my cars.

Obviously I cannot feel any power difference but my cars will get around 10 to 15 miles more per tank of gas. The lower one being the W12. I don't think much will help with the W12.
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