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philward

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Are you removing the axle or trying to fix in situ? Good luck btw. I'm contemplating looking at this in future hence the interest - rear axle and front wishbones on 2003+ cars are the frustrating main rust weak areas in an otherwise pleasureable rust free experience
Checked it out and it was soft compared to the other side so they do need replacing. The rear axle is covered in rust got a number of seized screws and rounded brake pipe nuts so decided to drop it out and clean up the whole rear axle assembly. The car is a keeper so it will be worth the effort. Look at the mess here:
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Rusty911

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Checked it out and it was soft compared to the other side so they do need replacing. The rear axle is covered in rust got a number of seized screws and rounded brake pipe nuts so decided to drop it out and clean up the whole rear axle assembly. The car is a keeper so it will be worth the effort. Look at the mess here: View attachment 66366
Did you get any clunking or noises from the area? Any handling issues? Will be interesting to see how the car feels afterwards.

Are you going with standard bushes?
 

PlasticMac

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Everytime I've moved from 17" sports to pepperpots its been akin to adding 20bhp to initial acceleration. Staggering difference.
@cheechy
Depending how many horses you had before the wheel change, any idea where, maybe, 20% power increase came from? Even I'd (perhaps) give up my 17s for that.
18s on the TT could be good for an extra 30 or 40 bhp.
Mac.
 

cheechy

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@cheechy
Depending how many horses you had before the wheel change, any idea where, maybe, 20% power increase came from? Even I'd (perhaps) give up my 17s for that.
18s on the TT could be good for an extra 30 or 40 bhp.
Mac.
Ok so I said it "felt like this" on initial acceleration feel - I know for a fact that it isn't actually 20bhp faster but I'm not sure if you are taking the michael or not :) . For sure though the initial pickup and feel is better with the pepperpots as I've swapped between the 17s and 15" pepperpots a few times now. Always take bad going to the 17s as the car feels like its wading in treacle...
 

PlasticMac

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Ok so I said it "felt like this" on initial acceleration feel - I know for a fact that it isn't actually 20bhp faster but I'm not sure if you are taking the michael or not :) . For sure though the initial pickup and feel is better with the pepperpots as I've swapped between the 17s and 15" pepperpots a few times now. Always take bad going to the 17s as the car feels like its wading in treacle...
Definitely taking the Michael @cheechy
Don't know about treacle though, my 17s are like Red Bull, "gives you wings" (allegedly).
Mac.
 

Joga

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Today I had a custom Quantum Tuning Hybrid Power/Eco remap by ZenSPORT in Braintree, Essex. Resulted in 103bhp and 245Nm torque...what a difference it has made!!!!
Curious, willl people driving behind generally "know" if one has a remap? I am thinking on any presence of blacksmoke at acceleration?
 

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Through past experience black smoke emitted after a remap does not bode well. Ive watched Vinces team at stealth racing map a Tdi 90 and there shouldn't be any once the process is complete.
 

RobTT

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Today I had new discs, pads, callipers, drums and shoes fitted...and, maybe controversially, have painted them...
My justifications for this are as follows:
1. I am 44 and not really bothered what people think of me anymore 🤣
2. This is the first car I have owned where I have done anything other than ‘factory’ changes to it (my alloys are now a non Audi colour)
And 3: I like the colour!
 

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