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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th May 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By RICKY D
That looks to be a very good purchase....

That looks to be a very good purchase. Congratulations +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd May 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By RICKY D
Great reading all the inputs. This certainly...

Great reading all the inputs. This certainly wouldnít be something Iíd ever want to do on my D2...itís the USP vs. itís BMW, Mercedes, Lexus counterparts of the era, however I was curious to know...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd May 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By RICKY D
Could a D2 be converted to RWD?

I was talking to a mate the other day about cars ( heís a BMW but ) and he was saying how great the 5 and 7 series are because the front wheels do the steering and rear wheels provide the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th April 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks MJ. My order also placed. +++ Small...

Thanks MJ. My order also placed. +++

Small typo on the EBay advert but Iím sure most people know what you mean; Audi A8 and S2 D2 ;)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 31st March 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By RICKY D
I always assumed it was me doing something wrong...

I always assumed it was me doing something wrong why I could never increase speed using the stalk, but could easily decrease it. I have been doing the increase using throttle method and then...
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,062
Posted By RICKY D
Yes to all of the above :D A cheaper...

Yes to all of the above :D

A cheaper alternative is to use red film or red spray. From my days as a Ďdubberí (VW golf modding days) this was quite popular and had really good results.
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,062
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks +++ No issues with MOTís so far. I...

Thanks +++

No issues with MOTís so far. I still have my original units just in case though.
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,062
Posted By RICKY D
Hey Dean, At the moment Iím just running the...

Hey Dean,

At the moment Iím just running the US corner lamps without any additional wires or bulbs - straight bolt in.

I did have the additional corner sidelights wired in but I had to remove...
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,062
Posted By RICKY D
Ive attached a couple of videos - not sure if...

Ive attached a couple of videos - not sure if theyíll work.

Also, Iíve passed MOTs without any issues.
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,062
Posted By RICKY D
I never managed to get anything to work as a...

I never managed to get anything to work as a strong amber so theyíve just been left as mainly red.

Iíve followed the car when the Mrs is driving and itís very clear when itís indicating. I had one...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th March 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,953
Posted By RICKY D
I had the same issue when I came to fit mine. I...

I had the same issue when I came to fit mine. I thought I was going mad. I had to drill a hole in the end which was easy enough.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd March 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By RICKY D
Thereís a chance I will need to get my arches...

Thereís a chance I will need to get my arches widened/flared/pulled if I go ahead with my next phase of the S8.....my biggest obstacle is motivation :rolleyes:

We will see. Probably next year if I...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 30th November 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks Adrian. I guess they wound up my diff...

Thanks Adrian. I guess they wound up my diff today :(

Hopefully thereís no long term damage.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 30th November 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By RICKY D
Quattro and MOT brake test.....2WD???

The 8 went in for its annual MOT today - another pass +++ :D.

I never normally pay much attention during the MOT test and just let them get on with it, but today when they were doing the brake...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 15th October 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,097
Posted By RICKY D
I think you can also run wobble bolts on 114 to...

I think you can also run wobble bolts on 114 to 112.

Even cheaper than pcd adapters.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,524
Posted By RICKY D
Actually he is registered here too....thread is...

Actually he is registered here too....thread is quite old though and the pictures aren’t really working properly.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6740
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,524
Posted By RICKY D
Thereís a chap in Scotland with Merlin purple one...

Thereís a chap in Scotland with Merlin purple one as well. Not sure if heís on here but his name is Stewart from memory. His is slightly modified and it looks mint. :love:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 31st August 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,177
Posted By RICKY D
Thank you :cool:

Thank you :cool:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th August 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,177
Posted By RICKY D
MJ, cast your mind back a bit. In this picture...

MJ, cast your mind back a bit. In this picture with the ruler, can you remember what size wheel/tyre combo was used?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th August 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,938
Posted By RICKY D
Hey pal, I did. I found some on eBay in the end....

Hey pal, I did. I found some on eBay in the end. They were about £10 delivered. Not original Audi but the quality was still good

My mechanic said the outgoing units didnít even need doing but...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,313
Posted By RICKY D
Arenít these just for the phone prep? I had...

Arenít these just for the phone prep?

I had one sitting in the cupboard that I gave to Jim last year.
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By RICKY D
Hear, hear +++

Hear, hear +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By RICKY D
I saw that this morning and felt sad :( Itís...

I saw that this morning and felt sad :(

Itís no surprise though as I had a little blast against one of those S3ís from the lights and it was pulling away from me.

Technology moves on though....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,810
Posted By RICKY D
This is really gutting to see pal :( I’ll...

This is really gutting to see pal :(

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the best outcome. My previous s8 was written off as a Cat C with less damage after being rear ended and I had hell trying to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th May 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By RICKY D
No John! You cannot sell her :tuttut: We all...

No John! You cannot sell her :tuttut:

We all get a little disheartened at times but you must persevere. You would miss her too much. Take some time out (not too much!) and you will get the love...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th April 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,840
Posted By RICKY D
Goran that is something else! :love: Iím at...

Goran that is something else! :love:

Iím at work so will have a read through the thread and link properly later.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,840
Posted By RICKY D
Some interesting reading guys. Goran I echo...

Some interesting reading guys.

Goran I echo your comments regarding the big LS lumps. Thereís something really appealing about a big powerful NA American lump. I was following a thread on another...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th April 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,840
Posted By RICKY D
Thatís interesting reading MJ. Appreciate the...

Thatís interesting reading MJ. Appreciate the insight +++

Iíll be honest I was thinking the C5 RS5 swap would be easiest (although the one I least want) due to the base engines being so similar....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th April 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,840
Posted By RICKY D
Engine conversions for the D2

Thinking a few years in to the future, Iím thinking Iíd lik to have a more potent engine transplanted in to the S8. I see lots of people posting threads about their engine conversions in golfs,...
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By RICKY D
That is luuuurvley :love: I love the sound...

That is luuuurvley :love:

I love the sound of the RS3 5 pot. Best sounding new Audi in my humble opinion. Would love to drop one of them in the S8 :D

Excellent purchase bud +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st April 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,872
Posted By RICKY D
Little update: The 8 is driving very, very...

Little update:

The 8 is driving very, very well at the moment. :D thereís still a bit of understeer if pushing hard but itís far less pronounced.

In the end I reluctantly changed the tyres and...
Forum: Daily banter 31st March 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By RICKY D
Iím in awe of your work MJ. Another great...

Iím in awe of your work MJ.

Another great thread +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd March 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks bud,but every laptop I buy lasts about 1...

Thanks bud,but every laptop I buy lasts about 1 year and then becomes so slow itís hardly worth using. Iíve given up on them :ROFL:

Cylinder 8 coil pack was replaced this morning and the error...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st March 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By RICKY D
Thank you both. Good shout on swapping the...

Thank you both.

Good shout on swapping the units around ainarssems that way I can determine if it is indeed the coil pack +++.

Will let you know how I get on probably over the weekend now.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st March 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By RICKY D
Coil pack on its way out?

Evening all,

The 8 has intermittently been feeling down in power whilst simultaneously flashing an EML and mis firing. I suspect itís a coil pack but could it be anything else? Do the coil packs...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th March 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,704
Posted By RICKY D
Iíve generally read bad reviews on LED...

Iíve generally read bad reviews on LED headlights. The light pattern is meant to be very poor compared to Xenon and even Halogen bulbs and generally just blind oncoming traffic. One of my bulbs blew...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th February 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,789
Posted By RICKY D
Why the change of heart mate? You just got the...

Why the change of heart mate? You just got the coilovers on and spaced the wheels nicely.
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By RICKY D
If itís raining tomorrow I probably wonít...

If itís raining tomorrow I probably wonít go...fingers crossed itís not!
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By RICKY D
I think this is on again tomorrow. I might try...

I think this is on again tomorrow. I might try and head over for a bit.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th February 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,872
Posted By RICKY D
I might take you up in that offer MJ - hopefully...

I might take you up in that offer MJ - hopefully get to see some exciting D2 projects in the workshop:D
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th February 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,872
Posted By RICKY D
Hmm I think youíre on to something there as itís...

Hmm I think youíre on to something there as itís definately more pronounced when the temp drops.

I was coming round to the idea that maybe it was the tyres but knowing how good Michelinís are...
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By RICKY D
£200 would be a dream for me. I blame the Greater...

£200 would be a dream for me. I blame the Greater London post code ďtaxĒ for mine.

I think mine is about £450 on a limited mileage policy. Interestingly the quote reduced by £200 with the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th February 2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,872
Posted By RICKY D
Michelin Pilot Supersports. They covered about 7k...

Michelin Pilot Supersports. They covered about 7k miles and still have loads of tread left.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th February 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,872
Posted By RICKY D
I haven’t been driving the 8 much recently but...

I haven’t been driving the 8 much recently but took it for a spin Sunday and it felt brilliant....responsive steering, felt planted and inspired confidence to push on in corners.

Just had a quick...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,714
Posted By RICKY D
Itís a brave man that attempts to improve the...

Itís a brave man that attempts to improve the body of an 8 but I applaud you on a successful mission :respekt:

The colour is great and the arches work very, very well in my opinion. After a nine...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,714
Posted By RICKY D
Maybe itís the angle, but the arches looks...

Maybe itís the angle, but the arches looks extended....almost like an RS8 if Audi made one! Lovely looking machine either way :love:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd January 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,177
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks for this MJ. I didnít start the original...

Thanks for this MJ. I didnít start the original thread but this is very useful to actually see.

The Conti tyre on ground is insane :eek: Iíd heard that they do come up narrow but 190 on 255 cross...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st January 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
Posted By RICKY D
Thatís also what I was told and thatís why I went...

Thatís also what I was told and thatís why I went with Pro Calipers and I donít regret it.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th January 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
Posted By RICKY D
I had mine done for that exact reason by Pro...

I had mine done for that exact reason by Pro Calipers (also known as Addiction Motosport) in East London about 6 months ago. One of my favourite bits on the car now.

If you’re not close by he...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th January 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
Posted By RICKY D
Youíre after these...

Youíre after these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OEM-Audi-A8-S8-D2-4D-4-2-Brembo-Front-Brake-Caliper-4-pot-Upgrade-Kit-345x30mm/143011878475?epid=19025825475&hash=item214c2c164b:g:Zi0AAOSw5wJb6sOg
...
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