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Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 15th October 2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
Posted By RICKY D
Thank you :cool:

Thank you :cool:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th August 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,736
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By RICKY D
Hear, hear +++

Hear, hear +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,418
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
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, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
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, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
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, 10:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,045
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,417
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, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
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, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
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, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
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
...
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,197
Posted By RICKY D
Brilliant :ROFL: Nice work MJ...10/10 for...

Brilliant :ROFL:

Nice work MJ...10/10 for ingenuity +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,695
Posted By RICKY D
Just a thought, can these be ordered through Audi...

Just a thought, can these be ordered through Audi tradition?

I whacked in the part number above in to their search bar and it returned the same but with a different end letter...maybe itís...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks for all of the above MJ. Iím going to...

Thanks for all of the above MJ. Iím going to print it off and take it with me when I get it looked at.

If this doesnít fix it I would still like to try another 8 to get a comparison. Itís been 3...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
Posted By RICKY D
Yes, stock alignment on lowered suspension. I...

Yes, stock alignment on lowered suspension. I hadnít considered that being an issue but it makes sense when you explain it.

If I go back to a hunter 4 wheel alignment and mention the above MJ will...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
Posted By RICKY D
Tyres and tracking are ok and drives true...itís...

Tyres and tracking are ok and drives true...itís literally whenever I make turns that something doesnít feel right.

I did notice low tyre pressure exasperated the feeling. Its better with correct...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,023
Posted By RICKY D
Iím starting to get weird steering and suspension...

Iím starting to get weird steering and suspension feelings again.

Iíve just had my MOT and nothing odd was found but similar to before, the steering needs lots of correcting when make quick turns...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 17th January 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
Posted By RICKY D
I like those wheels +++ Assuming you’re...

I like those wheels +++

Assuming you’re current tyres are 245/45/18 you have a few options but it depends on if you mind a bit of mild stretch.

Personally I’d think about going for a 255/40/19....
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By RICKY D
I believe itís the second Sunday of every month. ...

I believe itís the second Sunday of every month.

Iíd never heard of it before but seems like a nice little meet.
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By RICKY D
Was a pleasure meeting you and your 8 today David...

Was a pleasure meeting you and your 8 today David +++ :D

I saw the event was advertised on Facebook last night and decided to pop along last minute.

I only managed to grab a few pics of ours.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th January 2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By RICKY D
Is yours a Jap import?

Is yours a Jap import?
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st December 2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,500
Posted By RICKY D
I had a pioneer SPH-DA120 installed a few years...

I had a pioneer SPH-DA120 installed a few years back. A huge improvement in sound and functionality vs. The RNS-D that was previously in there.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 5th December 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By RICKY D
I think this Audi pages post shows where you how...

I think this Audi pages post shows where you how to do.

http://www.audipages.com/upgrades/dashrings.html
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 30th November 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,718
Posted By RICKY D
Thatís a nice drop and sits very well +++ :love: ...

Thatís a nice drop and sits very well +++ :love:

The drop looks about the same as mine....the front will probably settle another 5mm in the next couple of weeks.

Are the rears in the lowest...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th November 2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,417
Posted By RICKY D
:D +++

:D +++
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