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Here they are

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And their specific connectors

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Unboxing the EGT

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And the water temp

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Threw them on to see how they would look

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Really came together

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Then I found an old adapter housing i had for the water hoses, that i had used in the golf. 

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Bought all new clamps, and oem hoses to see if it would fit without removing the ones from the car

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It worked great, but the blue theme, just didnt work for me anymore. 

So, I could paint it black, or silver, or i could do something even harder. Make a copy out of scratch aluminum. 

This piece, will become our final product

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There we go

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Test fitted the sensor

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All great

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Now all i have to do is install them , both the exhaust temp and water temp and we will be good to go

And last but not least, another project . . . . 


Remember my TTs steering wheel ? Removed it

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This came to the rescue

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Also, used my Golf a bit more

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Dont worry, i didnt go back to this steering wheel for no reason. I sent mine off to UK, to get some Alcantara, and Carbon fiber treatment. Super excited. Cant wait to show you guys results :)

Cheers

Mike, mgpdoc over at instagram for faster updates.

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Spent some time at the exhaust shop, removing my downpipe, and welding the exhaust temp sensor adapter, from Defi. 

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Out of focus pics for the win

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Then i cut the radiator hose, drained the fluids, and inserted the adapter for the water temp sensor. Went for simple clamps, because they fitter better in situ compared to the heavu duty ones. Filled with G13 again, and Happy to report, no leaks. 

31073737187_f0245a78c6_b.jpgDSC_0766 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then it was matter of connecting the sensors with the Defi main unit under the steering wheel. The route through the firewall was known from the installation of the previous gauges, so again, removal of tray stuff

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My main goal was for the wiring to be visible, but oem+ fitment. 

I think it came out great

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And there they are, the water temp and exhaust gas temp readings on my 1.6 tdi, making 160hp at the dyno. 

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Excuse the iphone pics, but i was excited. 

Cheers guys , more things on the way, stay tuned. 

Mike

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Another thing that was on my list, was to upgrade all of the interior switche to the Q3 / A1 facelift model. I had been postponing this mode due to the fact that i would have to not only purchase them all from the dealership to begin with, but also, to change their colour afterwards to match the white new interior lighting theme. I didnt want to go for cheap ebay china replicas. 

However, i thought that i could purchase them, and then just change the caps, and keep the electronic parts as spares. And i was right. 

Photos are always better than talking so. . . . 

Parts were bought

Some G13 to replace the one i spent for the water sensor. 

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Interior parts were removed

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The only tools I needed

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Unboxing new stuff

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Now let's start replacing them

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One down, many to go

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Another one done

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46129434731_855eb13b5d_k.jpgDSC_0822 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Finally, installed on the car

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With white light colour 

45218039335_18c6668b3d_k.jpgDSC_0840 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Very happy with the results. A subtle, but very nice mod. 

Cheers

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Love the details and the fact your car always looks immaculate. Pictures of the engine bay look so clean. 

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So, some more updates then. 

First I tried an optic thing in the front of the car. I added a black part between the headlighs and the front grille. I tried it with some 3M black vinyl i had laying in the garage. It came out nicely, I think i might do it if i keep this bumper . . . 

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50:50 shot

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I liked it. I might do it properly 

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Now some other orders that were incoming . . .

I ordered a phone mount from OEMMOUNTS from UK. I normally **** phone mounts in the car, i think they are ugly and destroy the oem theme. however, this mount, at least for me, changes things. 

Here is what you receive 

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They even supply the tool to remove the vents

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Amazing guys 

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Mount in place, behing the vents

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Dont mind the temporary steering wheel

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I like it very much 

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more to come

cheers

Mike

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Hello and Merry Xmas to all of you guys who are still into forum build threads. Seems like Youtube has killed forum of every kind

Found some time to do some maintenance stuff mostly. 

First I had to prep the summer wheels i took off the Audi A1. 

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Foam Lance comes very hand in every case. 

31481882497_610429dc50_c.jpgDSC_0966 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Also what helps A LOT is the wax/sealant i had used after the powdercoating. It helps a lot guys. 

32549622218_dd1c3a833d_c.jpgDSC_0968 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then, onto air to remove all water and then reseal for winter storage

44604692580_6661d31faa_c.jpgDSC_0970 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Then I spent some time on the Golf. 

First i Installed the rear seats net, like i had in the A1. Came out great in my opinion, let me know what you think as always. 

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Then it was washing time for the Golf as well

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Interior was in a pretty ok condition, only the floormats needed attention

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And some shots i took

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Cheers guys

Mike

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Hello and Happy New year to all of you. 

I have another update to share with you guys

So, it had been in my mind for quite some time, that since this car isnt as fast, performance-wise, as my other projects, although, percentage-wise, power increase from stock, is 60%, nevertheless i thought it could look nice under the bonnet. So I found some things available for this car. 

Mostly, billet caps for places here and there. 
The Oil Filler Cap Coolant Cap, Washer Fluid Cap, and the Top Mount Caps. 

Firstly, these three arrived which were supposed to be a direct fit for my car. 45600337314_ff4cf6054c_c.jpgDSC_0853 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Their quality is amazing 

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However........there is an issue when it comes to fitting them. It wasnt specified that these were designed to fit on top of older style caps. Oem ones, but from older cars, Golf mk3/4 era, and TT era. So, their bottom sides looked like this

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And they supplied headless worm-style screws to tighthen them - which were not much needed as they had a tight fit if you had the right caps. 

The washer fluid cap, needed no oem cap, it was a direct snug fit, so that went on easily first

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Also, the oil cap, went on the existing one, with the help of the small screws, and i also added some loctite there just for good measure

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Just the look i was going for

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Now, lastly the coolant one

Here is the style cap our cars come with

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And this is what you need to buy to make it work

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It is the same from below, and fits perfectly

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Like that, flush fit

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And this is where you can add the little screws for extra strength, and i did. 

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Secured

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Installed 

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Love the look

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General Overview

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hmmm wonder if we can do something about these as well

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Well we can, we surely can

Boom

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44752388370_a0d6709b65_c.jpgDSC_1026 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

These were also available in black aluminum, but where they are located under the plastic undertray they would be lost so i went for silver for a subtle contrast

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Quality once again, amazing

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Despite the heavy rain, on NYE, i went out and went for it, hehe

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Marking the wipers location prior to removing them to then remove the plastic undertray

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Remove the OEM plastic cover and you are left with this 

31629204437_d1f14a5e5c_c.jpgDSC_0007 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Caps side by side

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Added some blue Loctite prior to installing to prevent diesel vibration from removing the cap- trust me it vibrates. 

32696535318_c8f594059c_c.jpgDSC_1038 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And then it was a matter of installing them on

Passenger side

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Driver side

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And this is how it looks with the plastic cover back on. 

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It is there, but very subtle

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Cheers guys

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Happy New Year

Mike, @mgpdoc over on instagram

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Everything you do to this car makes it just that little bit better each time, Audi should release an 'MGP' edition, I know I'd have one!

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Hello how are you doing. 

Have some things to show you. 

Remember the floormats i had purchased from a seller over at ebay ? 
Yes they looked awesome. But in three months time they looked more tired than oem ones did in a 3+ year period time. 

Look at them. 

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So decided to go for new OEM ones. Couldnt find the colour combo i was after so went with these. 

46916931372_efe9701fa9_c.jpgDSC_0022 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46055021495_e70c4a0dd7_c.jpgDSC_0023 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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And here they are installed in the car

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46968772501_a77dcbc1b3_c.jpgDSC_0030 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46968760911_24183c65e6_c.jpgDSC_0038 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then I sourced something from Germany that i wanted for a long time. I bought it new, with instructions and hardware for installation. 

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You know what it is ? 

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Now you do

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Yes it is a high beam assist mirror with auto dimming. 

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46916879592_ebcfa8dede_c.jpgDSC_0053 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then, owning the car for 4 years, i decided to change a battery. Had zero issues with the factory one, none, but changed it nonetheless just to be safe. Also went for a slightly larger one, but still alowing for the spare wheel to fit inside. Given that this has the start-stop ability, it costs a lot. And i havent ever paid so much for a battery, ever, but oh well. Some photos of the installation. 

46244386354_2d3fa82b32_c.jpgDSC_0055 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46968735981_9181750b21_c.jpgDSC_0057 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46244380054_f67e65eea0_c.jpgDSC_0059 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46916866122_a7fe649574_c.jpgDSC_0060 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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On a side note, I also picked up an Iphone XS 256, so i might take better pics even without my trusty Nikon, LoL

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Always wear some protection I guess

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Another maintenance issue, is the trunk springs, which were a bit tired after the 4 years. Not too tired, but the trunk wanted some help to go up

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Had to remove the stock ones, pretty straight forwards, just remove the pins

33093344558_3004cee95c_c.jpgDSC_0089 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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And then install the new ones. Job done. 

Lastly, something which was not planned but happened nonetheless. 

Did it ever happen to you, to search for OSIR products on ebay and come across Forge products ? Well it happened to me. This guy was selling these, hardly used, so I just had to

32027778557_757fbfbaa9_c.jpgDSC_0095 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

They go on top of the OEM ones like this

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I first tried these on the TFSI

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32027753087_431de5f62a_c.jpgDSC_0108 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

But they didnt fit the theme. So i thought lets put these on the little Audi and bring the black ones on the TFSi. Like this .

Golf

46244316544_31b95b3e84_c.jpgDSC_0116 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

33093315608_3c340486c8_c.jpgDSC_0110 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46244313064_70c84a2207_c.jpgDSC_0118 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46968661451_223a9bd30a_c.jpgDSC_0114 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And then, the new Forge ones on the little Audi

46054865225_4c41a208c9_c.jpgDSC_0122 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

33093296548_06f16df38e_c.jpgDSC_0124 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

46244305404_92d93d1001_c.jpgDSC_0125 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Cheers

More to come

Mike, @mgpdoc over on Instagram

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Had some snow time

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And then

I washed it like i should

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Here is where i first collected my car from

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At last received my OSIR floormats mounting aluminum clips - as the ones i made didnt clip to my standards. 

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So befores. 

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Afters

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Also did a service on these, although the factory doesnt require service every 7500km. However, I do. 

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Also cleaned and re-oiled my air filter. 

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On another note here is a teaser of the steering wheel which is getting ready any day now . . . 

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Cheers

Mike, @mgpdoc over on instagram

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I don't know where to begin from. 

Let's see. Let's start with activating the OEM parking sensor radar which was a thing i hadnt ticked off the list 

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The settings part, and then the visual presentation

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Then, if you recall, i had purchased a new OEM interior mirror, equipped with both the auto-blur/dark as well as high beam assist function, which for those who dont know what it is, you just turn your high beam on, and when it sees a car coming from the opposite direction it turns them off automatically and when you pass that vehicle, turms the high beam back on. Very very usefull feature for me. 

So, this is the mirror and wiring

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Removing the old mirror

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Watch as you rotate, to not break the  glass

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New mirror and the wiring, to the canbus along with coding went on

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Then, knowing me, i couldnt leave the led being green, and the other one being red when lights went on, so i knew i had to open it, and change the leds. I was very careful cause it is very hard to open, and very easy to scratch. Taped it, and used these tools, as well as old credit cards. 

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Handle with care

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Now we are talking

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And here is the indication it is working as it should

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Cheers more to follow

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Next part, some changes made both to the interior's light colour, as well as the appearence. The changes were

1 -Defi BF meter needles converted to white

Before

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During

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Testing it and looking great

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2 -Audi Q3 needles retrofit converted to white

Audi A1 needles removed

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Audi Q3 needls converted to white

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All done

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Then . . . . 


3 -Custom gauge cluster faces, with different colours, and different font

This is where the inspiration began

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Red option tacho

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Speedometer in Grey colour 

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Yellow option tacho

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Let's begin disassembling

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During

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Red all done

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The Red option as seen at night

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Yellow all done 

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Yellow as seen at night

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Kept this for now, although i cant decide, i really like them both so much

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(steering wheel is missing, i will explain why in a post later on.....)

Cheers, more to follow

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Then, it was time to give my leather seats a quick clean

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Amazing brush from Meg's

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Looking fresh

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Then, it was time to remove my winter wheels' setup

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Time for the summer setup

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However i had not summer tires, as i moved my Yoko Paradas to my Golf. 
So I had to buy some new ones for the A1. I went for Michelin Pilot Supersports in 225.40.18 . The reviews were great. Let's see

Meaty with a touch of stretch

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Touched the ground

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Lets see some finished pics of the fitment, but . . . 

first i had to wash, dry and seal the winter setup, as you can imagine

Really dirty and tired

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After a quick rinse

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Snow foaming the inside

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Dirt came of easier than expected due to the wax i had applied the previous season

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Then the faces

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Came out perfect 

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I love how it sits

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Best grocery getter

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Cheers guys

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Wow, looks lovely! I love A1 design so much, especially interior design feels so comfortable. I had one in Germany and I had to search for a massive warehouse for sale in Berlin to keep my cars safe before I leave the place. Honestly it was especially for this car and another '78 Volkswagen van (green, 2.0L, 4 cylinder, 80,000 miles) I bought 3 years ago. I'm literally in love with my cars :D 

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