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  1. lol, yeh I know what you mean. Its a well balanced car and the 4 wheel drive system helps alot with the handling. I do think a road angel will be one of my next investments.
  2. Alright mate, yeh the visabilty is poor, but its a coupe and I didn't purchase it for praticality, its some thing i'll live with to be honest. Thanks for the advice about the belt mate, I did hear about the belts breaking early, its the same for the lexus is200. Both cars initially recommended belt changes at 100000 miles, they are now recommmended at 60000 miles (is200 and TT), so its going into the garage next week to get it replaced.. As for the audi service bill's, I'm quite lucky as i'm a vechial tech, so i only need to buy parts, which is very helpfull to the wallet. I must say though, I don't think the audi is boring to drive but I suppose its still new to me, so will have to let you know in a few months, by the way I got the 225bhp s line., very impressed with the power. shak
  3. Good luck with the "titty" mate. LOL. Stick around here anyway coz you probably got some good advice/tips for others. Col.. :winky: LOL, cheers mate.
  4. Cheers everyone I'll probably be back in a couple of years, as I think once I've had some fun with the audi and got it out of my system, I think I fancy an IS250. As the lexus is one of the best cars I've had the pleasure of owning. Shak
  5. Hi every one!!! I've had my lex for three years now and its been an excellent car, never let me done and drives just as good as when I brought it. So i've decided to change it and get an Audi TT, I certainly know that I won't get the Lex reliabilty but I fancied some thing differant. Just wanna say thanks to everyone for all the help and advice thats been given, its been great!!! shak :)
  6. Alright mate, I thought your's were flashing as soon as you applied your brakes, didn't realise it was only on hard braking. I'll have to go through the VOSA amendment printouts on Monday, as I don't remember the changes for the brake lights being made.
  7. why wont it?the outer brake lights stay solid as does my high level brake light.look at my sig matey tells you what i do for a living. I'm also an MOT tester, have been for 8 years. The mot hand book states that there must be a solid and steady red light when the brakes are applied, your's clearly flash when you apply the brakes, matey P's That means all brake lights, not just outer and centre
  8. Thats never gonna pass an MOT test, thats for sure. But they do look smart
  9. It depends how big the magnet is, I put some Alpine 6 x 9's in yesterday, and fitted them directly onto the rear, no need for mods or spacers.
  10. Hi there Just wanna say thanks to every one for there help with the stereo issue. I decided to get the Alpine cde-103bt, I am over the moon with it, I've put in some Alpine 6 x 9's in the rear too. The sound quality is awesome, can't believe how much better it is. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  11. Very nice mate, you've done a good job on that fascia adapter. I have already oredered my adapter, I hope its like the one you and Unforgiven have got, theres no telling untill I receive it
  12. Thats great mate, thanks for sending them pics. I like the fascia adapter, I hope the one I get will be the same
  13. Alright pal I have done the same conversion about 18 months ago. Unfortunately there wasn't any wiring under my seat, but the wiring is really straight forward, the wiring only took me a couple of hours to do, the most difficult part of the job is taking the trims out. I've got a wiring diagram if you need it. If you need any help, i'm more then happy too. Shak
  14. Great, thanks mate. I'll just im you now
  15. Thanks for that mate, I went to Halfords today and had a look at the Alpine, its a very nice head unit, I'm very tempted. Could you post a pic of the unit in your car please. Just want to know how it looks installed. Thanks Shak
  16. Yeh I did mate, I looked at the Pioneer FH-P80BT which was about £300, but had the same features as the kenwood and Alpine. I don't know if its worth paying an extra £100 for a double din. What do you recknon??
  17. hi everyone!! Well I've had my IS for almost 3 years now and my standard cd player has decided to pack in for the second time. So instead of getting it repaired again, I've decided to put a single din stereo but i'm struggling to choose what to get. I think i've narrowed the search down to 2 units, which are:- Alpine cde-103bt (Linky Kenwood kdc8041u Linky I think the Kenwood is a 2008 model and the Alpine is a 2009 model. The big advantage of the Alpine is that you can change the display colours to match the cars dash colours, which I think is a big plus. Does any one have either of these two stereos?? which one is the better option, also if you have any other stereo suggestions which are similier spec, please let me know. Finally, will there be much differance in sound quality compared to the standard stereo fitted to the car?? Thanks Shak
  18. I have seen this problem a few times on the forum, from what I remember reading, some frequencies (e.g radio transmitters) can effect the key fob causing it to interfere with the remote control frequency. That may have been the problem you had, its happened to me a couple of times shak
  19. How do they know if you've got an LSD though (assuming you haven't taken it to Lexus), since it's not easy to tell ? Do they work it out from the VIN or something ? Just that I haven't been asked. When the back end is jacked and you spin one of the wheels forward on an LSD, the opposite wheel will turn in the same direction, on a normal diff the opposite wheel wheel spin backwards. From there you know what brake test to do, thats how I usually check anyway.
  20. Never mind mate, may be we can arrange it some time soon on a weekend, probably get a better turn out to be honest.
  21. Hi every one!! Just a quick invite for any one who lives in or near Bolton, me and a few mates are arranging an evening drive to blackpool next wednesday evening (17th june) and I was wondering if any of you would like to join us. It would be good to meet some of you. If you're interested just add your name to the post and i'll add the details later. Thanks Shak
  22. Looks good mate, I do like is200 in graphite grey! glad the wiring was okay. The heated seats ain't to difficult either, i've got a wiring diagram for it if you need one??
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