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Old 04-16-2008, 05:07 PM
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Mr. S, I'm still looking into the set up I want to run in the car, Will have an update on that one soon...

Minisoulsys, Thats funny, I was in the Edgewater area again yesterday as well, further down though near the Trader Joe's and Mitsuwa...

The parks have really been rebuilt down there, great area.
Usually always bump into a few mini owners in that area.

How often do you head that way...?
I agree there are few mini-owners in the area, but definitely not as impressive as your ride(myself included)

you ever take photo's up top by kennedy boulevard?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:38 PM
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Dang! That is a clean clean ride ya got there.
I cant wait to get an all black mini one day.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:25 PM
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Latest addition to my garage, my girl and I traded our A4 07 in for a 04 2.7 AllRoad.
Oh the potential, Plus already has a air ride...
Not a half hour out of the dealership she was ashing what kind of mods could be done.
We went hiking today so it was on it's highest setting...
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:16 PM
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cool ride, what's it look like all the way down?
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:02 PM
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Thanks glnr13,
I've always liked the all road and was never really sure why they stopped in 05. I'll have to take some good profile pictures on both the highest setting and lowest setting to see the Ride hight different. I'll tell you thins though, I never really new it but it is at almost the same hight as the X3 next to it although it has more under clearance...
I'm wondering if there is a way to adjust the settings so that the lowest setting can go lower.....
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:14 PM
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I'm wondering if there is a way to adjust the settings so that the lowest setting can go lower.....
There are....but it makes the car ride kinda soft.

You can use the VAG-Com to change the auto-ride height

how-to: http://forums.audiworld.com/allroad/msgs/32165.phtml

The other option is that you just make some extension brackets for the levelling sensors.....but again that means at your highest setting your still rolling lower than you used to with softer spring rates...so it doesnt ride as well. Get's very bouncy/floaty.

And what happens if you strip out all the air-ride and replace it with custom aftermarket airride stuff.

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Old 05-27-2008, 02:39 PM
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I used the Vag-com to 402 my allroad when I had it. It was a great way to lower the bottom end of the adjustable suspension. I dropped each corner 17mm and left it that way.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:41 PM
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BTW, look into the H-sport sway bars for the allroad, they will totally change the dynamic and handling of the car. Between that and the 402 mod, you will be very happy. Once you lower the lower end, each level, 1-4 will be equally lower. You are not able to lower one without lowering each of the other levels.

Also, keep about $5K in a slush fund for turbo replacement.


Here is my allroad with 402 down 17mm on each corner, in level 1.

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Old 05-27-2008, 04:23 PM
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UUUMMM, you read my mind.....That's custom
I'm going to be researching this for sure....
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There are....but it makes the car ride kinda soft.

You can use the VAG-Com to change the auto-ride height

how-to: http://forums.audiworld.com/allroad/msgs/32165.phtml

The other option is that you just make some extension brackets for the levelling sensors.....but again that means at your highest setting your still rolling lower than you used to with softer spring rates...so it doesnt ride as well. Get's very bouncy/floaty.

And what happens if you strip out all the air-ride and replace it with custom aftermarket airride stuff.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:27 PM
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It requires a lot of work, but is definitely do-able....you basically convert you car to non-airbag suspension parts (like the spring caps etc)....then install the normal airbag stuff that people are using to replace their coilovers.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:07 PM
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Adjusting the stock air ride system probably will not allow for such a drastic drop..Correct.. I'll probably fully tackle my Coopers new wheel/suspension setup before getting so far into the All Road.. Also need to wait till the funds recover as well

As of now I know that I want to darken the windows, upgrade the brake lines to stainless, upgrade the rotors and get some better brake pads, Rear sway bar sounds like another good adjustment to make first as well....

I really want to swap out the lower plastic grills for some nice aftermarket ones although I haven't found that many aftermarket companies that make parts for the allroad..

My search is only two days old so far

If anyone knows of some good sources please let me know...

TIA.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:16 PM
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there are very few aftermarket exterior kits for the allroad...for parts for your brakes check www.ecstuning.com I went with zimmerman drilled, slotted, cadmium plated rotors and PBR Ceramic pads, they were a great set up for that car, low dust, no fade in the mountains.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:24 PM
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So no new pictures of the All-Road.
But I did just get confirmation that my new wheels are shipping out now!

BBS RS's 17"

All 4 Re-Drilled/Re-Painted/Polished Lips..
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Close up of one out of the 4...
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Here is what they looked like before they were all cleaned up...
You can see how the centers got kind of funky due to the heat..
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My Megan's arrived yesterday... Thanks to Rally

And I'm still working on:
- Spacers
- Rubber
- Control Arms
- Tuner lugs "Any good tuner style wheel locks out there?"

Will post some pictures once the swap and drop is complete!
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:31 PM
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vetty vetty nice!
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:09 PM
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Thankz Mang!
They will be vetty vetty nice when they are on the car and it's finally lowered
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