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    I just picked up a 2001 Audi TT Roadster in amulet red. It's a 6-speed manual 225hp Quattro with around 85,000 miles.

    Here it was the day I brought it home mid-way through March of 2015.:



    And here it was during the fall of 2015 with some parts removed/blacked out, and the BBS reps mounted up:





    And at the spot Roadkill filmed burnouts with their Hellcat project:



    The rest of the pics from the day I brought it home:



















    It's had new brakes, tires, timing belt, water pump, head gasket, and valve cover gaskets within the last 10k, so it should hold up for a little while at least.

    Plans aren't too extreme as this is my new daily and I still have my truck project:



    The TT will likely see coilovers, wheels, tires, and possibly a dark grey gloss vinyl wrap (can't stand the red).

    I may pick up spacer/adapters from 5x110 to 5x112 so I can run any wheels I find on both the truck, the TT, and my brothers B6 A4 Avant.
    Last edited by silverstonepgt; 05-18-2016 at 05:18 PM.

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    I like the plans for the TT, those little roll-hoops are f'n hideoous IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MercTastic View Post
    I like the plans for the TT, those little roll-hoops are f'n hideoous IMO

    I agree. I don't want to be a copycat, but this damn thing really does it for me:


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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstonepgt View Post
    I agree. I don't want to be a copycat, but this damn thing really does it for me:

    Inspirational image is inspiring.

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    It certainly is.

    Pulled the hoops already, and lowered the tall headrests.




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    are those stickers on the rear bumper mandatory?
    If not; you probably know what my suggestion may be
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    are those stickers on the rear bumper mandatory?
    If not; you probably know what my suggestion may be

    Immediately after taking that pic I had removed them - they were from the previous owner.

    I'm having one remade, but no stickers will go on this car.

    One sticker was a memorial to the previous owners best friend who died young, so I took a pic to have a new one made and mailed to her. Thought she might appreciate it.

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    Went for a nice drive the other day and snapped some more pics of it unmolested...









    Time to molest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstonepgt View Post

    I'm having one remade, but no stickers will go on this car.

    One sticker was a memorial to the previous owners best friend who died young, so I took a pic to have a new one made and mailed to her. Thought she might appreciate it.
    Thats pretty cool, I'm sure she will appreciate that. Great sentiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstonepgt View Post
    Immediately after taking that pic I had removed them - they were from the previous owner.

    I'm having one remade, but no stickers will go on this car.

    One sticker was a memorial to the previous owners best friend who died young, so I took a pic to have a new one made and mailed to her. Thought she might appreciate it.
    That's awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstonepgt View Post
    Immediately after taking that pic I had removed them - they were from the previous owner.

    I'm having one remade, but no stickers will go on this car.

    One sticker was a memorial to the previous owners best friend who died young, so I took a pic to have a new one made and mailed to her. Thought she might appreciate it.
    That made this build 10x better. Very nice of you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstonepgt View Post
    Immediately after taking that pic I had removed them - they were from the previous owner.

    I'm having one remade, but no stickers will go on this car.

    One sticker was a memorial to the previous owners best friend who died young, so I took a pic to have a new one made and mailed to her. Thought she might appreciate it.
    Very nice gesture indeed
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstonepgt View Post
    Immediately after taking that pic I had removed them - they were from the previous owner.

    I'm having one remade, but no stickers will go on this car.

    One sticker was a memorial to the previous owners best friend who died young, so I took a pic to have a new one made and mailed to her. Thought she might appreciate it.
    There are some good people left in this world..

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    Haven't updated in awhile, here is the latest:

    Thanks to a broken flexpipe I had an excuse to install a 3" stainless steel downpipe:



    After that I started collecting random pieces: Beetle headrests in black leather, new headrest guides to modify, a badgeless honeycomb grille, and ECS 5x100 to 5x112 adapters in 20mm thick up front and 30mm thick out back.

    I also had a set of custom painted BBS LM reps in 5x112 18x8 et35 wrapped in 225/45-18 (square) Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires:



    With the spacers I ended up at et15 in the front, and et5 out back:





    My brother also painted the rear valance satin black:





    And the grille has been installed:





    I have also drilled new holes in the roll hoops so I can cut them down ~4 inches and then they'll also be done in satin black and installed when the Beetle headrests go in, and I ordered/slapped on some red taillight vinyl to cover the reverse light circles.

    Next step is obviously to lower this thing, but I can't decide on a mild drop with springs, or coilovers.
    Last edited by silverstonepgt; 02-23-2016 at 06:49 PM.

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    After a long hiatus (just daily driving the TT) I am finally on to some other changes.

    The chopped down and painted roll bars are installed, I removed the spoiler and cleaned off all the adhesive before bolting it back on until it is time for paint (no spoiler at all, holes are to be welded shut). I also removed the six-disc changer for a hidden bluetooth unit that plays through the factory Bose stereo, and have the cubby storage between the seats out in order to replace a broken latch.

    I also had a new clutch installed, and I did rotors and pads on all four corners along with new wheel bearings up front.

    The shift boot and knob have also been updated:





    18x8 BBS LM reps:



    These had bald Goodyear Eagles in the above pic, they have now been wrapped in 235/40-18 Nitto Motivo UHP all season tires and the car has been re-aligned.

    I picked up a relatively rare front bumper off of the 3.2 V-6 model TT, and discarded/plugged the 'alien' headlight washers so the bumper lines can all be shaved before paint:





    I can't wait to get it in to paint - the fender dent and peeling clearcoat drive me nuts!
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    The lower central honeycomb grille from my original bumper has been fitted to the V6 bumper with tabs to mount it securely in place.

    After listing out the body panels with bad clear and talking timeframe, I decided straight black would be my best bet as far as being able to do the paintwork in stages (underhood/door jambs before full exterior.

    Access to the paint booth is sporadic until summer time, so this will help get it done sooner. Thanks to a knowledgeable body and paint man (works on concept cars and high profile Shelby replica builds) I'll be shaving the spoiler, the line that surrounds the grille, the headlamp washer cutouts, the front plate area, and the vertical lines in the rear bumper under the taillights.

    This inspiration should give an idea of the look post-paint (though I'll have my lowered black roll hoops and dual exhaust exits since this was a 180hp model):





    I want to stay away from air for this build as it is my year round daily, but I don't know who makes a a good middle of the road coilover setup for these cars (I want it low, but not ridiculously so, and I'd like some semblance of ride comfort - sacrificing 10/10 performance is fine, there is the Miata for autocross days.)

    Any thoughts on suspension setup/wheel color choices that would complement this in black?
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    On the Audi TT verts, the roll bars are there for a reason. They are completely functional and not just there for looks. The vert is as safe as the coupe in a rollover when the roll bars are original and in tact. Good job, you've compromised safety for aesthetics! Oh yeah, by cutting into the hoops and welding them, the original metal is most likely more brittle than it was before if you plan on installing them shortened, if so they will fold over and snap your neck in a hard rear end impact or rollover. If you're lucky you might survive with a broken neck, but some might call that unlucky.



    Hope this doesn't happen to you.



    I don't mind convertible cars that don't have them installed from the factory, but intentionally removing functional roll bars integral to the safety of the vehicle in a crash seems a bit counter intuitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    I don't mind convertible cars that don't have them installed from the factory, but intentionally removing functional roll bars integral to the safety of the vehicle in a crash seems a bit counter intuitive.

    But mah styul

    lol safety clearly isn't paramount here with the rep wheels either, but it's all good. Your life, your choice. As long as you're not actively endangering other people on the road (which is debatable with reps anyway), I don't really care

    @OP, you should lower it. Not only would it look better, but it would also reduce the change of a rollover. Also, please remove the fake BBS center caps from the fake BBS wheels if you're oging to keep running them. Dont be that guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nishy View Post
    But mah styul

    lol safety clearly isn't paramount here with the rep wheels either, but it's all good. Your life, your choice. As long as you're not actively endangering other people on the road (which is debatable with reps anyway), I don't really care

    @OP, you should lower it. Not only would it look better, but it would also reduce the change of a rollover. Also, please remove the fake BBS center caps from the fake BBS wheels if you're oging to keep running them. Dont be that guy
    I'm not concerned with the reps. I bent one on a terrible pothole and it held up well enough to be repaired by the local aluminum pro without any issues in the ensuing 3 years. I'm also in my thirties and don't drive like an asshat.

    I agree the center caps are terrible - we'll be putting logos there instead, these were just the cheapest in the right size.

    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    On the Audi TT verts, the roll bars are there for a reason. They are completely functional and not just there for looks. The vert is as safe as the coupe in a rollover when the roll bars are original and in tact. Good job, you've compromised safety for aesthetics! Oh yeah, by cutting into the hoops and welding them, the original metal is most likely more brittle than it was before if you plan on installing them shortened, if so they will fold over and snap your neck in a hard rear end impact or rollover. If you're lucky you might survive with a broken neck, but some might call that unlucky.



    Hope this doesn't happen to you.



    I don't mind convertible cars that don't have them installed from the factory, but intentionally removing functional roll bars integral to the safety of the vehicle in a crash seems a bit counter intuitive.
    I work in the industry with NHTSA data and crash statistics, and if the likelihood of rolling over a convertible wasn't so ridiculous compared to what most people are willing to drive on a daily basis, I might not have trimmed these.

    In all seriousness though, I took 30mm off the hoops, I'm short, and there was no welding involved.... Have you even seen the underlying structure? Because it's still going to be better than these convertibles that don't have them from the factory - the ones that you're fine with. Don't worry, you don't have to ride in it

    On another note, I've lost a bit of momentum on this project thanks to a new project... details to come.

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