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I thought my socket set was 1/4" but turns out it's 3/8". Time to invest in another set

I was thinking of brute forcing onto the lugs, but thought removal would be problematic.



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And your efforts and very much appreciate Dave. Thanks again

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Thanks guys! I'm a bit of a perfectionist so worry about little issues like this especially when you have paid for them! :)
 

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Feedback on instructions:

Add step to removed existing bolts on L-plate bar (for the dumbarses out there aka me)

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Short test drive went well. Definitely more positive steering feel, which has now focused my thoughts on the rear now. Rear ARB next on the shopping list. That and X-Brace next on the install list.

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Feedback on instructions:

Add step to removed existing bolts on L-plate bar (for the dumbarses out there aka me)

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That's in step 3 :)
Remove the nuts from either side of the black L strut bar.... :D
 

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Short test drive went well. Definitely more positive steering feel, which has now focused my thoughts on the rear now. Rear ARB next on the shopping list. That and X-Brace next on the install list.

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You have dynamic steering as well don't you? Does it make any more/less difference when playing with the settings?

With the X brace, the front end will be tight as a... erm... something tight. :)

Some say the thicker rear ARB has a good effect, especially beneficial if you don't have the dynamic diff! :)
 

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That's in step 3 :)
Remove the nuts from either side of the black L strut bar.... :D
My apologies Dave, don't know how I missed that the 1st ten times I read it

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Investment made

Rechecked and one nut was still loose

Lesson 1; get the right tool


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I love doing tool shopping! Machine Mart is my Aldi!! :)
 

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Looks great Dave, definitely want a MK2 once done so please let us know! Got a B8 S5 currently in the garage for new clutch and flywheel (£1700 ouch!) so all parts I haven't bought recently are on hold but definitely interested in the future! How much are you charging for these?
 

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Looks great Dave, definitely want a MK2 once done so please let us know! Got a B8 S5 currently in the garage for new clutch and flywheel (£1700 ouch!) so all parts I haven't bought recently are on hold but definitely interested in the future! How much are you charging for these?
I still have a few bars ready to ship if you wanted one now? :) £95 including fixings, instructions and P&P. :)
 

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I still have a few bars ready to ship if you wanted one now? :) £95 including fixings, instructions and P&P. :)
My wallet is taking a serious kicking this week so will leave for now but appreciate the offer mate

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My wallet is taking a serious kicking this week so will leave for now but appreciate the offer mate

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No probs, I have a few on the waiting list due to the current situation etc :)

Even if I have none left, I can make them on demand, so just let me know when you're in a position to buy. :)
 

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No probs, I have a few on the waiting list due to the current situation etc :)

Even if I have none left, I can make them on demand, so just let me know when you're in a position to buy. :)
That's great, thanks a lot mate

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Hi Dave ,nice to meet up today and your exhaust is a real classy bit of work and sounds great.
If your after feedback, my strut bar took under 10 mins to fit.
I had already hooverd out all the leaves and crap 6 months ago,and the bar fitted like a glove.
I have a halfords 250 piece advanced socket set (like you I believe)so it was a piece of cake using the small 13mm socket on the small ratchet.
Not been out and driven the car in anger yet, but feel sure this will benefit the steering.
Thanks Dave - appreciated
 

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Took mine for a longer drive to a specialist butcher today and I can certainly feel the difference with the strut bar when pushing harder into a corner and also along a bumpy road near me, its defo more stable... Might be placebo effect, but that's fine too. (y)
 

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Hi Dave ,nice to meet up today and your exhaust is a real classy bit of work and sounds great.
If your after feedback, my strut bar took under 10 mins to fit.
I had already hooverd out all the leaves and crap 6 months ago,and the bar fitted like a glove.
I have a halfords 250 piece advanced socket set (like you I believe)so it was a piece of cake using the small 13mm socket on the small ratchet.
Not been out and driven the car in anger yet, but feel sure this will benefit the steering.
Thanks Dave - appreciated
Hi Ade, sorry only just seen this message!

Yes good to meet up! Good productive meet! I got 2 downpipes and you got a rear diffuser lip from my bumper as you saw, I've modded it a bit! ;) Plus you got the strut bar! LEt me know if/when your mate wants one for the 3.0tdi! :)

Glad to hear the bar went on well and quick! :)

I've already butchered your down pipes and cleaned them up ready to go on. Will be wrapping them in glass fibre exhaust wrap first to reduce the tinny rasp you get from non-res downpipes. My current res downpipes are wrapped too, but it is much easier wrapping them off the car as you can get the roll of wrap around the pipe. :)

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Took mine for a longer drive to a specialist butcher today and I can certainly feel the difference with the strut bar when pushing harder into a corner and also along a bumpy road near me, its defo more stable... Might be placebo effect, but that's fine too. (y)
I had a little meet with Ade so got a good drive in to test the bar. I think especially on motorway slip roads it feel more stable going round bends and not have to adjust steering input mid corner.
 
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