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sriracha June 18th, 2019 12:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Judson (Post 5516422)
Would you mind please posting a "before" pick? For some odd reason, I can't imagine what the difference is between the new and the old.
Thank you very much.

I was too excited to begin the process and forgot to take pictures immediately before starting, but here is a before picture:
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/med...6F58BA39F.jpeg
After:
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/med...D7E33782F.jpeg
I haven't tested the lights at night yet, but aesthetically, they look great. Plus, I installed all new plastic grill items on the lower bumper. The front end looks new!
Maybe it's a placebo affect, but the wagon feels more stable with the 4-Motion valance, at highway speed. The shape of the original valance would promote lift, while the 4-Motion valance is flat and cuts the air upward towards the radiator. Compared to the original valance shape, there has to be less promotion of lift at highway speed. Am I imagining things?

Wigstdi June 18th, 2019 13:59

First launch on the 215/70/15 lift and gtb1756vk and wow still smokes them right off. Poor Audi to never saw that coming :)

flee June 18th, 2019 14:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by sriracha (Post 5516484)
I was too excited to begin the process and forgot to take pictures immediately before starting, but here is a before picture:
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/med...6F58BA39F.jpeg
After:
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/med...D7E33782F.jpeg
I haven't tested the lights at night yet, but aesthetically, they look great. Plus, I installed all new plastic grill items on the lower bumper. The front end looks new!
Maybe it's a placebo affect, but the wagon feels more stable with the 4-Motion valance, at highway speed. The shape of the original valance would promote lift, while the 4-Motion valance is flat and cuts the air upward towards the radiator. Compared to the original valance shape, there has to be less promotion of lift at highway speed. Am I imagining things?

At highway speeds, yes.
The difference in forces at 65 mph is probably about equal to what you ate for lunch.

dtwbrowne June 18th, 2019 14:54

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sriracha June 18th, 2019 16:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by flee (Post 5516510)
At highway speeds, yes.
The difference in forces at 65 mph is probably about equal to what you ate for lunch.


Haha! A burrito’s worth of downforce is something.
The 4-Motion valance looks 10 hrsprs faster.

Judson June 18th, 2019 17:04

What did you do to your MKIV today?
 
Sriracha - thanks for the update. That area of my front is really beat up. It just clips into the bumper cap, yes?

Nevada_TDI June 18th, 2019 17:08

I am starting the process of replacing my alternator that caught itself on fire.

sriracha June 18th, 2019 18:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Judson (Post 5516544)
Sriracha - thanks for the update. That area of my front is really beat up. It just clips into the bumper cap, yes?

I had removed the front bumper in order to replace the headlights. With the bumper off, it was easy to unclip the lower valance. I had to drill holes in the 4-Motion valance, along the lower trailing edge, in order to attach the rigid lower sheild. I used the old valance as a drilling guide. I laid the 4-Motion valance on the ground, upside down, and put the original on top. Using spring clamps to keep them alligned along the edge and centered (allign the little stiffening ridges) I drilled the holes. The 4-Motion valance clips right in to the bumper and fits exactly the same as the original.

IndigoBlueWagon June 19th, 2019 02:32

I've had a 4-motion valance on my wagon for so long I forgot about it. Rear, too. it fits on '02 Wagon bumpers. On '03 or earlier cars no drilling required

hitman1985 June 19th, 2019 02:38

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Originally Posted by BakoTDI (Post 5516266)
This is the mess I was left with:

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/IMG_41631.jpg


Now, what is this plug for?

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/IMG_4166.jpg


I know I have some resoldering and heat shrinking to do here (this was the "PROFESSIONAL'S" work) in order to clean these connections, but hopefully none of this gives me any trouble when I receive my new unit.


Now, what was this blue wire go to?? Definitely got yanked out of somewhere...hoping someone can shine some light on this...thanks guys!

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/IMG_4172.jpghttp://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/IMG_4168.jpg

Who or what is amplified antenna wire. Unless harness includes aux/remote pwr for amps

Image below is my personal harness setup for the h/u

Why not use a euro style terminal instead of the soldering; may be a safer choice but I'm not sure as far as impact would go on resistance changes

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wonneber June 19th, 2019 07:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by hitman1985 (Post 5516618)
Who or what is amplified antenna wire. Unless harness includes aux/remote pwr for amps

The blue wire seems to go to a power injector for the amplified antenna base our cars have.

It should get power to it.

I added a similar one to mine when I replaced the radio.

hitman1985 June 19th, 2019 07:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by wonneber (Post 5516661)
The blue wire seems to go to a power injector for the amplified antenna base our cars have.



It should get power to it.



I added a similar one to mine when I replaced the radio.

Oh I'm aware I was answering the question for the member

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BakoTDI June 19th, 2019 08:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by wonneber (Post 5516661)
The blue wire seems to go to a power injector for the amplified antenna base our cars have. It should get power to it. I added a similar one to mine when I replaced the radio.

In other words, I should be looking for the other end of the blue wire somewhere in the dash and reconnecting them?

Powder Hound June 19th, 2019 09:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by sriracha (Post 5516484)
... Am I imagining things?

Yes, quite so.

Cheers,

PH

Nuje June 19th, 2019 22:39

What I did....sold it. :(

Had the car for over 12 years, learned a lot, did a lot of "tweaks", it took us on a lot of trips and adventures, but we just weren't driving it very much any more, so it was time to pass it along for its next chapter.

Glad we found a buyer who seems to appreciate it as much as we did.


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