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Old 21-11-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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2006 Audi TT quattro Sport

Hi everyone,

Iíve been on here for some time under a different username with my Seat Ibiza GTi Cupra Sport.

Thought I'd start a thread for my latest project and share progress.

Ever since I first saw the early left hookers appearing at VAG shows and the first time I sat in new one at an Audi dealer many years ago - I've wanted a mk1 Audi TT. Only recently I have found myself in a position to purchase one - though its actually slightly an irrational decision it has so far proved to be VERY enjoyable 2 years in.

I first began my research/search in the summer of 2014 by signing up to the TTforum, joining the TTOC and reading as many reviews, guides and mags I could find.

My initial objective was to find either a roadster or coupe 225 that was just post facelift, no colour preference and a budget that would allow for any age/service issues to be addressed plus a few modifications - with that in mind I set out to view SOME!

I very nearly purchased the first one I viewed! - a 2002 black 225 coupe with one owner and just 13k on the clock!! Annoyingly the early start and 5 hour round trip to London proved wasted as the condition didnít match the expectation. It was externally very tatty, had spent a life outside possibly under trees and had suffered parking abuse.
I then must have viewed a dozen or so all varying in age, miles, colour, condition and price - travelling hundreds of miles up and down the country. What was becoming apparent was that low mileage was not a guarantee of condition, and that descriptions were often inaccurate or misleading.

The game changer was when I went to view a 05 Misano Red QS with 50k at Norfolk Performance Cars. Unfortunately it was a CAT-D which I couldnít live with but it looked and drove so special, I decided I had to find a QS!
I then viewed a further five more QSís including flying to Belfast, NI to view one in Misano with just 35k, which again didnít match the expectation/description (had a nice day in Belfast though!).

I was starting to loose hope by now until by chance in late September I spotted a 2006 Misano Red QS with 25k miles advertised on AutoTrader. A very urgent call/conversation with the seller followed and a viewing was arranged for the next day.
Another 2.5 hr drive to Essex and I found myself watching as a MINT QS emerged carefully from the darkness of its garage home to stand gleaming in the sun. With the feeling I got as I took a first walk around I new I wouldnít be walking away from this one!!

Heres some pics of when I viewed/purchased it.

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The TT was spared daily use and I spent some time gradually making improvements through careful cleaning and replacement of some trim.

I started to amass a few bits and bobs to fit in the future including a mint as new inlet manifold bought, genuine Audi discs and pads and some detail bling:




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Old 21-11-2016, 02:11 PM   #3
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The door steps were an early replacement - TBH the originals where pretty much perfect with the smallest of scuffs but I got the new ones cheap and the virgin plastic does look smart. The old adhesive was a bloody pain to remove though!










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The interior of the mk1 is quite special and I didn't want to ruin it with an obtrusive phone mount.
I found this neat solution utilising the air vent I think combines well with a brodit pro-mount (fixed to each other with hi strength double sided tape.




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With one of its 800 siblings - attending my first TTOC event at Peterborough Audi





This led to the purchase of a NEW scuttle trim - as the clear plastic VIN window on the original had cracked and broken.




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Completed a common modification to the rear light units to enable twin brake lights - which is euro specification only I believe due to UK MOT requirements relating to proximity of fog lights - quite straightforward to do and impressed with the effect.

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Light units removed and opportunity taken for an inspection and clean:





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It's weird how, in my opinion its very hard to improve on the original design, even though they were called the hair dressers motor.
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Great thread mate and stunning TT. Immaculate..
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Cheers both.

In refurbishing the caliper mounting brackets/adaptors I started with Nitromors to remove some very stubborn underbody seal that they'd been painted with. Then dremeled them with various brushes before placing in a Deox-C solution bath for 24 hours.



8 hours from putting in I popped out to see how things were progressing. The darkening of the solution is from me agitating the components with a brush. I am sure its possible to avoid the solution getting this dirty by removing and agitating/rinsing the parts in a separate container/stream of water.



Lifted the parts out for a quick look - progressing well!






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Some before and afters.

2x coats of Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Primer, x3 Coats of Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Black. x4 M6 12mm Hex Flange Black Stainless bolts to fill the bracket mounts. I'll give this all a coat of Bilt Hamber corrosion protection before fitting.

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