Thursday, 8 January 2015

Big Brake Upgrade

A mate was selling a was selling a set of 360mm brakes for a A8 and thought it would be rude not to take this cheap upgrade.

Popped down to his work shop and set about getting the brakes fitted.
parked it behind his W12L

360mm vs 323mm

360mm fitted and behind 18" wheels. They look even smaller now.

Looking good and feeling better.
Next is larger rear brakes as they look silly when compared to the fronts.

BlackVue Dash Camera Install

I had this dash cam installed in my A4 and I wanted to use it again in the A8.
With the A8 having a lot more electronics in the roof lining, I thought there would be a nice option in the heads up controls.

And I was right.

There was a unused 4 pin plug. I think this is intended to be used for some camera. Going by the information I found on the net.
It works great. Its ignition feed and generally perfect for this.

Used the proper Audi Plug and cables, then connected them to a random mobile phone charging cable I had which fitted the Camera. Wired it all together.

Put it all back together and it ended up like this.

All in and working.
I forget its there most of the time.

Camera was supplied by the lads at Avanced In-Car