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    My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

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    After much deliberation (between FLY's LEDS and installing/modding the S6 LED's), I decided to give the S6's a go. Something about them being in the bumper just looked great to my eyes (don't get me wrong, I love FLY's and he does a terrific job).

    I decided to follow nnnicks lead and install the S6 LED's on the Avant. I won't go into great detail with the exception of what I did differently than nnnick.

    nnnicks DIY post: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...&highlight=led

    Thanks to nnnick, enigma, and 10mpg for their pics/info from the past.

    Differences from nnnick's install:
    -I installed the LED's flush with the inside of the bumper (rather than notching the inside of the bumper) ala enigma/10mpg. This made for some interesting fit of the outside of the LED around the intercoolers, however, it JUST fits. :)
    -I wired the LED's to the ignition (tapped into fuse #7 and ran the wire into the cabin fuse box)
    -I really liked enigma/10mpg's grilles (the way their shops customized the OEM grilles), so I decided to go that route. Cutting the grilles down, filling the fog light hole, 'creating' the grille bar across the middle, and then sanding, bondo, sanding, bondo, etc. etc. was a HUGE pita. I'm happy with the results (they aren't 'perfectly smooth' yet, but I'm glad I decided to go that route). For now I didn't create the top grille bar like enigma/10mpg did, as I actually liked how the bottom of the LED shows as it does on the S6. If I change my mind I'll create it later.

    **I know some have mentioned concerns about the LED's blocking some additional air flow to the IC's. If after some driving I think there is any hampering of air flow, I plan to cut out the exterior (that is always blocked, even on the OEM grilles) solid areas which should provide more air flow than stock.

    Onto some pics. Unfortunately just after installing the fog grilles it started to rain (so I only snapped a few pics). I will take proper pictures later. Any questions from those considering this...I'm happy to assist/answer.

    Thanks,
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    Final Pics:




    Pics of LED's prior to grilles being complete:







    Pics of the grille fab:

    Steps:
    -Trim fog light grille to fit
    -Cut out fog area of grille
    -Use tape of your choice and crate 'backing' (something for the Fibre hair body filler to hang onto. I got the filler from Napa). I used TWO coats of this filler to create the bar area.
    -Sand (A LOT, this was EASILY the most time consuming thing)
    -Body Bondo to Smooth (Note: the body bondo is different than the fibre hair body filler)
    -Sand
    -Body Bondo
    -Sand
    (you get the idea, you need to do this until it's smooth and the imperfections are gone)





    Last edited by tgt; 09-20-2009 at 09:02 PM.

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    great job! look amazing!

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    well done. looks good.

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    nice :)

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Nice work!

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    looks awesome! very clean indeed. i like the grills too, I might have to try this out wiht my old grills lying around and compare them side to side...seems straightforward enough based on how you did it, I like the use of duct-tape :)

    Do you have a close up of the wiring into the fuse box? Might have to give that a try.
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    damn super bright, awsome
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    looks awesome. this makes me on the fence as well in some aspects on whether to do this or FLY's

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Thanks all.

    nnnick - I will snap a pic of that tomorrow. I used a mini fuse tap and tapped into the fuse box (driver's side, side of the dash).

    -tgt

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    imagine both lol
    ...2008 A4 2.0T S-Line...
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    they look awesome but bump for some closeups on the car. you will want a fmic when it gets hot out again.
    And it starts all over again

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Looks really good...well done!

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    bookmarked for future reference :p

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Cleaaaannnn installll
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Real Nice! Now to match them with Phils leds :)
    Isn't it easier to just use the S6 fog grills? Cost next to nothing and not as much work as the B7 ones.
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by redlabel81 View Post
    Isn't it easier to just use the S6 fog grills? Cost next to nothing and not as much work as the B7 ones.
    Unfortunately not, BELIEVE me I looked into it. The S6 grills are a different curvature, so even though they are less work (to trim/cut down/etc.) the fit is not like the stock grill.

    I would have MUCH preferred to go that route.

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    I see. Thanks :)
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Looks awesome, I'm considering this for my DTM bumper before I do a respray. Was the wiring easy since they include a kit for it?

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Sharkfin - Wiring is easy. I did not use a separate harness, just ran the power/ground to the LEDs and connected them.

    nnnick - Sorry, ran out of time tonight for the wiring pic. Will try again tomorrow night. :)

    Someone requested closer pics, here's a couple. I put a piece of 'door edge trim' (had some laying around) on the top lip of the grille and actually likely the way it looked so left it on. Passenger side grille wasn't completely fastened in the last pic.






    -tgt

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    where did you buy them from?

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    awesome

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Looks great! Did these on my custom DTM bumper for our Avant a bit over a year ago, and they've always looked great. Nice to see another hot avant steppin' out... For the record, I've never experienced any obvious effects from the minor blockage of air that these present for the SMICs, and simply don't worry about it.

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    the Leds look great. Not to be too off topic but how does that epoxy floor covering you have on your garage floor hold up? I'm looking at doing my garage before winter.

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    lodidodi - Very well, have been really impressed. If you do it I would recommend the clear top coat (which is the route I went). Really keeps the shine and makes it durable through the elements.

    nnnick:

    Fuse box pic:



    -tgt

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    thanks for the pic. Did you add a fuse to the wiring in the picture above?
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Yessir, added an inline fuse 'just in case'.

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkfin View Post
    where did you buy them from?
    http://www.umnitza.com/umnitza-aries...ht-p-5652.html

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    looks awesome, tgt.. definitely the cleanest install done with the s6 LEDs yet!

    by the way, i'm still running your rs6's.. but i just got 2 tires replaced due to hitting a pot hole and having them bubble, haha.
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by staticuxo View Post
    looks awesome, tgt.. definitely the cleanest install done with the s6 LEDs yet!

    by the way, i'm still running your rs6's.. but i just got 2 tires replaced due to hitting a pot hole and having them bubble, haha.
    Thanks staticuxo!

    Glad you're still enjoying the RS6's. Dang NY roads!

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    I was hoping you would say them, I'm considering this because their price is 150 less than the next best competitor. Hmmmmm.....

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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Have you patched it up so the S6 LED lights Stay on during the day with out the side lights being turned on ?

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    Outstanding work, I've been wanting to do this but too chicken to start cutting up my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by digzz View Post
    Have you patched it up so the S6 LED lights Stay on during the day with out the side lights being turned on ?
    Not exactly sure what you mean. I wired them up to come on with the ignition (per the 1st post), so no other lights have to be on. Can you clarify the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgt View Post
    Not exactly sure what you mean. I wired them up to come on with the ignition (per the 1st post), so no other lights have to be on. Can you clarify the question?

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    Thanks you just answered my question.... How did you know how to wire it up? Also did the led's come witrh the wire ?
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    Really like it, but at the same time I miss the round fogs....:)
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    Re: My Avant S6 LED Install - with Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by digzz View Post
    Thanks you just answered my question.... How did you know how to wire it up? Also did the led's come witrh the wire ?
    It's not difficult. Just a power wire and a ground wire (also an optional wire if you want them to blink with the turn signals like OEM, but I did not want that).

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    super clean install!
    just ordered my oem s6 led's hopefully installing next weekend with help from all 4 threads. will post pics after
    thanks for all of this info (would have been lost without it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4SHOES View Post
    super clean install!
    just ordered my oem s6 led's hopefully installing next weekend with help from all 4 threads. will post pics after
    thanks for all of this info (would have been lost without it)
    Thread is from a year and a half ago, FYI.
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    I've been looking for the lower grilles to do this modification. If anyone could tell me the part number or which lower fog grill it is(b7 sline, a6,s6). I'm going to do the mod, I just need to know which fog grills were used.

    -"I really liked enigma/10mpg's grilles (the way their shops customized the OEM grilles)."

    I'm looking for these grills he's talk about.

    Thanks in advance for the answer.

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