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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    09' DG R8 4.2 18' Q3 BO S+ 03' Forester XS 5spd.
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    early build Gen 1 R8's

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    Why are the shock tower weld reinforcement brackets restricted? (part #427-805-883 & 884 R&L) My car is out of warranty and I would like to retrofit them to protect my car from a design flaw Audi won't admit to. 2010+ build dates have them in place from the factory, and Audi clearly made the part to correct early build models without the reinforcement in place. A compromised weld seam on the front chassis results in a total loss and can occur from something as simple as hitting a bad pothole. The parts are ~30$ each, yet are restricted to order. If you won't support the platform anymore (out of warranty, I get it), why are the parts restricted?

    Any and all info would be great... I'm tired of arguing with AoA on the phone. Other R8 guys chime in as well.

    Cheers,

    Josh
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm MTM spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    My Garage
    09' DG R8 4.2 18' Q3 BO S+ 03' Forester XS 5spd.
    Location
    Suburbia

    Nothing?
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm MTM spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Try giving these a shot. It might be that this dealer doesn't have it in "stock" and may find out that it is restricted. However call them, or just order and see what happens.

    https://www.hoffmanaudioemparts.com/...SABEgIr7vD_BwE
    https://www.hoffmanaudioemparts.com/...rced-427805884

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    09' DG R8 4.2 18' Q3 BO S+ 03' Forester XS 5spd.
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    Suburbia

    ^ I did try and order them via 2 different routes, one being the dealer. I just don't understand... But thanks for the links man.
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm MTM spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 11 2007
    AZ Member #
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    My Garage
    09' DG R8 4.2 18' Q3 BO S+ 03' Forester XS 5spd.
    Location
    Suburbia

    no official Audi reply?
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm MTM spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
    Join Date
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    My Garage
    09' DG R8 4.2 18' Q3 BO S+ 03' Forester XS 5spd.
    Location
    Suburbia

    Crickets regarding the halo car offering........ Bravo.
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm MTM spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    Oct 11 2007
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    My Garage
    09' DG R8 4.2 18' Q3 BO S+ 03' Forester XS 5spd.
    Location
    Suburbia

    I finally found a pair of brackets! A gentleman in England was able to get me a set through some back channels, 60$ shipped. I will have them welded in by an alum specialist. Pics to follow.
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm MTM spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4



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