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    Quote Originally Posted by RaMoNsTeR View Post
    Le Sigh! Anyone had experience getting the front grille replaced (how, where etc), I am guessing Audi dealer. Hit, well... destroyed a rabbit on the way home tonight which busted the grille up a bit and dislodged the radar square outer cover thing. At least I got it on dash cam, he bounced a fair way :)
    You might want to go through insurance on that one. Those grilles are pretty exxy mate.
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    Yep at least a few k in parts, plus youíll have to re-do the radar alignment when you disconnect it
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    Not so easy to find a decent repairer, the insurers "preferred" ones all have chop shop type reviews "extra scratch on door" "did 1/2 a job"... I was recommended Spencer Panels but they seem to be booked up until December+ ... anyone else got a good recommendation ? Thanks! So much hassle for a rabbit smashing the grille Apparently if the radar is damaged its big $$.

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    BMB (Blackburn Motor Body) in Blackburn do good work and are Audi Approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alister View Post
    BMB (Blackburn Motor Body) in Blackburn do good work and are Audi Approved.
    Agree, also "Mr Gloss" in Moorabbin, if that's closer for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
    Agree, also "Mr Gloss" in Moorabbin, if that's closer for you.
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    Yup! Who I've used for years.
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    Thanks for the options, seems like a grille and radar fix at this point, insurance - somewhere in the $7k+ range if radar is done apparently.

    Pulled the trigger on some Koya SF10 wheels today in satin black, I think they'll look fairly decent. Will post some pics when the arrive in the coming weeks.

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    As promised, the pics! Koya SF10's are on, very happy with the final result.

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    Had it in storage at my warehouse for a bit, got it out to do some rear seats down Christmas shopping - missed those 5 pot noises

    Iíve got an F pace SVR arriving in a few months to do the dad wagon thing, keep going back n forth whether to sell the 5 pot, feel like I nailed the spec and itís almost impossible to replicate it atm with all these new car issues

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    Hey Domino, nice to see the purple beast again. It is possible these things might be sought after in a few years. There are rumours that the 2022 has a locked ECU, or is problematic to tune. On top of that it has less in common to the previous cars meaning less support/parts etc potentially, i.e. haldex changed, interior looks cheap etc. Obviously the 2018 AU's will probably be the grail cars but the 2020 is holding and exceeding value still now, once 2022 has been and gone and there are only electric alternatives the value might hold up pretty well mid term. If anyone wants a 5 pot banger there won't be many available 2022+ i suspect. If you don't need the dough it might be a keeper :) I'm still happy as hell with mine, the only things I am considering would be catback replacement to get a chunkier tone although I'm not sold on that, and I may look at some carbon accessories (front lip, maybe bonnet etc).

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