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I'm an old user of UK-MKIVS and have just heard about this forum in the newsletter so thought I'd post up a pic and details of my S8.

Car
Audi S8 in volcano black pearl with black silk nappa leather.

Engine
Standard 4.2 V8 with a Green cotton panel filter and Pipewerx cat back quad exhaust.

Transmission
Standard 5 speed Tiptronic gearbox.

Suspension
Standard Springs with Bilstein dampers.

Brakes
Front brakes are RS4 B7 365mm discs and 8pot calipers, rears are RS4 B7 324mm discs and calipers.

Wheels & Tyres

Genuine Audi A8 W12 5 spoke 19"x8.5" wheels with 245/40/19 Dunlop SP Sport01 tyres.

ICE & Security
In the process of being upgraded to RNS-E sat nav, phoenix gold amp and unknown upgraded speakers (fitted by a previous owner).

Exterior
Retrofit HID's, Clear side repeaters, Silver indicator bulbs.

OEM Options/Additions
Electric rear sunblind, Electric rear seats, Solar Sunroof (retrofitted).

 

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Welcome over Eddy - long time no see mate, heard you had moved onto an S8 from Josh a while back. How are you finding life with the V8?

Has Louise still got her Seat?

[quote user="EddyH"]Engine
Standard 4.2 V8 with a Green cotton panel filter and Pipewerx cat back quad exhaust.[/quote]

Standard! Can't believe that [:p]
 

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The V8 is a much lazier (anda bit slower) driving experience than I was acustomed to but that suits me just fine now as I'm a much less aggressive driver than I was. Only plans for the engine are an LPG and maybe a remap.

Louise now has 2.0TDI A3 (8P) Sport in Dolphin Grey with Leather/Alcantara interior, loads of extras including xenons, auto lights, cruise etc.. I've retrofitted an RNS-E sat nav and OEM bluetooth and also added 18" RS4 B7 reps and a hybrid turbo. Only future plans for that are an MFSW and maybe a reversing camera.
 

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How much are you looking at for an LPG conversion then? The appeal of LPG is quite big with the large engined VAG cars. There are quite a few Pheaton owners who've converted.

2.0 TDI eh.. Very swish! Tell her I said hello [:)] You'll have to get some pics posted.

Some uk-audis stickers going spare if you want them btw (see post in the announcements section)
 

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Looking at around £2k for the LPG conversion which should pay for it's self in around a year to 18 months. That's from an A8/S8 specialist who can install the filler under the standard filler flap and incorporate the switchgear into a standard dash switch. I'm just waiting for them to finish their own car and then they'll be doing mine.

We don't have any pics of the A3, I'll have to sort some next time it's clean.
 

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With the right system the power loss on LPG is negligible, however if required it can be setup to switch over to petrol at higher revs, the other alternative is an LPG specific remap to take advantage of LPG's higher octane rating.
 

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Great looking car eddy, i love them!

This may sound astupid question, but the rear seats dont fold down do they? Reason i ask is that i had thought of getting an A8 but me and the mrs go snowboarding and need to be able to fit our boards in the back of the car.
 

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Seats don't fold down but there are a few around with the ski bag package which has a ski bag that allows ski's or snowboards to fit in a bag routed from the boot and through the rear centre armrest.
 
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