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AndyH
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Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 am
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Location: North Hampshire

Hello all,
Just joined the ttoc. I currently own a mk3 after being very impressed with the dash design and tech on the one my wife had as a curtesy car while her S3 was in. She previously owned a mk2 TT TDi quattro, so mine isn’t the first TT in the house. After previously owned an ‘84 Audi coupe 2.2 5cyl, a ‘90 mk2 golf GTi, mk3 golf VR6 we have some VAG experience. But also lived with a 2.5 WRX, Integra R (dc2), Alfa 145 cloverleaf.
The current TT is my first car owned from new, specced for GT style long tour holiday drive with many interior upgrades like cruise, tech pack, B&O and auto aircon, supersport seats and alcantera, but the base 1.8 sport underpinnings. Image


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Cloud
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Location: Darwen, Lancashire

Hello and welcome. Fantastic photograph! 8)
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YELLOW_TT
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Location: HARTLEPOOL AKA GODS COUNTRY

Welcome to the OC
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BrianB
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Location: Preston, Lancashire

Very nice....welcome to the TTOC :thumbsup:
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
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AndyH
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Thanks for the welcome [emoji3]


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Racheluk
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Hello
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hello
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A12TT
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Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

Welcome from another Mk3 1.8 Sport (with extras) owner.
Great photo !
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AndyH
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Hi [emoji846]


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AndyH
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Location: North Hampshire

Good to know, not the only Sport owner in the TTOC !

Although the LED headlights are the only s-line feature I’m really regretting not specced when I see other TTs -for the looks of those daylight led verticals. They line up with the Sport lower bumper grill verticals nicely in the TT brochure. Matching LED lights with the Sport bumper must have been a designers’ concept that must have got lost in the spec level discussions at Audi hq I think. The Xeon lights work well though.

The s-line bumper has the aggressive RS style attraction, but the Sport bumper carries more R8 similarities and works well with the other R8 feature rings on bonnet. But it would need to be lowered considerably to be mistaken for a R8 even if you squint!

The 40 profile on 18” is as low profile as I’d want after ruining the ride & handling on my ‘01 Seat Ibiza Cupra by fitting 17” instead of the original 16”. Low-pro lose grip so easily on local imperfect road surfaces. I can understand why race car WRC cars use 235/40r18 on tarmac stages. 15” on gravel (according to the WRC notes on tyre availability for Rally Catalunya). So if they use 18”, it’s a good handling endorsement for our slightly bigger but non-race cars.

Intend to fit KW v1 coilovers once the warranty expires in April and the dogbone puck insert which are the two areas of excessive movement on Sport manual. 180bhp is enough for front wheel drive without a proper diff lsd/atb.

Got the Audi TT 17” winter wheels with 225/50r17 Dunlop WinterSport. Surprised they are lots quieter than the 245 summer tyres considering they are deep winter tread. Didn’t have any problems last year with the snow. Recommended.








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