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  1. Beefing up the standard S4 hifi

    Hahahaha quality.
  2. MK Meet - Weds 6th Dec

    Great to see you all for the festive meet! Super food as ever, very pleasant evening. No pics due to the darkness, we headed inside early! Heading into 2018, we hold MK Meets monthly April to October (during BST) at Ye Olde Swan. Through the winter we try and meet every other month, with a February meet available on demand! I will message a few of the regulars in late January, and publish a meet Weds 7th Feb open to all across the usual forums if there is enough interest. Please note, if this doesn't get posted, there is no meet!
  3. Beefing up the standard S4 hifi

    You can take the boy out of Essex.....
  4. MK Meet - Weds 6th Dec

    1. Ian_C 2. Chris 3. Nik_W 4. Richard_W 5. John@mk 6. Jamrowls See you tomorrow evening chaps! Thank you for replies in thread, and the two who have messaged me separately. Calling pub at 4:30pm this afternoon. Whether its before or after this time, if anyone else would like to attend and eat, please please add your name to the list!
  5. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Unfortunately so. Car keys that don't have a physical metal key blade, and car keys that don't require you to press a button to gain entry to the car have meant car owners are going back to 80s and 90s theft prevention methods! Lots of owners on RS246 with Disloks as you mention over their Audi flat bottom steering wheels. People wiring kill switches into the ignition circuit like my dad used to on his MGs! Back in the 90s people were using Clifford Blackjax as a device that would prevent the car being taken, even if the thief obtained the keys. 20 years on, a similar system is Autowatch Ghost, using the cars canbus system to input a 4-20 digit code via any of the cars existing buttons (rather than inputting a code using a hidden switch like Blackjax)
  6. "Relay Crime" reality?

    No, the thieves are not kidding the key to send a signal out - the key is sending a signal out all the time. Their device multiplies the signal enough to the extent is strong enough to open the car. The device makes the car think the key is in close proximity. The devices will vary, but they can work up to 300 feet in a straight line! So unless you live in Buckingham Palace, simply moving the keys away from the porch isn't going to be enough
  7. MK Meet - Weds 6th Dec

    1. Ian_C 2. Chris 3. Nik_W 4. Richard_W 5. John@mk 6. Jamrowls
  8. 2 perfect Escorts

    Have you resurrected this thread after searching for '2 Escorts' and stumbled across this....
  9. Gap insurance for purchase cars? What else?

    Click4crap http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/topic/76436-gap-insurance-is-it-worth-it http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/topic/139650-gap-insurance/ *edit to remove the first half of your quote
  10. Wednesday 6th December, 6:30pm onwards at Ye Olde Swan, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, just off the A421. Ye Olde Swan has been our new home for the last year now: lovely outside garden area, cosy 16th century core now we are in the colder half of the year (no Disney windmills here!) plus most importantly great food! Last time out back in October attendance was understandably not as high as the peak of summer, good to catch up with those present, awesome food again. The pub anticipate being busy in the run up to Christmas, I have agreed to phone the number through the day before. Hence I cannot stress enough, please post if you can make it! If you cannot commit until nearer the date, please post as such in this thread, or send me a message / text. I absolutely do not want anyone to travel and not have enough seats at the table and find the pub cannot accommodate because they are rammed. 6:30pm onwards, any enthusiast welcome, not just VAG and / or Porsche! Usual suspects please post your interest, potential MK meet newbies please post below so we can look out and welcome you. The meet is posted on RS246, Audi SRS, the S2 Forum and TSN. Ye Olde Swan Newport Road Woughton on the Green Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK6 3BS 01908679489 The bit highlighted in red on the second map is the road through the pub - you can access from both ends. Congregate at the north end of the car park, the four spaces by the red arrow are the biggest for A8s + RS6s etc.
  11. Leasing for Dummies?

    Your neighbours will think you've been selling sweets to kids and teenagers!
  12. Leasing for Dummies?

    Wonder how that would work, if the turbo blows up at 3.5 years (for example), given that you are simply renting the car? Definitely a question that needs asking if you are going for a 4 year lease.
  13. Leasing for Dummies?

    Dumb ass question. Does a 4 year lease automatically come with a fourth years factory warranty? And if so, is this adding to the fourth year cost, meaning four year leases aren't any cheaper than three year leases?
  14. New pants please

    Doh, they fail to realise a T junction is over the brow!