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    A3 1.8Turbo Engine conversion - pics to be added

    guys and girls.

    As some of you know I will be starting my conversion soon.

    AMD have agreed to do the whole conversion for my hard earned. Were taking Big turbo territory and chips with added salt to boot.

    I intend to post a phase by phase description of what AMD have done and what is planned, I hope to post some nice pics too - we all love images dont we? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

    Phase 1

    Well I brought my A3 1.6 with absolutely no extras apart from the bird [cen[poop]sored] on the bonnet - which with that I lost about 5BHP.

    I'm not sure you guys all rushed into buying your A3, I did - yes I regret not doing any research into the car prior to buying it and didnt even realise the different engine models available, shocking isnt it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Anyways this has opened up a window of opportunity, and I must utilise it!

    Phase II

    I brought some RS4 18" reps with 225/45/18 rubber. This doesnt really count as a mod but never the less it transformed the car. Now I was pulling the birds (in my dreams and then my missus nudged me and I woke). Anyways the rear nearside wheel lasted for about 5 hours. On the way home the missus decides she wants to go shopping, forgetting I have brand new blings on, I drive into a multi-story car park with high kerbs - yes I did the worst I could do with minimal effort. I [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img], grieved and got over it.

    Phase III

    Miltek shiney pipes. Again I another impulse buy but with a little planning prior (about 2 days) as I love shiney holes especially when they dont make boy racer drone so the Miltek was spot on. Fitted twice by AMD to get it right and they did an excellent job in the end. The 1.6 did not come with a certain bracket on the last part of the back box unlike the 1.8T so they recalled it back a week later and fitted it for free, which I was more than impressed with.

    Phase IV

    Koni SSK with H&R springs to be fitted by me as AMD didnt have the exact hardware and after all its easy to do the shocks. As advised by Glen hard on the rear and easy on the fronts, this should make my car handle & feel sweet. The car will then be carted off to the dealer to have Biesparth (sp?) 4 wheel alignment done.

    Anyways moving on; AMD are going to fit second hand 1.8T suspension parts to my car replacing the 1.6 brake/suspension setup. This is so I can fit Brembo Big Brakes to my car. This will be the next phase of the project, so I will keep you posted.

    Anybody want new A3 1.6 disks and pads front and rear that have only done 2000 miles?

    Nope didnt think so. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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    Re: A3 1.8Turbo Engine conversion - pics to be added

    What about your radiator? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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    Re: A3 1.8Turbo Engine conversion - pics to be added

    welcome back [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    Good luck with the conversion, bet you can`t wait!

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    Re: A3 1.8Turbo Engine conversion - pics to be added

    welcome back. whats your insurance gonna be like with a engine transplant? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    cheers tony

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    Re: A3 1.8Turbo Engine conversion - pics to be added

    Good stuff, Glad your back, where have you been? ski-ing?
    keep us updated with lots of piccy's. Its gonna cost you a packet for the conversion though.

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    Re: A3 1.8Turbo Engine conversion - pics to be added

    Thx for the warm welcome back, Radiator is fixed now Rob. So I will post what happened for all your benefit.

    Phase minus IV

    Saturday night I was comming home from Bath along the M4 and as some of you guys knew already I had some radiator issues not long ago and put Radweld in. Well anyways to cut a long story short my water pipe to the radiator and radiator itself decided to spring a leak. it twas snowing very heavily in the west country and I was freezing my nads off trying to resolve the issue, but to no avail so called for the AA to pick me up and bring me home - which they did just that.

    Sunday I was due out on the Kent meet but could not nake it due to the above, but went to clean my car anyways to make me feel better. To my horror some barsteward has com along and scraped the living hell outta my alloys on the offside. Deep scratches and again I was [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

    Monday morning on the M23 mr salt grit shaker is pumping his cr@p out and all I'm thinking is alloys.

    So back a few steps to get them fixed but the lowering is still going ahead this weekend.

    Radiator is fixed and car due back tom'row morning from the dealers.

    Insurance wont be an issue as Ive already benn given promising quotations if the work is approved. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif[/img]

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