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    S3MMA Modification Thread

    I have owed my S3 for just over 3 weeks now...and have experienced a few teething problems but finally I am getting there and it seems to be running great!!....

    So now I am starting to think about what I can add to it ....first aesthetically as the drive and performance are still new too me and I am enjoying it!! Maybe in a few months I will be wanting more power

    I am thinking of spraying my surround on my grill dark grey to match the plastic grill below and sides but leaving the Audi silver? What does everyone think?


    And seen as I can't find any OE wing mirrors, shall I spray them silver to match my alloys temporary until I find some?

    New number plates?

    I have starting cleaning under the bonnet and I am going to start spraying things under there once I decide what colour...

    Any other idea's or thoughts are welcome...




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    My personal opinion would be to lose the window tint.. I cant stand the stuff, However each to their own.
    I recently Vinyl'd the chrome ring around the front grill of mine and love it.

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    You could:

    Exterior
    Spacers
    Lowering springs / Coilovers

    Interior
    Cruise control
    Armrest

    Engine
    Remap
    Jetex
    Silicone TIP
    Oil catch can fitted by Sandip

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    I quite like the tints...tbh Have you got pics of your grill?

    I already have cruise control would defo look into getting an arm rest are they easy to fit?

    haha 'oil catch can fitted by sandip'
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    It looks better dark grey doesn't it?

    What about front splitters?
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    I think sandips Photoshop looks good.

    I reckon the best exterior mod is always to go lower and space the wheels out

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    Hi Emma, glad to hear your S3 now running as she was designed, I'm sure you will soon be loving the highs of S3 ownership with very few of the lows.

    Mod wise, I'd suggest the following:-

    Remap
    Forge 007P diverter valve as and when your plays up.
    N249 delete
    DS2500 pads
    Polyurathene dogbone bush
    Replace the Oil Pickup/or clean out and sludge from the origional one.
    Badger5 3 inch TIP
    Bilstein B8's or similar dampers as and when yours are shot

    Hope this helps

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    Leon cupra r splitter is popular, and aero wiper blades and arms look the dogs too

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    Buy Now

    Perfect

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    Thank you, forgot to mention things done so far:-

    Audi Concert 2 stereo fitted
    Audi Dust caps added as I had none

    Brakes and Discs all round
    New spark plugs & coil packs
    Replacing the tyres with Pirelli Pzero tyres as and when needed
    Forge Breather hoses
    N249 bypass
    Oil Flush and new oil
    Coolant Flush and fresh G12
    Last edited by S3MMA; 5th July 2011 at 20:21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Leon cupra r splitter is popular, and aero wiper blades and arms look the dogs too
    A front splitter may be purchased
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    Buy Now

    Perfect
    Shame its not S3 EMX
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    'Oil Coolant Flush and fresh G12'

    Vag com logs before any engine mods me thinks

    Spacers would be an easy one to do, that'll give your S3 chunkier look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Leon cupra r splitter is popular, and aero wiper blades and arms look the dogs too
    +1
    Black grill surround is a good cheap mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    'Oil Coolant Flush and fresh G12'

    Vag com logs before any engine mods me thinks

    Spacers would be an easy one to do, that'll give your S3 chunkier look
    I've got a habit of getting it confused best be careful haha, corrected coolant flushed
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    You could:

    Exterior
    Spacers
    Lowering springs / Coilovers

    Interior
    Cruise control
    Armrest

    Engine
    Remap
    Jetex
    Silicone TIP
    Oil catch can fitted by Sandip
    what the price range we looking at? for each mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrecc View Post
    what the price range we looking at? for each mod
    You could:

    Exterior
    Spacers - £110
    Lowering springs / Coilovers - £120 - £750

    Interior
    Cruise control - £150 at Awesome GTI?
    Armrest - dunno, mine's got one already!

    Engine
    Remap - £250ish (r-tech), £312 (Custom Code), £400ish (Revo)
    Jetex - £46?
    Silicone TIP - £60ish (eBay) - £200ish (Badger5 3" TIP, more than just a silicone TIP!)
    Oil catch can fitted by Sandip
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    What's your mileage Emma? The car's mileage that is!
    If it's done more than 60k the original shocks are probably pretty knackered by now... which is a good excuse for Bilstein B8s and some lowering springs (from cheapest to most expensive of the obvious choices - Apex, Eibach, H&R).

    Spacers do make a big difference to the look of the car, but if I went back in time i'd protect the edge of the front arches with something like thick transparent tape as my spaced out front wheels and gritty winter roads have sandblasted the paint off! I've got 10mm fronts and 15mm rears from here: BBS Alloy Wheels, (Alloys), Wales, UK, USA, World Wide | pwmotorsport.com - BBS Alloy Wheel and Tyre Specialist | Home.

    Leon Cupra R splitter - Seat dealer for about £34 now (inflation!)
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    Its got 95k on it so I hope is has had new shockers! Maybe need to check....

    Everyone has mentioned spacer maybe I can look into this also...

    I am defo going to get the front splitter...are they easy to fit how much would I be looking to pay someone to fit it?
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    dont know how much for fitting, most people fit there own, its not too difficult you only need a hacksaw blade, drill and screws....simples
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    Its got 95k on it so I hope is has had new shockers! Maybe need to check....

    Everyone has mentioned spacer maybe I can look into this also...

    I am defo going to get the front splitter...are they easy to fit how much would I be looking to pay someone to fit it?
    easy job to fit or pay sandip to fit it.







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    I might have a go then.

    Does anyone think this armrest would fit my car? Does anyone know how they attach?

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    I might have a go then.

    Does anyone think this armrest would fit my car? Does anyone know how they attach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    I might have a go then.

    Does anyone think this armrest would fit my car? Does anyone know how they attach?

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    Nope... needs to be an A3 8L one... and as you have silver leather interior they will be as rare as rocking horse droppings...

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    A plain black leather one might look ok

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    I love my arm rest
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    Me too... creaks a bit when its all the way down (aka where I prefer it) though

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    hope this helps Retro fitting an A3 Armrest







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    Thanks everyone, I defo need an armrest....

    Does anyone know the part number for the front splitter so I can order one from seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    A plain black leather one might look ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    Thanks everyone, I defo need an armrest....

    Does anyone know the part number for the front splitter so I can order one from seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    what, it might lol

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    lcr front splitter







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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    1ML 805 903

    Fitted mine last week

    beat me to it lol







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    Quote Originally Posted by Syvo View Post
    beat me to it lol
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    Thanks haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I love my arm rest
    me too

 

 
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