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    Talking FINALLY! Got an S3!!

    Some of you may know that i've been on here for quite some time but have never actually owned an Audi! But as of friday I can proudly say i now am! Bought an APY S3 from jojo (as some may know already) and im loving it! Quick stats are -
    • CC stage 1 map
    • billies and H&R's
    • neuspeed ARB
    • forged tie arms
    • ALOT of service history!!
    Looking through the reciepts i found in the manual, i added it up to be around £8674!! So im pretty happy! As some may know though, there is a haldex issue but im planning on taking it off the road at the end of this month to fix a few issues with it! Would like to do a few upgrades on it, but just thinking about the most important first.. any suggestions as to what i should look to do to it, please let me know! heres a few pics! :D





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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Hey Gops, how's she running? Annoyingly, I sold you a perfectly running one, and have one that won't start sitting in my garage! lol

    I might need a bit more time to get the Haldex ECU off for you, so apologies.

    Joe.



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    best of luck with the new motor, looks mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    any suggestions as to what i should look to do to it
    Well, you could buy JoJo's 19" rims for it! (JoJo, if he does, can I have a cut of the profit for this shameless advertising please?).

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    Looks like you got yourself a nice mint S3 dude.

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    I thought I recognised your name Gops. So what have you been doing here with no Audi lol.

    Enjoy the S3 mate you've got yourself a bargain.
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    Congrats on your purchase, have you thought about upgrading the haldex?

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    sweet i'm jus waiting for mine, should hopefully have it within another few weeks

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    Thanks guys! Its a fab car until last night!! Some thefthing little **** took my indicator lamp!!! Unless it fell off which is highly unusual!! Ahh well just gotta get that from ebay, its only £16! Was thinking of getting the facelift headlamps but it looks abit of a job! Had a play with a focus ST. All i can say is it was plain sailing! lol.
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Thanks guys! Its a fab car until last night!! Some thefthing little **** took my indicator lamp!!! Unless it fell off which is highly unusual!! Ahh well just gotta get that from ebay, its only £16! Was thinking of getting the facelift headlamps but it looks abit of a job! Had a play with a focus ST. All i can say is it was plain sailing! lol.
    I hope you got the right one Gops, A3 ones don't fit S3's, and S3 ones are silly money from Audi! Also, they are secured from the inside by a spring clip thing, so not sure how they could have dropped off or pulled off even?



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    Good call G

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I hope you got the right one Gops, A3 ones don't fit S3's, and S3 ones are silly money from Audi! Also, they are secured from the inside by a spring clip thing, so not sure how they could have dropped off or pulled off even?
    I havn't got them just yet, all the scrappys were closed today! Ohh really? Damn!! Well i was thinking of doing a facelift conversion in that case.. Was crossing my mind anyhow. I have no clue how it could of come out. The minute i seen it was when i came outside my mates house at 6am and found that it was gone.. but the bulb was still in it.. guess they dont like the amber style bulbs ey! And dont worry about taking off the haldex in a hurry! Get your car up and running first! Im in no rush to change it, the car is gonna be off the road for a few months so just do it when you have time joe. If you need any help mate, just call me!


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    Good call G
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Congrats on your purchase, have you thought about upgrading the haldex?

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    Cheers dave! it had one on there, but tbh im fine at the moment with a normal haldex.. maybe in the future though tell you what though, i wouldnt mind some brembo's!
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    i have a an APY too, get some facelift rear lights, first thing i did and transforms the look of the rear.. Audi A3 1999+ rear lights L&R S3 style | eBay
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    Yeah thats on my wish list! Lol! Just got some Genuine S3 facelift badges from Audi. apparently, my S3 isnt in the coilpack recall? anybody else get this?
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Yeah you will have the bolt down coil packs....no recall as they were made correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Yeah thats on my wish list! Lol! Just got some Genuine S3 facelift badges from Audi. apparently, my S3 isnt in the coilpack recall? anybody else get this?
    You don't need to worry about those mate, I used that S3 during the big freeze we had earlier this year, it's never failed to start!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
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    Hey Gops, welcome to the family, you finally made it

    I can vouch for the car, its sweet, as been in it and even driven it too....

    If you are looking to do a facelift conversion, it maybe worth dropping Bhavin1986 a PM as he did it on his and he did a cracking job of it.

    Actually do a search on here, im sure he did a write up....

    We will have to get together for a meet sometime soon - you'll have to get Rav out as well mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Quick stats are -
    • CC stage 1 map
    • billies and H&R's
    • neuspeed ARB
    • forged tie arms
    • ALOT of service history!!
    Gops, there's one more mod that you probably didn't even notice. The front interior light has the ambient lighting mod, it's just 2 LED's that fires downwards when you flick your headlights on at night.

    J.



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



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    he did notice this jojo he has showed me. Very different map to revo mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilz View Post
    Hey Gops, welcome to the family, you finally made it

    I can vouch for the car, its sweet, as been in it and even driven it too....

    If you are looking to do a facelift conversion, it maybe worth dropping Bhavin1986 a PM as he did it on his and he did a cracking job of it.

    Actually do a search on here, im sure he did a write up....

    We will have to get together for a meet sometime soon - you'll have to get Rav out as well mate.
    Thanks Nilz! Its great to finally own a car like this!! Yeah im gonna search it up! Ive got some time to play with this car so im going to take my time and get it all right! Lol definately will bud
    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Gops, there's one more mod that you probably didn't even notice. The front interior light has the ambient lighting mod, it's just 2 LED's that fires downwards when you flick your headlights on at night.

    J.
    Yeah i didnt notice until i poked around the car.. Bloody love that ambient lighting! Looks soo cool! Btw joe, when you getting your badger 5 tip? will it be better then the forge one? Looking into that one, and a 3" DP!
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Rav View Post
    he did notice this jojo he has showed me. Very different map to revo mate.
    Hehe swap ya the lights for your seats
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Rav View Post
    he did notice this jojo he has showed me. Very different map to revo mate.
    Have to admit the CC stage1 does pull very nicely, especially low down, better than my AMD stage1 anyways, not sure how much the Forge TIP helps it along, but it make a difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Yeah i didnt notice until i poked around the car.. Bloody love that ambient lighting! Looks soo cool! Btw joe, when you getting your badger 5 tip? will it be better then the forge one? Looking into that one, and a 3" DP!
    When I get it bloody started! lol



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    When I get it bloody started! lol
    Have you checked the plugs? is fuel still going through?
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Have you checked the plugs? is fuel still going through?
    Busy week mate, just can't find the time... frustratingly!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



 

 

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