JMB RetrofitsAH Fabrications
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 61
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: S3 APY, ROTA Grid drifts.

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33

    S3 APY, ROTA Grid drifts.

    Got this a few months back and it was standard apart from some naff audio and the RSTT reps.
    How I bought it...





    Then I fitted some weitec coilies and some ETA BETA splits!






    And this is the stage i am at now. Facelift xenons and S3daves adjustable tie arms along with Rota grid drifts 18x9.5 all round. Also go a decent headunit!






    More colour coding is needed but its getting to be how i want it!
    Last edited by donjon; 16th December 2011 at 20:43.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    jq_quint's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    224
    Dude it looks f**kin awesome in those last 2 shots, looove those black wheels....

    I'm 50 / 50 between a red S3 or a silver......yours looks great mate...
    I SAID BYE BYE TO THE S4 , 18 MONTHS HAVE PASSED AND WISH TO RETURN IN AN S3......
    (SSSHHH NOT TOLD WIFEY YET)

  4. #3
    Prawn's Avatar
    My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    9,380
    I don't care what any of the forum lot say about black or noggy being the best colour.


    Without question, RED is THE best colour for the S3! They just look SO much more special in red,without being to loud like the yellow ones!
    RobinJI and joiihn like this.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Prawns TFSI Turbo'd 1.8T Track Car

    But I know nothing so ignore me.

  5. #4
    liquids3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    933
    Looks good buddy!

    Audi S3- 1.8T Quattro
    Liquid Yellow
    Audi R8 Rims

    Its never finished!

  6. #5
    damo.h's Avatar
    DVLA Say it's Black

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NW
    Posts
    3,608
    Them wheels look amazing. Nice choice dude.

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    Yeah red and black is where its at! The Rotas are awesome wheels they only weigh 9kg each and the ride is better than when it was on the RSTT wheels! Plus i can still drive it hard without rubbing issues.

  8. #7
    Prawn's Avatar
    My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    9,380
    COuld do with being a tad lower though, or can it not go lower due to the width of them?

    Rotas are definitely where it's at though, I can see them being the next big trend on VAG stuff next year, seeing as we're about 5 years behind the jap scene :P

    I love my rotas too, really glad I went for them.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Prawns TFSI Turbo'd 1.8T Track Car

    But I know nothing so ignore me.

  9. #8
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    Yeah it can go alot lower, im running it at this height through the winter then I will set it up properly come march.

  10. #9
    Buzzer's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    410
    LCR splitter to finish it at the front, lovely looking motor there.
    I had the same wheels on my STI a couple of years back now, it was black and looked the bizz, great wheels

  11. #10
    patTTpoa's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    793
    Copy cat!! lol
    Those wheels look awesome they stand out more with yours being red

    Pat

  12. #11
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bedford
    Posts
    2,877
    God, Rota`s will become common as muck soon! Only because they look good but still.

    Eventhough i have one myself, im not keen on red cars but i agree with Prawn here...Red S3`s look awesome!

    Cactus green 8L S3 - B5 TIP + Jetex, Revised 007p, R32 rear ARB, AP Coilovers, Compbrake rear arms, Full Powerflexed dogbone.

  13. #12
    Gops's Avatar
    6th gear @7000rpm

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    2,640
    Red is the one!!! Did you do a headlight conversion? If so, was it hard? Need some facelift rear lights in my life!! But your car looks good!
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

  14. #13
    Idrees's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    92
    Same wheels as I have on my glanza, one of the nicest wheels Rota have made imo. They work surprisingly well on the S3, nice job!
    Lightweight Signature.

  15. #14
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    The headlights are plug and play really all you need to do is swap the headlamp levelers over from the old ones and then cut the wing to take the new lamps. Want to get some wider spacers and go abit lower as well!

  16. #15
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,689
    donjon, so what headlight units did you buy ?
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

  17. #16
    patTTpoa's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    793
    Quote Originally Posted by donjon View Post
    The headlights are plug and play really all you need to do is swap the headlamp levelers over from the old ones and then cut the wing to take the new lamps. Want to get some wider spacers and go abit lower as well!
    Can't wait to see that!! I'll be lowering mine on coilovers next summer.
    It looks sick as it is!

    Pat
    Last edited by patTTpoa; 17th December 2011 at 15:16.






  18. #17
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    The headlamps are genuine facelift xenons. Dead easy to fit, no wiring involved!

  19. #18
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,689
    ok so you got hold off complete units not just casings
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

  20. #19
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    Yes mate complete units, easy job TBH its just finding a set for sale!
    Pat, do you have a link to your car? would like to see another S3 on the grids!

  21. #20
    patTTpoa's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    793
    It's page 61ish of pics of A3/S3 can't put a link as I'm on tapatalk.
    I'll post a link later if you can't find it

    Pat






  22. #21
    beanoir's Avatar
    Sharpest Tongue in the West

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    51 Degrees North
    Posts
    2,173
    looks lovely mate, i'm not a fan of black wheels on many cars, but they really do look good on the red car. Top work!

    Rotas are a pretty good rim for the money, I have some Rota RBs on my Mazda, really well finished and nice and light.
    Porsche Cayman S |Jeep Grand Cherokee|1988 Ford Fiesta XR2

    www.essexdriversclub.com

  23. #22
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    The rims aren't actually black, rota call them "bronze" even though they dont look it they have a slight tint to them!

  24. #23
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bedford
    Posts
    2,877
    Was about to say they`re bronze not black like everyones been saying until i saw that^ post lol!

    Cactus green 8L S3 - B5 TIP + Jetex, Revised 007p, R32 rear ARB, AP Coilovers, Compbrake rear arms, Full Powerflexed dogbone.

  25. #24
    JtotheD's Avatar
    Events Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset/ Wallingord, Oxon
    Posts
    907
    the grids look amazing!
    S3 8L Ming Blue 273bhp & 294lbft h


    Build/project thread
    check it out!


  26. #25
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Costa del Cardiff
    Posts
    535
    Would luck lovley in bronze on that red <3. Just need your stance sorted now and it will look boss. There are quite a few Golfs & S3's on grids now.

  27. #26
    S3KO4's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    850
    Looks sweet
    S3-8L REVO stage 2, Milltek, 3" DP & custom 3" decat, RS2 spark plugs, 4 bar FPR, Green-Cotton uprated upper/lower boost hose & TIP, Front Zimmerman & Ferrodo. LCR spliter. boost gauge, smoothed AB. Aero blades, H&R 5mm spacers. Best time 14.03sec, 0-62 in 5.7sec. 207gs @ 25psi , polished inlet mani. VAGCOM 805.1

  28. #27
    patTTpoa's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    793
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeD View Post
    There are quite a few Golfs & S3's on grids now.
    Now that I would like to see!
    This is the only other S3 I've seen on Grid's Drift's apart from mine.

    Pat






  29. #28
    beanoir's Avatar
    Sharpest Tongue in the West

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    51 Degrees North
    Posts
    2,173
    There's a Noggy Blue one I keep seeing in Chelmsford with gold Drifts, looks pretty neat albeit a rather worn out colour combo these days.

    But they do seem to be quite popular with the Golf boys at the moment i've noticed too.
    Porsche Cayman S |Jeep Grand Cherokee|1988 Ford Fiesta XR2

    www.essexdriversclub.com

  30. #29
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    Going in for paint next week ready for ultimate dubs!

  31. #30
    MUSH's Avatar
    MUSH Developments Ltd.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    712
    Red S3s can look pretty special, especially in pictures like the last two where the stark contrast between the car and the moody background highlights the colour. See a dusty one driving down the road and they dont look quite as special.

    Rotas and Rotiforms have well and truly infected the vag scene, E38 was full of them last year!

    Great car though mate, just need a private plate now as thats all thats giving the cars age away!
    Audi S3 1.9 GT30....




    ....that is all

  32. #31
    Andrew@A.L.D's Avatar
    Cylinder Head Master

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    3,472
    I want some anthracite ones for my car as they look great but money is going else where right now
    RIP S3dave/David Marshall stickers now available

    FOR SALE
    None resonated Milltek exhaust,
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts, relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

  33. #32
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    Slammed?

  34. #33
    Alex C's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lizard, Cornwall
    Posts
    2,604
    na, i think the height you have it in your original pick is a good height, looks like it could destroy corners, where as slammed it looks like its just a lap dog (a mean one) - all for show

    maybe another inch lower but your photoshop looks like its another 3-4 inches

    i bolded looks because i dont really know how slamming a car affects it abiity to be raped around corners but i wouldnt have thought it was ideal. Obviously speed humps are an issue. I always smile at cars that have sacrificed all praticality in the name of pure "DUB Scene"

    Are you gonna get a front splitter for it?
    Alex S3 AMK
    Bilstein B8s, H&R Springs, Neuspeed ARBs, Genuine 18" BBS LMs & LCR Brembos

  35. #34
    patTTpoa's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    793
    Quote Originally Posted by donjon View Post
    Slammed?
    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Thats how I want mine to look once under the bonnet is done!

    That looks the nuts!
    But is that photoshop'd?

    Pat






  36. #35
    Dani_B19's Avatar
    Audi-sports own special child.

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    7,234
    Got to ask yourself, you want looks or performance?

    For me that looks sick as fook but it'll be impractical and handle ****e etc, which i don't want that's why i raised mine to what it is now, still low but handles like a go kart.

    If your not going to be driving like a loony then go for it mate.
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

  37. #36
    liquids3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    933
    You would'nt get it that low without air anyway!,and air dose'nt handle (not as good),does look good though!,mine is low as it can be, i cant put more than £45 fuel in, because it will scrub!,but trust me though with 11j wheels on it handles!,i think the lower the 8l platform the better they handle to a degree!,when i first bought it,it was terrible!,the lower i have gone the better it is!,as long as it stiff enough and set up right!!!

    Audi S3- 1.8T Quattro
    Liquid Yellow
    Audi R8 Rims

    Its never finished!

  38. #37
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    I will be going lower with it but not slammed, just get a nice stance that is useable everyday.

  39. #38
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    138
    Your car looks awesome, would be great slammed like in the photoshop, but who want a car with all that go, that actually cant.... go.
    i'm on 40mm bilstien shocks and springs atm, but may move to some decent coils to get a ittle bit lower.

    P.S
    are your rotas th 9.5J ET23 all round? you use any spacers at all?

    looking at buying the black ones for my silver S3, just wondering if i will have issues with rubbing...

    cheers.

  40. #39
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33
    they are 9.5 and et38 with 20mm spacers, no rubbing!

  41. #40
    patTTpoa's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    793
    Quote Originally Posted by mcpickering View Post
    are your rotas th 9.5J ET23 all round? you use any spacers at all?

    cheers.
    Yeah mine are that spec with no problems.
    I'm running 225/40/18 tyres could go 235 with no issues, but I'm going to go lower once I've sorted the engine out. Much lower

    Pat






 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. S3 Engine - APY
    By Eddy_s3 in forum For Sale/Wanted - Audi Parts
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 1st November 2011, 19:54
  2. 2000 APY S3 - £3k!
    By jojo in forum For Sale/Wanted - Audi Cars
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 13th August 2011, 19:17
  3. apy pistons ..
    By motfree in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 6th January 2011, 00:00
  4. APY ecu
    By Madeley in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 8th August 2010, 08:49
  5. LiquidS3 and APY
    By vetch in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th April 2009, 22:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO