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    mods for a3

    best mods for an 1.6 a3 that doesnt cost the earth

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    All depends what you want from your car?
    Performance, better off with a 1.8t or 1.9tdi
    Style, lowering and some nice alloys.

    But all comes down to what you want from your car
    a3 1.8t silver.... jom coilovers.....TIP.......front ARB.......simota carbon enclosed induction kit.......forge dv....stage 1 remap and now rolling on BBS LM reps

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    Selling and getting a 1.8t no point modding a 1.6 unless it's for looks and sound IMO.

    Cheap coilovers.
    Open filter
    Wheels
    Carbon fibre wrap some interior?
    MODS - Custom Code phase 1, 007p DV, various powerflex bushes, EBC grooved and drilled - red stuff pads, N249 deletion. Badger5 V2 80mm TIP. Scorpion backbox + custom centre section, LCR front splitter, Jetex Fr-08001, R32 rear ARB, Forged IE rifle drilled rods, 20mm rear & 15mm front spacers.

    TO DO - Coilovers, adjustable tie arms, DP/mani/decat, FMIC and new remap


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_a31.6 View Post
    best mods for an 1.6 a3 that doesnt cost the earth
    Your looking at basics as it's non-turbo


    Air Filter / Induction Kit
    Stainless Manifold With De-cat Straight through

    Decent coil packs, NGK's, Decent Oil 'bout the only things i can suggest...

    I wanna say bigger injectors, and a re-map ecu - but dont think it will be worth the cost <-> bhp


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    i've got a 1.6 as its my first car, heres some good mods to do;

    splitter
    take away the chrome from around the grill
    lower it all round on coilovers
    get some nice 18" wheels for it, sellin my rstts if interested
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/sale-wa...ang-tyres.html
    de wiper the rear
    de-badge it
    paint breaks
    etc

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    This thread is awesome.

    If it is your first car then don't do anything to it, because you won't legally be able to afford the insirance.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    This thread is awesome.

    If it is your first car then don't do anything to it, because you won't legally be able to afford the insirance.
    "Legally" lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    This thread is awesome.

    If it is your first car then don't do anything to it, because you won't legally be able to afford the insirance.
    Agree, but adding splitter and painting calipers, adding original Audi wheels won't affect insurance. Whereas exhaust work and coilovers will.
    I'd save your pennies. Do little bits to the 1.6 to try and increase its value then sell up mate and get something worth the £ on mods
    MODS - Custom Code phase 1, 007p DV, various powerflex bushes, EBC grooved and drilled - red stuff pads, N249 deletion. Badger5 V2 80mm TIP. Scorpion backbox + custom centre section, LCR front splitter, Jetex Fr-08001, R32 rear ARB, Forged IE rifle drilled rods, 20mm rear & 15mm front spacers.

    TO DO - Coilovers, adjustable tie arms, DP/mani/decat, FMIC and new remap


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    Ahhh i was onece a boy racer, no power but plenty of noise :D id say just stick a fat foam pipercross filter on it, some nice 18inch rims ie. rs4 reps and the like, and a lower it till it scrapes insurance wont mind rims and an airfilter, had cars wrote off with more than that on it with no probs. good luck

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    Just leave it standard and save up ur no claims bonus then go wild !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alais DJA View Post
    "Legally" lol
    Yeah man, it's a massive deal! If an uninsured driver who had modded their car and not declared it mowed down my missus, leaving me unable to pay our mortgage, with a partner 6 feet under and a massive hole in my life without a couple of hundred grand compo to take my mind of it, what do you think I would do to them?

    Modding a 1.6 non turbo car is silly, personally I would just drive it around standard and enjoy having a nice car. If you lower it amd throw wheels on it then it will only encourage the big boys to come along and make you look silly.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    who said hes not insured ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    who said hes not insured ?
    I suspect Jardo means uninsured due to it being null and void for not declaring the mods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    I suspect Jardo means uninsured due to it being null and void for not declaring the mods...

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    This is my point. The insursnce for a 1.6 A3 with coilovers, a set of wheels and spacers would almost certainly be more tham that of a better car in the first place. The suggestion of "legally lol" sums it up for me. Declaring modifications isn't a laughing matter, without putting too fine a point on it...When you get in a car you are taking other peoples lives in your hand, if a child ran out in the road in front of you and your undeclared wheels mowed them down before you could stop, I wouldn't like to know the outcome if it went to court! Just a word of warning to the OP, search for insurance costs BEFORE modding because it isn't worth the risk.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    This is my point. The insursnce for a 1.6 A3 with coilovers, a set of wheels and spacers would almost certainly be more tham that of a better car in the first place. The suggestion of "legally lol" sums it up for me. Declaring modifications isn't a laughing matter, without putting too fine a point on it...When you get in a car you are taking other peoples lives in your hand, if a child ran out in the road in front of you and your undeclared wheels mowed them down before you could stop, I wouldn't like to know the outcome if it went to court! Just a word of warning to the OP, search for insurance costs BEFORE modding because it isn't worth the risk.
    good job all mine are declared, and its my first car lol

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    yea its true after another years no claims and insurance and driving company car 80% of the time after looking for quotes for coilovers and s3 brake upgrade only making the car safer puts my insurance up on last year. but im sure if i look hard ill find it about the same. But i am getting a 2-4k pay rise this year so all is good
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    Mods: AP coilovers, Strut Brace, Merc wheels, S3 brakes, hopefully going BT soon

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    also, difference is a 1.8t its not the fact of it being a LOT of money, most companies wouldn't even say yes lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4THW View Post
    also, difference is a 1.8t its not the fact of it being a LOT of money, most companies wouldn't even say yes lol!!
    A week after my 17th birthday I owned a BMW 750IL V12 and had it as a daily driver, by the time I was 18 I had owned two V12 XJS's.

    Oh the joys of an unlimited trade policy...
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    I just come off the phone with my mate. he works for a guy who buys and sells exotic cars and he's driving a 335d m sport to the yard to drop it off and driving back to leeds in a 2012 porshe 911 turbo at 19.

    im sat in central london listening him telling me how awesome they are on trade policy while i pay 300 a month for a 1.8T lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3AH View Post
    I just come off the phone with my mate. he works for a guy who buys and sells exotic cars and he's driving a 335d m sport to the yard to drop it off and driving back to leeds in a 2012 porshe 911 turbo at 19.

    im sat in central london listening him telling me how awesome they are on trade policy while i pay 300 a month for a 1.8T lol.
    Yeah it is pretty gutting, the day I lost my trade policy was a sad one! I used to get to drive all sorts, took a 911 GT3RS home for a couple of days and used to drive an E Type as a "company car".

    Now I don't have the policy it sucks, paying £100 a month for my A3 where as I never paid a penny for two years of my trade policy!
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Yeah it is pretty gutting, the day I lost my trade policy was a sad one! I used to get to drive all sorts, took a 911 GT3RS home for a couple of days and used to drive an E Type as a "company car".

    Now I don't have the policy it sucks, paying £100 a month for my A3 where as I never paid a penny for two years of my trade policy!
    yeah sounds exactly like him. his boss gives him a daily and atm.he drives him round in the brabus mercedes as his boss lost his license in an lp-560.

    atleast you got the privilege of driving these machines on public road when many pay ridiculous prices to do 3-6 laps on pro drive circuits.

    funny you mentioned the gt3 RS because they had a bright green one and a stage 2 astra VXR started trying to spin up behind them on the 10 mile A46.

    Edit: i would upload the pics but unsure how to on tapatalk.
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