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    Hey A..., pair of chrome mirrors for £50 !!!!!!!! Wasn't a deal in the back of the pub was it :-)

    When your down my way, you must pop round or I'll pop round to have look at your very handy work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Oow i likey the washer cap, weres it from dude?
    Got it from eBay mate have not seen them for sale anywhere to tell the truth, think its from the states
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Steve View Post
    Youre defo keeping busy with the car mate, its looking spot on.

    Any plans for any audio upgrades mate? (Like a Andy Mac Stealth sub possibly )
    cheers mate you done anything to yours since i popped up ?

    i also just bought your sub box and amp from the classifieds will pop up this week some time

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoal007 View Post
    Hey A..., pair of chrome mirrors for £50 !!!!!!!! Wasn't a deal in the back of the pub was it :-)

    When your down my way, you must pop round or I'll pop round to have look at your very handy work.
    lol was an other ebay bargain

    Good to see you the other day and thanks for the sensor. I fitted it and all seems ok at the moment no fault light yet so will see how it goes over the next couple of weeks and i will be in contact as the fault used to go off for that long sometimes then come back

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    A little update fitted a new Longitudinal sensor as i had an on a off a fault with the abs and esp light coming on so hopefully this is sorted seem all good at the moment

    big thanks to thegoal007 for the new sensor will sort you out when i see you

    my Longitudinal sensor is behind the glove box






    also took on the wishbone bushes today 1 side was not that bad and looked like had been replaced in the past but he other side was terrible and was knocking all over the place really needed doing









    just fell apart



    new bushes and ball joints



    took them down to my local garage to get them pressed in as i could not get them in and one would not come out and they had to use the good old heat and fire so got everthing on gave them a quck clean and spray paint







    the car feel so much better now and no knocking noise going to sort out the rear rose bushes and tierods next then get the tracking done aswell

    dre

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    fitted the TT pedals and picked up Andy Mac stealth Sub from S3Steve , i should of bought Steves car as i have had half the things that were on it lol, my Brembo juniors and BBS ch s were from the same car to just waiting on some rear speakers and some dynamat to come then i can fit everything




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    What rear speakers have you gone for Dre?
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    Went for Focal 165CA1 speakers what you recommended for £55 new, was the best speaker for that price to with all the reviews I read through

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    Quote Originally Posted by dre_S3 View Post
    Went for Focal 165CA1 speakers what you recommended for £55 new, was the best speaker for that price to with all the reviews I read through
    That seems like a really good price mate, im sure they were considerably more than that when i got mine. You wont be dissapointed with them mate
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    Yeah most places are still selling them for around £80 they were a lot more when you got them a few years back though. A few newer models since then have taken over these speakers from what I have read so prob old stock now looking forward to nice sound system

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    Got my rear speakers and started installing the sound system today only had a couple of hours before it got dack hopefully finish it tomo it does take some time ripping the car to bits lol

    my focal rear speakers







    took the alarm out as i was getting some beeping sounds some times and it looks like the batterys have leaked inside. I have a better aftermaket alarm so no need for this and is saves me stripping the back end to pull it out when they start going mental



    Dynamat around the sub



    can see where the alarm leaked


    nwe sub in


    rear speaker fitted to panel on passenger side







    will crack on with the rest tomo to dark now

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    Dre's S3 adventure :)

    Nice work mate
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    looks good bud (and somewhat familiar )

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    looks good bud (and somewhat familiar )

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    Lol cheers fella, well the vocals were recommended I did nt just copy you. Mmmmm what's next BT lol

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    nice work dre its really cmon leaps and bounds be good to see ya at ace hopefully il join the s3 clan soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by flying oyster View Post
    nice work dre its really cmon leaps and bounds be good to see ya at ace hopefully il join the s3 clan soon
    lol yeah mate was at ace a couple of months ago but hardly anyone was there lol you going to the next one be good to catch up
    So you decided on getting an s3 lol what colour you going for ?

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    Got a bit more done today ran the power lead and wierd and fitted the amp, the amp is all set up from when S3Steve had it for the exact same set up so im not messing around with it, it sounded good with just the front speakers and the sub even at high level so its set up well













    will finish it off tomo i have ordered front door speakers to but going to do them next week some time

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    just spoke to an old mate i used to work for in a garage and he is letting me use the 4 poster ramp on saturday to do my DP should be alot easier for me then on my drive, got everything i need from TPS the other day also a few tools to help me, so wish me luck hope its not to much of a mission




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    Nice shiny new bits there. Look forward to seeing the end result.
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    got the sound system finished today still got to do the fronts but will leave that for another day, still sounds great though very impressed nice punchy bass and clear sound and nothing like smack my ***** up by Prodigy to test the speakers












    gonna get some sleep and get up in the morn and fit the DP that i have been putting off for months hopefully not to much of job to do
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    Well what a day took me about 6 hours to fit the 3" dp not an easy job to do but glad its done and out off the way so glad i had a ramp to work on. The car does feel better, pulls well and sounds great to nice tone just what the car needed. Just the FMIC and to sort out my rear tierods and rose bushes then i might think about booking it in with Bill at Badger 5 for a tune up

    a few pictures of todays mission

    cut the cats off first and took of the turbo charge pipe from the top



    then took the rest of the system off


    then spent a good hour hacking away at the old DP at the flexi


    bottom half of dp off


    then the top half


    new gasket on

    all fitted with 200 cell sports cat




    just came back from a 70 mile drive an all is ok so time for a beer and rest as i need it

    dre
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    changed my temp sender today i got from TPS last week as i have been getting strange temp readings lately on the dash hopefully sorts it if not i will change the thermostat to. I also put my 17" s on the car and put the 18" BBS away for the winter months really prefer my 18"s but saves me on rubber to

    old sender and seal out


    new one in


    now on 17" s again, really need to give the car a clean soon looking at that picture


    dre

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    cracking DIY work as always dre.

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    Cheers SK the car is nearly done just ordered some power flex rear tralling arm bushes to do when I do the rose bushes and tie rods going to do them soon as the creaking has got worse lately

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    Managed to finish the sound system today and it all sounds spot on miles better then the original system.

    my adapters


    13cm speakers


    tweeters and crossovers













    also got my trailing arm bushes so can crack on with the rear end soon


    dre
    Last edited by dre_S3; 17th November 2012 at 16:33.

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    manage to take the S3 to my mates garage and he let me give it a tracking it really needed doing as the steering wheel was off center and it was pulling to left since sorting out my wishbone bushes all sorted now though





    also got myself a camber gauge to check how much my camber is out on the reas since lowering the s3



    drivers side was between 1.5 and 2 deg negative camber



    and so was the otherside





    was thinking in getting these instead of adjustable tie rods but im not sure as i have brand new tie rods and rose bushes to fit on

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    little update manage to give the car a wash and wax as it really needed it and i also got some super pro camber adjust tie rod bushes and fitted them to the top tie rods as i am going to do the rear tie rods, rose bushes and rear trailing arm bushes as soon as i can

    after a good clean













    rear tie rods these will be fitted to the top














    also got a new thermostat and some front diff and gearbox oil to change


    will update as i get things done

    dre

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    Just got myself a intercooler only cost £85 and works out about £180 with all the pipe work so happy days. I was going to go for a AH v2 but I don't have the money and don't think I need anything that big for my needs even looked in to getting a wellycooler but again to big and looks a mission to fit the bumper and keep the fogs.

    So after hours off reading and searching the web this is the size of the intercooler I got

    69cm Wide End To End
    23cm High
    6.5cm Thick
    63mm (2.5") Pipe Inlets/Outlets
    And has 6 x Mounting Holes Standard - M8 Thread
    its rated at 400bhp

    will post up all the goodies when I get them through the post

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    really like the build dude. iv also been thinking of moving my amps into the rear panels!

    My rides thread : http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-f...t-journey.html

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    Healthy??? no,no,noooo

    Mine is healthy


    yours is on steriods!!!

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    Hi Dre how much are the camber adjust tie rod bushes and would you recommend them ?

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_s3 View Post
    Hi Dre how much are the camber adjust tie rod bushes and would you recommend them ?

    Cheers.
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    i have not fitted them yet mate still got to get my rose bushes done before fitting these, hopefully within the next week or 2

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    Hopefully they work out well for you , how much is the rear of the car lowered ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIGGZ View Post
    really like the build dude. iv also been thinking of moving my amps into the rear panels!
    Its the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Its the future

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    hahahahah i see so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    Healthy??? no,no,noooo

    Mine is healthy


    yours is on steriods!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_s3 View Post
    Hopefully they work out well for you , how much is the rear of the car lowered ?
    i have Eibach lowering springs so 20mm on the back will let you know how I get on with the bushes

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    I got my intercooler today plus the rest of the pipe work so got everything i need now and looks big enough for my needs

    specs again

    69cm Wide End To End
    23cm High
    6.5cm Thick
    63mm (2.5") Pipe Inlets/Outlets
    And has 4 x Mounting Holes Standard - M8 Thread
    its rated at 400bhp








    so once all my rear end is done with all the bushes i will fit this fmic then think about getting her mapped end of march aprill time

    dre
    Last edited by dre_S3; 11th January 2013 at 16:25.

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    nice fmic mate , thats not a wellycooler is it??
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    Nah mate its smaller then a wellycooler and looks a lot easier to fit, we'll I hope so

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    finaly got round to changing the thermostat and front diff and gearbox oil change


    new themostat


    new thermostat and rubber seal fitted


    tooped up with some G12


    and at last i am reaching the right temp never really reached 90 before


    and as for the gear changes feels so much smoother after the oil change also drained the bevel box, took 3 bottles so had one left so roughly 3 liters it took


    also my car is booked in to have all this changed as i cant be bothered to flaf around in the cold on my drive
    so my car should feel complete when all this is done as its the last of the bushes to change and whole car is done

    R32 19mm rear arb and super pro bushes
    4 new tie rods 1 set with camber adjust super pro bushes
    4 new rose bushes and new bolts
    power flex trailing arm bushes
    and having new wheel bearings done aswell so the whole rear end will be new







    will update when all is fitted

    dre

 

 
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