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    My Boost On A Budget Build

    Thought it was about time i done a build thread so here goes, sorry if some pictures are small there off my old mobile

    I brought my 1999 Audi A3 1.8T Sport about 3 years ago when i was 19 with 98,000 miles on the clock full audi service history from new and painted in rare kingfisher blue fully loaded with Full leather interior, Armrest, Cruise Control, BOSE Audi Upgrade it was completly standard as shown below






    Three Months Later Came Coilovers Fk Anti roll bar and 17 Inch Rs4 Replica wheels finished in anthracite grey with a hint of blue in





    Shortly after The above picture this happened



    so was replaced with a new sump (now on sump 5 lol)



    I then fitted a boost gauge by custom making my own vent pod from the standard vent and painted my centre console and centre dash gloss black










    I then fitted my 3 inch down pipe and side exit exhaust





    followed by front mount intercooler, home made TIP cold air intake and a few mods to tidy up the bay









    I have now removed the DV and fitted a OEM one and Have a Apexi Cone Filter and Heatshield

    i then fitted facelift rear lights

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    After:


    Dyno'd At 172.6BHP with standard map and boost controller running 12-14 PSI



    and as the car stands now


    UPDATES TO FOLLOW

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    Looks good man, slow but steady modifications.

    Love the picture on the dyno, thats a great shot.

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    Loving the blue and the wheels combo.
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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Cars looking sweet dude!!

    Love that colour

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    Well ive been busy so havent had chance to update but I have recently purchaced a Fully Rebuilt KO3S




    Followed by all new Genuine gaskets & seals & washers



    I also purchased a Exhaust Manifold of Jay A3 which is currently been ported and polished along with a spare inlet manifold so decided to give that a paint in wrinkle finish black which is also been de bured and polished



    More To Follow

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    Couple of pictures in the snow



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    Right that's it, coilovers are going on my list. Looks good mate. When are you fitting the turbo?
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    Looking good mate.

    Where did that turbo come from? was it a genuine BW unit or an ebay version?
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    My Boost On A Budget Build

    Thanks all prawn its Genuine I had it rebuilt, just gathering a few more bits then it will be going on next month some time

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    My Boost On A Budget Build

    Quote Originally Posted by JudderMan View Post
    Right that's it, coilovers are going on my list. Looks good mate. When are you fitting the turbo?
    Coil overs are the way forward mate mine was lower but after smashing 5 sumps it had to be raised

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    that's a cute intercooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan Pics View Post
    that's a cute intercooler.
    It's a toyosport one mate works well tbh throttle body pipe is always stone cold

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Looking good dude!!

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    So tonight I went and picked up an S3 tailgate complete with spoiler for an absolute bargain and I've been after one for ages it's all coming together now

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    Thats my tailgate!! Well its yours now...

    Car is looking nice
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    Do you need the whole tailgate just to get the spoiler? Or is there something else different about it? I fancy a spoiler but not if it means getting a whole new lid..
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    Looking good dude, love the colour, and your vent gauge holder is a great idea
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    Glad to see its taking shape, fittef turbo n tip yet!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay A3 View Post
    Glad to see its taking shape, fittef turbo n tip yet!?
    Nah not yet mate just finishing off exhaust manifold then will be going on.

    No you don't need the whole tailgate but this one was an amazing price so would of been silly to say no

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil miller View Post
    Looking good dude, love the colour, and your vent gauge holder is a great idea
    Cheers mate I thought I'd make use of the broken vent rather than throw it away

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    So been very busy today I've fitted my ported and polished exhaust manifold, KO3S Turbo, silicone TIP and s2000 filter car runs like a dream now probably due to the fact that the old turbo and mani had more cracks than british roads,Pics an info to follow

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