hey all, after joining mainly due to problems as most do, knowing nothing about 20v's and chewing everyones ears of begging for help i'd say im pretty fluent in s3/1.8t now and touch wood the car seems to be running well.
Here starts my build thread;
First of all mine and the cars history. After a while without a car of my own (using the missus jimny and my work van) and owning a ktm superduke that resided in the garage for 4 months over winter i decided i needed a run around and was not planning to modify it. That lasted all of two months!-) after being a big golf fan and owning a mk2 gti 16v 2.0l, mk3 golf vr6, and a small bumper bronze cabrio with a late vr6 lump in her i thought the s3 would be a sensible choice even tho i wasnt a fan of its looks initially the ol girls really grown on me and i find myself with a mod list as long as my arm and a build cost that already owes me big without what i have planned!-) long story short the ktm got sold and pretty much half the money went towards some bills and half on the s3...
The Starting point;
1999 apy s3 140000, 1 years mot, 6 months tax sold as stage 1 mapped!? work in 2011 at audi with reciepts inc new brakes all round, new rear anti roll bar and links, new clutch. also surpossedly had a new genuine turbo, was a chinese copy! £1800
16inch cheapo steel wheels, my fav blue and black interior, needed a stereo code and all looked good on the face of it... boy was i done lol! bill helped me diagnose my soft limp back to a ****e chinese turbo (guy told me it was remapped, it was turbo!), the bike was sold and i figured this was as good a time as any to do the exhaust the money spending began...
£730 18inch bbs reps with nangkang ns2's
£320 xs power 3inch downpipe and sports cat
£230 relentless manifold v2 which turned out to be a v3 when it arrived after i tryed to cancel my order and they said it was already in the post!? suspect but i was happy
£530 scorpion exhaust system...
£20 s2000 filter
£90 badger 5 tip v3
£80 forge splitr with recirc attachment (i know take the leaky bov off you all say, sounds great to me)
£20 radio code
then tell the missus ive spent a grand on exhaust and 700 on wheels on a car i paid 1800 for lol, but off course i needed the exhaust cause the other one broke when i removed it to do the turbo lmfao!-)
So thats pretty much where i am now, been really contemplating a amd map but may hold out and do a few more mods before a custom map at bills or r-tech...
Mods soon to come;
head recondition (valve stem sills are on their way, not too bad tho)
stage 2 clutch
white powder coat to wheels, removal of tacky looking rivets, blue wheel tape
digi dash repair
recaro baby seat (got my first arriving in jan at my grand ol age of 30!)
Pictures uploaded in a min....