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    Gordie's S3 Thread

    Hi all, thought ill get a thread going of my S3 progress.

    After looking for 4 months, I found a decent 01' S3 with only 111,000km on the clock!



    Headlight clean up/de badged few days later!




    Badger5 80mm TIP - made a great improvement in respond and gave it a nice sound!




    I then invested in a 3" downpipe with a 200cell highflow cat



    Then got Gavin from Custom Code to give it a stage II flash.

    My clutch start to slip after the tune, so I ordered a Clutch Masters 725 series (street) to suit my future applications. Should be here in the next few weeks.

    Got a cheap set of TA Technix coilovers and some Porsche wheels to give it a nice meaty look..

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    Looks Awesome mate....

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    Car looks good.

    Where did you get the 725 from? Pretty serious clutch! I was looking at the 850 before.
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    Nice car dude. Still selling the wheels ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Car looks good.

    Where did you get the 725 from? Pretty serious clutch! I was looking at the 850 before.
    Thanks Sam, Mike from Ringer racing hooked me up with a awesome price!

    Quote Originally Posted by lorryz View Post
    Nice car dude. Still selling the wheels ?
    Thanks

    Yep there still for sale, price dropped to $1200 + $300 for adapters

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    I was looking for a set for ages. I think they look mad on these cars.

    Too bad, I just spent my spare cash on a new cooler.

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    Damn, I really need to get rid of them to buy some KW V3 coilovers!
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    KW V3's ordered.

    Now that I'm on holidays from Uni...I have more time to spend on the car. The headlight started to fog up from the inside because it didn't have the inner cover, so I pulled them apart and gave them a nice polish. Sourced out a new pair of new covers too so it doesn't happen again! Did some cosmetic changes to it as well.







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    Nice camera Cars looking good. I could do with doing that to my headlights too but I'm far too lazy now it's cold out.
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    Nikon D300, had it for years! I'm a club photographer during the weekends, so its gets abused a fair bit. I have a few sets of lens too, comes in handy when I want to take photos of cars :D

    Yeah tell me about it, been freezing here in Melbourne!
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    Found a old pic on the comp, thought ill share it with you guys.

    Took me just under 6hrs to take out the old downpipe (in peice) and fit the new one in.

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    Been busy over the last few days tidying up the engine bay. I ordered a few goodies from Integrated engineering a few weeks ago, ( fittings, catch can, billet accessorizes)



    Proflow fittings as well as braided hoses to catch can.



    IE TFSI coilpack adaptors



    Painted up the inlet manifold in black and rocket cover in wrinkle red



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    Nice work! Those braided hoses are a right pain in the ass to cut huh? What tee piece did you use on the cam cover? It looks like 1 female and 2 male ends?

    Also, is that a Lancia next to yours?
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    Thanks Sam! Yeah they were a nightmare, I used a grinder to cut them. Yeah its 1 female and 2 males.

    Sure is, Evo Giallo edition too. Its my dads toy..
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    I've been wanting to do an STI red cam cover for ages.

    But i haven't had an excuse to crack the car open again, and I hopefully won't :P

    It looks killer with the TFSI pack and adapters. Nice work.

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    Did you get new headlight lenses, or just polish them up ?

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    Where did you get the tee piece? I need one like that but couldn't find one. Need to do my hoses again. I got nylon braided hoping there'd be no stainless underneath but it did and was a nightmare to cut even with bolt croppers.

    I could tell by the wheels. Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    I could tell by the wheels. Nice!
    Thats a pretty good spot sam, the fender flares give it away on second look.

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    Yeah, I love the box arches on them.

    Maybe one of these next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordie_S3 View Post



    Proflow fittings as well as braided hoses to catch can.



    IE TFSI coilpack adaptors

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorryz View Post
    I've been wanting to do an STI red cam cover for ages.

    But i haven't had an excuse to crack the car open again, and I hopefully won't :P

    It looks killer with the TFSI pack and adapters. Nice work.
    Thanks dude, Yeah I wasn't sure weather to go with black or red, but the red gave it a nice contrast with the inlet manifold and coilpack adapters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Where did you get the tee piece? I need one like that but couldn't find one. Need to do my hoses again. I got nylon braided hoping there'd be no stainless underneath but it did and was a nightmare to cut even with bolt croppers.

    I could tell by the wheels. Nice!
    Proflow, I have a friend that works there and he hooked me up with all the fittings and braided hoses. Was thinking about coolant bubble delete? Not to sure how it all works though, a few people have done them on 1.8t and seems to work fine.



    Thanks Scullies!
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    Cool. I wonder what the downsides of that would be?

    Just found one on eBay, not sure how I missed this before... AN 10 AN10 Flare TEE Adapter With Female ON RUN Black | eBay
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    You'd still need a tank of some sort for expansion wouldn't you?
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    That's the one!

    Don't think so, Alex G didn't have one in his a3, neither did a friend of mine in his polo gti..

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    Hmmm interesting. That one you pictured further up has a take off for a small tank though. Just had a quick read on Vortex and that's how those guys have done it. Not sure how much use it'd be for me but I do need some more space for the IE surge tank + 044.

    Nice little battery on that bay. How is that day to day?
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    Hi gordie, nice S3 you got there.
    Got some ground control adjustable top mounts for sale if you or your friend are interested.
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    Get em bought I gave mine a re-grease today and they're silent again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Hmmm interesting. That one you pictured further up has a take off for a small tank though. Just had a quick read on Vortex and that's how those guys have done it. Not sure how much use it'd be for me but I do need some more space for the IE surge tank + 044.

    Nice little battery on that bay. How is that day to day?
    Yeah I'll ask around see how to go about it, wouldn't mind some extra room.

    Not sure, but I like it...I'm thinking about getting a odyssey battery for mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso TT View Post
    Hi gordie, nice S3 you got there.
    Got some ground control adjustable top mounts for sale if you or your friend are interested.
    I just bought brand new silver project adjustable top mounts, I wish you told me earlier
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    Couldn't stand the chrome mirrors anymore...

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    Clutch completely gave way yesterday, to the point where it would smoke up slipping coming on boost....lol

    So up the car went on the hoist and started displmently pipes, start motor, linkages etc tonight. Hoping to have to new clutch in tomorrow, will get some proper pic of the CM 725 seriers tomorrow

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    Is that a carbon wrap or proper carbon mirrors?

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    Nice progress pictures Gordy!
    The engine bay is looking so clean! Will be keeping an eye on this thread for sure.
    Keep up the good work, another lovely silver s3.

    Also what clutch are you going for? OEM or aftermarket?
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    Can you maybe make a video of exhaust noise? Really like to know how this 3'' dp and sport cat sounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    Is that a carbon wrap or proper carbon mirrors?
    Just wrap, can't afford real....university life
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam P View Post
    Nice progress pictures Gordy!
    The engine bay is looking so clean! Will be keeping an eye on this thread for sure.
    Keep up the good work, another lovely silver s3.

    Also what clutch are you going for? OEM or aftermarket?
    Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loor View Post
    Can you maybe make a video of exhaust noise? Really like to know how this 3'' dp and sport cat sounds
    Will do...although its nothing special, thinking about getting rid of the resonator and leaving the rear muffler...but I'm afraid it will be too loud then
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    So box came out, then the transfer case...and then the std clutch and flywheel, so shocked at how heavy the double mass flywheel is!







    So beautiful...big thanks to Mike Hood from Ringer Racing for the clutch!



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    Nice! Jealous of that clutch.

    That photo of your gearbox looks like you photoshopped it in haha
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    ahah, didn't even notice it till now! The 10mm lens has a mind of its own :P
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    Ah nice, a prime or zoom? I just got a Canon 10-22mm and really like it. That pic you liked on my Facebook of my car was taken with it. It's been parked up while I play with a 70-200 L lens heh.
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    Zoom, 10-20mm Sigma...got it a few years ago!

    Nice, yeah its pretty sharp! 70-200L.....jesus, you love you're camera gear haha
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    I must say I'm very impressed with the CM 725 clutch! Revs so freely...like a motorbike! The bite and like a switch, not sure how this will effect the drivetrain but it can't be good ahah, will probably start looking for a spare 02M box and some driveshafts. It rattles abit too, but I don't mind it.
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