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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    I no longer like you.

    Please feck off and come back when you have a sh*t car

    ^^^^ +1 That Rallye does look awesome..so jealous..

    Those stern alloys will look mint on it too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3Easty View Post
    ^^^^ +1 That Rallye does look awesome..so jealous..

    Those stern alloys will look mint on it too..
    cheers the sterns i might be changing the colour to work better with the new colour im painting the rallye

    also got around to painting my centre caps
    i do prefer the caps on though once i got them on

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    That looks awesome

    Was thinking of a s4 but that looks spot on

    Is this lowered?
    What is needed for those alloys to fit and cost?

    What tyre size are they too

    I do like more oem looking cars these days and find these age models look beat at near standard
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
    Previous cars: Modded Toyota Celica 1.8 Vvtli, modded mk1 TT, standard mkv r32 dsg
    Current: family wagon diesel

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    Quote Originally Posted by p1tse View Post
    That looks awesome

    Was thinking of a s4 but that looks spot on

    Is this lowered?
    What is needed for those alloys to fit and cost?

    What tyre size are they too

    I do like more oem looking cars these days and find these age models look beat at near standard
    cheers bud

    yes lowered on apex springs

    and i have used fk wheel adapters 5x112 to 5x100 x 20mm all round about £200
    wheels are 18x8 et45 and tyres are 215/35/18

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    Thanks

    Do you know what standard tyre size are on the 17's

    20mm all round looks good. Are the adapters good
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
    Previous cars: Modded Toyota Celica 1.8 Vvtli, modded mk1 TT, standard mkv r32 dsg
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    hows the ride with the Apex springs on the original dampers ?
    2002 S3.. Trying to bring it back to life

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    That Golf Rallye looks amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p1tse View Post
    Thanks

    Do you know what standard tyre size are on the 17's

    20mm all round looks good. Are the adapters good
    ive no idea on tyre sizes at a guess 225/40 or 45

    and adapters seem ok no problems so far

    Quote Originally Posted by panderoo View Post
    hows the ride with the Apex springs on the original dampers ?
    well used your post as an excuse to go for a spirited drive and yeah pretty good can tell when you are on a bumpy surface
    but i can put that down to the 215/35 tyres aswell.
    i might upgrade dampers at a later date, but at moment im happy with the ride quality

    Quote Originally Posted by SoljahofSensi View Post
    That Golf Rallye looks amazing!
    cheers bud, hopefully look alot better when its put back together

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    not a massive update but a needed 1. bought some new bits also some body rounded this screw off so had to dremal it out, the cover was snapped in half when i bought the car, so trying to make it as mint as possible also if you look above the lights, you see the rubber seals. bought the drivers side not realizing the passenger side needed replacing aswell did this a while ago but its fitting with this update before after also lights were showing there age, so sanded them down and polished them up. and replaced side lights with led bulbs and put silver indicator bulbs also. so before after mk4 golf aero wipers arms and blades. and new polo rear wiper and the heater control was warn, this also has done my head in since day i bought it before removed from the car, and unscrewed these remove front and unscrew these screws pushed out the old buttons and replaced the warn buttons slight colour difference so replaced all the buttons to match each other and put back in the car, all working no idea why its messed up my post, and put it in continuous post
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    might aswell add a few pics from before when i had the car painted etc, only fitting if im gonna do a build thread
    also will post pics of my golf as i go.














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    and some of the rallye

    interior stripped out



    process of the engine being removed



    out





    smoothing of the legs



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    also had cruise control fitted to the s3, really happy with it. awesome gti fitted it £120 all in aswell



    wings off the golf and i stripped the sealant off the lhs leg rhs leg in primer



    and a very dusty 20vt engine waiting for the day it can be put back in


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    Awesome S3. S4 wheels are the best for it IMHO.

    Stunning Golf, too.

    I love your garage :D

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    That's a nice looking S3, Ray !!
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    WOW.
    Now I want 18's :|

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    We need a Leeds meet! Im from leeds and i too own a rallye but of the 106 french kind... :-^

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    Think I'm in love with your s3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManuGD View Post
    Awesome S3. S4 wheels are the best for it IMHO.

    Stunning Golf, too.

    I love your garage :D
    cheers bud, and agree the 18's look so much better then the smaller counterparts.
    and not my garage but a friends who is doing the resto work on my golf. wish it was my garage though

    Quote Originally Posted by quattrokid View Post
    That's a nice looking S3, Ray !!
    cheers bud

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_rzn View Post
    WOW.
    Now I want 18's :|
    cheers aswell

    Quote Originally Posted by cammage08 View Post
    We need a Leeds meet! Im from leeds and i too own a rallye but of the 106 french kind... :-^
    yeah up for a leeds meet, and you had me for a second then, thought they was another golf rallye owner in leeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by tardinabox View Post
    Think I'm in love with your s3
    ah thank you.

    also while i was at the garage i tried my other set of wheels on. bbs vx 18x8

    but the arches just dwarf the design of the wheel which im gutted about cos these looked amazing on my passat




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    Very nice mate. I do like those alloys. You spend alot of time In Cudworth then?
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Very nice mate. I do like those alloys. You spend alot of time In Cudworth then?
    well know the lads at pd, but if im in the area i will pop in (im a truck driver)

    other wise i go down on the odd weekend to see if there been any progress on the golf, or to see if i can do anything on it.

    are you near cudworth ?

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    Lovely car truly stunning.

    I'd be interested in how you polished your headlights and materials you used?

    Its a job I'm keen to do my S3 I bought a 3m kit off the Internet but dubious about using it.

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    Where did you get the buttons for the climate control from? my ones looking really rough and would love to do the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil08 View Post
    Lovely car truly stunning.

    I'd be interested in how you polished your headlights and materials you used?

    Its a job I'm keen to do my S3 I bought a 3m kit off the Internet but dubious about using it.
    i basically did what tufty did, apart from i started at 1200 and worked up to 2000 w&d

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpapasmurf View Post
    Where did you get the buttons for the climate control from? my ones looking really rough and would love to do the same
    from a A4 but A6, A4, A3, A2, all share same buttons just different surrounds etc, so if you find a set in a scrappy etc just strip it down. and push the buttons out really easy to do

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    Yes mate, I live in cudworth. Moving next week though to wath.

    So the spray shop behind PD is doing the bodywork?
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Yes mate, I live in cudworth. Moving next week though to wath.

    So the spray shop behind PD is doing the bodywork?
    yeah bud he is, known rich along time painted my passat and he also painted the rallye originally

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    good to know awesome are still doing the cruise control carnt wait to get it on mine! seems a good price too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigray View Post
    ah thank you.

    also while i was at the garage i tried my other set of wheels on. bbs vx 18x8

    but the arches just dwarf the design of the wheel which im gutted about cos these looked amazing on my passat

    Just looks to me like you have the wrong size tyres on those rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by limbo118118 View Post
    good to know awesome are still doing the cruise control carnt wait to get it on mine! seems a good price too!
    yeah tbh dont think it be much cheaper if i did it myself

    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Just looks to me like you have the wrong size tyres on those rims
    yeah i thought that, but dont think 225/40/18 would make that much of a difference without going lower.
    thing is, its virtually same setup im running on the avus wheels 18x8 215/35/18.

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    another small update

    car hit 130k other night



    also went to meet dave, last week and picked up my rear tie arms. really happy with them and cant wait to get them fitted.



    also bought these today, from leeds to wales in my girlfriends c1, and it only used £20 of fuel. wish the s3 was like that



    this dolphin grey had inspired me to get the tt wheels

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    Big Ray,

    That S3 looks the big mutts dangles !!!!!

    We're back in Leeds in a few weeks so would be great to meet you this time since I missed you last time

    Planning on bringing the noggy S3 when we get it back next week ... I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrokid View Post
    Big Ray,

    That S3 looks the big mutts dangles !!!!!

    We're back in Leeds in a few weeks so would be great to meet you this time since I missed you last time

    Planning on bringing the noggy S3 when we get it back next week ... I hope

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    cheers bud. and yeah be good to catch up, give us a shout when you're thinking of popping down. and ill try clear my schedule

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    Excellent read....
    Some good work pal.. ;-)

    Btw you need to come to some York's & Humbs meets. Will be great to meet you and your car.
    Monthly meet starts at beginning of March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_S3 View Post
    Excellent read....
    Some good work pal.. ;-)

    Btw you need to come to some York's & Humbs meets. Will be great to meet you and your car.
    Monthly meet starts at beginning of March.
    cheers bud, yeah ill try. not been to a vw/audi meet in years used to go my local at squires cafe in sherburn, if you went might recognize my old car ?


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    No.... Only been on VAG scene the past 2 years.

    York's & Humbs section are holding monthly meet at The Old Post Office on first Wednesday of each month.
    Then got a detailing event at CleanDetail in Doncaster on 23rd March.
    And finally in July, where holding a clubstand at Fuelled Society event held at Nostell Proiry.
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    Btw.... Love the stance look on that Passat. Really nice ;-)
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    Stunning. Dads had two grey a4 avants and I love the colour!

    I need me some of those adjustable arms but other things come first

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    First dibs on your S4 wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_S3 View Post
    No.... Only been on VAG scene the past 2 years.

    York's & Humbs section are holding monthly meet at The Old Post Office on first Wednesday of each month.
    Then got a detailing event at CleanDetail in Doncaster on 23rd March.
    And finally in July, where holding a clubstand at Fuelled Society event held at Nostell Proiry.
    Quote Originally Posted by mark_S3 View Post
    Btw.... Love the stance look on that Passat. Really nice ;-)
    my mate runs fueled society, not sure if im on holiday then tho. and cheers had that passat sitting well for coilovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall878 View Post
    Stunning. Dads had two grey a4 avants and I love the colour!

    I need me some of those adjustable arms but other things come first
    yeah imo best colour the s3 came in, really classy.
    and the quality is really good for the price, cant recommend dave's tie arms enough. even though there not even fitted yet

    Quote Originally Posted by bigpapasmurf View Post
    First dibs on your S4 wheels
    haha unfortunately, they will be going on my next car. ive also got a set of fat fives i might try on the s3 yet aswell

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    also had to buy a battery, which turned out to be to tall so had to modify the bracket thingy

    marked up



    chopped, edges sanded and cleaned



    in place



    and covered up


 

 
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