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    nerw baby arrived

    so i picked up the s3 last night. had so much fun through all the round abouts. so much fun. special driving shoes sit in the boot just for it...

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Excellent! I want my S3 now!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

    Make sure it all clean and shiny for santa pod [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    heh. why should it be clean. with all the bugs i'll be hitting on the way up there it will be wasted effort. that and all my cleaning stuff is still back home -- waiting to have it all shipped over so i can make it sparkling and beautiful.

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Tell us a bit about your new toy the matey...

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Congrats matey, this is just the beginning of many happy times together !! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    http://sasha.dolgy.com/?list=newS3&title=New%20S3

    just a plain ol' black s3. for now...

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Hey !! There aint no such thing as a PLAIN S3 !! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif[/img] Have some respect man ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    What no strut brace?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Good point ! Haa the strut brace been removed ?? Looks like it has been done so for that alarm pin switch !
    OMG !! .... get one back on ASAP [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Looks like a tidy motor you have there!, wasnt sure if all years of S3 came with strut braces? didnt want my feedback to be all negative!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    i do believe it didn't come with one. where can i get one? how much?

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    All the S3's came with a strut brace as standard. Why yours seems to be missing is a bit strange. Are there 3 studs on each strut tower?? Take a pic of the tower and we should be able to see if it has had one fitted previously.

    cheers

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    I agree with Mo, get the strut-brace re-fitted..... the yellow area`s are where the brace should be fitted with 3 bolts etc
    Also is the blue area the alarm switch for the bonnet, if so it looks very close to the DV, make sure nothing has been trapped or removed to fit the device their.
    Lastly the red area (heat foil) seems to be wrongly fitted too...... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Here's a pic of my A3 with the S3 strut bar. I HAVE seen pics of older S3's without it.



    Part number I ordered was 8L9-805-629-A and IIRC it cost around 60 Euros.

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Mikey, r u sure u didnt 'aquire' that from someones S3?? Possibly someone who is missing one now ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif[/img]

    Oh and do u not think that the bolts should be a wee bit shorter Mike?? Just look a bit dangerously long to me.
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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Nope, not acquired, had to use my (not-so) hard earned cash for it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img]

    As for the bolts, they were the better safe than sorry approach. One of these days I'm gonna go down and get some shorter Stainless Bolts to replace them with. The Bauhaus has some nice black ones which won't be so obvious [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Good idea with the stainless bolts, at least they wont corrode and cause problems later. I think the black ones might look good but again possibly corrode in time.

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Nah Dude, they're Black Stainless bolts [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] So 2 birds with one....whatever [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

    Kinda expensive but it's my car, so [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

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    Thats alright then in it !! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Well, you see, the Frau keeps commenting on how much money we've put into the car, but when I want to put MORE money into it, I just say that if I don't, then all the other money would go to waste..... right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    best place i can get this from? i emailed a few companies but no one likes to email/call back. why is it so difficult to spend money?

    also, how hard is it to put on? -- anyone care to help? free dinner in it for you -- and is this something i should be telling the insurance company?

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Giev martyn a call back...

    Wont need to tell insurance because its original equipment

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Martyn at VAG parts will sort u out with one no problem, and they aint even expensive at all.

    Ur welcome to drive up to manchester mate !! Probably cost u more in fuel !! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    Squigly, if you can drill a straight hole, and know how to change your tires, this'll be no problem [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I took pics when installing mine, pardon the cross post but take a gander Here IIRC it's pages 2-4.

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    Re: nerw baby arrived

    straight hole? heh. i'm not sure. change my tires? hope i never have to [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] that's what road side assistance is for and auto shops.

 

 

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