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    What I've been up to with my A3 tdi sport..(pics)

    Hi guys,

    Guess it about time I should introduce myself here, been using the forum for a while now since Ive purchased an audi.

    To get things started this is my old car if anyone knows it?






    Served me well and got me my 2 years no claims bonus, so as I was getting older and insurance a bit more reasonable I decided to look for an a3 tdi..

    It had to be a facelift sport, and ideally a pd100, saw a few dogs on my search which is a shame but snapped this one up when it was available:

    Here it is when I got it:











    Since those pics I have:

    Fitted new numberplates
    Aero wipers
    Repolished the headlamps
    Dewipered the rear
    Removed the tinted rear windows
    Replaced the bagdeless grille with a New oem grille
    Replaced the steering angle sensor and recalibrated it (to fix my horn)
    Given it a good clean
    Sold the ill fitting headunit

    And most significantly, fitted brand new H&R coilovers to sort the ride hieght:


    The result is how the car looks now below:













    Thanks for looking and all comments welcome

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    Very nice clean looking car! The A3 isn't bad neither.



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    Looks ten times tidyer! Polos nice too.

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    Very nice mate as said much better looking now. Have i seen this car over on dw???
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    Seen your car over on Edition38 looks good mate. And looks much better since you had it i think the bagdeless grille ruined it a bit. Looks much better since you had it. Stance looks great with the coilovers!
    I like the polo aswell...
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    looks really nice mate a nice splitter would set her off nice!!

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    Yes alot better have to say, headlights done wonders for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Very nice clean looking car! The A3 isn't bad neither.
    Quote Originally Posted by S3 HODGE View Post
    Looks ten times tidyer! Polos nice too.
    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by dan1973 View Post
    Very nice mate as said much better looking now. Have i seen this car over on dw???
    Not yet, maybe once I've given it a machine polish next spring/summer, for now im happy for collinite to do its job.

    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Seen your car over on Edition38 looks good mate. And looks much better since you had it i think the bagdeless grille ruined it a bit. Looks much better since you had it. Stance looks great with the coilovers!
    I like the polo aswell...
    Enjoy the car
    Thanks for the kind words. I agree about the grille, it just didn't do it for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Troopa View Post
    Lookin good bro! You may have seen my other mates car which is a nicely done A4 S Line in silver. We have a lil shoot soon n meet up!
    Sounds good troop, defo reached the limits of my point and shoot taking the above pics, so many were out of focus!

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    looks really nice mate a nice splitter would set her off nice!!
    Cheers, what splitter you thinking of? I quite like the oem look.

    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Yes alot better have to say, headlights done wonders for it.
    Cheers mate, I agree. While a big improvement over what they were I'm a bit picky so will replace them for some new ones once winters over.

    Oh and I forgot to mention the only mod left on the car from the previous owner are the wheels, which I'll be changing in the next week after giving the new ones a small refurb

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Vey nice mate, told you before and will say it again, its very nice, a very unusual colour and it is GLEAMING!!!

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    That looks great, I like it a lot

    Looks like there's some serious effort gone into the paintwork to get it looking good too. Not often I like green A3's but that looks spot on
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    gotta say when i saw the original pics of the car i was cringing slightly, but you have worked wonders on her mate, congrats on thus far a job well done

    its a very unusual colour, what is it called?

    also do you know a couple of guys knocking round your area in toyota corolla tsports, just that i recognise the car park off the toc forum, may just be a coincidence though

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    Thanks guys, I know what you mean, I was happy to take any colour but got lucky with this one. When it was advertised I really wasn't sure on the colour at all as the pics weren't great but you really have to see it in natural daylight as it has a brown tinge which really makes it stand out compared to other green a3's I've seen.

    It is LZ6S Pine Green Pearl, most popular on Audi a2's but I've not seen any in person only on the internet. Agree it doesn't look too great aesthetically in the before pics but I could see the potential when viewing it, luckily its been looked after mechanically. Drives really nice and tight.. unlike some others I went to see.

    Jonny - you'll be surprised how many people go to that car park to get some snaps, I think the sainsburys staff find it a regular occurrence when blokes with cameras come and snap some pics of cars.. last time I went there two guys were shooting their clios with an slr..

    Believe it or not its only had a thorough clean, clay and wax and the trim dressed, I look forward to really seeing how well the paint looks once I give it a machine polish next year :D

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    after seeing the polo i was expecting to see a euro a3 here especially after crawling down to the pics seeing the h+r collies,
    looks good though any other plans??

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    Well after driving the polo on the deck for 2 years im kind of apprecating the qualities of a comfortable and practical car with useable power so this is not going euro at this min..

    Keeping it slightly performace daily orientated, immediate future includes 18" genuine split rims with performace tyres to improve general handling and wet grip. Would like some 0.216 injectors next and then a remap but that will come after I replace these alloys with the ones mentioned above which have some better tyres.

    Maybe next summer some 19" splits will make thier way on the car, but who knows what the future holds..

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    looks mint now m8, much bette than wen u first got it, looks nice and clean 2

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    Hi,

    No real update as such but felt to show what the colour looked like in bright sunlight:




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    She's looking fantastic after that makeover. I'm pretty sure I've seen you on the Great West Road A4

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    Really, what do you drive mate? Im always up and down the A4..


    Ok so that pic above was a few weeks old, heres some I got on my travels today:






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    Love the colour! Very clean (almost as clean as mine) Can't help but say that some bbs rm's would make that car look even sweeter!

    Keep up the good work bud, you got anymore plans?
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    I like the way the understated mods you've made make a massive difference to the first pic, that badgeless grill really devalued the car imo.

    Really like the colour as well! You thought about adding some fogs up front?


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    Very nice car indeed, keep up the good work...

    Weird how you guys are talking about the A4 I travel that way every to work. But I hardly ever see any 8L a3/s3's, and I am in the market for one now, so I do actually notice them! :-)
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    I'm on that road in my black 99 s3 almost every day. Holla if you think you see me boys

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    Cheers guys, Sandip I like your thinking, I have some 18" bbs splits to make their way onto the car soon, im just waiting for DHL to sort their act and and deliver the final piece to my wheel puzzle. Although I am glad they are not on just yet as the car was unexpectedly heading for a few kerbs yesterday! :O

    As for mods I've got a long list, if I create one. There's a lot I would like to do to it but I wont make a list as such as it would result in me spending all at once and not concentrating on my uni work. But wheels will be next, I trialled two on the car and they transformed it IMO

    I have thought about foggys and its another one of the mods I would like to do, but as for retro fit mods I will go for a centre armrest first

    Will also keep an eye for you guys, although most of the 8l's I have seen have not been to my taste and oem s3 owners overlook the a3 lol

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    Are you planning on re-mapping or maybe fitting a tuning box???

    I am looking at these atm (link is for your specific car 110 tdi):
    http://www.diesel-performance.co.uk/...1.9-tdi-110-ps

    Straight self install jobbie...

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    I would go for a custom remap when it comes to the time, as I would like a smooth power delivery.

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    I am contemplating the same thing... NOW!

    I bought the green a3 130 se today. YAY!

    I will create a new thread to show off my army tank. :-D

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    Very nice car mate.

    Ive got a 90bhp A3 TDI. Put 110bhp injectors in her and got her remapped and she is sitting at 130.6BHP at the moment. Cant beat the power in her.

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    Sounds good where did you get it remapped? I think I'll be taking mine to AMD when it comes to the time.

    You should have tried the transporter 150 nozzles (0.216) suposed to give about 140-145ish bhp with a map. Plenty for me.

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    Yeah i no what you mean but 130bhp was enough for me as didnt want to push it on a 90bhp gearbox etc. you will be well please when its mapped.

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    Ok time for an update,

    Well when I first got the car I wasn't the biggest fan of the rs4's but got used to them and they looked ok sometimes. Ideally I wanted to replace them but after I had done a few things to the car first as above, decided to go for the 18" BBS RS2 (rs803) 2 piece split rims that are found as an optional extra on the Audi TT 225 model.

    When I first purchased them they were quite badly kerbed and required a mini refurb, I split the wheels and sanded most of the kerbing back and then primed, painted and lacquered the outer lip. Left them to dry for a few weeks and then got the tyres sorted. I went for Pirelli Pzero Rosso 225/40/18 at the front and Michelin Pilot sports on the rear also in 225/40/18.

    The ride height remains the same as the rs4 and since the weekend was forecast clear weather gave it a wash and touched up any chips in the paint with the touch up stick purchased this week, Im glad to say the lady in Halfords did a great job mixing it as the match is spot on.

    Anyway took some pics today to show how the car is looking now, theres quite a few so bear with me here..

























    Let me know what you think, cheers!

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    Awesome! Looks very neat and tidy, you got the offset spot on bud What's next on your list lol
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    Those wheels look serious

    I would... lol
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    Cheers lads, not sure what's next still enjoying the car every time it develops. Think I might give the engine a health check next, even though there's nothing wrong with it atm.

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    excellent wheel choice!
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    looks mint now with the bbs alloys!!!

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Looks sweet mate, you got the car spot on!!!

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    Cheers guys, must admit I'm very happy with the overall look now.
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    you sold the RS4's now then ?

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    Thanks for your help that day bro! Got the car sorted out on monday. It went on a flatbed to my mates garage in the morning and was fixed by 5pm! Wiring was f***ed! I'll explain next time we have a proper chat!

    The car looks really smart, wheels are looking nice as i said that day! Good to see you and thanks again dude
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