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    Audi S3 8L upper strut brace

    Hi again lol,I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of where I can get a strut brace for my s3 as I can't find one anywhere! I have a 99 s3 apy (if that makes any difference) cheers
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    Have you tried Audi? I manage to source mine as part of a group buy for Audi S3 strut braces on UK-MkIVs a few years back.



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    Seen a couple on ebay in the past, keep an eye on there.
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    Thanks for the replies people!!
    I haven't tried audi yet jojo as i didn't wanna be raped over the counter lol!!!i cant seem to find any so i guess im gonna have to be raped by scaudi lol!!

    Thanks again!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noddys3 View Post
    Thanks for the replies people!!
    I havent tries audi yet jojo as i dint wanna be raped over the counter lol!!!i cant seem to find any so i guess im gonna hae to be raped by scaudi lol!!

    Thans again!!!
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    ahhhh right cool mate!thanks very much!!!

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    Let me know how much one from the Stealers is if you will.... I am in need of one since mine has grown little strut brace legs and walked away...

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    There's loads on ebay for an A3, not sure if there would any problems fitting it to an S3.
    Here's an OMP one:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OMP-Front-Stru...item5ad5137148
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    I'd rather have the Audi one mate to be fair, on the APY engine there are loads of little nooks and crannies that allow the brace to fit like a glove, not sure one from another manufacturer would fit through those....
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    The factory S3 one clears the plastic thing on the passenger side of the car where all the wiring goes through the bulkhead. APY cars with no strutbrace will require drilling, and there are some vacumm hoses on the driver side which need to be bent downwards for the strutbrace to fit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    The factory S3 one clears the plastic thing on the passenger side of the car where all the wiring goes through the bulkhead. APY cars with no strutbrace will require drilling, and there are some vacumm hoses on the driver side which need to be bent downwards for the strutbrace to fit.
    What do you drill? The holes for the strut brace to fix to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    What do you drill? The holes for the strut brace to fix to?
    The strut tops, there's nothing for you to drill, your strut brace has gone walkies lol, just buy a strut brace and the correct bolts for the factory studs on your strut tops. APY cars with no strut brace as standard doesn't have the studs for the strut brace.



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    Hi lads, i got a price from audi today and it was 68.57 (or thereabouts) which isnt too bad really from a stealers!

    But i will sat the bloke i spoke to ''advised'' me not to fit one as if the car didnt come out of the factory with it on, DONT put it on? orcourse i asked the question, 'Whats the difference between me or you or whoever putting it on? surely it doesnt matter who does it, the same procedure must take place???''

    I dont know but he reckons he had to tell me this and the choice was upto me lol,loser, just doing his job i suppose!

    The apy doesnt have strut top bolts so will i just drill the strut tops and put some bolts through it an a nut and washer inside or the arch?

    cheers guys!!

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    Audi obviously thought there was a need to fit one onto S3's afterall, we are just speccing our early S3's upto late model spec.



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    how true so i think ill purchase one and ignore the numpty on the phone!!!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by noddys3 View Post
    how true so i think ill purchase one and ignore the numpty on the phone!!!

    cheers
    Good plan, think I'll follow suit.
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    i also forgot to add as i was on the phone to him i got a lecture about ' You shouldnt lower the car, it comes out the factory as it comes out and thats the way it should be'
    What a bloody miserable old fossil lol!!!Obv he wasnt keen on modifying so im guessin he was olllllllddddddddd lol!Nevermind!!!Gonna get one ordered asap!!

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    Focus 1.6 standard engine .... huge sounds!! ( www.bassmechanix.com )
    Focus RS 383.4bhp + 378 ft/lb torque .... Weapon!!
    Now ... S3 in bits at the min, but will soon be back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noddys3 View Post
    i also forgot to add as i was on the phone to him i got a lecture about ' You shouldnt lower the car, it comes out the factory as it comes out and thats the way it should be'
    What a bloody miserable old fossil lol!!!Obv he wasnt keen on modifying so im guessin he was olllllllddddddddd lol!Nevermind!!!Gonna get one ordered asap!!
    You might aswell not drive it mate, it's over 10 years old now, and you will wear the parts out lol, get a new S3 instead.



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    Quote Originally Posted by b4ljx View Post
    i have one for sale from a s3 im breaking
    40 if you pick up from Windsor/Berkshire
    Will check fund availability.....

    ' You shouldnt lower the car, it comes out the factory as it comes out and thats the way it should be'
    I would of politely explain to him that Audi thought it needed a strut brace, as it came with one when it left the factory. Sadly, some git has nicked mine, and thats why I need a new one....

    Either that or told him to mind his own f*cking business and explained that I am the customer and that he should keep his opinions to himself unless asked!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Either that or told him to mind his own f*cking business and explained that I am the customer and that he should keep his opinions to himself unless asked!!
    Hit the nail on the head mate lol!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    You might aswell not drive it mate, it's over 10 years old now, and you will wear the parts out lol, get a new S3 instead.
    lmfao haha it probably would be made more simple!!

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    Focus 1.6 standard engine .... huge sounds!! ( www.bassmechanix.com )
    Focus RS 383.4bhp + 378 ft/lb torque .... Weapon!!
    Now ... S3 in bits at the min, but will soon be back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b4ljx View Post
    i have one for sale from a s3 im breaking
    40 if you pick up from Windsor/Berkshire

    Would love too mate but i live in the north east and its a canny distance to you!Thanks for the offer though much appreciated

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    CaRs GoNe:
    Focus 1.6 standard engine .... huge sounds!! ( www.bassmechanix.com )
    Focus RS 383.4bhp + 378 ft/lb torque .... Weapon!!
    Now ... S3 in bits at the min, but will soon be back!!!

 

 

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