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    H&Rs & CHs & fancy mats - S3

    Ok it needs a detail but here goes, lets see if Ive managed to crack image posting.....





    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    WooHoo!

    No longer an IT Spaz
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Hey Paul, looking great! Alloys look sweet! Good buy there! Mats

    Any hey IT guru now!!!


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    looks awesome mate trade for a black facelifted s3


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    looks awesome mate trade for a black facelifted s3
    Swap the missus Yaris for it!
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Nah! keep the yaris lol (wait for the stick Sarah haa haa)


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    im totally insulted now sarah


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Its 4 1/2 yrs old and has only ever had 4 tyres and petrol!
    Dull, cheap, and bullet proof.

    Phil is tempted now.....
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Paul lovely looking car, my favourite colour aswell
    Alloys go well and the ride height looks perfect how much she lowered by?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Its 4 1/2 yrs old and has only ever had 4 tyres and petrol!
    Dull, cheap, and bullet proof.

    Phil is tempted now.....
    deffinately the missus may not be interested if she checks out the build thread for the s3 though!


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Paul lovely looking car, my favourite colour aswell
    Alloys go well and the ride height looks perfect how much she lowered by?
    Thanks mate.
    H&R springs, about 25mm drop, iirc the CHs offset means they sit an extra 5mm out compared to the OEMS rims.
    Bit of a cliche but its how it should have left the factory....

    cheers
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    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    deffinately the missus may not be interested if she checks out the build thread for the s3 though!
    She would **** a brick if she had to run an S3!
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    haha quality mate, keep it that way, keeps yours pristine and unkerbed


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Looks great Paul, difficult to improve on that....Bet you try though
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    Lovely paul, looks lovely lad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Lovely paul, looks lovely lad.
    Yet another set of rims you had something to do with I believe? (Spins old ones)


    cheers
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    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Nice one Paul, looks great. I've never been a fan of the S3 rims, old or new and can't seem to go wrong with BBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RicoS3 View Post
    Nice one Paul, looks great. I've never been a fan of the S3 rims, old or new and can't seem to go wrong with BBS.
    Agree, they where never my fave part of the car.
    They look much better on my mates MK5 Golf!

    cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Thumbs up buddy, looking good. As much as some people say the CH's are too popular, I personally love them and don't think there is a better aftermarket wheel suited to the A3 (I was second in line for them beauties by the way!).

    Top job!
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    Looking nice Paul.
    Are those the mats you bought from ebay ? If os they look a lot better then the pic on ebay site
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmac View Post
    Looking nice Paul.
    Are those the mats you bought from ebay ? If os they look a lot better then the pic on ebay site
    Yes mate, they look much better than the ebay pics.
    They also have the proper OEM fix points in the rears too, which isnt shown on the ebay pics.

    You really have to look close at the `S3` logo to see its actually a patch. Something you never do of course.
    They seem to be wearing Ok so far.

    Recommended

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    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Thumbs up buddy, looking good. As much as some people say the CH's are too popular, I personally love them and don't think there is a better aftermarket wheel suited to the A3 (I was second in line for them beauties by the way!).

    Top job!
    Couple need a refurb to tidy some kerb rash but generally they are very good.

    Some say CHs are played out, I say `classic` design. Which means they dont date .
    The evergreen wheel IMO.

    cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    looks wicked mate! i got the same but in black hahah!! are you consodering wheel spacers as we might be able to help eachother get it right considering we have exact same set up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    looks wicked mate! i got the same but in black hahah!! are you consodering wheel spacers as we might be able to help eachother get it right considering we have exact same set up!
    Thanks, Im a bit apprehensive about spacers mainly due to the whole steering rack/warranty issue.
    Wouldnt want any rubbage issue neither.

    cheers
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    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Thanks, Im a bit apprehensive about spacers mainly due to the whole steering rack/warranty issue.
    Wouldnt want any rubbage issue neither.

    cheers
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    steering rack hmmm never knew they affected this.. how are audi with changing sterring racks? couldnt you just take the off before taking it in?? i went through 4 in my cooper s all changed f.o.c

    ok, well maybe you can still help.. would you say the front end pokes out enough and the rear needs maybe 10mm's? only asking cause your looking at the exact same setup as me, any advice would be appreciated...

    oh and really like the mats, look good and the logo looks spot on..
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    steering rack hmmm never knew they affected this.. how are audi with changing sterring racks? couldnt you just take the off before taking it in?? i went through 4 in my cooper s all changed f.o.c

    ok, well maybe you can still help.. would you say the front end pokes out enough and the rear needs maybe 10mm's? only asking cause your looking at the exact same setup as me, any advice would be appreciated...

    oh and really like the mats, look good and the logo looks spot on..
    Not sure if spacers have any effect, however Ive not been happy with some of the noises my rack has been making and had it checked on 3 seperate occasions. On that basis I decided against spacers and have played it safe so far. That said, Im fairly happy with the stance...... for now.

    iirc 10mm at the front and 12mm at the rear work Ok, no rubbing, even with H&Rs.

    But maybe that translates to 15mm and 17mm if you have CHs fitted??

    N8 is probably the man to answer that one.

    Cheers
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    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Looking good Paul!! I echo others thoughts on the mats looking better in life than on ebay.

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    Hey mate - looks the absolute nuts. Really smart looking car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RicoS3 View Post
    Nice one Paul, looks great. I've never been a fan of the S3 rims, old or new and can't seem to go wrong with BBS.
    dont say that!! Ive got some as a temp measure!!! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    dont say that!! Ive got some as a temp measure!!! lol
    They are nice wheels and they grew on me, just too understated for the blingness of an S3s grill & mirrors and therefore dont stand up to the rest of the styling. A bit`lost` maybe.
    Plus a set of bargain CHs was tooo tempting. In fact I was looking at a refurb and keeping them TBH.

    IMO they look better on other A3 models, Golfs etc, and benefit from a bright finish....like hyper silver.
    Actualy Ive seen some pics around of a heavily lowered Passat with these on and it looked well.

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    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
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    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
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    Cheers Paul

    Think I may well go Bright silver now, esp if I will be selling next year. But dont blame you jumping at the CHs!!!


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    Looks spot on Paul!
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