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    My A3 SE TDI 140 :)

    hi everyone im new to this hopefully ill get it right! pictured below is my 54 reg AUDi A3 SE TDI 140; mods Ive already done:

    Dark Smoke rear windows
    light smoke front windows
    carbon wrapped interior parts (door strips, rear arm rests and around the gear stick)
    Alpine IVA-D106R DVD CD/MP3 Tuner with 7" Motorised Screen
    18" Inovit DTM Black with Chrome Rim alloys
    TDITuning.co.uk tuning box (meant to be chipped to 170 but i think ill be getting it mapped in the coming weeks)





    hopefully got the upload right. let me know what you think guys. more photos to come :-D

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    very nice mate - any other plans for it?

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    thanks mate only owned her since January. erm.. yeah quite alot tbh lol:

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    S3 interior
    S3 Brake conversion
    Front end conversion (not sure yet tho i may just paint the chrome around my grille black and not bother with the conversion)
    De-cat Pipe (so Ive been told i can gain up to 25 bhp by doing this not sure if its correct though)
    S-line Black headlining

    so quite abit but its all just planned we shall just see what happens

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    good stuff - same car as mine except mine is black! :-)

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    nice car mate. needs some Sport seats and an 8P2 single grille S-Line front tho! keep us posted
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    Great stuff mate have you done much to yours?

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    thanks mate. yeah i thought about the sline front end looks much better than the sport

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    yeah few bits - have an s-line spoiler, s-line rear valance, straight tail pipes, s-line suspension and s-line wheels! like you im thinking of an s-line front and then just the MY09 rear lights and im sorted exterior wise :-)

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    i wasn't sure weather the MY09 lights fitted our shape thats good to know that may have to be my next purchase. do you need a new bonnet and wings for the front end conversion or do i just need the bumper?

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    new bonnet, grill and front bumper (with lights etc) is all you need! :-)

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    bonnet... some coin involved with that then lol. hmmm decision time

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    wait hold on i think there's some confusion here... the MY09 lights WILL NOT fit your car without a whole front end swap, including bonnet, wings, grille, fog lamps, fog grilles, front slam panel, bonnet hinges, lock carrier, and wing mirrors and door modules because the indicators have been relocated.

    if you want to do the MY06+ S-Line facelift then you'll need a bumper, grille, fogs, fog grilles, bonnet, rear spoiler, rear bumper/valance (or you can get the MY09 rear bumper and valance because they look quite good, are the same money and are also a straight swap)
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    you can get a second hand one for around the £100 mark on ebay and then spraying it will be around £100 as well. I imagine you could do the whole conversion including spraying for under £400 if you search around. if you are lucky enough to find bits already in your colour then you are quids in! ive seen s-line bumpers go from anything like £30 to £120!

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    i meant the MY09 rear lights!

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    jesus yav gotta change allsorts haa. would the MY09 rear lights look stupid without the front end conversion?

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    sorry i missed that. MY09s are a straight swap lol. if you buy new they even come with all the bulbs so they're literally plug and play.

    i've got MY09s on mine and mine's not got the MY09 front. looks 1,000,000x better. i wonder if MY11 lights would look better on your silver car tho
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    why would they?? they are only a little different!!! i have the newer rear end except the lights and it looks great imo! keep an eye out on ebay for an s-line/s3 spoiler and also the lower valance - makes the world of difference and both can be brought and sprayed for around £200!

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    hmmmm what do they look like? so is ur front end the same as mine or do you have the sport full grille front end mate?

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    may have to im not keen on the standard back bumper me dads got the black edition and the bumper on that looks miles better than mine. i might watch out for a one in silver save a few pennys :P

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    Looks kind of nice how it is

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    thanks steve

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    i dont actually have any recent pics of my car but this is the lower valance i now have (except for a 3 door)

    AUDI A3 S LINE REAR BUMPER LOWER SKIRT 5 DOOR MODEL | eBay UK

    s-line spoiler makes a HUGE difference as well!

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    hmm so providing i can find a one for a 3door it will be a straight swap for mine :P?

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    yep! keep an eye on ebay and in the classifieds section at the top of the forum as ive seen quite a few come up!

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    mint man ive definitely inherited the mod bug haa!

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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-...p-a3-s3-2.html

    posts 54 and 55 of that thread have the rear valance :-)

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    definitely looks well with that valance im getting one haa! i bet they silly money from audi?

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    looks nice matey i hope that lowering it is in the plans the se ride height is a little high on 18's , but nice car all in all mate
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    thanks mate haa well im unsure weather to lower it or not. one side of me is saying lower but another is saying not to...

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    If you lower an SEon coils you will seriously feel the diference, so if i was you i would contemplate lowering springs first .
    Last edited by Lings; 24th April 2011 at 11:35.

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    yeah mate thats what i thought. hmmm what size to go for i think 50 will be to much

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    Now in the middle of changing the front end on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MornyA3 View Post
    yeah mate thats what i thought. hmmm what size to go for i think 50 will be to much
    lower it my coilovers are smooth as hell but i came from a sport set up so that was rock hard already so they are a vast improvment over oem set up but its your car after all your choice
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    I don't know who's told you that you'll gain 25BHP from a decat but this isn't true at all pal, you won't notice much difference at all.

    If you're after an S-line grille for your front bumper when or if you get one i have one for sale. Just haven't got around to advertising it yet.
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    thanks aiden i was going to this next would of really been a waist of time :/ yeah im looking out for a bumper now tryner find one which doesn't need painting.
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    i had g-max coil-overs on a corsa i owned a few years back and i kid you not it was like riding on a skate board if you hit a pot hole it was hospital job it was that bad lol

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    heres a few little pics after i tidied her up yesterday.

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    look at that chrome shine

    ive got a few pics of the interior parts ive had carbon wrapped







    let me know what you think guys. im thinking about getting the head lining carbon wrapped rather than buying a black S-line one this could be pricey

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Are the wheels coming off?
    no mate why?

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