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    Picked up the S3 today :) ( lots of pics )

    Picked up my S3 today so though I would also share a bit of my car history.

    First 'Real' car was my much loved Mondeo ST220. Brilliant car and sounded awsome with a Milltek cat back exhaust and K&N induction kit. 232bhp but only 210lb torque so you had to thrash it for it to perform at its best lol







    Next up was my 2nd Mondeo, an ST TDCI. Again a fantastic car and got great improvements with some of the monds, Decat & straight through JP exhast, Airtech intercooler ( it was massive lol ) and a remap got it to 191bhp with a wopping 380lb torque and boy did she pull!

    Full tank on a long run would get you 700 miles and I really did not want to sell but was let down badly by local ford dealer and never really recovered from the ordeal.







    Both Mondeos had Eibach springs fitted and for £100 they were an excellent handling improvement.

    Then came the Audi A3 170 TDI S-Line. Only owned for 4 months but was a great car but not good pon fuel and could not get on with the auto gear box. Bluefin made a good improvement on an already quick car and overall I was pleased with it.





    And now due to a promotion and doing a lot less miles I have returned to being a petrol head

    S3 in Phantom black. This car is brilliant ( that assement is based on the last 5 hours of driving it lol ). Great performance, looks and feel and IMO money well spent.









    Gadgets are: Sat Nav, Sunroof, Xenons and adaptive lights?, Interior light pack, Come home light thingys and the usual Power fold mirrors etc.

    Mods planned so far are Bluefin and change a few bulbs etc.

    Thats me.

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    congratz on the new car like the old motors to.
    S3 with nice spec. Enjoy the car
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    congrats, enjoy man
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    as ash said loving the old cars my sister has got a 155 mondeo but an ghia x but still a awesome car , and very good on juice , oh and loving the S3 enjoy it
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    nice car and in the best colour

    out of curiosity why you going with bluefin? and what bulbs you changing?
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

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    Got bluefin already from the a3 I sold and soup and chips are resetting it for free for the S3 :D

    Going to change the DRL's as they are that horrible yellow colour, also I like to change the interior lights to a different colour ( blue looked Awsome in the Mondeo with the cream interior ) so will look into doing the same.

    Gonna try a bit of general maintenance tomorrow to see if anything could do with a clean up lol

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    ah fair enough, just wondered as bluefin isnt the most popular of choices for the S3

    i know what you mean about the DLRs depending on how much you want to spend, the best ones going, if sticking to conventional bulbs are PIAA's but they are pretty expensive!

    general maintenance already... get in it and drive it haha most the country will be watching the wedding so youll have some nice empty roads!!
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

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    Lol sounds good as long as pc plod ain't about!

    Don't suppose u have a link where I can look at those bulbs ?

    I have my daughter tomorrow as her mum is hosting a party for the oldies at the nursing home she works at for the wedding so won't have time for a blast out but going up to Matlock on Saturday
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    Looks a nice car... Facelift the rear lights will tidy the back end!!
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    Nice car dude!! S3s are awesome! U will love it!

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    Cheers folks

    Tbh, I like the rear lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock View Post
    Don't suppose u have a link where I can look at those bulbs ?
    haha i do actually, knew i had them buried somewhere in one of my email accounts!
    these are for the DRL's:
    TDC Automotive Online Store | PIAA 27W Single Filament Bayonet Mirror White Bulbs (Pair)
    and these are for the side lights if your wanting to do the lot:
    TDC Automotive Online Store | PIAA T10 5W = 10W Chrome Mirror White Bulbs (Pair)
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

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    Lovely S3, matey. Great choice!

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    Congrats sock,

    Very good read and love the S3!

    Keep us updated with your progress on the car with plenty of pics.

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    Cheers folks and big thanks Jungleman!

    Manage to get me mum to babysit for an hour so I'm off out!

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    no worries, glad to help

    good man, go find some good roads and give it some stick! but remember to watch out for the lol
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

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    Very nice looking S3, you saved the best til last!!! Enjoy it.....


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    Drive out tomorrow then if the weather is ok a spot of detailing I think on Sunday

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    Get some chromed indicator bulbs in that car stat!
    2007 S3 - Swivelly headlights, magic foldy mirrors, two tone warm cow seats, beepy reverse, lazy motorway button, well good talky radio with telly & map, loads of lights inside, squished steering wheel, Milltek cat-back loud bits.

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    Beautiful!

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    nice car brother... wish you well to use her
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    loving it hope you enjoy it
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    Chrome bulbs for where?

    Had it two days and love it.

    One question, can you adjust the Hight of the clutch peddle as it sits a little higher than the brake peddle and does seem to have a lot of travel from top to the floor?

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    Chromed indicator bulbs. They get rid of that awful orange look.

    Before and after pics below:

    Similar results on the side and rear of the car.
    They're still road legal and still flash orange.
    Last edited by Mutsumi; 30th April 2011 at 18:53.
    2007 S3 - Swivelly headlights, magic foldy mirrors, two tone warm cow seats, beepy reverse, lazy motorway button, well good talky radio with telly & map, loads of lights inside, squished steering wheel, Milltek cat-back loud bits.

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    Lol got ya, yeah defo gonna do that

 

 

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