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    BUILD THREAD - MY11 Audi A3 Black Edition | Ibis White

    Hi all,

    Been on here a while now and been meaning to write my own build thread (not that I've done much building) but never got around to it as I've never had any photographs of my current car.

    Currently driving my second Audi as I wasn't overly happy with the first spec. I chose, at the time it's all I could afford so couldn't really be helped. After much debate, I decided to visit my local Audi dealer and get myself a price on my current car and get a part ex. price on the old that didn't really put a smile on my face, didn't stop me from the purchase though as once I seen the spec. I was over the moon. I then placed the order and after a long 5 month wait I collected my car on 28th October 2010.

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    MY11 Audi A3 Black Edition 1.8T
    Ibis white
    Black sprint cloth/leather upholstery with embossed S line logo
    Technology package with Audi Music Interface (AMI)
    Interior light package
    Heated front seats
    Deletion of model and engine capacity
    Folding mirrors
    Tyre pressure loss indicator

    .... Along with the Black Edition bits 'n' bobs.

    Mods so far

    Aluminium pedals
    S3 mats with silver piping

    More to follow....

    Anyway, following a photo shoot on Saturday with Ash I now have a few great photographs to show off:





















    Current ideas

    Carbon skinning to B pillars and front bumper lip (not entirely sure what the correct word is)
    White wrapping to interior trim (Piano black inlays are too difficult to keep new)
    S3 rear bumper
    S3 skirts
    Remove all S line badges and maybe replace with OEM Supercharged badges
    Milltek exhaust
    19'' MTM Bimoto refurbished in satin black

    Requirements

    Coilovers

    Proof:



    Unfortunately I'm still paying off the car which should be finished October next year (hopefully sooner), it's at that point when I'll get a chance to make the necessary changes I want to make in order for me to be driving my perfect car.

    Thanks for reading, all comments good and bad are welcome.

    Thanks

    James
    Last edited by James.Asbri; 15th June 2011 at 20:30.
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    sweet car man! i cant think of much you can do with this beauty lol!

    you plan to change the wheels?

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    as i said before mate they are aweome shots buddy i personaly love the steering wheel shot thats just full of win win credit to james photo skills there i was over the moon with my pics from ny day with him for photo he is the man got to be fair
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    looks nice. lowering will hurt ride comfort and aesthetically it looks nice as it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55_UK View Post
    sweet car man! i cant think of much you can do with this beauty lol!

    you plan to change the wheels?
    Thanks for the kind words, like you said there's not much required just a few tweaks, nothing more.

    As for the wheels, looking to get (when/if cash is available) some 19'' MTM Bimoto refurbished in satin black

    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    as i said before mate they are aweome shots buddy i personaly love the steering wheel shot thats just full of win win credit to james photo skills there i was over the moon with my pics from ny day with him for photo he is the man got to be fair
    Thanks Fran, the photographs are great. Well pleased with them and would recommend James to anybody

    Quote Originally Posted by Harrelson View Post
    looks nice. lowering will hurt ride comfort and aesthetically it looks nice as it is
    Cheers for the kind words. The standard ride comfort isn't great anyway due to the S line suspension so I'm sure it won't be much worse, that's what I'm hoping anyway but it needs to come down a little


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    What a beauty! Those pics are gorgeous and the subject is a drop dead stunner. Love it!
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    lovely car mate!! get her lowered and she will be lullly!!
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    Looking good James
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    lovely car mate!! get her lowered and she will be lullly!!
    I agree.. She's gorgeous already, and lowering will make her all the more sultry gotta say, loving the White - looks crisp..
    Last edited by quattro81; 15th June 2011 at 12:17.
    Red is the colour..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibis Edition View Post
    The standard ride comfort isn't great anyway due to the S line suspension so I'm sure it won't be much worse, that's what I'm hoping anyway but it needs to come down a little
    I just lowered mine on H&R springs on S line suspension and a lotta people on here had said that the H&R's would actually make the ride better and smoother than the S line springs.. I thought "surely this won't be true - lower and stiffer will make the ride worse" but I've been proved wrong.. The ride now is noticeably better even though it's lower..! I just can't get my head round how the S line springs can be so crashy...
    Red is the colour..

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro 1981 View Post
    I just lowered mine on H&R springs on S line suspension and a lotta people on here had said that the H&R's would actually make the ride better and smoother than the S line springs.. I thought "surely this won't be true - lower and stiffer will make the ride worse" but I've been proved wrong.. The ride now is noticeably better even though it's lower..! I just can't get my head round how the S line springs can be so crashy...
    not too mention it also makes your s-line lower than an S3 with the -25mm springs!!
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    Lovely mate, you need coilovers though looks like it's on stilts lol just kidding it looks lovely tbh. The 18's and slightly thicker tyres help it not look too high. Essentially it's mint lad

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    Some lows and rear spacers would be sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulieMB View Post
    What a beauty! Those pics are gorgeous and the subject is a drop dead stunner. Love it!
    Thanks for the kind words, appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    lovely car mate!! get her lowered and she will be lullly!!
    Thanks for the comments, it will be lowered but paying the car off is top of the list. Once that is over, it will be dropping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash_B View Post
    Looking good James
    Cheers Ash, thanks for arranging the shoot. Good meeting you also!

    Quote Originally Posted by quattro 1981 View Post
    I agree.. She's gorgeous already, and lowering will make her all the more sultry gotta say, loving the White - looks crisp..
    I agree, think she's gorgeous haha So happy I got Ibis now, looks great when it's spotless.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~RS~ View Post
    Lovely mate, you need coilovers though looks like it's on stilts lol just kidding it looks lovely tbh. The 18's and slightly thicker tyres help it not look too high. Essentially it's mint lad
    I know, I know. It will happen eventually. I didn't think it was that bad, then it went up against Ash's.... It's now a 4x4 as Fran kindly said. Thanks for the kind words though, appreciate it allot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Some lows and rear spacers would be sweet
    I agree!


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    Look nice m8 as many have said the coils would finish it nicely. . . .there is noway you can wait until next october haha ill bet you on it, maybe get some Springs like chris has for the time being, you maybe wont get a set or H&R's for what your looking to pay but Dan was running AP coils not long back and he said for the price he couldnt grumble, anyway here is the website i got my coils from they do a price beater scheme so have a look about and drop them a price.

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    Looking good James, and good plans for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Looks FRESH bro
    Cheers Nath, means allot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Hol View Post
    Look nice m8 as many have said the coils would finish it nicely. . . .there is noway you can wait until next october haha ill bet you on it, maybe get some Springs like chris has for the time being, you maybe wont get a set or H&R's for what your looking to pay but Dan was running AP coils not long back and he said for the price he couldnt grumble, anyway here is the website i got my coils from they do a price beater scheme so have a look about and drop them a price.

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    Thanks mate! I'll try my very best, won't be doing myself any favours otherwise. Thanks for the link though but i'll probably speak to the forums favour Nath for some if he has any for sale at the time of looking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bugsy_27 View Post
    Looking good James, and good plans for it!
    Thanks mate, I hope to get them complete A.S.A.P.


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    pm n8 james he sells v-maxx coilovers get some of them on your motor mine are soooooo comfortable rolls royce hasnt got anything on my car for comfort lol seriously n8 is the man to speak to
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Stunning motor you got there mate!

    Finally some wicked pics in white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    pm n8 james he sells v-maxx coilovers get some of them on your motor mine are soooooo comfortable rolls royce hasnt got anything on my car for comfort lol seriously n8 is the man to speak to
    I will when it comes to buying them dude, how much were they (PM me)?


    Quote Originally Posted by A3_S-Line View Post
    Stunning motor you got there mate!

    Finally some wicked pics in white!
    Thanks for the kind words, appreciate it!

    They are good photographs, I wouldn't be able to get such good results that's for sure


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    ok i'll pm you now matey if you want you can come and feel for yourself what they are like sometime just give me a shout and i'll take you out for a little spin in my car
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    ok i'll pm you now matey if you want you can come and feel for yourself what they are like sometime just give me a shout and i'll take you out for a little spin in my car
    Cheers Fran. I might take you up on your offer


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    yeah no problemo mate give me a shout whenever your ready matey
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    Stickers

    Right then all,

    I want to purchase a few stickers for the rear window to give it a little colour and life, any suggestions or ideas? Feel free to post a link as well if you so wish?

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    Looking good, wheels will look great when done. Look forward to seeing the updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibis Edition View Post
    Right then all,

    I want to purchase a few stickers for the rear window to give it a little colour and life, any suggestions or ideas? Feel free to post a link as well if you so wish?

    Thanks

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    what you after james like mine you mean some scene stickers ???
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    seen this on a fiat 500 abarth the other today...though it was pretty cool! (apart from the rather obese looking 16 year old driving it like a learner

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    How rude of me, didn't acknowledge the replies I received. Sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by TechFreak View Post
    Looking good, wheels will look great when done. Look forward to seeing the updates
    Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately the updates will be slow but i'll get there eventually.


    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    what you after james like mine you mean some scene stickers ???
    Yeah, something to spice it up a little....


    Quote Originally Posted by 55_UK View Post
    seen this on a fiat 500 abarth the other today...though it was pretty cool! (apart from the rather obese looking 16 year old driving it like a learner

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    Thanks for the link but I think i'll give it a miss.


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    Results of massive mods coming soon....

    Also purchasing a Nikon D3100 within a week or so, images at the ready.
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    Nice one Fella, can't wait to see your new piccies and hear all about your new mods!! xx
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    Sounds good man, look forward to it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Sounds good man, look forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibis Edition View Post
    Results of massive mods coming soon....

    Also purchasing a Nikon D3100 within a week or so, images at the ready.
    i thought i saw you the other day i was waving like mad but same as last time it wasn't you it was a 61 plate car so i looked like a weirdo haha , looking forward to the results mate
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    Results from a massive mod spree....



    That is all. Couldn't resist. Sorry!

    I am though however getting my camera which should arrive tomorrow along with Adobe Lightroom, I am having my car detailed by Ti22 from Newport any my car will finally be paid off TOMORROW *cheesy grin* I can then hopefully make a few changes


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