Alright guys, I posted in the welcome thread ages ago but havent managed to get a proper build thread up here until now!!!!!
It all started with this -
Which I loved, but being a student at the time i never modded it (criminal I know!!!). Long story short it went and i bought an A3, 1 owner and 24,000 on the clock last summer -
Then on the way back from picking it up I couldn't cope with the wheel/ tyre ratio (f'ing small/ f'ing big) so started the search for new wheels. To start it was between a set of mirror polished segins and some porsche twists (but really i was looking at anything oem).
After a while I found these, fell in love and 1 week later convinced my brother to pick them up and bring them to me. WIN!!! :lol:
possibly my best cargo ever!!
Next step - suspension
And yes, they are ratchet straps im taking the rear springs off with!!! normal spring compressors dont fit in the gap and the specialist compressors were £300!!!
and then wheels on
At this point I could see potential, but it clearly looked sh|te!!! So, after about a month of it being like this I did the decent thing and really spent some time on it!
New tyres went on (205/35 to 215/40) ;
then needed a little better fitment so got these (20mm for the back);
Which made the rear sit like this!!
I was pretty happy with the rear so decided to leave it alone (as the next step would have been custom springs or new coilovers!), but as i always have to be doing something to the car I followed it up with some 10mm spacers for the front and an s-line front end ;
Fitting was actually really easy, and took me around 2 hours without any prior knowledge!!
and on again!!
Since then all I have managed to do is get on some 20mm spacers at the front -
and now nearly get it stuck going in and out of work as there is a fookin huge ramp -
This left me with a little bit of a decision to make. New suspension set up or new job (well im obviously not going to drive a standard car am I?!!!).
Safe to say after staring at Luke's A3 on alphards and N8's setup I chose suspension. My order will be going in tonight!!!!! You can all guess what I'm getting at, but there will be one part of the order that most won't have seen before (I didn't even know the part existed yet!!)
I'll keep you all posted!!!