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    My Budget bulid

    Ive had my A3 for a couple of weeks now, Im planning on a few mods but trying to keep the budget to a minimum,
    It is a standard Grey 2.0Fsi with some badly painted interior trim, It did have a couple of Sline badges in the glovebox, Just looks like an offroader its that high.



    1St job is to sort the interior out all the trim is badly scratched, Ive bought some new switches and a new cup holder, the door trims had been done in silver and looked crap so that was my first job.





    Decided rather than to repaint to do them in Silver Carbon wrap





    Im going to cover the ashtray, gear gater plate,

    Im going to Facelift the front end but for now have done the Grill black also fitted the Sline badges



    Dewiped the rear



    Also managed to bag these cheap



    Started fitting them this morning but have been rained off
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    Hey,

    Is that S-Line badge on the right side? I think they should be on the right side of the grill (from the drivers seat).

    Is the car actually an S-Line?

    Good luck with the build!
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    Door trims look sweet! Pic of them on?
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    much better than what they used to be like.
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    door trims are good
    yep the s-line badge needs swapping to other side

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    Looks great if I didn't have alloy trim I think I would do the same


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes3 View Post
    Hey,

    Is that S-Line badge on the right side? I think they should be on the right side of the grill (from the drivers seat).

    Is the car actually an S-Line?


    Good luck with the build!
    I bought and fitted the badge must have been having a blond moment, Its not an S line its bog standard model or as I look at it a blank canvus

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak0123 View Post
    Door trims look sweet! Pic of them on?
    will put some pics up as just got it finished
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    The Vinyl was only £4 inc post cheapest mod so far




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    Link to the vynal ?


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    thought s-line badges were only on the rear when on sportbacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsport View Post
    The Vinyl was only £4 inc post cheapest mod so far

    Nice Vinyl but you messed up the direction on the gear surround and ashtray! should sort that out.

    Good luck with the build by the way
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    Nice 'bulid' thread mate, like the wrapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nally View Post
    Link to the vynal ?
    1520mm x 1000mm Silver 3D Textured Carbon Fibre Vinyl Film - Car Wrap Sticker | eBay

    There are different options on the checkout



    Quote Originally Posted by sliced View Post
    thought s-line badges were only on the rear when on sportbacks?
    Dont know

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    Nice Vinyl but you messed up the direction on the gear surround and ashtray! should sort that out.

    Good luck with the build by the way
    I never even noticed the direction they meet like a V, going to leave it for now and thanks for the comments

    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    Nice 'bulid' thread mate, like the wrapping.
    Thanks

    Ive also finished fitting the Jom coilovers today dispite the rain, I had some 10mm and 15mm Hubsentric spacers from my Golf so have fitted them as well,
    Its starting to take shape now Looking for some 18s or 19s now if anyone has any for sale give us a shout
    Its not at the height where I want it at the moment as going to let it settle down a bit then come down more



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    Promising start, what are the rest of your plans?

    have you got any more photo of it lowered, from the front and side?

    Also you may want to blank out your number plate. Cant be too careful....
    ....................I'll make a build thread one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTRL View Post
    Promising start, what are the rest of your plans?

    have you got any more photo of it lowered, from the front and side?

    Also you may want to blank out your number plate. Cant be too careful....
    Ill take some side pics tomorrow
    I have a big list
    19s
    Leather
    Facelift front end
    Steeringwheel
    Roof spoiler
    and more
    line leather trim
    Im wanting wheels first but winter is coming and Ive found a full S line half leather trim but not sure what to do

    Im going to wire an Amp and Sub in tomorrow and ditch the standard sub
    Last edited by Dsport; 26th September 2012 at 19:37.
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    Big improvement, looks great how hard was it to fit the coilovers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
    Big improvement, looks great how hard was it to fit the coilovers?
    thanks they are easy to fit especially compared to the B6 A4
    its all straight forward took about 3 hours in total even with the pouring rain
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    dude... how easy are these door trims to remove that you wrapped in carbon... howd you do it? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsport View Post
    Ill take some side pics tomorrow
    I have a big list
    19s
    Leather
    Facelift front end
    Steeringwheel
    Roof spoiler
    and more
    line leather trim
    Im wanting wheels first but winter is coming and Ive found a full S line half leather trim but not sure what to do

    Im going to wire an Amp and Sub in tomorrow and ditch the standard sub
    you perhaps be interested in the wheels in my avatar genuine s3 8p3 wheels, ive got 5 of them with quality tyres and good tread in sepang bronze


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    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Where in West Yorkshire you from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Drunken_Fool View Post
    dude... how easy are these door trims to remove that you wrapped in carbon... howd you do it? thanks.
    Put a flat screw driver under the edge by the door handle and prise it out they are clipped all the way along, once you have done the first one you can get your hand behind and they pop off, The wrapp just sticks on use a hair dryer to get it round the corners

    Quote Originally Posted by PH1L View Post
    you perhaps be interested in the wheels in my avatar genuine s3 8p3 wheels, ive got 5 of them with quality tyres and good tread in sepang bronze
    Ive been to look at a set of 18s this morning and thought they looked small so if they are 19s Im interested where abouts are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    Where in West Yorkshire you from?
    Queensbury between Bradford and Halifax
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    Good start mate. Will look loads better with newer front end! Add some MY11 rears to your list of things to do, probs the best mod I've done on my Black A3.

    What you reckon to the JOM's? I'm looking for a budget set of coilovers for mine.
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    18" and lowering looks good check out ians s3 he was runnning 18's. my alloys are genuine so 18"

    im based in forfar scotland


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    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 Dsport View Post

    Queensbury between Bradford and Halifax
    I know Queensbury drive through it every day lad, are you up near the Raggalds or near the Tesco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds2592 View Post
    Good start mate. Will look loads better with newer front end! Add some MY11 rears to your list of things to do, probs the best mod I've done on my Black A3.

    What you reckon to the JOM's? I'm looking for a budget set of coilovers for mine.
    Im ata sticking point at the moemt with the wheels and not sure what to do, so they are on hold I looked at a 1/2 leather trim in Manchester Yesterday and I wouldnt let a dog sit on it so Im back to square one

    The Joms are ok not as soft as I would have liked but it maybe because its still sat on 17s but they are worth the money for the drop

    Quote Originally Posted by PH1L View Post
    18" and lowering looks good check out ians s3 he was runnning 18's. my alloys are genuine so 18"

    im based in forfar scotland
    still looking at 19s Phill but thanks for the offer

    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    I know Queensbury drive through it every day lad, are you up near the Raggalds or near the Tesco?
    Im at the Raggles end where you from?
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    ^^ Haworth mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    ^^ Haworth mate.
    what you drivin will keep a look out for ya
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