After reading countless posts and looking at pictures for the last few hours, I havent found all the answers Im after for some plans I have for my car.
I have a 2004 A3 2.0 TDI sport, 3 door, completely standard with Bose and RNS-E.
I was thinking of selling up, but as it only has 51k miles, I have decided to keep it for the foreseeable.
After going to ADI last year and AITP this year, Ive got an idea of where I want to go.
I want to get some 18" alloys, Im thinking RS4 or S line (RS6) wheels, and lower the car.
Im also going to debadge the rear, and I think a nice spoiler might finish it off aswell.
I also saw an A3 at AITP that had fitted 5mm rear spaces, this looked good so I might give it a go aswell.
The main thing with all these mods is I want to keep the car looking as oem as standard, I just want it to look a bit nicer and more up to date.
First off, are replica alloy wheels any good, or is genuine Ronal the way to go?
Secondly, lowering. Im only going for looks, I drive like miss daisy, so will just be going for springs. Can anyone reccomend a good set, or by how much I should lower the front and rear by?
Thirdly, after looking for a spoiler, most seem to come from Poland, and also come unpainted. Has anyone bought one of these before, and also, are spray shops generally good for colour matching and bonding it to the car? Would Audi spray it?
Finally, if I fit 5mm spacers to the rear (or all round), am I right in presuming I will need long wheel nuts and locking wheel bolts?
Thank in advance for the replies, and feel free to make alternative suggestions!