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    AndyParker '57 Dolphin Grey S3 8P2 Thread

    So after a few weeks of ownership i took a drive up to Brecon today and finally got around to taking a few photos!

    Excellent spec as far as i was concerned - probably helped that it was an audi demonstrater originally. Only thing missing is cruise control but know this can be relatively easily dealt with

    Thus far i've been really impressed with how the car performs but i'm sure it won't be too long until the modding begins. It's completely standard at the moment but got my thoughts on doing quite a few bits to the car and over the next few weeks i should have a few updates!

    Thanks all for looking and thanks all to everyone that's helped me out so far with my various questions!






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    Andy car looks lovely mate Will keep an eye out for you, but hopefully have a good look around when i see you. Sorry not text back battery died. Great spec as well Hmmm buckets & flat bottom
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    Thanks fella - wheels, suspension and grille will make all the difference I think!

    Got to have the buckets - it was the one thing I was really holding out for the whole time I was looking. Was thinking about wrapping the grey plastic bits you can see on each side to either contrast or blend in with the gloss black backs

    Cant wait to have a nose around yours as well mate

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    ​Car is looking really good Andy. Be interesting to see what mods you are going to do. x
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    Very nice, add MY11 rear lights to that list. Picture 3 and 4 make your sideskirts look as if they are fake...? Looks a bit like the RS3 ones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyParker View Post
    Thanks fella - wheels, suspension and grille will make all the difference I think!

    Got to have the buckets - it was the one thing I was really holding out for the whole time I was looking. Was thinking about wrapping the grey plastic bits you can see on each side to either contrast or blend in with the gloss black backs

    Cant wait to have a nose around yours as well mate
    Yeah they will make a huge difference! Will look like a completely different car. Dont blame you mate the buckets are something special And go for strong money second hand. The B pillars? Yeah a few members have had theirs wrapped or sprayed looks much better. Had mine sprayed Gloss Black. Haha well hopefully you will see it before it gets stripped completely back to standard
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    Lovely car mate seems like there are a few S3's in Wales now I'm not far from Brecon we should all meet up some time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    ​Car is looking really good Andy. Be interesting to see what mods you are going to do. x
    Thanks Sandra - looking forward to getting the mods going - my bank account is less looking forward to it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
    Very nice, add MY11 rear lights to that list. Picture 3 and 4 make your sideskirts look as if they are fake...? Looks a bit like the RS3 ones.
    Thanks mate - got some MY11's lined up now courtesy of Ash - what makes you say that about the skirts? Not sure if its just the way the light is catching the dolphin grey

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash B View Post
    Yeah they will make a huge difference! Will look like a completely different car. Dont blame you mate the buckets are something special And go for strong money second hand. The B pillars? Yeah a few members have had theirs wrapped or sprayed looks much better. Had mine sprayed Gloss Black. Haha well hopefully you will see it before it gets stripped completely back to standard
    No mate - I meant the backs of the seats - part is gloss black but then part is matte black plastic which I think looks a bit odd could contrast or blend in the matt black bits

    Quote Originally Posted by Morells View Post
    Lovely car mate seems like there are a few S3's in Wales now I'm not far from Brecon we should all meet up some time
    Thanks for the comments - definitely up for a meet - my parents are up in Leominster so often up your way on the way through from Cardiff

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    Nice car and nice pictures......if you need any help with the mods,just ask and I'll be happy to help you spend some money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Nice car and nice pictures......if you need any help with the mods,just ask and I'll be happy to help you spend some money!
    Thanks Alex not sure I need any more help on the spending front!! But will be sure to shout on the mods

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    Nice pics, great back drop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyParker View Post
    Thanks Alex not sure I need any more help on the spending front!! But will be sure to shout on the mods
    Anytime...this place was a great help when I started throwing money at my car,so it's only fair I help others to do the same!

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    Can I make one suggestion about the wheels I think the facelift S3 wheels gives it bait of a lift (I.e. makes it look more up to date if that makes sense) as the current ones in my opinion look horrid and do nothing for the car. But feel free to tell me off. Here's a pic of my last s3 with original wheels and then the facelift wheels.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Morells View Post
    Can I make one suggestion about the wheels I think the facelift S3 wheels gives it bait of a lift (I.e. makes it look more up to date if that makes sense) as the current ones in my opinion look horrid and do nothing for the car. But feel free to tell me off. Here's a pic of my last s3 with original wheels and then the facelift wheels.
    i wouldn't disagree!

    Actively on the hunt for some wheels at the moment - going to stay OEM but looking for something a bit unusual which is easier said that done.

    Got the option to buy these Aston wheels but I'm not 100% on them. Photoshop please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baffles View Post
    Nice pics, great back drop!
    Even as an Englishman in Wales it's not bad living in the centre of town but having all that 30mins from your doorstep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyParker View Post
    Even as an Englishman in Wales it's not bad livin in the centre of town but having all that 30mins from your doorstep!
    I'll second that, just 10 miles from the "Evo triangle" here in North Wales
    Very often HAVE to go and get some fuel in the early evening !!

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    Nice car andy.

    My S6 V10 wheels are for sale, and my cars dolphin grey so can see how they would suit. Local too.
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