Hey up guys n gals. Just thought I would put a thread together of my A3 and what I've been on with doing to it. I bought it a couple of years ago totally standard. Its a 1.9 TDI Sport. I did give a hefty sum for it, but it was from a garage and it had very low mileage.
So pleased with it so far, been really reliable and enjoy the drive of it. .
Here's what it looked like when I bought it>>
The modifying bug soon crept in and i decided to try something with the front grill. I wanted to try and give it a single grill look. I used some dark grey vinyl and some chrome vinyl and a few tins of silver spray paint. And this was the outcome>>
Decided to get tinted windows. Dark tint on the back three windows and the lightest available tint on the front two windows. >>
Also did the front headlights, rear lights, foglights, side repeaters, rear brakelight in a lamin x style material>>
Fancied a new set of wheels . . So went for a set of 18" RS4 reps>>
I drove it like that for quite a while and then decided to go for a facelift.
18" S3 Wheels>>
FK Automotive black optics grill>>
S3 rear lower diffuser from TPS>>
S3 Back bumper>>
S3 Front Bumper from TPS >> The FK grill didnt fit the S3 front bumper, but with a bit of modification to the rear and bottom, it fit eventually, had to use some adhesive in some places to secure it in the bumper>>
Roof Aerial.>> I know its a dummy one and looks a bit cheap and i still might pull it off yet, but it doesn't look too bad.
H11 Foglight plugs needed to change the wiring of the foglights.>>
So i had to cut the crash bar corners to suit the S3 BUMPER, that was simple enough. Converting the foglight wiring to suit the new foglights.
I also purchased a new bonnet and foglight grills from TPS. I used some chrome rings from the newer 2010 S3 foglight grills and adapted them to fit on the S3 grills on mine. I bought some foglights for a 2010 S3 off Ebay and they fitted easily in my S3 Bumper.
Also put a rear Spoiler on the back and a HID kit...
Here's how it looks so far >>
I've got a few other mods planned for it at some stage.
Definately needs Lowering and have been advised to go for some Weitec by KW ones off a guy on here.
Wheel spacers maybe, but will see how it looks when I've lowered it.
Tempted for some aftermarket headlights and rear lights, but i don't think they fit well . .
S3 mirrors? but they'll probably just get nicked
Might get the rear lower diffuser and lower centre section of front bumper painted silver to look like the S3?
May plastidip the wheels black to see if the full on Stealth look is appealing.
I'm not too happy with the gap between the bumper and bonnet. I might try and see if I can get a better alignment when I get chance . .
Thanks for looking!