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    Just dropped my A3 2.0t quattro 06 off to amd Essex, to have the coilovers I just bought fitted (weitec hicon gt) so whilst its there, thought I may aswell get a miltek non resonated cat back fitted and remap!

    Also have a new set of grooved rotors and tarox pads sitting in the boot, so asked for them to be fitted aswell! And for piece of mind having the timing belt and water pump replaced!

    Looking forward to the results! Should be like day and night! I'll get pics of it lowered ASAP. Max

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    Dropped mine off there this morning too. Nothing as exciting as that though. Just a service

    Enjoy the extra performance mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Just dropped my A3 2.0t quattro 06 off to amd Essex, to have the coilovers I just bought fitted (weitec hicon gt) so whilst its there, thought I may aswell get a miltek non resonated cat back fitted and remap!

    Also have a new set of grooved rotors and tarox pads sitting in the boot, so asked for them to be fitted aswell! And for piece of mind having the timing belt and water pump replaced!

    Looking forward to the results! Should be like day and night! I'll get pics of it lowered ASAP. Max
    Well...you'll enjoy it,and the work will be properly done.

    AMDTuning have done all of the work so far on mine,and a lot more to come this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Just dropped my A3 2.0t quattro 06 off to amd Essex, to have the coilovers I just bought fitted (weitec hicon gt) so whilst its there, thought I may aswell get a miltek non resonated cat back fitted and remap!

    Also have a new set of grooved rotors and tarox pads sitting in the boot, so asked for them to be fitted aswell! And for piece of mind having the timing belt and water pump replaced!

    Looking forward to the results! Should be like day and night! I'll get pics of it lowered ASAP. Max
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    Im sure Max is going to be grinning a lot when he gets his car back. x
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    Yea on my way to pick it up now! Feel like a kid at Xmas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Yea on my way to pick it up now! Feel like a kid at Xmas!!
    Lol, im sure you will be grinning for weeks, we all look forward to hearing all about it, and of course we want
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    You enjoy mate. Will be a totally new beast. But do stage 2+ then start saving for even more. I would be rude not too lol.

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    Well then what's it go like then mate ?

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    Wow, truly a different car, for starters the coilovers improve the ride and road noise was the first thing I noticed , a lot quieter and smoother!. And the power! Well it just pulls and pulls! 1st to 2nd to 3rd is fun time! A lot more responsive!

    Amd have done a brilliant job, it's come out feeling a lot tighter, like a new car! But now I've had a taste, I'm gonna want more.....so turbo back exhaust, high pressure fuel pump and air induction kit are up next to take me to stage 2+, better start saving my penny's! ;-p ill get some pics of her lowered tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Wow, truly a different car, for starters the coilovers improve the ride and road noise was the first thing I noticed , a lot quieter and smoother!. And the power! Well it just pulls and pulls! 1st to 2nd to 3rd is fun time! A lot more responsive!

    Amd have done a brilliant job, it's come out feeling a lot tighter, like a new car! But now I've had a taste, I'm gonna want more.....so turbo back exhaust, high pressure fuel pump and air induction kit are up next to take me to stage 2+, better start saving my penny's! ;-p ill get some pics of her lowered tomorrow!
    Thought you'd be pleased.

    Enjoy it and go back for more.

    Mine is in soon for some suspension and intake work and later on for a bigger turbo.

    It's a slippery slope.

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    Looking at some new wheels, thinking of going a bit different, I've seen a couple 8L a3 with these wheels, but not on the 8p shape. Thought it be a change to the usual bbs style, ( not that I don't like the bbs look, just fancy something different) what does everyone think? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360417846.482487.jpg

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    Glad to see the bug is biting well.....how about these..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Those are the sort of wheel you find on a 200SX or something like that.....I get where your coming from being different and all that but they simply dont go if im honest :-/

    But hell, Stick some on, prove me wrong, i could be pleasantly surprised.

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    I'm just shamelessly pimping the rims that are going on mine soon....I'm not a fan of the ones that max has picked,but if he likes them,it's his car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    I'm just shamelessly pimping the rims that are going on mine soon....I'm not a fan of the ones that max has picked,but if he likes them,it's his car.
    Lovely wheels....... stick to my rotors for now....until i obliterate them, still scuff free after 17k **touching a rather large block of wood**

    The oversize bead on the tyres have save my balls countless times now, thank god the Conti 5's have this!!

    Max's choices are t oo Jap-Style for me

    But yup, each to their own, sure.
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    I think some things you know will look OK without needing to see it first and others not,and I think I'd need to see the 5 spokes on someone's car first.

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    It is a big jump from the generic euro style, but I'm finding it really hard to shake the jap bug, seeing I came from a RX7! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360446857.298780.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360446896.163740.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360446953.697119.jpg and a little feature there in Japanese performance.

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    ah.. that explains your fetish then.

    Used to be my favourite tuned car on the good old need for speed underground 2 on the PS2!!!

    Awesome things!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    ah.. that explains your fetish then.

    Used to be my favourite tuned car on the good old need for speed underground 2 on the PS2!!!

    Awesome things!!
    RX7 are timeless! I'll get another one when I can afford 2 cars! It was too thirsty to keep as a daily!! The power however was savage! Couldn't get enough of it! Sounded amazing, but was a death trap in the wet if you weren't carefull!

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    There not the best quality pics, couldn't get the app to work on my iPad, so had to do it on the mrs laptop, and it was quick to take a pic of it! :-p

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    That looks a LOT better than I thought it would!....it may work pretty well.
    Mate of mine had an RX-8,and whilst it was a lovely looking car,all you heard was the oil and petrol consumption.....the thing just drank both.
    Turbocharged would be fun though.....wait until you get the bug for even more power in the Audi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    That looks a LOT better than I thought it would!....it may work pretty well.
    Mate of mine had an RX-8,and whilst it was a lovely looking car,all you heard was the oil and petrol consumption.....the thing just drank both.
    Turbocharged would be fun though.....wait until you get the bug for even more power in the Audi.
    Yea I think it really works, add a front splitter like the cupra r one, and a rear diffuser? And you've got a pretty menacing looking car! No sure if the 5 spoke or the 6 spoke looks better? Also if bronze or gun metal grey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Yea I think it really works, add a front splitter like the cupra r one, and a rear diffuser? And you've got a pretty menacing looking car! No sure if the 5 spoke or the 6 spoke looks better? Also if bronze or gun metal grey?
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    To be honest that wasn't the splitter I was thinking of... But I like that a lot! A lot! Exactly what I'm after! Is there and rear diffusers like that?

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    As we're on the splitters, the splitter that fits the Cupra, does that fit facelift 8P cars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    As we're on the splitters, the splitter that fits the Cupra, does that fit facelift 8P cars?
    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    To be honest that wasn't the splitter I was thinking of... But I like that a lot! A lot! Exactly what I'm after! Is there and rear diffusers like that?
    I think this splitter is aimed at the A3 8P,but it should be easy to drop them an email and find out....as far as I know,they don't do diffusers.....maybe that's an idea for my carbon thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    As we're on the splitters, the splitter that fits the Cupra, does that fit facelift 8P cars?
    Yea pretty sure the cupra r splitter clips straight on to the 8p shape?

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    Yea I think a carbon rear diffuser would be a really nice and aggressive touch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    Yea I think a carbon rear diffuser would be a really nice and aggressive touch!
    Pop your name and what you want down on this thread.... Carbon fibre panels....doors/tailgate/bonnet...any interest?

 

 

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