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    My Car Mods Begin :)

    Hi all,
    Bought an Black S3 around 3 months ago and love it,
    First thing I bought was a private plate just wanted something that had s3 on it the other three letters didn't really bother me but as I seen one similar to my name I thought £300 bargain.
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    While I am working away I get bored and just read about s3 mods and end up ordering things,
    So I ordered a :-
    -Bluefin,
    -Revo induction kit,
    -Forge Dv kit,

    Booked the car into Audi for Friday just gone, for a service which I thought wouldn't take long so I could then go and fit my new toys, took it in at half 9 got away about 3 in the afternoon was driving me crazy, they didn't take it in the workshop until around 11 don't know why they bothered to tell me to come at half 9,

    Anyway Bluefin,
    Took no time at all sent them my standard map had the new back instantly,
    Only noticeable thing is its taken out the big kick of the turbo and smoothed it out across the rev range,
    I only drive it a couple of weeks every two months so haven't drove it enough to remember the standard map characteristics,
    But any gain is a good gain,

    Revo induction kit,
    Got dark by the time it came to fitting this but wanted to do so had a head torch on out in the cold, seems a good bit of kit, bit of a b*tch to fit trying to grip the standard clip on the first bend it difficult to get grips in because of the room so ended up using a spare jubilee clip I had,
    Sound wise I expected more of a louder noise like a non-turbo car but it seems quite quiet, not that is a bad thing can tell it on there but not loud like a little saxo vtr boy racer with cheap £15 one lol,
    Was surprised how much you can hear the turbo diverting the pressure sounds like it echoing down the massive metal intake pipe,

    Forge Dv Kit,
    Was really easy to fit, only bought one as weren't sure if I had the Rev D or not turns out I do, it's slightly louder than the OEM one so enjoying that too,

    Oh also while waiting hours and hours in Audi went to McDonalds had a little look on here and noticed the thread about the tts engine cover and thought while hear price it up off the part number given on here from:-
    -Boydie
    -poli84
    -warren_s3
    so big thanks for those lads,

    Because as the parts man came back he was going to order the wrong one, the cover and bolts came £95 inc Vat so thought I order them, be there to collet Tuesday morning,
    Good job I paid for them before I had the bill for service or I wouldn't of botherd came to £469 bit of a shock but suppose its the maintenance cost of having a decent car but glad it was done before I mapped it.
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    Next Mod thinking coilovers, and Arb's
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    Well sounds like you have been busy. I will follow this thread, sounds like you have got the modding bug, reading on here will coat you plenty, lol. Keep up the good work. x
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    Nice mods

    Have you got the part numbers needed for the bolts and TTRS cover as im heading Audi on Thursday.

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    Part numbers below,
    Its the tts engine cover I've ordered not the ttrs
    as the ttrs is 2.5ltr

    There are two types of bolts needed two at the back are the same and the one in the front is different,
    The prices you can see are without VAT with VAT came too £95.62

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    Thanks alot for this

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    Picked up the cover today all parts fit
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    There are the two longer bolts at the back and the small screw at the front.

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    Might spray it black or a darker grey to tone it down a bit.
    Other than that I like it tidy's the engine bay up.
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    Looks really smart. I will defo be ordering this very soon

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    Now you need coilovers and ARBs to make the most of the remap,and by that time,you'll be ready for more power....trust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Now you need coilovers and ARBs to make the most of the remap,and by that time,you'll be ready for more power....trust me.
    Yea true enough only advantage I have is I don't drive the car 6 weeks at a time so every time I jump in it feels fast,
    Yea going to start looking at brakes and suspension shortly so much to choose from!

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    Well done on the car and the mods to date.
    Looks really great. I love the Revo intake, wish it was available when I purchased my Twintake.
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    Thanks for posting the picture of the engine cover invoice - thats my next mod!!
    "Dont get me wrong. Ugly girls need loving. Just not by me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Now you need coilovers and ARBs to make the most of the remap,and by that time,you'll be ready for more power....trust me.
    sorry for beening thick but what does ARBs mean or are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph4tm4tts3 View Post
    sorry for beening thick but what does ARBs mean or are?
    Anti roll bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesS4cab View Post
    Thanks for posting the picture of the engine cover invoice - thats my next mod!!
    x2..looks really well mate, thinking of painting mine before fitting.

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    Thanks lads,
    Through ASN I found the part numbers so I owe the thanks,
    just easier to read when there all in one place
    Black S3,
    Blue
    fin Stage 1,
    Revo induction kit,
    Forge Dv Kit,
    TTS Engine cover.


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    Nice mods. Keep up the good work
    Now: 2009 S3 8P3 DSG. Mods: Revo Stage 1, Cruise control, LED interior lights upgrade, Rear DRLs...
    Previously: 2001 AMK S3, Silver, Revo Remap, Milltek DV, KW Springs & Shocks, H&R ARB.

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    Is the engine cover purely for petrol engines? Will it fit the 2.0 TDI engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ph4tm4tts3 View Post
    sorry for beening thick but what does ARBs mean or are?
    Apologies for that.

    Uprated ARB's will reduce the car's tendency to roll on cornering,but can also reduce understeer,and are a very useful first move on suspension upgrades.

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    Car looks amazing, Buddy. The private plate just adds a little something extra to it, looking forward to seeing more of your mods in the future! xx
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