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    A3 to S3 Conversion Interior / Exterior w/ Recaro Seats

    While S5 is stored - thought I would share winter project with my DD (since new A3/S3 will not hit US until mid or late 2014)

    Step 1 - Interior/S3 Front with Recaro Seats , complete quattro GmbH leather trim, S3 steering wheel


    A3 to S3 Body / EUR Interior Conversion - Almost Complete with professional photos soon. Final pieces (much more [wrench]) set for install soon w/ current setup being Stage II+.

    A big thanks to Nick @ OEMPlus, Christian @ BKS Tuning, and Joe Hengel and service team at Bergstrom Audi of Appleton.

    You will notice full OEM install with OCS sensor in passenger seat, along with factory climate control with heated seats added as OEM with Kufatec harness and proper climate control unit

































    Step 2 - w/ Exterior


    S3 Front/Rear Bumper, S3 Side Skirts, S3 Door Moldings, S3 Door Sills, & RS3 Spoiler, S3 Mirrors

    Many more to come once weather turns in the next couple weeks and S5 comes out of heated storage. (Please excuse the winter rims & suspension settings - S3 split spoke wheels and tires w/ new Michelin Super Sports ready to be mounted once snow melts.)

    Bergstrom Audi Auto Body refinishing bottom portion of rear spoiler with Alum Matte treatment next week and all paint work will be done. (was missed but is being corrected)

    All the body work and paint by Bergstrom Audi turned out flawless.

    S3 Front Brake Conversion - In process






















    Step 3 - Alum Matte applied to RS3 spoiler


    I apologize for rushed / poor quality iphone pics -- more to come









    K04 & KW V2 setup in process
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    A3 to S3 Conversion Interior / Exterior w/ Recaro Seats

    Stunning great job, looks awesome love it

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    Re: A3 to S3 Conversion Interior / Exterior w/ Recaro Seats

    I want those seats

    Where did you get the alluminium matte vinyl from?

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    lovely quality work lad. talking detailing whats your weapons of choice


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    Quote Originally Posted by PH1L View Post
    lovely quality work lad. talking detailing whats your weapons of choice
    Thank you for feedback - much better detailing once weather gets warmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunS3 View Post
    I want those seats

    Where did you get the alluminium matte vinyl from?
    the alum matte finish was painted by Audi dealer and the final result is stunning
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    Quote Originally Posted by audi_s5 View Post
    Thank you for feedback - much better detailing once weather gets warmer

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    ahh expensive stuff, it is good though have you tried the gtechniq line yet?

    did you buy your grab handles and door grabs or did you get them trimmed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Very nice work there mate! love the Recaros

    are you going to leave the S3 badges on the car? not a fan of mis-badging it.
    i really need to get used to those RS3 spoilers... still looks weird to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by PH1L View Post
    ahh expensive stuff, it is good though have you tried the gtechniq line

    did you buy your grab handles and door grabs or did you get them trimmed?
    Have not tried gtechniq - but may look into it

    Leather wrapped trim is OEM purchased from BKS Tuning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    Very nice work there mate! love the Recaros

    are you going to leave the S3 badges on the car? not a fan of mis-badging it.
    i really need to get used to those RS3 spoilers... still looks weird to me
    Ash - thank you for compliments

    not sure on badges and would normally agree with you, but given S3 not available for purchase in US and with K04 setup my car will have more power than factory S3

    in addition other badges are on all door sills, steering wheel, shifter, etc
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    Couple more quick pics of Forge twintake setup and AWE vent gauge installed


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    some black headlining would be a good touch


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    @audi_s5: Do you have a P/N for the RS3 spoiler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    @audi_s5: Do you have a P/N for the RS3 spoiler?
    Costs a bomb mate, xclusivecustomz are making a replica soon.

    Car looks nice! But the rear looks more beefier than the front, needs a facelift!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    @audi_s5: Do you have a P/N for the RS3 spoiler?
    no part # on BKS invoice - could contact Christian for info/price
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    Very nice

    Whats the two buttons for in the front of the drivers door card pocket (pic 12)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon View Post
    Very nice

    Whats the two buttons for in the front of the drivers door card pocket (pic 12)?
    release for fuel cap and rear hatch release/open
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    Quote Originally Posted by audi_s5 View Post
    release for fuel cap and rear hatch release/open
    Ah ok, thanks!


    Obviously I don't have them! But they unlock when either the key is removed or the 'open' button by the interior door handle. Not sure why the extra buttons would be needed, but I like buttons!
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    Lovely upgrades on the interior, just forgot to upgrade to a newer gearknob!

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    Re: A3 to S3 Conversion Interior / Exterior w/ Recaro Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Lovely upgrades on the interior, just forgot to upgrade to a newer gearknob!
    About that, I saw a few knobs on ebay.de (round, with the button in front not on the side) and I wanted to buy one. The seller warned though that they won't fit to cars with that button on the side.
    Any idea why or how to make it work?

    @audi_s5: can you put a closeup picture with the exhaust tips? They look interesting.
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    A3 to S3 Conversion Interior / Exterior w/ Recaro Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Lovely upgrades on the interior, just forgot to upgrade to a newer gearknob!
    In process - thanks for comments
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    A3 to S3 Conversion Interior / Exterior w/ Recaro Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    About that, I saw a few knobs on ebay.de (round, with the button in front not on the side) and I wanted to buy one. The seller warned though that they won't fit to cars with that button on the side.
    Any idea why or how to make it work?

    @audi_s5: can you put a closeup picture with the exhaust tips? They look interesting.
    Car has STaSIS exhaust system w/ AWE downpipe with metal cat converter (online pic of tips below)

    Last edited by audi_s5; 26th March 2013 at 02:45.
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