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    Thinking about upgrading(modding) my new baby

    Hello everyone,

    First of all, here's a picture of my new car, picked it up this saturday;

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    It's an A3 Sportback 1.4 tsfi, from 05/2008, so pre-facelift.

    I'm allready thinking of some few mod's, I do have some questions though, I'm kinda new in styling cars, the most I did was a fox tale on my old Corsa.

    It needs an upgrade on the wheels, since these doesnt really fit the car, and they are too small.

    I have looked on these on ebay; 19" 5X112 AUDI RS6 STYLE ALLOYS A3 A4 A6 A8 Q5 ALLOYS AUDI FITMENT VW AUDI RIMS | eBay

    Is there anything i need to keep in mind before buying these, or do i just need some tyres, and then I'm good to go?

    What suspension would you recommend, with 19's?

    And in the future I'm planning on replacing the front and rear bumpers with some from a S-Line, what more beside the bumpers do i need to replace them? I looked and searched the forum and other sides, but never really found some answers.

    Thanks in advance, Thomas.

    P.s. I love my "new" A3

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    Nice car there, I have those same alloys on mine and the car is lowered on Eibach sportlines... Sits really nicely now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    Nice car there, I have those same alloys on mine and the car is lowered on Eibach sportlines... Sits really nicely now.
    Thanks.

    Actually your car, was where i first saw these rims, and its looking pretty good.

    Is it these springs you mean; AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.4 TFSI, 1.6 TDI 1.8 Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs | eBay ?

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    Good to see another 1.4TFSI member on board

    Here is my car on the OEM 18" RS6 Alloys


    I already switched up my wheels with some OEM wheels of an S3 and re-sprayed them black.

    Next up is a remap hopefully next week

    I look forward to seeing what other plans you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by zilienti View Post
    Thanks.

    Actually your car, was where i first saw these rims, and its looking pretty good.

    Is it these springs you mean; AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.4 TFSI, 1.6 TDI 1.8 Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs | eBay ?

    /Thomas
    ahhh I see... Glad you liked my car so much that you chose the same alloys
    yh those are the right springs... Speak to GNJ Motorsport or DPM Motorsport who are both site sponsors here for a better deal on the springs.
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    That is also looking pretty sweet, though i like the gunmetal color better.

    Cant really decide if it should be 18's or 19's.

    A remap, is that just a chip or? Sorry for my crappy tech-english, never browsed car forums before. Used to have a 206 1.4, not much fun in that car.

    I got a lot of plans in my head, but my pockets aint that deep I'm afraid. Its expensive to buy a car in Denmark.

    Alloys and lowering would be the first thing on my to-do list.

    And after that I'm thinking of fitting S-Line bumpers, and maybe some retrofit rearlights, the led ones.

    /Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    ahhh I see... Glad you liked my car so much that you chose the same alloys
    yh those are the right springs... Speak to GNJ Motorsport or DPM Motorsport who are both site sponsors here for a better deal on the springs.
    Stumbled across your blog some day, and i must say its a pretty nice project you have done!

    Okay, I'll try to contact them, are they located in GB?

    /Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by zilienti View Post
    That is also looking pretty sweet, though i like the gunmetal color better.

    Cant really decide if it should be 18's or 19's.

    A remap, is that just a chip or? Sorry for my crappy tech-english, never browsed car forums before. Used to have a 206 1.4, not much fun in that car.

    I got a lot of plans in my head, but my pockets aint that deep I'm afraid. Its expensive to buy a car in Denmark.

    Alloys and lowering would be the first thing on my to-do list.

    And after that I'm thinking of fitting S-Line bumpers, and maybe some retrofit rearlights, the led ones.

    /Thomas
    Pretty much at present the car is 125bhp, They will play around with the ECU and extract around another 30-40bhp

    I will also be lowering this month so once its done i will throw up some pics so you can see how it sits, I will be sticking to 18s as the roads in Cyprus are terrible as it is, I have the standard facelift bumpers but my only addition to them will be the Cupra front lip that will look like so:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilonso View Post
    Pretty much at present the car is 125bhp, They will play around with the ECU and extract around another 30-40bhp

    I will also be lowering this month so once its done i will throw up some pics so you can see how it sits, I will be sticking to 18s as the roads in Cyprus are terrible as it is, I have the standard facelift bumpers but my only addition to them will be the Cupra front lip that will look like so:
    Okay, that's quite a bit! I have been looking at it myself, but doesn't need it right now, but some day in the future.

    Yeah, the facelifted models just looks more "sporty", but unfortunately they where out of my pricerange.

 

 

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