I'm a proud new owner of an Audi A3 and I will hopefully be new to modding, also new to the website so if I've put this in the wrong thread I apologise. I'm 20years old and said to myself from day 1 of driving I wouldn't mod any cars until I've found something I like enough - which 3years down the line I finally have. My....
Audi A3 2.0Tdi SE 3door Hatchback
Anyway, down to business, I had a few ideas in mind when first purchasing the A3 (especially after browsing the forum of the pictures of many of your cars). Some of the ideas I had in mind are quite simple such as;
-HID Xenon Light Kit
-K&N Induction Kit
-Upgrade the sound system to the Bose, as well as adding my own sub
-Debadge certain signs like the 2.0Tdi and a3 badge (I want to leave the audi rings)
-and other simple things like these
However, I was more interested in guidance for some of the following;(which I'll explain in more detail)
-S3 Front Bumper and Rear Spoiler: Sourcing the products, scrap yards or ebay and places like that I'm betting are my best bet? However, I saw in some of the modding guides in the project room people had cut away part of the crash bar in order to fit on the S3 bumpers (will this affect it passing an MOT or is that fine)
-SLine skirts and rear bumper: is it pretty much a bolt on job? I looked round the forum and people had spoke about it but i couldnt find much detail or step to guides when looking
-Interior modifications, Such as changing the steering wheel as I have an 04 plate so it has the older styles steering wheel, if I got the steering wheel from something like an 06plate+ is this a simple exchange or what has to be done so that it will fit? Also changing the stereo unit to similar s3 lookalike units you can buy (with the satnav and so on) - long as all the connections and adapters are handy are they pretty much straight swaps same as any other car? or is there ones I should stay away from? Also the seats if I find SLine seats do I need to stay away from particular years or will any 8P styled audi seats fit?
Also while I'm here, I may as well pick your brains again, I've looked up on plastidipping (the spray paint which creates a sort of plasticky wrap) I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with it and whether they recommend it or not. Thanks!
If any of you can help, guide or advise I would greatly appreciate it. I love the car to pieces and just want to make these improvements so I love it even more, I know it will end up being expensive but I'm going to gradually do this over time. I will look forward to hearing what you have to say and wish you all the best!