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    My first Audi (A3 TDI S-LINE)

    Hi everybody thought I'd introduce myself and my car!
    Bought this from my local Audi dealer at the start of Nov after looking for around a year!
    was after a black 5 door S-Line so fitted the bill nicely!

    Its a 2007 2.0 tdi s-line with full leather and factory fitted sat-nav which were bonus's and had only 58k on the clock which I thought was good!





    Looking to do some tasteful mods as went bit mad on my last car! Lol
    anybody suggest some good mods to start, already have Porsche caps lined up and a blanking grommet to ditch the rear wiper!

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    Looks good mate

    Tints all round? Nothing too dark, get some MY09 rear lights in?

    There's lots you can do with it, just depends how deep your pockets go aha!

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    Less is more IMO. Too many over-modified 8P A3s about now they are getting cheap.

    2008-on lights as a above, are a good upgrade and not major money for a big effect.

    Perhaps debadge it, or at least remove the 2.0 designation as per the facelift models (does make a nice visual difference even just removing that).

    I'd also fit some tail pipe trims, though they need some modding to get rid of the downward slant. The factory 170TDI pipes look nice on the S-Line bumper and finish the rear off nicely.

    The S-Line looks great out of the factory, so not a lot more you can do without it looking worse IMO!

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    I agree with all of the above, so far I'm thinking:

    Debadge rear keeping the rings, tints, wheel refurb, led rear lights and remap after warrantee is up!

    So far Iv fitted smd bulbs from t8ups (sidelights, interior and number plate) diamond vision headlight bulbs, my private reg with s-line plate holders and have a set of porsche caps to fit!

    This is what I'm thinking for my wheels!


    And here's the caps I need to fit!
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    Fitted the porsche caps today... Very happy!


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    Looks good.
    Can you put up a pic of the s line plate holder. Like the colour of the wheels.

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    Sure here you go mate!



    Going to get mine done that colour when the winter is over! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindak View Post
    This is what I'm thinking for my wheels!


    That's a good choice, many people change them to black which looks awful. Me personally, I prefer silver wheels, but a smoked silver looks good too. Anything but black!!!

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    few updates-

    Got my local bodyshop to debadge the rear to save me the hassle, blisters etc..


    then got round to fitting my wind deflectors


    And most recently if been looking for another set off alloys for the summer and had my sights set on a set of Porsche twists!
    But I suddenly stumbled across these which I couldn't let slip through my fingers!





    These are Porsche Cayenne Turbo alloys, don't see many of these around!
    What do people think?
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    The Porsche wheels will look great on this looking forward to seeing them on

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    Did you buy them wheels of a lad called Kieran?

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    Debadge looks good! Wind deflectors less so - sorry, but I really don't see the appeal of these!

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    wind deflectors dont look that good but stop water coming off the roof and dripping directly into the window switches ,if you just want the window down slightly

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    Sorry didn't see your reply and yes I did mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollow View Post
    wind deflectors dont look that good but stop water coming off the roof and dripping directly into the window switches ,if you just want the window down slightly
    Found this out on my way bk from buying it, stuck the washers on with window open and ended up with a wet arm! Lol not anymore!
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    Small update..

    Done a few little jobs since my last update such as

    Fit armrest


    Fit s3 pedals


    Tint the fog lights yellow


    And today I took it to my local powerflow dealer to get rid of the horrible tailpipes for some shiney new ones!

    Before


    After



    Also trial fitted the porsche wheels to find the car gets higher so looks like I'm going to need a set of coilovers before I fit!
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    Small update-

    Finally got rid of the stupid rear wiper and blanked with the nice glass style blank


    And last week I bought a 60mm smoked boost gauge from Brodster with osir vent adaptor!


    Test fitted!


    Unfortunately I don't have the silver s3 vents so have painted the ring Matt black if that fails then il have to try and dismantle my original vent assembly!

    Just got to figure out the wiring side of it now and where I can plumb it in!
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    Iv got the boost gauge fitted and powered up, just need to find somewhere to attach the pipe until my egr delete is fitted!



    What do you guys think?
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    Car looks awesome mate , I'm getting my a3 on Monday hopefully

    Is it a straight swap for the 2009 led rear lights

    Where can I get the ?
    Arm rest
    S3 Pedals
    Rear diffuser

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    Probably not something I would of done my self but look good! Goes well with the interior lighting too. Any other mods planned mate?

    Led lights need new looms and coding in, if your near the London area id probably recommend ash187 for this. He did mine and transformed the back end. S3 pedals are available on eBay for around £50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackx1 View Post
    Led lights need new looms and coding in, if your near the London area id probably recommend ash187 for this. He did mine and transformed the back end. S3 pedals are available on eBay for around £50.
    Once I get the car , 1st thing il do , I'm from the West Midlands so il have travel , how much are the rear clusters ?

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    I really like those greyish metallic rims. And the car in general looks awesome. I wouldn't get rid of my rear wiper though
    Do you have a picture of car with them on by any chance? I am thinking of painting mine either in white or similar colour you have used. I just can't decide to be honest. My car is in metallic Lava Grey. White will really pop however with greyish metallic it will be a lot more decent I guess. What do you think guys?
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    Available for £180 on eBay, from a German seller. If you do a search on the forum you'll find a link to his eBay page.

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    Small update -

    Finally got my boost gauge connected up with a home made boost tap!


    Then I finally got it booked in for window tints and a remap!



    Changed my mind on fitting an egr delete and have fitted an egr reducer gasket instead!


    And finally replaced my squeeky front brakes with new pads and discs!

    Finished off by painting the calipers yellow!
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