AH FabricationsChris Nott
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 45

Thread: My A3 - Update

  1. #1
    Boydie
    Guest

    My A3 - Update

    Alright guys - for those that do not know, this is my A3:


    The other week I decided to order myself a set of Bose speaker grills pictured below:


    Since I do not have any Bose in my car I thought I might customise it to my system





    Then I thought I would experiment with the colour:




    I was not happy with this decision so decided to revert back to the aluminium/silver look




    Much better I think!

    Anyway, this is my sound system:


    With Focal Components up front, so to add the final touch to my simple modification....



    I am quite happy with the way they turned out, I might now get a pin and colour the "Sound System" in black to make it stand out more and suit the black Focal writting

    Hope you like
    Last edited by Boydie; 26th June 2008 at 19:59.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
     
  3. #2
    Staz's Avatar
    is a retronaut

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bristol (mostly)
    Posts
    6,168
    Mint!
    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

  4. #3
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Looks like nice little mod. I'll have to get a closer look next week!

  5. #4
    Boydie
    Guest
    No probs matey

    thanks for the comments!

  6. #5
    Randomjim's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Sussex, Uk
    Posts
    2,747
    Nice touch
    Built in Germany, Perfected in England

  7. #6
    Kontraband's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,998
    yeah... sweeet looks.

  8. #7
    maxS3uk's Avatar
    mike

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    112
    That looks really good matey!

  9. #8
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    69
    looks class! loving the car by the way, showroom condition!!!!

  10. #9
    mattfinn's Avatar
    Smoking is good for you

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire, land of the free home of the brave.
    Posts
    807
    Good choice with the Focal's! Excellent comps!
    8P S3 S-Tronic BE. Stage 2 from Awesome GTi.

    Gone - S4 bi-turbo - forever a place in my heart!


  11. #10
    Boydie
    Guest
    Thanks mate - had them in the car over a year now and I am using a Audiocontrol EQL

    I am told there is more to get out of the components so can't wait to get the car fully and properly set up to my liking (H)

  12. #11
    dultanur's Avatar
    all promises, no action :)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Istanbul,Turkey
    Posts
    407
    excellent, simple mod! the best ideas are usually the simple ones.
    2000 Black S3 (Sold, then totalled) - 2008 A3 1.4T Sport

  13. #12
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    269
    good man you have focal i have MTX in mine

  14. #13
    Boydie
    Guest
    Thanks for the comments!!

  15. #14
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Stunning work Boydie - do you do installs for a living??? If not, you definitely have a backup career there.
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  16. #15
    d3fy's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,411
    Very good, not my cuppa tea, but some effort
    2.0T Quattro SLine, now 320d Sport Touring

  17. #16
    Young un's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    101
    subtle touch but ingenius!!

  18. #17
    Boydie
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by benw123 View Post
    Stunning work Boydie - do you do installs for a living??? If not, you definitely have a backup career there.
    Thanks guys - no, I do not do it for a living. A very reputable company here in Northern Ireland did my bootbuild, called Audio Advice.

    They have won numerous show car competitions with their own car and customer cars and had worldwide magazine features!

    I have built 2 builds before but not to the standard of the one in my A3

  19. #18
    Dennis Moeller's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    NorWay
    Posts
    442
    Very snug. Excellent mod there...
    My old car.. Still miss the lil rocket :-)

    Remapped Stage II - Forge FMIC - Dahlb�ck Intake - K&N - DieselGeek ShortShift - Phenolic - Powerflex Dogbone - Rial Daytona Race 8.5x18" ET30 - Forge Tiebars - Bilstein B8 - H&R 25mm - R32 rear ARB - H&R 20mm Spacers - EBC Discs - Red Stuff pads
    ______________________________________________
    NO ONE EVER REALLY DIED

  20. #19
    mdre83's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    630
    Excellent work mate, very neat and tidy.
    The Focal writing and sign, is that stickers?
    A3 8P2 2.0TDI S-Line 170 SB | Brilliant Red | Full Leather | BOSE | 6 Disc Changer | None Smoking Pack | Light Interior Pack (Converted to LEDs) | Rear Parking Sensors | S3 Air Vents | S3 Mirrors - Stolen!| S3 Pedals |

  21. #20
    Boydie
    Guest
    Thanks mate - yeah, just stickers. Any graphics company can make them up no sweat!

  22. #21
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,817
    mate diamond sub and focal compononts. i bet that set up sounds crystal clear!!!looks the business mate

  23. #22
    SteveTDCi's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Lincs
    Posts
    1,384
    Looks great, what tweeks are you expecting to do to it ? I'm going to start an install on mine soon but it won't quite be to your standard.
    Gone A3 TDi S Line DSG Bluefined

    Now Seat Leon Cupra about to be Bluefined

  24. #23
    Gti Jazz Blue's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    1,654
    Very nice finishing touch to your install.

    With a decent processor in the install, the tweaks are almost limitless. Can take hours to set up a system to your own taste.

    Which reminds me I must get back and do some more work on my own install now the good weather is with us.

    Paul
    2011 (MY12) Skoda Octavia II FL VRS Manual Hatch 2.0Tsi in Race Blue.
    Gone not forgotten -
    2005 Black A3 (8P1) S-Line 2.0TDi DSG. Eibach Pro Springs, Koni FSD shocks and a few bling bits inside.
    Revo 99 GTi Turbo, too much to list mod wise.
    92 Golf Gti Mark 2 16V.

    VCDS HEX-USB+CAN

  25. #24
    Boydie
    Guest
    I have a Audiocontrol EQL hidden under one of the Genesis Chassis'

    Thanks for the comments!

    Facelift rear bumper and then I think the car is complete! (maybe consider a miltek downpipe but not sure yet)

  26. #25
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    How much did the speaker grilles cost Boydie? Did you get them from the dealer or on eBay?

  27. #26
    Boydie
    Guest
    got them from german ebay marc - think they were 30yoyo's

  28. #27
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    just ordered up a set from my dealer - 10 euros each. have a similar mod to yours in mind. More on that later!

  29. #28
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Do they just pop out from the outside or do you need to remove the door trim to get them off?

  30. #29
    Boydie
    Guest
    Another update over the past 2months

    Got my rear lights and dewipered the rear





    And the bung



    My R8 oil cap arrived!!





    Lamin-x fitted! Still need to cut the edges though!



    Apologies for the crap pictures, my Dad is in Malaysia at the minute and has his camera away with him!

    However, I have been prominsed a magazine feature in a local Irish Modifying Magazine as they are now into this Euro scene so once I get my hands on a face lift S-Line rear bumper, we are good to go!

  31. #30
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    881
    boydie, looks superb mate. love the shocker. ive got my wiper bung from the same plate (not the shocker tho!) and im still fannying around weather or not to take the plunge and do it. hmmmm.
    Audi A3 2.0TDI S-Line
    OEM+

    Coming soon: VW Passat 2.0TDI 170 DSG

  32. #31
    Boydie
    Guest
    Its hard work - the rear boot card is a nightmare to remove and my forearms were quite sore the next day!

    You will need a screw driver to pry out the clips which there are 8 I think and its just a matter of unscrewing the pump, disconnecting the wires and water feed, tie wrapping them up and inserting the bung with some sealant!

  33. #32
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    881
    the bung i got came with some very strong smelling stuff which i assume is glass cleaner and some special glue.

    the boot card is 2 screws in the handlesm un-screw then then yank the fecker off isnt it?
    Audi A3 2.0TDI S-Line
    OEM+

    Coming soon: VW Passat 2.0TDI 170 DSG

  34. #33
    Boydie
    Guest
    Thats what I thought but I'm 14.5stone and I consider myself to be quite strong but I couldnt budge the barsteward lol

    I took off the cover that covers the boot lock and sort of wedged the boot card back towards the car, stuck a screw driver in and pried the clips out

    I will try get a picture of the boot card and roughly sketch where they are located - it is an animal to get off but it will eventually!

  35. #34
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    What's with the plates boydie? what happenned to the german ones?

    car looks good now with the new rear lights.

    be sure to let us know when the magazine article is out.

  36. #35
    buckas's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    south west wales
    Posts
    750
    liking the lights - not sure on the de-wiper tho, important part of seeing out

    next for you would be updating the front bumper/griller, can't stand the split grille on 8P

  37. #36
    Dennis Moeller's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    NorWay
    Posts
    442
    Pron!

    Again; I like your car. Perfection made better..
    My old car.. Still miss the lil rocket :-)

    Remapped Stage II - Forge FMIC - Dahlb�ck Intake - K&N - DieselGeek ShortShift - Phenolic - Powerflex Dogbone - Rial Daytona Race 8.5x18" ET30 - Forge Tiebars - Bilstein B8 - H&R 25mm - R32 rear ARB - H&R 20mm Spacers - EBC Discs - Red Stuff pads
    ______________________________________________
    NO ONE EVER REALLY DIED

  38. #37
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Looking good Boydie. Looks like your big pimping in Ireland!

  39. #38
    Teejay's Avatar
    Mellow Yellow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    303
    Quote Originally Posted by buckas View Post
    next for you would be updating the front bumper/griller, can't stand the split grille on 8P
    I disagree - think it makes a nice change compared to the 'common' single grille ones. After all, there are only 18 months worth of twin grilles and now nearly 4 years (and counting) of single grilles.

    Does need de-chroming though, especially with the dark lights.


    Nice mods Boydie, car looks good.

  40. #39
    Boydie
    Guest
    I was all for doing the front bumper change but I quite like this look now - looks very aggressive and original which is what I am after with OEM+ mods.

    De-chroming....I am in two mind about that to be honest, might source some spare ones and spray them black to see what they come out like!

    Marc - I got pulled in portadown shortly after the meet and was fined 30 so better to be safe than sorry! I am getting new plates though to remove the writing underneath and the front plate will have a black border right to the edge so you do no see the 3 prongs from the lisence plate holder!

    thanks for the comments!

  41. #40
    si_reading's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts
    168
    Really does look good Boydie
    Si

    2009-Current | Porsche Boxster 2.7

    2007-2009 | Audi A3 2.0 TDI 170 S-Line

    2005-2007 | Audi A3 1.6FSI Sport

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO