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    She's here... Stormtrooper ;)

    A few quick pics of my newly delivered S3. It was raining and I had been out in the car already at this stage I'll get better pics done and posted on here at a later date.



    Last edited by RAPS3; 6th April 2009 at 13:04.

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    I think the photos speak for themselves....Looks lovely mate congrats. Wheels look great too. Would like to see what they'd look like with a white pinstripe around the rim.
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

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    S-Line gear knob, stick and gator.
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    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

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    Very nice Paul, may the force be with you

    P.S. I like your wheels VERY much !

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    Thanks guys. That stainless steel lip is removable (not sure how easy though) It acts as a protector that can be replaced and not just for show. I guess you could take this off and get it painted whatever colour you want.

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    No need to paint it Paul... You get rim tape applied so i think it's a totally reversible process if you changed your mind. Anyway i'm being picky....The car looks superb lol
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

    For Sale:

    S-Line gear knob, stick and gator.
    Full set of OEM wheel bolts (incl. locking nuts & caps)
    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

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    I really want those wheels!! They looked awesome on Safs car too!

    So Paul, when can we expect to see a full report with comparisons between this and your last car??

    You dont get off that easily you know

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    Gorgeous car! Loving the wheels!
    Who said speed kills!?!?....But dangerous driving on the other hand....
    Ibis White S3 Sportback - ?bhp - ?lb/ft (Being Fixed)
    Mods: LED's Throughout, Milltek TBE, Revo S2+, Forge CAI (Gold), K&W V3's 25mm, H&R ARB's, Powerflex Bushes, Autotech HPFP, Sachs Clutch, Forge DV, Jonny's PCV Mod, Defi Boost Gauge, Pro Alloy Intercooler, 18" OZ Alleggerita's, NGK Iridium Spark Plugs, VI Performance Monitor, Road Angel Pro Connected
    Full OEM Springs and Shocks for sale from 2008 S3 CLICK ME

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    she is a beauty! im getin bored of white cars now altho with the bbs wheels on her she sits lovely! health to enjoy

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    Ohhhh that is nice mate - looks awesome!

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    Car looks GREAT! Love the white and black...And the bbs alloys and optic grill make it look mean. Enjoy the car
    Ashley

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    What size are your wheels ?

    She looks STUNNING>>>
    Suzuka grey S3 facelift ...... Every option
    Let the TUNING begin

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    Stunning.

    are those the standard S3 lights?
    Last edited by Woob; 27th October 2008 at 18:18.

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    Alex, they are 19" alloy. 19x8 with 225/35 19 Goodyear Asymmetricals. They sit really well, not sure if the facelift has differnt suspension geo, but not sure if lowering or spacers would add much. We'll see

    The lights are the standard.

    Thanks all. I must say I am quite smitten with the car. Looks even better in the flesh!

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    I think the H&R springs wiould finish it off perfectly mate - 25mm drop, not dragging on the floor, but a little more purpose.... I have them on mine and they are a good spring mate.
    Just looked at the pics again - your car looks mint mate, it really does!

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    Paul,

    Looking good, thanks again.

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    No, thank you Philip Great service and very, very pleased with the look. Makes the car look soooo much more agressive and purposeful. Constantly having admiring glances on the roads from passers by. The black privacy glass and optics were a good choice.
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    congrats paul..
    ibis white with black wheels really looks spot on!!!

    nicely done

    09' imola yellow S3...
    h&r spings, forge twintake, forge dv, frc software, autotech hpfp, 76mm dp + zorst, bbs ch 19's & defi boost gauge

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    Sweet! I'm liking the BBS rims.

    Meteor S3, APR Stage 3, APR HPFP, Milltek TBE, LOBA/Sach's Clutch, Bilstein PSS10's, H&R ARB, Gen4 Haldex PP, EVOM's DV & CAI, Forge TB with Pro-Alloy IC, BBS CK 19" My S3

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    What can i say....looks stunning. Best color ever for me

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    MORE PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! dooo it
    Suzuka grey S3 facelift ...... Every option
    Let the TUNING begin

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    Im loving those wheels
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    Again, thanks for all the comments.
    Alex, I'll get some more pics up in a few days.

    The bolts supplied by BBS are not black for these black edition CH, odd I know, has anyone got a quick fix for this with either covers or a black bolt supplier?

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    Paul.... Get a set of standard bolt covers off Ebay and spray them matt black. Might have to rub them over with a bit of sandpaper to make sure the paint sticks though. They'd look better than black bolts too.

    One example: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Genuine-Wh...d=p3286.c0.m14

    8.25 a set then 4 for some paint. Cheap and effective i think!
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    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

    For Sale:

    S-Line gear knob, stick and gator.
    Full set of OEM wheel bolts (incl. locking nuts & caps)
    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

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    Mate get sum more pics up pleasseeee
    Suzuka grey S3 facelift ...... Every option
    Let the TUNING begin

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    Lol. Will do Alex. Been away on business and just got back. Haven't had the car out of the garage for a week

    Will try and take some more photos in the next few days for you.

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    Lol. Will do Laex. Been away on business and just got back. Haven't had the car out of the garage for a week

    Will try and take some more photos in the next few days for you.

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    I feel bad for dragging this thread up about 6 months after the last post!
    I'm still in 2 minds whether to go for an Ibis White or Sprint Blue S3 - and really want black / graphite wheels on it! Paul - can you tell me if your car in the pic at the top has standard suspension? I'm in 2 minds with 18's or 19's - and I was scared I'd HAVE to drop the suspension with 19's... but yours looks great!

    Stunning looking car with the black wheels - and certainly putting white in favour for me just now!!!

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    I haven't altered the suspension and surprised that it looks okay, no worse than standard with the bigger wheels and thinner rubber.

    However, now having done a few thousand miles in her and starting to 'press on' in certain situations I find the suspension lacking and not firming up as I would want or am used to. It's quite a good and well damped ride when driving normally but when you start to lean on the chassis and suspension, it doesn't offer the initial control you'd expect. I am there for going to change the springs to H&R and see what that does, then if I need to I'll progress with ARB's and/or bushes and a geometry setup.

    p3eps, I actually think a sprint blue S3 with the black CH's in 19 would look really good too.
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