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    I'm back in an A3!!

    After selling my previous 05 plate A3 3.2Q Sportback DSG, I moved over to the dark side and got myself a BMW 330cd. Although it was a good car, I soon got bored of it and after having to spend 1k on a new turbo, I decided to move back into another.....................05 plate A3 3.2Q Sportback DSG, but this time in S line guise and with plenty of toys!
    I picked it up yesterday and it instantly felt good to be back!

    I know this thread would be useless without pics so it would be rude not to

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    It was advertised as Akoya silver but according to the paint code it's Avus silver
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    You love the votex Ju! I'm thinking about side skirts for mine though, as i've fcuked my sills, but want them anyway or do I


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    Welcome back Ju

    Your old A3 and new one looks a stunner

    Not dolphin gray is it ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    You love the votex Ju! I'm thinking about side skirts for mine though, as i've fcuked my sills, but want them anyway or do I
    Go on, get the skirts, you know you need them
    I just love the understated look of the factory Votex kit as I find the standard bodystyle a little bland, although it is much improved with the later S-Line styling


    Quote Originally Posted by spooky1 View Post
    Welcome back Ju

    Your old A3 and new one looks a stunner

    Not dolphin gray is it ..
    Thanks, I believe it is Avus silver as thats the code on the sticker, it's just it was advertised as Akoya, either way I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spooky1 View Post
    Not dolphin gray is it ..
    It says Avus...


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    You love the votex Ju! I'm thinking about side skirts for mine though, as i've fcuked my sills, but want them anyway or do I

    you said votex was a no no on another thread nate make your mind up kiddo lol

    i was thinking of some votex skirts to but i hate the 2 cutouts on the bottom if they wasnt there i may have had em ....theres a set for 79 quid on the bay but i sacked it , what have you done to your sills nate and how have you mashed em up
    Last edited by 10blazin; 4th August 2009 at 07:07.

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    Both A3's look sweet... though I think I like the wheels on your old one better.

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    I kept those wheels in the garage for almost 12 months and then sold them the week before I got the car, but that's another story!
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    nice car i like the front votex spoiler looks nice , throw some 19s on and drop it it will look v nice then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    you said votex was a no no on another thread nate make your mind up kiddo lol
    Front and rear lips are a NO NO imo, but I've always like the sideskirts blazin


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    nice car i like the front votex spoiler looks nice , throw some 19s on and drop it it will look v nice then...
    I had 19" rs4's and H&R springs on the black one and tbh I didn't like the ride and they used to catch over speed bumps!



    I'll be keeping the rs6's for now though and will probably get some more springs later.
    First mod will be a mfsw when I can pick one up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2 Ju View Post
    I had 19" rs4's and H&R springs on the black one and tbh I didn't like the ride and they used to catch over speed bumps!
    Springs + standard dampers = It rubbed cuz of your 235/35/19 tyres..


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    Yeah probably so, but I prefer the ride on 18's
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    Not much difference imo in ride between 18"s & 19"s, I prefer looks of 19"s, plus if ride is too harsh, I'll just turn the coilovers to soft....

    .....ahh the advantages of adjusability


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    i didnt notice any difference from 18s on sline springs to 19s on h&r in fact it rides better now ...sline springs are the worst ive ever experienced , terrible....

    oh yeah nate how did you mash your sills ??? did you jack the car up by them ...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    ...sline springs are the worst ive ever experienced , terrible....
    Not wrong there Blazin, really bad ain't it

    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    oh yeah nate how did you mash your sills ??? did you jack the car up by them ...lol
    ...ummm.............ummmmmm............yeah


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    feck gutted get some skirts on there then ...i neerly took the bottom of my engine off the other day coming off a kirb , was lucky

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    Looks very nice Ju...

    Especially as it looks almost the same as mine

    And that colour does look like Akoya Silver as thats exactly what mine is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    feck gutted get some skirts on there then ...i neerly took the bottom of my engine off the other day coming off a kirb , was lucky
    I'm on the case Blazin....


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    Another nice 3.2 mate

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    Welcome back
    Audi A3 2.0 tdi sport..many mods to follow...just too fussy when it comes to making decisions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil201 View Post
    Looks very nice Ju...

    Especially as it looks almost the same as mine

    And that colour does look like Akoya Silver as thats exactly what mine is.

    Mmmmmm interesting, I do have an old brochure and in that it does look more like Akoya, although they are quite similar.

    Thanks for the comments
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    I think Avus Silver is more like the traditional standard silver colour (joe blogs silver)

    where as Akoya has more of a pruple/gray metalic sheen to it especially in the sunlight. they do look like quite different when you see them together!

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    That sounds about right Neil!


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