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    It all starts here!

    Hi, im new to this forum so bare with me

    I got my car about 4 months ago... 3dr 2.0tdi 170 '57' Plate and am very pleased with it!!!!!!

    Only thing ive done atm is change the wheels to 18" A5 alloys and im chuffed with the outcome!

    What i want to do in future is either;
    S3 front and rear bumpers with Votex skirts
    Votex front bumper and skirts with S3 rear bumper
    Or full Votex kit? not sure wich would be better so advice would be handy!!

    I also am considering lowering it but dont want it to look cheap and 'chavy' LOL!

    I will upload pictures tomorow as it is a tad dark rite now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewbeardlarkfield View Post
    I also am considering lowering it but dont want it to look cheap and 'chavy' LOL!
    It's more likely to look cheap and chavvy if you fit 18's without lowering it
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    So heres some pictures ive taken... (it was raining and its dirty lol)


    Let me know what you think!!

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    Not keen on them wheels

    Get it lowered!!
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    nice car mate, needs lowering though badly! once its lowered them wheels will look much better, its a bit tractorish at the moment lol.. but good effort!
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    In agreement with above on the suspension, think it will look ace. I do like those wheels! Nice.....
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    I like the wheels too. Second time I've seen 'em on a black A3 and I think they work. Definitely needs a drop though.

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    Lower it
    S-line front bumper
    Facelift S-line rear bumper
    Votex skirts if you can find them or want to pay the extra for them

    I personally wouldn't S3-a-like it. A stealthy looking S-line would look sweet along with an optics pack grill.

    Possibly some aluminium mirrors to break up the blackness

    Face lift rear lights would brighten up the back as well

    Have you debadged the rear of "A3" and "2.0TDI" ? if not, do it! :D

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    just needs lowering


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    Lower it
    S-line front bumper
    Facelift S-line rear bumper
    Votex skirts if you can find them or want to pay the extra for them

    I personally wouldn't S3-a-like it. A stealthy looking S-line would look sweet along with an optics pack grill.

    Possibly some aluminium mirrors to break up the blackness

    Face lift rear lights would brighten up the back as well

    Have you debadged the rear of "A3" and "2.0TDI" ? if not, do it! :D

    Spot on.
    Saved me typing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    I personally wouldn't S3-a-like it.

    Possibly some aluminium mirrors to break up the blackness
    What you mean S3 like?
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    love the wheels!............so much so i've just ordered a set!
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    Wheels look good, just needs slamming!

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    First A3 i've seen with A5 Wheels. Looks really good, i like.
    Last edited by EvolutionV; 15th February 2010 at 21:22.

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    The wheels are quite nice.
    I can only repeat what everyone else has said though....It needs lowering.
    I'm not a fan of dressing up cars to be something they're not so i personally wouldn't touch S3 mirrors on an S-Line.

    Nice car though mate. Glad you like it.
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    Thanks for your responses! all i keep thinking about when i look at it is it needs lowering and its really really annoying me now haha!!
    Definatly has to be the next stage i think... how low would be suggested? dont want it to be to bumpy and annoying!
    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/hr-3...803-p-640.html
    was possibly thinking these!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    S-line front bumper
    Facelift S-line rear bumper
    Votex skirts if you can find them or want to pay the extra for them
    Facelift rear bumper? will 2009 s line rear bumper be a straight swap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewbeardlarkfield View Post
    Thanks for your responses! all i keep thinking about when i look at it is it needs lowering and its really really annoying me now haha!!
    Definatly has to be the next stage i think... how low would be suggested? dont want it to be to bumpy and annoying!
    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/hr-3...803-p-640.html
    was possibly thinking these!!
    They would give a factory S-Line type drop. It won't look slammed, but it won't look like a Q7 either. Coilovers will give you a great stance, but more and will be firmer.
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    Is this the S Line Optics Grill? It does look nice i must say!!


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    Yes it is.

    Here's a pic of an A3 with your rims in 19" guise I think. Anyhow it gives you and idea.

    http://img148.imageshack.us/i/sv4000.../?a=V&ci=0&rt=
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    Just went to de-badge it and decided to keep the A3 on the left and put Quattro under it... but taken off the 2.0tdi from the oposite side!!

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    Why didn't you go for 19"s, I've got a pic of a black S-Line, lowered on 19" A5 rims, it looks very very nice...

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    The Ron Burgandy car looks mega FIT! mmmmm scotchy scotchy scotch
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    Didnt want them to be to big and just thought that 18's would look subtle but still nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Why didn't you go for 19"s, I've got a pic of a black S-Line, lowered on 19" A5 rims, it looks very very nice...
    Why are you trying to make the new guy feel inadequate already?

    Anyway 18's are the new 19's.
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    Well i really like your wheels Matt, I think silver looks ace against Black. Dont worry about N8 he goes all goowie when you mention wheels its a sort of fetish thing.
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    PS...did they ever do a 2.0tdi 170 quattro DSG ?
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    Why are you trying to make the new guy feel inadequate already?
    It's what I do

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Dont worry about N8 he goes all goowie when you mention wheels its a sort of fetish thing.
    No1 worrys about me anyway

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    I worry about you Nat...like what are you going to do next !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I worry about you Nat...like what are you going to do next !!!
    The way he's talking, we can expect for somebody to discover his body soon hanged in his wardrobe...
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    Look whats turned up at mine today!

    B6 1.8T Avant s line gmbh

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    I worry about you Nat...like what are you going to do next !!!
    S3 Sideskirts and paint sorting is my 100% next task, plus a 6mm/8mm spacer on the rear

    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    The way he's talking, we can expect for somebody to discover his body soon hanged in his wardrobe...
    I hope not Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Look whats turned up at mine today!


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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post

    Anyway 18's are the new 19's.
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    Lower it
    S-line front bumper
    Facelift S-line rear bumper
    Votex skirts if you can find them or want to pay the extra for them

    I personally wouldn't S3-a-like it. A stealthy looking S-line would look sweet along with an optics pack grill.

    Possibly some aluminium mirrors to break up the blackness

    Face lift rear lights would brighten up the back as well

    Have you debadged the rear of "A3" and "2.0TDI" ? if not, do it! :D
    i agree but i personally hate alu mirrors with black a3/s3's! Too much contrast imo... how bout titanium coloured ones, y'kno same colour as those dark titanium rims on the tt's and rs6's
    "Its not so much that I set out to make an S3, its just I think the S3 is the best body kit for an A3."

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    When they getting fitted Lee R???? PICS!
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    just fitted them! no camera at the mo, could use the iphone but could look rubbish with that crappy cam!
    B6 1.8T Avant s line gmbh

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    Have you lowered yours Lee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewbeardlarkfield View Post
    Have you lowered yours Lee?
    no but mines an S-line so is lower than yours as standard. They look great, i'll put some pics up tomorrow
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    You got some pics yet lee?

 

 
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