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    Finally Here

    Well i 'm glad to say i'm back in the VAG community

    Had a few prevoius VAG cars including Audi TT 225, MK4 Golf GTI ( PD 150 ) and a A3 2.0TDI DSG. Allthough good in obvious areas, non of them 'involved' me enough on a good back road. Hence i decided to down size to a MINI. First was a supercharged MK1 and recently a MK2 Works with a heavy option list. Now need more space and a better / more compliant ride on our lovely smooth blacktop...............not. Test drove the S3 5 months ago and was surprisingly impressed. Not as 'darty' as the MINI but a tad faster and far better braked and sooooo much better riding. So a great compromise for my needs. Only one problem, the standard alloys look rank, so 19" BBS it is then

    So here are a few pics. Better ones to follow over next couple of weeks once i've had it properly detailed and i can drive it somewhere with a better backdrop.





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    looks great but its crying out to be lowered. Wheels look awesome


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    Yeah awesome wheels and buckets!

    10 plates not allowed on the road until tomorrow? Can you drive yours yet?
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    All you need is RNS-E to complete the dash, but the wheels and buckets are


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Yeah awesome wheels and buckets!

    10 plates not allowed on the road until tomorrow? Can you drive yours yet?
    No can't drive it on road yet. Just out of garage and around the complex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    All you need is RNS-E to complete the dash, but the wheels and buckets are
    Thanks, when you can get me a 2010 rns-e then it'll be going in mate, no worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3simon View Post
    looks great but its crying out to be lowered. Wheels look awesome
    Hey Si, thanks. I'm not a fan of the lowered look, just like a nice even all round wheel arch gap. Just come from a 'roller skate' and on the roads around town and speed humps i'm holding off. Also it's not been driven far after jacking up to change wheels, so i expect it'll drop a tad further. Looks better in flesh than the pics i admit.
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    To do: 2010 Rns-e, Haldex Performance Controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japper View Post
    Thanks, when you can get me a 2010 rns-e
    Yeh think I want one at some point as well, its the 2 x 32GB that is taking my fancy


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    Car looks awesome - and fantastic choice of alloys. Recognise the breeze blocks in the background - is that Aberdildo?
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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by lake_m View Post
    Car looks awesome - and fantastic choice of alloys. Recognise the breeze blocks in the background - is that Aberdildo?
    Thanks, and yes the great city of greyness.
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    Ooooohhhh what a sexy car!!!! Love it, just keep it clean now eh! lol mmmmmhhhhhh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    Ooooohhhh what a sexy car!!!! Love it, just keep it clean now eh! lol mmmmmhhhhhh.
    Thanks, keeping it clean is the hard bit, though the alloys already have more coats of Poorboys than i care to remember. Full protection detail on 13th.

    Driving to work on a Monday morning will actually be exciting.
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    Looking very nice!

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    Yeh think I want one at some point as well, its the 2 x 32GB that is taking my fancy
    Where can they be bought from?

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    Who is doing your detail or you doing it yourself


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    Quote Originally Posted by A3simon View Post
    Who is doing your detail or you doing it yourself
    Clark at Polished Bliss.

    What tyre pressures you running Si ?. I've always run higher pressures at back on last few cars to promote more front end grip. With this being 4WD ( I know FWD mainly ) i'm think same back and front should be a good starting point...............currently sat at 35psi fr & Rr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    What about the RNS-E 2010?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeckedS3 View Post
    What about the RNS-E 2010?
    There's not many about yet Decked. There's a couple of places that have them outside UK, but they're silly money 1400+
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    Looks good mate as i mnetioned on eastside, are you going to this meet Simon is organising? If you need any detailing advice feel free to email/call ill be happy to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeckedS3 View Post
    What about the RNS-E 2010?
    Just european ebays, seen 2 for sale so far @ 800+


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Just european ebays, seen 2 for sale so far @ 800+
    The guy that 'sold' those 2 doesn't seem to have had his feedback score increased so don't believe the deals went through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detail Ecosse View Post
    Looks good mate as i mnetioned on eastside, are you going to this meet Simon is organising? If you need any detailing advice feel free to email/call ill be happy to help.

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    Thanks Gav, appreciate your offer. Send me a PM with price for Jet Gloss if you want shut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Japper View Post
    The guy that 'sold' those 2 doesn't seem to have had his feedback score increased so don't believe the deals went through.
    Cheers for the heads up


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    I agree - dont get it lowered; it will only lead to future problems.

    btw - beautiful motor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano670 View Post
    I agree - dont get it lowered; it will only lead to future problems
    Such as?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Japper View Post
    Clark at Polished Bliss.

    What tyre pressures you running Si ?. I've always run higher pressures at back on last few cars to promote more front end grip. With this being 4WD ( I know FWD mainly ) i'm think same back and front should be a good starting point...............currently sat at 35psi fr & Rr.
    To be honest i had the wheels fitted and took it to storage so not really had a chance to play with tyre pressures

    deano670 what future problems with lowering all the cars ive owned have been lowered with no problems
    Last edited by A3simon; 28th February 2010 at 19:32.


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    Crackin' looking car Carl. Looked really smart on Saturday. I can't wait for tomorrow now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Cheers for the heads up

    No worries, i was following his sales and noticed his feedback score is stiil 6. Doesn't give me any confidence as his previous feedback has been from purchases only.
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    i cant wait for the meet seems its going to be an S3 fest


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    Too right Si. There will be some very nice looking S3's in attendance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Japper View Post
    No worries, i was following his sales and noticed his feedback score is stiil 6. Doesn't give me any confidence as his previous feedback has been from purchases only.
    Well done lad.


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    Looking good Japper, worth the wait eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Looking good Japper, worth the wait eh!
    Thanks, and yes soooooo worth the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Such as?
    increased wear rate on suspension and steering components
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    beautiful mate, very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3ollie View Post
    increased wear rate on suspension and steering components
    Drivin the car puts wear on all the components


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Such as?
    speed bumps

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    Any front-on pics? interested to see how your mirrors look against the white.

 

 
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