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    S3 conversion on it's way

    FINALLY!!!

    Picked up a few bits over the weekend, travelling over 600miles from Surrey, to Liverpool, over to Bradford and back to Surrey

    S3 front bumper complete with front fogs, washer jet pumps and hoses, S3 grille, fog light grills - the lot!
    S3 side skirts complete with kick plates
    S3 rear bumper complete with parking sensors and rear valence

    All for a lovely price

    So, plan from here

    Get the skirts sprayed up this week, and trim the front crash bar at the edges to make the front bumper fit

    Take the skirts with me to see NHN so that we can stickaflex them on whilst doing the front end - a BIG job

    Will consist of:

    Bi xenon headlights
    Auto levelling sensors
    Washer jets
    Auto rain and light sensor fitting and coding
    Auto dim side and rear view mirrors
    Auto folding side mirrors

    I'm bored at work, but thought i would update you guys

    Only downside is i'll be driving a lava grey A3 with a black S3 front bumper for a few days
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    That's what you call commitment!

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    Would you take a picture of the reinforcement bar before and after so I know where I need to cut it, I can't understand it via text, lol, good luck with it!
    Thanks to an idiot woman, my conversion was delayed!
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    S3 conversion on it's way

    I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!
    2005 A3 S-Line 2.0 TDI 140 DSG

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    Mods: iTray - Black Optics Grill - UK Pressed Plates - Bluefin - Cruise Control - Lamin-X - Rear Aero Wiper - S-Line Spoiler - Black Diamond Brake Pads - Wheels Refurbed, Gunmetal Grey - Eibach Sportline Springs
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    Looking forward to this!

    What is required for the auto-folding mirrors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb0o View Post
    Looking forward to this!

    What is required for the auto-folding mirrors?
    A custom made door module i do believe!

    Will be a long process, but well worth it
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


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    what is needed for the auto lights and rain sensor? im very interested in this myself! make sure you take loads of pics for us...
    and i would like to know where to trim the crash bar too
    A3 Sportback 2.0TDI
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    what is needed for the auto lights and rain sensor? im very interested in this myself! make sure you take loads of pics for us...
    and i would like to know where to trim the crash bar too
    A new windscreen, rear view mirror and sensor for a start

    Amoungst all the other wires and modules, it does add up!
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    Why not have the bumpers painted off the car? or is it to blend it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    A new windscreen, rear view mirror and sensor for a start

    Amongst all the other wires and modules, it does add up!
    I'm not too bothered with the windscreen, but i dont know how many sensors are needed and what else... maybe you could do a write up once you have done yours so that we can all see where you go wrong
    I know the hazzydayz crew do this mod for 600! but i am always looking to save a bit of cash here and there... even though you guys make it harder for me.
    A3 Sportback 2.0TDI
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    Smudge mate your mod list is forever growing! Endless bank account credit?

    I need to change jobs and work for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_w View Post
    Why not have the bumpers painted off the car? or is it to blend it in?
    With the amount of times the bumper is going to be on and off the car with the installation/testing of the jets etc, it's bound to get scratched

    So might as well paint it when everything is in place

    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    I'm not too bothered with the windscreen, but i dont know how many sensors are needed and what else... maybe you could do a write up once you have done yours so that we can all see where you go wrong
    I know the hazzydayz crew do this mod for 600! but i am always looking to save a bit of cash here and there... even though you guys make it harder for me.
    Need a new windscreen as the bracket for the new rear view mirror is different matey

    I'll do my best

    Quote Originally Posted by Pii View Post
    Smudge mate your mod list is forever growing! Endless bank account credit?

    I need to change jobs and work for you!
    i wish matey, just like to get stuff done

    I do have a job going, personal biatch

    Doesn't pay well and the benefits are a bit ****
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


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    UPDATE - skirts are being sprayed as we speak
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    UPDATE - skirts are being sprayed as we speak

    I'm sooooo jealous!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    I'm sooooo jealous!
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    people who were interested in my s-line front bumper should check the ebay links thread
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    people who were interested in my s-line front bumper should check the ebay links thread
    Watching it may well bid as it is only down the road but will have to get it sprayed black is the only downside
    Now - A1 1.6TDI S-Line in Amfali White with comfort pack

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    Would have gone for it but sadly no washer holes but now doing what you are doing...S3 all the way!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_white88 View Post
    Watching it may well bid as it is only down the road but will have to get it sprayed black is the only downside
    Ah well, means you can have it nice and fresh when it's on your car
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Ah well, means you can have it nice and fresh when it's on your car
    Very true mate
    Now - A1 1.6TDI S-Line in Amfali White with comfort pack

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    So have you got your S3 bits on yet Jordan?
    Now - A1 1.6TDI S-Line in Amfali White with comfort pack

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    Not yet

    Skirts are being picked up in the next few days, S3 bumper will be on in the next few days and i'm getting help with the wiring for the bi xenons, headlight washer and auto levellers, auto dimming auto folding mirrors lol
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Not yet

    Skirts are being picked up in the next few days, S3 bumper will be on in the next few days and i'm getting help with the wiring for the bi xenons, headlight washer and auto levellers, auto dimming auto folding mirrors lol
    You are being well looked after with Nige, he will make it alot easier for you! Top job!


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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Not yet

    Skirts are being picked up in the next few days, S3 bumper will be on in the next few days and i'm getting help with the wiring for the bi xenons, headlight washer and auto levellers, auto dimming auto folding mirrors lol
    Make sure you get some pictures up as soon as its all done!
    Now - A1 1.6TDI S-Line in Amfali White with comfort pack

    A3 2.0TDI gone but not forgotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finally Got An A3 View Post
    Would you take a picture of the reinforcement bar before and after so I know where I need to cut it, I can't understand it via text, lol, good luck with it!
    All you need to do is with the bottom L/R corners, go up the sides 1.5 inches & mark, then along the bottom from the corners about 10-15 inches mark, then cut diagonally across from the 1.5 inch mark to the 10-15 inch mark, job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    All you need to do is with the bottom L/R corners, go up the sides 1.5 inches & mark, then along the bottom from the corners about 10-15 inches mark, then cut diagonally across from the 1.5 inch mark to the 10-15 inch mark, job done.
    would this weaken it in any way???


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    Not a chance, given the part you cut is not bulked up to take the impact as such, its mostly thin alum in those areas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    You are being well looked after with Nige, he will make it alot easier for you! Top job!
    You would like to think so, but the man thinks that some things are funny, when they're really not

    I will get my revenge

    Once the car is finished
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    I'll be back!!!

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    lmfao

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    but the man thinks that some things are funny, when they're really not
    THAT made me laugh.

    Nothing funnier than unfunny things, imo.

 

 

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