8P Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New wheel/tyre size calculator
Will those wheels you want fit?
Now you'll know
DRL/Sidelight/Indicator/Side Repeater bulb change
New DRLs from stock to whiter light (blue tint when off)
DRLs: PIAA H227 Xtreme White S25 Single 382 Bayonet 21 watt
£12.71 each purchased from hid.uk.com/priracing.com
UPDATE: New Chrome Mirror bulb due to be available mid May
Sidelights from stock to whiter light (again blue tint, but not really noticeable)
Sidelights: PIAA H222 Xtreme White Wedge sold in pairs 5 watt each
Colour temperature 4150k
£11.91 for the pair purchased from hid.uk.com/priracing.com
Also available in Chrome Mirror White Range (no blue tint to bulb)
PIAA H363 Chrome Mirror White Range sold in pairs 5 watt each
Colour temperature 4100k
£13.79 for the pair available from hid.uk.com/priracing.com
Side repeater from stock orange to chrome
Side Repeaters: 501 Chrome Wedge sold in pairs
£6.99 for the pair purchased from Autobulbs direct on Ebay
Indicators from stock orange to Philips Silvervision (remove orange look)
Indicators: Philips Silvervision PY21W Sold in pairs 21 Watt
Purchased from Ebay for £8.99 (make sure the packaging is the new style not old)
Full thread here
Conversion pre-facelift double grill bumper (2003-2005) to facelift S-line bumper
Ok here goes, after months of deciding I took the plunge and went for the conversion. Originally I had the split grill on my A3 - at the time of buying it was at the top end of my budget so was the best I could get. Leather interior was on the priority. My first purchase was the ABT front conversion panel, then I fitted an ABT lower spolier - I loved the look of this but still wanted the single grill so took the plunge.
Basically I went from this
HERES THE FULL THREAD - click the link below
Conversion pre-facelift double grill bumper(2003-2005)to facelift S-line bumper
Please can you make any comments on the above thread and keep this thread tidy.
Lamin-X Installation guidelines
"Lamin-x Provides clear and colored
protective films that protect highly
impacted easily damaged areas.
Use on paint, headlamps,taillamps,
foglamps,or many other surfaces.
Preserve the value and
appearance of your
Below is a pic of Lamin-X film fitted to my headlights and foglights. For more info regarding where the product can be purchased as well as the fitment thereof have a look at this thread:
FORGE Intake (CAI) - Full Write Up: Buying/Fitting/Results
Removing 2.0TFSI engine cover and fitment of airfilter
Step by step procedure on removing your 2.0TFSI engine cover as well as replacing your airfilter
2004 to 2006 Facelift front - My guide! (Lee)
Is it possible to fit the Facelift S3 front end/New 09 Front Head Light
Will the 2009 facelift S3 front end fit a pre-facelift S3?
Will the 2009 facelift LED A3/S3 headlights fit a pre-facelift?
Technically yes, if you've got a lot of spare cash.
This thread discusses aftermarket lights with LED DRLs for the A3 (still awaiting news):
long life service explaing what it is
Doing 312mm brake conversion, what discs? & Big Brake Conversion
Is it possible to have a RS4 grill for S3/A3
IPOD HOLDER AND 1.9 TDI POWER GAIN
Two Of Most Powerful S3 On The Site. GOOD BUILD THREADS!
A3 1.6 Clutch Judder & a3 1.6 strange exhaust noises
S3 Clutch Judder..? And S3 With RS4 Breaks
possible radiator fan problem? - Revo + Milltek + Forge = RS3 Check link's out!
Cupra R splitter fitted to S-line bumper Guide - S3 Bumper fit to A3
Tips/Advice what to look out for when buying a S3
Turbo back Milltek Mini-Review / Rough 1st to 2nd gear change
Difference between the 140 & 170 2.0 TDI - Pro's & Con's tuning 170
Ever wonder how you can tell the difference between a 2.0tdi 140 and a 2.0 tdi 170? Click on the link
If you chip/tune a 170 a3 the gains?
Looking on buying a 2.0 tfsi quattro
Here the advice you were looking for....Click on thread
S3 Bucket seats (How do you get in and out of your car without wearing the seat?)
Revo Stage 2+ with KMD fuel pump internals - Sachs Clutch + Autotech + Revo Stage2+
Wondering about results and feedback regarding items in title click on threas below:
Revo Stage 2+ with KMD fuel pump internals from JBS By Warren Cox
Sachs Clutch + Autotech + Revo Stage2+ By Iggu
Beginners Guide to the Best Performance Mods
Lost where to start with performance mods?
Next Mod: Milltek Exhaust or Fuel Pump ?
Cant decided on Milltek Exhaust or Fuel Pump? Check Thread:
Whining noise - Its the wheel bearing right
Having a little Whining noise - Its the wheel bearing right? Or Tyres?
Check thread for answer