PaulieMB's Mellow Yellow Progress Thread
Hey guys & gals, I thought it was about time I put together a progress thread as I've done a fair bit to my S3 since buying it at the end of January this year. This is my second Audi 8P and because of my love of the colour yellow it's my second yellow one (though the last one was a 1.9 TDi SE and in a slightly paler shade). Here's a pic of my first one.
I loved it, but wasn't really into modding when I owned it, so I kept it completely standard for the 2 years I had it.
I had a little bit of a diversion after my first A3 and bought myself an Astra VXR Nurburgring, which I modded extensively both aesthetically and performance wise. I had lots of real carbon fibre parts (not skinned) made for it and it ended up looking like this
One of the engine bay, which was so shiny I was able to look into the battery cover and put on my lippy without any probs, lol.
Unfortunately I sustained a spinal injury a few years back and during almost 3 years of owning the Astra I was only able to clock up 7K miles on it, ..not fair on me because I spent most of my time unable to drive it, peeking out of my lounge window wishing I was behind the wheel more and it wasn't fair on the car either as performance cars need to be driven, lol! :(
It was decided that I would buy a car with automatic transmission, but that didn't mean it had to be boring and this is the baby I set my heart upon.
I found it online and arranged for it to be driven up from Norwich Audi for me. On January 29th 2011, she was mine!
As much as I love the S3 and think it's a stunner in standard form, one of the things I never really was a fan of was the MY10 alloys. I preferred the 8P2 S3 wheels, but in a little over a month I decided to buy a set of 18" BBS CK's in silver. I would have preferred anthracite (as that fitted in better with my plans for the car) but they only do the 19's in anthracite and I wanted to stick with 18's for the ride comfort, so this is how she looked with her new shoes on.
Next up was a little mod to the interior. I got a bargain of a set of TT MK2 vents on here from Lee_R and had them fitted within 48 hours of doing the deal. Also my new black S3 tax disc holder makes an appearance in this pic, lol.
The first time I saw the MY11 rear lights I knew I had to swap my MY09's out for a set. A really effective mod and very easy to swap over yourself (even for a girly, but I did break a fingernail in the process, lol). I'm not a big fan of chrome on my cars, so the chrome rings were swapped for a set of Dubstop ones from the US and the standard S3 badge was removed and replaced with a Eurobadgez black S badge. I made the 3 badge black to match it and although it's smaller than the standard S3 logo, I think it works quite well, though I may lose the rear S3 badge altogether at some point. I also had my CK's refinished in Dark Anthracite.
This pic also shows the MY11 Piano Black B Pillar covers I swapped my standard ones for. I think they work really well with the look of the privacy glass.
The chrome fog rings on the front have been swapped out for some Black Edition ones, but unfortunately my black Optics grille isn't on in this pic.
Now I know she needs lowering guys, this is being sorted out today with some 30mm H&R's. I've got the new grille and these little beauties going on today as well.
There will be some updated pics posted in the next few days and some more carbon under bonnet goodies.
Thanks for looking!