cracking looking car lauryn, thats my first choice of colour, but my better half fancies black, just started the search yesterday for 1.
I found this photo on here the other day, quite tempted by some S5 wheels and these confirmed my thoughts
Lol... I still think the name one is better in that case.. I have my name as my plate and I love it!! Guess it's not for everyone, but I reckon you can pull it off, be warned tho - their will be haters!!
S5 wheels look great and keep it looking oem, oh and i prefer your name on the plate instead of the S3.
What is epo anyways?
The S5 wheels in matt black would look amazing on the Solor Orange IMO
yeah, you'd need reps!
dpe mt 10
Nothing new happening with the car but I've given it a wash and a polish and taken some better photos in the daylight :)
car is looking good
Thanks everyone, I'm going to nip into DVLA today (the place makes me feel ill!) and assign one of my plates to the car, I was going to stick my pressed plates on but think I'll get some cut down shortened plates instead (yes I know theyre illegal lol).
I'm on the lookout for new wheels as well, I really like the S5 wheels but I'm worried about the offset and don't think they'll fit properly unless I buy reps which I don't really want to do. I also quite fancy wrapping the mirror bases and bits between the windows in carbon fibre but I don't know if it will go with the orange lol.
first you wanna remove badges and de wiper it;) thats everyone's first move with a new car ;D
ahahah! you should definitely take the audi rings off :D
& lower it on some black wheels:D
thats what i would do personallyy.
Shortened plates always look good. I need a private plate for my car :( If you want the S5 alloys just keep an eye out for a set that come off the MK2 TT (TTS) or B8 A4 they are oem style ones so better than buying replica's. Do it :) if you dont like the carbon can always take it off.
Did you sell the old car after Laur? And how you finding the new car?
as ash said the S5 wheels wont fit due to offset and the bore is too bit, so you would have to fit spigot rings and then you would be running some huuuuuge poke lol! the TTS/TTRS ones will be perfect, Stu (denty) is running a oem set of the twin spokes off a TT and looks the nuts, he just needs to hurry up and drop the ride height as its a bit tall lol
cut down plates are fine, as long as they have an 11mm border around the edges of the letters youll be fine :)
Car's lookin schweeet.
What a shiney knob you have there lauren!
Wheels you have on are not so bad either.
Will look better with your new plates.
Jobs a good 'un, I like it. I gave it another polish as well, I'm off work for a while at the moment and need something to entertain me :)
Hey Lauryn just a little tip, but you might not want to polish the car too often as polish strips away the paint, evne if it's only a little eventually it'll eat away most of the paint.
You should think about investing in some nice wax to keep the car shining :) it'd be a shame to see such a nice example end up wrongly looked after. Wax will protect the car and keep it shiny too so just some food for thought.
I have a good wax at home but haven't got round to applying it yet, wax is a mission and I don't like it lol.
I put the chopped number plates on my car with my private reg. They aren't illegal if they have approved lettering and are the right size and have the required spaces. They make the S3 look alot wider especially at the back!
Here's some pics of mine:
I got the lettering in Carbon Fibre in the legal font. I ordered it from:
SCOTTISH FLAG Number Plates - Scotland Saltire Alba on eBay (end time 30-Jun-11 11:34:16 BST)
Its a company in Glasgow, and if you message him he will send you pics of what your number plate will look like. I didnt go for the Scotland/ Euro flag on mine though.
I also wrapped my B-Pillars in the Carbon Fibre Wrap:
They are really easy to put on and look great and work well with the carbon lettering on my number plate.
I got the carbon wrap from here:
Carbon Fibre Wrap vinyl vinyal 500mm x 1500mm FREE P&P | eBay UK
Did you wrap the door pillars yourself? If it's straightforward enough I might just buy it and give it a bash, I just don't want lots of little bubbles showing through lol.
You just get the wrap (without taking the back off) and measure it round the pillar then cut it. Use degreaser on the pillars then with the help of another person, lift up a little of the backing off the wrap, stick down and gently lift off the backing whilst your mate uses a credit card or something simliar to stop any air bubbles and stick down. Use a hair dryer on the edges to blend it round. Its dead easy really, plus the wrap is very durable and if you get it wrong you can lift it up and start again without the backing losing any 'stickyness'.
Hope that helps,
having seen these pictures of s3's it has made me want one even more bring on 21:D
yes 21 in age i didnt make myself clear, whats youre plans then peach
ahahha sorry :D
need to have a turbo to catch me out!