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    Solar Orange S3

    Hello,

    my name is Tim, I am from norwich, work for Audi and have very recently purchased an 8P S3.

    Before hand I drove a Leon Cupra R, which I loved to bits... It was very fast and handled fairly well, but getting the power down was an issue. Which is why I chose the S3.

    Here are a couple of Pics of my S3.






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    And this is my previous Seat Leon Cupra R.




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    Hi Tim! Welcome to ASN. Love both of your cars, especially the S3 of course. Solar Orange looks great. Enjoy your stay on the site.
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    Thanks mate, I will do looks alot more helpful than SeatCupra.net was!

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    S3 look very nice! Any mods planned?

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    Hi, welcome to the forum. Solar Orange seems to be getting more popular (surely a good thing, looks great in the metal, I just wasn't brave enough).

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    Widest parking bay I've ever seen!

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    Thanks mate, I will do looks alot more helpful than SeatCupra.net was!
    You should be pleasantly surprised; there's an amazing wealth and depth of knowledge and experience floating about on here. Seems there is at least one proper expert for just about any area you might be interested in knowing about, and everyone is more than happy to help out. You'll also get quite a healthy amount of first hand recommendations and reviews on just about any tuning part you might be after. Just be warned: you will end up wanting to spend WAY more than you can afford to after just a few days talking to the guys on here!

    I'd recommend you head over to the Sticky section of the board, and spend a bit of time working through the FAQs, pics and the "Rimz" threads.

    Enjoy!
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    Nice

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    Looks beautiful enjoy!!!!
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    Both nice cars mate

    What was the Leon putting on the road?

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    Looks beautiful m8, would have gone Solar S3 myself if I could of found one with the right spec, enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock View Post
    Both nice cars mate

    What was the Leon putting on the road?
    It was stage 2 mapped at Jabbasport with just a panel filter and recirc valve and ran 272bhp..

    then added de-cat, milltek non res, TIP, bypassed n249, etc but didn't RR again after the map.

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    Here are some more pics with the plate on.





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    beautiful car mate
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    Car is currently in body shop having front and rear bumpers, bonnet wings and side o/s side skirt painted so its perfect and also having all grey plastics done gloss black (front lip, grilles and read diffuser).

    Will try to put up pics of progress so far but tapatalk no longer allows photo uploads...

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    Seems like ASN has removed photo upload from Tapatalk as other forums have it..

    anyway here is the photoset on flickr;

    Car Respray Progress - a set on Flickr

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    Nice car bud, love the solar orange, will look great when its finished with the black

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    Car is now finished and looks immense. Will clean today and get pics up

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    Right, here are some piccies after the spray work :D



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    B Pillars will be going gloss black very shortly.

    Also want some opinions..

    Best spacers and size, thought maybe 8 or 10mm all round?

    And 20mm lowering springs? H&R best?

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    I love love love! that colour :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by glasgowal View Post
    I love love love! that colour :D
    Thanks Its awesome. People always spot you!

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    nice cars mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimJK View Post
    B Pillars will be going gloss black very shortly.

    Also want some opinions..

    Best spacers and size, thought maybe 8 or 10mm all round?

    And 20mm lowering springs? H&R best?
    And now the b pillars are gloss black, although a ***** to fit and put some tiny dents in one side... may have to get that re-done
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    Lowering springs should be with me today, Have also fitted H&R spacers, MY11 Rear lights and Forge BOV in the mean time.

    Car badly needs a detail, so will take some more pictures as soon as I can.

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    Well springs arrived today so I fitted them. As you can see also MY11 Rears and Gloss black B pillars, treated it to a quick wash, Love it!

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    Like this, like this a lot! Any updates? What'd you do at Audi if you don't mind me asking..?

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    This months update is buying car tax! Lol nothing exciting just yet.

    I'm a mechanic at Audi.

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    nice love the colour mate

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    Both cars look spot love the s3

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    This is lovely Tim.

    What springs did you go with in the end? How do they compared with factory ride?


    Regards
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    Solar Orange S3

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    This is lovely Tim.

    What springs did you go with in the end? How do they compared with factory ride?


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    Thanks however it looks fairly different now, a lot has happened since this! It has h&r springs 25mm iirc.

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    Awesome s3, any up to date specs or pics?

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    Thanks, haven't actually posted anything in 18 months have I. Well it's currently looking like so;




    Hmm spec wise

    remapped
    Itg intake
    Milltek turbo back with sports cat
    H&R Springs
    H&R Anti Roll bars
    TTRS brakes up front
    Forge twintercooler
    Loba single mass flywheel and organic clutch
    Short shifter

    And probably more but nothing recently.

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    Oh yeah also
    Gloss black painted grille, carbon fibre b pillars and wing mirrors.
    VW racing wheels
    My11 rear lights
    Rear Windows all tinted

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    Wow looks even better now! Not sure if you remember me but we swapped alloys with our Cupra R's and i brought a couple of other Cupra R parts from you just before you traded her in! I had a grey Cupra R......But now got an S3 Sportback!

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    Ha thanks I'm happy with it the way it is. Yes I remember you mate! You still live around Norwich area?

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    Yes mate still in Norwich area, I literally picked up my s3 the other day. What a fantastic machine! You still working at Audi? Also what remap software you running? I'm thinking of doing a stage 1 for now...

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    Oh cool. Yeah they are great. I've had mine 3 years now and no plans to change it anytime soon. No I left Audi early 2012. Mine was remapped by Revo at first but it was terrible. It's now by my friend who has his own business.

 

 
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