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    Hi From Australia

    Hi all, my name's Gareth.

    I live in Perth, Australia, after migrating from Derby in 1971 as an 8 yr old.

    I've recently bought myself a silver 8L S3, which looks stock from the outside, but has an APR stage 1 remap, full APR turbo back exhaust, APR DV and BMC CAI, and a deislegeek shortshifter. its producing circa 300hp.

    ive bought a Cupra lip for it, and will fit it once I can find an idiot's guide to fitment.

    Ive also got myself an FPV GT-P - I suspect most of you wouldnt be familiar with these. Its a "Ford Performance Vehicle", comes with a quad cam 5.4L V8, c/w Brembo 6 potters on 355mm discs. I've tweaked it a little bit and its now producing a nice round 500hp


    this will give you an idea of the sound http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ALjEGvImR80

    Thanks for letting me join and I hope I can learn a few things and perhaps share something occasionally.

    cheers

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    G'day Gareth, both cars look excellent, cant see the vid at work, but will check it tonite...

    Oh and welcome

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    hello mate, fellow australian. :D

    Both cars look wicked, its been a while since I remember my fords, last ford I remember were the '03 AUII? and they were maxed at 5.0 V8, now you can get turbos and the like, wicked :D
    much better than those stupid commodores, lol.

    enjoy
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    cheers guys.

    I prefer the ford to the Holden, but have owned both, so I think its oan objective judgement, unlike the many one-eyed owners over here.

    On the other hand, I much prefer the S3, its not as quick in a straight line as the FPV, but a lot more fun to drive and goes round corners a whole lot better.

    I'm thinking about selling the FPV in the near future and would love a new S3 to replace it, but gotta convince the wife, she prefers a larger car

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    a pic of my two babies together in the garage


    and a closeup of the front of the FPV
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    They look ok

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    Hello and Welcome
    nice cars

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    Welcome Gareth.

    I am loving the look of the Ford. I'm coming over for around 4 weeks in March for the F1 GP in Melbourne so I'm going to have to get myself a ride in one of those! It's looks wicked!
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    pjmspeedy, stop in via Perth, and i'll show you around Perth.

    you can then commute from Perth to Melbourne (its only a 3 day drive!!)
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    Nice cars .
    So how is sunny Aus

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    sunny? the water temperature in my pool is currently 32degC (with a bit of help from a solar blanket only).

    The warm temps are nice, but it gets a bit obsessive after a while (hence i'm off to Nagano for a few days snowboarding in Feb!!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_oau View Post
    pjmspeedy, stop in via Perth, and i'll show you around Perth.

    you can then commute from Perth to Melbourne (its only a 3 day drive!!)

    Cheers for the offer Gareth ! I know Australia is huge but never realised it was a 3 day drive from Perth to Melbourne!
    Audi A4 1.8T Sport Cabriolet-Full black leather(Electric & heated),RNS-E,BOSE, OEM Bluetooth,RS4 Mirrors,RS4 FBMFSW,RS4 Pedals,RS4 RARB,Cruise Control,B7 Rear Lights,Ally Inlays,18" RS6 Alloys,HID's/Auto lights with dimming rear view mirror,Coming home lights,Ambient light pack & Rear parking sensors.

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    and of course, you have to watch out for the kangaroos, emus and camels along the way
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    I like the idea that to fly from the east to west coast its six hours
    Mahoooosive country

 

 

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