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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by TimG, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. TimG

    TimG Active Member

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    Had my A3 for about 3 months now. Had a few things I wanted from the right car including reasonably low mileage in either Akoya or Grey, leather/ alcantara + armrest & BOSE. Found a good one that had been on 10k servicing rather than longlife & everything I wanted but BOSE. A deal was done.

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    Drove it standard for 3 months whilst I resisted any mods. That came to an end with the arrival of some Fat Fives about a month ago...

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    Stuck these on fairly promptly... as expected, sat a little high, hehe!

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    From then the search began for some coilovers. I eventually decided I was gonna go down the budget route & order some JOM's after hearing nothing but good things about the value for money they offered. Next day delivery from Venom...

    After having Koni's, Kw's and FK's on previous cars I was curious to see what the JOM's would offer in terms of quality. They certainly seem sturdy enough even if the bodies are lacking the nicer finish of premium brands.

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    Popped to G-Werks on Friday and the boys popped the fronts on for me whilst also giving the car a service. I did the rears myself over the weekend & promptly wound them down. The back is right down (perches in) & the front is also all the way down. The back defo goes low enough, (might even need to come back up a bit) but I'm hoping the fronts will settle & drop a bit more after few more miles.

    A few snaps. I've not washed it, but tommorow will bring a bit of a detail I think if the weathers nice!

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    Looks good mate. Didn think I was a fan of the wheels but they look good. Any thoughts one MY09 or MY11 rear lights?
     
  3. YoungDan

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    Looks wicked mate, I want a set of Fat 5s!

    How much did G Werkes charge for a service pal? :)
     
  4. James.Asbri

    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Like Slade said, a set of MY09 or MY11 would look great and improve the back end a lot!

    Other than that, looks great!
     
  5. roston100

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    looks lovely! keep an eye on ebay for a spoiler as well i say! ride height looks spot on imo
     
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    very nice mate.I want a set of fat fives toooo :mad:
     
  7. TimG

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    Thanks for the comments chaps. 09/11 lights are something I've considered to update it, not quite made my mind up yet though.

    Cheers Dan, along similar style, I got through a few sets of TT comps when I had my MkIV & Polo a while back, just love the simple design.

    Was £90 all in for oil & filter, inspection and diagnostic report at G-Werks ;)
     
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    nice car mate. any interior shots? tbh i think i prefer your TT Comps to the Fat 5s, but each to their own.

    needs a spoiler and some MY09/MY11 lights!

    in regards to the BOSE i don't think you're missing out loads and loads. both my cars have had it, but tbh i'd probably save the money and buy an aftermarket system instead.
     
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    looking good mate
     
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    lovely that mate.
     
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    Nice one Timmy G
     
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    Looking good, what size tyres you running on the fat fives?
     
  13. TimG

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    Cheers guys, No interiors shots atm, I'll get some more when its cleaner!

    225/40/18, although I'll go 215/40 when these are dead I think.
     
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    I hate 215/40s on my 5s.
     
  15. TimG

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    Why's that?
     
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    I meant had* sorry Tim :laugh:
     
  17. TimG

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    whats the comfort like on the JOMs tim?
     
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    Thats smart fairplay mate :) , Them wheels look lushh (Y)
     
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    Think I'l be going with 225/40 then, looks nice, :)
     
  21. TimG

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    I'll reserve accurate judgement for a week or two as I have'nt driven it that much yet + they need time to settle, but my initial thoughts are I'm impressed. So far it feels like my other cars have after fitting coilovers that have cost 3 or 4 times the money. More detailed report to come in time.
     
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    Looking good
     
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    Wow that's such a big difference to the look of the car since dropping it! Nice work :)
     
  24. TimG

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    Still not cleaned it, but heres a few more from today ...

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    nice car Tim! Looks sweet! love the fat 5's :wub::wub:

    will keep an eye on this thread! oh & get it cleaned haha!!
     
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    Thanks! Got as far as going for a drive to buy some new applicator pads & a clay bar, but failed on the clay bar purchase, so got to wait for one to be delivered now :(

    Cleaned the inside instead though ;)
     
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    are you from near hemel tim? looks like the buncefield area where you took the pics!
     
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    Thanks.
    Car is looking sweet bro. Like others have said, just an upgrade on the rear lights and It will look spot on!
     
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    Thanks.
    Car is looking sweet bro. Like others have said, just an upgrade on the rear lights and It will look spot on!
     
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    Looking sweet!!
     
  31. FranA3

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    looking good tim , ive got alot of love for those fat 5's mate :)
     
  32. TimG

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    Minor mod, but decided to remove the eye drawing beige interior mirror and paint black today. Looks much better IMO :thumbsup:

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    No fitted pic yet ...
     
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    What else is lined up Tim?
     
  34. FranA3

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    what paint did you use tim im loving that i hate the nasty interior mirror in mine
     
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    You do it the safe way then mate?? Haha
     
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    @ N8 been thinking about cheapish/easy things for now tbh. Considering Ali mirror covers/ painted ones like the new RS family wear, De-wiper the rear, maybe v.lightly tinted number plates or 80% font size. Really want an updated front end, but thats not gonna happen.

    @ Warren Yeah, tried for a while just using my hands but came to the conclusion I need to get in the Gym more often, haha! Stuck some mole grips on there and twisted straight off! Cheers for your help mate

    @ Fran I washed it to degrease it, used some plastic primer followed by Satin black paint I had laying around. Seems to have done the job nicely. Will look better from the outside, but not sure how it will look inside with all the beige around it :/
     
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    Sounds good, why not facelift?
     
  38. TimG

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    Down to $$, I bought it to be a cheaper replacment for my TT, so cant justify spending a fortune on things like a facelift! Shouldnt really have been modding this one at all!
     
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    Yeh cheaper to run, not cheaper to mod :laugh:
     
  40. FranA3

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    cheers dude ive got some satin black in work (free of course lol) i take it you just masked it up then painted it as it is , so take it apart to paint it , i think i'll have a crack at it 2morrow
     

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