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

  1. TimG
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    [Oct 16, 2012]
    New page, new pics. Albeit a little dirty!

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    [Oct 16, 2012]
    Can't believe the difference the lowering and wheels make to the appearance - great stance!
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    [Oct 20, 2012]
    Thanks. Im happy with how it sits now.
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    [Oct 29, 2012]
    Unmod, new OEM tax disc holder. Love the small details [​IMG]

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    [Dec 9, 2012]
    Picked these B6 S4's up recently. Had a set a couple years back on my S3 and really liked them!

    Fat fives may well be for sale soon if I like them on.

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    [Dec 9, 2012]
    dibs on your fat fives :whistle2:
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    [Dec 9, 2012]
    Ive always wanted to see a set of s4 wheels on an 8P so im looking forward to seeing them on.
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    [Dec 9, 2012]
    Lovely wheels! Will look great man ;)
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    I hope so!

    Here was my S3 from a couple years back. Wanted to keep the wheels back then, but they ended up going with the car!

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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    They will my southern prince, no hope is needed ;)
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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    Well got the wheels on today. Haven't had a chance to play with the ride height or spacers etc yet, but with the wheels being the same spec as the Fat Fives (bar being .5" narrower) it wasn't gonna need much adjustment!

    Only have a couple of snaps I got between the garage and getting home but you get the idea.

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    They aren't exactly a massive change from the Fives and I'm not sure which I prefer, but they are a change nonetheless.

    I might even raise the ride height a bit so I can 'drive' the car properly for a while [​IMG]
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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    They look spot on Tim, I can't decide between those and the Fat Fives though.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    +1.

    Also, the ride height is perfect, DO NOT RAISE IT!! [​IMG]
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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    Look a million times more refreshing from the 5s....:wub:
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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    They look really smart mate.

    Raise it? Go and wash your mouth out!!
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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    Cheers fellas.

    Haha, I normally abuse people for suggesting raising their car! For some reason just like the way this sits, might be a shape of the car though rather than the stance!

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    Mr. B English...not so good

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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    that looks gorgeous, any more plans for the car?
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    They look awesome mate :icon_thumright:
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    Yeah, trying not to spend any money on it :)

    I actually want an S line spoiler, but they seem quite hard to come by used!
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    Search on ebay for 'A3 tailgate', I found a few at breakers and simply asked them if they would sell the spoiler separately.

    I got mine for £50 delivered.
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    That's a good effort mate, I tried this tactic several times to no avail though - you must have struck lucky! Some Ebay ads even put 'WE WILL NOT SPLIT THE SPOILER' as so many people obviously ask [​IMG]
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    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    Looks very nice mate, and sat very well! After missing some H&R springs today on ebay you've tempted me to go coilovers, i said i wouldn't after my last car.. Out of curiosity, where in south coast are you mate, anywhere near Portsmouth?
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    Ah nice one, will keep an eye out for you, I work in Southampton in Marchwood. How you finding the coilovers?
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    Yeah they're fine mate, as far as £400 coilovers go. Firm as you would expect particularly at this height, but I am used to it and if it bothered me I'd wind it up a bit!
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Looks super nice Tim, got the exact same A3 as yours mate and got to say i loved both wheels and lowering dammit looks awesome :rockwoot:
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Nice little tweaks, but to be honest the alloys are not my taste!!! Just change it to yout old 5s, looks much better on them!
    The alloys looks like a snow sign! L@@k below;

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    Other than that keep up the good work and keen to see the rest of your mods :)
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Love the Avus wheels on your car. The fat fives are a little plain compared.
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    I guess I'm a bit more old school, preferred the fat fives and the height on JOMs, looks a bit too low for me. Only because it can't make the ride particularly pleasant. Like the carbon wrapping though, you might have given me the inspiration to do something with mine :)
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    [​IMG] It is winter after all!

    This was exactly my thoughts, they add a little more detail for me, which is a nice change from the plainness of the Fives.

    I'm not sure which I prefer, and I don't necessarily think the wheel change is for the better/ worse (depends on personal preference from most of the replies I guess) but it was time for a change as I have run the Fives for over 1.5 years now!

    Have a go at the wrapping mate, I did mine a year ago and it has held up fine!
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    [Dec 30, 2012]
    Hopefully have an S3 spoiler on the way soon. Something I have been wanting for just a little while now.

    Couple more photos for the sakes of it.

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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Jan 2, 2013]
    Looking good Tim :thumbsup:.

    Definitely prefer the new wheels over the Fat Fives now.
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    Smart looking car but i think i prefer the Fat Fives, looked more aggressive and looked like they filled the arches better. Would of looked good Anthracite too!:yes:
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    [Jan 24, 2013]
    No further updates I'm afraid, other than a post snow wash and a couple of photos. Still waiting on my S3 spoiler to turn up!

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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Wish mine was as clean as that!

    Spoiler will transform the car once you receive it and get it banged on. Any more plans? MY09/MY11's maybe?
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    Strangely I find the snow kinda washes off most of the dirt anyway, so it didn't take much of a wash!

    I was against the newer clusters (quite like the old skool white and red split) but I'm slowly coming round ... maybe in the future a set of 09/11's might get on there.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Snow didn't seem to help the 8 months worth of dirt on mine too much :(

    IMO, the newer lights make a massive difference to making the rear end look much cleaner. Putting MY11's on my Black A3 is probably the best mod I've done!
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Jul 17, 2013]
    Any updates Tim?
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    [Jul 17, 2013]
    Hey you changed the bulbs in your fog lights to match your dips and sides ?

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