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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3_Turbo, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Ibzzzzz
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    A3_turbo
    here is the company i got some of my parts from they might be able to help you with the bumpers as they good on prices
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    Air might be forced around the intercooler but how much is actually forced through it is what matters.

    Wont most of the air choose the path with the least resistance to flow,straight across?
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    Few updates,

    I've ripped off all the tints, Fitted an S3 center consol, Alpine unit Ipod ready etc, Hornet Cat 1 alarm and finally my favourite Mille Miglia 18x8's Porsche Cup 3's. They're currently black centers with a chrome lip not sure if i like them how they are though!

    Will post some pics up ASAP.

    Jason :)
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    Plastic shrouds cut to size will help. Enough air to cool the rads? so okay for the intercooler? Log water temps perhaps and IAT to be sure, but I wouldn't be worried with it placed there.
    For internal flow, depends on the end tanks. Pro alloy ones look okay to me.

    Jason, you going to Edition 38 at the weekend?
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    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    [Dec 24, 2008]
    Well,

    Not updated this for a while, picking the car up from the bodyshop in a minute, Ive had an S3 Rear bumper put on and my custom one of S3 front Bumper with RS4 side grills in. Also changed my exhasut for a very quiet twin to fit the S3 rear.

    Also fitted a Blue/Black S3 interior along with a momo team :)

    Pics coming soon!

    Jason
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    should be good to see pics mate.
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    This is more exciting than christmas present TBH!
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    Nightmare Pc at home is broken :)

    Any-one around the surrey area that can take pics for me? :)

    Jason
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    Oh man! If your car somehow rolls up into the northern part of London then i can help you out! By the way have you got HIDs?
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    [Dec 29, 2008]
    :D Just read your spec! you do! :Flush:
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    Long awaited pics!!

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    All comments good/Bad welcome :)

    Looking for an S3 Spoiler maybe and poss some side skirts?

    What you think people?

    Jason
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    [Jan 11, 2009]
    Nice A3!

    What is that: RS4 / S4 front bumper? Think I would paint the lower grill black / flatt grey. And leave the sideskirts...
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    smoke the lights?
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    I want to smoke the fornt lights at some point dont fancy taking them apart though, might try the Lamin-x stuff though?

    What do people think of the ride height? I fancy going for coilovers to go lower?

    Jason
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    really smart just think the lower bumper grills would look better in black, and id go with the side skirts and spoiler too, really like it so far though :respekt:
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    Cheers lads only just had it sprayed though would be hassle to spray the inner sections of the bumper black. I think i'll leave it for now..

    Keep the comments coming, im waiting for some-one to say its a chav chariot lol.

    Jason
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    You alright fella, cars looking good, ride height seems like it sitting very very tight ;)

    Regarding the bumper looks good but the lower inserts would defo look better in black, will drop more better with your black grille

    Car is looking good!
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    Thanks mate you reckon it looks fine as it is without coilovers then?

    Every-one's saying the lower grilles would be better black any-one fancy doing a shop for me?

    Jason
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    Is that the S4 bumper with the RS vents cut in that was on here for sale a while ago?

    I think the bumper grills will look better in black too, sorry but i think it looks a bit strange in all in silver but with the black rings done, it needs some black to break it up lower down.

    Ride height look perfect too!
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    looks good mate, agree with everyone else though.... the inards of the front bumer look missing>? are there any arch liners in? if not i think it needs some as it looks a bit 'stuck on' if you look at the side of the car aimed at the front
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    Thanks for the comments people,

    Could some-one do a chop with the lowers in black please?

    Jason
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    what exhaust is it?
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    Its a Turbo Back Miltek with a Longlife Twin mated on the back to fit the S3 rear bumper. Its as quiet as i could get it!

    Sounds nice on boost though :)

    Jason
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    Cars lookin' friggin nice man! Let me see if I can do a quick shop...
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    Sorry I couldn't get the grill darker than this for some reason but it gives you and idea...Id say go for it!
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    Car looks seriously tough bro... definatly agree with the grills in like a satin black... otherwise its spot on man. look forward to hearing that exhaust too!
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    [Feb 16, 2009]
    Well I went up to my Second home again on Saturday Ed @ APS sorted me out a CRACKING deal on some brembos and a few other bits.

    Had the Brembo gt kit on, 10mm Spacers on the front, and a LCR Front lip.

    Cleaned the car today as i was off work.

    Here it is after Megs gold class shampoo, Clayed, Autoglym super resin polish and finally some megs gold class wax.

    Not the best pics in the world comments tho please :)

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    car looks very nice there jason. personally i think the lower grills would be better black.
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    Thanks Rav, eep geting told that. Ive only just had the bumper done, when it gets all stonechipped up again i'll probs get the lower grills done again then.

    J
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    mate get the undersills painted silver... thats what i did and it will suit car well with front and back bumpers...
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    Definitly a cheaper alternative to side-skirts, worth a thought i think!

    J
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    Are you not running a front plate at all? I want to smooth mine so bad and run the plate between the rear-view and passenger pillar...but im going to get a 1.6 golf in the next month or so for a run about between the A3 and the new car...I think im going to make that my euro-guinea pig, ive spent too much time getting inspiration on edition38.....

    Another thing, When you letting me drive yours!? :whistle2:
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    When-ever you want mate now it handles and stops well you can have a go whenever lol :)

    I dont run a front plate at all, i was toying of the idea of having it smoothed, i went against the idea i think it looks ok as it is though?

    Next on the list is a wheel refurb, probs seen my posts. After the clean yesterday the black with silver look cup 3's looks quite good so im not sure now!

    J
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    To be honest, when you paint the grills black your gonna have to keep the wheels black to sit in with the black and silver theme.....which looking at my poor photoshop attempt make me think niiicceee, expect to see me hovering around your car sometime soon!
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    Was thinking of having the roof and mirrors done in black at some point too...

    Now im in a predicament, refurb my wheels same again or go back silver?

    Hmm...

    J
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    heres pic if you can see mate.

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    That looks good mate well worth a thought i think!

    J
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