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AUDI A3 TDI, LOW AND SLOW!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MTW, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    :puke2:
    :wub::wub: WIN
     
  2. YoungDan

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    Use your head pal, everyone else got what I meant.

    Smoked froNT plate needed in UK font.

    Im sorry if you genuinally couldn't work that out.
     
  3. YoungDan

    YoungDan www.DubClique.net

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    Looks amazing Max, I'm off to see Carl soon too I think ;)
     
  4. Ash187

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  5. TimG

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    Wow, looks sooooo much better with the changes! The orange bits were horid though!

    Kinda agree with Dan about the plate... a tinted UK plate would look spot on with all the black.

    Does anyone know where the best place is to get smoked plates?
     
  6. Ash187

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    See that is what i meant... i haven't actually heard of smoked number plates before thats why i asked... didn't expect a smart arse comment for asking such a simple question... not to mention you didn't even type it properly. :busted_cop:
     
  7. MTW

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    cheers mate, deffinatly do it mate, the guys a legend, cant recomend him enough!

    cheers mate, im not sure about this smoked front plate business tho, not sure i like them....

    plus i dont like the completely "murdered out" look...i think it looks gash when people start blacking plates and light and all that tbh
     
  8. TimG

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    Fair comment, I like a bit of contrast too myself, a subtle tint on the plate might look nice though.

    How did you achieve the extra drop on the front? Im guessing as you mentioned it, it wasnt just as simple as winding the coilovers down?
     
  9. MTW

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    yea bit of a mare, had to remove the front helper springs and fabricate longer drop links to get the arb off the driveshaft!....but honestly i have noticed litterally no change in the ride!...if anything it feels better because the arb isnt fouling the driveshaft anymore (it was doing that when it was 1.5 inches higher)

    makes all the difference tho, that little bit lowwer than most other A3's on coils :yes:
     
  10. YoungDan

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    Talk to me.
    I have no drop links or ARB.
    Floor to arch measurement? I'm interested. I NEED to go down another inch.
     
  11. Lings

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    Looks so much better .I wouldnt mind those rims on my SB mmm
    Might have a gander for some
     
  12. MTW

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    ahhh well, you tell me yours ill tell you mine! i wouldnt mind going lowwer either but only a touch, but at the moment i can hardly squeeze my finger between the tire and the arch. ill measure up today ;-)

    thanks bud!, wheels will be for sale soon mate ;-)
     
  13. warrenlord

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    Looks spanking now Max, love the interior makes me wish i kept my 280 momo! you will have to spill the beans on how you got it dropped so low!! serious looks good mate i think i might change my front end to go lower as with the sport bumper and splitter its a joke! so could do with info on how you did it.

    install and interior is looking fresh! centre console grab handles looking good trimmed. MY11 lights suit better too with the darker look.

    some clean plates and silver indys would be cool.
     
  14. MTW

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    thanks mate, i love it! yea its a nicer wheel than the old one, if a bargain flat bottom comes up tho ill snap it up! its pretty easy mate, remove front helper springs and get the drop links fabricated longer! when you do that it brings the back down slightly, im happy with how its worked out tho, before the rim was about 5mm out of the arch, but now its brought it exactly in line with the arch, no poke, just flush!

    just need to get some small spacers on the back now to get it perfect!

    yea mate loving the MY11 lights, look so much better!

    silver indys? whas one of those? lol
     
  15. MTW

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    my floor to arch on the front it 23.5 inches.
     
  16. Lings

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    Think he means indicators Max
     
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    I have got the 8mms Max yes.
     
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    [​IMG]
    JUST! :p

    I need 22.5 :)
     
  19. luke1987

    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    i am not having it that u dont get arch rub on ur car dan!!!! lol
     
  20. YoungDan

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    Bro, check my thread at the video ive posted. LOL
     
  21. luke1987

    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    **** that man, just go air
     
  22. MTW

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    right...where did i put that C spanner!!!
     
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    Mate. If I had 4k laying around to throw at air, I wouldnt be driving an A3.
     
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    Bring it on big man! :p

    We need some pictures together sometime? :)
     
  25. luke1987

    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    bro if ur thinking tt u do know that the tt and a3 have the same set up, struts etc so u can just transfere, ive had a quote of luke of 3k to supply a sick set up for mine. save save save
     
  26. MTW

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    ha ha, or i could just get some 18's lol! yea mate deffo would be a sick shoot!
     
  27. MTW

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    pic from early edition, thanks to vorsprung collective!

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    But your gonna pay £4k fitted for air though, are you Dan?
     
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    Looks very nice :)
     
  30. YoungDan

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    Am I balls.
     
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    Update your sig Dan, get the beautiful Bentleys on there :wub:
     
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    Looking good!
    Loving the orange interior.
    You about Cardiff? Swear i've seen this car in the Royal Mail depo every time i've been there!
     
  33. MTW

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    cheers mate, the previous owner is from wales and works for royal mail so yea same car!
     
  34. MTW

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    mini update.

    got some lamin-x, yellow and black, tried out the black....not sure on it myself

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    really like yellow fogs, but dont know if it would work with the wheels etc, hmmm

    turns out as the car is an 03 with an 07 s-line front, there were no fog light units behind the covers! so the glass/plastic was bonded in place....so cutting the lamin-x to fit was a bit of a challenge, and if you got down on your knees and had a propper look its not a tidy job...but cant tell just looking at it. :ph34r:

    also fitted black plastic front rings, as the old silver ones i got painted just chipped right away :angry:

    they are a bit sharper looking than the OEM ones, but look ok i think.

    next on the cards is an OEM optics grill, as the painted silver grill is starting to look tatty :D

    also another pic of the car and me at early edition!

    [​IMG]

    another lesson learnt is the car is not compatible with multi story car parks.......chasis colliding violently with concrete is not a sound i want to hear again!
     
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    I had that sound once, thats when I knew it was time for air bro! Yeh it is an 03, the rear could do updating to 07 S-Line as well :wub:
     
  36. MTW

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    yea mate...bad bad sound! hmmm the car isnt air worthy though that the thing, its a tatty old 03 a3, ill get in the air gang when i get an A8 :yes: whats the rear s-LINE consist of mate, bumper? already got my11 lights :)
     
  37. N8

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    Yeh bumper and valance, you can fit an S3 valance to the S-Line bumper if you want, when we meet up, I'll show you mine, I know what your saying about the 03 thing though :o.k:
     
  38. MTW

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    ahhh right i see sounds good! yea mate ill have to have a butchers at yours see what the deal is, any news on the spacers brosef?
     
  39. MTW

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    oh and dont suppose anyone knows a good place to pick up the optic grill pack?
     
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    What size did you want, I'll get them sorted this week brother :wub:
     

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