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Benjiman46's S3 build thread (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Benjiman46, Apr 10, 2012.

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    Morning all!

    I bought an Imola yellow S3 in February this year and have already done a fair few mods with a load more in the pipeline :)

    So far mods include;
    • Refurbed 18" TTRS wheels with brand new centre caps
    • Tinted windows, medium on the front, limo on the back
    • German alloy pressed plates
    • Tinted rear lights
    • Forge FMDV008
    • Green cotton panel filter and "wak box" airbox mod
    • Forge silicone oil breather pipe
    • N249 & N112 bypass
    • Lots of blue silicone goodness under the bonnet
    Coming soon;
    • Reconditioned gearbox
    • Sachs single mass flywheel, and clutch (rated to 388lb ft)
    • 3" downpipe, Decat and custom 2.5" exhaust
    • Forge front mount intercooler
    • Stage 2 remap (probably R-tech)
    Coming sooner; (ordered)
    • Badger5 TIP and full induction kit
    • R32 Golf front brakes
    • Parrot Asteroid bluetooth stereo
    I'm aiming for 280bhp, if I get that, I'll be very happy :) Here are a few pictures to show it's progress so far;

    Hope you like :)

    Ben

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    loving it, Very smart...:icon_thumright:
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    I seen your car at santa pod,fair play mate looks good!
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    Ahhh yeah, at fast show :p did slightly rubbish... BUT!.. Excuse book open at page 14... I had my girlfriend in the car, had a sticking rear caliper, and a slipping clutch... So I'm well covered ;)
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    Lovely looking car mate.

    May want to consider the xs manifold if your going for 280bhp aswell as a b5 tip
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    Ok cool :) Cheers :D what gains will I get from the Xs manifold then?
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    It's less restrictive compared to the OEM manifold. Same goes for the badger 5 tip. Not cheap but worth it from what I've seen
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    Ahhh ok, I've had a look on the XS power website, and if you order it from the US, it's over £100 cheaper!!! Wtf is that all about?!
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    your car looks awesome, it looks almost like a toy car in the first couple of pictures. slightly jealous ha! only because i only have an a3 ....
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    Imola's look so well when done right. Nice one Ben looks ace, Liking the moody warehouse pics!!
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    Haha toy car?! Im not sure if im offended! lol Thanks anyway :p
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    Cheers mate :D Ahh yeah i'd just spent ages claying it, polishing it and waxing it at work haha (where the pics are taken) :)
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    those pix look like its a model car...

    nice and shiney
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    Cheers Bill :) Just waiting on your TIP now to make it as fast as it looks ;) lol

    Ben
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