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Ben's Audi S3 8P3 Progress thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ben S3 8P3, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Ben S3 8P3
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    Just ordered the first few bits and bobs for the car, and ill post my progress here as I go.

    Heres a couple of pictures to keep you going.

    So far my impressions are, the S3 in general has really not disappointed. My only criticisms are the car does feel very heavy in the corners and doesn't want to be thrown into a bend, its more of a gradual technique. But it doesn't understeer as much as I expected at all, Its nice to feel the power shift to the back, it certainly has a huge amount of mechanical grip.

    The fuel economy is a bit of shock to my wallet after owning a 1.3 CDTi, but its all worth it for the fun

    s3cover copy.jpg

    Snapseed 2.jpg

    photo-1.jpg

    Will be updating this week!
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    Very nice mate
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    looks lovely in silver!
    get the h&r arbs, and it will be different story in the corners...
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    Very nice! What have you got planned?
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Nice car, looks fresh and clean in Silver!
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  6. Ben S3 8P3
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    Im going to move to stage 3 eventually.

    But that won't be for quite a while.

    First on the List-

    Number plate LED's
    Smoke tints on the back 3 windows
    Wind deflectors (but not decided if they look chavvy)
    Cruise control retro fit
    Upgrade the front discs & pads
    ARBS
    Stage 1 map before summer + some kind of intake, not decided which
    Possibly powder coat the wheels gun metal grey
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    Nice car.

    I dont think wind deflectors look chavy. I have had them on my other cars and love being able to have the window open when its raining and not getting drenched.
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  8. Ben S3 8P3
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    6349_10152324130285532_2011371031_n.jpg
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    Just a couple of instagram photos from my iPhone now that ive had my back 3 windows tinted 35%

    Looking for modding inspiration. I did put some LED number plate lights on but they were a nightmare and had to get them refunded
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral

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    Start saving for Stage 3!....it's fun,and Stage 4 is better.
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  10. Ben S3 8P3
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    Took a few pictures today IMG_7878.jpg
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