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BLACK 8l progress thread :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by audi-tk, Apr 12, 2011.

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    (SORRY ABOUT PIC SIZES)hello girls n guys thouht id make my own thread seeing as im keeping the car. heres my 1.6 1998 a3 sport.heres all the progress in order .let me know what you think. there will be marmite in this thread so good and bad comments welcome ;) im happy with it :) :)

    car when i first brought .had standard 18 rs4 replicas. badly kurbed and paint waas flaking. car had 9000 miles on it. nice smooth ride compared to my old xr2i :)

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    so first mod for me to do the window tints were 80% all round which cost me 130 from TTINTS in luton. very nice price with life time warranty!! unfortunatly havent got a pic of the car with the front windows blacked out as i got pulled the 3rd day having them then replaced then for the crappy 30% :( :(

    followed by getting 4 cans of HAMMERITE smooth black spray paint and used 1 can each on the alloys which came out surprisingly well!

    along with this i brought the JAMEX coilovers from ebay for 180pounds posted which i lowered to the lowest on rear and 35mm on front so it doesnt rub on ARB.

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    got some halford h7 bulb cool blue :) with single led side lights, also a slated grill sprayed in gloss black to match the stealth look.

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    but then i gto bored of the stealth look and ditched the wheels for a set of rotiform/gallardo replica alloys finished in a diamond cut face with silver inserts and 225/40/18 tyres with black side repeaters ;)

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    got centre caps stickers made with lamborghini bull and audi writing.
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    so thats the look at the moment. so now ive gone and put the old grill back on but painted the chrome surround black and left rings chrome ! looks much better!!! aldo got two sunstrips top and bottom! and somthing for you guys that u will NOT like DRLS! :p theses 18 LED ones come on as soon as the car starts and has a dim function for night time use as soon as side lights are turned on. and when engine is turned off they stay on for 8 seconds which is cool :)


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    alot of you would disagree but i liek them . im deciding on taking them off and replacing with the black units with them in the headlamps.but not yet :p

    changed the audi badge for a smaller badge as the back was debadged but i prefer the audi signs ;)

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    today got my chrome mirror caps(dont wanna pay for s3 ones incase they get nicked :( so either way of they get nicked by sum twat at least it will be cheaper to replace). and cleaner number plates in standard font just the place where i got them from in white and yellow so it looks less mess ;)

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    but im getting bored now so ive ordered myself a AUDI TT ARB so im getting that fitted soon so i can lower it the lowest it can go without problems.

    but im looking to sell the alloys and replace with maybe a set of audi r8 v10 replicas with polished face and black inserts. not every ones cup of tea but i really like them.this pic hasnt got the black inserts though.

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    lowering more once i get them (if i do) then sticking 12mm spacers on the rears only .tyres will be 215/35/18 so slight stretch ;).

    got black indicators on order to as mine has a broken seal and a flyeyes kit would go down nicely on the headlamps :) will update with more pics soon :) :)
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    Very good progress, looks well.
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    cheers mate ill have to update when car gets lowered properly and has the better stance looks like a tractor in person! :(
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    Looking well mate. As you said, only thing I'm not too sure on are the LED strips and the sun strips.

    I've never seen them before. Well not at the bottom of windscreens anyway. They totally black or tinted?

    Good decision getting the original front grill back on. I'm thinking of rebadging the rear of mine, but with black rings to match the front.

    New wheels will look mental. Never seen them on an 8L before. Lookin forward to seeing the progress.

    Thought about facelift rear lights? They're a straight swap.
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    yeh its solid black strips. i liek the look on the inside mate looks mental and different no1 does it so its just me lol :) yeh black rings on rear will look good. onyours but i prefer it to stand out people get scared when they see the 4 rings :p cant wait to get the arb on but need them rims on.. havent sen them on a 8l either ,.most people will not like them. and i want the faceluft rears badly!! bhavin post up a pic of your hids in this thread as im going to get 6000k next month please. :)
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    grill on front looks much better than the debadged one. love the wheels. lowering stick and spacers will help no end. 25mm on rear and 10mm on front you say? :)
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    thanks bored of the wheels now. na only 5mm on front so it clears the spacer and deck it right down till its tucked in slightly. rears im going 12mm so its on the edge of the arch. maybe a slight poke from the alloy? 25mm rear? bloody hell i aint got s3 arches lol
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    i have 5mm front and 10mm rear and the rear could do with another 5mm to look even with front. may be worth a 2nd measure. i have et40 btw.

    edit: should add i am going 10mm front and 20mm rear when money allows which should be about right. will require arch roll though
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    dude ur indicator is full of water!

    mine used to do this. u have to empty it out and reseal asap.

    p.s we need to get the 3 black A3's together for some photos sometime :D
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    Looks nice, not a fan of the sunstrips or DRLs but rest looks tidy. Maybe a de-wipered rear would suit it?
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    Nice progress bud, upgrade the headlights! It will make the front look 100x better. Good choice on with the Rotiforms' too :salute: damnnn i miss my 8l.
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    Cheers and photo shoot sounds good your from mk too so not even far from me!! And I've got my new black insert indicators today I'll post a pic. Really want the drl headlamps though. Thanks for comments :)
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    be good for the summer time when the weather is nice :) did u see what i said about ur indictor full of water mate?
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    De wipered sounds like a plan but when car is really dirty I can't see who's behind me that's the problem but will look so much smoother! What am I talking about!!! Car should always be clean!! Lol
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    Yes mate I did but I've got replacements for them not as the other side is looking shabby too. Hope the headlights don't to that. I may pop up to mk this Sunday if it's sunny to hockey stadium.
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    [Apr 13, 2011]
    Looks real nice, i like the second wheels
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    [Apr 20, 2011]
    just a minor update. FINNALLY recieved my tt arb!!!! jesus some sellers are just unreliable. with a set of top mounts and bearings. should be getting these on friday!! along with the tyres tucked in the arch all round ;) quick questions for you heros. i have 225/40/18 tyre and the wheel is very close to the adjuster will a 5mm spacer clear it from touching? (pic shows new oil breather too).

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    the oil breather is a night mare to put on will have to remove the part behind it so it can twist in :(. got these black indicators too. only a temporary fix as my ooriginals were full of water. going to flyeye kit the main headlamps to make them mix in a little bit :)

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    just a rough snap from my bedroom window .not very clear though :) but friday if i manage to lower the car without problems with spacers etc ill be uploading lots of pics :) :)

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    [Apr 21, 2011]
    Did you need to remove the bumper to install the new black side lights?
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    Should clear it. When i put different wheels on the spring platform of the shock was rubbing on the wheel and it skimmed off all my wheel weights lol. I put a 5mm spacer on and never had any worries since.
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    Thanks mate. And no the idicator pulls straight out just push down one clip from the back came out in 10 seconds
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    [Apr 22, 2011]
    Is there any chance you could post a good quality picture of the black side repeaters installed?
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    Will do mate I'll put it up Sunday for you mate so take a look. Going to get black flyeye kit on the headlamps to darken them out so it blends in with the black indicators as the black and chrome clash.
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    Ok well if you could post them up then that would be good. I might buy a pair of them from ebay.
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    Might clean car now and do it mate. No updates yet either :(
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    Where did you get the indicators from mate?
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    got them from ebay mate. might sell the arb so anyone interested pm me dont know if im going to carry on with this project any more
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    Why mates what happened? You got a link for the indicators?
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    yes hold on a second ill put it up in next post. getting bored of it mate. really aint going how ive wanted it and spend £££ on fixing it up lol but i dunno ill see if some1 buys it then il get a 2001 a4 :)
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    cheers mate. What engine is it?
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    1.6 1998 mate.
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    I'm thinking matt black vinyl wrap Audi

    There's something i really like about a matt black A3/S3
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    hi people car should be getting lowered tommorow but just wanted to confirm is the TT ARB and standard droplinks a straight swap over? also does the arb come off without removing the exhuast? also poly dog mount and 5mm spacers are here :D

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    [Jun 10, 2011]
    been a while since updates but dog bone mount fitted and its alot better! but dashboard vibrates alot!! also got tt arb!! i didnt even end up lowering the car in the end so that was a waste tbh. BUT ive got some new wheels :D only got this 1 pic will take more soon! bloody weather is doing my head in!!!

    let me knwo what u think from this angle will get more pics up of the car soon!

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    Looking good from this angle. You need to get yourself to BucksVAG meets as said before :p and get on the forum. Needs some new life as its a bit quiet at the minute.
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    Yeh but paintwork on my car is shabby n I'll get slated ;(so can't just turn up and I'll look rubbish compared to other VAGS thats why I haven't been to one yet. Sum mug reversed into car the other day too . Feeling to paint the car White :p
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    You wouldn't get slated at a car show mate, the car's looking really good! :) That picture from the side really makes the side profile look aggressive! Sorry to hear some fool hit your car though.
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    cheers mate! i always have people picking faults lol. cant wait for it to be super suny so i can show this new look off .got nothing to sho u guys lol
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    Probably far better than my paint work trust me. Just get signed up and come along!
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