I'm sure everyone's read plenty build threads on here and else where, but thought I'd start my own anyway! So here it goes. I recently traded in my Black 56plate manual S3 which I loved dearly, but needed to much bits and pieces doing after all the stuff I had already done to it just to keep it up and going. So I was out looking for a new car, unsure what to get, looked at a lot of things, M3,135i,Evo10,Focus RS,Scoobs ect. But ended up going for another S3, nice to drive, good standard power, comfy(new one has recaro's) four wheel drive(sometimes) and handles pretty well. So this is what I ended up getting... The spec.. 2011 Ibis white 3door Heated Recaro's(amazing) S-tronic SatNav and a few other the other usuals. Since then a few things had happen'd, Firstly It was remapped, stage 1 courtesy of Mark Brodie at Brotek. Then I fitted the Forge Twintake, sounds immense!! Also added this little beauty.. After that the front ended needed a change, RS3 grille it was... It was then onto brakes...big brakes. There are a lot on the market, KSport, VWracing, Forge, AP ect. But I went for the TTRS set up, going for the OEM look kind of works for me. This wasn't an easy challenge. Bought the Callipers of a friend, the discs once again from Mr Brodie then after a lot of discussion and words of wisdom from a very helpful gentleman on here(via the RS3 forum) I went for the Red Stuff ceramic pads. Next was getting wheels to fit over the callipers and within the arches. Massive pain in the ****!! Firstly I bought some 19' TTRS reps...didn't fit In the arches with out rubbing... Even with out being lowered yet. So I sold them and went back to the drawing board. I went to a local wheel/supplier(Turriff Tyres) and the guy there helped a lot. I told myself I wanted to stick with 18's as this would be a hack/toy rather than show, so we set out and tested fitted around 30? Different wheels and offsets, from BBS's to Rotiforms. After a lot of playing about 2 wheels fitted, one set looked sh*t so I went for the other! Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2s in gloss black ET42. I then fitted the brakes.. And wow do they stop now... Next was a Cobra turbo back exhaust...this was fun to fit....NAATT!!! This is how I fitted it... Yes they are 6 concrete blocks and 2 scaff boards... This job caused ALOT of blood, sweat and swearing! It sounded awesome, but after about a week I ended up putting the resonated section in as it got a bit of a pain in the ass having to try and be quiet in towns/city's... Next was suspension..I went for Bilstein B8 shocks all round...springs are a bit of a sore point just now so don't ask!! Shocks all fitted and already a massive improvement on handling! I wanted the engine bay to look a bit tidier so, cut an engine cover(not mine), sprayed it gloss back with a white inlay! Next on the list and yet to come, High pressure fuel pump. Coil packs. Revo PCV revamp/catch can, undecided. RS4 fuel valve(just needs to be fitted) Stage2+/remap Gearbox map Will try and keep this upto date.. Cheers!