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Cheap things to do to my car

Grale1 Oct 3, 2012

  1. Grale1

    Grale1 Active Member

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    Hi all,

    need to pick people's brains, I recently split with my gf and now I'm having to sort out all the mess I got in lol, so for the next few weeks/months.
    what sort of bits and bobs can I do to the car to improve it etc that aren't going to cost the earth, things ive got planned for in a few months time are ko3s and fmic.

    Ive just gone brain dead and can't think of anything to do to it in the mean time, any ideas would be very much appreciated.
    psimon
     
  2. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

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    The best thing you can do I'd make a list of everything you will need, for your turbo upgrade. For example.

    TIP
    Fmic like you said
    Fmic pipe work (2.5" then its future proof)
    Uprated boost pipes
    Gaskets
    Bolts

    You get the idea lol once you have made a list before you know it you will have everything you need to do your upgrade, with out having to pay a fortune because you spread it out over a few months.

    Just a bit off advice that I can give, its how I afforded to do my car on 12000 pounds a year before tax lol so its easy to do with out spending loads at once.
     
  3. Grale1

    Grale1 Active Member

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    I should have said before I got silicone tip, silicone turbo outlet pipe, replaced the two hoses under the inlet mani, forge 007p ( yellow spring ) jetex cone filter w/cold air feed, and R-tech stage1 map. And put face lift rear lights on, all this was done in the last 8weeks before break up lol,

    Thing I know I need to do are

    bit of paint work, refurb wheels (need new ones as been told mine aren't right size), leather interior in the future, and coilovers.that's all I can think of at the moment
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  4. jezzy

    jezzy Member

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    if your doing your build over time.
    ebay is your friend, just keep looking for bargains, they pop up over time.
    people breaking cars are the best
     
  5. Buzzer

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    Cheap but good upgrades for me were the dogbone and the short shifter. Both good bang for your buck.
     
  6. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    The LCR front splitter looks cool and only about £25 from the steelers.

    A coldside relocation of the dumpvalve, just need a T peice and a 1meter silicone hose.

    Smooth and drill your airbox(if you still have that) n75 delet/bypass, and a catch can.

    Erm thats about it from me as far as cheap mods go.

    Good luck with the ko3s conversion, have you thought about hybriding the ko3s before it gets fitted?
     
  7. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    A member on here AARON is selling a full piano black s3 interior for £600. He may do it cheaper to a fellow asner!
     
  8. AwesomeMike

    AwesomeMike Member

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    If there is anything we can help with just give us a shout we offer many, many items for your car :D Really from where you are at the moment engine tuning wise a nice exhaust will set you straight! :D However it really depends on what the aims are with the car? If you let me know what you use the car for and how much you want to spend and your aim I will see what I can do for you :D

    Awesome Mike
     
  9. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    Cheap things to do:
    Beesting aerial
    LEDs all round
    HID kit
    Pressed plate/plate holders
    De-chrome grill
     
  10. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    a MASSIVE sticker saying (insert girlfriends name) MAUREEN IS A SLAG. for example
     
  11. phil miller

    phil miller Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    i almost spat my coffee out :) very good
     
  12. WillJP

    WillJP Member

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    what about detailing? a good clean, polish etc

    +1 vote for the massive sticker too haha
     
  13. Grale1

    Grale1 Active Member

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    Cheers guys for the input, body work needs some attention as someone nice has scratched it for me, I would like some upgrade headlights, as my standard ones are pants in the dark, for this month I have got my eye on getting some coilovers and doing my wheel bearing on the front too, and going to order some arb bushes tonight as I think mine are making a knocking sound, then hopefully by mid November the credits will be reduced a bit to to get fmic,
     
  14. cabrio boy

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    headlight smoking , eyebrows , type r splitter , pcv delete ????
     
  15. S3 JOHN

    S3 JOHN Member

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    All about the front splitter and also spray or wrap your grill surround black makes a big difference .
    Audisport.net sticker in the rear window.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  16. Grale1

    Grale1 Active Member

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    I'd like to get the front splitter but I need a new lower part of the bumper first, when I get round to putting a fmic on can I keep the fog lights in? S3 john ill be looking into spraying the grill, going to go over the car this weekend and see what can be done to it
     
  17. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Ive just put a pair of DEPO angel eye projector headlights on ebay. They sell cheap at 130 ish new. Mine will be a bargain! I wasnt happy with them and retrofitted xenons instead. I guess some people like that sort of thing though!
     

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