1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cheap things to do to my car

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Grale1, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Grale1
    Offline

    Grale1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    23
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 22, 2014]

  3. coatesy
    Offline

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,902
    Likes Received:
    265
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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.
    #2
  4. Grale1
    Offline

    Grale1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    23
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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
    #3
  5. jezzy
    Offline

    jezzy Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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
    #4
  6. Buzzer
    Offline

    Buzzer Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    14
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Cheap but good upgrades for me were the dogbone and the short shifter. Both good bang for your buck.
    #5
  7. camscockle20vT
    Offline

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,682
    Likes Received:
    57
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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?
    #6
  8. camscockle20vT
    Offline

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,682
    Likes Received:
    57
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    A member on here AARON is selling a full piano black s3 interior for £600. He may do it cheaper to a fellow asner!
    #7
  9. AwesomeMike
    Offline

    AwesomeMike Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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
    #8
  10. TDIQ
    Offline

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Cheap things to do:
    Beesting aerial
    LEDs all round
    HID kit
    Pressed plate/plate holders
    De-chrome grill
    #9
  11. superkarl
    Online

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,616
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    a MASSIVE sticker saying (insert girlfriends name) MAUREEN IS A SLAG. for example
    #10
  12. phil miller
    Offline

    phil miller Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    83
    [Oct 3, 2012]


    i almost spat my coffee out :) very good
    #11
  13. WillJP
    Offline

    WillJP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    what about detailing? a good clean, polish etc

    +1 vote for the massive sticker too haha
    #12
  14. Grale1
    Offline

    Grale1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    23
    [Oct 3, 2012]
    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,
    #13
  15. cabrio boy
    Offline

    cabrio boy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 4, 2012]
    headlight smoking , eyebrows , type r splitter , pcv delete ????
    #14
  16. S3 JOHN
    Offline

    S3 JOHN Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Oct 4, 2012]
    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
    #15
  17. Grale1
    Offline

    Grale1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    23
    [Oct 5, 2012]
    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
    #16
  18. @udi A3
    Offline

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    175
    [Oct 5, 2012]
    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!
    #17

Share This Page