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DANIO's A3 -> S3 progress thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Danio, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Danio
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    Danio AUDI-MANIACS.COM

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    [Feb 6, 2012]
    Hi All ! ! !

    Let me introduce my tiny project.

    Patient:

    Model: Audi A3 8L 3D
    year: 1998r.
    Engine: 1.6 AKL
    Horsepower: 101 KM
    Mileage: 62K
    Gearbox: 5 speeds
    Interior: Standard as every A3 have

    Technical:

    - New engine - still 1.6 but hopefully get the swop done before AITP2012
    - New gearbox - previous one crash got a hole - new one came from POLO sport
    - obviously I have everything what should be when you buying new car.




    I bought an Audi on 29.09.2010r. That car been bought just to fix and sell but I've decided to keep it.
    She comes on a platform bcoz as I said engine was nacked.

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    Interior:

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    BUT LETS STARTS MY HISTORY:




    First Xenon HID 6000k main and dipped beams:

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    Then Chrome mirrors IN PRO:

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    H & R coilovers:

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    After that led SMD can free all round:

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    S3 gearknob pianoblack:

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    After couple of weeks I'v decided to change whole interior as prelift model doesn't look nice:

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    Air electric vents:

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    And the facelift headlamps genuiue HELLA:

    Front:

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    Back:

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    New wiper arms with blades came from Audi A4 B6:

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    On that time the car look like that:

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    New 2011 season comes and I had to chang something:
    First JOM strut brace as I couldn't get S3 one:

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    S3 Back bumper:

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    And the front one:

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    OEM S3 tail pipes:


    And the S3 back spoiler:

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    Armrest also on place:

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    Then decided to swap single DIN onto 2DIN with AUDI NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS DX:

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    And New 8P steering wheel:

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    On April unfortunatelly my gearbox said enough:



    In the summer I got nice gift and...
    Black S3 rooflining with a grabs:

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    Also Decided to put DIS cluster to my car(previously was with on dis), It is 2003 model working on can but there wasn't a problem and there it is:

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    Amber light under foot:

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    And amber light on handles:




    A few photos:

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    Another mod - New key 8E0:

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    Next Christmas trip to Poland and because I have two kids so there is something for them - 7" LCD screens in both headrests + DVD and PS3:

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    DVD sats in glovebox:

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    IN Poland I've made another mod wchich is 12V socket in the boot:

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    In the same time Recaros Ambition interior fully electric seats came accros:

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    New year 2012 came So new parts Battery and coolant bottle covers:

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    As you see a lot of work been done but still plenty left, especially when new engine comes, lol...​
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  3. Alais DJA
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    [Feb 6, 2012]
    Is your Insurance too much for a 1.8T / S3?
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    [Feb 6, 2012]
    Looks very nice but it's still a 1.6, did you consider buying an S3 as I'd imagine it would have been less expenssive and be the real deal. 10/10 for the results though
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    [Feb 6, 2012]
    I want to do quite a few of these bits, the cluster,the key,the spoiler also could you link me to these cheers
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Good effort fella but as above, would it not have been as cheap to Px against an 18tqs/ S3.

    Interested in how you did the key swap over. Any chance of guid...... Heads for search box ;)
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    [Feb 6, 2012]
    how did you get about swaping the dials over? they work straight away?
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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    No m8 Just never tried to buy. I.m paying for this one 400 pound.

    Thanks m8. I know it's still a 1.6 but soon it will change. I never was thinking to buy S3, however I like it. But there would be no joy to play with it. All what you can do only in S3 is the power and good alloys. S3 don't need anything to change, but unfortunatelly I like do something.

    Thanks, It might be. One electrican fella made new shape circuit board and just solder everything on it from the old key. But unfortunatelly by my mistake I dropped that key and board been smashed.:crying:

    After new programming and swaping some pins in the sockets they works straight away,..:):icon_thumright:
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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    :wtf:
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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    ^^^ +1

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    Danio AUDI-MANIACS.COM

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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    Yup S3 on itself looks brilliant. So what would you change??
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    Im with him. I think the s3 is beautiful standard, if i owned one all i would do is go for power and handling.
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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    Thanks Dude

    Some photos:

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    Looks good mate! Nice to see you haven't put S3 badges on it like some would
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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    good effort alot of work gone into that
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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    looks good mate! where did you get the coolant covers and that from? been hunting for a set for ages but ive had no luck
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    [Feb 8, 2012]
    Tell me about the double din
    Does it all work
    Was it hard
    What model is it from

    Good work with your car
    Lots of hard work and effort gone into it :)
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    [Feb 8, 2012]
    I coudn't m8

    Hehe been hunting for ages too. Find out on scrapy and bought it.

    Thanks Aaron 2din cage and dash came from 2003 reg S3. Fit stright into. Navi came from 1999 audi A4 but soon will be replaced with RNSE.
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    [Feb 8, 2012]
    Hey Lads How to create MY GARAGE??
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Its gone long time since I've post last thread. but I've been away.

    Anyway I come across with stupid idea to fit Aircon system to my car. Originally I had standard heater but not any more. lol.

    It took me 4 hours to strip a car:

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    Then a short break for a lager and fitting everything back on:

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    Of course there was some unexpected things such as no hole for a aircon pipes:

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    I've spent also a few hours with a diagrams but finally got it done:

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    Plan is finish with 85% only as I've got Saturday and Sunday off over the week.

    What is left that wire up Compressor and fan. lol

    My car is 98 pre lift but I have a full Facelift interior. So I've decided to put Audi A4 air con panel in without changing any wires.
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    [May 17, 2012]
    blimey you dont hang about mate
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Impressive work, and got bigger balls than me to take that lot apart, so hats off to you fella.
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Good work mate, fancey buying my piano black s3 interior?lol
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Wow, what a genius you must be to tackle all that, very impressed, looks great,very well done Bud.
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    You've put a lot of effort into that car dude. Appreciate the hard work and heads up to you!

    Loving some of the little mods that make all the difference. Started giving me ideas with some little things haha
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    [May 18, 2012]
    Thank lads for that it was really cracking job put satisfaction after putting everything back on much better:beerchug::cool:

    Thanks m8 but already have piano interior on. Its just bad photo have been done, lol
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    [May 18, 2012]
    So you bought a new key and swapped the internals? I want a new key!!
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    [May 19, 2012]
    One lad done it for me. He created a new circuit board and solder everything on it. but unfortunately the fob doesn't work anymore as I dropped it by mistake. :sob:
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    [Jun 3, 2012]
    A spy photo:
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    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    Serious dedication installing AC!! Looks great on the RSTTs are they 18s?
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    Yes mate they are 18.
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Lots of work gone into this, impressive!

    the front needs to come down a bit to match the rear
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    [Jun 4, 2012]
    I know DANE it's only been lifted for work to be done with A/C. It will be lowered on Friday.


    BTW. Only re-gassing left and the A/C project will come to end.:)
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    Wow and congrats mate. the car loooks ace!!
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    [Sep 6, 2012]
    People how to change first post thread name??
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    You were nearly right mate :) ---> NIEZLE AUTO <---:p
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    Ya should of seen this first hand, i have tackled some jobs in me time but this looked scary, fair play to Damien.

    Aint seen it since you had the last bits done, get some more recent pics up for all to see
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    What do you want it changed to?

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    Holy thunder pants, dedication indeed.
    Funniest part was, I read all your posts with a polish accent
    without realising it. Lol
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    Tuffty if you can change my topic name for: DANIO's A3 -> S3 progres thread

    Thanks

    Adam will post some new pictures late today.


    Buzzer no one's perfect, lol :nyah:
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