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Dark Vader Half Sibling - My Lava Grey A3 - on Bentleys, lowered etc

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash B, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. FranA3
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    any news on a date for our shoot yet ash ?
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    Was thinking to get it done on the 14th or 15th July but depends on you really lol as i think your the only one who could be working on a weekend. Think we are all going to meet at Flat Out Valeting.
    Haha yeah they are:p will get some proper photos soon.

    They are indeed Phil
    Thanks Amar, as said they are 19" Bentley 2 piece splits.
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    ah cool will let you know ash ;)
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    Alright lads, is this shoot open to any other 8ps in the area?
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    will do :)

    Hi mate,

    Yes it is mate the more the better. Drop me a message
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    so whens the facelift happening?
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    Awww like that is it? No 8L's then? Was going to come along show off the lastest but FU now lmao:laugh:
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    Aww stop crying you baby:laugh::moa: Obviously you can come be even better if you could try find some more local 8L's to come. 8L's Vs 8P's:sly::happy:

    :laugh: you are determined to get me to do that :p
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    Haha cool! got that weekend off too :thumbsup:

    I'll try, will be a losing battle against the 8p's tho:(
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    Good. At least you admit defeat :happy:
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    im sure i can provide help wouldnt be the first person ive helped to guide through the conversion
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    I've been on to him for a while to get it done, no joy lol...pussyo!:p
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    Well kind of gave up on doing a thread if im honest. Will just do another thread when the car complete as shouldnt be too long. As i now have a job yay:rockwoot: :happy: I've got a lot of parts just waiting to be fitted. Need to finishing gathering, radpack, intercooler and fwd gearbox.

    Had a nightmare getting a brand new optic S3 grille. Audi said they wouldnt be able to get me one for 3-6weeks!!! Finally got one thanks for a member on here "JimmyJames", you are a life saver mate :wub: Went out of his way for me. So i owe you big time for this :thumbsup: Few photos will be uploaded once its back this week. But here a photo for now

    [​IMG]


    And a photo from back in June before the new suspension and some paint work was done :happy: On the way back home from Bristol Krispy Kreme meet


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    Air ASH?
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    No static still fella
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    That is some low static! You'll do well to get the front down that far to get it sitting level!
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    Ash are you going to convert the S3 optics to a mesh grill? like you had before..
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    Thats why a chassis notch is needed. Front sits quite low with the helper springs removed but not low enough.
    With a notch it will be perfect and stop my driveshaft from taking a beating every now and then.


    Yeah fella, RS6 grille wasnt a problem to get. Just the S3 one was proving quite difficult. Had a call off the garage to say the front bumper and grilles are all done. I can collect it tomorrow. Still waiting on a foglight grille but should be here tomorrow.
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    Good to hear your getting it back soon bro! Hit me up with the details on how the guys made the RS grill, need to get mine in to the body shop!
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    how do you covert the s3 grill over to a mess face? i have a spare BE grill so i wouldn't mind converting it.
    would you be interested doing it? pm if you want

    cheers lad :salute:
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    Cheers mate, been too long. I take it yours still not been in the bodyshop? Quoted you much on the repair and spray? I will do Jon, dont you worry :happy: drop you a message once i've collected it and spoke to him.
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    do you have to use another doner grill? say from a rs4/6
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    Hi mate,

    You would be best just buying an RS3 grille. There one on ebay RS3 8P front center grille chrome + black color for RS3 A3 S3 Audi style Europe | eBay

    But yes to make the honeycomb grille you need your current grille and then a RS4/RS6/TTRS/RS5 grille what ever grille you want to use. But personally if i had an 8P3 id just buy the RS3 grille.
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    Whats your wheel & tyre spec up front Ash?
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    cheers Ash, i understand now, forgot your great looking car is a 8P2, therefore rs3 wont fit. hope you get the car back to where is was soon lad
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    19x9j et41 all round 215/35/19 all round mate


    No worries mate and thanks :happy: car wont be back tomorrow as the car is just f**king jinxed. So at the moment i just want to smash it to bits and get a new car lol
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    Will that clear with just the arch screw mod? Been playing with the lows on mine today and it seems to clear ok with a 8.5" 215/40/18 ET 45, but that tab that used to hold the screw looks mighty close!
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    Seems to be fine. It rubbed with some fat chick in the back (not my misses may i add, some girl i was meeting her friend). But the last time i drove it i had two of my mates with me and it didnt rub at all with him in the back. Rear wheel arches are getting rolled just to be on the safe side and -2 camber maybe a bit more not sure yet. Going to see how it gets on with -2.
    And the tab already been smoothed out so that will help but if i do have any issues i'll get them sorted. I do want wider arches so this could make me do it quicker.
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    Lol, rears are fine I think, but I meant fronts. Clearly I didn't say that [​IMG]

    No camber to had up front!
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    haha i was thinking if you meant the fronts. An thats were adjustable top mounts come into play:happy:
    will see how i get on first though as they are about £370
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    Picked the car up yesterday. My mate didnt do the notch as he not done it before and didnt feel comfortable doing it.
    So at least he was honest. Most likely taking it to Low Standards in Staffordshire a week saturday to get done. Really cant be arsed driving an 5 hour round trip:| But has to be done.

    S3 skirts never got fitted so be back at my mates garage to do that but now going to wait till i have enough money to widen the arches. Do you think 25mm on the front arches will be that noticeable? This is how it currently sits. Need four wheel alignment but proving quite difficult to find any one down here who will do it:keule:
    Excuse the photo took it on my bb.
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    The motors looking lovely mate! Glad you've got it back!
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    if youre going down that much bodywork maybe go facelift :)
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    Looking good mate. Get some better pictures up though!
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    That's what I was thinking ? lol
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    he has always banged on about it being expensive but so will archwork ;)
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    Bet your glad to see it back dude! Looks real well

    Is the notch not something you could do yourself? Didnt think there was much work in it?
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    I am :happy: just need to get a few things sorted. Cheers John.

    Hmm i've never done it or a weld and i dont have the tools or the space lol so will give it a miss. I might of found a guy only 20minutes minutes away in the next city that done a friends mk5 gti for £120. So hopefully he can do it for me.

    :p I'm eyeing up a damaged 2008 A3 s-line SB so if i get that i plan on doing the facelift and air. And i do want a SB so would rather facelift that. The 3door wont be going any where though. Depends if the guy comes back and accepts my offer. Plus arch work should cost much going to my mates garage.

    Thanls Tim, some be up on the weekend. Got three local shows saturday and sunday so hopefully some one will take some decent photos there :happy:


    haha:p


    Thanks lance :happy: :thumbsup:
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    :p pm me where your hunting for the damaged stuff i can show you the way ;) just bought myself a tidy new daily for me to work on so the s3 can change significantly again ;)

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