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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. S3RYE
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    [Oct 11, 2010]
    ash any pics from ADI?
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    [Oct 11, 2010]

    Got a few mate. Will upload them once im home as photobucket blocked in my work and not got my camera. And will put a link to my facebook page with photos :)

    cheers
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    [Oct 12, 2010]
    I like the picture to the left in your sig mate, evil!
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    Cheers dan :) was taken on the way to ADI on Saturday :)
    I'll have some better photos at the end of the month :)
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    [Oct 12, 2010]
    would you tint the rear lights ? like on the 60 plates
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    Yeah get some lamin-x but only the tint not smoked like my rear. I like Rye with the Black facelift S3 with the BBS CH on was thinking about it. Ask some one to photoshop it on your car. There a thread regarding lamin-x and photoshopping going on now.
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Just some random photos from ADI to present date.
    Some of you were already aware i had S3 foglights bought them from my local dealer Cardiff Audi. They went back after two days as they were A3 ones.
    So thought best thing to do is by from Stoke Audi (Dave), agreed for collection @ ADI Saturday 9th October. So collected them thought id do a quick test fit as i couldnt wait to get them in and see how they looked. Well lets just say i was a bit unhappy....
    I had two passenger side foglights. So took them back to Dave, he apologised and said he will me the correct drive side an sent it 1st class at no cost etc etc.
    Anyway 10days later an they were delivered. Still need to fit my lamin-x to the foglights and a few other bits.
    Was a really good day @ ADI good turn out for ASN. But thought we had a sh*tty club stand but other than that a good day and alot of beautiful cars.
    As always all comments welcome.

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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    car is looking stunning!!
    have you got it just on springs or have u got coilovers on it?
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Nice one Ash
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Is your car a 54?! I'd have never imagined... like the look, tho not the biggest fan of S3 bodykits on non-S3s
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    Hmmmmm. Been thinking about this one and ya know what...I really like it :) Lot of work gone in to that and its really paid off IMHO !..Its three yes'es.
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    Thank you very much Paddy. Means alot coming from you, as we all know how much you prefer the splt grill:happy: Yay i got three yes'es, on to the next stage lol

    Thanks for the comment mate. She on coilovers, didnt really want to go for springs.

    Cheers Nate:wub:

    Yes sub she an old girl haha! Cheers, i agree with you regarding the S3 kit. But bought a chrome S3 grill off NHN back in 2008 for peanuts And had an s-line bumper... So thought well i got the chrome and optic S3 grill i might aswell go for the better looking front end. So sold the chrome grill and s-line bumper together on ebay for £300 :) Plus in cardiff there only one other A3 with the S3 front bumper.
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    what ones you got as im on the point of deciding of going just for springs or the whole way and getting coilovers
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    I got some jamex coilovers mate. I was gonna go for springs but prefer coilovers as i can adjust the height and feel alot better than springs.
    If you got the extra money coilovers win all day. If you dont want to spend too much than i'd go for springs, can always go coilovers further down the line.
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    thats what i was thinking as rather have the car set the way i want and as well there is the whole issue of the bounciness with the H&R's
    looks like ill be digging deep into my pockets then haha!
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Looks good Ash mate, all coming together now ay. Not seen a Darth in lava grey that I can recall, look super mean with the front plate off!

    Didn't realize that you had jamex coilovers on there. Yours is a sport right? Did it improve the ride? I am thinking if getting some of these over springs as they are getting very good reviews with mkiv and mkv golf owners, also 8L owners seem to like them too. @ the price there are on ebay seemed a lil too good to be true... but sounds like you think they are pretty sweet.
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Car looks wikid!!!!
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Nice write and pics Ash. Keep up the good work. Your car sits nicely.

    KKP
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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    Thanks for the comment mate.

    Agree much better on coilovers can adjust it to what height you want.
    You could sell your springs etc and get some money back.
    Looking forward to seeing your car on coilovers.

    Cheers mate :) I know looks so much better without the plate on the front. Yeah jamex mate, I wasn't too sure on them till I took a ride in my mates s3 and mk5 golf. They both been running them for over a year with no problems. And had nothing put good comments. Ride is much better than the standard set up. Plus they come with two year guarantee. So can't complain about them :)
    Thanks Slade should look alot better with the brakes and lamin-x :happy:
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    Cheers Ash I think they'll be next on my list mate ;)
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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    got bored of waiting on update son vagwales :p loving this car haha, my mates just had his sline black edition 60 plate and its lush :p

    more pictures needed of the wagan
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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    haha alright mate how's it going? I was gonna update that today but not been home lol. Welcome to ASN aswell, good to see you joined.
    Thanks for the comment. The new black edition is lovely, love the DRL.
    I'll get some more once the brakes are on and at some meet in Bristol. Should check it out over @ Ed38.
    While your here aswell check the Wales meets be good to see your car and have a chat.
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    [Nov 19, 2010]
    No real update just a random photo one of the lads sent me thought it looked nice:blush:

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    [Nov 19, 2010]
    Again the car looks decent. Would love to come to the Bristol meet to have a proper look and put faces to names but 240 mile round trip is a bit much lol
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    [Nov 22, 2010]
    Car looks incredible mate, and I love this photo, looks mean!

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    Car's looking spot on mate. Nice one. :rockwoot:

    PS: You've missed a photo in post #47 that has your reg number in it.
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    [Nov 22, 2010]
    Cheers Slade. Dont worry hopefully you can attend AITP & ADI next year:icon_thumright:

    Cheers Lee good to see you back on here mate:happy: I'll have to give you a beating on COD later:nyah:
    Thanks mate:rock: Cheers:icon_thumright: i'll have to edit that once im home as photobucket blocked in work lol
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    Hey Ash, looking good matey! I love the stealth look, nice and mean.
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    Hey Sar thanks for the comment. May put the badge chrome or a different colour unsure though.
    Hopefully see you and Dave at some of the events next year :) you lowered yours yet?
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    If we can get there next year we will. No not lowered it yet but hope to next summer. Would love to do loads more to him but skint at the mo esp with Xmas close.

    So what other plans you got in mind for yours then?
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    [Dec 20, 2010]
    Ok so thought i'd update this thread with some photos of my White S3 Calipers, MY11 rear lights and i finally got round to fitting lamin-x to my foglights. Unfortunately my cards got clonned so waiting for the bank to sort this out and then hopefully over the next few weeks i should add/finish some mods. Snow only really got bad down here on friday and my Cupra R splitter has giving up so had to order a new one only £20 so not bothered and it last against 3 different occasion of snow since 2009. Excuse the poor photo were taken on my phone. As always all comments welcome cheers.

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    looking good!!
    you got any side views of the callipers fitted?
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    Looks good, but think the fogs looks better without the yellow tint Lamin-x, suites Jap 4x4 saloons and cossies better IMO.
    Also are your wheels rep or OEM, the offest looks very low, stick some spacers on there and fill the arches out bro.
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    [Dec 20, 2010]
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    More missus pics Ash :ninja: :p In all seriousness I think the 11 lights work with your theme lad
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    looking good mate, have you got any pic of the clippers on the car? Love them S3 alloys.

    So what's next?
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    Alright mate they are not fitted yet. Wont be fitted till the new year now or hopefully if i get my money back soon i can buy Jordans brakes and i'll just sell these one.

    Cheers..The yellow lamin-x is a bit marmite if im honest some people like it and some dont. I also have smoke lamin-x for the foglight but think that may be over kill. Only had the yellow lamin-x on for a week so at the moment im 50/50. The alloys are OEM bought off MadAlex back in 2008 when his S3 got delivered. I want spacers but i like the tucked in look on the rear and dont want to have to raise her. I 100% want spacers for the front mind as you said they need to fill the arches and sit out a bit more. Will look better once thats done, Thanks for the comments
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    fingers crossed you get your money back mate, sorry didnt down for meet, money was too short :(
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    Haha your a naughty man nate:happy: As requested but only the clean stuff dont feel like getting banned and my thread locked...
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    Thats why i got them as i thought they go with the over all theme but i think i still prefer MY09 if im honest. Also good luck on the proposal mate:wub::thumbsup:


    Thanks Lee :) Hows your brother getting on? Is he any better mate? Sorry im probably being dumb right about now but what you mean clippers?
    Next on the list is to finish my custom rear bumper and new custom back box done. Fitting new steering wheel, xenon headlights and new front seats :icon_thumright: and then a few suprises. Hopefully by my 21st the car will be done
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