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    [​IMG]Time to make a thread to what im doing to my s3-
    I bought the car a year ago... and looked like this:
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    the invisible car nice
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    haha I know it wont accept .PNG files, im converting them now
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    Looks good man :s
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    Can you see pics? I dont appear to have any showing up. :) x
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    ha good start to my thread, It wont let me up load starting to lose my patience with it
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    photobucket is easy to use and theres a how to in the stickies
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    ok thanks, it shouldn't be hard its just an image, I click on images from pc then select the photo then I get given no option to up load them
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    just open the pic and it uploads to photobucket
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    ok im trying photo bucket now so if all goes well there will be some pictures on here soon lol
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    [Jul 5, 2013]
    You need to copy the [​IMG]
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    Changed a few of the old perished hoses
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    badger tip, forge dv hoses, forge split-r, silicone upper boost pipe
    things to do next: silicone radiator hoses, silicone upper intercooler pipes, welly cooler, jetex filter also replace my dv for a forge 007 or 008
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    i managed to split the brand new boost pipe which connects the turbo to the charge pipe, i need to get a boost gauge to see what my boost is spiking up to.
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    waiting on a replecment boost pipe from creationsmotor sport
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    i decided to put my car away for the winter for several reasons, to stop the millage from racking up so much as im using the car as my everyday comuting car, while its away i have decided that i would run boost leak tests and service the car.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    since i put my car away for the winter i have now decided that i am going to fully poly bush my car, replace all the ball joints, drop down links, put lowering shocks and springs, spacers, fmic, clutch, turbo back exhaust system,

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    i started on the front, managed to drop the subframe, some of the bolts were VERY stiff..


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    i decided to go for super pro bushes as they have had such good reveiws, i went for the non camber adjusting bushes including the dog bone mounts.


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    i started on the dog bone mount as thats what came off the car first, i have it a good clean, i then uses a deburring wheel to shine up the metal surface. ( i bought the super pro bush kit, not knowing that i already had a powerflex bush in there already)
    the super pro bushes are great, they come with silicone grease and are high quality with knurled grip on the inside of the bush (the part of the bush that makes contact with the supplied push in steel tube).
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    poly bushed dog bone mount. [​IMG][​IMG]
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    next i cleaned up and debushed the front wish bones, i used a fly press which removed the rubber and left the metal liner which i removed using a hack saw.

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    i then bushed them and sprayed them with gloss black stone chip paint.[​IMG]

    i forgot to say, i am also refurbing my front and rear brake calipars and painting them red

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    i love the shock blaster!
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    because the s3 will be off the road for so long i have gone and bought myself a bmw 323 e46, a nice looking car but you cant even try and compair it to the audi...
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    i went for a cg clutch specialist dual friction, suppost to hold up to 40% more power and maintain easy use for everyday road use...
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    blue braided brake lines [​IMG]
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    i bought myself bilstien B8 shocks and H&R lowering springs

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    im guesing a plug should fill the hole, could anyone give me a part number please?
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    subfame has had the rust removed and has been cleaned, with the first coat of paint...
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    rear tie bars, one has been shock blasted, the other has not.

    to de-bush these i used a fly press and a vice...

    i loosened the bush on the fly press and then twisted the bush out like this, putting a dowel in the metal insert to stop it from crushing and increasing the grip i had on it....
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    front hubs, have been blasted and resprayed:
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    after taking all this off my car looks like this...
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    the bolts were so rusted off i had to cut them off at the base of the down pipe..
    pm me about the cat and or back box as i have no need for it (still looking for the whole exhaust system
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    bumper off ready to do FMIC
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    spacers have arrived,
    before and after shock blasting.. [​IMG]
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    time for the gear box to come off..,[​IMG]

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    so far i have done absolutly everything by myself.... it has been hard work i but i am almost at the point where i can start putting everything back together...not bad considering ive never done a clutch before... not the easiest car to start on..
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