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Essential Mods ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jbelly, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Jbelly
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    Hi,

    So I've got my first Audi 2.0t SB Sline Quattro :) What mods would you more experienced peeps suggest are essential ?

    Is is there anything that should be done to the engine that keeps it sweet ? Swmbo wants some parking sensors so suggestions on those please ;-) I'd like some LED rear lights which I'll have a search about on here unless anyone has a cheeky link lol I'd also like to see what's available for the front lighting, maybe a aftermarket projector led setup type thing as long as there not to er Halfrauds lol

    All advice/directions for a noob appreciated, don't mind a ribbing or banter either as i do have a sarcastic cheeky sense of humour ;-)

    Cheers James

    P.S done the HPFP follower (way too easy) :)
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    BTW swmbo doesn't need to know ok ;-) lol
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    I'm having these fitted later today...

    Cobra Parkmaster A0358 Flush Mounted Rear Parking Sensors flash fit | eBay
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    - rev d diverter valve ( worth changing for peace of mind)
    - Full Interior and exterior lights upgrade, pm t8ups on the forum for these, they work perfectly with no errors etc, much better than the ebay jobby
    - Satnav headunit ( RNS-E) if you don't have one already ~£500
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    They look good, are they fitting them ?
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    Ok cheers I'll ask him ;-) tbh I'm not too fussed with the sat nav, I'm always at work (self employed) and swmbo stays local, is that the make "Rev diverter valve" ? Cheers keep it coming there's a few slices short of a loaf in my nogging lol
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    Audi Vw VAG 2.0TFSI Type D Diverter Valve/Dump Valve - FR&R Tuning| MAHA Dyno Rolling Road Tuning| Stage 1, 2 & 3 Engine Performance Upgrades <- this

    Not to everyones taste, but wind deflectors is a pretty good add on, stops water pouring in when its raining whilst windows are open a little, - bit noisy at high speeds though like 70-80.

    be careful of aftermarket projector lights, tend to blow wiper motors etc, best to stick with better h7 55W bulbs like osram night breakers or philips dimond vision
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    Leon Cupra R splitter.
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    Eibach springs to tidy the look a little?
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    I've had deflectors on all my vans ;-) very handy keeping the condensation down from wet materials.

    I don't think I'm going to lower it or risk a LCR splitter, remember is mainly swmbo runaround lol Tbh as per usual she was quite right with her reasoning (they normally are) lol

    I wanted to buy a S3 Sportback so a fair bit more money, she said why spend more money on a car that's driven by me and used as just a car ? Hmmm good point, so let's spend less get a older car as it will get the odd knock/baby puke/dump run etc etc and keep spending on our house ;-) Women are just too sensible lol

    I just can't believe how solid and nice it drives for a seven year old 5/6k car, there quality :)
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    Does that fit straight on any a3 bumper?

    My pal was asking me the other day about that.
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    There fairly plyable so I've heard so a couple of tidy self tappers maybe ?
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    i would say everything in Alex and my thread ! but that would be cheeky
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    Yes, as I type! :)
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    Oooh nice ;-) How much if you don't mind me asking ?
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    No that's not cheeky I like a good build thread ;-) What's cheeky is not putting up a shameless linky ;-) that means I can't be lazy an actually have to search for it :-0

    I've started having a peruse at the guy with the white s3 build thread, the one being done with APR mmmm that looks like Fun with a capital F ;-) Although I'd probably become a eunuch if I spent that sort of money lol
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    Cost me £220 fitted. Colour coded and flush fitting. Look good. Just finished installing them so I am going to get some pics. Shame its dark out :(

    Edit: Added some more info & pics.

    Soooooooooo.... Today was the day I got these fitted....

    I took some 'before' pics around 2pm while there was some daylight.....

    BEFORE:
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    It took approx 2 hours for the fitting (he was a great chap)

    DURING:
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    But by the time I could take some after pics it was pretty dark.....

    AFTER:
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    The sensors were colour coded before they came and do fit flush.... Apart from one because unknown to me the car must have been bumped at some point before my ownership and repaired.... The parts where the filler was used is slightly 'deeper' than the usual thickness of the bumper. You can ever so slightly see the white colour of the filler once drilled (I think I will get some touch up paint to it)

    Anybody who cares to see can click on the link at the end. Cheers to Chris who actually posted these up in the thread. I will eventually try get an 'after' pic with some proper lighting (daylight) as the camera flash isnt great.

    I took the car out once fitted and 'tested' them, they seem pretty decent if I am honest and I can't complain for colour coded, Cobra flush sensors fitted and come with 12 months warranty for £220.

    Anyone who wants to see a few more pics, please click

    My Audi A3 Photos by 08march1982 | Photobucket
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    Well there you go Lazy search button is a magical one too changes your world when a thread is playing hide and seek :p hehe

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/106134-time-build-thread-big-turbo.html --ALEX's thread

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/177876-my-rather-slow-progress-thread.html -- Mine--
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    Cheers Sevv I'll have a read ;-)

    Looks good jazzysingh ;-) Cheaper than swmbo playing bumper cars too :)

    I've ordered that diverter valve and some bulbs off T8ups so far :)
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    Sorry forgot to thank sliced for the diverter valve linky, cheers sliced ;-)
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    I want to fit one of these diverter valves to relieve boost pressure and what not. Is it easy for a noob to fit like moi without buggering up anything?
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    I'll let you know when I break mine fitting it lol
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    might be worth spending the extra and getting the DV+ seeing is its not a K04
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    Would fit on a sport bumper as well as an S-line and S3 however would suit the latter more, had one on my MG ZR and my mate has one on his TT. Very easy to fit, self tapping screws and a hacksaw to remove the two "plinths" in the centre to get it to fit flush and cut the ends as it's slightly too long.
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