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Finally S3 arrived. a busy project day

darren_wheeler Apr 15, 2010

  1. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    So, it finally arrived. A few of you on here have helped me no end on this, so many thanks to you all, and i promised a few pics.

    a trip down to Poole to collect the car, and loaded it up with all the goodies which all seemed to go on just fine.

    for those that have worried about what rubs and what doesnt when looking at 19's on an S3, here is the definitive answer.

    the wheels are ET45, and the tyres are 225. i was warned that it would rub and it did. i removed the screw and drove 100miles with it and by the time i was home its pretty much gone. also consider that it had the OE wheels, springs abnd ARBs and it wasnt too bad. i have to say though its taken to the max. in hindsight though im happy with going with the decision i did. Anyway, i will leave the rest to you, its good to be one of the community again, 3 long months since those dirty toe rags nicked the last 2. suffice to say the security is about at its max.

    hope you enjoy my addition here guys and no doubt be catching you all at a few events this year.

    Stage 1 inbound, someone crack the 2010 DSG codes for me.
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  2. willmac

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    Very nice and welcome back. Better luck this time around.
     
  3. gingers3

    gingers3 Active Member

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    225 s ok on a 3 door need 215 s on the sportback with 19" wheels +H&R springs
     
  4. KRL

    KRL Member

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    Sorted the pics for you :icon_thumright:

    Very nice I might add :)

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  5. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    it depends on the offset, but ET45 and 225 on H&R just rubs a little. 215 would not rub at all and certainly not at ET50, but im happy with what i went with.
     
  6. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    OMG!!! I'm sooo jealous, its stunning! Love the alloys, look brilliant! Bet you have a huge smile on your face!!! The roof looks the muts and the white/black is the best choice.

    hey ho, one day Sarah lol
     
  7. jsws3

    jsws3 Member

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    It looks super cool mate well done .
    And i hope this one is a keeper .
     
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    Dood, that car is


    AWESOME!!!!!!!


    I'm in love ....:wub:
     
  9. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    thanks guys, 3 months in the making, so much selection, and all blind, but well chuffed how it all came together today. now, NEED MORE POWER
     
  10. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    lol..again???? :p
     
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    I'm feeling the love tonight :cool:
     
  12. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    lol, you would in that car!!! Its sooo sexy!
     
  13. mdre83

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    Simply stunning :respekt:
     
  14. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Looks nice Darren
     
  15. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    cheers N8. wow i deliberated about the Helios for weeks man. went with the VMR's and am pretty stoked, but not taking anything away from the Helios. just wasnt sure about making them anthracite, could have been sacrilage.
     
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    You don't have to justify yourself to me Darren :laugh:
     
  17. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    no justification, alot of respect, thats all. sizes, tyres, offsets, suspension etc etc. you made me the anorak i am today
     
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    I've just learnt over time man, thats all.

    Thats the best pic, stunning :wub:
     
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    :hubbahubba: How much do want that! If only I did my research and could of retrofit rns-e I would of had one!
     
  21. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    Nice one Darren, although i would have got the wheels black to match the roof

    Will have to meet up and have a VMR v710 photo shoot :laugh: you bastard
     
  22. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Your tellin me my new wheels are common Jords :laugh:
     
  23. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    It's just unlucky that one of the only other people in the UK to have them lives in the same damn county as me :laugh:
     
  24. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Oh right haha.
     
  25. Pii

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    Very nice! I wonder if it's worth doing something about the mirrors as they look out of place in 1 picture.
     
  26. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    :drool:

    I am loving that. Green with jealousy!
     
  27. Gareth_RS3

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    Darren where did you get those vmr's from, how much did they set you back if you dont mind me asking?

    Car looks stunning btw
     
  28. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    Hi there, got the wheels from Niche, i went direct to VMR in the US and it didnt work out at a huge saving and didnt want the hastle associated with it in the end. Just over £1k plus tyres. many thanks.
     
  29. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    Don't let anyone else have them Darren, 2 sets in Surrey is bad enough :laugh:
     
  30. darren_wheeler

    darren_wheeler Member

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    we are so elitest. ok lets agree on a South east ban on any more. looking forward to having a catch up some time
     
  31. N8

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    :laugh:
     
  32. Spin140

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    Looks very mean, good choice.
     
  33. DeckedS3

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    I'm liking the rims!
     
  34. JamesS4cab

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    Looks awesome well smart - I was down in Poole yesterday - we could have met up and I could have "borrowed" your wheels while you weren't looking!!
     
  35. N8

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    :laugh:, you need 20"s and air on the S4 james :wub:
     
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    lovely car , have to agree about the mirrors though need to go black or match the wheels like i have :icon_thumright:
     
  37. redbutcher

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    Lovely car mate - enjoy!
     
  38. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    That is Fu***n mental! Wheels look the nuts!! U make me want a new car :hubbahubba:
     
  39. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I know what im gonna wish for when i blow out my birthday candles next!!!! Gorgeous mate!! :thumbsup:
     
  40. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    N8 - I also need to update my pictures as I have had my Ibis White S3 since January, but what with re-locating, I simply haven't had time to take some decent pictures. Me bad.:lazy:
     

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