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Finally S3 arrived. a busy project day

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by darren_wheeler, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. darren_wheeler
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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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    Very nice and welcome back. Better luck this time around.
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    225 s ok on a 3 door need 215 s on the sportback with 19" wheels +H&R springs
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    Sorted the pics for you :icon_thumright:

    Very nice I might add :)

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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.
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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
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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:
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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
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    lol..again???? :p
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    I'm feeling the love tonight :cool:
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    lol, you would in that car!!! Its sooo sexy!
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    Simply stunning :respekt:
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    Looks nice Darren
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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:
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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!
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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
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    Your tellin me my new wheels are common Jords :laugh:
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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:
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    Oh right haha.
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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.
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    :drool:

    I am loving that. Green with jealousy!
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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
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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.
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    Don't let anyone else have them Darren, 2 sets in Surrey is bad enough :laugh:
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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
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    :laugh:
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    Looks very mean, good choice.
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    I'm liking the rims!
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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!!
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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:
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    Lovely car mate - enjoy!
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    That is Fu***n mental! Wheels look the nuts!! U make me want a new car :hubbahubba:
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    I know what im gonna wish for when i blow out my birthday candles next!!!! Gorgeous mate!! :thumbsup:
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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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