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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AudiS3Dom, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. AudiS3Dom
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Ok, so have my mint 2003 S3...

    Have done chrome rear indicator bulbs, (not sure how to fit fronts?),
    LED number plate bulbs, stubby VW sharan aerial...

    But what mods should I be doing first?

    Wanna keep it looking as standard as poss, but was thinking the S4 avus18" alloys? Will these fit?

    Was also thinking aps.co.Uk stage 1 remap.

    Cheers for any help,

    Dom.
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    Its up to the individual on which mod you want to do next but remap is generally the best for the money,wheels are good but S4's are like chicken teeth
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    Where abouts are you from mate?
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Remap
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    My first mod was a remap. Just wondering what it takes to have a stage 2 remap? is it just another programe or do you have to do more to your car first?
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    FMIC
    Decat & Downpipe
    Sport Air Filter
    uprated DV.

    are major ones.

    list can go on.
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    Bang for Buck the remap would be a good place to start. OR do all the other bits like brakes suspension etc get used to the standard power then remap? up to ju ultimately
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    crikey, people really go through the effort to change stuff like that?

    i thnk the first think you need to decide is what you want to achieve from the car otherwise youre going in with your eyes closed
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    chrome rear indicator bulbs? So you have a chrome surround around the rear light cluster? Sounds a bit Saab to me
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I agree with Matt. Think about what you want from the car. Massive power? Pokey daily driver?

    If going for massive power then don't bother with the Stage 1 remap - save the money towards something else.
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    If you percieve unscrewing an aerial and a few bulbs effort, would/could you be bothered changing your own brakes/TIP/Filter?
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Oh, and de-wiper!!!!
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    Silvatec bulbs - they get rid of the "egg" effect that normal amber bulbs give off. It gives the lights a cleaner look. Most BMWs are fitted with these as standard.

    A cheap and easy mod.
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    who honestly would bother putting a new aerial on a car... who on earth possible gives the remotest damn what aerial their car has?

    if your bulb blows, put a new bulb in, but to fit "special" indicator bulbs to a car? seriously, get a girl friend!
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    I do.

    Problem?

    And what a pathetic reaction/retort! May I suggest you follow this link; www.cliosport.net your reactions/keyboard warrior responses would be most welcome over there.
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    Matt, what do you think about putting chrome wing mirrors on an S3, i did that. Also i changed the wipers to aero type including arms, any thoughts? :) haha Dont worry you won't offend me

    oohh, cheers JD09, i was wondering what he meant, didnt want to chastise him for putting a chrome surround on his rear light clusters but i had an aweful image in my mind
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    No problem chap. A worth while mod to clean up the lights + only takes three seconds to fit.

    [​IMG]
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    haha, they really are chrome indicator bulbs aren't they, lol
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    Those are similar to Silvertec bulbs. BMWs actually use a mirror effect glass that flashes orange, but looks like the old "oil on a road hazey" colour.
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