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    [Nov 13, 2012]
    Hi, I have just put a deposit down on a 2007 S3 2.0 TFSi Quattro in Black with lots of extras, thought i would come on here for some advice and tips and eventually modding advice

    Here is a couple of pics of the car, i should be collecting her on the weekend or early next week - comments welcome :)

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    [Nov 13, 2012]
    Good morning Stuart, welcome to audi-sport.net. Lovely looking car. Head over to the A3 8P section, read the faqs thread, lots of information in there. Enjoy the forum. :) x
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    Thanks Sandra, i will do, i have a feeling it wont be long before the modding starts lol !
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    [Nov 13, 2012]
    Do you guys have a club sticker i can buy to put in the window of the car ?
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    [Nov 13, 2012]
    Hi Stuart, link below to purchase a club sticker. :) x

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    [Nov 13, 2012]
    Welcome to the forum!!!!

    If you would like some modding / tuning advise just send me over a PM!!

    We also have some cracking deals on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Tuning Packages!!

    Stage 1 which includes: APR Stage 1 remap & Milltek Cat-Back - Normally £1150.88 As a package £867.90

    Stage 2 which includes: APR Stage 2 remap, Milltek Turbo-Back System with sports cat & Neuspeed P-Flow - Normally £2244.22 As a package £1740.72

    All prices include VAT and fitting at our workshop in Manchester (M44 5AH)

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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Hi Guys,

    I have been on here for a while but haven't got round to taking any pics of the car, whilst there was a break in the snow and rain and wind, and as the car was just detailed it seemed like a good opportunity.

    As some of you know i bought this car not really knowing much about it and James has been very helpful in helping me find out the whats what of the car and what to do and not to do !

    The car has been tuned by MTM and as far as AMD can tell it is running a stage 2 remap and Miltek TBE with Sports Cat, and also i noticed at the weekend eibach spacers front and rear, next job is to change the look slightly with the assistance of James this will happen on Saturday, i have got some MY09 rear clusters to fit and there will be some badge changing and some plasti-dipping so watch this space.

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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    ​Car is looking really good Stuart, only thing missing is the audi-sport.net sticker. :) x
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Welcome to ASN.....hope you enjoy it over here....maybe find you at AMDTuning sometime.
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Welcome along! Car looks great, is the colour brilliant black? Would be great to see pics once the MY09 lights are fitted. I have a brilliant black A3 and am on the look out for MY11 lights.
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    As you know i do have one just not decided where to put it yet lol
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    I am not sure on the colour, i think its called Phantom Black ? Yeah no worries about the pic of the lights i will take some on Saturday once its done :)
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Cheers S3Alex, i am sure we will bump into each other at some point :)

    Are there any local meets or shows coming up >
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Look forward to seeing your sticker on Stuart. Link below for local meets section.:) x

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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    That looks gorgeous mate.
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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    welcome to the forum fella, nice to see some more essex owners appearing.

    look forward to seeing you about

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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    Bit of an update

    Ok so James helped (actually did most of) some minor modifications on the car this weekend, on the list of works was MY09 rear clusters, badge removal and replaced with black versions and front bumper removal (a) to remove the headlight as i had a broken bulb stuck inside and (b) to paint the grill with matt black plasti dip and wrap the chrome in gloss black and fit black audi rings (which i know are a bit marmite)

    Aside of some issues with a cr@p can of plasti dip, which meant removing the vinyl wrap and JamesS3 having to use what was left of his old can the results are still ok

    See below (before during and after of the work on the rear)

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    Excuse the numberplate position, thats not permanent, i just need to get some new stickies to put it back on with, i may well replace the short one on the front with a german pressed one, we shall see.

    So comments are welcome, here is a pic with the vinyl on before we had to remove it and i actually think i prefer leaving a bit chrome as the wheels and mirrors match ? opinons ???

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    [Mar 5, 2013]
    Just saw you on the a13 giving it some beans, sounded sweet!
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    [Mar 5, 2013]
    Ha ha oh dear.......busted !

    I must admit i was flying a little, running late and all that officer !!

    What were you in ?
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    [Mar 5, 2013]
    I was trundling along in my truck on my way back to the yard in basildon.
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    [Mar 6, 2013]
    Ah ok, I was on my way back to work also in Basildon, give us a toot next time - what do you drive normally ? (other than a truck)
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    [Mar 6, 2013]
    I drive a b5 a4 tqs only had it a few weeks, got a few plans for it. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362579026.669447.jpg
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    Ok well keep us posted on the plans and i'll keep an eye out for ya ! I am always in the area, i dont live far from the office either so you will defo see me or hear me !

    PS loving the red,, dont see many that colour if i am honest, be nice to see it in the flesh
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    [Mar 12, 2013]
    Ok gang bit of an update, as you know myself and James had issues with the plasti dip so this weekend just gone we decided to re-do the grill again so stripped it back and cleaned it and dried it and then started the process again, this time spraying the whole thing including the chrome edge, first coat seemed very odd, second coat same thing but we persevered and at the end it had 4 coats and was starting to look ok, still the plasti dip kept not sticking to the grill but this time the results were much better than before. Whilst the final 4th coat dried we also fitted a boost gauge into the heater vent and this although a pain is a really nice mod and the gauge looks good in the vent and also has the needle sweep and matches very well with the standard dials in the car.

    Pics below - comments welcome, i know it wont be to everyones taste, the next plan is to stop sodding around with the grill and pay out for a black optics one (cheapest one i have found new is for £313.48 inc VAT) so if anyone has one or knows of one coming up cheap secondhand please let me know - cash is waiting lol !

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    Once again many thanks to James for putting up with me and my uselessness !!
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    [Mar 12, 2013]
    Loving the turbo gauge that's mint!
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    [Mar 12, 2013]
    Yeah i love it, i keep looking at it instead of the road though lol ! i think i may get another one to put in the other vent now, i never use the centre two anyway so may as well have it symmetrical lol ! Not sure what to go for though they do quite a few different ones !

    No i must resist, black optics grill and wheels and suspension are my next things and nothing shiny or pretty must stop me !!
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