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How can i 'beef up' my A3 Sportback?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by rich1, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. rich1
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    I just think it looks a bit soft so when it is ready i want to do a few subtle mods to make it a bit less soft.. lol

    It is only a 2.0tdi sportback black edition but was wondering what can be done to make it look better?

    Any tips?
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    the black edition is nice enough lol i would love a black edition front end on my 04 but thats a diff story haha just get a set of s3 wheels
    remapp and maybe some lower suspension who knows it depends on what your into m8
    do u have pics
    cheers
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    Where do I start......:ninja:
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    Car is still being built but it will look exactly like this.

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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    You could put my 19 inch Speedlines ( which are for sale ) on it....:whistle2:
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    Not changing the wheels. They are the reason i have to wait. lol
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    very nice m8 just lower that ***** an get the power up lol i love me a quick diesel
    peace
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    Roof rails are one of the things that make the sportback in my opinion:icon_thumright:
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    S3 SB skirts also make it ;)
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    Sounds like you ordered the wrong car if your looking to change it whilst it's being built!! :faint:

    Not sure how you can make a Black Ed lok better without spoiling it... As N8 said though the S3 skirts look good!
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    Couldn't get an S3 due to a 5 door being way too expensive and extra running costs etc, just want it to look a bit more imposing at the front and back.
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    Gaffa tape and a machete stuck to each end should do it.
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    Did that on my M3 but didn't go down too well.
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    Lower it, get some spacers on there and i love gloss black roofs on white cars!
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    I had a similar dilemma...

    I'd lower, with eibach sportlines

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    and then change the grill to S3 black optics (this is what i did and changed the rings to white) or if you have the £££ go for a RS3 (no RS3 badge thought :no:!)

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    Defo agree with the above. spacers S3 skirts and roof rails in black would defo make an impression :yum:
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    Pan roof retrofit. Would love to see the dealers face when you chop it back in....
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    It's a completely new roof panel!
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    Oh. Lol maybe not to that extreme..
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    bloblob2 mate your car is one of my favourites on here. So nice :wub:
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    just my 0.02. N8's car is my all time favorite but I doubt you want to go for absolute perfection. Consider coilovers for perfect non reverse rake stance, change the mirror covers to black and gloss vinyl the roof to give it a hint of the panoramic roof then polish it off with a remap.
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    [Jul 21, 2012]
    I have a Sportback Black Edition too and am planning on changing the front and side to S3 and Back and grill to RS3 .So far all i have done is the aluminium mirrors,i think they look great as they stand out from all the white and black on the car . I really want to lower it but am worried i will have warranty problems down the line :/
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    yep N8's is a great looking car. credit to his style, work & efforts :salute:
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    thanks lad, not done that much to it yet tbh :blush:
    trying to get interior light work done, then some spacers. S3 skirts would be good but they hard to find.
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    and sell me your original rotors...
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    [Jul 21, 2012]
    Any pics of modded white sportbacks??
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    not sure i've seen any that mod'ed but sure some ppl on here have done, have a look through the car pic section
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    They went along time ago.
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    Great looking A3, just a small hijack haha, was wondering where you purchased your Eibach Sportlines from and how low (40/50mm ones?) and do you have spacers on this or not? Any info would be great thank you.... Brummieneil89
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    [Feb 16, 2014]
    Just fitted eibach sportlines to my a3 sport,superb look with fantastic ride quality. I was shocked as I was expecting a super stiff crashy ride but honestly better than standard. image.jpg
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