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Ibis S3 Progress Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Morells, Sep 19, 2012.

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    Hi everyone i'm back after a short spell away, i used to have a Solar Orange S3 8P2 but had to sell it because i lost my job and bought a polo Gti 2007 with some cash to keep me going i then got a new job and have put the polo up for sale and will be getting a 2009 S3 Ibis With recaro bucket seats :wub:. I will be picking it up on Tuesday and cant wait i'm going to have some sleepless nights with excitement :jump:. The car has been well looked after the previous owner was in the armed forces and was a Audi fanatic so its in great condition and has been serviced twice in the uk and the last service was in Germany where he was based so its been back to its roots haha. I will be modding it but i'm going to take my time as i need to keep a check on my finances (everyone has to atm). My last S3 was taken to stage 2+ but im only going to take this one to stage 1 with a CAI and forge DV and concentrate on the cabin more with some carbon touches :).

    Anyway here's some photos of the old cars and the new one

    Old S3 with My brothers Old RS4

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    My Polo which is up for sale

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    And now the new beast cant wait for it

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    Beautiful car! Although personally i don't see why people add carbon trim to the inside of their car :( But saying that I have the same brushed ally trim round the doors and gearstick, would love to swap it for Piano black trim. Which i guess may not appeal to others!
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    Lovely motor :wub:
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    yeah i first wanted to go for the piano black trim but when i was in my brothers RS4 i want 2 things from that car the buckets and carbon fiber trim. I have the buckets ticked next is the carbon bits :)

    Thanks N8 :blush::wub: i always wanted a white one and facelift.

    Oh one question i wanted to ask does anyone on here retro fit cruse control because i want to get that done
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    From my short time he this forum I know that NHN is your man for this.

    Great looking car and got to love those Recaros!
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    Thanks ill have to get in touch with NHN soon
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    Nice to see a manual S3 :icon_thumright:
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    Never go S Tronic Again had it in the A1 185 i owned thats the reason i got rid of it for my first S3 hated it
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    I love the idea of the DSG along with the flappy paddles but the cost if it goes wrong scares the bejesus out of me
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    Lovely car!

    DSG in the S3 rocks btw!
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    Thanks Yes3 :wub:
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    In touch we have been :)
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    Very nice and love the recaros :wub:

    Manual all the way ;)
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    lovely motor, the bucket seats kill it when you look into it from the front. :wub:
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    Thanks for the comments the recaros were a must have for me took me about 1month to find one in the right price range and colour but worth the wait :)
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    Worth the wait fella, thats for sure :wub:
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    They definitely make the car, I would of been over the moon if mine had them, but then it would of pushed up the price too lol
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    I know its so much money when you already laying £32k + on the table isn't it :laugh: :ninja:
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    Lovely Bournemouth based car!!
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    How did you know it was in Bournemouth mate?
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    Its still listed for sale on their site (or PH, anyway) - I started looking at it tonight but then recognised the photos from you posting them here.
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    Ah I see. Are you looking for one as well?
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    Yes but now no. Long story, half touch on it in my other thread. Perfect car was pretty much this one though mate! Very jealous! ;)
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    Oh sorry to hear that buddy and when you say "was pretty much this one" I hope I haven't bought the car you were going to buy?
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    Nah mate - just meant the spec (Recaro's especially) is exactly what I wanted.
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    Gives me chance to get a set off fleabay and get a retim :eyebrows:
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    Pair of Recaro's 2nd hand are still £2k+ though aren't they?
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    Yes they are, worth every penny.
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    Very nice mate love the recaros looks a spot on spec
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    lmao always a pleasure mankini lol
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    Well I picked her up today after a 4 hour train journey from Hereford to Bournemouth paid for it and had a little surprise the dealer didn't notice but its got a milltek exhaust I don't know if its just the cat back or if its a whole system will find out on Saturday because my friend who does mapping is going to check if it has a map on it because I think It might have a map on it aswell which I'm not complaining about because its saved me about of money. Anyway I loved driving it back took me 4 hours and how I've missed the power and the car in general one happy S3 owner again :)
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    Great news on the Milltek and the possible map - keep us updated. Glad you're enjoying!
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    Awesome! Congrats!
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    i will keep you guys posted on what I have actually picked up
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    Small Update I washed the car in the 1 day of sunshine here in wales because i couldn't remember if my car was white or a muddy gray haha. Then the next day all the little touches i ordered turned up at once and the DVLA finally got back to me saying i could put my private number plate on :jump:. So heres some of my little touches that i have done:-



    The car just washed and the last time it would have its original number plate
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    Pressed plates and surrounds arrived :)
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    Ditched the surrounds and just fitted the plates on there own
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    Then i fitted the last little touch some wind deflectors
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    And some pictures of it all shinny :cool::wub: (2hours after the photo was taken it poured down with rain:crying:)
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    I have the raised plates but in Carbon have you seen these? they look amazing, I think you would love em fella..
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    i have seen them might go for them eventually but until then the metal ones will do :)
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    Congrats on the new purchase, absolutely love the buckets, they really make the car.
    Looks spectacular after the clean!

    Good call on the manual also. The DSG I had in my old 2.0T is just no where near as fun as driving stick in my S3!
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    thanks mate I really love it :) I see in your signature you have the bilstein coilovers and was wondering what the ride quality is like with them fitted I know you can adjust the damping levels but even on the softest setting is it like the stock ride? The reason I ask is because all the cars I've had with coilovers fitted have been to stiff a ride for where I live but they haven't had the adjustable damping.
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