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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Phil_T, Dec 30, 2009.
Looks MUCH better on turinis
Thanks guys, looking at black mirrors next. May also dewiper the rear to keep it abit cleaner looking
Sounds like a movement lad.
Great write up Phil, first time I've read it. My personal opinion, but I just don't dig the Turini's, on any S3. Maybe it's because of the simple/uncomplicated design or the fact they're 18's, dunno. Best option to go dark though, optics grill and vents suits the Ibis much more, that's how my Ibis was. Black mirrors will be great. It's worked on my Sprint, will work well against the Ibis.
Ibis is great to hide the dumbo size mirrors, but Black Mirror caps more so. I hate the dumbo's, trust Audi to release a facelift a few months after I got mine last year.
I think Dumbos stick out by a mile
Phil that really looks lovely mate.. wasn't a fan of the comps tbh whereas i love the Turinis. I'm planning on gettin some Paradas next month. What are they like? Also What offset are the speelines & what Tyre width did you go with? id really like to go with a 235
oh and definately go with Black Mirrors. Like Rich's car it will look SICK! Its a shame i have a black car cause it doesnt really work as well but who knows
Its ok everyone has different taste & if we didnt all the cars would look the same :lol: I love them as they are quite subtle but at the same time the car still has that track look about it like something isnt standard under the bonnet. Ye I saw your mirrors & have been looking on ebay at A4-A5 mirrors but at the moment holiday is in 3 weeks so all my money will be going to that. Ye I wish they had kept the pre facelift S3 mirrors but put an indicator in them!
Just abit :lol:
Thanks mate, I loved the comps but to fit big oversize track tyres just wasnt going to work & ive always wanted turinis from the start because they are quite subtle. I was going to get silver ones but never seen an S3 with anthracite ones fitted so decided to go for them. The paradas are mint in the dry but not good in the wet :lol: I knew this before getting them tbh but I was looking at 888, 048's etc so being good in the wet didnt bother me as it makes me slow down abit in them conditions :lol: but to give you an example I am getting all four wheels to light up & the traction kicking in like mad if booting it out of a corner where as the PS3's I had fitted were just as good in the dry & wet but like I said I wanted that chunky sidewall look & they are mint in the dry which is what I wanted
Well I aint been on here for ages and havent really done anything till now. Ive always wanted some uprated anti roll bars but at £400 new thought they were a rip off but my mate has stripped his big turbo s3 and all his bits and gave me the h & r arb's at a bargin price. Id already recent adjusted the rebound settings on on the coilovers from a softer 3 setting to a 6 all round which improved the car alot but after today fitting the arbs and putting them on the stiffest setting the car is stupid and goes round corners even better! I will also be buying uprated bushes and better semi slick tyres soon so cant imagine what it will be like then.
I have also had my other set of door mirrors sprayed piano black to match the grill which I think needed doing to match the agressive colour wheels and grill and I love it!
The car also went to my tuner today for an oil & filter change and also the cam follower replacing to keep things fresh. Also bought some solid metal shifter bushes and an rs4 fuel pressure regulator valve but he didnt have time to fit them today so ill be going back next weekend. The shifter bushes will tighten up the throw of the gearstick and help with quicker changes and the rs4 fuel valve will help feed more fuel to the car so I can up the settings more on the revo map to run more power. I cant wait to go back next week to as hes finished building his 997 turbo with uprated headers, cams, intercoolers, exhaust and remap which is pushing over 650bhp at mo so I get to go out in that before he goes to the 30-130 event.
Anywhere heres some pics, alot more mods coming this year plus alot more shows to go to including Worthersee!!!
I never knew this was your thread Phil until i recently put 2+2 together then saw you again yesterday and now your updated write up is the reason i know now for definate,yours is a lovely clean car mate,Steve didnt geet chance to wind the boost up on the porsche yesterday so he might do it in the week unless the weather stays like it is in which case he might get the golf back out i would reckon
haha, nice to meet you again mate will be back again soon when miltek send him a new back box under warrenty this week
Wow Phil, this is the first time I've seen this thread (have seen your car on other forums though) and love the build to bits. I actually love the Turini's, very subtle looking and think they suit the car really well. This is a true performance build, not just for the looks, but anyone can see that she's a real stunner to boot! The Modball pics are stunning, bet that was a brilliant road trip. You need to spend more time on here, so we see more of your S3! Keep up the good work, Fella! xx
Ye thats what I am going for everything is for a purpose & I have bought the best parts instead of going cheaper & maybe having to buy again, When things have not worked like my old wheels I replaced them. Modball was a laff but think I would organise my own trip next time with a few friends.
I would come on here more but on the other sites they seem to appreciate the thread more with comments etc which is why I dont post much on here.
Btw thanks for the email
I appreciate you Phil
lol, You going to UD? & you inside with yours?
Emailed you back, not going but yeh I was inside.
Well I went back to get the rest of the parts done at my tuner which was 42 draft design shifter bushes, RS4 fuel pressure regulator valve & a new Miltek back box as my old one started to crack which Miltek replace FOC as it has lifetime warrenty.
So firstly onto the 42 draft design shifter bushes here is what it says about them.
"Eliminate sloppy shifts forever!
Our CNC machined shifter cable bushings tighten up the movement of your shifter cables, literally connecting your hand to the gears. In a performance situation, the factory rubber bushings flex causing a delay in the engagement in the gears. Our bushings eliminate this delay and provide a precision shift free of slop or hesitation.
Our shifter cable bushings are CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and fit precisely within the factory endlink. Each bushing is sleeved with an oil-impregnated bronze bearing. This bearing provides constant lubrication and a lifetime of use without wear.
Specifically machined for a variety of fitments, our shifter cable bushings provide instant results. Installation is a simple task and requires only slight modification to the side/side endlink. If you're looking to feel your shifts, these bushings are the answer"
Here are pictures of them fitted to the car
I can honestly say its one of the best mods ive done, The gearbox throw feels alot sportier & more solid without it being hard to put in gear. I dont know if I am just thinking it but it also feels alot quicker through the gears but was worth the £40 they cost just for the feel.
Next up the Audi RS4 or R8 fuel pressure valve only really needed for Revo stage 2+ cars or big turbo. The RS4 fuel return valve replaces the OEM one. The OEM one opens a return valve at 130bar and allows pressure to drop to as low as 127bar before building pressure back up again. On the RS4 valve the pressure is designed to go to 136 bar and then the return valve opens, but closes again at 130bar. All depending on requested rail pressure. REVO Stage 2+ requests 130bar and then higher in the rev range 132.5bar around the mythical 5krpm mark.
I can say I am glad it wasnt me who was fitting it as it was a ball ache to get to! After it was fitted my tuner plugged the car into Vagcom to see if things were ok then we did some logging on different Revo settings with changes to the boost, timing & fuel to see what settings I could run, Over the last few weeks I can honestly say the car feels alot better & pulls harder. I know with Revo stage 2+ at really high revs there is a very slight hesitation but with the valve fitted it has gone! Not bad for a £20 OEM part its just the labour to fit the thing.
While I was there I have also been discussing bigger brakes for the car as I have now warped two sets of standard disks which arnt upto the job & with the big turbo eventually going to happen it will need better brakes anyway, Lucky for me my tuner had a track rocco off one of the forums in for some work so I tried my wheel on to see what clearance where like over the 8 pots & they fit! Been talking to the main brake guy over the forums Dave B regarding the same set up which aint far off £3000 but thats with brand new 8 pots, floating disks with any design, bells, braided lines & new master cylinder so will be looking to get these over the next few months after a few other bits or some Ap Racing 6pots with all the same as above.
To say I went back to the tuners for things doing to my car I was looking more forward to going out in Steves car as he has finally managed to finish it after his busy weekends still working on cars like mine haha.
Its a 996 turbo with uprated headers, intercoolers, wastegates, mainifolds & exhaust & remap with about 650bhp on the low boost setting I went out in. Now to say this thing is 4wd is silly the sheer amount of power & how it went sideways in the dry was daft! leaving 11s on the road haha. He first explained how quite the exhaust was while we was warming the car up but said wait until you hear it on full chat & jesus this thing was loud & the way it went from 30 to high figures was in seconds that the speedo didnt look real! Put it this way it did 30 to 60 in 1 sec!!! Next up for the car water meth & bigger turbos
Anyway mine is now getting some carbon bits made which should be here in about 4-8 weeks as they need to be made then in May the car is booked in the bodyshop getting bonnet, bumper & wings sprayed to get it mint again as I want it 100% perfect again & ill pick it up after the worthersee trip.