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I'm back in an A3!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 3.2 Ju, Aug 3, 2009.

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    After selling my previous 05 plate A3 3.2Q Sportback DSG, I moved over to the dark side and got myself a BMW 330cd. Although it was a good car, I soon got bored of it and after having to spend £1k on a new turbo, I decided to move back into another.....................05 plate A3 3.2Q Sportback DSG, but this time in S line guise and with plenty of toys!
    I picked it up yesterday and it instantly felt good to be back!

    I know this thread would be useless without pics so it would be rude not to:photo:

    My Old A3

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    My 330cd

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    My new A3

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    It was advertised as Akoya silver but according to the paint code it's Avus silver
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    You love the votex Ju! I'm thinking about side skirts for mine though, as i've fcuked my sills, but want them anyway or do I :think:
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    Welcome back Ju :laugh:

    Your old A3 and new one looks a stunner :hubbahubba:

    Not dolphin gray is it .. :uhm:
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    Go on, get the skirts, you know you need them :o.k:
    I just love the understated look of the factory Votex kit as I find the standard bodystyle a little bland, although it is much improved with the later S-Line styling


    Thanks, I believe it is Avus silver as thats the code on the sticker, it's just it was advertised as Akoya, either way I love it!
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    It says Avus...:angrymod:
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    you said votex was a no no on another thread nate make your mind up kiddo lol

    i was thinking of some votex skirts to but i hate the 2 cutouts on the bottom if they wasnt there i may have had em ....theres a set for 79 quid on the bay but i sacked it , what have you done to your sills nate and how have you mashed em up
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    Both A3's look sweet... though I think I like the wheels on your old one better.
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    I kept those wheels in the garage for almost 12 months and then sold them the week before I got the car:sob:, but that's another story!
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    nice car i like the front votex spoiler looks nice , throw some 19s on and drop it it will look v nice then...
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    Front and rear lips are a NO NO imo, but I've always like the sideskirts blazin :o.k:
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    I had 19" rs4's and H&R springs on the black one and tbh I didn't like the ride and they used to catch over speed bumps!

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    I'll be keeping the rs6's for now though and will probably get some more springs later.
    First mod will be a mfsw when I can pick one up.
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    Springs + standard dampers = :keule: It rubbed cuz of your 235/35/19 tyres..
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    Yeah probably so, but I prefer the ride on 18's:whistle2:
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    Not much difference imo in ride between 18"s & 19"s, I prefer looks of 19"s, plus if ride is too harsh, I'll just turn the coilovers to soft....

    .....ahh the advantages of adjusability :happy:
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    i didnt notice any difference from 18s on sline springs to 19s on h&r in fact it rides better now ...sline springs are the worst ive ever experienced , terrible....

    oh yeah nate how did you mash your sills ??? did you jack the car up by them ...lol
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    Not wrong there Blazin, really bad ain't it :banghead:

    :sorry:...ummm........:3sadwalk:.....ummmmmm......:blush:......yeah :ninja:
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    feck gutted get some skirts on there then ...i neerly took the bottom of my engine off the other day coming off a kirb , was lucky
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    Looks very nice Ju...

    Especially as it looks almost the same as mine :)

    And that colour does look like Akoya Silver as thats exactly what mine is.
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    I'm on the case Blazin....:rockwoot:
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    Another nice 3.2 mate :)
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    Welcome back ;)
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    Mmmmmm interesting, I do have an old brochure and in that it does look more like Akoya, although they are quite similar.

    Thanks for the comments:icon_thumright:
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    I think Avus Silver is more like the traditional standard silver colour (joe blogs silver)

    where as Akoya has more of a pruple/gray metalic sheen to it especially in the sunlight. they do look like quite different when you see them together!
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    That sounds about right Neil!
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