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Jardo's 'Journey to quattro' - My Story...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 16Klappe, Sep 17, 2011.

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    [Jul 27, 2013]
    Back is as low as the adjusters will let him :(

    If you remove the adjusters it drops another inch, which is too much. Which makes me sad.

    The front needs to come up slightly rather than dropping the back more, because he lives in the arse end of nowhere and up a horrific road.

    It's a bang tidy car though :)
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    dont suppose you have sold those chavy lights ;)
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    Yep, sooooooooold!

    I'm currently trying to convince my mate with the Mk5 that he needs to sell it to me and then buy himself an Ed30.
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    [Aug 1, 2013]
    Boost.

    Saw Phil today :)

    He was busy, so I double clamped my exhaust and fitted a new dogbone.

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    A pair of R Tech tuned beasties in tip top shape.

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    As per the video title.

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    Nice man! Would love this spec :/
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    Rolling doesn't count.. Pull away hard from a junction then post it.
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    No thanks. I like my clutch and what's left of my gearbox.
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    A couple more bits of pointless spam.

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    Exhaust has quite nicely melted into the bumper, so once it cools I can pull the melted plastic off and will have a perfectly formed exhaust cut out.

    Utter genius.

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    Cough cough CEL!
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    VVT, not Niki's fault :)
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    [Aug 8, 2013]
    Well!

    4 years, 4 house moves, 4 jobs, one whirlwind relationship and many great friends later I'm back in Basingstoke with my family! :)

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    Which means I have a drive-way again!

    Spent literally ALL day, (7:30 until now) giving the Audi the visual love and attention it's lacked for so long.

    Today it has been...Iron-X'd, clayed, wheels deionised, engine bay cleaned, interior steam cleaned and shampoo'd, leathers cleaned and treated, interior glass cleaned, all interior plastics blacked and protected, fixed the boost gauge, refitted the radio, stripped and heat gunned all the exterior plastics then treated them, paintwork polished, black hole'd and sealed, wheels waxed, tyres treated, engine bay treated...literally everything.

    As such, it looks radical to the power of sick.

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    Cannot wait to meet up with Prawn and show him all my handy work, as well as get back to my old antics.
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    Yeah looks oryt I suppose, haha ;).
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    Nice work Jardo.
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    not going lie. pretty jealous. wish mine looked even half as tidy
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    Cheers lads.

    She isn't as great as she looks in pictures, she is just an old A3 at the end of the day, she does the job and she does it well. :beerchug:
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    The only panels that look good on this car are the rear quarters! :moa:
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    Whoever owns the alfa is cool, far cooler than you
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    His mother.
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    Now were talkin
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    This.

    Never a truer word has been said.

    My mum is the ultimate petrol head mum, she's had Porsches, a Ferrari, M3's and M5's etc. She loves it.

    She had a black 159 JTDM Cloverleaf Turismo with red Momo leather, then a black 24V Brera JTS with satin chrome and black wheels, now she's got the red 159 JTDM Lusso.

    And a Fiat 500 for when the Alfa breaks down :p

    The red Alfa has done 211,000 miles now :(
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    [Aug 11, 2013]
    Cool day yesterday!

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    Session in the above car on Goodwood.

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    Spot Prawn.
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    One radical day of motorsport, boost, turkey ham and sump scraping. Like a boss.
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    What lens were you using? I just picked up a 70-200 F4.0L - an awesome bargain and looks to be the perfect focal length for that sort of work.
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    I bet its a round one :)
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    Today was a big day.

    Ordered a set of AP coilovers, a set of Project Silver camber plates and Prawn should be delivering a set of Brembos with many racey pads to me.

    Don't spend a penny for years then blow over a grand in a day haha.
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    God help us! :ohmy:
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    All prep for ADI. :)
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    He means business !
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    Shame he can't drive! :laugh:
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    RMD maximum protection buckets on the 25th of September, and a set of VT engine mounts, and build the suspension and brakes onto a set of LCR hubs. Remove the whole lot in one go :)

    A3 track car. Done. Almost...
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    Hahahahaha, this is just making up for my lack of talent Jo :p
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    Waiting for Prawn to send me pictures of the new brakes!!!

    Waxed my car tonight.

    Roof is shiny.

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    Looks good you can come round and do mine if you like?
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    Move to Basingstoke and we've got a deal haha.
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    [Aug 28, 2013]
    Just ordered 1kg of Polytek 85 to do my engine mounts, and Mr Bull is supplying me with a set of mounts to modify.

    Picking up brakes tonight from Prawn.
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    Expect a bone shaking time for the first 500 miles are so.....but well worth it in the end.

    Will really highlight any rattles/vibrations you may have around the vehicle.....ohhh and the ladies love it :sly: lol
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    Fine by me.

    I have spent loads of time in Prawns car and know to expect. Hopefully with my "race" bushed dogbone mount it should feel great.
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    Yeah I've sure it will feel great.

    Really compliments the rest of the handling set up and provides a lot more confidence in throwing her about - less wobbling about the better :)

    Will you be fitting them over this weekend?
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    That's good to hear.

    Have had polybushed front arms and both lower dogbone bushes for a few months now. But now it feels like the engine is pivoting around the dogbone because of slack in the engine and gearbox mounts.

    I will do a write up for them and see how I get on :)
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    Same old story with any mod as I'm sure you're well aware of by now.....you upgrade one part on the car and the remaining OEM parts will soon show there age! lol

    Yeah a write up would be good fella - be interested to hear how you get on with them in your motor as the majority of people who have gone down the Polytek route have done it to their track cars/large bhp second cars.

    This is your daily/only car isn't it? Or do you get the joys of a company car from the dealership you work in?
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    After a bit of a clean up, I have a sub 9 set of brakes.

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