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

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

  1. CMcKenzie
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    What's the fit of the Depo's like? I've got Depo rears and they're not all that great.
    This is why I've been putting off doing my headlights for a while, with not knowing what they fit like and and genuine Hella ones being a little too much to justify with everything else I've recently forked out for.
    But if these are just as good, I can finally put the HID kit I bought from the group buy months ago to use :icon_thumright:
    -Callum.
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    Looks tidy on those wheels and the new lights look fresh as a daisy. I always wanted a black S3 but had to settle for silver :(
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    Looks evil, but I still prefer it on the others. If you do want some CHs for the winter I may be able to help - not sure if I like them on mine enough to keep them for long :p
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I want your CH's bird, they'd look bad-ass as road wheels on my track car :laugh:
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    Hands off Nick! You've never cleaned Rainbirds car.

    The Depo lights fitted fine, nice and snug with the wings. My front bumper doesn't fit very well but they look ok.

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    I do miss my CHs :( I was *this* close to getting a pair of 18x10s for the rear when I had mine but missed out last minute on the auction. The 10s have awesome dish.
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    Haha, swift work, Nick. Speedy posts from you both and a message from Seamons in no time at all after posting that!

    If I can find some well-priced wheels to replace them that don't look too silly (either OEM+ look or something just plain pimp!) then I'll let you know :p

    Through the MOT ok then, J-Rod? Mine on Monday so fitting LCR hubs/cast wishbones this eve with Mr Miller. Should just about see it pass.
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    It's at 3:30... I know it will pass, but it's just nerve racking all the same.

    After all the work we have done to it, it will be nice to have an impartial third party see it.

    It's been MOT'd by my mate since we first got it as a standard car, so he has known it for 5 years now from a standard dull A3 to a modified dull A3.
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  9. Prawn
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    :laugh: :racer:

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    same as mine has been for the past 3 years (barr a fail on a cracked spring, coilovers fixed that :p) good job!
  12. 16Klappe
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    Luckily, I haven't had an advisory in the 4 years I have had her.

    Whilst I only officially purchased her this time last year, I have been looking after her since 2009.

    So very happy that all of the work my friends and I have put into her over the last year was worthy of a clean pass.

    Funny wheel related post to follow...
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I wish I had coilovers :(
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    No arches?...:lmfao:
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    It's ok.

    I took 5mm out of Nicks tires.
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    Get ya wallet out then!
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    Car's pretty black now.

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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Looks wicked. Those TT wheels really suit it.
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    Jay A3 come fly with me

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    Looks so clean!
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    When end I saw you last week at the jet wash I thought it looks kinda clean, but it looks mint here matey!!!!! Jealous!!!!!
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    Thanks man.

    These wheels really ruin it for me, I liked then originally but now I hate them. The silver wheels are so nice they distract your eyes from the blemishes and paintwork defects.

    I am so glad Nicks back from Spa so I can have my old shoes back.

    Oh, and Clive at CNTuning is building me a forged engine. Sorry, forgot to mention that.
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    RD rods and agu pistons with largeport head?
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    Going for a real "man boost" turbo? :)
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  25. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Build your own engine it's fun and far more rewarding :thumbsup:
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    Drilled rods from Ben Parsons, BAM pistons and a large port head.

    Basically Clive has asked me to go down to his workshop for a weekend and give it a go. He said he wants me to have a go at stripping and rebuilding, and if I **** it up he will do it for me.

    I've built engines in the past, but never on my own car which is the nerve racking thing. Building a Zetec in the work bench at College or building a B series with your dad is very much different to driving to your mates, tearing your engine out and not being able to go hone until it is built.
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    Jay A3 come fly with me

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    Cracking offer! Too god to turn down. Good luck with it mate. Got a date in mind??
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    Got some very clean AGU pistons with pins, pm me if interested...
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    My set were free. Thanks though Dave. Appreciate it :beerchug:
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    No worries pal, you cant beat free.... :arco:
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    why are you lowering compression Mr Mardell?
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    Scope for more timing.

    Coupled with meth it should allow the timing through the roof on a K300 black widow, and make 300/300 without breaking reliability.
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    Have you fitted a new VVT or mapped it out?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Load of ****e :laugh: and you know it!

    You're lowering compression because 20mm RD rods are cheaper than 19mm, you have 19mm pistons, and you were given 20mm BAM pistons for free, which just happen to be lower compression :laugh:
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    Just reset the code before the test :)

    LOL Prawn, in truth that's what happened. It wasn't a choice, more of s fortunate outcome of the cheaper parts available.
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    good plan bro, 20mm ftw
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    It's all just so much money to spend!

    I REALLY need to raise the suspension too, it's doing my head in.

    I might take the front up 10mm and the rear 15.
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    Are you not at adi jardo?
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    He's a pussy, so NO, he never turned up! I would have slayed him anyways! :laugh:
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    ....sideways
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