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Jay A3 's 1.8T On-Going Build Thread

Jay A3 Dec 8, 2011

  1. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    I started lookin into meth but then I thought I would fit it after the larger fmic goes on..
     
  2. Tim_Attard

    Tim_Attard Active Member

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    so secretive, id love to see it with meth :D
     
  3. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    With meth niki reckons I should be able to run 260bhp nicely
     
  4. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    My bbs reps have been looking a little tired over last few months with paint flaking off

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    I had picked up some rs4 reps few months back. Decided to get them powder coated and I must say I'm impressed with how it has turned out

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    Thoughts??
     
  5. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    you alive!!!! :nunu::laugh:

    i like the rs reps more then the bbs
     
  6. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Yeh, still breathing! K03s ain't that powerful. I'm going to take some more shots of them later when I clean the car. I see that you also have a new set! Looking good
     
  7. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    lol na dude just resprayed them hey! still love my SSW no one has them here in SA
     
  8. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    that's what I told him too.
     
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  9. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    good man you are!
     
  10. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Looks great :)
     
  11. Jay A3

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    Bbs will probably be my track wheels when ever I get a chance to refurb them.
     
  12. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    BBS reps still lighter than the RS4 reps right Jay?
     
  13. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    That's correct Jo
     
  14. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    jay whats going on here????? is the thread dead?
     
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  15. Jay A3

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    Patience my friend ;)

    gathering bits n bobs
     
  16. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    so tell us about it! tell us how is the weather and stuff dont make me go thru 4 weeks of threads to remind you that you have a thread lol
     
  17. Jay A3

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    You have waited this long, a few more weeks wont hurt :)


    Haven't done much just general day to day maintenance and enjoying the car.
     
  18. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Popped up to see ben and reesy yesterday. Got round to upgrading the rear brakes to 256mm setup. Cracking work lads as always and fun banter.

    Mental note: "7mm spacers rather than 6mm would be a better fit" said Ben. It doesn't catch with 6mm so still ok to use.

    When I left brake felt a little light and Ben said it would be like that for around 20miles or so.

    First impression: it is a little more responsive and sharper but time will tell when these get worn in a bit more
     
  19. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Lines?
     
  20. Jay A3

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    Next time
     
  21. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get the brake kit from jay? Also where's the pics? Bloody amateur!
     
  22. Jay A3

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    Brake jut?
    I completely forgot to take pics. The rear upgrade has been done to death so I didn't think pics would be needed
     
  23. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Meant to say Kit! I've edited it now. Are te A3 rear smaller then the S3 rears as standard?
     
  24. Jay A3

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    232mm discs standard
    256mm s3

    Ben sorted it all out. He sold me the set and even sourced the 6mm spacers! All I did was paint the carriers and calipers. Brake line kit was from awesome gti
     
  25. Jay A3

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    Courtesy of Reesy (not a massive difference in size but still a difference non the less)

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    Old disc sitting on top of new disc
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  26. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    are the old ones solid single discs aswell?
    S3 are vented so its not just size.
     
  27. Jay A3

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    Correct. Double thickness and vented
     
  28. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    i noticed a difference in mine when i did it dude braking improved and corner braking felt smoother and less twichy
     
  29. Jay A3

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    I have noticed braking is smoother. Not sure about corner braking (as I brake before the corner :p)
     
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  30. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    bwaahahahahahhahahahaahhaha brake later then!
     
  31. Jay A3

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    I do just not in the corner :D

    It does feel better and I can actually see the disc behind the alloys now haha
     
  32. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    noooo muuuuch later hahahah
     
  33. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    I miss you jay. And I like your new wheels, the car suits them very well.
     
  34. Jay A3

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    Miss you too mate, caught the tuning bug yet??
     
  35. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Hmmm, possibly getting there, but need to financially recover from buying the thing first. And to be fair though, it's probably tuned as much as i'll be bothered to ever do! I suspect my monies will now go to funding two cars and a large fuel bill...plus all the other bits that start to fall to pieces on a 14yr old car.
     
  36. Jay A3

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    Large fuel bill? The other car is a derv and this one is a standard 1.8t!
     
  37. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    It's not standard, and even if it was it's still thirsty compared to my derv. I'm just not used to seeing 25mpg on a conservative run to work lol.

    Plus, running two cars has a load of costs ha.
     
  38. Jay A3

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    What's the spec of your motor?
     
  39. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    It's only had a few tweaks, had a remap, got a fmic and milltek cat back. It goes well enough though, much more fun to drive than the standard 1.8tqs I test drove.
     
  40. Jay A3

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    Ooooo remapped!? Exciting times!!!
     

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