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Just a few pics from California!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tcardio, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. tcardio
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
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    Sorry mates, but wheel a little dirty
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    gorgeous.
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    So, the question has to be asked, is that a real S3 (I'm pretty sure they're not available in the US)?
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    Looks great! However i dont think its real as our friends over the pond don't get the S3.....dont know why though, probably emissions regulations or some other dumb reason!
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    Looking good! Very aggressive with the optic grill. What mods does it have? Enjoy the car
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    Wow... 19's AGAIN!!!!.. I'm getting seriously itchy feet for these...

    Looks great S3 or Not.. could easily have fooled me,
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    Looks stunning, but what's with the brake discs?
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    very very nice i love it ....id love to have an s3 sportsback
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    Alcon brakes = :wub: Alcon for those of you that don't know make the new RS6 brakes. Can't wait to get my side skirts and rear valance on mine! Looking good my man
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    Very nice looking motor.....

    I'm pretty certain I spotted some S-Line badges on the rear doors....
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    Indeed you did Jon!
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    Yeah I hadn't heard of them before but I mentioned it to my mate and he said "Yeah they sound like Alcons. They're expensive!"

    I didn't realise they were little grooves on the discs, I thought they were painted on lol
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    Ooh, gold star for paying attention, well spotted. :beerchug:
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    Alcon = Some of the best brakes around = WRC items!!!!!!!
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    Mmmm, that's a bit saucy!

    In the parallell universe where I didn't go Munich...I have an S3 SB like that :o.k:
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    looks the shi**!!! loving the brakes! make me melt
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    I would like to see the roof rails on it , as i have a 59 plate S3 sportback ( pics to come soon ) i am just about to have them retro fitted.
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    haha, emissions regulations in the USA... ;) made me chuckle! ;)
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    Plus you can't get S3 Sportbacks can you?
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    looks wicked!
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    Course you can, where have you been?
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    Errrm, at home.... :crying:
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    t.cardio..

    tell us what mods you have done to it.. obviously the brakes (which are the best looking calipers n discs imho) and wheels.. but i see an h&r sticker and it looks dropped..??
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    Think he's dropped it on springs, be interesting to see how much the brakes cost, alcon are excellent and underrated brakes.
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    :haha:
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    lol ha ha ha !!! funny that ..

    But yeah you can get an s3 sportback ...
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    H&R coilovers, APR ECU, Milltek exhaust, HPA GEN IV Haldex, HPA DSG Flash, RS6 FBMFSW, Neuspeed RSB, Alcon 355mm brakes, VMR 19x8.5 et 48 wheels with Yokohama 225/35/19 tires
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    Why have you quoted your own post???

    And is it an S3 or a 2.0T?
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    After looking on all the USA forums, this is the only facelift A3/S3 conversion in the US. We envy you guys as we all would love to have S3s. I am working with HPA to install their FT425 kit. Since I am so far away from their facility, I am coordinating with a local tuner.
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    arnt rs4 brake's known for warping , the geezer who used to have the white rs4 on here didnt rate them ....always advised on different disc's ??
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    Really? I don't drive hard anyway, so they'd be alright for me, whats the latest with you..
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    Nothing as yet got to put the car on auto trader but cant till next week as im that strapped , done my head in this year nothing but doom and gloom ....

    Accept the new's that the misses is having a boy :yahoo: So it's all good n tha hood ..lol

    Now just got to get a small lottery win and i keep the car .. wishfull thinking but you never know ... didnt you end up getting the bucket's nate ??
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    Nope, they flopped, guy didn't sell in the end, but I will get some, don't you worry lad.
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    Its a stunning motor:anbet:, wonder how it would look with a dagenham backdrop (joke)

    Is that Hugh Hefners crib (not a joke!!)
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    You omitted the term "LOOKALIKE".

    It's not an S3 conversion until you replace the motor, in my book.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely looking car, but even a REAL S3 with a standard 2.0T engine (flashed or otherwise) is not an S3 any more.

    Keith
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    I have to say I agree with Keith. It's been said before and this time is no different. It's not and S3 unless it's an S3.
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