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MIGGZ's A3 1.8t - The all rounder build thread

MIGGZ Nov 26, 2012

  1. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    now we know how much you love videos, here is some random ones i took last night.
    dont worry about the brake pad wear light its from the 6pot upgrade i just need to fix the light still

    1st one up is stand still to 4th gear

    unitronic stg 2 audi a3 1 8t 1st to 4th gear - YouTube


    next up is the glowshift showing off 1.5bar boost from 3500rpm

    unitronic stage 2 audi a3 1 8t glowshift gauges - YouTube

    the next one is 3rd gear to 5th gear pull

    unitronic stage 2 audi A3 1 8t 3rd to 5th gear pull - YouTube


    enjoy!
     
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  2. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    So did some work on my car last week, did a full sump service including pick up.
    Changed my filter for a nice fresh new one

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    Then while that was all open decided to vent my catch can to atmosphere instead of it going back into the tip like it was before

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    Then stripped the rear to rubberize the boot, but while that was open I have not put the rears back.
    I thinking of bracing the rear but need ideas thou



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  3. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Organized some bridgstone semis for like £12 each, 2 have 3 to 4 mm before the wear line, 2 are on the wear line and 1 is like 2mm before wear line. Seeing as its the 1st time I'm gona be using semis thought I would not miss the chance on this deal

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    Got my mate Magster to make me 5mm hub centered spacers for the front. Iv already got 10mm for the rear (hub centric)
    Just need to source wheel bolts. Which has been such a ball ache so far.


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    Enjoy! Thanks for looking
     
  4. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Which gauge would you choose?
    I'm torn between which Air/fuel Ratio gauge to choose from. Both are standalone wideband gauges with their own lambda and control unit!


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  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Hmmmm

    tough one mate. I THINK I'd go for the top one with the needle, the lower one is similar to my AEM Uego, it's its a. It too busy colour wise for me.
    Semis look great for that money! What size?
     
  6. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    My SO said the same she likes the top one as it matches the other gauges. Ill put up the write up now of it.

    The semis are bridgestone 225/40/17
     
  7. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    GlowShift’s Elite 10 Color Series Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge is an ultra-high performance gauge that allows you to monitor, as well as tune your vehicle’s air to fuel ratio, resulting in multiple benefits. These benefits include maximized power and engine performance, reduced emissions, and higher fuel economy by allowing you to carefully map out your vehicle’s air to fuel ratios throughout the range of RPM and manifold pressure which results in maximized power output. This standalone wideband air to fuel ratio gauge reads and displays your vehicle's air/fuel ratio, with unparalleled accuracy, from 10.0 to 20.0 AFR with the included Bosch LSU 4.9 wideband oxygen sensor.

    This Elite 10 Color Series Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge includes a Bosch LSU 4.9 wideband oxygen sensor, unlike many other wideband air/fuel gauges that utilize the older LSU 4.2 sensor. This 4.9 LSU wideband o2 sensor is installed to your vehicle’s exhaust with the included weld in bung, and the 13 foot sensor wire utilizes a modular connector to securely connect to the included wideband control box. The included power wires and wire harnesses are completely plug and play, and securely snap into the wideband control box, as well as the back of the gauge with modular connectors.

    GlowShift’s 2 1/16th inch (52mm) Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge offers some incredible features that include an easy to read analog readout, a peak recall function, programmable high and low warning functions, stepper motor technology, as well as 10 color through dial LED lighting, a self-calibration mode, and a low profile magnified tinted lens with an illuminated red needle. The adjustable high and low warning functions will alert you visually or with an optional audible tone, ensuring your vehicle’s air/fuel mixture is running at optimum levels. The included stepper motor ensures all needle movement is incredibly smooth and all gauge readings are extremely accurate. GlowShift’s 10 color through dial lighting lets you match your stock gauges or add a unique look to your vehicle’s interior. With the included color recall feature, you never have to worry about resetting the gauge to your preferred color every time your vehicle is turned on.

    GlowShift gives a 0 to 5 volt digital output with this Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge’s controller, allowing you to connect it to virtually any data logging or engine management system.

    NOTE:The included Bosch 4.9 LSU Wideband o2 Sensor includes Bosch’s 30 day manufacturer’s warranty. GlowShift does not warranty this o2 sensor after that 30 day time frame.

    Elite 10 Color Wideband A/F Gauge:
    2 1/16th Inch Black Face with Magnified Tinted Lens
    Analog Display Reads from 10.0 to 20.0 AFR
    Digital 12 Volt Wideband Contoller Unit with Data Logging Output
    Bosch LSU 4.9 Wideband Oxygen Sensor
    13 Foot Sensor Wire Harness
    6 Foot Control Unit to Gauge Wire Harness
    5 Foot Power Wire Harness
    Weld-In Sensor Bung
    Mounting and Installation Hardware
    Free Lifetime Technical Support
    One Year Liminted Warranty
    Linear Data Logging Outputs:
    Linear Narrowband Output: 0 to 1 Volt
    Linear Wideband Output: 0 to 5 Volts


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  8. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    so been a bit busy this december with work so not much was done except for ideas and planning.

    iv decided not to go for a AIR/FUEL ratio gauge as of yet, as i have other things that need my money spent on lol

    iv got 3 sets of wheels:

    16" oem wheels
    17" porsche twists with bridgestone semis ( im still busy with the refurb on the wheels and deciding what colour)
    18" SSW wheels which are my everyday wheels

    iv got spacers for the wheels but it is such a mission to keep changing wheels, bolts and spacers. So after some homework decided to look into a stud conversion with open lugs so that 1 nut fits all the rims.
    I have spoken to bill and will be ordering a set of studs from him, the reason i will be going thru badger5 is what bill sells to his customers he would use on his own car and for me personally thats trust.

    this morning i orderd a set of blue anodized lug nuts off ebay to match my calipers lol and i like that they 48mm long so it will have that race car look

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    anyway thats it for now
     
  9. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    So good and bad news.....
    Good news:
    My new lug nuts arrived yesterday.


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    I was expecting it to be a brighter blue. O well

    Bad news:
    the lugnuts are 48mm long so I was hoping it would clear the holes for the bolts, it does, but when you put the socket in to tighten and loosen the nuts the socket touches the rims and you can't get a grip of the nut! Fml
    Now I'm gona have to get a quote on making the stud holes 3mm wider!
     
  10. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    so i got me another set of semis, this pair went up for sale with rims and 75%+ tred left for 60pound so could not say no to them

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    im becoming such SEMI whore!
     
  11. Gizmo20VT

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    Some good progress, Just dont nurse those semi's :happy:
     
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  12. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    bwaaaahahahahahahaha i was laughing as i was typing it wondering if anyone was gona get it lol
    legend dude
     
  13. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I'll comment in your thread dude, apologies for not doing so previously. It's a thousand times more entertaining than all the 'which wheels' and 'what FMIC' threads that pop up :laugh:

    What I don't understand about your wheel problem, is what size are your current studs? and why can't you just get longer ones of the same? surely they're all M14, so whatever size nuts you have currently can just be replicated surely?>

    those bridgestone semis look pretty cool too, don't see them over here much at all !
     
  14. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    oh, and just for you, 54....
     
  15. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Lmao thanks dude!

    I want to do a stud conversion and use lug nuts to tighten the wheels, as I have 16 wheels, 4 different sets, I have 2 different sets of spaces, now instead of running with like 60 or 80 different bolts use 1 set of lug nuts for all applications. Now the studs I got today are 90mm so I can run up to a 30mm spacer if need be. But that's a lot of strain for the studs so max will be 20mm, its a open end lug nut so any spacer of wheel stud will work!

    But got that sorted today with the issue I was having with my 18s with the lug nut holes not being big enough. Went for a quote this morn and they will be sent in next week, then ill send the wheels in for powdercoating same time
     
  16. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Sorted, I understood the reasons for wanting studs, just didn't know why some sockets would fit inside the current wheels and others not.

    I know what you mean though, I also have 4 sets of wheels, 2 sets of OE wheels (S3's and TT comps) and 2 sets of aftermarket wheels, so need a set of radius bolts and a set of taper bolts. In an ideal world I'd have all aftermarket wheels and studs / nuts to make things simple.
     
  17. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    All 4 use cone studs so that's sweet just the 18s used a turner bolt instead of a hex head bolt so a longer hex would not fit with out opening the stud hole, that's why I went for a 48mm nut thinking it will clear it fine, which it did, but the spoke is a bit to thick around the stud hole so the socket would not fit, but that is getting sorted now lol
     
  18. Dougi

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    yeah its looking good dude, cant want to see the lugs on
     
  19. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    thannks duuuuuuuude
     
  20. Dougi

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    Its looking to good!! good more my boi
     
  21. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    got my new studs yesterday, they a little long lol 90mm
    but its the only size i could find longer then 40mm

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    so going to be fitting them once i send my wheels in to be drilled then powder coat! just need to decide on colour
     
  22. Sidey

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    Great progress!
     
  23. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    thanks dude :rock:
     
  24. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Do they have an allen key in the end to tighten them in? I assume you fit with threadlock then you're done?

    What did the full set of 20 cost you dude? I've been meaning to do this for a LOOOOOOOOONG time.
     
  25. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    unfortunately they dont so i need to do it the hard way lol
    yeah i got the thread lock as well when i take my wheels off to send them in ill do the studs

    they cost me 39quid with thread lock
    but bill could get 60mm studs for like 30 i think
     
  26. Sixty 9 GP

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    This thread has EPIC written all over it!

    and im so glad i twisted your arm into getting an 8L again ;-)
     
  27. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Hahahahah thanks again bud
     
  28. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    OI, MIGGZ!!!!!

    I KNOW you went somewhere for mappy type changes and stuff recently, where's the update :laugh:
     
  29. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Hahahah ok ok ill do a little write up now.

    So the other night I decided to do some logs on my car after reading everyone doing their maf logs.

    I did mine and I only got 146.3g/s, now I was talking to prawn via whatsapp stressing my ass off thinking my car is stuffed. While running logs I still had a TLGP with a ford focus st (2.5t) and a golf 6 ED35 (k04). The G6 stayed till over 200km/h then we ran out of road and the ST got a hiding of his life.

    So stressing the whole time and everyone is saying my MAF might be on the way out I went pricing around for Bosch ones and all that.

    On tuesday I went to my turner to have a look at things and the only thing he could see was that at 1.7bar my injectors are at 90%.
    Not to stressed about that thou.

    So I asked about my maf readings and he said I don't need to worry, so I got even more stressed saying that the oaks in england are getting 190g/s on stage 1 cars. Then he tuned me, " dude what altitude are they at vs us? And the most iv seen on a 1.8t k03s is 154g/s"

    Then I asked nick if the altitude sorry could be right and he asked what is jhb's altitude and when I said 1834m he nearly died asking if we f#*king mountain goats lol

    So while my car was there I asked him to map me some left foot braking. I have always used left/foot and heal n toe but with the drive by wire it threw me off completely making me blip into a corner and slowly power out instead of using the brakes to power me out like I do on the bikes.
     
  30. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Took a picture of the temp yesterday or the day before just to prove how hot it is here


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    Was in a good mood yesterday and decided to do some work on my car lol
    * cleaned calipers + wheel arches
    * fixed my low brake pad warning light
    * removed front bumper cleaned intercooler and radiator
    * replaced my WMI pump screws and checked for leaks or wear
    * cleaned out my WMI filter
    * serviced my Forge 008
    * fitted my seats, amps and sound back

    My Hover craft



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  31. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    so im thinking of swapping my SSW wheels for these ones, i love the look of them and when i bought mine these were not available.
    i wont be using those profile tyres ill be using my own tyres.
    whats the opinion on them?

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    also iv found a set of S3 rears, disks and lines for 66quid so im waiting for my mate to part with them then ill be fitting them. also coming at such good timing as my disks and pads have seen better days
     
  32. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    so i went last night to do a test fit on those wheels, it looked so much better on my mates Jetta not the audi thou it looks huge.
    if i was going for that whole stance look it would have been epic as they 8j and with a 215/35 tyre there would be epic stretch!

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    his looked pretty awesome with mine on

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  33. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmm, tough call Miggz, but I think your black wheels look better.

    Car looks lovely too, so cool in white!
     
  34. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    thanks mr nick, i agree i like my ones more so we swapped back last night
     
  35. s3dave

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    Haha i was just going to say, did he say no swaps back.... :lmfao:
     
  36. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    i pulled a good move we only swapped two so if he said no i would be running 2 black 2 silver lol
     
  37. Jay A3

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    Nice work on the car mate! Deffo the black wheels look better
     
  38. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    thanks mate, agree hey. when i get a little extra cash in im sending them in to get the holes opened up more to fit my stud and nut conversion then going to powdercoat the wheels. thinking a dark grey or titanium
     
  39. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    right, so these are the colours i had in mind

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  40. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Sounds good mate! pics as soon as they are done!

    Edit: Curse you! uploaded some pics when i was posting haha
     

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