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Mikey's A3 QTS Build Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Mikey3000, Jun 26, 2013.

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    [Jun 26, 2013]
    Hello everyone,

    in the spirit of the forum, I thought that I should finally start my own build thread for my project. My car is an A3 Quattro T Sport. The car has a genuine 88000 on the clock with a full service history - part Audi main dealer, part independent specialist.

    I love the quality of the A3 and the whole understated feel of the model so I have used this as the foundation for my project. Up till now, I have spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money on getting the car mechanically perfect. It has had a new cam-belt, water pump, radiator and Bosch battery; brand new Pagid discs and pads all round, all worn suspension bushes/components replaced and new exhaust sections. Today, the car has also had a major service, had the throttle body cleaned and a new thermostat fitted.

    Below are my plans for the car which I intend to have completed by the end of the year. I shall of course be updating with progress and photos as the journey continues.

    Engine - goal to take car from 180bhp to 210bhp and provide a more even power distribution



    1. Upgrade all engine hoses with black forge silicon replacements and stainless steel clamps
    2. Powder coat engine head and inlet manifold in silver
    3. Replacement Forge carbon fibre engine cover
    4. Custom Honda S2000 OEM cone filter install
    5. AMD/Revotechnik remap
    Chassis


    1. 17" * 7.5" genuine BBS CS-5 alloy wheels in brilliant silver with Falken ZE914 tyres
    Body

    1. Full body makeover by MG Cannon (Salisbury) which will include removing rust and respraying roof, blending in to rear quarters; repairing and respraying front and rear bumpers; machine polishing tailgate and bonnet and repairing and respraying OSR wheel arch.
    2. Lighting - Replacement OEM Hella clear front indicators; Replacement OEM Skoda clear wing repeaters; replacement OEM Hella red/white 8L facelift rear light lenses.
    3. FK Automotive debadged front grill and debadged tailgate
    4. Replacement OEM shortend Skoda roof aerial
    5. New front and rear Euro number plates with Audi dealer plate surrounds
    6. New Genuine Audi lower front plastic grill and rear plastic valance
    Interior


    1. Genuine Audi tailored carpet mats
    2. Digital boost gauge in place of OEM head unit and removal of all speakers
    3. Restoration of trip computer display
    4. Restoration/repair of worn drivers set
    5. Full professional interior valet
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