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my a3, trying to mke it a 1 off haha

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  1. 20v-turbo
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    [Jan 30, 2011]
    life started of as this
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    and then first thing i bought were alloys, some nice gallardo reps (each to their own)

    it looks clean but the bumpers had spider crack in it and so on , then during stone chips peeled my bonets laquer off and it went like this

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    so had a primered bonnet for a while which i use as a chalk boared haha, but then it got some slammage and a cupra splitter, i also then smoothed the front number plate and relocated it

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    and then the big change began, i decided to go satin black as i havent seen many a3's in this coolour
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    and for a bunch of 18 year olds in a garage ii recon it came out ok haha :p

    so at the momment it looks like this

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    its not finished atm, needs more coats in february towards UD, will have custome one off exhaust built and smoothed rear end, new wheels (see samle below) with some poke :) , hopefuly a reamped interior, and some tints, THIS CARS BUILT ON A BUDGET and thts y it may look like a pile of WxxNK lol

    but heres a preview of new wheels but will be different colour
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    current spec
    DV - was on it when i bought it :/
    panel filter pipercross
    cat back 3 inch system one backbox deleted silencer
    satin black paint
    Lambo reps 8x18 et 35
    false floor pioneer setup gold plated
    Audi Sport Leather interior
    HID conversion with headlights that has the projector lamp
    Audi TT clutch and flywheel
    Jom coilovers
    polished inlet manifold
    custom side engine covers
    smoothed front and relocated number plate

    nothing majour but plans for february
    -recoat
    -smoothed rear end
    -custom exhaust :)
    -new wheels and spaced out
    -tinted windows
    -cleaned bay
    -good service haha
    -whiteline ARB so i can go lower haha

    and hopefully once my alloys and other parts have sold i can get a remap and do something bout my brakes and my interior sometime

    negative and posative comments are welcomed haha:blink:
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    Nice budget project mate, looks quite aggresive, certainly different from the usual audi projects. Personally i would match the wing mirrors to the body colour and i prefer the lambo reps for the current look of the car, i think the new wheels might be a bit fussy for the aggresive satin black look you have going on, just my opinion. Keep us updated with your progress mate.
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    thanks ye, i ran out of paint on the mirrors thtas why, but the car should look like this with the new wheels

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    Good budget build mate, keep up the hard work :)

    Best wishes

    Chris
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    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Really like it pal, looks different BUT please dont go tht colour for the wheels, they will look **** and ruin the car.
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    Still prefer the original lambos on your car mate, cant say as i like the colour of the wheels above either mate, i actually prefer the original colours of them. I look forward to seeing the final results, keep up the good work.
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    hmm fer enough, im very indesisive person nd it bugs me haha

    but i found yet another set i like :/ fml lol but will have new shoes by ultimate dubs, if not ill buy spacers and shims fr this lol
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    [Feb 2, 2011]
    Any pics of the other set youve found mate?
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    [Feb 5, 2011]
    boloks wheels sold ha

    but once new wheels arive ill put sum pics up, been at wheel smart fr paint quotes so everythings good atm

    and currently collected these bits fr the car nd gt few other bits to collect my custom piece fr the zorst nd my whiteline arb nd few lil bits fr UD

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    [Feb 6, 2011]
    If thats your exhaust centre section mate, it looks a tad small, whats the bore? 2.25? Id go for a full 3" setup or at least 2.75.
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    hahha your way way off their mate

    this is 3 inch lmao , its nt stuck together just slotted to get a pic haha im only having the one silencer but the silencer in teh pic is 12 inches long and 5 inched diamter :)

    these pics should help show the size ahha [​IMG]
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    Haha, i blame the photographer lol. Very nice, you building the exhaust yourself then?
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    umm yea a mates dads doing the welding for me as hes an engineer , im building teh cat back myself and then ill order the 33 inch downpipe and cat deltete later on,,, i forgoten how big the downpipe goes lmao

    this is how i set it out today as my centre piece arrived :) it needs cutting fr the angles then it will be welded and certain areas heatwrapped, im just going for unique atm with thecar,, the systems a hate it or love it, but did a mock up and i love it :)


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    [Feb 10, 2011]
    Looks sweet fella keep up the good work :)
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    [Feb 10, 2011]
    Looking good mate, very impressed with the paint job! Keep us updated and looking forward to seeing it at UD
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    hahah cheers :)

    going in for few more coats and flatting back in 2 weeks due to running out of paint... my bad :p
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    [Feb 16, 2011]
    bit gutted after fitting turns out cant do twin as the petrol tank clearance is like 1cm so even the heatwrap wont save the plastic tak, so after ordering my cutom part i was forced to cut it :/ novice mistake so sue me :p

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    my attepmt at engine covers :p
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    it does look better inn person though
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    yet again its a marmite thing, but i liek it and it sounds good
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    [Feb 22, 2011]
    ud update, new wheels only bout handful of people saw this coming so im bit god at keeping it sush now


    first i polishd my rear lights
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    these will be going all red soon


    diy flaring, bottlejack wood and heatgun

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    now flared :)
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    now i can lower it :)
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    fat arse ;)

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    dont diss the ride height, i am running 19x10 but by ud it will be sorted


    so this weeks progress is polisehed rear lights, flared arches and bmw x5 wheels 19x10 running 245 stretch

    next weeks progress, slightly tinted frnt lights, debadged grill, all red rears, 2 degreee shims ;), hnr adapters 30mm fr the frnt and then roll frnt arches and then i will be runnig 215 35 stretch on the frnt alloys

    opinions
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    Looking pretty good. Like the colour looks like its been wrapped! Thats bold putting 10J's on!!
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    Jesus there wide, good choice though, you got the car on coilovers?

    Must say im quite liking the look of it.
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    thanks, i wanted to be different :) and lukily enough ive seen the list of cars going to ud and tehres only one other car running x5 wheels


    haha i actually recon i cd fit 11s on the rear, still gt bout an inch between the shock and tyre :)

    the frnts going to be tight but ill mke it wrk :)


    and yes i am running coilies (jom) their perfect in the frnt ,,,but the rear springs are way too soft they drop way too mucth when weights added :( so eibach said they wd mke me some custom rear springs but i need to find out the joms rear springs weights and information before they can and im finding it difficult :(
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    Nice updates there mate, how easy/hard was it to roll the arches?
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    thanks


    umm pretty easy tbh all went well

    heatgun stoped cracking

    used teh bottle jack and sum wood to get the first fakre, then simply batter it out bit by bit with a rubber mallet,,,if you only move accross inch my inch you wont get ribbles and ull get equal flare
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    [Feb 23, 2011]
    loving the arch rolling. we used to use a scaffold pole between tyre and arch and drive back and forth, then lower a bit more and do the same. i've made one using a vw jack and skateboard wheel too. did you get a good finish? Steve
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    [Feb 23, 2011]
    Fair play to you looks pretty good
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    ive gt a proper arch roller fr the frnt just thet the bakcs double skinned :p


    umm ye i gt a smooth finish but still going to smooth it in to get sum nicer lines :)
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    well after waiting ages fr my adapters turned out venom sent me 20mm adapters nt the 30mm ones i ordered!! so lukiy they clear the shok by 2mm or less cardboared thin haha but now i cant lower it by the coilies anymore unless i take out teh helpers :p but i will buy the lowering top mounts :)


    progress so far is flared , frnt nd rears on, nice 215/35 stretch on a 9jer my mechanic was not impresed lol but i assured him stretch is safe ha

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    not the best pics sorry

    still to do, respray, shims, topmounts, interior, frnt nd rear light, show plates nd other lil bits
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    looking good mate, getting there eh
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    thanks guys, will try get some better pics up, me nd mates mk5 is going fr lil pic shoot tommorow so hopefully more parts have arriived and ill get some better pics up

    im just happy with the wheel choice as not many people run them so its unuique ish :)
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    wheels look sick. really good work.
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    me and mates mk5 decided to go for a quik shoot

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    opinions?

    cars getting sprayed again this weekend and colourcoded bumpers nd smoothed rear
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    To be honest on a budget build I think you have done a cracking job, when I first saw the thread starting I thought it was going to end up a mess, but it does look really good, wheels are perfect for it.

    You taking it down any lower? Also some lamin-x on the headlights would look pretty good.
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    i have laminex fr the rears to make em all red :)

    thanks, yes first few pics dont do any justice :/ hahha my faul went through stages of only being able to do lil bits as im in full time education :(

    umm cant adjust front coilovers any mor as it will hit tyre, but ive gt 15 mm lowering top mounts so tht will eliminate the arch gap in the frnt (future ill be looking into uprating the frnt springs and then lower it and flare frnts)

    the rear is going lower once i get shims on it , reason its high now is tht the rear springs give way too much so im thinking of getting some mk5 springs or bora springs fron hnr or eibach as they are way stiffer and wont drop as much


    the arse end needs to come down alot :)

    thanks for ure reply
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    Yeah looking good mate, them wheels fit it perfectly!

    get some pic up after the re spray
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    [Mar 4, 2011]
    todays progress
    all red rear lights
    slightly smoked front lights
    started sanding nd smoothing frnt nd rear bumper

    car will be painted by monday deffinate get most of it done tommorow hopefully
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    Wheres the pics????
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