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My Audi A3 2.0 TDi Sport 57 plate

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chris.vincent3, May 2, 2012.

  1. chris.vincent3
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    [May 2, 2012]
    Hi, after my cambelt snapped, or, well, stripped itself on my MG ZR, I bought an Audi A3.

    Here are some photos, I know next to nothing about VAG at the moment but learning slowly. So far i know i have the 8P2 version, anyone know the paint code/name?

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    First things first, I missed having leather seats so went out and found some S3 seats and door cards for a fair price of £700, they're heated seats aswell but dont have the loom in my car :( So will be looking into retro-fitting the loom at some point if anyone has any useful info?

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    Also found some 2011 rear lights after some searching, still unsure if i paid too much for them, £175 posted? Also de-badged it as the badges where falling off anyway.

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    Want to get the S-Line or S3 kit on it aswell, if anyone has any info on which year bracket that will fit, and ones to avoid.

    Thanks, Chris.
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    [May 2, 2012]
    There should be a printed label in the boot floor area, that gives full spec codes for the car.
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    [May 2, 2012]
    2003-2008 bumpers will fit (same year bracket as yours), S-Line bumpers will be a lot easier to source than S3 bumpers & a lot cheaper too (there's loads on a certain auction site at the moment).
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    [May 2, 2012]
    Best bumper in my opinion is the 2006-2007 S3 bumper. On the hunt for one myself, no luck so far.
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    [May 2, 2012]
    The one thing I love on my cars is ... an arm rest.
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    [May 2, 2012]
    Thanks for the input guys, particularly looking for bumpers in the same colour as i cba with body shop fees plus im in no hurry so ill just wait till some come up.

    Yes, i do miss the arm rest from my MG, still find myself trying to find it with my elbow in the A3 :( weird habbits you pick up getting used to cars aye.
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    [May 31, 2012]
    Update so far is ive just painted the wheels grey.

    Have a Jetex exhaust on the way that i bought off eBay for a bargin tbh.

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    [May 31, 2012]
    Looks like Lake Silver Metallic LY7W/5B
    Check the label in the boot for a code like this.


    2007 Audi A3
    Color Color Description Color Code
    Sage Green Metallic LX6Z/3G
    Dakar Beige Metallic LY1Q/9X
    Brilliant Red LY3J/C8
    Akoya Silver Metallic LY7H/2S
    Lake Silver Metallic LY7W/5B
    Brilliant Black LY9B/A2
    Ibis White LY9C/T9
    Misano Red Pri Metallic LZ3M/N9
    Ocean Blue Metallic LZ5C/2Y
    Sprint Blue Pearl LZ5F/5N
    Murano Green Pearl Effect LZ6Q/G7
    Lava Gray Pearl Effect LZ7L/1R
    2006 Audi A3
    Color Color Description Color Code
    Dakar Beige Metallic LY1Q/9X
    Brilliant Red LY3J/C8
    Lake Silver Metallic LY7W/5B
    Brilliant Black LY9B/A2
    [I]Arctic White LY9D/B5[/I] [I]
    [I]Garnet Red Metallic LZ3F/9C[/I] [I]
    [I]Venetian Violet Pearl Effect LZ4Z/4H[/I] [I]
    [I]Ocean Blue Metallic LZ5C/2Y[/I] [I]
    [I]Moro Blue Pearl LZ5J/P7[/I] [I]
    [I]Murano Green Pearl Effect LZ6Q/G7[/I] [I]
    [I]Lava Gray Pearl Effect LZ7L/1R[/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I]
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    [May 31, 2012]
    thanks for that Johnny Bravo.
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    Its been a very long time since i updated this, not alot has happened to be honest haha! S-line bumper with black grille, also got a LCR splitter on there just not got a photo :( also got some new alloys to go on.. Photos to follow tomorrow.


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    [Dec 23, 2012]
    photos as promised..

    Lowering springs and an S3 rear bumper in the new year..

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    [Dec 23, 2012]
    Great improvement, love the seats, needs those springs though hey!
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    Thanks, I didn't think it had changed much until i saw the old photos, quite surprising. Thanks, the interior was my first mod, 2 days of owning the car! Yeah i missed out on a set of H&R's last week, gutted :( Going to buy some new ones tho, but cant decided on Eibach or H&R.
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    Wow Chris, quick improvement on the car! I really like the rear lights, its taken me forever to work out if they are straight swap for OE ones and it seems they are! Did you source them new? Very unique interior as I have never seen the same before.

    Where you on themgzr / mgrover.org? Im sure I have seen your username before (mine was stev160)
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    Hi mate, thanks, shes really taking shape now. Yeah the rear lights are a straight swap mate, got mine new for £150 iirc. I love the interior its lovely.

    Yeah i was on both but spent most my time on .org for reasons im sure you know. I had the trophy blue ZR with the badboy bonnet and BRM interior? I remember your username as well i think, silver ZR?
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    [Dec 24, 2012]
    Car certainly is starting to look the part! Do you have a website link or company name for the rear lights? Are these LED? Yes thats your car I was thinking of - full of OE goodies/rare parts! Do you need a diesel for work or just prefer them? themgzr is very much dead, they have made a new one now. Yeah that was mine - now sold (went to a good home)
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    Thanks mate :) nah sorry mate, got them off a fourm member over eBay, I'm sure he still has some actually, someone might be able to help with someone who can supply them. Nah they're not led unfortunatly. Yeah took a while to gather the parts for her, absolutely gutted the cambelt snapped and wrecked the engine. Not really, but being in the army I can be based anywhere so it's just incase when I drive home, I'm not far from home at the moment, but I found the audi cheaper to insure than the mg aswell so I just prefer them. When im older ill have a big engined petrol. Oh right I haven't been on there since I got rid of the mg. that's good then, mine got scrapped :(
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    [Jan 13, 2013]
    A few photos of My A3 and a friends TT.

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    [Jan 13, 2013]
    What springs did you go for in the end?
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    [Jan 13, 2013]
    I went for H&Rs, got them from Euro Car Parts for £179. Really pleased with the drop.
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    [Oct 4, 2013]
    Another update. I'm poor at updating a progress thread.. :/

    Carbon fibre wing mirrors..

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    Where did you get the CF wing mirrors from?
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    Off a fourm member mate. They weren't in the classifieds for long ;)
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    [Oct 6, 2013]
    Car is looking great, window tints on your list?
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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Thanks mate, yeah window tints is on the list along with getting it wrapped gunmetal grey. Got a good deal on getting them both done professionally for £800 with a 3 year warranty on wrap and tints. Just saving up to get it done and looking for an S3 rear bumper preferably in silver, I've got a new boot with the spoiler on too, but it's in a different colour.
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    [Oct 11, 2013]
    32 bubls/LED's from T8ups. Next photo will be of them all fitted! Hopefully by this year..

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    [Oct 11, 2013]
    A couple of LEDs fitted, interior lights (front and rear) and drivers side door lights.

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    [Jan 4, 2014]
    Another update after a while! Finally got around to getting my spare boot I had sprayed, it was in better condition than my old one due to some scratches caused by a poorly fitted boot bike rack, the new boot has a spoiler with tinted glass.

    Photos to follow soon :)
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