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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Biggy, Oct 25, 2012.
Picked up some new goodies for the audi today...
Ok folks time for a serious update,
The rear splitter is currently with xquisite Automotive been made to fit to a 1 piece rear bumper from a 8p3, so hopefully that should be done soon.
after i completely stripped the interior, (carpet came out too)
i got cracking with installing the speakers, running all the RCA's to the headunit, speaker wire, power wire, and the front air lines,
where possible i followed original wiring and secured them with cable ties and those sticky pad things:
I then designed my sub box, it had to be 26.6 CuFt for optimal performance, this is 26.9 (0.2 sub displacement blah blah) it fits in the spare wheel well and is about 12mm under the level of the boot lip, so when i put my false floor in it should all be nice and level,
then i had to make my adapters for the speakers, was a bit trial and error at first but i got there in the end:
then took the door cards off, sound deadened the door, and fitted the speakers and did the wiring:
then for the tweeters, i wanted them hidden in the stock location so off come the a pillers and i whipped out the old tweeters ran some cable for the new ones, and secured the new ones in place:
after all that was done, i tested it worked and put all the interior back in the car.
when i took the carpet out i managed to rip the wires out the plug for the accelerator cable so had to get a new plug and solder new wires up: (big thanks to NHN for his help with this)
once that was done i fitted my new S3 pedals:
i do need to get a cover for the foot rest made up though.
when that was all done i did an interior bulb LED upgrade:
also number plate bulbs and sidelights and new headlight bulbs
Next onto the fun stuff, the air,
front bags fitted, the white stuff around the airline is heatproof shielding for where it runs in the engine bay,
took the rear swing arms off to grind down the inside:
now i ain't got any pics of the rear bag installation as the phone died, but how much of a ball ache is it to get a 5/16-18 Rivnut? i tried everywhere, and when i found some realised i wouldn't have the correct tool to fit them anyway, so i made the descision to change the bolt that secures the rear bracket to the top perch to a M10, just meant a little more drilling and messing about, but sorted in the end.
tidied up all the boot install and done most the wiring:
our office for the last few days:
and the only decent pic i've got of how the car sits now:
the rears sit perfect imo, but i need to get the notch done, and probably some 5 or 10mm spacers on the front.
next updates will be the making of the false floor, and management controls.
C&C welcome as always
Seat leon cupra splitter ftw, get that nose touching the ground. Considering i do alot of audio installs the work u've done so far is really good! Would love to hear how it sounded over the OEM system. De-wiper the rear? if u can live with it. And for all of the people who mocking ur focus, i'd love to see the reaction to Spookys focus lol. I always maintained that urs was one of the better ones on ffoc.
Also, have u considered sound deadening the insides of the door cards? that seems to be the weak point. I get a fair bit of vibration from them and it annoys me. Especially when theres stuff in the pockets. And would that rear speaker not hit the door card under excursion? looks tight
firstly cheers for the comments about the focus, spookys just seem to have everything on it for the sake of it tbh, much prefered mine, but anyway, before N8 pipes up again lets not go there lol
As for how it sounds over the OEM system, i think it totally wipes the floor with it, so much louder and more importantly clearer, there is alot more room behind there then the picture suggests, the adapters are pretty much the same height as the standard ones so the speakers are in more or less the same place.
I'll take aboard your tip about the door cards tho! i got a few sheets left over for when i attempt the boot lid.
Good job, planty work
Car looks awesome
Noooooo........this thread is making me want 3sdms agaaaaaiiin like the thread i looked t not so long ago..............RS6's look cool, RS6's look cool...........
bit of an update to keep this thread ticking over:
Sorted out the install false floor, and made the panel to cover the amp:
sorted out the trimming:
few bits i'm not happy with, the sub is a little off centre, and theres a few gaps i need to sort, so i'll probably have to make a new false floor to sort it out, no big deal.
then it made its debut at Heaven on Wheels in Belgium:
i've also got a new front grill and american number plate blank on order from stoke Audi, and once the rear bumpers been done, the cars going in to be sprayed and have the front bumper smoothed, so i did a little photoshop to see what it'd look like:
and i need to get a notch done. but thats pretty much all for now
So got my new black optics grill and US number plate blank sorted and fitted today:
fitted to the car and a few pics after a wash and clean:
still waiting to get the notch done.. starting to do my head in now
Looks very nice !
Very nice, that wheels with that stance = stunning
Stunning job matey.