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My Audi A3 Progress Thread - Garnet Red

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by N.Singh, Feb 9, 2012.

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    [Feb 9, 2012]
    As Some Of You May Know, I Have Not Owned This Car For Long,

    Ive Always Loved Spending Money On Cars, And Ensuring They Look Nice And Subtle.

    As Soon As I Passed My Test I Was Going Through The Fase Of Modding Modding And More Modding!

    Some Pics Below Showing The Start Of The Progress To The Finished Of My Astra Which The A3 Has Now Replaced

    Spec:
    Vauxhall Astra 1.4
    Full XP Kit
    Lowered
    18"
    Full Custom Install

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    After Modding

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    Anyway! Enough Of The Astra,

    Time To Start With The A3....

    Brought This Due To The Spec And Price Including Low Millage

    Spec:
    1.6 Special Edition
    Sunroof
    6 CD Changer
    Auto Light
    Full Leather Interior

    But As I Brought It

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    Within A Few Days, It Was Booked In To Get Its Windows Tinted

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    However Having Had The Windows Done, I Noticed A Small Mark On The Rear So I Got The Rear Re Done At No Extra Cost,

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    The Wheels Were Far Too Standard To Be On The Car Any Longer,

    So I Snapped Up Some RS4 Wheels Cheap So Decided To Put Them On,

    Although The Colour Of The Wheels Was Wrong, & They Were Curbed I Couldn't Complain For The Price I Paid,

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    But They Didn't Stay Like This For Long.....

    Just The Way I Wanted Them :p

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    And Finished!

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    So Once They Were Refurbed They Were Ready To Go Onto The Car

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    The Next Stage Was To Do The Audio,

    So Trying To Source A Good Double Din Head Unit, I Came Across A RNS-E That Was Local To Me, So Ended Up Buying It,

    Old Unit,

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    Against The New:

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    :) Happy Days,

    Was Time To Fit Etc, But During The Staged Of Booking My Car In To Get It All Fitted, I Thought Id Source A Sub And Amp And Get It All Done At Once, So 2 Hours Later, I Came Across An Attomic 15" Appocolype Sub Which I Could''t Resist,

    So As I Purchased It I Brought A Lanzar Amp At The Same Time

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    So As The Car Was Booked In, Was For It To Be All Hooked Up,


    Work In Progress:
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    And Fitted!

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    So Thats It For The Time Being, But As The Car Stands Now, This Is The Only Pic I Have When Its Clean Etc :p

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    Plans To Follow:

    Complete Boot Build - To Do
    Purchase Rear Black Edition Bumper - Done
    Purchase Front S-Line Bumper - To Do
    Lower The Car - To Do
    Gloss Black Roof - Maybe
    Xenon Headlights - Maybe

    Will Also Do Little Touches Here And There Such As De Wipering, Smoked Plates, Interior LED's Etc

    Hope You Enjoyed Reading, And Keep Locked In, Till The Progress Thread Continues..........
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    [Feb 9, 2012]
    Looks good, nice colour mate! Never seen an A3 without climate...
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Cheers Pal, Its Something I Wanted To Upgrade To Tbh, Is It Easy To Replace With The Climate Unit? Isit A Plug And Play Or ?
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Looking good mate!
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Good work! Don't forget the S-Line/S3 rear spoiler!
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Nice car, great colour..
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Looking tidy mate, definitely needs lowering! Are those 18" RS4's? Ive never seen an Audi without climate control either.
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    No its not pnp at all sorry to say for climate, its allot of wiring & certainly more parts to fit, alongside whole dash being removed to fit wiring & sensors, that kinda job would make you buy a car with tbh, why audi sell cars with manual aircon etc is beyond me, but alas, nice colour car :)
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    You've done a real nice job on the car mate, from a standard car its looks great!, you've done each mod i would have done if i bought that particular model. good luck with the rest and make sure to put up more pics!
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Never seen A3 without climate either - looks really strange..
    Need to get some centre caps in those wheels
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Cheers Guys, And Waiting For A Few Days While Some New Mods Come Through, But Will Be Small Touches That Make The Biggest Difference :)
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    I hope some eibach lowering springs are on the shopping list :icon_thumright:
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    [Feb 10, 2012]
    Haha Yes Buddy, They Are ;)
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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    Anyone Know Where I Can Get De Wippering Grommits From? I No There A Place That Many People Get Them From In Germany?

    What Size Is The Grommit Too?
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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    good progress so far mate
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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    Looking good N.Singh. What colour is that you refurbed your wheels with if you dont mind me asking. Also any more plans ie Sline bumpers, spoiler etc?
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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    Never seen the standard HVAC controls, looks so weird without climate
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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    My current a3 has povo spec heating controls. They do the job
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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    Cheers Guys, And ITs A Standard Silver Mate :)
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    [Feb 12, 2012]
    Looking good! That colour does look good on the car. :)
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    [Feb 12, 2012]
    It is a cracking colour. Once it's had a smack with the lowering stick and some Audi centre caps it will look the mutts nutts.
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    [Feb 12, 2012]
    Cheers Mate, Any Suggestion On What I Should Go For In Terms Of Lowering? Anyone Recomend JOW Coilovers? Not Wanting To Spend Over The Odds, But Something That Would Do The Job, Or Would You Say, Stick With Eibach?
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    [Feb 13, 2012]
    I hate coil overs. I'd just go with lowering springs.
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    I hate lowering springs, I'd just go with coilovers.
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    [Feb 13, 2012]
    you also need to get some front fogs to go with your S line spoiler and front bumper.
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    [Feb 19, 2012]
    Yeh Bud, True, I Think I Maybe Changing The Wheels To The BBS Ones, audi Split Rims, Not Sure Yet
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    [Feb 19, 2012]
    What Is With The Capitals?

    Nice colour, lowering is a must!
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