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My Audi TDI 170 build - RedDejavu

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    Ok guys here is my beloved baby. These pics have been taken ages ago though, now car looks much better. Will get it up to date when I find some time to do extra photos:D. Cheers!

    Car: Audi A3 TDI 170 S line
    Mods: DPF removal & JBS Custom Code map, ITG Panel foam filter, Black optic grill, Black Audi badges front/back, Debadged, S3 vents, Cruise Control, RNS-e Sat NAV, ZF fix for radio reception.

    To do: MY11 rear lights, painted Anthacite alloys

    There she is ready for some tweaks:
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    New black optic grill fitting started!

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    Grill's Fitted

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    Photo shoot:
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    Interior, standard S line spec that time

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    More to come soon!
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    Looks good to me Matt :) Looks like a serious shine you have there !!
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    Good stuff matt! front end looks bang on with the optics grill
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    Cheers Paddy! Thanks for all your help with those S3 vents:]
    Cheers Farhan, it was really good chatting to you last time and I hope we will meet at some point again:].
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    Looks good :) A set of bi-xenons would finish the front ;)

    How is the car since getting the DPF removed + a map?? What kind of figures are you running now?
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    Big big difference, much better reving above 3k, better throttle response, less lag overall with good lower end. I reckon it has about 220-225bhp atm. Done 15k on this spec with no probs at all. Bi-xenons would cost me fortune, cant afford it but who knows maybe next year with a bit of luck:p.

    Here is when I get Sat Nav fitted. Bless that day:D.

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    very nice mate, looks good with optics grill :yes:
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    :salute: Did you not know its a touch screen nav;)?
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    Looks loads better with the optic grill :thumbsup: Interior looks alot better with the nav to.
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    S3 vents

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    Black front badge
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    Rear badge

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    Looks some good progress!
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    If I had more money to spend on mods:/....

    Thanks:D
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    good progress so far matey keep us posted on anymore mods/retro fits :)
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    Rome wasn't built in a day Matt, its looking really nice, take your time enjoy the car and enjoy the mods. That last picture of the tailgate really shows the paint finish Audi used to get. Unfortunately the modern water based paints are prone to orange peel.. especially in Black.
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    agree paddy seen loads of modern audi's that look terrible with there orange peel effect
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    One of the reasons i went for white fran, they seem to have got a far better finish than the darker colours. Take a look at new black BMW's they are really bad.
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    yeah i think white is one of those colours that it doesnt show at all but yeah also know what your on about with bmw's mate i valet cars for a living at a used car dealership so see bad paint everyday
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    That's true Paddy, all depends on finanses as usual:wacko:. Shame about the paint, so now Ibis white is new black I assume. :anbet:
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    Have you thought about adding cruise control? That's a handy mod to do, always using mine. It's not that expensive to do either.

    Nice car.
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    That wasn't a criticism Mat, your paint looks superb mate, its the stuff in the showrooms now that looks ropey !

    I had a white Manta GTE years ago when it was the fashion ,Then white went out, then back in again...who cares :)
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    looking good mate, likin the black rear badge. Might have to order myself one of those? Dubstop?
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    Got it fitted if you look at interior photos you will notice for sure:] Brilliant stuff I drive to my home country 2-3 times per year which is 2400 return and it was a pain without it.

    Sorry Paddy if I sounded like that, I didnt mean to really:p. English is not my native language so sometimes/most of the time:laugh: I make a mess and mistakes:p. Sorry again. It was more like my next car wont be black because of the paint being **** and the only good option would be white which is not to my taste really as my mum used to get white cars and simply got fed up with it :p Although I had white ST and looked mint so is white S3 who knows then I might even follow your example and get white S3 next:wub: Hope this makes sense:p.
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    I got them of ebay as a pair. Not sure if the guy sells them separatley (gloss once).
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    Did you fit your black grille without jacking up the car? How did you manage that?
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    Got that right Paddy :laugh:
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    its fairly easy job, dont need jacking up, just need to turn steering wheel left and right to get to the 2 screws hidden behind the plastic arch + any screws under and top of the bumper/grill. Can make some photo if you wish.
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    Hey Matt, Your English is a lot better than any attempt i could make at your home language :)
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    His English is better than most of your attempts at your own home language too. ;)
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    Ow cum on ' bee fare snot dat bayd
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    Thanks guys I do my best and by far dont want to make anyone upset:D.
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    That would be brilliant if you could mate :)

    I've had a black grille lying around for ages now and just could never be bothered with trying to jack the front end up as it seems that there is no easy way of doing it on an A3 haha

    Pics would be much appreciated.
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    Anything else planned?
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    This is quite good tutorial how to fit black front grill. Very well explained

    Fourtitude.com - DIY: front bumper removal and blackout grille install
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    And the saw a woman in half and swallow a sword :lmfao::lmfao:
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    RedDejavu and Ads like this.
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    My11 rear lights and possibly BBS CK 18/19 Anthracite if I save enough funds:D.
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    Set for sale on ebay atm
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