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My Boost On A Budget Build

A3-Lee Mar 8, 2013

  1. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Thought it was about time i done a build thread so here goes, sorry if some pictures are small there off my old mobile

    I brought my 1999 Audi A3 1.8T Sport about 3 years ago when i was 19 with 98,000 miles on the clock full audi service history from new and painted in rare kingfisher blue fully loaded with Full leather interior, Armrest, Cruise Control, BOSE Audi Upgrade it was completly standard as shown below

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    Three Months Later Came Coilovers Fk Anti roll bar and 17 Inch Rs4 Replica wheels finished in anthracite grey with a hint of blue in

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    Shortly after The above picture this happened

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    so was replaced with a new sump (now on sump 5 lol)

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    I then fitted a boost gauge by custom making my own vent pod from the standard vent and painted my centre console and centre dash gloss black
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    I then fitted my 3 inch down pipe and side exit exhaust
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    followed by front mount intercooler, home made TIP cold air intake and a few mods to tidy up the bay

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    I have now removed the DV and fitted a OEM one and Have a Apexi Cone Filter and Heatshield

    i then fitted facelift rear lights

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    Dyno'd At 172.6BHP with standard map and boost controller running 12-14 PSI

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    and as the car stands now
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    UPDATES TO FOLLOW

    Lee
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
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  2. A3AH

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    Looks good man, slow but steady modifications.

    Love the picture on the dyno, thats a great shot.
     
  3. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Loving the blue and the wheels combo.
     
  4. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Cars looking sweet dude!!

    Love that colour :)
     
  5. A3-Lee

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    Well ive been busy so havent had chance to update but I have recently purchaced a Fully Rebuilt KO3S
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    Followed by all new Genuine gaskets & seals & washers

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    I also purchased a Exhaust Manifold of Jay A3 which is currently been ported and polished along with a spare inlet manifold so decided to give that a paint in wrinkle finish black which is also been de bured and polished

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    More To Follow

    Lee
     
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    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Couple of pictures in the snow

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  7. AudiS3-Turbo

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    nice!
     
  8. JudderMan

    JudderMan Well-Known Member

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    Right that's it, coilovers are going on my list. Looks good mate. When are you fitting the turbo?
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looking good mate.

    Where did that turbo come from? was it a genuine BW unit or an ebay version?
     
  10. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks all prawn its Genuine I had it rebuilt, just gathering a few more bits then it will be going on next month some time
     
  11. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Coil overs are the way forward mate mine was lower but after smashing 5 sumps it had to be raised
     
  12. Broken Byzan

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    that's a cute intercooler.
     
  13. A3-Lee

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    It's a toyosport one mate works well tbh throttle body pipe is always stone cold
     
  14. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Looking good dude!!
     
  15. A3-Lee

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    So tonight I went and picked up an S3 tailgate complete with spoiler for an absolute bargain and I've been after one for ages it's all coming together now :)

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  16. IH786

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    Thats my tailgate!! Well its yours now...

    Car is looking nice :)
     
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  17. JudderMan

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    Do you need the whole tailgate just to get the spoiler? Or is there something else different about it? I fancy a spoiler but not if it means getting a whole new lid..
     
  18. phil miller

    phil miller Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking good dude, love the colour, and your vent gauge holder is a great idea
     
  19. Jay A3

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    Glad to see its taking shape, fittef turbo n tip yet!?
     
  20. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Nah not yet mate just finishing off exhaust manifold then will be going on.

    No you don't need the whole tailgate but this one was an amazing price so would of been silly to say no
     
  21. A3-Lee

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    Cheers mate I thought I'd make use of the broken vent rather than throw it away
     
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    So been very busy today I've fitted my ported and polished exhaust manifold, KO3S Turbo, silicone TIP and s2000 filter car runs like a dream now probably due to the fact that the old turbo and mani had more cracks than british roads,Pics an info to follow
     
  23. Westy

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    Keep up the good work.
     
  24. Mrharris2

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    Looks good dude where did you get it dyno'd... Birmingham?
     
  25. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I went to dyno daze in Hinckley mate
     
  26. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    It's literally right next door to R-tech
     
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