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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dsport, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Dsport
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    Ive had my A3 for a couple of weeks now, Im planning on a few mods but trying to keep the budget to a minimum,
    It is a standard Grey 2.0Fsi with some badly painted interior trim, It did have a couple of Sline badges in the glovebox, Just looks like an offroader its that high.
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    1St job is to sort the interior out all the trim is badly scratched, Ive bought some new switches and a new cup holder, the door trims had been done in silver and looked **** so that was my first job.

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    Decided rather than to repaint to do them in Silver Carbon wrap

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    Im going to cover the ashtray, gear gater plate,

    Im going to Facelift the front end but for now have done the Grill black also fitted the Sline badges

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    Dewiped the rear

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    Also managed to bag these cheap

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    Started fitting them this morning but have been rained off :wtf:
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    Hey,

    Is that S-Line badge on the right side? I think they should be on the right side of the grill (from the drivers seat).

    Is the car actually an S-Line?

    Good luck with the build!
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    Door trims look sweet! Pic of them on?
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    :iagree: much better than what they used to be like.
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    door trims are good
    yep the s-line badge needs swapping to other side
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    nally MPG the new BPH

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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    Looks great if I didn't have alloy trim I think I would do the same
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    I bought and fitted the badge must have been having a blond moment, Its not an S line its bog standard model or as I look at it a blank canvus

    will put some pics up as just got it finished
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    The Vinyl was only £4 inc post cheapest mod so far
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    Link to the vynal ?
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    [Sep 24, 2012]
    thought s-line badges were only on the rear when on sportbacks?
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    Nice Vinyl but you messed up the direction on the gear surround and ashtray! should sort that out.

    Good luck with the build by the way
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    [Sep 25, 2012]
    Nice 'bulid' thread mate, like the wrapping.
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    [Sep 25, 2012]
    1520mm x 1000mm Silver 3D Textured Carbon Fibre Vinyl Film - Car Wrap Sticker | eBay

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    Dont know :shrug:

    I never even noticed the direction they meet like a V, going to leave it for now and thanks for the comments

    Thanks:beerchug:

    Ive also finished fitting the Jom coilovers today dispite the rain, I had some 10mm and 15mm Hubsentric spacers from my Golf so have fitted them as well,
    Its starting to take shape now Looking for some 18s or 19s now if anyone has any for sale give us a shout
    Its not at the height where I want it at the moment as going to let it settle down a bit then come down more

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    [Sep 25, 2012]
    Promising start, what are the rest of your plans?

    have you got any more photo of it lowered, from the front and side?

    Also you may want to blank out your number plate. Cant be too careful....
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    Ill take some side pics tomorrow
    I have a big list
    19s
    Leather
    Facelift front end
    Steeringwheel
    Roof spoiler
    and more
    line leather trim
    Im wanting wheels first but winter is coming and Ive found a full S line half leather trim but not sure what to do

    Im going to wire an Amp and Sub in tomorrow and ditch the standard sub
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    Big improvement, looks great :thumbsup:how hard was it to fit the coilovers?
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    thanks they are easy to fit especially compared to the B6 A4
    its all straight forward took about 3 hours in total even with the pouring rain
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    dude... how easy are these door trims to remove that you wrapped in carbon... howd you do it? thanks.
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    you perhaps be interested in the wheels in my avatar genuine s3 8p3 wheels, ive got 5 of them with quality tyres and good tread in sepang bronze
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    Where in West Yorkshire you from?
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    Put a flat screw driver under the edge by the door handle and prise it out they are clipped all the way along, once you have done the first one you can get your hand behind and they pop off, The wrapp just sticks on use a hair dryer to get it round the corners

    Ive been to look at a set of 18s this morning and thought they looked small so if they are 19s Im interested where abouts are you?

    Queensbury between Bradford and Halifax
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    Good start mate. Will look loads better with newer front end! Add some MY11 rears to your list of things to do, probs the best mod I've done on my Black A3.

    What you reckon to the JOM's? I'm looking for a budget set of coilovers for mine.
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    18" and lowering looks good check out ians s3 he was runnning 18's. my alloys are genuine so 18"

    im based in forfar scotland
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    I know Queensbury drive through it every day lad, are you up near the Raggalds or near the Tesco?
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    [Sep 29, 2012]
    Im ata sticking point at the moemt with the wheels and not sure what to do, so they are on hold I looked at a 1/2 leather trim in Manchester Yesterday and I wouldnt let a dog sit on it :puke2:so Im back to square one

    The Joms are ok not as soft as I would have liked but it maybe because its still sat on 17s but they are worth the money for the drop

    still looking at 19s Phill but thanks for the offer

    Im at the Raggles end where you from?
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    [Sep 29, 2012]
    ^^ Haworth mate.
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    [Sep 29, 2012]
    what you drivin will keep a look out for ya
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