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my dolphin grey s3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bigray, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. bigray
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    im new, so not sure if this is actually right place for this

    but this is my dolphin grey s3, owned it nearly 2 months, done a fair bit to it

    had full passenger side, bonnet, bumper and boot plinth painted fitted genuine audi brakes all round.
    fitted apex springs, i already had the wheels.
    also sanded and polished the headlights as they were faded.
    and a few other bits.

    but anyways some pics

    criticism good or bad welcome

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    Looks smart..I always fancied dolphin grey.Are they the 18" S4 Wheels?
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    Cheers bud, And yeah dolphin grey is my favourite s3 colour.
    And yeah 18" s4/s6 wheels, genuine so running 20mm adapters all round
    but rears need spacing a little bit more i think.
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    Very nice..Top job.
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    limbo118118 LORD

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    looks like it sits at an awesome height! very clean love that colour!
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    Very nice! One of the best colours. Like the wheels too.
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    Wheels look class. Need to get some centre caps for em tho!! :p
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    got centre caps just not had time to repaint them, but hopefully be on by next weekend
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    Such a nice car! What's it lowered by?
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    Nice, car does look pretty sweet. Id love a set of S4s, but just cant bring myself to part with the cash for it to ride a bit worse... Then I see another photo of them on the S3 and I think twice!
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    thank you, and apex say 25mm but its more like 40mm

    in all honesty there not that uncomfortable of a ride even with the 215/35 tyres.
    and ive had the wheels about 4 years now, as i used them as winter wheels on my passat. but s3 came with a shocking set so
    put the avus wheels on it.

    if you're local to leeds, feel free to have a go to see what you think
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    Cheers, but its a bit of a trek from Edinburgh :ohmy:
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    yeah probably cheaper to buy the wheels :laugh:
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Best wheels for an 8L ever, without question!

    Miss mine on those wheels so much!
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    mint ride
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    give me them wheels
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    Where in Leeds are you?
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    and wow thanks guys never expected such a good response, makes me feel like i did the right thing and stick with it :yahoo:

    just on the outskirts of the city centre on scotthall road, whereabouts you based ?
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    Like that stance a lot
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    And i'm in Pudsey
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    Im Horsforth..Nice to see some locals in.lol
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    Lovely car there mate! And I agree with prawn, best rims for the 8L!!
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    Very clean! i like this a lot, sits perfectly on the wheels as well. I kind of like the no center cap look aswell for some reason.
    Lovely example :o.k:
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    cheers guys

    good to see a few locals

    tbh i was looking at it today and the no centre caps are growing on me, remind me of the mtm style rs4 wheels
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    I like the no center caps look! I have the avus wheels for my a4, also dolphin grey, and love them! It's a great combo. I think they look even better on the s3 though.

    Also nice to see a few locals, even though you're all a3/s3 owners! Grew up in Horsforth, but moved over to Huddersfield a few years back.
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    Looks just spot on
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    Nice, I do like the dolphin grey and I was just about to say go centre cap-less, they look different and more rallyslag ;-)
    I've done it on my mate on the s3 avus's, I just got a small centre cap for the middle of the wheel (50mm ish ) then put a lovely Audi badge on it ;-)
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    Like so

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    Love the colour, stance sits well :)
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    Lovely looking car, in the best colour too.
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    ah they look really good actually with the badge

    cheers guys

    also this is my golf rallye, its also running a 20vt with approx 290bhp

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    wow! That rallye is awesome! My dream car!
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    Stop showing off! That Rallye is stunning 8)
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    S3 is awesome, rallye is amazing!
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I no longer like you.

    Please feck off and come back when you have a sh*t car :laugh:
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    cheers guys

    i have a cliosport 172 does that count :laugh:
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    Yeah, Im in a sulk now. Two lush VAGs aint fair :p

    What spacers did you use for the S4 wheels by the way? Really tempted by a set, but worried about wheel wobble etc...
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    cheers but tbh the rallye doesnt look like that at minute its in bits being rebuilt.

    and i used fk 20mm adapters, haven't driven it hard tho but it feels normal when i drive.

    on my passat i used H&R spacers they were excellent quality and lasted till the other day when i sold the car and they were on the car 6 years and wheels were always being changed or being taken off for sommat
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    You cool mother****er.

    Dolphin grey S3 + S4 wheels = one of the best combos there is. Those wheels just never get old.
    And that rallye, dont suppose you have a build thread on that too? I love the colour.


    P.s. Is Leeds the new S3 capital of britain? It used to be gloucester.
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    not sure but since buying the s3 ive noticed a hell of a lot in leeds

    and have a build thread, but its on ed38 so not sure if you can view if you are not a member

    another ruined golf rallye - Readers Rides.... - Edition 38 Forums
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