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my dolphin grey s3

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

  1. s3Easty
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    [Nov 13, 2013]

    ^^^^ +1 That Rallye does look awesome..so jealous..

    Those stern alloys will look mint on it too..
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    cheers the sterns i might be changing the colour to work better with the new colour im painting the rallye

    also got around to painting my centre caps
    i do prefer the caps on though once i got them on

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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    That looks awesome

    Was thinking of a s4 but that looks spot on

    Is this lowered?
    What is needed for those alloys to fit and cost?

    What tyre size are they too

    I do like more oem looking cars these days and find these age models look beat at near standard
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    cheers bud

    yes lowered on apex springs

    and i have used fk wheel adapters 5x112 to 5x100 x 20mm all round about £200
    wheels are 18x8 et45 and tyres are 215/35/18
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    [Nov 18, 2013]
    Thanks

    Do you know what standard tyre size are on the 17's

    20mm all round looks good. Are the adapters good
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    [Nov 18, 2013]
    hows the ride with the Apex springs on the original dampers ?
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    [Nov 18, 2013]
    That Golf Rallye looks amazing!
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    [Nov 18, 2013]
    ive no idea on tyre sizes at a guess 225/40 or 45

    and adapters seem ok no problems so far

    well used your post as an excuse to go for a spirited drive and yeah pretty good can tell when you are on a bumpy surface
    but i can put that down to the 215/35 tyres aswell.
    i might upgrade dampers at a later date, but at moment im happy with the ride quality

    cheers bud, hopefully look alot better when its put back together
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    [Dec 15, 2013]
    not a massive update but a needed 1. bought some new bits [​IMG] also some body rounded this screw off so had to dremal it out, the cover was snapped in half when i bought the car, so trying to make it as mint as possible [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] also if you look above the lights, you see the rubber seals. bought the drivers side not realizing the passenger side needed replacing aswell [​IMG] did this a while ago but its fitting with this update before [​IMG] after [​IMG] also lights were showing there age, so sanded them down and polished them up. and replaced side lights with led bulbs and put silver indicator bulbs also. so before [​IMG] after [​IMG] mk4 golf aero wipers arms and blades. and new polo rear wiper [​IMG] and the heater control was warn, this also has done my head in since day i bought it before [​IMG] removed from the car, and unscrewed these [​IMG] [​IMG] remove front and unscrew these screws [​IMG] pushed out the old buttons and replaced the warn buttons slight colour difference so replaced all the buttons to match each other [​IMG] [​IMG] and put back in the car, all working [​IMG] no idea why its messed up my post, and put it in continuous post
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    [Jan 12, 2014]
    might aswell add a few pics from before when i had the car painted etc, only fitting if im gonna do a build thread
    also will post pics of my golf as i go.

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    [Jan 12, 2014]
    and some of the rallye

    interior stripped out

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    process of the engine being removed

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    out

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    smoothing of the legs

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    [Jan 12, 2014]
    also had cruise control fitted to the s3, really happy with it. awesome gti fitted it £120 all in aswell

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    wings off the golf and i stripped the sealant off the lhs leg rhs leg in primer

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    and a very dusty 20vt engine waiting for the day it can be put back in

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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Awesome S3. S4 wheels are the best for it IMHO.

    Stunning Golf, too.

    I love your garage :D
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    That's a nice looking S3, Ray !! :)
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    WOW.
    Now I want 18's :|
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    We need a Leeds meet! Im from leeds and i too own a rallye but of the 106 french kind... :-^
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Think I'm in love with your s3
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    cheers bud, and agree the 18's look so much better then the smaller counterparts.
    and not my garage but a friends who is doing the resto work on my golf. wish it was my garage though :crying:

    cheers bud

    cheers aswell

    yeah up for a leeds meet, and you had me for a second then, thought they was another golf rallye owner in leeds :scared2:
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    ah thank you.

    also while i was at the garage i tried my other set of wheels on. bbs vx 18x8

    but the arches just dwarf the design of the wheel which im gutted about cos these looked amazing on my passat :crying:

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    Very nice mate. I do like those alloys. You spend alot of time In Cudworth then?
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    well know the lads at pd, but if im in the area i will pop in (im a truck driver)

    other wise i go down on the odd weekend to see if there been any progress on the golf, or to see if i can do anything on it.

    are you near cudworth ?
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Lovely car truly stunning.

    I'd be interested in how you polished your headlights and materials you used?

    Its a job I'm keen to do my S3 I bought a 3m kit off the Internet but dubious about using it.
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Where did you get the buttons for the climate control from? my ones looking really rough and would love to do the same :)
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    i basically did what tufty did, apart from i started at 1200 and worked up to 2000 w&d

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/152781-headlight-restoration-pics.html

    from a A4 but A6, A4, A3, A2, all share same buttons just different surrounds etc, so if you find a set in a scrappy etc just strip it down. and push the buttons out really easy to do
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    Yes mate, I live in cudworth. Moving next week though to wath.

    So the spray shop behind PD is doing the bodywork?
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    yeah bud he is, known rich along time painted my passat and he also painted the rallye originally
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    good to know awesome are still doing the cruise control carnt wait to get it on mine! :) seems a good price too!
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    Just looks to me like you have the wrong size tyres on those rims
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    yeah tbh dont think it be much cheaper if i did it myself

    yeah i thought that, but dont think 225/40/18 would make that much of a difference without going lower.
    thing is, its virtually same setup im running on the avus wheels 18x8 215/35/18.
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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    another small update

    car hit 130k other night

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    also went to meet dave, last week and picked up my rear tie arms. really happy with them and cant wait to get them fitted.

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    also bought these today, from leeds to wales in my girlfriends c1, and it only used £20 of fuel. wish the s3 was like that

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    this dolphin grey had inspired me to get the tt wheels

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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    Big Ray,

    That S3 looks the big mutts dangles !!!!!

    We're back in Leeds in a few weeks so would be great to meet you this time since I missed you last time :(

    Planning on bringing the noggy S3 when we get it back next week ... I hope :)

    Vbr

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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    cheers bud. and yeah be good to catch up, give us a shout when you're thinking of popping down. and ill try clear my schedule
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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    Excellent read....
    Some good work pal.. ;-)

    Btw you need to come to some York's & Humbs meets. Will be great to meet you and your car.
    Monthly meet starts at beginning of March.
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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    cheers bud, yeah ill try. not been to a vw/audi meet in years used to go my local at squires cafe in sherburn, if you went might recognize my old car ?

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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    No.... Only been on VAG scene the past 2 years.

    York's & Humbs section are holding monthly meet at The Old Post Office on first Wednesday of each month.
    Then got a detailing event at CleanDetail in Doncaster on 23rd March.
    And finally in July, where holding a clubstand at Fuelled Society event held at Nostell Proiry.
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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    Btw.... Love the stance look on that Passat. Really nice ;-)
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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    Stunning. Dads had two grey a4 avants and I love the colour!

    I need me some of those adjustable arms but other things come first :(
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    [Feb 9, 2014]
    First dibs on your S4 wheels ;)
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    [Feb 9, 2014]
    my mate runs fueled society, not sure if im on holiday then tho. and cheers had that passat sitting well for coilovers

    yeah imo best colour the s3 came in, really classy.
    and the quality is really good for the price, cant recommend dave's tie arms enough. even though there not even fitted yet :blush:

    haha unfortunately, they will be going on my next car. ive also got a set of fat fives i might try on the s3 yet aswell
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    [Feb 9, 2014]
    also had to buy a battery, which turned out to be to tall so had to modify the bracket thingy

    marked up

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    chopped, edges sanded and cleaned

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    in place

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    and covered up

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