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My First A Three

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by NavA3, Nov 6, 2011.

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    Hi the name's Nav

    I been floating around on here since about june july this year on here so i think its about time to post up a build.

    Well to start i had a VW Golf 1.9TDi 105 DSG
    This was my first car and had plenty of fun with it while it lasted

    Would have still had it however, after 40,000 first turbo blew then after replacing it and getting it mapped it was on its way out at 60,000 so before it blew another hole in the bank thought it was time to get rid of it after owning it for 2 years.

    Before

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    After some Money Spent

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    So when i picked up the audi and dropped of the golf i didn't not look back once lol

    Audi is the way forward

    so got my self

    2007 Audi A3 2.0TDi Sline
    Full Leather
    18" Sline wheels
    52k on the clock
    one owner from new

    wasn't really specd out as it was a quick buy didn't have enough time to look around as i had to px the golf but for my to be honest it perfect other extras can be added on in time.

    Enough Of The Talking

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    Already got a list for it
    Thanks for looking will keep you all updated :salute:
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    Well I've been floating around on here since june

    previously i owned a VW GOLF MK5 1.9TDi DSG

    Long Story Short
    It was my first car it was brilliant while it lasted

    turbo blew at 40,000 was a set back as it cost plenty to get a new one and get it all fitted

    then done some mods

    then got it mapped and after about 10 - 15,000 miles bearings became loose :huh: then got it checked out and turns out the garage replaced it with a euro car parts oe turbo. :no:

    so i thought forget it not spending that sort of money again

    here some pictures

    Before

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    After

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    Moving on to bigger and better things

    So the only way to get rid of that was to px and as it was nearly about to go pop and to find something quick.

    Audi A3 2.0TDi 140BHP Manual 2007
    Phantom Black
    Full Leather
    18'' S Line wheels

    not the best specced model but its MINT and extras can be added over time thats the fun of it some could say

    but over all its such a better car then the golf and the drive is awesome

    enough of the life story

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    Gots some plans ready to take place
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    sorry mate I've been trying to post my build for a couple of days but its been playing up :(
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    lmfao
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    [​IMG]
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    Very nice mate. Get ready to warm up the credit card!

    Modding is the best bit. Very addictive tho :)
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    Nice looking A3 you have there and a nice looking Golf you had too.

    What are your plans for the Audi?
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    my missus middle name haha!:anbet:
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    well i wish i had a credit card lol then i can have what i want lol but the debit card is getting rinsed slowly lol

    thanks for the comment :)

    thanks mate
    well want to get the optics grill but deciding weather to wrap it in gloss black or mat black
    and paint the rusty nasty callipers
    looking for some wheels
    air sometime next year

    atm keeping her clean

    oh yh and map before christmas :)

    loooooool
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    well soon after i bought the car i didn't feel so comfortable because to met didn't feel clean inside still felt like someone else's car (OCD Kicks in)

    got the leather cleaner out

    and we got this

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    another picture for the road

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    Well finally got around to changing my headlight bulbs

    so got some Philips Diamond Vision of the bay

    here the difference between standard and Diamond Vision I'm sure you can work out which is which

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    both fitted

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    also bought some led sidelights

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    not the exact ones i was looking for as these where warm white i wanted cool white which is bit more blue they should be coming 2moro
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    Update

    Got my cool white LED's

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    Pressed Plates + Mini Detail

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    u not get any faults on the ledS
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    to tell yoou the truth i bought a pair from ultra led for my golf they and i used them for 9 months and then i put them in the audi for about 6 months then one of them started playing up with the error but bought a new set and they been perfect :)
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    thats where i got mine from when i had my old a3 06 8p2. u gonmna do interior led upgrade ?
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    Are you having problems with yours ?

    Umm tbh I'm not to sure if I want to do the led upgrade as of yet. I would like the front lighting package(mood lighting). Anyone no where I could locate from?
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    no mine are cool but in my old car the one from ultra leds where **** and their customer service is even more so. itwasntme may know ihes done the puddle light upgrade.
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    customer service is very poor because i rang to ask about faulty led and they guy goes you to email and i sent two emails over to space of two weeks and i rang again he said i cant do nothing because its a different department. in the end i just bought two new ones as i needed them asap will not be dealing with them again
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    those Philips Diamond Vision look good!.. might order myself a set!
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    is it a H7 bulb i need? (being thick!)
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    H7 for dipped, main and fogs on 8P2
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    correction! 8P2 models:
    H7 for dipped and main on standard headlights.
    D2S for xenon bulbs
    D1S for Bi-xenon bulbs

    H7 for fogs on SE and Sport models
    H11 for fogs on S-Line and S3
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    thanks a lot for this i forgot the word "ambient" lol

    way to dark at night for my liking so need to get me that

    it is straight plug and play correct?
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    been reading a few forums and they say that the diamond vision bulbs output aint that great.. can someone confirm this?
    also has anyone fitted philips x-treme vision h7?.. any good?
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    I've used ring bulbs they where 85w and they where great before i found out about these diamond vision and i think they are perfect imo
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    [​IMG]

    Do you have link for these ultra white LEDs? love the clinically clean and white look of these lights BTW :)
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    another update

    got hold of an armrest from the bay

    soul black + leather
    from an 2010 s3 only done 5,000 miles he says
    in the pictures it didn't have the side covers but it wasn't written in the description

    anyway looked mint he was asking £140
    he took an offer of £110

    my thoughts happy days

    but then i asked after buying if the covers came with it
    he said no

    rang around trying to find these parts and TPS said you have to buy the complete bottom half :think:

    sent a message to nigel (NHN) and within a minute or two he had sourced the parts still worked out to be cheaper (£100ish) then buying a brand new armrest.

    communicate with nigel was great, fast response and help, great guy to deal with

    will be getting rear lights soon

    enough of the chit chat

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    used a bolt two washers and a nut

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    so i got around to washing the a3 after a month great seeing it clean

    got all the wheels of and cleaned and sealed the barrels aswell came out great also painted the rusty callipers
    before
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    after
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    will get some proper pics up

    also where best place to get brushed aluminium mirrors from?
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    been nearly a month

    after a lot of thinking weather to go for a rnse or aftermarket

    i decided to go for aftermarket so headed down to car audio security in hayes and they had many offers going on and i was stunned by the qauity of the pioneer F930bt so i went for it.

    i must say it is an amazing bit of kit and can not fault it one bit

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    a good friend of mine helped me do the fitting

    and i think we did a pretty good job

    GPS antenna

    we removed the glove box removed my old parrot kit at the same time as this unit has it already built in and fed the gps cable
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    headunit in and working
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    we fe the microphone to the interior light housing where the alarm sensors are so its a very tidy job

    will get some more pictures up during the day

    hope you all like
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    Nice bit of kit the Pioneer.

    Just a quick observation but I think your GPS antenna is upside down? If its anything like the ones we use for our retrofits with the blue fakra connection, the non-stick side needs to point to the sky. If this is a different one that works the other way round my apologies but I'm sure you'll get more sats by installing it in the dash the other way up.
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    looking good buddy,nice little project going there ;)
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    well in the box it came with a magnetic backing plate so if i wanted to install it under the dash i could but it was going to be mounted in the same way as in the way it is facing now.

    but it work perfect

    thanks mate
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    thanks mate fingers crossed more to come
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    Great mods mate, keep up the good work. I particularly like the white LED front lights.
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    Happy days. As long as you're getting a decent amount of satellites that's good :)

    Liking your diamond visions, I have them in my fogs.
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    thanks bro going to get some for my fogs also :)


    any idea best place to find aluminium mirrors
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