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My first foray into Audi ownership - 3.2 3 door.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dan320is, Dec 10, 2012.

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    Well I've been pestering various members of this forum with questions for the past few weeks, here is the result of everybodies advice - thanks guys.

    Bought on 3rd November, a manual 3.2 quattro, the previous owner had spent £1800 with Audi having the timing chain changed!

    The progress so far:
    - S line tailgate spoiler which will be painted and fitted along with some remedial bodywork.
    - 19" BBS CH ET45 replica wheels with Falken 452's in 225/35/19.
    - MY09 rear lights.
    - FK Highsport coilovers.
    - Oil & filter and Haldex service this Wednesday (12/12/12).

    Part way through a detail depending on weather:
    - Valetpro snowfoam.
    - TFR arches.
    - Tar removal with Auto Finesse Obliterate.
    - Fine clay from CYC.
    - Leather cleaned with Gliptone.

    I've not had a chance to hit it with the DA due to our lovely weather.

    My detailing OCD is itching - Menzerna/3M/Auto Finesse/Chemical Guys await!

    Some areas of corrosion to get sorted - top of front arches, leading edge of sills, around high level brake light.

    N8 had very kindly sourced a set of 19" Speedlines but due to ill health I was unable to complete the purchase, bugger! I will have a set.

    Not a ground breaking car but it'll do me for now - critique welcome guys.

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    [Dec 10, 2012]
    Very nice indeed. Hope you continue to enjoy the forum. :) x
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    The wheels look lovely, was going for them myself but changed my mind at the last minute and brought new tyres for the standard wheels, big mistake!
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Nice car, looks clean!

    Ride height looks spot on as well.
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    Very nice, suffer from rubbing?
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    No noticeable rubbing, I removed the two T25 bolts from the rear bumper/rear arch as a precaution.

    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    I'm looking for a set of the single piece Mk2 TT 18x9 Speedlines now :drool:
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    Looking good, wheels do suit :cool:

    Any other visual mods planned? I intend to put the facelift S Line front end on mine.
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    [Dec 27, 2012]
    Very nice Dan. Sits well on the coils and you can't fail with CH's. I really like the 1/2 Grey interior too, had that in my TT and it was a good change from all black!
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    Same as mine! Although i want your wheels! Very nice
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