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my ibis white s3>>> 2007 facelift to 2011 spec - Now With New Pics.

S3 syc Nov 19, 2012

  1. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    ok so done a few bits and bats since last update which included selling the helios wheels and the weitec coilovers as I just wasn't happy with the ride height on them,ive since replaced them with some fk silverlines which im far happier with although im still on the hunt for a nice set of rims as im running 19inch bbs/speedlines for the time being....
    [​IMG]after another play with the coilovers...
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    I then also got offered a forge twintake for a good price so decided to have a go with it,overall im happy with it as it sounds immence
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    after this I thought it was time I bought some mirrors as ive been running with no side repeaters since I facelifted the front end also mot is coming up so took the plunge think its finished the front end off nicely even though I would've preferred the smaller later type ones the dumbos were a steal so on they went.[​IMG]
     
  3. a3glenn

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    your car looks fab, but then it should it an audi.

    it would seem i am following suit, got mot coming up and need side repeaters, like you i wanted the smaller one's but it would seem i have brought the Dumbo's, i think they look good, should be able to read my rear number plate now, was just having a look on ASN to see what they was like fitted,

    did you cut and splice or change the door ecu?
    are you going to audi's in the park?
     
  4. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    They seem huge when looking out atthem but at least ive got the indicators now i just cut and spliced mate to be honest then had a fiddle on vagcom to get the indicators working. Going to try get down to aitp but NEED some wheels badly not really wanting to keep these on long term.
     
  5. jimojameso

    jimojameso Active Member Team Nardo Section Mod Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Looks awesome!! :)

    That is all.
     
  6. danb986

    danb986 In awe of VCDS Team Daytona

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    After a couple of weeks with the dumbo's, you'll think the old ones look odd.
    I had this. I drove my new A3 for a few weeks and then went to move my old A3 and hated how the little mirrors looked. It's weird how quickly you adjust.
     
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  7. a3glenn

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    That's good to here, should have them on by the end of the week,
    Think you wheels look great
     
  8. S3 syc

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    yes to be fair i am getting used to them already if i make it to aitp il come see you glenn have a look at your handywork+have a chat
     
  9. Beagles

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    So what was wrong with the weitec coilovers? I'm looking at getting some so wondering why you changed? Didn't go low enough or?
    I'm currently on the cheap JOM coilovers and with it being a 2.0TDI Quattro, think its to heavy for them tbh!
    Any thoughts appreciated!
    Dan
     
  10. WAFTER

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    Looks nice but is the result a 2007 a 2012 or neither? Could the money spent have been better put toward buying a 'proper' 2012?
    A main dealer wouldn't touch it come sale time if and when that happens, so only another enthusiast with the same taste as yours would be interested but it does look tasty so maybe they will be lining up at your door.
     
  11. Clawdi

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    Well done in completing the facelift your self came out brilliant mate
     
  12. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    Sce of 1-10 how gard was it to fit the front end if you did it yourself ? As i want to eventually do it
     
  13. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Sits perfect in this pic!
     
  14. Big Pumpa

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    Real nice. Props...
     
  15. S3 syc

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    The weitecs ride quality were second to none it drove really well but just didnt go anywhere near low enough unfortunatley,i barely have any cost in the facelift change due to my mates bad luck [his was rear ended so i took his front] and the work was done with the help of some useful mates,on the selling front i know ive ruled the dealers out but due to the condition and mileage etc i dont think id have too much trouble selling priveatly.The conversion itself wasnt that hard its the front wings that cause the most problems as they sit totally different so had to make some brackets but other than that its fairly straight forward. and thanks leeds2592 it does finally sit quite well although i have sacraficed ride quality its now on fk silverlines.
     
  16. S3 syc

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    couple of recents from vw fest at the weekend [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  17. S3 syc

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    new carbon rear diffuser
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  18. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    thanks mate
     
  19. S3 syc

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    not been on here for a while so thought id throw a few pics on with the 19inch rotors and winter height...
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  20. Doogie...

    Doogie... Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome. Never been a huge fan of rotors but this looks really nice with the lows.
     
  21. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    everyone loves their own car color but I have to admit WHITE IS THE BOMB! so jelly
     
  22. foxymk1

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    car looks awesome pal, iv done the conversion to mine and your right the wings are a bit*h to line up haha
    any guidance on the splicing for the mirrors would be awesome

    realy like the 19 rotors :)
     
  23. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    cheers guys, I didn't splice the mirrors in mate I got a friend to do that bit
     
  24. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Looks awesome at that height on the Rotors!

    Just sent you a request to follow you on Instagram.
     
  25. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    Thanks mate il add it now
     
  26. br20vt

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    Looks really well on the rotors mate, anymore plans for this year?
     
  27. Ian-speedy

    Ian-speedy New Member

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    Hi
    What size and offset are the rotors ?
    I have just just had delivery of some ebay 8.5" x 19" rotors with 235 tyres but fitting one of the front wheels the tyre was sticking out of the wheelarch by a good 10mm , there is no way i'd get it as low as yours.
    would you know if the arch's are the same size on the S3 to a Tdi quattro ? , I know the RS3 arch's are wider
    Cheers Ian
     
  28. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    hi mate,depends on what offset rotors you have? mine are 8x19 et52 with a 215/35/19 tyre. but as far as i know my wings are no different to the tdi version.
     
  29. Ian-speedy

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    The rotors I had were ET42 , so thats the 10mm difference in why mine are sticking out further , I have packaged them back up and they are going back today , all the reps I have seen advertised are either 42 or 45 ET , can't find any other bar OEM at ET50
    Cheers Ian
     
  30. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    If you put 215/35 tyres on the et45 theyl fit just nice mate.
     
  31. Ian-speedy

    Ian-speedy New Member

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    I ask them if they could fit narrower tyres and they said it couldn't be done as they weren't wide enough , I did contact someone this morning who said they can supply me an 8" wide rim , the ones I had delivered yesterday were 8.5" , with an ET of 45 and a 215 width tyre so looks like thats the way i'll go , i'll just confirm the sizes they have given me are right
    Thanks for your help
    Cheers Ian
     
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    just a quick update as not been on for a while,nothing much to report other than the carbon skinned audi rotors done by c6carbon to match the rest of the carbon goodness...
     
  34. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    Oh my days, those wheels! Amazing! I usually hate carbon tat but that looks great!
     
  35. wilsons3

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    looks amazing, im down the road in Keighley will keep an eye out for this when im out and about fellow ibis white driver!
     
  36. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    cheers guys
     
  37. A1DEYB

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    I knew i'd seen that somewhere.. You're a Bradford lad aren't you.

    Looks really nice on here and in the flesh.

    Top marks.
     
  38. BennybS3

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    Hi mate love the car..im looking at doing the exact same to mine but quick Q..how easy was the headlights to fit and wire in?
     
  39. S3 syc

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    sorry mate not logged on here for years wasnt been ignorant haha. god i miss this thing
     
  40. JayHa11

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    Lovely example with some real tasteful mods. With the lows you have did you have to modify/remove the rear arch liners?
     

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