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My Ibis white S3 transformation

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mattandrew, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. mattandrew
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    Owned the S3 just over 20 months now are in that time its had a few makeovers and lots of indecision but innovation comes from indecision . Started off a standard S3.

    The current spec is as follows

    ENGINE: MILLTEK TURBO BACK EXHAUST, ITG INTAKE, REVO STAGE 2+, AUTOTECH FUEL PUMP, RS4 FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, FORGE DV VALVE, SACHS CLUTCH, MODIFIED ENGINE BAY COVER

    PERFORMANCE: 365 BHP, 380 FT-LBS TORQUE

    SUSPENSION: KW V3 COILOVERS, H&R ARB’S

    BODYWORK: MY10 TAILGATE WITH SHORTENED PLATE RECESS, MODIFIED RS6 BLACK
    OPTICS GRILL, MY09 FACELIFT REAR VALANCE, MY11 FACELIFT TAILLIGHTS, DE WIPERED, MY11 B-PILLARS, LAMIN-X ON HEADLIGHTS (TINT)

    INTERIOR: RS6 STEERING WHEEL, EXTERIOR COLOUR CODED SEAT BACKS, LEATHER PARCEL SHELF, LEATHER KNEE RESTS, VARIOUS INTERIOR TRIMS COLOUR CODED TO MATCH EXTERIOR, OEM S3 BUCKET SEATS, TT VENTS, LED BULBS, INTERIOR LIGHT PACK, LIGHT/RAIN SENSOR, PRIVACY GLASS, FRONT CENTRE ARMREST, AUTO DIMMING/FOLDING MIRRORS, PARK ASSIST

    WHEELS & TYRES: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT RIMS, FALKEN 452’S 215/35/19

    I.C.E: BOSE SOUND SYSTEM, CD CHANGER, SDS – VOICE RECOGNITION, ALPINE IPOD KIT, RNE-E – SAT NAV, BLUETOOTH PREP


    Transferred a few bits which I had purchased for my previous A3 over to the S3 including the interior and the BBS CK's,


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    Had a set of Rotiform BLQ's along the way which i ran for a few months

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    One of my favourite mods is the RS6 front grill

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    Had a bit of a setup back last December, cut a long story short it went on its holidays and ended up coming home with a new engine from the facelift S3

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    Piston was a little poorly to say the least

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    While I was under the bonnet decided the engine covers were in need of a new lease of life so out came the paint

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    Have done a few things in the interior. Door trims, gear gaitor surround, TT vents, steering wheel surround and the glove box trims have been painted Ibis white. The knee rest triangles have been retrimmed in leather with white stitching. Set of custom mats.

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    One of my favourite interior mods is the painted bucket seats and harness holders

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    Had the parcel shelf trimmed in black leather with a white insert

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    Was getting ready for new stopping power as the pads were nearly metal to metal so decided on some oem discs which I had grooved

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    I shortened the front recess by fitting the rs6 grill but the rear number plate recess has bugged me for a long time with me running a shortened plate (road legal) so after purchasing a facelift tailgate the transforming started

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    Deciding on the wheels to run for the show season was a lot of indecision, thanks to Jules he was selling the Bentleys which I had wanted to run for a long time but didnt want to run as Jules was running at the time. The car sat on blocks of wood for three weeks deciding on what colour scheme to run on them.

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    Paint on the front end was getting a little untidy so was booked in for a make over, along with painting the tailgate the front bumper and bonnet was painted.

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    March soon came around an it was time of Ultimate dubs once again so it spent a few days in the garage all been cleaned up.

    With the paint been new decided some tape was in order to travel down to Ultimate Dubs

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    Had an awesome weekend down at the show

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    All the hard work finally paid of winning one of the top 5 Audi

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    A massive thanks to all those that have helped with the car over the months, Tim @ truepaint for the tailgate, Newmills Autobody for the paint, Sprayworld for the wheels and interior trims, MJ interiors for the leather and all at PeakVag for putting up with my indecision
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    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    looks awesome matt!!! awesome transformation and well deserved win at UD
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    Absolutely stunning Matt
    One of the best S3s in the country in my eyes,over the last year you have really stepped it up :wub:

    It must be the good company your keeping :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Sorry it has taken you so long to do this,it must be all the hard work on mine thats slowed you down :moa:
    Always appreciated bro
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    I wish i had one of these :p


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    Seats are my favourite detail
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    Well played Matt. Awesome read :)
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    very impressive progression there mate, some serious money spent but definetely worth every penny by the looks of the final outcome, top job!
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    Good Work ! Love it ...
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    looks great! where did you get the mats from?
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    Love it! them wheels are the one! :D well done buddy
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    Wow!!!! Seats and grill are my fave part. The rest of it is just ad stunning though!!!
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    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    That's one decent job, interior is my favourite.

    Good job
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    in a word... :wub:
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    You shouldnt have wasted your time, could have come round mine (1 min drive from UD) for a quick snow foam! :)

    However i'm loving the idea of light blue bentleys on a white car! :yum:
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    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    the tape is to stop stone chips on the long drive down mate, he washed his car at UD the day before :icon_thumright:
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    Stunning!! :wub: :thumbsup:
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    Loving the RS6 grill and Bentley wheels!! Nice car... :yum:
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    Love the seats! what else have you got planned?
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    awesome work there matey , congrats on a well deserved top 5 audi trophy after so much hard work it payed off well , how did you get the front no plate to hold on after i remmember a thread last year that you were talking about it keep up the good work buddy
    regards
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    Always liked your car mate, really nice touches to finish it off. Sounds like a beast as well win win :)
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    absolutly blown away by this the attension to detail second to none, must say the white interior bit's are my favourite though, congrats on the award:thumbsup:
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    errmmmmm. wow??

    Seats looks f'in amazing!!! how do you keep your leather so mint? youve had them for a while now!!

    As i said to Ian the white backs on the seats look sooo good! making me think... (silver)

    Best S3 out there imho... all round smashed it.. fast, looks Ace & great build.

    also loving the bootlid!!
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    That looks the dogs ******** mattandrew,thats just how i want mine to look with the wheels and grill,perfect.Where you at the krispy kremes meet in manchester on sunday?
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    Only just started coming back on here and see this, making me wanna 'amend' my ibis....

    The white interior is awesome :wub:

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    Love this picture...

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    Looks the ish.... Great job....
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    Thanks for all the postive feedback, appreciated

    Cheers

    Got them from http://www.justmatz.co.uk/index.php top service from Dave



    ill have to remember that for next year, also liked the blue bentleys


    Nothing for the time been, need to concentrate on modding my house now, haha


    thanks mate, the front plate has two long screws which go through the grill and into the front cross member, 30 second job to remove


    Cheers, the little touches make it so much more enjoyable to drive

    yeah had them a good while now. when getting out of the car, i always put my hand on the door kick plate and lift myself out, saves wear on the bolsters, got that much into the habbit looks a bit weird when i get out of mates cars.
    Get them done, finishes them off. yeah really happy with the bootlid, finishes the rear off nicely



    That was me mate, should be having a run over to the may meet with a few others so come and say hello


    Cheers, you need to get moidding then, haha
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    Ive got a show the night before so hopefully il be home in time to have a ride over.Ive been to quite alot of KK meets when i had my mkv R32,great bunch of people.Il drag my mate along in his A4.
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    Looking forward to seeing how the 'plans' turn out, sick car Matt, all it needs now is some carbon :wink:
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    You've made me want an RS6 grill so much on mine! Awesome car and read mate :)
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    :wub: Matt :)
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    Well done mate for winning best Audi at Springfest
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    Awesome mate, looks fantastic and congratulations on the (Top 5) I really loved the CK's in all honesty but the Bentlys are more show I guess! Also can't help but think the ££ put into that car mate lol Im guessing it's not your daily?
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    saw this car in the flesh today at pod and wot a treat,keep it up
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    Ill leave the carbon to you mate, unless i get bored and want a revamp. suppose we could swap haha

    Thanks, not a mod for the faint hearted



    Cheers, was a good show. We came away with 4 trophies in all

    Yeah mostley for shows, sold the CK's but ive got CH black editions to put on the car when I wana go out and have fun in the car and use it to its potential. if I hadn't of been able to do the majourity of the work myself it wouldn't of happened. A few quid had been spent but all worth it. Luckily i dont have to use as a daily, thats what ive got my caddy van for.


    Should of come over and said hi, a big thanks to Phil the gf's brother for taking the car for me on sunday and cleaning it all up, I was working down there so turned up at 11.30 and all the hard work was done.
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    I have to say, I love this car. Loving the interior, and the grill, however, I must apologise but the wheels ruin it for me. I dont lke the bentleys, it just doesnt suit.. Love the rest of the car loads though, you have done an incredible job on it.
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    Yesterday made a road trip down south to have a video shoot with Stephen Brooks and a mk4 r32

    Heres some of his previous work

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    High Peaks Low Dubs on Vimeo

    Only Air
    Only Air on Vimeo

    Heres a few pics I took with my Blackberry camera, oops I forgot mine. Will update when I get the proper ones

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    very nice matt :)
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    Love the Videos...........Maybe me Rich need a video with Stephen Brooks for both are cars.....:eyebrows:
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    Love the car, some good details mate. The tailgate is epic. Timmy teased me with pictures along the way, made me want a private plate just to do this!

    Only thing I dislike is the front grill, looks abit chavvy to me, oh and the 2008 wheels! Other than that, looks lovely mate. x
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    4th pic is the best car looks awesome. Love the Bentleys.
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    Looks great Matt!!!
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