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My new S.Blue S3!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Boydie, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member
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    Please don't, its too beautiful already to go wrecking it trying to make it look new.

    Ever thought of black optics grille?
     
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    Nah don't facelift, looks amazing as is...
     
  4. Boydie

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    It sounds a lot more defined, the chirp that is. The induction noise isn't any louder, just slightly different. I also had a forge spacer plate under the DV but I have now removed it!

    ITG gets the air from in around the head light. The Revo set up seems to be more efficient!

    No facelift. I had a 2004 twin grill A3 before the S3 and went against facelifting it as I knew I would have a fresher model. This may still be the case in the future!

    I have thought about it but I am not fussed on the black vs blue combo!

    Thanks for all the comments guys!
     
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    Just read this thread from start to finish. Real passion put in with the results being a real credit to your efforts. Well done fella and keep it going!

    Would be interested to see how this measures against an RS.

    Again, nice work and well done!
     
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    How you finding the intake? I had one fitted (Revo Intake) before Christmas and love it. I'm really enjoying the noise it's making. I haven't had a remap yet. Do you think the intake and dump noise will get louder after a remap?
     
  7. Boydie

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    Loving the noise and having taken out the forge spacer from the dv, I think the car sounds and performs a lot better!

    I think the noise would increase slightly if you got a remap since your turbo will be boosting harder and requiring more air!

    Thanks
     
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  8. Boydie

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    Just seen this on FB was looking good, Gave u an add on FB aswell
     
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  10. S3 Rav

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    Very nice boydie.
     
  11. Boydie

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    Thanks lads

    Another for good measure lol (got a new app!!)
     

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  12. Boydie

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    No major updates since but have a couple of things happening in the next couple of weeks - just took delivery of a Revo throttle pipe which will increase response and allow more air flow (H)

    With dubdshed happening last weekend, I was asked to put the car in the Revo stand. I jumped at the chance and was invited along for a photo shoot on Saturday with some awesome dubs.

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    And the rest:

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    Good to catch up with N8 at the show :D
     
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  13. smurfworth

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    It looks lovely as usual, very beautiful car, I'm very jealous :wub:
     
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    Nice shots Boydie.

    Love the Sprint Blue on big silver BBS CH, looks great.
     
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    Boydie your car gives me goosebumps mate!

    I used to have basically the same wheels on my old mk4 Golf, love them so much.

    I need the Revo CAI in my life, you might have mentioned earlier in your thread somewhere but which engine cover are you running?

    Cheers mate, keep up the insania.
     
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  16. Boydie

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    Thanks bud! The car has 73k miles on it too which adds to it and is my daily!

    The engine cover is from a TTS - I got it off ebay I think and I had the centre sections carbon dipped. The revo intake is awesome - I really love it compared to my ITG. It was a great unit but this one is a lot neater and better performance!
     
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    Looks stunning, and those wheels are spot on!! Makes me want some now...
     
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    Lovely car pal, best colour aswell. :salute:
     
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    What does the forge short shift kit do?
     
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    Does look awesome that mate!! Same colour as mine!

    (Im selling a set of these wheels if anyone is interested pm me :) )
     
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    Very sexy car mate !!
     
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  23. Boydie

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    It reduces the throw between gears. Basically shortens the distance travelled to engage the gear. Feels a lot more manly and chunky!

    Thanks for all the comments!

    RR day on 27/04/13 so will see how well the Revo intake and throttle pipe perform!
     
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    Do you think the quickshift kit is worth it?
     
  25. N8

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    Great seeing you on Sunday Boydie, looking well fella, and good luck with that lovely mrs of yours ;) :wub:
     
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  26. Boydie

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    I got it for a bargain of a price - more or less free. I love it and is still one of my favourite mods for the car. I dont know if I would have bought it though if I had to pay full price but it does feel a lot better than standard IMO!

    Cheers N8! Good to briefly catch up with you again!
     
  27. Boydie

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    So, a small update on the never ending progress of my S3 which I have now owned for 4 years and counting!

    A recap:

    Dubshed, Ireland's largest VAG event was in april and it just keeps getting better and better each year! Clubs from all over the UK came over to enjoy the event and for once, the weather! As above, good to catch up with N8 again who I hadn't seen since Edition 2009 I think!

    I was asked to be part of the Revo stand which I was very chuffed about :)

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    Revo kindly brought over my throttle pipe which has a reduction in bends and no diameter changes. This addition to the intercooler system prevents added turbulence to the incoming air to the engine providing smoother power delivery and greater top end potential :)

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    I also had the Super Pro Anti Lift Kit and Super Pro Front Wishbone Bushes fitted. As most of you may know, Audi Quattro's are renouned for understeer even with the 4WD system.

    A number of changes like ARB's, coilovers, springs can be made to help reduce the under steer but the most effective mod tried and tested has been the anti lift kit. They alter caster angle and dynamic camber with it and they shift the task of controlling nose attitude from the chassis to the suspension (blatant C&P!).

    So how does it feel? Feels a lot tighter, more responsive but I have still to put the car through its paces on familiar roads to conclude a final opinion. I am very happy with the mods and would recommend a ALK to anyone!

    Booked the boat from Belfast to Cairnryan on Friday for my annual road trip through Scotland to see my Granny up in Forres, Morayshire so I will be able to put the S3 through its paces when boosting through the Cairngorms! Cannot wait so if you happen to see me, give me a flash!!
     
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  28. Sandra

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    Boydie, the car looks Stunning. How long are you in Scotland for? If your still here on the 21st, stop by the secc for the Scottish Car Show, we would love to see you. :) x
     
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    Thanks Sandra - I am only over until the 14th and get the boat back over to Belfast! Would have been great to get to a main land show though!
     
  30. S3Alex

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    Thats the same pipe as I have on mine....it's basically the BSH throttle body pipe,as Revo have connections with BSH.

    Rigid(!) and plumbed for WMI...good buy!


    Car looks stunning by the way.....Revo wouldn't want mine on their stand the way it normally looks!
     
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  31. S3 Rav

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    Always loved your car boydie. Very nice.
     
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    Your car is looking sweet Boydie as usual. I too have a sprint blue and they do look great polished up. Have you ever had any bodywork done as mine has 28000 miles on and has the usual stone chips which bugs me!
    Do you machine polish it often to keep on top of swirls etc and what polish/wax do you put on?
     
  33. Boydie

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    I had the whole front end resprayed in March 2012 due to chips and general marks from it was new and 60 odd k miles. Also I had enetered Dubshed 2012 and wanted the car looking fresh! It paid off as I joint won best Audi :)

    Car now has 76k on it, been tuned since 16k and driven all over the place on a daily basis - I still love it!

    A local detailer charges £30 for stone chip touch up and does an excellent job so I get that done a few times a year. When I am back from Scotland next week, I will be booking in with him to get it all sorted.

    Polish - trusty autoglym SRP
    Wax - I think there is Collinite on it at the minute but for most of my ownership I had been using Blackfire Midnight Sun.

    Car barely has any swirls on it but I noticed some marring though yesterday in direct sunlight but it is very minor considering the age and miles on the car :)
     
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    Amazing seeing you too Boydie and how you've turned your life around, fiance was lovely too man :wub:
     
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  35. Boydie

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    Updated spec list:

    Standard Equipment

    18" Standard Alloys
    Xenon Lights
    Adaptive Day Time Running Lights
    Rain and Light Sensitive Wipers
    Winter Pack
    - Heated Seats
    - Auto lights
    - Heated washer jets
    Light Pack
    - Interior reading lights
    - Interior red LED behind reading lights
    - Interior door handle red lights
    - Puddle and footwell lights
    Comming Home Function
    - Lights come on in the dark when unlocked and remain on for a time once locked
    Audi MMI Head Unit with Sat Nav and Bluetooth
    Audi 6 Disc CD Changer in Glovebox
    Armrest with Phone Prep
    Full Two Tone Leather
    Storage Pack
    Through Loader in back seat

    Mods

    Installed and/or retrofitted:

    Interior:

    Audi S3 FBMFSW (Flat Bottomed Multi Function Steering Wheel)
    MY09 Facelift air bag steering wheel cover
    Audi Torch
    Audi TT Air Vents
    Audi A3/S3 MY09 Facelift Rear Lights
    Audi Cruise Control
    Audi Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    Audi Ipod Dock
    Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E
    Audi 2009 on A3/S3 Electric Window Switches (Metal Tips)
    Audi 2009 on A3/S3 Electric Wing Mirror Switch (Metal Switch)
    Alpine KCE-425i Media
    Kufatec Media Adaptor
    Safety Lock added via Vagcom
    Alarm Beep added via Vagcom
    Interior parts retrimmed by Top Secret (Audi Exclusive Pack)
    Audi USDM Retro Fitted Centre Console - now has two cup holders, first in Europe.
    Audi Non Smoking Pack Tray
    Audi Extended Interior Light Pack under air con

    Exterior:

    Silver Indicator Bulbs
    PIAA Side and DRL Bulbs
    Xenon Style/White rear number plate bulbs
    De-rear wipered
    Gecleant Wiper Bung with Snowboarder logo
    Cherished Reg
    Pressed Plates from Europl8.com
    Audi MY10 Rear Arch Spats

    Wheels and Supension:

    Genuine BBS CH 19x8.5" et50 5x112
    Pirelli P Zero Nero 235/35/19
    OEM Wheel Nut Covers
    H&R 25mm Springs
    H&R Anti Roll Bars
    Super Pro Anti Lift Kit
    Super Pro Front Wishbone Bushes

    Engine/ Tuning:

    Revo Remap Stage 1
    - 305bhp
    - AI Autosport RR - 337bhp
    Revo Remap Stage 2
    - circa 325bhp
    - AI Autosport RR - 353hp 300lbft
    Revo Remap Stage 2+ Linear Throttle Map
    - circa 350 - 360bhp
    - AI Autosport RR - 372bhp 334 lb/ft
    - ECC RR - 348.9/326 lb/ft with FMIC and ITG Intake
    Revo/THS FMIC
    Revo Intake
    Revo Throttle Pipe
    Milltek Cat Back - Resonated
    Miltek Down Pipe and High Flow Sports Cat
    Autotech High Pressure Fuel Pump Internals
    Audi RS4 Fuel Regulator Valve
    Powerflex Lower Engine Mount Support
    THS Engine Mounts
    SACHS Organic Performance Clutch
    LUK Flywheel (Standard Replacement)
    Forge Matt Black Oil Catch Can and Washer Bottle
    Forge Special Edition Matt Black Diverter Valve
    Forge Black Diverter Valve Hose
    Forge Short Shift Kit
    Audi TTS Modified Engine Cover
    Audi R8 Oil Cap
    VAG TT Black Coolant Cap
    Carbon Dipped Engine Cover Parts by Nu Finish, Antrim


    Mods to come:

    GSM iPhone 5 Holder in Armrest
    MY09 S3 Interior parts - head light switch with aluminium inlays
    Audi non smoking pack with lighting
    OEM Interior Mats (replacement)
    HPA Haldex Controller

     
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    Hi there....

    Just a quickie(so to speak!).....re the Haldex controller....I couldn't see if you'd already uprated the springs etc to coilovers,but if you haven't,I would do that before even thinking of the Haldex,as the difference from that is quite small compared to a good set of coilovers.
     
  37. Boydie

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    Cheers Alex - not 100% certain that I will buy the controller. I currently have 25mm H&R springs in the car along with the H&R ARB's and anti lift kit.
     
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    I think it's useful,but not essential if you see what I mean.

    There is a difference,and traction can be improved,but it's nowhere near as big a difference as the ARBs etc that you've already done,and decent coilovers can make as big an improvement again,whereas the controller in my opinion doesnt.

    The cost of the controller is a long way towards the rest of the suspension,and I only added it after the rest had been sorted(aside from the Clubsport suspension upgrade that is!).

    Glad to see you're still going forwards with the car though.
     
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    Great looking car fella, plenty of hard work gone into that - not over the top either, classy :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks guys - not much more to do to it that I can think of except keep it clean and tidy.

    We have a show coming up at the end of the month, Titanic Dubs which is set at the pump house of the dry dock near where the Titanic was built. Was a great show last year and with the building works finished in the area it should be even better.

    So, I have to completely strip the car of wax, get some bits and pieces tidied up including bumper chips, clean the leather, wheels and arches and just keep on top of it.

    I have thought down the line of big brake kits as well but for the driving style I have, I have never really felt the need for bigger brakes - just think it would be another tick of the list!
     
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    amazing looking car Boydie and the things you have add to it
     
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    Great attention to detail Boydie. This is one of my favourite cars on the forum.
     
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