1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My Noggy BAM

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by iR8V10, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Picked up my S3 yesterday and love it already, so nice to have Quattro and turbo punch after running about in a mazda3 for a while!

    Its a 2002 model with a few nice options from factory.

    My to do list has already started...

    [​IMG]

    A good foam, clay and clean
    Upgrade to Aero wipers
    Replace damaged engine trims
    Replace antenna base
    Replace cracked mirror case
    Restore headlight lenses
    Upgrade to alloy pedal set
    Install cruise control
    Wrap front grill
    Wheels
    Lower
    Milltek
    Map

    If anyone has any parts for sale which will help, give me a shout!

    Cheers.
    #1
  2. Nilz
    Offline

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,217
    Likes Received:
    389
    Welcome to the site.....my fave colour :)
    #2
  3. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    728
    Nice base and looks great...:icon_thumright:
    #3
  4. S3 Rav
    Offline

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,824
    Likes Received:
    26
    Very nice.
    #4
  5. feck_on_a_stick
    Offline

    feck_on_a_stick Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    13
    Very nice :)

    Enjoy working on it mate.
    #5
  6. Tooks
    Online

    Tooks Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    29
    Very nice, and lovely colour too.

    How do you plan to restore the headlight lenses? I was thinking about this the other day as mine are 'cloudy' at the top on both sides.
    #6
  7. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Meguires do a kit for about £20 that I was going to have a go with.
    #7
  8. slydog18
    Offline

    slydog18 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    2
    Wohoo! SNAP!! Like it :rockwoot:
    #8
  9. Tooks
    Online

    Tooks Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    29
    Cheers mate, just had a go at improving mine, will start another thread though.
    #9
  10. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
  11. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
    2000 grit wet and dry and then a machine polish works well too.

    Welcome along!
    #11
  12. s3mad_dude
    Offline

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    43
    Nice mule...once the bug hits you'll be spending a small fortune. Worth it though, the 8L S3 is still a cool car after all these years. I love mine.
    #12
  13. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Well one week in and I've made some progress.

    The car had small oil and coolant leaks when I got it, thankfully these were easy fixes with a gasket and a seal.

    The oil had been weeping so long it had almost entirely rotted the turbo intake pipe so a new one also went on.

    All engine bay trims are now sorted due to a few lucky finds too.

    While up on the ramps both rear springs were noticed as being broken, the car has had all new shocks in the last 12 months though which is a bonus! Whats worrying is that it had just gone though an 'alleged'MOT before I bought it but how can they miss that!?!

    Ive taken it as an opportunity and ordered up the eibach spring set along with some aero wipers as the existing wipers are shocking, again how can that pass an MOT!?

    Looking forward to seeing the ride height on the new springs, really want some 19's to fill the arches now too.
    #13
  14. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Got my plate on the car too. Won't be to everyone's tastes but I like it!

    [​IMG]
    #14
  15. kwistof
    Offline

    kwistof South East Events Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    463
    Looks nice mate- I like it :)

    Could have taken the car cover of its bigger brother next door though for the picture ;) lol
    #15
    iR8V10 likes this.
  16. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Aero wipers - Check
    Eibach Springs - Check

    Will get some pics up soon!
    #16
  17. Reesy
    Offline

    Reesy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3,610
    Likes Received:
    133
    Good part hunting. Where abouts in Sussex are you?
    #17
  18. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Brighton
    #18
  19. Dan-Jnr
    Offline

    Dan-Jnr Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    123
    Welcome to the noggy club.
    Looks like a nice example. Good to do list too. If your getting a Milltelk and map, might as well get a Badger5 TIP to compliment them.
    #19
  20. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    I'm really trying to resist doing lots to this car as its supposed to be my daily. Problem is I love it and know how good it could be!

    Life was much simpler when I had a crappy Mazda!
    #20
  21. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Revised list:

    Done:

    Niggles sorted
    Aero wipers (F&R)
    Replaced damaged engine bay trims
    Eibach Springs


    To do:

    A good foam, clay and clean
    Replace tatty antenna base
    Replace damaged mirror cases / upgrade to Matt Aluminium
    Replace headlights
    Upgrade to alloy pedals
    Install cruise control
    Wrap front grill
    MTM Bimotos
    Milltek cat back
    MTM Map
    #21
  22. Nogmeister
    Offline

    Nogmeister Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    8
    Woosh another Noggy owner! Enjoy mate. Mines has a few more niggles to sort than yours though :-(
    #22
  23. The Doctor
    Offline

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,252
    Likes Received:
    99
    #23
  24. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    It's my garage, I've owned the R8 for a year now and love into bits!
    #24
  25. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,031
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Yeah same here pffft who ain't got a dusty R8 sitting under covers in the corner of their garage :tumble:
    #25
  26. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    It's not dusty! That's what the cover is for and don't worry it gets used as it should!

    Castle Coombe, Brands Hatch, Snetterton 300, vmax and Nurburgring done in the last 12 months.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #26
  27. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,031
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Lmao no I meant mine was dusty :)
    Good to see it being driven
    #27
  28. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    1st proper clean today since the hosepipe bans been lifted! Comes up pretty well!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    #28
    Goubo1 likes this.
  29. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,031
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Damn thats a good colour...nearly better than black :)
    #29
  30. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Since having the eibachs fitted, I've decided I don't want to live with the adverse camber on the rear so will be getting a set of adjustable arms and geometry all done next week. New radio antenna base too as my current one is perished.
    #30
  31. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Revised list:

    Done:

    Aero wipers (F&R)
    Replaced damaged engine bay trims
    Eibach Springs
    Adjustable control arms to sort the camber - my word, I can't describe how much better the handling and feel is after getting the geometry done!
    A good foam, clay and clean
    Replace tatty antenna base
    New MAF and rear discs and pads

    To do:

    Replace damaged mirror cases / upgrade to Matt Aluminium
    Replace headlights
    Upgrade to alloy pedals
    Install cruise control
    Wrap front grill
    MTM Bimotos
    Milltek cat back
    MTM Map
    #31
  32. Nogmeister
    Offline

    Nogmeister Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    8
    Dude, how much was the antenna base, and was it a difficult job to do? Mines goosed so Im looking to replace. If you know the part number too that would be SHWEET!

    Snap with the Noggy by the way - i'll get my build thread going shortly!
    #32
  33. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    It came from tps with a new antenna too, was about £40 but I'm OCD! No part number sorry?
    #33
  34. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
    Nice work! You're getting through your to do list at an impressive rate!

    Also Good plate!
    #34
  35. mikemk4gti
    Offline

    mikemk4gti Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    6
    #35
  36. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    1,277
    #36
  37. kwistof
    Offline

    kwistof South East Events Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    463
    #37
  38. iR8V10
    Offline

    iR8V10 Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    16
    Had some time on my hands today and had a go at looking what a black grill would look like?

    After a quick play with some insulation tape...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #38
  39. dre_S3
    Offline

    dre_S3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    39
    Want to do it to my grill think it looks do much better nice car :)
    Dre
    #39
  40. S3quatt
    Offline

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    43
    My advice is stay off 19"s, stick with 18"s! 19"s dont do the handling any favours & you can feel the extra weight on the throttle.
    I had but swapped back down to 18"s & makes the car perfect!
    #40

Share This Page