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My silver S3 from South Africa

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sidey, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Scullies
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    That looks nice but how you going to clean the back window boetie :laugh:

    I wish I could of had a silver S3, but there only 4 S3's here in Dubai and the silver one wasn't for sale, had to go for yellow.

    Is the S3 still expensive in SA ?
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    Ive never used my rear wiper on any of the hatchbacks I have owned :laugh:

    My dream S3 is an Imola yellow one, want to swop? haha

    Yeah some of them are still quite pricey, but its hard to find one in good condition.
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    this is an awesome read!... Nice one man- keep up the good work, good to see the time and devotion going into the car! Hybrid KO4 and some fine tuning and you'll be boosting down the road haha!


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    ha ha ha, we have LHD cars here, so I cant even bring is back to SA. I will definitely take the engine though :salute:

    I paid the equivalent of R50k for mine here in Dubai. It was stock with 110 000 KM. Body needs some tlc as the people here dont care about other peoples car in car parks and always open their doors onto your car :banghead:
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    How the **** have i missed all this.

    The work youve done is superb, and well documented for others too.

    Your little garage setup with the big car port is pretty nice!
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    Thank you kindly, would have been even better if I could get a car into the garage lol
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    Attention to detail is awesome... Well done..:beerchug:
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    [Jan 25, 2013]
    Thank you Dave.
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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    Sunday I set off to Paul to get my car polished, As usual he did a fantastic job and the car looks ten times better. Also received a interior detail with loads of leather treatment.


    Sorry for the crappy Iphone pics.


    Car was wiped and masked off.
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    Mr Masters at work
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    Results, will get some better pics up during the week
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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    Damn you, I'm falling in love with S3s now.
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    [Feb 25, 2013]
    Some pics that were snapped at our local carwash meetup saturday.

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    [Feb 25, 2013]
    very nice mate
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    [Mar 1, 2013]
    Collected my new wheels during the week, gave them a good clean last night.

    Now to work out what thickness adapters I need to get the correct ET and save up for some rubber.

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    nice s3 one of the nicest builds on a s3 ive seen not too overkilled stock looking :) nice to see someone that does all there own work too
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    [Mar 1, 2013]
    Are these stock headlights? Why do they look so dark? I need some of these :rock:
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    [Mar 4, 2013]
    Thank you for the kind words.
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    [Mar 4, 2013]
    They are stock headlights that have been opened up and painted.
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    Have not done much to the audi of late, guess laziness has taken over.


    This weekend I replaced the cam tensioner seal as it was pissing out oil. Absolutely hate this job.
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    I have started gathering some parts for the Audi's new sound install.
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Certainly not much love on this forum lol

    Anyways, went shopping this morning...

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    Pos & Neg battery terminals
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    Focal RCA's for the splits
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    Focal Polyglass V1 splits for the fronts
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    That is a very pretty setup you have there!!!!
    Pitty no PG subs to go with it lol
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Nice sound setup there. you going to install yourself?
    What size sub is that? You building the box?
    What size mids and whats your plan to mount them?

    Tel us more about the amp. I dont think 50 rms per channel is going to be enough for the sub. If I remember correctly the sub is 250 rms and I know you want it to bang otherwise you wouldnt of bought a RF

    I also see you still have the stock TIP, you need a Badger5 silicone TIP asap :arco:

    sorry for the 20 questions but you wanted love :laugh:
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Lmao well played
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Thanks boy, but not a fan of the newer PG subs at all.
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    I still got the old ones lol
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Well played lol.
    Ill be doing the install myself, as with all my previous cars.
    Sub is 12", but im now selling it and settling for 2 x 10" woofers.
    Splits are 5 1/4", ill me making baffles out of MDF to mount them to the door cars, after sound proofing the doorskin and panels.

    Dunno where you see 50RMS? The amp is rated at 200RMS per channel and after tested on the birth sheet it makes 949RMS.

    My previous install I built in my polo:
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    I read the print wrong, thought it was 200.4 but seems you have changed the picture to 200 x 4 :laugh:

    You have plenty power there

    nice work on the polo!
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    [Mar 22, 2013]
    Been busy with the floorboard that will house the sliding amp rack.
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    Ball bearing rails
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    Sparewheel access cutout and recess made for rails to sit lower
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    Test fitment
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    Collected more MDF yesterday so got cracking on the amp rack piece.


    Cut to size and lines marked for the rails to be sunken in
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    Routed
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    Rails fastened and sliding and clearances checked
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    Frame around Amp rack mocked up
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    All holes pre-drilled and counter sunk
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    And amp rack skeleton done for now
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Fuuuuck dude that's such a awesome job done there! I think you need to do mine lol
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    good work Shaun!!
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    [Mar 22, 2013]
    This looks interesting.......
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    [Mar 25, 2013]
    Got some more work done this weekend.


    Uprights supports made for the false floor and sub box to rest on
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    Trunk carpet traced onto the wood for the false floor and cut out
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    Test fit
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    Left with some gaps as my jigsaw cutting skills suck
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    Trimmings masked off and ready for some bodyfiller
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    Opening routed for the amp
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    Test fit
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    Finished off the amp rack with grey carpet to match the sidepanels in the trunk, not that you will see any of the amp rack, just for piece of mind
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    Bottom support stained black to finish it off and then assembled for the final time
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    that's top class!!:thumbsup:
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    Thanks dirtyd

    Some more work done.


    Bought some Hurricane inserts for the sliding rack part to stop it from sliding open and closed when driving.
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    Got some vinyl to do some wrapping
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    Let the fun commence
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    Had a very productive weekends, ill let the pics do the talking.


    Firstly the doors and speaker adapters.


    Stock speakers and location
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    Stock vs Focal's
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    Speaker baffles I made
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    Test fitted in location on doorpad
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    Door panels and door skin received some "Dampening"
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    Final pic of baffles after coating and sealant
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    good work bud i like it
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    Awesome car man! Love the mods so far! Just get those wheels fitted!

    But I must say your wood working skills are great!
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    Onto the A-pillars


    Tweeter baffles cut out of MDF
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    Aimed and mounted onto pillar
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    Covered with felt
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    Resin applied
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    Felt sanded
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    Body filler added, sanded, added, sanded, added, sanded etc etc etc
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    Covered in same fabric and hoodliner
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    Wired up and fitted
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    why did you mount them there dude and not where the original tweeter sits?
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    Onto the wiring.


    For the fuse holder I made a little mounting platform
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    Wiring was then covered in corrugated sleeving and ends received heat shrink
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    Interior was stripped and RCA's ran down the middle of the car
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    Power wire through firewall grommet
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    All speaker wire connections were crimped and received heat shrink
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    My good pal paul came through sunday to lend a hand
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    Interior was ghastly so received some cleaning
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    For the ground a Rivnut was fitted
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    All the wiring except the RCA's was covered in techflex and end heatshrunk
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    Amp rack wiring
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    And done
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    [Apr 2, 2013]
    For a better front stage, the stock locations are ****.
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