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My silver S3 from South Africa

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

  1. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    ooooooo ok makes sense!
    tommy would be very impressed with your work!
     
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  3. Ashley =1.8T=

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    Wow Shaun! Car is looking awesome! very impressed with everything, well done dude :applaus:
     
  4. Golfedd

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    This just gets better! nice build, like the attention to detail and that's a COOL! audio install!
     
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    top class doing a similar boot build to mine, loving the sliding rack to get to the spare wheel had a nightmare trying to sus it out on mine as the wheel isnt in the centre like the s3
     
  6. Sidey

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys.
    Collecting my woofer tomorrow, so I can start building the box this weekend.
     
  7. Sidey

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    Collected my woofer :


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  8. Sixty 9 GP

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    Awesome Stuff dude! Some really amazing updates...WOW!
     
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  10. Sidey

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    Built the box the weekend and I must this little 10" is a monster!!


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    Built the box the weekend and I must say this little 10" is a monster!!<br><br><br>[​IMG]<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br>[​IMG]
     
  12. Sidey

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    So when I fitted the tweeters onto my A-pillars I had to remove the boost gauge, decided to fit it in the driver side airvent.
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    Piece of 9mm traced and cut to size
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    After some sanding and working with the coarse file I had this
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    Vent taped up and then the insert received some filler after the hole was cut
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    After about 4 applications of filler this is where I am at now, still lots of sanding ahead, hate doing such small intricate parts
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    Received the final sanding
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    Quick coat of paint added and then carbon trimmed to size
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    First coat of the many of resin applied, will trim it to size tonight and then add 5-7 coats of resin more, then sand and clear
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    And be careful with a new Stanley blade, cuts trough a finger tip like ****al
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    Gave the pod a quick rubdown
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    3 coats of resin
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  13. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Dude that is amazing!!!!!!!! Will you make more? I would love one
     
  14. PDBoosted

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    ^+10000000000000!! Your wood working skills are mad... You definitely need to make more and sell us some :arco:
     
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  15. Sidey

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    So....... Unexpectedly I got sent a link from Gizmo on Friday for a list of S3 8L parts and I did not even think about buying the following, but for the price I could not say no, So here I have some coilovers....


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    Thanks to my buddy paul that came throught yesterday in the ****ing cold to come fit the coilovers and get it dialed in.


    This is what is sits is now with the dampening on half and still need to settle, the ride is out of this world and worth every penny, but will probably raise it soon.
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    And fitted my gauge
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  16. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Lol breadroll sent me the same link....

    The car looks so much more nicer now with the low! I love it dude! Now get those porn wheels on
     
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    Nice dude! I bought the timing belt kit from him!

    Love the boost gauge man! Looks too good
     
  18. Sidey

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    Got my wheels back from paint last week.


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    And wheel bolt covers.
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    Now just waiting for my adapters to be finished at the engineers.
     
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  19. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    i love CKs on an s3!
     
  20. Sidey

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    Yeah I cant wait to have them fitted.
     
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    Love this car!! Can't wait to see it with the rims fitted
     
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    Received an awesome little gift from my cousin yesterday that he did on their Mastercam and wire cutter.


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    So while Im waiting for the adapters Im keeping myself busy with other mods :lol:
    Decided the calipers can do with a lick of paint.


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    Then Saturday night after a spirited drive my car decided it wanted to be a scooby and blew a coilpack.


    So collected these this morning from the awesome people at Delarey.
    4 x R8 coilpacks
    4 x OEM coil pack spacers
    4 x BCPR7ES plugs


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    Fitted the coilpacks, no more scooby wannabe.
    Excuse the dirty engine bay, everything is going for powdercoating next month so not to phased to clean it.
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    Old plugs have seen better days
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  24. Sidey

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    Collected a little parcel just now from MR jabba at the post office.
    HID's and chrome amber shining bulbs for front and rear lights to take away that horrid orange shine.
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    Fitted the chrome bulbs and HID's last night.


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  25. PDBoosted

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    Looks good bud! Got the Same xenon kit but the one blew now... Did you get over the Joey mod headlights?
     
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    Nope, they are new lights, so dont want to split them open to joey mod just yet.
     
  27. Kuvi-S3

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    Have you fitted the wheels yet bro????
     
  28. Sidey

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    Not yet, they ****ed up the adapters.
     
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    Oh I see, Where did you get new lights? Not the stealers? So your going to Joey mod these ones too? I dig the look...
     
  30. Sidey

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    Received my adapters back last week but had some issues with them, luckily my cousin is into engineering to he sorted them out for me quick quick.

    So here you guys go, And I know it needs to go lower, first need to sort out my fenders.


    I had custom centre cap gel stickers made by my buddy robin
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    Thanks to adrian who sorted the adapters out for me and correcting Maugene's ****ups and shortening the wheel bolts for me.
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    Some better pics, will take some more over the weekend with a proper camera.
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  31. Adam P

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    LOOKS AWESOME!!!! you must be please with how its looking. I WANT YOUR WHEELS! :gun2:
     
  32. Gizmo20VT

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    Looks amazing dude! Like I said last night, makes me miss mine :applaus:
     
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    Looking of the hook bro!!! Love it!
     
  35. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    simply awesome wheels!
     
  36. Sidey

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    Thanks guys :happy:
     
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    Some quality pics from the black box racing dyno day.
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  38. Kuvi-S3

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    :hubbahubba:
    Look sweet bro!!!!
     
  39. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    mk2 escort to your left?? sweeeet
    you SA's sure know how to role!
     
  40. Sidey

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    Some other pics of the event.
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    So the car has been standing on trecels for the past few days as the adapters were still wrong. Ive had this weird rattling sound lately and could not pinpoint what it was, removed the adapters and bolted on one of my old wheels and the rattle was gone, Upon closer inspection I saw that the inner chamfer on the adapters were wrong (too small) and it did not seat properly on the hub by a hair thickness. So off came all the adapters and were sent off to my cousin to correct them.


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    They now sit flush with the hubs and rattles are all gone :hurray:


    Sent off some engine parts for powdercoating, will only get that back tomorrow, so while the car is non mobile I did some routine maintenance.


    Replaced the busted CV boot, the the other inner is also throwing out grease so will change that one satutday.
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    Bled my brakes
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    And then the all wonderfull fuel filter which I think has never been replaced, Being a 12 year old car and having full agents FSH, I was shocked.
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    Lol looks like your car ran on strong black coffee!

    Lucky you got that filter changed. That thing was dead a long time ago
     

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