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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

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    That escort looks very familiar. Does it have a v8 under the bonnet?

    I can't believe the **** that came out the filter, what's more scary is there is a lighter next to the cup of fuel :asskicking: :D
     
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    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha
     
  4. Sidey

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    Collected my FMIC yesterday.
    Will do a test fitment when I have some time and then get th 76mm ally bends welded onto it.
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    Also had some DP flanges cut by Magsta for Tiaan and I, when we one day decide to do exhaust.
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    Looking Bling Bling Bru!
    Just you be careful of the Bling Bang!
     
  6. Gizmo20VT

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    Good stuff dude :D!
     
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  8. Sidey

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    Went to Autostyle to collect a set of 19" BBS CH wheels for a bud's MK5 but they were sold out, so he said he wanted my wheels, and ill never let a opportunity pass to get a new set of wheels :grin:
    So the deal was done and I got a new set of 18" audi RS6 reps with brand new tyres.


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    My old wheels on his car
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    And yesterday we went to collect my dads new car, 2002 audi TT :grin:
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  9. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    looks tops dude! whats the tire size?
     
  10. Sidey

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    225/40/18
     
  11. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    and the J of the wheels 8j or 7.5?
     
  12. Sidey

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    8J ET45
     
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  14. Adam P

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    Looking good! i think these wheels really suit the silver s3! They look as if they fill the arches nicely. Good job!
     
  15. Sidey

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys.
    Some pics that were snapped the weekend.
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  17. Sidey

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    How is that 4x4 A3 of yours coming along? :undwech:
     
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    Climbing pavements your know... The usual...

    Jokes aside your cabby looks crazy hot! Epic wheels those...
     
  19. Kuvi-S3

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    Look over hot bro!!! Those wheels really suite the cab
     
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    After seeing this S on thursday I must say it is by far the cleanest 8L iv ever seen! So inlove with it! Def show n shine winner
     
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    Did some work this weekend.


    Lubricant Service with MOTUL.
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    Changed the front Stabilizer bar bushes to Powerflex ones.
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    Gave the Engine, Chassis and wheels a pressure wash.
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    Started on the test fitment of the FMIC.
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    Epic stuff shaun! Wheels are so clean now!:ohmy:

    Cooler looks epic too man... Are you keeping your fogs?
     
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    Thanks bud, nope fogs will be removed.

    Received my cooler back from welding.

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    That's going to look mean with the boost pipes showing...
     
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    Fitted the cooler this weekend.


    Drilled holes in the cradle
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    Inserted some rivnuts with stainless cap screws
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    Used some angel iron to mount the cooler to, with brackets welded on
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    Brackets bent for the attachment of the bottom of the cooler
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    Piping done and leak test done
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    Bumper trimmed and fitted back, still needs some slight trimming to line up 100%
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    Looks like a nice tidy install Sidey :icon_thumright: what are the gains like? Noticeable straight away?
     
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    Thanks Adam, I haven't really had a chance to drive the car properly as this morning on the way to work my intank pump gave up on me :bye:
     
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    Ahh that's not good mate, when you get to give it a good drive and plenty of boost let us know what you think/prefer in comparison to the twin side mount inter-coolers.
     
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    Amazing work!
     
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    Collected my new OEM pump yesterday, made a nice big hole in my pocket. Damn Quattro spares.
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    Old pump out
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    Level sensor transferred onto new pump
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    Now I can remove the noisy High flow inline pump I fitted to help with fuel delivery cause the old pump was not pushing enough pressure.
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    Glad its sorted dude
     
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    Picked up a set of AP RACING Seat Sport calipers for a decent deal a month ago. Now have some free time to give them a refurb.
    Test fitted to check clearance on wheels.
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    Stripped them part to make cleaning alot easier, also got new jointer lines made up and new bleed valves with nipple caps.
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    2hours into the one caliper, used Paint stripper and a wire wheel on the dril, got some new dremel bits to get into the hard to reach places.
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    Much better
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    Put a few more hours into the calipers Yesterday afternoon.


    All sanded down, cleaned and re-assembled
    Seat Sport Logo sanded off too
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    Primer applied
    Tonight I will flat the primer and add some colour
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    A decent improvement over single pod :D! Nice work brother!
     
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    Some colour added, need to add the Decals now and then clearcoat.
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    Decals and clearcoat done.


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    Got cracking on the brakes yesterday, thanks to Aidz who came and gave a hand with the fitting and bleeding.


    So refurbed AP Calipers
    New EBC RED pads
    New Meyle Discs


    Now just to bed them in.


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    Some pics that my cousin took last night.
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    Great pictures! Car looks brilliant. Have you got any details on the vent gauge you have? looks awesome!
     
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