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My silver S3 from South Africa

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

  1. PDBoosted
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    [Sep 9, 2013]
    Great pictures! Your car is an absolute beaut!

    PS page 5 is mine!
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    [Oct 7, 2013]
    Here is some before progress pics and updates.


    Pics I got sent by fransua of the wheels and bumpers.
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    Bumpers painted and smoothed
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    Bumpers inserts and door blades were colour matched to the wheels
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    Grill was stripped and cleaned, the chrome surround was sanded, primer'd and painted satin black
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    What the lounge looked like the friday night before show and shine
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    Me touching up a few small marks where Tiger wheel damaged the edges when fitting the tyres
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    [Oct 7, 2013]
    Final results
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  4. Sidey
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    [Nov 11, 2013]
    Collected some goods last week to fit to the S3.


    Forge TIP
    Forge Ancillary pipes
    Forge Splitter DV


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    [Nov 11, 2013]
    Just some pics with the new wheels, they will be coming off in the new few weeks, going back to 18"s.


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    [Nov 11, 2013]
    Car is looking great! Love the wheels in your last picture. :icon_thumright:
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    [Dec 4, 2013]
    Popped past Neeshen at TM Stainless Steel Motorsport to go have a look at progress of my car.
    This man really knows how to build work of art exhausts.


    Can't wait to collect the car tomorrow.


    76mm dairy steel seemless stainless tubing
    V-band Flanged Downpipe
    Mandrel Dairy bends
    Tig welded and polished
    Custom once off Exhaust rear box
    Centre 76mm race box


    Some random pics I snapped.


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    [Dec 4, 2013]
    Love the look of this car exactly how i want mine to look with the rs6 wheels on her is it a gunmetal grey? ?
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    Can i ask what the ride quality was like on the koni strt setup? ??
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    It was quite hard and bounce for a car that was not that low, I much prefer my D2 setup now.
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    Exhaust is done, collecting the car in two hours.
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    Exhaust looks sweet :)
    What sort of price are your d2 coilovers? O was going to buy the koni strt kit but unsure now.....
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    jay22s3 2nd gear sorts em out

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    this guy must be loaded and have loads of time on his hands ! thats all i can say
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    Me? why you say so?
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    [Dec 11, 2013]
    Double post
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    [Dec 11, 2013]
    Doing some maintenance parts on the S3 during the next few weeks when I am on leave.Replacing the complete engine harness from coilpacks to the ECU as mine is a bit damaged from turbo heat.(New OEM harness)[​IMG]OEM coilpack cover to protect the harness.[​IMG]OEM crank seal, bolts and transfer box seals for when I pull the gearbox to sort out the oil leak.[​IMG]Had some Solid subframe mounts made up by Derium Engineering, hopefully this sorts out the knocking noise Ive had for the past year.[​IMG][​IMG]
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    [Jan 21, 2014]
    Some updates on the car (Won't be any pics as my phone was stolen with the pics that I took)

    New crank seal fitted
    Solid subframe bushes fitted
    New Concentric slave cylinder fitted
    2 new inner CV's fitted
    Transfer box seals replaced
    Oil drained and replaced with Royal Purple

    And then for the sound update, sold my 10" Hertz HX250 and got me 3 x 8" Gladen RS line Audio woofers. Will build a box for them this weekend coming.

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    [Jan 21, 2014]
    Finished up the new box this weekend, big thanks to Paul who came over to help.

    Wood collected from timber city and cut to size
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    Box assembled and test fitted
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    Faceplate cut and filled for imperfections
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    Covering
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    Center done with Grey carpet to match sidepanels
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    And done and fitted
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    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    That's awesome - can you still access the little storage compartments? Ah, who cares. Bet it sounds sweet. Love reading this thread.
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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    Its easy enough to access it, just fold the seats flat and move the box onto the seats, takes all of 2mins to do.
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    nice thread matey! car looks very nice! :kissmyrings:
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    So pics of what I've been busy with the past week.

    Sent my engine parts off for powdercoating again.

    Cleaned the TB inside and out
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    Primer
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    Gave all the engine covers a clean and primer, then painted semi gloss black
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    Received the parts back from Pro-coat friday afternoon
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    Spent the most of saturday cleaning out all the sandblasting beeds, fitted with new gaskets
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    New coilpack harness fitted into plastic cover, and jointed to car's harness
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    As it stands now
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Looks awesome brother
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Looking smart! Really liking the black charge pipe and inlet. Keep up the good work!
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    looks so neat botha :beerchug::superman:
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Looks very tidy!

    Where'd you get the plastic harness cover from?
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    This looks amazing, good work doing most of it yourself too man.
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    its a oem cover from vw dave
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    Really? You wouldn't have a part number would you? Pretty please....
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    [Feb 18, 2014]
    Yesterday afternoon I quickly stripped out the water bottle as had some issues fitting the side cover.
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    OCD kicked in and gave it a quick scrub
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    Fitted it back properly and fitted the side cover
    Waiting on the battery bracket for the other cover, will give the engine bay a good cleaning this weekend
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    One of my favourite S3s on here ... loving the work mate..;)
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    Thank you sir,

    I can't wait to drive it again, Just waiting on wheels and adapters, hopefully by this weekend.
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    Loving the way this engine bay is turning out! Too hot!!!!
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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    Still waiting on adapters, wheels and bumpers :sad:

    Got some other things done this weekend.

    Painted some more parts
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    Cleaned the ABS sensors
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    Sanded and polished intercooler
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    Then had some beers
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    Finished the airbox mod
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    Engine bay done for now, waiting on bracket for battery cover and then my porsche water and oil caps
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    Looking good dude.. nice to see that I am not alone with ocd and the 'must paint stuff' gene :D

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    Beautiful car, man. I'm very envious!
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    [Feb 26, 2014]
    Collected my battery bracket from GW Delarey this morning, now the engine bay can be complete :hurray:
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    Got cracking last night on fitting the battery cover, but not without some modding, as seems they changed the S3 battery tray to a A3 one, nothing a air grinder and cutting blade could not solve.

    Fitted
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    Was quite an expensive exercise (3k) for the covers and brackets for something that was suppose to be standard on the car :mad:

    Collected my Adapters this morning from Deriam, beyond impressed.
    20mm, 30mm and 35mm's electroplated gold.
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    [Feb 26, 2014]
    love it botha!!!!! neatest engine here! and the spacers look boss
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    Thanks bud.

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