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My Sprint Blue S3 Progress Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by GNJ_Motorsport, Aug 22, 2011.

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    Picked up my S3 on Friday. It is totally standard at the moment. The previous owner who I know, had it at stage 2 with a full Milltek but split to sell so it is back to standard now and a blank canvas which I wanted. The car will be used as a demo of sorts for my business at shows and when we move into a new unit next year some time.

    The car came with Xenons and heated leather Recaros.

    Plans:

    Get my private plate transferred and fitted
    H&R springs (Bilstein coilovers at a later date)
    Forge Motorsport wheels spacers (16mm rear, 11mm front)
    ITG Maxogen
    Milltek turbo back exhaust with de cat
    Re activate the REVO stage 2 map so I need an SPS controller
    Forge Motorsport recirculation valve
    Black optics grill
    Black Mirror covers

    Then I want to replace the standard wheels, either with some BBS CH or CK 19's or with some Speedline Turini's. Wheels will be dark to match the optics grill and mirrors. I am not a big fan of chrome. I know a lot of people don't like the Optics stuff on Sprint Blue but I really like it.

    Later mods will be Bilstein B14 or B16 coilovers, fuel pump for stage 2+ and a front mount intercooler. Probably the Forge Twintercooler with the car being a demo and Forge being one of our main suppliers.

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    Love that colour.
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    Nice one, new steering wheel?
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    Nice one, Graeme! Sprint Blue with black accents is IMO one of the very best colour combo's (I'm a BIG fan of RicoS3's gorgeous Sprint/black car), looking forward to seeing all your plans coming together. Car looks very tidy indeed! Got your message on Vagoc abut the KMD cam follower BTW, no worries Buddy. :wub: x
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    Yes forgot to mention that. I need to look into it as I know nothing about how to go about it. That is pretty much the case with everything on this car. I am fine with the tuning side as I obviously know all about that with the business but when it comes to styling I know sweet FA :)

    Rico's S3 is on my background! Car is very tidy. Ben has looked after it brilliantly to be fair to him. Just ordered some spacers for it as if there is 1 thing I really don't like its the stance, especially at the rear.
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    get on ebay for a steering wheel mate, will bring the interior bang up to date, be patient and wait for a bargain, i watched 5 or 6 go up to about 500 quid, but after a couple of months i picked up a TTS flat bottom for 340 quid!
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    That's good. Do they just bolt straight on or is there anything else you need?
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    Bolt straight on, but if you want MF to work, you may need ECU/Slip ring
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    Quick update.

    ITG Maxogen and private plates fitted :)

    Not happy with the heatshield will re fit it when it stops raining!

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    Plans:

    Service this Friday
    MOT next Friday
    Forge 11mm spacers fitted next week
    Milltek non res de cat turbo back exhaust will be ordered end of this month
    REVO SPS will be ordered along with the Milltek
    Forge Recirc valve
    Forge recirc to intake hose

    Coilovers, either Bilstein B14, KW V1, V Maxx, AP or H&R Monotubes. Can't decide, or do I wait until next year and get some KW V3's and just get some springs as a stop gap?

    Next spring I will be going to stage 2+ and getting an uprated clutch etc. But I think 350+ bhp will do for the winter :)
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    Colour looks great, not running Shark STS on it then?
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    When I have all the parts fitted for S2+ then I will be bringing it down to Shark for a map. The REVO isn't costing me much at all because it already has the software on it from the previous owner so I may as well use that for now :)
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    Ah I see.
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    I should have called this a lack of progress thread! I just haven't had time to update it.

    Anyway, it has changed quite a lot over the last couple of months.

    It now has:

    Milltek turbo back exhaust system with de cat
    ITG Maxogen CAI
    Forge diverter valve
    REVO stage 2 map
    H&R springs
    Forge 11mm spacers all round
    Dubmeister plates waiting to be fitted


    Pics to follow when I have cleaned it this week and fitted the plates :)

    Plans for the future are a bit hazy at the moment if I'm honest. I planned to go to stage 2+ with the Sachs clutch, twintercooler and coilovers. However, as some of you know I plan to expand the business considerably over the next 12 months and the cash could be better spent elsewhere :(

    I keep looking at things like the Astra Sportive vans with the 150 CDTi engine in (remap straight to 200bhp) This would give me a wedge of cash to invest in the business and still give me a nice platform for a demonstrator. Not to mention a rolling advertisement board as I'd get it stickered up. I'll be keeping the S3 for the summer, that isn't in doubt but do I spend the best part of £2.5k on the clutch, 2+ map & coilovers only to lose most of it when I sell up?
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    Very nice car mate. I want your seats!
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    Haha thanks. They are about the only good thing about the car at the moment. Huge flatspots now at 5krpm in 3rd, & 4th and probably 5th & 6th if I took it that far. I'll get there in the end :)
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    Major update to come next week when I get the new Sachs clutch, pressure plate and LOBA Motorsport single mass flywheel fitted at the weekend. The car also has Shark stage 3 on it now and before the clutch gave up it was awesome :)

    Will give the car a good clean next week and post pics and a review of the stage 3 and new clutch kit :)
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    Nice! reminds me of mine! :)

    Probably why its so nice LOL
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