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New ears and bigger brakes & upgrades

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Purple Princess, Jun 14, 2009.

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    :thumbsup:After 4 long hours of cleaning and clay-baring and polishing and waxing, I decided to put on my new ears (chrome mirrors) and the 312mm brakes. Im soo chuffed with the car now she is really getting there. What do you all think??
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    that pic is so good it gets it all.
    top work Stacie/Mark
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    Im the arty one he is the mechanic!!!! Perfect combo IMHO
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    Nice! Wish my was that clean. How are you getting on with the bigger brakes? I'll be upgrading mine to 312mm in the next couple of weeks.
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    Looks really good Stace. Even better than in the photo's. Just got make it quicker than Marks and job done LOL
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    No chance of that mate !!! lol:p
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    wnjukNice! Wish my was that clean. How are you getting on with the bigger brakes? I'll be upgrading mine to 312mm in the next couple of weeks.

    To be honest they were only put on last night and ive only driven 40ish miles so a bit early to tell. Im sure they will be no worse though! The only reason I got bigger ones is to fill the gap in my wheels!! My old ones looked like tea plates Lol:blush:


    mac1403Looks really good Stace. Even better than in the photo's. Just got make it quicker than Marks and job done LOL

    Hummmm lets not go there Lol :shutup2:
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    Very nice! good work! :o.k:
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    good finish that, that colour looks fantastic in the sun after all that effort....nice work!.
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    What you want now is some nice Eibach Pro springs to go with those S3 dampers Mark has lying about ;P

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    ^^^^^^Well get them up here then :jump: Your like my big brother, Your hand-me-downs are the best!!!!!!! :superman:








    So when you changing your turbo??? :whistle2:
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    excuse me!!
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    :sorry:

    As he has an S3, evertime he upgrades i get to upgrade my A3 with S3 bits too,lol
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    Very nice having seeing in the flesh pictures was sceptical when i first saw the bumper in silver. :arco:
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    Ye great looking bumper with the side grills. Im going to use some of the tips you gave me earlier about how you clean your, paint looks mint
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    WOW, looks awesome, how long did it take?
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    Stace, that looks mint, well done, really brings the colour of the car out :)

    Well done.
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    Loving the front bumper, top class.
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    Looking good mate, polished up well!
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    Stacie you didnt just buy a rear bumper or sideskirts for your A3 of eBay recently did you?
    If so its going down to the post office thisafternoon :)
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    Thanks for all your comments. Jojo you cheeky git. I dont think ive ever seen yours clean lmao!
    It took me about 4 hours to complete it all. Rinse then Maguires clay bar. Rinse then foam, wash with the mit and soap whilst the foam is on, foam again leave 5 mins then rinse, Blackfires wet finnish all diamond paint protection(polish) then blackfire midnight shine carnuber(sp?) wax. Now at GTI all I need to do is quick detailer LALALALALA!

    S3 HODGE....Yes I did chum :) I brought the side skirts already got a bumper woop looking for to getting them tahnks!!
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    Ahh cool, Yea there the skirts to match your front bumper because i had the same on my old A3 :)
    I never put the skirts or rear bumper on so theve sat in the spare room for almost a year now! :( But there on the way to you soon and ill get to see them at inters :)
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    ^^ yup as long as I can get them colour coded in time :)
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    Looks mint mate very nice.
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    Slight update, fitted some much lower milage S3 shocks and Eibach springs to her today, not rediculously low but nice.
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    and also had a look at fitting some shiny bits too
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    Is that a fmic i spy ???? looks very low down to be the rad.... if it is.... as a fellow TQS owner i need details , pics and prices.. :blackrs4:
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    Yup :D FMIC for meee!!(im not spoilt just well looked after!) The IC is second hand of my mate (new never fitted!) just got to buy the pipes which will be about £60ish. Its not on as yet because I have not got the pipes, however watch this space ;):eyebrows:
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    :)
    And pictures when the skirts are on

    Looking good tho.
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    I satin'd the S3 grille section to match the Satin lower grilles.The S3 surround was already black.
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    Tweaked the S4 grilles for a better fit
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    Mounted the S3 Fogs too
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    how does she ride now, compared to the original shocks and springs?
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    just seen the new pics awesome!
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    Not as good as yours mate. ;-)
    But better than it was before on the sport springs and shocks
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    Looking good.. top work. Can't wait to see it next weekend.
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    More goodies

    Sold some bits on the bay to pay for these pretty bits.
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    And yes i know it needs an exhaust, hoping to fit an S3 one on there before GTi
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    The only thing we are not sure of is the colour match on the skirts, as form some angles its perfect and from other a different shade all together, god damned mica/pearl paints,lol
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    Nice!! Which side skirts are those?
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    hummmm... it just so happens I have a spare one I carry about in the boot as I travel to and from wales....

    ...nice shorts Mark ;P

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    Thanks Matey. We got them from S3HODGE for a bargain :) They have some writing on them which says "A3 CETUS" Stamped into it. Thats all I could tell you!! Ebay all the way :)
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    Hummmm how convenient :icon_thumright: Same place you store Eibach springs and FMIC's :superman: :whistle2:

    P.s Its Rob not Mark but funny none the less :)
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    That looks a lot better now :)

    Nice work!.

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