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New to Audis, old to VAG - looking for mod suggestions!

Discussion in 'The Welcome Section' started by PoyntonBlue, May 26, 2011.

  1. PoyntonBlue
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    PoyntonBlue Let the Wookie win!

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    [May 26, 2011]
    Hi all,
    I'm another newbie, so please don't bite!

    I've spent the last 20 years twiddling with air- and water-cooled Volkswagens of all shapes (to a reasonable customisation level) and now I've got myself an '08 Audi A3 (8PA) S-Line TDI, in phantom black with black Vienna leather interior and the 5-spoke 18" wheels. Otherwise its bog-standard - for now!

    Audi_A3_S-line | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Externally, I'm going down the lamin-x route with the black grille surround and possibly rear badge removal. Got a few queries though:

    1) Whats the best "reasonably priced" black grille surround that will accept the S-Line badge (ie decent finish, decent fit) - seen online prices from £50-150 which raised suspicions/concerns on quality

    2) I was sort of surprised at the lack of "niceties" like come-home lights etc that the SE models have. What are the top 5 lower-cost tweaks/tricks to add a few features (I have access to VAG-COM/VCDS). Dont mind trawling ebay etc for "bits" and will be going to a few VAG shows this summer anyhow.

    3) Whats the easiest way of powering a mini-usb tom-tom satnav mounted in the bottom right of windscreen without trailing a wire across the dash - fusebox nearby - any neat workarounds known? I'll be adding a parrot handsfree kit at some stage, so would be looking to wire this up at the same time

    Any other suggestions of "obvious" tweaks and mods appreciated!

    Cheers!

    Chris
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    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

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    [May 26, 2011]
    sweet car dude im a fellow A3 driver too oh and welcome to the forum , your best bet is to post this in the 8P section lower in the forum home page
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    [May 27, 2011]
    Welcome to the site, unfortunately i cant see the pics as my work computer blocs it :(
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