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Noodle's A3 2.0 T Sportback

Discussion in 'The Project Room' started by Veedubnoodle, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Veedubnoodle
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    [Jan 29, 2013]
    So after a lot of searching I finally found a clean, low mileage Sportback for decent money shortly before Christmas.

    I'm from Belfast so traveled over to Birmingham to see the car do the deal if it was mint.
    Thankfully the fella selling it had been completely honest with me and the car was immaculate with full service history and all the receipts :D

    Drove it from Birmingham to Cairnryan (managed an unbelievable 38mpg!) and got the boat home.

    Since then I've just been enjoying driving it and getting used to the normal 25 - 30 mpg i can get from it lol.

    And more recently I have started to modify it a bit ;)

    Anyway here's a few pics to keep you entertained :)

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    And because I can't leave anything alone I fitted a new PCV valve and revision D diverter valve and a big silly Neuspeed P-Flo Intake :D

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    I also have a TTS engine cover to go on too so the messy engine is all hidden :)

    More pics when it's actually clean. Hope you all like it. I love it!

    Cheers,

    Aaron (Noodle)
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    [Jan 29, 2013]
    Amazing mate, looks great. What's the revised diverter etc? I have the same car but dsg.
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    Thanks mate. Few more plans for it happening soon. Main thing it needs is a proper clean :p

    The Diverter valve is prone to failure on these TFSI engines and mine was knackered so I fitted the newer Revision D Diverter Valve. Got it from TPS.
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    [Feb 21, 2013]
    I am considering getting a new intake and looking at the p-flo, is it very noisy? do you notice it on part throttle and does it sounds good?!!

    Chris
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    [Mar 4, 2013]
    Hey Chris. Only seeing your question now....yes the P-Flo is loud....not really loud on part throttle but it does have that blow off noise every time you change gear. Having said that though I think it sounds great!
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    [Mar 31, 2013]
    Ok so finally got round to taking a few pics of the A3 in its current guise.....hope you like...

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    More to come in the wheels department but that all depends on how trial fitting goes later this week! :p
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    [Apr 1, 2013]
    Looks lovely mate, you had it lowered on spring or coilies?
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    [Apr 2, 2013]
    Coilovers mate. BC Racing coilovers to be exact....handles so well and with the camber set up it turns in grips like a track car! :D

    Also quite comfy too with dampening set a bit softer :)
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    [Apr 10, 2013]
    So got a Revo remap on the car last night. Stage1 just but my god does it feel a lot quicker :D Would recommend it to anyone!
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    [Oct 3, 2014]
    Wow I haven't updated this in a long time!!! Well after the map I just enjoyed the car until the start of this year, and then decided to make some big changes for this show season.

    After the local council decided to litter the roads around my house with speed ramps coilovers weren't really practical anymore. So I went for a full AirLift Performance kit with the camber top mounts and adjustable damping shocks. I choose V2 management to keep things in order and a 444 compressor to fill the tank.

    My friends and I fitted the whole kit, made a false floor trimmed in grey faux alcantara (to hide the compressor and valve block) and got an aluminium strut brace made up to mount the tank onto. I then fitted some Corbeau Club Sport front seats and an old set of Sabelt harnesses to complete the 'aired out race car' look for a laugh.

    I also changed the wheels shortly before all this to a set of BBS CK ii Air 2 piece splits measuring 18 x 9j all round and painted the centres Daytona Grey with red centre caps.

    And that completes the look for this year :D

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    Have since wrapped the harnesses round the tank just because it looks better. :p

    Plans for next year are to put the leather back in (putting the Corbeau seats in something more appropriate) and get a little paint work done to tidy it up. :D
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    [Oct 31, 2014]
    Looks good,

    BUT would them harnesses hold in an accident?
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    [Nov 10, 2014]
    Thanks mate. But no. No it definitely would not hold in an accident. :laugh:

    Had them in just for looks to be honest and didn't wear them whilst driving (retained the normal seat belt for this).

    If I was using them properly I'd have to make up some plates welded to the floor for the lower straps and a proper bolt in harness bar for the over shoulder ones. I didn't fancy cutting holes in plastics or carpets considering its only for show so I just set them in and made them look nice ;)

    Gets some interesting questions from a lot of people but once they realised I'm not completely retarded they're usually alright with it.

    Put the leather seats back in last week anyway as I've grown bored of the "aired out race car" theme so the bucket seats and harnesses will find a home in something more suitable (drift/rally car) and I plan on making the A3 a little bit cleaner (sorting out all the little things like paintwork and few other odd jobs :icon thumright:
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    [Nov 10, 2014]
    Yeah when I had harnesses I had to have them bolted properly too, and obviously the question was out of concern for yourself tbh
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