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Ok so i'm going to get alot of work done in the next couple of months....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by BigWillyStyle, Apr 3, 2013.

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    This is my car below....
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    In the next couple of months i have alot of work i need and want doing to my Akoya silver A3 Sport....

    Things i need doing - ATF changing,
    - Cambelt changed,
    - New battery,
    - Headlight and sidelight on nearside fixing as neither work and bulds are ok,
    - Rear wiper blanking due to it no longer working.

    Things i want doing - Coilovers and shortened drop lnks (Due to dropping about 60-70mm),
    - RS6 alloys refurbed and sprayed matte black (so far),
    - S-Line front bumper and black grill from a 2005-2008 model,
    - Front lip,
    - Boot resprayed due to a dire try at de-badging,
    - Wingmirrors sprayed black.

    I know this is going to cost me a small fortune but i was wondering if people could offer some advice for a few things....

    1) If i get a genuine S-Line front bumper, How much should it cost to spray and do alot of the black grills from ebay etc fit ok if i cant get a genuine one, or is there a brand i should keep away from?,

    2) Is £260 pounds cheap or expensive to refurb and spray alloys?,

    3) Which battery is the best to get which is not too expensive?,

    4) For the facelift i'll only need a bumper wont i? If i was putting a 2009 bumper on i'd need to change the lights and bonnet, is this correct?,

    5) and will my car look chavvy when its completed with the spraying, lowering etc...?

    Thanks in advance!
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    You can get a brand new rear wiper motor for around £80 from audi on eBay.
    Get Varta E44 battery.
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    1) - A lot of guys on here buy the FK grills that are very cheap, i'll get a link up shortly to the website. Southylad has a post up on here yesterday I think?

    2) - £260 doesn't sound bad to me. I've been quoted £80 a corner.

    3) - No idea, someone else will know i'm sure.

    4) - If you go for a 2009 bumper you will need lights, bonnet, grill etc etc, so quite expensive.

    5) - No, if it's done well it'll look good.
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    Think £100 - £150 for spraying a bumper.

    You would need s-line fog light grills, not sure if the fog lights are the same.
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    Some nice plans there fella...

    In regards to the alloys... Talk to N8 on here. His work is out of this world!!
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    I want to take it off to make it more flush mate. Cheers, are they good quality?

    Cheers. I want the 2005-2008 front bumper so it think i only need the bumper. Need that confirming for sure though.Hopefully it will look good, just still unsure about the wheel colour but black is winning so far :ninja:

    Cheers will take a peek.

    Thats better than i thought, where do i find my exact colour code?

    Thanks i will do. Ive seen his work and it looks good so will ask for advice.
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    Arguably the best battery you can get for our cars. Is yours a 2.0 tdi (BKD engine)?
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    Yeah it is :friends:
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    Are you going from 8P1 to either 8P2 or 8P3? If so, you'll also need a new bonnet IIRC as they're a slightly different shape.
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    Ahh balls, i thought id just need a bumper! What about the lights?
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    Headlights are identical for 8P1 and 8P2.
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    Yeh, headlights are same.

    Not the best pic, but below is what it'd look like with your 8P1 bonnet.

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    Ahhhh its going to cost me a bit more than i wanted to spend! Balls!
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    worth every penny though!
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    Yeah i know. Didnt think i'd have to spend around £450 though :puke2:
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    If I was you, personally I'd just wrap the silver bits on the grill like TimG did. Looks smart.

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    my car before and after fitting fk automotive grill the grill cost about £30 dellivered mate
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    Changing 8P1 to 8P2 or 3 would cost a lot. Have a look at Tim's thread if you havnt already, awesome job on the 8P1 > Link

    of course this is just my opinion.
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    Get the E44 Varta from tanya.co.uk Cheapest you will get it for,5 year std warranty and next day delivery.

    The rear wiper motor you can get delivered from Belfast Audi for £78(they trade on ebay) Just make sure you get the suffix 'E' if you decide to replace :)
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    Yeah i remember seeing this a while ago. It does look good. Maybe something to do until i find a bumper in my colour or a one for a decent price.

    Yeah i like that grill. Prefer the rings chrome but thats just me. Rest looks awesome though. (I commented on your topic a few days ago :yes:)

    Yeah thanks i looked at this yesterday. He did i good job. I things would be cheaper if i could do things myself but im hopeless regarding taking things off and putting them back on. I always seem to have 'spare' bits haha.

    Thanks i'll look today regarding the battery. As for the wiper im just going to blank it as i think its too chunky for the look u want.
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    Also i have an update to the list, i unfortunately reversed my car into a stupid metal bar that i could not see in a multi storey, it now has scuffs and a crease in it! That is more expense unfortunately!
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    Coilovers ordered. Should be with me tomorrow. Battery next then maybe some plastidip for the wingmirrors and grills until i get a facelift sorted. Cambelt on friday hopefully!
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    Update!

    Coilovers fitted and i love how it looks. Still alot to do but here is a pic....

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    Update. Coilovers have been adjusted a little as the front was sitting a bit high! Looks much better IMO

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    What do others think?
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    Looks nice mate. Black wheels look nice with your colour car, check my thread as that is what i've done.
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    Cheers mate. I'll have a look as i'm still unsure what colour to refurb them!
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    Looks really good mate, personaly I don't think those wheels worth a refurb. What ever you do, don't pick black!
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    I wasn't a fan of the s-line flat 5's either so changed them.
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    Cheers.If you seen the wheels you would see they really do, all the paint is chipped and each one just looks a mess mate.I think i have decided against black in the end. I quite like the silver but i'm thinking of a bit darker but in matte still. Just need someone to photoshop for me.

    I love the staqnce of mine as they sit pretty flush and are concave. Think i'll keep them for the time being but still have my heart set on 3sdm's on the long run!
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    So i have my new battery (e44 Varta) and my Coilovers on. Headlights fixed and rear wiper but back to original position for now.

    Cambelt and ATF change to follow soon. Alloys are going a darker grey i think, still in matte. Toying with the idea of grooved discs too.

    Does anyone know which grooved discs are the best to get? ( Not silly prices though )
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    Can recommend Brembo sport maxx ;-)
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    Cheers. I'm looking at Black Diamond Combi discs from Demon Tweeks at the minute. Anyone know it they are any good?
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