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Picked up the S3 today :) ( lots of pics )

Sock Apr 28, 2011

  1. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Picked up my S3 today so though I would also share a bit of my car history.

    First 'Real' car was my much loved Mondeo ST220. Brilliant car and sounded awsome with a Milltek cat back exhaust and K&N induction kit. 232bhp but only 210lb torque so you had to thrash it for it to perform at its best lol

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    Next up was my 2nd Mondeo, an ST TDCI. Again a fantastic car and got great improvements with some of the monds, Decat & straight through JP exhast, Airtech intercooler ( it was massive lol ) and a remap got it to 191bhp with a wopping 380lb torque and boy did she pull!

    Full tank on a long run would get you 700 miles and I really did not want to sell but was let down badly by local ford dealer and never really recovered from the ordeal.

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    Both Mondeos had Eibach springs fitted and for £100 they were an excellent handling improvement.

    Then came the Audi A3 170 TDI S-Line. Only owned for 4 months but was a great car but not good pon fuel and could not get on with the auto gear box. Bluefin made a good improvement on an already quick car and overall I was pleased with it.

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    And now due to a promotion and doing a lot less miles I have returned to being a petrol head :)

    S3 in Phantom black. This car is brilliant ( that assement is based on the last 5 hours of driving it lol ). Great performance, looks and feel and IMO money well spent.

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    Gadgets are: Sat Nav, Sunroof, Xenons and adaptive lights?, Interior light pack, Come home light thingys and the usual Power fold mirrors etc.

    Mods planned so far are Bluefin and change a few bulbs etc.

    Thats me. :)
     
  2. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    congratz on the new car :) like the old motors to.
    S3 with nice spec. Enjoy the car
     
  3. akash_sky1

    akash_sky1 Active Member

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    congrats, enjoy man
     
  4. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    as ash said loving the old cars my sister has got a 155 mondeo but an ghia x but still a awesome car , and very good on juice , oh and loving the S3 enjoy it
     
  5. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    nice car and in the best colour ;)

    out of curiosity why you going with bluefin? and what bulbs you changing?
     
  6. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Got bluefin already from the a3 I sold and soup and chips are resetting it for free for the S3 :D

    Going to change the DRL's as they are that horrible yellow colour, also I like to change the interior lights to a different colour ( blue looked Awsome in the Mondeo with the cream interior ) so will look into doing the same.

    Gonna try a bit of general maintenance tomorrow to see if anything could do with a clean up lol
     
  7. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    ah fair enough, just wondered as bluefin isnt the most popular of choices for the S3

    i know what you mean about the DLRs depending on how much you want to spend, the best ones going, if sticking to conventional bulbs are PIAA's but they are pretty expensive!

    general maintenance already... get in it and drive it ;) haha most the country will be watching the wedding so youll have some nice empty roads!!
     
  8. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Lol sounds good as long as pc plod ain't about!

    Don't suppose u have a link where I can look at those bulbs ?

    I have my daughter tomorrow as her mum is hosting a party for the oldies at the nursing home she works at for the wedding so won't have time for a blast out but going up to Matlock on Saturday :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  9. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Looks a nice car... Facelift the rear lights will tidy the back end!!
     
  10. bo

    bo Member VCDS Map User

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    Nice car dude!! S3s are awesome! U will love it!
     
  11. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Cheers folks

    Tbh, I like the rear lights :)
     
  12. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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  13. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Lovely S3, matey. Great choice! :)

    Paula x
     
  14. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Nice socks
     
  15. The Engineer

    The Engineer Member

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    Congrats sock,

    Very good read and love the S3!

    Keep us updated with your progress on the car with plenty of pics. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Sock

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    Cheers folks and big thanks Jungleman!

    Manage to get me mum to babysit for an hour so I'm off out!
     
  17. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    no worries, glad to help

    good man, go find some good roads and give it some stick! but remember to watch out for the :busted_cop: lol
     
  18. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Very nice looking S3, you saved the best til last!!! Enjoy it.....
     
  19. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Drive out tomorrow then if the weather is ok a spot of detailing I think on Sunday :)
     
  20. Mutsumi

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    Get some chromed indicator bulbs in that car stat! :)
     
  21. YoungDan

    YoungDan www.DubClique.net

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    Beautiful!
     
  22. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    nice car brother... wish you well to use her
     
  23. yuan2211

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    loving it hope you enjoy it
     
  24. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Chrome bulbs for where?

    Had it two days and love it.

    One question, can you adjust the Hight of the clutch peddle as it sits a little higher than the brake peddle and does seem to have a lot of travel from top to the floor?
     
  25. Mutsumi

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    Chromed indicator bulbs. They get rid of that awful orange look.

    Before and after pics below:
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    Similar results on the side and rear of the car.
    They're still road legal and still flash orange.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  26. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Lol got ya, yeah defo gonna do that
     

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