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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by silver75, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Cobra88
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    Hi Pat

    Ok mate will take a look when it warms up a little as it's Brass Monkey's here currently ;)

    Guessing your MkIV was FWD and the R32 ARB fits a FWD fine ?

    Regards
    Rick
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    Yeah my golf is fwd, most dubbers take the front ARB right out to get them right on their bellys!

    I also had to change over the ARB drop links.

    But that's the dub way lol

    Pat
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    Hi Pat

    At some point i am gonna have to find some TT hubs as my Diesel has the FSIII type front brakes (Built in caliper brackets!) etc so i have to uprate the whole lot :(

    You mean i need the R32 ARB droplinks to match the ARB or are R32 droplinks off the shock body like the S3 ???

    Regards
    Rick
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  4. Cobra88
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    Hi All

    Right took out rear adjuster rings and dropped front coils to 34mm thread showing below lockrings (any more and i need spacers for tyre to clear said lockrings)

    went for a 40 mile country lane thrash to settle everything :)

    No rubbing but i am definately on front bumpstops and will need to cut 10 to 15 mm off those as the ride is very choppy when rubber is touching.

    Also stuck on my S3 spoiler i bought from nazS3 via eBay ages ago :) (thanx Naz)
    Regards
    Rick

    A few ****ty iPhone pics while out bimbling in the stix ;)
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    Your car looks nice mate if you took the pictures today the weather where you are is pretty good too!
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    Hi Scott

    Yes mate pics taken about 45 mins before i posted them

    gritters out here last night and very hard frosty start but nice and bright when i was out ;)

    Regards
    Rick
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    Rick that is spot on dude!!

    Are you happy with it?

    It looks sweet

    Pat
  8. Cobra88
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    Hi Pat

    I only took the seating ring out of the rear, not the full adjuster but pretty happy with the ride height.
    just need to cut a bit off the front bump stops as it's too harsh

    not sure if i'm getting arb rub but felt the odd wobble when booting it through steering :(

    Regards
    Rick
  9. patTTpoa
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    I use to get rub on full lock with my Golf.
    Like I said I'm not sure if it's the same on the A3's

    Pat
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    Audi Center caps coming soon, wash and wax tomorrow and then a few pics to feed the habit :ninja:


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    new alloys btw, put them on today so im extatic... forgive me lol
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    Let's have some more pic's

    Pat
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    My A3 Pd130

    Got S3 Wheels in Anthracite (I think), S3 Recaros and a remap

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    gonna go and give her some tlc in about an hour :) and they shall soon be up

    darlington
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    Hi Ben

    There is a slight difference in the profile of the sides of the seat backrest but they fit fine mate ;)

    Regards
    Rick
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    They were a straight fit. The only issue i had was that i had a proper 3 point rear belt so had to buy a lap belt from an s3 to retain a legal middle seat.

    As cobra88 has said the seats are wider, i have noticed this mainly as when applying the handbrake my knuckles touch the passenger seat, also the front seats physically are larger so gives less rear leg room to passengers in the back

    You will need to find seats that match your car i.e prefacelift in a prefacelift car otherwise the airbag connectors wont match and may throw an airbag light
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    @ dyno

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    Nice Pics Pedro :wub:
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    I'm not the photographer, it's a friend that know about automotive photos...

    New ones coming in two weekends, I'll see if I can reach the 260hp mark
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    A few of my 1.8T

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    Got a set of 18inch inovite alloys in gloss black, just need to get 2 tyres and then fit them !
    Also booked in for a gloss black roof wrap.
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    Hi Folks, well I'm back with S3 number 2. Sold my last one couple of years ago, ventured into an S4 Avant for a while and over the period of ownership I realised I am much happier driving a hatchback than the larger estate. My last S3 was a 2000 facelift in Metallic black.


    Searching this time It was quickly apparent that there was a lot of choice out there. I viewed 6 in total which included a couple of sheds, a Cat C write off and a couple that just didn't quite hit the mark. I started to get despondant but flicking through the classifieds on here I came across the Goodwood green one in Norwich. 73k, Full history, heated recaro's, Sunroof, BOSE symphony etc. Sounded too good to be true and this same car had appeared on Ebay not reaching its reserve etc.

    I took the plunge and went to look at her, I was not disappointed . She was as described, completely standard, Drove perfect, nothing to concern me.

    Booked into RSD in Northants tomorrow for Cambelt Kit and waterpump, Full service and haldex change etc. I've bought the Contitech Cambelt kit with the hydraulic tensioner etc.

    I've also fitted brand new Mintex brake discs and pads all round..

    Badger5 TIP ordered last week, just waiting to be delivered.

    Future plans for AP coilovers, different alloys etc.

    Cracking car that I am looking forward to "tweaking somewhat"

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    I remember seeing that car in the classifieds. I like the colour as it's something different. Good luck with the modding.
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    Cheers, it seems to be not a very popular colour. The pictures taken of it made it out to be a flat green colour however in the flesh it is a stunning colour with a pearl metallic in the laquer. Before seeing this I was determined to get a silver, grey or black one. Alas after viewing her I was so glad I'd driven the 100 miles to view her. I Now feel I own one of the genuine rarer colour cars As I never see other Goodwood green S3's on here?

    Green really seems to be a colour not popular amongst The S3 community. I suppose being a farmers lad makes me partial to the Green ;-)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Green doesn't seem to be very popular with most cars unless it's an old mini.
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    True!!! Then again it did help me but it for a bloody good price :-D
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    Loving the pic's guys!

    Pat
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    Suppose i could add a few pics in here....i was looking for a decent example, and ended up with this 2001 S3, white leather which i like a lot. Fitted a few things already as in my sig below.

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    Hope you like it, i know i do, i love it. :)

    I know it needs a wash, but with the current weather, what can you do.....???
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    Rich, please please please remove the quattro badge from under the S3 badge. It's just not right :sadlike:
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    Agree with Westy! But I do like the black "Recaro" branding on the front seats.
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    agreed.
    nice car though. combo i've not seen, the denim with ivory leather
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    Rich, the car has a great color!!!
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    Here is the new s3 :D

    47K, bose, heated recaro, centre arm rest, sun roof. Standard apart from sorted suspension set up.


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    Love a minger :arco:
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    Got to! :D


    your s4 rims look awesome are they hard to get hold of?
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    Thanks.

    5x100 reps are difficult to get but the OEM 5x112 off an S4 are fairly easy to get. Only problem is you will need hub adapters to make them fit and they cost another £200 almost :faint:
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    And lets be honest, there are better wheels in the world then S4 Avus III's.

    I just can't think of any.
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    It was already on, and it's not the first i've seen like this either, so wasn't sure if it was standard or not....might have a go at removing sometime. Thanks.

    Previous owner seems to have 'coloured' them in, with some kind of paint, you've got to look really closley though to see it. Thanks.

    Thanks, yeah iv'e not seen this combo before, and i especially like this colour leather too. :)

    Thanks, yeah i love the colour too, in all the cars i've ever owned, this is the first blue car ever.

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