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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by samurai, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. samurai

    samurai Active Member

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    to Goubo1 - cheers mate and thx
    to s33nyboy12 - appreciate mate, cheers

    to s3dave - I work as a sprayer for 20 years and I'm doing best I can, thx mate

    Next step was air and all about that. So i decided to instal air box. I searched and wonderin 'what to install and finally decides to install NEUSPEED AIR BOX kit for vag 1.8 turbo engines. It was difficult to find (nothing was on ebay at the time) from America (where i could buy new) the postage is too expensive for the EU ...
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    ... that comes installed something like this ...
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    Ok, this is not exactly airbox like a box more like a barrier but I knew that and I had intended to do some upgrade. I've been looking for quite some time and finally I was able to find one so i was immediately contacted the seller who sent me a box by mail. So i get this "air box" from second hand which was built in golf IV ...
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    ... plate and small filter was used but large filter was brand new. When the box is sold was without a large filter but the seller was kind enough to buy a new and send me a complete kit for the same price - not many such a good people.
    Of course not everything went pretty smoothly. This air box was not the best fit in the engine compartment of the audi so it was necessary to change a few things - move the whole box of 2 cm further away from the engine. I cut the bottom holder and welded to another place ...
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    ... the plate is stainless so it was necessary to protect a weld for which I used a zinc spray (just temporary solution)...
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    ... upper holder has only settled, newly tapped with an angle grinder and bend it other holder ...
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    ... much more work has been with the top cover. From aluminum which is considerably softer and more easy to process and bending, with help of difrent pipes and the spacing between the boards on the work table, the top cover has been making ...
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    ... little has sanded on the edges that will not be too sharp and little more was needed to cut because of the LMM to be well fited ...
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    ...another problem was, since the diameter of the LMM corresponds to the outside diameter of the filter - 80 mm. So the filter could not be mounted on the LMM. To be able to combine those two things I had to cut the original intake tube that already occur in the original LMM (again only a temporary solution until I buy a proper tube)...
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    ... composed ...
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    ... supply of cool air comes just below the filter ...
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    ... built-in now air box really looks like a box and not as some kind of barrier ...
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    Still has to be routed cold air supply from outside and this will probably routed behind the fog lights in the bumper to airbox through a tube.


    ... to be continued ...
     
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  3. samurai

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    ... four bolts and four blocks the two screws with different thread (left and right) ...
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    ... I ordered things from tempered material that is not just a ordinary iron ...
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    ... composed look like this ...
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    ... then it was necessary to cut the excess material from the serial tie bar ...
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    ... little cutting ...
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    ... it was necessary to cut the edges this was done with the angle grinder ...
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    ... that the blocks can be pushed into a tie bar ...
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    ... it is done (intentionally) very closely ...
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    ... a little hole was drilled through the tie bar in the blocks ...
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    ...after that it was time for welding in a drilled hole (let's say passive safety) ...
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    ... and welding all around the edges ...
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    ... is not an option that this could be break it ...
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    ... in the end only the settings to the factory length with the help of serial tie bar ...
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    ... the next day I bought a dust rubbers (from some moto bike) ...
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    ... little cleaned and sanded ...
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    ... because at times I did not have primer I instead used a zinc spray which is a better option as a primer ...
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    ... then continue with the black spray ...
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    ... the colors in sprey dry quickly so in a few minutes i was already assembled adjustable tie bar. Well greased indeed everything that is of iron and began composed ...
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    ... again setting the length ...
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    ... attracted counter screws and pulled over dusty rubber - voila now it was ready to be installed ...
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    ... springs are also already been prepared for installation ...
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    ... built-in springs and the rear adjustable tie bar ...
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    ... access with tools and setting camber will be easy ...
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    ... I bought new bolts for the adjustable tie bar and new bearings for front shock absorbers ...
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    Why i decide to do this by myself? Its simple all together it cost me only 49 euro (just material without my work) if i bought adjustable tie bar of some famous brand i would spend much more money.

    ... to be continued ...
     
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  4. CazzaVR

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    Loving this thread! Lovely car- they look so good in red. Wish I had your skills- really impressive 8)
     
  5. Sidey

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    Fantastic thread.
    Love the work on the rear tie bars!!
     
  6. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    You have got some very good skills Sir and everything is so well documented and pictured.

    Keep up the great modding/maintenance - you're slowly inspiring me to get my rear in gear and do some 'proper' work myself on the old girl! lol

    Those tie bars look OEM+
     
  7. [Dave B]

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    Where did you get those dust boots from? They'd be handy to keep the crud of my bars :)
     
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    nice use of gaters for rear tie bar
     
  9. Chlippo

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    I am about to do this myself soon, but I wasnt sure which sizes I need and how much length. If I understand you right I will need around 1.5 meters of 3,4, and 5 mm internal diameter hoses?
    My car is a 2001 AMK engined...but i beleive those hoses are pretty much the same.
     
  10. samurai

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    to CazzaVR - thats why we are so different because people have different skills I'm sure that you have other skills - thx mate

    to Sidey - thank you

    to kwistof - I'm too young to call me sir mate and yes nothing is impossible if you got tools and willing - go for it :icon_thumright:

    to [Dave B] - i get them in some motobike shop

    to badger5 - chears mate :beerchug:

    to Chlippo - yep you can take 1.5 meters of each you mentioned and yes they are pretty much the same AMK have even less those tubes

    ... Then I did something that most of you will not like. I know that this mirrors is a kind of icon of car but i just dont like chrome mirrors whether original or what kind of upgrade. So I was very happy when i exchange mirrors with my friend who bought my ex S there was non chrome mirrors on and also one was small but he bought another bigger and brought me a set of three mirrors. I could paint chrome mirrors but I didnt wanna "destroy" them so I replaced it with a friend that he wanted - so mirrors for mirrors and everyone was satisfied ... of course I immediately terminated them ...
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    ... that I can take them with me in a job where I have painted ...
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    ... I painted a small one to in the hope that I manage to get another one from England (well i still didnt get one) and then I will have two sets of mirrors large and small ...
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    ... two days were nude style ...
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    ... after two days all three were painted ...
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    ... and they managed to mount just before the next round of rain ...
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    ... and one pic where my original chrome mirrors ended ...
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    ... to be continued ...
     
  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I have Lupo mirrors on my S3.

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  12. samurai

    samurai Active Member

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    i like that :icon_thumright: looks great i hope I get same set soon just need to wait for my friend to come back from england
     
  13. mnhobbes

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    Great thread and car mate. How did you get the DEPO's to work? Ive only found the Halogen ones, and the S3 has xenon as standard. Ive been looking for facelift headlights for my car, but OEM's are like 1000£ :s There's a shop nearby who sells the depo for around 150£, but they told me they wouldnt fit my car cause i have Xenons..
     
  14. Sam_

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    I've always wondered about the strength implications of having the adjustment for the tie bars in the middle. Would either end would be better strength wise? Regardless, nice work. I wish I had the space and tools!
     
  15. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    Samurai, your mirrors looks like they have the electric folding motors built in.
    Have you got this wired up?
     
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  16. samurai

    samurai Active Member

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    to ScottD3 - yep, true and no i didn`t wired up because i didn`t have necessary switches, maybe i will someday
    ... because I did`t had, I bought the original wheels of S3 8L. Seller said to me on the phone that they are newly painted and have 4 new original center caps, so i said to him; ok send them to me with post. Less money - less music (cost me 200 €), Wheels really were not injured, they had a new caps, but painted - omg .....

    ... original wheels of S3 8L ...
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    ... have been newly painted, this is true, but should not be lost of words, how they were prepared, here is few details ...
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    ...I started to correct mistakes. I've sanded all the way to the factory primer (both from outside and from the inside) ...
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    ... epoxy primer ....
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    ... ready for painting ...
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    ... i played a little with details ...
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    ... assembled together ...
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    ... my s3 on winter set ...
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  17. samurai

    samurai Active Member

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    ... original wheels need spacers: 22mm rear and 13mm front ...
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    ... i was fix it just back spacers because whells was to much inside ...
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    ... I needed longer screws so i bought them ...
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    ... painted in white ...
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    ... final look ...
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    Those wheels look brilliant, good job!
     
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    ...this thread is awesome, the attention to detail is crazy good!!
     
  20. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Only just seen this thread, its amazing!!!

    Your work and detailing is brilliant, looking forward to the updates :)
     
  21. samurai

    samurai Active Member

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    thx guys for nice words :beerchug:


    I've been playing with this thing: console for additional gauges. I paid her sinfully expensive via E-Bay] and have two options; or carbon look, or piano lack look. Of course I chose the latter because I have all other plastic in piano lack look ...
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    ... Of course, the product was catastrophic, piano lack and this option was not even p of the piano, so I had to fix that sh**t. Sanded and in primer ...
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    ... Well, I have already been happier ...
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    ... Hunting for additional gauges was really busy, I am not found anywhere gauges which would be at least similar to the default lighting in S3. After a few days of searching I found the most suitable. The white pointers are non-existent or I have not found them, well at the end of the decision fell on this matter ...
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    ... which, however, did not sit well in the console had to be some adjustment on back site ...
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    ... and a little on other side ...
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    ... result of work ...
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    ... out of curiosity I have connected only lighting ...
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    ... to be continued ...
     
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    ... everyone said it was just plug and play variant, which has proved to be untrue as soon as I removed the vent ...
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    ... it was necessary to "mess" with a sheet of iron saws that I removed the middle ...
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    ... because otherwise the console would not go in ...
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    ... cabling is simple, one small hole and hop through ...
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    ... because I had no sticks to pull out the radio I dismantled the passenger compartment and by the side is also place to install the installation which I have connected to the installation of lighter ...
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    ... surprisingly at least console fits nicely in to the dash and nothing is neglected anywhere ...
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    ... I look for the most appropriate lighting ...
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    ... find the right because each gauge have choice of 7+1 colors ...
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    ... this is how it looks at night ...
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    If pointers in gauges were white would be already too nice but this is also acceptable and the nearest OEM lighting. The only problem is that every time the car is turned off and back, lights are illuminated white and must always be set on desired backlight.

    ... to be continued ...
     
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  24. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I love this thread. Great work.
     
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    What happens when you turn the heater or AC on? it blows at the back of those gauges?
     
  26. samurai

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    to Chlippo - and what you think would happen?? nothing at all, yes it would blows at the back of those gauges if i would use these vents but i never use these vents, anyway I think it still should not be some problems.


    ... mounting installation in the engine bay. Sensor for boost is an electronic which means that I did not need to pull the tube up to the gauge and I have found the ideal place for sensor - by the water tank ...
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    ... I hid the wires in a tube and drove all the way to the cabin filter where it is all the installation of gauges ...
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    ... the tube for boost it continued under the intercooler pipe ...
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    ... by joining an existing installation of nozzles ...
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    ... if I had a thin-walled tube then i could even closed back this, but since this was not possible I helped with zip ties ...
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    ... and all the way to the fuel pressure regulator where I joined with T article on the existing tube ...
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    ... then I saw that this was the best way to installing the installation for temperature and oil pressure sensor ...
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    ... the tube out again and two wire below ...
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    ... and all connected together with zip ties ...
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    ... to be continued ...
     
  27. samurai

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    ... it was necessary to mount the adapter ...
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    ... with both sensors ...
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    ... because it's not really a lot of space arround engine I installed the sensors before mounting adapter ..
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    ... oil filter off, screwed adapter and oil filter back on it ...
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    ... that wires would not have sticking out everywhere I again used an old vacuum tube and installed wires inside and by past fans ...
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    ... and above the fuel pressure regulator fused wire and fixed with zip ties ...
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    the installation has been completed, gauges work well if you do not consider that the sensor for the oil pressure was sucks (i was not even surprised when you get a kit for a only 35 € - gauge and sensor). It is worth to buy and install something like that - not even close. For the money you will spent for everytning you need to install these gauges you can buy this
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    chears
     
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  28. Dan-Jnr

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    Excellent blog, loved reading every part of it. Some brilliant idea's, really like the 3 gauge center console.
     
  29. Tony77

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    Mate u done a very gd job with those gauges welldone !!! Where did u get it from looks amazing!
     
  30. Tony77

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    Samurai where did u get the console from? I'm looking for one to!!
     
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    dude so much of epic work done here well done dude! loved how the stock wheels came out and those gauge pods :applaus::hubbahubba:

    pitty our 40 degree summers wont allow me to give up my vents lol but saved the pictures for future ref.
     
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    Thank u!!
     
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    ... not only sticker ...
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    ... it was time to change suspension (shocks) on my s3 because after 230k km on original suspension driving became catastrophic. First I replaced the rear shocks because with them there is not much work (cca 20 minutes) and they were completely sucks ...
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    ... totally sucks it was really impossible to drive the car :noway: ...
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    ... not only shocks even the rubber bushings are scrapped ...
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    ... first installation; made in Belgium ...
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    ... Monroe ...
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    ... and front schocks ...
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    ... replaced ...
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    ... on both side ...
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    ... and i also replaced old dust rubbers with new monroe kit ...
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    ... combination of eibach prokit springs and koni schocks ...
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    ... in the trash ...
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    ... oh i almost forgot i also glued the sticker on rear window :icon_thumright:...
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    chears guys :beerchug:
     
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  35. samurai

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    to Dan-Jnr - thx mate chears

    to Tony77 - you wellcome

    to MIGGZ - I see you're from South Africa I can't imagine a temperature of about 40 degrees because here where I live the summer temperatures range is around 30-34 degrees
     
  36. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    lol its not always that high average is between 30 to 36 degrees but there was a day i sent prawn a picture where it was 42 degrees at 11am lol
     
  37. S3_DAVE

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    Loving this thread well done :D.

    Got a quick question for you is it easy to take the centre caps apart? (i dont want to break anything :S)

    As i want to get my wheel refurbished but want them to look standard but slightly different ;) so colour coding the centre caps seems like a good idea

    Any advise would helpful

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  38. samurai

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    kh...kh..kh wow how much dust on this topic :noway:

    i apology but i had so much work with other projects that i didnt update anything.

    to S3_DAVE - I'm sorry mate, I am sure that in the meantime you already found that taking the centre caps apart is no art

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    ... to compare how it looked like before ...
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    ... I moved N249 valve near the water tank. Of course it was necessary to add about 60cm installations wires because it runs along the firewall and the default installation its to short to do that ...
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    ... where he does not even notice ...
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    ... i also bought new pedals ...
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    ... of course then was necessary to bought the footrest ...
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    ... otherwise footrest fits nicely and is really plug and play option only compared against the original footrest is something missing in the bottom left there ...
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    to be continued - i hope soon ;)
    chears mates
     
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  39. Mrharris2

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    Brilliant thread mate car looks well impressive work.
     
  40. The Doctor

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    Nice work. Need to replace those rear light lenses with facelift versions though I think.
     
  41. samurai

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    A year ago ( last spring ) I fixed a few body parts that are disturbing me.

    ... sand on the road due to of winter weather leaves the consequences and this was bothered me because it can be seen from afar ...
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    ... true that I lost that protective film before winter ...
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    ...is not there for the beauty quite carried away by the film ...
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    ... is quite thick ...
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    ...some grinding ...
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    ... voila :)
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    I went to a local audi dealer for new protective film but does not exist, no code, no pics, as it was never up :noway:

    ... so I did it myself from this. Not so thick but is better than nothing, but you can also use double protective film
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    the following issue was the lower strip on the door
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    Whereas the new strip was expensive - (267 € by local audi dealer) - I have decided that I will try to fix that strip. Can not look worse but if will look worse i would still go and buy new one. So i bought some special glue - 11 €
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    ... of course it is necessary to have "gun" for bonding which we have to work anyway otherwise it would empty my valet for an additional 40 € ...
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    ... so i was take the strip of ...
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    ... cleaned and degreased surface ...
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    ... and bonded ...
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    ... and sanded the excess glue ...
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    ... the final result ...
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    ... compared with earlier ...
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    Of course its not as it should be this is because it is already "inflated" strip due to oxidation in it - i aware there is no other solution like to buy a new strip but it looks much better now then befor and currently satisfies me that compared with the price of new strip :)
     

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