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S3 APY, ROTA Grid drifts.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by donjon, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. donjon

    donjon Member

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    Got this a few months back and it was standard apart from some naff audio and the RSTT reps.
    How I bought it...
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    Then I fitted some weitec coilies and some ETA BETA splits!
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    And this is the stage i am at now. Facelift xenons and S3daves adjustable tie arms along with Rota grid drifts 18x9.5 all round. Also go a decent headunit!

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    More colour coding is needed but its getting to be how i want it!
     
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    Dude it looks f**kin awesome in those last 2 shots, looove those black wheels....

    I'm 50 / 50 between a red S3 or a silver......yours looks great mate...
     
  4. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I don't care what any of the forum lot say about black or noggy being the best colour.


    Without question, RED is THE best colour for the S3! They just look SO much more special in red,without being to loud like the yellow ones!
     
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  5. liquids3

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    Looks good buddy!
     
  6. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Them wheels look amazing. Nice choice dude.
     
  7. donjon

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    Yeah red and black is where its at!:yes: The Rotas are awesome wheels they only weigh 9kg each and the ride is better than when it was on the RSTT wheels! Plus i can still drive it hard without rubbing issues.
     
  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    COuld do with being a tad lower though, or can it not go lower due to the width of them?

    Rotas are definitely where it's at though, I can see them being the next big trend on VAG stuff next year, seeing as we're about 5 years behind the jap scene :p

    I love my rotas too, really glad I went for them.
     
  9. donjon

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    Yeah it can go alot lower, im running it at this height through the winter then I will set it up properly come march.
     
  10. Buzzer

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    LCR splitter to finish it at the front, lovely looking motor there.
    I had the same wheels on my STI a couple of years back now, it was black and looked the bizz, great wheels
     
  11. patTTpoa

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    Copy cat!! lol
    Those wheels look awesome :hubbahubba: they stand out more with yours being red

    Pat
     
  12. Jason.s

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    God, Rota`s will become common as muck soon! Only because they look good but still.

    Eventhough i have one myself, im not keen on red cars but i agree with Prawn here...Red S3`s look awesome!
     
  13. Gops

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    Red is the one!!! Did you do a headlight conversion? If so, was it hard? Need some facelift rear lights in my life!! But your car looks good!
     
  14. Idrees

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    Same wheels as I have on my glanza, one of the nicest wheels Rota have made imo. They work surprisingly well on the S3, nice job!
     
  15. donjon

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    The headlights are plug and play really all you need to do is swap the headlamp levelers over from the old ones and then cut the wing to take the new lamps. Want to get some wider spacers and go abit lower as well!
     
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    donjon, so what headlight units did you buy ?
     
  17. patTTpoa

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    Can't wait to see that!! I'll be lowering mine on coilovers next summer.
    It looks sick as it is!

    Pat
     
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    The headlamps are genuine facelift xenons. Dead easy to fit, no wiring involved!
     
  19. mattyboy199

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    ok so you got hold off complete units not just casings
     
  20. donjon

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    Yes mate complete units, easy job TBH its just finding a set for sale!
    Pat, do you have a link to your car? would like to see another S3 on the grids!
     
  21. patTTpoa

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    It's page 61ish of pics of A3/S3 can't put a link as I'm on tapatalk.
    I'll post a link later if you can't find it

    Pat
     
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    looks lovely mate, i'm not a fan of black wheels on many cars, but they really do look good on the red car. Top work!

    Rotas are a pretty good rim for the money, I have some Rota RBs on my Mazda, really well finished and nice and light.
     
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    The rims aren't actually black, rota call them "bronze" even though they dont look it they have a slight tint to them!
     
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    Was about to say they`re bronze not black like everyones been saying until i saw that^ post lol!
     
  26. JtotheD

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    the grids look amazing!
     
  27. JoeD

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    Would luck lovley in bronze on that red <3. Just need your stance sorted now and it will look boss. There are quite a few Golfs & S3's on grids now.
     
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    Looks sweet
     
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    Now that I would like to see!
    This is the only other S3 I've seen on Grid's Drift's apart from mine.

    Pat
     
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    There's a Noggy Blue one I keep seeing in Chelmsford with gold Drifts, looks pretty neat albeit a rather worn out colour combo these days.

    But they do seem to be quite popular with the Golf boys at the moment i've noticed too.
     
  31. donjon

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    Going in for paint next week ready for ultimate dubs!
     
  32. MUSH

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    Red S3s can look pretty special, especially in pictures like the last two where the stark contrast between the car and the moody background highlights the colour. See a dusty one driving down the road and they dont look quite as special.

    Rotas and Rotiforms have well and truly infected the vag scene, E38 was full of them last year!

    Great car though mate, just need a private plate now as thats all thats giving the cars age away!
     
  33. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    I want some anthracite ones for my car as they look great but money is going else where right now :sob:
     
  34. donjon

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    Slammed?
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  35. Alex C

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    na, i think the height you have it in your original pick is a good height, looks like it could destroy corners, where as slammed it looks like its just a lap dog (a mean one) - all for show

    maybe another inch lower but your photoshop looks like its another 3-4 inches

    i bolded looks because i dont really know how slamming a car affects it abiity to be raped around corners but i wouldnt have thought it was ideal. Obviously speed humps are an issue. I always smile at cars that have sacrificed all praticality in the name of pure "DUB Scene"

    Are you gonna get a front splitter for it?
     
  36. patTTpoa

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    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Thats how I want mine to look once under the bonnet is done!

    That looks the nuts!
    But is that photoshop'd?

    Pat
     
  37. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Got to ask yourself, you want looks or performance?

    For me that looks sick as fook but it'll be impractical and handle ****e etc, which i don't want that's why i raised mine to what it is now, still low but handles like a go kart.

    If your not going to be driving like a loony then go for it mate.
     
  38. liquids3

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    You would'nt get it that low without air anyway!,and air dose'nt handle (not as good),does look good though!,mine is low as it can be, i cant put more than £45 fuel in, because it will scrub!,but trust me though with 11j wheels on it handles!,i think the lower the 8l platform the better they handle to a degree!,when i first bought it,it was terrible!,the lower i have gone the better it is!,as long as it stiff enough and set up right!!!
     
  39. donjon

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    I will be going lower with it but not slammed, just get a nice stance that is useable everyday.
     
  40. mcpickering

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    Your car looks awesome, would be great slammed like in the photoshop, but who want a car with all that go, that actually cant.... go.
    i'm on 40mm bilstien shocks and springs atm, but may move to some decent coils to get a ittle bit lower.

    P.S
    are your rotas th 9.5J ET23 all round? you use any spacers at all?

    looking at buying the black ones for my silver S3, just wondering if i will have issues with rubbing...

    cheers.
     
  41. donjon

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    they are 9.5 and et38 with 20mm spacers, no rubbing!
     
  42. patTTpoa

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    Yeah mine are that spec with no problems.
    I'm running 225/40/18 tyres could go 235 with no issues, but I'm going to go lower once I've sorted the engine out. Much lower ;)

    Pat
     

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