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S3 conversion on it's way

smudge_don May 4, 2010

  1. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    FINALLY!!!

    Picked up a few bits over the weekend, travelling over 600miles from Surrey, to Liverpool, over to Bradford and back to Surrey :faint:

    S3 front bumper complete with front fogs, washer jet pumps and hoses, S3 grille, fog light grills - the lot!
    S3 side skirts complete with kick plates
    S3 rear bumper complete with parking sensors and rear valence

    All for a lovely price :yahoo:

    So, plan from here

    Get the skirts sprayed up this week, and trim the front crash bar at the edges to make the front bumper fit

    Take the skirts with me to see NHN so that we can stickaflex them on whilst doing the front end - a BIG job

    Will consist of:

    Bi xenon headlights
    Auto levelling sensors
    Washer jets
    Auto rain and light sensor fitting and coding
    Auto dim side and rear view mirrors
    Auto folding side mirrors

    I'm bored at work, but thought i would update you guys :)

    Only downside is i'll be driving a lava grey A3 with a black S3 front bumper for a few days :(
     
  2. SAiLO

    SAiLO Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    That's what you call commitment! :icon_thumright:

    Make sure you show us the pictures when it's ready Jordan!
     
  3. Would you take a picture of the reinforcement bar before and after so I know where I need to cut it, I can't understand it via text, lol, good luck with it!
     
  4. circleswim

    circleswim Lacks Car Funds...

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    I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!
     
  5. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Looking forward to this!

    What is required for the auto-folding mirrors?
     
  6. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    A custom made door module i do believe!

    Will be a long process, but well worth it :happy:
     
  7. N8

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    Sounds good bro, ride is comin together.
     
  8. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    what is needed for the auto lights and rain sensor? im very interested in this myself! make sure you take loads of pics for us...
    and i would like to know where to trim the crash bar too :icon_thumright:
     
  9. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    A new windscreen, rear view mirror and sensor for a start :faint:

    Amoungst all the other wires and modules, it does add up!
     
  10. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Why not have the bumpers painted off the car? or is it to blend it in?
     
  11. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    I'm not too bothered with the windscreen, but i dont know how many sensors are needed and what else... maybe you could do a write up once you have done yours so that we can all see where you go wrong :moa:
    I know the hazzydayz crew do this mod for £600! but i am always looking to save a bit of cash here and there... even though you guys make it harder for me.
     
  12. Pii

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    Smudge mate your mod list is forever growing! Endless bank account credit?

    I need to change jobs and work for you!
     
  13. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    With the amount of times the bumper is going to be on and off the car with the installation/testing of the jets etc, it's bound to get scratched

    So might as well paint it when everything is in place

    Need a new windscreen as the bracket for the new rear view mirror is different matey

    I'll do my best :)

    :laugh: i wish matey, just like to get stuff done :)

    I do have a job going, personal biatch

    Doesn't pay well and the benefits are a bit **** :whip:
     
  14. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    UPDATE - skirts are being sprayed as we speak
     
  15. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sooooo jealous!
     
  16. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    :moa:
     
  17. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    people who were interested in my s-line front bumper should check the ebay links thread ;)
     
  18. matt_white88

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    Watching it may well bid as it is only down the road but will have to get it sprayed black is the only downside
     
  19. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Would have gone for it but sadly no washer holes but now doing what you are doing...S3 all the way!!!!
     
  20. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    Ah well, means you can have it nice and fresh when it's on your car :)
     
  21. matt_white88

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    Very true mate
     
  22. matt_white88

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    So have you got your S3 bits on yet Jordan?
     
  23. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    Not yet

    Skirts are being picked up in the next few days, S3 bumper will be on in the next few days and i'm getting help with the wiring for the bi xenons, headlight washer and auto levellers, auto dimming auto folding mirrors lol
     
  24. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    You are being well looked after with Nige, he will make it alot easier for you! Top job!
     
  25. matt_white88

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    Make sure you get some pictures up as soon as its all done!
     
  26. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    All you need to do is with the bottom L/R corners, go up the sides 1.5 inches & mark, then along the bottom from the corners about 10-15 inches mark, then cut diagonally across from the 1.5 inch mark to the 10-15 inch mark, job done.
     
  27. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    would this weaken it in any way???
     
  28. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Not a chance, given the part you cut is not bulked up to take the impact as such, its mostly thin alum in those areas
     
  29. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    You would like to think so, but the man thinks that some things are funny, when they're really not

    I will get my revenge

    Once the car is finished :laugh:
     
  30. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    lmfao
     
  31. Ads

    Ads License to drive

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    THAT made me laugh. :lmfao:

    Nothing funnier than unfunny things, imo. :happy:
     

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