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S3MMA Modification Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3MMA, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. S3MMA

    S3MMA Member

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    I have owed my S3 for just over 3 weeks now...and have experienced a few teething problems but finally I am getting there and it seems to be running great!!....

    So now I am starting to think about what I can add to it ....first aesthetically as the drive and performance are still new too me and I am enjoying it!! Maybe in a few months I will be wanting more power :eyebrows:

    I am thinking of spraying my surround on my grill dark grey to match the plastic grill below and sides but leaving the Audi silver? What does everyone think?


    And seen as I can't find any OE wing mirrors, shall I spray them silver to match my alloys temporary until I find some?

    New number plates?

    I have starting cleaning under the bonnet and I am going to start spraying things under there once I decide what colour...

    Any other idea's or thoughts are welcome...

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  3. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    My personal opinion would be to lose the window tint.. I cant stand the stuff, However each to their own.
    I recently Vinyl'd the chrome ring around the front grill of mine and love it.
     
  4. finesse

    finesse Active Member
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    You could:

    Exterior
    Spacers
    Lowering springs / Coilovers

    Interior
    Cruise control
    Armrest

    Engine
    Remap
    Jetex
    Silicone TIP
    Oil catch can fitted by Sandip
     
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    Sandip Well-Known Member

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  6. S3MMA

    S3MMA Member

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    I quite like the tints...tbh :p Have you got pics of your grill?

    I already have cruise control :rockwoot: would defo look into getting an arm rest are they easy to fit?

    haha 'oil catch can fitted by sandip'
     
  7. S3MMA

    S3MMA Member

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    It looks better dark grey doesn't it?

    What about front splitters?
     
  8. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    I think sandips Photoshop looks good.

    I reckon the best exterior mod is always to go lower and space the wheels out
     
  9. sportquattro

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    Hi Emma, glad to hear your S3 now running as she was designed, I'm sure you will soon be loving the highs of S3 ownership with very few of the lows.

    Mod wise, I'd suggest the following:-

    Remap
    Forge 007P diverter valve as and when your plays up.
    N249 delete
    DS2500 pads
    Polyurathene dogbone bush
    Replace the Oil Pickup/or clean out and sludge from the origional one.
    Badger5 3 inch TIP
    Bilstein B8's or similar dampers as and when yours are shot

    Hope this helps

    Nige
     
  10. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Leon cupra r splitter is popular, and aero wiper blades and arms look the dogs too
     
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    Thank you, forgot to mention things done so far:-

    Audi Concert 2 stereo fitted
    Audi Dust caps added as I had none

    Brakes and Discs all round
    New spark plugs & coil packs
    Replacing the tyres with Pirelli Pzero tyres as and when needed
    Forge Breather hoses
    N249 bypass
    Oil Flush and new oil
    Coolant Flush and fresh G12
     
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  13. S3MMA

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    A front splitter may be purchased :thumbsup:
     
  14. S3MMA

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    Shame its not S3 EMX
     
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    'Oil Coolant Flush and fresh G12' :laugh:

    Vag com logs before any engine mods me thinks :eyebrows:

    Spacers would be an easy one to do, that'll give your S3 chunkier look
     
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    Black grill surround is a good cheap mod.
     
  17. S3MMA

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    I've got a habit of getting it confused best be careful haha, corrected coolant flushed
     
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    what the price range we looking at? for each mod
     
  19. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    You could:

    Exterior
    Spacers - £110
    Lowering springs / Coilovers - £120 - £750

    Interior
    Cruise control - £150 at Awesome GTI?
    Armrest - dunno, mine's got one already!

    Engine
    Remap - £250ish (r-tech), £312 (Custom Code), £400ish (Revo)
    Jetex - £46?
    Silicone TIP - £60ish (eBay) - £200ish (Badger5 3" TIP, more than just a silicone TIP!)
    Oil catch can fitted by Sandip
     
  20. JS1500

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    What's your mileage Emma? The car's mileage that is!
    If it's done more than 60k the original shocks are probably pretty knackered by now... which is a good excuse for Bilstein B8s and some lowering springs (from cheapest to most expensive of the obvious choices - Apex, Eibach, H&R).

    Spacers do make a big difference to the look of the car, but if I went back in time i'd protect the edge of the front arches with something like thick transparent tape as my spaced out front wheels and gritty winter roads have sandblasted the paint off! I've got 10mm fronts and 15mm rears from here: BBS Alloy Wheels, (Alloys), Wales, UK, USA, World Wide | pwmotorsport.com - BBS Alloy Wheel and Tyre Specialist | Home.

    Leon Cupra R splitter - Seat dealer for about £34 now (inflation!)
     
  21. S3MMA

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    Its got 95k on it so I hope is has had new shockers! Maybe need to check....

    Everyone has mentioned spacer maybe I can look into this also...

    I am defo going to get the front splitter...are they easy to fit how much would I be looking to pay someone to fit it?
     
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  23. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    dont know how much for fitting, most people fit there own, its not too difficult you only need a hacksaw blade, drill and screws....simples :blink:
     
  24. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    easy job to fit or pay sandip to fit it.
     
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    I might have a go then.

    Does anyone think this armrest would fit my car? Does anyone know how they attach?

    Armrest AUDI A6 | eBay UK
     
  26. S3MMA

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    I might have a go then.

    Does anyone think this armrest would fit my car? Does anyone know how they attach?

    Armrest AUDI A6 | eBay UK
     
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    Nope... needs to be an A3 8L one... and as you have silver leather interior they will be as rare as rocking horse droppings...

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    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    A plain black leather one might look ok
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I love my arm rest :)
     
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    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Me too... creaks a bit when its all the way down (aka where I prefer it) though :(
     
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    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    Sorry to hi-jack this armrest search+fitment guide...but do any of you who have an armrest have the cupholders inside?
     
  34. S3MMA

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    Thanks everyone, I defo need an armrest....

    Does anyone know the part number for the front splitter so I can order one from seat?
     
  35. S3MMA

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    :uhm:
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    1ML 805 903

    Fitted mine last week ;)
     
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    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    what, it might :) lol
     
  38. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    1ML805903

    lcr front splitter
     
  39. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    beat me to it lol
     
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    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Too slow Grandad ;)
     
  41. S3MMA

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    Thanks haha
     
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    me too
     

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