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so I got an Audi now for the fun

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cat88, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. cat88
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    Purchased this wee beasty today, 2009 reg A3 sportback 1.4 Tfsi SE, 5 door, sphere blue / grey vienna leather, 30k miles

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    better pics when its not pishing it down

    PLANS -
    alloys are mank so need changing asap
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    Ive always had a soft spot for BBS but open to suggestions

    Power - stage 1 remap yes?
    Suspension - I fitted eibach springs and bilsten b4 shocks to my last car, maybe coilies to suit bbs?
    Lights - I had tinted rear lights and rear 3 windows on my last car, Plus angel eyes with HID's up front, whats cool with audi?
    Sound - something double din with a small screen, iphone / ipod compatible? tweeters?
    Bits n bobs - upgraded my pedals to the metal type last time, seen you can do the same with these but are parts mucho expense? Matts, a lil thing that makes a difference, had irmscher last time and they were nice, any suggestions?
    touch button start, worth it?
    Cleaning - Anything special for audi? Currently using autoglym, megs, poor boys, collinite & dodo juice (hand) and get it machine polished once a month or so

    will edit as I think of more things, all (legal) suggestions welcome
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    hey mate, nice mods are allways:
    remap
    RNSE
    Flat bottom steering wheel
    interior led lights and number plate (T8ups can help you will all them)

    that would be a good little start,

    im in the process of getting the RS4 button installed (its more a cool looking gimick thou)
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    1. Rims
    2. Lowering
    3. Remap
    4. LED light conversion (interior / exterior)
    5. Enjoy

    And welcome!
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    what is a reasonable price for RNSE fitted? Or is it easy enough to do yourself?
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    All comes down to the deal agreed as in what equipment, year of car etc, its not a straight price for some, for example your car would need an antenna upgrade for radio to be at its best reception, rear lights I dont think a dark tint would look very good tbh so would have to be subtle, as for fronts, then oem xenon headlights is the best way forward of which I can supply/fit aswell.

    I can PM you prices if interested.
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    HIDs aren't compatible with A3's. It'll blow the front wiper motors, costly repair. Have a quick search on the forum you'll see what I mean. A full retrofit of OEM audi xenons is the only way forward if you want them.
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    yes please

    thanks for that :)
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    Is there anywhere in the west midlands that does revo stage 1 remap's?
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    If you want an A3 or S3 Black Edition front grille, PM me as I have them both. :)

    Basically changes the chrome surround on your existing front grille to a glossy Black finish.
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    helga.jpg
    rear.jpg

    some better pics
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    put some BBS on for the winter with a lil stretch on the tyres

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    def needs lowering now, coilies or air ride?
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    Wheels with that tire size look a bit odd.
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    205/35's not that much stretch
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    NHN,

    Slightly off topic... what's involved in an antenna upgrade for a Syn2+ head unit on a MY2009 A3?


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    +1 - and get that arch gap sorted - you could get a small child in there at the moment (but don't). :)
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    hence why i asked air ride or coilies!
    no small children handy, the cat has somewhere to sleep out of the rain now though!

    50 or 55mm strut for coilies?
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    I have 19" on my a3 and it also looked like a Q7 before cookies ;)
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    trying to choose between spax rsx and KW v1 inox coilovers
    any input?
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    newer tried spax, but kw's are great.
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    [​IMG]

    photoshop of desired look
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    Has anybody fitted a turbo back to this model car before?
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