Hey guys, so since i was involved in an accident with a lorry back May i haven't really been modding... to be honest i have been busy with work and kinda lost the want to mod it since it just looked a mess. here is the thread with all the details of the accident: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/157157-they-say-they-might-write-off.html and a pic of how bad she looked: so i have since been looking to get the car repaired and i managed to get all the money direct from the third parties insurance company by the End of July... so after a lot of thought on what i wanted to do i got an offer for a repair that i honestly could not refuse but it meant that i had to wait a few weeks to a month to get the parts.... well that few weeks turned into 3 months and i finally gave up waiting around and getting messed about. In that time i also had another mis-hap and done this to the front grill: so the first thing was the parts list... well i have wanted to get a nice set of wheels on for a while now but at the same time i wanted to drop the car a bit... but then lady luck decided to frown on me and my intercooler pipes shaped off leaving me pretty much stranded: Good side: Broken side: I got myself home that night (an hours journey took me 4 hours) and then I fixed that the next day, picked up the replacement pipe from a VW dealership and carried on going. So after a lot of contemplating i decided which alloys i wanted and some other bits too, i ordered myself these: RS6-2 Alloys in 19s And some A3 3.2 brakes front and rear complete (same as S3 345mm discs): Also got myself a set of Eibach sport line springs from GNJ Motorsports here on the forum (thanks for that mate) I painted up the new brakes: and then i picked up some new front and rear wishbones as i had some cracks in the bushes and get that all sorted out: Lovely Stance: Next up was to get the car repairedâ¦ so i thought hard about it and since i was given essentially free money to fix up the car i thought why notâ¦ just go and get it done now. so i started the search and started collecting the parts upâ¦ Thats right i am going to facelift it! As you can see i got myself a full S3 front endâ¦ since the damage from the accident went round to the back of the car i also got myself the S3 rear bumper too but i didn't want it to just look like any other S3â¦ i also had this picture as my inspiration: so i got myself one of these: Now all is well getting the parts together and making sure i have all the bits but then was the dilemma of actually getting it all on the carâ¦ not to mention the fact that the car had enough damages on it to now need a full respray... So i started getting quotes around London for the repair work and the respray but the quotes were way over the topâ¦ some actually saying that it will cost me £1500 on labour! So i decided i would get in contact with some really nice friends in Birmingham who have a nice bodyshop and quoted me an unbelievable price! lets just say it was more than half the prices i was getting in London. Now the main problem was how am i going to get the car with all the bits to Birminghamâ¦ i mean the bonnet alone takes up all the space in the boot so i had no choiceâ¦ I am going to have to facelift it myself! now remember the only reason i decided to do this is so that i can get all the bits up to Birminghamâ¦ the guys there can then adjust it and do what they need to doâ¦ So i got everything i needed and made sure i had all the toolsâ¦ planned a day to start and then on a Saturday i got ready and just did it all on the driveway! Here is the front bumper and xenons off: Crash bar, wings and rad surround off: Bonnet off: All the bits removed: After this i got too busy and didn't stop to take pics as i was also running out of daylightâ¦ but with some help from Dre who came as i was rebuilding the car we managed to get the parts back on in the dark and rain! Really bad pics here! I chose not to fit the new grill on as i didn't want to spoil it on the way up to Birmingham so left the S3 grill on the car. But in the morning i got some more pics: I found out that i needed a couple more parts which have not been mentioned on any forum so i got the part numbers together and got those ready for order.