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So since my accident i have done a few things... and what a journey its been!

Ash187 Oct 29, 2012

  1. RobRS

    RobRS Member Audi RS3

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    Your car looks stunning. Much respect to you & your helpers for doing all the facelift work.
    You must be very pleased with the outcome.
     
  2. moag

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    I was wondering where you had disappeared to ash!

    Strong work as always and fair play for doing the conversion with your own hands! Looks absolutely stunning. RS grill looks legit!
     
  3. Ads

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    ....a pair of silver shoes to match your new grille?? (private joke)


    Your car is looking juicy mate. Hopefully I'll see it in the flesh soon.

    PS: You'll have to drive around a bit slower than at warp speed now so people can see it! (another private joke)
     
  4. BlueSpark

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    Car looks Awesome Ash. Well done mate especially at do the facelift yourself.
     
  5. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    it looks perfect!! amazing job!!
     
  6. _G_

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    well done
     
  7. rOb_A

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    :ohmy:...... :laugh:

    noticed your post ref the black surround. yep think your car would look even more special with the chrome surround changed to black. I did this on the RS3 grill i got hold of.
     
  8. N8

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    Messaged you on whatsapp Ash, not sure if its come through or not. Car looks absolutely stunning fella, you must be over the moon! Cars a keeper now huh! :wub:
     
  9. MTRL

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    Good work mate, looks top notch. :icon_thumright:

    What have you done with your bonnet, and any other bits needed for a 8p1 to 8p2 conversion?

    Thanks
     
  10. willowsdad

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    Looks spot on mate. Them foreign lorry drivers have got a lot to answer for. Looks like a completely different car, but I suppose half of it is.
     
  11. flying oyster

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    top work fella i remember seeing your car that night at ace after the lorry decided to play squash with you
    and you still gave me time to show me your headunit set up when most people would have been metal with rage after what happened to you glad it all worked out well in the end looking forward to seeing the car in the flesh at ace again
     
  12. The Engineer

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    Stunning work Ask, out of all the conversions i have read yours seemed the most simplest.

    Loving the new alloys too :wub:

    this thread makes me want to facelift mine... :sorry:
     
  13. Waqi_92

    Waqi_92 New Member

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    Aww :D haha this car was a true labour of love ( im on about the facelift project) honestly its been a pleasure helping out and seeing another enthusiast getting his pride and joy looking this good, if ive still got the rs3 rep, photoshoot ;)
     
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  14. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Wow!!! Ash the car looks amazing mate, what a transformation, defo a case of good from bad hey?

    Loving the work that has gone into it and also the fact that you did the facelift all in a days work!!

    I'm going to drop you a text about your Birmingham connections shortly though.....
     
  15. Ash187

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

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    Oh yh i forgot to say anyone that needs a good spray job for a very decent price contact the guys i used in Birmingham! Even if your from London believe me the prices they quote make it worthwhile to travel.

    The place is called Direct Auto Vehicle Solutions.
    The guy that sorted me out is Umar
    and this is where they are: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=e...=uk&ei=j7ORUKOoJqil0QW-s4GIBg&ved=0CB4Q8gEwAA

    Give him a call on either 0121 766 6271 or 07988 629969.
     
  16. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    All that hard graft and effort has paid of buddy. Car is looking sweet now.
     
  17. Ash187

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

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    Took a few hours today to clean the car up and got a couple more bad quality pics:

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  18. Ash187

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

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    Don't know how i missed some of these comments

    Cheers bro... its deffo a keeper! mean alot this coming from you...
    Still have it, will let you know if anything changes with the other guy though...
    and yes all you need is the bonnet and front bumper with the bits (fogs, grills, etc) which i have

    aww dude believe me that day i was gutted! i tried not to show it though...
    will deffo be coming along to the next ace meet... though this time i think i will wrap up in 5 layers and bring a blanket too... its so damn cold!
     
  19. Double J

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    I like it! But I think the grille is too silver for me. I would have it black.
    Still, good work.
     
  20. Ash187

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

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    i dont like black on black... prefer the classy look
     
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  21. AndyParker

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    Car looks stunning mate - just goes to show what can be made out of a bad situation!

    How do the wheels run? Much rubbing? Been looking at these myself but wasn't sure how much poke there would be on the ET33
     
  22. Ash187

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

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    well ET33 wouldnt work on the A3... offset is way too low. my ones are ET42.
     
  23. AndyParker

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    I thought that might be the case - thanks for the info
     
  24. L1ARR

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    Ash,

    Just got back from my hols, to see this thread. The car looks amazing, I am so pleased everything worked out for you.
     
  25. amar06fbr

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    :hubbahubba: car looks amazing. the grill is looking great glad to see your car almost done :D
     
  26. bluequattro

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    seeing this makes me wanna sell my cupra and buy another a3!
    well done sir! amazing transformation ;)

    cal
     
  27. BigWillyStyle

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    The car does look amazing although i think that some nice deep dish alloys may look better.

    I do like the alloys you have mind just think it would look more aggressive :aggressive:
     
  28. Ash187

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

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    i did think about it and at one point i was going to get some but the only ones that take my fancy are the BBS Super RS or the Work VX-XX which are both mega money!
     
  29. macpdm

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    Each to their own but I love the grille in silver it keeps it looking classy and less gangsta :cool:
     
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  30. BigWillyStyle

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    Both good choices if you were to get them. Also like the BBS-LM;s but maybe a little over done nowadays.

    You could get reps for alot cheaper but thats if you didnt mind them not being Genuine.
     
  31. Ash187

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

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    Nah the LMs are too common and overdone, and if i was going to go deep dish it would have to be something special
     
  32. BigWillyStyle

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    Haha i'm sure i said that in my post :think:

    Yup, really like the Super RS. You thought about 3SDMS? Maybe not deep dish mainly but can be very concave!
     
  33. Ash187

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

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    really wanted my alloys with more concave like the A5s have

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    but cant get them on the A3 with the right width and offset...

    i honestly fell in love with my alloys after seeing lots of pics of them on sportbacks making it look like a baby RS6!

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  34. BigWillyStyle

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    Yup thats the reason why i got my changed my 7.5J S-Line alloys to 8.5J S-Line alloys because they were so concave and filled my arches well. What J are yours?
     
  35. Ash187

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

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    Mine are et42 8.5J
     
  36. BigWillyStyle

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    They look good on the car, colour suits it well too. You could get away with just the rears being more concave if you could find a pair...
     
  37. Sarah's A3

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    Hey Ash lookin really good matey! Loving the RS3 grill. You got my fav alloys too!!! See there was good coming from the accident after all. You got a sexy car indeed now
     
  38. 55_UK

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    Bloody Hell Ash! That looks amazing.

    I was inactive for a year, but I have missed a lot! I have caught up with everything on your blog. But this conversion had to be applauded so here I am lol! The car looks stunning.

    You have gone for the best alloys for the sportback imo.

    Well done mate!!!! I love it! :thumbsup:
     
  39. Ash187

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

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    Thanks dude! I'm still loving it although i have put her on winters for the time being as one of the 19s has a mouse on the side of the tyre so i need to replace it.
    got a small update coming soon hopefully
     
  40. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 quattro

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    Ash can you keep your eyes open for a black optic RS3 grill please?!
     

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