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Solar Orange S3

Discussion in 'The Project Room' started by TimJK, Jun 10, 2011.

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    [Jun 10, 2011]
    Hello,

    my name is Tim, I am from norwich, work for Audi and have very recently purchased an 8P S3.

    Before hand I drove a Leon Cupra R, which I loved to bits... It was very fast and handled fairly well, but getting the power down was an issue. Which is why I chose the S3.

    Here are a couple of Pics of my S3.

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    [Jun 10, 2011]
    And this is my previous Seat Leon Cupra R.

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    [Jun 10, 2011]
    Hi Tim! Welcome to ASN. Love both of your cars, especially the S3 of course. Solar Orange looks great. Enjoy your stay on the site.
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    [Jun 11, 2011]
    Thanks mate, I will do looks alot more helpful than SeatCupra.net was!
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    S3 look very nice! Any mods planned?
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    Hi, welcome to the forum. Solar Orange seems to be getting more popular (surely a good thing, looks great in the metal, I just wasn't brave enough).

    Widest parking bay I've ever seen!

    You should be pleasantly surprised; there's an amazing wealth and depth of knowledge and experience floating about on here. Seems there is at least one proper expert for just about any area you might be interested in knowing about, and everyone is more than happy to help out. You'll also get quite a healthy amount of first hand recommendations and reviews on just about any tuning part you might be after. Just be warned: you will end up wanting to spend WAY more than you can afford to after just a few days talking to the guys on here!

    I'd recommend you head over to the Sticky section of the board, and spend a bit of time working through the FAQs, pics and the "Rimz" threads.

    Enjoy!
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    [Aug 28, 2011]
    Looks beautiful :wub: enjoy!!!!
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    [Aug 28, 2011]
    Both nice cars mate

    What was the Leon putting on the road?
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    Looks beautiful m8, would have gone Solar S3 myself if I could of found one with the right spec, enjoy
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    [Aug 30, 2011]
    It was stage 2 mapped at Jabbasport with just a panel filter and recirc valve and ran 272bhp..

    then added de-cat, milltek non res, TIP, bypassed n249, etc but didn't RR again after the map.
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    [Aug 30, 2011]
    Here are some more pics with the plate on.

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    [Aug 30, 2011]
    beautiful car mate
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    [Sep 15, 2011]
    Car is currently in body shop having front and rear bumpers, bonnet wings and side o/s side skirt painted so its perfect :) and also having all grey plastics done gloss black (front lip, grilles and read diffuser).

    Will try to put up pics of progress so far but tapatalk no longer allows photo uploads...
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    [Sep 15, 2011]
    Nice car bud, love the solar orange, will look great when its finished with the black
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    [Sep 17, 2011]
    Car is now finished and looks immense. Will clean today and get pics up
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    [Sep 17, 2011]
    Right, here are some piccies after the spray work :D
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    [Sep 20, 2011]
    B Pillars will be going gloss black very shortly.

    Also want some opinions..

    Best spacers and size, thought maybe 8 or 10mm all round?

    And 20mm lowering springs? H&R best?
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    [Sep 21, 2011]
    I love love love! that colour :D
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    [Sep 21, 2011]
    Thanks :) Its awesome. People always spot you!
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    [Oct 12, 2011]
    nice cars mate
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    [Oct 16, 2011]
    And now the b pillars are gloss black, although a ***** to fit and put some tiny dents in one side... may have to get that re-done :(
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    [Dec 30, 2011]
    Lowering springs should be with me today, Have also fitted H&R spacers, MY11 Rear lights and Forge BOV in the mean time.

    Car badly needs a detail, so will take some more pictures as soon as I can.
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    [Dec 30, 2011]
    Well springs arrived today so I fitted them. As you can see also MY11 Rears and Gloss black B pillars, treated it to a quick wash, Love it!
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    [Jan 23, 2012]
    Like this, like this a lot! Any updates? What'd you do at Audi if you don't mind me asking..? :)
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    [Jan 24, 2012]
    This months update is buying car tax! Lol nothing exciting just yet.

    I'm a mechanic at Audi.
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    [Feb 4, 2012]
    nice love the colour mate:)
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    [Jul 7, 2012]
    Both cars look spot love the s3
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    [Jul 7, 2012]
    Jaffas are the future
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    [Dec 17, 2012]
    This is lovely Tim.

    What springs did you go with in the end? How do they compared with factory ride?


    Regards
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    [Dec 17, 2012]
    Thanks however it looks fairly different now, a lot has happened since this! It has h&r springs 25mm iirc.
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    [Jul 12, 2014]
    Awesome s3, any up to date specs or pics?
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    [Jul 12, 2014]
    Thanks, haven't actually posted anything in 18 months have I. Well it's currently looking like so;

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    Hmm spec wise

    remapped
    Itg intake
    Milltek turbo back with sports cat
    H&R Springs
    H&R Anti Roll bars
    TTRS brakes up front
    Forge twintercooler
    Loba single mass flywheel and organic clutch
    Short shifter

    And probably more but nothing recently.
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    [Jul 12, 2014]
    Oh yeah also
    Gloss black painted grille, carbon fibre b pillars and wing mirrors.
    VW racing wheels
    My11 rear lights
    Rear Windows all tinted
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    [Jul 12, 2014]
    Wow looks even better now! Not sure if you remember me but we swapped alloys with our Cupra R's and i brought a couple of other Cupra R parts from you just before you traded her in! I had a grey Cupra R......But now got an S3 Sportback!
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    [Jul 12, 2014]
    Ha thanks :) I'm happy with it the way it is. Yes I remember you mate! You still live around Norwich area?
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    [Jul 12, 2014]
    Yes mate still in Norwich area, I literally picked up my s3 the other day. What a fantastic machine! You still working at Audi? Also what remap software you running? I'm thinking of doing a stage 1 for now...
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    Oh cool. Yeah they are great. I've had mine 3 years now and no plans to change it anytime soon. No I left Audi early 2012. Mine was remapped by Revo at first but it was terrible. It's now by my friend who has his own business.
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