1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Solar Orange

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3 BUH, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    Hey eeryone havent been on here in a long time and i have a rather long story for you all had a few problems with my car not running right sort of like a mis fire but audi could not sort the problem after four months it final been sorted it was something to do with a valve or cylinder number three. buy the four month stage i had lots all faith in the car though i expressed my unhappiness no raised voices or anythink just a chat and this is what i was offered

    2 new tyres for my current S3 (FREE)
    my first service that was due any day (FREE)

    on top of that i then had the tricky decision of

    £2000 cash for the four month payment the car was not running right

    OR

    a brand new S3 Black Edition to the spec i have at no cost to myself (a straight swap)
    my hand controls (FREE)
    autoglym lifetime shine (FREE)
    gap insurance (FREE)
    number plate retention and transfer to new car (FREE)
    first service on new car (FREE)

    well what could i do i made them stew for a few days then agreed and signed on the dotted line unfortunatly i chose ibis white again but had change of mind that night rung up the next day to confirm solar orange they have said it will be april time which is fine by me as i get to keep mine til the new one is ready SO A BIG THANKS THE BURY ST EDMUNDS AUDI

    now to decide what to do to it im thinking along the lines of

    BBS CH 19" OR BBS CH-R (not decided yet)
    H&R Lowering Springs & Shocks
    H&R Spacers 10mm all round
    Lamin-x (tint)
    LED Number Plate lights and inerior conversion
    Vinyl wrapping the silver mirrors in either gloss black or carbon fibre
    #1
  2. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    sounds like you have done alright there!

    just a quick note... if your going springs & shocks, why dont you go coilovers? that way you can get an infinite adjustment and get the car set up the way u like it?
    and with the spacers, 12mm would be better at the back as the track at the back is 2mm narrower then the front (tho you may have to loose the wheel arch liner screw as your going to 19's)
    personally id go with the gloss black, to match the gloss black of the grill
    #2
  3. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Ahhh man solar orange, stunning with black trimmings.
    #3
  4. tku
    Offline

    tku Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nice colour to look at but abit much to own me thinks. Hate parking outside restaurants in a bright car!

    However, what a blooming deal you got there! Looks like you got treated very well indeed. And yes, if you got the money go coilovers definitely.
    #4
  5. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    yer i couldn't believe the deal either , have debated the coilover route and know nothing about them i know about the srings and shocks any advise on what to get ? make ? price ? where from ?

    intersting fact on the spacers , loose the wheel arch liner screw ?
    #5
  6. tku
    Offline

    tku Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    1
    KW coilovers is what you want! ..If it's just for road use I guess v1/v2's would be sufficient!
    Can get one of sponsors AMD to sell you one with free fitting etc.

    And I thought it's only on sportback's that the rears possibly rub and not the 3dr's on bbs'. Someone will be along to shed more light on this though.
    #6
  7. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    depends on how much you want to spend.... the 2 big names i know of are weitec & KW, kw's do 3 sets ranging from about 800-1200 depending on the level of adjustments, weitec are made kw and are pretty much the same thing and vary form about 650-850 but only have 2 sets
    have a look here and you will see the differences, not sure how good their prices are tho, but depending when you get your car, i may be able to get a discount due to a friend starting up his own business
    DPM - Audi S3 8P Coilovers

    yea the screw, if your running 19's and got the car dropped, you will prob get rubbing in the rear archs, there is a screw that u can take out which doesnt really do much from what ive heard and stops the rubbing... if you stick your had up into the wheel arch you should be able to feel it
    #7
  8. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    cant see the point in the V2's as that one only adjusts the rebound... so unless you can balance that with the dampening, surly it would feel a bit off? so personally id either go V1's (only height adjustment) or V3's (you can change all settings)
    #8
  9. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    #9
  10. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,139
    Likes Received:
    244
    my fav colour for an S3 there's one i see all the time in cardiff and think it would look so nice with black mirrors and wheels hmm
    #10
  11. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    they will be more... but you get what you pay for, coilovers are as good as it gets... they will be the next big thing going on my car after ive got the clutch fixed
    #11
  12. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    so the basic coilover kit by kw are only only rebound adjustable and the inox-line coilovers are height and rebound adjustable? bit confused
    #12
  13. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    the V1's are only height adjustable, V2's height & rebound, V3's are height, rebound & dampening
    #13
  14. tku
    Offline

    tku Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    1
    AMD essex are doing the V1's for £900 I think with fitting special deal. Think I seen that on another forum.
    Yeah they are expensive but the ride wont be as harsh for you and with coilovers you can adjust the height etc to find the best setting. Springs , shocks, fitting is going to cost abit anyways and you don't sound too short of cash so might as well push the boat for coilovers. I have springs and the ride is firm to say the least. Your orignal choice is probably going to cost you 300-400quid anyways.
    #14
  15. tku
    Offline

    tku Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    1
    V1's £870.66inc vat.
    #15
  16. sub39h
    Offline

    sub39h Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5
    LOVE Solar Orange, but as tku has said i wouldn't necessarily own one because of depreciation.

    you got a wkd deal out of it tho, i'd be well chuffed
    #16
  17. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    right cheers for clearing that one up jungleman will probably go for the V1 as there at the cheaper end of the scale and im think of doing a stage 2 + revo and DSG upgrade
    #17
  18. jsws3
    Offline

    jsws3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    bbs ch alloys will be ok if you drop it 25mm as long as they are the real deal with the offset being et50 and not the replica's that come in et45
    #18
  19. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    bbs will be the real deal when i get round to getting them had real bad problems with reps before will never by them again

    anyone good with the photo changing stuff the get a solar orange s3 and drop it 25mm with black mirrors and bbs ch would be great to see what it will look like
    #19
  20. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    174
    I hear you, bit of a guilty pleasure that combo, wouldnt have one but special to look at for sure.
    @ OP, result !

    cheers
    Paul
    #20
  21. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16

    i know i just could not resist it, never seen one in the flesh but ive seen some pictures and been told it looks amazing in the flesh so i just could not help myself i know it will depreciate like a lead ballon but what the hell your only young once :)
    #21
  22. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Finding the combo for me is gonna be difficult, but solar orange sb stronic with panny roof, all the trimmings would be my delight for a while & take her upto 360 horses, job done, hads previous S3 for 7 years, sure can manage that for one of these, but again its old technology these days even if interior looks good.
    #22
  23. jsws3
    Offline

    jsws3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    [​IMG]

    it does look nice i must admit
    #23
  24. S3 BUH
    Offline

    S3 BUH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    16
    great pic have decided CH now for sure , is that anyones on here ? anyone know if there 18" or 19" ?
    #24
  25. jsws3
    Offline

    jsws3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    it is i can't remeber his name thow and he hasen't posted in ages and the are 19" et50 like my old ones
    #25
  26. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    174
    Set of 19" MTM Bimotos on VAGOC for sale, top money but would look very very special in anthracite on a Solar S3.
    BTW, is that pic not show CKs ??

    I have CHs and think both BBS rims are nice. Something about those MTMs though.

    How cool?

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
    Paul
    #26
  27. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,139
    Likes Received:
    244
    paul thats porn mate dont you know its before the watershed of 9 pm tut tut tut lol
    #27
  28. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    174
    MTMs just seem that bit more cool because they are pretty rare and synonymous with an established and respected German tuning house.

    BBS CH/CKs arent too shabby neither tho.

    Cheers
    Paul
    #28
  29. jsws3
    Offline

    jsws3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    I can't see them mtm bimoto's for sale on vagoc
    #29
  30. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    #30
  31. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    174
    irrc the guy is called `Mule`, was on a couple of days back?

    PM him.

    cheers
    Paul
    #31
  32. S3RYE
    Offline

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,460
    Likes Received:
    67
    +1 what a result and lookin forward to seein it! Haven't seen a facelift solar :wub:
    #32
  33. jsws3
    Offline

    jsws3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    #33
  34. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    remember reading somewhere you can get them milled down to the correct et... or is et30 too far in... i can never remember
    #34
  35. thelomondaudigroup
    Offline

    thelomondaudigroup Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    2
    These are mines after a generous little polish, tyres should be on next month then fitting etc not long after on Ibis S3, cannot wait!
    #35
  36. tku
    Offline

    tku Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    1
    DEFINITELY STICK to CH's or CH-R's which they now do for A3 fitment for the solar. Think the black combo would look better than the bimoto's.
    #36
  37. RAPS3
    Offline

    RAPS3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    79
    Those particular MTM's on vagoc Won't fit on an A3/S3 too wide and the wrong offset.

    They're TTRS fittment

    Lovely wheel though and they do make them to fit the S3 obviously just those ones won't go
    #37
  38. Smoothie
    Offline

    Smoothie Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,431
    Likes Received:
    4
    Me neither, had to google image it lol
    #38
  39. jungleman
    Offline

    jungleman Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    42
    there is one at Coulsdon Audi with 18" splits, should be some decent photos on the audi used site
    #39
  40. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Problem with that car is the alum mirrors, to me ruins the whole look as does the silver grill.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
    #40

Share This Page