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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by karl88, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. karl88
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    karl88 Clutch, Gear, Gas, Gone!!

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    Here we have my 55' plate A3 2.0 TDI Sport, Deep Sea Blue Pearl. Bought the car about 3 months ago from Honda. Only had 37k on the clock too. Interior was immaculate, exterior pretty immaculate too. Had to have a tow-bar removed too before i picked up the car though.

    Pretty standard car really, only done a few little things to it at the mo.

    So Far:
    S3 Alloy Mirrors
    Arm-rest
    6 CD Changer
    Mud-flaps
    Full Audio install - JVC HU, Morel 6.5" 2 way components, JL Audio 12" Sub and Hertz EP4 Amp installed into the wheel well.

    Would like to do more to it, preferably the exterior but everything is on hold for now. I'll wait til Christmas i think to treat myself lol!

    Comments Please!

    First couple of pics are the day i picked up the car.

    Hope you like!

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    Cheers
    Karl
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    Cracking mods so far.

    I've heard and seen this sound system in the flesh and it sounds the muts nuts!
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    Cheers bruv lol!

    I think wheels will be the next big buy!
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    [Aug 27, 2009]
    looks good mate!
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    I have S3 handbrake and gear stick for sale if you are interested - pm me :)
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    Looking good mate, I do agree with you about the wheels, as this will make the car!!
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    Just dont really know what wheels to go for.

    Such a wide variety out there and i would like to do something that no-one or not a lot of people have done.

    Decisions decisions! As i say, got a while to think now.
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    I like the sub install. Not too showy. How powerful is it?
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    Yeah thats what i like about it too Staz. Thinkin about goin for the EMMA Entry Level show, not be til next year though. Its set up for sound quality rather than sound pressure level.

    Sub has a 300w thermal power handling.
    http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_subs.php?series_id=33

    Its a bit of a bad pic the one i posted really like.
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    [Aug 27, 2009]
    great colour
    nice looking install :icon_thumright:
    what is the head unit , it blends in nicely with the audi interior?

    Boydie , you still got the s3 bits for sale
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    karl88 Clutch, Gear, Gas, Gone!!

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    Thanks 347.

    The HU is the JVC KD-R801. I went for it because it does go very well with the interior. As much as i hate to say this, it kinda goes well the piano black inlays, unfortunately ha! Still looking to swap them for silver alloy ones though lol!
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    You still got the tow bar & the bits that go with it?
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    Yeah mate i do, I can send pics if you want. Wont be til the weekend though mate im afraid that ok?
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    [Aug 27, 2009]
    Interesting, what type is it & does it have the ECU?
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    Yeah mate i believe so. Everything is through my brothers thats all. He is gonna check tomoro and take some pics. Needs a little clean up but i'll upload the pics tomoro if you want? Or send you a pm with them in?
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    Yer happy days, any idea if it is a removable one?
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    yeah course it is mate i took it off my car.

    The actual bit that attaches to the caravan/trailer can be removed from the bar under the car too
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    Sounds good, if you could send some pictures through that would be top banana please can email them to mhill@elmtodd.co.uk

    Thanks
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    Not a problem, will get some tomoro from my brother. As i say it needs a little clean up but i'll get that done. Also with you being in Essex P&P price will be a lot, i'll check the exact weight and price it up for you ok.

    Regards
    Karl
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    Where abouts are you, as im prone to random road trips lol
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    Lol, im in Sunderland at the mo, will be heading down Plymouth next weekend though
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    [Aug 28, 2009]
    PM sent with pics, will also email them across.

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    Thanks very much for sending the pictures, unfortunately that kit would be no good for my car. Much obliged though!
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    Do you still have the spare wheel ? Even thou you have the Sub where the spare wheel is?
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    doubt it - the sub box will be a required size for the woofer

    nothing tyre weld can't fix!
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    Very much correct Boydie, the spare wheel is currently in my brothers shed lol!

    They had to build a false floor on top of a false floor because the wheel well wasnt quite deep enough, needed another 18mm or so.

    Not a problem 'mhill', thanks anyway.
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    [Aug 31, 2009]
    Well after being outbid on a set of silver alloy air vents, i decided to make my own, with help from my brother.

    It simple and saves you a lot of money, and if im honest they look totally spiffing lol!

    Regards the painting, i put 2 coats on. There is also the spray paint which is also very effective.

    Took step by step photos too so here they go.

    Firstly these are the products you will need to prduce such stunning reps lol!
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    Hope you like.

    Cheers
    Karl
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    Look even better in the flesh ;)

    Highly recommend drinking the crate of Smirnoff after the are painted though :jester:
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