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what car did you drive before your 8L ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bazil, Jun 6, 2011.

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    bazil BOOM BOOM

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    So as title what did you drive before getting your 8L audi ( either A3 or S3 )
    heres mine, still have her and ready to rebuild her ( and no im not a chav, link to rebuild thread on request )

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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    A Renault CLIO 1.2grande. Woooohoooo I'm cool!
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    Mpathe 1st gear

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    corsa b turbo pocket rocket
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    Recognise you from PNG Bazil :icon_thumright:

    My C20XE'd GSi

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    YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mpathe, C20LET?
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    give me a clue mate lol
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    Don't really post on there these days but still read all the projects, think i'm Ian_Gsi16v on there!

    Had many Nova's before I got sick of fighting the rust bug and transferred all my stuff onto the Corsa!
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    G60 corrado miss it loads
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    my rust has followed me onto my S3 :banghead:
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    Ginge It's never fast enough !

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    1.8 SRI Irmscher astra mk4, was the fastest car in the world before I bought the s3, which is now the fastest car in the world.... ;)
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    Beemer 323 6 in line 24 valve, auto box with sport mode, smoth power delivery. Great cockpit and comfortable driving position. Great on motorways etc but not too good for spirited driving on twisty country roads.

    DC
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    mine was a 2000 reg imperial blue zetec-s with day-glo orange wheels which lived life on the limiter to be honest needless to say since ive owned the s3 ive calmed down hell of alot well heres a picture i thought i was super cool in it and i thought it was the fast 1.6 known to man haha

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    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    Here is my old punto gt just over 200bhp was a little pocket rocket
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    Rover 214i my little runner around never missed a beat apart from those crappy head gaskets on the k-series
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    Escort mk5 rs2000 Project car. will did pics of finished car if anyone interested
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    My very first car that i modded when i was 19 lol spent a lot of money on it. Full respray in signal Yellow. 1.3ohv to 1.6cvh, Rs2000 side skirts

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    i nearly went to the dark side of a corsa B myself lol, but ive got a shiote load of new panels for my nova and a T25 conversion on the way so keep an eye on it.
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    My 1.6 sport, seems to be quite a few previous vauxhall owners on here!

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    Mk 3 Golf VR6
    Venom Coilovers,Scorpion exhaust,Jettex Induction.
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    BMW 325is Motorsport 1986

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    Bora TDI, with a PD150 Big Front Mount, Chip wizards map, S3 Brakes, Lowered, produced 202bhp/425nm torque.

    Sold it to a lad down south for £2750

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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Lotus Elise S1, miss it when the weather is nice.

    Clio 182, only car I've ever owned from brand new.

    Renault 5 GT Turbo, 160bhp in a tin can with a huge atmospheric dump valve whoosh tishhhhh :)

    I'll try and dig out some pictures later.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    First car on the road, the Mini! Still have it now:

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    a few ****ters in between things whilst the Mini was off the road (oftne) Had a ZX 1.9D, and a 1.9TDI audi 80 estate

    then my first 8L A3, looked like this when i got it:

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    E36 3.0 M3 for a bit
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    Couldn't afford to run it, so back to the black A3 again:

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    Then decided I fancied another 8L, so that's where I am now
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    Impreza RA

    I added a DCCD box with auto controller, fully nylon bushed, big brakes, Leda coilovers, simtek ECU with launch control and antilag etc. Ran approx 350 brake. Sold it as i was sick of buying new gearboxes, the RA runs a very close ratio box(115 flat out) not sure how the S3 will compare as I have yet to drive it, been sat in drive for 2 months waiting for me to fit a newfront subframe.



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    106 GTI typical french car work 1 day broke the next parts were cheap so didnt mind lol.


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    Started driving in a Fiat Punto 75sx 1.2 :)

    Then had a 2001 Audi S3 in Black for 6 months

    Now on my 2nd S3 in Noggy Blue
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    BMW E30 318is, and a mk1 golf gti before that.
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    loads, lol, focus RS, B5 s4, evo 8 mr 400, x5 4.8 and still have my B7 RS4, just a few pics

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    then decided keep the RS4, sell the X5 and get a fast car that i can use as a run around, thus the S3 mtm
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    hmm looks like we were all chavs before we bought our audi's :laugh:

    Before this 8L i had a 1.8TQ but crashed that. Before any 8L I had my PUG 306 1.9 Dturbo ROAR was alot better on fuel than the GTI-6 n i caught the diesel bug. Quickly converted back to petrol though. Heres a pic:

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    I had a 1.2 clio before my S3 just a little bit of a difference in performance!
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    Jgould MY ARS3!!!

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    I had a 4x4 sierra rs cosworth in moonstone blue
    387 torque n 355bhp had it 5 years spent near on
    20grand absolutely mint condition n miss it so much
    Unfortunnately some1 else decided they wanted it!!!
    So probably in a million bits now!!! Gutted!!!!
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    kind of regretting selling this, it was such fun to drive.
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    Rover 214 first car, facelift b5 a4 2.4... Motorway muncher. Now the s3. Rough and ready in comparison, but fun!!!!
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    1.6 Sport.

    On shocks + springs, Full ICE system including front white infinitys + Rears too. Boot - 2000w RMS 12" Orion H2. PVD cone, Dbilas intake, + Rear reiger valance. 7.5" RH Cuprads in lambo green. Carbon skin + 256mm upgraded front brakes. Full powerflow system and 4-2-1 manifold.


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    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    106 Quicksilver
    XR2i x 2
    Mk4 Golf 1.6
    BMW 320 E46
    Mk5 Golf 2.0 GT TDI 192BHP
    Audi S3
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    Mk3 Golf, Mk3 Ibiza, Mk4 Ibiza, now the TQS is going Im getting a Mk2 Ibiza
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    1997 - Present;

    MG Midget 1500, restored and modded to Stage 2 spec 2004:
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    Audi A4 (B5) 1.8T Sport Avant. Superchipped and on A8 18" alloys (back to standard for these pics)...

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    Then the S3 2009 - Present.
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    Heres my last 2.......
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Thank god most of you saw sense in the end! Disgusting vauxhall owners!
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    Mine was a '94 Ibiza GTi 8v - bought in April 1997, downgraded to track car in April 2004 when I bought the S3, finally sent her for scrap in April after 14 years of ownership.
    A shot from the late 90's.
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    And off to meet its maker a few weeks ago....
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    First car vauxhall corsa 1.2 left standard, 2nd car 1.6 Peugeot 306 panel filter and exhaust, 3rd car Mazda mx5 (drift ****) panel filter 4 into 1 manifold now my a3 1.8t
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