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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jojo, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. david7m

    david7m Active Member

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    Mine fell off :)

    Dave
     
  2. CazzaVR

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    Take it off mate. Took me 10 mins. Only had 2 of the 8mm bolts still attached and they just snapped off when I put the ratchet on them. Then it was just a case of easing the corners off what was left of the rust mounts/brackets with a large flat blade screwdriver. Wish I'd done it sooner as it was so easy. Just jacked one side up and popped an axle stand in.
     
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  3. J Eyo

    J Eyo RS3 BAM

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    New exhaust done! However, in cabin drone is torturous :S sound deadening the spare wheel well and the old muffler housing/heatshield beneath the car, a lot, with several different products :I fingers crossed. IMG_0729.jpg IMG_0732.jpg IMG_0735.jpg
     
  4. Wallm0nkey

    Wallm0nkey Member

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    My badger5 tip has arrived! Will be fitting it on the weekend temptation to do it on a night but have been caught in the rain and dark too often :)
     
  5. too hot

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    "Fitted" my Audi Sport sticker to my rear window !!!!
     
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  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Bought a new daily

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    ..to replace old faithful...

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  7. The Doctor

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    What's happening/what's happened to the Golf?

    I suppose the A2 will be easier for you to get in & out of these days Paul... Do you have the tissue box and straw hat on the rear shelf too?
     
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  8. J Eyo

    J Eyo RS3 BAM

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    So, what have I done? Badger 5 v2 with the aluminium joiner, forge splitter, n249 delete, pcv delete catch can install, 42dd velocity stack, oversized pod with heat shield, tarmac eater short shifter, titanium with chrome lip rota grids 9.5 15mm spacer front, 20mm spacer rear, relentless 3" down n cat delete, custom 3" straight through de cat back, power track insert for permanent 50/50 awd, s3 8p shift knob, plasti dipped front grill and rear emblems, 8000k hid's, projector led bulb fogs and driving lights, aluminium engine bay plastic replacement clip kit
     

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  9. CMcKenzie

    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    Nice colour maty. Have a look for a polo 9n rear wiper to tidy the back up more and some mk4 aero wiper arms and blades. Oh and bin that split-r valve. They're not good for these engines at all.
     
  10. Freeman_1986

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    Whee did you get the clip replacements from mate?
     
  11. J Eyo

    J Eyo RS3 BAM

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    hey man, ttstuff.com, makes the bay pop a little more! s3 13.jpg just did this this morning; enamel black and red
     
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  12. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Maty where did you get the velocity stack from?
     
  13. J Eyo

    J Eyo RS3 BAM

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    from here man, Audi TT 225 High-Flow Intake System. Also quick q whilst there are people in here, I removed the insulation from under my bonnet and the rubber sealer from around the scuttle at the bottom of the window, is this really a worth while mod? Air flow, cooler air etc, its made my pod, dv and turbo a **** load louder :S
     
  14. rupe

    rupe A3 TQS In Devon

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    Changed the front drop links for some meyle ones, as the n/s was knocking again, so that's everything replaced on the front now, new shocks top mounts and bearings, arb bushes, new pas rack, tie rod ends, ball-joints and wishbone rear bush for solid ones and now these.You change one thing and it shows a weakness in the next :)

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  15. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Today I finished this little lot off for Bill to weld together :)
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    ...although I did try picking up the bit I had just tacked together by grabbing the hot bit melting my glove to my thumb :0
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    Also got the A2 on a ramp for a quick look over... found the exhaust heatshielding hanging off which would be the rattle I was getting (other than the dervelicious 3 pot up front of course lol)... so sorted that out...
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    Cleaned off the back of the engine as the oil drain has a habit of coming loose so tweaked that a little tighter and will see if thats sorted it...
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    ...slightly smaller turbo than the S3 has ;)
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    Opened the bonnet (this is one of the reasons I like the A2... super quirky lol)
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    ..and check up top too tightening clips and a loose boost pipe bracket...
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    ...and painted something on her too :D
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  16. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I took the A3 for a drive. It's great.

    In slightly more interesting news though, i made this:

     
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  17. Lewis583

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    Bloody hell Prawn. That's ace lad! :icon_thumright:
     
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  18. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    Not bad Nick!
     
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  19. Wallm0nkey

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    Fitted my tip and cone filter on Saturday evening I love the sound it makes now!
     
  20. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Received my welly cooler with 2.5" outlets last week so have been tackling that over the past few days and its on :)

    I will update my FMIC thread with pics etc once I get some more time
     
  21. Gops

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    Fixed a few niggles on the car, including my pesky indicator (which turned out to be a loose connection. Tightened a few boost hoses and found one of the pipes with an odd angle! Fixed it but my headlights are broken! Someone hit my car and broke the bumper aswel as the light :(
     
  22. Lavis89

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    New rad hoses! Used a 7 piece Forge kit I got off eBay, all hoses were a good fit but one of the lower hoses come from the oil filter was touching the shifter thingy magigy on top of the box so I tie wrapped it up out of the way a bit. If the tie wrap breaks or goes brittle quickly I will have to make a bracket up

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  23. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I gave my car a quick wash today with the intention on giving it a quick polish afterwards, but there was too much pollen flying about in the air and sticking to the car I gave up! lol Aaaargh!
     
  24. SoljahofSensi

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    Went Santa pod and my fastest 1/4 mile was 14.61, no idea if thats about right or not for a std car though.
     
  25. rupe

    rupe A3 TQS In Devon

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    Discovered my front anti roll bar has moved sideways in it's mounts, and the drop link thread where it goes through the arb is scoring the pancake pipe :( I'm thinking one or both of the plastic sleeves on the arb has cracked and is allowing the arb to move sideways, would a jubilee clip on the bar next to the bush either end sort it, thoughts anyone?
     
  26. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I cleaned the A3:

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    And rode my bike:

     
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  27. Nick101

    Nick101 Boost fiend

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    Tell me about it, me and the mrs cars are absolutely covered in the stuff, PITA!

    On another note, today I changed the rocker cover gasket and plugs for NGK BKR7EIX, was supposed to be a quick job until the old crackle effect paint on the rocker cover (done by previous owner) was coming off in chunks, so spent 2 hours scraping off that lot and re-painting it satin black, all back together now, haven't driven it yet, hopefully it's all good.
     
  28. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Today I mostly fitted this little lot to the A2...
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    ...and tried one of my Avus wheels as 17's would give me more tyre choice...
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    ...then this happened...
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    ...so I painted something to get over it :)
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    ...and got on with fitting my first derv belt...
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    ...and fitted the painted bit :D
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  29. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    Just got home from work, S3 parked outside ready for the Badger5 RR day, then I spotted that the roof has been bombed by some pesky bird! God dammit!!
     
  30. Lavis89

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    Worst! I had that happen the day after I had my car machine polished. Stupid birds. It should be legal to shoot seagulls
     
  31. Joshstan

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    Took off my rocker cover expecting to find this[​IMG]
    But actually found this[​IMG]
    Looks like it was rebuilt about a week ago lol now to find why it was tapping
     
  32. russwuss

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    Looked at selling body parts to fund the purchase of a S3 8P...
     
  33. CazzaVR

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    Changed gearbox oil. Easy enough apart from the ratchet/socket got stuck and took an age to get off lol! All fine in the end.

    Gave it a quick wash afterwards.

    Measured BHP and torque on the Liquid: BHP 260, torque 270. Seems pretty good, but ideally I'd like to get Bill to work his magic on it. I'm a little uneasy at not knowing who did the remap.
     
  34. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I'm assuming this thread isn't entirely for car stuff, so I'll keep filling it with random other **** I've done recently instead :laugh:

    Rode bike last week. had fun, then, last night, it happened again!



     
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  35. Bennys3

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    prawn thats some impressive stuff!

    today i have done the following:


    grill surround and rings on the front from chrome too black
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    tinted my fog lights wasnt sure what too choose between yellow and smoked
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    so i went for smoked
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    i wrapped my door pillars in carbon aswell
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    i need too find a black set or rear rings too complete the set as i have black s3 badge and a black quattro badge
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    ps this was my first attempt at wrapping stuff
     
  36. samurai

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    ... finally received new wheels ...
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    ... but it doesnt glow like old ...
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    ... and the old are still damaged ...
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    ... so I decided that all the wheels get new polishing the edges and repainted the old one - final results ...
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    tomorrow snowflake will get new "shoes" to
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  37. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Benny what wrap did you use for the pillars? Also how hard are they todo?
     
  38. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Also I got my black rings of ebay. £10 and they have been spot on.
     
  39. Bennys3

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    I'm pretty sure it's 4d carbon wrap I got it off eBay last year and never used it until yesterday! And it was easyish too use it was my first time wrapping anything the passenger side is better as I had an idea of what too do
     
  40. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Cheers mate. You follow any guides on best fitting practice?
     

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