BUILD THREAD - MY11 Audi A3 Black Edition | Ibis White

James.Asbri

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Hi all,

Been on here a while now and been meaning to write my own build thread (not that I've done much building) but never got around to it as I've never had any photographs of my current car.

Currently driving my second Audi as I wasn't overly happy with the first spec. I chose, at the time it's all I could afford so couldn't really be helped. After much debate, I decided to visit my local Audi dealer and get myself a price on my current car and get a part ex. price on the old that didn't really put a smile on my face, didn't stop me from the purchase though as once I seen the spec. I was over the moon. I then placed the order and after a long 5 month wait I collected my car on 28th October 2010.

Specification

MY11 Audi A3 Black Edition 1.8T
Ibis white
Black sprint cloth/leather upholstery with embossed S line logo
Technology package with Audi Music Interface (AMI)
Interior light package
Heated front seats
Deletion of model and engine capacity
Folding mirrors
Tyre pressure loss indicator

.... Along with the Black Edition bits 'n' bobs.

Mods so far

Aluminium pedals
S3 mats with silver piping

More to follow....

Anyway, following a photo shoot on Saturday with Ash I now have a few great photographs to show off:

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Current ideas

Carbon skinning to B pillars and front bumper lip (not entirely sure what the correct word is)
White wrapping to interior trim (Piano black inlays are too difficult to keep new)
S3 rear bumper
S3 skirts
Remove all S line badges and maybe replace with OEM Supercharged badges
Milltek exhaust
19'' MTM Bimoto refurbished in satin black

Requirements

Coilovers

Proof:

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Unfortunately I'm still paying off the car which should be finished October next year (hopefully sooner), it's at that point when I'll get a chance to make the necessary changes I want to make in order for me to be driving my perfect car.

Thanks for reading, all comments good and bad are welcome.

Thanks

James
 
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55_UK

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sweet car man! i cant think of much you can do with this beauty lol!

you plan to change the wheels?
 

FranA3

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as i said before mate they are aweome shots buddy i personaly love the steering wheel shot thats just full of win win credit to james photo skills there i was over the moon with my pics from ny day with him for photo he is the man got to be fair
 

Harrelson

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looks nice. lowering will hurt ride comfort and aesthetically it looks nice as it is
 

James.Asbri

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sweet car man! i cant think of much you can do with this beauty lol!

you plan to change the wheels?
Thanks for the kind words, like you said there's not much required just a few tweaks, nothing more.

As for the wheels, looking to get (when/if cash is available) some 19'' MTM Bimoto refurbished in satin black

as i said before mate they are aweome shots buddy i personaly love the steering wheel shot thats just full of win win credit to james photo skills there i was over the moon with my pics from ny day with him for photo he is the man got to be fair
Thanks Fran, the photographs are great. Well pleased with them and would recommend James to anybody

looks nice. lowering will hurt ride comfort and aesthetically it looks nice as it is
Cheers for the kind words. The standard ride comfort isn't great anyway due to the S line suspension so I'm sure it won't be much worse, that's what I'm hoping anyway but it needs to come down a little
 

Paullie

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What a beauty! Those pics are gorgeous and the subject is a drop dead stunner. Love it!
 

S3RYE

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lovely car mate!! get her lowered and she will be lullly!!
 

quattro81

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lovely car mate!! get her lowered and she will be lullly!!
I agree.. She's gorgeous already, and lowering will make her all the more sultry:wub: gotta say, loving the White - looks crisp..
 
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quattro81

All the gear.. No idea
The standard ride comfort isn't great anyway due to the S line suspension so I'm sure it won't be much worse, that's what I'm hoping anyway but it needs to come down a little

I just lowered mine on H&R springs on S line suspension and a lotta people on here had said that the H&R's would actually make the ride better and smoother than the S line springs.. I thought "surely this won't be true - lower and stiffer will make the ride worse" but I've been proved wrong.. The ride now is noticeably better even though it's lower..! I just can't get my head round how the S line springs can be so crashy...
 

S3RYE

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I just lowered mine on H&R springs on S line suspension and a lotta people on here had said that the H&R's would actually make the ride better and smoother than the S line springs.. I thought "surely this won't be true - lower and stiffer will make the ride worse" but I've been proved wrong.. The ride now is noticeably better even though it's lower..! I just can't get my head round how the S line springs can be so crashy...

not too mention it also makes your s-line lower than an S3 with the -25mm springs!! :wtf:
 

~RS~

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Lovely mate, you need coilovers though looks like it's on stilts :p lol just kidding it looks lovely tbh. The 18's and slightly thicker tyres help it not look too high. Essentially it's mint lad :)
 

James.Asbri

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What a beauty! Those pics are gorgeous and the subject is a drop dead stunner. Love it!
Thanks for the kind words, appreciate it.

lovely car mate!! get her lowered and she will be lullly!!
Thanks for the comments, it will be lowered but paying the car off is top of the list. Once that is over, it will be dropping

Looking good James :)
Cheers Ash, thanks for arranging the shoot. Good meeting you also!

I agree.. She's gorgeous already, and lowering will make her all the more sultry:wub: gotta say, loving the White - looks crisp..
I agree, think she's gorgeous haha So happy I got Ibis now, looks great when it's spotless.

Lovely mate, you need coilovers though looks like it's on stilts :p lol just kidding it looks lovely tbh. The 18's and slightly thicker tyres help it not look too high. Essentially it's mint lad :)
I know, I know. It will happen eventually. I didn't think it was that bad, then it went up against Ash's.... It's now a 4x4 as Fran kindly said. Thanks for the kind words though, appreciate it allot!

Some lows and rear spacers would be sweet
I agree!
 

N8

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Looks FRESH bro :wub:
 

Scott_Hol

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Look nice m8 as many have said the coils would finish it nicely. . . .there is noway you can wait until next october haha ill bet you on it, maybe get some Springs like chris has for the time being, you maybe wont get a set or H&R's for what your looking to pay but Dan was running AP coils not long back and he said for the price he couldnt grumble, anyway here is the website i got my coils from they do a price beater scheme so have a look about and drop them a price.

DPM - Audi A3 8P Springs & Shocks
 

Bugsy_27

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Looking good James, and good plans for it!
 

James.Asbri

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Looks FRESH bro :wub:
Cheers Nath, means allot!

Look nice m8 as many have said the coils would finish it nicely. . . .there is noway you can wait until next october haha ill bet you on it, maybe get some Springs like chris has for the time being, you maybe wont get a set or H&R's for what your looking to pay but Dan was running AP coils not long back and he said for the price he couldnt grumble, anyway here is the website i got my coils from they do a price beater scheme so have a look about and drop them a price.

DPM - Audi A3 8P Springs & Shocks
Thanks mate! I'll try my very best, won't be doing myself any favours otherwise. Thanks for the link though but i'll probably speak to the forums favour Nath for some if he has any for sale at the time of looking.


Looking good James, and good plans for it!
Thanks mate, I hope to get them complete A.S.A.P.
 

A3_Black_Edition

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Stunning motor you got there mate!

Finally some wicked pics in white!
 

James.Asbri

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pm n8 james he sells v-maxx coilovers get some of them on your motor mine are soooooo comfortable rolls royce hasnt got anything on my car for comfort lol seriously n8 is the man to speak to
I will when it comes to buying them dude, how much were they (PM me)?


Stunning motor you got there mate!

Finally some wicked pics in white!
Thanks for the kind words, appreciate it!

They are good photographs, I wouldn't be able to get such good results that's for sure
 

James.Asbri

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ok i'll pm you now matey if you want you can come and feel for yourself what they are like sometime just give me a shout and i'll take you out for a little spin in my car
Cheers Fran. I might take you up on your offer
 

James.Asbri

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How rude of me, didn't acknowledge the replies I received. Sorry.

Looking good, wheels will look great when done. Look forward to seeing the updates
Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately the updates will be slow but i'll get there eventually.


what you after james like mine you mean some scene stickers ???
Yeah, something to spice it up a little....


seen this on a fiat 500 abarth the other today...though it was pretty cool! (apart from the rather obese looking 16 year old driving it like a learner :laugh: :lmfao:

1x Colin Mcrae If in doubt Flat out Sticker Decal | eBay UK
Thanks for the link but I think i'll give it a miss.
 

Paullie

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Nice one Fella, can't wait to see your new piccies and hear all about your new mods!! :wub: xx
 

N8

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Sounds good man, look forward to it!
 

James.Asbri

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Results from a massive mod spree....

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That is all. Couldn't resist. Sorry!

I am though however getting my camera which should arrive tomorrow along with Adobe Lightroom, I am having my car detailed by Ti22 from Newport any my car will finally be paid off TOMORROW *cheesy grin* I can then hopefully make a few changes
 
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