Pmed you back mate
Yes mate, I try to go to the eastcoastdubs meet when it's on, otherwise when revert my lot do a night out or London run. Got stancism show coming up, aswell as trax, aitp etc
Looks great bud, did you have to spacer those 3sdm wheels as I'm looking at a set for my a3
Sweet, think I've decided then one more thing that anti roll bar you fitted is that a direct swap?
Yeah course mate, no problem at all, as I said on facebook, a lot of my mates are dub people, so I'll introduce you to them too cheers, but that's not low, still got another inch I can drop on the front and probably another 2 inches on the rear, not the stance I'm going for though, it's perfect the way it is in my mind. Still got a hoard of parts sat in my shed ready to go on, come insurance renewal time next month I keep getting tempted to sell up and buy a b5 s4
Haha, yeah, mine was lower, but parents live on fairview and the speed humps down there are ridiculous, so had to raise it. That's the exact reason the a3 is still here, as much as I want an s4, I can't bare to part with it, still toying with slapping a ko4 onto it.
Whilst it's on my mind, a few of us are going on a rolling road day, it's at tx autosport in Harlow, will let you know dates and times if your interested
Good work on the windows.. what does changing the clips actually do? Are the pink ones stronger and less likely to break?
Also your paintwork looks great! Have you done any work on that other than polish?
Haha windows are useful for that!
Oh okay, so you haven't flat and polished it or anything? Looks really glossy. I know the feeling about it getting dirty quickly, I wash it and by the next day some birds have shat on it and it's rained.
If that's the paint code, then I'm not sure! Haven't looked to see what mine is.
Haha don't I know it! Missed those cheeky big macs. The SRP is slightly abrasive so I think it took a lot of the oxidisation away and then the poorboys wax is great. .. still beading today and did it around 4 weeks ago. Yeah im pretty sure yours is the same paint code as mine.
lol yeah.. mine just ends up with a coat of dust on it, or football prints from the kids on my street aghh!
Ah okay fair enough, I haven't gotten round to Polishing it with SRP yet.. just been claying and waxing with Kleenfreaks wax every month or two. Gonna get a buddy of mine to flat and polish mine when the weather gets nicer
What's next on the list of mods?
Ahh cool. By flat and polish do you mean sanding? I don't think its wise to sand a clearcoat. Definitely try the Super Resin Polish first or some meguiars ultimate compound as I've used it before and its just as good as the Autoglym stuff. Top it off with your Kleenfreaks wax and it'll be like a mirror!
Definitely worth investing in an electric polisher for big panels.. I only used a cheap DA from eBay and it worked a treat!
Well after I do the oil, filters and plugs im going to get yet another S2K air filter and the forge 007p copy as it never failed me in 10k miles on my previous A3. Then possibly a silicone TIP and a remap! Hopefully the little k03 will produce around 190bhp!
What about you bud? You got a progress thread yet?!
Yeah just wet sand it slightly to get rid of swirls and then polish it back, my mate is a car painter so I'll let him do it to avoid screwing it up! lol. Apparently its relatively safe to do. I've got both the Ultimate Compound and SRP, so yeah maybe I'll try that with a DA first. Which one did you buy?
Ah cool good stuff! Nah not got a thread yet.. Can't decide whether I should bother or not lol. Just fitted my shallow sump, and serviced while I was at it. Got a boost gauge to fit, and need to buy a TIP and Recirc valve like you
Ahh cool must be some extremely fine grit! Yes definitely try the SRP its brilliant. . Even by hand its so good but totally ****** me after I did the whole car (apart from bonnet and roof lol). Not sure bud it was only about £30 came with a couple of pads and did the trick!
Definitely get a progress thread up mate its what its all about! Look at yours now from when you got it! I saw ur shallow sump on IG.. you can get serious lows now! Haha TIP recirc and s2k filter transforms the quiet factory engine into a smooth turbo whooshing thrill ride LOL... add a remap to that and its like a different car altogether.
You fitting boost guage yourself btw? You got access to a ramp or you just working on it from home?
Yeahh like 2000grit or more I think. Ha yeah I've had that arm ache too lol! Think I'll have to get one of those DA's if it will quicken the process and save my arms. Just worried about damaging the paint with it, because knowing me I'd probably manage it!
Ahh maybe I will then at some point - and stop filling up your thread with ****e! Yep, wasn't that much of a pain to fit but snapped a bolt and also broke a ball ended allen socket! All in all, successful lol. I think I've got some gearbox issues now though, got a funny whining noise yesterday on the M1 when off the accelerator :/ Hope it's not busted. So not spending any more on engine stuff for now until I know thats not a goner!
Yeah gonna fit the gauge myself - not hard I don't think. Just got to get a good seal on the piping connections. And no ramp, just a good 3 tonne jack and axle stands!
Well when it comes to DA.. aslong as it is Dual Action and not Rotery then you will not damage your paintwork at all. A DA will spin in a random motion so it will not burn through your paint even if you held it on by accident. Ahh not gearbox! Haha maybe check the oil level.
Ah cool you can fit one in mine at one of the meets hahaa! Did you get the guage that goes into the drivers air vent or are you mounting it on the pillar/dash? Lol axle stands and a jack just like me... hardly fun times