Still fairly new to the forum but thought, like everyone, it's time to start a thread recording what I've been up to with the S3. Owned since mid April bought with 97500 miles on with FASH, a Ming Blue 02/52 S3 1.8T 225. Completely standard. [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] As you can see, sitting like a tractor. First mod was some RS4 Reps with new rubber, then some FK adjustable coilovers wound about half down, then Revo stage 1, and some German style pressed plates. Had it looking like this. [/URL][/IMG] However MOT time loomed and it failed. On those German plates, which I had forgot to remove - I had the others in the boot so swapped them over, passed no advisories, well pleased. However removing those German plates caused them to bend and look stupid and rather than risk getting pulled over and 60 smackers I decided to leave legal plates on from now onwards. A few choice stickers and a detailing session and it looked like this. [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] as you can see, I have suffered the usual camber issues associated with lowering 8Ls. Step up S3dave and his custom arms. the small sticker on the bottom reads 'this is not an unmarked police car' - seemed mildly humorous at the time. yes I am aware police do not use A3's S3's as police cars or unmarked ones but that being said, at least you can't call me a liar. (!) Working in the trade has it's advantages, like useage of ramps n workshop facilities, and the technicians! (I am by no means a technician/mechanic and have a lot of respect for those that are, there are monkey's that could do it better than I can) but another main upside is the professional detailing side of it. Got it professionally done by an aquitance/friend through the trade, inc. mopping with a fast cut, then machine polish, then Autoglym HD wax, twice, fully polished etc etc and it came out gleaming like this. [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] As you can see and hope you'll agree, the car looks 10 times better. Got such a depth of shine now. All i have to do is maintain it..! These pics still do not show the effect s3dave's custom arms have in bringing the camber back round and stopping adverse wear, i hope to have some before and after pics soon. And this is where it's at so far, since day one flat eric has been riding alongside me on the dashboard. My future plans include, finally getting a cat back, along with this probably at the same time I'll decat with a 3" downpipe. Also, a Badger5 TIP and Jetex is on the cards very shortly. I have in my possession ready to fit an LCR front splitter, pics will be put up after this is on also, and soon to be arriving is the 8P S3 gearknob mod I've seen and heard so much about. Feel free to comment, good or bad, and also advice on anything I'm missing or should/could do is much appreciated, as it's all a learning curve and this is my first modded car. Thanks for looking, Josh.