Mr02Sma - A3 On Air project

MrSma

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Well,

Before the A3 I had a Leon, 1.9TDi, Recaro Seats, On Air and 3 piece wheels but I've upgraded to an A3 and my project has just began.
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My first thing was to get new number plates, I've always wanted a set of the gel ones, so ordered set of them.
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Next one the list was to de-badge it.
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Even though it's dirty I think the back end looks much cleaner with only the audi rings. I've the lights coming soon which will improve it even more, along with the toebar and mudflaps coming off.

I've a few things ordered and booke which will help.

- Airlift Performance struts have just been delivered as I write this.
- Rear MY11 led lights ordered
- Facelift 8P3 Bumper ordered
- Booked in for a wrap
- New wheels

My Plans

- Remove toe bar
- Remove Mud Flaps
- Dewiper
 

MrSma

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Oh yeh that will look nice on air with new wheels
Yeah bud. All should be here soon and hopefully have most of my plans done for dubshed/Easter.
 

MrSma

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Car's just been left to get a full colour change, can't wait to see the outcome.
 

MrSma

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My bumper arrived, it's huge.
 

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MrSma

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Got the car back from being wrapped
 

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MrSma

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Never been a fan of vehicle wrapping.







Think you've just converted me, awesome!


To be honest, I'm not sure yet. The person that did it for my car did a horrible job and I need to get most of the car redone.

Otherwise I dewipered the car with the Kill All Wipers kit and new facelight tail lights.

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Anyone know how I edited the main post ?
 

D9n dk

Dan Klang
love the colour of the wrap mate im not sure about the small rear number plate in a big recess and do you use the rear tow bar? if not id remove that but thats just me

whens the air on its way :yes:
 

MrSma

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love the colour of the wrap mate im not sure about the small rear number plate in a big recess and do you use the rear tow bar? if not id remove that but thats just me

whens the air on its way :yes:

Yeah I had planned on getting the recess made smaller as it looks ridiculous but I had no other plate with my personal reg on it but I'm going to order one Asap. The tow bars getting removed as soon as I find someone who can plastic weld! Great minds think alike! Air is probably later this week. Have had all the parts for months now but wanted couldn't get booked in.
 

D9n dk

Dan Klang
Yeh that would tidy it up real nice mate I'll keep watching to see when the air is on look forward to seeing pictures
 

MrSma

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Cars getting the air fitting and has been for the past week or so with a few delays but hopefully should have it back at the end of this week. My new wheels arrived and I just need to get them refurbed and sitting pretty.

Next on my list when I get the car back is to take the towbar off and repair the hole it left, then it will be going to get the wrap fixed.
 

MrSma

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After what seemed like forever , waiting weeks for 4 fittings to come the cars finally on air!

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And after a quick freshen up!
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MrSma

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what wheels you going for?

Oz Futuras, greyish colour I think I'm going to go for.

Still need to remove the toebar and mudflaps to give it an even cleaner look.
 

MrSma

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So big update now because I've been busy lately. Didn't get half the things I wanted done to the car but it came out looking not to bad at Dubshed. Next is to get the S3 bumper and Diff user, properly remove the towbar and get the fitment right for my wheels.

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Oh and I bought these babies
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MrSma

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So a few things have changed recently but about a month a go the turbo blew. Still waiting to get it back then a few more modifications will be done. I'll update this soon with the changes.
 

MrSma

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So haven't updated this in a while so I'll catch up

Got the seats trimmed
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This is how they turned out.

Then my flat bottom steering wheel turned up
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Seats and wheel both fitted

tidied up the boot a bit however

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then it was off to xPosed a show in Dublin.


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Then the turbo went and I was tempted to hybrid it and put a GTB2260 but I decided to put a stock turbo and wait for power later so this halted my visual mods for a while.

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Once I got it back I decided to go to a few of Northern Irelands tourist spots.

The first being Crumlin Road Gaol.
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And the second The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge ]

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Then I had a run in with the law and got a £30 fine for illegal front plates, which in fairness I knew was coming
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Then decided I wanted some new dailys so I picked these up for a bargain
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Then I decided I'd sell the Futuras
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My next decision was to go a size up on the wheels so I bought 18" futura with larger dishes however they won't be on the car until next year.
to go with the futuras I went for bigger brakes too ( on a 2.0TDi ??? )
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Finish it off with a nice beading picture

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I then had the car notched so it would sit lower and even on both sides but I've no new pictures.
I'm now starting to plan what is next, most likely a colour to change to something a bit more bold. I have a rear crash barrier I need to fit to remove the tow bar and fit a S3 bumper but again I'll wait until I decide if I want a full colour change or not.
 

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MrSma

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A lot has happened since my last update.

Sold these seats
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Bought some new seats
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Then I sold them and bought these
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Bought some new wheels
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Which won't fit
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Took the wrap off ( Complete pain in the *** )

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Wasn't sure what I wanted to do next but finally decided to go a head and get the car painted
Left it at Pete at Paintworkz in Bangor Northern Ireland.

He winded my arches so the wheels would fit
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The car should be finished in an exclusive audi colour next week or so.. can anyone guess which colour ?
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MrSma

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It's been a while since I've posted on here.

I've had loads done. Bought parts, sold parts but I'll try to give a brief update.

The car got a full respray in and the arches were widened all round.
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The colour was Beere Pearl, an audi colour

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Few images on when I picked it up.

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MrSma

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Next up was some wheels to suit. This was a complete NIGHTMARE from start to finish.
To get them skinned in genuine carbon they went to 5 different people and a lot of money in the process and they're still not 100% but they are awesome and here they are

Fail number one
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Fail number two
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Fail number 3
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And number 4
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Finally number 5 that went well ( apart from the centre caps )
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MrSma

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Bought some brakes but they never made it on the car as I sold them
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The boot build was next on the list featuring two seamless tanks and two compressors however it's still a work in progress.

Their was oil or diesel split in the well so I gave it a bit of a quick tidy up
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Decided the morning of the show that I'd take it to the show so me and my mates and my girlfriend pretty much built it on the day of the show as it started with no show wheels, no carbon, no headliners, no seats and no air. Came out pretty well for a few hours work
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This was when we got to the show ( 4 hours late ) and decided to leave it outside until we got a chance to clean it in the morning
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With a very hungover group of friends we cleaned it up and tidied a few bits.
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And this was the result
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Not bad, eh ?

Still more to do with parts I have as I have had some S5 Seats retrimmed and carbon trims but I will leave the seats until next year
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And here's a few rare photos of when I decide to actually drive it or when it decides it wants to work
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Some famous locations in there too.

A clean up does well
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This was it last Sunday. ( Cracked my splitter and broke an air line )

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What's next then ? Well it's meant to be a show car so I'll hopefully tided everything up and finish the interior for the start of shows in 2018. I am getting bored of the boring 2.0 bkd engine so I think to keep me going in the winter I may get a 1,8t a3/mk4.
 

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ch1z64

C'mon you's bhoy's in Green
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Very nice Car even the color looks cool . I bet it cost a pretty penny to do but the end result is top class
 

MrSma

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Very nice Car even the color looks cool . I bet it cost a pretty penny to do but the end result is top class

Thanks! Wanted to make it a car that everyone could appreciate and not just a boy racer. It did but it didn't happen in a day. Anyway nice avatar mate!


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ch1z64

C'mon you's bhoy's in Green
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Thanks! Wanted to make it a car that everyone could appreciate and not just a boy racer. It did but it didn't happen in a day. Anyway nice avatar mate!


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If i can get my 59 plate S3 anywhere near as nice as your one i will be a happy chappy any tips pass them on cheers , lets hope we get the win we need tomorrow night
 

MrSma

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If i can get my 59 plate S3 anywhere near as nice as your one i will be a happy chappy any tips pass them on cheers , lets hope we get the win we need tomorrow night

I wish mines had a decent engine, it's what puts me off my car. If you want you can pm me for any help. Aye, I should be there as I've a season ticket but can't get it off work.


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ch1z64

C'mon you's bhoy's in Green
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I wish mines had a decent engine, it's what puts me off my car. If you want you can pm me for any help. Aye, I should be there as I've a season ticket but can't get it off work.


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Don't i know that feeling at work when the game is on as i am stuck out in the North Sea and only 25 miles away from the beach plus doing the night shift but quiet so hopefully tonight will be the same and i will get a chance to catch it on the telly . Lets hope we beat them and get into the group stages as i so need a holiday
 

MrSma

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Nearly time to update this. A lot and a little has happened over the winter break. I'll update it after the first show

but changes to
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make up for most of the changes.

I never did end up getting a 1.8t daily that I talked about a few post up. Instead I went for a 325CI which was so fun and noisy but didn't warrant a daily so now I've an 06 2.2 Accord.
 
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