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No idea mate, all I know is the Tyrol bushes on the front sub really make the front end solid and steering is so much more sharper and more responsive. So I figured it would be a similar effect at the rear. Just removing any sloppy ness in the rear sub.

Probably OTT for the road but I can’t help buying new bits
Haha, I know the feeling. I'm on 88k now, so starting to think about replacing bushes as needed and anything that stiffens the chassis up a bit is going to pay off.
 

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Haha, I know the feeling. I'm on 88k now, so starting to think about replacing bushes as needed and anything that stiffens the chassis up a bit is going to pay off.

I looked at the rear bush replacement on the subframe but it was a subframe out job which was a bit OTT for my liking so I just went for the inserts


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Rest of the Bilstein B14 kit fitted, that seems to have sorted the ride out, bit more fettling with the ride height needed but got the roughly where I want them.

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Oh dear here we go again

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:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy: Are you booked in? That’s the new version too...
 

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Mate if you don’t mind me asking, did your b8’s come with those black dust boot covers ?
 
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Looks gorgeous! Love the little attention to detail parts you've added as well, the 8V rear wiper blade, chrome fog surrounds. The latter are actually the best subtle front end mods for these 8P3 S3s imo, (if they didn't come from factory). The billys look great too, coincidentally go perfect with the Sprint Blue!

Basically my dream S3, would love to get an 8P3 in this colour for my next car, seems hard to come by though! The sprint blue combined with the black rotors and silver mirrors looks so good.
 

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:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy: Are you booked in? That’s the new version too...

Getting it posted out, they sent good instructions, bit far to go would cost 70 quid in petrol


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Mate if you don’t mind me asking, did your b8’s come with those black dust boot covers ?

The dust covers come of the oem shock


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Looks gorgeous! Love the little attention to detail parts you've added as well, the 8V rear wiper blade, chrome fog surrounds. The latter are actually the best subtle front end mods for these 8P3 S3s imo, (if they didn't come from factory). The billys look great too, coincidentally go perfect with the Sprint Blue!

Basically my dream S3, would love to get an 8P3 in this colour for my next car, seems hard to come by though! The sprint blue combined with the black rotors and silver mirrors looks so good.

Cheers pal, once you get the bug it’s difficult to stop, missus ain’t so enthusiastic tho!


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Cheers pal, once you get the bug it’s difficult to stop, missus ain’t so enthusiastic tho!


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Same with mine. Upgraded from 16" factory allows to 18" ronal 5 arms on my A3 AND lowering springs and the missus was like 'I can't even tell the difference'. Something I'll never be able to understand haha.
 

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If only they knew! I just swapped my 50 inch tv to a 55 and she didn’t notice???


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If only they knew! I just swapped my 50 inch tv to a 55 and she didn’t notice???


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Mine can’t tell the difference between 480p and 4K. Very infatuating, especially when she records everything in SD and expects me to watch it with her! Why????
 

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Mine can’t tell the difference between 480p and 4K. Very infatuating, especially when she records everything in SD and expects me to watch it with her! Why????

Same women are from venus


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Rest of the Bilstein B14 kit fitted, that seems to have sorted the ride out, bit more fettling with the ride height needed but got the roughly where I want them.

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do you get any type of noise or knocking from the sway bar touching with the wishbone because of the droplink?
 

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No knocking or clashing of bits no


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Fitted the GFB DV+ VTA and new dv valve then washed off 500 miles off motorway crap of the car

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No where near as noisy as I was expecting, just a nice bit of a woosh noise as the DV lets off, nice


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Cam belt, water pump and fuel filter changed, sweet, just the rear BCS and a phone call to RTech to go.......


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Fitted the GFB DV+ VTA and new dv valve

Does this vent into the atmosphere or back internally?

If it’s atmosphere, I thought the TFSI needed to retain the air as it is all metered?
 

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Does this vent into the atmosphere or back internally?

If it’s atmosphere, I thought the TFSI needed to retain the air as it is all metered?

VTA = vent to air

The air is metered before at the MAF so in reality when the air bleeds out the mixture is a bit richer.

No big issues, there is a GFB video on it


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VTA = vent to air

The air is metered before at the MAF so in reality when the air bleeds out the mixture is a bit richer.

No big issues, there is a GFB video on it


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Cam timing chain stretch....

Go to Engine, Block 93 Read 'inlet camshaft phase angle' under 4° good 4 - 5° risky >5° replace.

From my understanding this measures the long term correction added to the cam phase. More correction = more wear

20/10/18. -3.0


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BCS on the way for delivery

Early Christmas pressie to self


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Exciting times!

If you're fitting it yourself enjoy wrestling with the downpipe and the prop haha.
 

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Exciting times!

If you're fitting it yourself enjoy wrestling with the downpipe and the prop haha.

Thankfully it’s only the rear section fitted the downpipe a while ago


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Finally it’s on BCS powervalve rev 2 on, what a beast

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Finally it’s on BCS powervalve rev 2 on, what a beast

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Looking good man, now needing video off the sound
 

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Does the sound work!?



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Works fine liking the noise , but you need to clean it :thumbs up::thumbs up:

Knew you’d say that it’s filthy


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Mega like for the sound:icon thumright:
 

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Having a ******* mare with my emissions on the MOT, ordered a new CAT from BCS,


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