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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. Relliott6879

    Relliott6879 Active Member Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group TDi

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    I've seen this type of thread on another forum I'm part of and it always seems fairly popular, allowing us to share ideas and inspiration, or just simply enjoy reading about the progress of eachother's vehicles.

    To start the ball rolling, I have changed all four wheels on mine for a spare set of 16s I bought, complete with winter tyres. Mr Weatherman has warned of more snow headed for Glasgow, so they seemed a shrewd investment. £230 delivered for four genuine Audi alloys with Pirelli and Bridgestone tyres was too great a bargain to pass up!

    I'm sure a lot of the mods and general tinkering on here will be a little more adventurous than this, particularly from the S3 boys. Over to you!
     
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  3. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator MQB Platform

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    Dreamed about it some more! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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  4. Marc18

    Marc18 Well-Known Member Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3 Sportback

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    Not today but the last thing I did to it was a boost gauge. I'll update as I go, always adding things lol

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  5. Relliott6879

    Relliott6879 Active Member Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group TDi

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    I like that, very neatly done, could almost be factory fit.
     
  6. steeve

    steeve Well-Known Member Team Ibis TeamMisano Audi S3

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    I looked at mine, wasn't impressed as its dirty again after four hours cleaning it on Sunday
     
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  7. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Audi TT S-line owners group

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    Now that looks the business. Do let on what make, how difficult was it to fit etc etc.
     
  8. Marc18

    Marc18 Well-Known Member Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3 Sportback

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    Only thing that annoys me is the gauge sits about half an inch out of the vent. The defi racer gauges are chunky at the top so don't alloy a flush fit
     
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  9. Marc18

    Marc18 Well-Known Member Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3 Sportback

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    Osir vent pod £35
    Defi racer gauge £120
    Apr boost tap £45

    Didn't fit it myself, as I'd expected, the guy doing the fitting had issues with canbus. Took around an hour total
     
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  10. Relliott6879

    Relliott6879 Active Member Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group TDi

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    [​IMG]:icon thumright:
     
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  11. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    Ditto. I didn't want to take mine out of the garage Monday morning, but needs must!
     
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  13. AndyB-S3

    AndyB-S3 Well-Known Member Team Samoa Orange Team Panther Audi S3 Audi TT

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    I put some Trebor soft mints in my arm rest storage...every time I open it, it smells great... :)

    Marc I am liking the gauge!! Nicely done. :)
     
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  14. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    Today I watched my brand spanking new S-Line 2.0 TDI being delivered to the office car park, and at lunchtime I shall drive it for the first time ever! :D
     
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  15. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Gold Supporter Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    waiting until lunchtime, really!!!!...I expect lunch will be shortly after 11am today
     
  16. Tej13

    Tej13 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition quattro S tronic S3 Saloon

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    Good work!

    does it illuminate in the same colour as the dials
     
  17. Marc18

    Marc18 Well-Known Member Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3 Sportback

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    I bought white to match, can also buy blue or red, it's brighter than the dialsbbit matches nicely
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    Poor image quality but you get the idea
     
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  18. elpaulio

    elpaulio Active Member Audi S3

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    I picked mines up last night after getting washed, valeted and having AGlaze applied.
    Looks shiny shiny!!! Then drove her to work and admired her shinyness :)

    Think a cheeky wee blast at lunchtime will be in order ;)
     
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  19. steeve

    steeve Well-Known Member Team Ibis TeamMisano Audi S3

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    Mmm. Nothing but nothing gets to touch my paint surface when it dirty until its been foamed, rinsed etc etc. Applying anything on a grimy dirty car will only serve to rub said dirt across the paintwork. Spraying detailer on doesn't remove the dirt its still there.
     
  20. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member Team Brill Red TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3

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    Put some black Audi centre caps on my new alloys :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. M1ke H

    M1ke H Active Member Audi TTS Deep Green Pearl

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    Nothing!

    It got put in the garage last Saturday after washing and cleaning and hasn't moved since.

    I've been using the MG this week - only because I realised I've put less than 2k miles on it since the last MOT :)
     
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  22. Psyman79

    Psyman79 Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;) Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3

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    Did you get the AGlaze done at The Washbay in Cove? Looked into that for the A3 but glad i didn't as i didn't keep it for long.
    What do you think of the result?

    Si.
     
  23. elpaulio

    elpaulio Active Member Audi S3

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    I did indeed get it done at the Washbay mate.

    Can't fault their service as they have been really nice and helpful. Initial impressions are its very shiny! I asked about how long till I wash it and they said a week and the guy then said, actually just bring it back here in a week and they'll wash it again for me as he wants to go over the wheels some more due to them being a matt finish.
    They also did the inside and there is a slight shiny mark where what ever they have put on the leather hasn't been fully wiped off but I went in at lunchtime to see them and he said they'll sort that when it goes back in on Tuesday so will see.

    I had to give it a quick jet wash after work today as it was covered in the dusty fall out from our machine shop so I just gave it a wee blast with water only and it took all the dust off and the water beaded and ran off quite nicely. Was nothing more than a heavy shower in the water volume stakes as I did it from really far away so it wasn't blasting it.

    Would defy recommend them so far, will let you know what like on Tuesday once I've had it re washed by them and the seat sorted :thumbs up:
     
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  24. Dandanfings

    Dandanfings Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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  25. elpaulio

    elpaulio Active Member Audi S3

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    Oh my!!:hubbahubba::hubbahubba:

    I do believe you win :thumbs up:
     
  26. Dandanfings

    Dandanfings Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    :)
    haven't had a chance to fit them yet, waiting for my blue caps to arrive.
     
  27. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Put £41 of petrol in it today and was surprised how much it filled the tank with the pump prices being lower. Oh and my average drive to work was just under 60mpg as shown by the DIS.
     
  28. Psyman79

    Psyman79 Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;) Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3

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    Excellent, will be nice to see what you think of it. I asked on here when i'd originally looked at getting it done but didn't get much feedback.

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it? I was quoted £250 in December 2013.

    Cheers buddy.

    Si :)
     
  29. wideboybloke

    wideboybloke Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Washed it. Well, 2 days ago, but it still looks great as we've had a bit of a break from the wet stuff.
     

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  30. elpaulio

    elpaulio Active Member Audi S3

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    Yeah mate, was quoted £250. Looks good so far I must say!

    Finish at half two today and will be going to the garage to blast the dirt and **** off again so will get to see it clean in daylight which I haven't really seen yet so guess that'll tell a bit more.

    Will need to arrange a meet up sometime to compare motors if you're interested?!? Would like to have a proper nosey at a saloon S3 ;)
     
  31. Psyman79

    Psyman79 Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;) Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3

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    Sounds positive so far :)

    Yeah, will try and get something sorted soon. Meeting @thedooker and @Martinbanshee at B&Q tomorrow to do some vcds stuff. On duty though so might not make it if my boats are f**king about :)

    Si :)
     
  32. elpaulio

    elpaulio Active Member Audi S3

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    Yep, so far so good :)

    Ah cool, will need to try and get something sorted out as you say.
    Will watch out for an S3 contingent tomorrow :thumbs up:
     
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    Yesterday a "kind, considerate" HGV driver decided to force me onto a kerb and put a split in the wall of my front tyre.

    So TODAY I used it as an excuse to get a full set of Goodyear Eagle F1 A/S 2s on her. I am happy to be rid of the contis......my bank however......
     
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  35. Psyman79

    Psyman79 Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;) Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3

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    Its weird that you have to like things that are a bit poop. Forums should really have a "Sympathise With" button :)
     
  36. thedooker

    thedooker Active Member

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    You're right!

    Maybe the forum mods could sort that out!
     
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  37. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member Team Brill Red TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3

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    I recently purchased a set of these. All I can say is wow! Such a smooth and comfortable ride! The grip is epic as well, in the wet it's especially noticeable :). I came from Pirellis mind.
     
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  38. Psyman79

    Psyman79 Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;) Team Vegas Yellow Audi S3

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    Thanks to @Martinbanshee i've now got oil temp on my dis (other than in lap timer) and acc default menu option added.

    Thanks again.

    Si :)
     
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  39. Ben Daniel Grant

    Ben Daniel Grant S3 Sportback 300PS Team Sepang Audi S3 quattro

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    Took a nice road trip down to Lyme Regis, needless to say it now needs a clean again, a nice job for tomorrow
     
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  40. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi S3 saloon quattro

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    No problem, maybe next time we'll have time for a proper chat.
     
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    Just picked up s3 back box from ccws3 tonight will be fitted once I get rear diffuser to match then 19" s3 alloys will get fitted in March
     
  42. Relliott6879

    Relliott6879 Active Member Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group TDi

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    Broke out the Meguiar's and treated her to a wash, polish and wax. The 16" winters I picked up don't look half bad, either.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Set the alarm for 6am. Planned to take her down for a blast about the peak district early doors. 6am comes and I promptly re-consider my choice. So I went and checked my tyre pressures, all four low by about 4 PSI.

    Could my Sunday be any more rock'n'roll?
     
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