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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    Mine is off to Nigel at Glos Detailing today for a much needed spruce up whilst I prepare for a week of jump racing, the best week of the year for me.
     
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  3. Lehn

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    Emtied my S3 today since I won't be driving it for a couple of days after the engine/gearbox stuttered and wouldn't start again after I pulled the car over.

    A couple of pics from yesterday and one of the (at least) fine courtesy car I got - A5 190bhp s-tronic.
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  4. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    Didn’t realise you could those wheels on an S3, hopefully the issue is fixed soon.
     
  5. Lehn

    Lehn Registered User

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    They came as standard so I didn't even specced them.
     
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  6. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    New seat, one more to go![​IMG][​IMG]

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  7. Lehn

    Lehn Registered User

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    Wauw! Looks amazing. Do you know if they have a version with heat and where did you buy your seats?
     
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  8. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    I believe you can get them custom made with seat heaters if you contact Braum directly. Bought them on Amazon.

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  9. Lehn

    Lehn Registered User

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    I see. What about import taxes since they're from the States? (Don't know if you have that in UK).
     
  10. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    I'm not really sure, but I'm sure they have UK resellers.

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  11. Lehn

    Lehn Registered User

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    Didn't noticed you're from San Francisco, my bad :boxing:
     
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  13. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    No worries, give them a dm on Instagram or FB and they can help you get a pair. Very comfortable and the bolsters definitely hold you so much better than the oem sport seats.

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  14. Jud

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    Quick wash[​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. welshy_a4

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    Fitted some lowering springs a few weeks ago waited for them to settle in, happy with the results. [​IMG]


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  16. Jud

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    Following on from yesterday's Gyeon Q2M foam & wash, today was 2 coats of Autoglym super resin polish & 2 coats of Autoglym ultra high definition wax #AudiS3 #Autoglym #Glass #Armache [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  17. Jud

    Jud Registered User

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    What springs have you got?

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  18. welshy_a4

    welshy_a4 Registered User

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    VWRs with spacers mate


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  19. Jud

    Jud Registered User

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    What mm do they lower it by? All good with mag ride?

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  20. welshy_a4

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    Nightmare of a day today had these fitted but with spacers 19s would not clear the calipers. I have ended up purchasing some 20s which will be collected tomorrow so completely new wheels which weren’t anticipated

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  21. welshy_a4

    welshy_a4 Registered User

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    Drop I’m unsure of I would say 25mm or so. Works prefect with magride, I am going to get the magride recalibrated when I get chance following 4 wheel laser alignment.


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  22. Dan Halen

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    Rolled over a milestone. Eerie coincidence that it happened on my tenth wedding anniversary at that.
     

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  23. boydyski

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    Finally fitted the Rieger diffuser...pig of a job going in blind, but can be simplified for others now I know the procedure. Start to finish was 3.5 hours single handed! Jack and axle stands are a must for those contemplating this mod.

    This is the only pic I can upload as the others are too big, but will do a write up and add more when I get a bit of free time. Personally I think it looks awesome, and now (finally) all exterior body trim is gloss black. Annoying that despite ordering the black pack, the OEM diffuser was a horrible grey plastic.

    Front splitter from Maxton arrives tomorrow, time for the front end to get some aggression!
     

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  24. Schizophonic

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    Was it a bumper off job? I'm looking to get the Reiger diffuser soon and will like to do it myself if i can. Are you based in the UK? Or is your car an S3 because the exhaust tip looks different to ours?
     
  25. Rcord

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    Awesome seats! Did you solve the problem with the airbag connection? Resistor? Coding?
     
  26. LeeDaviesS3

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    Fitted some RS3 vent rings.
    Tonight I am going to finish my 3d CAD model of tge S-Tronic paddle extensions and have them made in brushes aluminium.
     

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  27. boydyski

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    Are the paddles your own design or a copy? I ordered some off of ebay but sent them back as they looked a bit OTT.
     
  28. boydyski

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    No the bumper stayed on, it acts as a bit of resistance when tugging at the diffuser. Car is a UK 2015 S3...be careful when ordering from Rieger as they have a few different options - pre or post facelift / twin tip A3 / quad tip S3 / oval tip RS3 etc. I actually picked mine up from a UK based ebay seller, but it got delivered direct from Germany.

    The job sounds simple (he says!) - there are essentially two parts that make up the stock diffuser - the part itself and the gloss black trim above. Looking from underneath the car at the inside of the OEM diffuser there are around 10 T25 torx screws that separate these parts. The extreme corners of the diffuser will have to be popped from the bumper to access the last 4 (2 on each side). Once off its pretty east to pull off the black trim, which in turn will give you a lot more access to the larger clips that hold the main diffuser section on the bumper. Then its just a case of strength, belief, patience, and a good vocabulary of swear words.

    I'll try and sort more pics out, but if anyone needs more info just give us a shout.
     

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  29. Daveotto

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    debadged it and new number plate surround........

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  30. LeeDaviesS3

    LeeDaviesS3 Ara Blue S3 Sportback

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    They will be my own design and similar to the Alfa Romeo Giulia paddles attached.
    My brother-in-law has the Giulia QV so I have taken measurements from those, they will look very similar in brushed Aluminium too.
     

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    Is the Audi-Sport surround the new one?
    Not a fan of the chrome, it looks cheap and like something from Motor-World/Halfords.

    Prefer the badge on too tbh.
     
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  32. jassyo06

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    They ain't RS3 Vent rings,so do these slip over the existing gloss black ones ? Plus the OEM rings have a matt black mechanism for opening and closing DSC_0059.JPG
     
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  36. boydyski

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    I had a set of these in red, soon went pink after one summer in the sun though. Took them off and now much prefer the dash without them. Nice and cheap for those wanting to experiment though.
     
  37. GregS3

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    I agree
     
  38. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    Yes, I found something on Ebay a SRS emulator that worked, however, I just got the OHM resistor that allows me to do multiple values, so I'll report back/make a write up of the process when I figure out what it is exactly.
     
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  39. welshy_a4

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    Well this happened today...[​IMG][​IMG]


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  40. Daveotto

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    Understand what you mean, most of the chrome surrounds are painted ABS which flakes off after a while, went for a stainless steel version, and less showy than the Audi Sport surround IMHO
     
  41. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep.... done a 400 mile round trip to York this week for a few beers :)
     
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  42. jassyo06

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    And too much money 400 miles for a pint .... Lol
     
  43. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    And a B&B for the night, just as well I am negotitiatng my first contract for the new business next week
     
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