1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    How did you do it?
    I did mine
     
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    695
    156
    43
    Powder Coat, they had curbing ect.
    Paid £300 for all 4 inc balancing and fitting, they even provided me some loaners to keep me on the road.
     
  4. Roryjkeen

    Roryjkeen Registered User

    26
    10
    3
    IMG_1488.jpg I'm about to tackle these ! Anyone fancy helping ? Will the downpipe come out without it being on a ramp ? IMG_2640.JPG t
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    I know do u have dimond cut or just basic wheels ?
     
  6. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    695
    156
    43
    Just the basic Audi Alloys.
     
  7. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    Refurbished my alloys myself
    Sanding from 150 upto 2000 grit sand disks.. Then polishing.. £50 pounds for 2x wheels I don't need to do other two as they are ok
     

    Attached Files:

    danboy66 likes this.
  8. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    Painted calipers from boring tacky red to car color ...100x better..
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    oh dear are you doing off roads? with such massive profile? tyres?:welcoming:
     
  10. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

    391
    627
    93
    20200615_121157.jpg Repair done HAPPY CHAPIE
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
    Joxh likes this.
  11. danboy66

    danboy66 Registered User

    103
    32
    28
    Gave the s3 it's first clean in my ownership

    After having a mk7 gti this s3 is so much better I love it already its going to be with me a while I think [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk
     
  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. Joxh

    Joxh Registered User

    98
    38
    18
    Looks great! Who did it?
     
  14. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    It's pain in *** to keep this colour clean right ? :)
     
  15. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

    391
    627
    93
    @Joxh
    A local body shop called
    BODYTECH Bispham £180, 10 mins from me really pleased with it
    AndyF
     
    Joxh likes this.
  16. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    I washed yesterday
    I know it will be dirty fast..
    Worst color.. To keep car clean for longer
     

    Attached Files:

  17. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

    377
    93
    28
    Spent 3 hours de-de-chroming the grille. Well, un-black-wrapping it. To be honest I didn’t do a “proper” job, as I was unsure how all the trim pieces came apart, but judicious use of a scalpel and a hot air gun got the job done adequately. Looks a lot better to my eyes. Just got to go over it with some Goo-Gone then a quick wash. Also had the reversing camera fitted by a mobile fitter from Hazzydayz. That’s it until it gets to spend 3 days with Adam @ Refined Details for paint correction and ceramic coating. Oh, and I’ve got to source some Loctite 2422 so I can do the Racingline stud and nut conversion. That’s proving a challenge.
     
    Joxh likes this.
  18. Lehn

    Lehn The van man

    1,129
    1,331
    113
    Just fitted my custom made spigot rings today. I'm running 8mm hubcentric spacers with a 6x45 chamfer which is too big for a normal spigot ring which only fits a 3x45 chamfer. I've very sensitive to vibrations and I won't accept my wheels to vibrate just the slightest so I made this to eliminate all vibrations because it's almost impossible to fit the wheels correct without a spigot ring.

    upload_2020-6-24_9-1-4.png

    upload_2020-6-24_9-3-31.png

    upload_2020-6-24_9-1-25.png

    upload_2020-6-24_9-1-38.png

    upload_2020-6-24_9-1-56.png

    upload_2020-6-24_9-4-29.png
     
  19. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    695
    156
    43
    Debagged my rear silver parts and replaced with black rings.
     
    Fatbloke likes this.
  20. Roryjkeen

    Roryjkeen Registered User

    26
    10
    3
    IMG_2644_sRGB.JPG IMG_2648_sRGB.JPG IMG_2647.JPG IMG_2645.JPG IMG_2646.JPG So I got round to fitting the intercooler, not too bad a job, little fiddly ! Turns out my Audi used approved has previously been in an accident ! Nothing on history, audi never notice it apparently. They changed the waterpump before I collected the car so I'm not sure how they missed it ? It's gone back together ok and you can't tell it's there luckily, so downpipe fitted tomorrow and stage 2 map ready to go on
     
  21. Fatbloke

    Fatbloke Registered User

    399
    124
    43
    Fitted a K&N air filter and pressure washed the engine and engine bay. Washed the car and sorted the loose rear number plate.
     
  22. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    Millions cars are fixed and they will not mention it's been in accident becuse ppl are too moaning like : ''oooh noot thaaatss CAT S nooo I doooon't waaant iit that's baaaad or making excuses to get it cheaper.. and damage of chassis in many cases is very little so audi perfectly knows about all accidents but if it is very very minor like mine (where is little piece of metal bended and it is cat S) audi won't mention it...Well , what can you do
     
    Kayobong and Roryjkeen like this.
  23. Roryjkeen

    Roryjkeen Registered User

    26
    10
    3
    I understand that...... it's leaving the damaged parts on that's annoying, they must have repaired the bumper so why not replace the crash bar ‍♂️ Anyway, everything lines up ok and looks right so I can live with it. On the plus side I've got my new map on and the scorpion downpipe. The neighbours are going to be ****** as the resonator is gone too
     
    Peter82 likes this.
  24. danboy66

    danboy66 Registered User

    103
    32
    28
    Dropped the car off Friday for a full correction and ceramic coating [​IMG]

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk
     
    Peksi and Peter82 like this.
  25. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    It is like Honda NXS alloy wheels :)
     
  26. danboy66

    danboy66 Registered User

    103
    32
    28
  27. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
  28. Smurf S3

    Smurf S3 Registered User

    42
    24
    8
    [​IMG]

    Over here in North America we have the crummy orange reflectors in the headlamps so I swapped to euro assemblies. So much better looking. Won’t be too exciting for most of the people on here though haha. Also have the euro tails on the way.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Roryjkeen likes this.
  29. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    Why actually u have all orange ?? so now u swapped police won't stop you ?
     
  30. Mr Freeze

    Mr Freeze Registered User

    609
    590
    93
    Looks way better with the orange gone smurf in the best colour also .
     
    Smurf S3 likes this.
  31. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    Absolutely NOT distracting
     
  32. danboy66

    danboy66 Registered User

    103
    32
    28
    Collected the car from my friend after he spent 22 hours correcting the paint and ceramic coating it [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk
     
    Peter82, Jimbob76, dave7268 and 3 others like this.
  33. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  34. Smurf S3

    Smurf S3 Registered User

    42
    24
    8
    We have archaic laws that pertain to vehicle lighting that havent been updated in 50 years. We require amber reflectors up front which are side facing. Our crummy laws are reason our dynamic tails flash the brake light as well which ruins the whole idea. And to answer your question about the police, they wouldnt notice. It isnt something thats really well known so no it isnt a concern.
     
    Peter82 likes this.
  35. SPARTAN91

    SPARTAN91 RED FIVE STANDING BY Regional Rep

    487
    174
    43
    Since part ex my old A3 with my 66reg A3 Saloon( Shout out to Kings Lynn Audi :rock:) it's been treated to carbon fibre wing mirror covers with sweeping amber indicators to match the rears,new mats and blue ring inserts for the air vents.Metal raised number plates and a rear boot spoiler and front spliter both carbon fibre are in the post.O and two new tyres being fitted on Monday.
     
  36. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

    377
    93
    28
    A minor but satisfying mod, swapping out the 3 jet screen washers fo4 the fan type.
     
  37. WozaS3

    WozaS3 Registered User

    46
    39
    18
    Got rid of the horrible gaps between the wheels and the wheel arches! :)

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  38. zac7654321

    zac7654321 Registered User

    63
    11
    8
    feel free to expand on this as I was thinking of doing the same myself but haven't gotten to it yet.
    cheers

    Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
     
  39. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

    377
    93
    28
    Got the washer jets from Brotek

    https://brotek.co.uk/store/p54/Genuine_VAG_heated_fan_Washer_jets_.html

    and after watching a couple of YouTube videos, swapped mine out in 5 minutes. Note; you will also need a T8 torx screwdriver to adjust the angle of the jets. Also, the water hose needs to be pushed firmly on before being clipped. First time the hose came off one of mine = no water spray!
     
    zac7654321 likes this.
  40. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    695
    156
    43
    Didnt know you could do that. I hate the 3 squirts of water, so annoying.
    Do I need the spacers for the A3 2014 or no?
    Did they come with all the clips and everything you need?
     
  41. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

    452
    54
    28
    U lowered? Any quality springs u have? And did u change alloys or these are standard?
     
  42. WozaS3

    WozaS3 Registered User

    46
    39
    18
    yes! I used ST Suspension 20mm springs, the alloys are standard (came with the car)

    I’m having stage 2 work done next week too
     
  43. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

    377
    93
    28
    Yours is an 8V so no spacers. You don’t need anything other than what’s shown, except maybe a plastic “spudger” to lever up the front edge to remove the existing ones, although in all honestly you can probably just tug the old ones out.
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information