What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

R222cet

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Bilstein b8s H&R springs fitted along with my new Audi DTM wheels.
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mechanic69

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Drove it down the A5 from north wales back to Blighty, awesome road


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tcardio

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2 answers...one cheap one kinda cheap
take old ones and disassemble and paint gloss black
buy new ones in black
its easier with the first
 

thesmileyone

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Bought some ArmorAll protectant semi-matte, big thing of it for £5, seems to have fixed annoying noise coming from window seals. Might need to do upper a bit more.

New number plate bulbs, from halfords, typically they started working again and fault light went away after I bought them... so in total £8 purchase for 3 sprays of a 250ml liquid ha ha
 

D7YAB

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Fitted the rear RS3 rear seats today. It was not easy! ****** cold as well. Got the fronts to fit next when I can sort out the wiring for the heated seats. View attachment 149695 View attachment 149696
Deffo need a tutorial for that please. Ive wanted to do the same to mine, just waiting for a good price :whistle2:. I think Ash187 did something like this and he mentioned swapping seat cushion or frame over. Is this what you did too? These look alot better than the leathers for the 8p.:thumbs up:
 

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Did one a week ago for a customer. Again not easy and takes a fair bit of time.
 

Robin Chandler

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This post was my inspiration!
http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/the-next-wave-8v-mods-on-an-8p.163230/
I noticed that Ash187 had done it so took the plunge. Unless your quite hands on I would get Ash to do it.
Rear seats alone took me best part of 7 hours. I'm not entirely happy with the fit and still need to remove some foam to make the rear head rest holes and fold down catches covers line up better.
This is how I did it.
Basically for the back rest you need to remove all the plastic trim bits then remove the seat leather and foam from the frame of both seats. Then reattach the 8v bits to the 8p frame! You will have to cut out bits of foam to get it fitting better (I still need to do more of this!).
Base bit needs some hacking as the rear bit sits too high and has some polystyrene underneath that again you need to cut bits out. It's a lot of trail and error as you go.
Personally if I'd of known that Ash did it I would have paid him!
 

DrSasso

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Replaced the front tyres as they were at the wear indicator. Just in time for all this snow (though we've still got basically none :p )
 

Sam Axon

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Ceramic coated it last weekend in my dads garage as the snow outside didn't help.
Plus I think the electric bill will be a little high due to the amount of heaters i used!

Just started stripping down ashtray and awaiting parts to arrive to install an oil temperature sensor i can see all the time rather than the 30 second stint i currently get in the S3!
 

jdsour

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Catch can emptied today.

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Michael O'Connor

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Had the OEM 3-door rear spoiler (Votex I think) sprayed and fitted, now like a twat, only after having it sprayed and fitted, (+/ minus 200 squid) do I decide it's just the same as the S-line rear spoiler.

Haven't really taken any pictures since obviously, (and it's deceptively grimy), but hung around and took this as the guy was about to start fitting it, at the point when I was momentarily really happy with how it looked and excited to get it fixed. Also funny how it didn't look so bad and dirty in the dim light of the garage haha.
 

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D7YAB

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Dechromed my grill with gloss black vinyl.

From this
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I ended up driving it with the vinyl half on as it took longer than i thought
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Gazpot0111645

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Fitted a decat pipe to my s3 this week. Didnt want to change it too much so opted to keep the original cat back system. Got to admit it certainly sounds more aggressive.

 

leonwilliams

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Fitted front footwell lights thanks to robina3.just coding good to go. Going to do the rears next

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I have new tyres.. Bridgestone Potenza S001 225 /45 /R17
Changed from 16'' Now am thinking getting 225 /40/R18 but wondering if tyres gonna look too skinny blaach I HATE it !
 

MikeHelmond

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Where find this Pillar?

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You can just order them from the dealer,
About €50 a piece, and easy to install

8P3 853 289 D Y9B
8P3 853 290 D Y9B

Theres the partnumbers for 3Door one’s in gloss black


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mechanic69

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Ordered new j hooks front and back with ds2500 pads


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Bought a flat bottom steering wheel too. Need to find an airbag now (and reasonably priced too!).
 
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