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

lea323ci Jul 27, 2017

  1. henkkeumus

    henkkeumus Dutch Retrofitfanatic

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    Thanks bud, ive ordered it anyway. Ill see how it comes in and maybe spray it over with a matt tint.

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  3. henkkeumus

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    Not much to do today, so the badges have come off already. Now time to work into sweat since cleaning glue from the car is a pain in the ***.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. henkkeumus

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    Day off so took the badges off today :).
    idk but without the A3 badge I feel like something is missing on the boot.

    Car wet because I had to clean all the polish rubbish of it, maaan what a mess does that stuff make.


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  5. samisnake

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    @henkkeumus
    You thought about adding tips to your exhaust?

    I bought these a couple years ago
    #Aliexpress £13.37 25%OFF | ESPEEDER 2pcs Auto Car Tail Dual Letout Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip Pipe Tip Muffler Modified For Audi A1 A3 VW Beatles
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_dY7eMi3

    Still look like new, quality is good. Mines a 1.4 as well and they fit perfectly. Bad photo attached. Can also get shiny black ones
     

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  6. henkkeumus

    henkkeumus Dutch Retrofitfanatic

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    Yup, already did order some black titanium ones :).

    But thanks anyway bud!
     
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  7. Bryant1998

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    Got back from r-tech earlier, long list of stuff done:
    Haldex service
    Walnut blast
    Injector clean
    New thermostat
    Rear o2 sensor
    Rev G dv
    Sump clean
    Oil pickup pipe
    Oil & filter
    O ring for intercooler pipe

    Fuel filter was supposed to be changed but they didn’t want to break the clips so going to call tomorrow and ask where we go from there?

    Car feels so much better, sounds and feels smoother, been told to take it easy so will do that for a few days and work it up to the redline :)
     
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  8. e9_mustii

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    How was the before and after of the walnut blast, may get mind done as i dont think ive ever been done on my one

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  9. Bryant1998

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    Hard to say with pure honesty how the walnut blast has changed it cause I’m not mechanically minded enough, but the difference is so clear to me, miles better, not even upset at how much I paid lol

    Definitely go for it
     
  10. henkkeumus

    henkkeumus Dutch Retrofitfanatic

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    And? Does it make a world of a difference or is it rejectable
     
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  11. J0N

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    Fitted Eibach Pro-Kit front springs yesterday, should’ve done it in the first place when I replaced a broken one on the passenger side a couple of months ago but I needed the car up and running quickly so it had to be Euro’s. Also, I fitted the top mounts correctly this time! (I didn’t notice the little arrows before haha).[​IMG]


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  13. Bryant1998

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    Looks much better, are you going to replace the trears with fresh oem or just leave them?
     
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  14. K96

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    Changed the headlight bulbs but to do this you have to take the bumper off so thought I'd change the grill at the same time as the old one had a crack in it. Front end of the car looks a lot better now.

    Meant to be getting the car ready for sale. Problem is now it looks so good I'm in two minds about selling !

    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. J0N

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    It does sit much better, I’m really happy with the result and it feels the same as OEM which is what I wanted.....we’ll have to wait and see how long my splitter lasts haha. I’ve no plans to change the rears yet. I saw a post somewhere about the arrows on the top mounts and it was bugging me because I had no idea if I’d put mine on correctly so they had to come out again in any case.


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  16. samisnake

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    those 8v wheels? got a better side on photo. they suit the car nicely
     
  17. K96

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    They come off a TTS 8S if I remember correctly.

    Unfortunately I don't have any side on photos but they really do suit the car. I will try and take some as soon as possible.

    They are like the ones in the link below. You can get them cheaper just have to keep your eyes peeled for a good set.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-...463981&hash=item46a9a6aa6b:g:eOAAAOSw1LJeTmOE


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  18. Bryant1998

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    Yeah the front on these really does sit a bit high, doubt it’ll be long if your roads are as bad as mine .
    I didn’t know if you’d do the read purely based on how old they are now, I’d assume they’re sagging after being under tension for 10 years?
    I want to change/upgrade mine but deciding what to go for is a nightmare
     
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  19. J0N

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    I really like these, I had the Eibach Sprortlines on an A4 and with 235/35/19 tyres they certainly rattled your fillings. I nearly had to stop for speed bumps but this doesn’t seem to be the case with the Pro-Kit. I believe you can buy them with Bilstein dampers as a kit, something to consider if you’re doing a complete overhaul??


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  20. Bryant1998

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    Yeah I was very tempted before Xmas when the kit was on sale but I can’t just bring myself change the front springs and not do the rears, and all shocks aswell...
     
  21. J0N

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    Ahhhh Christmas bargains, I spent nearly 2 grand on mine in December


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  22. lafa3ro

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    New suspension setup, VWR mk6 golf R spring/damper kit. Very happy with it, next week new tie rods are going in and alignement should be done properly too.

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  23. leonwilliams

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    Planning front discs pads. Rear shocks and bump stops also full service anyone know size of bolt on rear shock bottom one and top ones plz just getting my stall in order

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  24. leonwilliams

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    Did Rear shocks this afternoon took a bit of time but sorted. Tomorrow front discs and pads. Sunday full service. Then gonna do rear discs and pads [​IMG]

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  25. Audream

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    Finally completed my center console facelift project!!!...or maybe not! Looks like fl cc unit AC indeed doesn't work properly on prefl models as I read on ASN, so I gotta work on the chrome knobs swap!!
     
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  26. JayA3sline

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    Finished of US spec centre console with 8V wireless charger, signal booster, cup holder lighting and moved 12V to the boot as per oem.
    Also fitted TTRS 8S wheel with all associated wiring - drive select operating the S button. Currently away for paint and then to be rebuilt.
     
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  27. Audream

    Audream Audi Enthusiast!!!

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    Job's done!!! Facelift knobs swap and side trimming!!!
     
  28. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Didn’t fancy just fitting a Q3 FL unit instead?
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  29. Kevin mathews

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    Would it work for the older models though

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  30. e9_mustii

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    Jay hows your head unit, are you happy with it and what is it

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  31. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    It gets a lot of bad reviews but that’s because people don’t buy the impedance converters to get rid of any unwanted interference. It’s hands down a game changer above the dated RNSE units. Xtrons is the head unit. Wireless carplay with Apple devices and wired with android.
     
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  32. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I believe so.
     
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  34. Audream

    Audream Audi Enthusiast!!!

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    I'm not so sure about that. For God's sake, even A3 facelift units don't work with pre-07 models. I know for sure Q3 one does need programming but I don't know if it works with the AC system an older A3 has. Anyways, it's a pretty neat unit, but I'm more keen on the chrome element and the bold red font! :)
     
  35. maxpayne

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    The Osir design footrest looks so slick!
     
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  36. Badger-a-s

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    My little window triangles have bubbles too but they're not cheap to replace. I was thinking about rubbing them down and 3M gloss wrapping them
     
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  37. Bryant1998

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    Has anyone got a S3 with a plate stuck on the side of the bumper? (Ideally white with black honeycomb grille)Wanting to see what it looks like before I waste time and money on trying it, all pictures appreciated
     
  38. e9_mustii

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    Looking for.something with wireless.conectivity with an andriod

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  39. e9_mustii

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    Meeeeeeeeee[​IMG]

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  40. e9_mustii

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    Just doo it or youtube smithy s3 on youtube his s3 is white and has it in same location

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  41. Bryant1998

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    Looks good, just need to see a white one now
     
  42. e9_mustii

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    Here you go[​IMG]

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  43. maxpayne

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    How have you managed to live without pairing the slam panel black?
     
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