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Title: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on March 10, 2007, 09:49:09 am
What car do you have?

Year/Model/Engine/Colour/Spec/etc.

Modifications and plans?

Photos as well.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: djrisk on March 10, 2007, 10:08:11 am
mines in the members section...
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: eddyg on March 12, 2007, 03:25:01 pm
What car do you have?

Year/Model/Engine/Colour/Spec/etc.

Audi S3 MY2003, 1.8T, Nogaro Blue

Modifications and plans?
APR Oneclick Tuned (Selectable programs via cruise control: 96RON Standard, 96RON improved, 98RON)
APR cat-back exhaust
O.CT Front Mounted Intercooler (removed side mounts)
Samco intake tubes
KW Coilover suspension
Haldex Pre.X controller
Aluminium undertray (stop those pesky rocks taking out sensors on dirt roads)
K&N Air filter
Greenstuff pads
VDO Dayton SatNav

No further modifications planned - happy the way it is - wish the synchro in and out of 3rd worked though..


Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GlenT on March 13, 2007, 02:43:38 pm
Audi S3 MY2003, 1.8T, Nogaro Blue

Aluminium undertray (stop those pesky rocks taking out sensors on dirt roads)
Dirt roads!!! Rocks!!!
Surely the car is too nice for that?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: eddyg on March 13, 2007, 02:48:33 pm
Dirt roads!!! Rocks!!!
Surely the car is too nice for that?

Well down here in the South Island a lot of the roads are dirt roads, so it's just something that you have to deal with.

I must admit to being a tad careful about the potholes. Make sure I go at least 80km/h on dirt roads so the wheels don't fall into them and instead fly over the top. Either that or go at 10km/h if it's really bad.

I had a rock take out the oil sensor under the sump up in Golden Bay one year - wasn't good. Just about every light on the dash lit up saying stop the car now or die!

Cheers, Ed.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GlenT on March 13, 2007, 03:00:07 pm
Ha, that would've been interesting, if not disconcerting.
Well I live in Dunna's, and the roads here are pretty good generally, although I have been known to moan on occasion about slap happy resealing here and there.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: djrisk on March 15, 2007, 07:01:55 pm
Thats a very complete S3 ed. Ive a few of those mods on my future mods list, such as the FMIC, KW coilovers, intake pipe and the PreX controller. How long have you had the car?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: eddyg on March 21, 2007, 09:13:39 am
Thats a very complete S3 ed. Ive a few of those mods on my future mods list, such as the FMIC, KW coilovers, intake pipe and the PreX controller. How long have you had the car?

I wouldn't bother with the FMIC unless it's pretty hot where you are. It's pretty heavy and sits quite a bit forward from the wheels and so unbalances the car a bit. Needed the KW's to fix it :)

I've had the car since new in 2002.

Cheers, Ed.


Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: threeta on May 09, 2008, 04:41:45 pm
just logging for the first time - new to the audi brand after a couple of dozy bimmers.(see: it at http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=154154902)

Photo to come.  2005 a3 sportsback 2.0.  wife chose so i hope she made the right choice!!!   i'm threeta on bimmer so hope you audifiles are as nice a bunch :-)  I'm looking for service manual - but will hunt around vask when i get a few minutes.

cheers

Duncan (and I guess the owner - Debbie)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: maccag77 on October 06, 2008, 10:53:22 am
Hi all!

I have just bought an Audi A3 Sport 2.0 (2003) after driving around an 87 Starlet for most of my life and am absolutely loving the difference as you can imagine!
Great to see there is a place to talk to other Audi owners in NZ.

I am wondering though.. and this may be an impossible dream.. is there a way I can get a few more horses out of the Audi without destroying the a) car b) bank balance or c) insurance premiums? Sorry if this has already been discussed but some of the other stuff talked about is a bit over my head and am not sure if it would be relevant to my model/year (not being turbo etc).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have already looked around in the forum and seen that Bavarian Motors in Glenfield comes recommended so thanks for that.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Audi/photos/a-174891541/p-74288800.htm
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on October 06, 2008, 11:07:52 am
Hi all!

I have just bought an Audi A3 Sport 2.0 (2003) after driving around an 87 Starlet for most of my life and am absolutely loving the difference as you can imagine!
Great to see there is a place to talk to other Audi owners in NZ.

I am wondering though.. and this may be an impossible dream.. is there a way I can get a few more horses out of the Audi without destroying the a) car b) bank balance or c) insurance premiums? Sorry if this has already been discussed but some of the other stuff talked about is a bit over my head and am not sure if it would be relevant to my model/year (not being turbo etc).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have already looked around in the forum and seen that Bavarian Motors in Glenfield comes recommended so thanks for that.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Audi/photos/a-174891541/p-74288800.htm

Is it turbo?

If so
http://chiptuning.co.nz/ get it chipped by them

If non turbo i personally wouldnt bother
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: veedubman on October 06, 2008, 11:20:49 am
Why not Superchips..


Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on October 06, 2008, 11:23:12 am
Why not Superchips..




Dont know, too many chip company's out there to remember which are "good" and which are "Bad"  :-\
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: maccag77 on October 06, 2008, 11:25:23 am
Sadly its not turbo no. I had a look at Superchips and yeah it looks like a chip from there would only get me another 8 horses or so which really doesnt seem worth it for $1,699! If its the commonly acccepted thinking that modding (whether chipping or not) for more power is just not worth it for a non turbo then fair enough.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on October 06, 2008, 11:36:24 am
Sadly its not turbo no. I had a look at Superchips and yeah it looks like a chip from there would only get me another 8 horses or so which really doesnt seem worth it for $1,699! If its the commonly acccepted thinking that modding (whether chipping or not) for more power is just not worth it for a non turbo then fair enough.

I had the same situations with my N/A A4. Isnt worth touching the engine IMO
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: maccag77 on October 06, 2008, 02:17:59 pm
Oh well, looks like I will be saving a few dollars then. Maybe i'll just paint flames on the side to make it go faster instead.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Turbo on October 06, 2008, 02:30:21 pm
intakes and exhaust would be the first port of call i'd imagine, but may not yield much for the $.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: djrisk on October 08, 2008, 12:59:51 pm
Yeah an exhaust and intake would be your best bet. However the Standard Audi systems are quite good.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Turbo on October 08, 2008, 01:22:43 pm
Yeah an exhaust and intake would be your best bet. However the Standard Audi systems are quite good.

yeah, pay to check if it shares the same systems as the 2.0 tfsi or s3.
if not, could be worth getting a custom.


failing that, you could probably do a straight trade for a 2001 S3 if you get bored.. a lot more ponies and potential ponies in one of those.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Steevo on August 16, 2009, 02:20:06 pm
Hi everyone, I've just become the recent and proud owner of an Imola yellow S3.  Currently attempting to bait cops and terrorise old ladies around the Dunedin area.  I'm not very good at it though. :(

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/crazykiwibass/Miscellaneous/DSC02463.jpg)

There are a few minor issues that have come up with it that I need some help with because I'm still not too familiar with what is 'normal' for this car.  I'm looking forward to finding some answers and avoid being ripped off by garages when I need to take it in.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: threeta on March 31, 2010, 07:05:19 pm
Hi - New here:

2005 A3 2.0 imported Japan, owned 18 months, 40,000km Silver/Grey :)


Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 106_racecar on April 06, 2010, 12:30:38 pm
2001/S3/1.8T/silver/face lift body and interior (154kw motor)

I would like to upgrade the chip but can't justify it as it goes pretty well as it is.

I would rather have a yellow or red one!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: chrisnz on May 11, 2010, 04:31:48 pm
I live in sydney but have a 97 1.8t mtm chipped, lowered, 18"s sitting at home in auckland with a blown clutch. currently looking at replacing it myself.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rotten on May 29, 2010, 09:15:16 am
2005 A3 Quattro 3.2 in Dolphin Grey 8)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: polo_GTI on May 29, 2010, 12:48:36 pm
2004 Audi A3 2.0 FSI Sport. Metallic black, all panels on original paint. Partner's car, had for 6 months. On Audi 17" wheels (not the usual sport mags, they appear different, original). Electric lumbar, Ipod interface, Has rear window sunscreen, and recently been tinted with 3M Deluxe. Done 37000km now. 6 speed auto.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: S3NZ on August 07, 2010, 07:43:24 pm
So, remapped my 2000 S3 and the turbo blew 3 days later. Replaced the turbo and decided to move on. After considering a Golf GTi or R32 I have gone with a 2007 S3. I was pretty set on a manual and wanted the extra horses stock.
Interesting how consistent Audi are with their interiors, very easy to go from the old to the new, everything in the same place.
Enjoying it and considering remap/suspension upgrade but more than a little gun shy after my last experience.
How many 8P S3 owners are there on the forum?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 106_racecar on August 07, 2010, 08:11:28 pm
Who did the remap for you?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Lunar7 on September 28, 2010, 07:53:22 pm

How many 8P S3 owners are there on the forum?

Me !!!! over the Skoda wanted something with 2 doors so I wasn't sitting behind the b pillar
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: bunana on October 10, 2010, 11:32:45 pm
HI
2004 AUDI A3 2.0T (8P) version complete stock besides front springs, removed front cat and rear muffler (done by ex owners)
 ;D
enjoying it so far 600km city driving on a tank with air con on ... im happy
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Albacol on October 14, 2010, 01:58:01 pm
Long time lurker but first poster - great forum, lots of interesting cars !

2007 S3 6spd man, metallic blue - sadly (or not) its for sale to be replaced by a boring wagon.....an RS4 ;)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on November 14, 2010, 08:35:38 am
2000 S3 Imola Yellow 8)
In pretty good condition some minor fixes to sort out but very happy otherwise, nice to have forced induction again >:D
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/S3/DSC_0326.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/S3/fd89e674.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Gobby on April 12, 2011, 10:50:10 pm
New to vask. I drive an 08 audi s3 in imola yellow. This is one of the last of the 2 door/ manual NZ new s3 8p's. Just had viezu stage 1 map done, and miltek cat back. Considering getting a miltek cat delete and down pipe, kw coilovers and a forge twintake cai (any advice is welcome). just came from an 03 NZ new VW r32. If you recognize my car (must be the only yellow 8p S3 with black s3 wheels in NZ) feel free to say hi.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Y0RKI on April 13, 2011, 08:10:04 am
New to vask. I drive an 08 audi s3 in imola yellow. This is one of the last of the 2 door/ manual NZ new s3 8p's. Just had viezu stage 1 map done, and miltek cat back. Considering getting a miltek cat delete and down pipe, kw coilovers and a forge twintake cai (any advice is welcome). just came from an 03 NZ new VW r32. If you recognize my car (must be the only yellow 8p S3 with black s3 wheels in NZ) feel free to say hi.

dont need to recognise the car, I hear you speeding up, slowing down, speeding up, slowing down, speeding up, slowing down all the way through newmarket most days  ::)

nice looking car though, was from CCS wasnt it?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on April 13, 2011, 08:43:19 pm
New to vask. I drive an 08 audi s3 in imola yellow. This is one of the last of the 2 door/ manual NZ new s3 8p's. Just had viezu stage 1 map done, and miltek cat back. Considering getting a miltek cat delete and down pipe, kw coilovers and a forge twintake cai (any advice is welcome). just came from an 03 NZ new VW r32. If you recognize my car (must be the only yellow 8p S3 with black s3 wheels in NZ) feel free to say hi.

welcome, i think i spotted you in newmarket one weekend- I was driving my S3 and i think we eyeballed each other ;D post up a pic too!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Gobby on April 15, 2011, 05:08:35 pm
Haha yup Newmarket is between my main points of interes: gym, food, uni.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: pete on May 07, 2011, 03:54:28 pm
Hi There, I have just brought my first Audi (2003 S3). Very happy with it so far and no plans to modify it. Yellow seems like a popular colour in this thread...
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n550/ptoomath/AudiS32003edit200k.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n550/ptoomath/AudiS320033200k.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: M on May 08, 2011, 10:53:40 am
Hi There, I have just brought my first Audi (2003 S3). Very happy with it so far and no plans to modify it. Yellow seems like a popular colour in this thread...


Nice car, where did you bring it from?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: pete on May 08, 2011, 03:05:35 pm
I bought it from a car dealer in Wellington who was selling it on behalf of his mate. It has a service record from Continental Cars in Auckland up until last year. (It is NZ new)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on May 08, 2011, 04:41:18 pm
Best color IMHO! Welcome, and keep an eye on meets that may come up and tag along!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Turbo on May 08, 2011, 04:43:40 pm
Nice car, where did you bring it from?

a question and a cheeky english lesson combined.
who says car nuts aren't economical?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on June 26, 2011, 10:41:38 pm
a quick updated pic
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/S3/DSC_0103.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: CBRT on June 27, 2011, 07:52:26 am
Super clean Ash! I would be driving that everyday!!!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: M on June 27, 2011, 08:43:02 am
Never been a fan of YELLOW cars but that looks very nice Ash.  ;D
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Gobby on June 28, 2011, 11:36:30 pm
I keep seeing you around in my black and yellow. I was driving with my mate the other day in his 2000 S3 (Yes me and my friend both have yellow S3's) and we drove past you on Tamaki Dr. He loved your black headlights, and wanted to know if they are replacement headlights (and if so do they retain the xenon equipment), or if you had painted the chrome parts
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on June 29, 2011, 08:19:39 am
could be time for an Imola Audi meet? Member Viktro has an avant S4.

Yeah, i spot you around a fair bit too! The lights are aftermarket, had an HiD kit built into it, was installed by previous owner. Vehicle testing always get a bit funny about it tho... :-\
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Gobby on June 30, 2011, 02:36:32 pm
Yea An imola meet and cruise would be sick. If there's any solar orange drivers out there, I suppose we could let them partake.
Just installed my turbo back decat miltek and forge shortshifter. Used NZ Performance Tuning. Highly recommend them for anyone wanting to mod up their VAG. Han's and David, who run it, are enthusiastic tuners, and their after sales support is second to none.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Brett on June 30, 2011, 02:36:14 pm
Saw your S3 yesterday Gordo. Sounded like a BEAST!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: shelbyb on November 17, 2011, 06:24:07 pm
Hi everyone, new here! Have a 1999 S3 in imola yellow :)
Had it for about 4 years, just painted my wheels dark gunmetal which looks pretty cool..
Any other girl drivers around? And I agree with above posts - imola get together/cruise would be legit!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on November 17, 2011, 07:11:22 pm
Some nog blue love is needed in this thread haha

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/299699_268476996519732_100000723017083_852949_517984314_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on November 17, 2011, 07:21:16 pm
Hi everyone, new here! Have a 1999 S3 in imola yellow :)
Had it for about 4 years, just painted my wheels dark gunmetal which looks pretty cool..
Any other girl drivers around? And I agree with above posts - imola get together/cruise would be legit!

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: dingo911 on December 01, 2011, 09:21:28 pm
2011 Audi RS3
Black
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: KARTS on December 01, 2011, 09:32:52 pm
Hi everyone, new here! Have a 1999 S3 in imola yellow :)
Had it for about 4 years, just painted my wheels dark gunmetal which looks pretty cool..
Any other girl drivers around? And I agree with above posts - imola get together/cruise would be legit!

Saw you in traffic today. K Road.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on December 01, 2011, 10:52:39 pm
2011 Audi RS3
Black

My car of the moment... welcome to VASK 8)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Johnnytron on February 18, 2012, 02:41:19 pm
I've migrated from the VW from to Audi. My new car is a '02 S3 MTM.
I love how these two cars have such similar proportions and lines

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/Johnnytron/IMG_4274.jpg)
Title: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on February 18, 2012, 02:50:45 pm
Fantastic! You will love it, such a well put together car- and good score on the mtm chip too. Will look forward to some updated pics too!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Johnnytron on February 18, 2012, 03:40:02 pm
Thanks, Yeah I'll take some better photos soon, I left my good camera at the office yesterday. Also interesting with this car is it's original owner was Paul Holmes.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: deedub on February 18, 2012, 03:45:43 pm
Thanks, Yeah I'll take some better photos soon, I left my good camera at the office yesterday. Also interesting with this car is it's original owner was Paul Holmes.

I suppose we won't hold this against it.

Nice car!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Johnnytron on February 18, 2012, 03:50:53 pm
speccing this car with MTM from new was possibly the best thing he did...
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on March 01, 2013, 03:59:22 pm
My diesel

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/479847_10151480079639433_2083238620_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Brett on March 01, 2013, 04:12:18 pm
That must ride like a$$. Lowering is stupid.  ::)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on March 01, 2013, 04:22:07 pm
That must ride like a$$. Lowering is stupid.  ::)

You getting old?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Brett on March 01, 2013, 04:31:27 pm
You getting old?
Very. Standard wheels for me. Might even raise it up. Looks good doe
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: JPK on March 01, 2013, 07:40:17 pm
looking good hans!
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: ants33 on April 14, 2013, 10:21:23 pm
2003 A3 2.0 FSI, Black, Tiptronic, 3 door. (8P1 Chassis)

Plans;
Rims, Pioneer Headunit, Sub n Amp, Tints, Blackout the chrome grille and badges, maybe lower?

Maybe a waste of money as I should just save up for the 2.0T.

Has anyone spent any time or money on this model?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: JPK on April 16, 2013, 05:14:56 pm
2003 A3 2.0 FSI, Black, Tiptronic, 3 door. (8P1 Chassis)

Plans;
Rims, Pioneer Headunit, Sub n Amp, Tints, Blackout the chrome grille and badges, maybe lower?

Maybe a waste of money as I should just save up for the 2.0T.

Has anyone spent any time or money on this model?

I havnt seen many (only 2-3) modified 8P A3s around full stop. Depends what you want out of your car. If you want performance, dont waste any time with it. If you're after looks, you can get them looking pretty sharp with 2-3k wisely spent.
Find a cheap wheel & tyre package on trademe off another Audi (5x112 - 43 or higher offset, no wider than 8.5), get some entry level coilovers off ebay uk  (take into account $300-400 for certification) and wait for a grabone tint deal.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: hagan on April 16, 2013, 11:00:08 pm
Sounds like your in the same boat as I, just I went with the VW body.

Car Folie just had a tint deal cost me $220 to do y 4door mk5 and its mint best tint job I have ever seen.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Bronson on April 18, 2013, 10:41:07 am
Hey Guys,

So i just wanted to say hello and introduce my car.

I have just bought a 2001 S3 8L Nogaro Blue

Over the last few weeks i have spent some coin on the cosmetics to make it stand out and i think i may have succeeded since owning have added:
-35% tints (thanks grab one)
-BBS LM-R Reps 18x8 (What a pain in the ass this was thought 5mm spacers would do it turns out 25mm were needed)
-Stubby Antenna
-Forge BOV
-Reset the rear springs and running lows on the front
-Full service and had everything checked over to make sure its running sweet as a nut

I am really interested into what everyone else has done to theres and to try and find out my different options of where i can go from here. I have been in touch with Hans from NZ Performance Tuning and he seems to know all there is to know about these things, he came back to me with a price for exhaust system, just keen to see what else you guys have done to yours and anything advice you would have?

Keen to look into:
-Turbo Back exhaust
-Front Mount
-Custom airbox or maybe a K&N kit???
-Have seen a few of these in Europe with an 8P front kit on it???


Will upload some photos on my profile cause i cannot do it on this post for some reason.

Cheers,

Bronson
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: zyeffur on April 18, 2013, 11:28:20 am
Sounds like your in the same boat as I, just I went with the VW body.

Car Folie just had a tint deal cost me $220 to do y 4door mk5 and its mint best tint job I have ever seen.

Pretty good deal today. http://www.grabone.co.nz/auckland/car-folie-65?utm_source=GrabOne+Auckland&utm_campaign=ET_49979_nz-main_auckland_20130418_LC&utm_medium=email (http://www.grabone.co.nz/auckland/car-folie-65?utm_source=GrabOne+Auckland&utm_campaign=ET_49979_nz-main_auckland_20130418_LC&utm_medium=email)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on April 18, 2013, 03:57:30 pm


Keen to look into:
-Turbo Back exhaust
-Front Mount
-Custom airbox or maybe a K&N kit???
-Have seen a few of these in Europe with an 8P front kit on it???




Do full trubo back with 3" down pipe, intake and software to suit. Could do intercooler but not cheap
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: JPK on April 18, 2013, 08:09:09 pm
Would a 2.0T OE front mount be a cheap upgrade for these Hans? Or likely similar?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rb131 on May 12, 2013, 07:32:32 pm
My new toy is

Car:1998 Audi A3 1.8T Sport 5 Speed Manual
Mods known to me: Vortex Stainless Exhaust
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: fuzion on May 27, 2013, 01:35:00 pm
(http://imageshack.us/a/img833/619/vwnats139of9watermark.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img560/4825/vwnats136of9copy.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: k_ma23 on July 13, 2013, 11:06:12 pm
Wife's new car. Well kind of...had it for about 3 months now.
She wanted a Golf R but I think the S3 is slowly growing on her.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img545/1189/1k20.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9079/84gl.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9115/6mgu.jpg)

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3135/3fcu.jpg)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1700/ch25.jpg)
Title: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on July 14, 2013, 12:55:15 am
Seems well spec'd? Nice in the white too
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on July 14, 2013, 11:47:18 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1016772_691799900834433_1371430189_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/999487_691799764167780_979837337_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/1000470_691799760834447_1973291373_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: LonelyplanetXO on July 24, 2013, 09:03:13 am
Hey all,

Just discovered this forum. Some great stuff here. I've got a TT, 2007. Nice car, but I've found issues with grip on wet roads - had it sideways this morning turning on to a motorway onramp; second time it's happened - and not going that fast. Proof I guess that  technology can't beat basic physics.

LPXO
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: JPK on July 24, 2013, 09:20:23 am
Nice. 3.2L Quattro?
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: LonelyplanetXO on July 24, 2013, 09:31:13 am
Sorry, should have said. 3.2 Quattro, DSG...
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: JPK on July 24, 2013, 10:56:18 am
Could be your tyres on the rear arent the best? It was raining this morning if you're in Auckland so that would add to it of course.

If you really want to decrease snap oversteer. Buy front and rear adjustable sway bars and fine tune to suit.
Get H&R adjustables as they are the best combination of value and performance and dont need maintenance.
Should land them for $700-800 for both if you shop around overseas.

Start by setting the front to 'medium' and the rear to 'soft'. This modification will also have the side benefit of improving traction and reducing bodyroll drastically with minimal trade offs in comfort.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: LonelyplanetXO on July 24, 2013, 02:28:36 pm
Thanks, the rears are reasonably worn; passed a warrant last month but nonetheless, not great. Yes, I am in Auckland and yes, it was raining this morning :)
I've ordered a new pair of Pirelli Rosso's which I'll fit later in the week. That should resolve it but if it's still prone to snap oversteer in the wet I'll follow your good advice. I wonder how adding sway bars would affect the magnetic damping?

cheers
R.
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: handsco on June 23, 2014, 11:43:09 am
Hi, new here (can't lie, safari made it impossible to register due to these google safesite warnings, but got onto chrome)

I have a 2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro (DSG) S-tronic in black, it's the "s-line"
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Project STi on July 09, 2014, 07:22:24 pm
I get the same warnings in Chrome.

Another new person, recently bought a 2005 A3 2.0T DSG sportback for the wife's new car. Just done the servicing stuff so far (DSG Service, cam follower) and upgrading the diverter valve to the later model piston type so far.

Have a few more mods planned (intake, exhaust, tune) to improve the top end power a bit and learning about these cars. I've come from a Subaru/Nissan background and getting a bit of a shock at some of the prices for Audi bits in NZ. So far buying stuff from ECS tuning in the states which has worked out well.

Will be keen to hear what reflashes people are running on here (but not going to pay APR NZ's prices, yikes!).

Jeff
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: slowmo on July 11, 2014, 09:51:16 am
Welcome to VASK.  8)

Talk to Hans from NZPT for tuning options  ;)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: jaimec on August 24, 2014, 05:41:08 pm
Hi all,

Not so new to the forum, signed up awhile back, never got around to posting.

My baby... 2010 Audi A3 1.4 TFSi Sportback, Ibis White, 18" RS4 alloys glossy black finish, Panoramic roof.

No mods. I love her the way she is.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/23/fcfd93c7df07e0e25e3f8b18430cc24c.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: handsco on November 02, 2014, 01:52:59 pm
Finally got around to cleaning, taking pictures & posting.

My 2005/6 a3 3.2 Quattro DSG. goes like stink now that half the parts are new.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/o2lt22dl.5hi.jpg)
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/5qluz5g2.iyq.jpg)
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/m5qvsjr2.kbz.jpg)

Changes i've made in the last three months:
Full DSG Box rebuild, mechatronics, new clutch pack, new rods, premium oil, (yes, cost about what the car was worth, but the box just failed on me, oh well at least it's under warranty.)
All new discs & pads all around
all new tyres
new air filter (k&n, panel)
new engine mount, spark plugs, service, aircon service /etc.
engine flush, run on 98 since.

It's a great car, they're starting to get really hard to find in good condition.


$$$ ouch!, could've bought a late S3
Title: Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
Post by: handsco on November 02, 2014, 02:41:08 pm
The above could be for sale if anyone's interested,

I can't deny the urge to get a RS4 sensible "family / dog" car for much longer.

.
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HaNs on November 07, 2014, 10:22:37 am
My 99 S3

(https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10447406_782581571821725_1021223027670514308_n.jpg?oh=071e656186de029b1c44d01796111945&oe=54D1CCD5)
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: handsco on November 07, 2014, 07:50:13 pm
Spoke with HaNs today on the phone, top guy!

I've been on the fence about keeping / selling this car for a little while, In some respects it's been the bain of my existance, but on other occasions it's been some of the most fun i've had. HaNs pretty much swayed me towards keeping it, I was misinformed about the upgrade path of this car (that it didn't exist)

I'm going to see what HaNs can do with an ECU remap to start with.

HaNs quoted me a surprisingly low price for a 350hp turbo install/upgrade.
I'll track down a set of nice wheels, probably S3 wheels (in black)
and seeing as i'm already committed, I'll track down a decent shop who can do an outside only respray (and minor repair [one dent, one scuff] )

If anyone can recommend anyone who deals in wheels, or paint.. I'd appreciate it.


Thanks,
Title: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: prg-gti on November 07, 2014, 10:00:19 pm
nice! good luck, and keep us posted, love mod threads!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: handsco on November 08, 2014, 05:33:23 pm
This has gone one step further since yesterday.

it's going to be very exciting, stupidly costly. the result is going to be some deranged RS3.. will create a thread seperately i think.
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: heylinb4nz on May 26, 2016, 03:35:31 pm
Wow talk about reviving an old thread :)

Coming up one year this September on my TT. 2007 3.2 Quattro. Still loving it !!! so much that I intend to extend the warranty for another 2 years when it expires in 2017.

Mods

- Eibach Pro Street Coilovers (certed, came fitted from Japan)
- K&N Panel Filter
- Tinted windows

(https://d1tnneiliiskbl.cloudfront.net/p/100/1200/666/1269097.jpg)
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: davestokes on June 09, 2016, 06:18:25 pm
Here's my 2004 A3 3.2. Had it a while now but only just got it to where I want it. Eibach/Bilstein B12 Pro suspension,
MTM Bimoto 18s. MY11 tail lights. S-Line goodies including rear spoiler & steering wheel. 47,000km on the clock.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/IMG_20160607_155548_zpszdtdtvvw.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/IMG_20160607_155548_zpszdtdtvvw.jpg.html)


(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/IMG_20160607_155614_zps1fm05kzt.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/IMG_20160607_155614_zps1fm05kzt.jpg.html)

 





Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: JPK on October 11, 2016, 07:19:20 pm
Here's my 2004 A3 3.2. Had it a while now but only just got it to where I want it. Eibach/Bilstein B12 Pro suspension,
MTM Bimoto 18s. MY11 tail lights. S-Line goodies including rear spoiler & steering wheel. 47,000km on the clock.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/IMG_20160607_155548_zpszdtdtvvw.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/IMG_20160607_155548_zpszdtdtvvw.jpg.html)


(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/IMG_20160607_155614_zps1fm05kzt.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/IMG_20160607_155614_zps1fm05kzt.jpg.html)

Nice car. Do you have any more pics? Have you considered doing an S3 front on it?
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on October 11, 2016, 11:45:41 pm
Here's my 2004 A3 3.2. Had it a while now but only just got it to where I want it. Eibach/Bilstein B12 Pro suspension,
MTM Bimoto 18s. MY11 tail lights. S-Line goodies including rear spoiler & steering wheel. 47,000km on the clock.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/IMG_20160607_155548_zpszdtdtvvw.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/IMG_20160607_155548_zpszdtdtvvw.jpg.html)


(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/IMG_20160607_155614_zps1fm05kzt.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/IMG_20160607_155614_zps1fm05kzt.jpg.html)

Love the wheels, more details on suspension?
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: le mans on October 12, 2016, 04:40:39 pm
Looking good! Bilstein B12 is a package with lowering springs and matched dampers. It's highly rated. Barry had this setup on his B5 RS4.
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: davestokes on October 13, 2016, 03:06:58 pm
Sold the wheels actually, wasn't happy running spacers. Back to the good ol' Ronal 5 spoke 18s.

I bought the suspension as a package from a seller on eBay.de. It's 40mm lower than standard, which translates to about a 15-20mm drop over the sport suspension which comes on the 3.2s.

I've looked into front end options but as mine is pre-facelift I would need a new bonnet, bumper, grille, the works. Too much work. :)
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: davestokes on November 06, 2016, 07:46:53 am
washed and waxed

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag343/davestokes123/A3/DSC_0032-crop_zpsobjrshcn.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/davestokes123/media/A3/DSC_0032-crop_zpsobjrshcn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Not_Sean on November 24, 2016, 04:33:08 pm
Hey guys, Bit of a details and a Hello :P

2004 Audi A3 2.0 FSI - Black

Plans for the car is just to do a OEM+ build, Its a non T so no point trying to make it fast, rather just make it a great place to be and enjoyable drive.

Ordered one or two bits already but will create a Proper introduction soon :)
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Ron556 on November 23, 2017, 03:00:01 pm
Recently got Audi A3 and i am lov'in IT.
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: nzgti8v on March 11, 2018, 04:39:26 pm
My 04 Audi A3 3.2
(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/nzbimmer/28424315_10215788405202544_5404718365749734229_o_zps85oov3ga.jpg) (http://s1149.photobucket.com/user/nzbimmer/media/28424315_10215788405202544_5404718365749734229_o_zps85oov3ga.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: benckj on May 21, 2018, 02:56:29 pm
Looks like I've moved over to the German variety. Bit older than most but only 53k on the clock. Hope the DSG holds together.
Dealer pic attached as will pick-up car in two weeks after roof has been wrapped.

Title: Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Naekyr on July 14, 2018, 01:03:03 pm
RS3 8V, 2.5L 5 Pot Turbo, 19inch alloy upgrade with 255 tyres on front, gloss black exterior pack, LED lights pack

Tinting two front windows soon

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/w4msknux.mrp.png)