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Hey all,
In celebration of post #2000, I wanted to share my humble A3 build so far, one year after taking delivery. Nothing too dramatic, just subtle tweaks making it more "my" car, OEM+ style.
Thanks to you guys on the forums for making me spend more money on an otherwise already awesome car!

Background:
12/2007 car ordered: 2008 Ibis White S-Line A3 2.0TSI, 6MT, Titanium Package, Open Sky, Convenience Package.
05/06/2008 dealer delivery
12/01/2008 car became Neuspeed's TSI engine test car
Engine/Performance:
07/11/08 - ECS Dogbone mount insert
12/01/08 - car dropped off at Neuspeed for Phase 1 of TSI software and P-Flo intake testing
01/19/09 - Neuspeed prototype TSI P-Flo install and Dyno
02/16/09 - Neuspeed testfit & install of TSI InterCooler Charge Pipe
06/19/09 - Neuspeed TSI Downpipe and exhaust installed
07/10/09 - Neuspeed TSI Turbo Discharge Pipe
08/28/09 - Neuspeed TSI ECU software tested and tuned
Exterior/Body:
05/27/08 - Debadge + Tint
07/07/08 - painted and installed OEM plate filler
07/11/08 - Cupra R lip installed by EuroWurx
08/03/08 - paint rings black
08/14/08 - yellow lamin-x fog lens film
08/16/08 - FK LED strips installed in fog grill by EuroWurx
08/21/08 - smoked lamin-x sidemarkers
08/23/08 - LED DRL bulbs + resistors
11/10/08 - Black mirror caps
01/18/09 - 2009 Euro LED tails
08/07/09 - white vinyl sidemarkers
Interior:
05/10/08 - Vag-Com tweaks + rubber mats
08/04/08 - ashtray delete installed
12/11/08 - Install and wire Euro cupholder w/LED cup icon
05/23/09 - TT-S Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel, Euro A3 Cabrio perforated shift knob + boot
05/25/09 - GLI Aluminum Pedals, TT Dead Pedal
Wheels/Suspension:
08/12/08 - Neuspeed Sport Springs + H&R Spacers installed by EuroWurx
12/09/08 - Neuspeed RSB installed by Neuspeed
02/21/09 - 19" x 8.5" VMR 708 RS4 wheels 48mm refinished, painted, Nitto 555s mounted
08/11/09 - Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires 235/35/19

and a few pics:
Then:


One year later:








 

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Re: 2000th Postravaganza! The Brungold Build (heuanA3)

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wat a lame job dude http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

cool your jets sparky!
there are only so many KB's and Terje's in this world!... some people have too much time to work on these things!
(like myself
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good work man! car looks sweet love those VMR's! makes me want to go 19" lol
 

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Re: FV-QR (brungold)

Love all the little OEM Plus mods. Funny thing is that when you posted that first pic of your car, I was in love. Looks even better now.
I need to do a little write up of my car in the next few weeks. Got some progress to report. Still haven't posted up a pic of my car in over 2 years. I suck.
Great work!
 

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how do you remember these dates?!??! also, are those terje's fbsw and cabrio knob?

lol ive got pics for them, and i just use the "date taken" date to remind me when i did them.
and yep, they are terje's goodies. i swapped out the stuff with him last weekend, and he traded the A3 in 30 min later. so sad. but awesome for me.
 

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Rich, what did you do to keep the 8.5 wide tires from rubbing? I have 18x8.5s now running 235 tires, and have it raised higher than you.
The screw in the rear tire well (holding the two bumper sections together) rubs against my tire when i hit big bumps.
 

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Quote, originally posted by MYH8for405 »
Rich, what did you do to keep the 8.5 wide tires from rubbing? I have 18x8.5s now running 235 tires, and have it raised higher than you.
The screw in the rear tire well (holding the two bumper sections together) rubs against my tire when i hit big bumps.

Sometimes the rubbing is caused by the profile of the tire. Some are squarer than others and will thus rub more easily.
 

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Quote, originally posted by MYH8for405 »
Rich, what did you do to keep the 8.5 wide tires from rubbing? I have 18x8.5s now running 235 tires, and have it raised higher than you.
The screw in the rear tire well (holding the two bumper sections together) rubs against my tire when i hit big bumps.

i strictly adhere to the No Fat Chicks rule. oh i also removed the rear screw. my 19" tires are also 235.
maybe our wheel offsets are different enough for you to rub and not for me?
 

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Re: FV-QR (terje_77)

Quote, originally posted by MYH8for405 »
Rich, what did you do to keep the 8.5 wide tires from rubbing? I have 18x8.5s now running 235 tires, and have it raised higher than you.
The screw in the rear tire well (holding the two bumper sections together) rubs against my tire when i hit big bumps.

i'm running 18x8.5et48 with 215 tires!! LOL.... minimal rubbing, only on hard cornering or with two 180+ lbs dudes in the back (ya know, thats how i roll).
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Sometimes the rubbing is caused by the profile of the tire. Some are squarer than others and will thus rub more easily.

x2.
when i went from bridgestone RE50As to contisport2s with my old wheels i went from zero rubbing to CRAZY rubbing (on acceleration!). same tire size and everything and it made a world of difference.
 
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