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GENERAL => Your cars => Topic started by: 5teve L on 18:03, Mon 17 May 2010

Title: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 18:03, Mon 17 May 2010
Just a quick post about the new car.
99 Audi S3 Quattro, metallic black with black half leather with grey alacantra, standard & staying that way for a little while at least  :twisted: .
Only mods I've done are braided brake lines & some new discs on the front.
It's a nippy little car & handles pretty well for standard IMO, got to get the rear arch done as it's just starting to blister, 175 to sort it..
pics to follow
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: BriC on 16:42, Tue 18 May 2010
Where's my 'this thread is useless without pics' smiley!?
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 21:57, Tue 18 May 2010
haha, I know, I've been struggling with a bad back recently & it's really bad today, will try to get some tomorrow...
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: BriC on 22:45, Tue 18 May 2010
:D I'll let you off then!
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: James5 on 13:32, Wed 19 May 2010
Old age :lol:

Going to pop over tonight after work if ok to check out the new mota before i shoot off up for an RTOC meet @ JRP's place. :D
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 17:28, Wed 19 May 2010
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i96/24175mypics2/Car%20stuff/Picture018-1.jpg)
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(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i96/24175mypics2/Car%20stuff/Picture019.jpg)
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: ryanreed on 17:44, Wed 19 May 2010
verry nice mate.allways liked the audi's :D
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 06:50, Thu 20 May 2010
Loving this car, real little pocket rocket, it's no Evo but still puts a smile on my face.
Coming off a roundabout last night I opened her up, she just pulls like a train & the grip is unreal, as the Noble found out last night that tried the same off the roundabout........ all I saw was his brake lights as he spun coming off the roundabout  :lol:   :twisted:
Bloke prob couldn't drive or it may have been someone 'borrowing' daddys car, didn't see the driver.. If I had a Noble (maybe one day) I wouldn't have spun it thats for sure, lol.
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: BriC on 14:35, Thu 20 May 2010
Nice cars. My mate has a B5 S4, and that's very nice!
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 14:56, Thu 20 May 2010
I was thinking about an S4 untill I realised 2.7 bi-turbo prob wasn't going to give better MPG than the Evo  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: BriC on 14:59, Thu 20 May 2010
What sort of MPG did you get in the evo? Think my mate averages about 25, and that's using the loud pedal quite a lot.
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 15:14, Thu 20 May 2010
25, 25, if my Evo did 25 I'd have kept it ! the one time I worked it out, on a mixed run with some long stints it did 16 MPG !
The S3 so far is returning 22 MPG according to the computer, none of that is motorway either, thats town & foot to the floor driving, plus I can fill up with 95 & not worry about if the next garage sells super or not !
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 20:51, Sat 19 June 2010
Slight update..

New front discs fitted, brakes bled & braided lines fitted, full valet, new uprated rear shocks, lowering springs, rears fitted, fronts to do along with new shocks. Also fitted a cone filter & Forge re-circ valve.
Next on the list is uprated rear ARB (apparently the Golf R32 ones fit), poly front ARB bushes, new drop links all round & eventually an exhaust & remap to 270 bhp....
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: 5teve L on 09:04, Tue 20 July 2010
Update:
Fitted new water pump, cambelt & tensioners as the water pump impellor exploded on me, crappy plastic POS it was... All fixed & running lovely.
Next mod is a 4 motion rear ARB, slightly thicker than the S3. Remap 275 & then FMIC.
Just had to give the tax man 1200 to get him off my back so it will have to wait for a bit though :(
Title: Re: The S3
Post by: James5 on 09:32, Tue 20 July 2010
Have to say Steve the S3 is looking alot better now you have lowered it, I bet it handles much better it's just a shame it's so expensive to mod / repair when compared to a little gtt :mrgreen: