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  1. RicoS3

    Temporary glitch in the matrix? No, just some Beemer content!

    Well team Audi-sport.net, it's true, I've only gone and done it. After so many changed ideas, test drives, deliberating and changing of minds, head ruled over heart. On Saturday after a 16 hour round trip and 13 hours of driving, my much loved S3 finally went and this is the beast that...
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    A quick thank you

    Just a quick note to say thanks to a fellow member. I read 1inchpunch (Paul) was thinking of swapping wheels, so I cheekily asked if he would consider selling. He agreed and with plenty mucking about on my part, cleaning and photo taking on Paul's part, many emails, the money was...
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    What locking wheel nuts for 19" BBS CH's?

    Simple question, so hoping for a simple answer please. I've 19" BBS CH Black's and currently I have 4 A6 Black wheel nut covers on the standard nuts on each wheel. The locking wheel bolts came with the wheels (and removal tool), but I'm yet to find Black covers for them. Is it as simple...
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    Opinions please - S3 Ibis Sportback roof rails colour

    As title suggests, if it were an Ibis S3 Sportback Black edition, so black styling pack (grill and fog surrounds), which would look better, Black or Alu roof rails? No pan or basic sunroof either, just white roof. It's a usual, dull request, but if you know of contrasting pics, I'd...
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    S3 8P2 mirror cap removal - help, how do they come off!!

    Hi all, help please! I'm replacing my mirror caps. I've removed the mirror glass, no probs. I've removed the 3 screws, no probs. But how on earth do the mirror caps themselves pop/slide off? I can't for the life of me get them to budge! I'm now sick of putting them back together, staring...
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    Eibach Pro front only springs on S3 - anyone?

    Hi all, I'm being specific here as I need to try and source pictures of an S3, preferably facelift, which has Eibach Pro front only springs. Considering these as only want the front dropped slightly. I have tried searching, but can't find images of front only springs fitted. Tried the...
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    A3/S3 wing mirror casing removal/replace

    Hi all, Just a quick question regarding A3/S3 wing mirror removal/replace. I've looked in the FAQ's and although there are details on how to remove the door cards, do you need to do this to remove the wing mirror casings? My mirrors are standard, not electrically folding. I'm needing to...
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    H&R springs & discs/pads - noises, help please!

    Hi all, You may have seen my recent thread on new S3 with H&R 25mm springs and 19" BBS CK's. I am experiencing some strange noises on the near side rear and it's a little worrying. To the details... They are progressive springs, I think I understand. The near side rear at the top...
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    New S3 Black Edition - Ibis out, Sprint Blue in

    Where to start? I purchased a 10 month old Ibis 8P S3 in October last year, was overjoyed, big smiles. Almost immediately however, things started to go wrong. I won't go into detail, but the car was wrong for whatever reason, into Audi 6 times in 6 weeks and I basically lost all confidence in...
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    S3 Black Edition - Insurance quotes?

    Hi all, Trying to get quotes for my new S3 Black Edition. I intend to modify it with lowering springs (25mm) and 19" alloys only. My current insurer Swiftcover won't insure the car with the modifications. Only insurer I can find so far is Adrian Flux. Go compare either can't find the...
  11. RicoS3

    Tyre advice

    Hi all, New S3 arrives 1st March and I have new H&R springs and new 19" alloys for it. The rims are 19x8.0", offset 5x112 ET44. I want to lower the car soon and don't want any rubbing. So first choice is 215's. Spoke to Rimstyle where the rims are coming from and they seriously recommend...
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    Would an RS honeycombe grill fit the S3?

    Hi all, As the title suggests, would any of the Audi range RS honeycombe grills fit the S3? I realise that the TT-RS wouldn't (too small), but what about B7 RS4, or current RS6 model? Would probably need some alterations, but would they be extensive? Someone has probably thought about this...
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    Broken mirror - not amused - help required

    Happy New frickin' Year! Just returned from hols and returned to car parked at brother-in-laws flat in Glasgow. Driver's door mirror hanging off. Mounting looks intact as does mirror housing and mirror itself. Side repeater still works as well. I have electric folding mirrors and when I...
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    New S3 colour choice help/comments - Ordered!

    Hi all, Placing my order for new S3 Black Edition tomorrow (long story, don't ask!). I'm having a late colour dilemma. I've had 2 black cars, Lupo and A3, now have an Ibis S3. We all know about scratches, swirls, dirt, etc. with both these colours, and Ibis is so common now where I am...
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    Will the new S5 mirrors fit the S3?

    Hi all, Met up with Japper recently as he is speccing a similar S3 to mine. We got talking about the mirrors, what big "ears" they are, how bad the folding, etc. I was reading on RS6.com about new mirrors the S5 has now got. Am I right in thinking that the S3 and S4 mirrors are the...
  16. RicoS3

    Gear change indicator in DIS

    Running around in a '59 plate S3 from the dealer as my '58 S3 is in the garage for new gear stick assembly. Noticed that at the bottom of the DIS there is now a gear change suggestion as you get in A4, Q5, etc. I realise this must be new to MY 2010 cars or whatever, but can this be...
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    Emissions warning light......still not fixed!!!

    I was hoping someone on here might be able to shed some light on my current problem. I've had the car 9 days and it was registered in November 2008, so 10 months old. It's been back into Audi under warranty 3 times in 9 days :wtf: and yesterday they replaced the lambda probe. This morning...
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    New S3!

    Hi all, Picked up my new (10 month old) Ibis S3 on Wednesday :s3addict:. Been very busy driving and cleaning bugs, but here are a couple of pictures. Will try and find a scenic spot for some photos after I get her back from Audi! Emission warning light has come on and...
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    Newbie getting his new car on Wednesday!

    Hi all, I've been watching and reading the forum for a while now, no idea why it's taken me so long to register! I've got a lot of useful information from the site and just wanted to say hi and thanks. I've been enjoying the 2.0T engine for 3 years now, was looking for a change and it...
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