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S3 TRS

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I know alloys are very subjective and loads of diff opinions but I'm not a big fan of the current Audi alloys and wanted something a bit different. I know before it happens some will like some will hate but I'm made up with them a really think they suit the car, just my option of course haha

I actually like all of the wheels on the 8Y. S3 and A3.

I had a really difficult time trying to find wheels that I liked on my 8V. I’ll throw up some photoshops over done for the 8Y saloon when I get home.

I’ve got 2 sets and my brother has some rotiform that might look nice too.


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If there's one thing I've learnt from the TT forum its always go with your own opinions on your own car, when you ask for advice you get 100"s of different opinions on what looks good and what doesn't, it always comes down to personal preferences. i.e colour/wheels/options and I will always respect other views and always be open minded but at some point you've gotta bite the bullet and hopefully not suffer the dreaded buyers regret its not I hated the design so much just for some reason the standard 18" looked so small on the 8Y even 19" don't look especially big (Maybe I should have gone 20"), on the 8V 18" looked fine and 19" too, the alloys really suited the 8V. I looked at loads of options from Vossen to CM Wheels for RS6 reps but for me these worked, I await the difference of opinions with dread haha
 

Nothingdoing079

Registered User
Just an A3 rather than S3.

Dechromed and tinted

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KXL

Active Member
Just an A3 rather than S3.

Dechromed and tinted

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I will soon hopefully be receving the Sport trim A3 sometime too, and considering dechroming just the front airvents and maybe front grill trim surround (possible to have a front on pic?) and curious on few things, how much were you charged for it, and did you also wrap the hexagon center grill bits, or it's just clean and shiny. Also how do you find these variant (non-projector) LED A3 headlights?
 

Nothingdoing079

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I will soon hopefully be receving the Sport trim A3 sometime too, and considering dechroming just the front airvents and maybe front grill trim surround (possible to have a front on pic?) and curious on few things, how much were you charged for it, and did you also wrap the hexagon center grill bits, or it's just clean and shiny. Also how do you find these variant (non-projector) LED A3 headlights?

I ended up only dechroming the window trim and the front air vents, and left the grill surround as think it breaks the look up nicely.

Doing the surround as well would have been a little too dark in my opinon. The hexagon centre bits didn't need anything done to them as were plain black and shiny already.

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The headlights I'm not finding too bad, though given covid and the fact nights are staying brighter for longer haven't had too much opportunity to use them.

When I have used them, they have illuminated my path well and haven't been too dark etc.

Reading up on the matrix lights, I do sort of wish I'd been able to get them, however at the time didn't think them necessary (The Audi UK website is terrible for explaining what things actually do)
 
I picked up my A3 S-Line in Daytona Grey with matrix headlights earlier today:
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I also ticked the boxes for the alternate 18” alloys and standard suspension. Those of you who like a sportier look aren’t going to like the higher ride height, but for me comfort was a priority:

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Here’s a couple of shots of the interior without the ambient lighting pack (all four door cards are lit white). I don’t have wireless charging, but I do have a lit phone box, so assume that’s part of the upgraded interior light pack with the S-Line trim.
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I love the 3D sculpting on the rear lights:
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First impressions are that the car is super easy to drive (I have the S-Tronic box and Driver Assist Package). The matrix headlights are a game changer for night time driving - I didnt even have to dip the lights when close-passing other cars on single track roads and to be able to run with permanent full beams when doing 70 on unlit dual carriageways feels much safer than driving with dipped. (And to be able to set the main beams to auto and just let the car deal with it just further adds to the ease of driving). The mild hybrid stop/start system is seamless. And one extra little thing I haven’t seen mentioned before is that the 1.5 TFSI engine warms up remarkably quickly. And the built in voice control works well; it made it easy to set new sat-nav destinations whilst driving. Safe to say that my first impressions are very good (hopefully I don’t suffer any electrical gremlins, fingers crossed).
 
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S15THM

Navarra S3 Saloon
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wind deflectors and 15/20mm spacers on.
 

S15THM

Navarra S3 Saloon
And one extra little thing I haven’t seen mentioned before is that the 1.5 TFSI engine warms up remarkably quickly. And the built in voice control works well; it made it easy to set new sat-nav destinations whilst driving. Safe to say that my first impressions are very good (hopefully I don’t suffer any electrical gremlins, fingers crossed).
I noticed this with my S3, it heats up quicker than any car I’ve driven before. It’s blowing hot air by the time I leave the street just about.
 

mark2380

New Member
Hello All,

New user here, just picked up my S3 from the dealer today absolutely over the moon. Came from and A4 TDI Black Edition previously and then prior an A1 Black Edition 2.0 TDI which I miss.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a reasonably fast car, in 2006 used to own an Evolution 8 MR FQ320 that was modestly upgraded to 420bhp & 550Nm.

Car was dealer stock with the options I wanted. Wasn’t sure about the 18” wheels and when I placed the order I was in two minds. Seeing them I personally prefer the style of them, each to there own I suppose but they would look better if they were 19” as standard, just my personal opinion.

I can confirm wireless CarPlay works etc, but at the minute I can’t get it to connect to myAudi for some reason, when I took it for a quick drive earlier the warning message for distance monitoring popped up god knows what that’s all about don’t even have the extended assistance pack.

Anyway a couple of pictures.
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Moots

Registered User
Hello All,

New user here, just picked up my S3 from the dealer today absolutely over the moon. Came from and A4 TDI Black Edition previously and then prior an A1 Black Edition 2.0 TDI which I miss.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a reasonably fast car, in 2006 used to own an Evolution 8 MR FQ320 that was modestly upgraded to 420bhp & 550Nm.

Car was dealer stock with the options I wanted. Wasn’t sure about the 18” wheels and when I placed the order I was in two minds. Seeing them I personally prefer the style of them, each to there own I suppose but they would look better if they were 19” as standard, just my personal opinion.

I can confirm wireless CarPlay works etc, but at the minute I can’t get it to connect to myAudi for some reason, when I took it for a quick drive earlier the warning message for distance monitoring popped up god knows what that’s all about don’t even have the extended assistance pack.

Anyway a couple of pictures.
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Nice. I’m with you on the alloys, made the same decision. Wish they were that style but 19’s.
 

S3 TRS

Registered User
Hi, may I ask which wind deflectors those are. I have weather tech ones on an 8V Sportback / front only ( am due to collect an 8Y next week ) and they fit well ( no clips and no rattles after three years ). Sadly I have been unable to find decent ones for the 8Y.
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Looks like Team Heko. I have them on my Mercedes Vito work van and previous VW caddy. Good quality. Highly recommended.

Sportback
https://e-heko.com/en_GB/p/Wind-deflectors-AUDI-A3-Y8-SPORTBACK-5d-2020-front-only-/15281

Saloon
https://e-heko.com/en_GB/p/Wind-deflectors-AUDI-A3-Y8-LIMOUSINE-4d-2020-front-only-/15283


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Scaglioni

Registered User
Looks like Team Heko. I have them on my Mercedes Vito work van and previous VW caddy. Good quality. Highly recommended.

Sportback
https://e-heko.com/en_GB/p/Wind-deflectors-AUDI-A3-Y8-SPORTBACK-5d-2020-front-only-/15281

Saloon
https://e-heko.com/en_GB/p/Wind-deflectors-AUDI-A3-Y8-LIMOUSINE-4d-2020-front-only-/15283


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Thanks - shall investigate. I was a little concerned having read somewhere that the Heko ones required a variable number of little metal clips in order for them to stay solid etc etc
 

S15THM

Navarra S3 Saloon
They are indeed Team Hekos however they have created some serious wind trail noise that I’m considering removing them.
 

S3 TRS

Registered User
They are indeed Team Hekos however they have created some serious wind trail noise that I’m considering removing them.

That’s strange, they look quite minimal. Is it hard to capture on video?


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S15THM

Navarra S3 Saloon
That’s strange, they look quite minimal. Is it hard to capture on video?


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Haven’t tried, I’m fairly busy with work over the next few days but will try and get a clip of the noise they’re causing. Quite disappointing really as they really look good on the car and set it off.
 

S3 TRS

Registered User
Yes they do look good.

Can I quickly ask what the things on the ground are where you’ve posted pressure washing pics? Look like cats eyes or something.


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S15THM

Navarra S3 Saloon
Yes they do look good.

Can I quickly ask what the things on the ground are where you’ve posted pressure washing pics? Look like cats eyes or something.


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It’s driveway lighting. Solar powered.
 

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Bayl

2017 8V S3 Tech Pack Advanced, Pano, Mag Ride,B&O
Thanks, think they’re pretty expensive compared to the non OEM ones you can pick up for about £15. They look good though!

Go OEM the cheap ones just fade and look terrible after a while, I tried them and ended up changing them


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Ludus

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I was lucky to get some OEM puddle lights for free :playful:
 

db23

Member
Quick question, are people’s s3’s steering wheels flat bottomed?

I’m seeing different pictures but on the configurator it does say the flat bottom is standard


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Quick question, are people’s s3’s steering wheels flat bottomed?

I’m seeing different pictures but on the configurator it does say the flat bottom is standard


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Hi Pal, mine has the flat bottom, I think a lot of the pictures are of European spec cars and usually left hand drive, I may be corrected but as far as I know and from what the dealer told me, standard uk s3 spec has flat bottom wheel, no cost option for round wheel
 
Hi Pal, mine has the flat bottom, I think a lot of the pictures are of European spec cars and usually left hand drive, I may be corrected but as far as I know and from what the dealer told me, standard uk s3 spec has flat bottom wheel, no cost option for round wheel
For the A3, if you spec the Driver Assist Pack then you must have the round steering wheel: this might be true also for the S3?
 
For the A3, if you spec the Driver Assist Pack then you must have the round steering wheel: this might be true also for the S3?
Yeah sure your right, I never discussed the driver assist pack option as is wasn’t something I was interested in so steering wheel option with pack never came up, but now you’ve said that I vaguely remember a post a while back with op saying they wanted assist pack but if they added it the only option was round wheel which they didn’t want, so makes sense that the S3 would be same
 

Joe mcgrath

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Hi everyone.
This is my new S3, I've had one before in back in 2012 for three years it was 8P and I loved it so I've gone for another one.

I've wrapped the window trim black, rear boot lip and all the brush aluminium. I'm planning on doing the outer front grill chrome and I'll do the rook black too.

let me know what you think
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Hi everyone.
This is my new S3, I've had one before in back in 2012 for three years it was 8P and I loved it so I've gone for another one.

I've wrapped the window trim black, rear boot lip and all the brush aluminium. I'm planning on doing the outer front grill chrome and I'll do the rook black too.

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Looks good! That rear lip spoiler will get some people talking. There are a few people on here trying to source one.
 
Nice ! looks really well pal, the black trim against white looks so much better than silver on lighter cars imo ! mines black and its a bit of contrast having the silver trim but still might wrap it, if it doesn't work can always take it off !
 

S3 TRS

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Looks good! That rear lip spoiler will get some people talking. There are a few people on here trying to source one.

It’s not the carbon spoiler it looks like he’s wrapped the normal one.

Looking good in white. Are you doing the individual aluminium bits on the front grille too?


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Joe mcgrath

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Nice ! looks really well pal, the black trim against white looks so much better than silver on lighter cars imo ! mines black and its a bit of contrast having the silver trim but still might wrap it, if it doesn't work can always take it off !
I've seen yours on here. The black and chrome go really well together. Really like your alloys as well!
 
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