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      02-12-2011 11:09 PM #106
      I got my A3 back today and I drove her for the first time today in abt a month
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      02-13-2011 03:02 AM #107
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      finished hooking up the backup camera
      total baller!!!!!!!!!

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      02-13-2011 03:49 AM #108
      gave mine a much needed wash today. got a thumbs up from a nissan versa. dunno if thats good or bad
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      02-13-2011 03:23 PM #109
      I bought some plain black trim and wrapped it in 3M DiNoc Carbon Fiber vinyl. Today it wasn't 10 below so I finally was able to install it.









      I like it much better than the textured aluminum stuff that was in it.

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      02-13-2011 05:29 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by inertpyro View Post
      I bought some plain black trim and wrapped it in 3M DiNoc Carbon Fiber vinyl. Today it wasn't 10 below so I finally was able to install it.

      I like it much better than the textured aluminum stuff that was in it.
      I had that same idea
      did you buy the panels from a guy on the forum? (if so, i was really considering buying them as well)

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      02-13-2011 05:31 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by NYCameron View Post
      I had that same idea
      did you buy the panels from a guy on the forum? (if so, i was really considering buying them as well)
      It was on a different forum but it could have been the same person.

    7. 02-13-2011 05:56 PM #112
      today i blew my wiper motor and installed new sparkplugs and red coils

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      02-13-2011 06:17 PM #113
      Hi! I've been reading you for a while, but this is my first post
      My 3 door TDI A3 is five years old, but I like to look after it with some mods from time to time. Here are the pics of the last one: new DSG knob, leather console extenders (triangles, I don't know how you call it) and brake hand from S3. Hope you like it :-)

      Day I bought it (March, 2006):



      A week ago:







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      02-13-2011 09:45 PM #114
      Please, please post part number and price for the "leather console extenders"

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      02-13-2011 09:47 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by DutchcaribbeanGTI View Post
      Please, please post part number and price for the "leather console extenders"
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      Those are Damn Sexy.

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      02-13-2011 10:31 PM #116
      I thought the cigarette lighters all came installed under the armrest in 06s....?

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      02-13-2011 11:08 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      I thought the cigarette lighters all came installed under the armrest in 06s....?
      Since the temp is in *C I am guessing that he is maybe from europe? Or Canada? They are probably slightly different.

      I like those climate control knobs as well.

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      02-13-2011 11:16 PM #118
      nice grab handles. i thought i only saw them on the rs3, which is not even out yet.

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      02-13-2011 11:47 PM #119
      replaced the 20amp fuses for all of the electrical sockets...the ones in the front arm rest console stopped working randomly and I sorta got lost in Boston for a few minutes...but they're good now! Forge atmospheric spacer and 6000K HID kit coming this week!
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      02-14-2011 12:51 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by inertpyro View Post
      Since the temp is in *C I am guessing that he is maybe from europe? Or Canada? They are probably slightly different.

      I like those climate control knobs as well.
      You guys are so smart!

    16. 02-14-2011 01:28 AM #121
      he is in europe i think. it has TP and TMS

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      02-14-2011 02:49 AM #122
      i hardwired my v1 tonight...used slot 40 b/c for some reason both my cig lighter and my 12v in the arm rest are always on

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      02-14-2011 04:52 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by DutchcaribbeanGTI View Post
      Please, please post part number and price for the "leather console extenders"
      Hi everybody! Those extenders were made by tapestry maker here in Madrid. Last friday I gave to him the front doors armrests to do the same job. I will post pictures for you as soon as I get them.

      Quote Originally Posted by inertpyro View Post
      Since the temp is in *C I am guessing that he is maybe from europe? Or Canada? They are probably slightly different.

      I like those climate control knobs as well.
      This is the restyling climate unit from 2010, but few days ago we found out that it doesn't work properly: it doesn't activate the AC compressor when needed. I had to put back the good old one

      I'm glad you like it

      Small list of things I did:
      Big turbo (Garret 1852) + Milltek downpipe + Stage 3 ECU tuning
      Bilstein Sprint (B8) shocks + H&R springs
      RS6 steering wheel
      3.2 front brake kit (350x30mm)...

      On the outside it looks strictly stock, I like it this way.

      Some pictures:










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    19. 02-14-2011 05:22 AM #124
      these Spanish, we are years ahead

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      02-14-2011 05:32 AM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitronic View Post
      these Spanish, we are years ahead
      Audi A3 2.0TDI '06

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      02-14-2011 05:32 AM #126
      Last picture (I promise lol)

      Last edited by galanot; 02-14-2011 at 05:38 AM.
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      02-14-2011 02:54 PM #127
      I might have to check we a few local shops because those leather extenders make me drool.

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      02-14-2011 03:15 PM #128
      Got my car inspected...it's so lowered that they couldn't get a hydraulic jack under the car to check out the undercarriage so the guy said screw it and just passed me on the rest of the checks.
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      02-14-2011 03:20 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by inertpyro View Post
      I might have to check we a few local shops because those leather extenders make me drool.
      Don't hesitate to ask for more detailed pictures if you need them
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      02-14-2011 09:34 PM #130
      This past weekend I got my baffles finished, installed the door speakers, got the tweeters in the a-pillars, fabbed up my line outs on my wiring harness, and got my half finished sub box out of the car so I can work in less cramped quarters

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      02-15-2011 12:37 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      This past weekend I got my baffles finished, installed the door speakers, got the tweeters in the a-pillars, fabbed up my line outs on my wiring harness, and got my half finished sub box out of the car so I can work in less cramped quarters
      what kinda speakers you put in them?

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      02-15-2011 12:48 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by jowsley0923 View Post
      what kinda speakers you put in them?
      I just went with some Polk DB6501s for right now. I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet, but if I'm not impressed, I will probably get a set of Hybrid Audio Imagines since they seem to get really good reviews and they're about the same price as the Polks.

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      02-15-2011 01:05 AM #133
      Installed HI-FLOW throttle body pipe and TOP.

      Installed steering gauge pod with STRI XLINE boost gauge.

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      02-15-2011 01:47 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      Got my car inspected...it's so lowered that they couldn't get a hydraulic jack under the car to check out the undercarriage so the guy said screw it and just passed me on the rest of the checks.


      ooops...wrong forum

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      02-15-2011 02:01 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by galanot View Post
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      02-15-2011 02:26 AM #136
      Forge TWINtake arrived and I didn't have enough light to install it today, but i test fitted everything. this is gunna be NUTS
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      02-15-2011 09:10 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      This past weekend I got my baffles finished, installed the door speakers, got the tweeters in the a-pillars, fabbed up my line outs on my wiring harness, and got my half finished sub box out of the car so I can work in less cramped quarters
      Are you building just a regular sub box, or one that allows you to still use your hatch? I want something similar to this. I just don't know how to do it..



      I also just found this which looks like a pretty good write-up: http://tadasauce.wordpress.com/2009/...ystem-install/
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      02-15-2011 12:27 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Are you building just a regular sub box, or one that allows you to still use your hatch? I want something similar to this. I just don't know how to do it..



      I also just found this which looks like a pretty good write-up: http://tadasauce.wordpress.com/2009/...ystem-install/
      That first enclosure looks pretty slick, although I am not sure how many different subs you could use in that area, since there is not a lot of depth to work with. That looks like an Elemental Designs SQ10 which only needs 3" mounting depth, which would definitely fit there.

      I actually used that write-up from Tadasauce (he had a thread here about it as well) for a lot of inspiration. My enclosure will be in the same location as the factory sub and it will be built similar to his, except I didn't cut that big section out of the side of the car. I did trim some of the tabs where the two pieces are spot welded together, but that's it. I am using a JL Audio 8W3V3, which only needs a .3 cu. ft. enclosure, and has a mounting depth of a little over 4.5", so I didn't need the additional room and didn't want to hack up my car any more than I had to. Also, I am planning on having a solid MDF front on my fiberglass box instead of just an MDF ring with a fiberglass front.

      Anyway, if you wanted to make a box similar to that one in the first image you posted, I would just take that styrofoam surround out of the spare tire well and use it to make a negative mold for the enclosure. I would cover that half section of the surround that you want the sub to live in with a couple of layers of painters tape, then spray some pam or something on it and then use some expanding foam to cast your mold. Once it hardens, pull the styrofoam part out, clean any pam off the expanding foam, then line that with painters tape and some pam or something. I would build as much of the "top" (it will be in the bottom of your mold) out of MDF as I could. I would probably use 5/8" for this application. I would build the sides out of fiberglass, since they are curved, and probably bond the fiberglass directly to the MDF top. Once you get a few layers of fiberglass laid and it's cured up, you can pull it out of the mold and lay on a few more layers until you get it up to like 3/8" thick. I would go ahead and cut out the hole for the sub in the top at this point, then cut a hole in the side for your wiring terminals. I would put the terminals right where the enclosure would meet the factory sub location. Make the bottom of the enclosure out of a solid piece of MDF. Trim up the bottom edges of the fiberglass box and then attach the MDF floor using some screws and then fiberglass it in. Once all the fiberglass is all cured up, cover it in some carpet, mount your terminals, wire it up, put some polyfill in the box, and mount your sub. I'd put my amp where the stock sub used to be, hence putting the terminals for the sub in that location. Plus you could easily tap into the existing wiring harness for the factory sub to get your remote turn on for your amp, as well as your line level outputs for the sub. If you want to amp your fronts then you'll have to get line outs from the head unit, but that's not too hard either. Let me know if you really want to build one of these things, and I could give you some more detailed info

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      02-15-2011 02:08 PM #139
      ^^ thanks for the info. I use to have a subwoofer, but it was in a self standing box. I also already had an amp where the old subwoofer is, so that's good to go. Its just a matter of building a base box.

      I'll see what I can do when I get my car back.
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      02-15-2011 02:38 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonF View Post
      Forge TWINtake arrived and I didn't have enough light to install it today, but i test fitted everything. this is gunna be NUTS
      [IMG][/IMG]

      Interested to see how it goes, i might invest in one down the road
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