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      05-06-2012 04:44 AM #1
      I decided not to wait for the new A3 and stick to having one of the last A3 wagons the USA might ever see. So I sold my old A3 back in December 2011 and ordered a 2012 A3. Its been 6 months, but well worth the wait.

      Here is a pic of my last ride 2006 Audi A3 2.0T color murano green with Full S3 body kit and some other things




      here some pics of my new 2012 A3 Quattro Ti package ibis white














      Ok before you guys go off on a tangent here is my list of mods im going to do
      APR k04 TSI
      APR intake
      S3 intercooler
      Bilstien coilovers
      S3 breaks
      window tints
      Last edited by RedLineRob; 05-06-2012 at 05:02 AM.

    2. 05-06-2012 10:10 AM #2
      Congrats!

      Looks awesome.

      No rails or open sky?

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      05-06-2012 10:33 AM #3
      welcome to the ibis club
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      05-06-2012 11:18 AM #4
      I too traded my '06 for a new '12 in order to stay with a Sportback.

      However it turns out that the '13 A3 models will be the exact same offerings as '12:

      http://forums.audiworld.com/attachme...4&d=1334147773
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      05-06-2012 01:13 PM #5
      Nice.

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      05-08-2012 03:28 AM #6
      here some more pics of the seats and interior. I noticed the air vents have silver with glass black and the new s-tronic shift knob is deferent as well











      i didn't get open sky becuase it adds more wieght to the car and i heard takes away from the head room and some times rattles, plus i like the fact there isnt to many none open sky Ibis A3's out there

      man i cant wait to start tuning it! the quattro makes a huge difference off the line i can allready feel the grip

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      05-09-2012 02:12 PM #7
      Same here. I got a 2012 A3 quattro without the open sky. It's rare in general to see an A3 here w/o open sky. However, I have no regrets. I don't know if it takes away from the head room, but I hated the perforated holes in the blind. Made the car way too bright. Dont plan to tune it though in the near future. I had a 2005 WRX and that was tuned/modded. It was fun, but the mod bug bit me and I couldnt stop.

      Quote Originally Posted by RedLineRob View Post
      i didn't get open sky becuase it adds more wieght to the car and i heard takes away from the head room and some times rattles, plus i like the fact there isnt to many none open sky Ibis A3's out there

      man i cant wait to start tuning it! the quattro makes a huge difference off the line i can allready feel the grip
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    8. 05-09-2012 02:14 PM #8
      rob can u post more pics of the interior grab handle on the door card?

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      05-09-2012 04:37 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by drew138 View Post
      No rails or open sky?
      What's the matter with NOT wanting open sky?

      I specifically custom ordered my 2009 A3 without the open sky! Surveying local dealers back then, I found only about one in 10 on the lots had no open sky and they were invariably plain vanilla stripped down FWD configurations. I, too, appreciate the increased head room plus I get motion sickness with a wide open a sunroof - the moving shadows of trees, etc. affect me adversly. Even though I'm not a sun worshipper, I've had sunroofs in past cars - and most of them leaked eventually. But I would have bought an A3 with a REAL sunroof! I do like the tilt the back up function for ventilation and I would always use a solid sun screen. That flimsy mesh sun screen on the A3 sky roof is a real joke!

      It's interesting to note that in my travels to Europe since I bought my A3, I saw only about one in 20 A3s with sky roofs in Germany, Czech Republic and the UK. Sky roof is just a gimmick for North America IMHO.
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      05-09-2012 05:10 PM #10
      The bugatti veyron's awd system is made by haldex. Does that mean that it uses 4 motion?

      Seriously though, the awd system on our cars, as we know it, debuted in both the audi tt and the vw golf in 1998 so they are equally quattro/4 motion. I don't understand the hate on the a3q's, I've driven it on some of the worst road conditions possible short of rally racing the car and never had a problem. Ive also driven a stock mk V gti with fwd and that car couldn't grip on hard acceleration from a standstill to save its life, in dry conditions.

      If haldex awd = 4 motion then fwd audi's = vw's???
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      05-06-2012 03:11 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by RedLineRob View Post
      APR k04 TSI
      APR intake
      S3 intercooler
      Bilstien coilovers
      S3 breaks
      window tints

      You mean k04 TFSI right?

    12. 05-06-2012 03:42 PM #12
      nicee i want to get new one too

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      05-06-2012 03:42 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by fellow gaucho View Post
      you mean k04 tfsi right?
      tsi = tfsi

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      05-06-2012 08:05 PM #14
      Congratulations and welcome to the Ibis White club and the Titanium Club.
      Enjoy!
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      05-06-2012 09:02 PM #15
      I'm curious - how do you compare the new vs the old? More the same than different? I can't remember how my car felt when it was new. I guess you'll definitely get another 6-8 years on it before it starts falling apart - couldn't say that about the '06.

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      05-06-2012 09:29 PM #16
      cool car redlinebob. Is that an avant?

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      05-06-2012 09:43 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      cool car redlinebob. Is that an avant?
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      05-07-2012 12:18 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by RedLineRob View Post

      More pics of the seats!

    19. 05-07-2012 02:13 AM #19
      Don't stain these seats like your old tan ones.

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      05-07-2012 03:39 PM #20


      but seriously give me your new seats.

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      05-07-2012 03:42 PM #21
      Driving the same ride (except TDI and no quattro for me) - Ibis, Ti, no opensky, no rails. Friggin' gorgeous. Nice taste!
      Smilin' + drivin'...

    22. 05-07-2012 03:43 PM #22
      seats for sale?

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      05-08-2012 03:31 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber-A3 View Post
      Don't stain these seats like your old tan ones.
      oh ill be carful

    24. 05-08-2012 03:37 AM #24
      damnit ok im gonna go order one this weekend now.
      suzuka grey

      no oen sky. i hated my

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      05-08-2012 08:23 AM #25
      The shift knob looks great but it gets really hot when the sun shines on it. The older knob was leather-covered and stayed cool.

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      05-08-2012 03:16 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by RedLineRob View Post
      Ok before you guys go off on a tangent here is my list of mods im going to do
      APR k04 TSI
      APR intake
      S3 intercooler
      Bilstien coilovers
      S3 breaks
      window tints
      I have everything you have listed here on my car except I'm running KW V3's, not Bilsteins. Enjoy the car. I love mine!

      Will you be doing S3 side skirts as well?

    27. 05-08-2012 03:23 PM #27
      told him to take all the parts off but he didnt hahah now he has to buy everything again

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      05-08-2012 03:54 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      he has to buy everything again
      he always spends his money twice
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      05-08-2012 04:04 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      he always spends his money twice
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      05-09-2012 12:22 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      he always spends his money twice
      Hey i took your advice and went with Ibis and cant be more happy! Ill just call you before i make a big purchase and make sure to get your stamp of approval hahah
      Last edited by RedLineRob; 05-09-2012 at 03:45 AM.

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      05-09-2012 02:57 AM #31
      Congrats redlinerob. I like your style. ibis and titanium is the best the car can look from the factory IMO. 2.0t + quattro FTW.
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      05-09-2012 06:30 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by RedLineRob View Post
      Hey i took your advice and went with Ibis and cant be more happy! Ill just call you before i make a big purchase and make sure to get your stamp of approval hahah
      call looks dope bro! can't wait to see it on Saturday
      I hate cupholders

    33. 05-08-2012 06:20 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DjSherif View Post
      I have everything you have listed here on my car except I'm running KW V3's, not Bilsteins. Enjoy the car. I love mine!

      APR K04 TSI

      Will you be doing S3 side skirts as well?

      I'm getting my KW V1's in the next month or so. K04 TSI is planned for a month or so after that. Please tell me it's awesome - please! I want to know! I'm also thinking K04 over the Stage 3 turbo as the lower end seems better in the K04 (better for just booting around town) and should be sufficient for the occasional track day. And obviously there is a big price difference between it and Stage 3 turbo setup. I don't think I'll miss the last bit of top end power of the Stage 3 turbo upgrade, but WTF do I know...


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      05-08-2012 10:22 PM #34
      I love my K04!! I never say to myself "I should have bought the Stage 3" Its all the power I really need. what am I really going to do with more then 350-360Hp on the street. I used to track my R32 a lot but I maybe go to the track once a year now. So for the money you can't really beat a K04!!

      I hope that helps!!

    35. 05-09-2012 03:04 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by DjSherif View Post
      I love my K04!! I never say to myself "I should have bought the Stage 3" Its all the power I really need. what am I really going to do with more then 350-360Hp on the street. I used to track my R32 a lot but I maybe go to the track once a year now. So for the money you can't really beat a K04!!

      I hope that helps!!
      Yeah, that helps like a hole in the head - ha ha!!!!

      Is your car FWD or Quattro?

      I'm trying to figure out the DP part of the equation (I have quattro), but I guess I should just go ATP and be done with it? Or perhaps B&B??? what did you do (if anything) with the rest of the exhaust?
      Last edited by biff2bart; 05-09-2012 at 03:09 AM.

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