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    1. Member DjSherif's Avatar
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      05-08-2012 03:16 PM #36
      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
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      Bilstien coilovers
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      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?

    2. 05-08-2012 03:23 PM #37
      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 #38
      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 #39
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      he always spends his money twice
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      05-08-2012 05:31 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by mike3141 View Post
      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.
      when I had a titanium on my old car it got hot as faaack so i kept a clean unused sock on it when I wasn't driving

    6. 05-08-2012 06:20 PM #41
      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 #42
      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!!

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      05-09-2012 12:18 AM #43
      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!

      Will you be doing S3 side skirts as well?
      wow really do you have S3 intercooler and what exhaust are you running?

      man its pretty rare to find a new A3Q with a k04. I'm not putting any S3 parts on im leaving the exterior alone. Im enjoying the car and its not even tuned its amazing how different quattro feels
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      05-09-2012 12:22 AM #44
      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 #45
      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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    11. 05-09-2012 03:04 AM #46
      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?
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      05-09-2012 11:21 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by biff2bart View Post
      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?
      My car is Quattro. As far as DP's are concerned, now that the golf R is out there are a lot more options. APR, 42 DD, ATP(I have), B&B, Miltek.

      Also I'm running a Miltek cat back.

    13. 05-09-2012 12:27 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      i rradther have alcantara door inserts than the black trim pieces
      Ask the parts guy.

    14. 05-09-2012 12:49 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by drew138 View Post
      Ask the parts guy.
      i would need it in grey thou.. i know euro has the tan alcantara inserts

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      05-09-2012 02:12 PM #50
      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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    16. 05-09-2012 02:14 PM #51
      rob can u post more pics of the interior grab handle on the door card?

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      05-09-2012 03:25 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by biff2bart View Post
      Yeah, that helps like a hole in the head - ha ha!!!!

      Is your car FWD or Quattro?
      no one in the a3 forums has quattro. everyone has 4 motion
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      05-09-2012 03:41 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      no one in the a3 forums has quattro. everyone has 4 motion
      That's not true, so stop saying it. By your line of thinking, the only car to ever have quattro is the original Audi "Ur" Quattro. The transverse engines with AWD (A3, S3, RS3, TT-S, TT-RS, Golf R, etc.) use Haldex, regardless of if it's called "4motion" or quattro. Just like with the Audi longitudinal engines, there are various AWD configurations (Torsen, crown gear, etc.), all of which are called "quattro" and all of which deliver power to all four wheels, but do it differently. Sure, the Haldex based systems are the least like the original permanent AWD "quattro" system that Audi is known for, but quattro is just a name, not a specific AWD configuration.

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      05-09-2012 04:00 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      That's not true, so stop saying it. By your line of thinking, the only car to ever have quattro is the original Audi "Ur" Quattro. The transverse engines with AWD (A3, S3, RS3, TT-S, TT-RS, Golf R, etc.) use Haldex, regardless of if it's called "4motion" or quattro. Just like with the Audi longitudinal engines, there are various AWD configurations (Torsen, crown gear, etc.), all of which are called "quattro" and all of which deliver power to all four wheels, but do it differently. Sure, the Haldex based systems are the least like the original permanent AWD "quattro" system that Audi is known for, but quattro is just a name, not a specific AWD configuration.
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      05-09-2012 04:37 PM #55
      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 #56
      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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      05-09-2012 06:30 PM #57
      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
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      05-09-2012 07:06 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by biff2bart View Post
      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?
      You can still use APR's DP with stock cat. Milltek has a turbo back system but I haven't heard from anyone who has it. As far as B&B goes people have said it is pretty loud puttin around town but okay on the freeway.

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      05-09-2012 07:39 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by RedLineRob View Post
      wow really do you have S3 intercooler and what exhaust are you running?

      man its pretty rare to find a new A3Q with a k04. I'm not putting any S3 parts on im leaving the exterior alone. Im enjoying the car and its not even tuned its amazing how different quattro feels
      Yes I have an S3 intercooler, and I'm running an ATP downpipe with a Miltek catback.

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      05-09-2012 11:34 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      no one in the a3 forums has quattro. everyone has 4 motion
      4 motion was viscous fluid differential. So you can say VW and Audi converged to Haldex. If any car that is like the VW 4 motion, it would be the R8.

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      05-10-2012 08:14 AM #61
      If you examine a VAG-COM scan of the 2012 2.0TQ the descriptive name of the Haldex is "4motion".

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      05-10-2012 02:46 PM #62
      Ibis and no open sky. I like your style brotha!
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      05-11-2012 12:51 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by mike3141 View Post
      If you examine a VAG-COM scan of the 2012 2.0TQ the descriptive name of the Haldex is "4motion".
      Yeah, but isn't that due to a 3rd party software developer's naming convention?

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