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RS3 8Y Ordering and Spec

I have a Kemora Sportback that was delivered almost exactly 1 year ago (time flies). Colour is great, very happy I chose that with Black option & still get a lot of positive comments from people that see the car.
 
I got a sneek peak in the "holding yard" this morning...... 🥳
Terrible quality & lighting pic I know 😅 so yeh it looks average at best in this picture.

Just wanted to share the news - 2 years 4 months wait and hopefully pick it up for handover late next week.
👍
 

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I can only imagine the anticipation... will be worth it in the end.

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Thanks guys, hopefully get to pick her up this Friday coming...then should be able to post some better pics, bit of feedback etc 🤙


Booked it in for a full body PPF, bit the bullet there too with the costs! :sick:
Just pray to god they don't damage any clips or the likes with whatever parts they have to remove to wrap the film around the edges hey!
I've not had a previous vehicle with PPF so shitting bricks on that front too but I really want to protect the paint 🤞
 
Thanks guys, hopefully get to pick her up this Friday coming...then should be able to post some better pics, bit of feedback etc 🤙


Booked it in for a full body PPF, bit the bullet there too with the costs! :sick:
Just pray to god they don't damage any clips or the likes with whatever parts they have to remove to wrap the film around the edges hey!
I've not had a previous vehicle with PPF so shitting bricks on that front too but I really want to protect the paint 🤞

They most likely won't break any clips because the car is brand new, the clips haven't had a chance to degrade yet.

My concern would be rear badges. I'm a bit OCD with regards to those badges being straight and I see way too often PPF'd cars that have misaligned badges.
 
Picked her up so just wanted to drop a couple pics. 👍
GREAT car, everything I had hoped for thus far...WELL truth be told - the freaking round steering wheel still seems lame.
 

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Picked her up so just wanted to drop a couple pics. 👍
GREAT car, everything I had hoped for thus far...WELL truth be told - the freaking round steering wheel still seems lame.
Very nice mate. Love the engine cover. I missed out on that one 😩.
They Bridgestones?

Enjoy. You have certainly waited long enough 👀.
 
Congrats Frankster - must be a great feeling to have finally taken delivery.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the car once you've had some proper time in the driver's seat.
 
Yep Bridgestone's...out of interest what tyres did you / other guys get on there - Pirelli?
Yep, P Zeros on mine.

Have read a few threads over the past couple of years and seems what ever brand is most available between the two.. How true that is I don’t no…???
 
Mine came with Pirelli P-Zeros as well & they have been good so far. Grip is good & they seem to be wearing evenly over last 13,000 km.
 
From past experience I also prefer Michelin Pilot Sports but remember front & rear tyre diameters need to be matched. On my previous RS3 (8V) the only way to do this with Pilot Sport was to use same tyre size on the front & rear. This was convenient but increased understeer a bit.

The factory Pirelli's are a special custom size that ensures matched front & rear diameters even though tyre dimensions are different. I don't particularly like being stuck with one brand & I guess Bridgestones are an option as well since Audi have been fitting them, but you would need to confirm code. Personally, I am not a fan of Bridgestone as I've had a few issues in the past with other cars & found side walls are too stiff.
 
From past experience I also prefer Michelin Pilot Sports but remember front & rear tyre diameters need to be matched. On my previous RS3 (8V) the only way to do this with Pilot Sport was to use same tyre size on the front & rear. This was convenient but increased understeer a bit.

The factory Pirelli's are a special custom size that ensures matched front & rear diameters even though tyre dimensions are different. I don't particularly like being stuck with one brand & I guess Bridgestones are an option as well since Audi have been fitting them, but you would need to confirm code. Personally, I am not a fan of Bridgestone as I've had a few issues in the past with other cars & found side walls are too stiff.
Interesting, I know tire sizes vary depending on width but didn’t think it would be excessive enough for the RS3. Curious to find out how much overall diameter varies between the sizes on both the Michelin and Pirelli and how that compares to having worn and new tires.
 
I reckon tires are like oils, everyone's got an opinion (& there's nothing wrong with that!)
Anyway, from memory I think I usually stick with O.E!
When I owned our various Brock Commodores years ago I stuck with Bridgestone, because that was what Brock fitted! An HSV VZ GTO, was delivered with Pirelli P Zero Rossos (there are different P Zeros though, some better than others!), a C63 we bought had Yokohamas, & the Audis we've owned, including our current RSQ3 have been fitted with Continental Sport Contacts.
I've done a bit of track work, and for normal road use I've never had any issues with any of the brands, but I suppose they've all been the premium version of the relevant brand.
So that's just me, I seem to stick with OE!
 
Dan,
I can tell you from actual experience that unless front & rear tyre diameters are matched, you will have problems with an RS3. With my previous 8V model, I initially replaced OE fitted Pirelli P Zeros with Michelin Pilot Sports but of exactly the same dimensions as the car came with (wider front vs rear). This resulted in the traction loss warning light coming on/off all the time & I could hear the centre torque split control differential whining a lot more than normal. After having it checked, I changed front & rear tyres to Michelins of exactly the same dimensions (in between original front & rear sizes) & problems disappeared.

When I noticed the issues, I didn't leave the first set of Michelin tyres on for long as I suspected it would have increased wear on the Quattro drive system or even caused damage. Around then I also read of instances of 4 wheel drive cars suffering damage due to changes that owners made to the tyre dimensions.
 
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