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  1. Thats what people are doing if you don't declare their mods to their insurance. shocked.gif

    Anyway, back on topic, has anyone actually seen this conversion done with the washers and self leveling? I assume you need a full new bumper if you want the washers?

  2. Sorry to here about your job mate but hope the new business works out.

    Don't think there is ever a good time to sell, one things for sure, the longer you keep it the less it will be worth. I would sell ASAP.

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    Since when have you lot been so rightious grin.gif

    Conduct a poll on how many people declare their remaps/wheels/brakes etc to their insurance companies tongue.gif

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    All I'm saying is I wouldn't take the risk, for the addition cost of declaring your mod's it's not worth the risk of your insurance not paying out.

    You might as well have no insurance at all, at least that way you would save yourself a decent amount of money. Lets face it, the law doesn't exactly come down very hard on uninsured drivers, hense why there is some many of the feckers.

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    white's coming back big time!!

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    Totally agree, I think the new S3 really suits the white. somebody posted a pic of a white S3 on here a while back with 19" lambo wheels, I'd have one tomorrow if I had a spare 30k.

    I used to have a Candy White Corrado and thought it was class. Still miss the electric speed sensitive spoiler now!

  5. Just spotted this

    New S3 on eBay

    Looks to me like somebody has ordered one thinking the demand/waiting list would be massive and they would make a quick buck.

    Can't see it selling for the full list price when there isn't any real waiting list at the dealers.

    Plus there has been talk of people getting discounts already.

  6. Sorry to drag this one up from the past but it was discussed recently here and I've just read an interesting article on the subject in the weeks Auto Express magazine (Issue 942)

    It makes an interesting read but this quote direct from the Department of Transport sums it up.......

    "It is not acceptable to covert a headlamp approved for the use with halogen filament bulb to use a Xenon (HID) gas discharge bulb. The only acceptable way of converting is to replace the headlamp unit with one approved for gas discharge bulbs. Such headlights will be approved to UNECE Regulation 98 and 'E' marked. If headlights approved to UNECE Regulation 98 are retro-fitted, they must be self-levelling (as part of the headlamp system, or via self-levelling suspension), and headlamp washers must be installed. Under road traffic Act 1988, it is an offence to fit or use parts which are not legal"

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    Makes you wonder why anyone would want to buy an Audi after reading this thread, holy mackerel.

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    The daft thing is I'd have no problems buying another Audi, I think I need my head looking at! smashfreakB.gif

  8. Cheers for that Paul,

    I did once get stopped for a roadside emissions check but it was about 7 years ago and I suspect I was only targeted as I had an old car (1989 Vauxhall Nova 1.0). Luckily my transport has improved a bit in that time! Anyway the car wasn’t fully up to temperature so they just let me go.

    Plus from what I’ve read the ONLY sensible way of improving performance is to get it re-mapped. I was just intrested to see if de-cating helped.

  9. Mines not re-mapped….yet.

    I get about 26mpg but I mainly use the car for going to work in which is only a 7 mile trip so it never gets warmed through properly.

    On a recent Holiday to Cornwall I managed to average 35mpg over approx the week in which I covered approx. 1500 miles. Spent most of the time at either 80mph on the motorway and 60 mpg on single carriage way roads. Even the old blast down the country roads didn’t hurt it too bad.

    I recon the average S3 owner must be getting 27-30mpg on standard cars (or <25mpg if your right foot is a bit heavier)

    I didn’t by an S3 to worry about economy or to save the planet…

  10. Yes I believe this is correct. I used to run my 95 Mini Cooper 1.3i with a decat pipe and just used to put it back on for the MOT. Obviously I was running the risk of getting done by the Police in road side checks etc but the chances are slim. And with a 1991 registered car you will be fine.

    BTW the performance difference it made was surprisingly significant but that was on a relatively straight forward engine with very little in the way of electronics and sensors. Should be OK on your 205 I would think.

    Does anyone know what would happen if you de-cat an S3, does it go like stink or run like a bag of spanners?