Cichy’s Audi A3

The story of my A3 has begun at the turn of 2011/2012. I needed a decent car to deliver pizzas, yeah I’m a pizza delivery guy, however, I was fed up with looking like a stereotypical pizza guy in a Nissan Micra or a Matiz. Out of all possibilities, a solid and reliable 3-door midsize car was on the agenda. I’ve chosen an A3. It met all the criteria, it looked aggressive and it was a definite head turner.

Cichy's Audi A3

Soon after purchase, I have registered on a3-club.net forum to learn my new car’s weak points what eventually resulted in „minor“ upgrades that rejuvenated the interior by 5 years. Only a few original parts remained such as carpet, door handles, windows and clocks. By now my new workspace could be classified as employee friendly, RNS-E with complete Bose system assures precise delivery as well as makes it much more pleasant, especially on longer trips which can be quite enjoyable thanks to S-Line seats. My back wouldn’t complain even after 9 hours of driving Margharita‘s and Pepperoni’s around Cork.

Cichy's Audi A3

From the outside, the A3 got a complete S3 bodykit and 345/312 breaks as well as bi-xenon lights due to my, mostly, evening and night time shifts. Safety first! It also got Koni Sport suspension and Borbet LV5 wheels. To get piping hot pizzas delivered fast but unseen by the coppers, sort of in a stealth mode, the A3’s body was wrapped in black matt.

Cichy's Audi A3

Sometime in 2012 one of our customers has ordered 30 16“ pizzas. When I placed these pizzas in my A3 it turned out that the car sat on bump stops. An air-ride system came to my mind right away, it literally came and was quickly dumped into the boot without any sense of ergonomics. I have also bought a new set of Koni front shocks that were shortened, Czesław Customizer has fitted bags and this set works well until today’s day. As the car was sitting quite low now, I only needed a good set of wheels, so called cherry on the top. Thanks to Rafał and Seba I have acquired Bentley Continental GT 19/9j with 215/35 stretched rubber.

Cichy's Audi A3

In that setup, my A3 was accepted for last year’s RACE1SM International Event. At that stage I thought my car represents a quite good level, but soon, after the event itself (where all cars were absolutely savage!), I’ve learned that I was very wrong about my car and a few more mods will be necessary ASAP.

Cichy's Audi A3

So I got an Accuair set and I convinced czeslawcustomizer.pl to fly over to Ireland to install it and to make it eye-pleasing with a fancy pipework in neatly done up boot. Now all pizzas ride on the back seat and I’m thinking, maybe I should’ve got a sportback? Anyway, it was too late as the car was already at a local spray shop getting ready for the new colour.

Cichy's Audi A3

To be even more stealth I’ve decided to wrap it in Arlon’s Gunpowder and soon poperzy.pl flew over to Ireland and got the job done perfectly. As for the final touch: mirrors, wheels and all bumper’s black elements were sprayed in glossy Piano Black.

Cichy's Audi A3

The turnover, at our pizzeria, has recently increased by 20%. I’m not sure whether customers like to see my Audi, so they shop often, or maybe it’s the awesome pizza we do? Anyway, a few customers have complained that our delivery times are rather slow. That’s probably due to that 2.0 TDI under the bonnet… the last bastion of being factory standard.

Words: Cichy

Cichy's Audi A3

Cichy's Audi A3

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