Steve Lockley and his Audi S3 are regulars on the VW/Audi scene. It has received numerous trophies and magazine features both nationally and internationally. Over the years Steve has spent a small refining his car. First off was a Audi 1.8T 20V turbo conversion, APR Re-map Stage 2, Forge Dump Valve, Forge Front Mount Intercooler, Audi six speed gear box with MTM paddle and Newspeed quick shift, H&R Coilovers, Heated Recaro seats re-trimmed in Bentley Tropical Orange including full boot, parcel shelf.
The only thing missing was an audio install.
“I chose The Ice House in Stoke on Trent after seeing Terry Tunstalls VW Polo install. I contacted Andy at the The Ice House who listened to my requirements and suggested several system ideas to suit my budget. As a Four Master, I Knew The Ice House could deliver on both quality of work and products”
The brief Steve gave us was quality equipment. We chose two Rainbow IPaul amplifiers for there simplistic looks and superior sound quality. Speakers were from the Hertz range, Hi-Energy components at the front and coaxial in the rear fit into the standard location. Sub bass is taken care of with a Hertz Hi Energy 12” subwoofer. A Kenwood DVD screen heads up the system. This was chosen for it’s hi specification and flexibility. System cabling is taken care of using Audison Connection cable and interconnects and Skinz sound deadening throughout the car. The install is a simple build housing both amplifiers and a sub box the Hertz subwoofer reverse mounted. The install was trimmed in matching grey alcantara and tropical orange vinyl to carry the theme from the front to rear of the car. For the 2009 show season Steve has fitted a set of Garson Dad chrome alloy wheels studded Swarovski crystals. So as a special install touch we used the spare wheel well as a display cabinet for a Swarovski crystal cleaning kit. Future plans for the car are new front seats and interior lighting.