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    New to the Forum

    Hi,

    My name is Emma I have recently bought my first S3 (facelift) in Ming Blue with light grey leather interior.

    I have been following the forum for a few weeks now (even though I have only just got around to registering) which has helped me settle on the car I eventually bought!

    Unfortunately no modifications as of yet...as the car needs some work to restore it back to its former glory!!

    I picked it up from the garage yesterday after it has been there all week!! It has had new discs and pads, new battery, new oil cooler, new filters and a full service.

    It still needs....

    Discs & Pads on the front, Standard Concert CD Player put back in, Dreaded Drivers Side window clip needs sorting as the window isn't' working...hope to have this done soon.

    On a positive note though.. my aluminium wing mirrors have just arrived this morning...

    Emma

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    Welcome, I hope you have long arms and deep pockets

    Pics please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3 Hoggy View Post
    Welcome to AS.net! Get some pics up!
    Thanks, I have not got around to taking any decent pics yet, hopefully I will get some this weekend and I will get them posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Junky View Post
    Welcome, I hope you have long arms and deep pockets

    Pics please!
    Thanks...and I hope I have too! Pics will be up asap, just in the process of putting the mirrors on now...but having a slight technical hitch!

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    whats the hitch ?
    Welcome btw

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    Welcome!

    Have you thought about getting uprated discs and pads for the front? The S3 is a hefty beast and the standard front brakes are a bit rubbish if you drive quickly!

    Yep, get some pics up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    whats the hitch ?
    Welcome btw
    Well I bought them of ebay and the listing said they had come of an 03 S3, that's what I have so I thought they would fit perfect, but it seams they don't sit flush and there is gap running along the bottom, also the screw holes don't match up to screw them on!!...umm

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    They are probably off an 8P one

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    Well I bought them of ebay and the listing said they had come of an 03 S3, that's what I have so I thought they would fit perfect, but it seams they don't sit flush and there is gap running along the bottom, also the screw holes don't match up to screw them on!!...umm
    Did you buy just the mirror casings, or the full mirrors?

    The casings are a different shape from pre to post facelift but if it's the full mirrors I don't see why they wouldn't fit?
    Are they genuine Audi solid alloy ones?
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    my mirrors before fitment

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    Below is the listing, and everything you can see in the picture has come with it

    GENUINE AUDI S3/A3/A4 ALUMINIUM MIRRORS on eBay (end time 15-Jun-11 20:25:05 BST)

    When the casing sits on there is a little lug where the pivot is and it seems as though it just wont sit down enough

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    Is the part number 8E0 857,507 C 3Q7

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Is the part number 8E0 857,507 C 3Q7
    Turns out there is no part number on the aluminium just on the plastic....I think they are going back...back to the drawing board!!

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    Ground off ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Ground off ?
    Nope...here's some pics...


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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    Below is the listing, and everything you can see in the picture has come with it

    GENUINE AUDI S3/A3/A4 ALUMINIUM MIRRORS on eBay (end time 15-Jun-11 20:25:05 BST)

    When the casing sits on there is a little lug where the pivot is and it seems as though it just wont sit down enough
    Whats the chance these have been pinched of some poor S3 owner's car??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveWire View Post
    Whats the chance these have been pinched of some poor S3 owner's car??
    Doubt it they don't even fit....lol

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    They are 8P ones,look at the angle of my ones as opposed to yours which are straight nearest to the car.

    I bet they are cheap copies,seeing as the seller didn't know what model car then it does make it suspicious doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    They are 8P ones,look at the angle of my ones as opposed to yours which are straight nearest to the car.

    I bet they are cheap copies,seeing as the seller didn't know what model car then it does make it suspicious doesn't it.
    This is the sellers response to them not fitting...obviously you dont know what you are talking about these came off a audi s3 thankyou, and do fit and are genuine. i used to work for audi. if youve sold yours why do you want another pair? these r genuine.

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    Welcome Emma, i'm liking the private plate

    Is there a slight difference between the C5 RS6 mirrors and 8L S3?
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    Yes they probably cleaned the bogs out for an Audi dealership,they are talking crap.

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    They're not 8P mirrors Jase, they're pre facelift 8L mirrors.

    Post facelift 8L mirrors have a much more angled inner edge, pre facelift are like the ones above. the screw holes are also in the perfect location for pre facelift
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Welcome Emma, i'm liking the private plate

    Is there a slight difference between the C5 RS6 mirrors and 8L S3?
    haha yes I like it...shame its not real....

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a little chav to me. Open a complaint with ebay and paypal(if that is how you paid).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    They're not 8P mirrors Jase, they're pre facelift 8L mirrors.

    Post facelift 8L mirrors have a much more angled inner edge, pre facelift are like the ones above. the screw holes are also in the perfect location for pre facelift
    what about the fact there is no model number? Also the guy I got them off said they are on an 03 ...he must be lying??

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDave View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a little chav to me. Open a complaint with ebay and paypal(if that is how you paid).
    Just done that, what a nightmare!! Arghhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    They're not 8P mirrors Jase, they're pre facelift 8L mirrors.

    Post facelift 8L mirrors have a much more angled inner edge, pre facelift are like the ones above. the screw holes are also in the perfect location for pre facelift
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    Welcome - this forum has been pretty awesome for me fixing issues etc so you've come to the right place!

    I know how you feel. I spent a bit on mine to get it to its former glory but it's awesome now. I just need to stop buying bits for it!
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    Someone is selling a pair of original chrome mirrors (02 model)- get this £350 !!! And if that wasn't bad enough also £25 postage .

    Well, let's keep an eye on them to see if they sell. It's one thing to ask and another to get, but saying that they are popular !
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    Pics as promised....





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    nice car welcome most of my issues have been sorted from this forum your in good hands lol

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    Hi, Looks nice that Emma but a shame you dicided not to go for the best colour Bit of tlc and no doubt you'll have it looking mint.
    Shame about the mirror caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dplovin View Post
    nice car welcome most of my issues have been sorted from this forum your in good hands lol
    Thank you! I think I have a few with mine ...so hopefully I can get them sorted!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo.h View Post
    Hi, Looks nice that Emma but a shame you dicided not to go for the best colour Bit of tlc and no doubt you'll have it looking mint.
    Shame about the mirror caps.
    haha thanks...so what is the best colour..I thought mine was

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MMA View Post
    haha thanks...so what is the best colour..I thought mine was
    Black obviously :

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo.h View Post
    Black obviously :
    Also its the fastest

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Also its the fastest
    Yes Black is the fastest
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    Quote Originally Posted by damo.h View Post
    Black obviously :
    Black is my personal favourite... I fancied a change this time...I like Ming Blue as its still dark! and I love the light grey leather combo!

 

 
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