AH FabricationsVolks Autos
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    41

    RS4 style honeycomb grill

    Just bought an S3 and new to the whole Audi modding world.
    I want to have an RS4 style front grill still retaining the Audi rings. Does anyone know of anything on the Market? Or will I have to make something?

    Graeme

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,911
    Welcome Graeme
    I haven't seen any,aren't the honeycombes quite large and you will miss the same effect as the grill is only small on an S3 ?

  4. #3
    ALPINE's Avatar
    Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    S/E LONDON / KENT
    Posts
    3,086
    welcome to the forum Graeme... good name and spelt the correct way too!!

    Ebay is you best bet, i can say that i have seen anything tho.

    Graeme

    Now to many mods to list! Lots of power, torque and Leather!

  5. #4
    Biggied's Avatar
    They called him mellow yellow.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    202
    As far as I've seen there isn't an "RS STYLE" honeycomb grill for the 8L S3, I'm half way through making my own,already chopped up a spare 8L grill, was going to use a genuine RS4 grill & chop it all down to fit the S3 but then seen there now over 100 but they only used to be about 40-50 (bout 10 years ago when I had one on my A4 lol) If mine turns out good enough I'll post some pics.

    Ewan.
    210hp 8L S3 quattro.

  6. #5
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    41
    I had thought of buying a badgless version as there seems to be quite a few around, and then try and fuse the rings panel from an old standard a3 grill.

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    41
    I found this on ebay. But says it does not come with peicw for the rings and to use the one already on your RS4. Can anyone tell me if the RS4's have a separate badge peice?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A4-S4-8D-...item5d28c7d5c8

  8. #7
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,583
    Unless you do the lower grilles on the S3 too then I personally think it will look out of place....

    There is a red A3 near where I live that has an RS4 style mesh grille and looks quite good but he still had the rings and I think that sets it off... IMO of course

    Found this on ebay that may help you out...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=330421007201

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  9. #8
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,990
    was just about to type the exact same thing...........
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Grey Triumph Sprint 1050 ST
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  10. #9
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    41
    Thanks guys. I agree totally. All grills should be the same. What I'm trying to locate is the plinth that the audi rings sit on on the RS4. According to the ad on ebay the RS4's have a separate piece that comes off to mount the badge to. I also agree that the grill really needs the rings to set it off. I can find a badgeless A3 front honeycomb grill easily. It's adding the rings that I'm struggling with.

  11. #10
    JD09's Avatar
    I'm not modding, I'm improving

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Cheshire, Alderley Edge
    Posts
    3,080
    Plastic welding? If it's a neat job, are you going to be able to tell? Just spit balling

  12. #11
    Biggied's Avatar
    They called him mellow yellow.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    202
    The badge mount is part of the grill on the B5 RS4 I think, also the bonnet release comes through one of the rings so will leave a gap, they may be on about the B7 which I'm not sure about the mount. Buying or making one with metal mesh would be easy enough but the metal tends to get stone chipped etc and rusts which look pretty rough, I'm doing mine with some plastic eBay stuff the same as in the above link, the quality is actually quite good and very close to the oem look. A bit more time with the dremal and some plastic welding mine should be done, this is my first S3 one and it sometimes takes two until I'm happy with them (got a thing for making custom grills lol) When I'm happy with it I'll post some pics.

    Cheers ewan.
    210hp 8L S3 quattro.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO