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    A3 TO S3 ! LOOKALIKE WHAT BITS ARE NEEDED ???

    I've got a 2003 A4 2.0 FSI , Lowered 30mm with the full S-Line body-kit badges etc...
    As it's time to change the wife's 2001 corsa (Hate that car !!!)which she's had for the past seven years, I'm looking to do the same with a 2004 A3 1.6 FSI I've seen for sale, Question is what external bits are needed for a convincing look-a-like apart from the rims and how much do I need to lower ???.

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    Bumpers, grilles and fogs, bonnet, skirts, rear spoiler, exhaust trim, lower by 25mm

    inside the S3 isnt much different so just get the windows tinted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Bumpers, grilles and fogs, bonnet, skirts, rear spoiler, exhaust trim, lower by 25mm

    inside the S3 isnt much different so just get the windows tinted!
    Unlikley to get all the front end bits from salvage/breakers, do GSF or euro do copy's or is it direct from my local
    audi STEALERS only ?

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    try ebay, and german ebay. it's not a massively difficult process, but it may take a bit of time. i reckon the part you'll struggle on the most will be the rear valance and diffuser trim (and side skirts probably)
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    You could be lucky and stumble upon a full but undamaged kit off an ebay seller in Manchester. He normally sells them 1500 all in. Depends if you consicence can live with knowing it probably used to be owned by a member on here before they were robbed for their keys and their S3 driven off to the nearest lock up to be stripped :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    You could be lucky and stumble upon a full but undamaged kit off an ebay seller in Manchester. He normally sells them 1500 all in. Depends if you consicence can live with knowing it probably used to be owned by a member on here before they were robbed for their keys and their S3 driven off to the nearest lock up to be stripped :-(
    Well said Lee...

    Digger, interior wise you need the steering wheel, gear knob, air vents, leath seats and black headlining also. Quite the mission!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pii View Post
    Well said Lee...

    Digger, interior wise you need the steering wheel, gear knob, air vents, leath seats and black headlining also. Quite the mission!
    When i did my a4 to s4 conv; I upgraded steering wheel, gearknob and gaiter, and a couple of other internal bits but left the headlining !

    As for somebody stripping cars and selling parts on the bay thats hardly surpriseing,but I wouldn't be interested ,in knowingly buying such parts !!!

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    Good man Digger and good luck with your conversion quest!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pii View Post
    Well said Lee...

    Digger, interior wise you need the steering wheel, gear knob, air vents, leath seats and black headlining also. Quite the mission!
    Not all s3's come with black headlining. So it isnt a must do for a lookalikey

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    Not all s3's come with black headlining. So it isnt a must do for a lookalikey
    Exactly, it will be just a look-a-like at the end of the day !

    Viewed the 54 plate 16 fsi in phantom black today at the auctions, and parked along side
    it was a 07 plate s3, so was able to compare, must say it's a shame about the bonnet, looking
    at them along side each other there's very little diff; between the bonnets the s3 had just a
    little bit more of a gap where grill meets it, would be difficult to tell the difference of the car IMO !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    You could be lucky and stumble upon a full but undamaged kit off an ebay seller in Manchester. He normally sells them 1500 all in. Depends if you consicence can live with knowing it probably used to be owned by a member on here before they were robbed for their keys and their S3 driven off to the nearest lock up to be stripped :-(
    Meh, it's where i got my stuff from, and i don't feel guilty

    I got a bargain at the end of the day

    Whilst i feel sorry for the bloke that got it stolen in the 1st place, it's not my fault
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


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    It's about the supply & demand for it. If people weren't willing to buy it, then it wouldn't get stolen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger1 View Post
    Exactly, it will be just a look-a-like at the end of the day !

    Viewed the 54 plate 16 fsi in phantom black today at the auctions, and parked along side
    it was a 07 plate s3, so was able to compare, must say it's a shame about the bonnet, looking
    at them along side each other there's very little diff; between the bonnets the s3 had just a
    little bit more of a gap where grill meets it, would be difficult to tell the difference of the car IMO !!!
    you can't get away with not replacing the bonnet. don't even think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    you can't get away with not replacing the bonnet. don't even think about it.
    I wasn't !!!, what I'm saying is when buying second hand, it will be difficult to tell them apart... hence of the car !

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    Not all s3's come with black headlining. So it isnt a must do for a lookalikey
    Who wouldn't spec black headlining?? Educate me..

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    dunno, after the last headline thread I was so embarrassed to have light grey that I sprayed it black & now it looks terrible.
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    A3 TO S3 ! LOOKALIKE WHAT BITS ARE NEEDED ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu
    dunno, after the last headline thread I was so embarrassed to have light grey that I sprayed it black & now it looks terrible.
    Lol you can't make a comment like that and not provide pictures!

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    LOL, I'm not that daft to spray my head lining ROFL
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