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    S3 Sportback Skirts

    Do I need the door sills with S3 logo on it to fit the skirts? Also do I need new door blades (as seen below)

    I keep reading differing things regarding cutting/modding the existing blades and sills to fit.

    So does modding the existing blades/sills work well or not?


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    Yeah you do need the sills, as for the blades, pretty sure most people change them. Its costlier on the sportback due to having to buy 4 hence why maybe some people bodge them
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    Hmm what door sills ?
    They will fit like the Golf GTI ones.
    You will need just the side skirts and some clips.
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    Haha! Think that displays my point entirely lads. Some say u need em some say they modded old bits. Can the S3 logo be removed from the S3 sills?

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    Last edited by ~RS~; 28th January 2011 at 14:41.

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    Yes you need sills and they were &*@Łing expensive! Skirts cost me Ł750 from TPS last year, let alone Audis price and now 20% vat, oh dear lord

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    That's nutz!! Tps quoted me about 300 for skirts and end caps(trade), what is the other 450 for? Seen sills (new) on ebay.de for 125 for 3dr am assuming double at most for the sportback. 750 sounds rather dear

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    Well I think I'm going to see if the bodyshop can mod the existing one's as I've been told that it can be done by someone whom has them fitted.

    Will keep you guys updated and hopefully save you Ł400+ quid if your thinking about adding the skirts.

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    Ł750 was for EVERYTHING to fit S3 Sportback side skirts to my car brother, that was everything brand new...

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    Ahh your post was misleading mate, hence why I asked.

    So to clarify your talking about parts, spray and fit costs right? Or is this for the rest of the parts required - bar the skirts and end caps.

    edited for clarity

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    PARTS ONLY cost me Ł750 from TPS + fitting + spraying. Here are the part numbers:


    8P0853579GRU
    8P0853580GRU
    N90821401 (2)
    N90775001 (2)
    8P4853859GRU
    8P4853860GRU
    8P0853802A (10)
    8P0853802 (2)
    8P0853585 (2)
    8P4 853 959 G GRU
    8P4 853 696 G GRU
    8P4 853 960 G GRU
    8P4 853 970 G GRU
    8P4 853 557 J 01 C
    8P4 853 492 J 01 C
    8P4 853 558 J 01 C
    8P4 853 491 J 01 C

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    Cheers mate,

    I'm going to let the bodyshop have a stab at modding the sills the blades I'll probably pick up unless they advise me they can do those as well. Cheers for the pn's & list bro

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    No worries lad, very expensive mod, but has improved the whole outside of mine, just more expensive as we got SBs. But remember the sayin Rich.....

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    Hahaa!! I like...

    I can't have the facelift done and leave out the skirts as you say improves the whole look and is key imho. I'll see how they get on at the body shop and go from there. If I need to bite the bullet then so be it but I'm 90% sure they can do it from the pics I have seen of one without sills etc.

    I'll keep yas posted.

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    Ah ok, no worries, all 4 sills are different prices is well, one of them is Ł90! JOKE man.

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    WTF! what's with the price differences? Ł90 for a sill I'll just wear no trousers if I go to pick that up!

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    That was TPS + before 20%, the whole lot will be Ł1k from audi now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~RS~ View Post
    That's nutz!! Tps quoted me about 300 for skirts and end caps(trade), what is the other 450 for? Seen sills (new) on ebay.de for 125 for 3dr am assuming double at most for the sportback. 750 sounds rather dear
    Yagaaaa ...Where did you see the skirts on the 3 door ? I can't find them on ebay.de......Send me a link please....

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    It's not the skirts bro, it's the sills you need to fit them without having to mod existing ones -

    Original Audi S3 A3 8P Einstiegsleisten Leisten S-Line bei eBay.de: Einstiegsleisten (endet 03.02.11 21:35:52 MEZ)

    They say S3 on them but are also have S line in the title so best to check mate

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    Nate thanks for the parts no provided. I have ordered them a few weeks a go and now the S3 Skirts job is done.
    The price was around 1000 euros without painting all parts brand new from local Audi dealer.

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    Not a problem brother, that sounds about right!

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    Hi cata,

    glad you got them done mate. Lets have a pic when you get the chance

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    Given the old sills are not as high as the S3 type as they dont ave to go over anything at present, unless they cut the skirts fittings which will also possible make the skirts loose, then how do they intend to mod it to look oem, unless they whack some filler in the gap between sill & chasis which will look ****e, then IMHO its a non starter.

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    I'm not sure but if I'm unhappy with how it looks/ or how they intend to do it I'll be buying the extra bits, but there are 3 people I know of on this forums that have done this without the extra sills or extra door moulding and they seem to be happy with the finish and it looks spot on from the exterior. Haven't seen any interior (sill) pics so not sure how this looks... So I'll see.... However, It will be nice to have save over Ł500 if it goes well
    Last edited by ~RS~; 28th February 2011 at 13:51. Reason: piss poor grammar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~RS~ View Post
    It's not the skirts bro, it's the sills you need to fit them without having to mod existing ones -

    Original Audi S3 A3 8P Einstiegsleisten Leisten S-Line bei eBay.de: Einstiegsleisten (endet 03.02.11 21:35:52 MEZ)

    They say S3 on them but are also have S line in the title so best to check mate
    Ordered mine from that guy, OEM S3 part as pictured, very quick delivery! So the 1 sold or (1 verkauft) is me lol
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    Here some pictures from the mounting op.
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    Mate if you want to have a proper result make this mod from the beginning to the end. Buy all the parts and mount them properly
    You will be satisfied !
    Best regards

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    Agree with final comment
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    As Nate said, having a sportback is a expensive job. Buy all the parts brand new and paint them good.
    If you don't have all the money now buy the parts each.
    But don't make hand adjustments they will not look ok !
    Thanks guys for your advices hope to help others

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    Dont mean to sound dopey or anything. but the side skirts fit over the sills/insides of the car and the s3 plate is just to cover it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cata_adc View Post
    As Nate said, having a sportback is a expensive job
    Modding is NOT cheap! But, the end result is worth it, thats why I do it

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    Yes it could be said

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    Quote Originally Posted by cata_adc View Post
    But don't make hand adjustments they will not look ok !
    Thats my point, just dont see how they can make the gaps look anthing but crap reusing sline sills on s3 skirts, but happy my car is ok, so they do as they see fit.

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    Here's some pics with the differences.
    As you can se S3's are much smaller and thinner than normal ones.
    And when removed they will be damaged as you can see in the pics
    No hand adjustments
    Hope to help others with the mod









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    Hey cata thanks for those pictures, what do they say.... A picture is worth a thousand words! Quite some difference in the sill shape and height. I can see them being able to trim the original ones down height wise, but the angles and width are another story! Damn!!! Lol.... Another trip to TPS......

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    How does that saying go Rich

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    Im looking at fitting these in the summer,Are they bonded to the sill's?

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    The skirts are fixed to car via clips & expanding rivets, I also stuck some sikaflex in places, but minimally, then you stick the sills over these & the sills have there own double sided tape already on them to affix to the skirts/car & trust me the sills stick very well without any sikaflex.

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    A recent side pic
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    Car looks good, I am going to install my side skirts soon. I hope it will be an easy install.

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    Hi i was going to fit the skirts tomorrow to my sport back,i have bought all the parts except the door sills.I was wondering if anyone has successfully fitted their old sills to the car with the new skirts,from the pictures it looks like it can be trimmed down height wise but would their be a problem with the door closing due to the A3 sills being wider ? I just want to get a rough idea of what im doing before i take parts off my car.

 

 
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