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    Talking On a lighter note !

    after my disaster with my rear bumper today as some of you may have read ..... he did a whicked job of my front bumper and grilles , Heres what it was like





    and here it is now







    Had all the grilles done in high gloss :P looks nice imo , what you lot rekon ?

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    looks much better mate, happy with it? I like the fogs in gloss.

    Have you got any front on pics so we can see the grill and fogs?
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    not yet mate , will take some good ones tomorrow when i fit the new rear bumper and give it all a polish

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    and yeh very happy mate ,my painter is a gem and hes got a mint finish on everything

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    looks good mate got me thinking that has i might do the same to mine what do you recon ?
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    ino everyone does s-line/s3 but i fancy a change and thought do it oem+ so just make all the original stuff look abit more classy , plus when its on its arse it will look very upmarket :P

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    Looks much better mate
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    i like the gloss, but i reckon you should have kept the numberplate surround in black as well. i wasn't a fan of the badgeless grille but i thought the single grille effect looked good.

    oh well i'll reserve proper judgement until i see the car in person tomorrow. look forward to meeting you.
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    you to mate ! kind of feel that if my car is a split grill then leave it that way and make it look nice if that makes sense , i think painting in a double grille looks tacky imo

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    never was a fan of split grill but that actually looks really nice
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    Split grill all the way mate ....miles better than the latest huge "aerodynamic as a brick" grill

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    lmfao @ paddy
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Sorry but i don't buy this latest is better, Its the Kings new clothes thing, Everyone thinks we have to have the latest thing....but why ? split grill. they got it right first time .

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    like retro clothes are coming back retro cars are coming back too !!
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Yea sort of,,,thing is, no one likes the single massive " wish i had a snow plough" grill but because Audi say this is cool everyone thinks...gotta have one. The fact it looks crap doesn't come in to it Like Clarkson said...looks like ya car has an old mans beard stuck on it

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    hahahaha true mate
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    asn need a like button , glad not everyone wants there car tolook like something its not :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by olliea3 View Post
    asn need a like button , glad not everyone wants there car tolook like something its not :P
    yep i agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Split grill all the way mate ....miles better than the latest huge "aerodynamic as a brick" grill
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    Sorry but i don't buy this latest is better, Its the Kings new clothes thing, Everyone thinks we have to have the latest thing....but why ? split grill. they got it right first time .
    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Yea sort of,,,thing is, no one likes the single massive " wish i had a snow plough" grill but because Audi say this is cool everyone thinks...gotta have one. The fact it looks crap doesn't come in to it Like Clarkson said...looks like ya car has an old mans beard stuck on it
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    Bumper looks much better mate, liking the gloss black touch.
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    We have to stick together Mike !! are numbers are dwindling fast

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    lol

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    look smuch better mate well done!!
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    I heard a rumour that what is now known as the "split" grille, actually started off life with an 'h' in place of the 'pl'.
    Dunno, it's just what i've heard.


    They can look alright though (as per your photos). I used to have a spilt grille A3 but always preferred the single. I used to hate it when one pulled up next to me and it made mine look so dated.
    Needless to say I traded it in for a single grille version, partly for the look and partly because I wanted a quicker car (which wasn't a 3.2).

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    Shame you failed on all counts then

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    Touch lmfao here we go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Shame you failed on all counts then
    Had: Split grille 2.0FSi

    Wanted: Single grille A3 which is quicker

    Ended up with: Single grille 2.0T

    .......but "failed on all counts"???

    Another nugget of wisdom from you, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Touch lmfao here we go.
    Is 'touche' french for 'makes absolutely no sense'???

    But yes, here we go again. Maybe today will be his day.*











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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    They can look alright though (as per your photos). I used to have a spilt grille A3 but always preferred the single. I used to hate it when one pulled up next to me and it made mine look so dated.
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    You could always go back on your travels ...I hear Libya is nice this time of year !

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    You could always go back on your travels ...I hear Libya is nice this time of year !
    You know your avatar... Is that a screen print of the results of your latest online IQ test?

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    You know your avitar...Is that you after a 3.2 goes by ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    You know your avitar...Is that you after a 3.2 goes by ?
    Lol, yep, green with envy that it's not my car being towed to the dealers by its '20 meters longer than it used to be' timing chain.

 

 

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