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    Help fitting S3 PARTS

    Bought some S3 parts from a car breaker.

    I want to fit it myself, and need to ask a few question. I have the double grill.


    1) Do I need specialised tools?
    2) How tough is the car reinforced bar? Will a hand saw be adequate?
    3) How do I connet the fogs? and it's got washers do I need them?
    4) Spoiler, what glue do I use? I'm guessing normal super glue won't cut it
    5) I need to cut the rear S3 diffuser to make way for my quad tips, what tool can I use to cut it? I want a nice smooth cut.

    Colour is Dolpin grey, my car is lava grey. If I wrap the roof do you think it would look alright?

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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Mate your going the wrong way about this!

    1. tools to fit the bumper... you will need torx screws, dremel and some other bits.
    2. have a look for Sarah's 3.2 s3 mod, she shows how its done.
    3. fogs, you will need a connector to convert it from H7 to H11.
    4. LOL!!! super glue?? you need car body glue like tigerseal or that sort... go to a body shop!
    5. again go to a body shop before you mess it up! it will need plastic welding to make it look good.
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    Thanks for the reply, got the rear spoiler on. Nah won't be using a body shop, don't want a scary bill right now. Because of the sight colour difference, I'm saving up to get the car wrapped, I'm thinking matte grey, not sure yet. If I mess it up all well chin up.
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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Managed to do the front :P Gave up on the rear, are there any picture guides for the rear?


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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    how many colors :D
    just kidding. great job. and results.
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    Get the Whole lot Wrapped imo.

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    The rear is probably easier than the front!! if your rear bumper is ok the spoiler from the bottom of s3 should clip off and then clip onto yours - obviously once you have removed ther bottom section of your rear.
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    His problem is that he has 4 exhaust tips on the back of his car
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    Thats just greedy - no need for 4 exhaust tips!! LOL
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    Lol yeah that too, but I can't seem to remove the old bumper. Need help, gonna try again tommorow.


    I have unscrew all the wheel arch, under the car, under the rear lights, How do I get to those?
    To do:
    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Found a guide, this is the bit I'm stuck on:
    Using a screwdriver pop off the plastic covers inside the trunk to access (2) hex nuts using a 10mm deep socket.
    Note: Be sure the socket you use is deep enough so it will not bottom out on the post. Use

    a magnetic arm to catch the nuts. Dettach the bumper cover from the side of the car, then pull straight backwards to remove

    What plastic cover?
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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Done, wrapping and some new shoes next. Why do people hide plates? I find myself doing it as well



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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    those photos are poor and awful! you should get beaten up by little girls for daring to put up pics like that! go and get some decent pics!!
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    who took those pictures mr magoo apart from that its coming on well
    S3 8L ming blue westys old car shed loads of mods

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    Lol, I think the exhaust needs a little adjustment


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    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    Lol you can't be serious What's to hate?
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    Where shall i start?

    Wheels....

    Its all a bit OTT with the black.


    On a brighter note the mrs says the windows and wheels are shiny?? WTF? she doesn't understand.....haha

    + also i like the grill... everything else has gotta goooooo...
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    Fair play mate, good effort on your car but here is my opinion
    wheels and mirror look cheap and out of place. The wheels I guess you could get away with but how an earth that ugly chrome door mirror is meant to blend in makes no sense to me. Also you have ruined the s3 look by blending in all the s3 details into the wrap. The original s3 has the chrome accents on the grill and shiny alloys which makes it look good, yours is all black with funny looking mirror covers., also the lower valance on the front and rear of the car is now not noticible... It may as well be thr sline rear bumper as the valance has disappeared
    hope I don't offend you, just sayin
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    LOL NO, NO, NO, Mate that's not my car! lol. That's a left hand drive car! I was thinking of having mine wrapped in carbon as well. Wheels I'm going for the Audi 5 ARM ROTOR.

    Sorry for the confusion
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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Dont know why you didnt reaffix the pdc sensors into new bumper, but alas.

    Carbon wrap imho would look awful, lower it for sure.

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    i dont think the pic of that rear with the sensors is his car as he was asking how to remove those bolts so probably just found a random car to illustrate to us what he means.... he has a tendency to use images that aren't his but not actually tell us that before as he just did with the horrible carbon wrapped car
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    Ah yeah see your point now lol, excuse me, half fluey & half asleep lol.

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    Haha lol, so what wrap would you suggest? Might try to DIY the wrap, been research youtube vids to get a better understanding of the process.
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    MY11/ S3 Chrome mirrors /Springs / 20" Alloys / Wrap
    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    Doesn't wrapping cost just as much as getting all the bits sprayed the right colour?

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    Yeah probably, but I'm sick of lava grey
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    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    mate do you have the part number of that front S3 bumper?
    cant seem to locate it on ETKA
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    I think it's 8P0 807,105 D GRU
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    Dream plate: B055 KKS One day.



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    cheers bro! its only £350 brand new from Audi! not bad compared to ebay prices!
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    Ash just look for PR code 2JU in far right columns, this denotes S3 in most instances

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    thanks buddy, got thrown off when i saw it say 'standard bumper' but that makes total sense now
    A3 Sportback 2.0TDI
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    Let's have some proper pictures of your transformation! somewhere more "open"

    Thanks very much
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