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    Changing front grille - ideas welcomed!

    Hi people,

    I have got quite a few scratches and cracks in my front grille so I am thinking of getting it changed but I need to ask a couple of questions on here first?

    Should I get a all black grille, another silver one ( like I have on at the moment ) Or another type of grille?

    What do you guys think?

    Here are a couple of pics of my car so what do you think would work best when replacing it?





    If anyone has any ebay links or grilles for sale please let me know.

    All help and feedback are welcomed.

    Cheers

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    I think the black optics grille looks good on an akoya silver car. Here's a pictures of it on mine for comparison:

    Current: A3 2.0 TDI 140
    Mods: Facelift Front, Black Optics Grille, MY09 Rears, HnR lowering springs, Bilstein B4 shocks, Ipod Connection, RS4 Alloys, DTUK Tuning Box
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    S3 chrome grill looks good. N8's car has this and has replaced the S3 logo with the S Line one. looks great

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    I'm liking the black grille on silver - would be set off well with some black alloys as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_Adam View Post
    I think the black optics grille looks good on an akoya silver car. Here's a pictures of it on mine for comparison:

    I really like that, where did you get the grille from? do you people have any for sale on here? or any ebay links?

    Quote Originally Posted by bloblob2 View Post
    S3 chrome grill looks good. N8's car has this and has replaced the S3 logo with the S Line one. looks great
    Are there any pics so I can see please?

    Cheers guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I really like that, where did you get the grille from? do you people have any for sale on here? or any ebay links?
    Ordered straight from the dealership but you can get a similar Matt black one from FK in Germany.
    Current: A3 2.0 TDI 140
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_Adam View Post
    Ordered straight from the dealership but you can get a similar Matt black one from FK in Germany.
    In my opinion don't bother with an FK one. I bought one and the quality of the plastic is rubbish and didn't look very good atall so I took it straight back off and bought a genuine one, miles better!

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    Might as well facelift the front end to a sline or s3. It will look miles better.


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    Canny see grill some poser leaning against it

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    I am thinking of faclifting to S Line front end with a black grille, has anyone got a S line bumper for sale here?

    Bailey

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    Audi A3 S-line front bumper 2006 (Re-listed due to time waster!) | eBay

    AUDI A3 S LINE FRONT BUMPER (8P) - GENUINE AUDI PART | eBay

    They can be hard to come by, everyone wants one these days. You just have to keep looking.


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    I am bidding on that one at the monent.

    Audi A3 S-line front bumper 2006 (Re-listed due to time waster!) | eBay

    Hopefully It wont go up too much

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    I think Ash187 said he will be selling his soon


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
    I think Ash187 said he will be selling his soon
    Ohhh I will PM him

    Cheers

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    I actually like the stock chrome front grille on your car better, oddly.

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    Black with a black lip IMO.

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    Plenty of ideas in the stickies at the top of the section in the 'A3/S3 pics'
    Btw top posing considering the backdrop

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    I know there are plenty of piccies but just wanted to see people ideas, I think I may end up face lifting to S Line front end with black grille as it does look sweet.

    Yeah I know Im posing on that picture around my friends house haha!

    Bailey

 

 

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