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Thread: Black rings on the front grille

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    Black rings on the front grille

    This is a mod I thought about a lot recently. Are black rings mean and moody and give the stealth look or should we keep the chrome and let the rings shine?
    What do you guys think?

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    Depends on type of grill, prefer chrome on mine personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogz s3 View Post
    Depends on type of grill, prefer chrome on mine personally.
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    I done mine black (am in the wrong place as I have an a4 lol) but yeah imo blacks better more modern looking also depends on car colour and if theres anymore black on the car. a light black headlight film with black audi rings could set the front end off

    nice s3!!!^^^

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    Keep em chrome. Black grill with chrome rings is the better look imo
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    Well I'm all black at the front except rings at the moment.
    I've thought about other cars I've seen in the past that it looks like the badge is missing until you get close.

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    I like the mean and moody black rings

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    I like black rings too

    Your car do what you like mate......

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    I have a black edition with rotor wheels and am considering a halfway option and doing mine in Titan grey. Anyone got any pics of this while we are on the subject?Think black would be too much on an all black car.

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    Have had front and rear black rings on my white S3 since I bought her. Got the garage to fit them before I picked her up.....on a white car it looks mean so I think it all depends on the colour.

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    I have dolphin grey a3 with black grill and black rings front & rear thing its nice. i like chrome to but meh

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    No focus point and it looks like you've had a prang imho,silver rings needed

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    +1 for the chrome rings.

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    Chrome rings. Anything else, IMVVHO looks chavtastic. You can still get the stealth, prowling look without doing the rings.

    I do agree it can work on a white car, but there are some thing you can only get away with on white.
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    I vote for the chrome too!

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    I think chrome is nice or paint them same colour as your car will look good that way, if your going to paint black they will be hidden pretty much non existant, i have black rear rings but can see them on my car as its grey
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    I've done mine black on my black black edition Think it makes the car stand out more as there are about 6 black editon a3s around me. I like being a bit different...I have pics but work internet wont let me on photobucket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    I vote for the chrome too!

    very nice ash cars looking mint
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    Chrome ATM, thinking about grey though to go with the alloys.


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    Another vote for chrome here.

    If you are unsure, you could plasti dip them black and if you don't like them, just remove the plasti dip?
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    Leeds2592 has the best idea !
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    I just feel that the black would make it look non existent specially at night thats why im having mine done in dolphin grey hopefully this week some time

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    I like Chrome too. Either that or match the rings to the colour of the car with a black grill. I have an Akoya silver A3 with a black grill and rings the same colour (Near enough) to my car.

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    I've seen gun metal ones on a brand new and genuine grille before but can't find a part number.
    Kind of titanium in colour. I'd have those front and rear if I could get them otherwise they are
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