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    A3 Votex Body Kit

    Could someone please let me have some information about the Votex body kit for the A3?

    In particular, I'd like to know if it can be sourced from somewhere other than the dealer network and if so where, and also whether each component has to be purchased separately or whether there is a single price for the complete package.

    I'd also be interested to hear the experiences of those who have had the Votex kit retofitted, e.g. where they had it done, how much it cost for fitting and painting, and whether it was value for money.

    I'm thinking of having it fitted to my A3 3.2, but I'm being quoted 1,700 by my dealer for the parts, fitting and painting!

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    £1700 seems about right, I think I paid 1600-1700 and this was the best quote I got, some dealers quoted 2200
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    Yup Spook - thats about on the money. You can source the bits your self and then find a body shop if you wanted. They come up on ebay every now and then
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    Go for the Oettinger kit instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeef
    Go for the Oettinger kit instead
    What's wrong with the Votex kit, then? It looks great on your car....

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    Yeah but the Oettinger goes one step further without looking Chav. More unique also means more cost though.

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    The oettinger kit is lovely

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    Just thought i'd tell anyone interested, seen this in a us forum, ecs tuning are doing a offer for the full votex kit for 170$, so with delivery it works out to be around 170. I don't know how the customs etc would work, personally I think its a great deal but I'm gonna be looking for a s3 kit when funds permit

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    it also looks like a 170 kit , not keen at all , one way to ruin a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crypric23 View Post
    it also looks like a 170 kit , not keen at all , one way to ruin a car.
    Thats the problem with the oettinger kit. At least the vorex is std fit so secondhand car value should hold up

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    Quote Originally Posted by crypric23 View Post
    it also looks like a 170 kit , not keen at all , one way to ruin a car.
    I couldn't disagree more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crypric23 View Post
    it also looks like a 170 kit , not keen at all , one way to ruin a car.

    i think the front and sides are very nice, the rear is not the best but i'm happy with mine!
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    No offence intended guys , i am just not a fan..

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    1,700 is a lot of money to spend on an Airfix kit!!

    The S3 kit is the best option in my opinion, anything more than that looks like it should be in Max Power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    1,700 is a lot of money to spend on an Airfix kit!!

    The S3 kit is the best option in my opinion, anything more than that looks like it should be in Max Power.
    It would be, but the Votex kit is an OE quality subtle kit. Hardly airfix.

    I would far rather run a Votex kit on my car than pretend it's an S3 when it's not.
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    My old A3 with Votex Kit and S-line rear bumper:

    Mine A3 Ya!

    I bought the front lip off ebay for 70

    Skirts off ebay for 200

    Bought the rear lip for 75 but didn't like it. I then got hit slightly in the rear and did a deal with the bodyshop to fit the new s-line rear bumper (which was the same price)

    IMO the votex combo is the best on the market for the A3

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    hi just out of interest does my car have the votex kit fitted if not what is fitted?
    front


    front+side view


    rear

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    Yes thats the full votex kit! It is missing the proper Votex tailpipes though! Most people forget to add them so the OEM pipes sit too far back.
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    Ok so that doesn't look so bad as I thought, but I have to say, thats effectively just a few lips around the front, back and sides and a spoiler....for 1,700!? Seriously???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Yes thats the full votex kit! It is missing the proper Votex tailpipes though! Most people forget to add them so the OEM pipes sit too far back.
    where can i get them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmax7 View Post
    where can i get them from?
    Audi dealers but i swear i've seen some on ebay, unfortunately there are 6 different trims

    3 for 3dr and 3 for the SB (longer bumper on SB) The three types are for 4 cyl Petrols, Diesels and V6 versions. Heres the V6 one to give you the idea of how they look

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-AUDI-A3-3-...item3a56146613

    113 RRP, no wonder people dont buy them!
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    Hi guys mine has the kit on it it was on when i bought it i think it makes the car stand out got the pipes aswell pics on site check them out
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    I have the votex side skirts, rear valance and rear silencer on an s-line and it looks the shizzle, but alot of thats also to do with the colour/wheel combo.
    I would make sure you get the rear pipes as well or it will look ****.
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    Hi, I have a A3 2006 2.0tdi quattro s-line and wanting to change the rear valance as it is partly body coloured and part black plastic. I like the look of the votex rear skirt but was informed that it would not fit a s-line model? How did you manage it to fit yours kash_sky1? Thanks in advance

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    Hi iv got the votex front lip for sale if any one is intrested. It's bnib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameo84 View Post
    Hi iv got the votex front lip for sale if any one is intrested. It's bnib.
    You have pm

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    mick you should have a pm too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akash_sky1 View Post
    I have the votex side skirts, rear valance and rear silencer on an s-line and it looks the shizzle, but alot of thats also to do with the colour/wheel combo.
    I would make sure you get the rear pipes as well or it will look ****.
    Agreed, I like the Votex kit on my black S-Line, but when I saw it on silver cars if left me a bit cold.
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    I love it on silver A3s. See first post here,

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...3!!&highlight=

    Then, I do have a silver sportback and a front lip boxed and sitting in the garage!
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    Does anyone know why Audi say the votex side skirts are not for s-line models? by the looks of things people have had them retro fitted to s-line! I have just bought a set on ebay and before I leave the car in i would like to know if it is an issue.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by snottie View Post
    Does anyone know why Audi say the votex side skirts are not for s-line models? by the looks of things people have had them retro fitted to s-line! I have just bought a set on ebay and before I leave the car in i would like to know if it is an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snottie View Post
    Does anyone know why Audi say the votex side skirts are not for s-line models? by the looks of things people have had them retro fitted to s-line! I have just bought a set on ebay and before I leave the car in i would like to know if it is an issue.

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    The front and rear votex skirts do not fit because S lines have different bumpers but the side skirts fit no problem, go for it!
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    . If his car is around 05, it will have sport kit on it,so front rear and sides will fit.

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    its an 05 v6 s-line sportback, thanks for the reply, any idea how much paint and fit should cost for jus the sides? its avus silver pearl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snottie View Post
    its an 05 v6 s-line sportback, thanks for the reply, any idea how much paint and fit should cost for jus the sides? its avus silver pearl.
    The full kit will fit yours then! I got mine painted for 75 but quotes vary depending who you know, where you go!
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    NEW TO FORUM ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

    HI THERE GUYS.

    FIRST OFF ALL FOR ANY OF YOU WHO TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS POST AND BETTER STILL REPLY I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

    I HAVE A 2004 3.2V6 3DR WITH THE FACTORY VORTEX BODYKIT, IT IS A PRE FACE LIFT TWO PIECE GRILL. LIKE THIS ONE



    I AM GOING TO UPGRADE TO THE NEW SINGLE GRILL FRONT END AND INITIALLY WAS THINKING OF THE STANDARD FACE LIFT S LINE BUMPER, THEN SWITCHED TO THINKING OF S3 FRONT END WITH S LINE BADGE (NOT TRYING TO PRETENT S3) AND LEAVING THE VORTEX SKIRTS AND REAR BUMPER ON AS I REALLY LIKE THE VORTEX KIT. NOW AFTER READING THIS THREAD I REALISE THAT SOME OF YOU GUYS HAVE FITTED A VORTEX KIT TO A FACE LIFT, SOMETHING I DIDNT KNOW WAS POSSIBLE! NOW I HAVE SEEN IT I WANT TO KEEP MY VORTEX KIT BUT UPGRADE THE FRONT END TO FACELIFT SINGLE GRILL S LINE WITH MY VORTX ON THE BOTTOM.

    SO MY QUESTION IS WHICH S LINE BUMPER DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO FIT THE VORTEX LIP???? HERE ARE TWO PICS OF AS FAR AS I KNOW ARE THE ONLY 2 S LINE FRONT BUMPERS THAT EXIST ON THE 2005-2009 A3 S LINE.




    NOW IM PRESUMING THAT VORTEX WOULD FIT ON THE SECOND ONE IN PLACE OF THE LIP YOU CAN SEE NO? THE FIRST OBVIOUSLY THE ISSUE IS THE LIP HAS THE FOG GRILLS IN IT WHICH WOULD NT BE SUITABLE FOR THE VORTEX LIP. SO AM I CORRECT BASICALLY, IF I GOT THE S LINE 05/09 BUMPER FROM THE SECOND PIC MY VORTEX FRONT LIP SHOULD FIT STRAIGHT ON NO? I KNOW THAT TO FIT AN 05-09 BUMPER ON A 2004 ILL NEED THE NEW BONNET AS WELL. ALSO ONE LAST THING, ARE ALL BUMPERS AND BONNETS ON THE FRONT END OF THE 05-09 AE THE SAME ON 3DR AND 5DR? MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE AGAIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    It would be, but the Votex kit is an OE quality subtle kit. Hardly airfix.

    I would far rather run a Votex kit on my car than pretend it's an S3 when it's not.
    agree with this
    Votex is the best kit for non S3 models IMO.
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    You need the Bumper pictured in the second photo, although unfortunately you will need a new lip as well, the votex lip is different. As for bumpers and bonnets, the 3dr and 5dr are the same.

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    the above post is correct you will need facelift bumper+bonnet and revised votex front lip

 

 
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