AH FabricationsChris Nott
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 67

Thread: S3 Sportback ?

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    59

    S3 Sportback ?

    Got the bumper on now,it's all coming together.Old bumper complete is in the forsale section.







    Enjoy.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3
    Love that front bumper Millsy, Look a lot better though with Yogi in the back
    Cuckoo & Nic

  4. #3
    Boydie
    Guest
    What rims are on your a3? was the bumper a direct fit?

  5. #4
    rickparmar's Avatar
    va va voom

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    2,269
    you got before and after pic ?
    ~ ~ ~2003 Audi S3 BAM ~ Ming Blue ~ 18" BBS Alloys ~ Heated Black Leather ~ Forge DV ~ RNS-E ~ denison ipod link~ parrot mk6100 bluetooth ~ ~ ~

    Still need Remap

    2007 Audi S3 8L
    2005 Audi A3 1.6 sport grey with climate control
    2003 Audi A3 1.6 sport black without climate contol

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    125
    I am liking that!!
    A3 S-Line Special Edition 2.0T Sportback - Brilliant Black - Symphany 2 - Heated Seats - Roof Rails - Armrest - Bluefin with 257.5BHP and 274lb/ft!!!
    Vauxhall Signum Elite 3.0 V6 CDTi with VXR Styling pack, 19's and loads more!!

  7. #6
    TDI-line's Avatar
    Uber Post Whore

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    8,885
    Looking fantastic. Nice one.

    2013 AUDI A3 SB S-LINE : 2.0 TDIQ 184 : GLACIER WHITE :
    : S-TRONIC : COMFORT PACK : SD SAT NAV : FOLDING MIRRORS : HEATED SEATS: RIGID BOOT LINER :

  8. #7
    Vertigo1's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,659
    Sorry but I'm baffled as to why you're trying to make your car look like something it's not.
    Daytona Grey Audi A3 2.0TDI 150 S-Line with Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, Alcantara/Leather seats, B&O sound, DAB radio, Folding/dimming mirrors

  9. #8
    Boydie
    Guest
    nothing wrong with that as long as you dont go round parading that its a 5dr S3

    id take off the badge for a start and stick the s-line one back on or leave it bare!

    i had a 172 clio sport kit on my clio deisel lol - i didnt get any grief at all from the clio nuts because i didnt advertise it as a sport!

  10. #9
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Quote Originally Posted by rickparmar
    you got before and after pic ?
    They're both on page six of the "Post pics of your A3 (8P) !" post: A3/S3 Photos Thread
    before is at the top, and after is further down the page

    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie
    nothing wrong with that as long as you dont go round parading that its a 5dr S3
    id take off the badge for a start and stick the s-line one back on or leave it bare!
    I'd agree with that comment, as people in the know will know what it is\isn't. By the way, what have you done with the badges on the rear? the after pics don't show the back of the car.
    Last edited by MarcQuinlivan; 9th February 2007 at 09:52.

  11. #10
    cliveywolves's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    229
    looks very nice and slick with the new bumber, i would remove the s3 badges though..... but your call on that mate....

  12. #11
    Boydie
    Guest
    a set of genuine audi a3 sportback skirts for sale on ebay: would complete the car.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-Audi-A...QQcmdZViewItem

  13. #12
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Yeah,there's something about that spoiler doesn't look 'right'.
    Probably,as Boydie mentions,the fact that it's deeper than the rest of the bodywork,so it looks like the car has a goatee beard or a Jimmy Hill chin.
    Extending the line using skirts would probably help,although the wheels don't float my boat,sorry.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  14. #13
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Weston S Mud, England
    Posts
    45
    Saw this on Banwells post for his new S3..

    Love the looks of the Sptbk beside his new beast....

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...012007008a.jpg

    H
    Black A3 Sportback 2.0TDi Sport with black Alcantara/Leather, silver roof rails, Symphony II & BOSE, heated seats, storage pack, lighting pack, PIAA chrome white lights and more...

  15. #14
    southpaw66's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    167
    Quote Originally Posted by hburnett
    Saw this on Banwells post for his new S3..

    Love the looks of the Sptbk beside his new beast....

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...012007008a.jpg

    H
    That's an RS4 no?
    A3 Sportback 170TDI quattro S-line
    Lava Grey, SymphonyII, BOSE, Light and Rain Sensor Pack, I-POD connection , MF Steering Wheel, Rear Parking Sensors.

  16. #15
    AL_B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Warrington, Northwest England
    Posts
    1,564
    I have to say, the car does look very good. And it can't have been cheap buying a complete new S3 bumper, grill, spraying etc etc.

    Personally, I'm not that keen either on dressing a car up to look like a model that it is not. But it seems half way there already. S-Line - has most of the interior bits of the new S3, give or take a couple. Silver mirrors, an S-car trade mark, RS4 reps. But I can't deny, it does look good. So good on yer for the effort, time and money spent.

    About those RS4 reps...they don't look as dished/bowled as the ones that were fitted to that black german S3, which someone posted a few days ago.

    Would like to see rear pics too.

    AL
    '07 Phantom Black S3 - '07 to now - Bucket Seats, FBMFSW, BOSE, Symphony II+, Cruise Control, Elec Folding Mirrors, Front Centre Armrest, Rear Armrest & Through Load, Interior Light Pack, Luggage Pack, Reversible Boot Mat, Luggage net.
    '02 Silver S3 (225bhp) - '02 to '07
    '99 A3 1.8T - '99 to '02

    '11 Rising Blue Golf R - '12 to now - 19" Black Talladega's
    '52 Black Golf GTi MkIV Anniversary - '03 to '12

  17. #16
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Weston S Mud, England
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw66
    That's an RS4 no?
    Dope STUPID ME... Should have seen the roof rails.... Bloody idiot H!!!
    Black A3 Sportback 2.0TDi Sport with black Alcantara/Leather, silver roof rails, Symphony II & BOSE, heated seats, storage pack, lighting pack, PIAA chrome white lights and more...

  18. #17
    FreddieS3's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern Sweden
    Posts
    93
    Nice, how much did the front cost?
    Audi S3 - 2007 (BSR remap 310 bhp) Team Ibis White

  19. #18
    Boydie
    Guest
    there was a black s3 bumper for sale on ebay for £130 complete

    not that expensive for a brand new bumper - think it was slightly damaged during delivery - more or less just a scratch!

    painting wouldnt have cost more than £80-£100

    fitting - do it yourself - free!

  20. #19
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    59
    Ah well you can't please everybody.I left the badges on because theres that many people who don't know that they didn't make an S3 sportback,and it confuses the f### out of em.
    I arn't on for look-a-likes but if audi made an S3 sportback I would have bought one,but this was the best compromise for future modding.
    I'm happy with it and it's a bit more individual than any other s-line sportbacks.
    The bumper complete with grille/fogs/covers was 420 ish then 100 for paint.
    It fits straight on barring modding the alloy bumper carrier.
    Anyway you pay your money and make your choice,I like it and them that don't -your choice.

  21. #20
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Well I'm a fan Millduu - think it looks fab with the matching mirrors and roof rails.

    Just need the S3 running gear next ...
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  22. #21
    klauster's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    1,140
    i think that looks great, nice work!

  23. #22
    rickparmar's Avatar
    va va voom

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    2,269
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rickparmar
    you got before and after pic ?

    They're both on page six of the "Post pics of your A3 (8P) !" post: A3/S3 Photos Thread
    before is at the top, and after is further down the page

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rickparmar
    nothing wrong with that as long as you dont go round parading that its a 5dr S3
    id take off the badge for a start and stick the s-line one back on or leave it bare!


    I'd agree with that comment, as people in the know will know what it is\isn't. By the way, what have you done with the badges on the rear? the after pics don't show the back of the car.



    HEY I DIDNT SAY THE SECOND QUOTE, why is my name in there

    ~ ~ ~2003 Audi S3 BAM ~ Ming Blue ~ 18" BBS Alloys ~ Heated Black Leather ~ Forge DV ~ RNS-E ~ denison ipod link~ parrot mk6100 bluetooth ~ ~ ~

    Still need Remap

    2007 Audi S3 8L
    2005 Audi A3 1.6 sport grey with climate control
    2003 Audi A3 1.6 sport black without climate contol

  24. #23
    turboaudi's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    57
    ive seen it in the flesh and it looks the poodles noodles,,,,,,,,,,,,, vertigo1 , why not make something appear different to what it actually is, i do it with the missus and it works great for me

  25. #24
    garypaul's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    51
    Looks really good that

  26. #25
    Vertigo1's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,659
    I've no problem with making your car stand out from the crowd but this looks more like an attempt to make the car appear to be an S3 and I really don't see the point.

    Of course if that's what floats your boat then it's not my place to disagree, each to their own. I just don't see the point tbh
    Daytona Grey Audi A3 2.0TDI 150 S-Line with Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, Alcantara/Leather seats, B&O sound, DAB radio, Folding/dimming mirrors

  27. #26
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2
    M11DUU, I think it looks the ******** mate, well done you for trying it! I'd been wondering about doing it myself. Just needs the sideskirts.
    Just to upset the purists (just kidding!) how about the chrome around the windows like on an RS4 - is that available?

  28. #27
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Quote Originally Posted by rickparmar
    HEY I DIDNT SAY THE SECOND QUOTE, why is my name in there
    Sorry about that - cut and paste job - forgot to change it. I've put it right now.

  29. #28
    synthdood's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    286
    Although I think it does look very good, it is not something I would do to my sportback.

    The one S3 bit that I would love to have is the flat bottom steering wheel. That look soooo much better than the standard affair. Would it be possible to get that aftermarket? Also would the MF controls work? I don't have the multi-function steering wheel at the moment. I am hoping it is just a matter of vag-com.
    A3 sportback 2.0FSI sport, mauritius blue, proline, alu, interior light pack, rain&light sensor, cruise.

  30. #29
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    s.wales
    Posts
    363
    @Millduu, very very nice mate. It was a toss up between a sportback and a GTi for me recently. Went for the Golf in the end, but, if I'd gone the audi route, I'd have probably done it exactly like you. Well done.
    As for making it appear something its not, Audi don't make an S3 sportback. So how (or rather what) do some people think you are trying to replicate ? An S3 hatch ? Looking at what you've done, I'd say Audi take note.
    BTW, hasn't it already got the same running gear as the S3 ? Bigger turbo and you'd be the same spec as a std S3 ? I seem to remember seeing a pic of the rear on TSN ? It is a 2.0t quattro is it ?

    Chris.
    Last edited by s3bow; 10th February 2007 at 00:04.

  31. #30
    RAPS3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Moo Moo Land
    Posts
    1,086
    Another Fan here. As youve said - its what you like that counts.

    I agree with the sideskirts comments though, would finish of the look.
    Paul R

    S3 Sportback - Sprint, Buckets, Bose, Rain & light, Alu rails, Piano trim, FT Warning, Bluetooth prep
    S3's now sold - roll on the Golf MK1 Project

  32. #31
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2
    I know that it's a non-standard Audi, and can understand the differences in opinion over this but i reckon if Audi offered the bumper and wheels as an option everyone would be going for it! (Including me)

  33. #32
    marriedblonde's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    4,368
    Quote Originally Posted by specialroy
    I know that it's a non-standard Audi, and can understand the differences in opinion over this but i reckon if Audi offered the bumper and wheels as an option everyone would be going for it! (Including me)
    When the A3 is a due a face lift they probably will ALA A4...
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

  34. #33
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    59
    Your all making me feel better now .

    It's a 2.0t S-Line special edition.Will have to look into the sideskirts.

    cheers guys.

  35. #34
    willnabby's Avatar
    RS-one day soon!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    sheffield
    Posts
    593
    It looks the nuts mate! well done

  36. #35
    eSi
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    14
    I like it, looks good. In fact I like it so much I ordered one last night.

    I'm not putting the S3 Grill on however, just leaving the S-line on as there are no S3s in Canada. I just like how it looks.

    You said there were some modding required on the bumper frame, can you be a little bit more specific on that? Just want to know what I'll need to do. Thanks.

  37. #36
    eSi
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    14
    Millduu, can you verify that if your old S-line grill is will fit the S3 bumper? Or if the S-line and S3 grill has the same dimension? Thanks.

  38. #37
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    59
    The s-line grille will not fit the S3 bumper,the grille on the s-line fastens to the bumper by push clips,where as the S3 one fastens with about 10 screws to the bumper.Didn't measure it so i don't know if they're the same dimension anyway.
    The original alloy bumper carrier is too deep,so you need to trim about 15-20mm from the lower edge of it,this is just excess alloy-not into the reinforcing of the carrier.Or you could always order an S3 carrier.

  39. #38
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    102
    Your car looks great, well done.

    It's a pity that Audi don't offer an S3 Sportback though.
    Audi TT coupe 3.2 quattro S-tronic - quattro GmbH 19" RS4 style alloy wheels - Silver metallic - Magma red leather - Audi Magnetic Ride - Symphony II - Multi-function Steering Wheel - xenon plus headlights


  40. #39
    eSi
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Millduu
    The s-line grille will not fit the S3 bumper,the grille on the s-line fastens to the bumper by push clips,where as the S3 one fastens with about 10 screws to the bumper.Didn't measure it so i don't know if they're the same dimension anyway.
    The original alloy bumper carrier is too deep,so you need to trim about 15-20mm from the lower edge of it,this is just excess alloy-not into the reinforcing of the carrier.Or you could always order an S3 carrier.
    Thanks for the info. If you have time, do you think you can measure the S-line and S3 grille? A few of us are interested in the bumper, but not sure if our current grille will fit with some minor mod. Thanks.

  41. #40
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    125
    Can I ask what rim width and offset the 19's are you are using, also what sized tyre are you using.

    I am looking at possibilities for mine, and as I have 225 40 18" tyres, 225 35 19 are actually closer than 235's.
    A3 S-Line Special Edition 2.0T Sportback - Brilliant Black - Symphany 2 - Heated Seats - Roof Rails - Armrest - Bluefin with 257.5BHP and 274lb/ft!!!
    Vauxhall Signum Elite 3.0 V6 CDTi with VXR Styling pack, 19's and loads more!!

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO