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    opinions before i buy

    hi guys, i have been looking on ebay and found this 110284412871 its a modification to change your pre facelift a3 to a s3 facelift front, i know some peeople have done it on hear but having to change the bonnet etc this bumper is apparently a straight swap. what are your thoughts on quality and looks? thanks
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    Cant get on to ebay....Is it at price like 600 some thing? from germany?

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    Looks pretty good quality, and looks good.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...3D0%26_fvi%3D1

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    Looks good...Have you asked how there no two gaps on eachside of the grill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Looks good...Have you asked how there no two gaps on eachside of the grill?
    Its because the grill does not meet up to the bonnet like on the genuine bumper, there is an extra piece in between the grill and bonnet

    The hofele bumper has been discussed a number of times on AS
    Hofele S3 front grill for pre facelift cars

    Here the Hofele site
    http://www.hofele.com/design/en/Audi...y_s3_look.html

    Awesome GTI do the kit
    http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/audi%20a38p/styling.html


    You can buy direct from audi all the genuine parts for 610 retail inc vat. 610 includes the S3 bumper, grill, bonnet and fog surrounds. I did the conversion see link below

    Conversion from pre-facelift double grill bumper to facelift S-line bumper
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattandrew View Post
    You can buy direct from audi all the genuine parts for 610 retail inc vat. 610 includes the S3 bumper, grill, bonnet and fog surrounds. I did the conversion see link below

    Conversion from pre-facelift double grill bumper to facelift S-line bumper
    adding your prices it comes to 902.77, even knocking off 100 for not getting the optics grill its more that 610? Does that include the foglights, can you reuse the original bumper backing?

    The ebay pictures show with and without headlight washers, what are they selling? I does look a bit gappy on the bonnet edge compared to the OEM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    adding your prices it comes to 902.77, even knocking off 100 for not getting the optics grill its more that 610? Does that include the foglights, can you reuse the original bumper backing?

    The ebay pictures show with and without headlight washers, what are they selling? I does look a bit gappy on the bonnet edge compared to the OEM.
    I wasn't including the fogs, fog wiring, fog plugs or the optics. oh I forgot the reinforcement bar, so its 667.25. If you buy the one of ebay I still think you will need to buy new style fogs and wiring.

    Depends if you have xenons and need the washer caps, you would use your existing pipes for the washer jets.

    Heres all the prices including VAT retail, I managed about 15% discount of these prices through trade

    S3 fog each 57.35 (2)
    Fog plugs each 5.72 (2)
    Fog repair wires each about 5.00 (2)
    Side impact reinforcement/carrier 56.28
    S3 silver grill 134.80
    S3 bumper 230.96
    S3 fog surround each 20.54 (2)
    S3 fog back each 12.69 (2)
    Bonnet 178.63
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