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    Your cost of double to single grille conversion

    Ok, think it's time to go ahead and do the grille conversion, but was just wondering roughly how much it should cost, best and worst case.

    So please, if you don't mind, if you have done the double to single grille conversion can you post how much it cost you (parts/paint/labour), possibily itemising if you can.
    Also saying if it was a standard/s-line/s3 conversion.

    Cheers.

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    Bumper - 40
    Bonnet - 190
    Respray of bonnet & bumper- 150
    Grill - 40
    Number plate holder - 30

    Standard Single Grill conversion.
    Started off as an A3 FSI 2.0 Sport.

    Full leather interior from an 08 S-Line (inc headlining). Centre Armrest, Eibach Pro's, RS6's, RNS-E, Handsfree, CD Changer, BOSE, Single grill conversion, S3 Spoiler.

    To do: Newer S-Line bumpers & FBMFSW.

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    So far its cost me 330 for the following items:
    Black Optic S3 Grill (ebay 130)
    S3 Bumper (Stoke Audi 200)
    Next week buying the fog light surround 39.12. In a few weeks then will get the S3 bumper sprayed and fitted. While i wait till later throught october or start of november before i get the new bonnet and fog lights.
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    Mine cost 140

    Bumper/fogs/grille 100 from local breakers
    Bonnet 100 delivred from findapart

    Sold old bonnet for 20
    Sold old bumper for 40

    All came in Akoya silver so no need for a respray!

    If anyones done it cheaper then congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Mine cost 140

    Bumper/fogs/grille 100 from local breakers
    Bonnet 100 delivred from findapart

    Sold old bonnet for 20
    Sold old bumper for 40

    All came in Akoya silver so no need for a respray!

    If anyones done it cheaper then congrats!

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    Mine cost

    130 for standard bumper/black optics grill/bonnet (someone whotheir car before starting the project)
    200 for painting and fitting including sorting a scratch and blending into the front wings

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    Anybody else??

    Just been quoted 125 bonnet, 50 grill, 105 bumper (standard, not s-line/s3).

    Bit pricey, I think??

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    The bumper is a bit pricey considering ebay normally have non s-line ones for about 40 at the end of the day you will have to paint so even if you get one cheap with a couple of scuffs it will be like new when it is done, my mate bought a non s -line for 9.99 off fleaby it cost more in postage lol

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    Quote from stoke audi:

    Quote Originally Posted by stoke_audi

    Sline fog each (2) 8E0941699C & 8E0941700C 55.00 each
    Fog plugs each (2) 3D0941165A 5.90 each
    Fog repair wires (2) 000979244 3.44 each

    Sline optics grill 8P4853651DVMZ 121.06 or;
    Sline silver grill 8P4853651D1QP 113.10

    Sline number plate surround Black 8P4807285G3FZ 39.50 or;
    Sline number plate surround Grey (Silver) 8P4807285G1QP 39.50

    Sline bumper 8P0807105AGRU 212.18
    Sline fog surround each (2) 8P4807681F 20.10 & 8P4807682F 20.10
    Sline bonnet 8P4823029B 176.00



    hope that helps

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    My conversion cost me:

    Bumper & Grille - 75 (Ebay)

    Bonnet - 162 (PJM SPEEDY off the forum)

    Spray and Fit of Bumper & Bonnet - 250

    Hope that helps

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    Thanks for your responses guys!

    And how are you all find your colour matches?? Did you get it blended into your wings?

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    I got mine blended into the wings, my car is black and i have to say he did a superb job and the black optic grill finished it off nicely

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    Black is supposed to be quite hard to get right, isn't it?? Glad yours looks good.
    A colour mismatch is my main concern. Probably even more so than the parts not lining up correctly.

    Mine's that light silver. I don't think it's even got a fancy name like Akoya etc. It's just called "Light Silver" I think.

    Not too sure about best and worst colours for matching. Is silver supposed to be easy/hard???

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    If you go the ebay route you could get these

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A3-06-FRO...item4a9b630d8c

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A3-FRONT-...item27ac35f6a8

    Save yourself a few pennies and get a new bonnet and off you go

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    Thanks mate.

    I saw that bumper the other day in fact.
    I'll haggle with the guys that offered me the bumper for 105 as I can collect, but if they don't come down on price then maybe go for that one. I'll keep watching the grille.

    After seeing Bailey's pics of his conversion this is something that I really have to do soon!

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    Definately haggle as i would expect to pay about 90 for both grill and bumper (40 for grill and 50 for bumper) you may find someone selling the 2 together at the right money on ebay a couple of members on here have done that too.

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    at edition i managed to pick up the bumper with everything on it for 30..barginnnnnnnn!
    just need the bonnet and then the swap will be on.

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    Also.....

    How many of you guys fitted the parts yourself??

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    I did it all myself, theres a thread on here somewhere I did! I'm no mechanic but managed to do it easy, only needed help changing the bonnet as its hard to hold and do up the nuts without dropping it on something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    I did it all myself, theres a thread on here somewhere I did! I'm no mechanic but managed to do it easy, only needed help changing the bonnet as its hard to hold and do up the nuts without dropping it on something!
    Yeah, I think i've seen your thread

    So did it take any adjustments to get the bonnet to sit right?
    Or more to the point, can you even adjust the bonnet's position? Or does it just bolt on and that's it.... it's in position.

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    No theres about 5 mm adjustment in the bonnet bolts, just fit, close, adjust, close, adjust until it fits bang on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    Black is supposed to be quite hard to get right, isn't it?? Glad yours looks good.
    A colour mismatch is my main concern. Probably even more so than the parts not lining up correctly.

    Mine's that light silver. I don't think it's even got a fancy name like Akoya etc. It's just called "Light Silver" I think.

    Not too sure about best and worst colours for matching. Is silver supposed to be easy/hard???

    Silver is a hard colour to match.

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    I've got Akoya silver & i've had front and rear done - good match all round.
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