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    Smile Stone chips/r8 lights/window tint - West Yorks area....HELP!!

    Hi, new to forum and also new to a rather spiffing new ibis white A3 (07).

    Got few chip marks that need sorting...anyone got any recommendations in Huddersfield area? And also wanting rear windows tinting, so any input at to tint gradient and anyone recommend someone local to me(any fotos of your own tintings on a white a3 would be muchly appreciated)?

    And prob daft question but can ya get R8 replica healdlights for a3 (07)


    Help me....i'm a girl!!!! Ta. x

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    Welcome Jax

    Don't know about your stonechip issue as i'm the other end of the country, but with regards to the replica R8 headlights, i take it you mean that you want light with the DRL's (daytime running lights) with the LED's?

    For your year of car, there aren't any direct replacments, the newer 09 onwards facelift A3's have the DRL LED's in them, but they are a slightly different shape and wont fit directly to your car without some modifications

    TBH, i'm not a fan of the fairy lights unless it's on an S5 or an R8
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    Thanks very much for that. Car is pretty standard at mo...so lookin' at one or two fancy mods!!! Any ideas gratefully accepted!!! Cheers. x

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    Best mod is always some nice new alloys
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    Yep there are aftermarket LED DRL headlamps for you age of car so long as you don't have xenons. Check out Pregnantnprouds thread here particularly post #91:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...on-%28long-%29


    This is a long thread (linked in the FAQs thread) about LED headlamps that's worth a read:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...n-pre-facelift
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    Thanx for that Staz... however, unfortunately yes...xenons. x

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    Do you have xenons or bi-xenons Jax? Bi-Xenons have the built in DRLs and the bulbs for them can be changed to make them look whiter.
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    Its bi xenons i have apparently...so thanks for that. x

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    Jax, might be worth throwing a couple of pictures up of the car in its current state along with the model and trim level so that people can suggest mods

    I second the alloy suggestion if it hasnt already got a nice set, another popular one (particularly on Ibis cars) is the black trim grill surround. Dependant on the body type you may want to update the rear lights to the new sportback LED type or the updated 3 door units which look much better.
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    Finally someone local.. Hardly any other white A3's around huddersfield! Theres a tint company a mate of mine used called Go Tints located just off leeds road i think.. On my last car I went to a place in bradford. Cant think of any local paint specialists though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerohour View Post
    Jax, might be worth throwing a couple of pictures up of the car in its current state along with the model and trim level so that people can suggest mods

    I second the alloy suggestion if it hasnt already got a nice set, another popular one (particularly on Ibis cars) is the black trim grill surround. Dependant on the body type you may want to update the rear lights to the new sportback LED type or the updated 3 door units which look much better.


    I had actually thought about about the black grill, where would i get one?

    Will get some pics up. Thanks for your help v. much appreciated.

    Also any ideas where to get rear lights from, and would it need any alterations to have them fitted? Car is an 07/07 s line 3dr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqi View Post
    Finally someone local.. Hardly any other white A3's around huddersfield! Theres a tint company a mate of mine used called Go Tints located just off leeds road i think.. On my last car I went to a place in bradford. Cant think of any local paint specialists though
    Hi, Waqi

    Thanks for yer help...had actually looked at their website last night..is lookin' favourite to be honest, locally.

    Yeah, not many of us about in Hudds, but its nice to be a bit different!!! lol x

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    Please take a look below here at my pics of car....cheers, guys. All suggestions gratefully accepted!!!
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    Posted them up for you
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    Aw...thanks...am still sat here messing about trying to get the fotos up...when i looked... i was sooo impressed!!! Thought i'd done it! lol

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    lol no, it was me!!!!

    All you gotta do is highlight the IMG code and copy it into a post
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    So then Smudge, you had yours remapped....are you happy with it....lots of difference?

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    Nice car! I think a black grill surround would make it look great (al la Black Edition) but this is my own personal view. Tints would be a nice upgrade as the Ibis 3 doors really suit it.

    heres a picture of a A3 8P3 with tints and the new style tail lights



    You can find loads of threads covering both these mods by using search on the forum.
    2010 "59" | A3 1.8 TFSI S-Line | Black Edition | Ibis White | Xenon Plus & LED DRL | BOSE | FBMFSW | Light & Rain Sensor Pack | Interior Light Pack | Bluetooth | Heated Seats | Folding Mirrors | Tire Pressure Monitor

 

 

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