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    Difference b/w 8P A3 & S3 front grills.

    I'v just bought an S3 bumper off ebay. Was wondering if an A3 grille will fit. Any ideas?

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    No, is the short answer.

    Totally different shape, the A3 grille is taller and thinner.

    One reason I decided against the S3 front when I was doing my Single grille conversion, the other is the price of the fogs and surrounds. You will be one lucky man if you find them second hand.

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    Thanx mate. I'm thinking the same. Probably go for S Line now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe90k View Post
    No, is the short answer.

    Totally different shape, the A3 grille is taller and thinner.

    One reason I decided against the S3 front when I was doing my Single grille conversion, the other is the price of the fogs and surrounds. You will be one lucky man if you find them second hand.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe90k View Post
    No, is the short answer.

    Totally different shape, the A3 grille is taller and thinner.

    One reason I decided against the S3 front when I was doing my Single grille conversion, the other is the price of the fogs and surrounds. You will be one lucky man if you find them second hand.


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    Your wrong mate. The S3 grille fits fine, it just leaves a 5mm gap across the bottom thats not notieable when fitted. Your right about the grilles though, they are hard to come by but the fogs are no different to the S line ones though.
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    Lee, he's not asking if the S3 grille fits the S-Line bumper he's asking if the S-Line grille fits the S3 Bumper. AFAIK the S3 Bumper will not take an S-Line grille, but the S-Line bumper will take an S3 Grille as you say with a gap across the top I thought. The fogs are also the same I checked on ETKA, however the fog grilles are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe90k View Post
    Lee, he's not asking if the S3 grille fits the S-Line bumper he's asking if the S-Line grille fits the S3 Bumper. AFAIK the S3 Bumper will not take an S-Line grille, but the S-Line bumper will take an S3 Grille as you say with a gap across the top I thought. The fogs are also the same I checked on ETKA, however the fog grilles are not.

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    ha ha your right, i cant read ignore me, it was a heavy night last night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Your wrong mate. The S3 grille fits fine, it just leaves a 5mm gap across the bottom thats not notieable when fitted. Your right about the grilles though, they are hard to come by but the fogs are no different to the S line ones though.
    Hi, could you provide pictures please , im tempted to do this

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    Heres the s3 grill fitted to a standard/sline bumper, you can see the gap at the bottom







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    Thanks great thanks, do you think if you modified it, before a respray, it would cover the gap up and still look good qualitly?

 

 

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