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    Angry facelift s3....

    new to the audi group so excuse my lack of knowlegde, i have a mk5 edition 30 golf at the mo but im really interested in buyin an s3. i luv luv luv the brand new ones but i think there a few thousand out of the price range so im wonderin what the difference is between an 07/57 reg and a brand new one. i know the headlights and bumper are different, but are they are total dfferent shape and wont fit on the 07 reg?? if they do i would just buy an 07 and get the facelift bits. could someone make up a quick list of the changes just of the top of your head?? thanks alot

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    Welcome to the site.

    It will fit but its a fair upgrade will cost several K to do, 3-5k has been discussed as the lights arent cheap & needs wings, bonnet, front, slam panel, light brackets, wiring, painting etc etc.

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    P5SND (Phil) is the man to ask as he is currently doing the facelift on his S3


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    What they said. 57 plate has nicer interior touches.

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    simple answer is yes its doable, well seems so, im just beginnning to trial fit bits so i will be adding some updates with problems encountered and fixes and workarounds hopefully beginning later this week, think ive sourced the remaining parts of the front end so im quite chuffed and its a big relief tbh the biggest relief will come from when i first switch on the facelift xenons. though ive heard there may be potential issues with central locking + facelift door modules, im hoping not, but i can always wire the dumbos to work from somewhere else and refit the old modules.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    though ive heard there may be potential issues with central locking + facelift door modules
    Who told you that Phil as I've already wired in the newer modules into a 54 car, move wires about on both doors, but work 100% mate with no errors, you must do both doors before testing or will get problems cause old modules use different pin positions on newer modules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davey-s View Post
    new to the audi group so excuse my lack of knowlegde, i have a mk5 edition 30 golf at the mo but im really interested in buyin an s3. i luv luv luv the brand new ones but i think there a few thousand out of the price range so im wonderin what the difference is between an 07/57 reg and a brand new one. i know the headlights and bumper are different, but are they are total dfferent shape and wont fit on the 07 reg?? if they do i would just buy an 07 and get the facelift bits. could someone make up a quick list of the changes just of the top of your head?? thanks alot

    That is similar to what i thought mate although after speaking to carfile.net i found that i could sfford the s3 sportback with a couple of options!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Who told you that Phil as I've already wired in the newer modules into a 54 car, move wires about on both doors, but work 100% mate with no errors, you must do both doors before testing or will get problems cause old modules use different pin positions on newer modules.

    just someone who was doing the facelift, by the sounds of it he didnt fit both. if its the case that when both are fitted they will work i wouldnt have encountered any problems as id do both at once anyways. as always cheers for the great info mate another load of my mind


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    No worries, you can maybe help me mate with your facelift part contacts to find me the damn heater system still lol, needs to be 08 onwards from a climate control car.

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    aha youre still looking for one i see , ive got a car thats still 100% that im getting, missed out on the boys recaros though, youve got a pm mate


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    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Pre facelift S3 looks much nicer IMO

    The facelift front bumper of the S3 looks too similar to a 1.6 SE model!

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    me a lot, but i do agree they need to work on seperating the s3 front from the a3


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    The older S3 look nicer than the "sharper" styled front end, which is at odds with the more rounded A3 3-dr shape (it works better on the Sportback though), but it would be crazy to contemplate retro fitting it to a 57 plate car.

 

 

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