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1.4T S3 Look. What do you think?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jmotero, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. jmotero
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    jmotero New Member

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    Hi there.
    I picked her up last week, and i have some pics to share with you.
    I'm about to replace the S-Line shift knob with the S3 one, and so far i have no more 'mods', till i get the S3 pedals and the TT dead pedal.
    Regards from Spain.

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    Very nice car but if I may be so bold, I feel its a bit far to stick S3 badges on it. Just my opinion though.
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    That's what i thought, i'm willing to do something about that, but i still don't know what to do... Should i remove the '3' on the badge or replace it with the S-Line one?
    What do u think?
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    I'd def get the S3 badge off it, in a 1.4 you're only going to be made a show of at the lights and on the motorway.

    Swap with the s-line badge if it fits...
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    It shouldn't have the S3 badges on no way.

    Or an S3 gear knob. Which is almost the same as the S-Line one anyway.

    Looks good though.
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    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    yeah make it sline mate would be much better .....imho
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    Yeah do as I did, lose the S3 & mod the badge for sline by using the S3 backplate so fixes on grill properly, as per this:

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    I'm guessing its a S line anyway, it has all the standard 09 S line bits

    Is the 1.4 in it the Twin Charger version, Turbo and Supercharged?
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    markwiggy Third Gear

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    looks really nice mate, would as previously said 'lose the badges'.

    Enjoy

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    Looks Ace!! Also the S3 badges are purely personal, if you like 'em....you keep 'em...
    regartds
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    Looking good!!
    Is it me or is there an unusually large gap between top of grill and bonnet?
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    yeah does seem so mate, not that huge but still **** for fitment, but this was a problem before anyway wasnt it for the pre-facelift aswell when swapping grills from sline to s3
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    Interesting.... i was thinking of removing the whole badge, but it looks like this one is pretty much easier...
    The thing i'm not quite sure is: do i need to remove the bumper in case i want to release the badge?

    PD: Sorry for my english!
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    No, just unclip it from the grill with fingers round back all done from the front fairly easily & then remove the S3 which is double sided taped on, then add new double sided foam backed tape to the sline badge & stick accordingly, make sure its the pritt pads type tape double sided sticky cause the flat type double sided wouldnt be flexible & would full of easier over harsh roads where as the foam can move with bumps etc & stay put, minor but if you dont wanna fork out £10-£15 every now & then use as suggested & what factory uses.
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    Yes, it is S-Line, but the engine is not the twin charger version (like the 1.4 Golf TSI 170bhp) it's got one turbo, in Spain is the only version available. (and in UK?)
    Regards
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    OK. Thanks a lot mate!
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    Mmmm. That's a little bit annoying, i didn't notice the gap till you said it.
    First of all i thought it was due to the grill swap thing, but take a look a this.

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    Looks like there is the same gap in the standard facelift grill. At least that's what i see....
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    Can you resize your images please, as tad large, lol.

    Take to dealer with photos & say you're not happy with fitment of bumper, even with old grill it was bad, they should with proof of old grill images do something about it.
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    Great car dude ;)
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