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8P 2009+ S-LINE & SPORT FRONT FOG LIGHT. WHATS THE DIFFERENCE B/T THEM

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by shady-ninja, Jul 16, 2012.

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    [Jul 16, 2012]
    Are the fog lights the same or different.
    Any help is welcome.
    see the pictures below.

    S-LINE BUMPER.
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    SPORT BUMPER
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    I believe they are the same for all of the the A3/S3's 8P3
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    Have you carried out such conversion??
    i would want some concrete facts before going to waste money and time.

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    :sos: please anyone??
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    they are all the same, as the 8p3 sline / s3 fog all of the led facelift utilise that same foglight
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    If you look on ebay u can see the same part numbers for all A3's and S3's.
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    Yep the fog lights themselves are the same, just different grilles covering them up...
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    Sorry for hi-jacking but what is this bumper? just a regular bumper, non-sport non-sline?

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    Which is my facelift bumper as long as I find a damaged CHEAP se bumper :D
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    [Jul 18, 2012]
    sline
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    Thats very nice to hear that! :D

    But if mine is S-line, what is the above, the first picture one in white with black grille?

    [ I know you got tired from me these days Phil BUT do you have the part numper for the cap of the hole on my s-line bumper? :D ]
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    That's an S3 bumper
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    Oh damn! :D the OP wrote S-line,so I never thought about it again :))

    Thks
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    Actually, I think i'm wrong. It is an S-Line bumper.

    This is a S3 bumper
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    So there are 2 types of S-line bumpers?

    Mine and the first picture one?
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    It would appear so. Maybe the spec in your country is slighltly different to that in the UK?
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    your bumper is facelift sline
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    So you are saying these are identical Facelift front bumpers?

    They don't appear to be...look at the fog light grills
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    That is some kind of hybrid S3/Standard/Sport bumper! The fog grille part of the bumper is S3 but the rest is a Standard/Sport bumper. Its been knocked up in someone's garage.



    This is a facelift standard/sport bumper.



    ...and this is a facelift S-line bumper.
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    fog grills are different yes but interchangeable
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    Nope, the fog grilles not interchangeable. The standard and s-line bumpers are different.
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    This shows it better:

    Standard:

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    S-line:

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    Now look at the bumper's shape, around the fog grilles in particular... there is a lip on the s-line bumper whereas the standard bumper is totally smooth.
    The whole fog grille cut-out is a different shape.
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    Good research Ads. I thought those 2 in my last post were not the same. :icon_thumright:
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    shouldve elabourated, there are more fog grills in each design ie chrome no chrome availible for each bumper
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    this is gonna end up like the old rear bumper discussion thread :D
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    Yep, but you've got to treat the standard and s-line pictured above as totally separate. Just as you would with an S3 grille etc.


    I still have nightmares about this. :sos:
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    Out of interest. Does the grille from an s-line bumper fit a sport bumper and vice versa?
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    This is an SE front bumper (single chrome line with chrome fog surround), same as mine :thumbsup:

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    Ever thought of getting the Black Edition, S3 or Titantium S3 grille for that Zak? Would look nice with the brilliant black colour. Doing the same with mine at the moment. PM me if you are interested.
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    [Jul 18, 2012]
    No.

    Think of the different models like this:

    Standard/SE/Sport all use the same front bumper, therefore all fog grilles will be interchangeable between each.

    S-line uses a different front bumper so only s-line fog grilles will fit.

    S3 uses a different front bumper so only S3 fog grilles will fit.


    Or are you talking about the main radiator grille???
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    all the facelift centre grills including s3 and rs are compatible with all the bumpers from the facelift

    assuming you mean the centre grill
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    Sorry pal, should have made myself clearer. I meant the centre Grille that the number plate fits too :)
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    Yes I do mean the centre grille...thanks :)
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    [-]The top bumper looks to be either a replica or foreign[/-] (edit: it's a standard\sport)! The car has LED headlights, but there doesn't appear to be any washers - which are fitted to all cars with factory LED's. The bottom one is the same as my '09 S Line ...again, minus the washer caps, so not for LED lights.
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    Yeah definitely mate, would love the Titanium S3 grille. Nice little mod and not too pricey. You almost done yours? Think il hold out though, starting a new job soon so might be upgrading to BE S-Line, PCP permitting :kiss:
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    SE means; sport edition? Sorry, I'm feeling like a noob :D
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    Think it means Special Edition. Correct me if Im wrong but the models go Standard>Technik>SE>Sport>S-Line>S3 ;)
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    Think it means Special Equipment to be honest in terms of Audi and BMW etc... The SE models always had more toys on them over the standard models...
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