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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cliveywolves, Jul 8, 2008.

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    Hi All,

    Does anybody know if the new All chrome air vents trims that are on the current new A3 versions, Will fit onto my exsisting A3 ???

    Also any part numbers if avalible would be good ???

    Cheers
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    Should do. found a set on eBay last night for €180. I'll try to find the link when I get home.
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    You think you could order them direct from Audi any cheaper,

    You know the part numbers ????

    ps, Your new rear lights look the tits.....wanna sort some for sportback next....
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    I have the original S3 airvents in my car already, mines an 04 A3 8P so they will fit perfectly mate, same design, mechanics etc etc, no different just painted, not even metal, lol, even the S3 wing mirrors me & Marc have which are originals arent fully Alum anymore, they are plastic coated with an Alum shell, cheap skates!!!!

    I know a seller whose got some aswell.
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    ok mate... easy to fit the airvents ?

    spill the beans then whos the seller please???

    ta
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    yeah, you pull them out & then push these straight in, they are held in place by a crappy foamy surround towards the back of the vents & the friction of tight fit holds them fast, so easy peasy job, just lever from behind the dial front fascia carefully with a screwdriver & very slowly, do one side, then other & slowly from side to side wiggle them out, patients is a virtue on this job so dont rush & dont put to much pressure on them as you'll end up scratching something expensive.
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    that'll do nicely, look good in my car for sure, breaks up the dash a bit, Marc would be nice addition to interior mate, recommend seriously.
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    I think I'll be fine with my current ones - the air won't be any cooler coming out of those ones!

    To be honest, I've spent a little bit too much on bits and pieces over the last few weeks. I think I need to draw a line somewhere before I end up buying a new car piece by piece!
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    You can get to that point very quickly! Doesnt help that nothing it cheap for an Audi!

    They do look nice, but they would be low on my list at the moment LOL
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    Thanks! I'm rather pleased with them.

    Not sure how much the vents are from the dealer. The part number is 8P0 820 901 C and you'll need 4 of them.

    If I was to get one of those "overnight test drive" thingys in a new facelift A3 I wonder if the dealer would notice if I was to swap out all the newer bits for my old ones!
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    urrrmm knowing the dim witted salesmen no they wouldnt lol, lol.
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    LOL, interesting idea. I did get an invite to test drive the new A3 cab . . . . .
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    cheers for that boys, ill call the dealer in the morning and check out the price on the parts and put that ebay on watch now......
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    Marc, do you have any pics of the before and after on your light conversion mate?

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    Here's a side-by-side comparison:

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    And some before and after shots. Click the facelift taillights link in my signature for some more photos.

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    Try GPA Styling. After-market rings £30
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    got web site ??????
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    They look a bit too chromed to be honest.

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    Although, at £30 for a set of 4 they are substantially cheaper than the OEM ones.
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    I agree, the OEM ones aren't as in your face and better looking IMO.
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    Yeah bit to blingy for me too, need the originals i think gonna call dealer now
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    oppppsss originals from dealer £69.60 x4 = £278.40 ill leave that i think....
    ebay the way for me.....
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    yes, chrome ones bit too shiny. Was about to say switch was right but i'm thinking about my old A3 which is that way round. A tin of airfix paint will do fine for the vents :p
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    Now I know they are just painted I might look into this myself. Always like the S3 vents but not worth the coin-age IMO.
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    TBH need to spray cause painting would show up easily against the pattern on the dials, lol seriously though spraying the rings seperately by removing would probably accomplish the same thing.

    Audi are charging more money for cars & using much less worthy parts to add that nice touch of class, so called alum mirrors arent solid anymore actually plastic coated with a thin layer of alum & the vents are plastic, shocked when I got mine to say the least, next the fecking wheels will be made out of glass.
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    Dont say that lol, remember the A3 is now available in America :undwech:
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