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a3 rear bumper conversion (pics) 8p2-8p3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by shreddedbrahhh, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. shreddedbrahhh
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    just bought mu audi a3 s line in black, its the 170bhp version.
    i want to change the rear bumper to the new 8p3 version the 2009>model look

    here is mine
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    here is the one i fancy
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    it cant be a straight swap surely ?
    my 56 plate has 2 exhausts but this only has one.
    does anyone have any info on the conversion ?

    thanks all
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    You need the different valance to cater for the twin pipes, but yes can be swapped over as long as its 3dr to 3dr or 5dr to 5dr.
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    As far as I am aware... you need a completely near bumper for that mod...

    I think the only other option is the 3 Door S3 bottom splitter.


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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    Yep, new 8P3 bumper needed and also the valance. 3dr 8P3 bumpers aren't the easiest to come by in decent nick and the valance pictured isn't cheap either.

    I was going to do this on mine but can't afford it so got 2 8P3 bumpers in my garage atm :scared2:
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    i can pick up a s line rear bumper for £150 from ebay, so aslong as its a 3dr i would only need to change the valance and thats it ?
    the valance is the grey diffuser bit right ?

    so straight swap basically !!
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    Correct.

    If you're getting the valance pictured from Audi, it comes in a couple of different bits which add up to over £200 in total. A3Kent on here sells both single and double exhaust valances.

    Where abouts are you located? I've got a Black 8P3 bumper that you could have off me for a lot less than £150. Only needs a tiny bit of prep.
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    Just stick the S3 diffuser in?
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    Only have the twin version of the S-line valance now but yes, do have it if needed, drop me a PM. Brand new and genuine too.
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    is it the s line bumper ?

    i can get a full 8p3 bumper with correct twin exhaust valance for £130 it just needs painting black heres the link theres a few on internet
    AUDI A3 Sportback S Line sline 2.0 td rear bumper defuser black edition 06 12 S3 | eBay

    rear bumpers without valance are £80 roughly
    Audi A3 *S Line* Rear Bumper 5 Door Model 08-on 8P4 Genuine | eBay
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    It is mate, PM if you're interested.

    Neither of those bumpers would fit yours as they are 5dr. £130 for the valance isn't bad though!
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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    yeh just an example of one bro
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    hi mate do u have a s3 valance on your car then? could you take a pic if you do? cheers
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    [Sep 23, 2013]
    No I don't mate. I don't know of many people who have done this upgrade as it's a completely different 3 part bumper.
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    [Sep 1, 2014]
    Hi, I have a 2008 pre facelift A3 1.8 tfsi sline. I want to change the rear diffuser. Do i need a complete new bumper, or can i just swap the diffuser. I am wanting the mesh type one with a twin exhaust cut out. Can you guide me, and do you have one for sale, or know where i can get one from. Thanks, Lee
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    [Sep 2, 2014]
    Im pretty sure if you have a 8p2 (pre facelift <58plate)
    You have the 3 part bumper.
    You will need the 8p3 bumper from 58plate onwards to be able to fit the mesh type valance as pictured above on the 3dr audi.

    I could possibly be wrong so dont quote me on this!
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    Yes you need the newer type bumper for the newer type valance.
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