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A3 rear valance upgrade

neilwaterhouse88 Nov 22, 2010

  1. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    Hi I have a 2010 a3 sport and want to add either an s line or s3 rear valance, first of all is this possible and if so is is it an easy retrofit.
    Cheers Neil
     
  2. Harrelson

    Harrelson Member

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    doube or single exhaust?

    Sline valance was an easy swap for mine, 2009 model

    s3 rear valance u will need to replace the whole bumper as it comes in two sections, top and bottom.
     
  3. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    Double exhaust, this may seem a silly question but what colour did it come because I know they are the same colour no matter what colour the car is and was wondering if I would need to get it sprayed once iv bought it
    Thanks for your help
     
  4. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

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    you will need a new bumper for the s3 one as above and 3 and 5 door dont mix
     
  5. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    I spoke to audi parts and was quoted £85 for the valance and they said I need 4 mesh grills at £28 each dies that sound about right?
     
  6. Harrelson

    Harrelson Member

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    i paid around that for mine. i didn't need mesh grills for the s-line rear valance and its grey in colour
     
  7. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    Sounds right, the mesh bits are seperate parts that clip into the valance. I have no idea why they are seperate as there is no alternative if you dont fit them! The total is just shy of £200
     
  8. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    After fitting them do you think that it's worth the money? Have you got any before and after so I can see what it looks like with one and no rear spoiler? Or have you also added this?
     
  9. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    Also do you know if they are the same on the sline and the black edition?
     
  10. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    I managed to buy a used diffuser off Ebay but it had non of the mesh inserts, was shocked at the price for them alone so sold it on. Seemed steep for what it was. So went S3 instead
     
  11. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    I know I am thinking that, is there four inserts as just by looking at one I thought there was two,
     
  12. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Theres 4 and they clip into the diffuser. Looks nice but just too expensive.
     
  13. Harrelson

    Harrelson Member

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    you're geting ripped off or maybe i was just lucky.

    go to autotrader, look at the rear valance you want and ring audi.bristol with the number plate. i paid £85 for the whole rear valance
     
  14. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    Black edition bumper on my 2004

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  15. neilwaterhouse88

    neilwaterhouse88 Member

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    I can't get the valance to sit flush, it all dies except the centre of it, have you got any ideas? Just seems like there are a couple of clips that won't go in any ideas
     

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