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A3 TO S3 ! LOOKALIKE WHAT BITS ARE NEEDED ???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Digger1, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Digger1

    Digger1 Member

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    I've got a 2003 A4 2.0 FSI , Lowered 30mm with the full S-Line body-kit badges etc...
    As it's time to change the wife's 2001 corsa (Hate that car !!!)which she's had for the past seven years, I'm looking to do the same with a 2004 A3 1.6 FSI I've seen for sale, Question is what external bits are needed for a convincing look-a-like apart from the rims and how much do I need to lower :readit:???.
     
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  3. Lee_R

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    Bumpers, grilles and fogs, bonnet, skirts, rear spoiler, exhaust trim, lower by 25mm

    inside the S3 isnt much different so just get the windows tinted!
     
  4. Digger1

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    Unlikley to get all the front end bits from salvage/breakers, do GSF or euro do copy's or is it direct from my local
    audi STEALERS only ?
     
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    sub39h Active Member

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    try ebay, and german ebay. it's not a massively difficult process, but it may take a bit of time. i reckon the part you'll struggle on the most will be the rear valance and diffuser trim (and side skirts probably)
     
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    You could be lucky and stumble upon a full but undamaged kit off an ebay seller in Manchester. He normally sells them £1500 all in. Depends if you consicence can live with knowing it probably used to be owned by a member on here before they were robbed for their keys and their S3 driven off to the nearest lock up to be stripped :-(
     
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    Well said Lee...

    Digger, interior wise you need the steering wheel, gear knob, air vents, leath seats and black headlining also. Quite the mission!
     
  8. Digger1

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    When i did my a4 to s4 conv; I upgraded steering wheel, gearknob and gaiter, and a couple of other internal bits but left the headlining !

    As for somebody stripping cars and selling parts on the bay thats hardly surpriseing,but I wouldn't be interested ,in knowingly buying such parts !!!
     
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    Good man Digger and good luck with your conversion quest!!
     
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    Not all s3's come with black headlining. So it isnt a must do for a lookalikey :)
     
  11. Digger1

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    Exactly, it will be just a look-a-like at the end of the day !

    Viewed the 54 plate 16 fsi in phantom black today at the auctions, and parked along side
    it was a 07 plate s3, so was able to compare, must say it's a shame about the bonnet, looking
    at them along side each other there's very little diff; between the bonnets the s3 had just a
    little bit more of a gap where grill meets it, would be difficult to tell the difference of the car IMO !!!
     
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    Meh, it's where i got my stuff from, and i don't feel guilty :)

    I got a bargain at the end of the day

    Whilst i feel sorry for the bloke that got it stolen in the 1st place, it's not my fault :noway:
     
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    It's about the supply & demand for it. If people weren't willing to buy it, then it wouldn't get stolen!
     
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    you can't get away with not replacing the bonnet. don't even think about it.
     
  15. Digger1

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    I wasn't !!!, what I'm saying is when buying second hand, it will be difficult to tell them apart... hence of the car !
     
  16. Pii

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    Who wouldn't spec black headlining?? Educate me..
     
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    dunno, after the last headline thread I was so embarrassed to have light grey that I sprayed it black & now it looks terrible.
     
  18. Pii

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    Lol you can't make a comment like that and not provide pictures!
     
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    LOL, I'm not that daft to spray my head lining ROFL
     

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