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ABSOLUTLEY GUTTED :(

olliea3 Feb 25, 2011

  1. olliea3

    olliea3 Member

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    Picked up my new bumper from the paint shop today , was soooo excited , started stripping my car etc took me ages and i lost my rag a few times , came to fit the new one and guess what !!! its not the right bumper , i think its off a convertable ??? heres the pics .... does anyone no of anyone that wants to buy one in brand new cond , ayoka silver with gloss black diffuser ??? GUTTED !

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  2. Lings

    Lings Active Member

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    Why didnt you pre fit prior to paint man? Thats a costly mistake ...
     
  3. olliea3

    olliea3 Member

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    picked it up mate and dropped it straight at my body shop :( plus they look identical
     
  4. Lewbo

    Lewbo Well-Known Member

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    yes thats from a convertable can tell straight away from looking at it, you should off paid for that diffuser off my bro and got the top piece off ebay pal, at least you will never make that mistake again lol
     
  5. b19ctr

    b19ctr The King of Cannock

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    gutted for you mate :(
     
  6. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with him there Ol you an see its not for the 3door hatchback just by looking at it.
    I am sorry to hear this fella hope you sell it asap and get the correct one.
    Good luck
     
  7. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    you numpty lol. i take it i'm not meeting you tomorrow to have your sensors off you now...
     
  8. olliea3

    olliea3 Member

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    as said on the phone mate , yeh !! see my new thread ... in a better mood about things now
     
  9. Bugsy_27

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    unlucky mate
     
  10. RU55SSO

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    Unlucky but you can clearly tell because of the way the bootlid falls vertical to the 3 door bumper and the was it has a bigger angle on the cabby bootlid area
     
  11. olliea3

    olliea3 Member

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    never mind ay ,its all sorted now at no extra cost
     
  12. RU55SSO

    RU55SSO Member

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    Thats good to hear mate
     
  13. Ads

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    How can you guys tell the difference between the 3dr and convertible bumper?
    I'm looking at the two and I am struggling.
    What are signs??
     
  14. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    it's just a different shape. look at enough and you'll be able to tell.

    the major clue is the little holes where the tailgate shuts. the 3dr doesn't have these
     
  15. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i made a misstake like that once i bought a full frame bumper for my car wanting to do the 8p2 s-line front conversion and bought one for a 8p3 model was not amused at all but put it back on ebay and got what i paye for it so not all bad
     
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    Did you ever find out if the 3dr and convertible rear bumpers share diffusers??
     
  17. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    nah. the bumper i was gonna view had been sold before i got a chance. i was gonna physically fit it to the facelift bumper i have be 100% sure

    as it stands i'm only 99% sure
     
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    99% is pretty sure.
    Call audi and give them the reg of a facelift 3dr and an s-line and get them to confirm the part on each???
     
  19. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    i asked Dave on Stoke Audi a few days ago but he hadn't replied when i last checked. tbh i haven't been on much lately because i've got my job applications due in soon for next year and i've had girl trouble so other things have been taking priority!
     
  20. Ads

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    Yeah saw u asked him. Just checked and still no reply.
    Noticed you ain't been around much lately. Sorry to hear about the girl trouble, welcome to the club!
     
  21. sub39h

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    yeah i just checked too. tbh i'm fairly annoyed that bumper had sold. at £80 it was a bargain, i could have thrown away the convertible bumper and kept the valance and it still would have been a good deal.

    lol not sure if it's a good or a bad thing if my absence has been noticed. do i really cause that much trouble on here?! and thanks for the welcome, but i've been here a long time. this one was a proper mindf*ck tho.
     
  22. Ads

    Ads License to drive

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    I think you're asking the wrong person. Most would say that by my standards you're an angel.

    Stay strong. And if you can't... cheat.
     
  23. Ads

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    Thank god for this thread!!!!!
    I think i've got a bloody cabrio bumper too!! It's got the holes you mentioned.
    You 100% sure this means its for a cabrio???

    Does it mean that the one Sarah had is also for a cabrio??? ---------> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/96632-rear-bumper-advice-needed-pls.html
     
  24. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    she did. she had to swap it out for the right one.

    i got the 8P3 sensors for the bumper tho, so i'm semi-happy for her mistake!
     
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    Christ!! I was on the verge of getting it painted up too.

    Just called the guy I bought it from and luckily he's got a proper 3dr one available also.
    To be fair, he's a decent guy, and was interested to know the difference between the 3dr and cabrio bumpers. I told him aboout the holes and straight away he recognised the difference.
    Gonna pop down to him tomorrow and swap it for the correct one. He's got a standard diffuser now also so i'll pick up that too until I get hold of an s-line one off of ebay or somewhere.

    This thread has saved me a lot of time, money and pain.
     
  26. Ash B

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    Good to see he happy to sort out the problem for you fella :)
     
  27. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    lucky you!
     
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    Cheers guys, and cheers to the OP for eff'ing up before I did. :anbet:
    That was close!
     
  29. warrenlord

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    lol plenty people seem to do this, i nearly bought one myself when i was at this lads whos has lots of decent bumpers, i was looking at a cab one then i realised the shape was different, i was shocked and so was he, he was pleased i mentioned it though as he ended up getting more money for it ha ha
     
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    Yeah when I was buying all I looked out for was the flat edge where it meets the rear lights (i.e. non sportback).
    Cabrio's didn't even figure in my mind.
     

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