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Aftermarket bumper yey or nay?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Mi11ar, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Mi11ar

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    AUDI A3 8L 96-03 2 DOOR FRONT BUMPER | eBay

    thinking of getting this as an alternative to getting the facelift conversion, on my 99 reg A3 1.8t, will this look cheep and ****? or if done right actually look tidy enough, what are peoples thoughts?
     
  2. cecilthesausage

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    No no no no no..... 8p on 8p not 8l.:sadlike:
     
  3. egesford

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    ha ha looks pretty hideous mate
     
  4. JUS3IN

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    unless your 18 no!-0 everyone will know your trying to make it look like an 8p go euro man, smooth and body coloured and low.
     
  5. Jersey

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    looks horrendous! sorry
     
  6. g60leigh

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    I like it mate. If you want to do it. Do it.
     
  7. [Dave B]

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    Nay, IMO.
     
  8. jamiebennett81

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    neve ever fit aftermarket bumpers

    ALWAYS OEM bumpers. Never seen an aftermarket kit that looks any good on VAG's.
     
  9. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN polishing a silver turd

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    bodykits are for big power jap cars end of story...
     
  10. fingermouse

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    No............... :p
     
  11. S3 Rav

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    No
     
  12. Pubemammal

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    Lord knows im one for "personal taste" just look at the state of my car but not even i would put that on my car, its your choice and your car but imo it looks awful
     
  14. LynxE

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    I think in the pic it looks good. I love the front grill. If it could be done well then I don't know why not?

    I'd love to see the outcome
     
  15. @udi A3

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    Ive seen better, but also like the big grill aftermarket bumper. Havent taken the plunge yet
     
  16. Mi11ar

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    Been offered an S3 body kit for cheep so considering putting that on don't wanna look like an S3 rep though.... I suppose aslong as I don't throw S3 badges on I should be ok
     
  17. Pubemammal

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    Please do not ruin the front end of your car with this atrocious plastic monstrosity.

    It will look like you were chasing a bus... the bus stopped, you didn't.
     
  18. Mi11ar

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    Lol sorry. I think a standard bumper or perhaps an S3 bumper would look a lot smarter IMO.
     
  20. smurfworth

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    Looks like Stevie wonder designed that
     
  21. russwuss

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    Nay.
    Keep in mind that the wings on an S3 are wider... So if you go S3 body kit it may look a bit 'Odd'
     
  22. A3-Lee

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    I personally wouldn't but it's your car mate
     
  23. jimmer 22

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    awfull. im not a fan of aftermarket kits but there are plenty of aftermarket bumpers out there that dont look to bad and still quite subtle. theres a couple images of an 8l with an 8p bumber like your looking at on google. if your gonna change it maybe go for something like this, just my opinion tho.
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  24. voorhees

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    People forget the car is over ten years old so the styling will be the same,sorry to state the obvious,the best mod to an A3 is the RS4 vents in the side imho
     
  25. jimmer 22

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    here you go.
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    Do it
    will look the dogs
     
  27. Pubemammal

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  28. Mi11ar

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    Think I'll avoid it as mentioned above lol

    Go for the clean look and concentrate on getting more power
     
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    Definitely the way to go buddy. Wheels and lowerage totally change the look of a car. Alot better than silly bumpers and what not :)
     
  31. jimmer 22

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    lol, my thoughts exactly...
     

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