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And I thought the RS4 grill was not supposed to fit our bumper!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ~RS~, May 21, 2009.

  1. ~RS~

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    Seems this guy has made it work! Where there's a will there's a way!! Need to get my one sorted now, awaiting call back from parts dept... Strange... as I have been debating buying one and getting the mesh out, cutting to fit the OG A3 grill, but this would really be cool if it fits, with a little modding (grill RRP is circa £135 btw). I think he's mutilated some RS4 fog surrounds for their mesh too... I likeee!

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  3. a3motion

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    lol whats with the cat, looks very nice
     
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    Any info on what's under the bonnet? It does say RS3 on that grill doesn't it?? :confused:
     
  5. Tommy

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    The first one looks like a photoshop to me?!
     
  6. ~RS~

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    I'm waiting for the guy to pm me back on fourtitude... he has 4 exhausts... maybe it's for show?

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    You can clearly see the gap which is what we've been saying for ages, I personally cant stand the gap there & with the already existing gaps manufacturers give us on new cars even supercars I wouldnt want a bigger one, gap that is

    Shhhhhhhhhhhh dont say RS3 aloud or Jamie will be along & all hell will break
     
  8. Tommy

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    lol, either way still looks decent!

    You got a link to all these pics?!
     
  9. Tommy

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    is this the gap at the top of the grill or the gap at the bottom??
     
  10. N8

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    His car is nicely modded. But Nigel is right, that gap doesn't look OEM, it looks POO
     
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    Yeah you can see it clearer here, same effect of gap anyway even if different car, the RS4 grill gap is alot worse & this image alone makes me think urrgghh:

    PS. Will reply later to your PM, havnt forgotten mate.

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    How come the car in the pic you posted has this gap? That looks like an S-line with a standard S-line grill??:think:
     
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    Hey thats what I thought, but thats so mate, seen number of slines like this tbh, imagine that gap now take a closer look at that RS grill now & tell me you wouldnt get hacked of everytime looking at your car with that on, I know it would annoy the feck out of me.
     
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    That's weird about the S-line's and that gap....
    Re- the RS4 grill... What about on an pre 09' S3 bumper as these have smaller grills anyway, maybe it would fit then?
     
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    Some nice A3s on vortex though to be fair.
     
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    glad i saw this post!!
    just bought a new black grille for my a3 today (as the grey stock 1 looks pants)
    Red car with black grille looks nice
     
  18. MarkSport

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    I know that car. It is from jaimemz from audisport iberica. Lovely car, you didnt recognize him if check this car stock, at the beginning.


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    The Exhaust:

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    Cant stand that number plate trim, its sticks out to far, prefer stock part on grill, nice & flat
     
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    Who said RS3??? ;)
     
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    Feck me talk about wingnuts, you got a script on server for any mention of RS3 on forum then alert you via carrier pigeon, lol
     
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    wish we didnt need front plates...
     
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    Cheers marksport! He's done quite a bit to it for sure...

    Thanks alot for the close ups of grill etc, what exhaust is that he used?

    NHN I think the RS4 might fit a pre S3 bumper for sure the gap at the top looks roughly the same as the gap that is left at the bottom when fitting an S3 grill on an S-line bumper.

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    The gap at top is bigger & far more noticeable mate, really would be, I've seen a B7 of my mates who did something similar & 1st thing I noticed was the gap & it ruined the whole front of the car cause it really is the 1st thing you see & you cant ignore it either.
     
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    Agreed Nigel. It does ruin it and it doesn't look OEM.
     
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    What wheels are / were on Jaimemz stock car ?
     
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    Must say nice looking A3. The exhausts dont look as bad as i thought they would, but each to there own. Are those MTM alloys? Or am i seeing things? Only thing which Nigel and Nate pointed out is that gap. It would do my heading....Every time i looked at the front of my car. And it pretty clear aswell.
    If there was some way you could sort that out look spot on! I do like the grill a lot mind.
    RS how you getting on with yours?


    Thanks

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  31. Tommy

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    Is that how much the rs4 grill costs? Or am i not understanding right?
     
  32. maars

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    So can you order the RS4 grille separately (without the surround)?
    And what about the fog light surround?
    Anyone care to offer part nos/prices?
    Could be a nice little cut'n'shut project...
     
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    RS4 grill inc matt chrome surround - £171 (inc vat) No discount ;)
    Here's a bargain... RS4 mesh fog surrounds - £16.60 each!

    maars, I was told that you cannot order the mesh separately, tried when I was doing my grill. If you could though I would order the RS6 mesh as the number plate holder is much cooler on that!

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  34. maars

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    Nice one RS. Do you have part nos?
     
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    No part no's.... sorry dude. If you call with an RS4 reg (from somewhere like Audi's own website... cough cough) then Audi, I am sure, will provide you with them.

    BTW maars, do you have any pics of your car posted anywhere.... I'd like a closer look at your wheels.
     
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    Here you go RS http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=44212 thread regarding maars alloys may i add they look really good on the car and quite a nice car aswell.

    Never even spotted that photo below that was the s-line bumper and s3 grill i had but gone now.

    Hope that thread helps


    Ashley





     
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    Got the part nos...
    Grille - 8E0 853 651 L @ £189.08 (£328 for the new RS6 grille!!)
    Fog light surrounds - 8E0 807 681/682 E @ £16.47

    Here's a pic for you...
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