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Audi 2003-2005 3 door facelift grill/bumper

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mjepson, Jan 3, 2007.

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    As it's about the 8L A3, perhaps it would be a good idea to post a copy in the 8L forum.
     
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    well no as its clearly not an 8L is it??
     
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    Looks good & very interesting to, us with the pre facelift model.
    Wish i delayed buying my car for a few months or got the sportback.
    Wasnt sure about the large grill at first, but i think thats because i dont have one.
    Now i want one.
     
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    i had to find an extra couple of grand to fund my fetish for the new style grille when i was looking at buying the A3, i couldn't have an A3 without the new grille as it just looks sooooooooooooooo good!
     
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    No your right - only looked at the title on the picture.

    I hope their workmanship is better than their knowledge of A3s !
     
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    What did you get?
     
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    I thought you needed to change the hood aswell if you wanted to get the new grill to fit... am i wrong?
     
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    These's grills are designed for the pre-facelift front end.

    Has anyone put crome strips vertically on a facelift grill?

    When I saw this pic

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    from the audi site I thought it had crome strips below the number plate. It looks awesome! Incidently this was before the S3 pics came out
     
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    You do to fit an original new-style grille as it's narrower than the original grille.

    The Hofele one is designed to get around this. If you look closely you can see a "filling" panel between the chrome grille surround and the leading edge of the bonnet. This clearly demonstrates how the new grille is narrower than the original bonnet - without this filling bit it wouldn't fit.
     
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    even though the hofele is the closest looking bumper i still dont like it

    the chrome doesnt match up with the bonnet, doesnt look a great fit and the side vents look wrong

    you would probably find it cheaper to source a used bonnet and bumper


    why wont the new s3 bumper fit the new s-line?
     
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    I was thinking of the pre-facelift
     

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