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Audi 8P1 to S3 front conversion

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by HenrikMeister, Jul 30, 2013.

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    Hope everyone is good!
    just bought myself an Audi 8P1 3 door split-grill, got this very cheap. Thats why I bought this. And I have been looking at the S3's which I find much more attractive and aggresive compared to the 1st gen 8p. Alot of people from AS has done this conversion succesfully. But a large amount of people disagree about the part numbers for the front. So I get very confused.
    this is my car:
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    This has fog lights, and headlight washer. I'm not sure if needed to say but I have a 1.6 FSI motor 115hk.
    reason I want to do this mod is because my front end is abit scratched up and probably needs a new front-bumper, and repaint. So why not buy a much more nicer front? :)
    so the question is, what parts do I need (part number please)
    thanks in advice guys!

    want mine to look like this: (got this picture off google by typing "Audi S3 8P")

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    Basics you'll need to get like the one in the pic would be bonnet wings bumper grill and lights.
    If you go for the 8p2 s line conversion you'd only need bumper and bonnet with a grill. This is the 8p2 s line conversion ImageUploadedByTapatalk1375200007.968523.jpg

    Hope that helps.
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    You only need wings if doing 09 facelift upgrade.
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    Really? You've got me tempted, at what year would the bonnet need to be changed from a single grill 06 plate?
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    The one pictured is an 07 type S3 right? (Op s3 pic)
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    Is the bonnet in the picture you sent equivalent as the s3 bonnet? What would the part number be bud? :)
    really liking that sline.
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    I have the bonnet you need for sale in the classifieds section,

    click on the items for sale link in my sig
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    2003-2005 bonnets are slightly different due to the split grill.

    2005-2008 bonnets fit sport bumpers and s line bumpers.

    2009-2012 are different again I believe but would need that confirming.

    If you want to go for the S line front end as like mine you'd need a 2005-2008 s line bumper. Any 2005-2008 front grill. Some A4 fog lights or a3 s line fogs.and any bonnet from 2005-2008. Hope that helps.

    I'm not exactly sure what parts are required for the 09 facelift.
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    So wings are still needed for the pre 09 S3? From an sport single grill?
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    thanks!
    i will now hunt for 05-08 bonnets. I think I would go for the s-line front. Looks more modern compared to the S3.
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    for the 8p1 to 8p2 you need the bumper and bonnet

    but to go to the 8p3 you need to also get wings, hinges, brackets, cables, front slam panel etc...
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    I'll expand on that as it reads funny, you only need to change the wings, if you do the 09 onwards upgrade, any upgrades before don't need wings changing.
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