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Audi S3 8L Chrome mirror covers buy or not to buy???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by z00bz, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. z00bz
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    Hi all,

    Apologies if this has been mentioned before but I just wanted to get peoples thoughts around this very cheap mod!

    CHROME DOOR MIRROR COVER FOR AUDI A3 S3 8L 1996-2003 | eBay

    Currently on eBay are a pair of chrome wing mirror 'covers' which stick on top of your existing mirrors. Prices for PROPER MIRRORS are around the 200/250 mark and I was wondering whether anybody had these or would recommend them.

    Just spoke to the sellar and apparently they are 2mm thin so......what are your thoughts?

    Cheers
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    apprantly what i have heard they look a bit pants and dont fit 100% but thats just what ive heard
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    Hmmmmmm.........
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    What year is your car, and are you after the metal ones or plastic chrome coated ones?

    I have a pair of each I can sell. ;)
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    buy the oem they look best
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    yeah id suggest going OEM then you havent got to worry about anything going wrong i have a set on my nog blue s3. they look fine but not my taste so ill happily was if anyone has nog blue mirrors? (sorry ti jack the tread) :p
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    Please use the classifieds :angrymod:
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    I not selling anything? :jester:
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    mine is a 1999 in brilliant black!
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    Used this guy before....

    http://bit.ly/179kdpd

    Has barns full of MK4s, S3s, TTs, Cupras... If you're local to Derbyshire (can't see your location on my phone) he may do you a good deal on collection :) used him for all my odd bits and bobs, electric window motors, door cards, wheels, indicator switch - you name it he will probably have it :) very reasonably priced.
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    Oh nice! That link doesn't seem to be working
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    Yes that link works

    i think these may not fit mine as mine is 1999

    Iv msged him asking whether he has the same for mine...
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    just saw the link. blimey £155 and they're not sold - surprised! Last I looked people were bidding over £200 for a pair.
    he's had 4 offers ...obviously very low offers for them not to be accepted.....I guess.

    I really have to laugh loudly on his comment "low mileage".....god do I hate with a passion adverts that think you are stupid !
    His missed the other trick...one owner from new.
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    I have a pair for £80 if interested let me know and I make a classifieds add , they are the proper OEM from my 8L S3 , I removed them before I sold the car :)
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    Yeah everything he sells is very cheap compared to the forums if you ask me! He's a great guy.... Always helpful - amazed me how much stuff he actually had. When I first went round he'd got a barn full of alloys, picked myself up a set of black rs6 alloys with newish budget tyres for £200! I'm waiting for him to break a Cupra R for the brembos lol.

    Haha yeah you're always get that with the breakers :) I've gotta say, he seems a really genuinely guy.. The wheels I brought needed off him needed longer bolts, searched all the way round the barn to find me 20 shallow neck bolts and didn't charge me a penny.
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    I stand corrected - Sometimes hes much cheaper than the forums haha.
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    I found them in my wardrobe when I was moving out haha , I thought they was in my garage , I was gonna ebay them for £110 but an Audi sport member can have em for £80 :)
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    Absolute bargain for that mate :) if the OP doesn't want them I'm sure someone else will. When I saw how much they went for on eBay I was tempted to wrap them in bubble wrap when I park on street at night haha.
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    I will create an Ad in classifieds tomoz mate and see if any one wants em , I will pick them up and get some pics uploaded :) , I didn't like leaving my car at night with them on haha I use to put black tights over mine !!! haha
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    I see £145, which is mega cheap. I've seen the invoice for £350+vat for one individual one from Audi, so was after £150 for my ones. I can wait though!
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    Big Al A4 B7 bits for sale!!

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    gret. yep it would be nice to see closup pics.
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    I will get some close ups , there is a few tiny marks on them , they are in awesome condition tho!!
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    Now I am a bit confused, but what's the difference between yours at £80 and what Big Al is selling at £250. ?
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    Nothing ! I have an 8P S3 now so no use to me !

    mine are just the covers , I think big al has the full unit , cover and fittings , mine just replace your existing covers
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    Ah I see. Those are the ones I want. Not really after the covers. And those are the ones that were going for over £250 on ebay. So at £240 that's not bad , just a bit too much for me.
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    why do you need the full unit
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    you remove 2 screws from underneath your mirror covers , pop your covers off and put the chrome ones on , that's it ,
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    Iv just put put some chrome covers on mine. I think they look good, not bad if it means I saved £230
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    Pic to give you an idea

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    Next is to restore the lights :yes:
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    This was for sale on E38 for about 50 pence?
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    What do you mean?
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    I mean it was advertised on E38 very cheap.
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    Yes it has remained in the family. I bort it off me cuzn just couple of weeks ago after several years of Corrado VR6 ownership lol
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