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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mandyray, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. mandyray

    mandyray Member

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    I was just browsing through some older threads and noticed some pictures of trident21's A3 here which has got the Votex bodykit without the rear skirt. Looks really good which has now started me wondering whether I should leave the rear skirt off too (my A3 is on order).

    What do you all think and has anyone got any rear photos for comparison?

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  2. Roswell

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    He also doesn't have the side skirts either.


    We (me and Fifi) just ordered a metallic silver 2.0TDI S-Line Quattro with the exterior S-Line kit which looks very similar to Trident21s car!!

    Can't wait.......spoke to the dealer today and he confirmed we should have the car by the end of October!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
     
  3. mandyray

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    Have just added a sig so you can see what I'm getting. I'm hoping to get mine by the end of October too /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif
     
  4. Roswell

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    Good idea missm!!

    I have done the same /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Tyre pressure warning system? Wonder if that's retro fittable? I asked when I ordered mine, but the dealer said it wasn't available yet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I was having the exacts same thoughts after I placed my order for the full kit, in the end I decided to have the rear bumper aswell. Purely because, without the rear bumper... From the rear, er, your car looks no different to normal A3s.

    On the downside, you have to fix up your exhaust tips too because they get eaten by the rear skirt.
     
  7. mandyray

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    Hmmm, thing is I quite like the rear as it is... I think. Incidentally does the TDi Sport not come with some sort of exhaust tips?

    Also, I asked my insurer for a quote with the bodykit and it went up by about £200 - seems a bit steep! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  8. d3fy

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    Does the Sline come with stainless steel tips?
     
  9. mark88

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Does the Sline come with stainless steel tips?

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    I'm not sure, I'm getting my S-line delivered next friday w/the full kit fitted so I'll know then
     
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    Thanks freaking hope so
     
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    Eeef Lord of War

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    nope, and it looks pish without. Even more pish if you have the rear vallence.

    I did, and the day after delivery I had Powerflow trims fitted

    Before & After (and dirtier)
     
  12. d3fy

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    How much Eeef and do they do mail order?
     
  13. mandyray

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    You're right, it does look pish /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif without - I like the rear skirt though so thanks for the pic. How much did you pay for the Powerflow trims if you don't mind me asking?
     
  14. The A3 TDI S-Line does not come with stainless steel exhaust tips - mine only has the same turned-down twin exhaust that my A3 Sport had.
     
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    The trims aren't exactly trims, they're much better.

    They remove the downturn shields and then weld the new pipes to the existing ones. That way you don't get the chance of them falling off, or some thieving chav havin' them away . They cost £100 including fitting and have got dealers all around the country.

    The trims I went for were these @ 2 x 3 inch. I thought they might look a bit big to start with but they look just right.

    Check out the Dealer Locator for more info, but for Shefield there's:

    HAWLEYS TYRES AND EXHAUSTS
    REAR 51-69 HOLME LANE
    HILLsBOROUGH
    SHEFFIELD
    S6 4JP
    Tel: 0114 2322676

    &

    HAWLEYS TYRES AND EXHAUSTS
    MOTEC HOUSE, HOLBROOK GREEN
    HOLBROOK IND EST
    HALFWAY, SHEFFIELD
    S20 3FE
    Tel: 0114 2477774

    The website does look a bit chav but the dealers are generally good independents.
     
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    Does the Sline come with stainless steel tips?

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    The 2.0T PETROL does /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
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    As does mine, but after 20 miles the bottom quarter of the lip is black with soot!
     
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    So mine will right booster, and thanks for the info Eeef I had a look at that site when you replied to the zorst thread
     
  19. mandyray

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    Went down to the Powerflow dealer today and they suggested the 3" trims which look like the same as yours Eeef or are yours 2.5"??

    £70 inc VAT fitted which seems a great price but I'm a bit worried about my audi warranty. I asked audi but they wouldn't say yes or no - I think they were just trying to get me to go to them for the trims!

    Can anyone tell me where I will stand if I go ahead with Powerflow? And what size would be best?
     
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    Eeef Lord of War

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    If my dealer tried to wangle out of a warranty claim because I've changed the tips of my exhausts I'd bend him over his desk and £uck him in the ass with them.

    It isn't in their interest to try and get out of claims for silly little things like that. If you'd changed something major like the suspension and an arb broke then fair enough, they'd have grounds. But they want your repeat business so it's unlikely that they'd stiff. you.
     
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    and yes, mine are the 3".

    They look quite big off os the car but look spot on when attached. Fill the Votex hole nicely.
     
  22. mandyray

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    Thanks so much Eeef! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  23. mark88

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    I got the 3" aswell, if you're just changing the tips which is purely cosmetic I don't see any problem with warranty.

    Make sure you get them staggered slightly too to follow the curve of the rear of the car.
     

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