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Blue audi s3 pre facelift with black optics grill

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tmcentee525, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. tmcentee525

    tmcentee525 New Member

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    Hi i am thinking of buying a black optic grill for my audi s3 pre facelift has any body got a picture of a car with one on?

    What do you think to me doing it?
     
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  3. Boydie

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    Is it sprint blue?

    If so, don't optics it! Does not suit the colour one bit!

    In my opinion of course!
     
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    Hi yer its sprint blue, would like to see one with the optics grill on so that a could get the feal of what it would look like!

    Are they 19 on your car?
     
  5. Boydie

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    Yeah mate, 8.5x19" BBS CH ET50 235/35/19 Tyres lowered 25mm on H&R Springs bought from Orange Tunning in Germany.

    Here is a pic of an RS4 with optics in sprint blue:

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  6. dipstic

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    While I agree the standard optic pack imo does not suit sprint blue I modified a std optic grill and used the chrome parts from my std S3 grill to end up with a hybred grill which I liked

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    IMHO, optics black is really only suited for white, black or red cars. Anything else and the contrast just isn't that sharp...
     
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    Doesn't really work for me:

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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Solar Orange and the black trim pack is the best of the lot !!! tut :)
     
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    Good job we're all different!

    Picture of my car done by Flow Images in Bristol.

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    Anyone up for a swap of a black optics for a full chrome S3 grill :D ?
     
  12. PaulAr

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    Sprint looks best with bling.
    In fact Im looking at refurbing the OEM wheels in a slightly higher gloss finish, for added bling factor.

    However there is a TTS on ASN with optics and carbon bits and that looks very good. Not sure how well you could pull that off on an S3 though.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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    do you mean you want a chrome one or you have a chrome one you want to swap for a black one?
     
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    optics looks great with yellow too
     
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    I think that looks good!

    I decided to change my grille at the weekend as well, it doesn't seem to be a popular option however I've never really been a fan of the grey plastic on the standard grille. Plus I think the black looks a little meaner, reminds me a bit of the previous model RS6 Plus in sprint blue that had the black grilles.

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  16. S3RYE

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    looks good pal.. :yes:
     
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    There is a blue RS4 in sprint near me that has black wheels, mirrors and optics... Wasn't sure about it @ first but now I think it looks great!

    I'd also paint the grey trim @ bottom of bumper and rear bumper grey diffuser black FTW. wrap the mirror housing if going for black, I hope that what the RS4 owner by me did as it nuts painting £500+ chrome mirrors in black, lol!!
     
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    daveirlS3 Drop it like its hot

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    Hi, I have both grilles, just wondering how you put the chrome parts on the blackout one. Anymore photos??
     
  19. craig32

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    Cheers for the comments guys!I'm really loving the front end now, I seen an s3 in sprint blue with optics and gloss black alloys that looked pretty good, I don't know if I'll change the colour of the alloys and if I do its more likely to be when I change the alloys for something lighter like turini's or pro race 1.2's in satin black!
    I've got a facelift diffuser ready to go on that I've had done in gloss black, I think I'll do the lower front spoiler in gloss black too but I'll probably leave the mirrors for now as I like them!
     
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    Sprint blue my favourite colour. I think it looks quite good with an optic grill
     
  21. craig32

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    thanks man :)
     

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