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Body Shell Differences on 8L A3 & S3 ??

sc00byd00byd00 Nov 12, 2010

  1. sc00byd00byd00

    sc00byd00byd00 Frank and Beans............... VCDS Map User

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    Essentially, i'm wondering if it would be possible to make an A3 look like an S3 externally.

    Are there any flared arch differences, like the B5 S4 and RS4 ?

    Could it just be a case of side skirts, & front and rear bumpers ?

    Cheers,

    S.
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Arches are flared mate
     
  3. scoobyra

    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

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    Both front and rear arches are flared as per Dave's response. Complete ball ache to make an A3 look like an S3 as it costs a small fortune and you still cant change the rear arches.....well you could, with an angle grinder and a mig welder!!
     
  4. mk1chopper

    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    The bumpers can be done and the front archs too but the arches arnt a straight swap.
     
  5. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I dont see the point myself :)
     
  6. sc00byd00byd00

    sc00byd00byd00 Frank and Beans............... VCDS Map User

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    LOL. Cheers mate !! ;-)
     
  7. sc00byd00byd00

    sc00byd00byd00 Frank and Beans............... VCDS Map User

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    I just prefer the flared look but for a daily runner the diesel economy. Could always get an S3 and drop a 2.0 TDI in it ;-) ha ha
     
  8. scoobyra

    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

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    Now that, I'd like to see!! :)
     
  9. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It would be quicker than yours Mike! :laugh:
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    plenty of folk have converted A4's to RS4 spec, so no reason why it cant be done with an A3.

    Certainly not a cheap thing to do though.
     
  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The thing is, S3's are very common compared to RS4's, early S3's will cost you around £4k for a half decent one, early B5 RS4 is still around the £15k mark for a decent one!
     
  12. scoobyra

    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

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    Very funny Joe! lol :)
     
  13. 09jaket

    09jaket New Member

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    hi ive got a 97 a3 1.6 8l anyone got any ideas on how i can increase the bhp? ive already fitted a full milltek catback system and a K&N panel filter. anything else that will make a noticable difference in the speed? thanks
     
  14. Plunky

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    dont bother, wait until you can get a 1.8t then tune that. Will be a waste of money spending it on the 1600 engine as you will get next to no gains from spending lots of money on modding it.
     
  15. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    This is relevent to the S3 v A3 shell differences how?
     
  16. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    The Milltek and K&N would give very very little gains aswell. Just get a 1.8T.
     

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