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Body Shell Differences on 8L A3 & S3 ??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sc00byd00byd00, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. sc00byd00byd00
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    sc00byd00byd00 Frank and Beans...............

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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.
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    Arches are flared mate
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    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!!
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    The bumpers can be done and the front archs too but the arches arnt a straight swap.
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    I dont see the point myself :)
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    sc00byd00byd00 Frank and Beans...............

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    LOL. Cheers mate !! ;-)
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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
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    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

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    Now that, I'd like to see!! :)
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    It would be quicker than yours Mike! :laugh:
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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.
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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!
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    Very funny Joe! lol :)
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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
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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.
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    [Nov 15, 2010]
    This is relevent to the S3 v A3 shell differences how?
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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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