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Bodykit for my A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by motionlee, Mar 7, 2010.

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    As above chaps, i have just brought a 04 plate 3.2 and am already on the hunt for a kit, there is a s3 one on ebay for £175 but i think that will be a botch up to fit lol, i think the gen one's will be too pricey so does anyone know of any abs plastic one's ? i would also consider another make of kit if anyone as any links etc
    Any help is appreaicated
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    Hofele and ABT do some reasonable kits for the A3 however, I think you're best off going AUDI OEM with either the S-Line kit or S3 kit or a combination of the two :) all personal pref of course :)

    £175 sounds a bit cheap for an S3 kit... I'd probably steer clear of that - what did it include?
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    The kit included everything, but like you say i best stay clear, do you have any links an what kind of prices they go for ?
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    Think it may be fibreglass!!! I'd prefer ABS
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    Yeah i know, that is what i was thinking Sarah. It would only split so abs i :think:
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    Just click the words 'Hofele' and 'ABT' in my previous post - I tried amended the font colour but it wasnt having it :)
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    What are the original OEM?? is votex?? or just the S Line and S3
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    just sline and s3 are oem, votex etc is aftermarket, best to stay clear unless you love burberry
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    Cheers chaps, gives me something to foolow up :yes:
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    votex was offered by Audi as an extra on early 8p2's before the full s line kit was available, to give people the option of making their a3 a little bit differant.

    It has Audi branding on it, so really it can be classed as oem. There is a few a3's out there with audi fitted votex kits.

    The skirts are rather nice, the front lip is ok, but the rear diffuser is a bit burberry :p
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    This was my old A3 with Votex kit fitted

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    How much was that robby ?
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    It was already fittd when i bought the car

    It's the same kit as in the link to ECS i posted -
    front lower spoiler, rear lower valance, upper rear spoiler, side skirts - tailpipe extensions are supposed to be fitted as the valance sticks out more but as you can see my old car didn't have them?
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    Thanks for that robby, i think i may of found an s line front bumper, think i will add them vortex side skirts, and then i have the rear to think about. To either put that vortex diffuser on or try and source a s line rear bumper.
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    Right i have just won my s line front bumper, so need to get a grill for it. Coilover's tomorrow and then the rest
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    Does anyone know if i will have to modifie the crash bar or anything eles ? Is this a direct fit ?
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    You got a 3 or 5 door lee?
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    I have a 3 door Scott, why ?
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    there is some votex sides on ebay, but they are for 5 door. :(

    Did your bumper have the spots and grills in?

    As you may/may not know the fogs from the non s line dont fit the sline grill.
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    No i did not know that the fogs from mine wont fit the s line and the one i brought as not got them in, not sure what i can do now
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    Unfortunately the fogs are like hens teeth on ebay. :(

    You are looking at around £60 each new. Surrounds are about £20 each.

    I have just finished getting all the bits together myself, so I know how expensive it is going to be :(
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    Lee, I think the bar can be adapted, but, I think they are circa £40 from dealer. You don't hang about do you...:icon_thumright:
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    S3 is the best styling for the A3, votex is gash imo
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    You gonna love my ride when she is out of the body shop later this week then :p
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    As long as you love it Scottie, what I think really is irrelevant :tocktock:
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    :slap: Just a splash of Votex to make you cringe........:friends:

    If everybody liked the same thing , it would all be very boring.

    But N8, I do value your opinion, even if I do choose to disagree !
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    Lee...your 04 3.2 is twin grill yea ?? so what is this s-line grill you have brought ??
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    Most ppl do, dunno why :readit:
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    If you mean grill at the top then the bumper then the grill again at the bottom with a grill on either side for the fogs, that is mine. The one that i brought the grill holes where the fogs go are really long into the bumper, but i can get my hands on another s line bumper where the fog light holes are not so long and look about the same lenght as mine so am confused, was there two different s line bumpers ?
    Any help is greatful
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    you sure you not bought an 08 facelift bumper? They have bigger grilles?
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    Best have a read of THIS mate, think you've just jumped in with both feet!
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    Thanks for the link, looks like i will have to repalce the bonnet aswell !!!
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    Right after lots of hunting around i have found A 06 plate s line bumper with grill, fogs, and also the bonnet for £370, how does that sound.
    And am i right in saying it will go stright on my 04 plate a3 ?
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    yep, ive done the conversion bonnet and bumper are the only changes required though if youre going sline i think you need new fogs too
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    Should do :)

    Sounds a fairish price. Is it the same colour as yours?
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    Yeah it is same colour but will have painted aswell, why would i need the fogs as it comes with the bumper of the seller and the grill
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    I think it must be Phil's time of the month :slap:

    You wont need new fogs mate as the are in the new bumper :)
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    Thanks scottie, now need to find s3 rear bumper and some form of side skirts .....
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