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Cheap S3 Side Skirts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Habitual, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Habitual

    Habitual Member

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    I was looking at getting some S3 side skirts for my 3 door 8P.

    I came across these...

    AUDI A3 8P (2003-2012) 3 DOOR - S3 SIDE SKIRTS | eBay

    I'm of the opinion, that if you buy cheap, you buy twice... Are these actually any good?

    Any input on these and/or better ones will be greatly appreciated.

    Tom.
     
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  3. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    Nope, walk away bro, just buy 2x Side Skirts and 2x End Caps from audi, about 220 in total. Door Bottom and S3 logo sill plates just need a little sanding to get them to fit. Cheap as chips, and really easy to fit.
     
  4. amr79

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    I thInk your under estimating here Snipe.

    Original S3 side skirts with all trims and fixings will set you back £1K painted and fitted.

    As for the cheap fibre glass ones... Keep away.
     
  5. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    Nope did it myself mate, 1k would be for the 5 door cars since you need more door bottoms, and S3 logo sill plates. Paint and fitted them myself really easy plug and play stuff.
     
  6. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

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    Maybe 1k,from the dealer not a local paint shop
     
  7. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Wont cost no where near £1k :laugh:

    For the 3door ones they are about £445 something for everything you need from Stoke Audi on here. Mine painted and fitted will cost £150
     
  8. amr79

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    Im only going by the prices given to me by TPS vs buying from Audi ( see below).

    and yes these were for a Sportback.


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    all above plus vat.

    Allowing a couple of hundred for painting and fitting, your at £1k.
     
  9. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Sportback ones do cost more. But considering the guys got a 3door it wont cost £1k ;) I'd say £600-£650 all in.
    Useful information might be worth putting the above into its own thread so the guys with an Sportback can see the part numbers and the price from tps.
     
  10. Habitual

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    Thanks for the replies fellas. How did you get yours so cheap, Ash?
     
  11. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
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    3dr skirts & sill plates run about £460-£470 with fixings retail, painting depends on who you use & if its a backstreet paintshop or a full on pro-shop.

    Removing the old sticky tape is a pita or the new parts may sit proud, plus you cant bolt on these as per S3, as the S3 chassis has the threaded pegs to use plastic nuts on, so need to sikaflex the undersides in place.
     
  12. Habitual

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    Thanks for the reply!
     

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