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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Boydie, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Boydie
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    [Jan 17, 2007]
    are these just covers on the higher grade A3's or are they the full mirror?

    what do you guys think of them?

    would you get them for your A3?

    thanks
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    [Jan 17, 2007]
    It's covers, not the whole mirror. At least on the 8L S3, haven't looked on the 8P S3.
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    I like them but probably wouldn't look right on an akoya silver car!
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    [Jan 17, 2007]
    my car is the navy or pearl blue - not sure of the proper name :(

    the mirrors are assosciated with the more prestigious end of the scale so they cant be bad

    how much are they from audi?
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    The genuine brushed ally ones from Audi are about £280 for the pair - they are metal though.

    You can get copies for around £100, I've got a set fitted to my A3.

    J.
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    [Jan 17, 2007]
    Here's some pics to give you an idea of what they look like.



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    £280!!!!!!!!!!! my god thats extortionate!

    but i have to admit they look well

    where did you get them by the way? are they more or less identical?
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    And are they easy to fit, does it matter what type you have regrads to heated mirrors, etc...?? Daft quesion but thought I'd ask!
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    I bought them from ebay - they are made by hagus and the quality is spot on.

    Fitting is a doddle, the old ones snap off and the new ones snap on. It's easier to pop the mirror out first, it's clipped in place - you need to be careful not to crack the mirror though... There's 2 wires for the heating element.

    I'm planning on removing mine in the next couple of months when I get round to chagning my car...
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    [Jan 17, 2007]
    Changing your car??!?!?! Audi I hope! Are you putting your orginal wheels on when you sell? Let me know if your planning on getting rid of your RS4's and how much, etc, etc...
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    [Jan 17, 2007]
    i take it thats your a3 married?

    what size are your rs4's? i think i will prob end up going for a set if i cant find something else that tickles my fancy!

    let me know about the mirrors too - i will be very interested :D
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    Yep thats mine. They are 18"s, my original rs6's will be put back on. Not sure what I will end up with, hence I'm not sure when I will get rid of it - trying to decide.

    Err will I go for another audi - I think not but I do have a habbit of changing my mind...

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    So what car do you have your eyes on then MB??

    Let me know about your RS4's should you want to get rid!! :o.k:
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    MB, you waiting for the 2nd edition A2?
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    Possibley a beemer, really not sure need to get my backside into the dealers for a few test drives.

    Will do regarding the RS'
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    [Jan 20, 2007]
    I like the idea of the brushed alloy versions, may just have to get some.
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