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Cupra splitter on S3, opinions please

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    Decided to have a bash fitting a cupra splitter to my S3 at the weekend.

    I am going to spray the bottom centre section of the bumper to match the optics, think the splitter will match better once Ihave done this. Opinions please

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    i think it looks good, will look much better when you spray the centre section!
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    I think it looks nice mate,whats not to like about it? will look good if you carry on the diagonal angle of the original bumper when spraying the silver bit
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    Don't think it needs it mate-although it doesn't look too terrible, it kinda takes away form the front end impact. IMHO...
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    If I'm honest mate, I'm not sure what to make of it, It doesn't look to bad, prob look a lot better after the spray job on bottom :think:

    Do you have any more pics a little higher up and maybe front side view?
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    I think the splitter goes well and once you sprayed the centre section will look even better! Do you have any photos from distance or side?
    Thanks
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    what about rs6 splitter?? sorry for this huge pic, but here you can see it perfectly.[​IMG]
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    The RS6 looks more promising!

    Part number? price? more pics?
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    can't help you, don't know part number, and the price, and for the pics try google, but if it fits, i think it would look nicer than cupra splitter, butt that's just mine opinion.
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    Dont think the RS6 one looks that special to be honset,that just looks like a multi-fit lip spoiler but admit its a lot better when bolted on a beast of an RS6
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    As has been said, I don't think it looks bad, it's just not necessary.
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    You know my opinion Matt, I'm just tryin to focus on your paintwork just now :)
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    Looks fine to me but yeah the silvery bit looks silly now.
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    Just another opinion for you as this is on the new post list....
    Love the look of the front end on the S3 and think the splitter does not look right as it sits back too far from the bumper lip and sides and especially as the center does not match the original.
    The RS6 version or any flat type splitter would look better IMHO.
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    The front end is the best bit of the S3 IMO so doesnt really need anything else IMO.
    Not better, not worse. Just a bit different.

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    Doesn't look right, the lines of the splitter do not flow with the lines of the S3 bumper, it's another one of those mods that just look 'stuck on' and out of place.

    The S3 bumper doesn't need to be modded, it looks great in standard form.
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    TBH Matt, I dont think its neccessary & also it does look bit weird with black splitter, it suited your A3 but S3 it looked better without.
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    Make sure your certain about this splitter mate. Cause although your right, and spraying the platinum grey part black will look better, decide if having the splitter at all is a good idea.
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    If you get the front silvery bit done black, are you going to get the back diffuser doen to match? Could look tasty!
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    i second that!
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    Thanks for all you comments, as a lot of you have said it doesent look bad its just is it needed. Once the car is lowered either h&r or coilovers it would have to come off anyway as I cudn't put up the the constant catching. I picked the car up from Nathans this morning (hes been detailing it for the last couple of days and it looks awesome)

    I have dropped the car of at my painter chap and hes gona spray the centre section of the bumper black

    in at the body shop as we speak

    Thanks, Im currently thinking the same

    Sorry no more pics at the minute

    as above

    Picked the car up this morning and it looks stunning, didnt want to drive it outside into the torrential rain :(

    In at the body shop as I type

    Thanks for your comments

    hmmm looks interesting


    thanks for your comment

    As i have said above it will probably be removed as im not 100% it suits it was worth the try.

    My painter man was a little busy but i think i will eventually get it done, think it will match the look perfect
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    it will be like some sort of black edition s3!
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    Update

    Picked the car up this morning with a sprayed centre section on bumper

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    Also had a spare set of audi rings sprayed

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    Decided the splitter looked out of place so out same the screwdriver

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    It looks much better without the splitter doesent just fit right, What do you think of the black rings
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    looks really nice mate, love the white colour and the black combo
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    Black Centre goes well Matt and i think the splitter looks better now.

    The car looks really mean and alot more aggressive with the black rings rather that the chrome/silver ones!

    Looks good and the lower section does stand out alot more now its black. And without the splitter


    My favourite photo car looks wkd and i want it. Any more plans for the car Matt?
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    Looks much better!
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    Now that mate, is :hubbahubba:
    Much better without the Cupra splitter.
    Top work! all the best at Edition too ;)

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    Ashley has said exactly what I was thinking! Looks stunning and the black in the middle is the perfect finish to that sort of styling :hubbahubba:
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    Thanks for all the comments

    Also got a set of rear audi rings sprayed

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    Just need to get the rear diffuser done to match the rest of the car, before anyone asks the wheels are staying as they are, lol
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    Yes the all black look is great, Rings on the back look very tidy, just needs the S3 badge doing black now to match, then it will look complete when the rear diffuser is black.
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    First time poster and getting on a bit late on this thread. Got an S3 Sportback on order. Build date was Monday 31st August so expecting it by the end of the month. Despite everyone's opinions I think it looks a lovely addition and they're relatively cheap (~ 30 quid on ebay?). I'll be looking at putting one on my car when it arrives.
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    Agree much better without the splitter and must say I think teh balck centre and rings look really good.

    Sweet looking ride by the way!
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    Get it from a Seat Dealer mate its £19.99
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    I saw Matt's car today at Ed38 and it looks fantastic! The diffuser definitely needs to be black to match the rest of the styling. Hard to tell from the picture above but it needs it for sure.

    Nice to meet you by the way mate. Very impressed with the iPod setup :respekt:
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    Very nice...

    :ohmy:
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    I've missed that, what iPod setup? Any more info/pics/links?
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    That's gotta to be a first for me.... a dealership cheaper than ebay???!

    OK OK... what's the catch? Are they going to charge me 50 quid for the mandatory fasteners? Just kidding but thanks for the tip. Haven't looked at the fitting instructions but anyone got a link?
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    Matt has the Alpine DLO dock which gives him control of his iPod through the RNS-e. Great bit of kit!
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