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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ash3435, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. ash3435
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    [Feb 14, 2011]
    Does any one know if a 2009 bonnet will fit a 53plate car with the big grill front bumper fitted?

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    No you will need to change the whole front end. Please check FAQ or use the search tool there be loads of threads with answers
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    i allready have the front bumper fog lights etc fitted. now im after a bonnet, ive seen one on ebay of a 2009 plate so i was wondering if it would fit becasue did they change the design for this year?
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    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    Sorry but how do you have the front bumper fitted without the new bonnet? Do you have any pictures?
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    It basicly looks like this pic i have found on another thread

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    Which facelift are you doing, the 05-08... or the 09 onwards? The 09 onwards wont work with the 05-08 there completely diff... and again the split grill 03-05 bonnet dosnt work with either
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    Thanks, im doin the 05-08 i wasnt sure which year the bonnet changed, so i need to get a bonnet from a 05-08 plate car.
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    or any Sportback up to early 08
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    kinda off topic from your bonnet needed but from what i have been told the 8p3 bonnet and 8p1 bonnet are exactly the same bonnet with the same part number wether thats true or not i dont know, what i do know is the 8p3 got bigger around the grill again like the 8p1.
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    complete lie

    the 8P3 bonnet is much more sculpted, and the headlamps are a totally different shape. also the wings of the 8P3 are longer, so the bonnet/wing shutlines wouldn't match up at all
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