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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Khufu, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    anybody fancy a facelift for their 8L model?


    close but no coconut /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif

    this too:

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  3. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User Audi RS3

    Dec 4, 2003
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    The top one is hideous, but I quite like the 8P-looking front bumper!
  4. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator
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    May 23, 2004
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    There's another on ebay; but the only image on the ad looks quite obviously photochopped which is a little dodgy imho...

    I think the best SFG-type front-end available for 8L is the one from Rieger which is due to start shipping any time - it accepts OEM grilles and fogs and it has some beasty RS4-style vents on it.

    I think it'd be pretty good if it could be done properly (but I am a fan of the SFG), but I think that the almost square leading edge of the bonnet looks a bit strange over the SFG (Rieger know it too as there ad-shots have headlight eyebrows but they don't help). I guess if you were nuts enough and wanted to pull the look off you could trim the corners of the bonnet and smooth the bits you cut-off into the wings so the line was a bit more in keeping with the line of the bonnet on anything else with SFG. Whether it could be done to a good standard or not is a totally different story though.

    Like I say, I thought it'd be nice to put the SFG on an 8L A3 if it could be done to a really good standard; looking OEM (I guess there are some people who think the SFG doesn't look good even in that form though); but I guess there'd be a LOT of work involved in doing that; and there's too much risk of it standing out of the crowd for the wrong reasons.

    The Rieger one is pretty good for 'off-the-peg' but it leaves a lot of work to be done imho if you wanted it to look right...



  5. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

    Sep 29, 2005
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    they look cack REALLY cack... the green one is ok but why would anyone do this?
  6. think im going to be sick /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif how could anyone want to do that to your own car

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