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Fitting Votex Skirts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lee_R, Oct 25, 2008.

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    Hi, has anyone on here fitted votex skirts?

    If so i was wondering how you get the original trim pieces off the side of the car? The instructions say to remove them but its not obvious how to do it, do you force them out with a screw driver because it mentions they are fitted with an adhesive?

    There is a piece about 18 inch long on the rear quarter to remove and a piece about 3 inches on the front wing, any help would be appreciated as if i can do it myself I can save a bit of cash as the rest of the instructions make the job look very simple

    Thanks
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    Just pull them off mate - they are only stuck on!
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    may i ask where and how much it cost for those skirts mate
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    Ebay!:arco: £99, fully boxed up and genuine!
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    Great deal! Just need to find the front and rear ones now, i was considering updating the front to facelift but when I found out I needed to change the bonnet I sort of went off the idea!
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    Do not bother with the rear - looks crap in my opinion - upgrade the rear bumper to a facelift s-line, much nicer!
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    Yes it does look slighty chavvy, well what i mean is "bolt on"

    The later S line bumper has the parking sensors in a different place, do you think mine would just swap over? I assume the sensors will fit in the holes just the same?

    I cant seem to find a bumper as i need the sensor holes, plenty of lower valances appear on ebay though, might buy one and put it in my loft until i find a bumper!

    BTW, you might have gathered i refuse to buy brand new at the stealers!
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    Thanks for the reply but I dont have the large grille so it wont fit!
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    Has anyone got a before and after pics of the skirts?

    just to see they impact they make
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    Is yours 3 or 5 door

    Heres mine before
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    And after

    Also its had a slight drop on Eibach Pro springs and the front end single grill conversion
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    heres boydies instructions from another post

    heres a 5 door with them on

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    heres a black 3 door with them on
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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showpost.php?p=291713&postcount=9
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    Are there any more or is it a one off :(
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    Theres some for a sportback but no more 3 door
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    cool. any reason you went for votex over the s3 skirts?
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    Yeah because they were £100!

    The S3 ones are quite expensive once you have bought all the bits and bobs needed to fit them! They need door extension pieces aswell.
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    Ask NHN about S3 skirts, lol

    Hes jst fitting the S3 ones but realised its a bit of a task as you have to fit new trims on the bottom of the door as there a different size
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    Its added work but cost wise, christ its unreal as its like 2-300 for the skirts, then you need new bottom of door trims as s3 ones are thicker to be flush with skirts lines, then you have to change the sills to go over the skirts as they fix where your the s3 skirts will be, but whats very very strange is new sline sills are like double the price of s3 ones, s3 ones were £30 a side & sline were like £70 a side, couldnt believe it tbh, neither could my parts guy, lol, guess sell more so hike the prices, so I went for s3 ones, yeah I know not an s3 but I'm not paying £70 a side for sills no way especially when its hardly seen, just wanted to fill a gap & the old ones are not tall enough to go over the new skirts with flush fitting, neither are the slines ones anyway so stuck with s3 sills.

    You'll need to sikaflex the undersides of the s3 ones as they would normally fix with welded threads on the chassis as s3 has, but not on my car, but once sikaflexed there's no way thats coming of again, lol.
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    (A well entrenched and dead thread I know, but...)

    Chaps in the know, I'll assume yes - but given that these Votex Skirts might be part of my little 'facelift' work, will they fit an 8P3 or MY10 A3 Black Edition? (3 door)

    Thanks.
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    Yep i dont see why not mate. Are those votex kits even still around?
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    I have a rear votex bumper for a sport back for sale :D
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