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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by G"MAN, Sep 14, 2012.

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    [Sep 14, 2012]
    hi guys

    im thinking of swapping my standard 06/8p front bumber for a 2006/8p s3 front bumper.. a
    can somebody tell me on how hard is will be todo..

    will i need new front fog lamps or will they fit in the same loaction points.. will they be diffrent as there honeycomb..

    will i need need a new front main grill aswell as mine is allready gloss black and smothed in number plate.

    and will i need new wheel arch liners. are the bumpers difrent shape..

    a little help will be great :)
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    Show us a pic of your current front end.

    Bumper will fit fine, grill maybe would look odd unless fitting S3 one, fog surrounds will fit fine if fogs are same, hence why pic requested, no need for new arch liners.

    Its not hard to do, just takes little time, easier to take wheels of but can get behind headlight by turning wheels full lock, to remove the bolt behind there that holds bumper on, a load of torx bolts down the liner, under car & then the longer ones on top of the bumper when bonnet lifted.
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    I can't up load a pic at the second but it's the one in my profile pic but no longer green I have a aftermarket rs6 style grill no plate and honey comb that fits it.. eBay joby lol

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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    this is the front end i have at the min

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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    You will need,
    S3 bumper
    S-line/S3 fog lights
    Fog light plugs and repair wires.
    I don't think ur grille will not fit without modification, the S3 grille is shorter than yours.
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    Yeah S3 grill is shorter so new grill would be required...
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    rigyht ok then
    so if say i wanted to do the front end converstion to the latest 2012 front end what would i need would i need to replace wings and bonet or ?? i know i would need to replace lights but not sure about the other :)

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    Wings, bonnet, grill, bumper, front carrier, bonnet lock, headlights etc, its a big job I do often but expensive tbh, PM if need a supply/fit solution.
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    Bro if you want to do a 2012 front end, then you need to go and see the Bank Manager :laugh:
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    [Sep 18, 2012]
    I've done the 8P2 really easy, I want the 8P3 next. Can I DIY the whole thing? My 8p2 s3 bumper might be for sell soon :)
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    its diyable but its not easy to get it perfect
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    lol ok then people lol il have a look into it.. might be just as cheap to buy a new car lol...

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    Not cheaper...easier
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