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Front bumper Conversion!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Finally Got An A3, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Finally Got An A3
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    So i've been looking to do this since i got my car and couldnt find the bumper and bonnet anywhere, to buy

    Now i've found somebody on ebay who wants over £550 for them both!

    How much should i look on spending to get the complete bumper with grill and fogs and how much for the bonnet

    Need them in black!
    Or would I be better buying any bumper and bonnet then getting them sprayed?

    Thankz!
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    There are a lot of threads on this already.

    Personally, I would not be spending £550 on second hand bonnet and bumper - have you checked german ebay?

    Priced them new?
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    Checked with Liverpool audi and it's £500 for both a sline bumper and bonnet, that's unprimed and sprayed

    Not checked german ebay but i'll have a look now nice one!
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    Bumpers are worth next to nothing, Seen them for sale at anywhere between £50 and £100, bonnets about the same.

    I would bank on them needing to be resprayed to be honest, unless you find an honest ebayer the following will be translated as follows :

    Minor Stone chips - Been in a sand blasting tank
    Slight scuff - Scuffed along tarmac for a few hundred yards.

    From recent personal experience, anyway, lol.
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Same here when I bought a bumper for my last car, that's why I don't want to spend much!

    I might as well offer him £90 for the bonnet and just keep waiting for somebody to throw a complete sline bumper on, which i've been doing for the past 3 months!

    Can't win
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    I got my s-line bumper from ebay for 50 in black which was the right colour... The s-line grill on ebay 50 the fogs from ebay BARGAIN for 26 each and bought the fog covers from audi 25 each :)
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    [Mar 29, 2010]

    If i was to look for them in different parts like that

    what would i search to get the fogs just "audi a3 fogs?" then ask the buyer if they would fit?

    And i dont understand the last part of your post, lol

    Thanks!
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Is that better ?? sorry
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    I get you now lol
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    Do you have a link to the listing where you bought the fogs from? Was it a shop or did you just drop lucky with them being from a 8P2 Sline?

    I need the fogs there are loads on ebay but i am not convinced they are the right ones!

    :icon_thumright:
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    s line fogs on ebay = hens teeth.

    smthy fell very lucky with her fogs ....jammy git! I couldn't be arsed to wait any longer, so I bit the bullet and bought them new.

    Pricey though! As with everything from Audi :)
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Do you have the part numbers of the fogs/wiring/grills for the s line bumper?

    :icon_thumright:
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    8E0 941 699 C fog light

    8E0 941 700 C fog light

    8P4 807 681 F fog light grill

    8P4 807 682 F fog light grill

    Sorry dont know the plug p/no's as I used a kufatec loom as I retro'd the fogs
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    Thanks, did your motor not have fogs then?
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    No. It's was poverty spec :)
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    [Mar 30, 2010]
    I'm going to be doing the S3 conversion very soon so my Bumper and grill will e up for sale.

    Not sure if the fogs are the same or not???
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    [Mar 30, 2010]
    They are the same sline and s3
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    I'll definitely buy your bumper(with fogs?) if i don't find one, don't need a grill
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    [Mar 30, 2010]
    Yeah probably..forgot that.

    copied and pasted:

    'A3 Front S-Line Bumper for sale in dark grey. It has come of an 06 plate so its in good condition with minor stonechips.Comes with main S-Line big grill nothing else
    Originally purchased to face-lift the front of mine - but funds dont allow.
    Looking for £190 '
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    [Mar 30, 2010]
    Just been to liverpool audi and it was
    £148 for the black grill!
    + another £48 for the plate holder thing!

    And thanks bambam but i'm trying to find one already my color because i really cba with the hassle of getting it resprayed! Might be of use to somebody else though
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    Do you know or can you tell if the bumper has the head lamp washer jet holes???? Seems lots are getting sorted with the S Line bumpers now but mine has xenons so I need the holes!!!!! They are more like hens teeth lol
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    I'm in the same situation on the xenon front. In the end I got a standard s-line bumper and found that it has has the clips and markings at the back for the washer jet holes (I guess they all do).

    As I'll be getting my front end resprayed by a friend (he has a bodyshop) I asked how difficult it would be to cut the washer jet holes out of the bumper before he fits it... He reckons it's fiddly but not too difficult - time will tell.

    If he isnt confident when he comes to do it I'll reluctantly disable the washer jets.

    Has anyone attempted this in the past?
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    You'll ahve to let me know how you get on adapting the bumper. When you say the clips etc are there, is that the places for the spring loaded brackets to fix to??? I was wondering how they would attach if i'd done the same cos i'm fed up of waiting for one to come along and now need to make sure its S Line rather than S3 (but im tempted)
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    Yeah, by clips I meant the mouldings/fixings for securing the washer jets - I've taken some pics to give you an idea...

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    thanks, thats really helpful. Looks like its even marked where to do the cuts too! So I take it all thats needed is the cover, and brackets/springs that hinge out when the washer works?? Might well be an option for me too then.
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    [Mar 30, 2010]
    Scratch that i do need the grill
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    This I dont know - I was under the impression that the existing washer jets and covers will be fine therefore it's just a case of fixing them to the new bumper - thus no need to buy anything new relating to washer jets.

    Hopefully someone can confirm that the washer jets and covers on an 8P1 are identical to an 8P2's?
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    [Mar 31, 2010]
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160412326062#ht_980wt_1167

    Just sent this person £300 for a "brand new" s line bumper and grill bumper is primed and needs to be resprayed

    Do you think he might try and scam? He asked me to just send the money on paypal now and he can go down to ups and get it sent, he said because if he puts it on ebay he will get charged mroe for putting it up meaning he will have to charge more

    im scared
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    [Mar 31, 2010]
    Another question!

    Is it possible to keep the fog lights and just get new fog surrounds when changing to sline bumper?

    Thanks!
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    Dont think so, think they are different shape
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    [Apr 6, 2010]
    MY SLINE BUMPER HAS JUST COME, woo hoo

    Now I just need to find a bonnet then I can get them sprayed!!
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    An 08 bonnet will be fine wont it?

    What fog stuff do I need to get? Some fella told me I should only need to get fog surrounds and my old fogs will fit in them?

    THANKS!!!
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    prefacelift 08 one will fit it but the facelift happened around then so you need to ask the questions before buying
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    You've been fed a kipper there my boy!

    You need s line/s3 fogs and s line grills
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    thats if you go sline scottie, i didnt need to switch to go se
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    Aww man am i best just buying them from dealer? What is it i need to get? Just the fogs and grills?
    Nice one!
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    AHHH Good point phil.

    I foolishly assume that if someone is doing a bumper upgrade, they are going sline/s3 :)

    Me bad!
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    [Apr 6, 2010]
    Mines sline!
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