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Grill Choices - Opinions Please

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Habitual, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Habitual
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Hi all,

    I've had a good look at all the previous grill threads on here and I'm stuck. I quite like the RS3 optics grill, but at £400, it's not cheap. However, the cheap alternatives are quite nice too, and they're around the £80 mark which is appealing.

    Here are my choices:

    Replica honeycombe:
    AUDI A3 8P 2005-2008 BLACK HONEYCOMB DEBADGED SPORTS GRILL & BADGE HOLDER | eBay

    Genuine RS3:
    RS3 8P front center grille PIANO black color for RS3 A3 S3 Audi style Europe | eBay

    I have a Brilliant Red 8P... I found another eBay listing with the replica grill and it had pics on a red A3...

    Here's my Audi: Audi | Tom Cash

    Here are the eBay pictures:

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    Here is how the genuine grill could look for me:

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    Source: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...-up-rs3-optics-grille-ebay-3.html#post1340915

    Here's how the replica grill could look for me:

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    Source: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...neycomb-grill-installed-pics.html#post1364146

    Thoughts, peeps?

    I want people to think "wow" when they see my car - will the replica have that same effect? I feel like it could...

    Tom.

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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    I think they will say--Oh look another A3. There again I'm old and boring:shrug:
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Tom,

    The replica you have posted will not fit yours, only 2005-2008.

    Yours is the facelift 09, the grille is a different size.
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    I think the eBay specials look OK IMO. Worth a change but the RS3 grill is the dogs danglies.
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Definitely go for the genuine RS3 grill. It'll fit straight onto an 8P3, and it will looks EPIC!
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Cheers fellas! :)
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    [Sep 18, 2012]
    Check out the classifieds on the forum! Got a Genuine Audi RS3 Grill for sale. here

    (Not a cheap replica style like on Fleabay!)

    :icon_thumright:
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    [Sep 18, 2012]
    As I said on edition. RS3. But sort Helios first.
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    [Sep 19, 2012]
    I have a replica on my 55 plate and think it looks alot meaner than the norm and wasnt too expensive, just depends how much you want to spend.
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    [Sep 19, 2012]
    It changes the front end completely!

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    rosso rocket and N8 like this.
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    [Sep 19, 2012]
    That looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I'm loving the S3 in Java Green!

    The black optics RS3 grill looks mega as well - does anyone on here have this same RS3 grill fitted to the front of their Ibis White S3? If so, I'd love to see some pics...
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