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grill help == DONE!!! (with pics)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rum Lad, Oct 13, 2012.

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    alrite lads,

    my black grill has just arrived and it may just be me but I can't find a guide on here for fitting it. To be honest I don't really fancy bodging it so can anyone tell me how easy/hard it is.

    Or anyone near north wales / deeside area fancy doing it for me (paid obvs...) :(

    thanks
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    i'm doing this again today, did'nt about the black paint Mark. good job i have some :blush:
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    you any nearer the RS3 purchase ?
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    rum lad, its no big job. i've done this a few times now. if you can get up my way today you can see what me and a friend are doing.
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    ok sound, I reckon I'll just give it a go. How essential is it to put the car on jacks??
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    no need, to get at the M10 bolts, you can put the front wheels on full lock and then remove the some to the torx screws on the wheel arch liner. then pull then wheel arch liner back, another pair of hands helps, so that you can get at the 2 no. bumper torx screws and the M10 bolts. a torch will come in handy if you do it this way.
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    ok thanks mate, wish me luck lol
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    you'll be fine lad :thumbsup:, get some pics up when the job is done.
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    im crackin on with it bumper nearly off but how the hell do u disconeect the fogs without breaking them? feels like im goin to snap them

    thanks
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    Finally! took me about 2 hours but eventually got it done, then gave him a quick wash, wasn't as bad as i first thought tho which is good, thanks for the help guys.

    Anyways here's some before and after pics :beerchug:

    Before:
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    Halfway through:
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    After:
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    just need to sort out the fogs now
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    If you need help sourcing the black edition s3 fog grilles, pm me as I can help :)
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    thanks, but was thinking about sprayin them (cheapskate) lol
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    looks great rum lad. told you, no big job :thumbsup:

    got mine fitted today as well, it looks a bit special. will post some pics on a separate thread when i take some tomorrow.
    Nice looking S3 you have there btw :happy:
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    Still looking lad. Have applied for a few other jobs in engineering so if I get success then an RS3 it is for me. If not then I will stick with the S3 for a little longer. No great shakes if I do though.
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    your car is mint lad, looks brill. yep the RS3 is the ultimate A3 so can't blame you for wanting one if the $$$$ are there.
    what you do engineering?
    got my grill on today :wub:
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