1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Honeycomb grill

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Silvera3, May 9, 2014.

  1. Silvera3
    Offline

    Silvera3 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi guys, bit of advise please.

    Having a bit of work done to my car next week, wheels refurbed, badges painted, grill surround painted too and a detail, but just been having a little browse on eBay and came across this:

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

    Basically it's a honeycomb grill, but it hasn't got the line going across the grill to the badges like a lot of the other ones I've seen, and do quite like the look of it, however it says on the description, Not s3 or S-Line.

    I always thought that apart from the s3 grill, they were all the same size on the 2005-2008 models ie standard/sport/S-Line?

    I have a 2007 3 door S-Line and would just like to know whether you think it will fit?

    Any help will be much appreciated as if it is, I'd like to purchase ASAP so it arrives in time for when I'm getting the work done, then I can have that painted instead.

    Thanks in advance :)
    #1
  2. JJ.Foulds
    Offline

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,114
    Likes Received:
    162
    yeah people on here have that grill. i hate the black filled spots at the top tho! but its still an improvement, but im not sure it it a bit expensive, normally about £50 i think?
    #2
  3. RS3dan
    Online

    RS3dan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    14
    Agree with JJ - the filled bits at the top are nasty! I'm going to be getting that same grill some point soon and will try and cut out the top blanks, as 3-400£ for OEM is just too much IMO, couldn't comment on the s-line fitment but I'm sure I've seen another eBay sale of the same thing quoting only for S fitment so maybe try and find that? I think that was circa 50 quid..
    #3
  4. Silvera3
    Offline

    Silvera3 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mmm I know what you mean about them filled in bits, I was thinking about trying to get them cut out some how. The other grill which is cheaper is similar to this:

    ABS Sport Grill for Audi A3 (Typ 8P) Yr. 05-08 FKSG33401-1 | eBay

    but I don't like the line that goes across! I'd be happy to pay the £90 even with them filled in bits, I just want to know if it will fit! Has nobody put an S-Line grill onto a sport or standard, or vice versa?
    #4
  5. RS3dan
    Online

    RS3dan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    14
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...-opinions-fk-automotive-mesh-style-grill.html

    Check out this thread, I asked a similar question not long back - two of the lads on there have used them but I can't remember if they were S lines or not, might give you an idea though
    #5
  6. donald.bacha
    Offline

    donald.bacha New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    Don't know if this will fit your S-line but it's a full mesh grille and has a removable plate filler if you need and a ring holder as we'll but I took all that off
    #6
  7. JJ.Foulds
    Offline

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,114
    Likes Received:
    162
    and where do we buy that from!?
    #7
  8. donald.bacha
    Offline

    donald.bacha New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    eBay the seller is selmaUS it was 98.00 US
    #8
  9. MattKeating
    Offline

    MattKeating Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    16
  10. Isaa
    Offline

    Isaa Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    23
    Fitted same grill to my A3. Think it look much better than the original grill.

    [​IMG]
    #10
  11. MattKeating
    Offline

    MattKeating Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    16
    Doesn't look like they ship outside USA. Where you based? Could you maybe organised a bulk buy for a few of us?
    #11
  12. Smithe95
    Offline

    Smithe95 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    2
    Not the same grill mate , yours has the number plate support through the middle , where as the one shown above has nothing but removable parts :)
    #12
  13. Isaa
    Offline

    Isaa Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    23
    I was referring to the original post. Lol
    #13
  14. donald.bacha
    Offline

    donald.bacha New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm outta GA in the US. And I could possibly do that for you if I ask a friend who is US mil he can prolly accept the package also from an APO or FPO address lol
    #14
  15. donald.bacha
    Offline

    donald.bacha New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    I mean if y'all are really wanting them PM me and I can work something out just know if I scratch y'all's back I would like a return
    #15
  16. RS3dan
    Online

    RS3dan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    14
    That is really good lookin! Wonder if te eBay seller would make an exception and ship here with enough interest, I'd be up for one aswell Matt if we could get a few on board to make it worth their while perhaps?
    #16
  17. MattKeating
    Offline

    MattKeating Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    16
    Cool. I'm definitely in, as long as it fits an S LINE. front bumper.
    Cant remember if S LINE is the same as standard, on a 8P2.
    #17
  18. stetheo
    Offline

    stetheo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    99
    I have been searching for one of these myself for the S3.

    Does anyone know if the s line and S3 are the same or are all the different models different?
    #18
  19. slizza786
    Offline

    slizza786 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    4
    Mate one word.... Plastidip!
    #19
  20. stetheo
    Offline

    stetheo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    99
    doesn't change straight lines to honeycombs though haha!

    I will be using plastidip as an interim though.
    #20
  21. Jonathaan
    Offline

    Jonathaan Diesel Power!

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    58
  22. slizza786
    Offline

    slizza786 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    4
    Haha that is true! But gives a very nice matte black look with a smooth finish. Just did my door mirrors and looks great with the car
    #22
  23. slizza786
    Offline

    slizza786 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    4
    #23
  24. Jonathaan
    Offline

    Jonathaan Diesel Power!

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    58
    No MPG remained same :tumble:, yes comfort is sacrificed but it is alot firmer through corners now. #becauseRACECAR
    #24
  25. slizza786
    Offline

    slizza786 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    4
    Thanks, one last question. Going over humps, how's the smoothness? And grazing aswell?
    #25
  26. TwoFlatTyres
    Offline

    TwoFlatTyres Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    5
    Where abouts did you place those axle stands under your car to work on Jonathan?
    #26
  27. r4vvm
    Offline

    r4vvm Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whats a good plastic dip to buy?
    #27
  28. slizza786
    Offline

    slizza786 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    4
    Plasti dip is very expensive in the UK because of its low stock and import tax. Buy the dip from a company called CarDipUK. They make their own dip in house so they'll always have stock, much cheaper and the product is bloody great, better than plastidip I think because it's designed specifically for cars. Bought many off them and never had any issues.
    #28
  29. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,828
    Likes Received:
    73
    All 8P2 A3 grilles are the same size. SE, Sport & Sline all fit each other :)

    Wont fit your S3 mate. A3 grille are bigger than the S3 grilles.
    #29
    stetheo and RS3dan like this.
  30. craigk333
    Offline

    craigk333 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Need one of those Gilles from the US to fit on my sline!!
    #30
  31. MattKeating
    Offline

    MattKeating Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    16
    Thanks Ash.
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
    #31
  32. RS3dan
    Online

    RS3dan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    14
    FYI I've contacted that seller to question if he'd be willing to ship to the UK if we cover costs and how much that might be - I'll let you all know here if they come back to me.. If they don't I'll have to get a US friend to forward it to me haha!
    #32
  33. craigk333
    Offline

    craigk333 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just realised this won't fit my 2007 sline, will it
    #33
  34. PRCPTN
    Offline

    PRCPTN New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2014
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    3
    Slightly off topic, but I've been looking at replacement grilles as well and noticed that the fit is usually for 2008 and earlier....can't find squat for my 2010 S-line. Really like that honeycomb look and euro plate that Jonathan has but no luck... New laws in Maryland will allow me to go tag less on the front if the car isn't set up to receive US plates. Any help?
    #34
  35. Kclouden
    Offline

    Kclouden New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    4
    Hi ya chaps,
    Proper novice question, will this grill fit my 54 plate a3 2.0 TDI ? And just confirm mine is a 8P1 ?
    Thanx in advance
    #35

Share This Page