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Honeycomb grill

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

  1. Silvera3

    Silvera3 New Member

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    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 :)
     
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  3. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  4. RS3dan

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    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..
     
  5. Silvera3

    Silvera3 New Member

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    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?
     
  6. RS3dan

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    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
     
  7. donald.bacha

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    [​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
     
  8. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    and where do we buy that from!?
     
  9. donald.bacha

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    eBay the seller is selmaUS it was 98.00 US
     
  10. MattKeating

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    Fitted same grill to my A3. Think it look much better than the original grill.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. MattKeating

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    Doesn't look like they ship outside USA. Where you based? Could you maybe organised a bulk buy for a few of us?
     
  13. Smithe95

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    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 :)
     
  14. Isaa

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    I was referring to the original post. Lol
     
  15. donald.bacha

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    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
     
  16. donald.bacha

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    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
     
  17. RS3dan

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    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?
     
  18. MattKeating

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    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.
     
  19. stetheo

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    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?
     
  20. slizza786

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    Mate one word.... Plastidip!
     
  21. stetheo

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    doesn't change straight lines to honeycombs though haha!

    I will be using plastidip as an interim though.
     
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    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
     
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    No MPG remained same :tumble:, yes comfort is sacrificed but it is alot firmer through corners now. #becauseRACECAR
     
  26. slizza786

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    Thanks, one last question. Going over humps, how's the smoothness? And grazing aswell?
     
  27. TwoFlatTyres

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    Where abouts did you place those axle stands under your car to work on Jonathan?
     
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    Whats a good plastic dip to buy?
     
  29. slizza786

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    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.
     
  30. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  31. craigk333

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    Need one of those Gilles from the US to fit on my sline!!
     
  32. MattKeating

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    Thanks Ash.
     
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  33. RS3dan

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    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!
     
  34. craigk333

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    Just realised this won't fit my 2007 sline, will it
     
  35. PRCPTN

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    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?
     
  36. Kclouden

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    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
     

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