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Install s3 rear bumper in my a3 8L

carl Jul 18, 2006

  1. carl

    carl New Member

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    Hi ppl.I was wondering if it is possible to install in my a3 (year 99) the s3 rear bumper.Does it fit without too much trouble?If not does anyone know a site that has that body part?
    I looked for ages in the web but i only found the rs4 look for the a3, the s3 look...nothing!
    I didn't want to go to the dealership => €€ :D

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. DPM

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    I think the S3 bumper is too wide for the standard A3 as the S3 has bigger arches so the bumper would have to be wider to meet them. Someone correct me if i'm wrong but i don't think it will fit.
     
  3. carl

    carl New Member

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    That was my fear, i also think that is complicated to fit the bumper.
    Does anybody know a website/company that makes the s3 body parts for the a3?Please help, i've searched a lot and i can't seem to find it.
    Maybe i'll go with the rs4 body parts...
     
  4. carl

    carl New Member

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    Ops, i only noticed that there is a section dedicated to A3 and S3.I don't want to do spam, so can anyone move this topic to that section...thanks
     
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    carl New Member

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  6. Tallpaul

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    That website certainly makes it look easy, to be honest i used to have a Leon Cupra and swapping the bumpers on that was easy enough.

    Is it a fact that the S3 has differant 3/4 panels?? From those pictures it looks like the bumper lines up with the arches and just needs arch liner extensions to fill the gap below the body panel?

    Also interesting that the non-S3 rear valence effectively has the cut-out for the S3 exhaust.
     
  7. e36er

    e36er New Member

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    It looked pretty straight forward until I got to the part about re-locating the tail pipes...

    Would it be possible to fit a standard S3 exhaust to avoid this?
     

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