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Lava Grey - Grille Recommendation

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tinners, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Tinners
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    [Jul 3, 2012]
    Hi All,

    Im after an opinion from the forum.

    Lava Grey car..... do I put an all black S3 Optics Grille on or leave it with the stock grey with chrome trim? I like the look of the optics grille, but unsure of if it'll suit the dark grey?

    Cheers
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    yep I think it would look great. I had phantom black SB with a full gloss black grill
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    now i've got a Ibis BE with a S3 optics grille but have a BE grill up for grabs if your interested?

    [​IMG]
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    I'm definitely for the grey with chrome, but you will drive the car - make your own decision based on your opinion :yes:
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    I was going to do a photoshop for my mate with the same colour options so bare with me and i will get one done soon...

    i like your sig! looks alot like mine :eyebrows:
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    ok, whats the dif between the BE grill and the optics grill?
    The pics above look the same to me lol :-/
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    I think in the first picture the line going downward actually behind the grill,but on the second grill the lines actually stand out more on the front. Thats what I think as I am like you,cant really tell the different lol.
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    The slats go horizontal on a BE grill, on the S3 they go vertical similar to the pre facelift S-Line grill....
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    Larger slats on the optics grille, plus as pointed out by H88 the downwards slats protrude further. Also looks from those pictures as though the optics grille surround is a gloss finish whilst the BE is matte?
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    my BE grill is a gloss surround mate:yes:
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    Black with Lava ;)
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    Think this is Dolphin, rather than Lava, but you get the idea. Optics grill = the way to go.

    [​IMG]
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    What wheels are those??:wub:
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    Speedlines supplied by me :laugh:
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    I got a FK automotive RS style black grille on my Lava Grey A3 and I really do prefer it to the old stock chrome and grey slotted one I used to have so If you got the money S3 optics grille go for it :D if not go to FK automotive as they have all sorts and some really cheap :)


    New Vs Old =]
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    Final Product :D
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    Hope this helps =]
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    That photo (or short series of photos, I think there were 4 total) were what made me decide on an S3, and sparked the Speedline hunt too. An inspiration! If I could have found a low-mile car in grey with buckets I would have bought it, but there were only blue and black ones when I was looking to buy (and no buckets!).
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    Buckets :wub:
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    Appreciate the comments and photos guys!

    Ultimately, I've got to make the decision but am definitely swayed towards the black optics.............

    Ash: You got me. Signature shamelessly stolen and edited mate :sorry:
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    Black Edition grill up for grabs if your interested? :sign_plug:
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