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Lava Grey - Grille Recommendation

Tinners Jul 3, 2012

  1. Tinners

    Tinners Member

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    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
     
  2. rOb_A

    rOb_A Active Member

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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?

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    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  3. Dalik

    Dalik New Member

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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:
     
  4. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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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:
     
  5. coolevilangel

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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 :-/
     
  6. H88

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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.
     
  7. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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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....
     
  8. SCFC_Messiah

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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?
     
  9. coolevilangel

    coolevilangel Member

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    my BE grill is a gloss surround mate:yes:
     
  10. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Black with Lava ;)
     
  11. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Think this is Dolphin, rather than Lava, but you get the idea. Optics grill = the way to go.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. BOSSS3

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    What wheels are those??:wub:
     
  13. N8

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    Speedlines supplied by me :laugh:
     
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  14. MrWhItEwOlF

    MrWhItEwOlF Audi A3 Sport 1.6 2006

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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 =]
     
  15. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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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!).
     
  16. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Buckets :wub:
     
  17. Tinners

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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:
     
  18. rOb_A

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    Black Edition grill up for grabs if your interested? :sign_plug:
     
  19. John Askew

    John Askew New Member

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    Hi Rob,

    Do you still have the BE grill? Do you have a picture of just the grill?

    How easy are they to change? The chrome surround on mine was cracked when I got the car and I was told by the dealer that the whole bumper had to be changed to fix it.

    Mine is lava grey
     
  20. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Dealers are always lying!
     

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