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Looking for some inspiration for a 08 sliver A3 appearance

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Eritey, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Eritey

    Eritey New Member

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    Picking up my new A3 2.0TDI sport tomorrow and I'm looking for some inspiration regarding what I can do for the looks of the car.

    I've had a quick look through the 'A3/S3 Photos' thread but nothing really impressed me so I'm wondering if any of you lovely gents could point me towards some well styled sliver A3's. So far on the upgrade list are the facelist front bumper and rear lights but other than that I'm not really sure!

    Picture as the car stands now:

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  3. DriverN00B

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    Facelift front bumper or just a prefacelift S line one?

    For a facelift front bumper you'd need new wings, as well as a new bonnet and new headlights... And then you'd more than likely need to get them all resprayed. Easily a grand mate if you don't get Xenon's
     
  4. Eritey

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    I'm not 100% sure on the difference but I'm meaning this one,

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    I'm hoping this is one that can be easily fitted? Or am I completely wrong?
     
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    You're completely wrong mate, that one would need all of the above. One of the reasons I'd have purchased a facelift outright... However a normal s line can look very nice!
     
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    I did question getting a facelift version straight away but none appeared to be in my price range without a large number of miles on the clock.

    Would it be possible if you could show me in the direction of the front bumper that would fit my car, if possible?
     
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    Fair enough, sure something like this >> AUDI A3 S LINE 8P 2004-2008 FRONT BUMPER SILVER WITH GRILL | eBay

    Looking for an S line front myself for my 55 plate SE! There's a few about, but I'm not going to pay over the odds and neither should you, as yours is a sport anyway with fogs etc. Take your time looking.
     
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    The s line bumper would be a big improvement, especially with a black optics grill. That'd would be my first mod.
     
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  9. Eritey

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    I know understand my confusion, on a quick glance they do look very similar! Thanks very much for the clarification mate.
     
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    S line with a black optics would be nice as Jack has said above, rear facelift lights. How about the newer black edition rear bumper? As that's a straight swap.
     
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    Don't suppose either of you have a picture of what this might look like? Google's found me every colour variation other than mine.
     
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    image.jpg not the greatest picture but you get the idea :)
     
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    Looks so much better without the tacky chrome and colour coded bumpers, what were Audi thinking putting those on! :D The car will most likely be getting lowered with large profile wheels to, feeling black wheels would suit.
     
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    Black wheels? BBS CH's every single time! Now we're making progress :D
     
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    What you need is some rotors! This picture might interest you as well :) image.jpg
     
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    I love the look of those, only issue is they're so common! Where is the best place to get a black optic grille? Ebay? or a private store?

    I'd rather have brand new than second hand if possible.
     
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    Must admit the black optic grill does like smart against the silver! Might pick one up if you manage to source one too.
     
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    DSC00456.jpg

    How about them?
     
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    You could always vinyl wrap or plasti dip your grill instead, same result. That's what I've done with mine.
     
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    I picked up a black sline grill rep for 50£ on ebay couple years ago. Makes a massive difference
     
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    Just as a suggestion,

    I changed my front lights for a decent set of aftermarket DRL headlights because I don't have the funds for a full facelift, I know alot of people arn't keen but I love the solid light bars, great output and in my opinion update the car a little.

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    Think I might join you with the search from some S-Line front and rear bumpers, they look spot on!
     
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    I'm thinking about them lights! What headlight bulbs do they have?

    If anyone's looking for a rear s line bumper with the honeycomb diffuser, I know someone who may still have one (from when I was looking) so feel free to drop a pm!
     
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    I'd be interested in that! And just standard halogens or Phillips Diamond Visions in my case!
     

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