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Making an A3 look like an S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by YnotA3T, Nov 13, 2003.

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    [Nov 13, 2003]
    Hi Guys,

    I am new to this as I have recently bought an A3 1.8T.
    I am in love with the S3 but it is too expensive in Australia so got to come up with something to make my car look exactly like one.... cosmetics! engine will be my next thing.
    Can anyone help with some info or comments on what the S3 has that is different to the A3 1.8T....
    External Cosmetic wise…..From what I have seen it’s the Rear spoiler, rear and front bumper bar and side skirts? not sure on this one.... oh yeah and the silver mirrors.... a must from me!!!

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

    PS: I think I have posted this before but can't find it :confused:.

    Thanks
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    [Nov 13, 2003]
    The Wheel arches are flared on the S3, so that would take some doing!

    The S3 has also got different front and rear bumpers with twin tailpipes at the rear.
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    [Nov 13, 2003]
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    DickyS3 said:
    The Wheel arches are flared on the S3, so that would take some doing!

    The S3 has also got different front and rear bumpers with twin tailpipes at the rear.

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    Plus you would need lowered suspension so make it look right... Also, i woudnlt get an S3 bumper cos there are much nicer lookin ones out there! try www.s3-tuning.de

    You COULD always remove teh A3 wings, and fit S3 wings... but probably not woth the cost

    Thing being in a case like this, is that you spend so much making the car look like the car you want, that i the end it costs you more than if you had just got the car u wanted in the first place!

    Rich

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    [Nov 14, 2003]
    I found this tut on the web detailing how to put an S3 rear bumper onto an A3.

    Click here

    Hope this helps /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Nov 15, 2003]
    Thanks for the advise guys.

    I don't think I will not do the wings or the rear bumper bar after seeing that website on how to install an S3 Bumper bar.
    I will stick to the TT rims and a rear spoiler for now and get good suspension and see how that go's.

    Thanks
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