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mirror dilemma

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AARON77, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    Just had my car resprayed a few months ago with some really subtle mods (smooth bumpers,aerial removed,rear badges removed,side repeaters removed, color code trim). ive always wanted the solid metal brushed steel mirrors which i think look the nuts, well ive just managed to find a pair (thanx s3 kev) now i know they gonna look nice bolted on but i do really like the subtlety of my car and im not sure if they will de a bit too bling. So looking for some feed back pls fellow s3 lovers. also really want some new wheels but want to stay on the whole subtle but nice theme any ideas would be great!!![​IMG]
     
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  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I have the cheap In Pro chrome ones on my car, but it seems to match the look I've got so far, been tempted to put the standard black ones back on though...

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  4. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    love ya wheels jojo. im thinking of putting some schmitd th lines or ronals(the new black ones) !!!!!
     
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    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]s3
     
  6. mk1chopper

    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    if your happy to run adapters you could look at running audi S8 18inc avus alloys which are identical to the S3 alloys, or S4 avus 3 18inc alloys same style but slightly different to the S3 wheels.
     
  7. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    what are disadvantages of running adpters mate.
     
  8. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Increased unsprung weight.
     
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    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    i can deal with that as long as i can still drive her sideways
     
  10. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Each to their own.
     
  11. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    so im guessin there quite heavy then so your advice would be to leave them alone im guessin
     
  12. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    They weigh a few KG each corner.

    I just dont like spacers or adaptors mate as im wanting to keep the unsprung weight down, i fitting some lightweight alloys and 2 piece discs to keep the weight down, but thats me.
     
  13. sportquattro

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    The mirrors are a bit like Marmite, you either love them or hate them, personally I'm not a fan but lots of people love them so I'd say go with what you like after all it's you car.
     
  14. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    yeah I prefer colour coded mirrors. Not a fan of the chrome at all.

    I love all the smoothing you've done, but should have kept the 4 rings IMO

    Your picture makes me want standard alloys for my S3
     
  15. tw1x

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    Hello mate,

    First of all congrats on your mods on your S3, I think they look amazing and perfectly in tune with the subtle\stealth look of the car. In my opinion I would either keep the mirrors in black or if you are looking for something diferent I would go for something like this:

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    If your interested here's the link to them:

    http://cgi.ebay.de/Kamei-Spiegelkappen-Carbon-Design-Audi-A3-8L-A4-A6-A8_W0QQitemZ350224429165QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutoteile_Zubehör?hash=item518b00b06d#ht_1201wt_939

    Regarding the wheels, again since I believe the ideia is a subtle\stealth look i would either keep the ones you have and just have them painted in a Titanium colour, or if you have the money, change them to some other black or titanium look ones. Something like this:

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    or this:

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    The images are only for you to have a idea of the colour.

    I would also change the front headlights to the restyling ones with black background, like this:

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    Sorry if I flooded you with too many opinions.

    Best of luck with your decision.

    Regards
     
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  16. finesse

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    How much are the original chrome mirrors from Audi?
     
  17. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    im going to be doing the misus A3 with the alu spray from Audi...same as the RS4..... another member on here as them after having the originals stolen, looks pretty good if you ask me

    although id never tell him cos he'll get a big head :)
     
  18. S3PEG

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    I think the mirrors look good.... I also have a pre-facelift S3 and along with the rear clusters, changed the mirrors to post-facelift chromes. I like it, but like others have said..... you love 'em or hate 'em!
     

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