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MY11 rear lights - pics

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MartayMcFly, May 16, 2011.

  1. MartayMcFly

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    Thanks very much to NHN, who had these little beauties delivered this morning. "The process" is officially under way, thankfully the first step was an easy one (and cheap, too)!

    Where I started (not very clean):
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    Swap is in progress (and a lot simpler than I expected):
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    The result:
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    The final "look back", amazing how much better the new lights look... now to go get her cleaned.
     
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  3. N8

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    So much better, now, time for a bath!
     
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  4. Coling

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    Looks tidy, totally random but if thats your house you live about 2 minutes from me.
     
  5. Paullie

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    Looks really smart Bud, those lights make a massive difference to the overall look of the car. :)

    Paulie
     
  6. wez3570

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    Transformed by a single mod!

    Looks good mate gonna sell my 09's for the darker 11's like yours
     
  7. MartayMcFly

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    Definitely worth doing since you have a black car (or I guess white would work too). I wasn't sure they'd make that much difference, but it looks like a new car.

    The subtle mods are the best, the ones that look "factory", the ones not everyone would notice (or at least they wouldn't be able to put their finger on what changed).
     
  8. Martin69

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    wow... the transformation is un-believable...
     
  9. Minstadave

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    What's the going rate on the lights? They look awesome!
     
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    Talk to NHN, he'll do you the best deal.
     
  11. TimG

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    I do see the appeal in the 09 & 11 lights, but I think Im the only person on the forum that actually prefers the plain-ness of the early lights!
     
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    I know what you mean, they're a different sort of style. Look at the latest page of the RIMZ sticky thread and you'll see the grey A3 with normal lights looks spot on, and then the white S3 (with orange wheels) looks great with MY11 lights too. I doubt an S3 would look as good on fat-fives as yours does in your sig.
     
  13. moag

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    great improvement. next on my to do list
     
  14. Bugsy_27

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    much better improvement mate, great mod
     
  15. TimG

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    :wub: Thanks dude, I've tried to keep it clean looking!
     
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    Mclovin these! Thats a PM on pay day going to NHN:icon_thumright:
     
  17. braque10

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    Well thanks a bunch for posting those pics !!! That's gonna cost me the best part off £200
    But so so so worth it. Wow
     
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    should have mine tomorrow :yahoo:
     
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    Yep, car looks right now.
    If we were only allowed one mod on the rear of a car then I would choose MY09/MY11 rear lights everytime.
    It's brings the back of the car into modern times.
     
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    Bit of advice - use a socket to take the plastic screws thing off the lights, not a screwdriver. One of mine worked fine, the other was pretty stubborn and the screwdriver just ripped the slot open (giggidy) effectively stripping out the head (even though it's a flat-head) so the screwdriver just spun and spun without moving the actual screw at all. I think it is a 13mm socket that fits around the outside of the screw.
    LFMF
     
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    .....and don't drop it between the boot trim and car body either. Same goes for those stupid little trim hole covers too. I did it on my first A3. I'm still irritated by it and I don't even own the car anymore.
     
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    both of my trim peaces are at the back of the trim somewhere i dropped both of them now behind the pannel when changing bulbs dam it lol
     
  24. Kash3838

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    What's the part number on those 2011 rear lights. I want them :)
     
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    pm NHN he has got the best price for them
     
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    Nice one mate i'm thinking about swapping my 09 ones to my11 ones too.

    PS: it looks like someone as pirated my Avatar in reverse!!! :angrymod:
     
  27. braque10

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    Just ordered my11 for mine they should be here tomorrow. £186 all in from audi
    Cant wait
     
  28. 55_UK

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    that some difference!!
     
  29. ScottishA4B9

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    Looking good mate! Just before I noticed where you were from, I was just thinking "That looks like Aberdeen!"
    Im moving up North in 2 months so you might see me around in my Sprint Blue!
     

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