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New S3 Front End--Pics!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by N8, Apr 26, 2008.

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    Hi Guys,

    Well I've finally got around to washing the car and putting together a little thread for you guys of my S-Line to S3 Front End on my 08' Sportback! The inspiration of course came from thisthread of course, and thankyou very much Milldu as I would have never done it, if I wouldn't have seen it! (One of the many postives of joining a car forum specialising in your car :yahoo: RESEARCH!!! :racer:)

    For the conversion you need : -

    -S3 Front Bumper
    -S3 Side reinforcement bar
    -S3 Grille
    -Outer Fogs
    -Inner Fogs
    + Spraying
    + Fitting

    So here are the before/after shots:-

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    Old and New

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    Scary!!!

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    Tried my new Karcher Foam Gun out today!! :)

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    It gave lovely results

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    So there you have it! My car has a lovely 'meety' front end :yahoo: As I've said on this forum before (before people start, slating me) I'm not trying to make my car look like a FAKE S3 :shutup2: I just wanted to make the front end look more aggressive, hence why I sold the S3 badge via the bay and put an S-Line one on there! To be honest most people won't notice the difference except for you guys, but I've had the vision in my head all along and when the 19"s go on and it gets lowered it'll look :photo: :kissmyrings:

    The cars getting there now, and I'm over the moon with it and glad I waited all that time, because it was both definietly worth the wait :arco:

    If anyone is considering doing this conversion then you can get in touch with Matt and he can sort you out with everything you need! Fitting/Spraying etc.

    Thanks for looking! :applaus:

    Nath
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    You're trying to make it look like a fake S3:laugh:
    Seriously, very very nice!!!!
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    :arco: Ha Ha! Cheers Sat. Hurry up and get the FBMFSW :sly:
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    Well done. Your right at first glance to most peps you wouldn't spot the difference and i agree you've kept your S-Line badge so for those in the know there's no kidding thats it's something more than it is. Mind you with the Sportback S3 round the corner you've just beat a lot of people to it on the look.

    Very nice indeed. Well done
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    Thanks for the positive input James! Like it :salute:
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    Looks great Nathan :icon_thumright:

    Btw, where's the pics of your tailpipes, tempted to have a trip down to Topgear and need a little convincing lol :)
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    Very nice... all you need now are those new S3SB rear lights!
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    Oh yeah! Forgot about that, completley!!! Heres 1 :-

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    You don't need to tell me twice! I hate the SBs lights, love the shape though. :arco:
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    Looking good buddy. Looking forward to seeing it on coilys and the 19's.
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    I really like that, looks much much better. I find the A3 front end a little plain looking tbh, the mesh effect around the fog lights, etc on the S3 grille make it look so much more purposeful.

    On a side note did it fit straight on because i would have thought the shape was slightly different with it being a sportback, or does that only make a difference when you get past the front end?

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    Not bad for a "nipper":icon_thumright:
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    So am I Jim! So am I! :photo:


    Yep. The S3 and S-Line have the same wings, so it’s a straight fit. The only area that would cause concern is the carrier, but I got the S3 one so it’s all good! :rock:

    Cheers Lad :arco:
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    Nice new bumper, very subtle changes but it makes a difference, just try to take out the S3 badge (I don't like it when I see fake S3s with an S3 badge) but everyone to his own liking :beerchug:
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    oh wait, just noticed there isn't an S3 badge, its quattro so you're safe to keeping it :beee:
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    LoL. If you read defratos I've got the S-Line badge in there! Mines FWD not a quattro! :salute:
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    your car is lovely but if you ask me which bumper i prefer i would say s-line bumper.but still your car is very beatifull...
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    Fair enough boss!
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    Looks like a very nice job, like its supposed to be there, not like some shitty bodges ive seen in the past.

    Very neat indeed well done :applaus:
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    Thanks Leon :laugh: YAY
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    I dont think it works with the colour - Not for me
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    :laugh: :laugh: Fair enough Oli! I think the akoya looks wicked with it, oh well! You can't please every1
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    Looks great mate , gives it a little lift , you ask joe public which one they like the best all would say the S3 end....it's all in the detail.

    Just need a black optic grill now!

    Lovely

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    I don't think the black optic looks right with it p. Hence the silver one! It'll look better with rims etc. But thanks for the comments. Whats your next mod then?
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    Well done mate - I think it looks great - it's also quite subtle i.e isn't in your face.

    I'll bet there will be some confused people staring at it when they see you in the rear view mirror and then realise you've got 5 doors when you overtake :) (well until the new S3 Sportback arrives).
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    It is subtle. Some guy the other day was starring at it. Must have been confused as well :laugh:

    Thanks Jon. Always like your input :arco:
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    Nowt mate , i want to keep this car very clean and OEM looking, so the outside is done apart from a summer detail.

    Inside - coming in time.

    Air filter
    DV
    Fuel pump
    Remap
    Haldex upgrade

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    When my detailing business is set up, I'll give you a shout! :sly:
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    cool - but pitty the colour doesn't match!
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    :laugh: :applaus::laugh: That is funny!
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    Looking good mate. Very nice mod that :thumbs:
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    Cheers Si!
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    Two Tumbs up!!

    Looks super nice. I plan to get the some done after a set of Bilstein PSS10...not sure if I have any money left though.

    The new S3 fron just come out.... any regrets??
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    Looking good Nath.
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    It is a nice subtle improvement :thumbsup:and probably looks better in the flesh. Could use some skirts now to continue the lines!
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    That is the nicest looking Sportback I've seen. Get the wheels on it pronto.
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    In which case I'd take it off :asskicking:, you don't want someone thinking you're 4wd and then see you skidding around a corner
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    It really looks good mate and well done. Not over the top, Just needs some side skirts now.
    :applaus:
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    Thanks for the comments now. I think the S3 SB side skirts are in order! As with the back bit on the bumper as well. Thanks for all the comments guys. Glad you lot like it!!
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    Mate - he's got an S-Line badge on the grill and not a Quattro badge - see the first post.
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