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New S3 Owner - Upgrades

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Oreo5000, Oct 23, 2011.

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    [Oct 23, 2011]
    Hi Guys,
    I am new to the forum and about to be a first time S3 owner.
    I'm picking up a used white 2007 S3 with black RS wheels.

    I just had a few questions if you guys wouldn't mind helping me out:
    Has the body shape changed at all since the 2007 model, I was looking at the latest S3 and couldn't really tell.
    If it hasn't then it possible to upgrade the standard Xenon Plus Headlights to the latest LED daylight running ones? and is it also possible to upgrade the rear lights to the new LED's?

    Currently the car has a silver surround on the front grille. Can you replace this with a black one or would the entire grille need replacing?

    Thanks for your help!
    Nick
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    [Oct 23, 2011]
    Nick best place to look is ebay, they have black and chrome bezels, you should be able to either change the rings or the grilles whole.
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    If you want to change the headlights you need to do bumper, bonnet & wings.
    But if you do wings you need to do wing mirrors as the side repeaters move from wings to mirrors.
    Bootlid has also changed but lights from 04-11 are all interchangeable.
    Grille should be ok. You'll have to do black fog surrounds if you don't already have them as it looks daft.
    Hope this helps.
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Remap, needs to be one of the first mods, where you based?
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Just outside of Hull mate.

    What's recommended here, pros/cons? How does it affect insurance?

    Cheers
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Ah, thanks Crunchie.

    So basically front lights is doable but would cost a fortune and rear lights can easily be upgraded am I right?
    Are there any other options for the front lights?

    I think the fog surrounds are already black but I'll have to double check when I next see the car
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    you could always spray the chrome parts of the grille black ... just a thought...!
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Definitely a cheaper option! Do you know easy it would be to remove/replace the grille?
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