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original alloy mirrors, should i ???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AVLO, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. AVLO

    AVLO Active Member

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    The issue is that I currently have the cheap tacky ebay chrome covers on my s3 which were on the car when i bought it and honestly they are awful. Now the question is i have chance of some genuine s3 alloy mirrors in decent nick for a mere £80 so should i get these or should i take the caps off and get the mirrors sprayed in either same white or something like black?

    Whats your thoughts

    Matt
     
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  3. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    £80 for 2 genuine OEM alloy mirrors.... 100% get them!

    I wouldn't want to say how much I paid for mine 3+ years ago :shutup2:
     
  4. Steven.c

    Steven.c Auto-Motive Restored Deatail

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    As above, these mirrors are worth a fortune. I was lucky to get them already on my A3 from the previous owner.
     
  5. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    My originals came on my car from factory I believe, I wouldn't fancy replacing 1. at that price u'd be silly to let them go! :asskicking:
     
  6. M12RJX

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    sorry if i sound cheeky but if u dont buy these please let me know where you found them wouldnt mind a pair for my s3
     
  7. AVLO

    AVLO Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply's guys i like the mirrors myself but wondered weather it would suit the car more with different colour mirrors, I.e. Black?? If i decide.not to go for them i will let ya no M12RJX.
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  8. M12RJX

    M12RJX Member

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    no worries mate! ye cheers for that i quite like the look of them on my red s3
     
  9. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Well-Known Member

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    The original aluminium mirrors in my opinion are the only ones that look good on an S3.
    I bought my car with colour coded mirrors, and the first thing I did was track down some OEM alloy mirrors and swap over.
    Makes a hell of a difference.
     
  10. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Active Member

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    buy the mirrors & sell your originals for what £40 ? if you dont like them spray them up !
     
  11. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Genuine mirrors for £80 - smells a bit fishy if you ask me. These things are probably the most nicked items on an 8L...
     
  12. RobinJI

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    I'd remove your ones covers and paint them colour coded or gloss black. I only say that because I'm not really a fan of chrome/polished metal on white cars, it just kind of clashes in my eyes. But then I'm not you, so just do whatever you'd like the best!
     
  13. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I run chrome inpro ones. No one nicks these, I have genuine metal ones in a cupboard somewhere in my kitchen.
     
  14. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    When mine were nicked, the cheapest I could get them for was £250. And that was because the eBay guy took pity on me when I said mine had been ripped off just before an MOT.
     

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