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PaulieMB's Mellow Yellow Progress Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Paullie, Jul 13, 2011.

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    Paullie Banana Menace!

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    I'm only fitting the grille though, not the full bumper, so won't lose my foggies. It's like pea soup up in Aberdeen tonight, so wouldn'tbe without a good set of fogs, lol. :) x
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    You wouldnt expect fog lights on a 45k car would you Digz ? :)
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    Lol, a lot of cars in that price bracket don't even come with indicators. ;) x
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    ooooo looking foward to this mod if you pull it off S3 porn that would be then
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    Paullie you are epic. :rock:

    cannot wait to see this!
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    There was a thread on this a couple of days back where the opinion was we would be surprised to find it a straight fit because of this reason (I want one also) but going on the above photo it may and should work.

    I look forward to the photos.
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    Paula your car just gets better and better! Excitement rears it's head when your build thread pops up again!! :)
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    Aww, you're just lovely, aren't ya?! I've got to make sure it fits first, lol. :wub: x

    I've looked at SO many different pics of the RS3 and 8P3 S3 grilles side by side and shape and size wise they seem identical, so hopefully it will go on without too much work. As you say, the pic I posted of the pre-production RS3 with the standard S3 grille shows that it fits perfectly in the RS bumper. The only thing would be if Audi changed the way the grille is fixed in place. I know the clips on both are all in exactly the same places, but if they have gone to the trouble of changing the design of the clips and screw holes, then I might need to do some modding, ..Dremel time, lol! :wub:

    Thanks Fran! Keep your fingers crossed for me, Sweetie! :wub: x

    Aww, you're far too kind, Slade! We'll see how it goes. :wub: xx
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    Jeezo, I just found out how much the RRP is on the RS3 black Optics grille from Audi in Germany! 693.47 EUROS!!!! That's outrageously expensive at more than double what the S3 Optics grille costs!!

    The part number for the RS3 standard grille with the alu surround is 8P0 853 651T MOJ and the Black Optics RS3 grille is 8P0 853 651T T94. :) x



    Audi Original Teile online bestellen www.online-teile.com/audi - Kuehlgrill 8P0853651TT94 Audi Original Ersatzteile Online kaufen
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    Paula you really put Scotland on the map! :wub:
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    Aww N8 Hun, you are way too kind. :wub: x
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    At last we have a definitive answer to whether or not the RS3 grille will fit straight in to the 8P3 bumper, guys and girls! IT FITS!!! No modifications needed to get it to fit, but unlike the A3/S3 grille variations, the RS3 item does not have any air holes up in the right hand side where the bonnet closes over it (for the air intake), so some holes need to be drilled. Here's how it looks :wub: x


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    Thanks for looking! :wub: xx
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    Paullie can I ask where you got the wind deflectors from and do they actually work?

    I think a design flaw on (at least) the 3 door is that when it rains or has been raining it pours into the car with the window open,

    I was wondering if some deflectors might help.
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    Hey Wez, no probs. These are my second set of Team Heko wind deflectors and I find that they do work really well. I like to have my window open a lot of the time - when it's not hot enough to use aircon - and they certainly stop the rain from dripping into the car when it's raining or has been raining. I bought mine from Ebay, good cheap mod too :wub: x

    AUDI A3 3 doors 04-on wind deflectors 2pc set | eBay
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    I

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    Sheeeeit !......that looks AMAZING :)
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    wow...that's classy!!! love it!!!
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    Thanks N8, I'm really pleased you like it! :wub: :wub: xx

    Cheers Dude, lol! :wub: xx

    And many thanks to you too, S! :wub: xx
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    paulie im kind of lost for words hun thats amazing really suits your car well done .x
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    Looks awesome fella! And I must say, that is only the second yellow coloured car I've liked, the other being the lotus esprit. Good choice ;) haha, there's my approval just incase you wanted it :p
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    Paulie, what profile are your tyres? 50's??
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    Nice work Paullie, this car is awesome! :thumbsup:
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    WIN :wub:
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    Wow. looks stunning :wub:
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    Haha, our Fran lost for words?? Never, lol! Thanks Sweetie Pie, really appreciate it. :wub: :wub: xx

    Cheers Dude, glad you like it! Not too shabby for a yellow one motor then. :wub: x

    They're just 40's, Boydie lad. :wub: x
    Thanks for your very kind comments, Buddy. :wub: x

    Cheers Dude, that one word you put up there really means a lot. :wub: :wub: x
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    Cheers for that, Fella! :wub: x
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    That grille looks the nuts Paula well done I love it !!!!P.s. I fitted your old grille and it looks brilliant,re-badged it with an s line badge and it's transformed the front end made up with it thanks again
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    Aww Chris thank you! I'm just glad it finally got to you, lol, ..the S3 grille is pretty eye-catching and I'm happy it looks so cool on your car! :wub: x
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    yes i know i am it looks amazing credit where credit is due :wub: :wub: .x
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    This is beautiful :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
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    Added to the ever growing list. That looks superb, well done!
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    Awesome!!!
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    Yes Paulie!!!! You never let us down!!

    Looks SICK!! amazing work! an goota give it to you! dont reckon there are many if any with this mod yet!! just gotta find myself one now!!! :eyebrows:
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    Guys and girls, thank you all so much for your lovely, lovely comments. I'm suffering from speechlessness myself right now, lol. THANK YOU!! :wub: :wub: :wub: xxx
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    hey Paullie how much did you pay for the gloss b-pillars and do you maybe have part numbers? oh and how hard is it to fit them?
    thanks!
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    WOW! you have by far one of the best 8P3's i have seen... it looks amazing hun! :wub:
    such a classy car!

    looking at it closely now the fog grills look a little left out... :ninja:
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    Lmao @ Boydie - we are all buzzin off her grille and he's chatting about Tyres - bloody Irish ey :laugh: :ninja: :wub:
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    No probs, Buddy. Here you are -

    Part numbers
    8P3 853 289 D Y9B (left)
    8P3 853 290 D Y9B (right)

    Price - £34.46 (per side) inclusive of VAT from Stoke Audi.

    6 x Pop Rivets - AN 016 185 7 (but if you buy a pop rivet gun from Ebay, it comes with the same size as the ones you need. These are around £0.10 each from Audi if you buy from them.


    They are held on by 3 pop rivets on each side. These need to be carefully drilled out using a 3mm drill bit, until the centre of each rivet gives way. After all rivets are out, they just slide off. I bought a pop rivet gun from Ebay for about £5 including postage and it comes with lots of rivets including the ones you need for the job. This is the one I bought.

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    Fitting them is literally a 2 minute job, the pop rivets go in very easily and job done! They will really look amazing on your Ibis White car! :wub: xx


    Aww thanks Ash! That's really kind of you to say so, ..I haven't quite decided whether or not I'm going to do anything with the fog grilles yet, but will of course keep ya posted, lol! :wub: xx

    LMAO :laugh: :wub: xx
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    RicoS3 Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!

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    Looks superb. Engine bay is class too. Impressed.
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    Thanks Rich, much appreciated :wub: xx

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