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Photoshopped Optics grill onto my Phantom Black S3!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rabbit222, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Rabbit222
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    [Aug 14, 2007]
    A mate of mine did this chop for me...reckon it looks super hot! Grill arrives Thursday...can't wait!

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    Does look pretty mean and will look the dogs but I prefer the standard, lovely colour.
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    That looks good. Let me know how easy it is - I may do my S-Line. If yu dont mind me asking - how much and where did you get the Optic Grill?
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    Looks good but takes away the aggressive front a bit too much for me which really makes the car stand out over others.

    Black not the best colour for it really, looks better on white or lighter colours.
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    I agree. A silver a3 went past me the other day and it looked fantastic due to the grill being shinier than my yearly report. Best on light cars for sure.
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    madalex S3-less untill December

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    looks awesum for sure , i really like it
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    YOu want to sell on the original grill?
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    Nah it looks gully!!! Real evil.
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    richs2891 I cant spell !

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    [Aug 15, 2007]
    I like it - looks very stealthy !! Anyone know where to get a matching black Audi 4 ring from ?

    Or a black Audi ring with a black number plate plinth on the standard grill might look good ??

    cheers
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    Can't get black rings anywhere. Just have to spray them yourself, I spent months looking for some.
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    [Aug 16, 2007]
    Saw this:

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    And thought of this:

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    Not perfect as I was only using MS Paint
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    [Aug 16, 2007]
    Guys are going to think that I'm a wannabe GTI driver LOL! Then again, I was a GTI driver:)
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    Now I actually like that!

    Opposite of your original post though cause it would only look good on black!!
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    Maybe white too like the gti.
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    [Aug 22, 2007]
    Apologies but due to minimal time and lack of a camera at the time...I could not take any DIY pics:sorry: It was quite straight forward though with the bumper having to be removed...I'm quite pleased with the end result.


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  17. Boydie
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    do they make an optics grill for the pre-facelift 8P a3's??

    looks well!
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    [Aug 25, 2007]
    thats looks excellent but i really cant decide if its better then before, looked good before, still looks good, just different :icon_thumright:
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    Much better than before GULLY now
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    Looks excellent. Best thing I ever did to my car too.
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    I always wanted a red H for my old CTR as a brake light and now I'd love the red rings! Suprised noone has made any yet.
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    Black optic grill plus the original chrome surround would look good as well
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    Well smart!

    Just need to change the indicator bulbs to remove the fried egg effect now (would reecommend Philips Silver Vision)!
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    [Aug 26, 2007]
    Rabbit, how much is the new grill costing?

    Thanks.
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    The grille cost R3400. divide that figure by 15 to give you the figure in pounds:)
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    F me thats LOADS!!!!!
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