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Quick and easy question

Den13 Nov 26, 2012

  1. Den13

    Den13 Member

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    Hi all just a wee quick and easy question for you, is the s3 rear arches bigger than the normal a3??? Thanks
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    They are yes..
     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    ^^What he said.
     
  4. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    ^^what they both said.
     
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    ^^ what those 3 said
     
  6. Den13

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    They are hmmmm just was thinking of making the mrs 1.6 a s3 replica suppose could do the rest and leave the rear arches would the back bumper still line up and anybody know how much it would ruffly cost for all the bits and bobs to make it a replica excluding interior and painting it all thanks guys
     
  7. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    cost = alot

    bumpers are wider to accomodate the arches.
    imo s3 bumpers on a3's look very odd, and dont go with the car.
    A3 bumpers look much better, i dont think they look bad at all, esp colour coded
     
  8. Den13

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    At a quick glance I was thinking about 500 obvisly I would change the front wings etc etc so surly it would look pretty ok then??
     
  9. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    my opinion of course. doesnt fit with the rest of the car.
     
  10. Den13

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    What dose not fit with the rest of the car surly if a get bumper,wings,bonnet? Side skirts,rear bumper and spoiler the only thing that is not the same as the s3 is the rear arches so it should be a pretty good replica
     
  11. Den13

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    So just found this thread and I see what you mean http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/87597-rear-arch-flaring.html so depending if the mrs wanted to keep it a while I could get the arches rolled or get 2 back quarters or try source replace arches I am more a fan of 2 rear arches tho and I do know a good panel beater and there is a small spot of rust on the rear quarter so i could sort of justifi changing the arches and my painter said he would paint my mondeo for 900 so I can get it painted with a good price so the question is could I do It on a budget between 1000-1500 and is it worth it personal I would say its only worth it if she was keeping it few year so kinda just answered my own question there lol
     
  12. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Sell the Mondeo and the A3. Get an s3.
    Sell the a3 and get an s3
    Stick bumpers, wings etc on the a3.
    Don't stick bumpers, wings etc on the a3.

    They are the best range of choices. I'd go with number 4.
     
  13. Den13

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    Need both cars and don't need a fast car got the wee man so trying to be grown up we got rid of a 205 turbo before he came because it was impractical and we like the look of the s3 so why not make a replica my brother has e36 m3 replica looks good and my brother in law has a mk5 golf tdi r32 replica both look spot onto I don't see the problem with making replica cars for the cosmetics of them
     
  14. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    i know a Ferrari F430 replica that look spot on too
     
  15. Den13

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    Different tho changing mr2 or whatever it is to a 430 is a complete change where as a a3 and s3 are pretty much the same base
     
  16. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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  17. Den13

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    I know but I just don't see people problems with replicas if they like the look and style but don't want to pay the price and insurance and running cost of the real thing
     
  18. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just DO IT Den13, you don't need any reason to justify what you want to do, it's our own car FFS! This is an open forum, and everyone is entitled to their opinion! Me personally, I'd use a 1.9TDI as a base car, why the 1.6? It's a dog of an engine!!

    I drove a replica mk2 GTI and E36 M3 in my younger years, when insurance was EXPENSIVE!

    Good luck.
     

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