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S3 and A3 Front Grill ! Help !

dancarpy Feb 17, 2010

  1. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    Hi
    Im looking to de-chrome my S3 Grill but i want to keep my chrome rings and trim incase i want to revert back to standard or for selling purposes !
    So iv been looking on ebay for second hand grills and theres a couple of A3 grills up for grabs.
    But im not sure if the chrome surround/trim comes off on the A3 grill and also does it fit the S3 grill ?
    Does anybody know ?
    Thanks !:sorry:
     
  2. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't know about how easily the grilles come to bits, but A3 and S3 items aren't interchangeable - one's a slat or two taller than the other - if you see what I mean.

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  3. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i can send you a de-chromed A3 surround in exchange for your chrome one. :)
     
  4. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    Cheers rob , so what your saying is if the chrome surround comes off on the a3 grill then it still might not fit the s3 grill because of the size ?
    i was under the impression that an a3 grill and s3 grill were the same size just that the s3 grill has smaller slats but more of them and the a3 seems to have larger slats but less ?
     
  5. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    Haha alpine
    thats exactly why i want to keep my chrome surround so i can just change back when i sell or if i dont like the black grill .
    so my s3 surround will fit your a3 grill ?
     
  6. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Nope
     
  7. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    lol. im pretty confused then . so were saying the chrome bits off a A3 grill will not clip onto a S3 grill ?
     
  8. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    A3 and S3 grills are completley different parts mate if you have a look in the pics thread You will see
     
  9. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    s3 grills are bigger i think pal.
     
  10. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    ok cheers guys !
    Just missed a s3 grill on ebay aswell ! :noway:
     
  11. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Dan I read before that you can buy just the surround on it's own from Audi, I think it just clips off

    Cheers Matt
     
  12. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    Cheers Hoggy ill have a look into it ! prob ring audi soon see what prices there saying !
    and yeah it just clips off .
     
  13. RIGZI

    RIGZI New Member

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    How easy do the rings clip off? is it a full bumper removal job?
    I've got the black rings but want to keep the silver surround.. see what that looks like eh
     
  14. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member Team Sepang quattro Audi A4 Black Edition

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    anyone know the part no for the chrome surround as that is all i want also...
     
  15. MIKE GTR

    MIKE GTR Member

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    It unclips quite easy and suprisingly enough the clips don't seem to break, just use a screwdriver to gently leaver it off
     

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