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S3 grille on '59 A3 S-Line - Audi say I'm wrong

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mhigham, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. mhigham

    mhigham New Member

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    Looking for someone to confirm for me please. I'm looking to replace the A3 grille with an S3 one as per a post I read earlier but Audi Edinburgh say the parts are different sizes. I was under the impression that they would be a straight swap once the bumper was off.

    Am I wrong?

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  2. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    The S3 is slightly shorter!
     
  3. mhigham

    mhigham New Member

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    Lee_R Active Member

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    your right but wrong, its only shorter on the pre facelift cars. The Facelift one is 100% direct fitment, as Sem did on here and also a few others too.

    Its a popular mod because facelift S lines have the same grille as the lower specs so makes a nice change!
     
  5. pns2007

    pns2007 Member
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    I retrofitted the S3 grill on my A3 and its an exact fit. I posted pictures in SEM's thread. The only minor problem is that you have to adapt an S-Line bad to fit the grill where the S3 badge is.
     
  6. mhigham

    mhigham New Member

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    guys, very much appreciated
     
  7. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
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    dont listen to audi, theyre cunts, just ask most of us that have done mods ive been told a lot cant be done and ive done it. hell a few years back they were saying cruise wasnt availible to retrofit
     
  8. mhigham

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    loving the honest answer P5SND!
     
  9. Moley RUFC

    Moley RUFC New Member

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    I love the next BMW advert to just say this rather than talk about 'economic sports styling'

    BMW = dont listen to audi, theyre cunts
     
  10. PH1L

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    well just last week i was told that locking wheel nuts cannot be removed when you dont have the key without damaging the wheels, granted it took 2 hours but its possible
     
  11. Angry Beaver

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    Mine is a 07 model with the S3 grille
    Yes it was a little shorter but not enough to worry
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