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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ckman85, Apr 27, 2011.

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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    Im deciding if to buy a set of S3 side skirts for my sport back, can some1 tell me the part number and price and necessary parts to fit them?

    Also r their n e other alternative sides skirts out there?

    Im planning on getting a Leon cupra front lip and will DEF want side skirts to make the car look nicer.

    Hope some1 can help :)

    Thanks

    Will
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    Your looking at around £1k, there is a thread on here for full part numbers.
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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    money well spent
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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    Is that £1k buying brand new from Audi? Is that just for parts, or fitting and spraying as well?
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    Just parts and Audi.
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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    You could always get them from TPS, that way you'll will be looking at 1K including paint i'd say
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    Blooming Heck 1k? thats a lot of money for skirts and fittings :-S

    hmmm, maybe ill just wait around for a 2nd hand set.

    Didnt realise itll cost that much.
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    Have a look at votex skirts.
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    just been googling on votex products and cant seem to find a website or much info on them.

    Cud some1 link me to a website?

    Thanks

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    Just found a set on ebay. Is n e thing else needed for them to fit?

    Sorry for sounding like a complete newbie
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    Make sure their for the sportback because the ones i found on ebay are for the 3dr.
    You also need the bonding adhesive, but i dont know which one.
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    Will, there the correct ones. Votex look smart aswell saw a car with them on at UD. Havent seen a 5 door with them but at that price they are defo worth it.
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    Votex will never look as good as the OEM S3 skirts, modding an Audi isn't cheap!
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    I agree with nathan. The best skirts are unfortunately the S3 skirts and they are expensive!
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    True the S3 Skirts look better but i think the Votex look pretty smart aswell depends what route you want to go down on this one, Modding an audi is cheaper from what i have seen, Theres a huge market for used parts and alot of companies for parts. My last car nearly everything was special order from dealer or from the states.
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    Votex styling is GASH in my eyes, its OEM but looks like its off the shelf in Halfrauds.
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    I think that the votex look better on a 3 door minus those cut outs of the SB version. They don't look so "add on" imo. But then, I like s3 skirts which do flow better with the lines of the a3...but they're so expensive and my mate says they only make the a3 look more like a square box...and they're so expensive...and the votex are cheaper and less faff...but will people like me if I get them or will I be shunned by other Audi owners for not being a purist? Will I ever sleep at night knowing that my car looks like I've stuck some guttering on the sides?...Please please will someone make my mind up for me cos I can't. And now I've bought an FK grill...Oh f@ck why did I do that...and don't get me started on flippin spacers...MELTDOWN!!!!

    Hehe just my view of this modding world lads and how it sometimes makes me feel. I'm sure we've all felt like this at some stage. Not having a go at anyone either just a generalisation and it made me laugh anyway.

    Shall I get me coat?
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    hahaaha tbh buddy its your car and do whateva you think looks best, everyone has their own opinion.
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    Votex= Fail IMO :p
    Get someone who has a TPS Account to buy the parts .Maybe buy a couple of parts each month rather than compromise on quality ?
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    Lol I'm not really that bad fella. There was some attempt at satire there. It's all good fun though and I do value the advice on here. I'll cancel the taxi for now then lol.
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    haha i know i know just trying to say that you will always get people that dont agree with you and dont let them persuade u otherwise and i totally agree this forum i really helpful only things i dont like is the search as it sucks a$$ and the classifieds section :p
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    Classifieds are 100% better now
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    ...and the smilie choice. It's *****, sort it out whoever does these things haha!

    Back on topic for the sake of the OP. A grand is a mahusive amount to pay for bits of plastic thats why I'm keeping my eye on ebay. Mind I'm sure Stoke audi quoted me half that for the 3 door? I could be wrong though...I usually am:think:
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    I've already bought them, once they arrive i will see if i want to install or not. I do really like the S3 skirts, but the price for the votex i cant complain and tbh i dnt think they look too bad.

    Every1 has their own opinion.
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    "My mate says they make the A3 look like a square box" I think your mates chatting aload of bullcrap :laugh:
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    No. He thinks it's already a square box. Yes he does have a tendancy to talk **** and I pointed out that he drives a rover 25 atm. The conversation sort of ended there really!
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    OMG, end of indeed.
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    Tell me about it. I can't believe I have a friend who drives such a car haha:3sadwalk:. In his defence he reckons he's just going through his 'sh£t car' stage of life. Never heard of that stage myself but he takes the slaggings quite well:laugh:
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    :laugh: bro, you don't judge someone by what car, but don't go slagging the A3 off driving a MG
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    Nice one. Get some detailed pics up when you get them. I'd like to see some for real though as the pics I've looked at don't really show the profile that well.
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    Haha I know. If I did my username would be 'billynomates'
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    :laugh:
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    [May 9, 2011]
    Just read the Votex side skirts dont fit the S line? is this true and if so how isit different to other A3 range?

    Thanks

    Will
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    That is incorrect, my friend has an S-Line with votex
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    Im finding it weird too. Bcos i've purchased a set and having a quick look it seems like it fits.

    I'm not soo worried now :)

    thanks
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    :laugh:
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    stoke audi just quoted me £350 all in - inc vat for 3 door s3 skirts
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    cant be right surely, ive heard quotes around the £500 mark from audi themselves.
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