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SP2 to SP3 front end conversion

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by denA6, Sep 6, 2010.

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    [Sep 6, 2010]
    Can anyone please help in informing me whats needed to transform a 55 A3 3 door (big grill)front end to a latest SP3 front end possibly an S3. I have just bought a 3.2 (not S line!)with front end damage.
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    [Sep 6, 2010]
    Think you mean 8P3!

    Its a big job...need new front bumper wings and bonnet, then new lights, which need coding, and new headlight switch I think.
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    You need to speak to Phil, As he is currently doing the very same thing.

    A LOT of work is involved though, deffo not one for the feint hearted :)
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    [Sep 6, 2010]
    there's a lot of threads on this, but i'll save you a search.

    you need:

    1. bonnet
    2. bonnet hinges
    3. grille
    4. bumper
    5. fogs and fog grilles
    6. front slam panel
    7. headlight surrounds
    8. headlights
    9. (possibly new wings, but the old ones might be able to be modified to fit)
    10. wing mirrors
    11. door modules
    12. rear bumper
    13. rear lights
    14. rear apron
    15. rear roof spoiler
    16. the rear tailgate is slightly different but not noticably so

    you'll need stuff for the interior too, but a lot of it doesn't fit, for example climate control unit.

    if you go on vagoc.co.uk and look for "Phil's S3 build" he's doing/done something similar with an S3. he's also a member on here P5SND. for the front end alone i was quoted £4k for LED DRL Xenons, S-Line front end and all paint work including welding up the indicator holes on the wings and having new wing mirrors fitted, but no rear work and that's assuming the current wings will work which they might not tho i see no reason why they shouldn't.


    it may be worth if you're replacing most of the front end anyways.
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    oh yeah i forgot that if you want the LED DRLs then you'll need auto levelling and washers as well, which were included in the price i got quoted. it's all a pig to wire tho. nothing's a straight swap
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    [Sep 7, 2010]
    ill draw up the definitive list at lunch for you guys got everything down now
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