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The amazing spoiler thread

heeman10 Jan 19, 2011

  1. heeman10

    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    Hello all. I'm in the same boat as a few others at the moment, shopping for a spoiler. There are plenty of threads on here on the subject, but very few pictures to help us out. So, I thought I'd invite people to post photo's of their spoilers in here, making sure to tell us what spoiler it is, on 3drs and Sportbacks, to help people make the decision.

    The age-old question

    Anyone wanting a spoiler for their 8P A3 wonders what their options are, and after they've asked everyone on this forum, there are always two emerging options: The S-line/S3 spoiler, or the Votex spoiler. Don't bother with other spoilers, as they will invariably fit badly and/or struggle to hold onto their paint.

    Which one for you?

    Stoke Audi offer the Votex spoiler, which at this point in time can be bought for £140. It is bonded on with an adhesive, and fits over your standard brake like.

    Stoke Audi also offer the S-line spoiler, coming in at £210, plus you need the brake light at £30 if you have a Sportback, plus self-adhesive tape.

    So, is the S-line spoiler worth the additional £100+? That is the point of this thread. I hope that people will be kind enough to reply below with photo's of their spoilers to help everyone out from this day forward. The pic of pengjn's Votex spoiler has me worried that it might sit quite proud of the top of the roofline, and I'm really being won over by the smooth and sweeping lines of the S-line spoiler compared to the straight edge look of the Votex. Some shots showing the height step from the roofline back to the top of the spoiler would be helpful!

    I'll start things off with a few photo's I've gathered from old threads on here.

    Paddy = Votex:

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    wilko = Votex:

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    pengjn = Votex:

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    artistides = S-line:

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    pengjn = S-line:

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    crypric23 = S-line:
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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  2. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    My 3Door Votex Spoiler
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    Close up photos - Ignore the fact that the colour is not matching my car as it been wrapped Gloss black:happy:
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    Jame's 3Door Votex Spoiler
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    Audi S3/S-line 3Door Rear Spoiler
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    Shaun's A3 S-line
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    Audi S3/A3 S-line Sportback Spoiler
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  3. Bugsy_27

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Just thought I'd throw this into the mix aswell.....the Osir spoiler

    I know it's not everyones taste because its not OEM, but I do kind of like it seen as its different.

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  4. roston100

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    great thread as im going through this debate now. That said i am now 100% going for the s-line after seeing this thread. Re the break light - how come ill need a new 1? what happens to the current 1 i have?
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Sline all the way, votex is **** as I had a votex myself accidentally, to square for the 8P, so ofski she came, so got an sline copy of the bay, was absolutely ***** for painting, dont buy from garyf1971 as the materials he uses are shockingly **** & he's a 1st class cock aswell, always buy oem of which I will be doing when back.
     
  6. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    you only need a new brakelight on the sportback not the 3door
     
  7. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    great idea for a thread heeman
     
  8. moag

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    no spoiler is the way forward :)
     
  9. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    maybe no spoiler i prefer a3's with spoilers tho have to be said
     
  10. heeman10

    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    Thanks for chucking pictures in guys - I certainly don't have a problem with any other spoilers being thrown into the mix :) I started this thread so it could be used as a useful reference point, and image library, for everyone wanting to know what their options are, hence the title that should come up easily using the Search function.

    Of the two I definitely prefer the S-line, but the pics Paddy kindly went out and took specially for me make the Votex look a lot better than I thought it did previously. If I can't get hold of a second hand S-line spoiler in time (bodyshop trip imminently), I might end up going for the Votex. We shall see!
     
  11. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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    RS3 spoiler!!!

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    Ok just playing... gotta be that boat one ftw!!! :eyebrows: lol!

    S line/S3 spoiler or kill yourself imho! No offense Ash:laugh: although that Jame's car you posted above looks mint! Very sweet tbf. I have the s line best way to get one is to find a S line tailgate/ boot lid on ebay and convince the seller anyone wanting to buy it will already have an S line spoiler on their old damaged one - £60 later your a happy chappy
     
  12. Bugsy_27

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    HAHA one way and getting one for a decnt price!
     
  13. JNP

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    Can you buy the S-line spoilers from Audi still and is there an option for them to come pre-painted?

    sorry heeman, just read stoke audi still sell them. If they came pre painted does anyone have a quote for the painting/ fitting?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  14. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    PR*CK:sly: :noway::gun2::weight_lift2:
























    :laugh: :moa: haha only joking Rich, yeah James car is sweet cant wait till he finished her. If im honest i only went for the votex one as i didnt want to spend the extra on an S-line/S3 one. And i gave up on ebay lol
    Plus only people like us will notice the difference :happy:


    Stoke audi offer painting services but i dont think other main dealers do. Pm Dave and he will sort you out.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  15. Ads

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    I asked stoke audi how much extra to supply an s-line spoiler pre-painted. They quoted £150. So add that to the cost of the spoiler and you're looking at £360 in total. Not cheap.
     
  16. N8

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    Just what Audi fitted to mine from the factory, S-Line :wub:
     
  17. S3RYE

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    all about the Audi one, no offense i think the Votex stands out a bit... whereas Oem runs the sames lines as roof if you get me?
     
  18. N8

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    I get you Ry
     
  19. Shane.

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    Why do I always get called Shaun :(
     
  20. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    well i knew you would, you oem+ king Nathan the great :eyebrows:
     
  21. N8

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    How you getting on selling yours?

    :anbet:
     
  22. Ash B

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    Lol sorry fella:wub::thumbsup: My fault not sure why I called you shaun!
     
  23. Shane.

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    Ben: On the KK meet you owe me a dreamcake now (6) haha

    Nath: Pretty much gave up, loads of offers but nothing interesting enough to get rid.
     
  24. N8

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    So you keeping it now?
     
  25. Shane.

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    Looks that way mate, got few ideas in the pipeline. Some I may be asking your thoughts on
     
  26. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Sounds good.
     
  27. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Shane i'll get you two to apologise lol:happy: i'll message you my number on facebook anyway so you cna let me know closer to the date if your working
     
  28. Shane.

    Shane. Member

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    Haha good man, Yeah drop me a message, you bringing your misses?
     
  29. cata_adc

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    I have the Caractere roof spoiler
    For sportback it comes with new led taillight.
    Good quality and perfect fit but a little bit pricey
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    More info's and pics here Caractere
     
  30. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup:

    Yeah i think she coming:think: lol. Im trying to persuade her to get a TT and get rid of the Mini:laugh:
     
  31. JNP

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    So the other option would be to buy the spoiler + paint and get a local place to spray it and fit it? Any idea of the costs in comparison?
     
  32. heeman10

    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    I HAVE THE POWER.

    Snapped up an S-line spoiler (without brake light, which is £35 from Stoke Audi) off eBay - £40 inc p&p :rock:
     
  33. ~RS~

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    As I said search out the tailgates S3/S line spoiler is the same... Was yours off tailgate heeman?

    btw had my spoiler prepped sprayed and fitted for £60 it's abot £120 max per panel round here...
     
  34. heeman10

    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    Yep, from an S-line Sportback tailgate on eBay :) As soon as my car goes into the bodyshop the spoiler will be painted and fitted at the same time.
     
  35. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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    Tailgates FTW!
     
  36. heeman10

    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    Definitely. Paying £40 definitely beats paying £210. Both spoilers would've needed painting anyway, so it's a direct £170 saving :)
     
  37. Denzil

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    Got a copy one off E-bay didn`t fit right without abit of work doing to it so went and got the spoiler from Audi. took the car to a body centre to fit and spray all in all £199. very pleased with it.
     
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  38. roston100

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    if i were to buy the s-line spoiler from Audi would the brake light come with it or would i have to purchase that seperately?
     
  39. Shane.

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    Good good, mines coming to I think so they can chat while we go get doughnuts and look at cars (y)
     
  40. paddy

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    The brakelight is another £35-£40
     

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