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Upgrading a 2.0T Quattro - S3 or S-Line / Votex?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ben H, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Ben H

    Ben H On a journey...

    Jul 9, 2009
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    I've got a 2.0TQ Sportback that I'm very happy with - it's a great spec and colour (Garnet Red) with only 15k on the clock. I could probably stretch to a new S3 Sportback, but it feels that my 2.0TQ is 85% there already.

    I'm therefore considering the following:

    - S-Line front end with Votex skirts ***or*** S3 (8P) front end with S3 Sportback skirts (8P3)
    - S3 rear valance
    - S3 / other brake callipers
    - Springs and / or shocks
    - Possibly some mechanical mods

    The main issue is choosing between the S-Line / Votex and S3 looks (the former is clearly cheaper!). How much am I looking at spending and would the S3 combo look a lot better than an S-Line / Votex combo?

    My aim would be to keep it really subtle, since the mapped 2.0TQ is already a bit of a sleeper.
    #1 Ben H, Jun 5, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
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  3. antmax7

    antmax7 Member

    Nov 10, 2009
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    here's a few pic's of my 2.0t sport back with full votex kit fella (bar exhaust trim)
    will take some better pics for you tomorrow
  4. waring192

    waring192 Member

    Dec 8, 2009
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    If you can go S3 then do it! With only 15K on yours you should get a good price for it.
  5. akash_sky1

    akash_sky1 Active Member

    Nov 14, 2009
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    the votex kit looks a lot better with s-line bumpers IMO, and not just saying that because thats what i have.the votex front lip just looks a bit too stuck on. The side-skirts, rear valance and roof spoiler look good though. The roof spoiler is a lot chunkier then the s-line one and looks much better. it suites dark cars a lot better though tbh
  6. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    Feb 19, 2010
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    If you can afford an S3 go for it! I cant so im doing the S3 conversion soon! Nothing against the Votex but prefer S3 tbh. Was going to do S Line as mines as S Line buy hey! why not S3 lol! Go on get an S3!!
  7. Dandle

    Dandle Member

    Aug 26, 2005
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    My opinion and it is only my opinion is that a 2.0t quattro is about 60% away from being an S3, sure its a nice car but its no S3 and the performance difference from standard is just way to big(as is the mechanical spec of the car car, the S3 isnt just a higher powered 2.0TQ). The Votex kit did have a place and looked the business when the s-line body kit was an extra but after 2006 when the s-line exterior styling kit was added to the s-line spec as standard it kind of stands out as an extra stick on kit to an SE spec car.

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