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What do you think about this?

Toxik-Signal May 29, 2007

  1. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    Smoke Breather Member

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    Looks nice mate, only thing I'm not sure about are the tinted rear lights but what do I know! Definately needs lowering though, get that done and it will look tons better. :icon_thumright:
     
  3. monkeytrousers

    monkeytrousers Member

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    Sorry mate, but you asked for feeback ... I don't like the back of it at all. From that angle the back window looks black (front window looks good though), I also don't care for the removed badges, wide exhaust and blacked out lights.

    I think the A3 is a good looking car as standard. Subtle mods can improve it I agree.

    What A3 is it? TDI? 1.8T?
     
  4. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    another dislike of the lights or exhaust but looks ok otherwise S3 wheels look good
     
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    garratt83 Member

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    Sorry mate another no no on exhaust, lights. Like the tints but you should put the audi badge back on!!!
     
  6. QUATTRO_REP

    QUATTRO_REP Diesel Power!

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    the black lights do make the back end..well very black....think it needs something tp break it up a little. spot on from the front tho
     
  7. Smoke Breather

    Smoke Breather Member

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    Agree with the above comments, the A3/S3 is a cracking looking as standard and sutble styling mods are the way forward. All i've done to mine is light tints on the windows and a Cupra R splitter and thats all I'm going to do. But it's your car, do you what you want to it.
     
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    dantheman1986 Member

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    are they TT leg rests fitted?? never seen or heard of this done before?
     
  9. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    Strange looking car IMO

    Post facelift front, weird rear, S3 wheels, prefacelift sport steering wheel, post facelift sport gear nob, and SE leather seats?

    Imo get rid of 90% of those mods and just get the remap


    Peace :cool:
     
  10. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    like the car, hate the rear light.

    Such a personal thing car styling isnt it.

    Good job on the rest of the car.
     
  11. Tastyterrier

    Tastyterrier Monkey Trainer

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    Like it all, except rear lights I'm afraid.

    Interior looks top, where did you get the TT grab handles from?
     
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    j4g3d Member

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    rear lights nasty

    otherwise good...

    defo needs lowering badly
     
  13. Tastyterrier

    Tastyterrier Monkey Trainer

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    Sorry, just realised that one aint even your car! Just call me dingus!

    Anyway, anyone fitted these grab handles, they look pretty nifty
     
  14. hooley

    hooley Member

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    Mate,

    they are mine.

    doddle to do, just a mare to get hold of

    jas
     
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    hooley Member

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    Steering wheel. gearknob, TT grab handles and seats are mine :rockwoot:
    So he has got rid of them, fairly sharpish.

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  16. FoxyRoxy

    FoxyRoxy New Member

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    Looks nice mate, but i have to agree with the above, it needs braking up a little bit
     
  17. hooley

    hooley Member

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    Fleabay - £35
     
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    s3ollie Member

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    can you still open the glove box??:think:

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  19. hooley

    hooley Member

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  20. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    lol looks like my tinted tail lights aren't very popular at all, I guess it's just down to preference :)
    I do see what you're saying about breaking up the back end though,
    it's actually a 1.9 TDI (PD130) - it's a custom exhaust by MIJ Performance.
    Do you think I should go for a Cupra-R spoiler? I think it might suit :happy:
     
  21. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    I dont like the rear lights mate IMO get some facelift lights on there that's what i did.

    Exhaust looks good tho, although im a bit biased as i have an oval style on mine.

    Other than that Remap a must and get it lowered!!

    Have fun...

    Jason
     
  22. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    LOL.

    You know yu can get GENUINE Audi facelift lights from Euro Car parts for £45 a piece.

    They look nice.
     
  24. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Stick to OEM mate....

    You have an audi not a saxo LOL

    Jason
     
  25. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    I'd say not to the spoiler.

    Generally, less is more.
     
  26. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    I can see why people associate lexus style lights with chavs (and saxos lol). In general I think just the same thing - you see a lot of cars with lexus lights on and 80% of the time they don't suit the car very well at all. So it's really easy to just think 'all lexus lights are **** and chavy'.
    I bet Lexus owners get a bit annoyed :lmfao:

    I have however seen a few cars that lexus style lights suit very well (and I don't just mean lexus's either).

    Basically what I'm saying is don't just look at the lights, look at how well they go with the car before judging them. (I've done a rough photoshop onto the back of my A3 and I think they go quite well imo). The same applies to quite a few mods really - just because they're popular chav mods, doesn't mean they're wrong or stupid. All it means is that chavs just get it wrong and don't think about how these mods will suit their own cars.

    For example: Skyline Lights look really sweet... but not on a metro - if all chavs stuck skyline style lights on their metros then we'd all think '******* crappy chavy skyline lights' - and we'd probably want different lights on our skylines because they look 'chavy' :)

    We all have our own opinions anyway and I'm grateful for all the feedback you guys gave back (it's actually quite helpful to me).

    Disclaimer: I'm not a chav nor do I pretend to know how the chav mind works, the above comments are based purely on observation of chav culture.
     
  27. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    :jester: Hum... what an interesting debate!

    I think it's great that you have taken people ripping your choise of mods. I would be very upset if anyone said it to me but it's great to take from it.

    I think it's all about the OEM lights. They look the best in my opinion. Plus as Dave rightly points out they only cost 45 a piece.

    I'm always weary with the lexus style lights, there are very few that work in my opinion.
     
  28. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    I agree that the stock lights look nice, it's just I like to customise my car so it looks a little different from every other A3 :)

    Can someone post a link to these 'facelift' lights please so I can check 'em out?

    Cheers! :icon_thumright:
     
  29. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    They look pretty much the same as the stock ones except the red is a bit darker. Could have done that myself with half a can of tinting spray :ermm:
     
  31. Dave_Bayern

    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    They are slightly darker, Nicks lights have a slight tint.

    Pre-facelift, which yours looks to have been:
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    See Nicks as above for post facelift, but usually they are lighter like so:
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  32. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Yeah sorry I should have mention they have been tinted with a spray can. The previous owner did this and I'm going to get new lights to replace them. Just look at the bottom picture from Dave, isn't that the best look?!!!
     
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    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    The lights in the bottom pic were my lights in their original state :meeting:
    Yes they do look nice but like I said I like my car to look different from a stock A3 :)
     
  34. sitrials

    sitrials Member

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    you can get rid of that tinting spray if thats all it is?
    theres a solution that inpro sell which basically eats the paint and leaves the light even if they went dull you could maybe laquer them to shine them up a bit!
    i now prefere all the PRE Facelight Lights i'm not sure why!
    allthough the rears keep jumping out at me!
     
  35. Dave_Bayern

    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    the solution InPro sell only works on glass, if you spray it on plastic it eats the plastic. S3 lights are plastic. Go on, ask me how I know ;-)
     
  36. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    Even if I wanted to remove the tint, the plastic would look dull anyway because to get the best finish with tint you have to lightly sand the lens first (so the tint sticks better) then you laquer it after spraying the tint on so the tint doesn't gradually wipe off ;)
    Anyway I don't want stock lights remember? :)
    I think I've got my mind set on those other black lexus lenses now - they won't look chavy... much :cool:
     
  37. Toxik-Signal

    Toxik-Signal Andy

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    Btw Sitrials - that's a nice 1/4 mile time you got there :)
     

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