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Which grill?

Chris6t9 Jun 7, 2013

  1. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    Hi guys a week or so ago i went out and got myself a 2007 a3 s-line quattro but im not likeing the chrome grill on it.

    Im just wondering what the best idea is for it. Its a dolphin grey audi so i think i want it in black. After some research i know im going to have to take off the front bumper to remove the grill to replace it or get it sprayed.

    Now would the 2007 s3 grill fit as a direct replacement? as that would be a better option because ill most likely be taking my old one off anyway.
     
  2. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Don't know much about the A3's, but I have a Dolphin Grey A4, I used Anthracite carbon wrap to cover the chrome

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  3. danb986

    danb986 In awe of VCDS Team Daytona

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    No, the S3 grille is slightly shorter I think. It'll fit if I remember correctly, but you get a small gap at the bottom.
     
  4. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    Ah so i should just keep mine then.....

    Nice mac! Is that hard to do? Are your rings in dolphin grey?
     
  5. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Very easy to do fella, used a hairdryer to warm the vinyl. Yes the rings are Dolphin Grey
     
  6. Chris6t9

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    How long would you say to remove bumper wrap that then put it back in? Also did you remove the rings and then spray them?
     
  7. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    I would say it took 15mins to remove bumper, 5 mins to separate the grille, I took my time wrapping to get it right so it took 40 mins.

    I had a spare set of black rings so had my mate spray them.
     
  8. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Few different things you could do to the grill. You could buy a new one from FK Tuning, Vinyl wrap it as said, Plasti-Dip it or just spray it.

    A lot of people go with Plasti-Dip as it's not that hard to apply and can be removed easily if needed.
     
  9. JPK

    JPK Active Member

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    Oettinger :yes:

    Not cheap but good quality part and fits well. I had mine sprayed gloss black by a bodyshop.

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  10. Chris6t9

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    Hmm ok cheers guys, not too sure on the oettinger one. Do you have a pic further back with it on so more of the car in the shot?
     
  11. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    You got a link to the fk tuning website mate?
     
  12. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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  13. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    Thanks :)
     
  14. immo

    immo Stop me

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    Not cheap indeed!! :(
     
  15. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    Need a further away pic of that grill on a car!
     
  16. immo

    immo Stop me

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    Just google Oettinger a3 grill :)
     
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    Lots of people have got them, they're well made & cheap! Obviously not OEM standard but one of the few bargain buys out there for the A3.
     
  21. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    Arg, i still cant decide what to do :(
     
  22. JPK

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    Here is a couple more pics of it. It definitely fits S-Line 100%. They just say it doesn't as the complete kit isn't suitable due to the rear spoiler not fitting an S-Line. All the other parts fit fine.

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  23. Chris6t9

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    Oh my god that looks bloody gorgeous! Are they 19" rotors? Think i might have to go for that kit! Can i get a pic of the rear? :)
     
  24. fangio

    fangio Well-Known Member

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    Please, please, please, it's a grille; unless you've got it in the oven, of course!:undwech:
     
  25. Lewbo

    Lewbo Well-Known Member

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    i have had one of these and for £30 incl postage there a bargain. Lots of members on here have them after I posted the link up a while back. If you wanted a black grill and didn't wanna pay silly money this is the grill to buy.
     
  26. max69vk

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    There are 2 different black versions available from FK right now for under £25, one in matt/satin black & one in gloss black, personally I've gone for the gloss black one as if it looks naff I can always plasticoat it to a matt/satin finish, whereas it would be an utter nightmare trying to spray one in gloss & get a good finish.
     
  27. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Can anyone help me with this. I have an MY09 S-line and want to change the front grill to the black edition version. Will this fK Automotive grill fit?
     
  28. Andy1608

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    Yeah fk grille definitely fits an s-line cause I've have one on a previous 08 slime too, I went for the matte black. Did have to do anything too it other than fit it, think it was about £22, bargain mod
     
  29. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks Andy
    Can you remember what you had to do?

    Phil
     
  30. Andy1608

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    1 of the guys of here actually fitted for me. I was there though. Removed front bumper, in clipped the grille which seemed the most fiddly bit then clip the new one on. There is a thread on here for the fk grille, I'm sure
     
  31. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks Andy
    Will have a search.

    Might have to invite you over for a cup of tea and biscuits 😊
     
  32. Andy1608

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    That sounds like a plan when I'm up and running. I used the thread of here to remove my broke blue tooth module and refit a working one too. Was a bit of a chew but not too difficult. Are you putting it under the passenger seat or locating it else where?
     
  33. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    The plan was to fit it under the seat if the cable is longer. I have read that sometimes the cable is just not long enough.

    Might put the cable in first now and then connect it and get it coded once I get this module sorted.
     
  34. hollow

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    a3 on year 58/09 was facelift so are you sure it still fits ?
     
  35. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I would like to know. I'm so confused now about what will and won't fit. I liked the FK tuning grille as it was a lot cheaper than the other sites I have looked at.
     
  36. chris.vincent3

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS! VCDS Map User

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    58/09 grilles will not fit previous models, the A3 had a facelift during this period. The bumpers are different.
     
  37. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks Chris
    Just spent the past hour or so reading up on this 😁
     
  38. Andy1608

    Andy1608 Active Member

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    Sorry to confuse. I was just confirming they do fit s-line even with the site saying they don't.
     
  39. chris.vincent3

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS! VCDS Map User

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    No worries, if I was you, I'd get in on that group buy Broadster is organising for an RS3 grille. A bit more pricey to what you've been looking at but it's a genuine part and looks gorgeous.

    S3 Honeycomb grill - RS3 look from RS6 grill | VAGOC.co.uk
     
  40. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Broadster's GB is very good, but it's just a bit to much for me at the moment. New tyres, alloy referb and the issues I'm having with the BT module 😡😡

    I will return to this later in the year..


    Thanks
     

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