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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Chris6t9, Jun 7, 2013.

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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.
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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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    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.
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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?
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    Very easy to do fella, used a hairdryer to warm the vinyl. Yes the rings are Dolphin Grey
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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    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?
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    You got a link to the fk tuning website mate?
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Not cheap indeed!! :(
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    Need a further away pic of that grill on a car!
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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.
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    Arg, i still cant decide what to do :(
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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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    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? :)
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    Please, please, please, it's a grille; unless you've got it in the oven, of course!:undwech:
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
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    Thanks Andy
    Can you remember what you had to do?

    Phil
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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
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    Thanks Andy
    Will have a search.

    Might have to invite you over for a cup of tea and biscuits 😊
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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?
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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.
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    a3 on year 58/09 was facelift so are you sure it still fits ?
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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.
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    58/09 grilles will not fit previous models, the A3 had a facelift during this period. The bumpers are different.
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    Thanks Chris
    Just spent the past hour or so reading up on this 😁
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    Sorry to confuse. I was just confirming they do fit s-line even with the site saying they don't.
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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
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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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