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Will s3 2010 rear valance fit this rear bumper?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RU55SSO, Aug 28, 2010.

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    [Aug 28, 2010]
    Here is the bumper im talking about im looking to put the new 2010 s3 rear valance on it.. will it fit?

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    Hard to tell from that pic.
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    yeah i know :( thats why i posted on here as other people know better than i do as i have only recently ventured onto an audi from a vauxhall
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    if it helps its from a 2009 a3? and wont be coming witht the bottom part so im guessing that this clips off somehow? detatches
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    no it wont, the S3 uses the pre 09 bumper on all models including the new facelift
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    thanks alot mate what bumper do i need to look out for one with the valance you need to attatch?
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    what about this one? [​IMG]
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    Yeah with the valance attached they look very similar. The one you need is in 2 bits so when you remove the valance a piece of the bumper comes off too (painted)

    The facelift bumper only has a remoable central section (grey bit)

    What you need to look for is a line around the bottom of the bumper where they fit....if you know what i mean?

    i've gone through this hassle myself, i've got a 2010 bumper now like you linked but mines from an S line so instead of plain grey plastic it has a mesh insert same as the new black editions.

    I had loads of trouble getting one beause i needed parking sensors and double exhausts. Most of the new models have a single exhaust now!:keule:
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    Lee is the master.
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    why? you only need to swap the diffuser ("mesh insert" as you call it) for a 2 pipe one? granted the parking sensors bit it hard tho. i just got one without the diffuser for £75 tho so they do come up from time to time...
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    I've got an S3 facelift valance that I'm trying to fit to my S3 08 pre-facelift, I thought it was going to be a straight swap but I think I need to order the small body coloured strip above the valance below the main bumper in order for it to work.
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    You would be right!

    Pre facelift S3's have a single piece valance (like yours) and the facelift ones have a 2 piece valance which breaks up into the grey bit and the painted bit.

    Reason is that pre facelifts were only available in 3 door. Post facelifts are available as a sportback so Audi use a generic S3 grey insert for both models. As a result Audi introduced 2 versions of the facelift painted valance as the sportbacks bumper is a different shape.

    Hope thats clear!?

    Quite a few S3 owners have been caught out by this because the facelift valance seems relatively cheap (less than £100) so buy it but the parts fella never told them they will need the valance mounting too which is included in the price on the pre facelifts!
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    That makes sense and I feel cheated now haha

    I'm taking the car over to the dealers to have the aircon looked at tomorrow so I'll get a price for the other part whilst I'm there!
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    Does anybody know what the part number is for the bit inside the white line on the picture below? For a facelift S3 3DR

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    I spent 20 minutes on the phone to Audi and the parts guy told me he couldn't see anything! So frustrating as I have the diffuser just lying there waiting to go on the car :(

    I also asked about the pre-facelift black optics grille which he said he could sell me for £206+vat which seemed steep even with a small discount off it.

    Any help is mega appreciated and sorry for the thread hi-jack but I didn't want to start a new one on the pretty much exact same topic!
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    Somebody please :(
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    Thanks for that! Is it a good replica of the OEM one when fitted? if so I'm taking one lol
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