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Will the S3 front grill fit an A3 bumper?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by rich1, Oct 5, 2012.

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    Have a brand new A3 black edition sport back and don't really like the front grill but love the S3 grill.

    is it just a straight forward swap?

    also looking at some roof bars, how are they fitter?

    thanks
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    Yep, straight swap providing the grille you are looking at is a Facelift 2008-12 version?

    Oh..and although it's a straight swap, you will need to remove the front bumper to do the job.

    PM me as I can source you the S3 grille you want.
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    What year is your car? As mentioned above if its a 2008-2012 its a straight swap, if its a 2004-2008 the it will fit but there will be a 1cm gap between the grill & the bumper at the bottom, not really a biggy as it still looks good - see the link (not mine but shows the gap) - http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3423/58891078995321705011521.jpg

    No idea about fitting cost but I have a cheap set of roof rails for sale in the classifieds along with an S3 grill too ;)
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    It's brand new so 2012. Lol
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    yep the grill will be a straight fit. i have done this
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    Are you happy with it?
    does it look right with it not being an s3 bumper?
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    did look right, dumped front end a couple of weeks ago, so the insurance put it back to standard BE. but this is what it looked like, i changed the S3 badge over an S Line..

    [​IMG]

    will changed it back to the S3 or try and go for an RS3. oh yeah my rings are white
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    i will have a S3 grill in silver available in a few days time if you want? Rich1 where abouts are you based?
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    Thanks for the offer but am looking for a black one only.
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