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Facelift FL RS3 Front Brake Air Guides.

creweaudiparts Aug 13, 2018

  1. creweaudiparts

    creweaudiparts t.fox@creweaudi.co.uk Audi Main Dealer

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    Hi,

    These seem to be a great upgrade to cars which don't have these already fitted!

    Simply fix to the lower arms with "cable ties" (genuine Audi) and aid cooling to the braking system.

    Great simple mod.......

    2 guides and 6 fixings £28.00 including postage

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    If you have any questions please feel free to pm me.

    Thanks,Tom
     
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  3. A_Davison

    A_Davison Member

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    Do these fit / compatible with the PFL ?
     
  4. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Yes will be exactly the same wishbones, I believe all / most FL’s come with them on.. mine does.
     
  5. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    Are these available at all dealers at this price? If not whats the easiest way to order with you Tom?
     
  6. KKOG

    KKOG Member TeamMisano Team Mythos

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    Not mine
     
  7. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    When was yours built? Mine was October 2017.
     
  8. KKOG

    KKOG Member TeamMisano Team Mythos

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    July 2017.
     
  9. Luc s1

    Luc s1 Member

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    Hi Tom what is the part number off these 2 guides?
    Thx.
     
  10. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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  11. jimojameso

    jimojameso Active Member Team Nardo Section Mod Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Pm'd :)
     
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  13. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Picked some up today.

    Interesting that they are an Audi Sport branded item.

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  14. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    And fitted

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  15. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    Got any more pics of exactly where these are placed @T-800 Trying to figure out if I have them or not already on my car but need to understand where to look as I cant make out where they are situated ?!?! :friends:
     
  16. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    They are just cable tied onto the front of the wishbone I will attach pics of mine now. You can’t miss them if you look underneath the car from the front, no need to jack up.

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  17. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see Audi technical boffs missed something like this out on the design and build stage yet sell it afterwards.
     
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  18. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  19. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    It was introduced at a certain build stage last year.

    Other than that it is £29.
     
  20. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I find it quite funny that they have them cable tied on, obviously it does the job fine but when it was fitted at the factory it definitely looks like an after thought.
     
  21. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Clipped to both wishbones from the top Jim.

    Cable tied from under to secure.

    I’d wager yours will have em.
     
  22. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    I stand fully corrected them mate.
     
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  23. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    Thx @AudiNutta , @T-800 . Just got under mine and took a quick pic.... horrible weather today as well ! . Does not look like I have them ... grrrh

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  24. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Nope you don’t I’m afraid, but gladly only a cheap addition and one I’d say is well worth having... has to have a good effect.
     
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  25. Goubo1

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    Has anyone noticed any difference since fitting these ??
     
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  26. KKOG

    KKOG Member TeamMisano Team Mythos

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    Interesting as I don't have these air guides in my front inner fender shown here in red.

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    As I look it up there is two versions of the front inner fender.
    Cars built before/after 18/9-2017 have different ones as seen in the pic below:


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    Then it's a cheap and great upgrade to mount both the front inner fenders with air guides and the zip tied ones that this thread is about. If you don't have these from the factory.
     
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  27. A_Davison

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    Do you know whether or not the modified front inner fenders highlighted in red will for a PFL car?
     
  28. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    I dont know if I am having a mad daft hour or not, but cant quite figure out where these are meant to be placed.

    Car is jacked up...

    This is the inside of my wheel arch UK drivers side... i have taken photo with front of brake disc on the left hand side of pic...

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    Where exactly do these get placed, ....orientation and where/what are they zipped to. Apologies if this is a daft question, ( I know it is ) but things just dont look right from where I am at present. So would rather make sure its done right than have to mess about.

    Is this correct?

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    Thx chaps
    Jungle.
     
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  29. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Locate top of the wishbone

    See where the mag ride level sensor Is bolted to it ? That’s what the cut out is for in the plastic Jim

    So get the plastic air guide and insert from the front of the car, making sure the cut out accommodates the sensor mechanism.
    You then need to make sure the 3 cable ties aren’t trapped in anyway and make sure the 3rd cable tie goes thru the hole in the wishbone.

    Once you’ve done this and are happy then gently push down and it’ll ‘clip’ onto the wish bone and you can then tighten up the ties and snip off the extra bit.

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  30. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    thx Sean... Which direction is this picture taken from.. Looking at yours, mine is in a different place - ie in the wrong place?
     
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  31. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Front passenger side Jim.
     
  32. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    Ok thx, so I do have it in the correct place as mine is drivers side and is the ‘R’ labelled one... and the passenger side is the ‘ L’ designated one?

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  34. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Looks ok to me Jim.
     
  35. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    Ok thx Sean. You know when you look at something and it doesnt look the same and you doubt yourself.... thats where I was/am !!

    @AudiNutta pics as well were throwing me out a bit... funny how things can look so different. Anyway done now !

    Thx
     
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  36. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    And now a pic in situ... UK driver side

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  37. jimojameso

    jimojameso Active Member Team Nardo Section Mod Audi RS3 TTRS

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    I fitted mine on Saturday and it took me ages to work it out aswell (about 25 minutes) so don't feel silly ha ha :)
     
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    When I took delivery (Oct) I noticed I didn't have any, pointed it out to my sales guy and told him it should - picked up a set a couple of days later. Installed myself.

    Checked their demo car another time (few weeks after so still early) and that one had them. I just wonder if they were a post dealer check but they didn't fit or didnt know what they were


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  39. DW81

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    Does this make much of a difference lads?
     
  40. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    On a normal day to day drive... No, absolutely no noticable difference in my opinion.

    Where the added air flow and cooling will add value would be on a very very spirited drive. Down an Alpine pass or during a full on track day for example.

    However its a cheap addition to the car that brings it bang upto date with the latest version from the factory, its super easy to fit and can only be a good thing.

    Jungle
     
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    Cheers for the reply mate, will look into this
     

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