Holy Grail? :) Front Splitter Company - genuine interest only please

Genius

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They actually made it! Just visited their shop and found this: https://www.triplercomposites.com/product-page/audi-a3-8p-s-line-fl-front-splitter

I'd love if they made side skirts for the S-line body shape to match the splitter, something like DTH A4 B6/B7 side skirts or something like those they make for other cars. The splitter alone, without the side skirts, looks out of place, IMHO.

Only problem is the fact its made of GRP not a fan myself as if it scrapes it splinters, this looks very similar but is ABS so will be a lot more durable and is also cheaper

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123314111476

S3 style skirts are available pretty cheaply from Poland would be really tempted but sadly these are also GRP

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A3-8P-5-DOOR-SPORTBACK-S3-LOOK-SIDE-SKIRTS/122265272274
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Only problem is the fact its made of GRP not a fan myself as if it scrapes it splinters, this looks very similar but is ABS so will be a lot more durable and is also cheaper

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123314111476

S3 style skirts are available pretty cheaply from Poland would be really tempted but sadly these are also GRP

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A3-8P-5-DOOR-SPORTBACK-S3-LOOK-SIDE-SKIRTS/122265272274
The first link is to the same splitter that I linked to in the manufacturer's own store. Look at the car on the image :)

As to the S3 side skirts, no matter are they genuine or aftermarked, I don't like them with the S-line bumpers. They look good with the full S3 body kit only. All or nothing!
 

Genius

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The first link is to the same splitter that I linked to in the manufacturer's own store. Look at the car on the image :)

As to the S3 side skirts, no matter are they genuine or aftermarked, I don't like them with the S-line bumpers. They look good with the full S3 body kit only. All or nothing!
One has smoked headlights and black rings the other has normal headlights and chrome rings.

Also fibreglass vs ABS
 

ch1z64

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Interesting, what is a step-by-step process of designing side skirts. How do they come up with a shape they make. Do they use software or sculpt body parts of clay?
I would think they would make a mould from an orignal then fill mould with the ABS plastic , seems a bit similar to a way the guy on ebay does the Carbon mirrors and carbon doortrims
 

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Interesting, what is a step-by-step process of designing side skirts. How do they come up with a shape they make. Do they use software or sculpt body parts of clay?
Depending on the resources they got. Probably clay and sculpting but bigger companies use 3d scanning to reverse engineer parts and 3d print or cnc them for prototypes and moulds.
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
I would think they would make a mould from an orignal then fill mould with the ABS plastic , seems a bit similar to a way the guy on ebay does the Carbon mirrors and carbon doortrims
That's when you have the original. But how do they make custom designs? Speaking of the guy who makes the mirrors and door trims, he makes small parts. But imagine if you needed to inject amount melted of plastic worth a side skirt. It would cool before it reached the remote corners.
Depending on the resources they got. Probably clay and sculpting but bigger companies use 3d scanning to reverse engineer parts and 3d print or cnc them for prototypes and moulds.
I'm trying to make something but as I'm a terrible sculptor, I decided to make it off cardboard gluing one layer on another. I hope it works out.
 

ch1z64

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That's when you have the original. But how do they make custom designs? Speaking of the guy who makes the mirrors and door trims, he makes small parts. But imagine if you needed to inject amount melted of plastic worth a side skirt. It would cool before it reached the remote corners.

I'm trying to make something but as I'm a terrible sculptor, I decided to make it off cardboard gluing one layer on another. I hope it works out.
I would thought to make a custom design they would still need the orginal even if it was only for sizes or they wouldn't fit correctly . The plastic would stay hot long enough to make the mould just look at bumpers big n wide
 

ch1z64

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I thought big and wide items require injection under pressure.
You would be right there ,mind the speed that liguid plastic could be pumped at would fill large item before it got cold .
Maybe they have an inside man at the factory there made
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Well, I started developing my own side skirts. I want them to look similar to Maxton Design A4 B7 ones. I'll start with a mock up, then cover it with FRP. I never made anything off fiberglass, so there is a lot to learn, especially on materials. There are many possibilities on epoxy resin and types of fiberglass, so I have to choose the right one: strong and flexible. Due lack of time and a place to work, it's gonna be a slow burning project. Wish me luck.
 
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Good luck!
It's time consuming but you'll be proud when you'll be done!

I remeber when i did prototyping/reverse engineering of mk7 r airbox (in cad) some things were driving me nuts for days but in the end i was happy with the result. Shame it never went into production...
 
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dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Good luck!
It's time consuming but you'll be proud when you'll be done!

I remeber when i did prototyping/reverse engineering of mk7 r airbox (in cad) some things were driving me nuts for days but in the end i was happy with the result. Shame it never went into production...
Thanks!
Why your airbox never went into production?
 

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54V4G3

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So... still no rear diffusers for an S3 8P huh?
Haha :welcoming:
Sucks though, as I just read this entire thread from the start, many of you spent a lot of time on this... and the interest surely was/is there.

Anyhoo... Could anyone suggest some companies for a front diffuser? Nothing too pricey, but I’d rather deal with “established” businesses (Xenonz, Maxton, etc) over eBay, AliEx, etc...
 

jdsour

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So... still no rear diffusers for an S3 8P huh?
Haha :welcoming:
Sucks though, as I just read this entire thread from the start, many of you spent a lot of time on this... and the interest surely was/is there.

Anyhoo... Could anyone suggest some companies for a front diffuser? Nothing too pricey, but I’d rather deal with “established” businesses (Xenonz, Maxton, etc) over eBay, AliEx, etc...
Dead in the water for a long time now. It's a pity seeing as there was so much interest.
 
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