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Looking for side skirts

CanadaA3wales Nov 24, 2020

  1. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Hey
    My car did not come with side skirts and looks a but ho hum without them.

    Does anyone know who does Aftermarket ones for the 5dr Sportback A3 8V 2014?

    The ones on ebay are terrible and cannot find any second hand ones either.

    I know I will have to paint them, but I have someone who can do this for cheapish, I will prep them myself.
     
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  3. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    Try Rieger. Or fit the oem ones or replica of the oem.
     
  4. Herc88

    Herc88 Registered User

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    Do the Rieger look like the original?

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk
     
  5. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    The problem is I can't find them anywhere
     
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  6. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Registered User

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    What about some s line/S3 ones? There’s loads of S Lines’s and S3’s online being broken.
     
  7. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    @CanadaA3wales , have you done any of the mods you've been mentioning over the past months yet? The RS3 bumper/grill, remap, bulbs, diffuser, side skirts, wing mirror covers, alloy refurb/colour change, exhaust tips, black badges?

    I'd love to see some photos of how it's looking currently with all the changes.

    Side skirts

    Theres loads of used genuine ones on eBay, I'd go down the genuine route as there such availability and just get the fitting strips from a dealer

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-201...981457?hash=item548e058d91:g:FJIAAOSwSBpfnAvI

    Reiger are a bit drastic imo, but you may like that kinda thing.
     
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  8. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Yeah as long as they fit the 5dr sportback 2014
    But cannot find a set, only single one side, also some on ebay look in really rough condition
     
  9. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Again lots of damage, its a joke they want £70.00 for that, and its only a single side.

    I am buying the diff and grill at the end of the month, got a nice xmas bonus
    Remap is on the 3rd of december - Booked in and deposit paid
    Wing mirror cover, I am not sure I want to go down this route, undicided.
    Alloy refurb and colour was done when I bought the car.
    Exhaust tips already bought from Audi for £60.00 for the 2
    Black badges done already, but not the front as need the grill
    Bulbs I only said I bought them yesterday so unsure how I can show you today

    All the stuff I have asked about I have bought, except the grill and diff, I want them on before I take full pics.
     
  10. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Awesome, looking forward to some photos!

    Try the genuine Carbon mirror covers.
     
  11. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Picture of my alloys
    You can just see the tips, on the tip lol
    Oh got some Heko wind deflectors as I vape and water comes through the window
     

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  13. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    lol, I think Carbon mirror covers would probably work because of the colour of the wheels
     
  14. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    I am not sure about carbon, too many chavs put on cheap carbon cr@p and its kind of ruined it for the genuine equipment and installers.
    I am thinking gloss black, but that will probably be the last mod I do as its not urgent and they are in great condition
     
  15. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I disagree, carbon mirrors look pretty awesome as long as they are genuine

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  16. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Genuine carbon mirrors are super expensive though arent they ?
     
  17. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Technically yes, but if you watch eBay occasionally they come up as a sale price..I paid £89 for mine, brand new for the pair.
     
  18. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Oh well if I can get them for that price and are genuine carbon then I have no problem buying them.
    How do you get large pictures like that on here?
     
  19. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Just take a large/hi res picture (thats just an Iphone SE photo), and then use the 'upload an image' button bottom of this box, on the left, then insert as full image.
     
  20. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Yeah I do that and everytime I do it says the image is too large also it only includes the image as a thumnail on the bottom. It never allows me to do a full image like yours
     
  21. Bigjase88

    Bigjase88 Registered User

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    Use and image hosting website such as


    https://imgbb.com/


    then link your photo, simples
     
  22. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Thought that might be the case, I used to use photobucket yonks ago, thanks Bigjase
     
  23. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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  25. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    YAY LOL
     
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  26. Bigjase88

    Bigjase88 Registered User

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    Yeah photobucket started wanting a subscription fee. So i just use that site now. Not ideal but at least it is free
     
  27. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Hated having to lower my phone res everytime I wanted to post a picture here.
     
  28. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I think some Eibach Pro springs would work really well on yours. With the small wheels, big tyres, you wont lose much ride comfort at all and it will go round corners without throwing you out of your seat. Best decision I ever made was moving to Koni Special Actives and Eibachs, but the Eibachs on their own with OEM struts was really good.
     
  29. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    See this is where I am stuck.
    I love the ride and it handles great, but would love bigger wheels, but if I do I will be looking at around £1200.00 for rims and tyres which I dont really see the point.
    Lowering the car would be quite cheap as well wouldnt it?
    My struts are in great cond, but I have been thinking about lowering it.
     
  30. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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  31. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    My Eibachs cost me £139 from AutoDoc and my local garage fitted them for £130.

    The A3 comfortably runs 18's, 19's is possible, but dont expect the ride to be anywhere near as nice as you have it now. You could get some genuine S3 18's for around £600-700. I have a set of replica 18" V-spokes from LD Prestige (like those in my profile just an inch smaller) that Ill be selling soon for £400 that are pretty much untouched. Put tyres on those, Avons, around £700 all in.
     
  32. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    I will probably leave the wheels for now as I just put 4 brand new Primacy 4's on which cost me £375.00 so dont want to waste those tyres

    Can I just buy any Eibachs, are they all lowered the same amount. I have never lowered a vehicle before

    Can I lower a vehicle now on my 16's and then buy 18's later and will they fit ok?
     
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  34. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Eibach Pro's are basically 10mm lower than S-Line springs, so they will be fine on your 16's, will be fine with 18's at a later day, they are also fine with 19's as you can see from my photo.

    You can also get Eibach Sportlines, which are 30mm lower than S-Line springs, so 20mm lower than what you see in my photo. Thats a pretty drastic drop imo, and you will definitely lose some ride quality as the strut has lost a huge amount of travel.
     
  35. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    10mm?
    Thats only 1cm, are you sure thats right, thats not really anything.
    I am driving a sports model so dont know the ride height on that
     
  36. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I think an S-line is 20mm lower than sport, so the Eibach Pro's would be 30-35mm lower than a Sport.
     
  37. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    Sport is 15mm lower than standard. Eibach Pro is 30mm lower than standard or 15mm lower than sport.
     
  38. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Yes you're right, Sport is 15mm lower than SE, S-Line is 25mm lower than SE, so Eibachs will be 35-40mmmm lower than SE, 25-30mmmm lower than Sport.

    I forgot the SE, I thought the Sport was the base model. My bad.
     
  39. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    So you reckon the 10mm will be more than enough?
    I do not want it bagged, maybe 5-10mm above the top of the tyre
     
  40. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Eibach Pro's on 19's.

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  41. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    S-Line Stock on 19's

    thumbnail_IMG_8598.jpg
     
  42. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    S-Sline Stock on 18's

    (so 10-15mm lower than this)

    thumbnail_IMG_7745.jpg
     
  43. Bigjase88

    Bigjase88 Registered User

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    I look pretty much every day on ebay for sideskirts.

    very rare to find a set from a sportback in decent nick, also the plastic mounting bracket that goes between the sill and skirt are like gold dust.

    After lockdown i may ask Audi how much for new mounting brackets and skirts. But i would expect to be circa £500-600 at a guess
     

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