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Looking for side skirts

CanadaA3wales Nov 24, 2020

  1. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The S-line/S3 lower skirt, marries to the lower S-Line bumper, so probably best to do it all in one.

    If you have seen photos of a car with an Sline bumper, without the skirts, it looks a bit odd, so can imagine it would be wierd with just the skirts fited.
     
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  3. CanadaA3wales

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

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    I dont have a sline and am not planning on buying a whole new bumper.
    I am only buying skirts and grill.
     
  4. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The skirts are part of the S/Line ‘body kit’ which includes the different bumper design as it has a lower profile so the design ‘line’ meets the bumper.

    Do you not worry it’ll look a little strange without the bumper?
     
  5. CanadaA3wales

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

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    I don't know, but Audi said these skirts are an optional extra for the non sline so I can't imagine they would look that stupid lol.
    I can see what your saying about the bumper matching, but for the skirts and bumper I would be looking at well over £1200.00
    In that case I might as well sell my car and buy a sline model.
     
  6. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Yes, I prosume you choose the 'Sline' pack? It comprises of skirts, bumper, rear bumper, badges, maybe some other bits. But if it was an option at purchase, fair enough, just seems odd as the body line on the side will be lower than the front, and possibly rear (I dont know if the Sline rear bumper is also different)

    It's designed as a complete package, so just fitting one bit of it dosent make complete sense? Have you got any photos of what it will look like before you go spending?

    Id be buying a bumper off eBay already in the correct colour of your car, if it needed a paint, it would be a good base one to start with - less prep for the painter.

    Its a fairly repeated comment of just buying a car with a better spec if you are modifying in OEM style to mimic one that already exists. I have a 'never build what you can buy' mantra after spending £££ on Golfs when I was younger making them look like a GTI.

    I dunno, just curious really. Obviously do what you need to do.
     
  7. CanadaA3wales

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

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    I could only buy what I could afford, and like most people they cannot afford to just go out and buy a Quattro, S3 or RS3 so all they can do is just buy as best as they can and then as they get a little bit of cash they spend on their pride and joy.

    I got an amazing deal on my car, £5000.00 for a 2014 sport model which is what I got from my Total loss 2011 golf , so thats all I had.
    If I had another £3000.00 sitting around then I would have bought a quattro, even the Sline was £2000.00 above what I bought my car for.

    I like how (Not only you but others on this forum) keep saying over and over and over again, well if your spending that type of money you might as well buy another car, but if you do not have the means to just sell a car, not have transport to look for another car, then constantly being let down by dodgy sales people, it gets draining. You may be left with no car for months before you find the right one, and I live in the country and do not have another car.

    I do have pictures of before and will do after, but all in all, the most I will be spending is £1000.00, and the bits I am adding with DJAlex will actually add value come sales time as I have access to the industry glass's guide, not the cheap free version people use. The one I use actually costs thousands of pounds every year to maintain.

    Anyway rant over LOL
    I do not have the means or money to just sell my car, nor will I be selling it.
     
  8. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    That wasn't really what my comment was about. I just didn't see the logic of fitting half a body kit, that's all. I was curious if there was a seperate skirt style without the bumper?

    But yes, I've been in your position before. I ended up buying a £250 shed to runaround in till I found the right car. I agree, it was tiresome to say the least! But I did learn from the experience of building what you can buy, as probably have what others have had similar experience with, hence the general consensus. It can become a bit of a money pit.

    My car comes up as the same value with and without the £7k of optional extra's it has, options just seem to make a car more desirable come resale time, not something that the industry puts value on massively especially as a trade in value, but Ill definitely be removing the MIB2 unit come sale time.
     
  9. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    I neighbour of mine drives a non s-line PFL A3 sportback with side skirts. The side skirts do not look out of place.
     
  10. Bigjase88

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    They do the SE Tecknik which came with skirts.

    just had one parked to me there, sideskirts with 16” alloys and mines is sitting there a “sport” with no sideskirts :( so sporty.......
     
  11. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Thanks for letting me know, I am going to get the Audi ones, just need to find a good cheap painter in south wales.

    Probably be around £450 - 500 by the time I buy the skirts and paint, but think my car is crying out for skirts.
     
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  13. JohnM100

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  14. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Hey John
    Those are the ones Tom at Audi put on for me, but am having second thoughts as it's going to cost me over £500 with paint, and I'm wondering if it's worth it just for side skirts, I'm on the fence.
    Thanks for thinking about me though, much appreciated
     
  15. Bigjase88

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  16. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Very interesting, have not seen those
     
  17. Bigjase88

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    No mounting brackets required either. Just some 3M sticky back. Could double that up with some tiger seal
     
  18. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Their feedback is not looking that great, person saying damaged goods, and another saying poor quality.
    But the skirts do look easy to fit, better than the Audi solvents and glue fitting
     
  19. Bigjase88

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    Just to update
    I got pished on Friday night and purchased the Audi ones @£299 + £10 postage.

    will let you know once i fit them.
     
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  20. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Please do, I've done my honeycomb grill last week, but still on the fence as you could be looking at 500.00 with paint.
     
  21. Bigjase88

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    Will probs be £5-600 but i think it will be the cheapest option

    Buy 2nd hand sline skirts and the brackets that sit under them they are all bashed to bits so probs need filler and a lot more work. Probs £300 minimum anyways

    These non sline ones £300, boom straight from Audi, straight as a die, ready for paint, no filling / sanding / priming no bracketry required just some adhesive (thats included)


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  22. CanadaA3wales

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

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    If you got them fron ebay I asked them to put them on there originally as I was going to buy them.
     
  23. Peter Peter

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    I will sell you side skirts :)
     
  24. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Do tell more, I still want some, I just didnt pull the trigger on these.
    I dont want to be filling so they need to be near mint.
    @Peter Peter
     
  25. Peter Peter

    Peter Peter Registered User

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    They are in mechanics garage, so will have to collect them and take pictures... comes with brackets.. you would have to obviously brush them, prime them and paint to your desired colour.. currently they are in blue color
     
  26. CanadaA3wales

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

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    For a sportback?
    I have a sportback 5dr.

    I dont think S3 or A3 matters as they are the same dimensions

    I will have first refusal please, I am interested.

    Thanks @Peter Peter
     
  27. Peter Peter

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    Here are photos
    yeah they use same on slines and s3's 5 door
     

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  28. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Thanks @Peter Peter
    Did they come from a 5dr saloon or sportback as I need to see if they are compatible with my 5dr sportback.
    How much do you want for them?
     
  29. Peter Peter

    Peter Peter Registered User

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    saloon or sportb is same length skirts, but different shape..
    these are taken out from sportback s3 /sline
    £100 ? only what I paid brackets free as I paid extra £20
     
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