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    Thread: honeycomb grill??????

    1. 10-02-2012 05:20 PM #1
      shuold i do it?

      Planing to have the plate bar across because i want front plate


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      10-02-2012 05:25 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by tp.wannabe.s3 View Post
      shuold i do it?

      Planing to have the plate bar across because i want front plate
      Do it. When you see it side by side with another A3 it really cleans up the front. It's the first thing other Audi people notice when they see my car. And it looks even better on the S3 bumper than the Sline

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    3. 10-02-2012 05:27 PM #3
      yeap since i have s3 the honey cmb matches up with the fog honeycomb grill nicely.

      80 bux from tbomb, but need to mod the frame to fit s3 bumper
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      10-02-2012 05:35 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by tp.wannabe.s3 View Post
      yeap since i have s3 the honey cmb matches up with the fog honeycomb grill nicely.

      80 bux from tbomb, but need to mod the frame to fit s3 bumper
      Sounds like an easier mod than mine was - The UK guys do it a lot to their S3s

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    5. 10-02-2012 05:42 PM #5
      hopefully i will be able to take off the frame on the ebay grill and put my s3 frame on it.
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      10-02-2012 05:43 PM #6
      mount the plate behind the grill? idea?

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      10-02-2012 05:49 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by tp.wannabe.s3 View Post
      yeap since i have s3 the honey cmb matches up with the fog honeycomb grill nicely.

      80 bux from tbomb, but need to mod the frame to fit s3 bumper
      I'll offer him $70
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      10-02-2012 06:12 PM #8
      Lose the plate bar and glue in some rare earth magnets into the honeycomb or use zip ties.
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      10-02-2012 08:29 PM #9
      Got a source for just the mesh? I've got an Oettinger black grill and would like to get some new mesh....

    10. 10-03-2012 08:03 AM #10
      How would one go about making such a beautiful grill? This may have been discussed in another thread...but Ive wanted an Oettinger Grill forever, just haven't had the cash to buy one...wouldn't mind making one myself!

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      10-03-2012 08:30 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by DWW View Post
      How would one go about making such a beautiful grill? This may have been discussed in another thread...but Ive wanted an Oettinger Grill forever, just haven't had the cash to buy one...wouldn't mind making one myself!
      ceese did it and made a DIY of sorts. Search for it in this forum.
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    12. 10-03-2012 10:52 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by DWW View Post
      How would one go about making such a beautiful grill? This may have been discussed in another thread...but Ive wanted an Oettinger Grill forever, just haven't had the cash to buy one...wouldn't mind making one myself!
      I don't like the Oettinger as much as these because it's inset. I like the mesh to be flush with the surround.

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      10-03-2012 11:39 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      I'll offer him $70
      Wait wait wait. Don't you mean $90?

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      10-04-2012 03:15 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      Wait wait wait. Don't you mean $90?
      $60 now.

      Ceese, since you've been doing some research, which mesh grill should I get to fit/marry to my S3 grill?
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      10-04-2012 04:37 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      $60 now.

      Ceese, since you've been doing some research, which mesh grill should I get to fit/marry to my S3 grill?
      The brits would probably have a better answer than me since I think they actually found a grill that didn't need cutting for the S3 bumper.

      You don't want to use a sheet of mesh because when you bend it it will have the wrong angle and end up looking off. What you want is a cheapo Ebay grill and cut the mesh out since it is already convex to the angles you want. The A6 grill has slightly more curve to it but after I cut the mesh out I'd just stand on for a few seconds every few minutes when I was cutting it down to fit and it ended up have just the right curvature in the end.

      This is the grill I used for the mesh - The rings sit on top so if you want to go ringless you can but the angle is slightly off so mine point up slightly. I've been temped to remove my rings and go with an aluminum ring decal on my hood.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/SILVER-BLACK...sories&vxp=mtr



      If I were to do it over again. I'd go with this one since the ring mount is integrated into the mesh the angle will be right and it will look more OEM. It's a pretty good copy of an RS6 grill and half the price.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-10-Audi-A...sories&vxp=mtr

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      10-04-2012 04:46 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      If I were to do it over again. I'd go with this one since the ring mount is integrated into the mesh the angle will be right and it will look more OEM. It's a pretty good copy of an RS6 grill and half the price.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-10-Audi-A...sories&vxp=mtr

      Thanks. It seems to me like this would probably be the best option as well. I'm just trying to figure out how much I'd want to spend if I went and did this project.
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      10-04-2012 05:25 PM #17
      Has anyone done this on a non S-line bumper?

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      10-04-2012 05:27 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by AbovetheSon View Post
      Has anyone done this on a non S-line bumper?
      It will work. Here's a link to my grill build thread it shoudl answer your questions.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...neycomb-grille
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      10-04-2012 05:30 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      It will work. Here's a link to my grill build thread it shoudl answer your questions.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...neycomb-grille
      Yes! I have read your DIY a few times, and it was what had inspired me to honeycomb my A3. Thanks for the heads up and great write up

      Another thing, will it work pre-facelift?
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      10-04-2012 05:57 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by AbovetheSon View Post
      Yes! I have read your DIY a few times, and it was what had inspired me to honeycomb my A3. Thanks for the heads up and great write up

      Another thing, will it work pre-facelift?
      My grill is prefacelift S-line A3
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