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AUDI => A3 - S3 - RS 3 - TT - TTS - TT RS => Topic started by: Not_Sean on December 04, 2016, 09:20:35 pm

Title: Best place for Parts/Wreckers
Post by: Not_Sean on December 04, 2016, 09:20:35 pm
Hey guys

So been new to New Zealand as well as Auckland & Northland (Staying with fam at the moment in Kerikeri) I have no idea the good local places to grab parts from.

Right now looking for a Facelift front bumper and Hood ideally from a breaker, wanna update the dual grill look, That a couple interior bits and bobs. So yeah anyone on here a parts person or could recommend some good people

*Can be from anywhere in NZ postage here doesn't seem to bad at all so far :)
Title: Re: Best place for Parts/Wreckers
Post by: Not_Sean on December 05, 2016, 05:59:46 pm
So looks like I have found a front bumper.. Anywhere I can get a 2005+ Hood ?
Title: Re: Best place for Parts/Wreckers
Post by: JPK on December 06, 2016, 09:30:57 am
Try and get an 8P2 S-Line front bumper if you are going through the hassle of replacing it. Far nicer look.

Not sure how much research you have done but you have an '8P1'. You need to do either an 8P2 (2004-2008) or an 8P3 (2009-2012). Parts aren't interchangeable.
8P3 conversion requires wing mirrors, headlights and front guards too.
Title: Re: Best place for Parts/Wreckers
Post by: Not_Sean on December 06, 2016, 12:48:14 pm
Hey man,

yeah chatted to the guys on Audi-Sport, the conversion to the S-line is the harder one as the metal bar behind the bumper also must be swapped as there is a bit more going on with those bumpers, To go from dual grill to the single grill i can grab it off a 2004 Sportback or 2005 3 Door and up till about 2008, and will just need the hood off ether of them as the did a little bit of changing around. See Pic:

(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc79/mattdandrew/A3%20Bits%20n%20Bobs/19042008.jpg)
Title: Re: Best place for Parts/Wreckers
Post by: Not_Sean on June 19, 2017, 10:41:44 am
Hey guys,

So bumping this back up. Looks like I need to do a head gasket and all the bits. Got a quote from Archiebalds on parts and its around $365.

Just wanted to know any where you guys would suggest to get parts from ?
Title: Re: Best place for Parts/Wreckers
Post by: dummer on June 28, 2017, 04:57:34 pm
365 sound pretty good
unless you have a lot more to buy, it doesn't worth looking overseas.

So now you in CHC?