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Anthony
01-30-2005, 11:24 PM
So here's a list of the bodykit options I've come across so far for the new A3 Sportback. Put them all up in the new A3/S3 page of the AZ Gallery (http://www.audizine.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=542) as well. Feel free to add pics of other kits, or other photos of these kits that you've come across.

Going to start a new Thread relating to bodykits for the 3-door version too.

I'm a big fan of clean and subtle sportiness, with OEM usually being the way I tend to go. So far it's looking like Votex will be my choice.

Anyway, here are the options...

Abt
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_abt_kit_front.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_abt_kit_rear.jpg


Caractere
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_caractere_kit_front.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_caractere_kit_rear.jpg


Nothelle
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_nothelle_kit_front.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_nothelle_kit_rear.jpg


Oettinger
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_oettinger_kit_front.jpg


Rieger
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_rieger_kit_front.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_rieger_kit_rear.jpg


Votex
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_votex_kit_front.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_votex_kit_rear.jpg

DoThisMyWay
01-31-2005, 08:27 AM
The Votex and Rieger are hawt but I don't really like the Rieger rear valance all that much. I'd have to go with Votex too.

When are you going to put your order in? Are you going to keep your sweet VR GTI?

SAC-CA-S4
01-31-2005, 08:46 AM
Oettinger all the way. Votex in a close second.

LEDFoot
01-31-2005, 10:26 AM
abt or votex.. The rest of them are just too "out there" rieger front is ok, rear is just horrible (as usual with rieger).

Anthony
01-31-2005, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by DoThisMyWay
The Votex and Rieger are hawt but I don't really like the Rieger rear valance all that much. I'd have to go with Votex too.

When are you going to put your order in? Are you going to keep your sweet VR GTI? If all goes according to plan, my brother will take over my GTI. He currently has a 2.0 MkIII GTI, and loves my car. Hope to place the order for one in the coming weeks.

Quatime
01-31-2005, 01:53 PM
If I do get the A3 the Nothelle kit will be on it for sure!!!! It's a widebody but looks close to stock. I bet you could run 18x10s with a fat lip all the way around [:D]

OutkastSL
01-31-2005, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by SAC-CA-S4
Oettinger all the way. Votex in a close second.

i second that!!! exactly what i was thinking.

dom
01-31-2005, 01:59 PM
Oettinger and Rieger looks pretty good to me. Votex rear looks interesting as well tho.

Anthony
01-31-2005, 02:27 PM
Anyone notice the fender flares on the Nothelle kit? [:D]

foofighter
01-31-2005, 02:37 PM
oettinger is nice it accentuates the car's lines not add sh1t to it like some of the others...

Anthony
01-31-2005, 02:59 PM
The Oettinger may just be a PhotShop...it is pretty mean looking though. Have yet to see pics of the rear for the Sportback.

AvanTTix
01-31-2005, 03:02 PM
i like the Votex myself... i caught my breath when i saw this pic... thought it was a B7A4 Avant... until someone pointed out the license plate to me... [rolleyes]
http://images8.fotki.com/v137/photos/1/110342/1635804/Imgp2385-vi.jpg

i would mold the "wings"/"winglets", whatever they're called, to the bumper so that it looks all one piece, somehow get ride of the license plate holder and have just a one piece front grille, like the Allroad concept... that would be hot...

colour... papaya orange... then black the hell out of it...

canadian_driver
01-31-2005, 03:37 PM
Rieger for me, thats hot

Anthony
01-31-2005, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Avantéix
http://images8.fotki.com/v137/photos/1/110342/1635804/Imgp2385-vi.jpg
Yup, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

audlman
01-31-2005, 03:58 PM
oettinger doesnt look bad. im not sure if im liking the ABT with the little mesh down on the corner of the bumper...

a4innov
01-31-2005, 05:59 PM
the reiger kit is sick that would definately be the one

robots_are_neon
01-31-2005, 08:30 PM
they are alll soo nice, I had my eye on a b7 a4, but now this getting me to consider these HOT HOT a3s, all the kits kick a$$

pismojeff
01-31-2005, 09:10 PM
ABT kit with Oettinger sides for sure.

Cassmoney
02-01-2005, 08:21 AM
The votex and Oettinger are really nice looking. I do like the rear on the Caractere though.

chris@penskeaudi
02-01-2005, 10:13 AM
I would say go with either the Votex or the Oettinger they both look very clean

nmb
02-01-2005, 10:39 AM
Oettinger!

SAC-CA-S4
02-01-2005, 04:14 PM
Like Foo said, Oettinger cuz it blends smoothly in with the car. The rest look out of place like throwing on a bunch of panels or something. Some make the car look too fat or to tall. The votex is clean, but getting to the point of too busy looking.

The Oettinger is NOT a Photochop...it's ON the Oettinger website, so it's real.

Anthony
02-01-2005, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by SAC-CA-S4
The Oettinger is NOT a Photochop...it's ON the Oettinger website, so it's real. That doesn't mean jack. I would like to see more pics of it than just the front quarter view. Anyone.?.?.?

Andy@CDesign
02-02-2005, 03:52 AM
For me personally, Oettinger, then Votex. =) But more pictures of the Oettinger would be nice. The Votex kit is definitely hot!

SAC-CA-S4
02-02-2005, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Anthony
That doesn't mean jack. I would like to see more pics of it than just the front quarter view. Anyone.?.?.?

I HIGHLY doubt a company like Oettinger would put a photochop picture on there website under their model line. Seems like a little bit of false advertising...don't ya think? And the way Oettinger body kits have ALWAYS looked in the front grill area over the years, it fits their design. Reminds me a bit of the 2002-5 A4/S4 kit.

hyperspeed
02-02-2005, 12:31 PM
hit that rieger n oetty!!

JMG
02-03-2005, 04:16 AM
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_oettinger_kit_front.jpg


oh damn thats hot

diztek
02-03-2005, 10:16 AM
I like the ABT. It has a clean look. Almost like it came from the factory like that.

Silvant
02-05-2005, 10:03 PM
hmm.. the only thing i like out of any of those
images in the reiger front.. and im stretching the
term like even with that..
seems the best as usual will be stock on the body
until there are S3 parts available...
my .02

phatAvant
02-06-2005, 01:32 AM
To those who are sure on the fact that the Oettinger IS NOT a PSHOP i'm afraid to say that IT IS A PSHOP, I was told so by Oettinger staff, I know one of the owners' wife...sorry but for now its just a Pshop and you can spot it...

steve

phatAvant
02-06-2005, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by SAC-CA-S4
And the way Oettinger body kits have ALWAYS looked in the front grill area over the years, it fits their design. Reminds me a bit of the 2002-5 A4/S4 kit.

Actually its a Pshop of the new A3 2door front...

http://web1053.server56.greatnet.de/bilder/3397.jpeg
{it comes with or without fogs...}

and yes that is hot, this kit is why I wanted an A3 2door before...

steve

Anthony
02-06-2005, 02:47 AM
Yeah I dig the Oett. Will have to see the final kit, especially the rear.

Silvant
02-07-2005, 12:22 PM
the 2door is soo hot.. too bad.
wish the sportback had the same rear as this..

angryswede
02-08-2005, 12:48 AM
the reiger rear looks like it crapped it's pants and they're sagging past it's knees.

oettinger looks decent, others look poo.

Anthony
02-08-2005, 01:05 AM
That's the typical look of Reiger kits. Some like it some don't. Personally, not a fan. Too rear heavy.

You don't like the Votex kit, Scott? I like it, except maybe the rear...will have to see.

Quatime
02-08-2005, 12:52 PM
I'm upset with Caracteres body kit. Their kit for the B6 A4 was amazing, best front bumper for the car but the Sportback kit is fugly! I'd like to see Sportec kit [;)]
Sportec 3-door A3
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/432Sportec_A3.jpg

Anthony
02-08-2005, 01:08 PM
Yeah the 3-door Sportec kit is very clean! [up] have yet to see a Sportback kit from them.

madrussian
02-15-2005, 02:17 PM
w00t. this thread's tight... reiger all the way tho.

SAC-CA-S4
02-15-2005, 03:56 PM
Wow, thanks for clarifying about the Oettinger. It does look different. Has that edge on it on the two-door. I like things smooth with no edges and such (bumper cover look). That sportec is VERY clean. I like it!

CadenceX
02-20-2005, 12:11 AM
Oettinger, Votex and ABT. Rieger looks ghetttttooo, maybe it's the wheels.

EVIL-AUDI
03-08-2005, 06:01 PM
Oettinger wins for me hands down.

Anthony
03-08-2005, 06:13 PM
I'll more than likely start with the Votex kit, and move into the Oett kit later.

jtenright
03-08-2005, 06:57 PM
Oettinger no ?

Anthony
03-08-2005, 08:51 PM
Oettinger yes! [:D][up]

EVIL-AUDI
03-09-2005, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Quatime
I'm upset with Caracteres body kit. Their kit for the B6 A4 was amazing, best front bumper for the car but the Sportback kit is fugly! I'd like to see Sportec kit [;)]
Sportec 3-door A3
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/432Sportec_A3.jpg


I'd rock this in a friggin heart beat.

Anthony
03-09-2005, 05:57 PM
Yes that's pretty damn hot. [cool]

Quattroownsyou
08-30-2005, 12:34 PM
I'll take my A3 with side of Sportec accessories thank you very much.

[;)]

CWash36
08-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by EVIL-AUDI
Oettinger wins for me hands down.

Ill buy the oettinger now if i could find someone to sell it to me[:D]

Meesh
08-30-2005, 03:26 PM
anyone have pics of the kerscher front for the 3-door?

Meesh
08-30-2005, 03:37 PM
sooo hot....

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/rs3dpl/MY%20A3/P8210413.jpg

$teady$upreme
08-31-2005, 10:35 PM
^^^wow, sickness[up]

phatAvant
09-01-2005, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Meesh
sooo hot....

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/rs3dpl/MY%20A3/P8210413.jpg

Thats a Kerscher front, wait untill you see the rear, its fugly...lol

Steve

phatAvant
09-01-2005, 02:24 AM
here's a pic of the kerscher front on a silver a3 2door...

http://www.vwcarconsult.no/catalog/images/Kerscher.A3.8P.styling.jpg

and now a pic of the rear [=(]

http://www.vwcarconsult.no/catalog/images/Kerscher.a3.styling.8P.silber.jpg

Also a pic of a blue one that I found, this ones for ant and jroc...

http://www.vwcarconsult.no/catalog/images/Kerscher6.jpg

Anthony
09-01-2005, 10:21 AM
Not clean at all. I don't even like the front, the lines totally combat one another.

CWash36
09-01-2005, 11:12 AM
oett is the cleanest ive seen (as i stated earlier) !!! I like the Votex front and sides with the Caratrere rear but then you have to have split pipes to pull it off and since no one has exhaust yet, it puts that idea on hold for me. Also i dont like how the front of the votex pertrudes outward soo much but as it stands now it may be the best option to start with as Ant mentioned, with the S line rear if you can get it.I was told by West Coast Motorsports that the oett wont be avail for atleast six weeks

Meesh
09-01-2005, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
Not clean at all. I don't even like the front, the lines totally combat one another.


i think the lines only clash with eachother on lighter cars (e.g. white, silver). but with dark colors (dark red, black, moro blue) the lines arent as destinct, so it works.

yeah the rear is hideous, but the one i posed pics of has a caractere rear, so it made everything better.

Meesh
09-01-2005, 06:41 PM
speaking of kersher... so they only make their kit for the 3-door.

does the kerscher 3 door front fit on a sport back, or do the front ends have different components?

phatAvant
09-02-2005, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Meesh

the one i posed pics of has a caractere rear, so it made everything better.

Pics pls...

steve

Meesh
09-02-2005, 03:22 PM
this is my new favorite car now, the bodykit combo is perfect.
[hail] [hail] [hail] [hail] [hail] [hail] [hail] [hail] [hail]

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/rs3dpl/MY%20A3/P8210435.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/rs3dpl/MY%20A3/P8210431.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/rs3dpl/MY%20A3/P8210432.jpg

phatAvant
09-03-2005, 09:04 AM
Thats def hot meesh, thanks for the pics.

Steve

Chop4Life
09-04-2005, 02:59 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by phatA3
[B]here's a pic of the kerscher front on a silver a3 2door...

http://www.vwcarconsult.no/catalog/images/Kerscher.A3.8P.styling.jpg

and now a pic of the rear [=(]

http://www.vwcarconsult.no/catalog/images/Kerscher.a3.styling.8P.silber.jpg

this kit looks awesome but the rear....
can anyone color the black slits the same color? maybe it would look better like that no?

pdxa4
09-06-2005, 06:04 AM
Oettinger or Sportec kit for me...Sportec one looks really clean...

eltonsi
09-06-2005, 07:36 PM
Definitely waiting for the Oettinger. The Rieger front is 2nd, but the back and side skirt I'm not too hot about.

phatAvant
09-07-2005, 01:11 AM
I just think they went over board when they thought it was a good idea to make the rear bumper with a similar style vent that the lemans concept has...

The worst thing is they make nearly the exact same rear for the golf V...

Steve

Meesh
09-07-2005, 11:31 AM
^yeah i feel the same way

great concept, terrible execution

eltonsi
09-07-2005, 07:29 PM
Too many F&F wannabes IMO. If I wanted a riced out Civic, I would have bought a Civic. I think they should remember the target market for the A3 is 25-35+. And majority of this age group would prefer something more subtle.

phatAvant
09-08-2005, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by eltonsi
I think they should remember the target market for the A3 is 25-35+.

As for the age group that tends to be really different here in europe, and the products are made and marketed to european car owners in the first place, they are later imported into the us...this might also explain why they are more ricey...

You would be surprised as to what people really want nowadays, and this type of kit is actually selling more and more, its like rieger, some of their products are really nice, i.e. the front I had on my e46, however the rear for the e46, A3, golf IV & V, come on think of something new already, however most people like it and it sells, and thats what these people are here for to make $$$...

Too bad the majority of people do not think like me, you and most people on AZ...

Steve

eltonsi
09-08-2005, 06:42 AM
Good point, didn't take the Europe market into consideration. Guess I just have to wait for the Oettinger kit.

phatAvant
09-09-2005, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by eltonsi
Good point, didn't take the Europe market into consideration. Guess I just have to wait for the Oettinger kit.

I know someone at oettinger and there is still no official word of it yet, all there is, is the pshop you can see in this thread, and it might come out looking hardly like it...only time will tell though...

steve

eltonsi
09-10-2005, 02:57 PM
Yeah, I got an email for an Oettinger disturbutor, he said said they are a few weeks away... but that was a few weeks ago he said that. So who knows...

Flat6
09-12-2005, 01:40 AM
Nothelle FOR SURE, thats a kick ass body kit with wide body. and the price for the whole kit with 19 inch rims is around 3.500 euros and thats kinda good deal for a wide body also.

I'm going Nothelle but i need sometime to get the cash

TooLow2.0T
09-14-2005, 08:31 PM
Black ABT A3 from the Frankfurt show...

http://www.thecarlounge.net/gallery/albums//Events/International%20Auto%20Shows/Frankfurt/2005/Tuner%20Hall%20Gallery/083.jpg

http://www.thecarlounge.net/gallery/albums//Events/International%20Auto%20Shows/Frankfurt/2005/Tuner%20Hall%20Gallery/084.jpg

[up]

TooLow2.0T
09-14-2005, 08:41 PM
Don't know who makes this one. I can't read the plates. [confused]

http://www.thecarlounge.net/gallery/albums//Events/International%20Auto%20Shows/Frankfurt/2005/Tuner%20Hall%20Gallery/097.jpg

http://www.thecarlounge.net/gallery/albums//Events/International%20Auto%20Shows/Frankfurt/2005/Tuner%20Hall%20Gallery/098.jpg

eltonsi
09-14-2005, 09:42 PM
That would be Nothelle:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/542/106_a3_nothelle_kit_front.jpg

Nice pic though.