RS4 bumper mod

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RS4 bumper mod

Postby Mandeep D » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:55 pm

With spring around the corner, my thoughts have turned to getting the S4 ready for the season. I need to repaint the front bumper anyway, so I'm thinking of doing the "RS4 mod". You take out the centre bar in the lower 3 grilles, and replace the factory mesh with RS4 or similar mesh.

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This last one is a great pic, because I plan on doing the roof black, and I have some chrome mirrors that might find their way on too. I like the bumper look, it's subtle yet makes a big difference by making the front lines look less choppy. What do you guys think?
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Re: RS4 bumper mod

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:03 pm

I like it! I kind of feel out of the loop because I never noticed this being done.

Does anybody make factory looking side skirts for B5s that are just a smidge deeper?
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Re: RS4 bumper mod

Postby Mandeep D » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:44 pm

You're not out of the loop; I think it was popular in about 2006, then it seemed to fall out of favor. Nobody seems to do it anymore, they do over the top rs4 copies instead....

The other neat thing is you don't have the shark gills with this either (functional as they may be, they're a bit too much for me).

All the available skirts are way overboard (reiger). I like the oem rs4's, but you need the fenders and quarters to match.
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Re: RS4 bumper mod

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:32 pm

You should try and talk dubtechniq (sp?) into making RS4 look skirts for the regular B5s. They did a pretty small run of ABT replicas (with shaved line) a while back. I bet they'd sell like hot cakes.
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Re: RS4 bumper mod

Postby professor science » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:41 pm

Hmm... looks good. Very subtle.
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