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    Z82
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    Dont like ebay but....

    Saw this by a company called Venodesigns:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A4-95-00-RS4-...8QQcmdZViewItem

    Seems hellish cheap but i like the look of it and im on a tight budget so...

    1) has anyone had dealings with these people?
    2) whats your general opinion?

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    i got my kit from ebay and it was about 200 quid it came from germany

    the kit needed a lot of work before it could go on the car but i was happy with it coz ive been in the game for a while.

    for 200 quid your not gonna get a well finished kit just a crappy copy but if your good with your hands and dont mind doing a lot of prep work go for it

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    What sort of prep work are we talking?

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    I got one of these kits too, not fitted it yet tho. And the best bit...... it only cost me 51 on ebay. A guy bought the kit a while ago and never got around to fitting it and now he wanted it gone, i jumped in with a bid a few seconds from the end of the auction and to my surprise i won. If you want any pics of what it looks like i'll take some pics for you.

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

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    If you want any pics of what it looks like i'll take some pics for you.

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    Yeh that would be a great help mate.
    A steal at 51 you cant go wrong at that price.

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    There are some rough edges in a few places and especially on the rear bumper it looks like the sides have been joined to the middle rather than being made in one piece so this will need some work to blend in better also the front bumper has mark where the headlamp washers would go, as mine doesn't have them this will also need removing. The main bit bugging me is that there are no fixing brackets so it will take some playing about to get it all fitted.

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    Thanks for the pics.

    Looks like a lot of work :-/

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    thats why i said your going to be doing a lot of work eg. sanding/bogging and maybe even a few more layers of glass wouldnt go a miss on the side along where the bumber is to be fixed and along the bottom lip


    also make sure you trail fit everthing the front bumper on mine didnt line up well it seemed to wide so i had to cut a "V" on the lip just under both headlights so i could pull the sides in to meet the wings.

    i also had to cut the side skirts a little but the back bumper fitted well

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

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    Your car looks well smart mate!

    Is this task something that a newbie could manage with a bit of patience?

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    only if you know what your doing mate [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] then yes but you will need alot of time to get them bumpers just how you want them me and a mate did mine in a weekend

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    Z82, You car's lowered right? what to? What did it cost you?

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

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    Z82, You car's lowered right? what to? What did it cost you?

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    The car was lowered before I bought it, apparently part of the factory fitted Sort pack but a VW mechanic mate reconed it was lower than factory lowered height so i dunno

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    just a note of warning about veno designs....

    i bought the same kit (avant version) last year from the same bloke

    4 months later and still nothing and no reply to emails! i eventually got my money back through a paypal dispute but only because i was one of many in the same boat!

    the guy gave london details in ebay which were fake and turned out he sends stuff from poland. he used to have the user id of "venodesigns" but he got suspended, he has sinse started trading under another name - something pleasure???? double pleasure maybe???? i think he watches too much porn?

    no doubt he does do kits as he did have many satisfied customers but i was emailing around 15-20 angry punters that were all planning on breaking his legs, people that didn't use paypal lost their money.

    this is just my personal experience, if i were you i'd play safe and buy from germany.

    good luck

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    i bought mine from ebay germany the guys username is ttr-performance

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    hi, why don't you like ebay? granted you need to be careful but whats not to like? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

    anyway...

    had a look at ttr's shop. and found this



    he's actually just sellling the sides, but that front bumper is nice. ignore the wacky decals like and imagine it just body-coloured, it reminds me of reigers sport-line bumper



    this only fits facelift models though, have you considered reiger rs4



    ok it costs more but if it'l fit much easier than ebay ones, it might be worth it. 239 including postage and vat, not bad. and no ebay worries

    http://www.tuning.co.uk/rieger/
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TTR-Performance

    just ideas............... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    A word of advice... the Rieger RS4 front is just a shell... no bumper carrier... which means very fiddly to fit... it can be done if you know what you're doing but it's not a simple 'unbolt the original, bolt up the new one' affair. It will take a lot of messing about with... you need to remove the old carrier from the OE bumper and then fit it to the new shell. That's the messy bit because there is no predetermined place to fit it, it's just a smooth hollow shell and how it goes in and is fixed in place is entirely up to the fitter.

    Best of luck.

    Cheers

    Tim

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    i Glassed mine back into the bumper took about 2 hours but is a pain in the arse

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    Re: Dont like ebay but....

    Thanks for all the comments, i think I'll play safe a stay clear.

    Liking that bumper you posted tracer butim on a budget and if i cant find what i want for the money i might just sell the car and buy a newer one to spend on as i feel anything more than a couple of hundred is a waste on a 10yr old car

 

 

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