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3 into 2.5

ianh Apr 15, 2010

  1. ianh

    ianh Member

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    anyone know whether the backboxes of a 3 litre tdi cab will fit the 2.5tdi,along with the bottom apron? got behind a 3 litre today and looked much better than my 2.5.
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The 3.0TDi is a B7 model so has a totally different rear bumper.

    I'm sure the back boxes would fit - but all you would need to do is a get a rear valance with the exhaust cut outs and weld some Powerflow tips on.
     
  3. A4 nut

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    Arnt they the same as the 1.8T look at my avatar
    Ps james cabs did not change
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Does the OP have a cab? It doesn't say so in his post unless I've misread it.
     
  5. A4 nut

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    I read it as will the 3.0 fit the 2.5 take it as the same cab, but good question?
     
  6. ianh

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    yep,mines the b6 cab 2.5.the apron on the 3 tdi maybe the same as the 1.8 but the exhaust isnt,they still point down as do mine but they are more noticeable as they protrude from the apron whereas mine are hidden.
     
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yeah you could be right, it could be read one of two ways! I'll sit back until it's confirmed :drag:
     
  8. A4 nut

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    I would not mod to more downward facing pipes would be looking for some nice chrome tips think that james steps in here
     
  9. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Powerflow tips FTW! You can probably keep your existing valance then ??
     
  10. ianh

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    rather the soot went straight down rather than annoy people behind me :)
     
  11. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Does yours throw out smoke then? I've got a remapped 2.5 (180) and it doesn't throw out any soot......
     
  12. ianh

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    under heavy acceleration it throws a bit out yes but most of the time i nurse it so when on the occasions i do boot it obviously it shows its a diesel.
     
  13. A4 nut

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    No problems then! new tips should be the cheapest and best looking way to go.:)
     
  14. ianh

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    guess i will look out on ebay for a apron then,are the b6 and b7 the same or do i have to stick to the b6?
     
  15. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    cant you just chop off the down pipes and weld on new chrome tips? change the apron?
     
  16. ianh

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    need to change the apron as mine doesnt have cutouts for the exhausts,dont want to attack it with a saw and make do,would rather buy the correct item.
     
  17. Woorlord

    Woorlord shifting to Hyperspace... . VCDS Map User

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    Get yourself a new cut-out valance and then visit a Powerflow delaer - old ends cut off and new ones welded on - quality job over some cheaper DIY bolt-on ones from the high street or retail park!
    They have a choice of sizes - I went for the 100mm to fill the valance hole - be careful with small children - they can fall in if not properly supervised!!
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    Other Saloon pictures.....<<Linked Here>>
     
  18. ianh

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    that looks a lot better than this and is the kind of look i am after................
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  19. ianh

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    dont suppose anyone knows what the part number is for the valance with cutouts for the cab is?even better is if someone has got one knocking about that they want shut of.
     

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