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are face lift bumper brackets different to pre facelift?

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    as in the title are the facelift rear bumper brackets different to prefacelift?
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    Yes they are i have a set of facelift rear brackets from my saloon if your interested ??
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    have you got a picture? is the mounts in a different place on the crash bar?
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    Yes they are different unless, iirc, you have an S4 bumper as these all use the earlier type
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    I think they're talking about the side mounts, which are differnet for sure.

    Your talking about where the bumper attaches to the shocks i assume?
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    I assumed we were talking side mountings?
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    Given his other post about the tow bar, i think hes wanting to know about the bumper shocks.
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    Bumper shocks are the same arnt they ??? just side mounts are different, i just presumed he meant the norm side mounts lol either way i have both side and shocks :) !!
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    yea its the rear mounts not the side mounts im asking about.
    my rear mounts arent on shocks there solid. has any one got a pic of a facelift rear mount?
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    They are all solid iirc they crush on impact as the welds are designed to crack to absorb impact and crumple !!
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    im mainly wondering if there's different bolt holes where they mount to the crash bar.
    ive had a look on eBay at tow bars and they all look the same as mine. none of them had the extra brackets that ive highlited in this picture. so as I say I wondered if there was different style of mounts

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    Thats what the bumper bar attaches to iirc !!
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    yea my towbar hasn't come with these brackets... the bumper bar is held on with 4 big cable ties at present as I need the tow bar for tomorrow
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    cant you just get some angle iron and drill/bolt the brackets on in the right place
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    yea im going to get a look at my mates and that way I will be able to get an idea on what I need to make up.
    originally I was thinking there might have been a difference between PFL and FL towbars
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    not the clearest picture but this is an S4 bumper fixed to a Westfalia tow bar

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    cheers for that Ed wish I had got my finger out and got that off you when you had it up for sale :banghead:

    on the plus side used the A4 for towing today and the cable ties are still holding the bumper in place for the moment.
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