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Avant rear bumper removal.

quattrojames Sep 16, 2013

  1. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I'm hoping to swap my lower rear valance this week, to one with exhaust cut outs. I've got the Elsawin guide, but just wondered from anyone who had done it what sort of job it was, and how long I should expect it to take?
     
  2. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I have the same job coming up too. I have removed the rear bumper before when fitting my tow bar and to be honest the biggest job is removing all the panels in the boot. Once all the boot panels are out its easy to access the bolts. I'd give 4 hours or so to complete the job.
     
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    "luckily" I took the boot trim out last week to take out the alarm siren.... So at least I'm familiar with doing that!
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Wasn't a bad job, probably took me just over two hours, including washing behind the bumper, and hoovering the spare wheel well etc.

    I think it looks good, I hope my new tips come soon! I didn't realise how weedy the 2.5 tips looked when visible! 89mm tips are due Wed/Thur I hope.

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    This is a 90mm spray bottle, gives an idea of the new tips. I think 100mm looks too big on the standard bumper.

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    The shame!

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  5. andy.l

    andy.l Member

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    wow,nice work James,is that a new bumper?
     
  6. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just the lower valance, they're exchangable, but you need the bumper off to do it.
     
  7. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    looking good
     
  8. Silky

    Silky Member

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    James, where did you get the lower valance from and how much?

    Looks fantastic
     
  9. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thank you, I bought it from another forum member back in the summer. I think they're in the region of £80-100 from a dealer.
     
  10. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Looking good James, can't wait to see it with new tips, mine are 90mm in my s-line rear and think it looks about right,by the way what rear wiper arm are you using with that aero blade on it?
    Thanks,Matt
     
  11. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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  12. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Looks great-ish ;) will look superb when the bigger tips arrive. I always wanted to do this mod on mine...but I ended up buying a b5. :)

    Don't forget to post an updated pic when the new tips arrive.
     
  13. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Looks great, now can't wait to get my new bumper painted and fitted up. Here's how it looks at the moment (need some parking sensors or grommets to blank off the holes).

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  14. andy.l

    andy.l Member

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    was that the one on ebay last week?
     
  15. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Luckily, these came today. Fitting tomorrow.

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  16. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Mine cane with sensor holes also, i just got the painter to fill them first.
     
  17. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yes it is. Couldn't pass it up. Been looking for over a year for a GMBH rear bumper with the cut outs.
     
  18. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Got the car back, the tips look ok. I think. I need a bit of time to get used to it! They stick out more than I had in mind, they recommended this to help keep the soot off the back end a bit. The nearside needs raising just a touch, which I hope I can do by manipulating the exhaust hanger tomorrow. Just a few quick pics.

    You can see it's a bit low in the first pic.

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  19. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    they look good

    i would have had them further in and a touch higher
     
  20. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I can adjust them to a certain extent through bending the hanger bracket.
     
  21. andy.l

    andy.l Member

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    you beat me to it, was on my watch list but pay day came too slow :(
     
  22. andy.l

    andy.l Member

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    Looks great James :)
     
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  23. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Sorted the tips today, levelled them up, and pulled them into the car a bit. I'm a lot happier now, I really like them.

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  24. moggs

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    Looks great James. You've just helped me decide on my new exhaust I'm Getting fitted next week on my tqs. I'll also be going for 3.5 inches or 89mm if you prefer.
    Thanks
     
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  25. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    ^^^^^^^ same here. Looks great, and now I know what size tail pipes to order.
     
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  26. Point_Audi

    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi A5 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    Very nice James, good choice on the tips they look spot on! :)
     
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  27. archemist

    archemist Active Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 Team Brilliant Black

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    James

    Not been around for quite a while - been busy with the two other hobbies (my old 968 and Bicycles and kids and summer juggling)

    But really pleased you got the valance and presumably it fitted ok.

    It really looks the biz m8 - a brilliant idea especially on a dolphin car as it's nearly colour coded:whistle2:

    Seriously - it looks superb with the tips too.

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  28. DALE_AVANT

    DALE_AVANT Member Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group Team Brilliant Black TDi

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    FFS all you lads putting new valances on lol, adding things to my list of jobs ha!

    Looks great James
     

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