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b5 passat sideskirts on b5 a4?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ian52, Jul 16, 2009.

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    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    anybody know if they will fit?
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    I think the passat is more like the A6 in size.
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    Anythings possible with a bit of work, it was my understanding that the b5 a4 andpassat were on a very similar chassis, so length shouldnt be too much of an issue, they can always be chopped and shortened/lengthened easy enough. The passaat arches seem to flair a bit more than the audi's though, so also a bt of work needed to be done there. I'd find someone with the right passat and have a cheeky measure of their cill lenght and start from there. It's not gonna be a simple bolt on, but it could be done imo, either by yourself or by a half competant body shop and you'd have something different from the rest. Got me thinking now.....;)
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    B5 Passat is a bigger car, somewhere between a B5 and a C5 A6 in length afaik.

    Few folk on here have commented on the fact that the passat has a lot more rear legroom.

    They could be made to fit though.... Too long is defo better than too short!
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    Looking at dimensions the passat wheelbase is around 100mm longer
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    B5 Passat rear doors are much longer than B5 A4.
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    It's not size that matters......

    As stated, too long is much easier to deal with than too short
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