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Facelift sline rear bumper on pre facelift?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Danny Scott, Oct 27, 2009.

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    Sorry if this has been asked before guys.

    I have a 2004 A3 (The split grill pre facelift version) and want to put an s line rear bumper on, just wondering if it is a straight swap?

    Thanks
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    Welcome to the site 1st Danny.

    The whole bumper or just the top or bottom?

    If its whole & 3dr, then yeah take old one of & new one should go on ok as same fixings, make sure exhaust lines up ok, but if its a dual tip then should be fine as they match up afaik
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    The whole bumper mate as I wasnt aware it was in 2 bits?

    I have the twin exhaust so thats ok. Thanks for your reply mate. How easy is it to take off?
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    I think all 3 door rears fit all years, just make sure you get both bits to match and if you have a 1.6, make sure you get the valance with the single hole, all other models have the same double exhaust pipe.
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    Sportback or 3 door? pm sent.
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    They never did a split grille sportback!
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    I just purchased the sline lower part for me 2003, I'm aware its just a straight swap?
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    Its not a straight swap, requires some modifying to get it to stay in place, I used cable ties, stanley knife & a shed load of effort, lol, some trimming of plastic needed but will go on
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    Is that for the whole thing you mean mate of just the lower valance? Dont wanna buy an s line bumper and have to start chopping it around to fit
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    Sline valance onto an sline upper bumper part is not a problem, straight on as they're meant to go together.

    Sline valance onto a sport upper bumper part is when you have to modify the valance fixing, but I've done so its not impossible & it wasnt a reall ball breaker, just time, effort & patients & its been on for months now no problems, looks oem to.
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    Thanks very much mate, I will keep my eye out for a complete rear s line bumper on ebay. Will have to modify to fit the parking sensors but im sure thats easy enough
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    Depends on what parking sensor kit you fit, I modded the oem kit onto the bumper using some A6 sensor brackets, 21mm holecutter, superglue & epoxy, looks perfect (when its painted) or could use the cheaper £20 kits that run of reverse wire, wont fit a6 brackets, but sure you're capable of fixing them in place, but hey I'm a stickler for oem kit.
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    Yea I will more than likely take the sensors out of my current bumper and use them in the new one. Also how do you remove the rear and front bumpers?
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