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Rear Valance

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by simon1303, Jan 27, 2009.

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    i need to get a new rear valance for my 96 t sport saloon as it used to havea tow bar and i took it off and its left an ugly cut out in mine. main dealer wants £60 + vat for a new one.

    my questions is are the rear valances on the saloons the same for all years? just wondering if i manage to find one at a breakers yard i dont want to buy the wrong one

    thanks in advance

    Si
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    Simon, any A4 sedan from '95 - '98 will have the same valance as your car.

    It only changed midway through the '99 model year (T registered cars), when the B5 cars had a mild facelift.

    The facelift cars can be identified by their door handles, single-piece headlamps, side repeaters and different switch gear in the centre console.
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    cool, thanks Siena :)
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    You're welcome, no worries.
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    Siena, JCB has pm'd me with the offer of buying a face lift rear valance. just wanted to check, will this not fit my car?
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    you may need the entire rear bumper, rather than just the trim part at the bottom.

    I'm not sure how they differ pre/post facelift.
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    it will fit but you need the appropriate bumper hangers at the side. luckily I have those too... ;)
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    As far as I know, the pre and post-facelift rear bumpers have different valances, slightly different profile, and IIRC, the fitting tabs on both don't line up with the slots in the different bumpers.
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    ah well it was worth a try, dont want to get in to swapping bumpers as mine is fine and cant justify painting a bumper just to have a new valance
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    unless its already the correct color...
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