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Ripped off my front bumper

dhracer Sep 23, 2010

  1. dhracer

    dhracer New Member

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    :banghead: really pee'd off, managed to catch it whilst reversing out of the garage so all my own fault. The corner has creased and I can't get it to sit right any more (a lot of the plastic catches have broken off).

    Is it feasible to repair (recommendations nr bristol if poss!) or is it a case of finding a new bumper from somewhere?
     
  2. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    what colour is it? may be cheaper to buy a 2nd hand bumper off bay of e and the likes
     
  3. dhracer

    dhracer New Member

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  4. voteforpedro

    voteforpedro Member

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    Reiger bumper looks good and it's ABS plastic, not fibreglass. To be honest though, you can pick up an S4 bumper (used) for a lot less - perhaps look out for one of them?
     
  5. floyd 1.8 turbo

    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    I've got a rieger f/bumper on mine. Quality is good but the number plate recess is wonky which annoyingly i didn't notice till it was sprayed up and fitted on the car! Also where the bumper should follow the arch line its not quite the right shape, not the right curve. Still looks good though, dont but fibreglass **** whatever you do, will 99% be bad quality but also you'll be charged alot to fit it
     
  6. dhracer

    dhracer New Member

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    Hmm, is the wonkiness noticeable (was your car that got me thinking of an supermarket replacement :) )? I want to avoid fibreglass definitely I want a good fit lol! I thought the genuine rs4 bumper doesn't fit properly as it needs the wider wings?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  7. voteforpedro

    voteforpedro Member

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    RS4 won't fit without modification but S4 bumper will fit just fine.
     
  8. dhracer

    dhracer New Member

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    Great, I'll lookout for one of those then :thumbsup:

    A couple of pics showing the damage

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    It looks a little the same the other side (a bit like the bumper has been "stretched" wider than it should be and it doesn't seem to stay on the side clips properly)

    I'm going to have to get the wing resprayed too I think to get rid of the paint mark on the edge :crying:
     
  9. voteforpedro

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    The problem might be that it's not seating properly. When you say the clips have broken, do you mean on the bumper or on the carrier that sits below the wing?

    Make sure it's definitely fitter properly. Give it a good kicking on the sides to make sure it's seated properly.
     
  10. dhracer

    dhracer New Member

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    On the bumper, the carrier below the wings seem fine and it pops onto those but it seems to just come off again. The ones that are broken are the ones that would clip into the elongated holes in the support bar
     
  11. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    I have a front bumper available, its pre-facelift and red thou, let me know if its any good to you?
     
  12. dhracer

    dhracer New Member

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    Thanks for the offer, I'll hold out for an S4 one I think though. Managed to get it to sit reasonably now and it's just the corner that sticks out a little so in no rush to sort it properly anymore
     
  13. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    No probs mate!

    Keep an eye on the Bay, quite a few sets of S4 skirts etc appearing just now, bumper should show up soon.
     
  14. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    Couple of strategically placed zip ties will sort that from sticking out.
     
  15. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    heat gun and some fibreglass matting on the inside should sort the crease out
     

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