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Sportback Boot Shape???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jetset, Dec 4, 2013.

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    Had a 59 plate A3 sportback 2 cars ago and had a fitted bootliner in it, now got a 12 plate Sportback quattro and the boot liner doesn't fit?

    I thought it was the same chassis etc until the new shape came out in 2012 (which mine is not)
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    The 2wd has a slightly different shape boot to the Quattro due to the propshaft, rear diff and axles being under there.
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    Still have the same chassis but might be some modifications from the MY09 to the MY11... Dont know for sure til you have them side by side to compare
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    Possibly, you might be right... But I dont see why the would have different bodies for that?
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    I can assure you I am lol ;)

    The two extra driveshafts, rear differential and the propshaft take up more space under a boot than a car without.

    The boot is raised a little compared to the FWD and that in turn perhaps gives the Quattro boot a slightly smaller boot footprint. like when you fit the spacers on some cars for a full size spare you need to buy a slightly smaller boot floor as the boot tapers a little the higher you go.
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    Ahhh yes Muzza, you see, i'd replied before you added that additional info...

    Well I thought the boot would have been raised between the 2... I dont know the difference, i've only ever owned quattros so they all look the same from my experience ;)

    hacksaw! Ha...
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    Thanks for the replies, my curisity is now answered. i did wonder if it was a quattro thing, the stanley knife will make it fit.
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    That will also be why there isn't even a space saver wheel under boot floor I presume. Now it makes sense!!
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