Or it could be a spreader rivet
I’ll be keen to see the results. Still waiting for my front ones to arrive from UK.For those interested... I’m working with Reverie (who AN got his stone guards from) to make a matching set of rear saloon stone guards for the RS3 saloon that go with the Automotive Passion front ones... they’ll also supply them with the rear fixing kit. I’m posting them a template today so hopefully have more news next week
I’ll be keen to see the results. Still waiting for my front ones to arrive from UK.
While you’re waiting mate if might be worth your while popping into Audi and getting a handful of the little clips that hold the arch liner in place... we save you having to worry about damaging them whilst removing them
From years of playing around with cars and often breaking these I have a big bag of spare clips of all types and sizes.
@AudiNutta Matt hope it don’t mind I’ve used your name in conversation with Reviere to try and get a bit of a discount on the rear stone guards I’m having made haha
No problem at all Phil, he told me that whoever buys them after I had them would pay £150... they’ve hiked that price, get him to honour £150 by mentioning me.
Cheers mate! It’s only the rears I’m after but with a different outer profile (I’ve sent him a template) so we’ll see what they come back with
I'd defiantly be keen for some rears as well for my Sedan as well!
Just a couple of quick ones... ignore all the mud and dirt haha...
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@Slowracer Hi mate, hmm that’s a bit of an odd one... mind had the 4 holes drilled on each guard, but I did have to “open” one out on each so the clips fitted perfect... mine also had a notch cut out at the bottom which helped position it, here’s a pic...
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...without the little notch but out I’m not sure you’d be able to get them in place between the wheel arch and the bodywork?!
Regarding the guards bending, then in position they bend and match the flow of the bodywork fine
Looking at the holes on yours, the lower one looks way out of line, in fact both look to be different to where mine are... I think I’d be getting in touch with Automotive Passion telling them the problems and asking for another set sent out mate?!
Sorry about that, but hope I’ve helped a bit
Thanks it helps. Mine look quite different, looks like they’ve sent me the wrong ones.
The tears have arrived from Reviere today... hopefully get round to fitting them tomorrow
@AudiNutta Any chance of a couple of photos of your rears please mate if you get chance? Of in the arch’s just so I get an idea how they have used their ‘fitting kit’ cheers
Rear stone guards now fitted... pretty easy to do, just a couple of screws on each side
Here’s what was sent by Revier...
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And a quick could of fitted photos...
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Not sure whether to remove the black bit of trim from about them now or not? It’s only help in place by 1 screw and some 3M tape?!
They are identical to the fronts really... not the most noticeable of additions, but there more to serve a purpose
(Will get some better photos when the cars had a good clean again too)
@AudiNutta can't beat a few bits of carbon tat here and there eh mate haha
@Slowracer Have you had any news about yours? Hope you’re in the process of getting them sorted mate
Apparently I hit the button on the hatch version and not sedan (my bad I think). Anyway they have agreed to swap them so they’re on their way back to UK. So hopefully I should have the correct ones in a couple of weeks.
I’ll try and stay away from any rough roads in the meantime, but I do also have PPF strips protecting the bottom of my doors.
They need returning and the cost of shipping covered by them if it's there mistake.This is becoming a saga. I got the new set of spats the other day and the shape is the same as your Phil but they only have 3 holes drilled for the clips, the 4th hole is missing. Ie, the second hole from the bottom
What do you think I should do, try to drill a hole or send them back. I’ve already spent about £28 to get the other ones back and new ones sent to me.
Im just concerned about drilling the hole myself. I only have a hand drill, it really should be done on a bench drill with sharp bit to get it clean. Its a thin piece of carbon so the risk of the bit catching and damaging it is there. Also To get it in the right spot I’ll have to make a template. A lot of stuffing around for what should be a simple install.
It’s been a bad week for mods, I had some springs installed and they came with drama as well, but that’s another story.
They need returning and the cost of shipping covered by them if it's there mistake.
I approached them and they said that’s odd that the Australian car has four mounting points and not three like in the UK. I said I don’t think so, I showed them the picture of Phil’s spats which had the four holes in them and advised that these went on a uk car.
They then came back and said they looked at the wrong picture and recommended I drill the holes and they would give me £10 pounds in compensation.
It’s not the way I would of handled it!!