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Maxton rear diffuser swap

Sc08 LAB Apr 25, 2020

  1. Sc08 LAB

    Sc08 LAB Registered User

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    Finally got my Maxton rear diffuser so saddle up as this'll be a long one....

    It started with a package which took forever to come, once I unboxed it, it was packaged well so I couldn't wait to get it on so I set out, after taking a picture of the beast before (obviously) with my adjustible spanner and trim tool, oh and Gorilla glue, small zip ties and army black-nasty which will become apparent later .

    1. Pic 4 - Undo these two plastic bolts (10mm).
    2. Pic 5 - Start from one corner and robustly persuade the first clip out.
    3. Pic 6 - Once the corner is out use the trim tool gently and work your way along to the other corner and it'll pop out.
    4. Pic 7 - I had the boot auto opening harness (which I never knew ) and people on here helped me figure it out so .
    5. Pic 8 - I then dismantled the wiring harness and box from the old diffuser.
    6. Pic 9 - Now for the Gorilla glue, small zip ties that I bent to make it easier to glue in place and army black-nasty tape.
    7. Pic 10 - I then needed the bent zip ties, which I spaced out and Gorilla glued in place so I could mount the wiring harness.
    7. Pic 11/12 - Glued 4 x wall plugs in place so I can mount the wiring loom box onto and left over night after putting on another dap of glue on the top, making sure the zip ties won't come off.
    8. Pic 13/14 - Placed the wiring loom in for a test run to make sure before fastening it all together.
    9. Pic 15/ 16 - Fastened all zip ties and secured the wires with black nasty to tidy it all up and stop it all rattling.
    10. Pic 17 - Now put it back on, test fit with the protective tape still on.
    11. Pic 18 - The test fitting revealed I needed to cut back the two brackets on the diffuser as they're far too big and cut a notch out so you can bolt it in place.
    12. Pull back the protective tape and put the diffuser in place by starting from the centre and working outwards to both corners so the tabs slot into place and tighten the two bolts.

    Finally step back, take pics, get a nice gin and admire the fruits of your labour...

    After looking online at numerous rear diffusers, the Maxton one looked the best. It didn't have some random square design on the back and looked similar to an RS one, it does stick out a little which I had reservations about, however after talking to another member on here who said it looks better in person, I can agree I think it looks tip-top and transforms it to contend with Carol Vorderman's rear of the year .
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    Kind regards in SC.
     
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  3. Adam14

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    This has been on my wish list for some time now (along with the splitter), might take the plunge as it's a very thorough write up!
    I assume mine might be a bit more straightforward as I don't have the auto boot opening on my coupe?

    Looks great!

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  4. Sc08 LAB

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    Yep I would highly recommend it and you'll be done in an hour or two, I just took my time taking the old one off...

    Kind regards in SC.
     
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  5. V6 Quatt

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    Good results much better than stock
     
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  6. SteveMcB

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    Car looks great but WTF have you got on your feet :) :)
     
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  7. Sc08 LAB

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    Yes looks almost perfect from the rear just need new exhaust tips...

    SC
     
  8. Sc08 LAB

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    I call them my feet gloves.... Keeps my tootsies nice and cool in the summer months

    SC
     
  9. L_G

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    A related query - when Audi put the diffuser on in factory the driver's side the clips shown on picture 5 are below the bumper moulding rather than in the intended slots (as is the case on the passenger side).

    Can I simply pull it away with and re-seat without breaking anything?
     
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  10. Sc08 LAB

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    Yes mate, I just took the picture after I had done the same. When you put the clips back in and the diffuser seems to 'bow outwards' you might need to cut down the two holding brackets (in pic 18) where you bolt it up the under side.

    Hope that makes sense

    Kind regards in SC.
     
  11. V6 Quatt

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    Send some more pics at different angles.. go for dark tips if your going for black addition
     
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  13. FBF01

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    What in gods green earth are you wearing on your feet lol. Diffuser looks spot on!
     
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