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pipe7284
12-12-2006, 02:35 PM
well, i decided to do the s4 to rs4 conversion for the front bumper grills, here are couple of pics. frames are still in the process of drying, thats why it has darker spots around it.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/PC120001.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/PC120002.jpg

without the grills (as you can see bumper used to be silver)
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/PC120004.jpg

now i have to buy the rs4 mesh, which i dont know where to get it. can anyone help me here?

1 ate T
12-12-2006, 02:39 PM
did you use a flat or gloss black for your grill?

CSHO1.8t
12-12-2006, 02:41 PM
I love the idea... Is there much work involved?

Looks good, post some pics when you put it back together.
I'll be doing the same if I can ever find an s4 front bumper for sale.

pipe7284
12-12-2006, 02:52 PM
i used flat black on the grill, i just wanted to experiment and to see how it looked, it will be changed to the rs4 grill later on, eventhough i like how it looks like that.
its not that much work, here is a link to every step you have to do.

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/ext.html

1 ate T
12-12-2006, 02:57 PM
cool. so you're going to Tampa? I may be movin down to Bradenton next year... Depends on how the whole work thing goes.

cool pics [up]

sean1.8t
12-12-2006, 03:01 PM
i think thay you should trade me bumpers since my lights and grill flatter the looks of more than yours do [:D] [:D]..

did you get yours at the dealer or used?

go to home depot to make your own mesh.. all you have to do is cut, bend, paint, and mount.. much cheaper than what ACHtuning sells it for

Rons01B5
12-12-2006, 03:18 PM
ach tuning sells the oem mesh but it is $$$
http://shop.achtuning.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=412

Olliek
12-12-2006, 03:44 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f388/olliekersley/carcomplete3.jpg

I got mine at 3zero3 motorsports in Denver

pipe7284
12-12-2006, 04:11 PM
^^^^funny, it was from you who i got the idea of the rs4 conversion, i have your car pic saved in my computer. your car looks lovely.

how much you paid for the grills, or you just got the mesh?

4ringAR
12-12-2006, 04:43 PM
is $500(asked) a good price for used S4 bumper?

i want to do this s4-->rs4 bumper conversion. i think it looks better than the rs4 bumpers since it doesnt have the grilles on the sides.

lude2euroa4
12-12-2006, 05:24 PM
i have the rs4 conversion done to my s4 bumper but like Oillek i also have the center bar removed, as far as mesh you can get some at home depot, i have that laying in my garage but not sure how to go about attaching it to the bumper.

Oillek how did you install the rs4 mesh? zip ties? hardening clay? those are my 2 thoughts on installing.. got pics of the back of the grilles and mesh install


heres mine..

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/mnieroda28/IMG_3744.jpg

AudiSport12
12-12-2006, 07:54 PM
is $500(asked) a good price for used S4 bumper?

i want to do this s4-->rs4 bumper conversion. i think it looks better than the rs4 bumpers since it doesnt have the grilles on the sides.

depends on what condition the bumper is. you can buy a brand new one (unpainted & w/o side grilles) from the dealer for around or under 500 bucks.

biturbo hero
12-12-2006, 09:17 PM
get the mesh kit from LL tek, OEM mesh can work but takes alot longer to fit,

Euro Avant
12-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Nice! Do you have a pic of your car with the orginal bumper in the same angel? I wanna compare ground clearance. Many thanks..

WhippeD
12-12-2006, 11:25 PM
try this site
http://www.mcmaster.com/
and search for expanded metal mesh.
they're suppose to be easy to cut. or easier to cut than the ones from home depot.

pipe7284
12-13-2006, 06:47 AM
I bought the bumper used with little crack on the side, i paid $175 for it. he wanted to get rid of it.
4Ring_Jelly = $500 is little too much for a used one. lake said before, you can get a new one for around that price.

Euro Avant= I'll check if i have som eppics with the other bumper. if so i'll post a before and after.

lude2euroa4
12-13-2006, 07:21 AM
i got my s4 bumper for 70 bucks rofl beat that

johnnybravoa4
12-13-2006, 07:53 AM
where did you guys get those bumper inserts i want them

Olliek
12-13-2006, 09:32 AM
I got the Mesh, and its cut to fit in the bumper inserts. It is not identical to the RS4 grill mesh, but it is so close you can't really tell a difference. And it is way cheaper and easier to work with.

Monchichi8
12-13-2006, 11:45 AM
i got my s4 bumper for 70 bucks rofl beat that

I got mine..with Washers and the center fill plate for 100 bucks cash on the spot at Champion Audi. I thought that was a pretty good deal.[up]

pipe7284
12-13-2006, 11:45 AM
Euro Avant- here are some pics that you requested, hope it works out for you.

before S4 bumper
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/DVC00170.jpg

with s4 bumper but withou the grills
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/PC120004.jpg

S4 bumper with rs4 conversion (frame only, mesh will be coming on soon.)

My gf just jumped when taking the pic, she told me to post it, so here ya go.
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/STP60238.jpg

without the gf
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/STP60241.jpg

MultiAudis
12-13-2006, 12:17 PM
I love the conversion and good call on posting the gf lol

loustylez
12-13-2006, 07:55 PM
i'd drive that. ;)

brlukosk
12-13-2006, 07:58 PM
one piece headlights any time soon?

EastSidinA4
12-13-2006, 09:47 PM
Heres mine:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/EastSidinA4/Hollywood/DSCN0488small.jpg

brlukosk
12-14-2006, 04:46 AM
Heres mine:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/EastSidinA4/Hollywood/DSCN0488small.jpg

Damn!!! [up][up][up][up]

Beautiful.

pipe7284
12-14-2006, 07:14 AM
Yes one piece headlights, will be coming soon. i am definately looking forward on getting then by Jan.

EastSidinA4= damn you car is beautiful. I dont know if i want to keep the center bar in the middle grill, or just put it leave it like you. still undicided.

audisnapr
12-14-2006, 09:14 AM
looks good - love how everyone here is being totally respectful of pipe's girl - since when did everyone on AZ grow some edicate and manners? Very nice Pipe... and I mean with scoring the cutie (that one's for her, cause I'm sure if she was willing to let you post that photo, she'd want to hear some compliments)

derek2079
12-14-2006, 09:41 AM
Damn!!! [up][up][up][up]

Beautiful.


what hood is that?

a4cefed
12-14-2006, 09:57 AM
EastSidinA4 do you have any more pics? your car looks sick

pipe7284
12-14-2006, 10:49 AM
audisnapr= yeah, i thought about that also. But thanks for the compliments, she read it and laughed. she's like "kool, I like the compliments", what girl doesnt like compliments anyways.

EastSidinA4
12-14-2006, 01:57 PM
what hood is that?

custom boser on the vented fiber images hood.

EastSidinA4
12-14-2006, 03:24 PM
EastSidinA4 do you have any more pics? your car looks sick

Clickaroo (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1297633#post1297633)

HighDesertAudi
12-17-2006, 12:24 PM
Hey Casey, Gordon said he was gonna give you a call about his S4 bumper after the holidays. Ive been thinking about doin the RS4 mod to my bumper, maybe after xmas when I have some money.

infamous2.0
12-17-2006, 12:36 PM
I'd take the middle out too, then it's FMIC time [:D]