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lifwanian
10-17-2008, 01:48 PM
Hey guys, so I just got a new car. A 1999 A4 1.8t, Black on black w/ leather! Apparently the leather in it is special edition as well... They guy told me they only made somewhere around a 100 of them.

Anyways, so few days after I get it, I get rear ended. Nothing major, but the insurance guy cut me a check of $700. I cleaned up the bumper myself, and it doesnt look too bad. Just a few smudges now...

I decided to take the $700 and a bit of my own money, and go ahead with a new front. I dont really like the regular A4 bumper, and plus its kind of falling apart anyways. Plus the hood needs to be redone too...

I looked into a few bumpers, and they all seem to be in the same price range. I really like the RSR bumper, but would it be too low to the ground? I am not getting a rear bumper, and probably no side skirts at first either, so Im not sure how it would look like... Any experience?

The RS4 and S4 bumpers look really great too, but again, how would they look like without side skirts?

Any advice on what bumper I should go with would be greatly appreciated!

Justin

zrowcool
10-17-2008, 01:55 PM
dont mean to piss in your cheerios but the 1.8t didnt come with leather. its leatherette and its not exactly rare. As far as the bumper, i would go with an OEM s4 bumper. it looks just fine without the sides and its made of plastic thats flexible. you should be able to get one and have it painted for under 7 bills

audiness
10-17-2008, 01:57 PM
S4 is a good choice because it bolts right up.

lifwanian
10-17-2008, 02:50 PM
dont mean to piss in your cheerios but the 1.8t didnt come with leather. its leatherette and its not exactly rare.

Damn. :( Yeah I figured... But hey, its still nicer than the regular upholstery! :D

Where can I find a god S4 bumper do you think? Where is the best place to look?

Blake260
10-17-2008, 03:15 PM
classifieds

zrowcool
10-17-2008, 03:30 PM
yeah classifieds for a used one. a new one at the stealership is like 500 and change. painting it should be about 175 and you could mount it yourself.

Two A's
10-17-2008, 04:22 PM
dont mean to piss in your cheerios but the 1.8t didnt come with leather. its leatherette and its not exactly rare. As far as the bumper, i would go with an OEM s4 bumper. it looks just fine without the sides and its made of plastic thats flexible. you should be able to get one and have it painted for under 7 bills


so the leather i have in my 97 1.8t is not really leather? it looks and feels like it? its leatherette? can anyone else chime in on this?

Poopie
10-17-2008, 04:26 PM
so the leather i have in my 97 1.8t is not really leather? it looks and feels like it? its leatherette? can anyone else chime in on this?

its fake leather

TMorris
10-17-2008, 04:37 PM
so the leather i have in my 97 1.8t is not really leather? it looks and feels like it? its leatherette? can anyone else chime in on this?

1.8T got leatherette
2.8 got leather

Two A's
10-17-2008, 05:09 PM
1.8T got leatherette
2.8 got leather

Well thats a kick in the ballz...and all this time....[rolleyes]

burner799
10-17-2008, 05:19 PM
lol. can you really not feel the difference between pleather and leather? Leatherette seems to hold up better without cracking except for that notorious tip in the drivers seat. Fucking hate that. arghhh

jzsickaudi
10-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Do u live in the Eugene Springfield area?! The audi you're talking about sounds exactly like the one I was looking at a month ago! If so I can help you with random stuff on your car if you need it or need any suggestions on stuff.

A4Quattro > all
10-17-2008, 08:15 PM
go with the s4 bumper and tuck some sweet exhaust with it.

slopoke
10-17-2008, 08:45 PM
Get a Euro s4 BUMPER S0O0O0O HOTT!!!!

Stampy
10-18-2008, 12:04 AM
Get something than an S4 bumper.....anything. Everyone has an S4 bumper.

AudiTechS4
10-18-2008, 01:08 AM
Get something than an S4 bumper.....anything. Everyone has an S4 bumper.

yeah get something that fits like shit and cost way more ... SHHHHH

people get the s4 bumper because it looks good and the fit is ummm OEM

getslideways
10-18-2008, 02:13 AM
s4 bumper is an easy way to go and looks good IMO, since your car is 99 if its not the facelift style i believe all you need are new bumper shocks, but i could be wrong, thats just what i was reading when i was researching mine. I did my swap no prob, but mine is a 2000, the only thing you cant reuse is your OEM A4 fog lights (i believe one member got his OEM a4 ones to work by flipping them and some trimming but then the light pattern was off or something), for me i just swapped in some aftermarket ones that were better light output anyway. The only semi difficult part about the swap is getting all the rivets separated from the bumper cover and the reinforcement bar (since you will be transferring the rebar over to the new S4 bumper) since some of them are in tricky spots, but a little leverage and motivation should fix that!

Oranoco
10-18-2008, 02:21 AM
You can get the Dietrich bumper from Germany to give the RS4 look without the RS4 wideness.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/Oranoco/DietrichRS4alike.jpg

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dietrich-autostyle.de%2Fdetail.php%3Fpid%3D526%26car%3DAudi %2520A4%26brand%3DAudi&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1

E229 which I think works out at about $300 + shipping etc.