View Full Version : ECS door moulding

12-12-2005, 04:17 PM
so my door moulding is rusted out and needs to be replaced. Is the ECS ones an exact match to the stock ones> It says OEM but the picture looks like they dont match.

12-12-2005, 04:39 PM
The ECS one is a little different in design an texture. My stock door mouldings seem to have a smoother and shinyer texture than the ecs, and it appears that the newer ones from ECS have been redesigned and made of all plastic to avoid the rust problem. I love the ones from ECS, just wish I got all 4 at the same time.


You can kinda see it here, front door moulding is new, rear moulding is old.

12-12-2005, 04:51 PM
would they be better for painting?

12-12-2005, 04:53 PM
If I were to get them I would paint them anyways. So does it mount right into the stock door clips?
Also are they like a textured surface? like small bumps? and if so are they easily sandable. thanks The ECS one actually looks pretty nice.

12-12-2005, 04:53 PM
The plastic ones would be yes.... The rubber ones tend to crack within a couple of years. I would imagine that the life of the rubber paint would depend on if you park in a garage and a parking garage at work, rather than the car being outside all the time.

12-12-2005, 07:04 PM
The ECS moulding installs no problem. Looks good too.

12-12-2005, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by LateraLex
The ECS moulding installs no problem. Looks good too.

Yup just bought one from them!

12-12-2005, 10:33 PM
I would say the ECS moulding would be better for painting. Yes, they seem to be slightly textured, as opposed to the smooth rubber oem moulding, but seem to be of better quality.And for the price, I'd say its a steal. I expected them to be a lot more.

12-13-2005, 06:14 AM
I bought all 4 pieces during the summer. They were all OEM parts in their OEM containers and they were the exact same part number as the ones that came off my car. I saw no difference in texture or sheen.

These parts are only available in two color codes:

01C = Satin Black

GRU = Primer (S4 version)

Unless some of you received non-oem parts from ECS (which I doubt), the differences between the new and old were due to weathering of the old parts.

12-13-2005, 06:16 AM
After time the factory ones seem to gloss over...

12-13-2005, 07:18 AM
hey if you are in Guelph I have them all here 45 for the front and 35 for the rears and I give 20% off to forum members email me at neil.brands@owasco.com and we can work out shipping also


12-13-2005, 02:44 PM
will the S4 door mouldings clip into the A4 stock locations?
this has probobly been asked before so Im gonna put my flame suit on(curles into fetal position).

12-14-2005, 07:24 PM

12-15-2005, 11:19 AM
no the S4 moldings will not clip into the same position you need to take off the clips that hold on the stock moldings grind down the rivits and there is a bracket that you need to buy to attach the S4 moldings

03-21-2006, 06:07 PM
Quattrocket, have you done anything about yours?

I was thinking to getting some ordered soon so I can have them ready to put on in the spring when I go to summer mode. Have to see if the ECS ones are all plastic, don't want them rusting out again if I can help it

03-21-2006, 06:12 PM
I'm curious too. I'll just shave them if they're gonna rust again.

03-21-2006, 06:23 PM
I only see the OEM replacement ones on the ECS website so you'd have to think they have the metal mounting pieces.

03-21-2006, 06:44 PM
Yea they fit on fine... You just slide the old ones off and the new ones on

03-21-2006, 08:33 PM
if your going to replace them check the dealership first, they were cheaper then the ones from ecs and i didnt have to pay for shipping and then wait for it.

i know its hard to believe

03-22-2006, 05:51 AM
Reason I'd consider ECS is cause I was told they were all plastic, no metal to rust out again.

But I will most likely go the dealer route, have a local member that can get deals on them.

03-22-2006, 10:12 AM
so can anyone else confirm that the ecs website says oem, but they are actually plastic. I dont want the rubber again because when you close the door it bends and pops the paint off the mouldings.

03-22-2006, 10:12 AM
double post....

03-22-2006, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by RippleChip
Quattrocket, have you done anything about yours?

I was thinking to getting some ordered soon so I can have them ready to put on in the spring when I go to summer mode. Have to see if the ECS ones are all plastic, don't want them rusting out again if I can help it
RIPPLE, I already ordered and received the ECS door mouldings, they are 100 % plastic. no metal mounting crap, they fit great as well, Id go that route instead of getting the stock ones that will just rust out again.

03-22-2006, 04:05 PM
Nice that's what I wanted to hear. I def think I will go that route cause I don't want to replace them again.

How much was it shipped/duty, everything all said and done?

03-22-2006, 04:06 PM
i got a local performance shop to ship it in for me and it came to over $500 CAD.

03-22-2006, 04:36 PM
For just the lower mouldings?

We are talking about the same thing right.... http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi/?html=learnmore.html&productID=5048

03-22-2006, 05:28 PM
HAHA! I got this thread and the one about the carbonio intake mixed up, LOL

03-22-2006, 05:28 PM
it was about $130-140 after all the border rape

03-22-2006, 05:35 PM
I wondered what you were thinking about...that would of been crazy.

Okay that sounds pretty reasonable, got to order those and new light tabs up so its here for summer mode transformation weekend.