View Full Version : Dash Vents SWAP

10-13-2006, 10:23 AM
Does anyone know what other style or year heater vents would fit into my 99 A4? The ones located in the middle of the dash, the series of 3? I hate the way they look, I think they look cheap. I dont want to put any guages in there either so dont suggest that route. Any ideas? Like will the vents from a newer model audi fit in there, or maybe from a newer jetta? or passat?

10-13-2006, 10:58 AM
New style A4s no, Jetta most like not.

I don't know of anything that can be swapped in directly, think most would look out of place.

10-13-2006, 11:11 AM
what about the S4's in the B5 platform? are theirs the same as the A4?

10-13-2006, 11:22 AM
Same vents. Not everything S4 is better.

10-13-2006, 12:19 PM
........mine dont look cheap.

10-13-2006, 04:13 PM
mine look like vents [rolleyes]

10-13-2006, 05:23 PM
Why the hate for the vents? Did some 16 yr old paint them spray paint white like they do in their Honduhs?

10-13-2006, 05:53 PM
does pre 99 not have the glowing flow wheel thingys or something. I have never been told that my interior looks cheap, let alone the airvents.

10-13-2006, 06:45 PM
Let me rephrase that, they dont look cheap, I just dont like them... thats all. I want something not as 'simple' looking I guess... I loved the vents in my old is300 and my wrx, but my a4... im not feeling them, im just extremely picky when it comes to interior, thats all. I like the TT and the new A3 center and end vents though...

10-13-2006, 06:59 PM
Then get an IS300, WRX, TT or A3... Problem fixed... Try going to a Chevy or some crap... Better yet, go to a Hyundai...

10-13-2006, 07:04 PM
^^^ what the heck is your deal? wow, someone not get laid in a while?

10-13-2006, 07:06 PM
why is it that some people have to be complete a**es when a question is asked, it wasnt a dumb question, just wanted to know if anything else would fit or if this had been done, thats all. I had an is300, got stolen, then had a wrx, got stolen, so... now im on the audi.... just wanted to make the center vents a little more updated

10-13-2006, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by burner799
does pre 99 not have the glowing flow wheel thingys or something.

that's correct, and FWIW, I love my interior. Ze Gehman's do it ze best.

10-13-2006, 07:30 PM
Hahah, someone is a little sensative... I was just simply saying that is the only way to change the vents it to change cars... Plus I was telling you that if you wanted to see REAL cheap vents, what cars you should be looking at... So calm down haus... And for your info, I get laid basically everyday... So no, that isn't my "problem."

10-13-2006, 08:52 PM
^^ alright then, everyday isnt bad at all. I just didnt understand you there for a minute. So what you were trying to say, is that there is no other car to swap them from. Thanks

10-13-2006, 09:13 PM
Basically yes... I love you High_Cocktane... Don't get mad... [;] Just a little tip too... Never take anything I say seriously like what I said above... What is it that you don't like about the vents though... I really don't think they are tha bad... I am sure you can fit a TV or something in there like Pimp my ride and all... But that would be gay and unfunctional in my eyes...

10-13-2006, 09:14 PM
You'd rather have the vents from a WRX than a B5 A4? Did you look at or touch them?

10-13-2006, 09:19 PM
Okay, if you want to modify the TT vents a bit and modify a bracket to accept the TT vents into your A4, I am sure that would work... TT vents ain't cheap though... That is actual metal rings around those vents... You would also have to modify the vents a bit because they are probably going to be a bit too long to fit in any hole that you could make...

10-13-2006, 11:38 PM
I think im seriously going to try and make the TT center cents as well as side vents (passenger and drivers side dash vents) work, I wanted to wrap the dash in black microfiber, I dont know why, just like the look, so this way, I can fabracate something, and then it wont look all ghetto and ugly.... ill have to plan it out first though and think about it...

10-14-2006, 12:20 AM
lol. WRX vents are the biggest pieces of shit i have ever seen. They feel like cheap plastic and their movement feels cheap too with the lines from the plastic mold visable. whatchu smokin' mengh.

10-14-2006, 12:22 AM
^^^ never had a problem with mine... what im saying is I like the circular design better than the straight accross the dash look... does that make any sense? Like the TT, etc.

10-14-2006, 12:47 AM
yah, first time i sat in an a4 i immediately took notice to the vents. the red lights to each side... perfect.

10-14-2006, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by burner799
........mine dont look cheap.


mine look like audi vents. so are you calling audi's cheap? i mean you drive a "high octane RS4" so why would you want to switch them out to just an old S4 vents? the chaos!!!

10-14-2006, 01:42 AM
I love the red lights, just want the vents circularish...

10-14-2006, 01:56 AM
BTW(a little off subject)

but high_octaneRS4, you know that your HKS SSQ BOV is probably hurting you more than anything?

10-14-2006, 09:36 AM
high_octaneRS-4, You never fail to ask the most ridiculius questions. That is why you get answers like this.

Neo1130 - Suggest you chill or we'll have to issue a warning. This isn't your first time acting like this. Trust me I can understand the frustration but....

10-14-2006, 10:13 AM
man...what did I stumble in on...lol...this is good stuff.
High Octane to be honest bro, it always seems like you're trying to brag about all of the cars you've owned. A stage 3 civic...a wrx...rs4 and now an IS3......I've known some pathalogical liars who love to brag just like that.....Ohhhhh, I own a stealth bomber too.....not saying thats you man.....but damn...lol

10-14-2006, 12:33 PM
Sorry Evil, I know I can be an ass but I wasn't really trying that time... I just give the attitude that I get from around here every now and then...