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RS6 Grile on a B7

This is a REALLY cool mod submitted to me by a reader and all-around cool guy Richard Edwards (aka BigRich). He did this on his car and was nice enough to write-up the process and share it with us. This should work on any B7 including the non-s-line version, but is pictured above in the S-line/S4 bumper.

RS6 Grille

First, you need to buy an RS6 Grille. They’re not cheap, especially here in the US, but not too much more than an RS4 grille either. The best prices for these seem to be eBay, and you can view the most recent listings below:

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Audi Rings Gloss Black Grill + Trunk A3 S3 A4 S4 RS4 A5 S5 A6 S6 TT Badge Emblem Current Price: $29.99
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Cutting the RS6 Grille

Next you need to cut the RS6 grille away from the surround. I used a small hack saw blade and taped it up with some insulation/electricians tape so I didn’t go cutting myself! Alternatively, a Dremel would work nicely to cut the mesh out quickly & easily, just be sure to make clean, straight cuts.

RS6 Grille Mesh

Once complete, you should have a large sheet of mesh, as pictured above.

S-line trim

Once you’ve removed the grill from the surround, you need to do the exact same with your A4/S4 grill, its recommended you purchase a spare grill to do this to in case you mess up and need to refit you old one.

RS6 Mesh + A4/S4 Support

When you’ve got them seperated, start to marry them together. You might want to take the chrome surround piece out of the grille (but leave the rest of the backing in place) to make sure it doesn’t get scratched. You’ll need to trim the edges of the RS6 grille but this is trial and error so be careful. The RS6 grill is bigger but only by a bit around the edges, so you’ll have to trim quite a bit from the bottom as the RS6 grill as it has a deeper bottom to it than the A4/S4, but again its trial and error so still be careful.

RS6 Grille for B7
Once you feel it looks good and fits tight………Glue it, yes that right glue it! I used super glue to get most of the edges started and then once it felt good, I went over it with Sikaflex, which is a black silacone-like substance. It takes a while to cure but once it does it sticks for a long time. Here is a close-up of the glued together areas as a reference:

RS6 Grille on a B7

You can use what ever you want to stick it together and I’m sure there are many easier and better substances that would do the job, but this worked for me and looks good.

RS6 Grille on a B7
Once the glue has fully dried, just refit the surround which while it’s off you could paint or you could wrap it like I did with mine in carbon. If the RS6 grill didnt come with the audi rings, your old ones from your A4/S4 should fit on (mine did).

RS6 Grille on a B7
Whilst you have the bumper off you may need to spray the bumper beam/crash bar going across behind the grille, otherwise it will stick out and not look as nice.

And there you have it! Thanks again to Richard for the write-up on this one.

UPDATE: Here is another reader who did the mod and sent in a picture, I think this one came out great too:

RS6 Grille on S4

 

About the author: Nick Roshon

 

Nick Roshon is a blogger who is passionate about Audis and European cars in general. He owns a 2006 S4 and before that had a 2006 A4. His driving experience includes numerous track days throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

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47 Comments

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  2. Nice one nick! I’m famous lol glad to see my work gone to some use, got the biggest smile on my face 😀

  3. Thanks Richard! For providing the awesome information.

  4. Love the look of this and would love to do this mod to my a4 standard bumper….any purchasing options from you yourself?

  5. Sorry man, I don’t sell anything, I just write about it. eBay is your best bet.

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  7. Have you heard anyone doing this on a B7 DTM?

  8. Nope – you should do it and be the first then come back here and share pics!

  9. RS6 grille on it’s way. I’ll send in pics once I get done. May take a bit as I’m pretty anal about things being close to perfect.

  10. WIll this wok with an all mesh S6 grille also? or do i have to buy the RS6 grille?

  11. Don’t see why not! All you need is the mesh part, the rest doesn’t matter much…

  12. Hi Nick, I am 100% sure that your site has become my new favourite site… just a quick question if I may. The A4 and S-line Grilles, do they have the same physical size? I have just bought a bumper (the skin) and am planning to use my current grille (A4) as an interim measure until I can do the S6 mod

  13. Thanks Ricardo! Unfortunately, the standard A4 grille (as well as DTM grille) are smaller sized than the S4/S-line grilles, so you can’t swap em. If you ever see them side by side the S4/S-line grille is actually quite a bit bigger.

  14. What’s up Nick!!! Great site bro, especially for audi peeps like myself. I was wanting to know if you still are in contact with Richard. I want to see if he would make one for me and ship it over. I don’t mind paying at all. Thanks!!

  15. I haven’t heard from him in a while. I’d suggest finding a local body shop that does custom work, this isn’t really that hard so I’m sure a local place could do this for you relatively affordably, and that way if there are any issues you can go back to them rather than deal with international shipping (it’s not fun!). Thanks for the kind words!

  16. Cool. Keep up the good work!!!

  17. What year RS6 grille do I need or will any work? I’m looking at a 2008-2010 A6 C6 Sport grille with an RS6 look for my B7 A4.

  18. Yeah, the C6 body style is what you want. You should be good to go!

  19. Hi Nick
    Will this Mod work on a 2006 S4 Anniversary Edition? I believe it has the same bumper as the DTM. If so, what and where can you recommend purchase. Note: I want to hold on to my original grill in case I need to switch it back in the future.
    Thanks!

  20. It should work, but it’d be a custom job just like for a normal S4 grille. I’d pick up a cheap replica grille to hack up and keep your OEM one in tact.

  21. I am getting ready to do this mod on my B7. I was looking at rs6 grills on ebay, all I can find is “rs6 style” grills for around 290. Are these just as good to do this mod with as the actual OEM grill?

    Thanks

  22. Hey can u do my i have and audi a4 2007 i lke the grill how much i need to paid you to doit for me ?

  23. Sorry Ervin, I don’t have the time or energy to offer these. I’d look for a body shop near you and they can probably help…

  24. Hi Nick,
    Will the RS6 Grille work with a 2005 a6 also?

    Thanks

  25. Yes – if it’s not a direct fit (it might be) then you can certainly modify it using the steps here, so either way you should be fine.

  26. Hey can you please email me if you would be interested in making one of these for me. We can discuss pricing and everything over email if you are interested.

  27. Sorry, not interested in making one of these…don’t really have the time and haven’t even done one myself (this write-up was submitted by someone else).

  28. Would this work on non- S-Line A4?

  29. Yep, same process just a smaller grille!

  30. Awesome, Thanks.

  31. Hi, I’ve been looking for this exact grill for my s4 2006 b7 for ages!!!!!!!
    It looks the nuts. Just so I’ve got it clear if I get an rs6 honey colm grill and go through your process it’ll work??!! TIA.

  32. Another question which I suppose I should of asked earlier, where in the uk is the best place to buy a rs6 grill?? Also could I use a rs4 grill would it work the same.

  33. Hi Ross – yes you’ll need a “donor” RS6 grille that you chop up. I’m not totally sure the best place to get it in the UK but I’d think eBay might be the best bet there too as you can find replica/knockoff grilles that are much cheaper, and since you’ve got to cut it up anyway not as important for it to be OEM…

  34. Hi Nick,

    Very nice info here :)

    I want to do this mod to my RS4, however I have 2 parking sensors located in the numberplate panel which will need to be placed in the mesh of the grille somehow I guess. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find a place to buy the parking sensor mounts that fit into the grille mesh holes… Any ideas? Cheers Charlie

  35. I’m guessing you’ll need something custom here, although you might be able to find it in the RS6 parts catalog.

  36. Charlie D.
    Did you find anything out about the parking sensor mounts on the rs4?
    There are some new a6 grills that have park sensors mounts on them. Could you just cut down a newer grill as long as it was larger dimensions than the rs4?

  37. I bought the grill and it came today. I have a 2006 S4 and i bought the 3rd listed RS6 grill. Going to do the mod this weekend.

  38. Awesome, good luck Malcolm!

  39. Yes, as long as you follow the DIY above – you’re basically just going to cut out and reuse the mesh.

  40. Willing to pay for someone to do this for me.

  41. Got me an OEM S-line grille and RS6 grille, now I just need some courage! Managed to find a friend with a couple of spare in-mesh parking sensor mounts. They are made from rubber apparently but haven’t seen them in the flesh yet, nor do I know whether my parking sensors are compatible as my friend’s mesh came from a B8. Will find out soon hopefully!

  42. Keep me posted how it goes, Charlie D!

  43. I have a b6 with the b7 nose I’m about to do this to my thanks for your information I’m sure you are helping others too thanks

  44. Is there a way to fit a b7/8 grille on the b6 frame?

  45. No, but I believe someone already makes a B6 grille that has RS4 style mesh in it, so you might just want to go that route, such as this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-A4-S4-B6-Euro-RS4-Front-Sport-Hood-Bumper-Mesh-Honeycomb-Grill-S-Line-02-05-/331370448301?hash=item4d2737c5ad&vxp=mtr

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