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Audi RS4 Grille

I felt like giving a little facelift to my car’s front end recently, and found a used Audi RS4 Grille on eBay for a great deal and decided to give it a shot…I wasn’t sure how I’d like the honeycomb mesh of the RS4 grille against my S6 Lower Grilles, but I think they actually work nicely together – I’m super happy with the results.

The grille comes with a brushed outer surround, but I decided to paint my RS4 grille black to match my filler plate, which came out well. You can also buy the grille black from the factory, called the Black Optic┬áversion, if you’d rather skip the painting, but like I said, I found this on eBay and knew I could paint it myself, so I went this route instead.

Find the best prices on RS4 Grilles on eBay here:

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Original Audi OEM Single Frame Grill Grille Audi A4 S4 RS4 8E B7 ++ Black Current Price: $415.0
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Original Audi OEM RS4 Single Frame Grill Grille Audi A4 S4 8E B7 ++ S-Line Current Price: $649.0
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Ending: 7 days 8 hrs 45 mins
Original Audi OEM Single Frame Grill Grille Audi A4 S4 RS4 8E B7 ++ S-Line Current Price: $335.0
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Ending: 7 days 8 hrs 46 mins
Original Audi OEM RS4 Single Frame Grill Grille Audi A4 S4 8E B7 ++ Black Current Price: $707.0
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Ending: 7 days 8 hrs 44 mins
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Although you do have to remove the bumper to install this grille, otherwise it’s pretty simple, and the RS4 Grille bolts right on to your S-Line or S4 bumper. It will not fit the standard A4 (non S-Line) or DTM edition however. The outer surround, filler plate and Audi rings will all swap over to the RS4 shell as well. Here is a picture of my S-Line and RS4 grilles side-by-side before I moved over the filler plate or outer surround piece:

Audi S-Line and RS4 Grilles

Here is a pic of the OEM Audi RS4 Black Optic grille (left) and the OEM Audi RS4 grille with the brushed surround (right), for comparisons sake (both on actual RS4s, but they will fit on your A4 S-line or S4 too):

2 Audi RS4s

And here is one more pic of Blake’s RS4 I took over the weekend, just for fun…

White RS4

Any questions on this mod? Leave a comment!

 

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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27 Comments

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  2. Great job on installing a new grille! Sometimes eBay can give us so much of a bargain for our auto parts!
    David

  3. I have an a4 b7 standard 2.0. You said i cant put an rs4 grill on this? How can i get around this? Do i need to purchase a whole rs4 front bumper?

    thanks for your help

  4. If you have the standard bumper (non s-line) you can find a grille on eBay that has the RS4 style mesh that would work. It isn’t an OEM product, but I know a few people that have them and are happy with the quality & appearance of the RS4 style grille for the standard A4 bumper. The other alternative is that you could install an S-Line/S4 bumper and do the OEM RS4 grille then, but that is fairly expensive to do.

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  6. WhaTS up Nick. Havent checked in in awhile but the s4 looks sick dude. Last i saw it was stock so uve come far. Ive decided i want to switch my b7 grill and get the rs4 one like your old one too. Only thing is its hard to find stuff on ebay that fit an s/line its weird they make aftermarket stuff to fit reg a4’s but nothing fits an s/line. Grills, headlights etc.. Ecs has that rs4 grill AND EVEN the fog lamps to match which is badass ive never seen the matching fogz that fit my car have you seen it? this one:B7 RS4 Black Optic Grille Kit With Fog Light Grilles… only its 590 bux thats pricey what do u think? But i guess better then finding one on ebay cus then its going to be used and who knows what its going to look like, and you the foglight covers too.

  7. Also i was going to go ahead and buy a set of springs. The eibach ones, which ive had before and am a fan, lists only a inch in the front and rear if im remembering correctly. But on ecs they sell H&R ones that say 1.5 in the front and 1.4 in the rear. What do u think about the two?

  8. For the RS4 Grille, just make sure you get an OEM one. Both eBay and ECS have OEM RS4 grilles. OEMPlus has a good price on the OEM Black Optic grille: http://www.oemplus.com/grill-rs4-p-765.html – I have the RS4 lower grilles which I just got from genuineaudiparts.com for about $80 and fit them to my stock lower grilles.

    In terms of springs, I’m not familiar with either option as I knew I wanted to go the coilover route and didn’t really resaerch either option (Eibach or H&R). Both are good companies so just Google them and try to find some reviews for your A4.

  9. Good advice ill see what people said. Only thing i was trying to compare was the diff in drop. I had Eibach springs on my caddy looked and worked great theyre great springs great quality. H&R i dont know anything about i thought maybe u did. Only diff would be a drop of an inch front and rear w/ eibach springs and 1.5 front, 1.4 rear w the other ones. So ill get more of a drop with H&R but like i said dont know too much about them. Put it this way what kinda drop did you get w/ the coilovers? Also, do u know that rs4 grill set im talking bout on ecs? Grill and fogs for $590. The grills for the fogs you got for 80 bux, do they fit right in did u have to cut anything? Thanx for the time buddy

  10. Yah i see them on genuineaudiparts.com theyre actually on sale for like 60 bux a piece. Will those lower grills actually fit my s line bumper?

  11. Actually im confused. That rs4 optic kit at ecs, im looking at it and it specifically says only for sline bumpers but im looking at them, and i dont see how they would fit at all they arent even the same shape.

  12. They won’t fit directly, you have to cut out the mesh and then overlay it into your bumper. My body shop can do this for ya, or you can attempt to do it yourself. I do a blog post on the process soon…

  13. Coilovers you can adjust to any drop you want, so that’s hard to compare. If you want lower, go with the springs with a lower advertised height :)

    In terms of the lower grilles you do have to do custom work…I’ll write about that soon.

  14. Wait your talking about the lower grills right? The main grill u bought off ebay, or the ones you can get of ecs like the one im talking bolt right i thought you said it yourself right up top right here. Also, the grill and lower grill combo i from ecs says specifically FOR ONLY OEM S-LINE BUMPERS. Which is weird cus if those grills can transfer over to an s-line bumper the lower grills they include actually dont. So why would they say that if theyre selling u the lower grills that wont fit its weird i can see it when i hold it up to car they wont fit not close.

  15. check this out: B7 RS4 Black Optic Grille Kit With Fog Light Grilles
    Audi B7 A4 Quattro 2.0T ONLY FOR VEHICLES WITH OEM S-LINE BUMPERS
    Includes center grille, plate filler and fog light grilles. Does not fit DTM edition bumpers.
    Only for vehicles with OEM S-line bumpers
    Add some of that OEM+ European style with the special edition European “Black Optic” series RS4 grille. A direct easy bolt on modification. The matching “black optic” plate filler and fog light grilles are also included with this kit. Chrome Audi rings are included……………………… What am i missing here?

  16. The main/centre grille only fits S-line, S4 or RS4 bumpers. That is why they are saying at. The RS4 lower grilles fit only an RS4, but you can reuse the mesh on your A4/S4 lower grilles to get a mesh look down there too.

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  19. Hey Guys!

    Could somebody tell me,where can I buy that kinda hood with the air oulets for RS4 B7!?!

    Thank You Very Much!
    Have a nice day!

    Yours:
    T.

  20. Thx Nick! By the way..how can I find U on facebook?

  21. Hi Nick,

    I just bought myself a 2006 A4 s-line in metallic silver, and wanted to personalize it a bit. I really like the blacked out grille, but I’m not sure it’d look as cool with a front plate on, which I believe I’ll have to have in CO, & definitley have to have in Iowa where I’m at now. So, basically what I’m asking is does it still have that aggressive look with front plates on?

  22. Yeah for sure Zane – you can also look at tow hook mounts for the license plate which relocates it off to the side if you’re really worried about it…

  23. Thanks Nick!

  24. So I have a b7 s-line will the rs4 blackout grill fit? The larger one? I’ve always wondered…?

  25. Yes – the S-Line, S4, and RS4 all have the larger grille, the standard A4 and DTM package have the smaller grille.

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