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 version, 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.
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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:
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):
And here is one more pic of Blake’s RS4 I took over the weekend, just for fun…
Any questions on this mod? Leave a comment!
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