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Replacing broken grille with RS6 quattro grille, has anyone done this?

Old 01-10-2019, 04:06 PM
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I have a 2013 Premium (Maybe plus?) A6 3.0T and I smashed my original grille, but the bumper is fine. An OEM replacement is like 775 dollars and the grille is boring and pedestrian so I decided to shop on ebay at the recommendation of my body shop guy. I just purchased a 2014 RS6 avant grille as a replacement with the quattro segment on the bottom (pictures below). I noticed that the sensor placement is slightly different and I'm not sure if that's a US plate holder since that model was never released in the states. Has anyone done this? I have to have a front plate in California, but the good news is that it's black.

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I swapped the OEM grille on my 2013 A6 for an RS6 grille purchased on eBay. My only recommendation is to paint/wrap/Plasti-dip the crash bar or it will be easily visible thru the new RS6 grille.


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I really dig the look of the RS6 grill! I will be adding that to my list of future mods.
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I swapped the OEM grille on my 2013 A6 for an RS6 grille purchased on eBay. My only recommendation is to paint/wrap/Plasti-dip the crash bar or it will be easily visible thru the new RS6 grille.


WOW that's extremely SHARP!
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I have a 2012 and I put the RS6 grill on too. It was the same one you selected. I did have one problem, the parking sensor wouldn't fit because of the metal beam behind the grill. I had to move the sensors down on each side. Keep that in mind
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I have a 2012 and I put the RS6 grill on too. It was the same one you selected. I did have one problem, the parking sensor wouldn't fit because of the metal beam behind the grill. I had to move the sensors down on each side. Keep that in mind
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Notice how the sensor is in a lower position. I had to break the plastic and glue it in.
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I have a 2013 Premium (Maybe plus?) A6 3.0T and I smashed my original grille, but the bumper is fine. An OEM replacement is like 775 dollars and the grille is boring and pedestrian so I decided to shop on ebay at the recommendation of my body shop guy. I just purchased a 2014 RS6 avant grille as a replacement with the quattro segment on the bottom (pictures below). I noticed that the sensor placement is slightly different and I'm not sure if that's a US plate holder since that model was never released in the states. Has anyone done this? I have to have a front plate in California, but the good news is that it's black.

I did this on my 14' A6 3.0T Premium Plus. I had to Dremel out all of the unused plastic mounts to make it look cleaner ( I live in PA so no front plate). I also had to fabricate mounts for my front parking sensors using the plastic mounting brackets that came with the grill (ebay purchase). I also Plasti Dip'd the bumper like others have mentioned.

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I ordered mine from stonecarbon on ebay. My car has front parking sensors, front camera and nightvision so I had to request everything. Here's how it looks on my 2014 A6 3.0T:



The only issues I ran into were the parking sensors were mounted 180 degrees (no issues there) and the front camera holder was cheap and completely off so I had to dremel it out completely. Here's what I mean (original mounting bracket on top):



Really annoying :/. End result looking pretty good though. I'm going to gloss back the mounting bracket and shave it to fit the new grille once the weather gets warmer.
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