Q 1) I like the new RSR Aero. It has great detail and fresh style. I also like Rieger's RS4 front bumper but have not made a final choice although I lean towards the RSR. I have noticed that the RSR costs more. How do I justify the difference?
A) We value our relationships with suppliers and customers. Our Rieger RS4 program has always been really active and popular and we shall continue to fully support the product. It's true that the RS4 costs less but by just optioning the RSR with DRL lighting you immediately realise savings and you are immediately ahead with the RSR. We see the RSR as a lower cost product with the incentives but with plenty of extra value:especially PURIM/RIM.
Q 2) Explain PURIM/RIM again and why is it really better?
A) No other manufacturer in the world has made a PURIM/RIM front bumper for the Audi A4/S4 B5 platform, but UBERHÄUS did one at our request. LLTek funded the tooling costs and now brings this unique product to all Audi B5 enthusiasts. PURIM/RIM has resilience with built-in flex. But because the impact bar is right behind the the bumper, flex is lowered. Small taps from other cars here should be OK with no breaking. Other manufacturers use either fiberglass or ABS - both of which can crack under a slight pressure hit. Your original bumper, as supplied by Audi, is also made of PURIM/RIM. PURIM/RIM is just the best.
Q 3) Does the bumper mount the same way as RS4 Rieger?
A) Actually, the RSR mounts in a similar way but the RSR has two extra unique mounting points on each upper corner to assist in the overall installation and make it easier and faster for the installer. Also these two unique anchor guides are adjustable to guarantee the fender line-up and fitment of the bumper. All RSR bumpers are shipped with mounting instructions.
Q 4) I already have fog lights so why can't I use my foglights instead of purchasing yours?
A) Enthusiasts have always used the factory fogs to assist in overall lighting and not just as fog lights. So we decided that a far superior fog or driving light was a bonus. Our hi-performance halogen fogs and driving lights are far superior to the OEMs. They are also 19% larger than the OEM lights with a far better reflector. Alternatively, step up to the genuine HID Xenon driving lights and you will really see the road in a far different manner. In fact, these driving HIDs are stronger in light output and far more focused than Audi's HID headlights. And remember, all lighting options are part of the special offer. Also, do not forget, installation of lights on the bumper is free when paint i s optioned.
Q 5) How do I handle the headlight washers?
A) You do it the same way as the Rieger RS4 is done. You make the small openings and re-use your own headlight washer caps. Neither LLTek nor Uberhaus can pre-cut the holes as the washer arms are adjustable and are mounted in slightly different positions depending on the build of the car. But the cap is far larger than the hole so making the hole is easy and covering the hole is easy. But most customers decide not to reuse the washers and go for the smooth look of no caps.
Q 6) OK, there is no Euro license plate indentation but can I remount a front plate anyway as I am required to do so?
A) Sure. Just use a nice plate frame (Audi sells a nice carbon look frame) and drill a left and right hole corresponding to your corner plate holes, right into the impact bar. Your plate will never fall off. If you do not need a front plate holder - you will appreciate the new far smoother look which North American Audi enthusiasts have been after since day one.
Q 7) Is the mesh of the RSR front upper grill the same as the mesh you offer (the large mesh) in the lower 3 grills?
A) Visually they are very similar but they are not the same. The new upper grill is made (surprise) in PURIM/RIM and features "no hole" for the pop-out release for secondary opening of the hood. Instead a new hidden lever is supplied, to eliminate the hole. The upper PURIM/RIM grill has a dimensionally thick mesh pattern and because it's PURIM/RIM, stone chipping to the grill will be virtually held to nil. The lower large mesh is non-oxidizing "no rust" aluminum. It's dimensionally thinner than the upper mesh because it must be formed to cover the intake openings. In any case, at ten feet the look is uniform and near identical.
Q 8) Your paint prices are very good but will the paint be damaged during shipping and what does it cost to ship a bumper?
A) LLTek only uses very high quality Standox paint of Germany. Many OEM manufacturers use it (including Audi, BMW and Mercedes). Paint quality and match is excellent. We paint in our facility every day of the week. Our prices are low because to us paint is a service feature to help you make your purchase decision for the bumper, so our prices are a selling feature (For more paint information, click here). Each bumper comes to you in a specially-designed, heavily reinforced bumper box. A painted bumper is wrapped with tons of bubble wrap to protect it during its journey to you. Our box is so strong you can stand on it. However, we do not recommend that you jump up and down on it (due o excitement) when it arrives at your door.
Q 9) I am tired of the traditional louver design at the corners and I kind of like the fresh look of the RSR. But are they functionally better than the Rieger RS4 louvers?
A) The Rieger louvers are very nice. But they are inboard and some tend to warp from heat as the years go by. The UBERHÄUS louvers are stronger and made in PURIM/RIM and are more outboard. In fact, if you look at the Mercedes Bi-Turbo V12 SL65 (their own SLR McLaren attacker), you will see their corner louver design resembles the new UBERHÄUS design. Of course, the UBERHÄUS design was shown almost a year before the Mercedes design. We believe the new outboard design is the fresh upgrade.
Q 10) What exactly does intercooler-friendly mean?
A) It means the maximum amount of space has been created to assist in the installation of hi-performance intercoolers and actually the vent walls can be further shaved for even more room.
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|S4 B5 Notice for RS4, RS4Plus and RSR Bumpers
Note: LLTeK has identified a fitment issue for owners of the S4 B5 2000-2002 car that have an Audi "optional cooling package" installed. These cars were originally delivered to owners in the Southern USA. The option, which is basically an extra fan installed in the front of the car to defeat extreme high summer temperature overheating, will add an additional step to what is otherwise a straightforward installation. Over the course of the last ten years some of these vehicles have probably been sold to residents where extreme summer temperatures do not occur. The small number of vehicles sold with this option means that: odds are your purchase and installation of these bumpers will not be affected; however, LLTeK cannot be responsible for cars equipped with the "optional cooling package" option.