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Audi RS4 seats - who are the real thieves?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10703514/The-Audi-seats-being-stolen-to-order.html

 

A warning to anyone with an RS4 and possibly any RS/S model with supersport seats...

 

But NINETEEN GRAND to replace the RS4 seats?!

 

How can that possibly be justifiable?

 

How can Audi charge that much and be happy to see examples of one of their most iconic cars written off because of it?

 

Anybody in the know who can bring a bit of sense to this insane story?!

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Given the Audi are flogging off RS4s at the moment with a £10k discount, its almost worth buying a new car....

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The answer lies with the £132 per hour labour rate............

 

Can't some-one come up with an aftermarket job that looks exactly the same for the 'Max Power' brigade?

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The answer lies with the £132 per hour labour rate............

 

So the article says. But it quotes 20 hours at £132. Do the maths.

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Been a hot topic on RS246 for a while now, lots of cars have been done over and several written off because of it.   :(

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So the article says. But it quotes 20 hours at £132. Do the maths.

 

Yep, they mention the overall figure too.  The parts have to be freshly made too - which will have a long lead time too I suppose.  So weeks after the insurance approval, for the actual car to be ready to be collected/delivered back to the punter

 

Poor feckers.

 

Does it only affect the RS4?  What about the other RS models?

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Seems like the B7 RS4 is a main target, possibly because of apparently piss poor security.

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Still struggling with the concept that the seats are causing the cars to be write-offs.

 

I suppose it's the terminology - but does this mean there are going to be cheap RS4s kicking around on eBay with seats from a lesser A4? - perhaps S-Line seats?

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The problem is that whilst the current RS4 uses visually similar buckets, they are not the same as the B7 RS4.  The current ones have electric bolsters, whereas the B7 ones are not.

 

The B7 RS4 was also available with regular electric Recaros for customer that didn't want the extreme buckets.  Bar being badged 'RS4' instead of 'Recaro', these are identical to those in the B6 B7 S4.  These would be the logical seat to fit into an RS4 that suffered the bucket theft

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Get some tiger seat covers from Halfords, put those over the RS4 seats. Job done.

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The problem is that whilst the current RS4 uses visually similar buckets, they are not the same as the B7 RS4.  The current ones have electric bolsters, whereas the B7 ones are not.

 

The B7 RS4 was also available with regular electric Recaros for customer that didn't want the extreme buckets.  Bar being badged 'RS4' instead of 'Recaro', these are identical to those in the B6 B7 S4.  These would be the logical seat to fit into an RS4 that suffered the bucket theft

 

For the original owner, they'll want those buckets replaced like-for-like.

 

For the bod that buys the written off car, any bucket will do if it's a bargain!!!!

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If I were to be in that position, I'd be looking to buy the car back from the insurers and stick a set of the S4 seats in it.

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Get some tiger seat covers from Halfords, put those over the RS4 seats. Job done.

 

Hahaha

 

Pentagon Supaglass, Viper Alarm upgrade and locking bolts to replace the plain factory Audi under-seat bolts are probably a better deterent!

 

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Problem is, if you make them too difficult to steal, they'll just come into your house and take the keys.

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I'd just buy a nice little pet Python and leave it on the back seat.

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Hold that thought, until tomorrow when I can post a picture...

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Seems like the B7 RS4 is a main target, possibly because of apparently piss poor security.

We don't see enough RS4s here (given their cost) for this to seem to be happening.

However, the last 2 series of Honda Integra Type Rs, well... The seats way back then were deep and gorgeous Recaros and cost something like $6000 to replace (I'm not sure if that was the pair or each) in the late 90's early naughties. Unlike the Audi though these apparently could be removed without damaging the car. One of my workmates who'd moved to Sydney had his originals and his replacements nicked within about 4 months. He got rid of the car PDQ after the last break and enter.

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I'd just buy a nice little pet Python and leave it on the back seat.

It's only a Corsa, so not quite an RS4, although it has got a 2.0 'red top' turbo engine in it, but erm, I don't think anyone will be nicking it off my nephew any time soon -

 

 

 

Oh ffs, forget it, apparently i'm not allowed the image extension on this community. it's a f*cking jpg for ****s sake.

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What's the image extension then?

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I'd just buy a nice little pet Python and leave it on the back seat.

 

That is no deterrent. What you need are some coral snakes, a black mamba or an Aussie brown snake. Or maybe a spitting cobra out of the sunroof, warding off those that come too close?

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What's the image extension then?

It's a JPG, trying to link to it on Flickr.

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It'll be a generated cross-link, not a hosted JPG. Nothing to do with TSN in the slightest, it's how Flikr has decided to host their images. See the help. But don't let that stop you blaming TSN :P

 

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That is no deterrent. What you need are some coral snakes, a black mamba or an Aussie brown snake. Or maybe a spitting cobra out of the sunroof, warding off those that come too close?

 

Whilst this may be true, I'd love to see you try... :roflmao:

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