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R parts compatibility questions

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Hey all, have a chance to pull parts off an '04 S60R (I've got an '06 S60 2.5T AWD), have one or two questions I can't find a solid answer to, hopefully someone can help me out.

1. Will the front and rear bumper off the '04 S60R fit my '06 S60 2.5T AWD?
2. To upgrade to a K24, this thread (link below) mentions modifying a coolant pipe to allow the K24 to physically fit - is there any way to just pull this pipe off an R to avoid having to remove, cut, and weld the coolant pipe? Trying to decide if I should get the K24 off it or not.
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?175077-S60-T5-2001-Rebuild-with-KKK24-turbo
3. Anything else I should snag? Already planning to pull the brake calipers, maybe pads and rotors if they're in good shape, probably wheels too.

Thanks all.

J

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1. Yes, they swap right on. Here's a before/after: https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?144126-My-Car-from-when-I-first-bought-it-3-yrs-ago-an-the-stage-it-currently-at.

2. Yes, you can can just swap the coolant pipe too and all will be fine.

3. Grab the whole brake kit, calipers, pads, rotors, hoses, errethang. Get the other R bits, intake, intercooler piping, etc. Interior if you can and it's in good shape.

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The 04 rear bumper has all the plastic trim on it, A downgrade from the 05+ rear bumper, even if yours isn't an R

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It's plastic either way, it's just black textured unpainted plastic instead of body color painted plastic. Some people prefer the black textured trim.

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But the rest of the trim on the 05+ is painted. The 04 rear bumper is ugly as fuck

 

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I agree, the cleaner look of the 05+ models is nice but the R bumper will also accomodate a larger exhaust tip, to go to a dual tip or similarly large exit on my 2.5T I think I would have to trim the bumper, which I think might be noticeable and pretty ugly.

Wonder if I could paint the black trim pieces. I just repaired painted my front lower bumper cover so it would be a little annoying to replace/repaint it so soon, but maybe worth it. Also I would definitely delete the headlight wipers (weight savings!).

Or maybe I should just leave the bumpers alone and trim or find a tip that fits my stock stuff. Got to respect your opinion, blackt5, I checked out your build and your cars are sick.

 

 

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