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    1. Member Datsundrift's Avatar
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      09-18-2010 11:38 PM #1
      Thought i'd start my own build thread.

      Bought this car about 4 years ago to have as a daily driver as my project car was a nissan/datsun s12 that was built for drifting. Ended up blowing up the s12 and didnt have alot of time for a project of that magnitude because of school so I scrapped the car. The a4 didnt stay as just a daily for much longer however.


      In its stock glory...




      Picked up some KW coilovers a bit later. Parked in the snow. It was a huge snow storm that year in Seattle.



      Later, received some 18x8 RS4 reps with 225/40's which were way too big and rubbed like hell. Ended up having to roll the fenders and the car wasnt even that low.



      Then this happened after letting my mother drive the car for a couple days.



      looks worse then it was too. Core support was cracked in half and pushed back into the engine, fender was caved in, etc, etc. Took the opportunity to replace a bunch of other stuff while I had the core support off




      After that, I picked up a Reiger RS4 bumper and carbon fiber hood to replace the damaged parts, which in my opinion was a bad choice and ugly as piss. Ended up eventually selling the Reiger bumper and went back to stock.

      blah blah blah, alot of time went by, went through many different sets of wheels that I didnt like and this is what she looks like currently. I still want to work some more on the stance.

      This was my attempt at a photoshoot with my ****ty canon camera...























      My current mods are:

      KW coilovers variant 1's
      APR cat back exhaust
      APR chip tune
      Forge 007 dv
      clutch fan delete
      18x8.5 front 215/40
      18x9.5 rear 225/40
      Just about brand new everything since its an Audi and something is always broken
      FMIC
      Misc. gauges
      custom intake
      S4 sideskirts (should hopefully go on within the next week)
      Devils Own meth kit




      I will update this as more things happen. Probably going to ditch the carbon fiber hood here soon. Want to find a nice set of cream or peanut butter leather seats as there isnt much going on in the interior at the moment..

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      09-19-2010 12:25 AM #2
      looks great man! keep up the good work and keep us updated as well.
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      09-19-2010 04:08 AM #3
      Such good shape for a 97. Looks fresh!

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      09-19-2010 08:46 AM #4
      Really liking those wheels!

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      09-19-2010 10:32 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Really liking those wheels!
      x2! they look real good on the car. good work bro!

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      09-19-2010 01:29 PM #6
      car looks awesome man, im diggin those wheels, the stance is on point
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      09-23-2010 03:49 AM #7
      mmmmmm brings back memories of my 1997 brilliant black.....except your wheels are much better and stance is awesome.....black car with silver rims just looks too good

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      09-23-2010 11:03 AM #8
      Looks awesome, what wheels are they? They look similar to M3 CSL wheels.

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      09-23-2010 03:18 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Soupie69uk View Post
      Looks awesome, what wheels are they? They look similar to M3 CSL wheels.

      They are Miro 111 wheels. Not bad wheels except for the center caps they come with. Im running 10mm spacers in the rear. May try to bump it up to 15 in the rear and throw on some 10's or 8's in the front. I'll probably only roll with these for a year and go to something different. I get bored really quick. This is what I was running before.




      Trying to find a nice day to work on the car to throw the S4 skirts but its a torrential downpour today. Hopefully Sunday I will. Need to order a bunch of other little odds and ends for the car this week...

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      09-23-2010 04:03 PM #10
      ^

    11. 09-24-2010 02:38 PM #11
      soo sick, mine looks like the stock pic. good inpiration for my build

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      09-24-2010 04:48 PM #12
      really like this car, I think I've seen it on some other forum..
      any more pictures from behind?

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      09-25-2010 01:52 AM #13
      yea post some links with full size Flickr shots....those booty shots make me go weak in the knees

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      09-27-2010 09:26 PM #14
      what's with all the super ballin' black b5's lately. Sweet ass whip yo

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      09-28-2010 05:56 PM #15
      nicee.. big fan!

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      09-28-2010 07:17 PM #16
      Nice car man, your local too. whats the offset of the wheels? you should be able to get away with 15mm in the rear, and maybe a 5 in the front as long as your fenders are rolled. Im running 15mm's in the rear and im equally low(225/40, on a 9.5" alphard)
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      09-29-2010 01:32 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by LightSwitch View Post
      Nice car man, your local too. whats the offset of the wheels? you should be able to get away with 15mm in the rear, and maybe a 5 in the front as long as your fenders are rolled. Im running 15mm's in the rear and im equally low(225/40, on a 9.5" alphard)
      The offset in the rear is 40 with 10mm spacers. Fronts are rolled and rears are not, however I own an Eastwood fender roller so I plan to soon.


      I will take some better pics with a better camera in the next couple weeks here...

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      10-08-2010 09:23 PM #18
      Got the S4 skirts on last week and ordered some other goodies. 20mm H&R spacers for the rear and i'll move the 10's to the front. Need to go lower in the front as well. The KW coils in the back can only go about another 1/2 lower which is fine with the 225's I have sitting there.




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      10-08-2010 10:16 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Datsundrift View Post
      I will take some better pics with a better camera in the next couple weeks here...
      You might try a tripod and set a timer.

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      10-08-2010 10:23 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by getinlost View Post
      You might try a tripod and set a timer.
      Yeah, but that would involve me buying a tripod first...

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      10-09-2010 02:36 AM #21
      in the last pic your rear bumper looks almost like a Euro S4 bumper.....looks chunky...i guess it's one of the illusions of black blending in with the lower valence....I really love your car man....looks proper! congrats

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      10-12-2010 11:13 PM #22
      nice man

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      10-13-2010 01:00 AM #23
      when you take some pictures be sure to snap one of the back wheel/poke. i've been wanting to throw some 20mm's on for awhile now
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      10-13-2010 03:22 AM #24
      Nice looking car! i think the wheels look great. where did you snap those photos? i'm an eastsider, pretty clean looking loading dock

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      10-14-2010 01:58 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Scalzo44 View Post
      Nice looking car! i think the wheels look great. where did you snap those photos? i'm an eastsider, pretty clean looking loading dock

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