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    Thread: C5 A6 Avant 2.7t Build thread

    1. 01-02-2011 06:03 PM #1
      I figured i would start this page now and post pics of the progress of my car. Never made a build thread before but i will try and keep up on it and post up as many pics as i can. Criticism is ok, but be fair...if u don't like something say ur piece and that's it. Please don't start bashing in my thread. Well currently i have a 03 A6 3.0 trip quattro, come toward the end of March i will be swapping my tired 140k 3.0 for an 2.7t 6 Spd

      I will be making a parts list of stuff to be sold that i dont need from the swap. I will also be selling the MOTOR & TRANNY from my car now.

      So i say on with some pics

      Stock

      New suspension (KW V1's) All the way down in rear an 1'' or so to go in the front


      New wheels

      Winter setup

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      01-03-2011 10:53 PM #2
      do you have different grills for winter and summer?

    3. 01-04-2011 06:13 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by questioncom View Post
      do you have different grills for winter and summer?
      no...same one

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      01-04-2011 06:35 PM #4
      Am I crazy in thinking that this thread was posted twice by two different people?
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
      To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
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      01-04-2011 06:46 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      Am I crazy in thinking that this thread was posted twice by two different people?
      no you are not

    6. 01-05-2011 05:09 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by questioncom View Post
      no you are not
      yea i screwed up....i posted under my old ladies SN the first time by accident. Then i just made one with mine and never got a chance to tell MODS to delete

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      01-05-2011 10:23 PM #7
      Oh good, I'm glad I'm more sane then I thought.

      Being as low as you are your control arms must love you.
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
      To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
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    8. 01-06-2011 05:31 PM #8
      I bet they do...swap comming in a few monthes and thinking about going lower :::Static:::

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      02-10-2011 01:08 AM #9
      nice I wanted to do this swap on the same casablanca platform,looking forward to this

    10. 02-10-2011 04:11 PM #10
      Thank u. Im excited too. ^^^^

      Well here is an update....recently had to do valve cover gaskets on the 3.0....the donar car will be here in less than 2 weeks and the teardown will begin.

      The 3.0 motor and tranny will be for sale if anyone is interested. Motor is strong not really any leaks that i know of but i will know more when i pull it from the car. The tranny is strong, shifts good. Car has about 140k on it. I will be making its own FS thread for them but just throwing it out there. Not sure what to ask for them so I will say at this point throw me some offers.

    11. 02-19-2011 07:33 AM #11
      I have for sale the engine and tranny out of my 03 avant quattro

      Engine: 3.0 V6 145k currently
      Tranny: Triptronic

      The timing belt, water pump and all other parts needed when timing belt job is done have been replaced. Timing belt was dont about 20k ago

      Tranny shifts great and does not slip.

      Not sure on prices....so forum rules must post a price....I would really love to sell both of these so if interested just PM me.

      As far as the motor goes....we can work something out and u can have EVERYTHING for the motor.....harness...ecu...EVERYTHING

      Tranny: $500
      Motor : $2k

      :::::::IF U BUY THE MOTOR I WILL THROW THE TRANNY IN FOR FREE::::::

    12. 03-27-2011 03:20 PM #12
      Doing work.




      A few parts

      Last edited by LAYINLOW; 03-27-2011 at 03:53 PM.

    13. 04-20-2011 04:31 PM #13
      so figure i would post some updates. I will try and get the pics from facebook, but since im not facebook savvy i cant...lol.

      Anyways, So the motor is out of the donor A6 and every piece i wanted has been taken off and the car is gone. My avant is now on jack stands in the driveway with the entire front clip ripped off. Everything is almost taken apart and we r ready to pull the motor this weekend. I have ordered my downpipes, clutch and some new shoes. I cant wait to get this thing put back together as for the car i am currently driving is a Honda Accord that my best friend is so kind enough to let me drive...even though we have named it the (Wobble Monster) but hey, it gets me to where i need to go!

      Going with 3'' Downpipes to 2.5''......A RS4 clutch......and 19x9.5 wheels all corners.

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      06-02-2011 03:48 PM #14
      whats the word on this project?

    15. 06-06-2011 04:45 PM #15
      Sorry everyone. Work is kicking my butt. I have alot of updates to post. Motor is in, have a few pics i can post this weekend. New brakes...V8 :-) Front mount on the way. Wheels finally on the way. Femders are being shaved as well as front bumper.

      Just a couple i have

      Did some cleaning



      This pic i love because YES thats right. Full swap on jack stands in the driveway :-)

    16. 06-13-2011 04:18 PM #16
      Ok so this weekend we did not get a lot of work done, but i have been waiting on some parts to come in. Here are some updates and some pics i have.

      Got my brakes all painted up. (wrinkle)




      Intercooler came in....been waiting on this so i can get my piping mocked up



      My wheels FINALLY came in....specs 19x9.5 5x112 all corners w/ 20mm spacer in back






      Well thats all i have for now. This weekend will be the weekend ALOT of work gets done. Fenders are going back on (im shaving blinkers now). The intercooler piping will be all bent so i can install. I believe someone from SWIFT is coming out to the house to flash my ECU. Wheels and tires will be all mounted and installed. Was waiting on front axles so i could put brakes on and tighten suspension.

      Keep everyone posted with updates. This weekend will be ALOT of pictures and updates.

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      06-14-2011 04:34 PM #17
      Ooooo pretty wheels! I like them
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

    18. 06-16-2011 07:35 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Ooooo pretty wheels! I like them
      Me too

    19. 06-18-2011 08:44 PM #19
      Dude, 5 thumbs up for the work .... i know you can do it ..... I started to do the same swap on my 99 avant but sold it befor i could finish the swap ...now i have a 27 a6 6spd with the fmic and other work , really ancious to see achivement... Again 5 thumbs up!!!!!!!!

    20. 06-19-2011 03:22 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by s4logic View Post
      Dude, 5 thumbs up for the work .... i know you can do it ..... I started to do the same swap on my 99 avant but sold it befor i could finish the swap ...now i have a 27 a6 6spd with the fmic and other work , really ancious to see achivement... Again 5 thumbs up!!!!!!!!
      Well thanks for the great remarks, I do plan on finishing the swap! Will have a few pics up tomorrow of our progress this weekend.

    21. 06-21-2011 04:27 PM #21
      Heres a few pictures and an update.

      So the car is coming along slowly. Actually hoping to have it running this weekend. Most of the wiring is finally done, just trying to get the comp to recognize everything. Front clip is on as well as fenders. Yes i know (damn black fender) ;-( Last winter wasnt too nice to me. Everything is pretty much complete. Have axles to put in, tighten suspension and put wheels on and she can finally stand on all fours again!!!!

      Front mount still needs to be put up and get the piping done. But for the most part i am almost done. Unfortunately i will most likely be rolling on primered fenders and bumper but hey. I will have a 2.7t 6spd swap i will have completed with my best friend TONY, by ourselves in his driveway on JACKSTANDS.

      Without his knowledge none of this would have happened!! In case anyone want to know yes hes a GURU. He drives a sleeper BIG turbo 1.8t jetta...with about 440 to the wheels :-)





      One of my favorite pics again! I missed driving standard!! Oh tea and this will be my first turbo or should i say turbos. My last car was a jetta VR on air. So this will b a nice change up!!

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      07-05-2011 07:30 AM #22
      question regards the wiring, did you do full rewiring inside or only in the engine bay all the wiring leading from engine to ecu ?

    23. 07-05-2011 09:39 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by paul99 View Post
      question regards the wiring, did you do full rewiring inside or only in the engine bay all the wiring leading from engine to ecu ?
      just took the harness from the 2.7t and used that. Had to change up some plugs on the harness for the ecu. Nothing was touched inside the car. Well except pulling the ECU from pass side floor for the Auto

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      07-24-2011 03:15 PM #24
      Great build.
      How do the front wheels look on the car?
      Euro Inc.

    25. 07-25-2011 03:40 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by FrankVR6 View Post
      Great build.
      How do the front wheels look on the car?
      they look poked :-)



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      07-25-2011 08:39 PM #26
      Looking good!
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      07-26-2011 03:36 PM #27
      stay low my friend. looking Dope!!!

    28. 07-27-2011 01:30 PM #28
      Not sure about the colour of the wheels, but that is such a fantastic stance with them. Wish mine wasn't the family motor, so i could do similar things

    29. 07-27-2011 07:22 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by TurnipLicker View Post
      Not sure about the colour of the wheels, but that is such a fantastic stance with them. Wish mine wasn't the family motor, so i could do similar things
      Wheels deff look better in person

      :::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE:::::U PDATE:::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE: ::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE:::::UPDATE::::::

      So I ordered a harness and had it shipped 3 day so i would have it by this weekend. IT came in today!!

      Since this isnt a normal build people are doing. When the car is finished i will be doing a BUNCH of updates as far as what had to be done to get this swap to work.

      Ill start by talking about the harness that is deff giving us a run for our money.
      My 03 Engine harness had a cluster of relays and fuses on it that the 2.7 harness did not. The 2.7 harness we beleive had them but were on the actual harness in the car under the dash. Now if the car we used for a donar wasnt so smashed up we could have most likely just pulled the harness from under the dash and used it, but since we couldnt get it out...we couldnt!!
      So after a bit of searching we found out that an 04 or up 2.7 engine harness had the relays and fuses on it like we needed.
      The only other thing we had to do was change out the red plug and the white plug on the harness. Only because they were a little different and didnt match up to the plugs for the car harness. So that took some time in figuring out once the wires were pulled from their pins where they would go in the new plug.

      (THANK GOD FOR THE BENTLEY) 8-)

      This is the only problem i will talk about now but beleive me many more updates to come. Most likely a video of the car firing this weekend. (gonna be loud) no exhaust done yet so it will be open 3'' down pipes 8-)

    30. 08-02-2011 02:57 PM #30
      Hey everyone. Heres a bit of an update since the car still isnt done but so close to completion. Had a few hurdles but still going forward.

      First few pics are just a couple things we have been dealing with.

      We had to cut the plug on the left off and splice the plug needed on.


      Front 02 sensors did not match either so we cut and spliced those. Did rears as well.


      A friend decided to join us. It was about 3AM sun morning when we were outside working on it when he came along.


      Just a few of the hassles but anyways UPDATE: Bypassing the clutch tomorrow (no biggie) Also checking a ground to see if thats why we arent getting enough volts. If all goes well we can start it.

      On with some pics::::welded all the piping up and gave it a quick coat.


      Had to do a little trim job




      More to come

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      08-02-2011 11:34 PM #31
      god damn dude.
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    32. 08-03-2011 09:21 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      god damn dude.
      Thanks 8-)

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      08-28-2011 02:20 AM #33
      lovin it

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      09-07-2011 03:38 PM #34
      watching..

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      Wow. That's fantastic. I love it when someone takes the time to do something right. Absolutely spectacular.

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