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      12-04-2011 09:59 PM #71
      Taylor=Goodhews?

      And since he sold the design to 034...I'm guessing he can't really sell them anymore?
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      12-04-2011 10:13 PM #72
      Finally got my frankenstein-roof rack set up the way I want it.

      -Allroad/A6 factory cross bars trimmed down on the ends
      -Yakima raptor bike attachments trimmed so the trays can slide
      -All the stupid yakima wingnuts replaced with actual nuts

      My bmx, fixie, and 29er all fit with their wheels on. Hatch still opens, nothing in the way of the sun roof, still uses the oem audi locks on the cross bars. Even without a fairing this set up has way less wind noise than any rack I've had that had yakima bars and a fairing. It's super stable and looks pretty oem+



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      12-04-2011 10:21 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Taylor=Goodhews?

      And since he sold the design to 034...I'm guessing he can't really sell them anymore?

      i do not know the specifics of the deal

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      12-21-2011 02:49 AM #74
      Fitment.
      all 4-17x10...Back spacing is 7"..5x120. No et is given on the barrel. Interwebs says "around +38"
      Rears should be fine. Fronts?
      Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 12-21-2011 at 02:57 AM.
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    5. 12-21-2011 09:08 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Been doing way to much of this http://vimeo.com/23239968 to work on the car. My worn out bumper clips piss me off.. my torn ass seats piss me off.. my suspension pisses me off. However! Things are poppin, I've finally met some car gurus that know what they are doing. I've got some things planned. But, I probably won't have any pictures up until the car is sitting proper.

      Hope everyone elses show season is going well!
      sweet tailwhips... i been SO close to them for a while now but i just cant land em

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      12-21-2011 12:19 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by NickBroderick View Post
      copper on cactus would probably be the best color combination to go with if you had to do it. i bet they'd look real good on there.

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      12-21-2011 12:39 PM #77
      did you determine your coolant leak? I recently picked up a 98 a4 avant 2.8 with a similiar leak. It doesnt appear too bad, just wondering if your solution could be simililar to fix mine
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      12-21-2011 04:43 PM #78
      I think the wheels look good in that color, but you will need to be lower to pull them off.
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      12-21-2011 07:19 PM #79
      I think he needs to be lower. No matter what.
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      12-21-2011 10:37 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by a4b5 audi View Post
      sweet tailwhips... i been SO close to them for a while now but i just cant land em
      Favorite thing to do on a bike next to rails! I'm working on a solo edit right now, might post that up here when it's done.

      Quote Originally Posted by avant_style View Post
      did you determine your coolant leak? I recently picked up a 98 a4 avant 2.8 with a similiar leak. It doesnt appear too bad, just wondering if your solution could be simililar to fix mine
      Yeah, it was the oring on the head coolant flange. Guessing since you have a 2.8 it might be different. I don't know much about 2.8's to be honest. I used to live in Spencer and Jefferson Iowa. Winter there sucks

      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      I think he needs to be lower. No matter what.
      You're telling me I'm working on it. Just sold the merc wheels. Thought about going the vmaxx route..but I'm not going to cheap out on coilovers. On a side note..we're supposed to get 6-12 inches tonight. Time to go enjoy my 4x4 status and studded snows.


      Is anyone running 17x10 up front?? If so how low of an et? Pulling fenders? I found something locally that is stupid rare that I want soooo bad but idk if it'll fit.
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      12-22-2011 12:54 AM #81
      I'm sure you can make a 10 work. All about the correct offset and tires. If they have a high offset then you can always mock them up and figure stuff out.
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      12-22-2011 02:41 AM #82
      post up the solo video! I'll try and dig up mine from DK's dirt circuit last year, that's my latest. I love the 3- level storm drain/ditch you guys ride. I wish I had something like that
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      12-22-2011 04:55 PM #83
      MarcMillers thread has good info on 10" wheels...consensus not going to work without fender work to front fenders.
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      12-23-2011 04:58 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by fbm93 View Post
      MarcMillers thread has good info on 10" wheels...consensus not going to work without fender work to front fenders.
      Just went thru that. Its awful tempting to pull my front fenders since they need resprayed anyways. But having front fenders pulled pretty much means I have to do the rears to match. What's the going price on having 4 panels repsayed? =/ yikes.

      Also.. totally plowed into 30 inches of powder in the parking lot at my work today while getting my Starbucks on. Coworkers were stoked hahah
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      12-25-2011 09:21 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Just went thru that. Its awful tempting to pull my front fenders since they need resprayed anyways. But having front fenders pulled pretty much means I have to do the rears to match. What's the going price on having 4 panels repsayed? =/ yikes
      pull them!. I've been thinking of pulling mine this summer, but my paints pretty rough all over, and i want to remove my door mouldings..

      what kind of fixed gear? I want to get a fbm sword but money is going to the car instead right now

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      12-26-2011 11:46 PM #86
      I actually have a commuter style frame prototype we're working on with some bmx/mtb parts on it. It's called Bamf. I work for them and a larger sister company called Tommaso. It's pretty rad
      Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 01-15-2012 at 08:21 PM.
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      01-02-2012 10:55 PM #87
      Welp..car accident..Front right fender, hood, front bumper, grill, right headlight, and core support all needed replaced. hopefully not totaled. If it is, I love the b5 a4 community and want to stick around.
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      01-02-2012 10:58 PM #88
      If its totaled, can i buy one of these off you?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_S4-...ghts/ES432986/
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      01-02-2012 11:57 PM #89
      vulture as f***
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      01-03-2012 12:02 AM #90
      Sorry, i just really need that part, and dont feel like paying $40.
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      01-03-2012 12:03 AM #91
      hahah seriously

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      01-03-2012 09:29 PM #93
      Talked to a claim adjuster. She said just from the description and age of the car it's likely totaled. I want to do a buy back, but I may have trouble having a title/insurance in Colorado on a car that's been totaled. I'll find out specifics tomorrow. And I may actually have that socket from my broken headlight.. I'll check..

      Edit- found it..in pieces. You don't want it.

      Drove my parents mk5 tdi on vacation last week. I love that thing. Makes me want to do a diesel swap.
      Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 01-03-2012 at 09:42 PM.
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      01-03-2012 09:35 PM #94
      Damn dude that blows. I hope it works out and they dont total it.
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      01-03-2012 09:38 PM #95
      cactus green avant cant die
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      01-06-2012 09:14 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by fbm93 View Post
      cactus green avant cant die
      Car is totaled. They gave me a buy back number I couldn't refuse. Big changes in the near future. Cactus avant can't die! I'm stoked.

      Whats the interchangeability of core supports in b5s? 2.8s and 1.8s vary at all? Facelift and pre facelift vary at all?
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      01-06-2012 09:22 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Car is totaled. They gave me a buy back number I couldn't refuse. Big changes in the near future. Cactus avant can't die! I'm stoked.

      Whats the interchangeability of core supports in b5s? 2.8s and 1.8s vary at all? Facelift and pre facelift vary at all?
      yes to both of your last questions.
      Who knows...

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      01-09-2012 11:32 PM #98


      Bitch still runs.

      Whatever. This is forcing me to get rid of that silly grill and fix my bumper allignment. Amongst many other things.
      Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 01-15-2012 at 08:03 PM.
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      01-10-2012 12:01 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by turbwhistle View Post
      If its totaled, can i buy one of these off you?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_S4-...ghts/ES432986/
      I have those they came off my depo e-codes but I didn't use it I still have them If you need them.

      And that really sucks about the avant man, cool to see you're keeping it hope to see it fixed again

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      01-10-2012 01:22 AM #100
      That's totalled?
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      01-10-2012 03:02 AM #101
      Cant believe they totaled that, damage dpesnt look too bad unless it bent the frame rail. Good luck on the rebuild.
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      01-10-2012 09:20 PM #102
      Yeah, I was a little surprised too. The only structural damage was the core support broke at the top.

      Hopefully picking up most of parts to fix it tmrw.
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      01-15-2012 08:01 PM #103


      Blah.

      SO. I can't find a core support locally to save my life. What will I have to do to make a 2.8 or prefacelift core support work? Or is that just a no go?

      I found a volcano black fender. After I put it on I sort of wish the whole car was that color. I actually hate green, but cactus green is as good as it gets.
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      01-15-2012 08:14 PM #104
      Isn't there a import junkyard towards the mountains in loveland?
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      01-15-2012 08:21 PM #105
      Had no clue about that. I'll give them a ring and see if they have some things. Hopefully I can find a unmolested b5.
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