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    Thread: dustinsonger's "i didnt know what i had untill i almost lost it" build thread (i like pictures)

    1. Member dustinsonger's Avatar
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      06-03-2011 08:00 PM #1
      I Vortex Haters.....

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      This is the progression of my audi. Its never been an important car to me untill recently and i almost lost her in a divorce but im keeping her and now its time for some fun stuff.

      A little history....

      bought her






      then got my dreaded headlights because the corners were falling off when i rallied


      then painted stockers and tails



      then some rims, way to good of a price but definitely not my first choice...



      Then built a 3 in turbo back


      then made a skid plate... (obtained legally....)



      Then the st's




      Then the front mount....



      Then i decided to finally spend some money on something nice and picked up some depos



      Then some 55watt 5k hids

      (comparison)




      and this is her getting another new axle as i write this




      Expect to see a haltech E6X install VERY SOON
      Last edited by dustinsonger; 06-18-2011 at 06:58 PM.
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-03-2011 08:03 PM #2
      This was last weekend

      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-03-2011 08:29 PM #3
      Not too bad so far. Intercooler would look better if it were mounted higher and not hanging out the bottom of the bumper.
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      06-04-2011 10:08 AM #4
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      06-04-2011 10:49 AM #5
      the headlights made a huge difference.

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      06-04-2011 02:06 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by xdewaynex View Post
      Not too bad so far. Intercooler would look better if it were mounted higher and not hanging out the bottom of the bumper.
      x2. Tuck that thang up in there.
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      06-04-2011 11:09 PM #7
      Yeah I'm getting a different intercooler but its gonna be pretty big still. I'm gonna heat pull the stock lip and see how that looks but I may get a different lip for it... but that's after I get my front splitter set up.
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-04-2011 11:18 PM #8
      hater's!? going by the pics your the one hate'n! hate'n on wash'n a damn car!
      just bust'n ya ballz man.
      cool setup and video
      what are your lap times compared to the other cars running?
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      06-05-2011 12:51 AM #9
      I want a roadside belly pan.

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      06-05-2011 09:31 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by memo! View Post
      I want a roadside belly pan.
      x2 but i want a watch out for deer sign. there is a gang of delinquent deer that have been out to get me for years.


      dude looks good.
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      06-05-2011 02:31 PM #11
      what are your lap times compared to the other cars running?
      well my one of my friends evo's, by far the fastest car out there that day ran a 1.58 and another friends evo had about 300 at the wheels and he ran a best of 2.17 but was mostly around 2.20's, that lamborghini ran a best lap of 2.24 but he was a horrible driver and a cadilac ctsv with another horrible driver ran a best of 2.27.

      me myself? my best was a 2.27.



      I'm gonna put some pics up later of what i did last night
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-11-2011 01:41 AM #12
      Hey does anyone have contact information for anyone who has run a haltech on a 1.8t? Im gonna wire in my e6x and just looking for someone to bounce ideas off
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-16-2011 07:33 PM #13
      got my lip put back on.... im gonna heat it and pull it all down though so its closer to the ground.

      wondering if anyone has info on ksport big brakes for the b5 chassis? im most likely gonna get ecs stage 3 but those k sports look pretty nice


      2011-06-16_17-27-57_679 by Dustinsonger, on Flickr
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-17-2011 02:30 AM #14
      car looks 10x better lol...those original ebay lights were horrible lol...but if u liked them then more power to u. btw what did u do to your washer caps in your front bumper?

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      06-17-2011 03:18 PM #15
      Front valance brings the whole front together
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      06-17-2011 04:46 PM #16
      yeah it does. i forgot how good it looked with that thing on there. im glad i got my pipes out of the way so it all fits and you dont see intercooler pipes just a big ass intercooler.

      im thinking about cutting out some of the bumper so it gets more airflow and looks neat in the middle
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-17-2011 04:57 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Front valance brings the whole front together
      x2... looks like shes moving in the right direction!
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      06-17-2011 06:32 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by dustinsonger View Post
      yeah it does. i forgot how good it looked with that thing on there. im glad i got my pipes out of the way so it all fits and you dont see intercooler pipes just a big ass intercooler.

      im thinking about cutting out some of the bumper so it gets more airflow and looks neat in the middle
      I suggest not, because I never see anyone cut an a4 bumper and make it look good.
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      06-17-2011 07:29 PM #19
      well i care about how my car looks but im getting to the point where its functionality is alot mor important. so im looking at being the fist with a good looking cut bumper haha.
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-17-2011 08:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      I suggest not, because I never see anyone cut an a4 bumper and make it look good.
      there is actually a write up about someone who custom did their front bumper and it looks great...they cut the support brackets out and bondo and glued the valence and then color it..looks like one bumper

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      06-18-2011 01:33 PM #21
      no i cut by supports a very long time ago and i like the two piece bumper haha. no were talking about the upper part of the bumper being cut out so my huge intercooler gets more airflow.
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-20-2011 12:28 PM #22
      Just some pictures from my local canyon and in front of a random building haha


      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-20-2011 01:16 PM #23
      which front mount kit are you running? every try the stock grills in to see how it looks?
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      06-20-2011 01:28 PM #24
      Its not a kit I'm running. I just fabbed up a mount for that intercooler and I mocked up the piping for it. I'm gonna make a whole one piece piping setup for it at some point in the near future after I get my gt2871
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-30-2011 02:12 PM #25
      Sitting at 22 7/8in gtf in front on 235/45/18's

      just got her lowered way back down for a car show in my town this weekend.


      side by Dustinsonger, on Flickr


      top by Dustinsonger, on Flickr


      2011-06-22_13-14-54_419 by Dustinsonger, on Flickr


      2011-06-30_11-43-51_463 by Dustinsonger, on Flickr


      2011-06-30_11-43-43_728 by Dustinsonger, on Flickr


      2011-06-30_11-45-00_611 by Dustinsonger, on Flickr
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-30-2011 04:26 PM #26
      What's up with the purple valve cover haha! Any other plans for the engine bay (shave crap, paint crap etc...)??
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      06-30-2011 04:52 PM #27
      ITS PINK!!! haha its my favorite color. and yes. im prolly gonna tuck my wires and fuel lines but thats a ways away. mostly just cleaning it up right now. prolly gonna paint alot of stuff just black now
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      06-30-2011 05:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by dustinsonger View Post
      ITS PINK!!! haha its my favorite color. and yes. im prolly gonna tuck my wires and fuel lines but thats a ways away. mostly just cleaning it up right now. prolly gonna paint alot of stuff just black now
      HAHA my bad, the combination of the shadows in the pic and the lighting and my work monitor with the brightness/contrast turned down the whole way made it appear purpleish...

      I'm working on a shave on my 2.8 and JamesHimself has a good 1.8t shave going on. Also Needinganaudi has a good 1.8t shave in the works too. I'm sure you've seen them on here. It looks good though I'd definitely recomend a new coolant tank if you don't plan on scratching it.
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      07-05-2011 04:28 PM #29
      I just noticed we have the same rims! Except mine r polished on my silver A4. I need to lower mine so it looks nice like urs.

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      07-07-2011 04:18 PM #30
      well like i said im trying to pull back on the black on my car so i decided to wetsand back my tails to stock. It looks 1000 times better i think.


      2011-07-07_12-27-43_578 by Dustinsonger, on Flickr


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      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      07-07-2011 04:30 PM #31
      Good to know I can take my tails back to stock after I all red them. I'm diggin the pink
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      07-08-2011 11:55 AM #32
      Good to know I can take my tails back to stock after I all red them. I'm diggin the pink
      yep. just a long slow process with some 2k wet sand paper and some polishing compound. And thanks on the pink
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      04-10-2012 02:18 PM #33
      Thinking about selling my a4
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      04-10-2012 02:32 PM #34
      Thought you was dead and gone. Ever get that front bumper to sit correctly?
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      04-10-2012 08:27 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by dustinsonger View Post
      Thinking about selling my a4
      last I remember you where enjoying it on race track?
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