oh ya forgot to mention this, shortly after paint the first time lol which led to the chalkboard paint because i got tired of the multi colored car and dont have money for a full respray right now
Basically going to use this thread to show previous projects and pictures as well as slowly add to it as things progress even further. had the car about 3 years now after purchasing it bone stock. so far, the list of mods so far includes...
Double DIN swap
pioneer avh4000 in dash dvd
Suede headliner, pillars, rear deck lid, door cards
Forge 007 DV
vdo boost and oil pressure gauges in center vents
OEM rs4 grille
Depo ecodes with 55w 5000k HID's
034 street density motor and trans mounts,
034 snub w/ bracket
034 aluminum subframe bushings
valeo single mass cluth/flywheel setup
new control arms and axles
evo ms CAI,
powderoated snazzy stuff
Shaved exhaust cutout with hidden turn down tips (in progress... again)
chalkboard painted hood and trunk
JHM solid short throw shifter
(probably forgetting a few)
Onto the pics, since everyone loves pics
in no particular order
Any requests for more pics or questions let me know
interior looks great man, come do mine!
2001.5 A4 1.8TQM Stage 2
034/Apikol Mounts throughout the car/Neuspeed RSB
AWE DTS/JHM SS/JHM solid linkage/JHM Delrin Stabilizer Bushings/034 weighted knob
ST Coilovers/cayenne BBK/ V710's /Thor Skid Plate
9.5:1 2.1L stroker/built AEB/Pag Billet 3071R .72 A/R... under construction
thank you sir! that means a lot to me lol once i get these wheels on and stance dialed down ill feel alot better about it. but once i get a bumper and skirts and finish this shaved exhaust cutout and full respray all one color again im going to be very happy! and engine build is still on its way just need to keep saving but i just recently started at lincoln tech so that has cut back on a lot of work hours so progress may be slower than id like.
but lincolns old school was old run down and just trash haha i dont blame u for not going there when u went to school
Last edited by ThatA4T; 10-30-2011 at 01:18 PM.
Coulda gone to UTI in Chicago. I live 15 minutes from there lol. The closest Lincoln tech is a dump. I walked in and thought, jeez my high school shop is nicer.
Wyoming sucked. But I never would have met some cool Colorado dudes if I hadn't gone
Last edited by ThatA4T; 10-30-2011 at 03:27 PM.
What you plan for your engine build? With the types of turbochargers now being offered, upped displacement is something I currently sway from. Picked up Brute rods and AEB pistons from John Gutmann on AZ (was kind enough to do a payment plan with me, and I owe him $210 more). But since you are in CO, the upped displacement can def help in your case. I'm just planning on drop in rods with built cylinder head (not quite sure how far I want to take this). Guy in PA has an AWM engine for sale for $400 with bent valves..and $275 for the short block. I want to scoop that up so bad, but still have other investments. Priorities are killing me, man.
Definitely going with stock stroke and a possible slight bore but want to tear my engine apart first to see how everything looks. right now i have low compression on cyl 2 and im burning oil so the build will happen first and i will run the stock turbo after while i break in the engine and save for turbo setup, which will most likely be a GT3071r or something along those lines.
JE pistons with pins, rings etc (most likely 81.5mm)
IE "like" rods
calico coated main bearings
calico coated rod bearings
Bottom end gasket set complete
new OEM lifters (not reman)
head gasket complete set
Supertech valve train which includes black nitrided intake valves, inconell exhaust valves, stiffer intake springs, double exhaust springs, Titanium seat locators, titanium retainers, tripple groove locks
and yes rings are my guess as well but its so random that im not sure. some days it pours out, other it wont smoke at all
I see built engines go for cheap all the time. After reading various build threads, it' funny how many times people wish they have gone different routes (ie buying built blocks from other people they know). I am in the same boat. If I could come across a built bottom end for $1500, I would jump on that deal in a heart beat before building the engine myself. Perfect example below. Only reason I want to do it myself is for simple experience and if anything goofed I would know it was because of me and nobody else. I think that is the main reason I don't let other people work on my car (other than my mechanic, but he a pure enthusiest).
Last edited by Seerlah; 10-30-2011 at 07:01 PM.