extreme lack of updates and i apologize. i picked up a 2000 s4 sedan 6 speed with blown turbos to part out in order to help fund my build which in turn pushed my car to the side of the garage to make room. ive since then stripped that car down to just about a shell, and now stashed it in my brother garage with the dash, carpet, and complete body harness left in it as i will be swapping all of that to my a4. the reason for using the complete body harness is because i ended up picking up another s4 to part out, 2001.5 stage 3- tip. this car has the white alcantara interior in pretty damn good shape and as much money as i would make selling it, and trust me ive had some tempting offers, i have decided to keep it for my car. since my stitching on my old interior was done to match my exterior color, melange metallic, it wont really go with my new seats and door cards. so, i have decided im going to redo all of my suede work on pillars, headliner, rear decklid, etc. i plan to do the same style with the diamond stitching but ill match the stitching to the alcantara inserts on seats and door cards. also, im going to be doing it on an s4 headliner so that i will have the s4 sunroof controls, rear map lights etc instead of the pre facelift bull ****. i was under the impression that the s4 headliner would not fit the pre facelift but i discovered thats not true. im going to use the sunroof out of one of the s4's so that i can easily wire the motor. to make wiring even more simple, this is why i decided to use the complete body harness out of the 2000 s4 i stashed at my brothers. converting from manual seats to power will be a breeze, my double din swap will no longer be hacked and spliced in, and my headlights will no longer be hacked and spliced as well. im keeping 4 clean doors from the s4's in order to have the facelift door handles, tail lights, one of the headliners, a set of sunroof controls, rear map light, alcantara seats and door cards from the 01.5, dash from the 00, wiring harness from the 00, and carpet from the 00, and front fenders from the 00 (still shaving side markers). needless to say, my car will basically be completely swapped to and s4 lol i wish one of these cars had a clean body and i would have just started with a new shell but this will be more fun anyway haha. pics coming tonight im still alive i promise haha
Picked up a 3rd b5 s4 lol basically just a shell, but clean title, straight body. Still has carpet, dash, headliner, tail lights, glass minus door glass, and a lot more. I have decided to piece myself together a stage 3 daily driver from the 3 cars I got this 3rd car in trade for a set of avus wheels. Lol as much as id like the money from the part out, I really want a stage 3 daily driver. The engine I have is pretty well up to date on maintenance. Ko4s with 10-15k miles, timing belt water pump valve cover gaskets etc done at the same time. Brand new 02 sensors, and much more already caught up on. The second car I picked up also came with a brand new set of control arms still in the box lol so now that I have a clean shell I'd be stupid not to... Right?