My name is Kevin, I've been snooping around this forum for about a year and a half - posting here and there...
I decided it would be a good time to start a build thread, show off what I've been working on and spending all my free money on.
I'm still in college, getting my master's in Mechanical Engineering - I'll be done in a year and a half THANK GOD. So the Audi is a side project that moves pretty damn slow. Took me about a year and a half to get to where I am now... but here she is a couple days after I bought her.
Bought her off Craigslist from an old lady with a WHOPPING 38k on the engine. BONE STOCK UNMOLESTED.
I pretty much immediately started doing little DIY's (clear corner, painted grille, stuff like that)
Back then I was all about the performance aspect of the car - so within the first 2 weeks of owning her she got:
APR Stage I
Custom Heat Shield
Here's some miserable stock suspension autocross pics what was I thinking?
A couple months later I got a LaBree High Flow Cat, an APR cat back, and APR snub mount. Got the Stage II upgrade to get rid of the CEL from Stratmosphere - local to my college.
Next step was the euro trunk lid - PITA, but worth it in the end.
And it was cold as balls
I found some cool material and started wrapping some interior parts. Did the shift boot in half suede, half of this patterned velvet stuff -
Got bored of that and decided to do the headliner...
LED plate bulbs
I started to get really interested in the stance scene and decided I needed a drop, so I bought these:
Put them on in the beginning of this past summer.... Had to buy S4 tie rods because mine were shot and I couldn't get it aligned.
But still lacking something... hmmmm what could it be?
Bought these staggered Monoblock III's
Front: 18x8.5 with Nankang NS-II 215/40
Rear: 18x9.5 with 225/40
Dialed the coils in...
First show in Lebanon, CT Volksmeet with a bunch of air-cooled heads there so the stance scene wasn't recognized
Off to Waterfest
And that's where she sits for now... I'm pretty much out of money until I get another Summer internship, but I'll always be working on her. My buddy (Black MKIV above) just took some HD vid shots of my car in some pretty sweet locations for pictures. I'll be posting that up as soon as he's done editing.
Looking for some feedback - keep in mind my budget situation.
She's at almost 70k now - So i spent a retarded amount of $ on timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, coolant flange, CV boot, wheel bearings etc. you know the deal. But gotta love it
Cheers for now