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      05-07-2012 06:50 PM #1
      Hello all I figured I'd make a timeline for my $1200 beater A4 that replaced my 2001.5 when it was totaled


      I picked this 99.5 up about march last year



      Did all the regular maintenance
      Brakes, t-belt, water pump, and control arms, new Ko3s
      Then onto the mods
      S4 wheels, neuspeed race springs- low enough for me-
      Transferred my full borla, and gutted the cat, Tapp tune 1 bar file
      Boost guage,

      This killed the stock clutch in about a week (178k)
      So I picked up an F1 racing stg3 clutch kit with lite (16)lb single mass flywheel and 6 puck sprung hub disc
      I broke it in for about 4-500 miles and have been beating on it ever since 185k currently
      Started to be really happy with the overall car
      And hit a deer, trashed the whole front end,
      This lead to depo black housings with hid's and amber corners (
      $ 208 shipped)
      And this weekend I picked these up to replace the aging blacked out S4 avus' wheels







      Just thinking of colors, any suggestions? This is pull me over red haha but not thinking its staying on a black car
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      05-07-2012 07:04 PM #2



      And the yellow tint on the fogs
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      05-07-2012 07:18 PM #3
      seems like you got the car for a pretty nice price.
      imo i would have gotten chrome depo's but i was never into the black lights

      if you are ditching the red maybe go with gold and polish the lips? idk i always liked that look.

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      05-07-2012 07:27 PM #4
      Yeah most people do say that but once they see the lights in person they like them, nothing looks cheap or fake about them, German made projectors, and nice fluted lenses, std turn signals no goofy stuff going on, I dunno about the red, it's just to see before I do it I like this look though


      And no it's not polished out yet, I just spit them today, they will be mirror finish and powder coated possibly
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      05-08-2012 07:49 PM #5
      What's the size on the 2 pc wheels? I say do purple or baby blue

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      05-08-2012 08:15 PM #6
      17x7.5 and 17x8.5 et34/37
      I did spend some time looking at your car and the purple AMG's you had Chris that was part of the inspiration, I did the red real quick just to see along with gunmetal / hammered black


      Which I didn't like either

      It's gonna be a bright/ off color
      I like the purple, and mint green
      Lime green
      Metal flake gold
      And copper
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      05-09-2012 12:45 PM #7

      Barrels in progress
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      05-09-2012 12:48 PM #8
      need better any work you are doing to your b5 is let down by the pics hehe

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      05-09-2012 05:41 PM #9
      Haha sorry I wanted to show the reflection up close getting clearer
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      05-09-2012 07:29 PM #10
      go for the gold and get stainless bolts to match the polished lips.

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      05-10-2012 11:01 PM #11
      Well just when I think I might be getting it coming together, I nail a deer on the interstate doing 80+mph

      So now I'm rolling a santorin hood & passenger fender, and getting ready to get it put back together ( hood, both fenders, front bumper and lock carrier ) after my second deer- last October I hit one one the drivers' side
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      05-11-2012 07:12 PM #12
      Wheel update about another hour each with a poweball and they should be good



      It's current shameful appearance after the deer strike- lucky though, another 1"-2 to the the right would have caught the timing belt
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      05-12-2012 06:07 PM #13
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      05-13-2012 06:01 AM #14
      I swear everytime i see a black b5 black wheels n tint.....i think its mine lol. U should try a product by turtle wax calld black box.. very good product for our black cars!

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      05-13-2012 09:33 AM #15
      You should clean the barrels and paint them black or gold then paint the faces teal.

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      05-13-2012 10:31 AM #16
      It's filthy from my road
      It cleans up nice, and it's getting ready to be cut and buffed back to a nice shine

      And thats the second time teal has been suggested, it's a possible future color
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      05-14-2012 03:14 AM #17
      I just cut and buffd mines.... and black box over it. Its awsomly shinny. Almost looks fake. I love it though. Looks metalic but its just black

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      05-18-2012 05:25 PM #18
      My headlights finally came!




      $188 shipped this time around
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      05-18-2012 05:26 PM #19
      Ebay seller (redcometM3) has them and is reliable
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      06-21-2012 09:45 AM #20
      So I have been busy with moving to and setting up the new shop, I stopped in the local sign/ graphics shop to see about advertising fender wrap.... Kinda decided on this------


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      06-21-2012 09:49 AM #21
      New shop for clicks



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      06-22-2012 04:11 AM #22
      I have my self a black b5 too, I fugging love them, those rims are hot, and those headlights are supa clean
      Put some pics up with the headlights installed
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      07-05-2012 02:39 PM #23
      same headlights as in the rolling shots above, just had to replace 1, but ill post another up
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      07-05-2012 08:36 PM #24
      That shop looks awesome!

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      07-06-2012 08:02 AM #25
      Thank ya! Not B5 content, but....
      Before:

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      12-18-2012 10:11 AM #28
      hadn't updated in awhile, i had a major setback, I had a crank gear failure -sheared the key-way off and 12/20 valves hit the pistons, luckily i was just pulling away from a light, low rpm and not running interstate speeds, so to fix this issue, and prevent any more issues, i decided to pick up the IE manual tensioner and roller assy, with a dowel kit for the new crank gear....
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      12-18-2012 10:13 AM #30
      Worst part was I had just ordered a new cam tensioner and chain because I had done all the maint 20k miles ago! plugs, timing belt kit, new water pump, new coolant neck, new t-stat, new turbo last year- which its about done too play in and out and side to side- 034 engine mounts, cam seals, tensioner gasket, v/c gasket and all done.... word of advice, if you run your car hard at all I can only advise the dowel kit .... I recently started checking cars I've had in for t-belt services- you would be surprised at how many plain Jane 2.0 AEG engines I've seen with a keyway cracked or starting to shear off 😳
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