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    Thread: Add it up! How much have you spent on your B5?

    1. Member thepirate's Avatar
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      05-20-2012 08:59 AM #1
      This may get depressing. Hahaha Just looking for mods not routine maintenance because for some that list could go on for days. Post up the most recent picture of your car at the end.

      I paid: $12,500 for the car in 2005 it had 45k miles on it.

      Wheels:

      1.19" Huff reps, $1200 (new to the game and totally stupid)
      2. 17" AMG Monoblocks, $500
      3. 18" A8 Sewer caps/ Pie plates, $300 (I'm getting smarter as I learn more haha)
      4. 18" MAE crown jewels, $900 (really didn't pay for these, I sold the A8 wheels for the same price)

      Suspension:

      Used Koni coilovers: $500
      Mason Tech airride and management: $3200

      Exhaust:

      Techtonics Tuning TP/DP: $300
      Magnaflow exhaust: $165
      Vibrant resonator: $70

      Exterior:

      DDM HIDs: $75
      Yellow Highbeams: $8
      License plate LEDs: $8
      Depo headlights: $200
      S4 skirts: $100
      S4 door sills: $100
      M3 lip spoiler: $200 (thats with having it painted. I actually sold it a long time ago)
      Tint: $80
      Used front mount: $80 (sold this a long time ago)


      Interior:

      Complete S4 swap: $700 (can't really remember the exact amount because I pieced it together over a year)
      Black sport seats: $250
      Black cloth sport seats: $0 (traded my leatherettes for them)

      Future project: 5 speed swap

      I've got $590 in that so far with most parts being purchased already.

      So I've owned the car since 2005, started modding it in 2007. So in the last 4.5 years I've spent: $9,526 dollars in upgrades (and downgrades [>_<]) alone. This isn't including all the misc. maintenance crap either, I don't even think I could add all that up!

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      Bagged Noggy S4
      05-20-2012 10:43 AM #2
      Your wife gave you her old car! jk

      I dont want to add up what i've gotten into my cars.

      Blackie - Paid $5000 for it.

      Exterior:

      $150 for the skirts
      $100 for the S4 grille
      $350 on paint to paint the car
      $100 for s4 rear bumper

      Engine/Drivetrain:

      $325 for the GIAC file
      $150 for the speedtuning file that didnt work
      $100 for the test pipe from Nic
      $324 for the stainless exhaust with the Magnaflow muffler
      $50 for the AEM dry flow
      $100 for the Euro engine cover
      $50 for the 01+ ps cover
      $100 to fix the PCV system that broke on me
      $30 for a new coolant res
      $500 for a new motor for it

      Suspension/Wheels:

      $600 for the coils
      $550 for the Vmaxx that were on it for a week and sucked
      $1500 for the MMR HR3 19's I had on it
      Traded the MMR's plus I got 300 bucks for a set of RS6 wheels and tires
      Traded them plus I got 200 bucks and a new set of OEM headlights for S4 wheels

      Interior:

      $650 for the s4 interior
      $200 for brand new s4 b pillars

      $5,829 <-- Not shabby for something that I drove for 1.5 years and it sat tore apart for the rest of its life.




      Laser - Traded my MK3 for it

      Exterior:

      front bumper - $250
      hood - $75
      s4 grille - $50
      All brand new lower door trims and front valance $475
      Headlights - $250
      Mirrors - $150
      2 Pass doors - $100
      respray 3/4 of the car (I did all of the wet sanding and buffing) - $1400
      Paintless Dent Removal - $750
      Drivers side rear door glass - $50

      Suspension/Wheels:

      Stern upper arms - $100 from PIRATE
      FCP lower arms - $100
      17x8.5-17x9.5 Sawblades and Nitto tires $1100
      Adapters for the sawblades $200 from Keeeeeef
      Neuspeed rear sway bar - $80
      Front and rear pads - $200

      Engine/Drivetrain:

      timing belt kit - $260
      Throttle Body - $75
      Engine harness - $150
      Misc **** for the motor like air box, etc. $150
      ebay short shifter - $30
      OEM shift knob - $30
      Coil packs - $80
      ECU - $150
      techtonics high flow cat - $175
      2.5" stainless down pipe and exhaust - $130
      Vibrant rear muffler - $200
      Billy Boat Mid-muffler - $50
      upstream o2 sensor - $150
      AWE Tuning flywheel - $200
      Spec Stage 3+ Clutch kit with Flywheel - $450 (southbend blew up that I was using with my AWE)
      APR snub mount - $40
      MAF - $125

      Interior:

      S4 seats - 300
      Sport cloth seats - $500
      Console - $125
      Black uppers - $150
      s4 Cluster - $100
      Symphony - $20 from lil jimmy
      Phatnoise - $100
      L7 12" sub - $75
      eD amp - $150

      Total: $10,000 <-- thats the most depressing because I built that car from March till August, drove it to h2o in Sept and them sold it. Never realized I had close to that in it.




      Blue - Paid $8500 for it (traded the Z, but this was asking price)

      Exterior:

      New front bumper - $650
      New fog light grilles - $140
      Filler plate - $80
      Bought an extra set of grilles and fog lights on CL for - $75
      Headlights - $200
      S4 grille - $50 -- Thanks Joaquin for the deal
      Paintless dent removal on the hood - $75 (rest of the car will get some love over time)
      Painted the front clip and had the rear bumper fixed and trunk fixed and resprayed - $1150
      Wiper linkage assembly - $35
      Sunroof assembly - $25

      Engine:

      Both EGT sensors - $120 -- audis4parts.com
      MAF - $50 -- audiss4parts.com
      Air fitler - freebie from Nic
      Stern snub mount - $40
      Valve cover gaskets with cam seals, cam plugs, vvt gaskets - $95
      Optima battery - $125
      Fuel Pump -$45
      Spare motor - $200
      DV's - $100

      Suspension/Drivetrain:

      FCP front control arm kit - $230
      Had lowers and sway bar end links warrantied within 500 miles and upgraded to Meyle for - $60
      Had uppers warrantied but wouldnt do an upgrade price so I got another set of FCP's - $0
      Both rear wheel bearings (PO included the bearings so I just paid labor to press them) - $53
      Front pads Mintex Red - $100
      Both front brake lines - $50
      Both strut mount bushings Meyle - $18
      ST coilovers - $500
      Vogtland Coilovers - $600
      Clutch slave cylinder - $85 for the part and paid someone another $120 to install it after wasting 10 hours of my life trying
      Alignment number 1 (front and rear) - $150
      Alignment number 2 (front and changed the brake lines for me and bled them) $100
      Alignment number 3 (front and balanced all 4 wheels, learned 2 were really bent but he got em to balance out) $100
      I am due for another alignment. All of these are because of noises I had in my front end that came from various things like my arms going bad quickly, mounts loose, a combination of both of those things. having it all apart multiple times moving **** around has thrown it off.
      Spare wheel - $20

      Interior:

      Podi column pod gauge kit - $150
      01.5-02 S4 cluster - $100
      All new door weather stripping seals - $30
      Rear ash tray and cover - $10
      Sound deadened all the door cards and the trunk - $65
      Headliner and slider - $40
      Trunk weather stripping - $10
      JL w8v3 in a ported box - $120

      Total: $5966 total in this car since Jan 29th 2012

      Who knows...

    3. Member Lazer Viking's Avatar
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      05-20-2012 11:01 AM #3
      give me a few minutes.

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      05-20-2012 11:23 AM #4
      blue car:
      august 2006 $7000
      giac ecu ~$300
      forge 007 ~$100
      forge 004 ~$100
      racetec fmic ~$400
      polished intake mani ~$100
      engine covers ~$150
      rs4 engine mounts ~$100
      034 trans mounts ~$100
      south bend clutch ~$400
      t3 manifold ~$100
      50 trim ~$400
      tial wastegate ~$250
      eurospec regulator ~ free
      down pipe ~free
      injectors ~$100
      h&r coils ~$500
      st coils ~$650
      celebrations ~$250
      tires ~$300
      fat fives ~$300
      tires ~$350
      miro's ~$500
      borbet's ~$1000
      tires ~$350
      vdo boost gauge ~$50
      podi boost gauge ~$150
      awe pedals ~$150
      awe dead pedal ~$75
      a3 shift knob ~$50
      s4 seats ~$100
      black interior ~$1000
      euro mkv wheel ~$500
      s4 skirts ~$200
      s4 door trim ~$150
      s4 rear ~$250
      aero wipers ~$100
      ecodes ~$250
      ddm hid ~$75
      vvme hid ~$50
      supertech valve train and full head rebuild parts ~$1000
      custom intake mani ~$700
      built bottom end ~$1500
      3076 ~$500
      other things related to ^that build ~$1500
      maintence probably damn near ~$5000

      =~$ 27,150 as it sits

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      05-20-2012 02:22 PM #5
      Car $4200
      BBS VZ $500
      B6 S4 Avus $450
      SL55 Weels $250
      Winter wheels $900
      Ronal R41s w/bolts caps and rings $150
      KO4 $500
      Downpipe $150
      Powdercoating(Employee discount) $000
      Facelift headlights w/plugs $150
      Interior fabric w/ glue $250
      Engine Rebuild/ mods $1750
      Custom little odds and ends $200
      Shaved valve cover $100
      Spare Intake to shave $40
      Tune $400
      Tip Tube $100

      Yet to come...
      St Coils $750
      Making a shifter extension JHM sells $50
      Making Weighted Shift knob JHM Sells$140
      ECS BBK with stock rear brakes $500
      Tires $500
      SSAC Header for KO4 possibly? $250

      Bought a spare car for random parts and that came with the Tune, Tip tube, and some other stuff. That car was $800.

      With Everything ive got around $12300 in it right now, If i didnt work at a powdercoating shop, itd be more towards $15000, and with maintence id have around another $3200 in it.
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

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      05-20-2012 02:43 PM #6
      Bobby you had a sick home down payment in all three of your cars. Nic......$28k wow. Haha we bought the A4 after marriage so it was technically mine from the beginning I paid fur it

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      Bagged MK6 GLI, Ex-BT B5A4 Owner
      05-20-2012 03:08 PM #7
      Pretty short list of mods so far since I've been doing mostly maintenance but here it is anyway.

      Paid $2900 for the car about 8 months ago.
      -VMaxx coilovers: $750
      -Custom 2.75" exhaust with dual tip Magnaflow muffler: $650
      -ECS Stage 1 clutch kit - $600
      -Mercedes 17x8.5 et35 wheels (not on car yet): $180
      -Tires: $400
      -OEM Big Brake Kit (not on car yet): $300
      -EBC Yellow Stuff Front Pads (waiting for brake kit): $110

      Total in mods: $2990

      Total in maintenance: About $250 so far

      Pretty basic and plain right now but I'm trying to get it running right. Really wanna hang on to this car for a while.

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      05-20-2012 04:06 PM #8
      chris, please adjust your gas door.. thats bugging the hell out of me

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      05-20-2012 05:11 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Lazer Viking View Post
      chris, please adjust your gas door.. thats bugging the hell out of me
      Haha you and Bobby...when he was down last year he said the same and fixed it. I don't know how it went back in. I think it looks worse then it is cause of the angle.

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      05-20-2012 05:52 PM #10
      he's way worse.. i wouldnt put it past him to do it to random cars in a parking lot

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      05-20-2012 06:05 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Haha you and Bobby...when he was down last year he said the same and fixed it. I don't know how it went back in. I think it looks worse then it is cause of the angle.
      Letting the door slam when you close it, does it.. adjust it

      Quote Originally Posted by Lazer Viking View Post
      he's way worse.. i wouldnt put it past him to do it to random cars in a parking lot
      This is true. when you were trying to show me rust on sams mk3, I had the gas cap open trying to adjust it. lol
      Who knows...

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      05-20-2012 06:07 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Bobby you had a sick home down payment in all three of your cars. Nic......$28k wow. Haha we bought the A4 after marriage so it was technically mine from the beginning I paid fur it
      Dont remind me. I told Ash today my numbers and she almost beat me so I couldnt ever drive again.
      Who knows...

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      05-20-2012 06:21 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5blacka4 View Post
      Letting the door slam when you close it, does it.. adjust it



      This is true. when you were trying to show me rust on sams mk3, I had the gas cap open trying to adjust it. lol


      you nearly had a stroke when you found out my mk2 didnt have a stopper for you to adjust

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      05-20-2012 06:52 PM #14
      1999.5 Silver 1.8t A4Q

      Paid 4700 total for the car

      Wheels/suspension:
      17" RS4 reps w/ cooper tires - 450$
      15" Studded snows on my OEMs - 350$
      Neuspeed Sport springs - 200$
      Bilstein Struts/shocks - 200$
      Aftermarket Upper/lower control arms - 300$ (before I knew about many part suppliers, coulda gotten more for cheaper from FCPgroton)
      Uro inner/outer tie rods - 40$
      Power steering rack replacement - 200$ (not done myself)
      Passenger rear wheel bearing - 50$
      Driver rear wheel bearing and axle - 250$ (not done myself)


      Interior:
      Black S4 A-pillars - 100$
      Black S4 sunroof controls/dome lights - 65
      Black S4 rear dome lights - 50$
      Black S4 grab handles - 25$
      Alpine MP3 Head Unit - 65$
      Alphasonik Component speakers (front and rear) - 120$
      Alphasonik PMZ1200a 5 channel amplifier - 75$
      2 10" Sony Subwoofers in a ported box - FREE! (only reason i use them)
      Custom Headliner - 50

      Engine:
      Turbo replacement - 120$
      Every VAC hose replaced under the hood (done by Langan Audi) - 650$
      AEM Dryflow Hybrid Filter - 40$

      That's all I can think of right now.

      Total comes up to 7800. I lost my laptop with EVERYTHING on it. I'm missing some stuff, because it was more like 9000 with all the little stuff I didnt list. 1500 of that is on my credit card. I'm about 4000 in debt because of my car, but I think it's worth every goddamn penny. Hopefully I'll pay that all off by the end of summer.
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      2001 GTI VR6 2DR- 5spd - KYB AGX struts - wagon springs - not much done yet - (2013-DRIVING)
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      05-20-2012 09:01 PM #15
      Its going to take me 20minutes to do this..

      Total for everything..car,wheels,everything is 14,619$



      Bought the car for-4000$
      Exterior
      Yellow fogs x2-30$
      DDM 6000K hid bulbs-20$
      Tint-200$
      Eurotrunk-200$
      Tinted sidemarkers-25$
      License plate bulbs- 15$
      Trunk installed,painted, front and rear bumpers resprayed-600$
      S4 front grille- freebie
      Euro stubby mirror- trade with wes
      Stealth auto chrome bulbs- 30$
      ST Coils-700$
      Magnaflow exhaust
      -muffler-140$
      -custom work-260$
      -resonators removed and exhaust raised-70$
      -muffler realigned, exhaust lowered slightly-100$


      Interior
      S4 seats w/ door panels-350$
      Neuspeed short shifter- 75$ used
      Pioneer AVH3300BT double din- 400$
      Dvd Bypass for ebrake-40$ installed
      Funk button-30$
      B6 shift knob w/ boot 55$
      Audi Monster Mats-110$
      New sunroof-100$
      Headliner-50$ total with fabric & adhesive
      Kicker 12" sub 120$
      Hifonics amp-150$
      power kit-50$
      infinity 4" & 5" door speakers-210$

      Wheels
      Flat Fives-500
      -powdercoat-260$
      -tires-350$
      -rear spacer-80$
      Sawblades-160$
      -tires-320$
      -adapters-300$
      Gottis-1600$
      -TH Line Lips came with deal
      -BFI RS Bolts-150$

      Maintenance
      TB-600$ thanks bobby
      A8 slotted front rotors and slotted rear rotors-309$
      Hawk HPS Pads-170$
      TT Brake Carriers-100$
      Steering Rack-350$
      Control arms-240$
      Tie rods-90$
      Snub mount-20$
      Accessory fan-150$ish
      wheel bearings x5-50$
      spindle-90$
      Raxle axle x2-200$

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      05-20-2012 09:12 PM #16
      EBAY:

      IPG Parts Pro Series Oil Catch Can -10AN Bungs Breather 179.99
      Summit Racing Trunk battery relo - 79.99
      battery distribution block 5.99
      AEM Wideband 169.99
      CXRacing 2.5" intercooler piping kit
      Jegs TRANS COOLER 12000 GVW 25.99 25.99
      Jegs -6 braided HOSE PRE-CUT 20-FEET 69.99 69.99
      ProSport Boost Guage 85.00
      Vibrant muffler 3"in duel 3" out black $100
      3" man. bends for custom exhaust $85

      Siliconeintakes.com

      random cuplers + T-bolt clamps $50


      034 motorsports:

      DOWNPIPE, SPA TURBO LONG WITH T04E
      TURBO
      1 395.00

      ADAPTER, BLOCK B... THREADED BLOCK BREATHER FOR 1.8T,
      INCLUDES O-RING
      1 X 19.50 19.50T

      SPA MANIFOLD, 1.8T TO... TOP MOUNT CAST HEADER MANIFOLD FOR
      THE B5 A4 1.8T
      1 X 395.00 395.00T

      LINE KIT, 1.8T SPA ... HEADER LINE KIT, SPA TURBO MANIFOLD,
      B5/B6 1.8T
      1 JH X 329.00 329.00T

      ARP HEAD STUD KI... ARP 11MM HEAD STUD KIT FOR LATE STYLE
      10MM HEADS, WITH TOOL
      204-4104
      1 X 260.00 260.00T

      ARP MAIN STUD, V... ARP MAIN STUD KIT, EARLY (058) VW 4-CYL,
      204-5402
      1 X 135.00 135.00T

      MAIN BEARING SET,... COATED MAIN BEARING SET, AUDI/VW 1.8T
      ***WITH COATED THRUST WASHERS***
      1 X 130.00 130.00T

      1 ROD BEARING SET, ... COATED VW I4 ROD BEARING SET X 94.50 94.50T

      1 Scat ROD SET, VW 144M... VW ROD SET, 144MM LONG, 20MM PIN X 395.00 395.00T

      044 drop in FUEL PUMP KIT, B5 ... X
      1 FUEL PUMP STRAIN... FUEL PUMP STRAINER X 72.00 72.00T
      1 FUEL PUMP CAPNU... FUEL PUMP CAPNUT, 12MM X 3.95 3.95T
      1 FUEL PUMP BASKET FUEL PUMP BASKET X 95.00 95.00T
      FUEL PUMP, 005 BO... BOSCH HIGH OUTPUT INTERNAL PUMP (005) X 248.00 248.00T

      1 FITTING, BANJO 12... 12 MM BANJO WITH 6MM NIPPLE X 12.00 12.00T

      GAUGE, FUEL PRES... FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE, 034MOTORSPORT
      ***** WITH NIPPLE CONNECTION *****
      1 X 45.00 45.00T

      4 INJECTOR #60 SIEM... 60 LB INJECTOR AT 3 BAR X 72.00 288.00T ---- upgraded to 1000cc

      1 fat black dildo $priceless

      1 HARDWARE KIT, TU... TURBO FLANGE HARDWARE KIT X 13.50 13.50T
      TURBO, GT 30R GARRETT GT30R, GT 3076,
      SPECS:
      4" Anti-Surge Inlet
      T3 flange
      V-band discharge
      .63 A/R
      1 17942 X 1,505.00 1,505.00T

      WASTEGATE, TIAL ... TIAL 38MM WASTEGATE. INCLUDES INLET
      AND OUTLET GASKETS, BANJO FITTINGS,
      AND OTHER HARDWARE.
      1 17942 X 238.00 238.00T

      1 BLOW OFF VALVE, ... BLOW OFF VALVE, TIAL 50MM QVENT 17942 X 265.00 265.00T

      upgraded WG and BOV springs to hold 30+ boost $50


      http://www.maperformance.com
      600hp intercooler $384

      Random AN fitting for fuel and catch can + braided line (-10) $350

      Dave and Dan block machining $600
      Rotate and balance $500

      CarQuest parts & oil $200


      Total: 7779
      034 Discount: 1100


      Haltech ps1000 $1450
      Racepak IQ3 $755
      Install Labor $500
      Dyno Tuning $280

      Total: $9964

      This is old, not sure how accurate it is, I'm kinda a slob. I think I am about $14,000 into it now.

      Not bad for a car about to be making over 550whp.





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      05-20-2012 09:23 PM #17
      Better shots of bay? Looks Gnarly

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      05-20-2012 09:31 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Better shots of bay? Looks Gnarly






      These are from when I first finished painting it.



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      05-20-2012 10:37 PM #19



      Bought the car for $2,000


      Tranny: $400
      Clutch kit: $560
      A4 sport wheels: $150
      Tires: $200
      s4 skirts: $400
      Ko3 tune: $400
      Mercedes Wheels: $150
      Tires: $250
      Hyperboost DV: $100
      Raceland Coilovers: $350
      ST: Coilovers: $750
      Ko4: $750
      Injectors: $180
      3" maf: free
      3" downpipe $150
      3" exhaust $300
      ko4 custom tune: $500
      Injectors: $213

      Total: 7,403
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      05-20-2012 10:49 PM #20


      Car-800
      getting it home towing-800
      h&r coils-500
      a8 sewer caps-65
      neogens-600
      timing belt job-300
      countless transmission fixes and other random ****.. sub 600.
      euro trunk-free
      led interior-50

      Probably forgetting some things, but it's still south of $4k I think
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      05-20-2012 11:18 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
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      Da fuq? How?
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      Kiss the ground

      Car Whore.

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      05-21-2012 02:49 AM #22
      [QUOTE=CoopaCoopaCoopa;77467896]


      a8 sewer caps-65



      Howd you manage this as well?
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

    23. 05-21-2012 11:25 AM #23
      I don't have specifics, but I'm fairly certain it's well north of $15k.
      Paid $7200 for the car in 2008. Sold it in '10 for $7200 with over $5k in maintenance and additional performance parts.
      Bought it back in Nov. '11 for $2500 with a blown turbo and bad rings.
      This latest motor build is full of large dollar purchases on the regular. We'll see where we end up here in about a month.

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      05-21-2012 01:07 PM #24


      Car: 5400
      Flat Fives: 300
      Tires: 450
      V-Maxx coilovers: 550
      Carlsson 1/6: 54 (Traded the flat fives but it cost me $54 to ship)
      Spacers and Bolts: 200ish
      APR TIP: 159
      Hyperboost DV: 50
      '96 lid: 54 before paint
      S4 skirts: 200
      Panzer plate: 250
      Depo E-Codes: 250
      LED interior: 30
      Misc: 150
      Maintenance: 1200

      Total: $9297 (Price will go up significantly if my Carlssons are unrepairable and I need to purchase new wheels after I get a new fender)
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    25. 05-21-2012 01:18 PM #25
      this is a pile of receipts from about a year ago and long before vr6 swap, and body work/respray project started. i need to get an updated one haha as of now id say im about 15k deep at least after the $4995 purchase of the car over 3 years ago

      Engine/Trans:
      coolant flange (2) 75
      timing belt/water pump 400
      motor mounts 200
      tranny mounts 200
      new trans/clutch 500
      timing belt covers 50
      powdercoating 120
      coil cover 55
      intake & heat shield 100
      trans mount brackets 50
      axles (front) 150
      ps pump 20
      high pressure ps line 150
      coolant temp sensor 30
      rear main seal 50
      pilot bearing 20
      valve cover gasket 35
      oil pan gasket 35



      Interior:
      suede 360
      stitching 150
      glue 100
      sport wheel 100
      s4 oh **** handles sinroof insert visors 150
      s4 b pillars 75
      double din swap 350
      avh4000 in dash dvd 350
      powdercoated black handles 60
      sunroof control unit (3) 120
      boost gauge (2) 100
      vent pods apr and cnc cut pods 120
      oil pressure gauge and sending unit 75
      fiberglass custom sub box 30
      s4 trunk carpet and sides 50
      jhm solid short throw 225

      Exterior:
      s4 skirts 150
      s4 bumper 300
      grills and filler plate 30
      rear valance 40
      paint before wreck 300
      hood, bumper radiator support, radiator, ac condensor, fans 1100
      headlights 200
      hids 55
      euro trunk 100

      brakes/suspension:
      pads rotors lines (stock) 350
      ST's 699
      strut mounts 50
      wheel bearings 120
      aluminum subframe bushings 100
      control arms swap bar links tie rods 550

      6 speed swap parts 2000 currently making payments
      vr6 200
      adapter plate 225

      11,024 but im missing lots haha









      Last edited by ThatA4T; 05-21-2012 at 02:13 PM.

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      05-21-2012 01:36 PM #26
      2001 a4 1.8 tqm - $8000 with 38k original miles

      Exterior
      '96 trunk lid and paint - $400
      s4 grille - $70
      30% tint - $150
      Mercedes SL500 AMG's - $500
      Nankang NS-II's - $550
      LED license plate bulbs - $20
      3000k DDM fogs - $55
      6000k DDM lows - $55

      Interior
      Suede headliner+glue - $60
      Patterned Velvet pillars - $40
      Autometer boost gauge - $90
      JL 10W1 - $100
      Alpine 600W amp - $100

      Performance
      APR Tune - $550
      High Flow Cat - $300
      APR Exhaust - $900 (bad choice )
      Forge 007 - $110
      Forge TIP - $150
      APR Snub Mount - $35
      AEM intake/heat shield - $80
      ST coils - $800

      Maintenance.......
      Timing belt/water pump/serpentine - $400
      Coolant flange - $25
      S4 tie rods - $200
      CV boots - $60
      Brake pads - $120
      O2 sensor - $80

      I'm sure I'm forgetting things... but grand total $14,000



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      05-21-2012 08:26 PM #27
      2001.5 Audi S4 $10,000
      Autostrada Monza's/Adapters/etc $2,500
      Vogtland Coilovers $900
      OEM Euro S4 rear bumper painted and shipped $1300
      OEM Euro facelift Trunk lid shipped $520
      OEM Euro Amber tail lights shipped $320
      OEM Roof rack and bike racks $420
      OEM Audi Sport monster mats $100
      Starter $300
      Rad fan clutch $100
      fan switch and coolant switch $60
      hazard switch $15
      OEM prefacelift euro trunk/bodywork/paint $500 (not installed)
      cruise control/turn signal stalk $175
      brand new OEM "rings" trunk badge and "S4" badge for trunk $100
      OEM Stubby mirror (not installed) $35

      rough total $17,345


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      05-23-2012 12:14 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by jeuro View Post
      Da fuq? How?
      Coolant flange o-ring on the backside of the head and waaaay up in the mountains. Guy couldn't figure out what was wrong.
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      05-23-2012 12:57 AM #29
      car - 3700
      st coils- 725
      mercedes wheels -400
      falken tires -480
      12.3" brakes drilled rotors front and rear - 500
      diesel geeks skid plate (not installed) -100
      1 piece oem xenon headlights (not installed)- 300

      Total -$6200


      Ive only had the car a couple months

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      05-23-2012 02:24 PM #30
      I paid: $3200 with no maintainance records and a ****tons of broken stuff.

      Wheels:

      1. 16" Swings (on car) - tires $380
      2. 17" S4 wheels, $300
      2. 18" AMG wheels, $300 - tires $490 (2 full sets)
      3. 16" 2.8 wheels, $7
      4. 18" R8 Reps, $0 - traded for 35mm 5x120 adapters
      5. 17" Pie Plates $450 MINT -tires $240
      6. 19" 22 spoke benz wheels $580 shipped
      7. 17" B7 Stock wheels $350


      Suspension:

      ST's new - $650
      FCP control arm kit installed - $650 with new wheel bearings also installed

      Engine:
      Rebuilt engine on the street - $1000
      Stage 1 clutch (because so much power) - $450
      Replaced mechanical fan with electrical fan - free from part out
      New radiator - $65


      Exhaust:

      Gutted cat - $30 shipped
      New downpipe - $65


      Exterior:

      Prefacelift grill - free from part out
      96 Trunk - free from part out
      S4 front bra - $30
      Fenders painted - $150
      Pass rear door painted - $50
      1 door trim - $40
      Brand new euro bumper painted - $138
      S4 door trim - $100
      Panzer shipped- $275


      Interior:

      Unripped A4 seats - $250
      Grey Sport seats - $50
      Ebay short shifter - $50 (i think)
      VDO boost gauge - (-$45)


      Didn't really start modding until after the engine rebuild and moving back to Chicago. Totals out to $10295. Sh*t that really sucks, my car is no where near done.


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      05-23-2012 03:25 PM #31

      1999 1.8t Quattro from purchase up to this point of being fully functional has been.. wait for it... $1,800
      Ya... talk about pulling off a low budget build. Why buy a new turbo when u can just weld the pieces of the old broken one back together!
      Car was $1,500.
      Gutted the cat for free
      Oil cooler, sensors, lines, and some odds and ends ran about $300 new.
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      05-23-2012 04:00 PM #32
      let me get what i remember... and in Euro (€)
      will not include tyres and fuel :p (fuel goes up to 8000€ for the 130.000 Km done so far...)

      2008
      car - 5000€
      LPG system - 1750€
      facelift DEPO headlights - 140€
      facelift DEPO rear lights - 100€
      VALEO light level engines - 50€
      facelift front bumper - 250€
      facelift front grill - 25€
      paint job for the bumber and mirrors 100€

      2009
      BBS VZ's - 140€ + 100€ for repair
      "euro" RS4 DEPO rear lights - 100€ (then i've trade them for facelift OEM tail lights)
      LED kit - +/- 50€
      Xenon kit - 75€
      tinted windows - 500€
      exaust tips - 25€
      eibach sportline springs - 100€

      2010
      BBS VZ's painted black - 100€
      IGR boost gauge - 50€ (then sold for 40€)
      thule roof rack + bike suport - 250€
      S4 gear knob - 20€
      3000k xenon bulbs - 10€
      7.5x17 Sport OEM rims - 250€
      sachs clutch kit - 230€
      AMS shortshifter - 50€
      facelift leather handbrake - 10€
      facelift iluminated vents - 15€

      2011
      facelift black DEPO headlights - 160€
      USA OEM boot lid - 30€ (oh yeaaahhhh)
      complete meyle arms kit - 490€
      OEM engine and gearbox mounts - 250€
      complete facelift roof liner and pilar covers - 100€
      Lowtec coilovers - 500€
      AMG's 8.5J18 wheels - 550€

      2012
      OEM sport 7J16 wheels - 100€
      facelift engine cover - 10€
      OEM front carpets - 40€
      turbo+FMIC+dump+oil cooler+MBC - +/- 1300€ (all parts, bolts and gaskets)



      also have to say.. in this milege i've used, 4 set's of Iridium plugs, 1 complet set of ignition coils, 1 ignition amplifier, 2 set's of timing belts (with tensioner, bearings, whater pump, etc.), 1 oil change each 10.00km, 2 fuel pumps, 1 fuel pressure valve and 1 canister valve..

      i think i don't miss anything..
      latter i'll make the total of it...


      EDIT

      the total is 13020€ about $16264 USD at current rate...
      allready would bought an B5 S4 and still have a lot of change..
      Last edited by odraciR_AgA; 05-23-2012 at 04:34 PM.
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      05-23-2012 11:53 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Sh*t that really sucks, my car is no where near done.
      You're telling me...

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      12-11-2012 12:15 AM #34
      Audi a4
      1.8t, fwd, 5-speed
      /w 151k.

      car: $1500
      registration:$50
      oil change: $50
      air freshener: $1.50
      a lot of elbow grease: ?

      TOTAL: $1601.50

      but I did just buy it 2 days ago..

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      12-11-2012 11:45 AM #35
      I love seeing this old thread bumped. I'm gonna have to adjust my total

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