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    Thread: My new 1.8TQM!

    1. 08-02-2012 02:48 PM #26
      PICS! Bad ones, but whatever haha. I need side moldings so bad, and both the ones at the bottom of the fender, what are those called? I cant find them anywhere.







      Forgot, I painted my lowers, too! Didnt sand well enough and need to clean up the lines for the "euro" rear lip haha, Ill eventually re-do it if I ever get this car nice enough.



      New used radio, I love it!



      Trunk is a mess, and that string is super temporary. I need to throw in my other box and mount it better.... Maybe velcro?
      Last edited by ISHOT; 08-02-2012 at 02:52 PM.

    2. 08-02-2012 02:57 PM #27
      Also, that exhaust comes nowhere close to fitting, and I found the reciept in the box. It was $55 brand new, seriously? Only like 80 with shipping. I figured it was worth more just in materials, oh well. Probably just going to get rid of it on CL.

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      08-02-2012 03:24 PM #28
      Those are called lower door moldings and you can get them off ECStuning.

    4. 08-02-2012 03:58 PM #29
      I know about the door moldings, but the lower molding of the fender doesnt come with any of the door molding kits ive seen.

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-...ldings/ES5048/

      Nevermind, I found them! http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-...ings/ES430738/
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      08-02-2012 04:39 PM #30
      In case you still need a snub mount, you can get a Stern snub mount for $30 from PureMS.
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    6. 08-02-2012 04:51 PM #31
      I actually filled in the gaps in the stock mount with some polyurethane roofing caulk, and it worked pretty well! And only cost me $4!

    7. 08-23-2012 02:43 PM #32
      Well, looks like my lower flex pipe is busted, Dudes said $160 to replace it. So im thinking I might be better off getting the SSAC exhaust... Or should I just fix the flex and get a magnaflow? Trying to go as cheap as possible without using "cheap" parts. That exhaust seems pretty nice and sounds pretty refined to me.

      Any other cheap mods for power I can do? I dont know how much hp a downpipe will get me, and I dont have emissions testing, but I usually like to keep the cats on my cars because I feel guilty haha. But if it gets me like 20+ hp i'd probably do it...

      Got a new windshield and ebay short throw shifter! It was a PITA and I wanted to keep the push down reverse, but for the price, it was an awesome mod, looks cool, shifts feel much better, welllllll worth it.

      I want a weighted shift knob now to improve the feel, but id prefer black leather and not a ricer chrome or brushed aluminum one, any suggestions?

      Also about to go outside and "brush" my front emblem, I havent seen a pic of one installed on a car but seems to look pretty good.




      And one for anyone who doesnt understand what makes plast-dip a magical substance...


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      08-23-2012 03:04 PM #33
      nice keep it up... btw that stereo i hated couldn't see the damn screen during the day time
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    9. 08-23-2012 04:33 PM #34
      Its not too bad for me, but I see what you mean, too damn shiny. Thanks! And the brushed rings didnt work haha, the steel wool I used just polished the chrome, itll be alright for now.

    10. 08-25-2012 02:31 PM #35
      Also, car runs awesome, hasnt given me any problems, doesnt leak or burn anything, so even though I just rolled over 230,000, im thinking of GIAC chipping it... What is worst case scenario? I kill my turbo?

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      08-30-2012 03:31 PM #36
      Nice car. I love those seats, wish I had sport leather...

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      08-30-2012 04:04 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by ISHOT View Post
      Also, car runs awesome, hasnt given me any problems, doesnt leak or burn anything, so even though I just rolled over 230,000, im thinking of GIAC chipping it... What is worst case scenario? I kill my turbo?
      No, the turbo going out would be "best case scenario" lol. with that kind of miles, and no repair history its hard to say. 1.8ts are strong yes but, there is more to a 1.8t engine bay then just the material of the engine, i wouldnt even think of modding my car with out around 2 grand in maintenance prior, at the very least

      Timing belt kit, coolant temp sensor, 02 sensor, fuel filter, spark plugs, coolant flange on back of head that holds cts, check on all vacuum lines / coolant hoses, replace when necessary..


      Any hp goals? turbo size? or just a stock turbo kind of build. btw take that honda emblem off your subs hahahah will get crap for it here


      with that kind of miles, i honestly see a serious head ache in your future, boosting an engine with almost a quarter mil on it is just asking for problems.

      If i was in your position, and i had the money, resources, and perseverance, i would just rebuild the engine, or do a stock tune + Dv and cat delete, then start saving for an overhaul, before something catastrophic happens and your head or block or crank become garbage. Engine builds dont happen over night, it would be a long, drawn out, excruciating process, but is so worth it in the end.

      Drop in IE Forged rods
      JE Pistons, keep Stock bore + rehone cylinders
      Fresh hardware (weather its stock or ARP or Euro or whatever...)
      Fresh bearings (doesn't have to be performance, but if i had everything out, i would throw something performance in)
      +every seal, gasket, O-ring, anything you can get at while the engine is out (aka everything)

      I know it sounds like alot, but look at the other route...
      you buy a stage 1 tune, like it alot... but after a few months you want more (you will)

      So you decide to go a little bigger because your on a budget, so k04 or franken turbo will probably be what you pick for the next step up of an upgrade, next thing you know your boosting 20 lbs on an engine with 250k... in the end somethings gonna brake... and when it does, **** around it will also be destroyed aswell (cylinder walls for example)...

      Go stage 1, and start a piggy bank, because weather its for a BT build or an engine overhaul from catastrophic failure, you WILL need that money one day
      Last edited by Audiquattro337; 08-30-2012 at 05:51 PM.

    13. 08-31-2012 04:11 PM #38
      Thanks for the detailed answer! I dont think I have too much motivation to make it really fast. Its just a little slow for me now, If i was really power hungry I feel like id be better off saving up and getting an S4. There was a really nice Pearl white S4 with like 130,000 and a blown motor for $1000 near me, I wish Id gotten that and replaced the engine. My plans are like intake, exhaust, and tune really. Nothing more than that. And Im not sure if this motor is original, it just seems too clean. Im just wondering if JUST stage one would be relatively safe...

      And I know I need a new box, I want to go stealth box fiberglass style, and do it right. But that will cost $$$$$$$$. So for now I just dont open my trunk for anyone haha.

      My dilemma now is what first, GIAC stage one, or ST coilovers?

      I also need to make a decision with tires before winter (im super stoked to really use quattro for the first time) I have the 17" stockers with pretty good summer tires, the the 18" b6 S4 Avus wheels with summer tires with about 1/4 tread left on the front. I plan on either getting winter tires for the 17"s, or possibly buying different wheels with summer tires (an aggressive OEM+ 5 spoke wheel of some kind), and keeping the AVUS's for winter, so itll still look cool in the winter haha. And selling the 17's. You guys think 18" is too big for winter tires?

      I REALLY like these, something like this if I buy new wheels.

      Last edited by ISHOT; 08-31-2012 at 04:16 PM.

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      08-31-2012 07:56 PM #39
      yeah stage one is fine i would look into unitronic stage 1, ssautochrome exhaust with test pipe and a 007 forge dv, and i would add the k&n cone filter in the diy does make the car sound really good, plus if you save for a heat shield its a really clean setup that makes the maf easy to get at plus more room in the bay in general

      no problem welcome to the b5 world !

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      09-02-2012 02:34 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by ISHOT View Post
      Thanks for the detailed answer! I dont think I have too much motivation to make it really fast. Its just a little slow for me now, If i was really power hungry I feel like id be better off saving up and getting an S4. There was a really nice Pearl white S4 with like 130,000 and a blown motor for $1000 near me, I wish Id gotten that and replaced the engine. My plans are like intake, exhaust, and tune really. Nothing more than that. And Im not sure if this motor is original, it just seems too clean. Im just wondering if JUST stage one would be relatively safe...

      And I know I need a new box, I want to go stealth box fiberglass style, and do it right. But that will cost $$$$$$$$. So for now I just dont open my trunk for anyone haha.

      My dilemma now is what first, GIAC stage one, or ST coilovers?

      I also need to make a decision with tires before winter (im super stoked to really use quattro for the first time) I have the 17" stockers with pretty good summer tires, the the 18" b6 S4 Avus wheels with summer tires with about 1/4 tread left on the front. I plan on either getting winter tires for the 17"s, or possibly buying different wheels with summer tires (an aggressive OEM+ 5 spoke wheel of some kind), and keeping the AVUS's for winter, so itll still look cool in the winter haha. And selling the 17's. You guys think 18" is too big for winter tires?

      I REALLY like these, something like this if I buy new wheels.

      I have always thought those rims go really really well with the b5.

    16. 09-04-2012 01:13 AM #41
      Does anyone know what theyre called?

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      09-04-2012 04:14 PM #42
      not sure their name but i believe they come off a b8 s4?

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      09-04-2012 07:00 PM #43
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    19. 10-05-2012 10:08 PM #44
      Well for some reason the battery is dying after sitting for like an hour. Ive been having trouble with my speakers popping, its been getting worse. And now when i hooked up the battery charger, even with the radio off and keys out of the ignition, my speakers make a noise with the charger, like alternator whine, but much worse. Ill look into that tomorrow.

      And there is a guy on craigslist with a pretty well used Milltek exhaust for 500, and a GIAC stage 2 ECU for $180, I think im gonna scoop the ECU, because I was quoted at the closest GIAC dealer $500+ just to chip it. I was worried about what was involved in stage 2, looks like all i need is a down pipe, would it hurt the car to not have one if i threw in the ECU, i just wouldnt get as much power? I hear a FMIC is recommended, also, but not needed. Yes? I want a DV soon anyway also, mainly for the sound but im sure ill need it for stage 2.

    20. 10-05-2012 10:10 PM #45
      My downpipe is broke off right now BTW, so my exhaust isnt as restrictive as it should be.

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      10-06-2012 08:28 PM #46
      You'll be fine with the stock exhaust, just won't see the full benefit of the tune. Pick up that Milltek though.
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    22. 10-07-2012 04:07 AM #47
      It looks pretty rough haha. And im pretty broke right now, if get this chip, I wont be getting a phone like ive been planning on haha. Id rather have moar fast.

      But id rather just go SSAC down the line, still sounds nice, looks good, and costs half as much as that rusty Milltek. Hes got a Carbonio for $180 that I want too, even though it wont help much, looks and sounds beautiful.

      But thanks for the advice! Im glad someone replied, im driving there in the morning, he said he'll install the ECU for me and let me test it first, too.

    23. 10-08-2012 04:43 PM #48
      Well I got the chip and loved it! . . . For one day. Today I got on it, and right when it reached full boost it got much louder, and you could hear the turbo LOUDLY, so I figured it was the flex pipe, and drove pretty hard the 2 miles home to hear how ridiculous it sounds. Checked under the hood when I got home, only to realize that the downpipe cracked off at the flange. So, I spent all my money on a chip, and now ill have to insure the civic again and wait until I get a downpipe. It drives but I dont want to bring a fire extinguisher with me when I drive.

      I took pics, but someone took my camera cord.

    24. 01-17-2013 03:30 PM #49
      Shopping for coilovers! Should I take advantage of the 699 shipped ST's? Or would you guys think I should go with Vogtland? I would like to spend less than 1200, and want decent daily ride quality because Detroit has the worst roads in the country, but I might do some autocrossing in the spring...

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      01-17-2013 03:45 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by ISHOT View Post
      Shopping for coilovers! Should I take advantage of the 699 shipped ST's? Or would you guys think I should go with Vogtland? I would like to spend less than 1200, and want decent daily ride quality because Detroit has the worst roads in the country, but I might do some autocrossing in the spring...
      ST for sure
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