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    1. Member SomeDayS4's Avatar
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      06-28-2012 08:53 PM #1
      Now that my car has changed ive decided to post some pics of the car and provide a little info on my self and the car.

      Im 19 currently and am a sophomore in college as a petroleum engineer. I got the car when i was 16 completely stock and my first car, its a 1997 A4 1.8tQ 5sp. Bamboo exterior black interior. At first i liked the color and shifted on and off and now that ive had it for 3 years its grown on me, plan on keeping it forever. Over the past 3 years have had a perfectly reliable car and awesome year round. all the changes have occurred as of friday.

      All the upgrades were thanks to ThatA4t (jordan)

      This was the car friday morning.... and how its looked for the past 3 years as well. nothing different just all stock


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      Took the car to a friends house friday night started coilover install around 9pm and was driving home around 1am and snapped an axle at 75 mph on the highway. pulled over called my friend who i was following and the one who did the install. managed to limp the car into a parking lot and left it there for the night.



      Saturday around 3pm we went back to the car and swapped both front axles in the parking lot. We managed to move it right next to a tree so we had shade the whole time.
      friend jordan doing work...

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      Got the axles in car ran great all the way home but i was scrapping every where i was 23 gtff and 23.5 gtfr. Tried to mount a pair of 17s on but was rubbing bad and didnt feel like raising all the coils


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      Sunday drove it around a little being super low loved how it looked but couldnt drive how i like to. but it was still fun.


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      Monday went to another friends house to help strip down an e30 he is parting out and while doing that i raised my car up and mounted the 17s, BUT they had 235/45 and id rub on bumps, plus they were old and dried out so decided to it was time to just buy new tires just to be safe.

      wednesday (yesterday) i went and bought new 215/45 kumhos, which ride awesome and no longer rub and im at a height where i dont hit everything yet the car looks good still.

      So to day i went out and took a couple shots of the car. looks slightly different because i put on the front a4 cover as soon as i got home but you get the idea of the progress.


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      I still have a magnaflow 14815? that still needs to be welded on. also planning on going through the engine to ensure it is 100%, Plans that i still have for this summer are ecodes and all red tails. and for next summer i am planning to go s4 front, s4 skirts delete lower trim on doors, euro s4 rear, and a nice set of wheels.

      Also plan on going lower once my front fenders get rolled.

      I know its a long read( if you read it haha) either way thanks for viewing.
      Last edited by SomeDayS4; 09-16-2012 at 08:19 PM.

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      06-28-2012 10:27 PM #2
      Quick pic with the new a4 bra i put on earlier...

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      06-28-2012 11:17 PM #3
      i say ditch the bra, it ruins the look. also get rid of those 2 piece headlights and get some depos or factory valeo.

      oh, and i LOVE those rims. simplistic yet stylish.

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      06-28-2012 11:18 PM #4
      the bra is gonna be on and off dont know how i feel about it yet. Ecodes are next on the list..
      thanks i feel the same way about the wheels they are nice and simple yet add so much, nothing to crazy

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      06-28-2012 11:28 PM #5
      whats the make and model on the rims?

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      06-28-2012 11:41 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Connella08 View Post
      whats the make and model on the rims?
      All i know is...
      Sport Edition 17x7.5 ET 35

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      06-29-2012 12:35 AM #7
      Depos, face lift tails, and debadge, also car looks so nice, and the wheels

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      06-29-2012 12:48 AM #8
      im undecided between facelift tails or just doing all red tails? try to debadge the trunk awhile back but left all the glue and stuff on there and could just not get it off so i just stuck them back on.

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      07-06-2012 07:49 PM #9
      colorado!
      Drop it like it's hott.

    10. 07-07-2012 02:51 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by SomeDayS4 View Post
      im undecided between facelift tails or just doing all red tails? try to debadge the trunk awhile back but left all the glue and stuff on there and could just not get it off so i just stuck them back on.

      buy goo gone, i found it at ace hardware but im sure they have it in home depot

      or try turtle wax bug and tar remover

      after removing it make sure you put at least some spray wax on it as those products will remove some of the wax on the car

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      07-07-2012 05:27 PM #11
      i scrubbed for like an hour with goo gone and a blow dryer haha and still couldnt so i gave up and just put the badges back

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      07-07-2012 05:27 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      colorado!
      AHHH YEAA. still wanna see the avant

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      07-07-2012 09:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by SomeDayS4 View Post
      AHHH YEAA. still wanna see the avant
      Not much to see
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      07-13-2012 12:30 AM #14
      Today

      Me and some friends met up today to grab some pics of our cars the subaru had to leave early he had just got off work and was exhausted.

      let me know what you think...
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      My B5

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      Friends 540i


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      Friends E30


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      prior to rolling shots

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      few more here
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      07-13-2012 11:31 PM #15
      one more of 540


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      and my favorite one


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      07-16-2012 09:38 PM #16
      I dig it! Are you going to the bandimere bug in show the 29th? should be a good audi/vw showing.
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      07-18-2012 01:33 AM #17
      hadnt heard about it but ill try and make it out if my new clutch is in.... stupid clutch went completely out today grabs no gears...

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      07-18-2012 11:56 PM #18
      that rough man. hope you get it back on the road soon brotha!
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      07-19-2012 05:54 PM #19
      yea me too.
      Jordans gonna do:
      clutch
      fly wheel
      timeing belt kit
      Coolant flange
      motor mounts
      all new seals and gaskets

      hopefully it is back by that weekend.

      are you gonna be showing or just gonna go look around.

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      07-19-2012 09:27 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SomeDayS4 View Post
      yea me too.
      Jordans gonna do:
      clutch
      fly wheel
      timeing belt kit
      Coolant flange
      motor mounts
      all new seals and gaskets

      hopefully it is back by that weekend.

      are you gonna be showing or just gonna go look around.
      Likely just rolling down and looking around. I don't think my car is show worthy haha. And it sounds like jordan has his work cut out for him!
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      07-19-2012 10:12 PM #21
      alright cool if i have my car by then ill try and find you. there are usually some nice cars in the parking lot.

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      07-22-2012 10:46 PM #22
      Tuesday driving to work, just cruising to work in third gear minding my own business when all of a sudden the rpms fly up and i lose third, dont know what happened try to go into forth, fifth, drop to second nothing. still rolling at like 25mph i manage to pull off the road into a little dirt area. Clutch is gone and is not grabbing a single gear. Waited around for like 2 hrs, first hour spent trying to find a trailer or a way to get it home. Second hour sent waiting when i decided what the hell ill call a tow truck and just pay to get it home. $100 bucks later and a missed day of work since i couldnt make it in the car is home. leave it parked outside looks so sad just sitting there.

      this is when it got picked up, tow truck people not to happy about having to lay down boards to get the car on the truck.

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      Fast forward to today jordan came and picked up the car. Motor and trans are getting pulled for new clutch, as well as timing belt, water pump, new gaskets, coolant flange, seals,motor mounts, ect...($1300 in parts) going to track down all leaks, since the engine is being pulled might as well go through and do everything.

      the car leaving this morning...

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      07-29-2012 05:01 PM #23
      vw/audi show i went to today. couple pics i took


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      08-21-2012 12:49 AM #24
      cars been running well apart from the weird whine in first but we'll get it figured out.

      couple pics from the last couple days: I know that not every one will like the cars but we all enjoy them.

      Side note the blue rs is the fastest car in the group 550hp and runs consistent 11.1 on E85 should break into the 10s pretty soon


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      08-21-2012 01:49 PM #25
      Nice to see it back on the road with the one piece ecodes

      bring it back down

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      08-21-2012 02:23 PM #26
      We missed each other at the Bandimere meet! You going to dubs along the rockies this weekend?
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      08-21-2012 07:31 PM #27
      Yup ill be there, wont be showing but ill go hang out for awhile.

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      08-21-2012 08:11 PM #28
      I probably won't be showing either, I'll be there tho!
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      08-22-2012 12:05 AM #29
      alright cool ill be on the look out for the car. jordan should have his stg3 s4 done by then also

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      08-22-2012 12:47 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by SomeDayS4 View Post
      alright cool ill be on the look out for the car. jordan should have his stg3 s4 done by then also
      Alrighty. and what the hell? I thought he was parting it.. If he has it running I demand a ride in it.
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      08-22-2012 10:13 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Alrighty. and what the hell? I thought he was parting it.. If he has it running I demand a ride in it.
      haha nope he picked up a clean chassis and build a hell of a stage3 out of the three s4s he has. i called dibs on a ride long ago ahah.

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      08-23-2012 12:35 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by SomeDayS4 View Post
      haha nope he picked up a clean chassis and build a hell of a stage3 out of the three s4s he has. i called dibs on a ride long ago ahah.
      I hit him up today asking about a fuel tank cap...said he'd trade me for my coilovers. That guy
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      08-23-2012 12:38 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      I hit him up today asking about a fuel tank cap...said he'd trade me for my coilovers. That guy
      hahah yea thatll happen

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      08-24-2012 02:34 AM #35
      I like where your going

      sucks that our having issues
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