Nice start! Love the hardwood trunk!
Back in May I picked up a manual 1999 Cactus Green A4 Avant for a steal, problem is, I'm only 15 years old. Here are the stock photos:
Not long after, I picked up a set of celebrations with Pirellis for $75
And did some small but necessary things like de-badging, clear fender markers, window tint, short shifter, sport steering wheel swap, s4 grille, and a few more things.
Also did a hardwood floor for the trunk:
Last edited by CactusAvant; 07-07-2012 at 11:31 AM.
Dat Trunk! Ugh
I recommend replacing the timing belt unless the owner specified they replaced it recently within 60K miles. Also do a vac leak test, to make sure your getting all the power you should.
If you want some extra kick, check out giac software. It will give you a lot of power that is already there ~40whp & ~ 60ftLbs torque, be a lot more responsive and it's only 300$.
So I got my headlights in today and I absolutely love them. They are non-HIDs, but have a 2005 manufacture date on them, so they are really clean for the most part. Here are a few poorly taken photos i just took. I'll have better ones tomorrow that are updated to what the car currently looks like.
Thanks for all the comments guys. I wasn't able to post any pictures of my car like I said I would because I spent a good bit of the day fixing the gas gauge in my car. But I was able to get a few pictures today, as well as organize a few I took while doing my headlight swap.
Something just didn't seem right about cutting a piece of my car off...
My brother 1up-ed me there
I hate the yellow New York plates...
New sport wheel, facelift vents and short shifter
Last edited by CactusAvant; 07-09-2012 at 11:45 PM.
I ended up just buying an eBay short shifter because I've heard it was one of the best mods for the price. And it is a lot nicer than my old one. I put a before and after video of it on Youtube too. I plan to make more videos for mods, but we'll see. This is the only one so far. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T24TtIoYxI
love the car! that color looks great, is this the SS you installed? http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDI-A4-96-0...d39e2f&vxp=mtr
i watched the video and wow.. the most annoying this about shifting my car is the distance from first to second feels like forever! ive wanted to buy one but can't find myself having enough money to buy a JHM one, is the one i linked the same you purchased?\
how bad was fixing the gas gauge? i got a fuel sending unit on my way currently hoping it won't be to hard fixing.
The link you posted is the same one I got, but with a shift knob. The exact one I got was the one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDI-A4-96-0...ht_3351wt_1398
And as for the gas gauge, the hardest part for me was unscrewing the lid on the tank, it was really stuck on there. But after that, the sender unit was easy to take out, and then we soldered the broken wire back together, then put everything back together, and it worked really well. My brother helped me with it, but its not that hard of a project, and definitely worth it I think.