no pictures of you making love to it please
This is the first Audi I've ever owned and I'm stoked! I'm looking to get active in the forums to hopefully gain some knowledge and maybe some connections for that hard to find stuff.
I own a 2001 A4 1.8T FronTrak 5 speed. I bought it in a virgin condition and in my 6 months of ownership have began to make love to it. I'll spare you all the details and just list it with some pics.
APR stage 1 tune
Single mass clutch and flywheel
2.0t coil pack conversion Coming Soon
710N DV Coming Soon
(all in the mail)
Suspension & Brakes:
OEM Sport suspension (Factory install)
A8 front rotors, TT caliper carriers
HID Low beams (Factory install)
HID yellow fog lights
Smoked fog lights and side markers
Clear cornered headlights
Debadged A4 and 1.8 from trunk
35% carbon tint
Blind spot mirrors
AWE Tuning vent mounted boost gauge
Pioneer AppRadio 2
Valentine one with concealed display
Escort ZR4 Laser Shifter
FUNK switch for parking brake bypass
Full LED interior light replacement
Beetle sunglasses holder
OEM Big Brake upgrade:
Boost gauge, V1 concealed display & App Radio 2:
Dirty ass shot:
I've got some plans for the future, but I keep changing my mind.. So I'll spare you. But I'm open to getting good deals, so that may steer the direction of this car more than my wildest dreams.
Let me know what you think!
Last edited by Lithunitus; 09-18-2012 at 12:40 PM.
Damn. A lot of hate for the tail light tint. The smoking of the lights is actually the only thing I didn't do. But I'm curious, do you guys dislike smoked taillights in general? Or is it the way mine look in particular? Because I will say that the picture I put up makes them look a bit darker than they really are.
Here's a pic of when I first purchased the car. A little better view of the tail lights. I won't defend them too much, as it wasn't my decision in the first place, and I'm still making up my mind as to what direction to go. I'm just curious if a better view changes anyones mind.
I used this kit. I checked to see what it would be to get these parts directly from Audi, and while the rotors were reasonable, the caliper carriers where like $200 a piece. So this is a really good deal, and later you can get rotors directly from Audi. There's also the option for drilled and/or slotted rotors on ECS.
Last edited by Lithunitus; 07-15-2012 at 03:55 PM.
It's been a little while since I've been on here. So here's some more recent pics. You guys may have got to me a little, in regards to the smoked tails. So I got rid of them, and I'm pretty satisfied with the results. The "T" stays tho, no matter what you think
35% carbon film.
RS4 grille. No front plate. I hope to fill the holes and shave the washer caps eventually. Probably side mount my plate, as it's required to have a front plate in Oregon. So far though, no police run-ins over the plate.. even after being pulled over for speeding, I was not warned about the plate.
LED interior lights
Funk switch for parking brake bypass.
Blind spot mirrors
I have a 710N DV in the mail, along with everything to run the coil packs from the 2.0t on my 1.8t. Hoping for a smoother idle and response.
Last edited by Lithunitus; 09-08-2012 at 07:07 PM.
It doesn't come with the pigtail/harness. I ended up cutting out the pigtail for the front foglight switch from a parts car. So if you do order this one, I'd suggest doing the same. You can run straight wires to the back, but having the pigtail makes things a lot easier.
P.S. Only the front foglight has the same pigtail/harness. The rear foglight pigtail has the retaining clip on the opposite side.
Last edited by Lithunitus; 09-08-2012 at 08:03 PM.
Just checked out your build thread and it looks like you are pre-facelift. Here's the right button
No sure about the pigtail, in this case.
Also are those brushed aluminum side mirrors? or just silver from the car that you took the interior from?
Link to Jailbroken tweak.
It's also cool because with the right wireless OBD plug and Dash command iPhone app, you can get a lot of live diagnostic on the head unit. I haven't quite invested in that yet, but I may in the future. I already have a K-II cord, so it would be a little bit of overkill.
It also comes with an external GPS antenna, so you have actual GPS as opposed to the iPhone's triangulation method of "GPS", while using supported iPhone apps. It's also like half the price of almost all NAV units.
And yes, the Funk switch is ideal for watching Futurama, while driving. (Not that I would break the law in such a fashion )
I'll probably go with a relay solution for my bypass in the future, because I'd like to use the Funk switch for the amp on my subs. Seems like a more appropriate use of the "Funk".
Another picture, because I'm a whore...
Last edited by Lithunitus; 09-12-2012 at 03:23 PM.
Got my APR TIP in the mail, and man was it a bitch to install with the Carbonio CAI. I'm now only able to get 1 screw to hold it down, as the TIP is pushing everything back, but there are no gaps between the carbon fiber and the heatsheild, so I'm okay with it for now. But I'll probably shorten the pipe soon.
I can definitely feel a little extra perk in my turbo response, as well as a little amplification of the spooling sound.
Also got my hands on an Escort ZR4 laser shifter
Yes, my bumper is pretty haggard... and yes that is a horrible location for the transceivers. Hopefully when I get the chance to refinish the bumper, I can figure out a better solution for the laser shifters. But for now I just have them slightly tilted up to compensate for the horrible placement.
Here's the cockpit
And this is Sa$ha Fierce!!
Going to Pacific Waterlands this weekend. Maybe I'll see ya there!