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Old 06-06-2016, 05:41 PM
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Tyler's Owdi B5 S4 Build & Update(s) Thread

I put a deposit down on a second daily / project car



2001.5 Nogaro Blue S4 w/ Cold Weather Package

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-114,000 miles
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-2 owners
-6 speed
-Strong stock clutch (original)
-Mostly stock except for APR Stage I chip
-Stock K03 turbos (Original, no abnormal noises)
-Laundry list of of maintenance done such as coil packs, ICM, plugs, cam tensioner seals, upgraded diverter valves, wheel bearings, tie rods, control arms, new tires, etc
-BBK w/ ECS drilled & slotted rotors.
-VRM 18x8.5 wheels
-New tires

As B5 S4s go, their reputation serves as anything but reliable and it's certainly a car you buy with your heart and not your wallet. I've wanted one for as long as I can remember and this one was too clean to pass up. As of right now, I don't have big plans with it as of yet other than upkeep, but when those snails go out I'll be doing at least a Stage II build on it.

I test drove it for 45 minutes and it ran great with no codes, boosted to 17psi, no abnormal sounds coming from the turbos and the clutch didn't slip. I put a deposit down on it and should pick it up this week.

More pictures to come! It needs a good interior detail but the paint is pretty much mint with the exception of a few clear coat spots on the roof.

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Well played. Good idea to find one on which required (expensive) maintenance was already done.
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NVM not a 2.0T FSI lol just looked into the S4
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good pickup.

they are getting pretty rare nowadays.
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Time to sell the S


Hell no, I need some form of reliable transportation!
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does the owner have the original wheels? i have thought those look very good. look bigger than they actually are.
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Originally Posted by TylerT


Hell no, I need some form of reliable transportation!





#garagequeen
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I test drove it for 45 minutes and it ran great with no codes, boosted to 17psi, no abnormal sounds coming from the turbos and the clutch didn't slip. I put a deposit down on it and should pick it up this week.
This is the only car in the world where that's actually impressive.

Congrats man, enjoy it for as long as it'll run without throwing a code. And remember, step one of any procedure on this car is remove the front end.

BTW, I'm back in SD next week. I kinda want a ride. nomsayin?
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
does the owner have the original wheels? i have thought those look very good. look bigger than they actually are.
He did, but they had full blown snow tires mounted.

I am in the hunt for them though, always been a fan of 17s but these wheels would look amazing with a drop (not like that'd ever happen anyways)

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#garagequeen


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This is the only car in the world where that's actually impressive.

Congrats man, enjoy it for as long as it'll run without throwing a code. And remember, step one of any procedure on this car is remove the front end.

BTW, I'm back in SD next week. I kinda want a ride. nomsayin?
So true.

And yes, I'm in Wisconsin the whole weekend but will be back in SD next week. Totally down to give you a ride!
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He did, but they had full blown snow tires mounted.

I am in the hunt for them though, always been a fan of 17s but these wheels would look amazing with a drop (not like that'd ever happen anyways)







So true.

And yes, I'm in Wisconsin the whole weekend but will be back in SD next week. Totally down to give you a ride!
where did you buy the car?
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Curious what you like in the b5 over the b6. I have a sweet spot for the b6 v8. The blue is
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
where did you buy the car?
I should have clarified, I'm picking up the car in LA this weekend (it was originally from Ohio).

I'm heading to Wisconsin for a wedding this weekend

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Curious what you like in the b5 over the b6. I have a sweet spot for the b6 v8. The blue is
Having personally never driven the B6, I couldn't give you a direct comparison but I will tell you the torque of the B5 is pretty astounding (Builds peak torque @ 2500rpm).

APR's Stage I tune claims 307hp & 366 ft/lbs to the crank on 91.

I think the B5 chassis is the perfect size sedan and sits just under 3400 pounds; B6 sits at about 3600ish.

To each his own, but I think both cars are great.
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Curious what you like in the b5 over the b6. I have a sweet spot for the b6 v8. The blue is
B6 is nose-heavy, hard to make big power with, has timing chains of death (although the B5 isn't exactly a walk in the park)
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Will this one make it in the driveway?



Looks good Tyler!!! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.
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B6 is nose-heavy, hard to make big power with, has timing chains of death (although the B5 isn't exactly a walk in the park)


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You'll definitely have to check it out one of these days, this week is pretty packed though.



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Will this one make it in the driveway?



Looks good Tyler!!! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.
Quattro bruh

On a serious note, this thing has pretty impressive ground clearance so I don't think it'll be a problem.

You guessed it, lowering it is out of the question
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Oooooooooooo I LOVE the color.
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But really, that thing looks gangster. I love older Audis... just too scared to ever own one
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But really, that thing looks gangster. I love older Audis... just too scared to ever own one
Same

I'd say this is more of a project car than daily, but I have my trusty S to fall on so no harm no foul

On a separate note, the car currently has Ohio plates ... and since I have to get new plates I might as well get custom ones no?

Any suggestions AZ?
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Nice pickup man! That blue is awesome...
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On a separate note, the car currently has Ohio plates ... and since I have to get new plates I might as well get custom ones no?

Any suggestions AZ?

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Congrats dude! I've always loved that color and the timeless styling of the S4.
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Nice pickup man! That blue is awesome...


Ohhhh, Audizine making a comeback?
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Ohhhh, Audizine making a comeback?
Yea man screw these Honda jokers let's go pickup some bishes.
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Yea man screw these Honda jokers let's go pickup some bishes.
The only bishes that get into Audis sit behind the wheel

Congratulations Tyler! That's a gorgeous color. I've always loved that body style
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The only bishes that get into Audis sit behind the wheel

Congratulations Tyler! That's a gorgeous color. I've always loved that body style
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First things first...get a VAG-com reader.

It makes owning an Audi MUCH easier.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAG-COM
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B6 is nose-heavy, hard to make big power with, has timing chains of death (although the B5 isn't exactly a walk in the park)
ya I read about the chains and repair bills . I guess I just love the exhaust note on them.
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I am sure they may...but If you want all the info and not just a code reader VAG COM is the way to go.
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One of the best blue colors ever on a production car in my opinion. Great find especially with all that work already done.
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Love the color, needs some airbags, those cars look so good slammed.
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Also needs an engine/transmission swap from an s2000. You know, for reliability purposes.
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Also needs an engine/transmission swap from an s2000. You know, for reliability purposes.
or just sell it to a local for the "audi maintenance fund"
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