[A4] share some pics
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Sun Oct 3 22:47:07 EDT 2004
These are different generations of platform for Audi/VW "B" platform cars (mid-size).
B3 - Audi 80/90/Coupe ('88-'92)
B4 - Audi 80/90/Coupe/Cabriolet ('93-'94/5)
B5 - Audi A4 ('95/6-'00/1) and VW Passat ('97-'01)
B5.5 - VW Passat ('01.5-current)
B6 - Audi A4 ('01/02-'05)
B7 - Audi A4 ('05.5-??)
Note that there is also a chassis classification:
89 - all B3 cars
8D - all B5 cars
8E - B6 and B7 cars
More that you ever wanted to know! ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2004 8:16 pm
Subject: Re: [A4] share some pics
> what is b5/b4?
> At 8:10 PM -0600 10/3/04, Quincy Chiang wrote:
> >Avants are cool, wish we got them (B5 avants) in Canada. Btw,
> >Canadian cars have the euro gauge cluster you upgraded to ;-)
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Brian J White <brian at bjwhite.net>
> >Date: Sunday, October 3, 2004 5:15 pm
> >Subject: Re: [A4] share some pics
> >> Here are pics of our Audi.
> >> 2000 A4 1.8T....manual, sport package, Xenons, Bose, Conv package.
> >> We bought it in December 2002 with 47k on it. Even though the
> >> miles were
> >> high, you almost couldn't tell the car wasn't brand new off the
> >> lot. All
> >> keys, books, records, and window stickers were with the car....all
> >> work
> >> done at the dealer it came from in California....and it even still
> >> smelled
> >> new. No signs of use were even in the cockpit. It was
> owned by
> >> a
> >> salesman who turned it in at lease due.
> >> It has 83k on it now. It will need control arms, tie rods and
> >> shocks
> >> soon....otherwise the only maintenence we've done is the
> timing belt.
> >> Other than the things I've done below, the only other thing I've
> >> done is
> >> modified the fog lamp relay to allow the fogs to stay on with the
> >> high-beams.
> >> http://www.bjwhite.net/brian/audi.html
> >> 1st pic: I ditched the terrible 00-01 sport package wheels as
> >> quickly as I
> >> could. Replaced them with these 2002 sedan sport package wheels.
> >> 2nd pic: I always hated the '"C-H" for coolant, the Unleaded Fuel
> >> Only'
> >> and the Farhenheit oil temp in the gauge cluster. So I replaced
> >> those
> >> three gauges with European spec for Celcius in the coolant
> >> (replaces the
> >> C-H) and oil temp and removed the E-F Unleaded Fuel Only for a
> >> proper 1/1,
> >> 1/2, R fuel gauge.
> >> 3rd pic: Another annoyance with the US-Spec Audi is the fact that
> >> they all
> >> have red turn signals in the rear lamps. This is easily
> solved by
> >> fitting
> >> a pair of European spec tail lights that look red when off, but
> >> blink a
> >> bright amber when lit.
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> Rocky Mullin
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