[A4] turbo upgrades

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Tue Sep 27 18:57:46 EDT 2005

	mmm, snow driving.

	what i did, until finances derailed me, was have a nice, basic,
chipped 1.8t avant (still have it) and a killer '83 ur-quattro, with an
MC engine swap, chipped.  THAT fucker was for the big grins.

	so, get an URQ, or a 4kQ, drop in an MC i5 (if not the 20v i5!)
and use it as a play car.

	also, i ride motorcycles, so i'm never short on thrills.

At 12:44 PM -0600 9/27/05, Brandon Rogers wrote:
>We're in the same boat I think.  Not much new stuff out there that 
>I'd want to drive (Aston Martins and such aside, E46 M3 but I live 
>in CO and this is my daily - snow included) and my '98 A4 does 
>pretty much everything very well.  A bigger turbo will put some new 
>life into it....
>I'm told a K04 with higher flow DP and high flow cat will net about 
>240 with MTM software - which is no cost to me - I can trade my 
>current MTM software in cost probably around $1800 +/-  for parts 
>and labor...and for street use no brake upgrade required although 
>I'm considering the A8 rotor with TT bracket - but will likely just 
>stick with slotted rotors and upgrade the pads...
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Nicholas Stock
>   To: Brandon Rogers
>   Cc: Peter Kirby ; A4 List
>   Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:18 PM
>   Subject: Re: [A4] turbo upgrades
>   This is something I've been trying to get to grips with myself. I 
>have an APR stage 1 Avant Sport with about 95K on it now and I've 
>been drooling over getting a new 2.0T Avant with all the options 
>(including the S-line package). All in all, 40K!! But, I like my 
>current A4, even though it needs a little cosmetic work now 
>(scratches, dent in the bumper etc). The thought of swapping in a 
>K04, new exhaust and uprated clutch would be a far cheaper way to 
>put a grin on my face...
>   Any thoughts.
>   Nick
>   On 9/27/05, Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
>     Good question - I forgot to add that in my question before...I'm 
>at 93k now and my clutch slips a little on uphill starts with the 
>a/c on....I figure next when I do the TB in 7k miles i'll do the 
>clutch and what the heck why not a bigger turbo too....
>     Brandon
>       ----- Original Message -----
>       From: Nicholas Stock
>       To: Peter Kirby
>       Cc: Brandon Rogers ; A4 List
>       Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:03 PM
>       Subject: Re: [A4] turbo upgrades
>       Did he change the clutch? The guys at APR told me the stock 
>clutch handles about 260 ft/lbs torque and I imagine with a KO4, 
>you're probably topping that...
>       Any ideas?
>       Nick
>       On 9/27/05, Peter Kirby <4pkirby at gmail.com> wrote:
>         A friend swapped out his K3 (chipped) and replaced it with a K4
>         (+Neuspeed chip) and within 24 hours owed the local constabulary a
>         large sum of money.  Other than his tax contribution, he is VERY
>         please with it.  Figures something like 225-235 HP.
>         It flies!
>         Peter
>         2001 1.8t A4
>         On 9/27/05, Brandon Rogers < brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
>         > Curious on opinions (especially those based on first hand 
>knowledge) on the various turbo upgrade kits out there.
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