[A4] turbo upgrades

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Sep 27 19:00:29 EDT 2005

I do have an ur-quatto as my play car - an '84 with a somewhat RS2'd 20Vt. 
Yes it is _very_ fun - but it won't be my everyday car. You may not remember 
me from your Urq List days....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rocky Mullin" <caliban at sharon.net>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>; "Nicholas Stock" 
<nickstock at gmail.com>
Cc: "A4 List" <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] turbo upgrades

> 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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