[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 16:15:21 EDT 2006

oh i think the b5 1.8's are really underpowered stock.

150hp in a 3300lb car is way subpar. my poor a4 cant get out of its own way.
my brothers stock civic KILLS me.

but talk to me once the apr exhaust and k04 that i have sitting on the
shelf are  installed.

> >  the 6 is smoother, more torque / power out of the box. the 1.8 is a dog
> out
> >of the box. if youre going to leave it stock, get the 6. i just drove a
> >buddys new 3.2 a4 quat/tip and it RIPS. feels as quick as a TTS4.
>        i can't call the 1.8 5 a "dog".  it's a fine car.  the six is
> better, certainly, especially if you like shifting more.
> >the 1.8 is a better motor if you plan to upgrade. theres an easy 50 horse
> in
> >there with minor mods. the 1.8 is also a cheaper motor to maintain,
> easier
> >to work on and fewer bits to break / replace.
>        agree 100%.
> >as for tranny's, as cool as a 6 is, i cant imagine it makes any
> appreciable
> >difference in anything. id be curious to compare the ratios and see if
> the
> >1st is any lower or the 6th is higher than the 5 spd's 5th cog. i bet the
> >difference is nill. the 5 would be cheaper and more available, id go with
> >that from a value perspective.
>        also agreed.  the six is sexy, and you'll work out your left foot
> a bit more.
> --
> Rocky Mullin
> http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/images/war.008.gif
> http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=library&page=britt_23_2

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and know the place for the first time."
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