[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6
caliban at sharon.net
Tue Jun 20 16:31:08 EDT 2006
At 1:15 PM -0700 6/20/06, thejimrose wrote:
>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.
depends on the year. my 2000 was 150 or 160, but later B5s
went up a bit in power IIRC. maybe just to 170 though. mine stock
was OK, quicker than most regular cars out there. not spectacular
like it is when i'd drop in the APR ECU (still for sale folks, BTW!)
but definitely quicker than most regular cars out there.
>but talk to me once the apr exhaust and k04 that i have sitting on
>the shelf are installed.
no talk, just take me for a spin if you're ever in the 'hood :)
>> 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.
>"And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
>and know the place for the first time."
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