[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Jun 20 18:18:38 EDT 2006

They just need to be chipped/ exhaust - makes all the difference...

'84 urquattro 20Vt
'01.5 S4
'98 A4 1.8Tq

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From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of thejimrose
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:15 PM
To: Rocky Mullin
Cc: a4 at audifans.com; Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org
Subject: Re: [A4] A4 Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6

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
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> _2

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