[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 36, Issue 17

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 14:31:48 EDT 2006

brandon - it sounds like your s4 needs work. if it's a good solid car i'd
sort it out, then throw a few minor mods on it and call it a day. the s4's
ive been in definitely ride nicer then the a4's ive been in overall and have
a really nice solid feel to them that the a4 lacks [since it's lighter im
sure]. it sounds like someone needs control arms?

same with the shifter - get a dieselgeek or a b+m and redo the bushings,
should get that butter shift feel back. it shouldnt feel less good than an

the a4 can be upgraded with s4 parts [lights, body, etc]. i just got a set
of s4 hid housings for 200 and the bulbs/ballasts [new] sell for about 200.
cheap for a legit hid upgrade.

but youre right that at that altitude it would be tough to get an a4 to be
as driveable as an s4. the s4 with a chip, exhaust, and minor intake / brake
/ suspension mods is a killer car.

On 10/25/06, Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
>  yeah here's the deal-
> a guy offered to buy my S4 (not sure how serious -I'll throw a number at
> him as I wasn't even looking to sell) and I'm not totally attached to that
> car - so yeah I'd sell for the right price...  So thinking IF that happens
> (yes, unlikely but you never know) maybe I would go back to driving my
> 1.8T (which my wife has been driving since we sold her 325i) and put some
> go-fast goodies on it and buy my wife a car with the rest - which we are
> planning to do anyway as baby #2 is forthcoming in a couple weeks.
> But my hesitance to do a K04 1.8T instead of the S4 is that I live at 5000
> + ft - and with a bigger turbo (kinda funny calling a K04 bigger) that means
> LAG.  I don't like lots of lag.  And although my A4 drives a lot better
> (more nimble, crisper shifting, better braking feel, more stable over
> surface imperfections) than my S4, the S4 has a certain overall "feel" that
> I prefer, plus it has xenons, looks better with the big front valence,
> leather.....part of the problem may be that the S4 might have some issues
> that need correction - not sure how normal soem of the annoyances are...
> I don't know just thinking....
> ramble off
>  Brandon
> '84 urquattro 20Vt
> '01.5 S4
> '98 A4 1.8Tq
>  -----Original Message-----
> *From:* thejimrose [mailto:thejimrose at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:55 AM
> *To:* a4 at audifans.com; brogers at terrix.com
> *Subject:* Re: A4 Digest, Vol 36, Issue 17
> DOOO EEEET!! doooo eeet!!
> it rips on a chipped k03 a4. i love mine. 18 psi baby!!!
> my butt dyno seems to think that i'm in s4 territory. i cant wait to race
> my buddies chipped s4. it doesnt have the torque that an s has [mmmmmm..
> torque!] but once the turbo hits at 3500 or so it just PULLS so nice.
> next up is fmic, 10cc injectors and pc16 file. id like to have the turbo
> rebuilt, maybe clipped, and high flow cat. boy this gets expensive quick. =)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 14:23:36 -0600
> From: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
> Subject: [A4] K04 car in Denver
> To: "A4 List" < a4 at audifans.com>
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> Hey guys -
> any Listers in Denver with a K04 converted A4 1.8Tq?  Thoughts going
> through my head but would like to see/feel what a K04 1.8T has in it...

nobody ever listened to me until they didn't know who i was.

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