[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 36, Issue 17
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docwyte at comcast.net
Wed Oct 25 19:20:09 EDT 2006
The K04 on the 1.8T won't really lag anymore than the K03 will. It'll just extend your usable power band by about 700-1000 rpm. In my mind, Audi shouldn't have farted around with the K03 at all for the A4/S4, it's clearly too small a turbo for the motor, they should've just used the K04 to begin with.
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From: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
> 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
> 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
> '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"
> 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...
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