[BiturboS4] New S4 owner

Quincy Chiang quincy.chiang at globalte.com
Thu Oct 23 12:37:36 EDT 2003

Thanks guys!

I found a post on AW a while ago with dyno charts of different chips tested under near identical conditions on the same car.  Those charts showed ABT and MTM to have similar power curve (ABT makes more power), and they looked smoother than either APR and GIAC, hence I'm leaning towards the German brands.  I know this topic has been beaten to death exactly 1 billion times on various forums and lists, so I'll be doing searches when more power is required ;-)  Having a CoupeQ is good that it's definitely slower than the S4, so everytime I jump form my CQ to the S4 I feel like I'm driving a rocket!

My immediate mod plans include a shortshifter (likely the toyguy design), boost gauge (leaning towards the AWE centervent gauge, seems to have the best lighting match) and 35% tint.  I'd like to get suspension and wheels/tires for next summer first before any engine mods, so I'll be sure to tap into the collective wisdon of this list for advice!


-----Original Message-----
From: john sonty [mailto:erhti at yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 11:12 AM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] New S4 owner

Uh-um.. perhaps... but silver is fastest (esp. with the
alacantara interior aluminum side mirror-housings.. ;).

I have the APR chip and yes, it is 'weak' sauce compared to the
others.. but in my 'mind', it's also "safest".  If you want an
xtra set of testicleez, I'll conur with CF, X- or ABT.. Must
admit, I've been thinking about the X-chip for a bit now..

Q-,  Enjoy and be safe your new 'girl'.. '-)

--- California Fields <cfields72 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Welcome, Quincy. Nice choice of cars for your purchase.
> Santorin is the best
> color. Black is the best interior.
> ToyGuy shifter is hailed as the best on AudiWorld. I have
> Stratmosphere and
> like it...but I haven't compared to others. Boost gauge is a
> great addition
> too. Check out SPP for a nice A-pillar pod that can receive a
> 52mm Omori
> gauge.
> Soon, you'll want to chip the car and possibly add an exhaust.
>  As with most
> mods, there's an endless debate on the chips. I would consider
> only the
> GIAC-x or Abt. Go GIAC-x if you plan to use higher-than-91/93
> octane and
> want the best performance. Choose Abt if it's a daily driver
> because of its
> smoothness. APR is weak and MTM has no top end. For exhaust, I
> like my
> Miltek because it is quiet and very low back pressure.
> Soon, you'll want to sell your house and donate a limb to
> finance a Stage
> III setup.  Until then, enjoy your car!
> Cal.
> P.S. Most things are IMHO.
> >From: "Quincy Chiang" <quincy.chiang at globalte.com>
> >To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
> >Subject: [BiturboS4] New S4 owner
> >Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:21:39 -0600
> >
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >I picked up my new-to-me '01.5 S4 on monday night, just want
> to say hello
> >on everyone on this list!  Well I'm not new to Audi's, I had
> a '01.5 A4
> >1.8tqms since new, sold her last week to fund the S4, and I
> still have my
> >'90 CoupeQ20v.  Anyhow, here are a few details:
> >
> >- Santorin blue/black
> >- 6-sp
> >- all options except navigation system
> >- Euro xenon headlight housings with xenon kit (Canadian S4s
> don't have
> >xenon nor front fogs :-( )
> >- LED tail lights
> >- otherwise all stock
> >- only 25,000 km (15,500 miles)
> >
> >I know the PO of this car and it's been very well cared for,
> I don't think
> >I could find a better one.
> >
> >The 1.8t is nice, has lots of useable power and great fuel
> economy.  But
> >the V6tt is just so much smoother, and the power is amazing,
> it has so much
> >torque that it'll even accelerate in 6th gear form 90 km
> going uphill.  I'm
> >a pretty happy camper right now ;-)
> >
> >I plan on getting a boost gauge (had one in my A4, very
> useful) and short
> >shifter (had Strat and UUC on my A4, but leaning towards the
> "toy guy"
> >shifter for my S4), as the stock shifter is really nothing to
> write home
> >about, and I'm sure most of you know that already.  Anyone
> has any input to
> >these?  Thanks in advance!
> >
> >Quincy (50valves on AW)
> >Calgary, AB, Canada
> >'90 CQ20v
> >'01.5 S4
> >'01.5 A4 1.8tqms - sold
> >
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