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Sarahs B8 6 Speed S4 aka “BBYAUDI”

January 15, 2015 / 0 Comments / 907 / PROJECT BUILDS

One of our customers recently came to us looking for some more Umpfff! under the hood of her 2013 6 Speed S4. We immediately steered her towards AWE Tuning’s stage 2 power pack. Consisting of a smaller diameter pulley and Engine software. While the vehicle was in we took care of some small oil leaks at the lower oil pan and oil cooler gasket along with a fresh oil service using Motul’s finest.

We also installed some suspension goodies. H&R Super Sport springs should feel nice with the already equipped Eurocodes goods…Stay tuned for more on this BBYAUDI.

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2.8L Tial 605 Powered B5 S4 Avant

April 7, 2014 / 287 Comments / 2438 / PROJECT BUILDS

We have started on this B5 S4 Avant. Still waiting on a few parts, but have done a few things in the meantime. The vinyl wrap was completed. It went from factory silver, to a 3M Gloss White. The CCW wheels are getting finished up at the power coater. The block has been dropped off at the machine shop. RS4 cluster and flat bottom steering wheel have arrived, and being enjoyed for the meantime. More to come shortly on this S4 Avant.

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CCW’s out of the powder coater. Just waiting on the tires to mount.

All the parts are in and we got busy on the 2.8L Tial 605 build.

Some of the installed parts consist of:

82.5mm bore on APB block
JE pistons
APR head and main studs
Gates Racing T belt
SRM Side mount intercoolers
OEM RS4 Y pipe
OEM RS4 Accordion hose
85mm MAF
oversized head gaskets
IE Rods
Autospeed exhaust
034 3″ catless DP’s
Tial 605 v1’s
JHM “trio” shift package
Spec stg 3 clutch
FSI coil upgrade
034 Coil adapter harness
Bosch 044 in take fuel pump
Alcon BBK kit up front

Shortly we will be adding upgrade fuel rails, bigger injectors, and converting to E-85. Stay Tuned !

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Hibiscus S4

February 11, 2014 / 13 Comments / 195 / PROJECT BUILDS

The next big project we will be undertaking is a B5 S4, Hibiscus in color. It’s been off the road for over a year. This mess of parts was dropped off to us, and it will be put back together, with proper maintenance due. Once it is back together, it will be put back where it belongs; under the hood of an S4. The car will be dropped of to AZ Euros all the way from Yuma AZ. More pics coming as the car gets dropped off and back on the road.

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Christian put in a late night last night, and made some more progress on the 2.7T. This thing will be rolling before you know it.

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The S4 was trailered to the shop this past week. More progress on the engine.

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And a few of the engine.

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Between being able to move shops and waiting for some back-ordered parts, we are excited that this build is making progress and near complete. Lots of extra nights in the shop, and many hours have been put into getting another B5 S4 back on the road. The owner ended up going with Frankenturbo F21 set up. All preventative maintenance complete. Check out all the photos of the progress.

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Cactus Avant – 6 speed swap

February 4, 2014 / 3 Comments / 117 / PROJECT BUILDS

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We picked up this Avant a little bit ago, and have been driving it and enjoying it. We didn’t get much interest in it as an Automatic, but lots of comments of “if it were a 6 speed….” so, here we go. We decided to do the 6 speed swap. Why not? We have all the parts sitting around the shop, and who wouldn’t want a B5 S4 Avant, in Cactus Green, with a 6 speed manual?!

 

Everything will be back together soon, and the S4 will have all maintenance done and up to date. She received a new timing belt, water pump, tensioner, tensioner roller and hydraulic tensioner. Also, new valve cover gaskets, cam seals and caps, cam tensioner gaskets and seals. Also, new clutch kit (pressure plate and throwout bearing along with clutch).

Here she is right as the transformation began.
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And, 2 hours later, she looked like this.
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Just a photo for now, showing the progress. 3 pedals! Very excited for this.
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Swap complete. During the final days of wrapping up the 6MT swap, a buyer was found for the Cactus S4 Avant. We were able to finish it up, drive it for a few days, and then send this beauty on it’s way to the east coast. The car drove amazing as a manual car; smooth and powerful. With all the new parts, maintenance, and a new gear box, this car will be loved and driven by it’s new owners. A quick steering wheels swap to a non tiptronic steering wheel, and sending the car on it’s way. Alec, enjoy the car. It’s been a pleasure.

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The final touch was swapping out the TIP steering wheel, for a manual steering wheel, and the car was complete.
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