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    Well we can't get Audi RS2s in the states just yet and they are also way out of my price range even if we could. So I purchased the next best thing I could get my hands on in the states.

    I have always considered a b5 s4 avant to be the ultimate wagon and a Brilliant Black six speed popped up on my local craigslist, AoA only imported 172 of these to the good ol USA. Becuz Amricans **** station wagons anyways...



    It needed some(read: alot) cash tossed at it to run right(read: faster) but it was priced slightly under market and the bones were good. After some haggling I ended up buying it.

    It has a few modification, and a lot of issues that needed to be fixed. Part of me wanted to buy it just to save it from a teenager, or someone who would poorly modify a cult car blow it up and leave it in a junkyard. The other part of me wanted to buy it so I can keep it forever, only time will tell.

    Next came the parts, and man did I order a lot of them-

    Engine / Trans
    -Frankenturbos with bored inlets
    -Bosch 550cc injectors
    -Custom CNC fuel rail spacers for the new injectors
    -Bosch "040" drop in fuel pump
    -OEM Coil packs
    -Every gasket under the sun
    -Eurodyne software
    -Evolution Raceworks intercoolers
    -034 Silicone Hose Kit
    -034 motorsports engine mount/ trans mount/ snubmount/ solid subframe bushings
    -Clutchmasters fx400
    -Clutchmasters flywheel -Hitachi 85mm MAF

    Other stancey things I ordered-
    -BFG G-force all season 225/40s
    -1552 Tarmacs

    Eventually I hope to pick up dynatech carline cm6s because they are one my dream wheels.

    Things the avant came with
    -SSAC v2 downpipes
    -JHM Short Shifter
    -JHM Trans brace
    -Custom "backyard special" 3in exhaust system (going to have to figure this out)
    -Nogaro suede alcantara interior
    -Real carbon fiber trim, it has a rad blueish tint to it which matches the seats.
    -ST Coilovers
    -A terrible replica rs4 bumper of some sort, it needs a good burning.
    -Rs4 grill
    -2.8l heads

    So that's it. I'll have pictures shortly and hopefully it will also be on the road soon.

    I am happy to own one of my personal top 3 VAG cars of all time. Even knowing the immensity of the bills and problems that come with B5 S4s.
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    watching

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    In4pix

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    Lets get this going. Sounds awesome

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    Pics or it didn't happen
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    Just a potato teaser pic for now.


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    hng. Dis def gonna be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tate View Post
    hng. Dis def gonna be good.

    It's close, just close enough to take another weekend till it sees the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    i feel prepared for the pictures

    I have been waiting 3 months to drive it I guess we will both need to be patient a bit longer.

    I am a stock ecu that's needs tuning away from a 400hp station wagon.


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    B5 S4 avants are so sick! I've always wanted a nogaro blue one. Can't wait to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaStateKillerBee View Post
    B5 S4 avants are so sick! I've always wanted a nogaro blue one. Can't wait to see more!


    Ask and you shall recieve! I wanted a Nogaro as well. For now I am settling for nogaro guts. Potato photos launching from the potato gun.



    Big brakes peaking out.



    And the beautiful interior





    Carbon fiber because race car.








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    Those Tarmacs look great on there! The world needs more Avants!

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    That interior is stunning

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    Holy F**K,that's my dream car right there.
    Just yesterday I went to see one to buy,but it had some issues and I didn't pull the trigger.
    I'm still on the hunt.
    This looks awesome,stop teasing we need moar photos !

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. It should be moving under its own power Tuesday with the new ECU then it will need to be tuned to accommodate the bigger injectors, turbos, downpipes, and MAF. It should then be ready for daily duty just in time to make the annual trek down to H20i.

    It needs a wash and detail badly after accumulating 3 months of pollen and dust all summer.
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    So remember that frigged up s4 replica bumper that the car came with... well it wasn't fiberglass so I had it painted, for a $100 professional paint job it was totally worth it.

    Apparently there were two coast of plasti dip different colors of course and then two coats of paint underneath that.




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    The car is absolutely gorgeous!

    The bumper in your last post is an S4 bumper but you've said RS4? Do you have another bumper? I don't think the RS4 bumper looks as good as the S4 bumper personally, unless you go for the full RS4 widebody approach
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    The car is absolutely gorgeous!

    The bumper in your last post is an S4 bumper but you've said RS4? Do you have another bumper? I don't think the RS4 bumper looks as good as the S4 bumper personally, unless you go for the full RS4 widebody approach


    My apologies it's some sort of a replica s4 bumper with "rs4" style mesh grilles. I agree I like the s4 narrow body unless you have the cash to do the full conversion including rear quarter panels.


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    Car is running well, the tune needs some work. Hopefully that will be sorted early next week.



    Now for vidya evidence it runs, beers were consumed, loud noises were made. Fire in the hole.

    https://vimeo.com/182215737

    I am currently nursing a deserved hangover via a chicken biscuit.
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    Also, here is a photo from the shop of a rad bagged corrado, shaved bay, caged, etc... 5 year project slowly coming to a close.
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    The work parking garage always makes for a nice picture.


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    love the car, not a huge fan of the wheels tho..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittenpuncher View Post


    Also, here is a photo from the shop of a rad bagged corrado, shaved bay, caged, etc... 5 year project slowly coming to a close.
    Absolutely love the wagon. I gotta see more of this thing too

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    Quote Originally Posted by C2_mad View Post
    love the car, not a huge fan of the wheels tho..
    Yeah, I wanted something light weight and strong and didn't want to run rpf1s. Until my wife and I move out of the city (which should hopefully be the next few months) I wanted a wheel that was city driving friendly. That is also why I am running 225s on an 8.5. I am very happy with these for now but hopefully by next summer I will have Carline CM2s if I can source a set for a fair price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scape-Zs View Post
    Absolutely love the wagon. I gotta see more of this thing too
    Thanks so much, I will try and remember to snap a few more potato photos of the corrado for you.

    Stole away for a few hours on Sunday up to the garage to do a few minor things.

    -peeled the limo tint off
    -reassembled the back seat so the bench portion was actually locked in
    -cleaned and anti-siezed the coilover threads for winter
    -painted the missing trim pieces I have, I just need to wet sand them tonight and spray some clear on them then wet sand again.

    Small things that need to be done

    -back glass needs to be polished, there are some serious swirl marks
    -front left headlight needs to be replaced
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    Not much to update, working on a tune for the car and a few other odds and ends. Maybe bagging it in this winter who knows.
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