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blitz
03-20-2012, 05:31 PM
2006 Audi S4 Avant MT, brought in from Toronto with 100k km on the clock and bone stock. Full service history and in pretty decent shape

Day of delivery picks:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6834802042_09e533ae7b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6834802042/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6834802042/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6958049167_e7e064e086_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6958049167/)
Avant (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6958049167/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

Done:
- Tune Dub for an OOPI and a new serpentine belt.
- Shadow tint for 40% all around
- 18" TSW Willow with Blizzaks from Tunerworks

Next:
- Interior/Exterior detail by Mobile Reflections
- Find someplace to replace the Alcantara seat insert.
- KW V3's ordered from Tunerworks
- JHM/034 Motorsports refresh:

JHM Trio Package-Shifter, Linkage & Bushing
JHM Performance Clutch Stage 4 (Ceramic / Kevlar)
Downpipes - JHM B6/B7 S4 Stainless Steel by FI with cats
Front Control Arm Kit-Complete (034-Density)
Strut Mount, Front, 034 Motorsport Density Line
8 x Spark plug, Bosch 4-electrode (Platinum)
Snub Mount (Apikol) Polyurethane
Snub mount bracket, Zero gap (034)
2 x Motor Mounts (Each) - 034 Density
O2 Sensor, OEM Bosch (Front)
O2 Sensor, OEM Bosch (Left Rear)
O2 Sensor, OEM Bosch (Right Rear)
Transmission mount -034 (street or track density) M/T

Still need a Catback, but Vengie might be selling his Stasis soon :)

Once all the pieces are in, back to Tunedub for a few days.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7622911452_335037bd9b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7622911452/)
DSC_3788 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7622911452/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7505854508_5d08dd1f29_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854508/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854508/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7505854948_1b0e76d852_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854948/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854948/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7505853140_8c62c86fcb_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505853140/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505853140/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7505854064_5325f685c4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854064/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854064/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

Euro_Trash
03-20-2012, 05:49 PM
Love S4 Avant's :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing

nismodrifter
03-20-2012, 05:54 PM
nicccccce!

+1 for S4 Avants, hawtness

cam_wmh
03-20-2012, 09:13 PM
sick. <3

HiTempguy1
03-20-2012, 09:17 PM
I hate you, my dream daily!

CanmoreOrLess
03-20-2012, 09:28 PM
The hate runs deep here as well. Such a sweet ride.

That.Guy.S30
03-20-2012, 09:37 PM
This is also my dream daily.. Just curious how much did you pay?

vengie
03-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Cars looking wicked dude!! Nice list of future mods as well ;) check out the Jhm tune as well, that's my next purchase.

msommers
03-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Not usually a fan of wagons but that my friend is a looker.

blitz
03-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by vengie
Cars looking wicked dude!! Nice list of future mods as well ;) check out the Jhm tune as well, that's my next purchase.

Ordered all of that from JHM today, should get a very heavy box soon. :D Coincidentally, this should be all the prep I have to do if I ever want to go the supercharged route.

JHM tune will come ASAP after everything's installed and running smoothly. Going on vacation in a month, thought I might send the ECU to them while I'm gone. I see some lightweight JHM rotors in the near future too.

KW V3's should be here in about a week as well.

vengie
03-20-2012, 10:19 PM
Right on! If you need install help let me know, I'd like to see how it's done as I have pretty much the exact list planned.

4WARNED
03-21-2012, 12:47 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by blitz Unless my co-worker keeps goading me into a JHM supercharger...QUOTE]

No goading was required...just stay out of my office with crazy ideas to mod my Evo...It's staying stock....forever...

mo_money2supe
03-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Never thought I'd have Avant envy when I bought my sedan but that sir, is a good looking car!

When your KW V3's and your JHM shifter are installed, do you think we can meet up and give me a ride? I've been wanting to get those for mine too but am iffy on the cost benefit of the mods. I am however, getting a little tired of the S-Tech's on my car though and wouldn't mind upgrading that sooner rather than later.

Alternatively, add me to Vengie's offer on installing parts. I'm very mechanically inclined and have worked on numerous cars (personal, family & friends), including German cars, and have plenty of tools.

KRyn
03-21-2012, 01:06 PM
That colour is nice! Great looking car, when are you going to supercharge it!?

blitz
03-25-2012, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by mo_money2supe
Never thought I'd have Avant envy when I bought my sedan but that sir, is a good looking car!

When your KW V3's and your JHM shifter are installed, do you think we can meet up and give me a ride? I've been wanting to get those for mine too but am iffy on the cost benefit of the mods. I am however, getting a little tired of the S-Tech's on my car though and wouldn't mind upgrading that sooner rather than later.

Alternatively, add me to Vengie's offer on installing parts. I'm very mechanically inclined and have worked on numerous cars (personal, family &amp; friends), including German cars, and have plenty of tools.

We can definitely let you try out the KW's and shifter.

Mobile Reflections did an astounding job today. Full exterior and interior detail, looks absolutely amazing. There's a guy who loves what he does and takes a lot of pride in it.

Fresh pictures after polish, removal of the side S4 emblems that were there for some reason, and new winters mounted.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6103/6870245420_b2551cc8d4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6870245420/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6870245420/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7016354701_3d3d0ba3ca_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7016354701/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7016354701/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6232/6870244858_1ab56d4e06_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6870244858/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6870244858/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6119/6870245168_b10354934d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6870245168/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6870245168/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

unkicrackie99
03-25-2012, 10:48 PM
Sooo shiny... :thumbsup:

XylathaneGTR
03-25-2012, 11:08 PM
Beautiful!

I've really been wanting one of these lately, and I think it started when I saw you mention a few weeks back when you purchased it.

Enjoy 'er in good health, man.

vengie
03-25-2012, 11:12 PM
What did they charge you for a full detail?? Mine is in need of soMe
Love...

K3RMiTdot
03-25-2012, 11:44 PM
mobile reflections is a great...

i love your car.. more

pf0sh0
03-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by vengie
What did they charge you for a full detail?? Mine is in need of soMe
Love...

2clean is also really good. reliable, and do a great job.

ranges from 100-200.

blitz
03-26-2012, 09:17 AM
Mobile Reflection's isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. Mine counted as a Medium Luxury, so it was $540 for the inside and outside.

Jed picked up my car at 9:30am and returned it at 7 pm. He also had an assistant working with him for the day. 18 ish man hours of cleaning and polishing. Not a spec of dust or dirt inside.

Can't say enough good things about him :thumbsup:

flipstah
03-26-2012, 10:08 AM
That is also my dream daily. Jelly lol.

Have fun with it! :drool: :burnout:

clem24
03-26-2012, 11:13 AM
Just curious.. Did you buy it privately or through a dealership? Just wondering if you had to pay PST if you bought it through a dealer. And did you drive it back or get it shipped? Also curious about shipping charges.

BokCh0y
03-26-2012, 02:43 PM
It's like that A3 you have for sale but on some serious roids!!!

Very nice ride, congrats.:thumbsup:

msommers
03-26-2012, 03:10 PM
Hmm this is another vehicle I've seen that Mobile Reflections has done. Might just have to call them, especially if they pick up. Did they specify what products they used?

blitz
03-26-2012, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by clem24
Just curious.. Did you buy it privately or through a dealership? Just wondering if you had to pay PST if you bought it through a dealer. And did you drive it back or get it shipped? Also curious about shipping charges.

Private deal. Shipped via rail from Toronto to Calgary. Cost me $1200 for a covered rail car, but I could shave a few hundred off that with what I know now.

Technically, if you take delivery of the vehicle in another province you owe the taxes of that province. So in Ontario I would have owed 13% even on a private sale (although it would be hard or impossible for Ontario to enforce/collect). I just made sure the Bill of Lading had the sellers name on it, and therefore I took delivery in Calgary.


Originally posted by msommers
Hmm this is another vehicle I've seen that Mobile Reflections has done. Might just have to call them, especially if they pick up. Did they specify what products they used?

They didn't mention, but I didn't ask. Communication was great with Jed, very professional guy.

clem24
03-27-2012, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by blitz
Technically, if you take delivery of the vehicle in another province you owe the taxes of that province. So in Ontario I would have owed 13% even on a private sale (although it would be hard or impossible for Ontario to enforce/collect). I just made sure the Bill of Lading had the sellers name on it, and therefore I took delivery in Calgary.


Hmm according to this the rules have changed after implementation of HST (so no more claiming of PST):

http://www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/refund/visitor/index.html

I know for a private sale you are fine because you don't pay PST until you register the car. I bought a car in a BC private sale and brought it back on a temp permit. No PST.

From a dealer I guess that would be kind of iffy. Before HST, I think retailers were not obligated to charge PST for out of province sales. Now I am not so sure...

blitz
03-27-2012, 09:34 AM
This is the best summary I found:

http://www.ucda.org/DealerInfo/OutOfProvince.aspx

"Out-of-province purchasers from non-HST provinces and territories may apply for a refund of the 8% provincial portion of the HST paid in Ontario from Canada Revenue Agency, once they have registered the vehicle in their home province and paid any applicable provincial taxes."

Seem's easy to just take delivery in Alberta and avoid the hassle, especially if buying from a dealer.

syeve
03-27-2012, 09:46 AM
One thing - Get exhaust - It changed my love for the V8 in that car. In a good way.

I went with AWE - There is a vid on there, obviously doesn't really do it justice, but take a listen.

http://www.awe-tuning.com/products/audi-1/s4/b7-4-2-v8/awe-b7s4exhaust.html

I brought mine in through tunerworks.

clem24
03-27-2012, 11:35 AM
Finally found the official version. Man the CRA website sucks shit.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/rbts/prvncl-prt/rmvd-eng.html

blitz
03-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by syeve
One thing - Get exhaust - It changed my love for the V8 in that car. In a good way.

I went with AWE - There is a vid on there, obviously doesn't really do it justice, but take a listen.

http://www.awe-tuning.com/products/audi-1/s4/b7-4-2-v8/awe-b7s4exhaust.html

I brought mine in through tunerworks.

I have the Fast Intentions downpipe with cats coming, so I need a 2.5" catback system, looks like the AWE is 2.25". I also want something as quite as possible amd from my research so far, the Stasis seems to be the most refined. I'm meeting up with Vengie on saturday so he can use my vag.com cable, so I'll get to hear what his sounds like (although he doesn't have cats).

Need something that's not annoying to the wife or kid!

vengie
03-27-2012, 01:19 PM
Not to mention it is proven the 2.5 systems increase power above and beyond what a 2.25 system will.

Kg810
03-27-2012, 02:00 PM
Not my fav color but that is one good looking avant. :thumbsup:

blitz
04-12-2012, 09:53 PM
KW V3's just came in from Tunerworks, and my Stasis cat-back should be in soon.

All my misc parts just arrived from JHM (shifter trio, clutch, complete control arm replacements, strut mounts, motor mounts, spark plugs, o2 sensors etc).

Still waiting on Fast Intentions high flow cat downpipes as the last piece of the puzzle.

Booked in at Tunerworks for KW install on the 25th, and I think I'll go to Tune Dub for everything else.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/6926496732_1577349153_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6926496732/)
Stage 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/6926496732/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

Also returned the Dynavin Nav unit as I hated it, and just installed an OEM Audi one.

R-Audi
04-13-2012, 07:38 AM
Careful with the clutch install... make sure George has the instructions as they need to be followed exactly! (Reading on QW/AZ there seems to be a fair amount of clutch failures associated with install)

Wannago
04-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by blitz
Mobile Reflection's isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. Mine counted as a Medium Luxury, so it was $540 for the inside and outside.

Jed picked up my car at 9:30am and returned it at 7 pm. He also had an assistant working with him for the day. 18 ish man hours of cleaning and polishing. Not a spec of dust or dirt inside.

Can't say enough good things about him :thumbsup:

Mobile Refelctions will be gatting a call shortly to do an exterior / interior on my V. Love their work.

I currently have C-Quartz sealant on my car, and I love it...it adds a nice depth to the finish, over and above the shine. What does MR do for a sealant?

HiSpec
04-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Wannago


Mobile Refelctions will be gatting a call shortly to do an exterior / interior on my V. Love their work.

I currently have C-Quartz sealant on my car, and I love it...it adds a nice depth to the finish, over and above the shine. What does MR do for a sealant?

C-Quartz is not a sealant. It is a Crystalline Nano-Coating. Since traditional sealant "wears off" in a few months, Crystalline Nano-Coating requires to be polished off. But it is applied very similar to traditional sealant.

Optimum's Opti-Coat is a great alternative.

blitz
05-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Just got it back after 2 1/2 days at Tune Dub.

- KW v3's, which are unbelievably awesome
- Complete replacement of all front Control arms
- JHM stage 4 Clutch
- JHM short shifter
- Fast Intentions 2.5" Downpipes
- Stasis Catback
- All new motor and transmission mounts
- New HID bulbs and ballast
- Spark plugs and O2 sensors

Feels so much different now. Exhaust sounds awesome, but at 1600 RPM under medium throttle it hits a low frequency that makes your ears feel weird. Might need some resonators.

I think I'll do JHM lightweight front and rear rotors soon, and that will probably be it for a while. I do want to supercharge it, but I need a bit of a recovery on some of my stocks before I can mentally justify it.

More pictures to follow soon once I give it a wash.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7178855910_de127a26d3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7178855910/)
S4 back from Tunedub (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7178855910/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

kvg
05-11-2012, 07:30 PM
beautiful car Ryan

blitz
06-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Last photo with the ADR wheels. Waaayyy too heavy.

Just ordered a controversial choice, 18" Enkei RPF1's. Should drop at least 15 lbs per corner, maybe a little more. Next stop will be JHM 2 piece lightweight rotors, that will drop another 10 lbs per front corner and 3lbs rear.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7181849442_98dc05e84a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7181849442/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7181849442/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

KRyn
06-15-2012, 01:17 PM
So clean!

blitz
07-04-2012, 10:58 PM
She's done for now.

RPF1's came yesterday, it's amazing how different it feels dropping 80 lbs of unsprung rotating mass. I also added a Evolution motorsports aluminum skid plate.

Next up will be JHM lightweight rotors on all 4 corners (saves 25 lbs total) and maybe a hood/bumper respray and some 3M. Timing TBD. Supercharger isn't ruled out, but at about $13k it needs to be thought over.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7505854508_5d08dd1f29_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854508/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854508/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7505854948_1b0e76d852_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854948/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854948/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7505853140_8c62c86fcb_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505853140/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505853140/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7505854064_5325f685c4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854064/)
S4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7505854064/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

nismodrifter
07-04-2012, 11:05 PM
:bigpimp:

Looks amazing!!

Twenty
07-04-2012, 11:11 PM
The car and pictures look great!

4WARNED
07-05-2012, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by blitz
Supercharger isn't ruled out, but at about $13k it needs to be thought over.

Bah....quit being so squeaky....your dividend cheques should cover it.....

Go4Long
07-23-2012, 12:49 PM
were you driving down by MEC at about 11:30 today? (I assume headed to The Camera Store) Pretty sure, and if it was your car sounds like sex with a super model.

blitz
07-23-2012, 01:36 PM
Yup, bought a rolling light case at TCS at lunch.

You probably heard me gunning it up the hill. Just got my ECU back from JHM and they remap the throttle respone. Still getting used to it :poosie:

What a difference though, best $500 I've ever spent. Feels better at every RPM.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7622911452_335037bd9b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7622911452/)
DSC_3788 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7622911452/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

blitz
07-29-2012, 09:15 AM
Tried out Plasti-dip for the first time. Wanted to see what it would look like with all the chrome trim gone. Worked really well on the grill, not so much on the window trim.

Really like the results though, so I think I'm going to get a black optic S4 grill and I've ordered some matte vinyl strips to do the windows.

Next I need to swap out the aluminum roof rails and mirrors for black.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7666645176_1e5478ba5f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7666645176/)
RAK_4793 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7666645176/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7666644404_8da382af47_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7666644404/)
RAK_4796 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7666644404/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/7666646416_077b4a68c6_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7666646416/)
RAK_4785 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryankarr/7666646416/) by ryankarr (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryankarr/), on Flickr

nykz
07-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Love the matte look instead of the OEM chrome. Much cleaner IMO :thumbsup:

blitz
10-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Pretty big update.

In the next few weeks the car will be shipped down to California for a full build on the engine and a Stage 2 supercharger. I've already sent down a cashiers cheque to secure my spot, just need to get the car there. I'll get it back in the spring sometime.

I can't get into too many details, but I'm hoping for 550-600 whp.

flipstah
10-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by blitz

I can't get into too many details, but I'm hoping for 550-600 whp.

So secretive! :drool:

KRyn
10-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by blitz
Pretty big update.

In the next few weeks the car will be shipped down to California for a full build on the engine and a Stage 2 supercharger. I've already sent down a cashiers cheque to secure my spot, just need to get the car there. I'll get it back in the spring sometime.

I can't get into too many details, but I'm hoping for 550-600 whp.


Damn, pimping is easy! So awesome, which shop is doing the work?

vengie
10-15-2012, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by blitz
Pretty big update.

In the next few weeks the car will be shipped down to California for a full build on the engine and a Stage 2 supercharger. I've already sent down a cashiers cheque to secure my spot, just need to get the car there. I'll get it back in the spring sometime.

I can't get into too many details, but I'm hoping for 550-600 whp.

Thats Awesome!! I assume you're going with JHM??

Makes me sad I had to grow up and sell mine :(

GS430
10-15-2012, 04:43 PM
Hands down my favorite wagon on the forums. That color is just :drool:

Quick question, where did you get the 'shadow' tint done? I really like the look of it.


Can't wait to see more updates on this beauty, keep up the great work.

blitz
01-10-2013, 12:46 PM
Car left for California in November, new engine is being built right now. Looking to get it back sometime in the spring. Man do I miss it though.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t191/FrinkOctane/EFE67A9E-D200-475F-865D-0022D7ACF684-15412-000014DE94802C2C.jpg

Also looking at ordering a new hood. It got caught in the hailstorm this summer and on top of that the car above it in the transport leaked a bunch of oil onto the hood on it's way down there. They were able to clean most off, but add that to the existing rock chips and I think something new is in order.

Looking at this one, painted to match of course. It's suppose to give much lower engine bay temps, which will probably be an issue once the work is done.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y98/deeplylaidplans/Tina%20n%20Brandon/black-audi-head-on-wide.jpg

http://www.tagmotorsports.com/A_Products/Vorsteiner/Audi/b7/Large/audi%20b7%20double_LI.jpg

Also just ordered a proper black front grill to replace the plasti-dip'd one. I'll get the chrome window trim properly blacked out after a respray, and then I just need to find some black roof rails or get mine painted.

amear
01-10-2013, 08:33 PM
Awesome build! one of my fav. cars on beyod!:love:

mo_money2supe
01-11-2013, 09:10 AM
So jealous... :drool: It's everything I want to do with mine; just can't afford to...

CanmoreOrLess
01-11-2013, 10:34 AM
The more I see and read of this car, the more I hate it. :drool:

Please PM me when the time comes to sell. And yes get the new hood as a personal request of the next owner.

blitz
01-11-2013, 10:42 AM
Haha, after working out my net "investment" into the car, I don't think I'll ever be able to justify selling it, especially when there's no comparible car out there to replace it with.

Canmorite
01-11-2013, 11:08 AM
Incredible car, can't wait to see pics when it's all done! Hopefully out at a Beyond meet as well. Wagons :thumbsup:

ducaudi
01-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by blitz
Haha, after working out my net &quot;investment&quot; into the car, I don't think I'll ever be able to justify selling it, especially when there's no comparible car out there to replace it with.

Hah, I could see you saying the exact same if the B7 RS4 Avant was here. There simply isn't a car that can compare. V8, wagon, pure bliss on trips or just around town.

Perfect Dark
01-11-2013, 11:26 AM
Vengie asked but I never saw an answer...JHM?

blitz
01-11-2013, 11:54 AM
Yup, JHM is probalby the only place I'd trust to build a B6/B7.

I'll be one of the first customer cars with the built engine and Stage 2+. They don't advertise it or give any details publically because it's still in development. Heck, they only put their stage 1 details on the website last month, and they've been installing them for over a year. The secret is to call them up, tell them they can have your car for 6 months and hand them a fistfull of cash.

mo_money2supe
01-11-2013, 12:12 PM
How much are they charging you for the whole engine build and S/C if you don't mind me asking? I'm hoping for Stage 1 for mine in the near future but there's a few other things I'd like to do first.

K3RMiTdot
01-11-2013, 08:35 PM
MAN IM SO JELLY

1-Bar
01-11-2013, 11:54 PM
wow, how did I miss this update?!? :thumbsup: makes me wanna keep my wagon

dynamite_kid
01-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Sweet Ride.. I just picked up a B5 S4 myself, loving every minute of it, looking to modify it soon.

KRyn
05-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Update? Dyno results, pictures? Anything!?

Sorath
05-06-2013, 10:38 AM
How did i miss this thread? that wagon is hot Blitz

blitz
05-13-2013, 10:18 PM
No significant updates yet. They had a 6 week delay that I completely understand and agreed to, so getting it back will most likely slip into summer instead of spring.

A guy in Toronto had Stage 1 (bolt on SC with no intercooler) dyno'd at 421 whp and 350 tq. Stage 2 should be north of 500 whp.

I picked up a full set of brakes (front and rear) from a 997 Turbo, not even sure if I'll be able to make them work, but seems like a good project for this winter. Or I might just skip that and stay with the stock calipers so I can fit Work VS-XX with a bit of a lip.

Really missing it now with the good weather back. Got all emotional when I saw Google street view had been updated outside of my house and it was parked in the driveway :rofl:

KRyn
05-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Talk to Gretz if you need some sick custom CNC work to make the calipers fit.

R-Audi
05-14-2013, 07:24 AM
Way easier to make Cayenne/Toureg calipers work....

1-Bar
05-14-2013, 11:22 AM
^^^theyre also larger then the 997s

blitz
05-14-2013, 12:50 PM
I know the Cayenne's are direct bolt on for the fronts, but if I'm going to do a BBK I want to do front and rear's. Which means custom brackets for the rears and a separate parking brake caliper no matter what method I go with. The price was right on these, so I'm going to see if I can get them to work.

Thanks for the tip on the CNC stuff KRyn :thumbsup:

blitz
06-01-2013, 11:46 AM
Just paid for some wheels :)

19x8.5/9.5 Genuine BBS LM's

Getting them shipped to the shop

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5038/7179362848_6357f7699b_h.jpg

Also some pics of the shop stage 2 setup, with Air/Water intercooler. Not sure where they've relocated the battery.

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y505/pbullard13/image_zpsa2d62b83.jpg

kvg
06-01-2013, 12:03 PM
Looks like the "repairs" are going well;)

KRyn
08-06-2013, 12:45 PM
*cough, cough*

Is this car done?

blitz
10-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Not done, a big timing setback because they decided to go with fully sleeving the block, which had never been done before on this engine. I'm happy about this, I'm glad to get away from the alusil cylinders which can be problematic.

Picked up a vented carbon hood, will be paint matched when the car gets a respray next spring.


http://www.rx7club.com/attachments/test-area-51-49/514166d1382659987-test-jhm_sleeved_b6-b7_s4_block_top-jpg

www.rx7club.com/attachments/test-area-51-49/514167d1382659987-test-jhm_sleeved_b6-b7_s4_block_bottom-jpg

AudiPWR
10-30-2013, 02:41 PM
I spent $15k getting my cylinders machined on my B7 S4..

I fucking hated that car more than anything. Car looks great though!

flipstah
10-30-2013, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by blitz
Just paid for some wheels :)

19x8.5/9.5 Genuine BBS LM's



You have a staggered setup in an AWD wagon?

I thought it had to be the same all around. :dunno:

KRyn
10-30-2013, 02:47 PM
Since you have decided to sleeve the block and it should be essentially bomb proof, will you be turning up the boost some more?

blitz
10-30-2013, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by flipstah


You have a staggered setup in an AWD wagon?

I thought it had to be the same all around. :dunno:

I'm not concerned about it, it's not a massive difference and the rolling diameter is the same front to back.


Originally posted by KRyn
Since you have decided to sleeve the block and it should be essentially bomb proof, will you be turning up the boost some more?

That's the plan :thumbsup: Displacement actually goes down with the sleeves, but boost should go up. Not exactly sure what everything will end up at, but the future "Stage 3" uses the same blower and will possibly add water/meth to max it out.

Team_Mclaren
10-30-2013, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by flipstah


You have a staggered setup in an AWD wagon?

I thought it had to be the same all around. :dunno:

Why? a lot of AWD cars dont have square setup. ie: GTR comes to mind.

flipstah
10-30-2013, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by blitz


I'm not concerned about it, it's not a massive difference and the rolling diameter is the same front to back.



That's the plan :thumbsup: Displacement actually goes down with the sleeves, but boost should go up. Not exactly sure what everything will end up at, but the future &quot;Stage 3&quot; uses the same blower and will possibly add water/meth to max it out.



Originally posted by Team_Mclaren


Why? a lot of AWD cars dont have square setup. ie: GTR comes to mind.

Just a thought. I've read around that it's not best to run staggered on an AWD car because of the sensors involved but wasn't entirely sure.

Now that blitz mention it, only diameter should make a difference and not width.

DeleriousZ
10-30-2013, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by flipstah


You have a staggered setup in an AWD wagon?

I thought it had to be the same all around. :dunno:

Nope, from what I've read, as long as it's within 3% diameter you should be ok (for tires)

The audi TT runs an 8j front and 8.5j rear but with the same size tires all around (which you could do on an 8.5/9.5 as well)

flipstah
10-30-2013, 03:39 PM
^ You learn something new every day. :thumbsup:

JustinMCS
10-30-2013, 03:41 PM
yes, as long as the rotational diameter is close, it's good to go.

If you're like one of my coworkers who put two COMPLETELY different sized tires on a square setup mazdaspeed6, you will blow up your differential :)

BMW 3 series with X drive and sport package have wider rear tires also.

Wrinkly
10-30-2013, 07:06 PM
Just been drooling over your car, blitz! GORGEOUS! Love the avant but couldn't find one when i was shopping, so settled for the sedan. Now this has made me want to mod it!

Loose
11-02-2013, 10:25 PM
Wait, your car has been over there for a year? Are you getting frustrated?

SpoonDC2R
01-17-2014, 01:30 PM
:eek: Looks awesome man!

Orbie
01-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Blitz, any updates man? it's gone for over double the time they quoted you, I would be majorly pissed to lose use of a car I love for over a year now! Plus you're paying them huge cash on top! I can't wait to see this thing finished, it's going to be a monster!

msommers
01-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Yeah when its here I want a ride along.

blitz
05-22-2014, 01:08 PM
It's on the road. They're going to break it in and tune it down there.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/14223261116_0daad49bc2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nERVZW)Soon.... (https://flic.kr/p/nERVZW) by ryankarr (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

benyl
05-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Wow, you are a patient man. Hope they are giving you a discount. lol

R-Audi
05-22-2014, 01:32 PM
No kidding.

Although seeing their posts on AZ it makes you think they took payment and the car before they actually had one the the Stage 2 kits complete and tested out. (Which is ok if they prepare you for it)
I too would love a ride when its back.. my B7 S4 Avant has been losing my interest for some time now.. not that I would jump to this level, but would be interesting to see the potential.

mo_money2supe
05-22-2014, 01:36 PM
So JHM has now had your car for longer than you've had it in your hands. I don't know who in their right mind would still be interested in their car after all this time "away" from it. That said, I can't wait 'till you get this back just to get a ride-along!!!

KRyn
05-22-2014, 01:47 PM
:eek:
I can't wait to see the results of this build!

blitz
05-22-2014, 02:03 PM
I started to get a little frustrated a few months ago, but after expressing my concerns to JHM they put me at ease. I've been pretty busy in the meantime, conceived a child that's now 5 months old :rofl:

I need to get it back sometime in July as it needs a hail damage estimate and repair from my insurance before mid august to be in the 2 year coverage window.

The only real alternatives are still a CTS-V or E63, and neither appeal to me more. Not too big, manual transmission and AWD.

Oh, and the only thing that really sucks is how the US/CAN exchange rate has changed. At least my initial deposit was paid at 1:1.

KRyn
05-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by blitz


I need to get it back sometime in July as it needs a hail damage estimate and repair from my insurance before mid august to be in the 2 year coverage window.
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I wouldn't let your adjuster look under the hood, I can only imagine your premiums going up if it is still insurable! ;)


Originally posted by blitz
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Oh, and the only thing that really sucks is how the US/CAN exchange rate has changed. At least my initial deposit was paid at 1:1.

This sucks, but hind sight is 20/20. Hopefully you put down a large deposit!

blitz
05-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by KRyn


I wouldn't let your adjuster look under the hood, I can only imagine your premiums going up if it is still insurable! ;)

With my all in cost considered I will be disclosing everything and insuring for appraised value. Only thing that sucks more than waiting 18 months for your car is having it stolen, trashed and getting a 10k payout on it :nut:



Originally posted by KRyn

This sucks, but hind sight is 20/20. Hopefully you put down a large deposit!

Yup, delivered it with a cashiers check for a little over 50% of the cost. Then I opened up a $US dollar account so I could lock in the remainder if the exchange rate got better.....then promptly forgot about said account. :cry: