Got my car back today with the full stage 3 treatment. I'm really happy! Only running on 5lbs of boost right now(Jan 10). I'm going to start linking to this thread as my sig. I'll update with descriptions, pics and vids as I go. I went crazy and did 14" Alcons in the front, S4s in the rear, and a 30psi boost gauge from IMP concepts too. Big thanks to the guys at Exalt for getting her done! It was...fun.
2002 A6 2.7T 6MT Stage III
AWE K04 Kit w/fueling
Exalt 3" DPs
KW Variant 2
034 Engine & Tranny Mounts
RS4 Clutch & AWE LWFW
Stasis Alcon 14" in the front
S4s in the back
18x8 BBS RE
30 psi boost gauge with peak hold by IMP Concepts
At the track, here's a sound clip as I go by at 120mph.
Her evolution - added 1/28/10
I got her with just under 60K on the clock. Only one previous owner. I added the tint. Otherwise, this is how she looked when I got her:
A few weeks later....it started. GIAC 91 file, DVs, OEM RS6 spoiler, KW Variant 2 COs, H-Sways and RS4 Reps:
That's the way she stayed for about 6 months. But, Stage I wasn't enough. Did a full exhaust and Stoptech Stage 2 brakes next:
She sounded like this from inside the cabin.
She sounded like this from outside.
Other than replacing the RS4 reps with BBS REs a few months later, she stayed like this for the next 10 months.
I had a BLAST taking her on track with NASA.
Then, on my way to Buttonwillow for another round of fun in October, my clutch went out. Decided to go full stage III at that point.
Need to work on the pics and vids of the latest setup.
Here's some pics of the brakes. [Added 2/16/10]
FULL SIDE SHOT
Pic and video of the IMP Boost Gauge [Added 2/21/10]
In the pic, you can see the LEDs are split into three groups. Green shows boost from 0 - 10. Yellow from 12 - 20. Red 22 to 30.
In the video, I am just demonstrating the peak hold feature. I'm at 15lbs of boost right now. When I crank it up, I'll try to make a new video that shows the gauge going up thru the range....not all the way to 30lbs tho.
Click for vid.
Video from NASA SoCal event at AAA Speedway [Added 10/26/10 - taken way back on 3/14/2010]