October 2013 Featured AZ'er: koolade9's 2007 RS 4
October 21, 2013 - Written by Stefan Johnetty, Photos by Stefan Johnetty
User Name: koolade9
Real Name: Blake Ferguson
Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Year of Vehicle: 2007
Model of Vehicle: RS 4 quattro
Engine of Vehicle: 4.2 V8 FSI
Color of Vehicle: Ibis White
As a car enthusiast, there are times when you come across a vehicle that really does it for you. One that seems to fit you to a tee. A car that has everything you didn't know you were looking for, but needed once you experienced it. That's what you'd call pure automotive bliss.
Our newest Featured AZ'er, Blake Ferguson (AKA: Koolade9), found exactly that for himself when he spontaneously test drove an RS 4 at his local dealer. He didn't end up purchasing that particular RS 4, but soon began the search for a very rare Ibis White example. Only 29 Ibis White RS 4's made it Stateside, which meant Blake had to get to work if he was to acquire this rare unicorn. After some searching he found what he was looking for, on the opposite side of the country!
Blake booked a one way ticket and flew East, into a terrible snow storm of all things. Quattro or not, the RS 4 was still equipped with summer tires, and Blake had a lot of driving ahead of him. Nevertheless, 3 days and 3,000 miles later, the RS 4 made it back to the West Coast accident free. What occurred next was the most epic car wash of it's life. Once the car was home Blake wasted no time with the modding. He took what he could off the B6 A4 he owned at the time, and put it onto the RS 4. Within a month the car had STaSIS Motorsport suspension, STaSIS/Alcon 355 Mono 4 brakes, a ported and polished intake manifold, an APR tune (later replaced with JHM), plus some aesthetic goodies such as the Vorsteiner carbon fiber hood and ADV.1 wheels... More
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