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nomotiv3
11-27-2006, 06:59 PM
If I were to move from a b6 avant into a b5 avant, with the same base hp but with 300 lbs of less weight should I expect the b5 to be significantly more responsive?

maxspeed
11-27-2006, 07:00 PM
the b5 is way sportier than the b6. nuff said

ExpLlclT
11-27-2006, 07:02 PM
i don't like B6's i like B5's and B7's agrresive loking thing no idea in power

anb957
11-27-2006, 07:16 PM
the 1.8T B6 is only slightly heavier than the B5 from what I can find. Where are you getting the 300 lbs number?

audiluver
11-27-2006, 07:30 PM
well, according to audiworld the b6 1.8T avant is like 3693 and the b5 avant 1.8T is 3382 or something like that. so i'd say that is 300 lbs.

VMRWheels
11-27-2006, 07:39 PM
well, having no experience driving either... I'd say that with everything else being equal, a lighter car will have better handling... other than that, why not play with the suspension?

nomotiv3
11-27-2006, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Wilson@VelocityMotoring
well, having no experience driving either... I'd say that with everything else being equal, a lighter car will have better handling... other than that, why not play with the suspension?

yep thats pretty much what i went with. weight reductions ftw


Originally posted by audiluverwell, according to audiworld the b6 1.8T avant is like 3693 and the b5 avant 1.8T is 3382 or something like that. so i'd say that is 300 lbs.

yep, source: audiworld

LateraLex
11-27-2006, 08:04 PM
2003 AWD 1.8T Avant: 3516lbs
2001 AWD 1.8T Avant: 3351lbs

So only 160lbs...

sean1.8t
11-27-2006, 08:04 PM
i know people that would give their left nut to loose 300lbs.

LateraLex
11-27-2006, 08:06 PM
My nuts weigh about 300lbs a piece. Sex is awkward.

bOOOOstedAudi
11-28-2006, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by sean1.8t
i know people that would give their left nut to loose 300lbs.
yeah I actually did give my left nut and only lost 285lbs

a4cefed
11-28-2006, 06:35 AM
300 lbs is a lot

onemoremile
11-28-2006, 08:26 AM
I spent a lot of time going back and forth between a B5 S4 and my B5 A4 1.8T. There is about 350 pounds difference between the two. The difference isn't that noticeable during steady state cornering (like an entrance ramp) but it is very obvious during transitional movements like slalom or quick lane changes.

LateraLex
11-28-2006, 08:28 AM
BTW the 160lb difference I got is from edmunds.com. The most reliable source I know of...

BeeFiveQuattro
11-28-2006, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by LateraLex
2003 AWD 1.8T Avant: 3516lbs
2001 AWD 1.8T Avant: 3351lbs

So only 160lbs...

It that auto to auto? (seems high for the B5).
-the B5 1.8t quattro manual limo is ~3150

There is another difference in regard to the B5 vs. B6 performance, which is the length of wheel-base (the B5 is almost 2" shorter IIRC)

LateraLex
11-28-2006, 10:54 AM
When I went through it I didn't get to manual vs. auto, so I'm not sure which one they are quoting.

werksmini
11-28-2006, 12:31 PM
how about avant weight vs. sedan?

nopistons
11-28-2006, 12:33 PM
ive never drove a b5 or b6 avant...but i have drove a b6 and b5 1.8t...the b6 just feels like more of a boat imo

CaSp3r9
11-28-2006, 04:55 PM
I have an idea...

Find 2 friends that weigh roughly 300 lbs. total (or 1 big friend) and take them for a ride on a twisty road in your car. Then drop your friend(s) off and drive the same twisty road once more. That will be (roughly) the weight difference you'll experience in going from a B6 avant to a B5 avant assuming that both cars are equal in all other aspects.