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MonSoonHell
03-17-2012, 02:13 AM
UPDATE: New Daily Driver for wifey..another Audi...on page 6

Update: New Daily Driver purchased and career comes to an end..on page 6

Previous Update: Retirement Vehicle purchased..on page 6





Hey everyone. My name is Bill and I recently picked up my 2012 Monsoon Gray, Prestige, Titanium Package S4. It has the manual transmission.

It also has the Silk Nappa Leather - Black/Spectral Silver Interior, Adaptive Cruise Control w/braking guard and Sports Differential.

The purchase story is interesting...The dealership called both my brother and I on Wednesday (Feb. 29) and stated they had to move four vehicles by midnight to make their quota. I ended up purchasing the above and my brother purchased a 2012 Black S5 (auto), which he picked up his car on Saturday.

February was an interesting month for my household. On February 18, I had purchased a 2012 A7, Prestige for my fiancee'.

BUTTT...before the pictures begin..hold off on your Tint the Window comments, it was part of the purchase package, but I wanted the car before my vacation began (1st week of March), so I took it before they tinted my windows. I am scheduled later today to get my windows tinted.

I would like to introduce to you, MonSoonHell....and our A7 ((haven't yet named the A7)..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/IMAG0009.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/IMAG0016.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/IMAG0017.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/IMAG0023.jpg

MonSoonHell
03-17-2012, 02:17 AM
Here is wifey's Audi A7, Prestige Edition, Dakota Gray with Black Interior.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiA7_2012/P2200394.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiA7_2012/P2200399.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiA7_2012/P2200400.jpg


We walked in the dealership and purchased her right off the show room floor. Practically one look from my fiancee' and she was in love.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiA7_2012/untitled2.jpg

AudiAdi
03-17-2012, 04:14 AM
Wow! Beautiful cars. Welcome, and thanks for sharing. [up]

Now you have TWO 3.0T engines in the stable... I am jealous!

Stereodude
03-17-2012, 06:01 AM
Now you have TWO 3.0T engines in the stable... I am jealous!Now he can double his TD1 pleasure and fun. [:p]

Nice cars BTW! I am a fan of Monsoon Gray! [cool]

NeedQuattro
03-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Great cars! and that A7 is beautiful.

I also just picked up a monsoon S4, loving the black grill and window outlines. Is that part of the titanium package or did you use plastidip?

Beast
03-17-2012, 09:48 AM
very nice. tell your bro with the S5 to join us in the A5/S5 section :D

tsaktuo
03-17-2012, 09:52 AM
Both gorgeous cars! Enjoy!

BigFred
03-17-2012, 09:53 AM
I'm sure there are others out there, but that S4 color combo and titanium package would seem to make it rare. Hope they gave you a bulk discount!

youS4
03-17-2012, 10:10 AM
The purchase story is interesting...The dealership called both my brother and I on Wednesday (Feb. 29) and stated they had to move four vehicles by midnight to make their quota. I ended up purchasing the above and my brother purchased a 2012 Black S5 (auto), which he will pick up his car today (saturday).

I have some things that you would be interested in purchasing...and, you know...to also help me fill my March quota [:D]

audinepa
03-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Great cars! and that A7 is beautiful.

I also just picked up a monsoon S4, loving the black grill and window outlines. Is that part of the titanium package or did you use plastidip?

Yes that is part of the titanium package.

Audi of America:

Titanium PackageAdding to the already remarkable look of your vehicle, this package includes 19" 5-arm-Rotor-design Titanium-finish alloy wheels with superior handling 255/35 summer performance tires. Black optic exterior trim elements include a distinctive gloss-black grille surround and marble-black window surrounds. A platinum gray rear diffuser accents the rear end while exterior mirrors are painted to match the vehicle’s body color. Inside, the brushed aluminum decorative inlays extend across the center console, doors and dashboard, and when matched with the unique black cloth headliner, add a sleek look to the vehicle.
3.0T Prestige
3.0T Prestige
Option H

FatalBert
03-17-2012, 11:47 AM
Congrats! Very nice choices..
How is driving stick with that water bottle in the way? [:p]

MonSoonHell
03-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Great cars! and that A7 is beautiful. I also just picked up a monsoon S4, loving the black grill and window outlines. Is that part of the titanium package or did you use plastidip?

audinepa answered your question flawlessly...LOL!

MonSoonHell
03-17-2012, 10:39 PM
very nice. tell your bro with the S5 to join us in the A5/S5 section :D

Not a problem..he travels more than I do, so his postings would probably be rare...

MonSoonHell
03-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Congrats! Very nice choices..How is driving stick with that water bottle in the way? [:p]

Actually..even when I am banging gears it isn't that bad. Hmmmm, now that explains why I have what looks like white skid marks on the bottom of my forearm.

And thank you all for the kind words.

Rodmar
03-17-2012, 10:46 PM
lol must make good money..jelly

Kandiru
03-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Love the color (same and also interior), nice choice of options.

The A7 in person is even more stunning, i kept slobering over one parked in front
of a Panera and paid little attention to some elderly guy with a cane staring from the
sidewalk until 5 minutes later he came over and opened the car to let me have a look.
82 years of age, i had respect for the man for such progressive automotive taste. The
LEDs in dark make it look like an UFO.

Pgr1990
03-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Love the color (same and also interior), nice choice of options.

The A7 in person is even more stunning, i kept slobering over one parked in front
of a Panera and paid little attention to some elderly guy with a cane staring from the
sidewalk until 5 minutes later he came over and opened the car to let me have a look.
82 years of age, i had respect for the man for such progressive automotive taste. The
LEDs in dark make it look like an UFO.

If I saw you slobbering on my car I would come out and mace you straight in the eyes.

catch
03-18-2012, 04:13 PM
saw your post on l4p.com as well. Great pickups!

MonSoonHell
03-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Windows tinted...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Tinted%20Windows/IMAG0026.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Tinted%20Windows/IMAG0030.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Tinted%20Windows/IMAG0032.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Tinted%20Windows/IMAG0027.jpg

Hmmm...now what comes next...??

PaperishPlastic
03-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Now you should supercharge it.

dracolnyte
03-25-2012, 12:24 AM
wow what a baller, dealer asks you and your bro to buy 4 cars, you go and buy 3

Norm_S4
03-25-2012, 08:21 AM
wow what a baller, dealer asks you and your bro to buy 4 cars, you go and buy 3

Yeah... What are friends for.

OP, nice cars and welcome to the AZiners.

MonSoonHell
03-25-2012, 11:07 PM
My brother was available for me to take pictures of his new ride...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0035.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0037.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0034.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0038.jpg

2011_S4
03-26-2012, 07:43 AM
Wow, congrats on both new rides, they look great.

MonSoonHell
03-28-2012, 05:19 PM
After putting 1000 miles on my S4, I need to ask the following:

Are you S4 owners having trouble getting in and out of your vehicles?
I am not that tall and have to put the steering wheel in the highest position to include pushing it towards the dash and THEN set the chair back almost to where the left bolster clears the door?

Another question would be are you comfortable in the seat?
I have yet to find a comfortable position. I have the memory 1 button set, then I play with the chair before driving off.

I love everything else this car offer, but damn. Just curious about other owners. Keep in mind I have a manual...and do those with the automatics have this problem?

Thanks

MNS4
03-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Ever race your neighbor with the SRT8 Jeep? :-)

MonSoonHell
03-31-2012, 12:58 PM
Also, what I am finding out after comparing my brother's S5 to the S4, is that we do not have the option of the Headlight Washer Spray.

I laughed when my brother showed me the feature, cause it sprayed more than just the headlight. I actually had to dodge out of the way, as I was standing near the driver's side front tire. My brother did not know he had it, until he was driving at night and hit the button to clean the windshield and noticed that fluid was coming up from the front of his bumper.

Gimmicky...perhaps! Curious what your thoughts are on this?

MonSoonHell
04-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Alright...I felt like keeping this thread alive. I received my tax money and am looking to upgrade. I just flipped 1900 miles. I visited an Audi Dealer that installs STaSIS, APR and AWE products on Long Island. I am conversing with the Manager of the Service Department and he is really cool. I am torn between the warranty issue with STaSIS and APR. I want the best bang for the buck. I like the STaSIS Touring Package...and was going to upgrade my brakes with Adam Rotors (slots w/ceramic pads). However, the Manager is stating nothing but good things about the APR Pulley Upgrade with Tune.

I also want wider rims to give the same stance as the STaSIS 20x9 rims gives in this video on YouTube...scroll forward to 2:05:

click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbkVXZRVUqk)



Would like to hear from members that have the APR mods/tune and also those with STaSIS...

MonSoonHell
07-03-2012, 08:09 PM
Well, I worked it out with STaSIS and Anchor Audi for the modding to begin. After talking with Anchor Audi regarding the TD1 and warranty issue, I am getting the STaSIS Challenge Exhaust kit and the Suspension components from the Touring Package installed this week. I am not rushing into any headaches with tuning the ECU and running into warranty issues. I am surrendering MonsoonHell this Thursday and will hopefully get her back by Friday. Will definitely take pictures and make videos.

Bill

oc cc
07-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Damn you 1%ers!!!! Lol Jk but seriously you must be ballin to have cars like that. Hope I get that successful one day (in the distant future lol)

MonSoonHell
07-07-2012, 04:21 PM
Alright...just got back from the dealer with the STaSIS Challenge Package Exhaust and Touring Package Suspension (springs and larger rear sway bar). Definitely lower than I had thought, but I like it. Not sure about the handling as of yet, but the exhaust is definitely deeper and louder (not obnoxious). Here are the pictures. Will video the exhaust soon.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/P7070012.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/P7070009.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/P7070010.jpg

Saving the best view for last...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/P7070011.jpg


And yes, I know...I know... I plan on getting spacers. Too far in for my taste. Plus, I plan on using the current rims for my winter setup. I am still open to which rims I want...but they have to be 20x9s all around.

MrFunk
07-07-2012, 04:26 PM
HOLLY those pipes extend WAY too far out...

love the adaptive cruise - wish I had that!

MonSoonHell
07-07-2012, 04:31 PM
I thought so too, but I believe they are suppose to stick out like that. If they were in further you wouldn't be able to read "STaSIS" on top of them. I will take pictures of that too when I do the video. Only wish I could use Adaptive Cruise in NY...LOL!

Sacker00
07-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Beautiful duo. Very nice!!!

MonSoonHell
07-08-2012, 04:55 PM
HOLLY those pipes extend WAY too far out... love the adaptive cruise - wish I had that!

I found pictures of the actual STaSIS vehicle and their exhaust is installed in the same manner. Apparently STaSIS wanted to provide a large stainless tip as opposed to the little ones that Audi's come with. Personally, I find the stock exhaust tips are too small for the car.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/IMG_0245.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/IMG_0220.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/STaSIS/IMG_0248.jpg

AwdPwns
07-28-2012, 01:08 AM
whered you get your tints done? and what percent is it? Im also on longisland and looking for a reputable shop to get it done.

AKPS4
07-28-2012, 10:06 AM
Check out top edge tinting. Www.topedgetinting.com very professional guys and did a great job on my S4. Good price too.

MonSoonHell
11-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Just to keep my thread alive. I have a slight dilemma. I purchased the INJEN intake, as I couldn't wait any longer for RocEuro to come back with their Group Buy and Red Filter. And just as I purchased the INJEN, wouldn't you know it, RocEuro did exactly what i had wished for. So now I have both in my garage.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Cold%20Air%20Intakes/IMAG0196.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Cold%20Air%20Intakes/IMAG0199.jpg


Hmmm...do I go with the polished pipe of the INJEN intake to bring some necessary bling under the hood, or go with the RocEuro?

The shop I go to with the AWD dyno got 5 feet of water from Hurricane Sandy, as I wanted to see the differences between the two. So the dyno'ing will have to wait until they get back on their feet. Until that time, just curious which one would you install?

By the way, which ever one I do not go with, will be for sale....

Thanks,
BMN

Screwly
11-17-2012, 11:19 AM
Just to keep my thread alive. I have a slight dilemma. I purchased the INJEN intake, as I couldn't wait any longer for RocEuro to come back with their Group Buy and Red Filter. And just as I purchased the INJEN, wouldn't you know it, RocEuro did exactly what i had wished for. So now I have both in my garage.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Cold%20Air%20Intakes/IMAG0196.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Cold%20Air%20Intakes/IMAG0199.jpg


Hmmm...do I go with the polished pipe of the INJEN intake to bring some necessary bling under the hood, or go with the RocEuro?

The shop I go to with the AWD dyno got 5 feet of water from Hurricane Sandy, as I wanted to see the differences between the two. So the dyno'ing will have to wait until they get back on their feet. Until that time, just curious which one would you install?

By the way, which ever one I do not go with, will be for sale....

Thanks,
BMN

You should make a video of both and do a sound comparison. I just installed the roc-euro and I love it

AKPS4
11-17-2012, 11:46 AM
go with the black tube. i think the chrome looks too cheesy for these cars. honda.. ok but not our S4's. just my opinion.

B8 S FOR
11-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Your Exhaust Tips. . . . . I have the Stasis Full DSG Exhaust on mine and had the tech tuck em in! Not sure exactly what he did but made it work. You can barely read "STASIS" on mine. Those are too far out for my taste. I would have those tucked in.

MonSoonHell
11-17-2012, 08:48 PM
Ok...just got back from my house that flooded during Hurricane Sandy. I installed the RocEuro intake. Took all of 20 minutes. Sounds awesome. I may attempt to do a comparo video since I have both intakes. Will take photos tomorrow. Hate the fact it gets dark early now.

well_armed
11-17-2012, 09:01 PM
I would agree, I have seen others with this exhaust and they are much more tucked (including the stasis photo you linked)

MonSoonHell
12-23-2012, 05:24 PM
Well, I installed my RS4 grill. After looking at it, I think I am going to install a tow hook license plate holder and install my euro plate I had made. It looks a little busy in the middle. AND, sorry for the crappy pictures. Will take better ones after the holidays.

Before:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/RS4%20Grill/IMG_0232.jpg


After:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/RS4%20Grill/IMG_0237.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/RS4%20Grill/IMG_0239.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/RS4%20Grill/IMG_0241.jpg

GeoJoe
12-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Sharp upgrade!

Jayson
12-24-2012, 08:57 AM
Whats that thing on your passenger side fog grille?

thedollardoctor
12-24-2012, 09:03 AM
Whats that thing on your passenger side fog grille?


Looks like a missle launcher?!

Stereodude
12-25-2012, 08:10 PM
Whats that thing on your passenger side fog grille?That's for the adaptive cruise control.

MonSoonHell
12-28-2012, 08:53 AM
That's for the adaptive cruise control.


I joke with people, saying it is a prototype where the car drives itself...LOL.

I mean in reality, it does with braking and accelerating and is hard to get used too. I have only used it three times. What is really nerve racking is that you shift the car normally while in cruise control. Just no stepping on the gas..

SteveYem
12-28-2012, 09:02 AM
RS4 grille looks great! Matches your door trim nicely.

MonSoonHell
03-01-2013, 10:30 PM
I know there is a group buy on the Alu Kruez, however, after looking at the savings on the actual product and paying $30 dollars for shipping, the savings for the month long wait wasn't worth it, IMO. So I made the purchase and it arrived today...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Alu%20Kruez/IMAG0051.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Alu%20Kruez/IMAG0046.jpg


Even comes with gloves....


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Alu%20Kruez/IMAG0059.jpg


Will post pictures of the install.

MonSoonHell
03-10-2013, 12:43 AM
As promised the install pics...here is both the stock stabilizer bar and the Alu Kruez:


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Alu%20Kruez/IMG_6302.jpg

Installed on MonSoonHell:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Alu%20Kruez/IMG_6314.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Alu%20Kruez/IMG_6312.jpg


Haven't driven her to give a review as of yet. Later today (Sunday) is a different story...will provide my review later.

Butch
03-10-2013, 04:57 AM
Awesome... have you noticed a difference?

MonSoonHell
03-10-2013, 07:04 AM
have a car meet later today (sunday). Will definitely test her and provide feedback.

AKPS4
03-10-2013, 11:02 AM
looks familiar...

Going to love it going around some corners. What meet is going on today? Too bad im working and cant enjoy the weather anyways

MonSoonHell
03-10-2013, 09:07 PM
looks familiar... Going to love it going around some corners. What meet is going on today? Too bad im working and cant enjoy the weather anyways

There was a meet at 2pm at Captree with the crew from RAD. The usual car get together occurred this morning and actually was still occurring when we showed up. Wifee and I showed up late at 3pm. We only stayed for an hour. We went to our other house in Babylon Village and had dinner with my mom.

As far as the review of the Alu Kruez....

Well, as I mentioned Wifee was with me, so I couldn't drive as spirited as I wanted too. But nonetheless, we did take a couple of exits faster than normal. The difference is definitely noticeable. From stock, in Dynamic mode, the S4 rides on rails...or makes your butt believe it is on rails. When taking a corner stock, it holds however, it feels "spongee"...I mean you know the S4 is holding the line, but it is like the tires are going balls out gripping. With the Alu Kruez, it feels as if the tires are screaming, "Give me more"...the "spongee" feel is replaced with confidence. Bottomline, stock feels like the tires work hard when driving spirited....with the Alu Kruez, it feels like the car works harder...giving the tires even more capabilities for even more spirited driving.

For those that are thinking about the Alu Kruez, it is a no brainer. With this mod, the Dynamic mode should be changed with a word moving it upwards to the next alphabet, such as " Explosive ". Thanks Euro Code...great product. Worth the price advertised and a steal at a price in a Group Buy.

well_armed
03-10-2013, 09:16 PM
The Alu Kruez makes a significant difference in giving the feedback to the car. The best way to describe it is that when doing small inputs off dead center, before the feel was numb and completely void from any hydraulic feedback that you are used to sensing. NOW, it is much tighter and natural feeling. I can see how the guys at eCode say the AK makes a larger difference in B8.5's with the electronic steering module.

sf_loft
03-10-2013, 09:19 PM
Congrats on the 3 cars. That dealership must love you and your family. The STaSIS pipes are supposed to stick out like that. They are rather big and look very aftermarket. Hope they don't drone. I had to return mines because with the s-tronic, they blew my ears out at highway cruising RPMs.

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 03:09 AM
For those wanting to hear the STaSIS Challenge Exhaust...here is a link to my YOUTUBE video. A minute of in-car video of me driving to work. From a stand still at a light, to merging into traffic.


click here (http://youtu.be/zAakHhYflB0)

Nightauditor
03-21-2013, 03:44 AM
Hey congrats on the cars!! And another manual!

I have to say that the A7 is the ugliest Audi build since the A2 for me. I just can´t get around that rear end.

Still a great car though.

Have fun with them!

Semmes12
03-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Two beautiful cars! I love the Ti Package on the S4 and the interior is so hot. Congrats!

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 05:41 PM
Hey congrats on the cars!! And another manual! I have to say that the A7 is the ugliest Audi build since the A2 for me. I just can´t get around that rear end. Still a great car though. Have fun with them!

I actually had to see the A7 in person after seeing the pictures. Prior to seeing the A7 in person, I had the same feelings as you. However, when I entered the showroom floor and saw the actual A7 that I later purchased, I was impressed. The real issue was to sell the A7 to wifee. After she test drove another A7, she was hooked.

Wifee barely drives the A7, only 7600 miles on her, since last February. And with my STaSIS and other aftermarket mods, MonSoonHell is a blast to drive. Thanks for the Congrats!

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 05:43 PM
Two beautiful cars! I love the Ti Package on the S4 and the interior is so hot. Congrats!

Why, THank you!

Patrick Bateman
03-21-2013, 05:59 PM
MH... So, is your S4 still for sale?

PB.

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 06:15 PM
MH... So, is your S4 still for sale?

PB.

PB - I am looking at the 2013 S5. But I have on order custom 3 piece rims that have yet to come. Depending on the wow factor of their install may deter my feelings on selling her. Now that I installed the Alu Kruez, the price is higher than the $51k I had mentioned before. I say this because MonSoonHell has definitely transformed into a league higher than any standard S4. I do not know what else that can be added, besides my plan on purchasing the Porsche Cayenne BBK and the rims mentioned above.

So what is a fair selling price on such a vehicle?

Patrick Bateman
03-21-2013, 06:44 PM
MH... you know we feel your price was good before. And im sure you would agree doing some parting out would be the way to go for you...esp if trading it in to a dealer.
its a turn key car from an adult driver with tastfully done mods for sure.
Yea, i too was a bit tempted by the "Porker" too... (S5)...but didnt care for the blind spots and only 2 doors.
Back to Monsoon Hell... part out and trade it in?

PB.

edit: What wheels and offsets/tires did you go for...Since im also Monsoon...curious.

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 07:22 PM
I have parted out prior vehicles before, and in doing do, you still lose out as you never recoup the price of the labor install of all the mods, nor the price of the mods itself. I received my tax returns which plays a more favorable factor in the event I do purchase the S5. If the monthly payment will be around $800 for the S5, I may be able to keep MonSoonHell until I sell her (for the right price).

My brother has put the bug in my head to purchase a R8 instead, in that with the two car payments of the S4 and S5, it could be cheaper with the R8 payment. He has a point...so my boy at the stealership, has to work his magic, like he did for the A7 and MonSoonHell.

Decisions decisions...

But for now, I am not focusing on the selling or trading in of any vehicles. I just confirmed with my Insurance company that the check was finalized to rebuild my house which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Let me just say that I am very pleased in the amount I will be recieving, which will be this week. Plus, the fact that I am working 1400 - 2200 hours this week makes it hard for me to handle any personal issues, but come next week...who knows what will be decided or happen.

lapisia
03-21-2013, 07:55 PM
Wow nice car, what % are those tints if you don't mind me asking MonsoonHell?

Patrick Bateman
03-21-2013, 08:19 PM
MH... I really didnt bother to look as it appears you are not heavily modified, just very heavily equipped mostly stock prestige car there.
So yea, makes sense to just sell as is. the mods dont make any difference on price at the dealer though.
ill ask again... What wheels did you order Monsoon Hell?

PB.

jlaudio
03-21-2013, 08:33 PM
I love the name you have for your car haha

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 10:39 PM
MH... I really didnt bother to look as it appears you are not heavily modified, just very heavily equipped mostly stock prestige car there. So yea, makes sense to just sell as is. the mods dont make any difference on price at the dealer though.
ill ask again... What wheels did you order Monsoon Hell? PB.

I really cannot answer that now. The company I am dealing with does not have a S4 modeling their rims.....soooo, I have the rims at cost, plus my car will be on his website and catalog (stay tuned). The owner loves my car (exterior and interior). It is a staggered set up, however, the rims are the same size all around. I can tell you that I am going with 19s.

MonSoonHell
03-21-2013, 10:46 PM
Wow nice car, what % are those tints if you don't mind me asking MonsoonHell?

I have 35% all around...

AKPS4
03-22-2013, 04:56 AM
If I were in your shoes and could afford an R8. On it in a second lol... And get a daily commuter for cheap. I hate all these decisions. I'm going crazy myself trying to figure out ways to sell all my toys and get into a Porsche GT3. It's a never ending cycle and the wife is going crazy lol.

sa_seahawker
03-22-2013, 05:29 AM
So did Audi give you any freebies for dropping close to $160k in less than a month on them?!

MonSoonHell
03-22-2013, 01:47 PM
So did Audi give you any freebies for dropping close to $160k in less than a month on them?!

The only freebies would be from the Audi Collection, such as an Audi S4 hat, Audi Thermos and an Audi Lighter (I actually purchased one and they gave me another one). The most important freebie to me, is the service I receive at the dealership. I hear the nightmare stories and hope that I never run into them.

I have three Audi dealerships I am friendly with. My brother and I purchased our cars at Atlantic Audi. I purchased and had installed the STaSIS mods at Anchor Audi and have been bringing both MonSoonHell and wifee's A7 to them for service. My salesman/friend left Atlantic Audi and now works for Biener Audi.

I plan on bringing the A7 to Biener Audi from now on and MonSoonHell will remain with Anchor Audi.

Yes a lot of money, but then again, a lot of car!

RohrC
03-22-2013, 02:24 PM
Windows tinted...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Tinted%20Windows/IMAG0026.jpg

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the gray and those wheels! [drool]

MonSoonHell
06-28-2013, 10:06 PM
Ok...more updates to my family's Audi life. After 14 months of my brother owning his 2012 Audi S5...seen below:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0033.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0033.jpg.html)


He traded the 2012 and purchased this...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/8039d740-e3b0-4092-b5fe-81823a36259f.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/S5/8039d740-e3b0-4092-b5fe-81823a36259f.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0238.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/S5/IMAG0238.jpg.html)

If interested, it is an automatic, Prestige edition.

Coderedpl
06-30-2013, 09:45 PM
Creepin'
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/01/5yjury4y.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/01/9ypubutu.jpg


A little late but better than never

MonSoonHell
07-19-2013, 08:52 PM
Thanks Coderadpl for the pics. As big as that show was, I didn't see another B8 S4 there.

MonSoonHell
07-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Ok everyone...another mod for MonSoonHell.

Without going into too many details, these are 19 x 10 rims all around. 275/35/19s Continental Extreme Contacts (DW). Color: Hyperblack (black chrome). Anyone care to guess who the manufacturer of the rims? And/or perhaps the model number? I will provide the offset number and answers to the questions shortly.

When I ordered the rims, the company installed a different model rim, same size, on a 2011 S4. They fit fine, however, they used 255s on those rims. My shop and the manufacturer of the rims discussed tire sizes and 275s were chosen.

The installation is not complete. Two issues remain. 1) the fenders are getting rolled and possibly flared out tomorrow morning. 2) The center caps were suppose to have a rubber washer/grommet to secure it on, however, the company did not send them. I went to S & K Speedshop and they provided me a set, however, I will let my shop install them.

Both issues should be completed tomorrow and I can attend Waterfest on Sunday.

Sorry for the crappy pictures. Will have better ones tomorrow.

I have a question to ask everyone about the rims... Do you like the rims as is OR should the lip of the rims be polished?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0251.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0251.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0252.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0252.jpg.html)


This next picture will show the difference of width between the stock wheels (right) and the new wheels (left):

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0268.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0268.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0351.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0351.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0348.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0348.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0344.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0344.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0286.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/HyperBlack/IMAG0286.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
07-27-2013, 07:48 PM
Another mod installed... Pretty incredible story how I came about this mod. I was at Waterfest 19 in the car show portion. My car was judged. Shortly afterwards a guy and I will assume it was his son approached MonSoonHell and asked if it was mine. After introducing himself (Tim), he asked if I ever heard of P3Cars. I answered negative and he provided flyers of their products. I immediately recognized the vent gauge as they are advertised on Ebay.

Tim was actually one of the founders of P3Cars and said that his company was judging vehicles independently from Waterfest. Tim goes on to say that I won " Best of Show" in the B8 S4 category and instead of a trophy he proceeds to give me a white box which contains what you see in the pics...

The install was a breeze. Took less than 20 minutes.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/P3Cars/IMAG0356.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/P3Cars/IMAG0356.jpg.html)

Boost/Vaccuum gauge:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/P3Cars/IMAG0357.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/P3Cars/IMAG0357.jpg.html)

Temp gauge:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/P3Cars/IMAG0358.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/P3Cars/IMAG0358.jpg.html)

With a push of a button, there are additional options such as Intake Air Temp, Exhaust Gas Temp, Throttle Plate, Speed, RPM with Shift-light, Battery voltage, 0-60 times. You can recall the peak value from any mode, or record and playback 15 seconds of data from the current mode. Temperature peaks recorded in the background.

To find out more about this gauge, Click here (http://www.p3cars.com/audi-a4-s4-a5-s5-rs4/audi-b8-vent-integrated-digital-interface/http://)

MonSoonHell
09-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Ok...do you see something different with my rims......by the way, these are CCW SP20 rims.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0371.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0371.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0375.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0375.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0377.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0377.jpg.html)

Sorry for the crappy pictures...will take better ones. Having custom center caps made...standby.

MonSoonHell
09-14-2013, 01:40 AM
Just a rolling pic:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/Rolling01.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/Rolling01.jpg.html)

A4TQS
09-14-2013, 01:57 AM
Nice cars. [up]

MonSoonHell
09-14-2013, 02:04 AM
Nice cars. [up]


Thanks for the kudos. I just received the GMP Spacers for wifey's A7. Will have photos posted after the install.

ASDBS
09-14-2013, 08:19 PM
beautiful color [:D]

xuandatou
09-14-2013, 08:41 PM
HOLLY those pipes extend WAY too far out...

love the adaptive cruise - wish I had that!

+1

MonSoonHell
10-16-2013, 09:08 PM
Some more pictures after a wash..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0506.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0506.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0500.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0500.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0498.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0498.jpg.html)

focusaudi
10-17-2013, 10:10 AM
the white makes them look like cop wheels. i can't get on board w/ your license plate placement.. man that sticks out like a sore thumb.. rest of the car looks great!

MonSoonHell
10-17-2013, 03:22 PM
the white makes them look like cop wheels. i can't get on board w/ your license plate placement.. man that sticks out like a sore thumb.. rest of the car looks great!

Hmmmm....never thought CCW Rims could be cop wheels... but then again I am a Supervisory Federal Agent...go figure! Besides, I am using an Android phone as the camera, the white is actually a polished lip. And welcome to the world of New York regarding the front plate.

MonSoonHell
11-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Genuine Aluminum Audi S4 Pedals upgrade. Sorry for the Weather Tech Floor Mat being in the way of the Dead Pedal. I will take additional pictures without the floor mat in the way later.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0560.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0560.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0562.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0562.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
12-15-2013, 01:55 AM
Yet more additions to MonSoonHell...

I was using my stock rims for my winter setup, however, after flaring out the fenders to fit my new rims (19x10s), the stockers weren't going to work. SOOOOOO....I got an awesome deal on rims from my shop (Real Auto Dynamics) and well, the rest is history... The details... Privat AKZENTs 19x9.5 with a 38 offset have my Blizzaks on them. I am not a fan of the stretch look, but these are only on for a short period (I hope...LOL).

Here is a shot of the stretch, plus MonSoonHell in the background:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0610.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0610.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0605.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0605.jpg.html)

Installed:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0625.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0625.jpg.html)

Picture with "older" new rims in the foreground:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0628.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0628.jpg.html)

Flush with the fenders' pictures:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0631.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0631.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0630.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0630.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
12-15-2013, 02:02 AM
And prior to the winter rims/tires being installed. I finally got MonSoonHell dyno'ed. Four Pulls on a Mustang Dyno. I have the STaSIS/Revo (v.2) tune. See signature for other mods. Temperature was 58* in the shop. Every pull gave a higher number...imagine if I did 10 pulls...LOL!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/IMAG0598.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/IMAG0598.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/Power_Pull.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/Power_Pull.jpg.html)

A4TQS
12-15-2013, 03:25 AM
Nice [up]

MonSoonHell
01-15-2014, 05:06 PM
I would get a chuckle when seeing people on the side of the road either putting their spare tire on or waiting for AAA or the like, after hitting a pothole. Well, now I can join the ranks... After enjoying my new winter setup rims for a couple of months...this is what the passenger front rim looks like after hitting a pothole at 60 mph while going around a sharp exit from one parkway to another on Long Island. Specifically, the merge from the Wantagh Parkway to the Northern State Parkway.

From this....

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0625.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0625.jpg.html)

this...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0637.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0637.jpg.html)

back to this...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0370.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG0370.jpg.html)


All because of this...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0640.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0640.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0638.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0638.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0639.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Privat/IMAG0639.jpg.html)

New York Roads = 1, MonSoonHell = 0

SteveYem
01-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Wow, quite a bend. Are those barrels cast or forged? Hard to imagine a cast wheel bending like that without cracking.

MonSoonHell
01-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Wow, quite a bend. Are those barrels cast or forged? Hard to imagine a cast wheel bending like that without cracking.

They are actually cast...and yes I am extremely lucky in how it turned out. I am going to play lotto if they can be repaired. I should hear something tomorrow about the repair.

psmitty95
01-15-2014, 09:32 PM
And prior to the winter rims/tires being installed. I finally got MonSoonHell dyno'ed. Four Pulls on a Mustang Dyno. I have the STaSIS/Revo (v.2) tune. See signature for other mods. Temperature was 58* in the shop. Every pull gave a higher number...imagine if I did 10 pulls...LOL!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/IMAG0598.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/IMAG0598.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/Power_Pull.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/DYNO/Power_Pull.jpg.html)

Nice results! I dynoed on that same dyno over summer. Sorry if I missed it but what are the performance mods and tune setup?

axnyc
01-18-2014, 04:30 PM
One of the most beautiful S4 i have ever seen!!

I know some people don't like the liscence plate placement, but i think it makes the car look more aggressive!

MonSoonHell
01-18-2014, 06:47 PM
One of the most beautiful S4 i have ever seen!! I know some people don't like the liscence plate placement, but i think it makes the car look more aggressive!

Thanks for the props. Definitely a money pit...LOL! I love the European plate, just wish I did not have to have the front NY Plate. It does look cleaner without the plate.

MonSoonHell
01-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Just a follow up on the repair of the rim...

It is a no go on repairs. The rim is bent from the hub to the damage on the lip, making the repair more than the price of the rim. Another rim has been ordered..so stay tuned...

AUDI A5
01-19-2014, 04:42 PM
I would get a chuckle when seeing people on the side of the road either putting their spare tire on or waiting for AAA or the like, after hitting a pothole. Well, now I can join the ranks... After enjoying my new winter setup rims for a couple of months...this is what the passenger front rim looks like after hitting a pothole at 60 mph while going around a sharp exit from one parkway to another on Long Island. Specifically, the merge from the Wantagh Parkway to the Northern State Parkway.

New York Roads = 1, MonSoonHell = 0

Pot holes are really bad this year! More like empty kiddie pools in the middle of the roads. Absolutely horrible this year in the NE.

axnyc
01-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Hey Bill, thanks again for hooking me up with VAGCOM today!! If i can help you with anything, just let me know!

MonSoonHell
01-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Hey Bill, thanks again for hooking me up with VAGCOM today!! If i can help you with anything, just let me know!

Not a problem. Did you try to watch a movie while driving? I forgot to test it for you. Glad everything else worked out. Just remember me in your will....LOL

ZChicagoS4
01-19-2014, 07:39 PM
What did you do with your factory rims?

xcnovanrunner
01-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Genuine Aluminum Audi S4 Pedals upgrade. Sorry for the Weather Tech Floor Mat being in the way of the Dead Pedal. I will take additional pictures without the floor mat in the way later.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0560.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0560.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0562.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Pedals/IMAG0562.jpg.html)




hey what pedal kit is this? I've been looking at kits for my car for a little while now.





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MonSoonHell
01-19-2014, 11:57 PM
hey what pedal kit is this? I've been looking at kits for my car for a little while now. Sent from my Nokia using Tapatalk

They are genuine Audi aluminum pedals. There was a group buy. Do a search and ask the OP if he will have another one. If you cannot find the thread, let me know and I will search for it.

MonSoonHell
01-20-2014, 12:06 AM
What did you do with your factory rims?


Currently, we are waiting for HRE spacers (25mm spacers for the rear and 20mm spacers for the front) to install my stock rims on my brother's 2013 S5, making the rims pretty much even with the fenders. If he doesn't like the look after the install, my stock rims MAY be up for sale. However, I have no problems with them sitting in the loft in my garage, along with my winter rims.

MonSoonHell
01-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Interesting information gathered last week on my winter rims. Originally, the repair shop looked at it and stated the repairs would be more than the price of a new rim. However, after further investigation into the rim, they were able to repair it for less than originally estimated. BUT.....when that rim was repaired and returned to the shop, the four rims were placed side by side and one of the shop guys noticed that I also damaged the passenger rear rim as well. The rear rim was damaged only on the lip..about 6 inches of slightly being bent. It still held air. So that rim was repaired. Both rims repaired cost me $300.

MonSoonHell is now wearing my winter setup again... and I have different plans for my summer and winter setup for 2014. Stay tuned.

saxon
01-25-2014, 03:54 PM
i actually like the looks of your winter setup more than your summers

nice car

MonSoonHell
01-25-2014, 04:24 PM
i actually like the looks of your winter setup more than your summers nice car

I am getting that alot from my family and friends. Just goes to show that an expensive set of rims doesn't always look better than a non-expensive set of rims.

saxon
01-25-2014, 05:13 PM
I am getting that alot from my family and friends. Just goes to show that an expensive set of rims doesn't always look better than a non-expensive set of rims.

I wouldn't say that. .. Those inexpensive wheels are Replicas of expensive wheels

MonSoonHell
02-25-2014, 08:11 PM
I needed new rotors as they were glazed over, so I ordered rotors from AdamsRotors.com.

I ordered a set of their RACE pattern with a black hub. I also ordered a set of USP Stainless Steel brake lines in Red.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Brakes/IMAG0660.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Brakes/IMAG0660.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Brakes/IMAG0714.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Brakes/IMAG0714.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Brakes/USP%20SS%20Brake%20Lines/IMAG0672.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Brakes/USP%20SS%20Brake%20Lines/IMAG0672.jpg.html)



EDIT: Should have mentioned that I used Hawk's Ceramic pads. And there is a difference in pedal feel now. Not that I had a spongy pedal, but it is definitely more solid than the stock rotors w/Hawks HPS-High Performance Street disc brake pads.

CLEANA3
02-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Clean set up looks real good

MonSoonHell
02-25-2014, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the props..

I still plan on going with a BBK soon. And, I have a new change for my CCW rims. Being worked on now. Can't wait for the warmer weather.

raudiace4
02-25-2014, 09:40 PM
Sorry about the pot hole, that sucks! Car looks amazing, us 12's got to stick together [;)]

If you don't mind me asking, did you get the stasis tune because of the warranty? Ever think about switching to APR or GIAC for stage 2?

MonSoonHell
02-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Sorry about the pot hole, that sucks! Car looks amazing, us 12's got to stick together [;)] If you don't mind me asking, did you get the stasis tune because of the warranty? Ever think about switching to APR or GIAC for stage 2?

Actually, the warranty from STaSIS was the only reason I chose them, but I will say that I am pleased with my choice. It may not be the best in HP/TQ increase, but it is a decent package IMO. If APR can come out with their supercharger upgrade, I may just move closer into the darkside...

And as far as sticking together..that shouldn't be a problem...not a fan of the facelift.

raudiace4
02-25-2014, 10:37 PM
I dont have the patience to wait for stage 3. I'll most likely have a newer/faster car by the time its actually released. I wish stasis offered a stage 2.

MonSoonHell
02-25-2014, 11:17 PM
I dont have the patience to wait for stage 3. I'll most likely have a newer/faster car by the time its actually released. I wish stasis offered a stage 2.

I wish STaSIS would come up with more upgrades too. I think MonSoonHell may have till the end of 2014 in my household. I always wanted the R8.

raudiace4
02-25-2014, 11:19 PM
I wish STaSIS would come up with more upgrades too. I think MonSoonHell may have till the end of 2014 in my household. I always wanted the R8.

Yumm R8. Keep the S4 as a DD.


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MonSoonHell
06-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Just a heads up....I just purchased another set of rims for MonSoonHell. This will make my 3rd aftermarket set. They should be here the week before Waterfest 20. I plan on installing them for the show. What I can tell you is that they are a custom 3 piece setup. 19 x 10s. Will have 275s on them.

The CCWs will become my winter setup. Stay tuned...

MonSoonHell
07-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Ok...my new custom 3 Piece rims arrived on Friday 18, 2014. Last minute change modification before Waterfest.

You know MonSoonHell with the CCW SP20 rims, 19x10, offset of 33.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0506.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG0506.jpg.html)


Let me re-introduce to you the new MonSoonHell:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/IMAG0840.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/IMAG0840.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/IMAG0895.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/IMAG0895.jpg.html)

I apologize for the crappy cell phone pictures, however, there will soon be a flood of better pictures arriving. On Saturday, the rim manufacturer conducted a photo shoot of MonSoonHell at Waterfest. But the specifics of the rims are:

Niche Wheels
3 Piece Step Lip
19x10
Offset - 32
Inner Rim (Barrel) is powder coated Black.
Outer Rim is a polished Step Lip.
Center of Rim is mesh style in Brushed Aluminum Grey.

As the center of the rim does not touch the step lip, it appears to be floating..

MonSoonHell
07-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Let me share even more information...

Yes I had a car show board made by CarShowDepot.com. You get extra points in car shows for having one.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/Showboard01.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/Showboard01.jpg.html)

I ended up in Second Place....woo hoo

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/award03.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/award03.jpg.html)

These photos were taken by Fourtitude. Much appreciate the photos...awesome photo skills.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/2014-waterfest-audi-2963.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/2014-waterfest-audi-2963.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/2014-waterfest-audi-3170.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202014/2014-waterfest-audi-3170.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
07-25-2014, 08:24 PM
Just pic whoring....

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/RAD.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/RAD.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
08-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Ok...one thing I did not mention above was that the one millimeter difference between the CCWs and Niche, was enough to have a very light rubbing issue, actually more like a chaffing issue. It was enough to rub the tire shine off the tires, nothing more.

After Waterfest, I had my shop roll my fenders again to attempt to eliminate the light chaffing/rubbing. Unfortunately it was not enough. Night and day difference, however there was a very light chaffing occurring when hitting a deep dip in the road. Speed bumps, even some little potholes, did not cause any rubbing. Being anal, a perfectionist and just wanting to being different in the car game, I purchased new tires. I wanted to keep the 275 width, that was a must. I had to go with 275/30/19s all around.

This cured the light chaffing issue. Another light at the end of the tunnel is wifey's A7 will be receiving aftermarket rims with my 275/35s. I mean, I cannot have those tires go to waste, can I?

Pictures of the 275/30s:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/Aug172014_005.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/Aug172014_005.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/Aug172014_002.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/Niche/Aug172014_002.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
10-16-2014, 12:10 AM
I recently met phoneboy6 and hooked him up with some VAGCom mods. He returned the favor and removed my rear badges on MonSoonHell. I have aftermarket badging to replace the stock ones, which are black in color. However, the "no badge" look is growing on me...

Thoughts?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/No%20Badges/IMAG1044.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/No%20Badges/IMAG1044.jpg.html)

booost
10-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Looking good! Personally I would put the rings back on.


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will13k7
10-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Thoughts?
nice A4! [>_<] make and model please, looks generic without. this is a personal preference thing for sure.

peekaBu
10-16-2014, 09:03 AM
I have black rings on the rear of mine but I am thinking of debadging the S4 badge

MonSoonHell
10-16-2014, 07:32 PM
nice A4! [>_<] make and model please, looks generic without. this is a personal preference thing for sure.

A4 or S4, isn't she sexy?...LOL!

I will use some tape for the black audi rings and take pictures over the weekend...and make a decision to permanently install them or not. Thanks for your thoughts..

Chuuey
10-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Hey man, we talked at Waterfest about the tire situation, glad you figured it out and the 30 profile looks right at home!

BDNY7
10-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Nice build man! I used to use MNC performance a few months back when I had my 335 but will be using RAD for the Audi.

MonSoonHell
10-17-2014, 08:48 PM
Hey man, we talked at Waterfest about the tire situation, glad you figured it out and the 30 profile looks right at home!

Thanks for responding. I remember the discussion. Unfortunately, it took more fender pulling, which made it better, but not eliminating the scruffing. The new tires did the trick.

MonSoonHell
10-17-2014, 08:50 PM
Nice build man! I used to use MNC performance a few months back when I had my 335 but will be using RAD for the Audi.

Thanks for the props. I am usually at RAD Fridays and Saturdays.

MonSoonHell
10-25-2014, 11:09 PM
I can't stop with the modding of MonSoonHell. I had the APIKOL Rear Differential Mount (red bushing) installed two weeks ago and yesterday had the 034 Motorsports Transmission Mount Insert installed. I unfortunately do not have any pictures of the Apikol bushing installed.

Sorry for the crappy phone pictures...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Transmission%20Mods/IMAG1048.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Transmission%20Mods/IMAG1048.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Transmission%20Mods/IMAG1053.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Transmission%20Mods/IMAG1053.jpg.html)

fast_furious
10-26-2014, 12:15 AM
lol some of yall go too hard

MonSoonHell
10-26-2014, 03:29 AM
lol some of yall go too hard

I have to LOL at your comment. Given your Username, one would think that you would be in the same boat as those who do go hard.

Cheers.

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 08:51 PM
And speaking of boats (last post), I just purchased a Sea Ray 370 Sundancer. This Tuesday (Veterans Day), I am finalizing the deal. Had the Pre-Purchase Survey conducted last week and meeting with dealer afterwards to discuss our findings. Dealer is taking care of 95% of the issues, plus winterizing for two years...woohoo. I cannot praise the dealer enough..treating us as if we purchased a new boat. Thoughts?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/IMAG1071.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/IMAG1071.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/IMAG1069.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/IMAG1069.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 08:58 PM
The interior..excuse the cabin seat leaning up against the dining table..we were reviewing the engines during the seatrial...plus the sun was coming in through the port windows...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1076.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1076.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1079.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1079.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1080.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1080.jpg.html)

The Aft Stateroom. Converts to a wrap around couch with table in middle.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1085.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1085.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 09:01 PM
The main stateroom..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1089.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1089.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1090.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1090.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1091.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1091.jpg.html)

GeoJoe
11-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Oh hell yeah man...

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 09:03 PM
The head with shower:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1094.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1094.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1092.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1092.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1096.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1096.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 09:06 PM
The helm, Chartplotter, Radar, GPS, Fishfinder, etc...she comes fully loaded:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1098.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1098.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1099.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1099.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 09:09 PM
This is her after the seatrial. Had to see her hull:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1118.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1118.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1117.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1117.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1101.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/PrePurchaseSurvey/IMAG1101.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
11-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Wifey and I saw her at a recent boat show on Long Island and could not believe how clean she was...given her age. The motors (7.4 mercruisers 454ci) were recently removed for a rebuild having new heads and oil pans installed. They were dyno'ed and produced spec numbers. The transmissions were rebuilt as well. New propellers, with the shafts dialed in. Repacked bearings in the rudders and cutlass shaft bearing are in great shape. Anyhoot...the boat comes with two refrigerators (cabin and cockpit), 2 tvs (to be replaced with flat screens). I will receive her in the spring, after being winterized, with a full tank of gas (woohoo...given the fact she has a 275 gallon tank), new batteries, continuing training (taking advantage of this), blah, blah, blah...

AKPS4
11-10-2014, 04:43 AM
Sweet purchase. Congrats.

Jcam14
11-10-2014, 06:10 AM
WOW..... talk about a big purchase. Looks cool.

MonSoonHell
11-10-2014, 10:10 AM
Sweet purchase. Congrats.

Thanks. Wifey and I were actually going to buy a RV. We had been looking for over 6 months. However, Babylon Village states you must park your RV behind your house so it cannot be seen from the front.

You remember my backyard right?? LOL...where can I park it?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/House/HurricaneSandyRepairs/IMAG0219.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/House/HurricaneSandyRepairs/IMAG0219.jpg.html)


I have the boat driveway on the other side of my garage, however, just about all villages on the south shore of Long Island has a marina attached. SoO they promote the boating lifestyle. Makes them money. The only places I could park it, was behind my brother's office (large industrial area, good security, just not secure enough for me) or park it with my old man down in the Villages in Florida. Pretty much killed that dream. So we needed something larger than a 30 footer to match the size of the RV, at least in the cabin. And within one month of looking at boats, we found this beauty. The last owner was more anal than me when it comes to keeping things clean. There was absolutely no mildew smell or mold in that cabin. My pictures were taken from my phone...so details aren't coming through. The one thing you gotta hate about Long Island is the boating season is less than 6 months long (usually). Come on Global Change..heat it up...LOL!!!

How you been? How is the wife and family? Haven't seen you in a while.

MonSoonHell
11-10-2014, 10:14 AM
WOW..... talk about a big purchase. Looks cool.

Thanks for the response. We are actually getting a killer deal with this purchase. My payments are less than MonSoonHell's. Plus she is a tax write off (second home).

AKPS4
11-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Lol yea that'd be hilarious trying to get an RV in there somewhere. The rules and regulations we live by on Long Island are ridiculous... Most don't make sense and appear to have been created because one person complained enough times at some point.

All is well man. Just busy as can be working my life away as usual. We def need to catch up, sounds like a lot is going on for you!

SC-S4
11-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Congrats!
Awesome pool/yard, boat/tax deduction and payments less than car!

Love the meaty tires on monsoonhel too.

MonSoonHell
11-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Congrats! Awesome pool/yard, boat/tax deduction and payments less than car! Love the meaty tires on monsoonhel too.

Thanks SC-S4. Imagine what is going to happen when I retire... Just roll and pinch your fenders and you too can have meaty tires...LOL!

booost
11-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Wow, nice boat! I just hauled my old Mako CC out of the water this weekend. Going to be a long winter looking at it in the yard but at least it's almost Quattro time!

MonSoonHell
11-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Wow, nice boat! I just hauled my old Mako CC out of the water this weekend. Going to be a long winter looking at it in the yard but at least it's almost Quattro time!

I envy you...at least you get to see your boat everyday. The village enforcers will ticket me if I keep it in my other driveway. I sorta wish I purchased a smaller boat. Hopefully, we won't have a bad winter, winterized or not...getting old with the amount of snowfall we've been having years past.

MonSoonHell
03-11-2015, 11:07 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know I will be installing three more mods to MonSoonHell. If you have been keeping up with the group buys lately, I purchased the AMS Alpha Audi Boost Cooling system. That is one mod. The other two will be surprise mods. All three mods will be installed prior to Waterfest 2015.

Of course there will be pictures, so stay tuned. Ohhh, there will be more pictures of my boat. She goes into the water April 3. Isn't she sex on the water???

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/IMAG1149.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/IMAG1149.jpg.html)

Laxinthe303
03-11-2015, 11:50 PM
What do you do for a living? Those boats go for a quarter mil. used.

MonSoonHell
03-18-2015, 12:17 AM
What do you do for a living? Those boats go for a quarter mil. used.

I am shortening my response to your question, not fault to you, but Audizine pissed me off as I was responding back to you in a lengthy response and after hitting the Submit button, they did not post my response but rather provided me a "maintenance" message.

So the shortened version is.... Price of boats the size I purchased, yes are expensive, new. But used is not as much as you described. If Colorado is pricing these type of boats that high, purchase one in New York or Florida. Keep in mind, that if your boat has a cabin, head and galley (microwave/sink) it is considered a second home and is a tax write off. That was one factor in our purchase. Another factor is one can finance up to 20 years. We chose 15 years for financing for our boat. Our monthly payment is lower than my monthly payment on MonSoonHell. We gave up our typical two cruises a year to offset the price of fuel for our boat, that equates to 20 fill ups a year.

The market works in our favor for purchasing boats right now. Well, I can speak for Long Island at least. There may be a lot of people with boats, however, there are lots of "for sale" signs on them at Marinas. These boats are remaining at the dock/marina more than actually being in the bay/ocean. The price of fuel for boats is no picnic. Hell for our boat each fill up is over $1000.

Ok...to answer your question. I have 26+ years as a Federal Law Enforcement Agent. 18+ years of that as a Supervisory Federal Agent. I have 27+ years of government service total to date. The main reason why I can afford what I have... no ex-wife(s) and no children. Then again, I have 33 kids at work... I married my career. Do not think I had these toys starting out in my career, hell, I didn't start vacationing until hooking up with wifey in 2002.

And Audizine - perhaps a heads up when you plan on conducting such maintenance on the website, like a sticky on each of the forums. Very frustrating. If you do this, my apologies, as I will look for it after hitting the submit button on this response...

Coderedpl
03-21-2015, 02:46 PM
/me thinks what I have to do to get into that job field =p

MonSoonHell
03-21-2015, 11:45 PM
/me thinks what I have to do to get into that job field =p

It has been a blast so far and I highly recommend a field in law enforcement. Unfortunately, it is not for everyone. Annual qualifications to quarterly qualifications (my agency) with respect to fitness and shooting. But the pros definitely out weighs the cons. I have been around the world three times (at least). I have been involved in major accident and terrorist investigations. 20 years of service to retire..is a big plus. Being a Fed, I can carry for life.

The only place you can go for a federal position now is USAJOBS.GOV. Type in Law Enforcement in the search engine and look for what you want. You can specify location, pay, etc.

Last word for advice...do not think getting into the government is an overnight ordeal. It will take a least a year after they advise you that you made the BQ list. The main reason for this..for a law enforcement position is your clearance (I have Top Secret). The clearance normally takes up to a year, however, it can take longer.

Laxinthe303
03-22-2015, 12:44 AM
I will have to give the DEA agents I work with more shit than I do if they are rolling with these kinds of perqs :)

MonSoonHell
04-06-2015, 08:11 PM
Well, my RHO Plate got damaged and I had to remove it. I ordered a new one and am awaiting for its arrival. In the meantime, I thought I would take a couple of pictures of what MonSoonHell looks like without the front plate. So for those that hate front plates...as much as I agree, this is a temporary look..

Oh yeah...I removed my winter rim setup and installed my summer setup. It rained the day before, so both car and rims are pretty dirty.


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/No%20Front%20Plate/IMAG1238.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/No%20Front%20Plate/IMAG1238.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/No%20Front%20Plate/IMAG1235.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/No%20Front%20Plate/IMAG1235.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/No%20Front%20Plate/IMAG1234.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/No%20Front%20Plate/IMAG1234.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
05-28-2015, 09:37 PM
Thought I would provide an update. My boat is fully operational now, as Marine Max has completed all the work they have promised. I just put my boat in the slip at the yacht club I am in. She is so responsive at low speeds with no rudder control...just engines alone.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/Anchorage/IMAG1288.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/Anchorage/IMAG1288.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/Anchorage/IMAG1294.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/Anchorage/IMAG1294.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/SeaRay/Anchorage/IMAG1292.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/SeaRay/Anchorage/IMAG1292.jpg.html)

My damn job is killing my boating season so far...no time to enjoy her yet. But, I have the first two weeks in July off, plus an additional 10 months of leave on the books to burn through, before retirement...so definitely will be taking advantage of that.

MonSoonHell
07-01-2015, 08:21 PM
Well, the mods still keep coming for MonSoonHell... Waterfest is around the corner and we are coming to NJ like a monsoon. So what is in the works, you ask? Earlier, I purchased the AMS Alpha Intercooler during the group buy. I also purchased the new 034 suspension mods, new fog lights, new coils & NGK spark plugs. There is another major mod that I purchased, but that will be posted after the install.

MonSoonHell went to Real Auto Dynamics today for the beginning of the install of the above..sorry for the cell phone pics.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1305.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1305.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1314.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1314.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1313.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1313.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1307.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1307.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
07-01-2015, 08:25 PM
034 Motorsports mods..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Transmission%20Mods/IMAG1317.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Transmission%20Mods/IMAG1317.jpg.html)

FCP Coils/NGK spark plugs...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG1316.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG1316.jpg.html)

New Fog lights...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG1318.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/IMAG1318.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
07-01-2015, 11:05 PM
For those attending Waterfest, what mods are you installing for the show?

DirtyDog--IRL
07-02-2015, 04:57 AM
Hey What grill is that? Did you paint or plastic dip the 4 rings looks really good on the monsoon !!


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MonSoonHell
07-02-2015, 06:30 PM
[QUOTE=DirtyDog--IRL;10864072]Hey What grill is that? Did you paint or plastic dip the 4 rings looks really good on the monsoon !!

Thanks for the props. I purchased both the RS4 grill and Audi Rings on Ebay. Ebay will not let me go back to 2012 to see who I purchased the grill from, however, I purchased the Audi Rings from user, " smart-motoring ".

DirtyDog--IRL
07-02-2015, 07:15 PM
^^cheers!


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MonSoonHell
07-03-2015, 11:02 PM
New Coils & spark plugs installed. New 034Motorsports rear suspension components installed. AMS Alpha Supercharger Intercooler installed.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1322.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1322.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1330.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1330.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1332.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/AMS%20Alpha/IMAG1332.jpg.html)


The last and big mod install begins..

MonSoonHell
07-18-2015, 10:42 PM
This is the biggest and latest mod for MonSoonHell. I wanted to make a statement for Waterfest. MonSoonHell has been in the Real Auto Dynamics shop for the past three weeks for the installation of all the mods on this page, to include:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/IMAG1420.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/IMAG1420.jpg.html)

A different view of MonSoonHell at Waterfest 21 and yes, I am still rolling with 19x10s with 275s:
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1428.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1428.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1431.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1431.jpg.html)

will13k7
07-18-2015, 10:57 PM
nice, looks good, not a ton of negative camber like others. classy!

The Fat Kid
07-19-2015, 06:59 AM
No APR Stage III?! Might have to rename your car "MonsoonHeck" until you get rid of that puny Audi supercharger [;)]

MonSoonHell
07-20-2015, 01:07 AM
Here are some more pictures...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1427.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1427.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1424.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1424.jpg.html)

I will have more pictures of MonSoonHell during Sunday's Car Show at Waterfest, shortly.

MonSoonHell
08-22-2015, 08:48 PM
MonSoonHell on Sunday at Waterfest...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1441.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Waterfest%202015/IMAG1441.jpg.html)

MonSoonHell
08-22-2015, 08:53 PM
MonSoonHell was in the Niche Rotiform Wheels Booth at Tuner Evolution in PA.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Tuner%20Evolution%202015/TunerEvolution02.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Tuner%20Evolution%202015/TunerEvolution02.jpg.html)

After that show, I was contacted by Niche Wheels, specifically thru MHT. They were talking to AccuAir, who wanted a photoshoot of MonSoonHell for their 2016 catalogs and websites.

Last Thursday the photoshoot took place. Here are a couple.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/PhotoShoot/DSC_7834ab.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/PhotoShoot/DSC_7834ab.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/PhotoShoot/DSC_7849a.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/PhotoShoot/DSC_7849a.jpg.html)


It is amazing what a professional photographer can do with a camera..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/PhotoShoot/DSC_7841.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/PhotoShoot/DSC_7841.jpg.html)

mikdes26
08-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Looks amazing.

AKPS4
08-23-2015, 06:58 AM
Awesome. This car has come a long way. I remember when we were twins a few yrs back. Now completely different cars.

Jcam14
08-23-2015, 12:13 PM
What kind of HP are you putting out? Car looks great, I'm not a fan of the slammed look, but to each his own.

MonSoonHell
08-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Awesome. This car has come a long way. I remember when we were twins a few yrs back. Now completely different cars.


We still have twins, mine simply had some cosmetic and re structural surgery...[:p]

MonSoonHell
08-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Looks amazing.

Thanks for the props. It has been a long road and an open wallet...[wrench]

MonSoonHell
08-26-2015, 10:58 PM
What kind of HP are you putting out? Car looks great, I'm not a fan of the slammed look, but to each his own.

Sorry for the late response. If you look thru this thread, it will answer everything you want to know about MonSoonHell. From what she looked like stock to her current look. The answer to your question is 357 whp and 369 wtq. STaSIS V2 tune.

I am not a fan of the slammed look either. However, to receive high scores from judges in car shows and as a booth car (Real Auto Dynamics, Niche and hopefully soon for AccuAir), it is unfortunately or fortunately needed, in our cases an unfortunate issue.

You know the saying, Don't hate the playa, hate the game.

MonSoonHell
08-26-2015, 11:15 PM
I have been looking at various Youtube videos of 2016 car reviews. Normally, I get into a different vehicle every 3-4 years. And 4 years is quickly coming up. Consider this post a feeler. If anyone is looking for a damn near completely modded S4, with lots of the stock pieces and even additional mods never installed, never tracked or gone down the quarter mile track, driven by a 40 something year old...save your money for after winter.

I told myself after Waterfest, I was done modded MonSoonHell, well wouldn't you know it, I purchased another mod the week after Waterfest and I just purchased another mod earlier this week. I have the one mod at Real Auto Dynamics ready for installing and the other mod arrives later today (Thursday). Yes, pictures will definitely be posted. So Friday and Saturday may be surgery time for MonSoonHell.

Ripp3d_
08-27-2015, 05:00 AM
No Bill nooooooo. (This is Reggie, Alex's friend). If you do a partout or have some parts that are interchangeable between my car and yours let me know i may be interested!

MonSoonHell
09-03-2015, 01:40 AM
Modding MonSoonHell has begun to pay off. I am pretty honored to be the face of Niche Road Wheels on their Facebook page (well for a week at least). I hope my photoshoot pictures makes it to AccuAir next. Only 1/3 of the photos have been finalized. So definitely expect more pic whoring.

If you click on the link and scroll through their Cover Photos, she will be there...LOL!

click here (https://www.facebook.com/nicheroadwheels)

MonSoonHell
09-09-2015, 12:40 AM
Thought I would add a different look to MonSoonHell with my CCW rims with the ACCUAir system..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG1474.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG1474.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG1469.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG1469.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG1472.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Wheels/IMAG1472.jpg.html)

Ptballer
09-15-2015, 11:48 AM
Very nice, love the clean look.

MonSoonHell
09-15-2015, 09:01 PM
Very nice, love the clean look.

Thank you! It has been a long curvy road with bumps, and an occasional pothole here and there, to make her MonSoonHell. Loved every minute of it...just not the gaping hole in the wallet...[;)]

MonSoonHell
09-15-2015, 09:03 PM
Please check out this thread...my poor planning may be your gain

click here (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/668538-NEW-SPC-Performance-Adjustable-Control-Arms-for-a-mulititude-of-Audis?p=11046895#post11046895)

MonSoonHell
09-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Ok...the additional mods mentioned above have been installed. The mods were originally, SPC Performance Adjustable Front Control Arms (currently up for sale - see above post) with 034Motorsports Speed Density Engine Mounts. Since the SPC arms were not going to work with the AccuAir system, I contacted 034Motorsports (Chris), found out their Density Line Adjustable Upper Control Arm, Camber Correcting kit, would work with AccuAir sensors, so I immediately ordered the kit. Also, when inspecting the lower control arms of MonSoonHell, I decided to replace those as well.

I unfortunately, was not at the shop when the upper (034Motorsports) and lower control arms arrived for the install. I did take photos after the install.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1589.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1589.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1588.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1588.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1582.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1582.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1577.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/034%20Motorsports/IMAG1577.jpg.html)

Lower Control Arms:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/Meyle%20Lower%20Control%20Arms/IMAG1593.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/Meyle%20Lower%20Control%20Arms/IMAG1593.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/Meyle%20Lower%20Control%20Arms/IMAG1591.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/Meyle%20Lower%20Control%20Arms/IMAG1591.jpg.html)

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of the 034Motorsports engine mounts installed. However, I will be posting my stock motor mounts in the classified section (not sure what they are worth, but due to the condition, I would like to help someone else out, if they want a set of OEM motor mounts.

MonSoonHell
09-24-2015, 11:30 PM
I was too upset to post anything about what happened to MonSoonHell last Friday around 0900 hours. I was traveling back to Real Auto Dynamics (RAD), as the passenger front AccuAir sensor was acting up. I had to manually pump air in that corner while driving as it would leak air, 1 PSI every 10 - 12 seconds. So my drive there was taken slowly. On the road where RAD is located it is 40 mph. I was definitely going slower than that in the right lane. Lawson Blvd is a 4 lane road, having enough room to park vehicles on either side of the road. Approximately, 500 yards from RAD, there was a vehicle making a left turn and two cars were behind it. The second vehicle was a Hyundai Santa Fe. Out of nowhere, the lady driving the Hyundai, guns it to the right (my lane) to drive around the vehicle making the left. She does this as I was passing her. I had an SUV (seen in picture) parked to my right, so nowhere to go. All I had time to do was slam on my brakes, lay into the horn, and try to fit in between the Hyundai and parked SUV. All I saw was her front fender coming towards my window and heard the noise of collision.

Received the police report Wednesday, spoke to her insurance company Thursday and they assumed 100% liability. MonSoonHell has been at the body shop since last Saturday..sitting. Damage sustained is practically the whole driver's side of MonSoonHell, plus the left front Niche Rim. Will be inspecting the rear rim for damage, when I get to the body shop later today.

After I visit the body shop tomorrow, I will have better pictures of the actual damage. BUT there is more to the story.

As I didn't have a vehicle to drive, I was hanging out at RAD until they closed, as the owner was taking me home. We left RAD around 630pm. For those that live on Long Island you will know this location. We are in the right lane on the Southern State (westbound) and are in the merging lane of the Cross Island Parkway. Halfway on that merge portion, we are rear ended. It was bumper to bumper traffic, it is about 7pm now. A guy in a black Maxima, either was driving with two feet (one on brake and one on gas) or his foot slipped off the brake and floored the gas, because the hit was substantial.

Here I am, simply wanting to get home, and now I am involved in another vehicle accident. Luckily, we did not take his 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo. We were in his 2015 Audi Allroad.

Definitely, not my day last Friday. But in both accidents, it was not the Audis at fault. What really sucked was that it took NYPD an hour and a half to respond.

GeoJoe
09-25-2015, 04:40 AM
^^^^^ oh man, totally sucks.... good to hear the lady's insurance is paying up though!

Does that include your wheels? What about diminished value to MonSoonHell? I'm guessing it'll show up on a CarFax now. WTF is going on with drivers in NY?!

drob23
09-25-2015, 05:49 AM
Damn sorry to hear, hope it works out with the body work.

MonSoonHell
09-25-2015, 03:22 PM
^^^^^ oh man, totally sucks.... good to hear the lady's insurance is paying up though!

Does that include your wheels? What about diminished value to MonSoonHell? I'm guessing it'll show up on a CarFax now. WTF is going on with drivers in NY?!

I included pictures of Waterfest (July) and the photoshoot with Niche Wheels and AccuAir in August for before pictures. I have my receipts ready for all of the mods installed (just in case). I advised the claims specialist of my rims. I am quite sure the Auto Damage Adjuster (insurance company title), he will be able to see everything is going to be high end with this accident.

MonSoonHell
09-25-2015, 03:23 PM
Damn sorry to hear, hope it works out with the body work.

I appreciate it. At least this is one of the biggest auto body shops on Long Island. For now, I get to drive wifey's A7....Ha!

MonSoonHell
02-22-2016, 09:16 PM
MonSoonHell was repaired and is better than ever. All of her imperfections were repaired, meaning all rock chips in both the hood and bumpers are now gone. The paint and blending is so perfect, it is as if nothing ever happened. No structural damage occurred, just body panels.

On another note, I was having issues and unfortunately still having issues with my AccuAir system. I was told that if the electric current isn't constant to the AccuAir brain, it may not function properly. My system has functioned improperly since the installation. The issue is that once the system is calibrated and you park you can lower the car (park mode). So 1) you lower the car in the park mode or 2) you don't lower it in park mode. You start the car, which should bring you to the preset number 2 (driving mode). When starting MonSoonHell (after calibrated) the fronts will actually swap air pressure. In other words, if I program the passenger front to 94 and the driver's side to 98, they will swap the next time I start the car. Very annoying. I am glad I optioned for the Premier system, having the actual PSI gauge to look at, to capture what I am referring too.

I was hoping that replacing the battery, which was done this past Saturday, would cure the issue. Will be reaching out to AccuAir to see if there is a fix. Anyone else have AccuAir and is going thru this same issue?

And yes, the battery is expensive. Yes the battery is huge. It is about the same size as one of my boat batteries. Thank goodness only one battery goes in MonSoonhell. I have 5 batteries in FedUP.

bokiboki
02-22-2016, 10:14 PM
I'm glad you fixed your car up man, it was sad to hear about the accident. Could you please either post here or even better PM me the info about that body shop on LI that did the work on your car. I'm considering painting my car and would like a good shop to do the work the right way. Could you PM me how much they charged you also? Thanks.

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MonSoonHell
02-22-2016, 11:06 PM
I'm glad you fixed your car up man, it was sad to hear about the accident. Could you please either post here or even better PM me the info about that body shop on LI that did the work on your car. I'm considering painting my car and would like a good shop to do the work the right way. Could you PM me how much they charged you also? Thanks.

PM Sent

MonSoonHell
11-13-2016, 11:06 PM
Not that MonSoonHell needed it, but I upgraded/replaced the four corners with Airlift's Performance Series for the B8, which is the following kit:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_front.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_front.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_rear.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_rear.jpg.html)

I was not at Real Auto Dynamics when they installed it, but took pictures afterwards:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_drv01.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_drv01.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_pax01.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_pax01.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_pax_rear03.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_pax_rear03.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_drv_rear01.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_drv_rear01.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_drv_rear02.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/ACCU-Air/AirLift/Airlift_drv_rear02.jpg.html)

Sorry she is dirty underneath, but it was raining when I pulled her into the shop. The ride is slightly firmer than the ACCUAir system, and I am in the middle setting all around. I have other modifications coming up. Just waiting for them to be delivered.

MonSoonHell
11-22-2016, 10:14 PM
Thought I would give MonSoonHell an early Christmas present this year. So besides the above, I purchased (already installed) the CR-15 bar, EuropaParts Oil Dipstick (is it true it adds 3.0 pounds of torque?) and her big gift of color correction detailing and Opti-Coating her. Once the weather improves (fingers crossed), I will take pictures. She literally looks brand new.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Random/OptiCoat_RAD.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Random/OptiCoat_RAD.jpg.html)


There was some Opti-Coat left over, so after the switch to my winter wheels, my Niche wheels will be Opti-Coated too.

Anyone else Opti-Coat their Audi?

MonSoonHell
12-15-2016, 08:44 PM
Ok...for those that have the AirLift Performance system on their B8, you may want to visit this thread. Could save you from a catastrophic event or simply damaging your AirLift system.

click here (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/740758-Airlift-Performance-Series-B8-S4-issue)

kristokes
12-16-2016, 07:07 PM
Damn! I haven't seen your S4 for a while and it's looking even better than before, Bill [up] I hope you and your wife will be able to make it to Waterfest next year.

MonSoonHell
12-16-2016, 08:28 PM
Damn! I haven't seen your S4 for a while and it's looking even better than before, Bill [up] I hope you and your wife will be able to make it to Waterfest next year.

Hey Kris,

Yes, it has been a while and thanks for the props. I cannot say wifey and I will be at Waterfest for 2017.

I am debating on trading MonSoonHell in for A) 2018 R8 (supposedly coming out with the V6 Twin Turbo). B) 2018 RSQ5 (unknown horspower and torque) or C) 2018 Ford Raptor. My actual goal is to garage MonSoonHell next to my hot rod Lincoln, and see if the value goes up by having a manual (as we all know the manual is going the way of the dinosaurs).

Decisions Decisions....

MonSoonHell
05-05-2017, 09:18 PM
Happy 2017 everyone. It has been a while and a lot has happened with MonSoonHell on a positive note. She is undergoing surgery as I type. She is scheduled for completion tomorrow (Saturday). During my last oil change, it was observed that I had 3 different locations of an oil leak. 1) rear main seal, 2) oil cooler and 3) oil pan. Since the transmission had to come down, I was thinking at 65500 miles, why not upgrade the clutch and possibly flywheel.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_160519_HDR.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_160519_HDR.jpg.html)

I purchased Eurocode's Stage III clutch assembly and Audi's dual mass flywheel. All three oil leaks were fixed.

With all the mods installed on MonSoonHell, she is practically a better and improved new(er) vehicle. Some other pictures...

Stock clutch was holding up pretty well.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_161323_HDR.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_161323_HDR.jpg.html)

Flex Plate teeth looked perfect..

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_160751_HDR.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_160751_HDR.jpg.html)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/bmn68/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_160734_HDR.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/bmn68/media/AudiS4_2012/Eurocode%20Clutch/20170505_160734_HDR.jpg.html)

I have more pictures taken by my shop as I could not be there during the initial break down and when the parts started coming in. So when I receive them I will update this thread.

GeoJoe
05-05-2017, 09:25 PM
Wow.... upgrade and getting stronger after all these years!

MonSoonHell
05-05-2017, 09:34 PM
i am seriously looking for a new or newer vehicle to purchase. Vehicles I have looked to purchase is the GTR, older Audi R8, new Audi S6, Jeep Trackhawk, Chevrolet Grand Sport or Z06 Corvettes, Ford Shelby 350 Mustang or Raptor, and lastly the Dodge Charger Hellcat or Challenger Demon. I even looked at the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. I have been busy reviewing these vehicles and even going to a few dealerships to look at them in person. I am looking to purchase a new or new(er) vehicle as an early retirement gift to myself. I never thought I would be this close to retire. Soooo, if i were to purchase another all wheel drive or 4x4 vehicle, I really will not need MonSoonHell. So, for someone looking for a damn near perfect, manual transmission, Prestige S4...look no further. I plan on pulling the trigger soon on a new or new(er) vehicle.

jjohns265
09-15-2017, 10:53 PM
Im new to forum and trying to figure out how to start a 2012 3.0 engine Thread ?

MonSoonHell
11-27-2017, 01:18 AM
Well, things in life always guide you in the direction you have to take.. And as I have been shopping around and my retirement is creeping closer, it appears the new car for me was right in front of me all along. It was more than I was wanting to spend, but it is definitely an investment. This purchase just took place last week. I do not want to post pictures yet, as it is getting a new clutch installed, being wet sanded and detailed. Plus I need to go to DMV and get my plates.

Instead of having, now three set of rims for MonSoonHell, I will only need two sets. One set for Fall and Spring and the other for Winter. My new(er) vehicle will be for Summer.

I can tell you the following...This vehicle is older than MonSoonHell. This vehicle is clearly not stock, it has everything I would have purchased and installed, had I purchased it stock. Manual transmission, of course. Runs on E-85 and can be switched back and forth from Premium fuel. It is tuned by Cobb. It has twin turbos and is AWD. It is a two door vehicle, with a rear spoiler sitting above the engine. If you guess the vehicle, I will post a picture(s)...

Pilfer
11-27-2017, 07:40 AM
Well, things in life always guide you in the direction you have to take.. And as I have been shopping around and my retirement is creeping closer, it appears the new car for me was right in front of me all along. It was more than I was wanting to spend, but it is definitely an investment. This purchase just took place last week. I do not want to post pictures yet, as it is getting a new clutch installed, being wet sanded and detailed. Plus I need to go to DMV and get my plates.

Instead of having, now three set of rims for MonSoonHell, I will only need two sets. One set for Fall and Spring and the other for Winter. My new(er) vehicle will be for Summer.

I can tell you the following...This vehicle is older than MonSoonHell. This vehicle is clearly not stock, it has everything I would have purchased and installed, had I purchased it stock. Manual transmission, of course. Runs on E-85 and can be switched back and forth from Premium fuel. It is tuned by Cobb. It has twin turbos and is AWD. It is a two door vehicle, with a rear spoiler sitting above the engine. If you guess the vehicle, I will post a picture(s)...

997 TT, maybe gen 1.

MonSoonHell
11-27-2017, 08:26 PM
997 TT, maybe gen 1.


Damnit Pilfer... I was wanting to see the guesses. LOL. I guess the fact that you have a a 997 and "the rear spoiler sitting above the engine", was probably a big clue. But as promised, here is a picture of her. Introducing BloodyHell.

https://i.imgur.com/bpfLWqj.jpg

MonSoonHell
02-04-2018, 08:59 PM
The harsh cold weather we are having in New York has taken a toll on the ACCU-Air/Air Lift system in MonSoonHell. The front air lines froze, which I couldn't drive her until days later. Well, it annoyed me so much, I am having the system removed and going with KW V.3's.

https://i.imgur.com/XrUr1Fp.png


I believe I am done with showing MonSoonHell in car shows. Cars and Coffee and being my winter daily is set for her future. BloodyHell will be my summer ride.

So if someone is looking for a great ACCU-AIR/Air Lift combo system, which worked great 99% of the time, I have it. NOTE: If it goes below 20 degrees you may have trouble like I did. In the previous winter seasons the system was fine. This winter has been brutally cold. I will come up with a thread in the classifieds for the system, stay tuned.

https://i.imgur.com/81eQjfm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ywAWM5e.jpg

Pilfer
02-05-2018, 07:49 AM
Damnit Pilfer... I was wanting to see the guesses. LOL. I guess the fact that you have a a 997 and "the rear spoiler sitting above the engine", was probably a big clue. But as promised, here is a picture of her. Introducing BloodyHell.

https://i.imgur.com/bpfLWqj.jpg

just saw this, car looks good. What suspension do you have? I just had Eibach Springs installed on mine and I want it to be lower. I'm going to wait for the PASM to go before I get coil overs though.

sittinlow
02-05-2018, 08:05 AM
[drool][drool] OMG!! That 997 is beautiful!!! Congrats and good luck. I hope you post some more pictures soon.

MonSoonHell
02-05-2018, 09:36 PM
just saw this, car looks good. What suspension do you have? I just had Eibach Springs installed on mine and I want it to be lower. I'm going to wait for the PASM to go before I get coil overs though.

Thanks! This was a California car, built and modded by BBi. When in New York, she received additional modifications by Real Auto Dynamics. Her suspension is comprised of the following: KW Club Sport Coilover Set, Tarret Front Top Mounts, RSS Front Adjustable Toe / Bump Steer Kit and Eibach Adjustable Front & Rear Anti Roll Bars.

MonSoonHell
02-05-2018, 09:40 PM
[drool][drool] OMG!! That 997 is beautiful!!! Congrats and good luck. I hope you post some more pictures soon.

If you don't know me by now..there will definitely be more pictures as I am a pic whore...HA! Immediate future purchases will be new wheels..stay tuned.

Pilfer
02-07-2018, 05:05 PM
Thanks! This was a California car, built and modded by BBi. When in New York, she received additional modifications by Real Auto Dynamics. Her suspension is comprised of the following: KW Club Sport Coilover Set, Tarret Front Top Mounts, RSS Front Adjustable Toe / Bump Steer Kit and Eibach Adjustable Front & Rear Anti Roll Bars.

I was looking at Bilstein coil overs with electronic dampers to utilize the PASM sport button on the dash. I want to buy an RS4 now though [emoji51] so everything’s on hold.

MonSoonHell
02-11-2018, 11:43 PM
I created a For Sale thread in the Classified forum for the complete air system that was installed in MonSoonHell. Please note that I am negotiable with the selling price. Don't hold it against me with the price I entered, I had to start somewhere. The system worked fine (well, above 20 degrees...LOL) and if you are wanting to take your ride to the next level, especially if you show your car, this is the kit you want.

Click here (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/800266-AccuAir-Airlift-System-for-B8-S4)for the thread.

MonSoonHell
03-03-2018, 11:01 PM
Here are some pictures of the KW V.3s installed in MonSoonHell and don't bash me on the dirt...we had snow storms, rain and even a Nor'easter.

Rear:

https://i.imgur.com/8Nb0XnJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ay8l3nu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jSCtPlf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PofjZUi.jpg

MonSoonHell
03-03-2018, 11:04 PM
Hmmm, for some reason I can only find one picture of the front. I will have to take more.

https://i.imgur.com/xQc3jNW.jpg

MonSoonHell
03-04-2018, 12:13 AM
I have nothing negative to say about the KWs, except that the rear settles faster than the fronts when installed. We adjusted them twice so far and they apparently settled again. Other than that, MonSoonHell is simply a get in, start up and not have to worry about frozen air lines again. And just as my luck would have it, after the install of the KWs, the temperatures have been above freezing. The sale is pending on the AccuAir/AirLift system. I hope the buyer has fun with the system as I had.

Stay tuned for more mods with MonSoonHell and BloodyHell.

MonSoonHell
03-06-2018, 10:36 PM
[drool][drool] OMG!! That 997 is beautiful!!! Congrats and good luck. I hope you post some more pictures soon.

As requested...

https://i.imgur.com/loW8roG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/h6Sjtk8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6z17kVW.jpg

MonSoonHell
03-06-2018, 10:49 PM
If someone can guess the name of the person who is the "main star" of the show OverHaulin' and what ability they possess, I will provide a special picture of BloodyHell. (HINT... this "male" star is known for having a special ability and did it on every show. It has nothing to do with building cars or having his own production of rims/wheels). Hopefully these new hints will get the answers.

I am quite sure you will be impressed with the special picture once you see it.

bakedziti
03-07-2018, 09:14 AM
If someone can guess the name of the person who is the main star of the show OverHaulin' and what are they known for, I will provide a special picture of BloodyHell. (HINT... it has nothing to do with building cars or wheels).

Adrienne or AJ? Wasn't she an actress or in a Fanta commercial or something? Otherwise it could really only be Courtney, who did something with a golf show, IIRC.

Love your new 997, congrats!

MonSoonHell
03-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Adrienne or AJ? Wasn't she an actress or in a Fanta commercial or something? Otherwise it could really only be Courtney, who did something with a golf show, IIRC.

Love your new 997, congrats!

I edited my question and apologize for not being clear. The question should be pointing towards a male and it is not AJ. I added another hints to my thread above with the question. Thanks for the props!

MonSoonHell
04-15-2018, 10:09 PM
I have nothing negative to say about the KWs, except that the rear settles faster than the fronts when installed. We adjusted them twice so far and they apparently settled again..............


Alright...I have to report about my KWs. I should have done some homework on them prior to my purchase.. instead I went with the recommendation of my shop. I am finding that since 2011 it has been reported that the rear springs in KW kits have a major defect/problem in that it will make the rear of your S4 sag. Apparently, the springs they use are crap. I had STaSIS springs before and will look to see if i can use them again with the KWs. If not, the trick is to use Avant rear springs. With the threads here in Audizine about the KWs, and their lack of customer service to properly fix the issue, I am not sure how anyone can recommend them. I am seriously considering replacing them with another brand. MonSoonHell's build has always been interesting and has had many ups and some downs, but this latest purchase of coilovers from KW...is sure as hell as definite down. Lesson learned.

In closing, if you are thinking about coilovers...unless KW come out on their website about fixing this issue, STAY AWAY... Let me end this rant this way... If I choose to go with another brand of coilovers, I would not sell my kit to anyone, as this kit doesn't work properly.

Here is the thread about them..
Click Here (https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/451359-KW-V3-rears-sagging?highlight=coilover)

grovlet
04-16-2018, 08:02 AM
Before you give up - maybe just swapping out the springs themselves - In the Subaru world the springs rates were horribly wrong for the KWs - but the easy answer was to swap out the springs with a Swift Spring:
http://www.swiftsprings.com/products/metric-coilover-springs/

Might be a simple call to them - as I would bet they already know of KWs stance on the issue and have a spring that will resolve it....

I do agree it is certainly frustrating to deal with - but don't throw the baby out with the bath water just yet....

MonSoonHell
07-11-2018, 09:58 PM
Alright...I have another toy or daily driver... say hello to EcoHell.

https://i.imgur.com/cvFZ3Q9.jpg

This is a 2018 Explorer Sport with the 401a package in White Platinum. Sticking with a boosted vehicle.

Almost fully loaded...
https://i.imgur.com/v94gtrj.jpg

The other news is that I retired with 30 years of service to our great country on July 7th. However, I was interviewed for another law enforcement position...so fingers crossed. This one is political, so 50/50 shot, as I was the only person interviewed with federal service. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer...we are finally receiving summer weather here in NY.

Does anyone else have an Explorer Sport?

Pilfer
07-12-2018, 01:18 AM
so sold the S4 and got the Ford? You still have the 997 right?

MonSoonHell
07-15-2018, 01:00 AM
Yes, I still have the 997 and I still have an Audi. Traded in the Audi A7 and now have a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe. Will take pictures of her soon. MonSoonHell has found a new home and will be pampered as I had pampered her. Just saw her today and actually regret selling her. She still has the European plate on her..

MonSoonHell
07-16-2018, 11:18 PM
Say hello to another addition of our family. We traded in the Audi A7 and got wifey a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe...

https://i.imgur.com/TbYpcmO.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/3F1WHnY.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/eJm415N.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BqInMAg.jpg

blackfunk
07-17-2018, 04:04 PM
Congrats and thanks for your service.

Saw your ride while I was over at RAD. The pic might ring a bell... it was at a meet in five towns back in 2012. You had your laptop out helping anyone who asked. Pretty sure you had a Stasis exhaust back then too.

That's the only pic I have from the meet but figured you might remember. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/9157acbc7ef8938d302f62e35ce25702.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

MonSoonHell
07-18-2018, 08:53 PM
Thank you for the congrats and it was a pleasurable 30 years of service. Yes, all of my vehicles are at RAD if not weekly definitely monthly. And yes, I do remember that meet you mentioned and yes, I just had the STaSIS products installed.

I always tried to help my fellow Audi brothers and sisters...I actually enjoy seeing Audi owners smile when they get vag-commed...LOL.

Hmmm...if you want more pictures of your ride at that meet...here you go:

https://i.imgur.com/zdRTm51.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/91cpAMn.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WiY0S74.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kcbPv9s.jpg

That is all I had with your vehicle at that meet.