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SlowBone
11-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Hey guys!. Im relatively new to the this forum, so i decided to introduce my self. Once upon a time in 2010, i decided to pull the trigger on buying my b5 a4. I found the car out in my chicagoland area with only 46 k on it! Its a 01.5 QM that has seen some changes in the last few years. This is my first car write up, so hopefully you guys enjoy!
Starting off, I bought the car nearly bone stock, including the oz opera wheels, and a stage 1 apr tune. First week of buying the car, i had to buy a roof rack for some winter fun. I also threw in some Eibach pro lowering springs, which ended up being the worst week of my life. maxing out a 2ton press to get those pinch bolts out.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/22678_322910203697_1119770_n.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/31384_432184733697_866990_n.jpghttp://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/11465_225068173697_3128717_n.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/323259_10150394577918698_448868684_o1.jpg

By the time spring kicked in, i blew my shocks and decided i needed an upgrade. I got a great deal on some used FK silverline plusX coilovers that were completely seized. That was also another week of hell to break the collars loose. In the end i was happy with the outcome. At this time, i did some basic mods including intake, downpipe, and exhaust.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/229298_10150248662178698_2274332_n.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/330976_10150394574198698_783581577_o.jpg

After a small incident that messed up my front bumper, i bought a Reiger Rs4-R bumper off of a friend, and made a custom lip using a e36 m3 lip.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/576309_10150802727303698_1202044068_n.jpghttp://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/394217_10150807887373698_1886654247_n.jpg

Picked up a set of VMR vb3 csl reps.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/563526_10151098218548698_860635294_n.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/185559_10151167911478698_467775059_n.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/625413_10151164041803698_77235459_n.jpg

The second spring hits, i have some goodies that are going it. AutoPower bolt in half cage, Stasis Tracksport coils, sways. Probably going to do a track build slowly over the summer. Maybe take the 30r build out from under my bed and actually get things going [:D]

AKTinMan
11-08-2012, 01:13 PM
Nice a4! I like the winter version best and the new rs4 bumper, how did that retrofit go? Looks like it lined up good.

Nollywood
11-08-2012, 01:14 PM
Welcome aboard, Mat!

I'm liking the progress on this one. What front bumper is that? At first glance, it looks like a reworked B6 S-Line item.

shinamura
11-08-2012, 01:21 PM
very nice! welcome!

SlowBone
11-08-2012, 01:26 PM
Nice a4! I like the winter version best and the new rs4 bumper, how did that retrofit go? Looks like it lined up good.
The fitment wasnt too bad at all, I had to make tabs that attach the sides to the fender liner torx screws.

SlowBone
11-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Thanks! its the Rieger "Rsr" bumper, which is the rs4 bumper, with an extended lower section that is meant to be used with their lip. somewhat of a better picture of it
http://www.lltek.com/LZ/assets/images/uberhaus_rsr_s4_b5_indxy.jpg

s3apra4
11-08-2012, 02:09 PM
So far looks good. Welcome to the zine and the wild world of B5 tuning!

howardfootball
11-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Welcome! Not digging the front bumper though. I think OEM S4 or RS4 would make the car look much better.

SlowBone
11-08-2012, 02:33 PM
Welcome! Not digging the front bumper though. I think OEM S4 or RS4 would make the car look much better.
Thanks! I somewhat agree. I hated the oem a4 bumper, and got this for $100 off of a friend, then painted for another 100. ill eventually sell it for a true rs4 bumper. Aslong as it has room for a front mount, and looks somewhat good, id rather spend money elsewhere on the car.

nynoah
11-08-2012, 03:58 PM
I'll pay ya 200 for the bumper right now [;)] thats a great deal picking it up for cheap. At least you can fit a good FMIC in there.

howardfootball
11-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Hope you still have the Opera wheels. They looked great. What are the specs on them?

GOODBYNAAIR
11-08-2012, 04:25 PM
Welcome nice car[up]

NeedingAnAudi
11-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Ohai Mat!

SN95Audi87
11-08-2012, 06:39 PM
I've only seen that lip twice on this site on the oem A4 bumper. What kind is it? Secondly, very clean A4 nice modifications you did there.

SlowBone
11-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Ohai Mat!
Ohai Alex!

SlowBone
11-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Hope you still have the Opera wheels. They looked great. What are the specs on them?
They are 17x8 +35. I plan on getting rid of them after this winter if interested. Not sure what they are worth, but i have never seen another set of those around.

SlowBone
11-08-2012, 09:37 PM
I've only seen that lip twice on this site on the oem A4 bumper. What kind is it? Secondly, very clean A4 nice modifications you did there.
Thanks man! I believe the lip is from a 4motion passat or jetta(maybe euro) i forgot exactly what model it came off of. For sale if interested [:D]

leoj
11-09-2012, 02:16 AM
What kind of roof racks?

un1ko
11-09-2012, 05:18 AM
Welcome Matt! Cool to see another person from Chicago!

SlowBone
11-10-2012, 02:03 PM
What kind of roof racks?

That was the oem thule/audi rack that was sold at the dealership

howardfootball
11-10-2012, 02:13 PM
They are 17x8 +35. I plan on getting rid of them after this winter if interested. Not sure what they are worth, but i have never seen another set of those around.

I'd be all over those wheels if I still had my A4. 17's are a little big for a MK3.

88ninety9
11-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Nice work man, ur a little further along with your a4 but it looks good

TheKid84
11-10-2012, 09:33 PM
nice work :] looks great

88ninety9
11-11-2012, 09:01 AM
Thanks man! I believe the lip is from a 4motion passat or jetta(maybe euro) i forgot exactly what model it came off of. For sale if interested [:D]

Does the lip replace the lower valence?

SlowBone
11-11-2012, 06:29 PM
Does the lip replace the lower valence?
Yea, its a direct fit that gets rid of the stock valence.

NeedingAnAudi
11-11-2012, 07:20 PM
I really want to post that pic John took of you lol

J Ozzie
11-12-2012, 01:48 AM
welcome!

Nice A4 me likey!

viceprp
11-12-2012, 01:54 AM
Thanks! I somewhat agree. I hated the oem a4 bumper, and got this for $100 off of a friend, then painted for another 100. ill eventually sell it for a true rs4 bumper. Aslong as it has room for a front mount, and looks somewhat good, id rather spend money elsewhere on the car.

RS4 = 3" Core
S4 = 3.5" Core

I love the OEM+ S4 --> RS4 conversion. I will be doing this once I get to he cosmetics of the car after running.

SlowBone
11-12-2012, 11:24 AM
I really want to post that pic John took of you lol
Go for it lol. show people i mean buisness

SlowBone
11-12-2012, 11:37 AM
I found some more photos kicking around on my computer. might aswell put them up.. Little better quality too.<a [IMG]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/465518_10151805470535301_1720535083_o.jpghttp://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/461602_10151805469025301_1488188379_o.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/202541_10151980522595301_1666800327_o.jpghttp://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/471275_10151980521780301_1984296364_o.jpghttp://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/293624_2313289269102_1883573_n.jpg

NeedingAnAudi
11-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Go for it lol. show people i mean buisness

mkaaaaaaaaaaaay hehehehehehe

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/148483_3242457257721_1471778960_n.jpg

s3apra4
11-12-2012, 05:53 PM
mkaaaaaaaaaaaay hehehehehehe

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/148483_3242457257721_1471778960_n.jpg

The mustache! [up]

murdered APR a4
11-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Welcome Mat!! Nice A4 man don't let Alek touch it though lol

murdered APR a4
11-12-2012, 08:16 PM
Alex*

NeedingAnAudi
11-12-2012, 08:32 PM
Too late! I touched it.

SlowBone
11-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Cant be ashamed of what im proud of!

audienthusiest
11-13-2012, 10:51 AM
looking good! Welcome! I love the snow pics man bad ass

bikerbob951
11-13-2012, 11:02 AM
Thanks man! I believe the lip is from a 4motion passat or jetta(maybe euro) i forgot exactly what model it came off of. For sale if interested [:D]

PM-ing you shortly

walky_talky20
11-13-2012, 12:54 PM
Is there a part number embossed on the back side of that lip? I've not seen anything like that before.

bikerbob951
11-13-2012, 01:07 PM
Is there a part number embossed on the back side of that lip? I've not seen anything like that before.

Seriously, if that really is a stock, easily obtainable VAG part, we could be on to something very big here.

walky_talky20
11-13-2012, 01:38 PM
Just back from Euro-ETKA-ing my heart out on that lip. Came up with nothing so far. I need a part number, a partial, anything. I'm thinking it my be some kind of "factory aftermarket" a la Votex, etc. In that case won't be in ETKA. It would only be in those dealer accessory catalogs.

SlowBone
11-13-2012, 01:50 PM
Is there a part number embossed on the back side of that lip? I've not seen anything like that before.
I might take it off my bumper sometime this week, im kinda curious to figure out what exactly it is.

SlowBone
11-13-2012, 01:54 PM
It might be a gem, or possibly a simple overlooked mod. Either way ill sell it. Ill try to get back with some info on it by tomorrow!

howardfootball
11-13-2012, 02:17 PM
My buddy Jon has the same lip. No idea who makes it.

GOODBYNAAIR
11-13-2012, 02:22 PM
My buddy Jon has the same lip. No idea who makes it.

I know its from ebay dont know sellers name ?? Jon may know but hes never on AZ, Ill talk to him about it next time I see him.

bikerbob951
11-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Looks very similar to another member's lip, it's since sold.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/andresa4/audi/DSC_0072.jpg

There used to be a replica available thru ebay, no longer available. I looked into it recently, doesn't seem that the company has any plans to make them.

walky_talky20
11-13-2012, 02:35 PM
Here's one that's kind a similar (and for sale):
http://www.kaze-speed.com/exterior-body-styling/front-bumper-lip/96-01-audi-a4-l-type-polyurethane-front-bumper-lip-spoiler-black.html

But I still can't find one that looks like the OP's. Always want what you can't have, I suppose.

bikerbob951
11-13-2012, 06:08 PM
Here's one that's kind a similar (and for sale):
http://www.kaze-speed.com/exterior-body-styling/front-bumper-lip/96-01-audi-a4-l-type-polyurethane-front-bumper-lip-spoiler-black.html

But I still can't find one that looks like the OP's. Always want what you can't have, I suppose.

Woah, I've been scouring the internet for weeks for this lip, it's the only one that looks ok on our cars IMHO...

murdered APR a4
11-13-2012, 07:46 PM
Too late! I touched it.

You filthy whore!!

SlowBone
11-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Woah, I've been scouring the internet for weeks for this lip, it's the only one that looks ok on our cars IMHO...
Thats not even the same lip as mine though, look close to my older photos, and its a huge difference. mind is now lost on what i have.

colombian301
11-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Some one is selling what I believe to be the exact one Mat has local to me on CL. What I think is that the vents were covered up on Mat's? Maybe? What you guys think?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/pts/3382934576.html

SlowBone
11-14-2012, 11:30 AM
Some one is selling what I believe to be the exact one Mat has local to me on CL. What I think is that the vents were covered up on Mat's? Maybe? What you guys think?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/pts/3382934576.html
Its a bit different. I dont have the vents at all, and at the two corners of the front face of the lip, there are 2 oval openings. I was about to take it off, but realized my friend still has my jack. I scoped around as much as i could, and could not find any part numbers or markings.
I found this photo that has a clearer look at the lip. http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/forum_724/220938_10150246597793698_706207_o.jpg

SlowBone
11-14-2012, 11:31 AM
I just realized that i have those fog lights i wont need anymore if anyone is interested.

AudiA401B5
11-18-2012, 09:01 AM
I love the car! Have the same year and color and I have just gotten a lot of ideas from ya!

SlowBone
11-18-2012, 12:17 PM
I love the car! Have the same year and color and I have just gotten a lot of ideas from ya!

Thats awesome! thanks.