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un1ko
02-14-2015, 05:34 PM
Ok I need some help! I'm moving to Las Vegas in a few months, so I have to decide if I should take my A4 or not. What would you do?

This is how my A4 is now.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/IMG_1301.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/IMG_1302.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/IMG_1304.jpg


Here's my history with my A4

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/MVC-310S.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2726/741/6812870002_large.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2726/741/6812870016_large.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/Picture_003.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/Audi_002.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/IMG_0084.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/Ileana033.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/SSPX0153.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/DSC01026.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/DSC00956.jpg



Engine


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/AudiMotor.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/un1ko/Me098.jpg

R490
02-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Looks like a shrine to the automotive spaghetti Jesus inside of there.

Don't scrap it whatever you do!

namvar
02-14-2015, 06:20 PM
what were your plans? ie why is taken apart?

GrapeBandit
02-14-2015, 06:28 PM
whats most impressive was the filter placement right next to the turbine housing[wrench]

i say get rid of it, its only red, not that rare. for the price of shipping a scrap pile from chicago to vegas, you can just pick upa full car for that price when you get there. it may or may not be running, but i bet it will be in 1 piece[up]

mpsmith
02-14-2015, 06:47 PM
Sell what parts you can and scrap the aluminum, keep goodies.

adam044
02-14-2015, 07:11 PM
What type of front/rear bumper is that? What about the side skirts?

Why did it end up like this?

un1ko
02-14-2015, 07:14 PM
what were your plans? ie why is taken apart?

the plan was to do a wideband conversion


whats most impressive was the filter placement right next to the turbine housing[wrench]

i say get rid of it, its only red, not that rare. for the price of shipping a scrap pile from chicago to vegas, you can just pick upa full car for that price when you get there. it may or may not be running, but i bet it will be in 1 piece[up]

Yeah that's Pag Part's design.

so no in taking the car.




Looks like a shrine to the automotive spaghetti Jesus inside of there.

Don't scrap it whatever you do!

Yeah it's a mess, but the worse part was that the guy that sold me the wiring he didn't sell me the AWM from a 01 A4. I think it's from an old A6



Sell what parts you can and scrap the aluminum, keep goodies.

Yeah if I go that route I have to figure out what I can keep and what not.

un1ko
02-14-2015, 07:22 PM
What type of front/rear bumper is that? What about the side skirts?

Why did it end up like this?

The front bumper went to my S4, it's a Ringer RS4 bumper, the back on is stock, but the lower rear bumper is a fiberglass. The same as my side skirts, I think the body overall looks good. I was doing a wideband conversion.

99jimse
02-15-2015, 06:46 PM
I'm gonna have to say leave it. Only cause u have a long way to go with the car & traveling.

un1ko
02-18-2015, 08:22 AM
I'm gonna have to say leave it. Only cause u have a long way to go with the car & traveling.

So far the winning votes are to take my car. Which in a way I'm kind of happy, I know I'm attached to my car. I remember the day I drove out of the dealer, it was a great feeling.

With that being said I did some research on what's the cheapest way to take my car. So far I think is spending $70 on this and attach it to my Touareg and fill it up with boxes. Which can maybe help rent out a smaller Moving Truck.


http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_14964.jpg


http://www.harborfreight.com/5000-lb-capacity-adjustable-tow-bar-94696.html

M-Hood
02-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Well if you don't take it with you then how is it going to get put back together?

adam044
02-18-2015, 08:35 PM
Gremlins

un1ko
02-19-2015, 07:41 AM
Well if you don't take it with you then how is it going to get put back together?

If I don't take my car, I'll have to part it out and then the rest just have it picked up for metal. I'm leaning towards taking the car.


Gremlins

Only if it was him managing the project. Lol!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DdMFM1Z9Z9c/Uluur-BsvJI/AAAAAAAAAVU/rCa3KisPplo/s1600/gremlins+2.3.png

99jimse
02-19-2015, 07:54 AM
With that hauling device I know say keep it. Didn't know it could be that easy. Like you said, it's now an advantage since you can store things in the car

M-Hood
02-19-2015, 07:59 AM
If I don't take my car, I'll have to part it out and then the rest just have it picked up for metal. I'm leaning towards taking the car.



Only if it was him managing the project. Lol!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DdMFM1Z9Z9c/Uluur-BsvJI/AAAAAAAAAVU/rCa3KisPplo/s1600/gremlins+2.3.png


Have you looked into just renting a open car trailer and towing it to Vegas?

redline380
02-19-2015, 09:24 AM
I voted leave it. Is there anything particularly special about this car? Will it be a hassle driving it half way across the country? Could you just buy another car in Vegas? I say part it out, and get another car after you settle in.

If there is something about this car that you have to have it, then I would maybe rent a big uhaul with a car hauler. But it still seems like a pain in the ass.

GrapeBandit
02-19-2015, 09:35 AM
i would be scared to tow anything with a HF towing apparatus lol

un1ko
02-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Have you looked into just renting a open car trailer and towing it to Vegas?

Yeah it's like $400 more. A total of $1900. I have to check other places to see if I can get a better deal.


I voted leave it. Is there anything particularly special about this car? Will it be a hassle driving it half way across the country? Could you just buy another car in Vegas? I say part it out, and get another car after you settle in.

If there is something about this car that you have to have it, then I would maybe rent a big uhaul with a car hauler. But it still seems like a pain in the ass.

Yeah I do have some attachment with my car. As I see the pics I posted I do miss it, plus my kid can drive it once it's running. He's 15, so I have a year to work on it. Lol! Plus he thinks it's a cool car.


i would be scared to tow anything with a HF towing apparatus lol


If I go this route, the plan is to bolt it on without the bumper. Bolt it up straight from the frame, that way it's secure.

http://www.a4mods.com/pics/fmic/IMG_0566.JPG

smittyzz
02-19-2015, 11:39 AM
I vote take it, if that was my car I'd be busting ass to throw it together or finding a way to get it there

un1ko
02-19-2015, 12:24 PM
I vote take it, if that was my car I'd be busting ass to throw it together or finding a way to get it there

Yeah the problem is that I'm in Chicago and it's super cold. My garage is a mess, the roof has holes and my landlord doesn't want to fix it. Not to mention there's no heat in the garage.

So I really hope a month from now it warms up to pack all the stuff in the garage and put together the car to at least get it to roll out of the garage.


Does anyone know if I can tow my car with the steering wheel locked?

redline380
02-19-2015, 12:33 PM
You can just get a heater for the garage. Mine works effing awesome. Even with this cold snap the last few days I will be sweating in 10 minutes. Might be a little late now though lol

I don't really think you can tow it with the wheel locked since you need to turn. And of course you need to remove axles. Everything just seems like a big hassle to me

smittyzz
02-19-2015, 12:36 PM
Yeah the problem is that I'm in Chicago and it's super cold. My garage is a mess, the roof has holes and my landlord doesn't want to fix it. Not to mention there's no heat in the garage.

So I really hope a month from now it warms up to pack all the stuff in the garage and put together the car to at least get it to roll out of the garage.


Does anyone know if I can tow my car with the steering wheel locked?
I wish I had a garage....
I work on both my and my wife's car outside in the snow when it's snowing and freezing
I still say take it, I become really attached to my cars, as I put alot of time and blood and sweat into them

un1ko
02-20-2015, 07:55 AM
You can just get a heater for the garage. Mine works effing awesome. Even with this cold snap the last few days I will be sweating in 10 minutes. Might be a little late now though lol

I don't really think you can tow it with the wheel locked since you need to turn. And of course you need to remove axles. Everything just seems like a big hassle to me

Yeah I'm going to see if I can barrow some heaters. I bought a few electric heaters and they don't do the work, I need the ones with propane. So here's another idea, I know you can't tow the car by picking up the front, but what about if I remove the driveshaft?




I wish I had a garage....
I work on both my and my wife's car outside in the snow when it's snowing and freezing
I still say take it, I become really attached to my cars, as I put alot of time and blood and sweat into them

I feel your pain. My garage has a lot of stuff, so any work I do with my other car I have to do it outside. Like yesterday my car didn't turn on because the battery was dead, so last night I had to use my jumper cables to get it to turn on. I was so cold! I can't wait to go to Vegas and not deal with this. I know summer over there might be a pain, I hope not.

redline380
02-20-2015, 08:00 AM
Yeah I'm going to see if I can barrow some heaters. I bought a few electric heaters and they don't do the work, I need the ones with propane. So here's another idea, I know you can't tow the car by picking up the front, but what about if I remove the driveshaft?

Electric heaters are a waste of time and money. You need forced air, either propane or kerosene. something like this- http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/for/4896711209.html

Removing the drive shaft should be fine I would think.

adam044
02-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Umm I hope you're not running a propane heater inside a closed garage.

redline380
02-20-2015, 08:23 AM
Umm I hope you're not running a propane heater inside a closed garage.

Sure am. I'm a fucking badass.

un1ko
02-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Electric heaters are a waste of time and money. You need forced air, either propane or kerosene. something like this- http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/for/4896711209.html

Removing the drive shaft should be fine I would think.

Lol! you found it in Chicago. I'll ask him what's the lowest he'll sell it for and see. I don't really want to buy one since I don't think I'll using in Vegas. I also asked on fb to see if anyone can let me barrow one.


Umm I hope you're not running a propane heater inside a closed garage.

I'm not worried, my garage has lots of ventilation. It has holes on the roof. lol!

redline380
02-20-2015, 10:29 AM
Lol! you found it in Chicago. I'll ask him what's the lowest he'll sell it for and see. I don't really want to buy one since I don't think I'll using in Vegas. I also asked on fb to see if anyone can let me barrow one.

I'm not worried, my garage has lots of ventilation. It has holes on the roof. lol!

I looked in Chicago on purpose [;)]

Yeah, no reason to worry about dying. Not like garages are sealed tight. I can see the steam rolling in from under the door when I have mine running

un1ko
02-20-2015, 10:58 AM
I looked in Chicago on purpose [;)]

Yeah, no reason to worry about dying. Not like garages are sealed tight. I can see the steam rolling in from under the door when I have mine running

Yeah I figured. It was cool of you doing that. Thanks!

viceprp
02-21-2015, 07:21 AM
Umm I hope you're not running a propane heater inside a closed garage.

I did for months on end. Never a problem.

I would run propane over kerosene though. You will get some wicked fumes from kerosene Torpedo heaters.

adam044
02-21-2015, 09:15 AM
I did for months on end. Never a problem.

I would run propane over kerosene though. You will get some wicked fumes from kerosene Torpedo heaters.

I's only losted dis many brain cells :)

viceprp
02-21-2015, 09:30 AM
I'ved used kerosene heaters with Indoor concrete applications. I wouldn't recommend this for in a garage. Propane heaters are good to go. I also have a do adequate ventilation

redline380
02-21-2015, 01:07 PM
I went propane because it was cheaper. Kerosene is convenient because you can just run down and get dyed diesel whenever and not have to fill up a 100 pound propane tank. But the fumes from kerosene gets annoying

tesh0boy
02-24-2015, 08:45 AM
If it were me, judging by the amount of money and time put into the car already I'd say take it. But if you have no problem cutting your loss and starting from scratch all over again then by all means leave it. It's looks pretty nice body wise and I've yet to see any red b5's in my area ever with the exception of gtg's and stuff. Has it had paint and body work besides the bumper and skirts? If so, consider those costs, along with doing everything else you've put into it again.

But again, it's all comes down to the individual. Some people grow attached with all the blood, sweat, time, and money put into it, while to others it's just a car and doesn't mean much.

M-Hood
02-24-2015, 10:27 AM
Yeah it's like $400 more. A total of $1900. I have to check other places to see if I can get a better deal.








$400 isn't bad, cheaper then having to buy new tires for the car you dragged all the way to Vegas from Chicago.

un1ko
02-24-2015, 10:55 AM
If it were me, judging by the amount of money and time put into the car already I'd say take it. But if you have no problem cutting your loss and starting from scratch all over again then by all means leave it. It's looks pretty nice body wise and I've yet to see any red b5's in my area ever with the exception of gtg's and stuff. Has it had paint and body work besides the bumper and skirts? If so, consider those costs, along with doing everything else you've put into it again.

But again, it's all comes down to the individual. Some people grow attached with all the blood, sweat, time, and money put into it, while to others it's just a car and doesn't mean much.

Yep paint job was done when I added the side skits and front/rear bumpers. The front bumper is gone though, later I'll decide which bumper to buy. I do have an attachment, great memories and my kid wants it. So now I can work on a project with him.








$400 isn't bad, cheaper then having to buy new tires for the car you dragged all the way to Vegas from Chicago.

yeah it's not bad, but I might also consider taking out the drive shaft and tow it with only grabbing it from the front wheels. We'll see I'm keeping all my options open. Pros and cons money wise.



Thanks everyone for responding!!


I decided to keep the car and take it to Vegas. Now time to rolling up my sleeves to get the car on the ground. I put a post on fb and I have a couple of friends that can let me borrow a heater. First I have to take some stuff out of garage to put my car in the middle of the garage so I can work on it. I also need to buy a 06A oil pan. I bought an AWM engine with a broken oil pan and it spins and it only has 97000 miles. I also have a 5 spd manual.

I will provide updates with getting my car ready, the journey and the project of putting everything back together.

un1ko
03-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Alright guys change of plans.... I'm going to part out the car.

After talking to my wife and thinking of the move. I worked out a deal, I don't take the car and I keep all the money to put towards either my current car or put it towards a Corrado. Which is another car I really want.

So if anyone needs something let me know.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/640995-Parting-out-B5-Audi-A4