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duceduce122
07-27-2017, 11:01 AM
Hey peeps, figured I'd make a thread on here to keep everyone in the loop. Nothing crazy or out of the ordinary on my build, but it's been a ton of fun and it keeps me busy. I bought her back in May 2013 and instantly gave her the name of "Rosie the Red Beast". I didn't get the "mod" itch for a little bit but I've been slowly building her up over time. I don't have a camera so my pics are all taken with an iPhone unfortunately, but I'll include what I've got showing the progress of things. Now, on to the list! I'll update over time as I add more to it.


Car specs:

2007 A4, 2.0T Quattro
Brilliant Red
Miles when purchased: ~62k
Current mileage as of July, 2017: ~93k

/-- PERFORMANCE --/

JHM stage 1 tune
Europaparts Performance Exhaust System
034Motorsport HFC
034 snub mount
Go Fast Bits DV+
Red coil pack harness with red top ignition coils (because racecar!)

/-- BRAKES & SUSPENSION --/

Vogtland lowering springs
034 RSB
Gloss black painted brake calipers

/-- INTERIOR --/

Custom Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
Black on black alcantara S4 recaro seats
All black S4 (upper) interior
Ziza LED interior lighting kit
Perforated leather w/titanium colored stitching ebrake handle
Carbon fiber wrapped interior trim
5D carbon fiber vinyl wrapped "oh shit" handles
aluminum brushed silver center console lid
WeatherTech rubber floor mats

/-- LOOKS --/

35% tint
Clear sidemarkers
Cupra lip
S4 Chrome mirrors
Paint matched trunk lip
JOM smoked red/clear LED tail lights
RS4 style mesh front grille
1st set of wheels (Alzor - 19x8.5 ET35)
2nd/current set of wheels (S5 Rotor reps 19x8 ET35)
3mm spacers all around
Tires (Nankang Noble NS-20 all season - 235/35/19)
US Mill Works license plate bracket (standard/quick release)
Relak side skirts
LED license plate lights
LED city lights
left engine cover
R8 oil cap
Porsche 911 coolant tank cap
Black washer reservoir cap
Hoen H11 55W xenonmatch fog light bulbs (match the headlight color)
Debadged
Rain tray and battery cover
Custom Seahawks "10AND90" license plate (see my website 10and90.com (http://10and90.com/) to learn what my story is and see what it means)

Now, to the photos!

The day I bought her (got bored and made a cool photoshop pic, haha):

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Finally lowered it on Vogtland springs:

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Adding my custom "10AND90" license plate:

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Paint matched trunk lip:

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Added cupra lip and S4 mirrors:

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BONUS - I had a close encounter where a dude who had a warrant out for his arrest ran from the cops and came swerving into the parking lot at my work...almost smashed my car. Fun times. :

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New wheels, definitely much nicer (plus i got featured on ECS Tunings instagram, lol):

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Had my buddy help install my new Europaparts exhaust:

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Flat bottom steering wheel:

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Painting my crash bar to add the new RS4 style grill - then added a front license plate bracket:

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Alcantara recaro seats! (don't mind the messyness, lol):

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Added some covers and new caps to my engine bay:

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JOM LED tail lights (plus pic of my daughter "modeling" them):

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170727/307d4287a2edb13bf02079d073e1077f.jpg

I've got more stuff planned, and when it happens I'll update it here!

al3k
07-27-2017, 12:01 PM
Looking good [:D]
Where did you find that grill, never seen one with full RS4 style mesh

duceduce122
07-27-2017, 12:16 PM
Looking good [:D]
Where did you find that grill, never seen one with full RS4 style mesh

Thanks man! I actually got it on ebay, and it fits perfect and looks pretty damn good.

Here is a link to check it out (http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-AUDI-A4-B7-RS4-STYLE-EURO-MESH-BADGELESS-GRILLE-W-BADGE-HOLDER-BLACK-/122206783895).

al3k
07-27-2017, 12:50 PM
Thanks man! I actually got it on ebay, and it fits perfect and looks pretty damn good.

Here is a link to check it out (http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-AUDI-A4-B7-RS4-STYLE-EURO-MESH-BADGELESS-GRILLE-W-BADGE-HOLDER-BLACK-/122206783895).

Yeh it looks sick on your car!
I have a fmic so it makes better airflow too with this grill, BUT I have thos front parking sensor(sonar) things, maybe possible to relocate them some how hmm..
How did you mount the plates?

duceduce122
07-27-2017, 01:50 PM
Yeh it looks sick on your car!
I have a fmic so it makes better airflow too with this grill, BUT I have thos front parking sensor(sonar) things, maybe possible to relocate them some how hmm..
How did you mount the plates?

Thanks! And do you mean the license plate? If so, it's with a bracket that screws into the tow hook. It works really well, and it's called a US Mill Works license plate bracket.

You can check it out here (http://www.usmillworks.com/). Plus, it's super easy to remove, you just pull out some pins and slide it out.

Undercut
07-28-2017, 03:47 AM
Beautiful car man [emoji1360]


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duceduce122
07-28-2017, 12:15 PM
Beautiful car man [emoji1360]


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Thanks dude, I appreciate it! [emoji1303]


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duceduce122
07-29-2017, 11:29 AM
Decided to switch out to some new wheels. Got some S5 rotor reps!

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duceduce122
07-30-2017, 02:12 PM
Updated pic of the new wheels on the car!

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Ashtonts
07-30-2017, 04:46 PM
Nice car man! Glad to see some other nice red B7 action [cool]

mr_Law
07-30-2017, 05:12 PM
What did you use to hold down the rs4 side cover? I have one but there's no brackets to lock into


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duceduce122
07-30-2017, 05:14 PM
Nice car man! Glad to see some other nice red B7 action [cool]

Thanks brotha! Us brilliant reds gotta stick together!! Lol


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duceduce122
07-30-2017, 05:22 PM
What did you use to hold down the rs4 side cover? I have one but there's no brackets to lock into


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The engine cover? The one on the right side (in the picture) of my engine bay? If so, I just pushed it down and used the little rubber lips where it meets and folded them over on it. Didn't seem like it'd fit but with some patience I got it to work.


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mr_Law
07-30-2017, 05:22 PM
Btw I'm a Brilliant Red owner as well. Your car looks great


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duceduce122
07-30-2017, 05:22 PM
Btw I'm a Brilliant Red owner as well. Your car looks great


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Thanks bro, I appreciate it. Got more things in mind but I also like how it's progressed!


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mr_Law
07-30-2017, 05:26 PM
I bought my cover off someone on the forum. Only had one rubber grommet. Looks like it has three points where it should hold to the car.

What size spacers are you running?

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duceduce122
07-30-2017, 05:56 PM
I bought my cover off someone on the forum. Only had one rubber grommet. Looks like it has three points where it should hold to the car.

What size spacers are you running?

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Yeah mine is from a B6.

I'm running 3mm spacers all around. It's a 19x8 wheel on 235/35/19. I might go out to 5 or 6mm all around.


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duceduce122
08-28-2017, 09:58 AM
Quick update from the weekend. Went out to Mercer Island to meet with another local AZ member, and had him help me do the clear corner mod. Turned out awesome.

I got the clear lenses from Phil and some chrome amber bulbs. It really finished off a clean look, and now my headlights look so much nicer.

Shout out to @Quattro 4 Life (Tyler) for taking the time to help me. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I really appreciate you doing it!

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yxri
08-28-2017, 12:44 PM
Looking smooth. The honeycomb grille is badass. Wish I had a red car....

duceduce122
08-28-2017, 01:36 PM
Looking smooth. The honeycomb grille is badass. Wish I had a red car....

Thanks man! I do love the brilliant red, but some other audi colors are definitely gorgeous. When I eventually get my wife a Q5 or SQ5 I'm gonna be torn between a few!

duceduce122
09-03-2017, 09:09 PM
Got a paint correction done today. I'll get some side by side pictures soon but here's the after. Looking much better!

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duceduce122
09-04-2017, 01:49 PM
Some more pics at the detail place after the paint correction.

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duceduce122
08-22-2018, 07:26 PM
Havenít done much over the past year, but I did hit 100k miles on my way home from Leavenworth last week. Going 75mph on Blewett Pass and trying to take a pic was annoyingly difficult! Lol

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B5A4coastie
08-25-2018, 10:03 AM
Havenít done much over the past year, but I did hit 100k miles on my way home from Leavenworth last week. Going 75mph on Blewett Pass and trying to take a pic was annoyingly difficult! Lol

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180823/d0a0fc8cab52d66669b7a070caa0a793.jpg

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I see your brake pad warning light is on, check your sensor plug connections, my driver side was disconnected, which gave me the light. If you do in fact need pads, I bought a set (front and back) from ECS before I checked my connectors, my pads are fine, so they need a good home...

duceduce122
08-25-2018, 11:12 AM
I see your brake pad warning light is on, check your sensor plug connections, my driver side was disconnected, which gave me the light. If you do in fact need pads, I bought a set (front and back) from ECS before I checked my connectors, my pads are fine, so they need a good home...

Yeah it's my sensor. I got them checked out at a local shop and they have plenty of life left. I just need to get a new sensor, but my next oil change is coming up soon so I'll get it done at that point. Thanks though man!