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Bauer
10-08-2006, 10:29 PM
So I picked up a 07 2.0T quattro, pretty much loaded last week and thought it would be interesting to put them side by side for a little photo shoot. Come to your own conclusions.... but I like them both for slightly differnet reasons.

The B5 is Stage 3+ with just about every product STaSIS sells. The B7 has GIAC, STaSIS 4 piston 14.5" rotor and STaSIS Motor Sport Ohlins. Car will be getting exhaust, short shifter, 19" forged Volks, same used on STaSIS World Challenge Touring Cars. Also, looking at Recaro Trend seats and maybe DTM body kit.

The A4 will never be as fast as my B5 S4 but it a fantastic car in its own right.

http://images19.fotki.com/v23/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4009-vi.jpg?1160248703

http://images18.fotki.com/v87/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4012-vi.jpg?1160248713

http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4014-vi.jpg?1160248720

http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4017-vi.jpg?1160248731

http://images18.fotki.com/v87/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4023-vi.jpg?1160248752

http://images16.fotki.com/v350/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4030-vi.jpg?1160248775

http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4033-vi.jpg?1160248783

http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4036-vi.jpg?1160248794

http://images16.fotki.com/v350/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4039-vi.jpg?1160248804

http://images16.fotki.com/v352/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4041ps-vi.jpg?1160250969

http://images16.fotki.com/v352/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4043ps-vi.jpg?1160250983

http://images16.fotki.com/v352/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4046ps-vi.jpg?1160251006

http://images16.fotki.com/v350/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4051ps-vi.jpg?1160251033

http://images19.fotki.com/v23/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4055-vi.jpg?1160251047

http://images16.fotki.com/v350/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4052ps-vi.jpg?1160251038

http://images16.fotki.com/v350/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4059-vi.jpg?1160251063

http://images18.fotki.com/v87/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4061-vi.jpg?1160251071

http://images18.fotki.com/v17/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4068-vi.jpg?1160251094

http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4070-vi.jpg?1160251101

http://images16.fotki.com/v351/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4076-vi.jpg?1160251124

http://images18.fotki.com/v87/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4075-vi.jpg?1160251121

http://images18.fotki.com/v87/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4077-vi.jpg?1160251128

http://images16.fotki.com/v352/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4078-vi.jpg?1160251132

http://images16.fotki.com/v352/photos/6/673844/4118927/B7A4B5S4010-vi.jpg?1160248707

loustylez
10-08-2006, 10:34 PM
we must have good jobs to afford thooooose beers.

i will say this though. both cars look nice of course, but i still.... still can't get into anything after B5 yet. they just don't do it for me like the cleanest looking B5.

speedydragon
10-08-2006, 10:35 PM
damn you've only had your b7 for a week and you've got all that done to it? nice! cant wait to see it til you're done with it. why is this in the b5 a4 forum tho? lol

Euro
10-08-2006, 10:36 PM
oh... wow.. Im very jealous [:D]

Just a great combo to have sitting in the drive way. I love the B7, I think it looks better than the B6 by far. your B5 is of course very beautiful aswell.

What wheel set up is on the S4? they Look great.

arizona steve
10-08-2006, 10:38 PM
ill take the b5.

i love b5 s4's, best ever imo

bellofello
10-08-2006, 10:45 PM
I still like the look of the b5, but I suppose I'm slightly biased lol. I want the motorsports so badly. There pure sex. I love both those cars, lucky bastard! I don't like the stearing wheel on the b7, looks weird IMO.

Bauer
10-08-2006, 10:49 PM
Speedydragon.... it was more a body style post and figured you guys might be interested.

Euro-

They are Work Emotion wheels.... if you call Jason or Alex at STaSIS they can help you out. 707 935 9700 x119 (jason out till fri) 123 Alex

Bellofello-

Yeah I was thinking the Euro RS4 wheel... but who knows.

ianlionzion
10-08-2006, 11:09 PM
very nice

Neo1130
10-08-2006, 11:14 PM
Damn! Both are pure sex! Oh and what do you do for a living BTW?! Hahahah, no I am serious!!

endlesswinterco
10-09-2006, 10:26 AM
both are really sweet. i like the b5 better but shit, i wish i had two badass cars

Quattrocket
10-09-2006, 10:58 AM
i wanna know what u do for a living so I can do it and afford those bad boys.

BeeFiveQuattro
10-09-2006, 03:01 PM
(this is minor, but..)

I do not understand why they right-justify the "quattro" badge under the red "T"
-think it would look cleaner if it was left-justified under the "2.0"
-otherwise, seems like Audi just needs to find a new "quattro" badge that fits directly under the newer/bigger badging

_________
It would be sick to see an enthusiast edition of the B7 offered in its final run:
-with the 2.0T, & revised 40/60 torsen differential
(so I could pick one up cheap, as the B8's come out)

________
To the OP: how are the upgraded Stasis differentials on the S4?
-havent seen too many reviews on them..

sean1.8t
10-09-2006, 03:20 PM
B5 > B7

Mad_Audi
10-09-2006, 03:34 PM
i still liek the B5 better....


if given my pick, i'd take the B5 is a hot second

TQMB5
10-09-2006, 03:37 PM
i love them both. i really thing it would really set our car off if you paint your grille trim black... it seems thats the look your going for and the chrome is stoping it.

Bauer
10-09-2006, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by BeeFiveQuattro
(this is minor, but..)

I do not understand why they right-justify the "quattro" badge under the red "T"
-think it would look cleaner if it was left-justified under the "2.0"
-otherwise, seems like Audi just needs to find a new "quattro" badge that fits directly under the newer/bigger badging

_________
It would be sick to see an enthusiast edition of the B7 offered in its final run:
-with the 2.0T, & revised 40/60 torsen differential
(so I could pick one up cheap, as the B8's come out)

________
To the OP: how are the upgraded Stasis differentials on the S4?
-havent seen too many reviews on them..

You can already pick up an enthusiast edition of the B7 or even an A3

http://www.stasisengineering.com/new_products.aspx


As for the Diffs... they are awesome. They make the car turn in better and allow for more steering feed back. The center diff is one of the best bang for buck upgrades out there. The LSD is great for getting power down. On the track it is magical.

LateraLex
10-10-2006, 07:47 AM
Both are really nice cars. The interior of the B7 is amazing compared to the B5.

Euro Avant
10-10-2006, 10:47 AM
The B7 look is finally growing on me, i am afraid i will tootally hate the B5 look once I fall into the darkside =)

Amzing cars, pls let me know if u need someone to work or drive the car for u..

loustylez
10-10-2006, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by LateraLex
Both are really nice cars. The interior of the B7 is amazing compared to the B5.
couldn't disagree with you more. the first thing i don't like about after B5 is how they took away the double rounded dash that goes down to the rounded glove box. i don't like how they flattened off the top. B5 still holds my heart, and i own one, so i'm a happy camper.

ExpLlclT
10-10-2006, 11:58 AM
those cars are nice. i've actualy seen the B5 in pleasonton by the stoneridge mall before i was practicly drooling out the window

sean1.8t
10-10-2006, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by ExpLlclT
those cars are nice. i've actualy seen the B5 in pleasonton by the stoneridge mall before i was practicly drooling out the window

don't you drive a B5?

ExpLlclT
10-10-2006, 12:10 PM
yea ... i do but at the time when i saw the B5 S4 shown above i was driving a subaru ... why?

CaSp3r9
10-10-2006, 12:21 PM
I'm so jealous... There are no 2 cars in the world that I'd rather have than a stage 3 B5 S4 and a loaded B7 A4 2.0t