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TH85
10-11-2006, 01:33 PM
so we got another car...c230 sport (its a benz) and its only got like 200hp but its a way better drive than my b5 a4 1.8t...the benz is way faster off the line, it sounds way better (its got a big muffler)....and not to mention i get way more complements driven the benz than the audi.

whats some good exhaust/mufflers to get for an audi...maybe to make it sound like an s4 or somethen? and i know a new exhaust system will add a lil hp
were would you get a good one and for how much???

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/thajek/1.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/thajek/2.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/thajek/3.jpg

nizmosx
10-11-2006, 01:36 PM
if your not chipped, get a chip, then get the exhaust. the mercedes looks good..... in the rear view mirror of an audi.

borla is a good exhaust too.

sean1.8t
10-11-2006, 01:38 PM
first off sell that benz and get a b5 s4..

second, get a chip and a borla exhaust fot the a4. good throaty sound and lots more power than stock

1 ate T
10-11-2006, 01:42 PM
ugh.. i dont like benz..

looks pretty tho

TH85
10-11-2006, 01:44 PM
something like this?

http://www.borla.com/applications/lookup.aspx/1998/Audi/A4+Quattro/Header/14884/

is that a good price?

1 ate T
10-11-2006, 01:53 PM
Check other manufacturers of the Borla, you can find it cheaper. Check http://www.awe-tuning.com/pages/shared/part_detail.cfm?PMaI=1&PMoI=1&PEI=2&PP=a4_18t_exhaust.cfm&PPT=Exhaust&IL=A4Borla

also, Neuspeed makes a nice exhaust that's around $500-$600 I believe.

sean1.8t
10-11-2006, 01:54 PM
you don't need a header. go to AWE-tuning.com

Insanehatter
10-11-2006, 02:01 PM
That looks like a header to me.. people call exhaust manifolds , headers ... so yea.. thats not what you would want...

This is what you want
http://www.borla.com/applications/lookup.aspx/1999/Audi/A4+Quattro/T-304_Stainless_Steel_Cat-Back_System/14845/

lots of places have them for sale too...

cardomain 754 shipped. http://www.cardomain.com/item/BOR14845?vq_id=none

awe tuning : 699 + shipping
http://www.awe-tuning.com/pages/shared/part_detail.cfm?PMaI=1&PMoI=1&PEI=2&PP=a4_18t_exhaust.cfm&PPT=Exhaust&IL=A4Borla

summit racing 711 + shipping
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=bor-14845

there are more too just search

turbow8
10-11-2006, 02:02 PM
I have been wondering about the windows in the benzo, with the blue tint to them? are they that much better the normal windows? sorry for the thread jack

a4cefed
10-11-2006, 02:08 PM
chip would be the first thing then exhaust as said before. that takes care of the benz being faster. as for the looks lower that a4 and get those lowers painted along with some updated headlight and a new grill. a good wash and wax and you will get alot of more complements in the a4
btw, where in chicago are you ?

DeionDavid
10-11-2006, 02:10 PM
sell the benz

onemoremile
10-11-2006, 02:17 PM
my neighbor has the same car. c230 sport with the kompressor. same wheels but in the very cool midnight blue. it is hardly a fast car. it is about halfway between a stock a4 and a k04. i have the weak neuspeed k04 and it is much quicker.

the reason the merc feel quick is the auti transmission. it allows the engine to rev up and make a little power before the torque convertor starts to grab. hell, even the 2.5 5 cylinder jetta a friend had as a loaner car feels faster than my k04 due to it's ability to spin the tires off idle. it isn't nearly as fast when the hammer is put down though.

TH85
10-11-2006, 02:18 PM
so it looks like everyone likes the borla exhaust....
dont know if im to down for a chip cause that deals with messing around with the engine....dont really know anything about engines so if anything went wrong or somethen..that would be bad

as for the benz blue tints i like em but i dont know if they actually do anything...its just a cool look

onemoremile
10-11-2006, 02:19 PM
the only thing i really don't get about the benz is that it still has the same style lock plungers as an 82 ford fairmont. those things are so outdated its unbelievable.

DRA4
10-11-2006, 02:34 PM
So you have an 1.8t A4 and don't even have a chip on it.

TH85
10-11-2006, 02:39 PM
haha yea...just never got around to it
doesnt it screw with your engine settings and stuff???

and r12055ma4play, i go to school at depaul in chicago...live in lincoln park...u in chicago too?

onemoremile
10-11-2006, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by TH85
doesnt it screw with your engine settings and stuff???


it wouldn't be much good if it didn't. how do you expect it to make more boost without altering any factory settings?

TH85
10-11-2006, 02:42 PM
well i mean like is it bad for it in the long run...messing with the engine settings after awhile??
and if i got one, where would i go to get it put on? i would not do it myself

Neo1130
10-11-2006, 02:44 PM
I would go with tttuning.com's exhaust... It is a Borla but but it isn't "made" by Borla if that makes and sense... It is about $200 cheaper and you can select your own tip through tt tuning... I love the borla tips though...

SoFresh
10-11-2006, 02:44 PM
Not gonna lie, I like the benz, if you dont mind me asking what year? and how much did you pick that up for? I kinda like the C230 Kompressor Sport Sedans... but of course, Id still keep the audi... used to drive a 02 IS300, for a week, then I got rear ended and it was totalled... sucked cause it took forever to find a manual with navi in the is300...

TH85
10-11-2006, 02:45 PM
and these exhausts dont sound too loud or anything...im not goin for real loud...
just want it to sound somethin like an s4 or something

TH85
10-11-2006, 02:50 PM
benz is a 2006, got it for a good deal cause it was sitting on the lot for awhile....just got lucky i guess...sticker price is 37,000, but got it down a few thousand (new models were coming out and they wanted to get rid of the 06 for the 07's)
and the benz is a sweet car...like it a lot

MR VTEC
10-11-2006, 02:53 PM
GO TO AWE-TUNING.COM LIKE THE OTHERs mentioned above.
the reason you are not getting compliments on your audi is because you need ecodes or one piece headlights to update the look of your whip.

I have an S4 bumper, 00 hood (washers on the underside) and one piece headlights.
When I had my 19" (even with my 4X4 suspesion I would get thumbs up from many motorists)

a4cefed
10-11-2006, 02:56 PM
yeah im in chicago, right of the 90, by hooters. if you need a hand working on the car or have questions let me know. im always down to work on cars

TH85
10-11-2006, 03:00 PM
definitly....but i dont have my car during the winter...would rather leave it in my garage at home
but when i have it ill email you or somehting...cause i dont know a whole lot about cars

TQMB5
10-11-2006, 03:01 PM
yea i would get new headlights before i got exhaust... i forgot how ugly those are and i cant believe i never changed those on my old car

sean1.8t
10-11-2006, 03:14 PM
there has been ppl running chips on there cars for over 4 years so don't worry about the engine going out. it's really the best mod for the somewhat enthusiest IMO. borla sounds great!!! not loud unless you're at WOT. very respectable deep tone

matt719
10-11-2006, 03:18 PM
I imagine you get a lot more compliments from old men than from young women on the benz. I don't know, Benzs will always be old people's cars to me; German Buicks.

Anyways, enough with my opinions; it seems like you have a lot of incorrect information about the chip.

First of all, it IS safe. You will not blow your engine with a chip. The only negative externalities of the chip are increased wear on your turbo, since it is working harder to push more boost into your engine. Despite the increased wear, there isn't a strong correlation with failure, many people have their cars chipped without problems for thousands and thousands of miles. Properly warming up and cooling down the car helps prevent damage.

I'm be willing to bet your car chipped would take the benz, and if not, with an exhaust it should definitely be able to.

To install the chip, literally ANYONE can do it. Undo the ECU cover, pull out chip, replace with new chip, replace cover. If you are getting one new and soldering is needed, the dealer you bring it to will do everything for you.

Either way, you're comparing a brand new car to one that's at least 7 years old (I'm not sure what year your car is). Besides, your Audi looks sick in my opinion. Get some ecodes, a grill, and some springs and it'll look like new.

SoleMate
10-11-2006, 04:41 PM
sweet benz, that's one of the models I'm contemplating because of the s/c on it

jones3000
10-11-2006, 06:08 PM
not comparing apples to apples. Benz is way newer than your A4.

TH85
10-11-2006, 07:08 PM
yea i know...my audi is a 98, but still there is a pretty big difference...just tryen to catch the audi up

and im planing on painting hte loweres and getting a new grill (rs4 probibly)...whats a good place to get a grill off of??

if i get a grill...can i do it myself...like is it unscrewing a few screws or is it a lot more work than that?

yemntftb
10-11-2006, 07:15 PM
APR has a nice stealth exhaust...

TH85
10-12-2006, 12:54 PM
im planing on getting a new grill (rs4 probibly)...whats a good place to get a grill off of??

if i get a grill...can i do it myself...like is it unscrewing a few screws or is it a lot more work than that?

a4cefed
10-12-2006, 01:21 PM
all you need is a flat head screw driver

sean1.8t
10-12-2006, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by r12055ma4play
all you need is a flat head screw driver

yep^, just a few clamps you have to pop off and your done in less than 2 min(old one off and new one on).

AWE-Tuning sells them for $100. but i've seen them for $80 somewhere else. im making that move myself soon so if i find a really good deal i'll keep you informed if you want

BzeB5A4
10-12-2006, 01:30 PM
The benz does look nice BUT with a lil over $1K you could get your chip, lowers painted, and one piece headlights.

TH85
10-12-2006, 01:40 PM
yea definitly keep me informed about those grills..
and i know, a lil time and money into the audi will make it look real nice

Rosati
10-12-2006, 03:36 PM
Bro, leave your mother's MB in the driveway and start working on your B5

Do you have eyes? look at some of the sigs and you tell me what looks better and what is faster