Audizine - An Automotive Enthusiast Community

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 51
  1. #1
    Veteran Member Three Rings Avantmaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 21 2007
    AZ Member #
    15832
    My Garage
    2011 S5/2011 A4 AVANT
    Location
    Houston, TX, USA

    B8 S4 to B8 A4 Avant conversion

    Guest-only advertisement. Register or Log In now!
    What is the ball park total cost of converting S4 3.0T engine to Avant, I know it has been done few years back by a shop in California. Has there any more success story on same conversion project?
    - iKe -
    2011 S5
    2011 A4 Avant

  2. #2
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 05 2011
    AZ Member #
    70517
    My Garage
    B5 a4 avant (sold), b7 a4 avant, b8 sleeper avant
    Location
    phila/PA/Northeast

    Hit up av autoworx in Delaware. They did one.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Four Rings avantagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    338537
    Location
    Maine

    B8 S4 to B8 A4 Avant conversion

    Cost of donor car + 80 hours shop time?

    I like your thinking though, needs to be more of these lurking around here! I often contemplate it as well...
    2012 Facelift A4 Avant - Competition Plus - S-Line - Phantom Black
    Unitronic K04 | Unitronic FMIC | AFE | Fluidampr | Eurocode HFIP | Eurocode HFC | BB 3" Exhuast | Bilstein B12 Sportline | Alu Kreuz | CR-15 | H&R Sways | 034 Inserts | Ecodes | A5 Cluster Swap | 3G+ MMI | RS4 FBSW | Black Headliner Swap | BUILD THREAD

  4. #4
    Veteran Member Four Rings NaiveTurtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 20 2013
    AZ Member #
    115500
    Location
    Vancouver, WA

    Quote Originally Posted by avantagg View Post
    Cost of donor car + 80 hours shop time?

    I like your thinking though, needs to be more of these lurking around here! I often contemplate it as well...
    I think you are missing a zero at the end of your labor estimate. It is probably closer to 800 hours for a shop. Two straight weeks in not nearly enough time to get this done, especially by one person. You have to gut the entire interior, remove and run harnesses, swap the entire drive train (rear diff, engine, ecu, potentially drive shaft, etc). 800 is probably an exaggeration, but I would say at least 400.
    2008 GMG World Challenge 6MT []S5 Ibis White Matte Metallic Purple/Black Alcantara
    [Mods - GIAC 91 Tune | GMG WC Sport Downpipes | GMG WC Sport Cat-Back | GMG WC Front & Rear Sway Bars | AP Racing 6-Piston Front BBK | 20x9.5 HRE P40's | Accuair B8 Sport Kit]
    2004 Ocean Blue Metallic A4 Avant
    Instagram: @NaiveTurtle

  5. #5
    Senior Member Four Rings avantagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    338537
    Location
    Maine

    @losik4 did it in a couple weeks with one person assisting. Granted it was prob 2 weeks of days and nights.... but still impressive for a backyard swap >> http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...1#post12663352

    Massive undertaking of time and funds none-the-less.
    2012 Facelift A4 Avant - Competition Plus - S-Line - Phantom Black
    Unitronic K04 | Unitronic FMIC | AFE | Fluidampr | Eurocode HFIP | Eurocode HFC | BB 3" Exhuast | Bilstein B12 Sportline | Alu Kreuz | CR-15 | H&R Sways | 034 Inserts | Ecodes | A5 Cluster Swap | 3G+ MMI | RS4 FBSW | Black Headliner Swap | BUILD THREAD

  6. #6
    Established Member Two Rings 300zx2g35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 03 2016
    AZ Member #
    372784
    Location
    SoMD

    Actually in the process of doing this myself using a B8.5 instead of a B8 like most of the conversions.

    Right now I have the Avant stripped so next up is stripping the S4 and moving it all over.

    2014 B8.5 S4 Prestige Avant
    Eventuri Red Kevlar Intake | Mertop Headers | AWE Track Exhaust| AWE Resonated Downpipes| EPL Stage 2 183/57 DP + DSG
    DIY E-Codes | Clear Lenses | LED Fogs | Vorsteiner VFF-102 | Eventuri Red Kevlar Slam Panel | Vorsteiner Carbon Front Lip | ECS Carbon Rear Diffuser | RS4 Carbon Spoiler | Audi ZubehŲr Side Skirts | Euro Tails
    Piano Black Surround | P3 Vent Gauge

  7. #7
    Senior Member Four Rings avantagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    338537
    Location
    Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by 300zx2g35 View Post
    Actually in the process of doing this myself using a B8.5 instead of a B8 like most of the conversions.

    Right now I have the Avant stripped so next up is stripping the S4 and moving it all over.

    Please keep us posted. This looks daunting.
    2012 Facelift A4 Avant - Competition Plus - S-Line - Phantom Black
    Unitronic K04 | Unitronic FMIC | AFE | Fluidampr | Eurocode HFIP | Eurocode HFC | BB 3" Exhuast | Bilstein B12 Sportline | Alu Kreuz | CR-15 | H&R Sways | 034 Inserts | Ecodes | A5 Cluster Swap | 3G+ MMI | RS4 FBSW | Black Headliner Swap | BUILD THREAD

  8. #8
    Veteran Member Three Rings Avantmaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 21 2007
    AZ Member #
    15832
    My Garage
    2011 S5/2011 A4 AVANT
    Location
    Houston, TX, USA

    Hallelujah! that's what I'm looking for! pls keep us posted for updates.
    - iKe -
    2011 S5
    2011 A4 Avant

  9. #9
    Senior Member Three Rings skifreak85353's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 23 2015
    AZ Member #
    357370
    Location
    Arlington, VA

    Where is your build thread!! Ever since I got this car, Iíve wanted to do the swap. If it can be done reliably for sub $30k, I am very interested as it would make my Allroad perfect (in my eyes!) and be less than Iíd probably spend on a new car.
    ____________________
    2014 Audi Allroad Prem+ Moonlight Blue | 19" S5 Rotors w/ 10mm H+R spacers | 19" S4 Peelers plasti-dipped anthracite w 25mm and 30mm H+R spacers | Stasis RSB | Alu Kreuz | Avant S-Line springs | 20% tint | Vag Com mods
    2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design
    2013 Subaru WRX Limited (Satin White Pearl) - Gone but not forgotten
    The Instagram the_radifier

  10. #10
    Active Member Two Rings losik4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15 2013
    AZ Member #
    113430
    My Garage
    2017 Q7. 2008 Ford F350
    Location
    chciago

    Actually in the process of doing this myself using a B8.5 instead of a B8 like most of the conversions.<br />
    <br />
    Right now I have the Avant stripped so next up is stripping the S4 and moving it all over.<br />
    <br />




    Happy to see another one!!

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Audizine mobile app

  11. #11
    Active Member Two Rings losik4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15 2013
    AZ Member #
    113430
    My Garage
    2017 Q7. 2008 Ford F350
    Location
    chciago


  12. #12
    Senior Member Three Rings Olde_English's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 07 2016
    AZ Member #
    387746
    My Garage
    Singlespeed Specialized Epic Hardtail and Cannondale CAAD 10
    Location
    Newark, Delaware

    I met the guy who had the one in Delaware done. It looks and sounds great. Hope to do something similar at some point.
    20170723_121553.jpeg20170723_121605.jpeg20170723_122042.jpeg20170723_123204.jpeg20170723_123302.jpeg
    2009 METEOR GREY B8 A4 AVANT | JHM K04-R | AWE TUNING | APR DP/HFC | GFB DV+ | LUFT-TECHNIK INTERCOOLER | LUFT-TECHNIK INTAKE

  13. #13
    Veteran Member Three Rings Avantmaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 21 2007
    AZ Member #
    15832
    My Garage
    2011 S5/2011 A4 AVANT
    Location
    Houston, TX, USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Olde_English View Post
    I met the guy who had the one in Delaware done. It looks and sounds great. Hope to do something similar at some point.
    20170723_121553.jpeg20170723_121605.jpeg20170723_122042.jpeg20170723_123204.jpeg20170723_123302.jpeg
    That looks awesome!
    - iKe -
    2011 S5
    2011 A4 Avant

  14. #14
    Established Member Two Rings 300zx2g35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 03 2016
    AZ Member #
    372784
    Location
    SoMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Avantmaniac View Post
    Hallelujah! that's what I'm looking for! pls keep us posted for updates.
    Quote Originally Posted by skifreak85353 View Post
    Where is your build thread!! Ever since I got this car, Iíve wanted to do the swap. If it can be done reliably for sub $30k, I am very interested as it would make my Allroad perfect (in my eyes!) and be less than Iíd probably spend on a new car.
    I hope to create a build thread once I complete the swap. Trying to take as many pics and be as detailed as I can, but I also want to get the swap finished

    Quote Originally Posted by Olde_English View Post
    I met the guy who had the one in Delaware done. It looks and sounds great. Hope to do something similar at some point.
    20170723_121553.jpeg20170723_121605.jpeg20170723_122042.jpeg20170723_123204.jpeg20170723_123302.jpeg
    Ugh, if I wasn't going to use this as my daily, I would totally do a manual swap. 1.5hrs of traffic each way and already having done it for 3yrs in my Legacy Spec B, I am over it. I'll reserve my manual for my weekend car lol
    2014 B8.5 S4 Prestige Avant
    Eventuri Red Kevlar Intake | Mertop Headers | AWE Track Exhaust| AWE Resonated Downpipes| EPL Stage 2 183/57 DP + DSG
    DIY E-Codes | Clear Lenses | LED Fogs | Vorsteiner VFF-102 | Eventuri Red Kevlar Slam Panel | Vorsteiner Carbon Front Lip | ECS Carbon Rear Diffuser | RS4 Carbon Spoiler | Audi ZubehŲr Side Skirts | Euro Tails
    Piano Black Surround | P3 Vent Gauge

  15. #15
    Senior Member Three Rings CONative's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 06 2015
    AZ Member #
    331349
    My Garage
    B7 S4 Avant 6MT, '03 Subaru Outback
    Location
    Denver

    Iíve been contemplating this for the last 6 months or so (victim of oil consumption here) - have even started saving for. You can find salvaged B8/8.5 S4ís pretty easy online these days, and for cheap on some of the auction sites.


    Sent from my iPhone using Audizine
    Cheers,
    Ry-man

  16. #16
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 18 2016
    AZ Member #
    368928
    Location
    GA/NY

    This is the one thing I'd love to do to my allroad.

    One day.

    '16 allroad Prem+, B&O, side assist
    '14 SQ5, APR Stage 2+ultracharger, APR intake
    '91 Porsche 911

  17. #17
    Senior Member Four Rings avantagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    338537
    Location
    Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by dubjager View Post
    This is the one thing I'd love to do to my allroad.

    One day.
    Iím kinda surprised an Allroad hasnít showed up yet. There have been a few B8 avants converted now. Would be cool to see!
    2012 Facelift A4 Avant - Competition Plus - S-Line - Phantom Black
    Unitronic K04 | Unitronic FMIC | AFE | Fluidampr | Eurocode HFIP | Eurocode HFC | BB 3" Exhuast | Bilstein B12 Sportline | Alu Kreuz | CR-15 | H&R Sways | 034 Inserts | Ecodes | A5 Cluster Swap | 3G+ MMI | RS4 FBSW | Black Headliner Swap | BUILD THREAD

  18. #18
    Senior Member Three Rings skifreak85353's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 23 2015
    AZ Member #
    357370
    Location
    Arlington, VA

    Would be happy to be the first allroad! Weíll see. Really hard to justify right now as there is nothing wrong with it (other than not having an S4 motor). Iíll attempt this if either something major happens to the car or enough time passes that I can justify it over replacing the car


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ____________________
    2014 Audi Allroad Prem+ Moonlight Blue | 19" S5 Rotors w/ 10mm H+R spacers | 19" S4 Peelers plasti-dipped anthracite w 25mm and 30mm H+R spacers | Stasis RSB | Alu Kreuz | Avant S-Line springs | 20% tint | Vag Com mods
    2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design
    2013 Subaru WRX Limited (Satin White Pearl) - Gone but not forgotten
    The Instagram the_radifier

  19. #19
    Senior Member Two Rings vwrcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 22 2009
    AZ Member #
    48149
    My Garage
    2011 S4,05 vrod built motor
    Location
    nn va.

    Mine was completed end of january you don't have to do the whole harness but ALL the modules have to be done. The best way is get an entire S4 door car I'm still parting the S4.But then again i did manual swap end of 2016 and then found S4 donor dec 2017. ill be posting dyno vids and a couple others on youtube this week look up vdublif will also be at Audi C&C at VW/Audi HQ on 3/31

  20. #20
    Senior Member Two Rings vwrcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 22 2009
    AZ Member #
    48149
    My Garage
    2011 S4,05 vrod built motor
    Location
    nn va.


  21. #21
    Senior Member Four Rings avantagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    338537
    Location
    Maine

    This is so awesome! Wish i lived closer so I could see this beast in person.
    2012 Facelift A4 Avant - Competition Plus - S-Line - Phantom Black
    Unitronic K04 | Unitronic FMIC | AFE | Fluidampr | Eurocode HFIP | Eurocode HFC | BB 3" Exhuast | Bilstein B12 Sportline | Alu Kreuz | CR-15 | H&R Sways | 034 Inserts | Ecodes | A5 Cluster Swap | 3G+ MMI | RS4 FBSW | Black Headliner Swap | BUILD THREAD

  22. #22
    Senior Member Three Rings skifreak85353's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 23 2015
    AZ Member #
    357370
    Location
    Arlington, VA

    Drool.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ____________________
    2014 Audi Allroad Prem+ Moonlight Blue | 19" S5 Rotors w/ 10mm H+R spacers | 19" S4 Peelers plasti-dipped anthracite w 25mm and 30mm H+R spacers | Stasis RSB | Alu Kreuz | Avant S-Line springs | 20% tint | Vag Com mods
    2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design
    2013 Subaru WRX Limited (Satin White Pearl) - Gone but not forgotten
    The Instagram the_radifier

  23. #23
    Veteran Member Four Rings vdubjetta02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 26 2007
    AZ Member #
    16755
    Location
    Colorado

    I don't want to do a full conversion.... just simply throw a 3.0t in my avant (If my motor ever has any issues)
    CURRENT:
    APR - B8 A4 Avant
    2008 - 4Runner

  24. #24
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 05 2011
    AZ Member #
    70517
    My Garage
    B5 a4 avant (sold), b7 a4 avant, b8 sleeper avant
    Location
    phila/PA/Northeast

    Do you have any issues with fault codes on the dash?

  25. #25
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 05 2011
    AZ Member #
    70517
    My Garage
    B5 a4 avant (sold), b7 a4 avant, b8 sleeper avant
    Location
    phila/PA/Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by vwrcer View Post
    Mine was completed end of january you don't have to do the whole harness but ALL the modules have to be done. The best way is get an entire S4 door car I'm still parting the S4.But then again i did manual swap end of 2016 and then found S4 donor dec 2017. ill be posting dyno vids and a couple others on youtube this week look up vdublif will also be at Audi C&C at VW/Audi HQ on 3/31
    Any issues with fault codes? Love to know how you sorted those out.

  26. #26
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 18 2016
    AZ Member #
    368928
    Location
    GA/NY

    Just found this thread on the s4 side too-
    https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...32-B8-S4-Avant!!

    Now I really can't stop thinking about this... Curious what the cost would be to do something like this. From reading the thread above it looks like a lot of adapting of the harness for everything to work.

    '16 allroad Prem+, B&O, side assist
    '14 SQ5, APR Stage 2+ultracharger, APR intake
    '91 Porsche 911

  27. #27
    Veteran Member Four Rings dropshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 28 2009
    AZ Member #
    40470
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN

    Quote Originally Posted by dubjager View Post
    Just found this thread on the s4 side too-
    https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...32-B8-S4-Avant!!

    Now I really can't stop thinking about this... Curious what the cost would be to do something like this. From reading the thread above it looks like a lot of adapting of the harness for everything to work.
    That was the first one that I am aware of. The thread lost steam, but the car is still out there. The owner put it up for sale briefly, but last I heard, he decided to hang onto it.

    I'd love to swap my allroad at some point. I'm at a point where I either sell it before the end of the year, or I keep it forever. I'm hoping that the more people that do the 3.0T swap, the more knowledge there will be in how to do it right, and hopefully it gets easier and quicker. Who is going to post the first detailed DIY?

  28. #28
    Senior Member Three Rings CONative's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 06 2015
    AZ Member #
    331349
    My Garage
    B7 S4 Avant 6MT, '03 Subaru Outback
    Location
    Denver

    If I can find a S4 donor car for the right price - then I will be embarking on this adventure this summer. Either way a detailed engine swap (CPMB or 3.0T) will be documented for the community. A4Centaur has graciously offered to help with the engine/tranny R&R.

    So the hunt continues on autobidmaster.com


    Sent from my iPhone using Audizine
    Cheers,
    Ry-man

  29. #29
    Registered Member One Ring
    Join Date
    Mar 26 2018
    AZ Member #
    416156
    Location
    MI

    In for more info, I would also like to attempt this swap over the summer.

  30. #30
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 07 2018
    AZ Member #
    413662
    Location
    Camas WA

    Subscribed as well. Have an 2011 that buns through a liter of oil per 800 miles and needs the timing chain/tensionor done. May just let it explode and tell the wife we have to put in a new engine... Counting on y'all to supply the details in the coming months.

    My first car was an automatic 94 prelude I swapped from a f22 to a JDM h22 with a 5 speed manual. Loved that car; think I loved it so much since I spent so much time turning it into something else.

  31. #31
    Established Member Four Rings Novarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 02 2017
    AZ Member #
    402048
    Location
    Knoxville TN

    What's the appeal of spending that much to put the s4 motor in? Why not just build the a4 motor?
    2011 A4 Avant Prestige S-Line

  32. #32
    Veteran Member Four Rings jjvwg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 01 2012
    AZ Member #
    86019
    My Garage
    2004 A4 Avant
    Location
    CO

    Quote Originally Posted by Novarider View Post
    What's the appeal of spending that much to put the s4 motor in? Why not just build the a4 motor?
    because the 2.0T is pretty limited on the b8 a4, and the appeal of a 3.0T avant is high since we never got one in the states on the b8 chassis or a 6 speed option after 2008. as far as i know there was never a c6 offered in the states with a manual transmission so the option of converting a c6 3.0T avant to 6 speed would be tough without having a bunch of parts shipped over from europe.
    | 2004 A4 Avant | Gloss Dark Grey |
    | 2.7t K04 swap | 034 RSB | Apikol snub | 17z BBK |Vogtland GT1 Coilovers | Moog adj. UCA's | Peeler reps |

    | 2011 A4 Avant | Brilliant Black | Vogtland Coilovers | RSE's | 034 Sway/tranny mount | Q5 brakes |

  33. #33
    Active Member One Ring
    Join Date
    Jan 09 2016
    AZ Member #
    366952
    Location
    Jackson, WY

    Quote Originally Posted by Avantmaniac View Post
    That looks awesome!
    Dang, nice one!

  34. #34
    Senior Member Two Rings vwrcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 22 2009
    AZ Member #
    48149
    My Garage
    2011 S4,05 vrod built motor
    Location
    nn va.

    Quote Originally Posted by avantagg View Post
    This is so awesome! Wish i lived closer so I could see this beast in person.
    Will be going to avantoberfest this year

  35. #35
    Senior Member Two Rings vwrcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 22 2009
    AZ Member #
    48149
    My Garage
    2011 S4,05 vrod built motor
    Location
    nn va.

    Quote Originally Posted by audiphila View Post
    Do you have any issues with fault codes on the dash?
    no codes and just did the euro led tails this weekend too

  36. #36
    Senior Member Two Rings vwrcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 22 2009
    AZ Member #
    48149
    My Garage
    2011 S4,05 vrod built motor
    Location
    nn va.

    For the cost of building big turbo motor and big turbo setup its not much more to do a daily drivable 400+ whp instant on supercharged power I've had big turbo cars tons of power but for daily use the supercharger is more fun for me at least

  37. #37
    Senior Member Four Rings rhfosu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 01 2015
    AZ Member #
    306948
    Location
    DC

    NGP in Lorton, VA ball parked it at $8-10k for the labor. This included a manual conversion. You'd need to provide an avant + a donor S4 that had been hit in the rear, preferably. They have done this before; I have seen the car and I met the owner.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

  38. #38
    Senior Member Three Rings skifreak85353's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 23 2015
    AZ Member #
    357370
    Location
    Arlington, VA

    Good to know!!! Makes this project sound potentially doable!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ____________________
    2014 Audi Allroad Prem+ Moonlight Blue | 19" S5 Rotors w/ 10mm H+R spacers | 19" S4 Peelers plasti-dipped anthracite w 25mm and 30mm H+R spacers | Stasis RSB | Alu Kreuz | Avant S-Line springs | 20% tint | Vag Com mods
    2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design
    2013 Subaru WRX Limited (Satin White Pearl) - Gone but not forgotten
    The Instagram the_radifier

  39. #39
    Senior Member Four Rings rhfosu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 01 2015
    AZ Member #
    306948
    Location
    DC

    Quote Originally Posted by skifreak85353 View Post
    Good to know!!! Makes this project sound potentially doable!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I'm always on the look out for a high mileage Avant s-line (or one with a blown motor) for this very reason. :) The hard part is finding a donor S4 without extensive front end damage.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

  40. #40
    Established Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 05 2011
    AZ Member #
    70517
    My Garage
    B5 a4 avant (sold), b7 a4 avant, b8 sleeper avant
    Location
    phila/PA/Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by vwrcer View Post
    no codes and just did the euro led tails this weekend too
    How did you get rid of the codes? Iím trying to clear active suspension fault,
    Epc, and airbag light.
    Would appreciate any help

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


    © 2001-2018 Audizine, Audizine.com, and Driverzines.com
    Audizine is an independently owned and operated automotive enthusiast community and news website.
    Audi and the Audi logo(s) are copyright/trademark Audi AG. Audizine is not endorsed by or affiliated with Audi AG.