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mad baja

Agate grey B5 S4 avant

I've had this car nearly 2 years. Previously I had a F/L noggy avant and regretted selling. After many months of looking the right car came up. A K04'd S4 avant in a colour other than avus silver. So I went to see it. The car seemed a pretty tidy car but needed some paint.
I got it home and limp mode!!!! EGT had failed so changed that out and all was well again. Before it went into the paint shop I want to remove the central bars in the lower grills and replace the mesh with rs4 mesh. After a couple of hours work and the car was ready to go off for paint. It came back and I was happy with the results. I spent many months happy motoring until the front CV's started to make a little noise. Off they came for an inspection. All four required replacing so off to TPS and ordered some. Only issue was 2 week back order after a lot of gentle driving they finally arrived and I fit them. A couple of days later MOT day. As I thought there would be a couple of the bushes were showing signs of wear. Rather than just replace what needed replacing I've decided to pull her off the road for a bit and give the chassis a spring clean.
I am replacing all bushes, control arms bearing and everything is going for blasting and powder coating. My aim is to build the chassis to a better than factory standard. In cases where I can I'm upgrading parts while I'm there.
Fitting bc racing coilovers, k sport 356mm 8 pot brakes up front, B6 S4 rear brakes, street density engine and gearbox mounts, re bushing the rear and apikol diff mounts. Engine wise I'm fitting 3" down pipes and going to get a dual 3" exhaust made up, timing belt with all related components and full set of engine seals, FMIC, xs power y pipe, aquamist meth injection, deka 630cc injectors. Also any other components along the way which require changing out.
Work started today with removing the exhaust and stripping one of the rear corners out. As everything has been on this car everything is solid and trying to be removed. I think a lot of it has been apart before and put back together dry. It wasn't long and I discovered that my top rear shock mounts are rotten. So only to the parts list they go. Here's a couple of pics of the cars as I bought it and with the front grill mod and the start of the overhaul




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Professor Peach

It's looking well, but you've had it 2.5 years now! I'm amazed about the limp mode going home though - sorry to hear that. Never had any problems during my time with it!

Glad it's really getting some TLC though. It's a nice example!

I look forward to reading more!
THQuattro

Very nice mate give it some good Audi Love.
mad baja

Professor peach I bought it off the person you sold it to. He only had it a couple of months. Personally he seemed a bit of a bodger looking at his other cars. It soon found itself into better hands
Challice

Looks amazing
pjbRs

Nice stealthy colour.
Professor Peach

mad baja wrote:
Professor peach I bought it off the person you sold it to. He only had it a couple of months. Personally he seemed a bit of a bodger looking at his other cars. It soon found itself into better hands


Ah, I see. That makes me happier. I'd hate to think of me selling a car that had issues!
kylebrady

Very nice mate
aidank1981

Lovely colour! love the grill work too!
B5321

The best colour imo.....
Noggymike

Yeah I do like the grill mod
mad baja

Cheers guys
aidank1981

always humm and hay about doing this grill work but with mine being black theres no contrast in colour and not sure if it would work as well!
Dubnuttah

very nice
Alps

Classy looking car. Like the colour and the subtle exterior mods.
mad baja

Quick update. This morning resulted in the rear suspension and subframe being removed and fully stripped. No new surprises this time
Noggymike

mad baja wrote:
Quick update. This morning resulted in the rear suspension and subframe being removed and fully stripped. No new surprises this time



Pics or it never happened!
mad baja

If I got back down there and it's all fitted it will be fuming haha
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