2 years ago, i was in the 'need' for something faster. I've already owned a A3 2.0 TDI with DSG for ~ 1.5 year. Garage / friend of mine had this RS4 imported from swiss, from the very first owner, and decided to sell it. He and i had a word and we came to the conclusion after a testride, i wanted that RS4.
The car is a 2001 genuine RS4, had lots of fixes and was kept pretty much stock. The ECU is remapped by Sportec (Swiss) and does around 440HP with the right fuel. The first bank of catalytic converters is emptyd and everything is still as good as stock.
In the 2 years, i've did ALOT of fixes together with the garage. These cars can be defenitly expensive. First: pics!
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Car: 2001 RS4 B5
Joined: 29 Oct 2016
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:04 pm
Fixes and upgrades!
Powerflex the complete car:
After 15 years, most of the rubbers where litterally flat, worn out or completely broke. They had to be replaced. I've read alot of good stuff on poewrflex, since i wanted my car to become more 'stable'. So i went to the local shop, had a word, and at the end we had the complete upgrade package together.
So it was time to disassemble all parts as much as we can.
While we where at it, coating & spraying parts:
Next step was steel brakelines all around:
Replaced transmission mounts as well:
Old vs new:
Some old bushes where really torn apart.. even the oil came out.
Billstein's P16 PSS9, adjustable in height & hardness.
Upon installation, we figured out 'some' parts on the car had their best time:
So replace them with brand new ones:
And after work time for some relaxing
RS4 B5 Clutch upgrade
After replacing the original clutch with a OEM one, it took less then 4 months for the clutch to slip and become glazed. I had to replace it, so i took a Sachs pressure plate + clutch which is good for up to 600nm:
You can see the old marks on the flywheel:
Condition of turbo's = excellent, no shaft play:
Bose subwoofer upgrade
Since the original audi symphony sounds like shit (esp with "bass") i wanted to upgrade the sub, without putting in a huge crate / box on the back. So i searched for something more elegant:
So i had to hack out the old system:
The woofer is powered by this small amp:
And i needed a bigger woofer ofcourse:
The complete audio is driven by these 2 bose amps:
So i had to hack into remote, and make sure my new Class D amp gets the right source:
That is into number 5:
And in practical daily use:
Really IS an improvement to the car's sound!
RNS-D MP3 upgrade
I was kind of tired burning audio CD's so i wanted to use MP3 or something in that matter. I bought something from ebay, it is'nt as good as it look but it suits the job:
And a extra to switch between CD changer & MP3:
But as usual ebay stuff hardly ever works out of the box. The RNS-D is very picky and so is the MP3 player. Something it works, and when it works it just starts on 00:30 seconds upon next track (MP3). Right now i'm using the analog input connected to my Iphone with Spotify which works good, however, the system is very sensitive against disturbance, you can hear the dynamo on your speakers upon charging your phone lol.
The sound is good tho!
My car came with the original Et25 RS4 B5 rimms, however, they are the soft ones, and audi never did a recall in holland and all. So i had a problem when going onto bumps, it would just become shit. I've replaced the rimms for a while with other ones (the black ones as seen on top) and i happend to bought original hard top ones:
Are the upper arm inner bushes supposed to be installed like this?! They look inside out!
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Car: RS4 B5 Power: ~460bhp Torque: ~673nm
Joined: 18 Feb 2011
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:04 am
Hi there, nice work...but I think on your rear upper wishbones you're missing half of the bush for the two inner bushes?? On mine, there were two halves to each one, so 4 bushes per side in total for inner ones. I'm just doing the same, and I've just removed my old power flex black series bushes..
We're working on the brakes. We had it checked yesterday, and there are some repairs coming up. Mostly rubbers and service such as oil swap and all. Had to losen the shocks one notch since they became really tough after a few months now.
Found some old pics the moment the car was brought from Switserland to Holland:
The previous owner had the car for less then 9 months. I figured out it's officially mines for 2 years, 4 months and 15 days.
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