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DanB5S4
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Posts: 113

Location: Herts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:24 am  Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi All!

So its about time I started a 'build' thread. I use the term loosely as I wont be building anything for a while! More of a general tidy up and personalization.

After posting on here I was inbox by Andy (Rez) that he was thinking of selling his wagon. Armed with a genuine reason for sale and super honesty pitch he offered me the car well within my budget.

Fast forward a few weeks, emails and texts later and I headed up 4 hours north to buy.

Upon seeing the car I knew I had to have it. A check over the car, Andy took me for a drive nothing untoward at all. I was going home in that car ...


A long (pleasant and peaceful) drive home and she was home:

Basic Spec:

Standard bar:
Toyosports cat back
MRC Remap
Bremo discs/pads

Full service history (all stamped)
recent belts, and every fluid in the car has been changed at least ones (most twice) in the last couple of years.





First and foremost for me was a new head unit, so Facia/ISO hardness ordered. They also sent me the wrong facia kit so I'm missing the end plastic pieces. But they're on their way. I bought a Pioneer DEH-80PRS, first impressions are very good, solid unit. Easily installed. Lots and lots of adjustment and tuning options. I plan to run a fully active front end with a decent powered mono bass amp. And a few different sub setups that I can shop and change.



A few other bits like wiper blades, fog bulbs and a good clean (for those that are interested a basic 2 Bucket wash, dry, Black Hole Glaze and nattys wax):







Then it was time for my plates to go on. Whilst I was there I cleaned, decontaminated and polished behind the plate, just so I know its done.




To do list:

Fit Gauges:
-PLX DM-100 OBD Gauge DONE
-Prosport Boost Gauge DONE
Wire up dash cam 95% DONE
Short ariel
Fog HIDs (to match headlights)
Downpipes
Lowering
Wheels
Replace rear left boot trim (just needs fitting)
Audio install:
-Undecided on what front components
-Focal 4 Channel amp for front end
-Standard amped rears
-Ground Zero 10 sub in preformed box for daily duty (not too loud or the misses complains)
- 2 12" JBL GT5-12s in a big slot ported, low tunes box
-Pioneer Monoblock amp
-0awg power
-Sky High Audio 6chanel RCAs
Full machine correction, seal etc

Few issues I need to sort:
Squealing when turning right/braking
Possible replacement bonnet due to scratches
Eventually new front/rear bumpers
slightly lumpy idle (New plugs first?)

Anyway, theres a long way to go and I plan on hanging around a while! If anyones in Hertfordshire and would like to organize a meet or something soon let me know! I only know of 1 other B5 S/RS!
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kylebrady
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Car: Noggy s4 b5
Power: 334
Torque: 440

Joined: 09 Nov 2015
Posts: 349

Location: Salford/manchester

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks a nice car mate
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Rez
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Joined: 24 Feb 2014
Posts: 1176

Location: County Durham

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great looking car mate. Fancy selling it?? Looking good so far Dan. Superb effort. After much investigation I discovered the lumpy idle things is a common trait. I changed so much trying to get rid of it but no luck! Just lived with it in the end

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Zildjian
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Car: B5 S4 Avant
Power: 442 bhp
Torque: 443 lb ft

Joined: 04 Jun 2009
Posts: 1812

Location: North Lancashire

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tidy.

Also has RS4 grill and rear spoiler

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DanB5S4
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Posts: 113

Location: Herts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Rez wrote:
Great looking car mate. Fancy selling it?? Looking good so far Dan. Superb effort. After much investigation I discovered the lumpy idle things is a common trait. I changed so much trying to get rid of it but no luck! Just lived with it in the end


Thanks! Yeah 7K? No, I dont think this will be for sale for a long long time! Far too much planned for that! Interesting RE the idle, just makes it feel like a bit of a beast when its idling and gently shaking the car!


Zildjian wrote:
Tidy.

Also has RS4 grill and rear spoiler


I knew about the grill, didnt realize the spoiler was RS4 aswell! The more you know!
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DanB5S4
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Posts: 113

Location: Herts

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ill update properly soon I hope, but went for an MOT and failed.

Failed on Airbag light and broken rear spring.

Actually pretty happy as it could easily been much much worse. Cleared the Airbag light with VCDS Lite and KKL Cable.

RS4 Shocks and H&R 40mm springs are currently in the boot waiting to be fitted on Saturday. If all goes well it will be re-MOT'd early next week.

I've done a few bits and bobs but just waiting for time and funds to get some ramp time to fit bits now. A lot of the bigger bits I wanted to buy have been put on hold as the misses A3 2.0 TDi had an EGR fault. So a DPF, EGR Delete and remap has sorted that but eaten into my budget ...
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Stigs dad
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Car: B5 s4 noggy
Power: 372
Torque: 590nm

Joined: 24 Aug 2016
Posts: 241

Location: Barnsley

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks beautiful  this one pal. How much better does it look after a proper wash and clean.  Good luck with your future plans.
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DanB5S4
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Posts: 113

Location: Herts

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Stigs dad wrote:
Looks beautiful this one pal. How much better does it look after a proper wash and clean. Good luck with your future plans.


It was kept very clean to start with. Andy has done a top job. It just goes to show as I haven't had to clay the car at all, and a basic wash makes it look great again. I'm enjoy the weekly maintenance washes. Eventually I'd like to either replace or respray some of the body, but lots to do before that ...
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DanB5S4
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Posts: 113

Location: Herts

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Little bit of an update:

To get me through the MOT I fitting some RS4 Shocks and H&R Springs so she now sits like this(sorry shes not freshly washed! )

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Got my PLX and Prosport gauges wired up and working. All wiring is hidden, tucked out of the way and secure.
Also I've installed everything in such a way that it is reverable with nothing needing to be replaced/bodged.
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I also fitted 2 USB Extensions to my headunit. As it has USB's in the rear it makes everything tidy and out of the way!

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Also bought myself some downpipes a few weeks back, was sent a WRX one instead and the seller sent a courier the next morning to collect/deliver the correct ones as well as a 20 refund.
So my 3" Downpipes set me back just shy of 100 and a friend is going to weld in some Flexi's and fit them for the same in the new year:

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Lastly, a photo. Low, MOT'd, and soon to be a little louder:

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Rez
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Posts: 1176

Location: County Durham

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Superb Dan.  She's looking great. Really missing the old girl!!

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Adam L
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Car: B5 RS4
Power: 460
Torque: 630

Joined: 10 Feb 2015
Posts: 506

Location: West London

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You got the suspension on quickly! She's sitting well now
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Stigs dad
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Car: B5 s4 noggy
Power: 372
Torque: 590nm

Joined: 24 Aug 2016
Posts: 241

Location: Barnsley

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great work dan . Sits a lot better now. Like the USB ports nice touch.
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Challice
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Car: S4 V8
Power: 340bhp
Torque: 301lbft

Joined: 05 Mar 2011
Posts: 3058

Location: Wiltshire

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Beautiful looking S4
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Noggymike
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Car: 2002 B5 RS4
Power: 430 bhp
Torque: Whatever
Engine code: BHP

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Posts: 12184

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice 1 Dan

Glad to see you looking after Andy's old girl!


The new USB connections are a nice touch.


Looking schhweet with the new suspension on

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DanB5S4
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Posts: 113

Location: Herts

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks all. A few more interior bits to do like phone holder etc. Eventually it will all be pulled out, cleaned and a few bits replaced that Andy didn't get round to (I wanted to buy it too quickly for him to get round to fitting them!)


Adam L wrote:
You got the suspension on quickly! She's sitting well now


Yeah with the help of a friend we got it done in a day. In all honesty it was done with few tools, only thing I needed were spring compressors. Once a set of 18s are on and a couple of bushes replaced it'll be spot on! Thanks for the super quick delivery too!



One thing I did do was every nut/bolt I came across I wire wheeled, broke loose and re-tightened (under load) then lightly greased. As  I'd rather they snapped while it was out of MOT than in a few months time.

Noggymike wrote:
Nice 1 Dan

Glad to see you looking after Andy's old girl!


The new USB connections are a nice touch.


Looking schhweet with the new suspension on


Thanks Mike, It's mainly to tidy up the interior as one thing I cant stand is Things hanging out of the Head Unit etc.
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