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    1.8t or s4

    I have a a4 2.8l and I want to get a new audi and I'm looking at the 1.8t and the s4 but not sure which I should get I did some research but I would like to have some opinions on the 2 cars

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    I'd go for an S4 if you're ok with the running costs. No replacement for boosted displacement.

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    Yeah that's true most of the ones that I've looked up the 1.8t and s4 is around the same process 8-10 grand Im just trying to figure out what I want

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    what year you looking at ?

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    Eh I'm looking prob in the 04 05 and lower years can't afford anything much higher

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    Why not go for a 2.0 tfsi quattro? 1.8 is a small lump to drag an a4 along.

    My 2p in the pot!

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    What is the price range on those ?

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    Do people not use google any more?

    How on earth can you compare a 1.8t to an S4? It's like saying you don't mind if you sleep with Ann Widecombe or Angelina Jolie because they've both got all the right bits.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_bud View Post
    What is the price range on those ?
    Within your budget on a B7. If you can find a couple of grand under the bed it will get you into a B8.

    I know which I would rather have

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    get a B5 S4, whack a full stainless exhaust on, and be prepared for one of the most amazing noises you have heard in your life, save yourself a few grand to spend on petrol :D

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    I'll have to do that ! Sounds like a good plan

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    Thanks everyone for their input really appreciated it.

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    how handy are you with spanners or how much cash do you have in the bank?

    I went 1.8t as it is emminently tunable for the size, you only need 4 of everything for engine components and one of everything turbo/mani/exhaust wise and the only thing that requires the engine being pulled is changing the clutch.
    a set of rods, beefier clutch and a big turbo conversion and you could be well over 400bhp at a reasonable cost.
    add some uprated valvetrain and a few bits and bobs and there are GT35/40 equipped 1.8ts running nutty power

    by contrast the S4 has an awesome sound track will get you potentially higher gains and a smoother power curve but at a cost.
    6x everything for engine upgrade
    double the amount of turbos, manis, CAT/decat, exhausts and you better get very comfortable pulling engines if you dont have a ready supply of cash for someone else to do it.
    400+bhp on an S4 is potentially easier to reach...but IMO will cost you more

    if you only are looking for 300+bhp...just get the S4 and be done!

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    I loved my B5 S4
    few tweaks and you have a car with as already said a fantastic sound track and awesome power delivery which still puts a hell of a lot of cars to shame .

 

 

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