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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by B5QUAT, Jan 10, 2014.

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    [Jan 10, 2014]
    Well after a year on the darkside (Audi TT), I've decided to return to the B5 fold.

    Bought myself a nice 99 PFL S4 yesterday with quite a few tasty additions.

    I'll post some pics up when I've had chance to give it a proper clean.

    The TT was a good car just not practical and with "pretend 4wd" (Haldex). I spent a fair few quid sorting her our and making her quicker but to get much more than 270bhp out of them is serious money. I also severely regretted selling my TQS. I see it every week and it used to gut me every time I did, so I bit the bullet and did what I should have done in the first place and got an S4.

    Already got a shopping list in mind of stuff I'll be doing, so watch this space! :blackrs4:
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Welcome back and back in a B5 already i new it wouldn't be long lol !! Il reply to your PM if i get chance later !!

    Get some pics up :) !!!
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    Welcome back. We all look forward to the pics :) x
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    I had the 1.8T skoda octavia 4x4 with the haldex diff and wasnt that impressed with the 4x4 system.
    I do prefer the fell off the A4 quattro system.

    I look forward to seeing some pictures of the s4
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    I did consider a tt, but I'm glad u went with a b5 tqs. Next step would be an s4 for me, but not sure that'll ever happen :)

    Can't wait to see pics of your s4, sounds ace!
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Reading the spec on the SRS thread it sounds like a bit of a beast :)
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    I'm off to srs ha!

    Edit: I can't find it. :(
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    Yes mate, that's the one. And it is a bit of a beast!

    I've not driven it in anger yet, but the previous owner took me for a spin in it and it shifts.:sign_omg:

    I'm getting it fully provaleted next week so I'll get some pics up then!

    thanks for the welcome back peeps :laugh:
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    That is a mental car, can't wait to see pics. How long you had it?
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    Whoa nice amount of work done on that, bet it's an epic drive after the tt! Welcome back
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    I bought it last thursday, so not long!

    I'll post some pics up next week. I'm swapping over my wheels onto it atm, as the ones I bought it with are quite tatty.

    I'm also respraying the front grille as it's a bit stone chipped and removing all the S4 badging. Might even put a tdi badge on for a laugh!
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    Yes!!! DO IT. I'd love to see you surprise a few people with a tdi badge :)

    Can't wait to see pics.
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    It's VERY different to the TT. What amazes me is the torque over the 1.8T. It has so much grunt low down. Makes it very easy to drive around.
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    Welcome back.
    Cracking motor.
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    Don't you go making me want to sell my 1.8T!!! They're not even much less efficient on fuel I bet?

    I think I need to learn more about cars before I purchase an s4 though...they require mucho maintenance.
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    They great till a turbo goes. Lol
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Well on the way back from buying it, 200 mile motorway cruise at a very careful 60-65 I averaged 26mpg. Around town, previous owner reckons about 14-15. My 1.8T used to do 23 round town and mid 30s on a run, so it is quite a difference but then again it is double the power! I think I was put off by the mpg and maintenance initially, that's why I bought the 1.8T. But this time I thought, sod it, it's what I really wanted in the first place. I loved my 1.8TQS though. One of the few cars I regret selling.
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Here's a taster......RS6+ Front brakes! EEK!

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    brembos.jpg
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