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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ccm1, Feb 24, 2011.

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    Lol, this is true. I'd have to mount the engine about a foot further back to balance the handling though.

    I seriously considered using the S4, but it's far too nice to waste.
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    The engine position isnt great, but the chassis and suspension design makes up for it. Once equipped with proper race bits and all the manky comfortable rubber and excess weight is removed, they go well.

    Bear in mind that most FWD and 4WD cars (ie transverse ones) have most/all of the engine and transmission infront of the axle! Some manufacturers stick the diff out front, but its rare. With the B5, the transmission weight is all behind the axle.
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    It is a fantastic chassis. I spent a good bit on the S4 last month. Went for a full polybush and koni's. I've never driven anything like it in terms of responsiveness.

    The engine position, natural balance and sheer weight of the car is still too big a drawback for me, especially taking it into a competition.
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    I'd never use an S4 as the engine is far too heavy. I'll be using a 1.8T in my B5 track car.

    034 motorsport did well with their VR6 powered Time Attack car though, and once you pull out all the luxury cruft, its not going to be all that much if any heavier than a Scooby, Evo or cossie, all of which do well in motorsport.
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    I am using a 1.8t engine, but it's not in an Audi, disenclined to say at this point, mainly cause a friend of mine also reads this forum, and he is my direct competition for next year lol.

    I also have a BMW 3 series under construction, so far it promises to be pretty good.
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    Is it in its original home, or a transplant into something else?
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    It's a transplant. It's powering 4wd running gear but isn't mated to it's original gearbox. The car it's in wasn't originally 4wd, but some of the range was, so I've managed to find all the parts I needed, but I had to make my own floorpan.
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    Joys of starting with pretty much a base model which i have (eventhough i have the regret of not being able to wait for a quattro and had to buy a fwd :( ) lol. Although downside of base model is the seats have NO support. One of my biggest hates and the better sport/quattro whatever seats cost a fortune and so do replacing mine with buckets.

    Impressed with your work on that budget though..i was thinking of just getting a 190bhp model K03 and being happy with the 220 or so that`ll give but now you`ve shown a greater gain on that small budget its very tempting to search for parts to go that route.

    Where did you get the manifold from? Is it a generic log manifold or a proper branded one? or did you do some modding to make it fit?
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    Full announcement when you can then and a thread on it please(vag or not), sounds interesting!
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    Who did the mapping for you?
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    Wallace performance by the looks of it as mentioned previously.
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    I think I was pretty lucky in my venture, bear in mind I'm and experience mechanic and fabricator. I managed to save probably about £300 on the exhaust alone, maybe another £150 on the boost pipes, and god knows how much on labour. Budget tuning is a lot of fun, but if you're not able to do most of the work yourself, it's impossible.

    As for the map it was done by wallace performance in Aberdeen, good group of lads there and they've built themselves a hell of a reputation.
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    Otherwise you`re looking at about £1000 or a touch under if you were to buy parts/pay for labour charges. So much easier when you know how or have the resources to do it yourself.
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