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  1. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Sorry all... I promise this will be the last post on my B5 page about my A2 but... I decieded to pop the coilovers and wheels on today. It took me all day to fit them so I didn't have time to set-up the ride height fully but I thought it was worth taking a few snaps, even though she is filthy...
  2. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Thanks for the info chaps. It goes to show no matter how "educated" I think I may be from reading stuff off of the internet I actually know nothing! I will say that I was being very conservative with my power predictions, I just don't know what to expect from a big engine and lots of heat in a...
  3. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Sorry VAG-Slag I didn't see your post! As it is me I will keep the exterior pretty much stock, thinking of having the chrome inside of the headlights sprayed body colour just to give it a slightly more angry face and possibly have the chrome around the fake grill painted too... not sure yet...
  4. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Thanks Aragorn... an "A2T" is kind of totally against what the car is all about so I am fully prepared for a wave of hatred but I've been wanting to do this for many, many years and so I, for one, am really excited. I know the A2 is on the PQ24 platform and so shares many bay and suspension...
  5. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Ok, hope no-one gets mad by this as it is actually nothing to do with my B5 as I'm rather busy with other stuff so haven't made any progress on her bar speaking to my local garage about swapping out some new wheel bearings and hub spindles on my alloy uprights. Anyway we all know that eBay is...
  6. Farmer Broad

    A4 V6 Wagon project

    Dare I admit that those lights look okay?!! I mean totally not my thing, but they work.... even more scary for me is that I've been looking at aftermarket headlights for my Bora too! I'm wondering if I've had some sort of neurological trauma as this post is just a contradictory mess of my...
  7. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    The engine was from a running car, yes. I drove it around the farm for a few weeks just to see if anything was noticeably wrong! It felt strong actually and didn't puff out any smoke when running but there must be around 4-5mm of shaft play, in/out and side to side. I did have a friend working...
  8. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    I know, it's ridiculous! I probably should change what I said in the earlier post as, in truth, it's not so much the meets and being ostentatious, it's more being able to drive the car and meet (car) friends that I haven't seen in years... as much as I want to punch myself for saying it I think...
  9. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    The thing that puzzles me is that the headlights on my B5 are actually better than the xenons in my B6.... Then again, in my opinion, everything about the B5 is better than the B6! With respect to everyone I must admit that I highly doubt I'll be changing the headlights on the B5. Anyway, I...
  10. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    As much as I truly do love the idea of Gunmetal rails and trims (now stored in the memory bank for another project!) I must admit the whole point of this car is for it to be an understated, and as original as possible, B5 A4, bar wheels and ride-height, so I will most likely leave her as-is. I...
  11. Farmer Broad

    A4 V6 Wagon project

    Any further updates? That's not meant in an impatient way... I'm just excited to see where this project is going (although our tastes definitely differ when it comes to angel eyes haha!) All the best!
  12. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Well, that sounds perfect then! I did want a little more width up-front but, in truth, I guess matching the rolling radius' is more important on the Quattro than an extra 10-20mm of front tread!
  13. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    -11mm in diameter over a 235/35.... Why the hell didn't I think of that size before?!! Looks like I'm going to be spending a few more hours pondering sizes again as I really want to go a little wider on the front too. (currently 225/35 on 8.5" rim)
  14. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    To be quite honest I have been looking at lots of tyre sizes but for some reason a 255/30 hasn't crossed my mind... I think I may crunch some numbers on a tyre size calculator to see if it's possible. The only issue I seem to have (which every B5 must have) is that the top upright is just mm's...
  15. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Thanks for the comment. The rears are ET36. They are basically flush with the arches, so I opted for a 235/35 tyre that gives a minimal amount of stretch over the 9.5" rim for assured arch clearance. The suspension can fully compress without the wheels or tyres touching/rubbing the arch or any...
  16. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Hey everyone, Thought I'd just post a few quick pictures... I decided to fit the new rear wheels the other day and am pleased to say they look exactly how I had expected/hoped! I know wheels and looks are subjective but to me they totally transform the look of the car and I think they are just...
  17. Farmer Broad

    Leon Cupra R Brembo's?

    I'm sure someone far more knowledgable will answer this concisely very soon, but for what it's worth here is my take on this... Funnily enough I've been looking in to this conversion for my A2 project and, as per usual, have come up with many conflicting posts! Caliper wise I guess it all comes...
  18. Farmer Broad

    A4 V6 Wagon project

    Well I'm firmly in the pre-facelift and keep it amber camp but all I really hope is that the OP does exactly what they want! So far the results are looking mighty fine.... I do have one complaint though; we still haven't been able to listen to the shiny new exhaust that I see hiding in the...
  19. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Cheers Aragorn, From my own research I'm pretty sure they are compatible... but I must admit that it is a little out of my comfort zone so any help would be massively appreciated!
  20. Farmer Broad

    98 Volcano Black Avant V6-QS build thread; 2.7T swap, C6 RS6 brakes & more...

    Sorry for the terrible quality pictures (taken with the iPad) but I thought I'd give a quick up-date, seeing as the weather is bad and not much is happening on the farm! I'm now basically ready to do the engine swap, technically a dry run as the enigine is still in stock tune, so once it has...
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