Matt's A4 B8 Build Thread

matt.russell

Registered User
Hey Guys,

Seen a few build threads on here and wanted to start my own, so this is everything I've done over the 2 years owning the car so far.. hope you enjoy.

Car is audi a4 2009 2.0tdi 143hp caga engine, Mileage started on 90k......

First time buying car.. (all standard)
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Debadged the rear..
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Thought i would treat my self too some nice alloys :D
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I then Started to mess around with colour ideas but I really wasn't a fan of this haha
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I liked the fogs so I kept them and made the centre spoiler matte black
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Then took the car to a local remapping company that remapped the car as well as blanked off the egr valve so now it should be sitting around 190hp with 400nm torque .. and if this is something you are thinking about doing then all i can say is ...... DO IT ! .. cheapest and best mod ive done to the car ..

So I started to hear a whining when I pressed my clutch in so time for a clutch and at this point and I also I wanted twin exit pipes for the rear so I thought I would do a road trip to Darkside developments, Saw this bad boy on the way up as well :D
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Dual exit diffuser
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took a few checky shots of one of their project cars :D
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I was going to go for the twin tail pipe exit but I didn't want it looking like a s4 when it sounds like a tractor so I thought i would just go single dual exit.. which looks pretty good if i say so myself :D
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Video of the sound.. not too loud but just right :D
 

matt.russell

Registered User
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My Woman then brought me this for my birthday which I thought was pretty funny :D
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I then wanted to make the brakes look better than they was so i brought a set of drilled discs off ebay and they are really good for the price !
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local car meet pic then..
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Cambelt time :D
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even the dog was helping on this one :D
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all back together and running sweet now :D

Yellow calipers.. not everyones taste but it stud out really well with the blue and black..
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matt.russell

Registered User
Plasti dipped my front grille :D
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So the day came where i wanted to lower my car.. and because where I live coilovers was out of the question so i thought i would invest in some air..
Before I could begin my air project thou I needed a daily so I brought myself a nice 1.8t 20v with r32 body kit..
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Got all my kit fro plush automotive which were really helpful! ..
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JG51 AUD

Registered User
Looking good Matt, BIG transformation from when you bought the car, keep up the good work.
JG
 

matt.russell

Registered User
So the time came where it was me wedding day and because my beautiful wife was staying at the hotel where we was getting married we had no need for a wedding car .... Yeah right ! ..
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What do you do when there is a photographer to take pics of your car and your wheels are dirty ... ummmmm use the dress!
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Prezzie off the "wife" :D
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Needed new wheels now so was looking on some other forums and fell in love with the x5 wheels.. love the stance and how they sit on the audis..
so..... I brought a set :D
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Clean, Clean and clean !!!
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wheels were looking a bit battered so i thought i would tidy them up a bit .. and because I was on a budget i thought i would do all the work myself :D
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engine bay needs to be sorted me thinks too ...
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Start with the engine cover :)
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If im gonna do something might aswell tie everything else in too :D
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matt.russell

Registered User
Getting there with the boot build now :D - #DIYforTHEwin
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Rubbish pic but it should look good by the end of the week :D
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Brought some cheap adaptors off a mate of mine but turned out the hub size was 57.1mm where i needed 66.6mm and because i couldn't find any cheap ones going i found a company that custom makes them so i got 20mm all round adaptors with studs..

Old...
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NEW ...
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Brought some gold extended nuts as well.. going for a blue gold and white theme now so should be interesting haha .. i was going to stay with the bmw centre caps but i really cant be ***** to explain to everyone why i put bmw wheels on a audi haha you either get it or you dont :D
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So i got the tyres on but the guy that put my tyres on was rubbish at stretching tyres so he has ruined my paint on the wheels .. so going to have to do them this week to.... but test fitted them with one nut and they look really good ... just gotta wait for the adaptors to come now ;)
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It fits YYYYAAAAAAAA :D
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Back is sitting not where i want it so next week will be playing with camber :D
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This kinda happened as well ...
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New GRILLE :D
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Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Prefer it with the old grill tbh and wheels in silver would be nice. Good transformation though.
 

matt.russell

Registered User
So...... Wheels went a bit rubbish so decided on getting them powder coated ..

Will upload more pics tonight, of the volksfest show, came 2nd in the show n shine :)
Also if anyone is interested in either a swap or buying my old wheels let me know - 3sdm 0.01 18" in satin black :D
 

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Meemo

Registered User
B8 Friend!
Looks smart, nice to see people doing their own bits too!
You get around to fixing up the wheels a second time after the tyre fitters?
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Looks great mate, would love air in my b8 but it's out of reach for now. Honestly I think the car would look classier if you done the wheels silver.

Had to laugh at you cleaning your car with the wife's dress, although I'm sure it was just for the photo and you didn't actually do it haha
 

matt.russell

Registered User
Cheers guys :D
Yeah wheels all done and sorted now.. I came second in the show and shine so dead happy with that!
My wheels look better in person thou i swear .. had loads of people say how nice they are white/gold...
Air has been the best thing ive done to my car! never go back to coilovers again :/

Convoy up to the show :D
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Got some more pics coming soon of my next show, should have a few more mods too.. and then by xmas either think about an engine conversion or more power out the 2.0tdi :/
 
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