My Audi S6 Avant project

pez81

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I thought I'd put a post together with some pictures of my S6 for anyone who is remotely interested.

It's Sepang Blue which looks great but came with some nasty *** chrome on it which Audi wanted stupid money to remove as they don't offer the black edition/optics pack on this car in the UK.

I've since taken it to a local shop called www.customcoats.co.uk and had the chrome window surrounds and roof rails wrapped in a black satin. I think it looks great. They even did the tailgate for me for free. This cost about £200 as apposed to Audi's bargain price of £1500.

Next up are the wheels. They are 20s but I want the. Black. So either satin or gloss. But not sure think possibly satin. I've been quoted around £300 for this by the same company.

It's now running Revo's stage 1. I was the development car and I. Very happy with it. It's making over 500bhp and 530lbs of torque now. But it's making well over 100bhp throughout the rev range. I think their tune seems to make torque and power a lot easier on than other tunes from what I gather. Less headline numbers are the top but a lot more punch down lower and throughout the midrange where you really get to use it.

I think after the wheels I need at least a catback or an x pipe. It's a refined car and needs more GRRRRR!

I'm really happy with my purchase the seats and comfort alone make it more of a better car than my s4. The ride comfort is also exceptional. Even in dynamic it'd way better than the s4.

It's almost blood rapid. I've not been overtaken yet. I'm dying to have a run in with an M5 or e63 or even it's bigger brother to see how she does.

Launch control is BRUTAL. I took my friend out yesterday on a private road and it scared the **** out of him. He said it hurt his face lol.

Fuel economy. I don't think I can use that word. It's doing 10mpg at the minute as I'm thrashing it at every given opportunity. Bit on the motorway or driving conservatively it's better than stock by 4-5 mpg I'd say.


Here are some pictures


https://goo.gl/photos/etP3XhnRhq6kpYc47

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pez81

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Forgot to say I'm also going to replace the grille for an all black rs6 one minus the badges. Go for black Audi badges and possible a ROC euro intake.

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sparks

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Very nice motor you got there love that colour of blue! Going to be looking at Revo for mine at some point plus exhaust as yeah I agree needs a little more grrr but I better wait for a bit!
 

pez81

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Very nice motor you got there love that colour of blue! Going to be looking at Revo for mine at some point plus exhaust as yeah I agree needs a little more grrr but I better wait for a bit!
Thanks mate. Tis a nice colour I think it looks better after dusk.
You won't be disappointed with how it drives

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Av4nt

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Glad to see another S4 owner going up to S6 :) although mines the older model but I love the V10 sound. your S6 looks totally sexual!!! esp with those wheels i love them. Very Nice
 

Maxxed_Ross

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Strange that they don't offer the S with black pack... it looks so much better de-chromed

As for the wheels I'd advise against satin black. I've had it in the past and the wheels always looked dirty. Since your wheels are the same as mine possibly black with the diamond cut face in silver for durability? I've got a spare set of wheels that are all silver and that's what I'm thinking about doing.

Looks like excellent progress so far though
 

pez81

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Tomorrow im getting the wheels powdercoated. Decided on gloss black thanks to. Maxxed_Ross's suggestion. Thanks mate. Ill post pics when they are done. Costing £300 on my 20s which i think is a good deal. Im also off to see a specialist about resonator delete and x pipe installing. Poor mans exhaust mod but heard it done on other 2016s and sounds great. Need more rally style pops and bangs this thing is way too civilised. He recommended pre cat removal too. Not a clue what they are but i dont like cats so maybe its a sign. :) next up im considering an rs6 style grille minus the badging and or the new revo intake. They've seen up to 30hp gains i believe and when i was down there they told me about it but wasnt ready yet. Car still going strong just not enough people to play with near me. Going to goodwood in june so will get a chance to run it out a bit maybe some go pro time too. I also may get a chance to quartermile it this weekend at york. Thats all for todays war and peace. Sorry about that.
 

jojo

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Tomorrow im getting the wheels powdercoated. Decided on gloss black thanks to. Maxxed_Ross's suggestion. Thanks mate. Ill post pics when they are done. Costing £300 on my 20s which i think is a good deal.

Sounds expensive to me, for £300, I'd expect a decent paint finish! It costs £160 to get 20" alloys powder coated in Birmingham, and that's with the tyres on, so they remove the tyre, powdercoat, refit tyre and balance for £40 per wheel.
 

pez81

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Sounds expensive to me, for £300, I'd expect a decent paint finish! It costs £160 to get 20" alloys powder coated in Birmingham, and that's with the tyres on, so they remove the tyre, powdercoat, refit tyre and balance for £40 per wheel.
Really? I got a few quotes around that. Painting was cheaper but wasnt the full wheel. I wasnt looking for the cheapest price just a good job. Pay once for the job doing right is my rule. Maybe you have more local shops competing near you. But i think £75 a wheel is pretty good.
 

Rhyso

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I paid £250 for my 18" wheels on my A3 to be powdercoated with my local Wheel Specialist, which also included tyres, removed and rebalanced so £300 for a set of 20" wheels seems a good price to me??
 

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pez81

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I'll get some more pics up when its not tipping it down. I'm not in a disabled spot btw. next up, resonator delete, black badges, rs grille, rear diffuser painting black.
 

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