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New build swift (ish) A4 B6/7 1.8t Cabriolet

Nagasaki May 23, 2018

  1. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki Phooey Gold Supporter

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    Finally undertaking the build of an A4 B6/7 cabriolet quattro to house the engine and Turbo set up finished last year, combining most of the transferable and upgraded parts from our S-Line CVT B7 (owned from new) with a B6 Quattro 6 speed manual picked up locally.
    Reason, just based upon limits of the CVT to utilise engine set up and power gains desired. And a bit of fun!
    The Quattro seems in decent mechanical condition other than the knackered engine (cambelt failure at 80k) which isn't required anyway.
    Both engine codes the same (BFB) so presuming it should be a straight swap, except the flywheel and clutch housing.
    Existing B7 parts to swap over; (in pics)
    Forged Engine as per signature spec (PVC delete so ripping out all pipework on Quattro)
    Vibra engine mounts
    Custom made K04 and supporting hardware from Owen Developments (thanks Lee)
    3 inch maf housing and stubby filter (may move intake to lower inner wing where cold start fan usually sits)
    Race cat.
    Large FMIC
    Bilstein shocks (springs won't transfer from 2wd)
    Front end body (wings, bonnet, bumper, lights etc)
    New parts acquired;
    ECS stage two clutch with lightened steel flywheel
    Fluidamper
    New Miltek cat. back non resonator exhaust (existing Miltek resonator on our B7 not transferable, but old anyway)
    Eibach Pro springs
    V Maxx 356mm front brakes disc/caliper kit
    Hong Kong Phooey air freshener

    As I have bravely (or foolishly) decided to undertake most of the work myself I am bound to come up against various issues, so will be reaching out for guidance and advice along the way.
    Also have helpful Audi specialist (MDM) down the road should I majorly screw up.

    Various used B6&B7 parts will also become available including BFB block (keeping head for future flow work/exchange) B6 body panels, lights etc, so PM me if there's any takers for parts as they come off.

    Once complete will be off to see Ben at Shark for a rolling set up and see what we can squeeze out of him.
    Then off for a metallic black wrap.
     

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  3. LawrenceH

    LawrenceH Active Member

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    Good project, keep us updated! Always wondered why they didn’t do 1.8T/2.0T with quattro
     
  4. SKOOSH1970

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    Good luck with this, I wouldn't mind the option to purchase all the interior trim pieces... door trim, dash trim etc if available... for the right price if in relatively good nick..?

    Si.
     
  5. Nagasaki

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    Hi.
    Happy to oblige although unsure which we're going to keep yet.
    Both in decent condition and will post some pics.
    One is black Quattro badged dark gloss grey set and the S line is black with aluminium trim.
    Leave it with me.
     
  6. SKOOSH1970

    SKOOSH1970 Member

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    Topman....no rush.
     
  7. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

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    Guys, im stage 3.

    Read my build thread. I will post it up ASAP.
     
  8. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

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    Its an odd one. But yeah they did make a a4 1.8t cabby with quattro and the 2.0t.

    I have an A4 1.8t B6 quattro.
     
  9. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!

    I've dropped you a PM.

    Things that come to mind..I hope the hybrid doesnt have the same hotside as our k03-029 BFB engines.
     

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