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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

I got my S2 Avant after a long time wanting a high performance Audi, after my Dad owned various 80's when I was younger.
Eventually the chance came up to get one, so I bought this Pearl Blue one last summer.
Sadly, it came with a boost issue, which has now been sorted after replacing alot of parts!

When I got it, it was totally standard.
It needed afew bits tidying...





The handsfree kit was removed, and a new front fog lamp fitted to replace the broken glass.

Next I treated it to new S2 badges front and rear, as they were both cracked and faded. A new rear 4 rings badge fitted too, along with an aero wiper to tidy up the corroded one.
The original dealer badge was removed too.
Shortly after, a saloon panel was fitted.

Before:


After:


Smoked side repeaters then fitted, and 6000k HID's with matching LED side lights.

Next a Milltek rear silencer was fitted, with a custom centre section which removed the centre box.



Boost gauge fitted, which has now been replaced with one bought on S2forum which matches the original gauges.



Next, I wanted to get some bigger alloys.
I had my heard set on some 18" early S8 Avus, to match the original 16" ones, but found it was near impossible to source some.
So eventually decided on some B5 RS4 ones.



At the same time, I fitted some Porsche Brembo brakes with A8 323mm discs.



Then, a week later, I was offered some S8 wheels!
I loved the look of the RS4's, but couldnt turn down the S8's, so they went on...



I was never too happy with the cream interior, the seats and carpets were ok, but the dash and door cards were not to my taste atall!
So a long trip to Wales to pick one up resulted in a much nicer black one.
At present, everything has been swapped over, apart from the dash which should be done within the next month or so.

Yes, a complete interior and seats does fit into an Avant.... just!





Some before, during and after pics:









Next was to sort the suspension and lower it.
The shocks were still in good shape, so for now I just used H&R springs, I will add some Bilstien or Koni shocks when they need replacing.

Before:





This is now how the car currently looks:







It has just had a homefry chip fitted to give it approx 280bhp, but is down on 5psi of boost, so the search is currently on-going to find the leak!

Future plans include HID's for the front fogs, original style 3 spoke steering wheel (probably fit when dash is swapped), tailgate spoiler, A6 front aero wiper arms, and thats about it for this years spending!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

SWEEEEEEEET Very Happy

I love that colour, like slipper wagon's and love the S8 Rims...

The dash- let me know when you're doing that/ need help.

I've had a bit of experience with these now; we managed to remove one this weekend (not aircon) from a 90 and didn't break anything Laughing

where are you based? (I'm guessing local ISH to me?)

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks, its been alot of blood, sweat, tears, money and frustration to get it this far, especially regarding the boost leak(s)!

That involved a new intercooler, WGFV, coils (Now on 1.8T conversion), silicon hose on the throttle body, MAF, and DV!
I am currently in the process of replacing all the vacuum tubes with silicon ones.

Regarding the dash swap, a helping hand would be VERY welcome!
I am not looking forward to dealing with the airbag wheel Laughing
Plus while it is out, I have to replace the ignition barrel lock (got a new one sitting here ready) as the current one is playing up sometimes not allowing the key to turn.

I am based in Thrapston, which is on the A14 about 20 mins from the A14/M1/M6 junction.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

you're only about an hour from me; airbag- no experience of dealing with those (at your risk that one) and likewise if you have aircon.... otherwise, fairly straight forward. (If oyu've done it before)

As an aside, a complete bonnet will also fit in the car, along with a cylinder head, bass box, wing and god knows what else Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

Ive not got aircon Smile
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

save the airbag swap, I reckon it could be done in around 3 hours, tops.

we can chat about it on Saturday if you like Wink

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

Very nice Cool

I like the mods you've done - discrete is the way forward Wink Hope you get your boost issue sorted and we see the beasty at an AOC event soon.

Cheers,
Alan Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

Air bag wheel. Forget all the unhook battery and leave for 30 mins. I've did that in the past but it's just not necessary. Audi have lovingly provided a nice neat little connector behind the drivers parcel shelf for just this reason. Once unhooked it "totally" disconnects the airbag wheel from the system.
Get under the shelf, you'll see a small square removable hatch, open the hatch and clipped above is a round connector (the only one, so you can't go wrong) Unhook it and then remove your airbag (four torx bolts on the rear) from the wheel, then the wheel itself.
You "may" get an airbag warning lamp lighting up after refitting, depends on how arsey the car wants to be, vag-com will reset it.

As always though, airbags are explosive devices and should be met with respect. I've had a 1995 S2 three spoke sport wheel airbag go off and try the bury itself up my nostrils. I got a bloody nose and a slight black eye to add to the fractured skull that caused it to go off in the first place.
Just be careful..

Jase..
Wink

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Nice! That is a lovely car Cool

Its look so much better for being lowered, and i love the 18"s Wink

The front 3/4 view picture after lowering is Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

don't know how I missed this one - that is a lovely car, looks amazing on those rims - I'd get rid of both my cars for a nice Avant, it'd be a much more practical car for me and with some subtle tweaks, thay are the sexiest estate cars on the road Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

he's sold it and now got a twin turbo v6 s4 Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

fair do's.... nice work if you can get it Wink

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