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1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« on: February 26, 2009, 03:03:01 AM »
That's right, Mike got a station wagon. My dad and I flew out to San Fransisco this last Saturday morning, bought the car, and drove it straight back to Elizabeth.

It's a pearl white '98 A4 Avant sport. Being a pre-facelift model it has the Euro hatch and stubby passenger mirror. I bought the car with H&R coilovers, A8L wheels and a Dieselgeek Panzer skidplate (it needs it). I'll probably add a future mod list and more photos later, but I thought I'd get this up for everyone to see now!

The basics:
 - Quattro
 - Manual
 - Sport trim
 - 2.8l V6 (that's where the slow part comes in)

Current mods:
 - H&R coilovers
 - A8L OEM wheels
 - Dieselgeek Panzer skidplate

Future mods:



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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 03:40:31 AM »
WOW!!! That's a great lookin' wagon!  Congrats!!
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 03:49:32 AM »
Thanks Ian!
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 12:31:51 PM »
Really does look great Mike, congrats on the new ride.

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 12:57:15 PM »
Killer car.  Totally dig it.
FYI, there is no such thing as a 1998 S-Line.
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 01:34:59 PM »
Nice car!  I'm not a huge fan of the wheels, but the rest looks great.  Is it a 30v?  If so, it shouldn't be too slow.  I bet you noticed a difference in performance driving it up here, tough.

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 01:36:43 PM »
nice looking car!  not a fan of the wheels, but overall still nice!  congrats on the new ride.
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 02:31:36 PM »
de-chrome the wheels, otherwise, great looking ride.

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2009, 03:04:56 PM »
Congrats, I love that color!

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 03:11:39 PM »
Killer car.  Totally dig it.
FYI, there is no such thing as a 1998 S-Line.

Good call, it's the "sport" trim

Nice car!  I'm not a huge fan of the wheels, but the rest looks great.  Is it a 30v?  If so, it shouldn't be too slow.  I bet you noticed a difference in performance driving it up here, tough.

It is a 30v and it pulled pretty well in San Fran... and then we got to the Sierras and it went downhill from there.

de-chrome the wheels, otherwise, great looking ride.

They need to be re-finished anyway and I can get them properly powder coated for a great price, any ideas?
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2009, 03:53:31 PM »
It is a 30v and it pulled pretty well in San Fran... and then we got to the Sierras and it went downhill from there.

PES can help out with that.   :)  How many miles on it?

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 04:41:11 PM »
Wow, it's slammed!  PES kits seem to pop up used for a good price.

Not a huge fan of the wheels tho...
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 04:53:33 AM »
PES can help out with that.   :)  How many miles on it?

Only 65k :)

I do love the PES systems, got to test-drive one with it and those suckers are fast.

On a side-note, I got someone to quick chop white wheelswith black inserts on there and this is what it looks like: (it would be body color pearl to match)



Any thoughts?
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 12:58:39 PM »
wheels look much better that way.  If it were me, I'd go the other way and make them really dark grey - almost black - to match the lowers on the car.

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 01:07:10 PM »
I agree with gragravar


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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2009, 03:39:34 AM »
This looks promising :)




These should stop a little better: :D


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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2009, 06:24:07 PM »
Dude, I just saw the 4 letter word I didn't expect to see. Why the change of heart?

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2009, 06:38:24 PM »
Dude, I just saw the 4 letter word I didn't expect to see. Why the change of heart?

Yeah, I saw this on craigslist the other day:

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1206021691.html

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2009, 09:33:28 PM »
Wait....what?  Mike, you go through cars like GM goes through tax dollars :D

Do tell.
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2009, 09:51:38 PM »
OMG...he is going through cars as fast as DocWyte ;)...or me for that matter ;D

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2009, 01:49:40 PM »
Mikey has made this decision based on his possible transfer to CSU in Fall....economically its the best thing for him (he thinks)

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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2009, 04:27:51 AM »
Dude, I just saw the 4 letter word I didn't expect to see. Why the change of heart?
Wait....what?  Mike, you go through cars like GM goes through tax dollars :D

Do tell.

LOL

What Richard said is true, I'm going to cut back on the expenses during college, and then get back into the four rings afterward. I love the car, but feel that this is the best decision for now.
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2009, 12:31:11 PM »
I don't blame you.  Juggling "those rings" and college tuition, wasn't working out so well for me either :D
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2009, 02:19:33 PM »
LOL

What Richard said is true, I'm going to cut back on the expenses during college, and then get back into the four rings afterward. I love the car, but feel that this is the best decision for now.

If you only knew how smart that is.  I made the mistake of spending a lot during college, playing,etc... now I don't have the money I used to so I have to careful and right now don't have enough to get a house (which I would have if I didn't go nuts with my GTI).... granted it was pretty sweet.
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Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2009, 03:17:57 PM »
Hmm...

Want to trade for a 2003 Jetta Wagon 1.8T? :)