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Title: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: redline on February 25, 2009, 10:03:01 PM
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:


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3302808804_21c18f2804.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3309741781_598e94a8b2.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: ianacole on February 25, 2009, 10:40:31 PM
WOW!!! That's a great lookin' wagon!  Congrats!!
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: redline on February 25, 2009, 10:49:32 PM
Thanks Ian!
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 26, 2009, 07:31:51 AM
Really does look great Mike, congrats on the new ride.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: DenverPat on February 26, 2009, 07:57:15 AM
Killer car.  Totally dig it.
FYI, there is no such thing as a 1998 S-Line.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: KWilson on February 26, 2009, 08:34:59 AM
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.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: gragravar on February 26, 2009, 08:36:43 AM
nice looking car!  not a fan of the wheels, but overall still nice!  congrats on the new ride.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: 03Indigo on February 26, 2009, 09:31:36 AM
de-chrome the wheels, otherwise, great looking ride.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: Noob_Shum on February 26, 2009, 10:04:56 AM
Congrats, I love that color!

Jonathan
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: redline on February 26, 2009, 10:11:39 AM
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?
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: KWilson on February 26, 2009, 10:53:31 AM
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?
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: Docwyte on February 26, 2009, 11:41:11 AM
Wow, it's slammed!  PES kits seem to pop up used for a good price.

Not a huge fan of the wheels tho...
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: redline on February 26, 2009, 11:53:33 PM
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)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa288/07GTI/photoshops/white-1.jpg)

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: gragravar on February 27, 2009, 07:58:39 AM
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.

Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: 03Indigo on February 27, 2009, 08:07:10 AM
I agree with gragravar

Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: redline on March 12, 2009, 10:39:34 PM
This looks promising :)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3600/3351013948_e3604a6613.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3351013846_faa8e0c4f7.jpg?v=0)

These should stop a little better: :D

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3350188733_88dc7a0247.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3351014182_0218640f01.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 10, 2009, 01:24:07 PM
Dude, I just saw the 4 letter word I didn't expect to see. Why the change of heart?
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: KWilson on June 10, 2009, 01:38:24 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 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1206021691.html)

What's up?
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: Kingtut on June 10, 2009, 04:33:28 PM
Wait....what?  Mike, you go through cars like GM goes through tax dollars :D

Do tell.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: 03Indigo on June 10, 2009, 04:51:38 PM
OMG...he is going through cars as fast as DocWyte ;)...or me for that matter ;D
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: Richard-EB on June 11, 2009, 08:49:40 AM
Mikey has made this decision based on his possible transfer to CSU in Fall....economically its the best thing for him (he thinks)
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: redline on June 17, 2009, 11:27:51 PM
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.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: Kingtut on June 18, 2009, 07:31:11 AM
I don't blame you.  Juggling "those rings" and college tuition, wasn't working out so well for me either :D
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: Spicoli on June 18, 2009, 09:19:33 AM
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.
Title: Re: 1998 A4 Avant - Project Slow
Post by: KWilson on June 18, 2009, 10:17:57 AM
Hmm...

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