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05-02-2019 06:50 AM
Hurdler5280
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Originally Posted by TKJode View Post
Fully relatable lol

I toyed with the idea of older RS4s and newer S4s but I just can't justify dropping the GC Track right yet, still lots of life in her (until the bottom end gives out, which could be tomorrow for all I know...)

little more power in either Audi, but the old V8 RS4 has EXPENSIVE ENGINE SHITE that I'm not willing to get into, and the more recent S4s aren't really head turners..... My old 2010 still gets gawked at.

There's no good cars anymore
I agree. I like the 2010 S4 better than the newer ones. There really is no good looking cars that are fairly affordable.
04-30-2019 06:14 PM
lvdukerider "There's no good cars anymore'

Theres truth in that statement, at least nothing particularly desirable a reasonable price. I really have to give Hyundai credit for making the coupe at all, too bad it didn't sell better.
04-30-2019 11:05 AM
TKJode Fully relatable lol

I toyed with the idea of older RS4s and newer S4s but I just can't justify dropping the GC Track right yet, still lots of life in her (until the bottom end gives out, which could be tomorrow for all I know...)

little more power in either Audi, but the old V8 RS4 has EXPENSIVE ENGINE SHITE that I'm not willing to get into, and the more recent S4s aren't really head turners..... My old 2010 still gets gawked at.

There's no good cars anymore
04-30-2019 08:05 AM
Hurdler5280
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Originally Posted by Rays View Post
To the OP... You're going to spend way more money upgrading that 2.0. My suggestion is just buy a 3.8 track or ultimate. It really doesn't need anything and it's very capable. You'll spend less and get more. Just MHO. I have a '13 track 3.8 and don't regret my purchase one bit.
Well I can get this particular 2.0 rspec for 10k. Intake, tbe and stage 2 tune puts me in 3.8 territory for power. I am missing out on navigation and the sunroof but an aftermarket unit I can add and the sunroof I can live without. Don’t get me wrong I’d love a 3.8 but since the car is sort of an in between car for me I’m looking to go as cheap as possible without sacrificing too much.

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Originally Posted by Matt Klieber View Post
Screw an Audi get a 3.8 track m/t and you will love every bit of it!
lol idk man. I do love the Audi. I think either would be great.
04-29-2019 07:04 PM
Matt Klieber Screw an Audi get a 3.8 track m/t and you will love every bit of it!
04-29-2019 06:54 PM
Hurdler5280
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Originally Posted by Odelagt View Post
Lol, It got salty in here in my absence!

So, no, not sarcasm, just fair warning from the link you posted.

So, if you want a 300ish hp car that's not a whole bunch of trouble I'd say you're ok with a mostly stock BK2 3.8. Sounds good, nice inside, and with some chassis and suspension mods that won't fry state inspections, you have a pretty fun(if a bit portly) whip. Plenty of exhausts, can squeeze a bit more out of the V6 with a tune, keep the tires reasonable and you can get decent mileage... What's not to love?

BTW, B6-B7 S4s are a whole lotta fun. But they aren't canyon carvers, and they aren't nice at the gas pump. Also, their maint. tends to be a wallet serial killer. B8 is a nice car, but it's kinda gone soft at that point.
Lol Thats what I've been hearing from most is that Audis can be wallet busters.
The one I'm looking at at the moment is a B8. This one has been modified with some good mods and from what I've gathered its been maintained really well.

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Originally Posted by bsbullie View Post
Audis out of warranty can be deadly on the wallet.

My daily is an '18 S5 and with the 3.0 twin scroll turbo power plant its quite peppy with no turbo lag (due to twin scroll, new for 2018). Oh, bad thing is it only comes as an AT.

I am not a fan of the WRX either but it fit your 300hp turbo wants.
Well Audis are new to me but I would be doing all my own work if possible. I did hear some bad things about the AT and luckily this is a 6 speed B8 that I'm looking at. High on miles but maintained perfectly. Only thing needed is some new control arm bushings. He's changed all fluids last year, coolant piping and thermostat. The water pump wasn't changed as the as he was told by the dealership that it was fine. Still on stock clutch but he said it still grabs hard in high rpms in the lower gears. I've heard back and forth info on the timing chain as far as replacement but he said it was inspected and is working fine.
04-28-2019 01:29 AM
Rays To the OP... You're going to spend way more money upgrading that 2.0. My suggestion is just buy a 3.8 track or ultimate. It really doesn't need anything and it's very capable. You'll spend less and get more. Just MHO. I have a '13 track 3.8 and don't regret my purchase one bit.
04-26-2019 02:21 PM
lvdukerider
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Originally Posted by AKGC View Post
find a saabaru?

My next car is going to be an EV, because if it has an engine, I usually end up fiddling with it, and eventually end up with enough spare parts to build 3/4 of that car -_-
Man thats just too funny. Just wait untill EV's become so common that the aftermarket comes up with tunes, high performance batteries, and who knows what for them, its going to be like tricking out a Traxxis. 🤣
04-26-2019 11:01 AM
Odelagt
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Originally Posted by AKGC View Post
find a saabaru?

My next car is going to be an EV, because if it has an engine, I usually end up fiddling with it, and eventually end up with enough spare parts to build 3/4 of that car -_-
^^^Jesus, this is so painfully true.
04-26-2019 08:52 AM
AKGC find a saabaru?

My next car is going to be an EV, because if it has an engine, I usually end up fiddling with it, and eventually end up with enough spare parts to build 3/4 of that car -_-
04-26-2019 05:02 AM
bsbullie Audis out of warranty can be deadly on the wallet.

My daily is an '18 S5 and with the 3.0 twin scroll turbo power plant its quite peppy with no turbo lag (due to twin scroll, new for 2018). Oh, bad thing is it only comes as an AT.

I am not a fan of the WRX either but it fit your 300hp turbo wants.
04-25-2019 08:34 PM
Odelagt
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Originally Posted by Hurdler5280 View Post
Lol I wasn't sure if this was all sarcasm or not. My previous car was a tiburon and I've been a member of their forum for 14 years. I don't have the time to do a lot of searching like I used to with my job and family but I will make sure to do some searching on the vendors though. Just hoping the really knowledgeable guys give the quick easy answers to some questions that will take a long time for me to search out 100% correct answers that aren't outdated as some of the threads are.
Lol, It got salty in here in my absence!

So, no, not sarcasm, just fair warning from the link you posted.

So, if you want a 300ish hp car that's not a whole bunch of trouble I'd say you're ok with a mostly stock BK2 3.8. Sounds good, nice inside, and with some chassis and suspension mods that won't fry state inspections, you have a pretty fun(if a bit portly) whip. Plenty of exhausts, can squeeze a bit more out of the V6 with a tune, keep the tires reasonable and you can get decent mileage... What's not to love?

BTW, B6-B7 S4s are a whole lotta fun. But they aren't canyon carvers, and they aren't nice at the gas pump. Also, their maint. tends to be a wallet serial killer. B8 is a nice car, but it's kinda gone soft at that point.
04-25-2019 07:52 PM
Hurdler5280
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Originally Posted by TKJode View Post
You sir want an Audi S4, not a GC .... honestly, the way I see it, you're barking up the wrong tree with your laundry list of must haves & must nots. Nothing wrong with being picky and getting the car you want, I just think you're looking at a bigger & more involved build than you're willing to take on and make concessions on.

If you *must* have a GC, and are fine with 300whp, your best bet is a 3.8 and do some basic Intake/Header/Exhaust/Custom Tune work, rock close to 300whp all day long and give up on having a turbo. The 3.8 makes excellent & reliable power once tuned properly and meets your criteria for a non-droney exhaust if you buy a nice one (ark grip v2 in mine is great)
Oddly enough I'm looking at a used S4 as well. Thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by bsbullie View Post
Or a WRX STI
Not my cup of tea. Still nice car though.

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Originally Posted by lvdukerider View Post
"I want to mod the car but I don't want to get to the point where it takes that fun out of daily driving".
This sounds like where I was (sort of), when I purchaced my 14, 3.8 ultimate auto new in 14. I originally was going to buy the 2.0 rspec, but wasn't enthused by the feel of the clutch and shifting. I dont race, just a bit of spirited street driving. I just went with a Sprint V3 throttle booster, Borla cat back, Bridgestone RE11 tires,front lip, rear splitter,wing badges, and all bulbs replaced with L.E.D.'s. No drone, nice throttle response, handling, and power without any annoying issues,smog, or state inspection problems, still makes a good daily driver if i want it to be. I also own two other cars which are turbo, 2010 Mazda CX7 and 2013 KIA Optima sxl, I like them all but the Genesis coupe is my favorite. Nothing wrong with modding your ride if thats what you enjoy, but theres nothing wrong with just getting somthing that has the main features your after and just adding some minor things to get it to your liking without going overboard and retaining the daily usability of your ride.
Good info man. Thanks for the post. I really don't want to have to deal with inspections but every two years where I have to swap out the 02 housing isn't terrible. Upon looking at more videos of turbo back exhausts honestly the Exceladyne isn't loud at all and sounds great. Turbo xs isn't bad either. A lot of the other ones are unnecessarily loud like the ISR and not a great sound imo. Its dissapointing that it won't have a sunroof or navigation but I can live with that. I could get the premium and and the lsd, seats and brembos but not sure if I want to do that either.
04-24-2019 07:21 PM
lvdukerider "I want to mod the car but I don't want to get to the point where it takes that fun out of daily driving".
This sounds like where I was (sort of), when I purchaced my 14, 3.8 ultimate auto new in 14. I originally was going to buy the 2.0 rspec, but wasn't enthused by the feel of the clutch and shifting. I dont race, just a bit of spirited street driving. I just went with a Sprint V3 throttle booster, Borla cat back, Bridgestone RE11 tires,front lip, rear splitter,wing badges, and all bulbs replaced with L.E.D.'s. No drone, nice throttle response, handling, and power without any annoying issues,smog, or state inspection problems, still makes a good daily driver if i want it to be. I also own two other cars which are turbo, 2010 Mazda CX7 and 2013 KIA Optima sxl, I like them all but the Genesis coupe is my favorite. Nothing wrong with modding your ride if thats what you enjoy, but theres nothing wrong with just getting somthing that has the main features your after and just adding some minor things to get it to your liking without going overboard and retaining the daily usability of your ride.
04-24-2019 06:48 PM
bsbullie
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Originally Posted by TKJode View Post
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Originally Posted by Hurdler5280 View Post
I'd like to get at least 300whp but I don't want the car to be annoying to drive.
You sir want an Audi S4, not a GC ....
Or a WRX STI
04-24-2019 12:16 PM
Hurdler5280
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Originally Posted by bsbullie View Post
I suggest you read your own posts here and then spend your tine searching as opposed to asking.

I can give you the laundry list of items and the work I have done to my car, does that mean I think thats what you should do and would that even be what you are looking for? Will everyone else agree with me? The answer to both is NO.

I dont agree with a lot of brands and items people buy but that is not my place to say as its not my car. I have my opinions based on my knowledge and /or my experience. I woukd be glad to give you the list but that would cause a thousand responses why you should or should not go with that part or that work...

Again, what irked me was that you said you didnt have the time to do it so that is why you are asking the members here. I ask you, is your time more valuable than anyone else's here???...I think not!
I get that it looks like I'm some newb on here asking the same bs that you have personally seen 1000 times and you have a gripe with how I worded having no time. Like I said I have been a member of another site for 14 years and have done all the work on my car and have spent thousands like most others. I have first hand knowledge and when I see some newbie to the car come on and ask a question that I have seen a million times I don't get my jollies off tearing them a new one. Instead of telling them to get out the flame suit, or search or other nonsense if it takes me 5 seconds to give them first hand correct info I will do it. It takes me 10 seconds to give an answer as it does to tell someone to search. I'm not demanding anyone take the time to search for me but If a knowledgeable member sees what I'm posting and can give that quick response then great. Some questions like the one about the exhaust you can't get enough info from an exhaust clip. A lot of times its not the full TBE and will just be a catback. Plus you have no idea how it sounds in the car low or highway speeds, if it has drone, if someone knowing what they know now would change there setup, etc etc. I get that peoples opinions are subjective but if you have a lot of people giving the same subjective opinion there is a good chance that if may be the best direction. To each his own man.
04-24-2019 12:12 PM
TKJode
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Originally Posted by Hurdler5280 View Post
I'd like to get at least 300whp but I don't want the car to be annoying to drive.
You sir want an Audi S4, not a GC .... honestly, the way I see it, you're barking up the wrong tree with your laundry list of must haves & must nots. Nothing wrong with being picky and getting the car you want, I just think you're looking at a bigger & more involved build than you're willing to take on and make concessions on.

If you *must* have a GC, and are fine with 300whp, your best bet is a 3.8 and do some basic Intake/Header/Exhaust/Custom Tune work, rock close to 300whp all day long and give up on having a turbo. The 3.8 makes excellent & reliable power once tuned properly and meets your criteria for a non-droney exhaust if you buy a nice one (ark grip v2 in mine is great)
04-24-2019 09:43 AM
bsbullie I suggest you read your own posts here and then spend your tine searching as opposed to asking.

I can give you the laundry list of items and the work I have done to my car, does that mean I think thats what you should do and would that even be what you are looking for? Will everyone else agree with me? The answer to both is NO.

I dont agree with a lot of brands and items people buy but that is not my place to say as its not my car. I have my opinions based on my knowledge and /or my experience. I woukd be glad to give you the list but that would cause a thousand responses why you should or should not go with that part or that work...

Again, what irked me was that you said you didnt have the time to do it so that is why you are asking the members here. I ask you, is your time more valuable than anyone else's here???...I think not!
04-24-2019 09:31 AM
Hurdler5280
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Originally Posted by bsbullie View Post
So you want others to do your work for you? Are you paying for our time?

You do realize that there are many armchair experts on this forum and in most cases, no one right answer. If you are relying on others' suggestions, good luck! It may turn out to be an expensive and problematic proposition...
Is anyone one here paying for anyone's knowledge on here? People go to forums for help and to get knowledge. I don't know anyone that wants to spends hours searching through threads hoping to find exactly what they are looking for. Maybe you have that time but I don't. Especially when a lot of the threads are outdated. It takes a senior member that knows the in and out of this car to take one minute to post up should they want to. I don't think me taking the advice of someone about foglights and a custom exhaust will lead to catastrophic failure. If I was building an engine thats a different story.
04-24-2019 08:12 AM
bsbullie So you want others to do your work for you? Are you paying for our time?

You do realize that there are many armchair experts on this forum and in most cases, no one right answer. If you are relying on others' suggestions, good luck! It may turn out to be an expensive and problematic proposition...
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