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« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2019, 08:32:11 PM »

Yeah if you coil over the car I think that would be the crown on the entire project. Looks so good.
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« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2019, 01:22:21 PM »

Very nice, looking forward to seeing the picks when it all done.
What Wheel and tire specs are you running?
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« Reply #77 on: April 30, 2019, 01:32:57 PM »

Very nice, looking forward to seeing the picks when it all done.
What Wheel and tire specs are you running?
19x8.5 and 245/35/19
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« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2019, 11:24:02 AM »

Ordered some proper hub centric rings from ECS and the ride is smooth again!

Next things to address is an inconsistent flashing CEL and minor misfires occurring randomly. At this point it could be either bad coilpacks or the battery as Iíve replaced everything else, and to be fair those items are due anyway. Iím also going to start aggressively doing preventative maintenance on suspension components. Iíve had a creaking noise in the rear, which Iím suspecting are bad bushings on the rear control arms (fronts were replaced ~12000 miles ago). Hereís a list that Iím thinking to get around to this summer/fall:
  • H&R coilovers (struts)
  • Rear control arms
  • Tie rods
  • CV axle on left side if absolutely necessary

The rear control arms are pretty damn expensive, and Iím having trouble finding Meyle HD for them. Is it more cost effective to have the bushings replaced or the whole control arm? One of them is $560 for each side!
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« Reply #79 on: May 20, 2019, 11:52:09 AM »

Here's the kit I got back in April 2017

https://www.europaparts.com/control-arm-kit-a6-s6-c6-12-piece-meyle.html

Currently $649.95
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« Reply #80 on: May 20, 2019, 06:06:56 PM »

Here's the kit I got back in April 2017

https://www.europaparts.com/control-arm-kit-a6-s6-c6-12-piece-meyle.html

Currently $649.95
Does that include rear too? I noticed that the part numbers don't match, but that may just be a formality??
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« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2019, 07:48:49 AM »

Here's the kit I got back in April 2017

https://www.europaparts.com/control-arm-kit-a6-s6-c6-12-piece-meyle.html

Currently $649.95
Does that include rear too? I noticed that the part numbers don't match, but that may just be a formality??

Not sure. You can contact them to ask though. They should be able to tell you.
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« Reply #82 on: May 24, 2019, 07:59:01 AM »

Does that include rear too? I noticed that the part numbers don't match, but that may just be a formality??

I installed that same kit on mine a couple of years ago.

It is just for the front.
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« Reply #83 on: May 25, 2019, 11:15:32 AM »

Suspension components were fine... it was the plating on the JHM exhaust making the noise, so the shop added a little more room!
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« Reply #84 on: July 11, 2019, 03:22:23 PM »

Summer updates:

Plenty of parts sitting around the house as I wait for everything to come together. Here's a quick list of everything that's waiting to be installed:

  • RS Flat Bottom Steering wheel
  • RS6 diffuser + RS ovals *Looking into sourcing new RS ovals from JHM
  • RS6 Headlights
  • Carbon fiber paddle shifters, vinyl for steering wheel air bag *May or may not keep the vinyl

To come will be:

  • Bilstein Coilovers *Looking at buying/installing these in August
  • RS6 Red Calipers w/ LW rotors
  • RS6 Bumper (and components) *Trying to source one.. deadline hopefully sometime in July-October
  • Maxton-Design RS6 spoiler, side skirts and rear side skirts

I'm also looking into some OEM Carbon Optic package components too as SIX's car looks absolutely stunning. Focusing more on the inside than outside for now until I figure out what I want to do there. Smiley
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« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2019, 04:02:11 PM »

RS6 door handles, black piano dash, CF paddle shifters and JHM RS oval tips just came in! Wish Poland would ship that last RS6 headlight, so I could add them to this picture!

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« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2019, 04:43:19 PM »

Update:

Just got done installing all 4 RS6 inner handles and I think it looks great! Hereís a look at the driver and passengerís side:





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And today I installed the RS steering wheel after work. Smiley

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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2019, 06:04:30 PM »

Man, talk about kicking you when youíre down! My shop noticed a coolant leak, and come to find that the water pump is bad. Replace the pump and thermostat assembly, and then find a bad oil cooler. And of course when doing their 360 inspection find cracked bushings on the front lower control arms. Oh and Iím getting the coilovers installed still (with all new strut mounts). BLEEDING money! Lol
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« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2019, 03:31:28 AM »

WOW that really turned out nice. I'm always a sucker for that flat bottom steering wheel.
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« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2019, 08:27:41 PM »

Alright, so guess what I found at the neighborhood garage sale... ok maybe Iím lying, but itís here none the less!



I think it makes my S6 in the background look like a guppy, lol. Canít wait to put new lens on the RS6 headlights and install them both together. Real carbon fiber rings and blacked out badges to come! (No, Iím not keeping the RS6 badge).

But hereís the shit news: noticed a CEL pop up out of nowhere this evening driving around the town. The reason I worry is because preventative maintenance is all Iíve ever known with this car. Most things have already been replaced within the last year. Spark plugs, coils, injectors, oil separators, carbon cleaned, SAI delete + tune, belts replaced, gaskets, possibly the whole coolant system minus the radiator.

This means thereís only a select few potential issues: spark plugs (I went 1 degree cooler, but drive like a mad man so unlikely the issue), battery, O2 sensors? Iím not sure what else it could be. The car is still driving in great shape, engine at idle is smooth, and no abnormal behavior from what I can tell. Gonna have my shop run the codes tomorrow and see whatís causing the madness.
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« Reply #90 on: August 31, 2019, 03:54:59 AM »

If it's and O2, I hope it's one of the accessible ones. The thought of dropping the engine for an O2 terrifies me because I figure I may as well do more PM while there and that's $$$  Undecided
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« Reply #91 on: August 31, 2019, 05:01:30 AM »

RS6 door handles, black piano dash, CF paddle shifters and JHM RS oval tips just came in! Wish Poland would ship that last RS6 headlight, so I could add them to this picture!



Love the work youíve done!  More info on the carbon fiber paddles please?
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« Reply #92 on: August 31, 2019, 06:38:20 AM »

If it's and O2, I hope it's one of the accessible ones. The thought of dropping the engine for an O2 terrifies me because I figure I may as well do more PM while there and that's $$$  Undecided
Exactly. Iím terrified to go in and have that come up. Not in the position to shell out over $2K on labor then potentially $1-2K on replacing and relocating those sensors. IF it is the sensors, then man Iíd love to have those headers go in. Wishful thinking! Hopefully itís something else and I can kick that can down the road.

RS6 door handles, black piano dash, CF paddle shifters and JHM RS oval tips just came in! Wish Poland would ship that last RS6 headlight, so I could add them to this picture!



Love the work youíve done!  More info on the carbon fiber paddles please?
Thanks! I got the paddles from eBay, and they should be a direct fitment for your paddle (even the OEM). My one concern is Iím using a TTRS paddle from 2012-2014 and Audi changed the paddles to a black design where theyíre actually curved. This curvature doesnít allow my particular paddles to stick 100%. Will have to do some R&D to make it work. I like them a lot though!
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« Reply #93 on: August 31, 2019, 09:52:37 AM »

OK, shop says the fuel mixture is running lean. One thing I forgot is the HPFP could be bad, which Iím thinking is more likely than o2 sensors. Letís hope so!

EDIT: It was just a leak! All praise to the car gods for sparing me today! LOL
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« Reply #94 on: September 18, 2019, 10:34:02 AM »

And the S6 V10 journey has come to an abrupt and tragic end. Itís disappointing, and Iím left with remnants of what could have been. Unfortunately, last Friday I was turning onto a street when a BMW switched lanes as I made my turn and caused this freak incident. I still donít know how it all unfolded, or how they didnít see me initiate the turn. Hereís the aftermath:





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« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2019, 11:01:44 AM »

Ugh. That makes me sad. I feel for you.

What are the plans? Assume it's a write-off.
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« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2019, 11:23:22 AM »

Ugh. That makes me sad. I feel for you.

What are the plans? Assume it's a write-off.
It was totaled, which I figured but was obviously hoping against. Thereís a very clean 2009 S6 in Dallas that Iím looking at, but itís in a pending deal. If that falls through, my next project car Iím looking at is a 2013-2015 Audi RS5. I think that could be a really fun daily driver!
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« Reply #97 on: September 18, 2019, 01:40:46 PM »

So do you own it or does the insurance company?
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« Reply #98 on: September 18, 2019, 02:02:34 PM »

So do you own it or does the insurance company?
Iím going to take a check from the insurance company. Iím curious to see where it ends up. Besides the fenders, bumper, headlights and probably some suspension damage to the driverís side front which took the damage.. I feel like it could be rebuilt. I just donít have the time or quite frankly cash on hand to do the buy back and work done.

If I cannot find a S6, then I will sell the rare RS6 front bumper (and components), JHM 2.75 catback exhaust and RS6 headlights.
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« Reply #99 on: September 24, 2019, 09:24:48 AM »

Sorry for your loos brother, it's real tough when you put a lot into your car to have it end like this. I hope the insurance company gives you a decent amount so you can get back into something similar, or dare i say the new RS6.
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