The tunnel is staying stock now. These manifolds locate the turbos in the same place as the stock manifolds in a B5 S4 locate the K03’s.
I haven’t touched the bodywork yet, still waiting for my shop to pick up the car and all the parts.
3 months, and £1200 / $1568 later, I have these:
I wasn’t aware they were double-skinned, believe it or not, between building the jig, getting stainless steel tubing with the correct angles, and getting the lot welded up, there’s 25 hours invested in these.
I’m deciding whether to get them...
Then I would suggest looking at a 143hp model to start with.
200hp from a 120hp engine with a basic map is unrealistic. You’d need at the very least more efficient intercooling, a bigger turbo, and probably injectors.
Simply gutting the DPF, doing an EGR delete and a remap won’t net you 200hp.
The time has finally arrived for my SEAT Exeo ST to leave home. I’m just trying to work out the logistics of getting all the B7 RS4 Avant parts down to the shop - all panels, front and rear bumpers, 4 genuine B7 RS4 19” wheels fitted with tyres, B7 A4 hood.
I guess the logical solution...
The roof lining will be suede / alcantara in charcoal. This will be based upon the original roof lining.
I already know what colours I’m going with.
I definitely plan to visit as many meets as I can next year.
This project has certainly evolved from the original concept, which...
I was looking into a 2-tone dash, using B6/7 Convertible parts.
I had some work done back in 2015 on a B4 Convertible. Replacement rear screen, and the trimmer came up trumps.
He works on high-end cars like Bentleys, Rollers, Aston Martin etc. He actually trims for dealerships.
Thanks for your response.
The A4 is a daily, that I’ll be using while the SEAT Exeo is being done. The Audi will be a build in its own right, once the SEAT is completed. The quattro drivetrain from my old B6 will go onto the SEAT.
None of the parts for the SEAT build are going onto the Audi.
So yesterday, I picked up the Audi.
I drove it the 60-odd miles back. It didn’t take even 2 miles of driving to reaffirm my belief, that despite the cheaper MRSP and the non-Audi badge, the Spanish car trumps the German, both in handling and equipment levels.
The SEAT feels more nimble and...
I’m back home after a 533 mile round trip, to engage a shop that’s going to handle Phase 1 of B7 420-R’s build. OEM RS4 widebody, and bumpers.
The owner of the shop is a true VAG nut. I looked over some of his work whilst I was there, and the standard of workmanship is excellent. You can say...
I’m about 3 hours into my trip to the body shop. It’s almost 5 hours each way!
I finished the graveyard shift at work, and straight onto the road. I’m just having my second refreshment break.
So tired. Thank God for coffee!
So, next Saturday, I’m making an 8-hour round trip, to meet up with the shop owner who’s going to be handling B7 420-R.
Then we’re setting a date for the work to commence. My newly-acquired B7 A4 2.0T Quattro Avant will be taking the place of my SEAT as a daily in the meantime.
Jimbobcook, no more Audi donor.
I was going to buy a rough B6/7 as an R&D car, to trial fit the C5 RS6 motor, to ensure the manifolds and turbos clear the tunnel.
but after building a template to build new headers, there’s no need to trial fit. I’ll just tear out the SEAT engine, and go for it!
So after a long talk yesterday with a fellow Audi enthusiast, I now have a shop that is going to handle the bodywork side of project B7 420-R.
A lot of shops I approached, though they had excellent work, they were not Audi enthusiasts, or car enthusiasts either. They only wanted to do quick...
So due to needing another car while my other “B7 Avant” is going through one of it’s phases, I pulled the trigger on a daily.
It’s a 2006 B7 A4 2.0T S-Line Quattro Avant. I’m curious to see how it stacks up against the 2013 B7 SEAT Exeo ST Sport Tech, in terms of handling and equipment.