Reader’s Ride: Aron’s S4
AudiWorld username: TheyCallMeARI
Occupation: Student/ Valet/ Tuner
Exhaust Mods: AWE Tuning twin1 exhaust
Suspension Mods: Vogtland coilovers
Brake Mods: Porsche Cayenne 6 piston front calipers
Wheels & Tires: Custom 18″ BBS RS’ 8.5″ front
Exterior Mods: OEM RS4 front bumper w/ fogs
Interior Mods: AutoPower race rollbar
Audio / Video Mods: Pioneer Avic-Z3 headunit,
Featured Car Questions
When and where did you purchase this car?
I purchased the car in 2003 locally. The previous owner was a lawyer so it was babied every since the showroom. I am currently the second owner.
Why did you choose this car as the basis of your project?
From a wide range of vehicles and multiple test drives, I chose this car as my first car. I consider myself quite lucky. It was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I worked nonstop to pay off this car, which makes this car mean a lot more to me. I have pulled this car apart multiple times and know it like the back of my hand. It basically has everything in a performance saloon I ever wanted: Four wheel drive, v6 twin turbo, 6 speed manual, luxury on the inside and elegance on the outside.
Did you consider any other brands, and what led you to Audi?
I was always a VW/Audi guy at heart; they had a unique personality with me. They were different and always managed to stick out.
What was your objective with this project?
My objective was to build an amazing car all around for the SHOW and for the TRACK. My build started off slow in the beginning but during the spring of 2009 I ordered my unique 18 BBS RS I was the first person in the USA to have a set from JustMatz UK. I loved RS from the start but needed 18s to clear my future Porsche brakes. So I needed custom work done. After receiving the wheels they poked a bit so during the summer the body of the car was overhauled. Pulled fenders, shaved door trims, etc to accompany the wider wheels. I wanted to get all of the bodywork done before H2o international to show off the new wheels. During the summer locally I won 2nd place with my car unpainted at the Midwest Treffen show and at H2o I won 3rd place (fully painted). As of now the exterior is exactly what I wanted but now I am working on my engine build and custom turbo set up. If I need to race/track then I will put on my race wheels and be ready with tons of power, but when I am showing I will have my 18 RS on with a wicked engine bay to show off.
What companies or individuals were involved in the build-out?
I did all the mechanical work to this car myself, I never feel safe giving my car to a mechanic or shop. I worked on it at my garage and shop with friends. Shout out to Mark Moczulski, and all my friends who have helped me over the years.
Have you generated any formal test results with this car (dyno, ¼ mile, etc?)
What is your favorite thing about this car?
Anything else youd like to share?