February 5, 2007

Reader's Rides: CdnTT's 2002 TT225
Compiled by: AudiWorld Staff Photos by: Kris Hansen

Owner Information

  • Name: Stephen Simeunovic
  • AudiWorld username: CdnTT
  • Location: Whitby ON Canada
  • Occupation: Engineer

    Vehicle Information

  • Year: 2002
  • Make: Audi
  • Model: TT225 quattro
  • Mileage: 65,000 km
  • Color: Aviator Gray
  • Engine: 1.8t 225hp

    Modifications

  • Engine Mods: APR Stage II plus engine management software, Modshack Tuned Stage III kit
    Diesel Geek Ultra Race short shift kit, Carbon Fiber covers replacing all OEM under hood covers
    Forge Polished strut tower covers and brace, Forge Front Mount Intercooler, Samco turbo and intercooler hoses, Port and polished intake manifold, Optima Redtop battery, Modshack Tuned TDA airbox .
  • Exhaust Mods: Milltek turbo-back exhaust including hi flow catalytic converters
  • Suspension Mods: KW Variant 2 coilover Suspension System, Neuspeed 19mm rear sway bar
    Kmac Rear Bushing set, Prothane Polyurethane bushings throughout suspension.
  • Brake Mods: Stoptech 13” big brake kit with Hawk brake pads, Stoptech Cross Drilled rear rotors, Stoptech Stainless Steel braided brake lines .
  • Wheels & Tires: Axis Milano 19” Wheels custom painted and polished. Hankook Ventus K104 tires
  • Exterior Mods: Votex front body kit, ABT rear wing, Front and Rear bumpers shaved (tumors removed). OSIR clear corners, All exterior emblems removed, Caractere Mesh Grill
  • Interior Mods: Recaro Sportline racing seats, Custom Alcantara suede headliner, Momo Shift knob. German Domestic Market white face gauges, Custom machined aluminum in dash gauge pod with 2 Defi gauges, European TT Sport rear seat delete option.
  • Audio / Video Mods: Pioneer AVIC N1 DVD Navigation head unit
    1- Memphis Memphis Belle 5 channel 1200 watt amplifier
    2- JL Audio 10w6 V2 subwoofers
    2- Focal Upotia 6.5’component sets (1 in front 1 in rear)
    1- Audio Control EQX parametric equalizer
    2- 7” LCD Monitors in custom fiberglass enclosure on trunk hatch.
    1- Pioneer XM Satellite radio receiver
    1- 1.5 Farad capacitor
    Rear custom subwoofer enclosure complete with neon lights and covered in
    Alcantara suede.
    Miscellaneous in car neon lighting.

    Featured Car Questions

    When and where did you purchase this car?
    Owasco Audi in Whitby ON in March 02

    Why did you choose this car as the basis of your project?
    There was no other car like it on the market. The fit finish and style could not
    be matched by anyone else.

    Was there anything unique about the car before you starting modifying it?
    Yes, it is the last Aviator Grey TT to come to Canada in 2002, which means forever!!

    Did you consider any other brands, and what led you to Audi?
    Yes when I bought this car I looked at the Porsche Boxster and the Chevy Corvette

    What was your objective with this project?
    To keep the car clean and styled in a “stealthy” fashion, not over the top.

    What companies or individuals were involved in the build-out?
    Hankook Tires, Meguiar’s Detailing Products, KW Automotive, LSD Doors, XM Radio Canada
    AMS Oil , PimpJuice energy beverages, Trim Tech Interiors , The Modshack, Shinzo Media graphics, Klaus-Dieter Freiherr, a Volkswagen/Audi Mechanic extraordinaire

    Any specific technical details you can share?
    All the mechanical mods I did myself. With the help of Mr Freiherr!!!

    What was the most difficult part of the project to get right?
    Not difficult, just time consuming.. the install of the the LSD doors. To get them perfect there were a lot of fine adjustments, and the extension of the door wiring harnesses was very stressful!

    If you had to do it all over again what would you change?
    Nothing!!!!! I love my car!!

    Have you generated any formal test results with this car (dyno, 1/4 mile, etc?)
    Not till I install a stage III turbo kit

    Are you finished – what’s next?
    The audio will be re done this winter, and possibly a wide body conversion.
    And possibly Stage III turbo!!

    Is this your daily driver, and if not what else is in your garage?
    No it’s not my DD. I have a 96 Honda Accord Beater

    What is your favorite thing about this car?
    The colour, the style.

    As modified, what makes your car unique?
    There are no other TT’s like it.. combination of colour mods etc. The Lambo doors stand out in a crowd. Also there are no other TT’s with Big Brake kits that sport the Axis Milano wheels. Mine were custom machined to fit this application.

    Where can other enthusiasts see your car?
    I attend all the major shows in Eastern Canada. Also some of the larger shows in the US. Waterfest and HIN to name a few.

    Anything else you’d like to share?
    Just a shout out to Audiworld!!! It’s such a great site on many levels. In the specific user groups, anything and everything can be found out. It’s a very valuable resource.
    Also I have made many lasting friendships thru Audiworld.. which I would have never been able to without it!!

    Resources:
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