What's the condition of the hypo S car (if you have a potential on the hook)?
There is tons of plug and play goodness for these cars, but they are all getting a little long in the tooth (as you saw first hand with Eric's red S4 you took up to ASW a few years ago), so you may want to factor in some incidentals after a pre-purchase into the budget equation. Hopefully, the 'incidental' list won't be nearly as bad as his old car was.. ;-)
You're also welcome to drive my 400 whp version, should you want to venture futher down the slope..
"Modding stops when the dyno reads 1,000 and the ATM does not"
'92 S4: Built By Dave Jones of S-Line Motorsports: 400+WHP, 400+WTQ, 28lbs of Boost, 91 Octane
'95.5 UrS6 Avant: Pearl White and the bone stock daily driver (well kinda ;-).
Cost me $4k to rebuild the suspension and do brakes alone...
No labor in that price either (as I did it myself). I wouldn't do it again (i.e. I hate suspension work). That was a complete teardown and rebuild of the suspension on my old S6A and with european S6 "Sport" Avant springs + Custom Valved Bilsteins.... But, like I said...
To do it "right" is gonna cost more than $5,000.
Isn't the turbo like $1000, and the EM is darn near that. Brakes will run another $1000 or more, etc... It adds up.
Albeit, I think the 034 EM looks like its even better and cheaper.
'95.5 Audi S6 Sedan (Silver/Platinum)
'87 BMW E30 track **** "Der Warsteiner!"
'03 Land Rover Discovery 'S' 4.6 FOR SALE, PLEASE BUY ME
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