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Sell audi buy another s2k!
I was actually thinking of getting another S but there were no CPO ones in my area and I didn't want to do the same mods all over again...I had the S the way I liked it and really just didn't feel like going through all of it again (it was a great experience but took time to save money for parts). The Audi is pretty much set from the get go...no need for aero parts, no need for rims (black optics rims are tight!!!), no need for a stereo upgrade (505w Bang and Olufsen system is amazing), no need for much of anything. I am going to look into the ECU and pulley upgrade for the supercharger but that is it. Its just a great full package and I really lucked out with the deal and timing.





 

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^^Nice. Its amazing what a small mod like the shift knob can do for you.

An ECU flash on the S4 opens it up tremendously. I'm at ~310hp and ~290ftlbs to the wheels right now and the flash will put me at ~400hp and ~370ftlbs to the wheels. That's just stage 1 (around $1200). Stage II usually includes a pulley upgrade which increases torque more than anything else...would put me at about ~430hp and ~390ftlbs to the wheels (around $550). I'll also be looking at getting a transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade was well (around $1000) which will increase the rev limit and change the shifting points for smoother delivery on my S-tronic system.

I think I want to keep this car as sleeper as possible so I am thinking about just doing an intake. I might do an exhaust if I can find one that is very conservative looking (which there are a few).

The flash is something I really want to do but I have to worry about warranty issues on that one. Audi is very strict and will flag the car for life for warranty work if they find the flash.
 

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Yeah...parts are pretty expensive for Audis. Most exhausts, even axle backs, will cost about ~$1500 and up. Full catbacks with downpipes get over $2000! Intakes aren't bad though, ranging from $160-$450 depending on options.

Aero parts are also pricey...but I don't plan on doing any of that.

The flashes are pretty good though. 1st stage is about $1200 and second stage is usually free with the pulley upgrade which is $550. The transmission control unit upgrade is $1000.
 

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I actually just enjoy how the AP2 looks. Would rather not have to buy an AP1 and convert. The additional .2 in displacement is a nice bonus.
Hehe. I'm just messing . But in all seriousness u can't go wrong with either . They both offer differences depending on ur taste and driving habits. Just make sure u study up on both before making ur purchase . I to wanted an ap2 because of the look and 2.2 liter. But after digging further the ap1 was what I truly wanted out of my s2k. Good luck!
 

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Hehe. I'm just messing . But in all seriousness u can't go wrong with either . They both offer differences depending on ur taste and driving habits. Just make sure u study up on both before making ur purchase . I to wanted an ap2 because of the look and 2.2 liter. But after digging further the ap1 was what I truly wanted out of my s2k. Good luck!
I know ap2 guys swap out the steering racks for the ap1 version, but im not even sure ill be that hardcore of a racer to do it, who knows. I just need a fun cruising car that I can take the lady out in that I can mod, and autox every now and then. Ap2 hits every mark, except for my boosted requirements. but thats easily remedied.
 

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When u plan on getting one?. I took mine out today on like a 2 hour cruise today. So much fun I didn't wana go home. I raced a bmw and some Integra today . 2 wins for the s2k. Got the thumbs up from the bmw ownwr. Just love my car with my new tune. Did u get to see the vid I posted above?
 
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