Just Another B5…

Not too long ago, Ralph picked up this A4 built by his good friend David. The car is fitted with a BagRiders air-ride kit with adjustable AirLift struts along with some Hardlines by Swoops. There is some work under the hood as well. A Garrett GT2871R turbo feeds the 1.8t along with a Racetec front mount intercooler. A 3 inch ATP test pipe to a 2 and 3/4 inch Milltek catback handles the exhaust out the back.

Ralph is slowly, but surely, making the car his own. The front end was cleaned up by some fender work and a new bumper cover. The new paint makes for a fresh but subtle addition. The most noticeable change has been to the wheels. A set of staggered AutoStrada Modenas were purchased only to be immediately torn apart. Originally a face-mounted set of wheels, they were reassembled as a sandwich mount along with moving the rear barrels to the front and front barrels to the rear. Thus, making the previously 17×8 & 17×9 setup a square 17×9 all around. All while still maintaining the staggered look by having 1 inch lips up front and 1.5 inch lips out back. The fully polished finish on the wheels really brings out the details as well.

I recently met up with Ralph to get some photos of the new setup but due to time constraints and lack of daylight we were confined to the driveway. Either way, I still was able to get a few in before the sun went down. Check it out.

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View the set on Flickr HERE.

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