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C5 Allroad

c_leeby

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Hello friends, new member to ozAudi. I was wondering on what some people have done for mods on their c5 allroad? Mine currently is pretty standard atm, unfortunately my fiancé is using it as her DD so it definitely needs some TLC it has a stage 1 tune and it already goes like the clappers


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What do you use it for and is it a V8 or a V6? I had a 2.7 allroad for some 6 years and it was a great car. It was designed for general use on a variety of roads and I found that extremely useful. If you just use it as general transport then you're wasting a whole pile of useful attributes. While it does have some maintenance issues, personally I thought that they were reasonable requirements.

If you want to downgrade it and just make it a general car then you can replace the air suspension with coils. That is usually the first thing some owners do. Depending on how you drive it, brakes are the next thing, wider wheels??? You could get 500 HP from either engine with enough money if that is your thing.

Again, it's a big and heavy car and heading for 20 years old. I'd buy one if they were still available as a very desirable all rounder alternative to the towering SUV that are the common car of today but I would just leave it as is.
 
What do you use it for and is it a V8 or a V6? I had a 2.7 allroad for some 6 years and it was a great car. It was designed for general use on a variety of roads and I found that extremely useful. If you just use it as general transport then you're wasting a whole pile of useful attributes. While it does have some maintenance issues, personally I thought that they were reasonable requirements.

If you want to downgrade it and just make it a general car then you can replace the air suspension with coils. That is usually the first thing some owners do. Depending on how you drive it, brakes are the next thing, wider wheels??? You could get 500 HP from either engine with enough money if that is your thing.

Again, it's a big and heavy car and heading for 20 years old. I'd buy one if they were still available as a very desirable all rounder alternative to the towering SUV that are the common car of today but I would just leave it as is.

Sorry I thought I added that, it’s a v6 biturbo. Already has coil overs fitted as the airbag suspension failed.

It’s mostly used as a weekender, I know my question was quite vague, but it was more so engine modifications. I’m having trouble finding dump pipes for it especially being a tip. I’ve been informed the BES engine code is European, and everything I’ve read is only dump pipes for APB or BEL.


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Most engine codes are european, only a few that are country specific. It sounds like your allroad is much like the remaining few on the road with incremental mods as parts fail. So, specifically you're looking at engine mods? At this stage you'd be better looking at getting a set made as few items remain available for a 20 year old RHD car. Is it manual or Auto? It makes a lot of difference both in what parts are useable and what you're trying to achieve.

In essence, a set of down pipes will make no difference with the K03 turbos. Plus you're more likely to hasten the end of those turbos, they aren't race quality. You'll double the purchase price in the blink of an eye and still be far short of something special. When they were new, the upgrades were attractively priced against the $100K price tag. Now they are fetching around $4K, the parts are still the same price and it doesn't look so good.

Enough on value, all this info is floating around on the web and rather than try and second guess what you really have in mind, you can read up on all the options and decide for yourself which bits will deliver exactly what you have in mind. Good luck with the hunt.
 
Most engine codes are european, only a few that are country specific. It sounds like your allroad is much like the remaining few on the road with incremental mods as parts fail. So, specifically you're looking at engine mods? At this stage you'd be better looking at getting a set made as few items remain available for a 20 year old RHD car. Is it manual or Auto? It makes a lot of difference both in what parts are useable and what you're trying to achieve.

In essence, a set of down pipes will make no difference with the K03 turbos. Plus you're more likely to hasten the end of those turbos, they aren't race quality. You'll double the purchase price in the blink of an eye and still be far short of something special. When they were new, the upgrades were attractively priced against the $100K price tag. Now they are fetching around $4K, the parts are still the same price and it doesn't look so good.

Enough on value, all this info is floating around on the web and rather than try and second guess what you really have in mind, you can read up on all the options and decide for yourself which bits will deliver exactly what you have in mind. Good luck with the hunt.


Thanks man, the dps were going to be on the k04s I was going to put on it. It’s a tip I enjoy the auto, everyone says it’s a crap trans burger with maintenance it’s been fine by me. I’d like to trick it up a bit and maybe get it stage one with a local trans specialist. I don’t really have any intentions to sell, but if I do it’ll be just the rolling shell.


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The trans is fine for me too, there are some tips on here in the A8 section amongst others about transgo valves and other potential transmission mods.

Start reading up the B5 S4 engines. essentially the same unit and you'll get a feel for what works. Larger intercoolers are a must and check out the intake options but I'd stay well clear of all the open filters. The metal bi pipe is a very desirable piece of kit if you either have one fitted or can get one. It's all in the posts. Enjoy it.
 
The trans is fine for me too, there are some tips on here in the A8 section amongst others about transgo valves and other potential transmission mods.

Start reading up the B5 S4 engines. essentially the same unit and you'll get a feel for what works. Larger intercoolers are a must and check out the intake options but I'd stay well clear of all the open filters. The metal bi pipe is a very desirable piece of kit if you either have one fitted or can get one. It's all in the posts. Enjoy it.

Thanks for all your help! I’ve found audizine to be a bit more popular


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Thanks for all your help! I’ve found audizine to be a bit more popular


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Every Forum has it's strong points and you do need a substantial population behind any model to get air time. Here of late it's the S3 / RS3. Still, you won't get any face to face unless you're local and that can be a real bonus as you progress.
 
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