Tag Archives: Audi

United Autosports Audi R8 LMS EVO… Mmmmm

20 Mar

Lovely

Self Explanatory

22 Dec

Meeeeeeeooooow

27 Sep

Audi pulling out all the stops and getting down in the mud against it’s more expensive rivals. This isn’t brand new, but I just saw it for the first time while watching the F1 Singapore race. I love Ferrari, but a good commercial is just a good commercial. Cat fight between redheads !

New BBS CH-R

17 Aug
BBS CH-R on an Audi S5

BBS CH-R on an Audi S5

Audi and BMW fitments below:

One of the dopest garages I’ve ever seen…

10 Mar

Saw this posted by a user from NY on My350z. I know there are only two cars shown but if you are truly a car guy then you should also be a garage guy. Therefore you can appreciate how dope this layout is.

My father and I just finished building a new garage for us to work in and him to store his cars. I spend a good amount of time here detailing as well. It took us about two years if you include planning.

It is in a residential neighborhood so zoning and planning of this project was tricky. We wanted it to look like a house from the street as to not upset our neighbors or draw attention.

The downstairs is a 9 car garage with storage, bathroom, etc.. You can’t see it from the front but if you follow the driveway to the back of the house there are 3 large garage doors.

Upstairs is a 2500 sqft. 3 br. 2 bath apartment (with its own 1 car garage) that we wanted to rent out but can’t due to the town regulations.

These pictures were taken quickly at the end of construction. We still needed to do some cleanup at this point.

Turn My Swag On…

31 Jan

Yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………..

Beastly RS4 Avant

17 Jan

I could care less about the matte/flat black vinyl wrap. RS4s are just the ish and the fact that you can’t scoop a wagon (As far as I know, I haven’t really looked into it and then again I haven’t seen any on the road either) in the states makes me even more envious of this one. Old pics yes, but does that mean that they aren’t still dope?

Photos Courtesy of Dino Pannhorst Photographie

Are You Well Adjusted?

24 Sep

By now many 350Z/G35 owners know how poor the stock endlinks deal with stiffer than stock swaybars.  We’ve even seen customer cars where the stock endlinks have bent, and/or the bushings have worn when using only stock sways.  When you start hearing creaking over small bumps, popping noises, etc, that’s usually a surefire sign that the endlinks are shot.   I was among the first to report this issue on my own Z, and  started development work on our own links in 2007.  In doing the research, I acquired all the known aftermarket endlinks that I could find from Whiteline, SPL, as well as few units made by independant suspensions shops on their own.  While each design was certainly beefier than stock, it was clear that they all were going to eventually wear and make noise due to the type of design they were using.  We had used similarly designed links on other cars before, and knew there had to be a better way.  One of the links we acquired as part of our research came out of a small company in Michigan called Powergrid.  The owner had a long standing reputation in suspension engineering for such prominent firms as Roush Racing, and had come up with a design that combined OEM reliability, with full adjustability.  They were nothing short of amazing.  I used these on my own car for about 6 months before deciding to offer them to our client base.  Now we’re the exclusive dealer for the Z/G application.

Powergrid Endlinks 350Z/G35 - Click for More Info!

Powergrid Endlinks 350Z/G35 - Click for More Info!

These links use a genuine THK ball link end joing. Each THK Ball Link is composed of a high-precision ball bearing, a die-cast holder, and a shank connected to the ball by a special welding method. Through a unique production process, the mirror surface of the ball bearing is copied onto the inner mounting surface for perfect contact between them, achieving outstanding wear resistance, exceedingly smooth motion, and high strength.

Unlike the other, more common heim joint style units, these are fully sealed, never require greasing, and are completely water tight and dust tight. In addition, you never have to worry about these links developing noise issues down the road due to the design of their ball joint ends. The dual lock nuts on either end of the link means that the length of the link will not change over time, which can happen on other style endlinks which only use 1 lock nut. In addition, the other style links on the market are not sealed units, so dust, grime, sand, and moisture is ever present, and leads to increased NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) and limited articulation.

Since introducing these to the 350Z/G35 market, they have fast become the endlink to have for street and track use.  However, it doesn’t stop there.  Powergrids Porsche endlinks are now widely used throughout the PCA, as well as SCCA.  GM’s Chevy Cobalt SS Teams have dominated the ST2 class using these links, and they have been prominently used throughout NASA, and other series. 

Any questions, drop us a line at z1sales@z1auto.com, or on AIM (z1auto, kwamez1auto) and we’ll be happy to assist you!  We can offer a wide range of links from Audi to Volkswagon, and we’re always interested in developing more applications!

Monster under the hood…

21 Aug

I’m sure most if not all of you remember this E55 commercial as its only a couple of years old…

It definitely ranks up there as being one of my all-time favorite commercials period. The reason why I am even mentioning that commercial is because I was reminded of it today as I pulled up to new model Audi RS4 at a traffic light just a few minutes ago.

I’m a big fan of the new Audi RS4 and in my opinion the it (or the new RS6 if it ever makes it stateside which is still unknown) is the ultimate daily driver for someone in our region (the Northeast). 4 doors, AWD, a luxurious interior and a 420hp V8 that makes peak power at 7800 rpms and redlines at 8250rpms! Honestly whats not to like?

The car that I pulled up to today was extra special though. Not only because it was the dope ass Imola Yellow, but because the owner had already fitted it with an aftermarket exhaust. Most of you whom have heard how a stock RS4 sounds will agree that it is rather audibly pleasing in stock form so you can only imagine what it sounds like with a high flowing exhaust. I wish I had a camcorder handy so that I could have recorded it but I didn’t so this description will have to do. It sound as if a pissed off beast from deep within the jungles of some third-world country had been captured within the hood of this automobile and was bellowing out for freedom. If that description isn’t enough, I remember seeing this video on youtube awhile back and it sounds close enough to the car I heard today. I think you have to agree that this thing just sounds insane!