UrS6

After a brief affair with an S4 (and a buyer with much more money than brains, AND a "won't take no for an answer" attitude) I have an idea
that I can get an UrS6, and with the leftover dough, chip it, add exhaust, and still have tons left over for maint./repairs for the next 10 years.
It's just a regular 2.2 I5 with a turbo, right? Made for one year (MY 1995) and about like the A6 of the time in size and weight? 220HP, 5sp, anything else?
It seems like it might be a very good car - undervalued for it's performance, mature tech (I5 2.2T being around for quite some time before '95) and otherwise a decent piece of equipment for those who understand the maintenance issues for an Audi.
Anyone got any pointers toward more info? I've been to s-cars.org, and audiworld - anywhere else?
Thanks,
E.P.
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Go to http://www.audifans.com/mailman.php and sign up for the quattro and S-Car lists. I am on the former; a LOT of knowledge and experience with the 'older' Audis.
Dan D '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6 Central NJ USA
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Dano58 wrote:

Thanks, Dan.
I'll see what they have to say. From the e-mails I got, it seems like if you treat the car well (cool-down before engine shut-down, good oil and gas), the car is pretty much like any of the cars of that era.
E.P.
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The S6 also sold in Canada thru 1997 - US required OBD which the S4 and S6 don't have - 97s have it.
I'm an urS6 owner for the past 3 years and $10000 Canadian lighter in the wallet. Upgraded suspension, chip, exhaust, Pirelli tires plus regular running repairs. Not bad to work on yourself if your that way incline or find a VERY good Audi repair shop, not a dealer.
Join the S-Car list. Very informative and friendly bunch. There are probably some in your city to share info with. I've saved $1000s by watching/enchanging info on list.
Good luck,
Tony 96 S6

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Tony Curran wrote:

Thanks for the encouragement, Tony. '92 S4, 148k miles, body is flawless, interior looks new, no chip (yet) and a rebuilt tranny due to first gear issues.
I think I'd probably go with the TAP stage 2 chip to start with.
When you're not on-boost, how does it drive? What kind of mileage do you get if you drive it conservatively?
(If you want to speak metric, I can do the conversions myself.)
E.P.
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I have a Mihnea Cotet chip bought from his US outlet. Very good. Go to http://www.mrc-developments.com/en/exemples_en.php and here http://chips-ur-s.com/Entrance.html for US outlet. There has been some discussion about TAP chips and you may want to read the archives before making a purchase. This Mihnea Cotet guy only chips VAG cars and has been over to US to chip-on-the-fly by plugging emulators in to the ECU. Others have been most impressed - these are most likely the folks that have the full RS2 mod package.
The 1st gear problem is a known issue - S6s got a different design. There are some owners putting in 6-speed gear boxes.
I'm looking to add a short shifter from Europrice http://www.euro-audi-parts.com/ and brake upgrade using one of BIRA's systems http://www.bira.org /
As for mileage, I'm getting about 22-25mpgs depending on who's wanting to test me :) As for boost, I've peaked at 26 PSI briefly, but I've been told the chips are programmed for 23 PSI max. I've done a mod to re-route cold air intake, also enlarged intake hose to 4" - helps with pickup and may be effecting top end. Also engine is running cooler as stock intake snorkel is not in the way of air to blow over turbo.
Good luck,
Tony 96 S6

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Tony Curran wrote:

I notice that you're on the same mail list as I am - have you described your intake mods over there? I think that those mods should actually be the first that I do - they sound relatively inexpensive, and would help even the un-modded engine.
Step-by-step instructions with pictures are great, but beggars cannot be choosers, eh?
:)
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