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6 April 2005


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Winner of this month’s Avalon Motorsports $100.00 gift certificate is Fourtitude reader:

Q: How long have you owned this car?

A: I have had this car since April of 2003

Q: Is there anything unique about the history of your car?

A: A short in the fuel pump destroyed my first engine configuration.

Q: What was your objective for this car?

A: To make a stock looking car that would be capable of spanking Evo’s, Sti’s, M3’s, M5’s, and the 360 Modena.

Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as?

A: M-series killer

Q: Who helped you build this car?

A: Several people helped me, but mainly it was the bank. Others that helped were Autostrada, Underground VW, and DCK Motorsports

Q: What makes your car special?

A: I fabricated everything myself.

Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function?

A: The stock outward appearance, I would fix this but I have no money left over. The advantage of this is sneaking up on unsuspecting cars.

Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?

A: Not entirely sure. I really wanted an S4 but was unable to get one. So I decided to make a car that was faster.

Q: What don’t you like about your car?

A: It drinks gas, eats tires, and pollutes the O-zone.

Q: What would you change if you could?

A: The exterior of the car, I would like to go with an OEM S4 kit.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this car?

A: I am totally pleased, it has done everything I have asked it too. It beats Sti’s and Evo’s at the stoplights; spanks the Z06 on the highway, outruns the M-series in front of the BMW dealerships; and embarrasses the Modena owners time and time again.

Q: What would you do to the car if money were of no object?

A: Swap in the V10 from the Dodge Viper.

Q: Who has been the biggest critic of this project?

A: Myself, I’m always “fixing” something and more often than not the part doesn’t need to be fixed.

Q: What do your family and friends say about your car?

A: They say that it is foolish and immature, a black hole for all my money.

Q: What’s your favorite place to drive this car?

A: Old Spicewood Springs rd. It’s a twisty, hilly, two-laned road that follows a stream.

Q: What is your ideal day with this car?

A: A cold, damp, fall morning. Makes AWD power slides all the easier.

Q: Who gets to drive this car?

A: Actually I’m not anal about this car. Sometimes ill lend it to a friend for a weekend.

Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be?

A: “Killing one ricer at a time”

Q: If your car had a name, what would you name it?

A: “King D”

Q: What was your previous project?

A: 1987 mustang 5.0 LX

Q: What is your next project?

A: 1987 Buick Grand National.

Q: What one word best describes your car?

A: “Redux”

Owner information:

Name- David Kersch
Address-
Email- David_Kersch@hotmail.com
4T Username-
Occupation- Owner/Technician: DCK Motorsports®
Club Affiliations- www.AudiForums.com ; North Texas Audi Group; www.Turbobuicks.com

Vehicle information:

Year- 1997
Make- Audi
Model- A4
Mileage- 72000 miles
Original Color- Silver
Current Color- Silver
Engine- 1.8T
Engine Mods- Ported and polished head, Schrick camshafts, TRW intake/exhaust valves, Cat cams valve springs, OEM hydraulic lifters. P&P Intake manifold and throttle body. 440cc RC Engineering injectors, Apexi S-AFCII, MSD SCI, DCK Motorsports CAI, P&P K14/K16 turbo. DCK Motorsports® FMIC, Dahlbach Custom chip and 50 hp Nitrous. (And some nitrous for the driver)
Exhaust Modifications- P&P Exhaust manifold, DCK Motorsports® Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde™ exhaust.
Transmission Modifications- Twin plate clutch, DIY short shifter, DCK Motorsports® short clutch throw, Carbon composite driveshafts, APR Snub mount.
Suspension Modifications- H&R coilovers set for ½” lowering in the front and ¾” lowering in the rear.
Brake Modifications- Porsche Boxter brake calipers, ECS TT slotted rotors
Wheels and Tires- Rays Engineering TE47 17” wheels with Hoosier drag radials (Drag setup), Rays Engineering TE47 17” wheels with Falkin Azensis (Street)
Exterior Modifications- Abstract badges
Interior Modifications- Boost Gauge
in Car Electronics- Carputer 1.0 (IN development)MB Quart componants up front and backInfinty perfect subs JL Audio 500×4 and JL Audio 1000×1
Thanks/props- To all the friends at AudiForums.com for you encouragement and humor. To Patrick at Autosrada, Tim at TJM Motorsports, and IBM Federal Credit Union.


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