RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby Lucky » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:55 pm

I have an fyf bolted to an abz it works great. You may want to get a tdi 6th gear before you install it though. In 6th on the highway I rev at 3100 rpm around 110kmh or a little over 65mph. That's my next upgrade, otherwise it's fantastic!
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:21 pm

Lucky wrote:I have an fyf bolted to an abz it works great. You may want to get a tdi 6th gear before you install it though. In 6th on the highway I rev at 3100 rpm around 110kmh or a little over 65mph. That's my next upgrade, otherwise it's fantastic!
Yeah I've thought about that, I know it won't be great but it'll be pretty similar to the current 5AT. TDI 5/6th would be awesome but not sure if I can justify the cost since I don't do massive amounts of highway driving. Any long trips we end up taking the wife's TDI and even highway trips are usually mostly congestion because Seattle traffic sucks.

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:48 pm

Did some quick math, with a 4.11 FD ratio, 0.73 6th gear in the FYF, and a 27" tire on the S8

65mph = 2400rpm
3000 = 80mph

I'd be happy with that setup. I could always use a B5S4 6th if I wanted to get it down more. That would translate to about 100rpm drop at 65. 3k rpm would then get me 85.

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby Lucky » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:55 pm

Makes more sense I forgot I was limited to tires around the 23 inch range.
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby the german » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:20 pm

Great recap and some awesome pics I haven't seen before!
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:09 am

Really liking the updates. Wheels look prime, the final version of the exhaust sounds spot on, and just wait! There's more! Adding a man pedal will really prove to be the beginning. PS. Valve covers look tight. Good eye, small modification that pays dividends.
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby 90quattrocoupe » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:42 am

Big update Alex. Very nice.

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby 90quattrocoupe » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:48 am

As far as 6th TDI gears go, I am running a .56 6th. I love it.
Before you put the FYF box in your car, I would at least do the upgraded 1/2 gear collar.

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:07 pm

Remembered to take a snapshot while on the highway to compare ratios.

5AT = ~2750 RPM at 70mph
FYF = 2600 RPM at 70mph

So I'll get a 150-200 rpm drop.

0.56 = 2000 RPM at 70mph which would require downshifting for pretty much any grade
B5 S4 0.684 = 2450rpm

The S4 6th would be nice, but the FYF isn't too bad and better than stock so I probably won't mess with anything. The TDI stuff just doesn't make sense for me. It would take a lot of highway driving that I don't do to offset the cost with the gas savings.
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby Einbilden » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:38 am

You Sir are bad for me,,,,,, what a cool locking car. This was never on my radar but it is now.
More please.
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:25 pm

More parts coming in.

TTV Racing 20lb flywheel that accepts a B7 RS4 clutch

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Grabbed a spare auto pedal cluster to work on mockup. Ordered an OE clutch pedal from Europe (p/n 4D1 721 316 A). Working on seeing if I can get a B5 clutch over-center spring to work before I have to order that from Audi Tradition. As you can see, the stock pedal slights right onto the auto cage. Also plan on using a different clutch master since the OE one is getting hard to find even in Europe and the auto cage requires some mods anyways.

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:43 pm

Thought I posted this but guess I didn't... January 2019

Since I solved the ugly D2 engine cover problem with D3 parts the coolant and power steering reservoirs continued to bug me. We've got some nice covers around the intake and other lines but then Audi just seemed to run out of time/money/whatever and left the coolant and PS reservoirs just sitting there uncovered.

But you see, they did have a solution, they just decided not to install it on very many cars. A couple of late night internet sessions had me stumble upon a cover installed on some V6 TDI D2's in europe and I found a few part numbers on a Polish Audi forum. Found them on Audi Tradition and ordered them through Issam Abed who recently became an AT dealer. Price ended up being ~$240 shipped (shipped twice since they had to go to Canada first). They're also being sold on ebay through a Latvia company for slightly more.

Reservoir cover - 4D0805583E
Rear bracket - 4D0805691A
Forward bracket - 4D0805784D

The rear bracket bolts on once you remove the small cover over some of the coolant hoses. I also trimmed a bit off the unused hose clip on the coolant reservoir.
The front bracket needs a hole drilled into the PS reservoir bracket as shown. I used a rivnut but a hole with bolt/nut would work just fine. Front attachment might not even really be necessary, it seems to stay on pretty well without it too.

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby varia » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:51 am

very nice my friend!

They always say: do a manual swap!
And when you do, only then you realize how many small things it needs to complete it.

I bet, it will be a beast once its done.
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