My first Audi. Dates of ownership: Saturday May 26, 2001 to Wednesday April 24, 2002
Model: 2001.5 A4 1.8 T quattro. Exterior: Brilliant Black. Interior: Onyx Ambition. Transmission: Automatic 5-speed Tiptronic. Quattro Celebration Pkg: Power sunroof; Homelink remote. transmitter; Auto dimming mirrors; Quattro all-wheel drive. Quattro Sport Pkg: 17-inch 9-spoke sport alloy wheels; 17-inch performance tires; sport suspension. Cold Weather Pkg: Heated front seats; Heated door locks. Manufactured by: Audi. Final assembly point: Ingolstadt, Germany. Port of entry: Wilmington, NC First day of ownership: Saturday, May 26, 2001 Audi Dealer: Tom Wood Audi - Indianapolis, Indiana
Album was created 14 years 8 months ago and modified 9 years 8 months ago
Summer tires: Pirelli P6000 225/45R-17; Winter Tires: Dunlop Winter Sport M2 205/55HR-16. Ordered Dunlop Winter Sport M2 205/55HR-16 winter tire package from Eddie at Tirerack.com. Here's the order:
Quantity Item Description 4 205/55HR-16 Dunlop Winter Sport M2 4 16X6 5-112 AUDI A4/A6 ST NEW 1 SET/4 16 7-SPK WC KT915-16 1 GORILLA TORQUE WRENCH 1/2 DR
Shipping Method: UPS GROUND Order Total: $752.32 Vehicle: 01 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo Quattro
I realized after I placed my order that I needed a socket to remove the lug bolts. This turned out to be a 17mm Gorilla brand socket that Eddie mailed to me no charge. The torque wrench is only for the last part of the install - the final tightening of the lug bolts to 90 ft/lbs. I used the wrench provided in the Audi tool kit to remove the lug bolts. The job took me about 2 hours to complete - although I took my time and am no pro by anyone's measure! I used "anti-seize compound" (purchased at local hardware store) on the actual hub (the part that touches the center part wheel). The hubs did have a small amount of rust and yuk on them as you can see in the pictures. I quickly removed that with some fine grade sandpaper; then brushed on the anti-seize compound before installing the new wheel.
The car had 10,400 miles on the original equipment Pirelli P6000 225/45R-17 tires when I changed out to the winter tires. I have been very happy so far with the Dunlop tires.
Album was created 14 years 8 months ago and modified 14 years 8 months ago