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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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I've been toy challenged since about this time last year (I sold my Metro). I got a deal on a 1985 Audi 4000s quattro from one of the guys at (be nice). I picked the car up for next to nothing because it did not run and nobody could seem to fiqure out why. That and it was a raging piece of shit.

Long story short, I spent the next few weeks decobbling the car and getting it running. I had some suspension and brake work to do in order to pass a rallycross tech inspection. I also eliminated the residential light switch for turning on the cooling fan.

Total cash outlay for a race ready rallycross beater: $310.00. I don't think that is too bad of a return on investment.

Anyhoo, here is a shot from Saturday's event. I took fastest time in my class for the first heat and second place in class overall.

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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Do the heated seats still work?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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Where was the race?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Doesn't have them. The 4000 isn't as fancy as alot of the other Audis.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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Crystal Speedway. Not on the track but in an open field on the property.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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Not bad for $300 to say the least
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #7
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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That pic is now my desktop at work. Got any more?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #9
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looks like fun!!
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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #10
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That is awesome. I'd love to do that.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #11
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Awesome.
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I will start the official fan club.

Clarkstoncracker and I will be at the next event with rainbow colored banners proclaiming our love and support.
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Clarkstoncracker and I will be at the next event with rainbow colored banners proclaiming our love and support.
Show up with candy canes protruding from the proper areas and I'll let you drive the car.
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is it a money race ?? Do they run a reg series. or is this just a one time special event thing?
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is it a money race ?? Do they run a reg series. or is this just a one time special event thing?
No prize money, just a bunch of people beating the crap out of their cars without fear of being arrested. Detroit Region SCCA puts on alot of these events.
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I also eliminated the residential light switch for turning on the cooling fan.


Looks like fun. That's something I've always wanted to do. Wonder if the wife would notice if I swiped her Legacy for the weekend?
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Looks like a frickin blast!! Did that have the 20v 5cyl in it?
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You should put a baby seat in the back for next race.
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