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Title: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 04, 2007, 10:40:06 pm

What car do you have?

Year/Model/Engine/Colour/Spec/etc.

Modifications and plans?

Photos as well.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: John Stone on April 05, 2007, 06:45:18 am
Hey, someones gotta be first;

1986 NZ new WR ur quattro, Tornado red with Graphite leather. I'm the 4th private owner, bought from the guy who had it from 2 years old and 25k miles to when I bought it at 155k with a "recon" engine - yeah right, and since then have poured the family fortune into it  ;)
Had it about 5 years, I think, or maybe it's 6? 
The engine is standard, however it has several special parts, the last Audi turbo elbow hose left for sale anywhere in the world, one of the last 4 brake bias proportioning valves left anywhere in the world as well as many new parts from end to end :o
It has the later MB twin pot calipers, Red Stuff pads all round and Znoelli 12 slot rotors.
The suspension/subframe/sway bar bushes have all been replaced and are a mix of Audi and Superpro eurathane, with the correct Bilsteins.
Biggest plan right now is to get the engine delivering the right amount of fuel under boost -I've been chasing this problem for far to long and some clever people are stumped, the only part I haven't been able to test is the metering head, although I do have the testing procedure so should get on with it!
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Post by: colingrant on April 05, 2007, 08:30:21 am
1985 WR Zermatt Silver delivered new in Oman and bought here by a Kiwi.
Its a left hooker of course which has benefits in better clutch systems access, no ABS (less to go wrong!) It's bog standard with 148Kilometers on clock. My main goal is to keep it going. At the moment it"s going well the only minor problem being warm starts. Have to grind away for 10 sec or so. Not really a problem. Goes in this month to get the supermarket type dents knocked out and paint touched up. Next project is bushes and CV joint boots.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GlenT on April 05, 2007, 09:11:43 am
Hey all.
1987 NZ new WR, Alpine White, Grey Leather, Air Con, ABS, I'm the 5th private owner, Had her 6 1/2 years, Now 101k, I have driven 14k of those.
Standard engine, King Dragon air filter, EBC front grooved and dimpled rotors with Green Stuff pads, Standard G60 twin pot calipers, Bridgestone Potenza GIII tyres, I have a set of quattro GmbH alloy sub frame bushes but yet to fit them, All bushes on at the mo are OEM, Plan to keep it that way save sub frame, All my epoxy/carbon items (Radiator shrouds top and bottom, PAS pulley cover, Cam belt cover, Door entry guards)
Plans are to get the under side looking tip top as I have done the engine bay, New dampers plus all the usual up keep.
If I knew how to post a pic below 100kb without it going all grainy I would, but everytime I resize it to that size it looks crap.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: phil on April 05, 2007, 06:46:42 pm
It only has to be compressed ( JPEG'ed ) to under 100kb.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GlenT on April 06, 2007, 10:53:11 am
I'll try this then.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GlenT on April 06, 2007, 11:07:26 am
Oh I'm getting the hang of it now :D
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 06, 2007, 12:04:39 pm
1985 WR Zermatt Silver delivered new in Oman and bought here by a Kiwi.
Its a left hooker of course which has benefits in better clutch systems access, no ABS (less to go wrong!) It's bog standard with 148Kilometers on clock. My main goal is to keep it going. At the moment it"s going well the only minor problem being warm starts. Have to grind away for 10 sec or so. Not really a problem. Goes in this month to get the supermarket type dents knocked out and paint touched up. Next project is bushes and CV joint boots.

Have you got pics at all Colin?

I'll try this then.

Glen, your ur looks great, nice pics as well.

Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: colingrant on April 07, 2007, 04:55:55 pm
Yep Golfboy but being an ignoramus Ill have to get my daughter to put them on. Watch this space.
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Post by: ja on April 08, 2007, 06:11:49 pm
1990 RR Tornado Red. 3rd owner. 150km. Koni adjustables and springs. (That sounds like a FS ad...) Plans - will look at 1 or 2 minor cosmetic things this year and will concentrate on suspension again next year and probably engine time the year after that. No mechanical issues of any note so far. I'm not sure if there were many options avaliable with the RRs EMD imported, the only one I can think of is my car doesn't have aircon - saving 20 odd kg's...

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Post by: signalh on October 25, 2007, 06:58:14 pm
My pride and joy
1986 WR Quattro
NZ New, 75,000 miles (125,000kms).  I am the 4th owner.  Car is completely standard.  Has cloth interior (not sure how many NZ New Quattros had cloth vs retrofitted leather).  No plans for modifications.  Want to keep as standard as financially possible!! Only contingency is replacing audi rings on drivers door that previous owner made a mess of with his water blaster.
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Post by: 5-pot on October 25, 2007, 07:06:23 pm
Those wheels are 15" aren't they?  I've been trying to find something similar to those for my B3 90 but I don't think I'll have any luck...  :(
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Post by: GTI's on October 25, 2007, 07:26:45 pm
There are some real nice cars in vask!

Would be great to see them all together one day!
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Post by: mik on January 16, 2008, 10:44:22 pm
hello from across the pond... hobart tasmania,

have a 1982 Lahsa Blue, WR,  90er...94000miles



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/Image059.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/quattro/100_1591.jpg)

car has been in bits fro a while, but now has a brand spanking new (er well newish) head, cam  belt, waterpump and bunch of gaskets... very happy man i am...
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Post by: graeme on January 17, 2008, 07:12:31 am
now thats interesting,I thought the early cars on the skinny wheels did't get sun roofs (like mine) and was where I soursed my S1 roof from.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: John Stone on January 17, 2008, 07:19:07 am
Excellent, a new quattro owner, and from Tasmania too - welcome aboard...
Your car is a very early example, do you have any history on the car? I guess it was a UK import at some stage, is it blue, or black?

John
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Post by: Mike on January 17, 2008, 08:38:27 am
now thats interesting,I thought the early cars on the skinny wheels did't get sun roofs (like mine) and was where I soursed my S1 roof from.

I've seen early cars with and without sunroofs. I suspect that they were an optional extra (wow!) in the early days and seem to have become standard by the time the 20v came along. Adds 15kg to the weight according to Haynes.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: graeme on January 17, 2008, 10:23:39 am
hate the things myself,could'nt believe it when I found my UR,no sunroof and analogue dash,fitted the big wheels....perfect.
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Post by: mik on January 17, 2008, 01:24:56 pm
hi all, its a dark blue/greeny colour (if you have gran turismo 4, pick quattro, go all left, pick Lahsa Blue... there you go... ;D)

Now I have pieced together little bits and pieces, which colud all be wrong, have paperwork going back to '87...

Apparently the last 17 cars of the original WR build, with the quad headlights and analoge dash were the 1st RHD cars built (rather than a conversion), and mine is one of those...

Also apparently there were 12 cars in the UK, to get the sunroof that tilts and slides back... mines one of those, which is not actually a good thing...

Found some only info by the previous owner, who thought that this car was brought out for the melbourne motor show in early 80's guess '83...

bearing in mind, these 3 bits of info, could be completely wrong... (have the build no.s for the RHD cars, but have been too lazy to check, in case its not, hahaha)...

anyway, i was very lucky (or unlucky) to find this car, as there arn't amy in OZ, and bugger all in Tas, but it was the colour i wanted, without the digi dash... too bad it had a few woes...

but this did inspire me...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/quattro/quattro_WRvRR_1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/quattro/quattro_WRvRR_2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/quattro/quattro_WRvRR_3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/quattro/quattro_WRvRR_4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/mik_git/quattro/quattro_WRvRR_5.jpg
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: mik on January 17, 2008, 01:32:35 pm
hate the things myself,could'nt believe it when I found my UR,no sunroof and analogue dash,fitted the big wheels....perfect.

yes can't say i'm a fan, in summer, you open it, your head gets burned, in winter, you either get cold or wet or both... how in the world do people have convertables...

on another note, i thought thewider wheels came on teh facelifted WR, which also had revised suspension (lowered, angles atc) to make them fit and that the analogue dash was only carried over on US LHD cars...

which makes me ask, will the wider wheels fit my car without too much stuffing about? I do love the originality of my wheels... but... the wider ones do look better... (the only think I don't love about my car...other than the total fear something tiny will break an i won't be abel to fix it...)
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GlenT on January 17, 2008, 02:29:04 pm
The 8" wheels will fit, but you will need to fettle the wee flange just inside the rear wheel arch, then have it welded back up so water wont get inside the double skin.
Only a section about 14 inches long though and not all the way around, as this will weaken the guard.
I did this on my old '84 as the tyres rubbed a tad when the car went over a big bump, or if I had two people in the back and went round a corner with some gusto.
If you can look at a series 2 quattro this will show exactly what I mean.
I could take a photo of my '87 flanges some time if that assists.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: mik on January 17, 2008, 05:10:02 pm
you know, I think the wide wheels look better, but to be honest, i'm not that fussed... if i was then i'd had a sport quattro ;D
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Post by: graeme on January 18, 2008, 07:19:33 am
put the 15x8 wheels on my car,the trick seems to be fitting 215s rather than the factory 225s.you end up with a tire that sites on the rim a lot nicer with less side wall flex and at least in my case no tire rubbing issues.The only problem is a 215/50/15 is a bit rare and will make a slight change to the O/A gearing
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Post by: urq20v on January 18, 2008, 08:02:44 am
Graeme,the factory tyre size for the 8" ronals is 215-50-15.Cars that have had 225-50-15s fitted is for the reason you stated,215s are very hard to find.Seems only Dunlop makes a high performance tyre for the 8" Ronals at the moment.
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Post by: td19 on January 18, 2008, 08:50:23 am
Dunlop SP9000 215-50-15ZZR tyres were available ex Japan 18 months ago ... I paid NZZ$265 per tyre.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: graeme on January 18, 2008, 02:48:49 pm
sorry stand corrected,sure someone here said 225s anyway thats even better...
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Post by: mark c on February 22, 2008, 10:33:14 pm
1984 WR Alpine White. 125,000 mls. Imported to NZ from the UK in 1994. I'm the 4th NZ owner. The previous owner spent alot of money in the eight years that he had the car. Including a full engine rebuild at 87,000 mls. I have owned the car for 18mths and have no major mechanical issues to speak of. I have been working my way through the suspension bushes and have to date replaced all in the front sub frame assembly. I have gone to a mixture of nolathane with standard Audi bushes. The nolathane certainly does make the car a little harsher on the road but the pay off in responsiveness is well worth it. I'm planning to rebush the rear sub frame this year. The engine is completely standard apart from the fitting of a Fuelstar Combustion Catalyst. The main reason for this was the unreliability of the 98 octane that I was putting in the car. Some fills would be fine and others were obviously lower octane and she would pink under full boost. The Fuelstar has sorted that out and given the engine better throttle response. I've also found that the new Gull 98 octane is excellent.

Been running the car in the ING Classic Trial Series. Only been able to get to Pukekohe twice so far but what a lot of fun.

So chuffed am I with the WR that I have bought a 1989 Coupe Quattro as my daily runner. It's a 10 valve in immaculate order. So how lucky am I getting to listen to that wonderful 5 pot burble most days!
 
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Post by: John Stone on February 23, 2008, 07:19:47 am
Good to see you found us Mark.....

John
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Post by: GlenT on February 23, 2008, 11:59:09 am
Ditto.
Nice to see that Ur is in good hands.
After seeing that photo, I'm going to have to take mine out for a drive this afternoon, first time in about 6 weeks. The Sun's out so it'd be rude not too.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: John Stone on February 23, 2008, 01:21:57 pm
Ditto.
Nice to see that Ur is in good hands.
After seeing that photo, I'm going to have to take mine out for a drive this afternoon, first time in about 6 weeks. The Sun's out so it'd be rude not too.

I've driven to work in mine today too - because it's raining ;D

John
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Post by: DaveL on July 12, 2009, 05:49:43 pm
It's mine, sorry for the late reply.

I have  owned it for about 13 years now, 3rd owner from new. Has had various mods over the years , incl MTM chip, increased boost to match (mechanically variable using an allen key!), uprated brakes with drilled and grooved front discs and stainless braided brake lines all round, full stainless big-bore exhaust from Milltek. Now done 213,000km still hasn't had the head off! Clutch and master brake cylinder replaced in last couple of years. Recently had a paint re-furbish (incl new decals from AM Sports in the UK) courtesy of Ray Hasler Autohaus ( thanks Stefan, best job possible). Still a work in progress, still can redline in top gear.... nuff said.

First reg in '87, but is technically an '88 model, ABS, Torsen diff, factory full leather, heated seats, pearlescent white, sunroof. Now runs 225 tyres as original 215's are too hard to obtain, don't get any tramlining but do get awesome grip!

Regards,
Dave

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Post by: colingrant on August 25, 2009, 10:44:51 pm
Wonder if this will work
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Post by: RS ZWEI on August 26, 2009, 07:19:25 am
Wonder if this will work

Very nice Colin.
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Post by: marc on November 29, 2009, 12:43:23 pm
I guess I should add to the thread. I have a 1985 that I am building to rally next year (2010) here in south east Queensland. You can blame John Stone for me being here as it was he who put me on to Wilco via this forum.

I have no real idea of the whole history of the car but it was a UK import in 1989 by the guy I got it from this year. Prior to that, who knows but suffice to say it was early enough to be saved from the rotten (and "rotting") weather over there. There is no rust in this shell at all! The car was involved in an accident quite some years ago and was repaired then never completely reassembled. I inherited a bit of a basket case of boxes and boxes of bits. It was all there though, minus a couple of exterior bits that we have since sourced.

I decided to build it up as a Group 4 replica, basing it on the 1982 Tour de Course cars. Thanks to a few good souls and especially Wilco, we have all the exterior bits we need to make it look right.

At the moment it's sitting in my garage, caged, sealed and undercoated and ready for paint. We are also making fibreglass moulds of the front and rear bumpers, bonnet and front guards as both a weight saving exercise and also to be able to put the moulds and original panels in to storage, just in case we ever have the misfortune of bending anything.

The motor will be a near standard WR with the only modification being a bit of a porting job, cam and EFI. In fact, a stock motor would be fine by me as we're not going out there to set the world on fire, just to have a bit of fun and maybe spread a bit of excitement around the older rally enthusiasts here. I know I'd love to see one running here!

As next year is the 30th anniversary of quattro, it's that little bit more special too.

I am trying to keep a record of the build and have created a website to both follow that and to thank all those who are contributing their time, effort and encouragement: http://rallyquattro.net

There are some photos not added yet to the site and they are sitting in http://rallyquattro.net/photos/ - including many photos of Todd Corey's ex-works A2. Todd has been a never ending source of encouragement and information and without him, we'd be struggling.

Target event is the Border Ranges Rally in August 2010. This event is held on good quality roads in the range between Queensland and New South Wales and in the general area used by the WRC this year. Nice shire roads that don't bash the crap out of the cars like many of the forest roads we otherwise use up here. If the car is finished earlier, we might try to get it to an earlier event but I am not rushing anything on this build. It will be done slowly and properly and the result should be a stunner if the previous work of my painter (a damned perfectionist) and my fabricator (also my navigator) is anything to go by.

I should also mention what a nice bunch of cars I have seen in this thread. I would so love to have a Ur quattro as a road car and have wanted one since I first heard of them in about 1982. Of course I will be content with the rally car but a nice shiny, comfy and quite monster would be something... but they are so scarce and expensive here.
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Post by: choppy16v on November 29, 2009, 01:54:28 pm
awesome project mate.thanks for sharing it with us!
welcome to vask.
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Post by: marc on December 12, 2009, 11:35:15 am
Thanks and thanks Choppy ;)
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Post by: FFS on May 19, 2010, 04:58:14 pm
Hi everyone...John from the Waikato here. Proud to be the new owner of DaveL's pearl white urq. 
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Post by: John Stone on May 19, 2010, 05:02:53 pm
Good to have you and your MB here John look forward to checking it out some time in the future...

John
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Post by: FFS on May 20, 2010, 09:38:35 pm
Cheers John, it sounds like you and your fellow club members are paragons of knowledge on these, and other interesting cars. I didn't have time to put in much info in my last as I was just squeezing in an introductory note while at a hotel in Chch. I literally ran out of time and got the brief post in with seconds to spare, before the session timed out after completing my normal business. In any case, members will likely be familiar with my car through the previous owners posts. There's not much to add really,- the car's a late 87 build, first reg in NZ at the start of '88, so it looks like it hasn't been on the salt for long before being brought to NZ. Pretty tidy for a 23 yr old beastie, but it does show its age here and there in some areas (heated seats not coming on, rear wiper motor not switching off once activated), some paint blemishes, occasional noise from a powersteer belt (or unit, heaven forbid), bit of noise from perhaps the thrust bearing. On the plus side i the ur qis of course a car purchased for its charismatic pedigree and for the driving experience it provides....I have hardly stopped using mine since I brought it home. When it's time for work,- "hmm shall I take the bighorn or the quattro?" An easy choice, and now the Bighorns battery's gone flat.

I've had a bit of a search through this website to find out what I can further about this car: NS2146....if anyone knows other history for this car I'd be glad to hear it. As mentioned in my post about that "jizim" ur q (which I looked at before I bought this one) I previously had a 83 ur q in Mars Red, which I sold about 1990. Love the quattros, always have, always will, despite the fact that they absorb money like a Dubai oil Kings mistress.   
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Post by: GTI's on May 21, 2010, 06:38:41 am
AUDI QUATTRO 1987 (in White)
Plate: NS2146
Vehicle details

    * Make: AUDI
    * Model: QUATTRO
    * Year: 1987
    * Main colour: White
    * Vehicle type: Passenger Car/Van
    * Body style: Sports Car
    * No of seats: 5
    * CC rating: 2,144cc
    * Fuel type: Petrol
    * Country of origin: Germany

Vehicle Identification

    * VIN:  Find out by purchasing the report
    * Plate: NS2146
    * Plate type: Standard


    * Licence type: L (Licence for normal road use)
    * Licence expiry: 2010, July 23rd (expires in 2 months)
    * Latest licence issued on: 2010, January 20th at 10:10
    * Continuous licence: Yes

Registration

    * Registration status: Active
    * Vehicle usage: Private Passenger
    * Cause of latest registration: Used
    * Date of first registration in New Zealand: 1988, January 11th
    * Date of last registration: 1988, January 11th
    * Was registered overseas?: Yes
    * Previous country of registration: United Kingdom

Plates history
Plate    Effective date
NS2146    1988, January 11th
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Post by: FFS on May 21, 2010, 10:30:01 am
Cheers for that GTI's! I'm going to purchase the owner history details, would be interesting to know who's had the old girl before me.

And thanks slowburn for your info via personal message, I'll give your idea with the wipers a go...it's ages since I tried them. I'm hoping it could be something as simple as what you suggest. Could be i'm simply dafter than I think I am! I've only used the rear screen wiper twice in the couple of months i've had the car, due to the lack of rain hereabouts and the fact the wiper doesn't seem to like the idea of turning off (so I don't use it when I could). I suspect the issue may be with the relay, as the previous owner fitted an aftermarket one which allows adjustable intermittent speed. Have yet to hunt the problem. It's raining today and I'll be using the quattro to duck into Hamilton so will have a play with them.
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Post by: FFS on July 28, 2010, 11:08:36 pm
Taken a while, but heres a shot of my pearl ur q
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Post by: John Stone on July 29, 2010, 06:46:41 am
Love Pearl White....mmmmm 8)
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Post by: RS ZWEI on July 29, 2010, 06:50:49 am
Yeah, it looks great. Have you just given it a big clean?
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Post by: wilco on July 29, 2010, 07:50:27 am
Hmmm, it'd look just right with a set of rally Fuchs I think. The Ronals look OK but I reckon the Fuchs chunkiness suit the flared guards and square edges better. My old 200T was pearl (now push_buttons CHP) - lovely colour.

And only in the Tron too, close enough to be local!

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Post by: FFS on July 29, 2010, 08:19:52 am
I would crawl across broken glass for a set of fuchs. I've been looking sort of sideways at some for sale on the internet in the US for a while now. The quattro's due for a clean, I've been using it far too much (pretty much as a daily driver, 7000km in past four months). This photo was time exposure taken in moonlight, with a small amount of flash,- maybe why it looks clean! Mind you I think road film and dust doesn't show show so much on white anyway...does anyone else find that?     
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Post by: wilco on July 29, 2010, 08:32:36 am
Nah you don't need to walk over glass, maybe contribute liquids encased in said medium if you like.

Made the call this week to sell my set of Fuchs. I'd been keeping them to go on the Coupe GT 2.8V6 project but as time goes on and fertile minds drift off to the next one....

So I have a set, good nick, no centre caps. Apparently the caps are slightly different than those on the contemporary Audi 80's.  Dunno, I have plenty of those however.

Yeah they're getting a bit pricey now aye?  I'm not after a premium but want to recoup a reasonable amount.  Probably should start a FS thread so Nic don't slam me...

W.
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Post by: John Stone on July 29, 2010, 01:56:53 pm
Nah you don't need to walk over glass, maybe contribute liquids encased in said medium if you like.

Made the call this week to sell my set of Fuchs. I'd been keeping them to go on the Coupe GT 2.8V6 project but as time goes on and fertile minds drift off to the next one....

So I have a set, good nick, no centre caps. Apparently the caps are slightly different than those on the contemporary Audi 80's.  Dunno, I have plenty of those however.

Yeah they're getting a bit pricey now aye?  I'm not after a premium but want to recoup a reasonable amount.  Probably should start a FS thread so Nic don't slam me...
W.

Sky darkens with carrion eaters......... :laugh:
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Post by: slowburn on July 29, 2010, 02:41:56 pm
Sky darkens with carrion eaters......... :laugh:

Bwah ha ha ha!!! too true,and thus very funny :laugh:
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Post by: FFS on July 29, 2010, 08:58:51 pm
I'll watch for a Fuchs thread, and start doing the dishes more often so I'm in the good books!
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Post by: John Stone on July 30, 2010, 06:30:37 am
I'll watch for a Fuchs thread, and start doing the dishes more often so I'm in the good books!
Ha - I'd have to fence 600m of boundary, rebuild the laundry, open up a new entrance, do the underfloor insulation, then do the dishes....
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Post by: FFS on July 30, 2010, 07:56:51 am
Looks like i've got the head start then....you'd best get started!!
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Post by: John Stone on July 30, 2010, 11:11:31 am
Looks like i've got the head start then....you'd best get started!!

Yeah :( :( :(
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Post by: 5-pot on July 30, 2010, 11:21:17 am
Wilco, just get a Ur to put them on ;D
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Post by: FFS on August 01, 2010, 08:32:39 pm
John, forget the Fuchs, have a vask meet at your place and collar some help...funnily enough, I've done fencing, a laundry, and underfloor insulation in the past several years (and i've done some some dishes) 
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Post by: John Stone on August 02, 2010, 06:32:39 am
The forestry manager for the neighbouring block wants the fence on the pegs, not the access road - it's very steep off the edge, not tractor contour and a strainer maybe every 50m :o
I doubt anyone would be keen - I know I'm not.....
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on August 02, 2010, 08:12:27 am
Ouch, I see what you mean...no tractor rammer or borer. Two man posthole borer do it or is the ground full of roots? If the fence goes on the pegs the forestry owner and you are obliged to each pay and do half, yeah? If the fence is following the track, is it on the forestry land? If so he probably wants it on the pegs otherwise it could be argued the cost is all his...maybe if you have a contract to share costs though the fence is on his land you could follow the easier contour...I don't know your situation, just theorising here :) :)   
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: John Stone on August 02, 2010, 01:35:17 pm
No tree roots, but almost too steep to stand on in places. However I've been discussing your last suggestion with their lawyer who has more brains than the forest manager who is one of those experts on all things great and small. When they redid the access road most of my survey pegs got buried by the earthworks, than he came over to our place ranting "where are your boundary pegs".......
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on August 03, 2010, 02:13:50 pm
He doesn't sound easy to deal with...i'll be a starter to come give you a hand with some fencing. Give us some warning and I'll take some time off work owing to me. Not much of an assistant but I can hang off the other side of a two-man posthole borer, or dig using a manual posthole borer. Can even belt staples in!
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 5-pot on August 03, 2010, 02:39:06 pm
put it up on the events page and make it a VASK fencing meet :P
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Alfashark on August 03, 2010, 05:35:26 pm
Let me know when you're ready make this fence happen, I'll make sure you get a sharp deal on posts, strainers and wire at RD1 in Whangarei ;)
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: John Stone on August 03, 2010, 05:50:44 pm
Wow, thanks everyone - it's very cool to know I have back-up on a project like this. If it ends up on the edge of the access road then it will be a doddle - tractor will do the hard bit :D
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: blue 20v on August 03, 2010, 08:16:30 pm
 
put it up on the events page and make it a VASK fencing meet :P
or a UR,Quattro owners meet up north.....
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on September 20, 2010, 07:05:22 pm
Just checking in on progress John...any joy? am still able to shoot up and lend you a hand at some stage if that's any help
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: John Stone on September 21, 2010, 07:46:11 am
Thanks John, waiting on the surveyor at the moment, looks like I won't even have to raise a sweat.
Will update when we get through the walky talky stage ;)
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on September 21, 2010, 07:47:56 am
Nice! hope it goes well
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: KARTS on January 02, 2011, 10:29:46 pm
Was talking to a guy at Shell Point Chev the other day about his beautiful red quattro, Nz new it was. Anyone here? I had to leave quickly so didn't mention VASK.
Title: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on June 25, 2012, 11:14:40 pm
Haven't put anything much on here in the way of my car, so here we go. Will dig several more up.
Title: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on June 26, 2012, 11:22:33 pm
such as...
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Horch on June 27, 2012, 12:15:51 am
nothing to compare with a urquattro in pearl John, outstanding pics.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on June 27, 2012, 07:15:50 am
I agree. Its a pretty iconic combination .
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: wilco on June 27, 2012, 08:16:47 am
The frontal shot with all the autumn leaves looks great!
They look good in that metallic black too I reckon, highlights those angles. Pearls unique though, nice ride 'bro. 
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on June 27, 2012, 09:36:05 pm
Thanks guys! I guess we all take lots of photos of our own cars, - it's fun and now and then one comes out alright.

I think I should get my car alongside a metallic black urq for a photoshoot, Steve. Pearl metallic and black metallic...should look great but the exposure will take a bit of getting right. Maybe a HDR shot.

Just on the metallic black, I've only ever seen one in the flesh. That was about 15ish years go, I was walking on Anglesea Street in Hamilton and this machine idled past. Honestly, it was one of the most formidable looking vehicles I've ever seen. From the back it looked so low and wide, and it looked as if it'd just landed from re-entry. I could almost see its surfaces smoking as if from re-entry.
It had a personalised plate,- JISM or GISM. Must be a theme, remember the red run down urq with JIZIM for a plate on trademe? Perhaps I should get aersomalised plate in keeping....dribble perhaps? - just kidding, what awful plates. Think I'll go search for a thread on personalised plates, though, to see what the consensus on them in general is.




Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on December 06, 2012, 05:42:47 pm
See this thread hasn't had an update for a while so here goes:

Ever since I bought my first A4 in 1996 I have desired to own a ur quattro. It had to be a 20V (if at all possible), but up until recently prices and circumstances meant it was an unfulfilled dream.

In about 1997 I was passing through Wellington and met up with Dave Eaton who I had "met" online through the quattrolist (www.audifans.com). At the time Dave owned one of the three RR urqs that had been imported new into NZ - the black one - the other two being red and white. He also owned an RS2 (sorry can't remember the colour). I can still remember the thrill of walking towards the urq in the apartment garage it was kept in - it had a brooding presence I'd never experienced with any other car - I was smitten. Dave very kindly took me for a spin down the Wellington motorway in both cars - it was only a brief drive but confirmed the special feel of the ur, and the stunning post-boost acceleration of the RS2!

Over the intervening years the dream has lain dormant...........

But now prices have dropped and my circumstances have changed and a certain VASKer in Auckland (JA) decided to put his mint NZ New 20V urq - the red one - on the market. As an indication of how current times have affected sales of such vehicles it sat unsold on Trademe since May. I spotted it a few weeks ago - the seed was sown.

On Monday 10 days ago the dream was finally realised!

An evening dash with a car trailer to Auckland after work and a wet trip back to home in the Waikato landed me my dream car in my driveway at 1145PM:
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/20121126_221145.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/20121126_221654.jpg)

I've never washed a car at that time of day before, but there was no way it was spending it's first night at home covered in the wash from my Colorado ute.......... by half past midnight it was restored to the condition JA had presented the car to me in - pristine. I had to warm the engine and dry the brake discs so a short drive down the road gave me my first feel behind the wheel after the sludgy drive in peak hour North Shore traffic I had had with JA the previous Friday.

Wow it felt so alive  - an impression reinforced in spades during my first real drive over the Raglan divvy to work the next morning.

If you haven't ever driven a urq you may be inclined to believe the motoring press who universally criticise Audi for producing cars with numb steering and minimal feedback to the driver - believe me Audi did produce one car that gave the lie to this - it is the ur quattro! The steering feedback is sublime - especially considering it is coming from a pair of driven wheels with the engine sitting forward of them! And the turn-in and tracking is razor sharp - again an amazing achievement. The car has a visceral raw feeling that is probably lost forever in the weight and refinement of the modern car (haven't driven a GT86 yet though - that's what they have tried to achieve again). And yet, incomprehensively, it is also very refined - something my DC2 Integra Type R (another very raw and visceral car) totally lacks!

I drove the car for the next three days - because I couldn't leave it alone! But it is now stored in a dry secure location ready for my summer project - preparing for the Ellerslie Concourse.......I've never had a car at such show so please give me as much advice as possible about how to prep for the event!

The other summer project is to build a big shed........there's something wonderful about the freedom of the single life ;)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/20121130_130920.jpg)
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on December 06, 2012, 08:28:58 pm
Welcome to the URQ fold Greg. Great entrance.

John
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: M on December 06, 2012, 08:36:38 pm
That looks amazing, love it.

My only slight issue is that you trailered it back to Waikato....... DRIVE IT!! haha.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on December 06, 2012, 09:36:58 pm
See this thread hasn't had an update for a while so here goes:

Ever since I bought my first A4 in 1996 I have desired to own a ur quattro. It had to be a 20V (if at all possible), but up until recently prices and circumstances meant it was an unfulfilled dream.

In about 1997 I was passing through Wellington and met up with Dave Eaton who I had "met" online through the quattrolist (www.audifans.com). At the time Dave owned one of the three RR urqs that had been imported new into NZ - the black one - the other two being red and white. He also owned an RS2 (sorry can't remember the colour). I can still remember the thrill of walking towards the urq in the apartment garage it was kept in - it had a brooding presence I'd never experienced with any other car - I was smitten. Dave very kindly took me for a spin down the Wellington motorway in both cars - it was only a brief drive but confirmed the special feel of the ur, and the stunning post-boost acceleration of the RS2!

Over the intervening years the dream has lain dormant...........

But now prices have dropped and my circumstances have changed and a certain VASKer in Auckland (JA) decided to put his mint NZ New 20V urq - the red one - on the market. As an indication of how current times have affected sales of such vehicles it sat unsold on Trademe since May. I spotted it a few weeks ago - the seed was sown.

On Monday 10 days ago the dream was finally realised!

An evening dash with a car trailer to Auckland after work and a wet trip back to home in the Waikato landed me my dream car in my driveway at 1145PM:
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/20121126_221145.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/20121126_221654.jpg)

I've never washed a car at that time of day before, but there was no way it was spending it's first night at home covered in the wash from my Colorado ute.......... by half past midnight it was restored to the condition JA had presented the car to me in - pristine. I had to warm the engine and dry the brake discs so a short drive down the road gave me my first feel behind the wheel after the sludgy drive in peak hour North Shore traffic I had had with JA the previous Friday.

Wow it felt so alive  - an impression reinforced in spades during my first real drive over the Raglan divvy to work the next morning.

If you haven't ever driven a urq you may be inclined to believe the motoring press who universally criticise Audi for producing cars with numb steering and minimal feedback to the driver - believe me Audi did produce one car that gave the lie to this - it is the ur quattro! The steering feedback is sublime - especially considering it is coming from a pair of driven wheels with the engine sitting forward of them! And the turn-in and tracking is razor sharp - again an amazing achievement. The car has a visceral raw feeling that is probably lost forever in the weight and refinement of the modern car (haven't driven a GT86 yet though - that's what they have tried to achieve again). And yet, incomprehensively, it is also very refined - something my DC2 Integra Type R (another very raw and visceral car) totally lacks!

I drove the car for the next three days - because I couldn't leave it alone! But it is now stored in a dry secure location ready for my summer project - preparing for the Ellerslie Concourse.......I've never had a car at such show so please give me as much advice as possible about how to prep for the event!

The other summer project is to build a big shed........there's something wonderful about the freedom of the single life ;)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/20121130_130920.jpg)

No regrets not purchasing a 996 then Greg ;)
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on December 06, 2012, 10:19:01 pm
No regrets not purchasing a 996 then Greg ;)

Ha ha - not a bit!
On reflection I realised that, while the 911 is truly an aspirational car, it meant less to me than owning what I had always wanted - the urq.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: td19 on December 07, 2012, 09:24:24 am

In about 1997 I was passing through Wellington and met up with Dave Eaton who I had "met" online through the quattrolist (www.audifans.com). At the time Dave owned one of the three RR urqs that had been imported new into NZ - the black one - the other two being red and white. He also owned an RS2 (sorry can't remember the colour) ....

Dave's RS2 was Volcano Black  ;):

Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: CBRT on December 07, 2012, 09:26:25 am
Ha ha - not a bit!
On reflection I realised that, while the 911 is truly an aspirational car, it meant less to me than owning what I had always wanted - the urq.

Yeah i can speak from experience my old 911 C2 was a far greater love in terms of ownership than the 996 i had..... 996 was a good car just not great- Unlike you URQ which is unbelieveable
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on December 09, 2012, 04:20:02 pm
Finally got the time to get some decent shots.....

Download for full res here (plus more pics): http://s48.beta.photobucket.com/user/audidude/library/Ur%20quattro

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2956.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2964.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2934.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2922.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2946.jpg)
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: beeker on December 09, 2012, 09:44:37 pm
Finally got the time to get some decent shots.....

Download for full res here (plus more pics): http://s48.beta.photobucket.com/user/audidude/library/Ur%20quattro

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2956.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2964.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2934.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2922.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/audidude/Ur%20quattro/211C2946.jpg)

Grey, by any chance was the first or second owners name called Mark, and based in Auckland north shore?
Title: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on December 09, 2012, 11:07:47 pm
Absolutely love it, congrats again and can't wait to see it at ellerslie
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on December 09, 2012, 11:47:56 pm
Grey, by any chance was the first or second owners name called Mark, and based in Auckland north shore?

Don't know Noel, as the owner identities are not included in the registration history any more unless they are business entities. Try PMing JA - he may know.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: schattenblau on December 10, 2012, 12:21:50 am
Car looks great.

Have you had the urge to utter the immortal words of DCI Hunt...

Fire up the quattro !

 ;D
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: beeker on December 10, 2012, 06:23:36 am
Don't know Noel, as the owner identities are not included in the registration history any more unless they are business entities. Try PMing JA - he may know.
If it is, i knew the original owner and car when it was near new.
I was a bit younger then...
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on December 10, 2012, 07:02:14 am
If it is, i knew the original owner and car when it was near new.
I was a bit younger then...

I think the first owner of this car was Mrs Giltrap.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on December 10, 2012, 10:52:06 pm
Car looks great.

Have you had the urge to utter the immortal words of DCI Hunt...

Fire up the quattro !

 ;D

LOL - hadnt heard of this before but this is a hoot: http://vimeo.com/768683

Got me a new catchphrase, thanks schatters
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: schattenblau on December 10, 2012, 11:52:50 pm
Ashes to Ashes was great UK TV.

Here's another clip with a miniature scrotum...

 :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O91jip0HtYM

And another classic phrase...

You've Just Been Quattroed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgT1beCmlpU

Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on December 12, 2012, 08:35:53 am
New parts fitted:

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,15974.4950.html

Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 5-pot on December 12, 2012, 10:31:57 am
That's one of my "grail" cars too haha.  Looks mighty fine there, Greg!
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audidude on January 22, 2014, 12:48:15 pm
Just fitted a replacement driver's side window lifter and regulator - the cable in the original was fraying badly and sounding as if it was about to let go.
Checked with Audi - last available 3 years ago and cost $1400!
Did a search and found one on auction on Ebay.co.uk - had a bid sitting on it of 19UKP - put a high auto-bid in place and got it for 132UKP plus 37.50UKP postage - total converted $332NZ - not too bad - arrived very quickly and works perfectly.

Haven't driven it much this year except for to Queenstown at Easter for the opening of the highlands Motorsport Park - awesome road trip (posted elsewhere about this).

Going to the Ellerslie Concourse again this year - time to start the clean up......
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: weta.worker on January 22, 2014, 01:13:57 pm
Just fitted a replacement driver's side window lifter and regulator - the cable in the original was fraying badly and sounding as if it was about to let go.
Checked with Audi - last available 3 years ago and cost $1400!
Did a search and found one on auction on Ebay.co.uk - had a bid sitting on it of 19UKP - put a high auto-bid in place and got it for 132UKP plus 37.50UKP postage - total converted $332NZ - not too bad - arrived very quickly and works perfectly.

Haven't driven it much this year except for to Queenstown at Easter for the opening of the highlands Motorsport Park - awesome road trip (posted elsewhere about this).

Going to the Ellerslie Concourse again this year - time to start the clean up......

yup - the UK is a nice shopping basket :D
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on May 16, 2016, 10:44:51 pm
Here's a collage of the WR I picked up late last year. Not roadworthy.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on May 17, 2016, 06:34:49 am
Here's a collage of the WR I picked up late last year. Not roadworthy.

It looks nice. How come it isn't roadworthy?.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on May 17, 2016, 02:50:27 pm
Rust here and there, so it got parked up 18 yrs ago. Along the way the owner let the registration lapse. It does drive, but I didn't know that when I bought it (I bought it to tear to bits and store as parts). The only thing missing is the led dash unit, otherwise complete.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on May 17, 2016, 07:59:09 pm
Rust here and there, so it got parked up 18 yrs ago. Along the way the owner let the registration lapse. It does drive, but I didn't know that when I bought it (I bought it to tear to bits and store as parts). The only thing missing is the led dash unit, otherwise complete.

So what's the plan? Still to pull it apart?
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on May 17, 2016, 08:31:06 pm
Yes Nik, to a degree, in that I will be pulling guards etc off to see what it's like under them, all exploratory with a view to seeing it back on the road if it can be. It drives quite well, has grey full leather interior. My daughter has also had a drive of it, and immediately claimed it as hers. It's stored again, awaiting my next move. Or now maybe it's her next move!
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Horch on May 25, 2016, 08:07:36 pm
Rust here and there, so it got parked up 18 yrs ago. Along the way the owner let the registration lapse. It does drive, but I didn't know that when I bought it (I bought it to tear to bits and store as parts). The only thing missing is the led dash unit, otherwise complete.

For what it's worth I would seriously reconsider scrapping that car if it here is any potential of worthy restoration.

With the exception of one other UK import it is the latest or last of the WR engine models to land in the country before succeeding to the MB engine. There is only three H chassis '87 model quattros in NZ. Last registered in approx August 2000? It's been in hiding a long time.

In terms of the NZ quattro fleet it's only two VIN numbers prior to your '88 q.

My 2c worth.


Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: FFS on May 25, 2016, 08:48:39 pm
Hi Les, my plan is towards resto. Only I'm terrified of undoing that first bolt. After that everything needs money spending on it!

Yes it's been hidden for some time. And it was in Huntly, but not always. It's probably in a state similar to Robs pal 'Rusty' bodywise.

Thanks for that info, really good to know. The car was 8 yrs in West Yorkshire before coming to NZ. Owned by lawyers I think from what I can work out from documents which came with the car.
Title: Re: ur quattro Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RobClubley on February 19, 2017, 10:26:01 pm
Just realised I never added mine to this thread.

http://drivelife.co.nz/category/projects/robs-audi-quattro/