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Purchased Saturday May 26, 2001. Traded in on TT Wednesday April 24, 2002

Marty Bird
 
Audi A4
May 26, 2001

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

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Marty Bird
 
Road America Driving School
Sep 23, 2001
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Winter Tire Install
Nov 14, 2001

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.

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