Here are some photos of the exterior of the car. JHM stage 4 clutch, lightweight flywheel, solid shifter linkage, Delrin shifter bushings, Stern control arms, and Stern motor mounts have all been installed. We had a clearance issue with the 18×10 TE37s and the rear parking brake spring; it would make contact with the wheel weights on the inner wheel. After moving the weights out 2mm, we didn’t have any more clearance issues. 18″ wheels with the Alcon brakes are a TIGHT fit.
Thanks to JHM for hooking me up with a set of their modified Stern motor mounts. B6/B7 S4 motor mounts are 110mm shorter than the aftermarket mounts that are currently available; these mounts have been modified so they will fit.
The last piece of my exhaust puzzle was the cat-back exhaust; having previously run a 2.25″ APR downpipe and exhaust I needed something a little larger to mate up to the 2.5″ JHM longtube headers.
After poking around I found S-Fore, a local forum member, parting out his S4. He had originally purchased a GMG RS4 exhaust, but found that the internal drone was too much. To rectify this little problem he replaced the GMG mufflers with Labree mufflers and hasn’t looked back since. When I asked S-Fore to describe the sound, he said hands down it was the best sounding S4 exhaust. Ever.
Once the headers and exhaust are on I’ll see how the quad tips fill the RS4 bumper; if it doesn’t look right I’ll have weld on the OEM RS4 tips. If the exhaust isn’t loud enough, we’ll cut out the resonators!