Thanks to Status Racing for delivering a pair of Ring GT seats! They’ve provided us with sliders and six point harnesses to use with a pair of Wedge seat brackets.
The past few weeks have been rather interesting. Installation on the VF supercharger has wrapped up, below I’ll detail the install procedure. All work was completed at achtuning in Redmond, WA. If you were considering ordering a supercharger, give them a call: 425.895.0000; if you’re out of state…even better! No tax!
Our first step was to remove the OEM intake manifold, this is a good time to do your valve cover gaskets if yours are leaking. This process is straight forward. If there’s enough room under the hood when everything is said and done, I am still very interested in adding JHM intake spacers (which were removed for the blower installation).
Typically, if you have a later build S4 you can simply put the vehicle in service position to install the new VF tensioner and idler pulleys; unfortunately, I had literally the first run of S4 motors which lacks some mounting points, and as a result we had to remove the entire front end in order to drill and tap the block.
After we drilled and tapped the block we were able to attach the additional pulleys.
Each VF comes with a liquid intercooler and a new, more compact power steering cooler. Note the location of the intercooler: below the front bumper support; the PES intercooler sits behind the bumper support. By replacing the power steering cooler we’ll need to bleed the system when we’re done; this is a good time to clean the filter in the power steering reservoir. VF supplies one use time clamps for the new power steering hoses.
And finally, a quick video!