Today we put the transmission back into the car and buttoned everything back up. If everything works out tomorrow the brakes and cat-back should go on!
Below you can see the high-flow cats mate up to the new headers. JHM offers a pre-lengthened set of O2 sensors since the O2 bungs have been relocated on the longtube headers.
Some “better” photos of the JHM/Stern motor mounts.
Here the Stern control arms have been installed.
Monday the S4 went under the knife to receive the first round of performance modifications. Take a look at the OEM exhaust manifolds. Proceed to cringe.
To gain access the exhaust manifolds we had to lower the motor. Pictured below, the transmission has already been removed.
The motor is supported so it can be lowered down enough to gain access to the exhaust manifolds.
Here you can see the JHM longtube headers installed.
This version of the headers uses v-band clamps.
We found a leaking slave cylinder, so we replaced it. While we had the motor down, we replaced the squishy OEM motor mounts with a set of JHM modified Stern mounts.
Time to bolt up the JHM stage 4 clutch and lightweight flywheel!
With the bell housing out, we can install the JHM solid shifter linkage and delrin shifter bushings.