iM Highlight: Al Patel’s 2006 Audi S4
For any Luxury tuner out there in the game, there are probably three simple words that first come to mind when modifying their vehicle. Now, not to get things twisted, these three words are not “I’m A Boss”, these three simple words are “Keep It Classy”.
When Al Patel acquired a practically mint 2006 Audi S4 earlier this year, there is no doubting the fact that keeping it classy was his master plan. Starting with the basics of smoking the headlights, taillights, fogs and blacking out the S4’s silver metallic front fascia, this S4 was on it’s way to NOT looking like your average daily driven Audi on the streets.
Complete with subtle yet effective exterior changes on the S4, Al told himself that he would give the car an aggressive stance and be done with it since the S4 after all, comes with a pretty beastly 4.2 V8 out of the box. With a set of Tein S.Techs dropping the car exactly where he wanted, and a set of 10mm/17mm ECS Tuning Spacers pushing out the OEM S4 wheels, was Al’s S4 really done with? Nope.
A few short months later, Al decided it was time to let the S4’s V8 breathe a little more. Long story short, Al went from initially deleting the resonators and from there resulted a completely custom and one-off exhaust system. The outcome, a sound so menacing, it literally feels like your heartstrings are being pulled right out of your chest.
To neutralize the refreshed sound of this S4, Al added a K&N Intake System. With the help of Calgary’s VW/Audi Specialists over at Concept-1, an APR Stage 1 Tune was upgraded into this S4’s ECU. To roll with the homies of stance, form and all that jazz, Al ditched the OEM S4 wheels and continued to play the stance game with a nicely staggered set of Miro 111s.
As the car stands now, only time can tell if Al will continue on with this S4 and make it his daily driver/project car, or move on to something bigger, better and badder. Whatever Al ends up doing, we’ll definitely be paying close attention.
Keeping it classy can go a very long way, and Al’s S4 has all the evidence in the world to back this statement up. With an overall impressive set up, Al achieved all of this without taking away nor compromising Audi’s luxury brand name status.
And on that note, don’t forget to keep it classy, kids.
|CAR:2006 B7 Audi S4
|OWNER: Al Patel
-4.2L V8 with APR Stage 1 Tune via Concept-1
-Modified K&N Air Intake Box
-Custom Exhaust System and Piping
-Relocated O2 Sensors
-Gutted Front & Rear Catalysts
-Custom Rear Set-Up with RS-4 Style Flo-Pro Mufflers
-18×8.5 +35 Miro 111 Front
-18×9.5 +40 Miro 111 Rear
-ECS Tuning 10mm Spacer Kit (Rear)
-235/40R18 Continental ContiSportContact2 Tires (Front & Rear)
-Tein S.Tech Springs
-1.1″ Rear, 1.4″ Rear
-Red Painted Calipers
-Vinyl “Iron” Headlights
-Vinyl “Iron” Tailights
-Vinyl “Iron” Foglights
-Matte Black S4 Radiator Grille
-DDM Tuning 6000K HID Kit
More pictures can be found in our Flickr page HERE