The time has come to start modding your B7, however, you’re not entirely sure which route you want to pursue. Are you hoping to build a fun track car or are you simply looking to add a few cosmetic upgrades? Here are our top 10 B7 A4 mods that will make you fall in love with your car again.
Untie your shoes and loosen them up a bit. Ahhh, that’s a bit more comfortable now, isn’t it? Ok, good. Now try sprinting to the other side of the room. How’d that go? I’m guessing you eventually got going, but maybe we should snug up those laces and try this little exercise again. I’ll bet you got going much more quickly this time.
Suspension is an often overlooked but very crucial part of your car. Think about it. Every time you drive your car, the ride is cushioned by your suspension. For many people, the stock suspension on your vehicle is adequate for the daily slog to and from work. But for others, the enthusiasts (which, if you’re taking the time to read this post, probably means you), no stock suspension is good enough, even if it’s the factory sport suspension. Tracking the car or tackling your favorite section of windy road will highlight the deficiencies in the stock suspension. This blog article will cover the basics of suspension, why you may want to replace it, and some of the aftermarket options. Note: This article is meant to simply give you an overview of suspensions (I will uncover the topic in more detail in the future).
More likely than not, your Audi came with an awkward-looking front license plate holder from the factory. Lucky for you, Audi also makes a plate filler that replaces the part of the front grille that holds the front license plate with a part that is not made for a plate. This DIY will show you how install this license plate filler and clean up you car’s look in minutes. Remember: it is illegal to drive without a front license plate in many states so check with you local authorities before you do this.
The Audi RS4 B7 OEM rear sway bar is considered to be one of the best ‘bang for your buck’ suspension mods for Audi A4 B6/B7 (Sedan and Avant). The much larger, firmer 22mm bar from the RS4 will greatly improve handling characteristics by reducing the under steer and adding over steer. In other words, your A4 will handle better on tight corners, winding roads and even when changing lanes on the highway.
Most Audi A4 B6/B7 engines come “naked” from the factory. As a result, rain and debris can penetrate and harm the motor. The engine bay doesn’t look too good as a result, either. The extremely simple method of installing Audi OEM engine covers, described below, will help you dress up and protect your engine in less than 5 minutes! Beat that.