10-22-2002, 02:01 PM
just started school in the bay area (palo alto), moved up here in a 2002 A4 1.8T and was just wondering if there were any regular audi meets/drives. . .also, anybody know of any good roads. . .did my undergrad at uc santa cruz and of course i've already been on highway 17. . .thanks!
10-22-2002, 02:42 PM
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Mountain View Krispy Kreme meets- Thursdays, 7 pm till ??. Take 101 South to Rengstorff, at the exit ramp either go straight at the light, or turn left followed by an immediate right, KK is behind Mickey D's.
Don't know about other regular events, but there's lots of spur-of-the-moment stuff with ba-audi.
Ah, if you're on IRC, go to EFNET and join #audiworld talks. Lotsa folks hook up there afternoon/ evening/ late night for chats and random drives.
Are you at Stanford?....
10-22-2002, 03:29 PM
Welcome! How do you like your 2002 A4? We expect to shop for a new S4 avant when it comes out.
See the FAQ link below for local drives that are my favorites and some suggested by others.
The SF area meets were discussed down the NorCal forum page a bit, at
<A HREF="http://www.netwiz.net/~jds/files/a6_links.html#norcal">A6 FAQ Norcal section</A>
10-22-2002, 03:55 PM
thanks for the info. . .i'll go ahead and subscribe. yes, i'm at stanford studying sociology but seems like i've spent more hours researching audi motorsports. . .geeze. . .
10-22-2002, 03:57 PM
to answer your question. . .i love this car. . .it's pure fun. i've done some work to: changed out the springs and shocks (koni and eibach) and some cosmetics, debadged completely and a kamei front grill, clear corners. the first real 'test' of the car will be at the buttonwillow racetrack november 3rd. . .we'll see how the suspension holds up.
10-22-2002, 08:01 PM
Brakes and tires can take a beating at the track. Brakes warp (at least on the A6) easily, and the Audi rotors don't cool as well as they should. Maybe the B6 platform has fixed this?
I'd watch for fade and possibly change the pads out first with a higher-temperature one. And, make sure never to sit on hot brakes (go into N when sitting still), and don't use emergency brake (we warped rears on both cars this way after autocrossing).
But, I'm not experienced on the track, just recalling what others have written. My fronts have been replaced twice, the second time after mere street use. Now I break them in using StopTech's method (to relieve stresses in the rotor assembly), and am careful never to sit on hot brakes. I'm one of those guys who always drifts at a stoplight. ;^)