VW Vortex - Volkswagen Forum banner

1 - 20 of 295 Posts

·
Registered
1995 Audi URS6
Joined
·
4,160 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
TO DO LIST:


  • [*] New Starter install
    [*] Repair rear seat-heater plug
    [*] Upholster bottom of seats
    [*] Re-upholster wheel well to black
    [*] Undo the modded cluster
    [*] install undertray
    [*] Install new air box
    [*] Determine what the random wire is in the door

    [*]Metal diverter valve (PSH PSH PSHHHHH)
  • right hatch light is out
  • windshield wiper hoses+wiring
    [*]mfts sensor plug wiring
    [*]fuel system clean+flush
    [*]only one speaker functions (front passenger)
    [*]034 Fuel battery relay install
    [*]wheel well repair + install
    [*]sound deadening in rear (wheel well and floor)
  • stromung exhaust
  • complete bushing replacement on everything
  • ceramic+powder coating of turbo+downpipe
  • wiring cleanup + heat shielding
  • wheels (ENKEI RPF1 looks like it is the ticket)
  • Possibly an IR to RF conversion
    [*]Clean and repaint intercooler (not black enough)
  • patch hole in passenger side fender -- possibly find replacements
  • find and bolt on an injector cover
    [*]relocate/shield the LS2 coils
  • find a rubber boot for hatch wiring
    [*]fix all temperature/pressure gauges
    [*]replace clock with boost gauge (in cluster) - booooo this sucks
    [*]re-mount ECU (it's not bolted in)
  • Windshield replacement
  • register the car
  • drive car


So I am finally delving into the project car realm. I'm not too scared of things breaking, more concerned with buying a 1995 Audi in general. SoldOverSticker was a complete gentleman and went and looked at the car for me and I decided to pull the trigger. I know 2Bennet is the go-to for parts for these things, and the guy I am buying it from is heavily involved in the California racing scene so it's got all kinds of goodies coming with it.

Any of you ever own a URS6/4? Teach me about them. Enjoy the ride.




 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,010 Posts
Lovely. I am always in the market for one of these! Recently sold my C5 RS6 and have the itch.

and a Learn Me thread would have been more beneficial before the purchase lol. :thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,932 Posts
I only sold mine because of NH, see sig below. But to be totally honest, it was due for a top end rebuild and the paint was starting to crack on the roof and hood. Kinda slow off the line, but drop the hammer at highway speeds and wow, feel the boost. :thumbup:

Mine was already chipped so the only thing I did to it was lower the allroad height, with Eibach springs. My dad hand carried a set from Germany for me, my mom, was not pleased. :p Eibach US doesn't have them. Also put on Big Reds (Porsche calipers), the stock brakes are barely adequate.

The coil packs and wiring will bake and fail / crumble under that heavy aluminum coil cover, there are solutions for replacement. Head lights also suck, you will want HID drop ins, projector lens, so you can aim not to blind everyone. Projector Lens will probably have a film on it you need to clean, it helps. Glass Headlight lenses are replaceable.

Not sure if the old sites are still around and useful , but :

https://s-cars.org/site/

https://forums.quattroworld.com/s4s6/ you gotta read about the "Da Monstah", crazy build

http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/

They are nice hwy cruisers. I am glad that I had one and got to experience that legendary 5-cyl. :thumbup:

Almost, forgot. I still have the maintenance file for my car, if you PM me I can send it so you can see what I did over the years to it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,498 Posts
Mr Miyagi;114208881 Any of you ever own a URS6/4? Teach me about them. Tell me stories. Discuss them said:
They're neat cars, but parts are no longer available for them, which is unfortunate.
Coolant hoses- NLA
Serpentine belt tensioner- NLA
Ur-S specific body parts (front fenders)- NLA

They're way under-braked in US spec, the boost hoses don't last long, spark plug torque has to be checked regularly.
 

·
Registered
1995 Audi URS6
Joined
·
4,160 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
They're neat cars, but parts are no longer available for them, which is unfortunate.
Coolant hoses- NLA
Serpentine belt tensioner- NLA
Ur-S specific body parts (front fenders)- NLA

They're way under-braked in US spec, the boost hoses don't last long, spark plug torque has to be checked regularly.
You can get aftermarket coolant hoses from 034 and a few other companies I believe. As for body parts, yeah that's an issue. Unfortunately this one has stupid vents cut into the fenders so they'll need to be replaced or patched.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,924 Posts
As the owner of a coupe quattro (that I daily drove for 7 years) I'll forewarn you that this generation of Audi is challenging to work on. Lots of stuff in a small area.
 

·
Registered
1995 Audi URS6
Joined
·
4,160 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I only sold mine because of NH, see sig below. But to be totally honest, it was due for a top end rebuild and the paint was starting to crack on the roof and hood. Kinda slow off the line, but drop the hammer at highway speeds and wow, feel the boost. :thumbup:

Mine was already chipped so the only thing I did to it was lower the allroad height, with Eibach springs. My dad hand carried a set from Germany for me, my mom, was not pleased. :p Eibach US doesn't have them. Also put on Big Reds (Porsche calipers), the stock brakes are barely adequate.

The coil packs and wiring will bake and fail / crumble under that heavy aluminum coil cover, there are solutions for replacement. Head lights also suck, you will want HID drop ins, projector lens, so you can aim not to blind everyone. Projector Lens will probably have a film on it you need to clean, it helps. Glass Headlight lenses are replaceable.

Not sure if the old sites are still around and useful , but :

https://s-cars.org/site/

https://forums.quattroworld.com/s4s6/ you gotta read about the "Da Monstah", crazy build

http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/

They are nice hwy cruisers. I am glad that I had one and got to experience that legendary 5-cyl. :thumbup:

Almost, forgot. I still have the maintenance file for my car, if you PM me I can send it so you can see what I did over the years to it.
Thanks a ton for the links! How long did you own it and frame what timeframe? I'm interested in people that owned them from new/almost new to see what the average maintenance was like for a stock car. Of course, this will be incredibly far from stock. Part of the reason im buying this is to not mod my S5.

Lovely. I am always in the market for one of these! Recently sold my C5 RS6 and have the itch.

and a Learn Me thread would have been more beneficial before the purchase lol. :thumbup:
Yes, indeed it would have made more sense :D

This deal was too good to pass up, though.

As the owner of a coupe quattro (that I daily drove for 7 years) I'll forewarn you that this generation of Audi is challenging to work on. Lots of stuff in a small area.
Will I hate not having a lift? I have quickjacks currently.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,491 Posts
More power to you. Poor parts availability and previous owner neglect and typical German engineering are challenges to overcome. But if it’s a project car and you like working on it more than driving it, then no worries. I’m glad there are people brave enough and financially able to keep these cars on the road. It’s your car so restomod to your hearts delight. But whatever value it does have will likely be better preserved if you keep it mostly original. You’ll be plenty busy just keeping it running.
 

·
Registered
1995 Audi URS6
Joined
·
4,160 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
More power to you. Poor parts availability and previous owner neglect and typical German engineering are challenges to overcome. But if it’s a project car and you like working on it more than driving it, then no worries. I’m glad there are people brave enough and financially able to keep these cars on the road. It’s your car so restomod to your hearts delight. But whatever value it does have will likely be better preserved if you keep it mostly original. You’ll be plenty busy just keeping it running.
It's got 200k+ on it, I don't think it has any value to save!
 

·
Turtles walk slowly, but get angry fast!
2021 RS6 Avant, 2019 Audi eTron, 2010 A6 Avant, 2002 Chevy 2500, 1988 16v Scircco
Joined
·
10,002 Posts
Oh I am sooooo jealous :eek::eek::eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,170 Posts
I absolutely LOVE the idea of these cars, and I drove a handful with the intention of eventually buying one, but the reality convinced me otherwise. This applies to the Coupe Quattro/URS4/URS6 cars pretty equally.

You'll definitely want to increase your network of parts connections and sources. There are so many obscure parts on these cars and they are only getting rarer as time goes on. If you have the space, and the opportunity arises, pick up a parts car.

The 20vT is flat out glorious, and not too mechanically terrible to work on IMO, and the rest of the drivetrain is pretty stout.

Electronics are probably the killer here. There was so much early 90s tech crammed into these cars which hasn't aged well. If you're not wiring and electrical troubleshooting savvy, start learning. Invest in a good multimeter with dwell/duty cycle for testing sensors.

It's good that you're approaching this as a project car, but when it's driving at 100% it will be such a fun car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,932 Posts
I definitely was not in the new / mostly new crowd. :p

I owned one from 2003 with 112k miles to 2008 with 191k miles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,566 Posts
One of my automotive regrets is passing on a 95.5 URS6 sedan.
My buddies Dad bought it new. Black/black with 100k miles for $2500...

I didn't really need a car or have space for it. Hemmed and hawed, called him the next week to get it and he had sold it to some kid to use as a winter beater. :(


Edit - Buddies Dad sold the URS6 for a RS6. I'm in line for that if he ever sells.
 

·
Moderator
987.1 Cayman S, MK4 R32, S124 E320
Joined
·
12,775 Posts
My only input is that my friend has one and it's awesome



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,498 Posts
You can get aftermarket coolant hoses from 034 and a few other companies I believe. As for body parts, yeah that's an issue. Unfortunately this one has stupid vents cut into the fenders so they'll need to be replaced or patched.
Basic maintenance parts like the serpentine belt tensioner are NLA- that's a huge problem if you want to keep that AAN running. I won't buy another Audi/VW product because they don't support their older cars and in my area, have some of the worst dealerships. BMW and MBZ are quite a bit better.
 

·
Planters (fasciitis) peanuts. Dang dogg
Joined
·
19,479 Posts
Congrats on the purchase! Since I've seen it in person, I'm looking forward to watching the progress.

Some inspiration for you. This one was on the rally I just did and it was really nice.

 

·
How do I resize a picture?
Joined
·
18,401 Posts
These are great. Keep us updated, can’t wait to see the car.
 
1 - 20 of 295 Posts
Top