More Survey Insights

Here’s a chart showing some information about the survey itself, the reply rate to the survey.

The histogram breaks out how many inputs were received during each four-hour time period for the first 80 hours that the survey was available to take part in.

B5 S4 Survivor Survey

B5 S4 Survivor Survey

Something I find impressive is that of the 330 inputs received, over half of them were made within the first 8 hours of the survey being active.

Survey Insights

The first 24 hours of the B5 S4 survivors survey has had a large number of participants reporting on 260 Audi B5 S4’s.

Already an interesting result can be see when comparing the survey findings with the production numbers reported on the S4Wiki page for North American Audi B5 S4’s.

Production numbers from the S4Wiki

Production numbers from the S4Wiki

There is a definite shift in ownership to the later model years.  The first model year, 2000, is now 15% behind the share of total B5 S4’s from where it was when production of the B5 S4 stopped.

This is more significant when one considers that the 2000 model year was the only year that the B5 S4 was produced without the Electronic Stability Program, a feature that many enthusiasts are glad not to have.

Comparing the body styles, another trend is noticed.

Production numbers from the S4Wiki

Production numbers from the S4Wiki

While the percentages are likely within the margin of error, the trend is showing Avants comprising the larger percentage of current B5 S4’s that are on the road as compared to when production stopped in 2002.

This makes sense because the Avant models have commanded a higher sales price versus the Sedan models, which one would think should attract buyers that show greater concern for taking care of the vehicle they have purchased.

Audi B5 S4 Surviving Numbers

Below is a survey for collecting observations to try to estimate the number of remaining Audi B5 S4’s that are  in North America.

To make the database as complete as possible enter any North American Audi B5 S4 that you come across that you are able to supply the data for.

Wrecked and junked S4’s should be entered as well so that they can be accounted for.

Note: The last four digits of the VIN will be used to check for duplicate entries.  An entry missing the VIN numbers will lower confidence in the results.

Please include ALL Audi B5 S4’s that you find in For Sale Ad’s, Insurance Auctions, junkyards, etc.  If a VIN is not available please add a unique feature to help differentiate the entry from the other B5 S4’s in the database.

As the database is built up a table will be generated with the entries so that you can search to see if a vehicle has already been entered.

Note: This is done manually so once you  submit data the results will not show in the table immediately.

Once the database begins to build the numbers will be used to estimate how many of the original production vehicle are still on the road.  This will be addressed in a future posting.

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Note: This table is updated manually.  Once completing the survey your input will not show below until I update the table.

Audi B5 S4 Survival

Date ProvidedModel YearBody StyleTransmissionExterior ColorRoadworthy?Last 4 of VINUnique Identifier
9/19/20162002SedanTIPLaser RedYes1016
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1099
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTHibiscus RedYes1099No sunroof with White Alcantara
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes1126
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes1134
9/18/20162002SedanTIPImola YellowYes1140
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1168
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes1172
9/21/20162002Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes1224Autotrader Listing
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1263
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes1291
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes1306
9/20/20162002SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes1316
9/22/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes1358
9/18/20162002AvantTIPNogaro BlueYes1375
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes1438
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1458
9/21/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1486
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverNo1508
9/24/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1542
9/18/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes1545
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1561
9/19/20162002Avant6MTNogaro BlueYes1590
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes1600
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1605
9/20/20162002SedanTIPPearlescent WhiteYes1606
9/20/20162001SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes1622
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1643
9/22/20162002AvantTIPLight SilverYes1654
9/21/20162002AvantTIPNogaro BlueYes1692Autotrader Listing
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes1957
9/18/20162001SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes1962
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes1986
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes1999
9/19/20162001SedanTIPLaser RedYes2022Autotrader Listing
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes2035
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTHibiscus RedYes2078RNS-D
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2158Autotrader Listing
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes2190
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTImola YellowYes2198
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes2210
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes2287
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes2303STG 3+ K04, E85, Stasis/Ohlins, OS Giken rear LSD
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2324
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes2424
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes2450
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2456
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes2464
9/19/20162001AvantTIPSantorin BlueYes2465
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2479
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes2550
9/18/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes2644
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2660
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTCactus GreenYes2662
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes2704
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2704
9/21/20162002Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes2743Autotrader Listing
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes2749Autotrader Listing
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes2922
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes2982
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes2990
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes3079
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes3098
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes3178
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLaser RedYes3231
9/25/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes3246
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes3263
9/20/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes3328
9/19/20162000SedanTIPLaser RedYes3440
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes3441
9/18/20162001SedanTIPSantorin BlueYes3455
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes3465
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes3556
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes3580
9/19/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes3668
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLaser RedYes3696
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes3819
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes3835
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes3907on erapairables.com
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes3911
9/23/20162001SedanTIPSantorin BlueYes3925
9/20/20162000Avant6MTLight SilverYes3944
9/19/20162001SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes3985
9/18/20162001Avant6MTImola YellowYes4028
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes4072
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes4075
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLaser RedYes4089
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTImola YellowYes4139
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4150
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes4240
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4251
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes4319
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes4382Rs6 turbos, Rieger, >70k miles
9/18/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes4394
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes4469
9/19/20162001SedanTIPLaser RedYes4483
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4492
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4536
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4648
9/19/20162000SedanTIPLight SilverYes4649
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes4651Stage 3, Porsche brakes, heavily modded
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes4670
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes4762
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverNo4777
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4834
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes4853
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes4891
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes4988
9/24/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes4995
9/22/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes5074
9/21/20162002AvantTIPLight SilverYes5088
9/19/20162001Avant6MTAchat GreyYes5141
9/18/20162001Avant6MTCactus GreenYes5171
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5178
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes5183
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5189
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5191
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5196
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes5266
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes5274
9/19/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes5312
9/18/20162001SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes5315
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes5341Sport Package w/ Nogaro Blue Alcantara Interior
9/18/20162001Avant6MTImola YellowYes5406
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes5414Autotrader Listing
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes5476
9/18/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes5565Clean interior
9/22/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes5574
9/21/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes5596IAA Auction
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes5672
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes5676
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes5679
9/23/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5751
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5758
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes5801
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes5820
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes5882
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5898
9/21/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes5901
9/19/20162001SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes5908
9/24/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes5920
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes6009
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes6021
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes6022Cars.com Listing
9/23/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes6060
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverNo6139Crashed in MD in 2015. Not repairable.
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes6145
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes6184
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes6261
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes6285
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLaser RedYes6411
9/19/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes6437Nogaro alcantara interior
9/21/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes6458
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTHibiscus RedYes6481
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes6482Imported from Canada
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes6525
9/18/20162001Avant6MTNogaro BlueYes6646
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes6666
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes6687
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes6716
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes6718
9/23/20162001Avant6MTImola YellowYes6744
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes6762
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes6784
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTImola YellowYes6837
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTHibiscus RedYes6878
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes7046
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes7063
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes7063
9/23/20162001SedanTIPSantorin BlueYes7084Stock /w winter package & compass rear view 150K miles, runs like a champ as a daily !
9/18/20162001Avant6MTSantorin BlueYes7200
9/18/20162001AvantTIPLight SilverYes7336
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes7337
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes7381
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTHibiscus RedNo7392Scrapped/Parted out
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes7401
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLaser RedYes7420
9/25/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes7476
9/19/20162000SedanTIPSantorin BlueYes7524
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes7568
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes7729
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes7786
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes7787
9/20/20162001Avant6MTPearlescent WhiteYes7939
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes7955
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes7998
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes8054
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes8123
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLaser RedYes8132Autotrader Listing
9/18/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes8221
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes8369
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes8493
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes8514
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes8525
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes8546
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes8606
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes8630
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes8673
9/18/20162001AvantTIPBrilliant BlackYes8717
9/19/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes8727
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes8773
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackNo8783
9/19/20162000SedanTIPBrilliant BlackYes8865Autotrader Listing
9/21/20162000SedanTIPCasablanca WhiteNo8919IAA Auction
9/18/20162000SedanTIPSantorin BlueYes8973
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueNo9017
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9031Cars.com Listing
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9033
9/18/20162000SedanTIPCactus GreenYes9061
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9139
9/18/20162001Avant6MTNogaro BlueYes9165
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes9172
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes9194Autotrader Listing
9/22/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes9203
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9219
9/22/20162000Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes9280
9/24/20162001Avant6MTNogaro BlueYes9280
9/21/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9342Autotrader Listing
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes9441
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9518
9/20/20162001SedanTIPSantorin BlueNo9538
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes9544
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowNo9553
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes9597
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes9609
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9698
9/19/20162001Avant6MTImola YellowYes9725
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes9782
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes9807
9/18/20162000SedanTIPNogaro BlueYes9858
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes9892JDM widebody flares
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9923
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTImola YellowYes9932
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes9998Stage 3+
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes90857
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0014
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes0016
9/20/20162000SedanTIPImola YellowYes0016
9/22/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0040
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0047Bose Sound system,Conven. package,CD changer,Cold weather package, Sports interior
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0048
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0052
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0074
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0150
9/20/20162001SedanTIPNogaro BlueYes0166on erepairables.com
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0201
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0221
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0226
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0285
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes0300Sport package, blue alcantara, cold weather package
9/21/20162002SedanTIPLaser RedYes0318
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0358
9/22/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes0363
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0400
9/20/20162002Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0415
9/25/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0419
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes0423
9/22/20162002AvantTIPSantorin BlueYes0424
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0438
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes0449
9/19/20162000SedanTIPLaser RedYes0506
9/24/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes0515
9/18/20162002AvantTIPPearlescent WhiteYes0522
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0528
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTSantorin BlueNo0532
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes0548
9/20/20162002AvantTIPLight SilverYes0561
9/18/20162002Avant6MTNogaro BlueYes0568sunroof delete
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes0575PNW car with no cold weather package, bought at Sunset Audi Oregon
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTLaser RedYes0581
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0584
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes0589
9/18/20162002AvantTIPPearlescent WhiteYes0637
9/19/20162001SedanTIPSantorin BlueNo0672
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0675
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0680
9/18/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes0683Sunroof-less, sports package, no cold weather package
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0711
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0727
9/20/20162001SedanTIPCactus GreenYes0730on erepairables.com
9/19/20162002AvantTIPImola YellowYes0731
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0766
9/18/20162001Avant6MTNogaro BlueYes0779
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0798Blue Alcatra inserts with cold weather package
9/18/20162002SedanTIPLight SilverYes0858
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0870
9/20/20162002SedanTIPCasablanca WhiteYes0891
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes0896
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0923
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes0941
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes0946
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0965
9/20/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes0966
9/21/20162001Avant6MTImola YellowYes0966Sport Package, only 73K miles
9/18/20162002SedanTIPLight SilverYes0973
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes0974
9/21/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes0978
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes0997
9/22/20162000SedanTIPCactus GreenYes98176-speed conversion
9/19/20162001Avant6MTSantorin BlueYes0943
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYesy
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes
9/18/20162002SedanTIPSantorin BlueYesSilver interior
9/18/20162000SedanTIPLight SilverNo
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYesHas 2 tone black/khaki suede seats.
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/18/20162001AvantTIPLight SilverYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYesMatte black rs4 body kit
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes703
9/18/20162002SedanTIPImola YellowYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackNoParted out
9/18/20162000SedanTIPLight SilverYes4224
9/18/20162001SedanTIPLight SilverYes
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYesScratch on rear bumper and wing
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLaser RedYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/18/20162000SedanTIPNogaro BlueYesalac. interior
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYesSingle turbo
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYesI own and daily the car
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYes267
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYesRe-sprayed
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTSantorin BlueYesSun damaged front half of hood from it having a car bra on in florida
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes770s
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTImola YellowYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTImola YellowYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLaser RedYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes5k hids
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYes204k miles, Clifton NJ
9/18/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYesKerscher front bumper
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes9708
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/18/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYesno sunroof, sport package.
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/18/20162000SedanTIPHibiscus RedYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTCasablanca WhiteYes
9/18/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/18/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYes
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTAchat GreyYesCd changer on back with out buttons in power steering
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYesStage 3
9/19/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYesJames young
9/19/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYesblack roof rails, black mirrors
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/19/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYesAirride/fk double clear taillights
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverNoIs missing two doors at the moment
9/19/20162000Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/19/20162001Avant6MTLight SilverYesBode Miller's original leased avant from AoA
9/19/20162001Avant6MTPearlescent WhiteYes
9/19/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYesAll stock low 101k miles
9/20/20162002AvantTIPLight SilverNoon erepairables.com rear ended
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYesSantorin blue bumper
9/20/20162001Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/21/20162000Sedan6MTPearlescent WhiteYes
9/21/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/21/20162001SedanTIPCasablanca WhiteYes
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTNogaro BlueYesNo sunroof, sport package
9/22/20162002Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/22/20162001Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/23/20162001Avant6MTBrilliant BlackYes
9/23/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverNoYes. Motor is going back in (for the 6th time since 09) with built bottom end and K24s this weekend
9/25/20162000Sedan6MTLight SilverYes
9/26/20162001Sedan6MTBrilliant BlackYesStock
Database of North American Audi B5 S4's

Brake Check ‘After’ Results

After setting the ABS bias to the RS4 code I went out to log stopping distance a few times.  With the larger StopTech 332 brake setup on the front of the car the idea with making the ABS bias to that of the RS4 is on account of the RS4 using larger brakes than the stock S4.

After swapping out stock S4 brake components for the larger StopTech setup, you “should” update the ABS bias to match the new setup more closely, how true is that idea?

Here’s the results:

Audi RS4 ABS Bias vs Audi S4 Brake Bias

RS4 ABS Bias vs S4 Bias

From these results it does not look like adjusting the ABS bias makes all that much difference to the stopping distance.

During three of the five S4 setting pulls the results were the same as what was achieved with the RS4 setting, or at least close enough that I consider the differences to be within a procedural margin of error.

It does not look like there is a significant benefit to changing the ABS bias from S4 to RS4 when upgrading the front brake setup.  On the other hand, there’s no sign that doing so has any adverse affect.

More Brake Checking

Continuing on from the prior data logging session I recorded three more trials of hard breaking to get some additional data for the baseline case.  The baseline setup uses the S4 brake bias setting along with the StopTech 332 Big Brake Kit on the front of my S4 and the stock setup on the rear, with the exception of StopTech’s stainless steel brake line at the rear as well as front of the car.

S4 ABS Brake Bias Setting Data

S4 ABS Brake Bias Setting Data