Here's the planned progression for Herr Wilhelm Elric Quattro III. I plan on accomplishing this over a 2-year span. My goal is to keep it as a daily driver with occasional track and autocross duties and a bit of sleeper status. Main thing is I want it to be fun and reliable. Any thoughts? Adjustments to the order? Things to delete? Things to add?

The car in question:

Upgrade & Modification order (repairs/maintenance and upgraded repair parts in italics):


-Tie rod and alignment

-Timing belt and cam seal

-Full fluid flush and oil change with K&N oil filter

-Sportrack roof rack with Thule wind fairing

-Brake pads, rotors, stainless steel brake lines

-Bilstein shocks and H&R springs (1.25" drop. Already measured and it won't rub)

-Suspension bushings all around

-Stage 2 clutch and lightweight flywheel

-OEM fog lights

-Relocate aftermarket fog lights to lower grill

-Weathertech wind and rain shields for front and rear windows (compatible with roof rack)

-Rally armor mudflaps

-272 performance camshaft and lifter guide set

-034 Motorsports E.F.I. conversion and injector kit

-Performance fuel pump

-Stainless steel fuel lines

-NGK plugs, wires, and distributor

-034 motorsports performance header and Borla dual-outlet 3" catback exhaust system

-K&N Series 77 cold air intake system

-01A short throw kit

- Underbody skid plates for engine, differential, and fuel pump

-Sport 5-point seats for front in Audi competition colors (grey, black, and maroon)

-Reupholster rear seats to match fronts

-Headliner in Audi competition grey

-Interior pillar trim

-Smaller-diameter performance steering wheel

-Minor dent repair for ding on hood and driver's door

-Complete sandblast and repaint for car and wheels (same color as they are now)

-Center caps for wheels

-Finishing touches on electrical niggles

-Better sound system

Farther down the line:

(These are for when I'm more financially free, as the initial list is already going to run me approximately $7k altogether for a car that was essentially free, haha.)


-Porsche dual-piston caliper brake conversion/upgrade (requires some minor fabrication)

-Coilover suspension conversion (kit exists, but requires some minor fabrication)

-Wavetrac limited-slip rear differential (suggested by msatlas)

-Engine rebuild with performance bearings, piston heads, valves, lifters, etc.

-Electrical wiring re-loom

-Replace all mounts and remaining bushings

-Eaton supercharger and ECU upgrade (will work. I've looked into it quite a bit. I can get ProTech motorsports to do the install and tune for me). Goal is to approach as close as I can to 300whp without compromising reliability. I'd like Subaru WRX STi level power, which should be more than enough for me since my Audi weighs just under 3,000lbs.

So Oppo....what say ye? Sound like a good plan?