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    Registered User RS Sick's Avatar
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    Iím back in the game!

    Sold the RS a little over 4 years ago, needless to say the itch needed scratched. I picked up a 2013 S8 with 55k on the clock and decent maintenance history. One mans depreciation loss is this guyís gain lol.

    Although itís been a few years, here are my initial impressions vs the RS6. Pros for S8: ZF 8 speed, Engine (APR stage 1 coming Friday!) tech like adaptive cruise, message seats, selectable drive modes, Etc., B&O stereo with Bluetooth, and a little more comfortable. Pros for the RS6: handling was outstanding with hotchkis sway bars and pilot super sports, overall felt a little more nimble due to the smaller size and lighter weight. Steering felt just right and connected, and the exhaust note wasnít as muted.

    Question for those who have the D4 S8. For the oil screen clog issue, are you replacing with the new part or deleting altogether?

    Glad to be back, here are a couple pics.

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    Daytona Grey/ Ebony/Carbon | APR ECU/TCU | Wagner intercoolers, silicone hoses | Clampco T-bolts | APR axel back exhaust | Apikol MAF seal | 18x9.5 STR 609s | 265/35 Michelin PSS | Hotchkis sway bars |

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    Good looking car.
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    Nice looking car. I would be interested in hearing more your impressions of it vs the RS6 as you but some more drive time in. The S8 is on my short list of cars that I would trade my RS6 for.

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    Registered User RS Sick's Avatar
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    Thanks gentlemen.

    strlgag - Or you can just check it out in person at the next cars and coffee, if that’s still a thing. I’m just glad I snatched it up from Audi Boise before you got to it!
    Daytona Grey/ Ebony/Carbon | APR ECU/TCU | Wagner intercoolers, silicone hoses | Clampco T-bolts | APR axel back exhaust | Apikol MAF seal | 18x9.5 STR 609s | 265/35 Michelin PSS | Hotchkis sway bars |

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    Welcome back!

    the D4 S8 is a logical stepping stone for RS6 owners. Iíve never sold my first RS6 and added a 13 S8 a couple years ago. Full APR Stage 2 on the S8 and I couldnít ask for more.

    oil screen. Flush your oil with Liquid moly flush before oil changes and change every 5k with good oil. Iíve had zero problems at 70k. If the turbos come off Iíll likely just remove them.

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    Welcome back! Good looking car!
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