In Reply to: Bazooka Tubes??? posted by Bryan D. on January 14, 2000 at 17:37:45:
My neighbor has a 98 A4. He decided that teh stock stereo wasnt so great, so he figured that he would start out with a sub. So, he bought a 10 inch bazooka tube.... teh tube was actually ok, except it sucked alot of juice from the battery if the car wasn't moving...
Here is the bad part... The nimwad that installed it at the stereo store (it shall remain nameless, but for those of you familiar with Bald Hill Road in Warwick, RI, it is about a block down from the BMW/Audi etc. dealership) installed it very badly and almost blew up the car and store. Keep in mind that this store, which shall remain nameless, places ads in their catalogs that say how "professional and well trained their staff is" and one of the exadgerated stories that they tell to show how important good workers are describes the exact incident that hapened to the A4.... That is the kicker... They make a joke about how it won't happen there becasue they have great workers and it happens!
Here's what happened- Installing the tube (wasn't sure if it was the tube or the strap for the tube at this point) they drilled four holes in the trunk. Not too bad..... only to find out the guy used a drill bit that was 12 inches long and it penetrated the gas tank!!! Well, needless to say, the car spent a couple of weeks at Inskip getting reconstructive surgery that required reoming the whole rear of the car and getting a special Audi tech from Germany... but of course the stereo/electronics company paid.
But the problem still exist in some ways... You see, the car's rear suspension has never been the same, it is kind of loose and makes vibrations and wierd sounds. The dealer re-adjusts it only for it to return... If it keeps up they will have to take the company to court and sue for replacement value for the car. The dealer has had special techs. work on it but they still can't fix it!