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Sean’s B7 A4 Avant “DATWAGN”

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Q: What’s better than a nicely modded B7 sedan?

A: A nicely modded B7 avant.

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Sean Davis is the owner of this super clean B7 A4 wagon, known on the forums and Instagram as “DATWAGN” which also happens to be his license plate. Sean is a fellow San Diegan, and after seeing his car at a few local events I reached out to him for a feature here – he teamed up with Just Average Photography and his buddy Jacob Beal (@thxem) to get some really creative pictures, which I can now share with you all here.

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Sean’s mod list is pretty extensive – he’s not done with it yet though, eventually considering bags (static, for now), three piece wheels, an exhaust and maybe a lip. But no project is ever “done,” and Sean has been focusing his efforts in all of the right places with a slew of nice upgrades to the interior, exterior, and suspension.

Mod List:

  • Custom LED OEM bi-xenon headlights made by Phil (fly300kts on AZ)
  • B6 S4 White/Black Recaro seats up front
  • ST coilovers, with 7″ Hyperco Springs in the rear (750lbs)
  • Custom made rear spring perches (made by Josh Owen on audizine)
  • Avant Garde M220 wheels (18×9 et38 stock, final et with spacers is 26)
  • M14 – M12 stud conversion and gold muteki tuner lug nuts
  • Adam’s Rotors
  • APR stage 1 tune
  • Podi voost gauge
  • 034 rear swaybar
  • 034 turbo inlet pipe, wrapped in gold tape
  • Rear wiper delete
  • SPP tip mod with JDM bubble shift knob
  • USP license plate LED’s
  • Color matched sidemarkers

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Car History

Sean bought the car back in December 2012 from a member on Audizine (snopyro), at which point the car was stock except for an APR tune and window tint (which would soon be re-tinted). He previously owned a white B7 A4 sedan, so he was able to swap some mods right away including the headlights, rear swaybar, and a pair of Forgestar F14 wheels. The previous owner of the avant also included the B6 S4 recaros in the deal, which I installed a few months after, following the DIY on this site.
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As far as Sean’s plans with the car, he acknowledges the modding process has been slow being a student and working part time, but that it’s definitely shaping up where he wants it:
The car is definitely on the “stance” side of the car modding spectrum. I have no intentions on making the car fast, after all it is a big heavy mom car haha. “Low and Slow” is my motto with this car. I’ll continue to push the envelope with how low I can go and what wheel fitments i can run to make it look as good as possible. I’m currently at 23.25″ FTG, static, and plan on going even lower in the very near future (once i can afford a skinnier set of tires to stretch). An exhaust will most likely be my next big mod, but my main future plans for the car are air bag suspension and new wheels. I wouldn’t say i’m picky with wheels, but I like to keep things fresh. These Avant Gardes will be on my car for maybe a year at the most, until i can afford 3-piece wheels. Its been a dream of mine to bag the wagon so im trying as hard as possible to save up for Accuair e-level suspension.

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About the Owner

Sean is still a youngin’ at a ripe 20 years old, and native to the San Diego / Vista area. He’s a true car guy, citing his car as one of the most important thing in his life and a life-long gearhead, which he learned from his Dad. This car is his third 3rd Audi, preceded by a 2001 A6 2.7t which basically blew up a few weeks after getting it, a 2008 A4 sedan, and now the wagon. Like many car enthusiasts, his favorite pastime is going to car meets – often three, four times a week if he can swing it.
There’s absolutely nothing that makes me happier than being complimented on my car. Whether it’s people coming up to me at meets, seeing comments on Instagram, or even just seeing random people check out my car at a stoplight gets me beyond stoked.
As for shoutouts, Sean would like to thank the guys at TAG Motorsports, Nick Barnes, Amy Stoica (his service advisor at Hoehn Audi), and his buddies on Audizine (they know who they are). He also cites the (in)famous “For those who like to be different when it comes to wheels” thread as a major source of his learning and inspiration. And last but not least, Sean would like to give a shout to all his car and photographer friends!
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Photo Credits: Sean Davis, Just Average Photography, Jacob Beal

Nick Roshon

Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick's Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

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