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Audi TT Quattro Parts and Audi TT Quattro Accessories

Fun facts about the Audi TT Quattro

  • The Audi TT Quattro is a regular fixture in racing games, notably the Need for Speed series. Here the Audi TT shares its Audi TT 3.2 Quattro and the Audi TT RS models.

  • The TT, as with all Audi vehicles bearing the 'quattro' name, uses the same all-wheel drive concept. Power is initially concentrated to the front wheels, but upon the event of them slipping, power quickly shifts to the rear wheels.

  • The origin of the TT began in the spring of 1994 in the Volkswagen Group Design Center in California. Originally a concept car, the Audi TT was first shown at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • The TT in the Audi TT was taken from the successful racing tradition of the NSU Motorenwerke in the British Isle of Man motorcycle work. The TT stands for Tourist Trophy. NSU, coincidentally, competed in the race before merging into the company now known as Audi. TT has also been made to mean 'Technology & Tradition'.

  • A few famous cars that had taken their name from the TT series also includes the NSU 1000TT, the 1200TT, and the TTS. All of these cars were manufactured back in the 1960s.

  • A model of the Audi TT, the TT RS, was originally not available in the United States. Fortunately, Audi gave in to the wishes of Facebook fans of the car to bring the Audi TT RS into US shores.

  • Each TT has a unique engine for specific variants. The entry level TT has a 158 bhp output engine, while the high-performance TT RS has a whopping 335 hp. This is to give each specific market a choice for their car.

  • The TT is more aluminium than steel, with a 69 per cent to 31 per cent ratio. This is because designers wanted to save weight. At the same time, they also wanted to achieve a more desirable weight distribution in the car.

  • In motorsports, the Audi TT was entered sponsored by Revo Technik in the KONI Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class. It was also used as a safety car in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Audi TT Quattro Articles

  • A Few Problems with the Audi TT Quattro

    The Audi TT Quattro is a work of art in every way. Its AWD capability is its biggest selling point, by far, and has attracted both new and veteran car enthusiasts. People also attest to the power of the TT, as it navigates curves and sharp turns with relative ease. People never felt out of place with this roadster, which had the feel of a FWD although it handled like an AWD with ease. However, as everything is not without fault, so is the TT. Let's take a look at some of the more common problems associated with it.

    Timing belt

    A lot has been said about the faulty nature of the timing belt in Audi's 2002 and 2003 models. One case even mentioned about driving an Audi through and through, and then breaking at 59,000 mi. This is very far from the 105,000 mi replacement for owners, and this obviously was a cause of frustration for the owner who wanted to replace his timing belt with original Audi TT Quattro parts.

    This was attributed to a design flaw in the models of the Audi TT timing belts, a shared flaw with the Audi A4. It was the subject of a lawsuit in 2007, and had prompted Audi to pay for damage and compensation for damages related to the timing belt problem.

    Control Arm

    The control arm is one part of a car that should not be overlooked. It was also the subject of a recall for the 2000 and 2001 models of the TT Quattro. In April of 2002, Audi began the recalls of those TT models because of this problem with the control arm. The control arms are subject to corrosion, and this may impede their proper movement which could lead to grave results. Corrosion may occur due to moisture entering the rear track control arm's mounting bushing and bolt combination.

    'Check Engine' light

    One of the most common problems that is often cited about the TT Quattro is the constant illumination of the 'Check Engine' light. This light is an indication of any number of problems that may have something to do with the Audi's components. Usually the cause of this is due to vacuüm leaks, the oxygen sensor, or a fault with the catalytic converter.

    More commonly, it is due to the failure of the air pump and air valve. Failure of these components lets the car's system attribute the fault to a vacuüm leak problem. This is caused by a poorly pressurized fuel tank, a result of the failure of the air pump and valve.

    Minor issues

    Other common problems with the TT Quattro include some issues with the interior side trim panels. These may become detached if the C-pillar trim covers fail to work properly. While it may not do that much harm to the car, the problem this time lies with the potential danger it could cause to a passenger, prompting a recall and replacement with Audi TT Quattro parts.