Automotive scribe varieties are recognized not just for their adoration of station wagons (me bundled), but their cult-like regard for a brown station wagon (I am versatile below). Given that we are starting off with a brown, 2015 Audi Allroad, we are presently in the income even nevertheless the hauler lacks a manual transmission. It is difficult to improve from below with no elements that needed to occur inventory, like an before provenance, or a vinyl roof, or a velvet inside, but northern California resident Gene Pascua has rung the bell with this 1. Spotted by Uncrate, Pascua turned his Allroad into an elevated beast that punches its ticket to tackle no streets. He explained to Motor1 that was never ever the intent… until it was. He bought the Allroad for its capability to swallow cargo and his two canine. In 2018, while his pleasant community Audi wagon homeowners turned their rides into stanced tummy scrapers, Pascua made a decision to go all the way in the other path.

A Google look for pulls up a amount of lifted Allroads, even some with roof racks and driving lights, so that wouldn’t be more than enough for a point out below. Pascua commenced with a tailor made suspension carry aided by CA Tuned Off-Highway, perched on a chunky established of Toyo Open Country A/T tires wrapping Rotiform wheels. The rack carries a Thule awning on 1 facet, a established of MaxTrax on the other, jerry cans and a spare tire concerning them. The tailor made fabbed rear ladder loaded with a fireplace extinguisher and rope looks more aesthetic than practical, but we dig the wilderness rescue vibe. Under the hood, an APR Phase 2 tune, new ingestion and downpipe add coronary heart to the 2.-liter turbo four-cylinder.

The most attention-acquiring mod may also be the most practical. Pascua put in a 40-inch, sixteen-mild Rigid Industries Adapt mild bar on the roof, two rear-struggling with lights on the Entrance Runner roof rack that consists of its possess rear lights, two more lights in the grille, and an additional illuminated bar that shines by means of the reduce front fascia. A Redarc Electronics twin battery program keeps the electronics juiced, a Swap Professionals SP9100 controller turns the Audi into a shifting mild demonstrate, and a Midland Communications Radio places out the word on the off prospect anything goes amiss in the hinterlands.    

As for that charming shade of brown, it truly is a wrap around the original silver system. We will not know how it fares on the path, but it appears fantastic. 

Talking of which, the Allroad has more than one hundred,000 miles, and Pascua’s Facebook and Instragram prove plenty of those miles weren’t handed on the pavement. If another person explained to us the shots in the snow were being from a stint as a Monte Carlo Rally support vehicle, we might never ever guess if not. He keeps fantastic company, also — 1 of the pics demonstrates the Audi partnered up on path with a 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera 4S sporting a roof rack and awning. Chapeau, Mr. Pascua.

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