Here's Why My Cheap Audi R8 was TOTALED! Major Factory Flaw Made my R8 Salvage!

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  • Thedeaconoftrade
    Thedeaconoftrade 8 часов назад

    Why is everyone saying this is such a big deal, cut that section out, the entire top of the strut support area, fab a new one out of thicker stock, weld it in. This is like standard stuff when fixing up cars. I wouldnt just weld what there because it was obviously too thin to begin with

  • oton oton
    oton oton 9 часов назад

    Ummmm. Not really a good deal.

  • Q 8
    Q 8 12 часов назад

    One person's junk is another person's treasure. .😨

  • sultanabran1
    sultanabran1 15 часов назад

    you fix that and some other fundamental problem will show up. i don't understand why people hold these pieces of shit in such high regard.

  • Cary Stallings
    Cary Stallings 20 часов назад

    Dude, this whole video needed to be 2 minutes max! Not 3 or 4 long segments.

  • 357Rossi1
    357Rossi1 22 часа назад

    There are so many comments with people saying that this can't be fixed. It can be fixed and reinforced. People who build race cars do it everyday.

  • Mark Quinn
    Mark Quinn 22 часа назад

    Hello from England. I like your videos. You don't bore people with stupid humour you just get to the point. Nice choice of car.

  • taeril1
    taeril1 День назад

    100000$ worth premium car? with such a garbage body?
    Wtf, Audi found way selling balls as kidneys

  • Erik 567
    Erik 567 День назад

    It is repairable. I'm a fabricator and even if it is a heat treated assembly you can add gussets in the right way to support the loads even with the softening. I'd would still take the whole thing about. The part needs to re removed and either a new one made or fix the old one. Simple part and load paths, I would fab a new piece.

  • Justin Pace
    Justin Pace День назад

    I'd push that hunk of shit off a cliff...

  • W Roberts
    W Roberts День назад

    Not be following your ways mate but good luck all the same. Aluminium is a nightmare to weld and there seemed to be some more than minor cracks showing.

  • Aleks
    Aleks День назад

    Audi is shit for even allowing this to even get tells me that they skipped FEA and even basic vibe durability when they released this thing. These are issues you'd never find on a Lexus

  • Platoface
    Platoface День назад

    This build is like an infomercial gone astray.

  • steven lie
    steven lie День назад

    thanks to this video i know now how thin the frame is, how the car passed the crash test, and how the hell they didnt recall it, damn audi.

  • Steven Bullock
    Steven Bullock День назад

    I would do the same thing what you said

  • TheSlmShady
    TheSlmShady День назад

    FYI, VAG stands for Volkswagen AktienGesellschaft (which is a type of company in Germany), not for Vw Audi Group. ;-)

  • Jared D.
    Jared D. День назад

    Would some lite sheet metal reinforcement be a failed solution whenever aluminum components underwhelm reliability? You want light as it can be... What would three more pounds of aluminum have added? Brittleness or flexibility. What would properly placed value over the dollar in a pocket have done? Well, we have a strong motor, just nothing that can run it up and down the road consistently. How many pounds is reliability worth? I'd shed a few pounds for that!

  • 1Blastarr
    1Blastarr День назад

    My eyes bugged when I saw that support break.

  • Matthew O
    Matthew O День назад

    BRO!?, Your global right!+? Please please stop.calling it "the trunk" ,no one outside the good ol' us of a has any idea what you are talking about.🤔 please start adding metrics and normal words to your Americanism.

  • Retire Soon
    Retire Soon 2 дня назад

    I have 14 years of auto body experience as an ASE certified tech. I would buy all the parts that are damaged and after a session on a good bench system frame rack the old parts should be removed and the new ones should be welded in or riveted or bonded to the manufacturers specs.

  • Goldpenny1
    Goldpenny1 2 дня назад +3

    Sorry, I can't help, but this (total) reminded me of the time someone tried to sell me an Audi for really cheap that was involved in a flood and totalled by an insurance company - it looked great on the outside, but looking back I am glad I steered clear of it, because the bottom line is you still need to get that car you bought insured by a company who is willing to do so if you want to drive it legally.

  • ZZP Zing Pheonix
    ZZP Zing Pheonix 2 дня назад

    Aluminum has to be Heat Treated after welding. Audi did not Heat treat the Chassis.

  • Mike Michaels
    Mike Michaels 2 дня назад

    Duct tape and JB Weld.

  • Sonny Dryer
    Sonny Dryer 2 дня назад

    Who the hell wants to buy a "repaired" car that was not repaired according to set standards, and still pay 90K?????? If you sell that car, after making a repair, that is not approved by the industry, and it breaks, and someone is Injured or Killed...YOUR life is Over.....and so is the person who did the repair. Insurance companies aren't stupid. But hey, go ahead, seems to be enough people on here that know more then the people who engineered and built the car....

  • The creaky wood floor in your bath room

    Does anyone know what that song is on, 3:07

  • Mike Oxlong
    Mike Oxlong 2 дня назад

    Oem battery from the dealer is 223$ 000-915-105-DL-DSP

  • twas brillig
    twas brillig 2 дня назад

    the comment section is fun to read

  • t md
    t md 3 дня назад

    It looks like the front left struct has lifted and cracked both the forward upper struct and the suspension support that cracks from your investigations.
    You will need to raise the front of the car to get the suspension to drop enough for you to repair that. But please get a professional aluminium repairer to review it as this does require specialist knowledge of aluminium heat treatments etc.

  • FN-2187
    FN-2187 3 дня назад

    What's wrong with your Frunk?'s all Frucked

  • dogooo50
    dogooo50 3 дня назад

    Wood glue should fix it

  • Michael Mills
    Michael Mills 4 дня назад

    Sam you never said HOW THE FUCK much YOU PAID FOR IT!?!?!??

  • Bikerboythousand
    Bikerboythousand 4 дня назад

    Says VAO

  • Howlbeast
    Howlbeast 4 дня назад

    Hey man.. come across your vid & funny enough I was thinking of buying a “salvage car” an Audi TT for 2K from a UK version of Craigslist but I don’t have the space for the labour.

  • Mad Man
    Mad Man 4 дня назад

    What a fool. All this is complete scam.

  • Manny Oliveira
    Manny Oliveira 4 дня назад

    Audi builds over priced garbage cars, always did, always will. They look for suckers like you! Wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole!

  • chuckschilling
    chuckschilling 4 дня назад

    What you have here is a $40k parts car. Maybe you can get your money back, maybe not. But it's pretty obvious to me that you will never be able to restore the structural integrity, handling stability, and safety/crash-worthiness of this vehicle in a cost-effective way.

  • xavius30
    xavius30 4 дня назад

    Dude, your videos are pretty good, but way too many ads... Jesus Christ.

  • darkmike3232
    darkmike3232 4 дня назад +3

    Flex Tape and Flex Seal all the way

  • Thomas Goudreau
    Thomas Goudreau 5 дней назад

    This is awesome

  • Morf Drift
    Morf Drift 5 дней назад

    Buy German car they said... it will be fun they said...😂 (Japan Only)

  • DarthAmerind
    DarthAmerind 5 дней назад

    Crack kills

  • Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompson 5 дней назад

    I wouldn't have bought a known piece of junk even properly repaired it's still a rigged up poorly made car

  • 1chish
    1chish 5 дней назад

    Firstly be honest and say that the companies like Comart and Honey are sponsoring you and you are not just 'doing us a favour'. That is dishonest.
    Secondly please if you are going to put out that you are an expert or impart information at least get your facts right. 'VAG' does NOT stand for 'Volkswagen Audi Group' at all. It represents the German name 'Volkswagen AG'. The 'AG' part being 'Aktiengesellschaft'. Similar to 'PLC' in the UK or 'Inc' in the USA although it does not translate directly given legal differences.
    This project could be great fun and really helpful to folks but your hidden commercialism (from which you make money) and inaccurate statements let alone your dangerous idea of driving a totalled car on the road without a mechanical check makes it just .. well ... a joke

  • Ukieman Serg
    Ukieman Serg 5 дней назад

    I say super glue

  • daryl laliberte
    daryl laliberte 5 дней назад

    Pop rivets

  • SickClown
    SickClown 5 дней назад

    WTF. Aluminium is known not for cracking but for bending since its not as hard as, for example, steel, which cracks more often.

  • Juan Cruz
    Juan Cruz 5 дней назад

    The reason that the parts are $40 is because Audi recognized it was an issue. But instead of calling for a recall they make the parts super affordable so you would be inclined to fix it yourself. It's a notorious trick that car manufacturers use on a regular basis. 1999-2003 Fords with 7.3s use have a really bad cam sensor issue. One day the cam sensor went from $465 to $22. 6 years later they finally was forced to recall the issue. But hey how many ford didnt have to fix because they already installed the replacement for $22.

  • jeepyjb
    jeepyjb 6 дней назад

    what the F is a frunk? its a front bonnet you goofball

  • violatione
    violatione 6 дней назад

    What type of accident would cause that sort of structural failure? Or is the car just poorly designed?

  • canoe
    canoe 6 дней назад

    So much product placement. This whole thing is just an advertisement

  • Mads Riis
    Mads Riis 6 дней назад

    Hey you just need to use flex seal and flex tape on that big crack ;)

  • NorthernChev
    NorthernChev 6 дней назад

    Man, that's some seriously poor engineering on the German's part. Ouch!

  • NorthernChev
    NorthernChev 6 дней назад

    Understand the reason your "OEM-style" battery was half-price is because Advance (and others) buys them from the original manufacturer but they are grade-two versions of the original. They are new, but they have a significantly less percentage of lead inside them as compared to the dealership battery. This battery will work just fine, though.

  • WoodworkingStuff
    WoodworkingStuff 6 дней назад

    5:55 Lol you can't just make up what VAG stands for saying it's Volkswagen Audi Group... VAG stands for Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft... aktiengesellschaft essentially translates to joint-stock company.

  • İsmail CEYLAN
    İsmail CEYLAN 6 дней назад +1

    why is he shooting his face so long? is it better than R8?

  • Mad Larkin
    Mad Larkin 6 дней назад

    take that front strut out and then push it down and reinforce those joints and get it welded correctly

  • Grantos Alexander Wilcox
    Grantos Alexander Wilcox 6 дней назад

    personally, I would drive straight into the Audi factory and demand they fix it, after all isn't it a super car? it's not a Mazda. My father bought a brand new car and 6 years later the paint peeled off, so he took it back to Honda and they repainted it for free, 3 years over it's warranty. Audi make shit super cars

  • Stanislav Meliš
    Stanislav Meliš 7 дней назад

    job for BlueCollarKyle :D definately :D

  • Brian Prentiss
    Brian Prentiss 7 дней назад

    Are we to assume that the insurance inspector took the front of the car apart to this extent, including the windshield wipers in order to discover what was wrong with this car? That is one detailed inspector!

  • Yolo Joe
    Yolo Joe 7 дней назад

    a cracked frame at a strut connection. Are people rallying their R8's? I don't see how suspension would be stressed so hard on a basic road.
    EDIT: nvm I forgot tracks exist. Probably from high G sways

  • isactucker
    isactucker 7 дней назад

    You get what you pay for. Just be happy you got it so cheap :)

    JOHN BOYD 7 дней назад

    All that will buff out

  • Thad Mazur
    Thad Mazur 7 дней назад

    Typical Volkswagen crap engineering that negates anything else that’s is made well.
    What good is an otherwise awesome looking/driving car that gets written off for hitting a pothole.

  • Steve Gitschier
    Steve Gitschier 7 дней назад

    I would make sure to reinforce both sides to prevent that from happening to the other side. Then the car will be truly solid. Pay a little now or pay a lot more again later.

  • mmldmm
    mmldmm 7 дней назад

    weld in short increments

  • Tim H
    Tim H 7 дней назад

    That’s nothing bro, I’ve gone out which chicks with much bigger cracks than those 😂🤣😂

  • James William
    James William 7 дней назад

    Can you please post the VIN number for this R8 so I am 100% sure I NEVER BUY IT or RIDE IN IT.

  • Mel Heis
    Mel Heis 8 дней назад

    Strip it down. Install a tube steel front chassis & Race it.

  • Eduardo Ortega
    Eduardo Ortega 8 дней назад

    That was depressing

  • abumuman
    abumuman 8 дней назад

    Samcrac you’ve got a crack!

    G-SPEC DETAIL & HOME 8 дней назад

    This is Awesome!

  • MrBimmer
    MrBimmer 8 дней назад

    VAG stands for "Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft", not Volkswagen Audi Group. Aktiengesellschaft means stock company.

  • vca73
    vca73 8 дней назад

    Looks like that's your signature model, Sam.

  • Vee B
    Vee B 8 дней назад

    Rubbish safety features for such expensive car..That's why I went for C63.

  • Branislav Meško
    Branislav Meško 8 дней назад

    It is not VAG on the battery, it is VA0 which is coding value of Varta manufacturer.

  • Kavan Wheeler
    Kavan Wheeler 8 дней назад

    That issue you need to go to Audi they should be fixing that. cause there is no reason especially in that spot were the main amount of load and stress should crack. If you look at how it's cracked you can see it is from driving the car not an accident meaning it wasn't dented inward it was broken and pushed upward that means but the car was being driven hit a pothole or some kind of large bump and the load of the car along with the stress the shock took when whatever that car hit, hit snapped that weld upward. That is a premium car and likewise the craftsmanship should be on the same level. There is no reason why that weld should be cracked given its location and what load and stress it is supposed to take. You definitely could give audi alot of trouble if you wanted to I'm just sayin.

  • Brent Randolph
    Brent Randolph 9 дней назад

    Just slap some JB weld in the cracks, problem solved

  • Mike Bingham
    Mike Bingham 9 дней назад

    Fix it, don't talk so much.

  • floyd loonie
    floyd loonie 9 дней назад

    Put that engine in a mid engine go-cart frame and haul ass to the dunes... someone will want to buy it!

  • Mingo Rivero
    Mingo Rivero 10 дней назад

    My suggestion is u should have bought a chevy

  • DAVID NEIL Harrison
    DAVID NEIL Harrison 10 дней назад

    Liked & Subscribed buddy!! Greetings from UK

  • Ralph Suarez
    Ralph Suarez 10 дней назад

    Surely this car is awesome but consider buying a car that will serve you, not a car that you are going to serve and will give you a lot of headaches later on.

  • ronsamx
    ronsamx 11 дней назад

    Honey auto part? LOL You need a battery for that car, go to Walmart- it was only $100 thats because its the biggest battery they sell, or it would have been $45

  • Mark J. Kim
    Mark J. Kim 11 дней назад

    He paid over $40,000 for a junk. Unbelievable

  • Edwin VP
    Edwin VP 11 дней назад

    Take it apart and sell the parts :P

  • Terry Melvin
    Terry Melvin 11 дней назад

    There should be a recall on these R8's. This is a potentially dangerous situation whereby if the frame crack occurs at high speed, who knows what the car will do when it flops out from its suspension? There's absolutely no excuse for a car manufacturer that calls itself a premium brand to produce shit like this...By the way, out for the windshield:-)

  • kevin balkwill
    kevin balkwill 11 дней назад

    I would use duct tape and super glue good as new

  • Irshad Muhammed
    Irshad Muhammed 11 дней назад

    Can u find me a car like this??

  • golf-freq
    golf-freq 11 дней назад

    $150,000 car that you have to completely disassemble in order to change the battery. Nice.

  • Clipper1094
    Clipper1094 11 дней назад

    WTF you have to rip apart the entire front of the car to remove the battery? #GermanEngineering

  • Martin P. CADILLACKiD
    Martin P. CADILLACKiD 11 дней назад

    Samcrac has a crack. Hey find me a '76 Seville box. Peace

  • Richard Scarlett
    Richard Scarlett 12 дней назад

    an Audi R8 a supercar? lmao

  • Jeremy lauwaert
    Jeremy lauwaert 12 дней назад

    So never buy audi lol

    ERNESTO S. DELAPAZ JR 12 дней назад

    Start taking it apart and selling the parts

  • Трамп - Лох педальный но лучше он чем сука-Клинтон

    buy Ford Focus with 2L engine , but they should make it 6 speed ,,, low insurance, low repair cost,, :-))))))) no headaches

  • digiphot2
    digiphot2 12 дней назад

    Trade it for a 2011 Ford Escape! Easier to fix!

  • Motor Sportz
    Motor Sportz 12 дней назад

    Never buy a salvage car EVER especially if it has frame damage. I wouldnt take a ride in the parking lot in that trash. Part it out and save a life.

  • Justin Strickland
    Justin Strickland 12 дней назад

    dude you talk too much and take too much time cut to the chase bro stop beating around the bush about everything

  • chau405
    chau405 12 дней назад

    That honey coupon he was pushing is fake. Advance auto parts offers a 20% off coupon at the top of their page. That's why he saved $50 on a $250 battery

  • Paul Cook
    Paul Cook 13 дней назад

    Nice video