You should know a few things before you meet Jeroen Jacobs. For starters, if you're in a hurry, never ask him if he's built any VW or Audi project cars before. The chances are slim that you'll be home before dinner!
The man behind J-Wheels in Belgium is a VAG fanatic, with his long list of former projects culminating in this mint condition RS4.
Twenty-seven year-old Jeroen entered the VW seen with a Mk2 GTI, resplendent in a Kamei body kit and BBS RM wheels. That first love didn't last long, soon replaced by a 3B Passat with polished Lorinser wheels. And then came a 3BG Passat embellished with Rial Daytona wheels and his first foray into air-ride.
Next on the list was a B4 Audi A6 with polished BBS A6 wheels. However, it would make way for a 3C Passat on polished Benz rims before he returned to a Mk2 GTI with 17" BBS RS and a rollcage. The real classics weren't avoided either. At one point, Jeroen piloted a 1964 split-window VW Bus, soon followed by a 4F Audi A6 on RS4 wheels.
The RS4 rims had a special attraction for Jeroen, not simply because they were special but because they were stolen during the 2012 Worthersee Tour!
However, the RS4 die was cast and the culmination of this very long list was the 2001 RS4 you see here. It currently shares garage space with a VW Caravalle on 20" wheels, which serves as shop transport.
Because the RS4 was in such a good condition, Jeroen decided to leave it as stock as possible. But since he's a genuine wheel whore, Jacobs couldn't resist changing things up.
He tried several sets, but none captured his heart until he met Shiv from Diegn4Automotive in England. This meeting led to a set of Rotiform IND three-piece Monolook SuperConcave wheels. They were perfect for his B5 RS4, because he wanted something completely different to what other people had fitted.
With his own wheel shop, Jeroen decided to polish the rims and to spray the centers with an anthracite lacquer to make them even more unique.
Since Jeroen planned to return to Worthersee 2013 with two other RS4s, he was confident the Avant would stand out, but made sure people would hear him coming by fitting a Supersprint exhaust, but otherwise the 380hp V6 biturbo remains untouched, for now...
To achieve the perfect stance, Jeroen invested in KW Variant 3 coilovers that provided a compliant but controlled ride. However, the 19" wheels had made the stock brakes look rather puny, so a set of brakes were taken from the later B7 RS4 and fitted to the older model. The eight-piston calipers were painted Lamborghini yellow to stand out against the wheel centers. However, one more modification would come before his trip to Worthersee - bored during the long winter, Jeroen and friend Krick decided to wrap the body in Frozen Grey vinyl from Hexis. It has a pearl effect that changes color in sunlight, giving the car another eyecatching highlight to separate it from any other RS4 they might see. Not that these cars are a common sight anywhere, and with his well chosen upgrades, this one will get everybody talking.
2001 Audi RS4
Owner of J-Wheels
2.7L V6 biturbo with Supersprint exhaust
stock six-speed manual transmission, quattro AWD
B7 RS4 eight-piston front calipers painted Lamborghini yellow, 14.4" drilled rotors
KW Variant 3 coilovers
Wheels & Tires
19x10.5" Rotiform IND three-piece Monolook SuperConcave wheels with polished rims and anthracite centers, 265/30 R19 Falken FK-452 tires
Hexis Frozen Grey vinyl wrap
stock Recaro bucket seats, carbon fiber trim and Bose sound system