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    Cheap S3 DIY Mods

    I was just wondering what mods people can do to their s3s that are cheap and easy to do.. but also actually make a difference to performance.

    So far i have seen the airbox mod and N249 Bypass, aswell as things like lightened pulleys and Silicone TIP (turbo intake pipe). But what other cheaps ones are there ?

    Thanks, Lee.
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    Whats the N249 Bypass mod???

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    Whats the N249 Bypass mod???
    It's the forbidden mod.

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    The N249 is the Nottingham bypass
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Troopa View Post
    It's the forbidden mod.
    lol, nobody speaks of that mod.

    I wouldnt consider lightened pulleys, that isnt really a cheap mod or worthwhile on such a standard car..

    all the mods you list probably dont increase any power either im afraid.

    but LED number plate bulbs is a very cheap mods and looks really smart.

    window tint can looks smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    ...I wouldnt consider lightened pulleys, that isnt really a cheap mod or worthwhile on such a standard car...
    ...and not to mention non damped crank pulleys destroy engine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    ...and not to mention non damped crank pulleys destroy engine....

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    Could loose the back seats & spare wheel etc...
    Fit a super charger (p.c) fan to you intake pipe,
    Petrol boost in your tank....
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    de mesh your maf, de baffle the charge pipe, drill holes in the bottom of the air filter box, and the biggest one change all of your jubalee clips as i must of gained about 10hp from a boost leak i never knew about

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    De-baffle charge pipe, what do you mean by that ?

    One thing i did was remove the trumpet on the top side of the filter box, pointless thing.
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    Haven't done it myself, but apparently at one end of the charge pipe is a baffle, need a hammer and a large screwdriver/chisel and knock it out. Believe it is only in the S3 charge pipes as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thorsy22 View Post
    Haven't done it myself, but apparently at one end of the charge pipe is a baffle, need a hammer and a large screwdriver/chisel and knock it out. Believe it is only in the S3 charge pipes as well.
    Anyone got any before/after pics?
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    Keep 17" wheels on the car and get an Audi-Sport sticker

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Baby View Post
    Anyone got any before/after pics?
    No pics before - but trust in me, it has a large baffle inside to calm the noise from air rushing out of the turbo.

    After pic looks like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Keep 17" wheels on the car and get an Audi-Sport sticker
    Like me lol.
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    Cheers welly, I did see the baffles at the weekend when i had it apart i will have a crack at it tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Baby View Post
    Cheers welly, I did see the baffles at the weekend when i had it apart i will have a crack at it tonight.
    Be careful. The first one I did went fine. The second, not so well. I managed to punch a hole through the other skin!

    It's a case of hammering through the thing with a chisel.
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    Mine went badly wrong. Good job it was a spare,
    Needs a meeting with a tig welder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Mine went badly wrong. Good job it was a spare,
    Needs a meeting with a tig welder...
    That was what was required for the one I broke as well matey
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    Presume that will add quite a bit of noise as well lad?

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    I didn't know about the charge pipe one.. ill have to have a go at that.

    How comes knowbody talks about the N249 Mod??

    By the pulleys i ment these.. AUDI A3 S3 20V T TURBO LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE PULLEY SET on eBay (end time 22-Sep-10 20:01:32 BST)

    I met S3K04 at Ace Cafe the other day, one of his mates said he used them, seem to rate them well.. what do you guys think?

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    de baffling the charge pipe is not a 5 min job, it takes a hell of a lot of beating, as somebody said in a thread before the best way is to have an argument with your misses then go to war on it. and yes it does add a bit of extra noise, you can here the turbo more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee172 View Post
    I didn't know about the charge pipe one.. ill have to have a go at that.

    How comes knowbody talks about the N249 Mod??

    By the pulleys i ment these.. AUDI A3 S3 20V T TURBO LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE PULLEY SET on eBay (end time 22-Sep-10 20:01:32 BST)

    I met S3K04 at Ace Cafe the other day, one of his mates said he used them, seem to rate them well.. what do you guys think?
    I wouldn't personally, I have seen the damage that non dampened crank pulleys can do to the engine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannycawsey View Post
    de baffling the charge pipe is not a 5 min job, it takes a hell of a lot of beating, as somebody said in a thread before the best way is to have an argument with your misses then go to war on it. and yes it does add a bit of extra noise, you can here the turbo more.
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    As per the thread in general chat, play a few rounds of Modern Warfare then go and do it, or send to Welly, might prevent him breaking anymore controllers
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    Finally back on the road, have a HUGE list of mods and things to do now!


 

 

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