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    S3 Handling

    Evening all

    New to Audi ownership. Just bought a 1999 S3 which I'm pretty damned well delighted with. However, after previous cars handling seems a touch light, twitchy and nervous. Is this a normal trait? Car is standard apart from usual remap, Forge valve, filter etc. Checked out by local independent specialist and nothing appears untoward apart from some perished rear bushes. Tyres are good Maxxis all round. Tyre pressures 32 all round at moment.

    Appreciate any advice.

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    I think you have answerd your own question if the rear bushes are goosed...

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    I'd check tracking mate - S3 should definitely not be twitchy and light.

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    Oh, and what s3dave said

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    Also what are you comparing it too?
    2002 S3 8L, FORGE 007, R-TECH RE-MAPP, MILTEK CAT BACK NON-RESONATED, JETEX CONE FILTER AND 260 BHP ISH.......

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    Your car is eleven years old so it won't be at its peak Mark BTW Hello and Welcome to ASN

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    The s3 is far from light and twitchy, like dave said, you've answered your own question, if the rear bushes are shot then its going to cause the back end to be twitchy.
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    S3 Handling Queries

    Thanks for advice; much appreciated.

    Will get rear bushes looked at. Am comparing S3 to a 924S and a 911 3.2 (obviously different points of reference, one being neutral and wonderfull, the other being, ahem, less than neutral, but wonderfull)

    Mark

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    welcome to the forum Mark, where are you based ??? might be worth popping to a meet and comparing yours to other S3`s
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    I had my bushes replaced with Powerflex equivalents; well recommended.

 

 

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