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    Re: ACS E60 Pictures

    "Made by winners, made for fun" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    Need to change that, sounds very MG Rover. Nice car though, much improved looks on the standard car.

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    How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Have forgotten what a gruff sounding beast the 1.8T is, what can be done to rectify this?

    I do NOT want boy racer booming exhausts or useless induction kits ..

    I'm thinking Supersprint exhaust (suppliers?) and possibly a BMC carbon airbox... opinions?

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    forget the airbox - just annoys the drivers but outside cant hear it

    good exhaust like the miltek isnt much louder but sounds nicer - car still sounds like a tractor particularly at startup though...

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    dont talk crap, bmc induction looks and sounds the nuts, u can hear it plain as day outside the car, and its also proven to give up to ten hp gain higher up in the revs

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    if you say so!

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Woah ! Would agree that it's not worth the 220 asking price though, dont honestly think any induction kit is worth that...

    Anyone using a supersprint on here?
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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Play a recording of your favoriate sounding "sports hatch" very loud through your stereo - it's amazing!

    Kev

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Personally I couldn't give a flying if it gives me more HP, but a nicer noise would be nice - sounds like a foodmixer as std!

    ...missing the 5cylinder warble of my old car badly

    Cheers [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    the BMC wont particaularly do anything to power...not until the your pushing 300+bhp, but it will give you a SLIGHTLY deeper induction note... Its nothing drastic, and nothing that you will get sick of. If your not looking for the power benefits, then go for it... Its one of the better kits available.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Personally I couldn't give a flying if it gives me more HP, but a nicer noise would be nice - sounds like a foodmixer as std!

    ...missing the 5cylinder warble of my old car badly

    Cheers [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    the BMC wont particaularly do anything to power...not until the your pushing 300+bhp, but it will give you a SLIGHTLY deeper induction note... Its nothing drastic, and nothing that you will get sick of. If your not looking for the power benefits, then go for it... Its one of the better kits available.

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    Thanks...

    Rich - do the prices on your website incl VAT? Do you offer forum member discount?

    ...best price on a Miltek and a BMC airbox? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Adam,

    All prices are +vat. We offer 5% discount for members, so take the total price -5% +vat and thats what you pay.

    Cheers

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Adam,

    All prices are +vat. We offer 5% discount for members, so take the total price -5% +vat and thats what you pay.

    Cheers

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    What's your price on the Supersprint? And why are exhausts for the S3 so damned expensive when I can get someone like Stealth Systems in s'ton to make me one for 400 tops ?

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Adam,

    All prices are +vat. We offer 5% discount for members, so take the total price -5% +vat and thats what you pay.

    Cheers

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    What's your price on the Supersprint? And why are exhausts for the S3 so damned expensive when I can get someone like Stealth Systems in s'ton to make me one for 400 tops ?

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    I dont know... They are a bloody rip of!

    The Milltek for the S3 is 394+vat (inc 5% discount)... the superspint is VERY expensive, and also i dont THINK the street system is any bigger bore which means its alot of money for a nicer sound! The milltek is bigger bore.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Hmm...but I'll wager the Supersprint system will fit properly, not knock underneath, and the tailpipes / rear box will probably sit square!


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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Hmm...but I'll wager the Supersprint system will fit properly, not knock underneath, and the tailpipes / rear box will probably sit square!



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    That's what I'm thinking. I had a Miltek on my Coupe and it was lovely but I'm just reading far too much about crappy fitment on the S3s to make me spend 500 on one.

    I'm thinking Supersprint, or perhaps a custom jobbie from someone I can return to and shout at if it doesn't fit 100% perfect.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Hmm...but I'll wager the Supersprint system will fit properly, not knock underneath, and the tailpipes / rear box will probably sit square!



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    But has that not changed since your system was made? I seem to remember that being said in a previous post... Could be wrong.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Is this a good price for the Supersprint?

    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...facturer=super

    Can you match or better it Rich? Would rather give you the business but money is money...

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Is this a good price for the Supersprint?

    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...facturer=super

    Can you match or better it Rich? Would rather give you the business but money is money...

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    That is a good price... one which i cant match. They must have the same supplier as us so dont know how they could do them so cheap. We are the same price but +vat not including. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    forget the airbox - just annoys the drivers but outside cant hear it

    good exhaust like the miltek isnt much louder but sounds nicer - car still sounds like a tractor particularly at startup though...

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    Dunk, just read your sig,

    when did we get MTM'd??

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Well I've just ordered a Supersprint and a BMC CDA airbox...looking forward to some nicer noises!

    Cheers,
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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    off topic, but

    gettting mtm'd as we speak -kit on now, getting the custom mapping from the chap from mtm germany.

    gave up waiting for jabba or amd to come up with a reliable ihi solution that could be fitted in less than 2 weeks

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?







    Anyone else with a milltek on their S3 want to join in the conversation?

    Yes mate, got the milltek on mine with a 3" d/pipe and single cat. Milltek is really close at the centre box. Has knocked a few times, had a little adjust and seems to be ok now. Still close though.
    BTW I've seen dogbone mounts mentioned in this thread a couple of times. Would this be the mounting underneath the gearbox ? Need an uprated one to try and reduce movement(d/pipe a bit tight).If so can you supply Rich ?

    Chris.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    Anyone else with a milltek on their S3 want to join in the conversation?

    Yes mate, got the milltek on mine with a 3" d/pipe and single cat. Milltek is really close at the centre box. Has knocked a few times, had a little adjust and seems to be ok now. Still close though.
    BTW I've seen dogbone mounts mentioned in this thread a couple of times. Would this be the mounting underneath the gearbox ? Need an uprated one to try and reduce movement(d/pipe a bit tight).If so can you supply Rich ?

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    Yes i can mate... They are 15.95+vat/del

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    s3 with mtm 345hp/gmbh springs+koni/neuspeed ARBs/adjustable tie-bars/18"oem rstt+235-40-18 GSD3s/355+308mm brakes/ACE haldex controller/dogbone/satnav plus/phatnoise/anymac sub/infinity kappa speakers/sony bluetooth

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    I hadn't clocked that either... So, when do we start the door-to-doors for the petition to have all the roads around here floodlit and re-surfaced?

    I'll race you to the next North-West meet! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img] You know with the 15" -> Avus transition on my 1.6S I'll have the acceleration and handling to keep up with what's become an MTM S3 since I last saw it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    unless they fix the potholes i aint racing anywhere....

    my teeth are long enough and loose enough already thanks

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    ess_three - the only thing missing now are the driving skills.....

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    ess_three - the only thing missing now are the driving skills.....

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    Modest as usual, dunk!

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    oops - ecs 355mm brake kit doesnt fit my car - pads and calipers dont fit over the disks properly and the left and right side of the kit arent machined the same for some reason.

    so having to swap over to movit 345mm 996tt kit - lots more money but at least it does fit

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    Im sure that the kit will fit... Just that an incorrect part has been placed in the kit... Most likely the bracket or rotor hat... Easily rectified.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Gee's Dunk,

    have you just won the lottery or what?!

    Ahh, or is it that Christmas Bonus!

    With my bonus, I'm buying a new set of valve caps. Or may be a new magic tree!

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    Ordered mine from here: http://www.europerformance.co.uk/Per...e_Exhausts.htm

    ...almost identical price...

    A

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

    I have a full Miltek system and cats on my S3, tailpipes fit square to bumper cut out although back box sits lower on the n/s, also knocked underneath at first but by replacing the middle rubber mount for thick h/duty one and squeezing the rubber tight with a strong cable tie it sorted it.

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    Re: How to make an S3 sound like a sports hatch?

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    I have a full Miltek system and cats on my S3, tailpipes fit square to bumper cut out although back box sits lower on the n/s,


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    So it doesn't fit properly then?
    As usual, it's not made properly...it shouldn't sit squint...the standard one doesn't, why should an aftermarket system?


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    also knocked underneath at first but by replacing the middle rubber mount for thick h/duty one and squeezing the rubber tight with a strong cable tie it sorted it.

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    Ah, and of course, we have to do that with the OE Audi system. Why should you have to mess about with sub-standard products at over inflated prices...just to get them to fit?

 

 

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