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    Talking Stage 1 + a few other cheap mods... ideas please

    Hi, I own a 2002 Audi S3 8L in Nagaro Blue. I was looking at doing some things to it as its relatively low milage and getting a bit 'normal' for my tastes. Im looking at the moment at getting a stage 1 revo map with a Pipercross PK339 (bought cheap) and possibly a new exhaust although Ill prob leave this till later in the year. Below are a list of mods I want to do but can anyone suggest anything worth while to add which are relatively cheap to do myself:

    change DV to forge recirculating unit (i wanted a bit more noise but not the full whoosh, someone suggested the dual action DV... thoughts?)
    n249 bypass
    oil catch/breather addition
    change boost pipes to silicon
    change washer fluid bottle to a metal unit as current one is broke


    Anything else + thoughts

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    you can get a forge split r valve but some people say they leak boost, i swapped one for my standard and back again and noticed no diffrence but i am selling mine if you want it

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    just give it to Voorhees and leave alone.


    he can get Stage 1 for you i think (says revo on his banner?). dont meddle with things - you'll probably just make it worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Brown View Post
    just give it to Voorhees and leave alone.


    he can get Stage 1 for you i think (says revo on his banner?). dont meddle with things - you'll probably just make it worse
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    Whatever you do... do NOT buy a split-r.... stick with a std OE (new one if yours is suspect) or a forge 007p/008p if you want a bit of bling..

    The extra 'whoosh' only really comes once you have had a remap and actually have some boost pressure to release.... Audi's are designed using millions of quids to be quiet... its why its an Audi

    Generally best results are gained from a custom map from Badger 5 or R-Tech, Badger5 80mm TIP (with either a cone filter or panel filter in a std airbox) and a healthy engine... all the other stuff is optional...

    Healthy engines are far and few between these days though so don't set your expectations too high... even low mileage cars suffer... have seen a fair few of them recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Brown View Post
    just give it to Voorhees and leave alone.


    he can get Stage 1 for you i think (says revo on his banner?). dont meddle with things - you'll probably just make it worse
    Also my avatar has me in an RS4 but doesn't mean I can get one or own one

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    ok so taking the map and other little bits aside Ive looked at these two things, do you guys think they are worth it:

    N249 removal - N249 Bypass How To (2000 S3 - but same for many)

    Oil catch can - Guide - How to fit a catch can and simplify the PCV system

    Problem with the catch can is I cant find a 19mm outlet one, only 15mmon ebay so Ill have to get an adaptor or fix the piping for this... can anyone forsee any problems with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKoolio View Post
    ok so taking the map and other little bits aside Ive looked at these two things, do you guys think they are worth it:

    N249 removal - N249 Bypass How To (2000 S3 - but same for many)

    Oil catch can - Guide - How to fit a catch can and simplify the PCV system

    Problem with the catch can is I cant find a 19mm outlet one, only 15mmon ebay so Ill have to get an adaptor or fix the piping for this... can anyone forsee any problems with this?
    Come on now....that's half the job done- you've found the links but have you actually read them in detail?

    All the pro's and con's are within the threads and there is also a link to where you can buy the catch can with 19mm outlets - so all the information is there so you make your own mind up. In terms of are they worth it? Then IMO yes- as the cost of the outlay is very little to stop possible problems occurring and pipes getting blocked in the future.

    Just to get you started here's the link to a catch can with 19mm outlets- S3 OCC Tank Product Page

    There are others available and I think someone on here is also making them for cheaper than the saiko product. The search bar at the top right is your friend....majority of worries or questions you have to ask have already been covered numerous of times.
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    il be ordering mine on friday! as above to stop the problems that could occur its gotta be worth it!

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    up to you really can go for a good quality can with the 19mm or jsut get the reducer and ebay one, i went the ebay route and it works saves you a bit of money

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/187166-tims-max-power-a3.html


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