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Thread: 8P 3.2 v6 to an 8L S3

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    8P 3.2 v6 to an 8L S3

    Hopefully going to see a S3 at the weekend down in Lincoln area looks a great car and spec wise very similar to my 3.2 I have just now.
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    Wrong section I would say.

    * my bad, its me in the wrong section lol what a numty lol

    Yes the s3 8p is immense, not the same epic sound as the 3.2 but sound just as evil.
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    Good choice 15bhp more than your 3.2 and loads more tuning potential great cars all round
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    Where in Lincoln? May know the garage.

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    I'm going from a 8p to a 8L S3. I am going to miss the v6 noise but I have always loved the 8L S3 and the 1.8t BAM engine is really workable.

    It's a private sale.

    I thought I posted my Op in the 8L section.
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    Which garage in Lincoln? I sold my 8L to a garage in Lincoln/North Hykeham recently so I hope it isn't my old one as it needed a lot of work!

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    I keep considering going from an 8p s3 to a 3.2 lol, that sound is awesome, although I guess performance isn't great and I'd really notice that coming from stage 2+ and around 350bhp or whatever it makes
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    I think you'll miss the 3.2 tbh especially going to an 8L from an 8P. Things moved on a bit on the later platform not to mention the nicer interior.
    I went from my 3.2 to a remapped 8P S3 and even though it was a nice car with plenty of go, it didn't have the heart & soul of the V6.
    I now have an R36. It feels just as quick as the S3 but has the heart & Soul that I missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XFi View Post
    Which garage in Lincoln? I sold my 8L to a garage in Lincoln/North Hykeham recently so I hope it isn't my old one as it needed a lot of work!
    Can you pm me your old reg plate please so I know its not it. Lol
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    Afraid I don't know it as it always had a private plate on it but it's a 51 plate AMK Ming blue, tbh all that was bad was a sticky rear caliper and rusty front arches the cambelt was due a replacement. The rest was in very good condition and I had added 4 branch SS manifold with sports cat and a jabbasport re-map.

    I think the reg was something like B*51.

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    That good it's not it then the one I'm going to see is a 02 plate. Just hope the guy selling it sends me the info I have asked for before Wednesday as that's when I need to book the train to get a cheap ticket for Saturday travel.
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    The 8L with the correct mods are quick! I recently had a custom Stage 2 Map from badger 5 and its awesome! Great cars and look fab when clean (especially with those wide arches)! You'll miss the v6 sound, but just get a good exhaust and I'm sure it'll sort of compensate! Lol
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodster View Post
    Get it bought Iain and then let the modding commence.....lol
    Just don't tell the other half. Lol
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    i came from a audi s3 8l to the 3.2 just because i missed that noise and had owned a mk5 r32 before i bought the s3. the audi s3 8l is a fantastic car ! mines was remapped to 250 and apart from that completely standard and the spec you get is quiet good considering the age of the car lovely to drive to! if u go ahead with it mate u wont be dissapointed. mines still turned heads even tho it was a x reg! lol
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    Well that's my train booked for bloody 6:50am on Saturday morning to go to Peterborough. I really hope its worth it. Now just to find someone down that way with VCDS that can do a scan for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    Well that's my train booked for bloody 6:50am on Saturday morning to go to Peterborough. I really hope its worth it. Now just to find someone down that way with VCDS that can do a scan for me.
    Should of said Iain I would of picked you up and we could of done a road trip with VCDS in the boot and other stuff to check the car over.....shame it would of been an impressive drive home.....
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    The spoils of my journey. Now that I'm home let the fun begin.
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    Congrats bud!!
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    That looks great mate!

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    Nice car

    Seems as if the facelift S3`s were quite popular in the Ming Blue with silver interior guess that's cos it looks so nice.

    Hope you pleased with your swap
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    Thanks she is nice. There are a few stupid things that need to be put right but for a 02 plate its to be expected I would think. And the the fact i was up at 5am to get the train it just made the 330 mile drive home even more enjoyable.
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    Mark thanks for the advice over the phone on Saturday. I was going to pop in on the way back but it was after 9:30 when I crossed the line back into the home land.
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    I have still got Jessica so I can't take the pic down yet. And as for regular around here definetly. I think even the search button is sore
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    Pity that, I could have sold you a mint Noggy S3 with all the right mods on it
    ...... Now this one's MUCH better!...

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    That's the car booked in to get the decat taken off and a standard cat put back on. Then it will be running a standard cat with a middle box delete and standard rear box. Hopefully it will make it a lot quieter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    That's the car booked in to get the decat taken off and a standard cat put back on. Then it will be running a standard cat with a middle box delete and standard rear box. Hopefully it will make it a lot quieter.
    It'll be interesting to see the difference that makes.
    Keep us informed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    That's the car booked in to get the decat taken off and a standard cat put back on. Then it will be running a standard cat with a middle box delete and standard rear box. Hopefully it will make it a lot quieter.
    Is the decat pipe a direct swop, is it for sale if so?



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    I don't know what the condition of the pipe is basically from what I can see its a standard cat that has been cut open the insides removed and then welded shut again. I will take pics once its removed on friday and if its any good to you then its yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    I don't know what the condition of the pipe is basically from what I can see its a standard cat that has been cut open the insides removed and then welded shut again. I will take pics once its removed on friday and if its any good to you then its yours.
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    The photos of the bypass cat mod

    http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/sh...s%20mod%20pipe

    The only problem I can see is one of the studs at the flange is missing and there is a slight dent in one of the cat pipes at the weld.

    Edit link updated so it works now. Bloody photo bucket.
    Last edited by shariain; 16th July 2013 at 00:07.
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