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    lanch control on s3 8l

    Has any one had launch control on there s3 8l if so
    Is it safe.
    Im getting my s3 remaped at end of month and the guy
    Doing it says he can put launch control and flat shift on it for
    Extra £50 is it worth it and is it possible to do it

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    There is a few people on here that's had it mapped into the ecu me included

    yes it's safe if used in moderation, can be a bit antisocial and not recommended using it on the public road

    it can do damage to exhausts and clutch are the main things to go
    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
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    Thanks for the reply much appreciated
    Mite go for it for track days would the standard clutch b alright after a few launches
    Or would it b shot after 1

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    Launch control and NLS can and will break things so use with caution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cargo View Post
    Thanks for the reply much appreciated
    Mite go for it for track days would the standard clutch b alright after a few launches
    Or would it b shot after 1
    Std clutch won't last 5 mins for launch and NLS mate... not trying to sound negative as I have this myself but launching a quattro S3 is very hard on everything...



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    I twisted a few of my driveshafts doing hard launches but i do have over 500bhp

    TBH i don't know how long your clutch will last, is it new? what power are your running etc etc
    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
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    Launch control on an S3, isn't that what Haldex is for?
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    i ****ed my turbo using launch and NLS, expensive way to show off imho
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    Not sure on power its got ko4hybrid turbo relentless v3 manifold and down pipe milteck decat and backbox
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    Just had new clutch fitted as well

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    Rods?

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    Agu bottom end amk head

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Rods?

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    Agu bottom end amk head
    Yes that engine will have rods
    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
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    I've been thinking about this recently.. Lately, when my ESP kicks in, my car burbles like an rs3 on launch.. But as soon as it gets traction it just launches off without lag.. So it must be some boost building esp? Can this not be used for LC?
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    Yes that engine will have rods
    LOL

    well there will be some fragile pieces of metal attaching crank to piston in there... probably for a short while anyhows
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    To the O.P

    they were asking if you had uprated rods, as with your list of mods you are running in the 290bhp + bracket or 290+ torques bracket and that is what we call " rod bending territory" ........... Very expensive damage to the engine if they go.


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    local specialist siad 20mm rods good for 300bhp so didnt change

    [vvQUOTE=s33nyboy12;1994858]To the O.P

    they were asking if you had uprated rods, as with your list of mods you are running in the 290bhp + bracket or 290+ torques bracket and that is what we call " rod bending territory" ........... Very expensive damage to the engine if they go.


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    Not to bad if it goes got a spare s3 am braking in garage
    Alot of work doing it but atleast i got spares lol

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    When people say launch control then is this as in a anti-lag system or is it just in the same was as holding throttle at 4500rpm??
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVLO View Post
    When people say launch control then is this as in a anti-lag system or is it just in the same was as holding throttle at 4500rpm??
    Boost build launch is the official name for it really... uses an 'anti-lag' type approach to build boost at a defined rpm... the code holds the rpm at the mapped set point (4.5k on mine for example), the boost builds from the 'anti-lag' like stuff, drop the clutch and off you go...

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    ^^^^^ sounds like fun with moderation ;-)
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    Sounds a bit pants in this but you get the idea....



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    Sounds sweet and looks quick what bhp is that running

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cargo View Post
    Sounds sweet and looks quick what bhp is that running
    at the time of the video, 400hp... currently nothing as the engine is on a stand and the new turbo in a box

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Boost build launch is the official name for it really... uses an 'anti-lag' type approach to build boost at a defined rpm... the code holds the rpm at the mapped set point (4.5k on mine for example), the boost builds from the 'anti-lag' like stuff, drop the clutch and off you go...

    <tuffty/>

    So do you literally just drop the clutch and it goes or do you need to ride it a bit.
    Do you know roughly how much HP the engine is making at launch?

    I like this but I'm scared

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scullies View Post
    So do you literally just drop the clutch and it goes or do you need to ride it a bit.
    Do you know roughly how much HP the engine is making at launch?

    I like this but I'm scared
    No riding

    Clutch down, acceloratoer to the floor, revving to 4500 and holding, clutch out and hold on

    Have a look at your dyno graph to see how much power your making at 4500
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    My S3 Twists Drive shafts for fun.

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    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts
    , relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

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    HO LEE CHIT, now Im even more scared for my gearbox and drive shaft

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    Yep twisted my drive shafts doing it
    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
    My S3 Twists Drive shafts for fun.

    FOR SALE
    Sparco Torino 2 sport seats
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts
    , relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    Yep twisted my drive shafts doing it
    Make some solid shafts?

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    It's a weight thing the but that will be the next thing with me as I'm upping the power
    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
    My S3 Twists Drive shafts for fun.

    FOR SALE
    Sparco Torino 2 sport seats
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts
    , relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

 

 

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