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    s3 standard or stage2?

    Hi
    will be buying an s3 8l with in the next month and have seen a few which are already mapped and a few stock.
    just wondering if buying a mapped one could give me more problems e.t.c? or if im better off buying a completely standard and doing the mods my self so i know exactly what has been done. please could someone give me some advice on this as i really am not sure what to do

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    If going modified try buy one off places like here then you know the history...
    Trouble with buying standard, it will cost a hell of a lot of money even to get to stage 2 from scratch..
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    thats what i've thinking about, i've seen an s3 with a stage 2 which i am viewing this weekend. so hopefully that is up to scratch. what are the most decent remaps? Revo apr and cc?
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    It's all opinion really, everyone used the best map company if you ask them.
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    Personally I'd try to buy an honest and well documented stage 2/modified/tuned car, as you'll save yourself a packet on parts. These are harder to find as there are dogs around, but they're worth looking for IMO.
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    i suppose so, thanks for the advice though. it certainly would be alot cheaper to buy one with all the mods already done
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeeA3 View Post
    thats what i've thinking about, i've seen an s3 with a stage 2 which i am viewing this weekend. so hopefully that is up to scratch. what are the most decent remaps? Revo apr and cc?
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    Hey man, I'm from Cardiff too and recently took my S3 up to Bill at Badger 5 for a remap.

    You're welcome to see how it compares to yours when you get it.

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    Cheers guys!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalacoulter View Post
    Hey man, I'm from Cardiff too and recently took my S3 up to Bill at Badger 5 for a remap.

    You're welcome to see how it compares to yours when you get it.
    Where abouts you from in cardiff bud?
    i'm not a genius...i'm a learner

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    I'd never buy a modified car. I'd rather spend a little less on a standard car initially and perhaps a bit more on fitting/labour/new parts than trust someone else's opinion of a good garage/tuner.

    But it's all personal opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeeA3 View Post
    Where abouts you from in cardiff bud?
    I'm in Whitchurch, you?

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    Depends

    If you've not done the modding route I think starting standard and enjoy the car and gradually do bolt on mods and appreciate it a lot more and understand the car characteristics to different things
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
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    Small world! I spend a lot of time there (pubs mainly)... I agree with p1tse btw, more fun to follow the car through all the mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalacoulter View Post
    Small world! I spend a lot of time there (pubs mainly)... I agree with p1tse btw, more fun to follow the car through all the mods.
    indeed it is! I just put a deposit down on a red s3 89k stage 2

    really would have have liked to buy one standard and do all the mods myself but I know I would not be able to afford to do that as I am only 18

    its a great car though
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeeA3 View Post
    indeed it is! I just put a deposit down on a red s3 89k stage 2

    really would have have liked to buy one standard and do all the mods myself but I know I would not be able to afford to do that as I am only 18

    its a great car though
    Out of interest what's your insurance on that at 18? I'm 21 and this year it's about £700.

    Have you got a list of the mods? One man's stage 2 is another man's cold air intake and exhaust tip haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalacoulter View Post
    I agree with p1tse btw, more fun to follow the car through all the mods.
    You pay for that 'fun' as well

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    My insurance is 2100 on it that'. With 1 years driving but o No claims as my first year was under my fathers name


    *Bose sound system including 6 disc head unit *Aluminum heated mirrors *Recaro heated black leather seats fully electric *Zeon head lights (HID's) * cruise control I've had done *Revo stage 2 remap including laptop software for adjustment on cd and the laptop adaptor still in its box *New integrated engineering strengthened H beam con rods and ARP rods *new k04 turbo *a&h fabrications inter cooler *all air pipes have been replaced with sfs up rated silicon pipes *forge recirc dump valve *3" s/s pipeworx down pipe and sports cat * from cat back s/s power flow system *19" ch style alloys *40mm eibach springs *uprated anti roll bar with poly bushes inc T bar engine mount *new Bosch s3 battery *itg 350bhp rated air filter *all 4 coils have been replaced by Audi for newer ones *20mm hubcentric spacers on the rear

    These are the mods, I shall be modded it a little more myself aswell though

    Fell in love with this car the minute I saw it
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    Zeon lights lol,sounds like its had a lot of money spent on that beauty.

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    haha typo, xenon* its going to be a big jump from my 1.8 a3 thats for sure
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    Very nice
    Where's the pictures

    Where did you see it advertised?
    I'm just keeping an eye on what's available and not noticed that sound of car in the main classifieds area on net?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeeA3 View Post
    My insurance is 2100 on it that'. With 1 years driving but o No claims as my first year was under my fathers name



    Fell in love with this car the minute I saw it
    Is that with mods declared?
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
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    Yes all mods declared. Shall upload a picture now and on Gumtre. Couldn't find any decent ones for sale near me which were red except this one
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    The one downside is I'm not picking it up until the end of November. As that is when I will have the money
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    You have struck 8l gold with that one! Well done

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    Who is that insured with. Great looking car btw. Red looks awesome

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    That's with admiral multi car with 3 other cars putting my mum and dad on it, that brought it down 2,000. I cant really fault it superkarl
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    Very nice!

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    Red S3 - awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalacoulter View Post
    Very nice!
    We will have to meet up one day once I have it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeeA3 View Post
    We will have to meet up one day once I have it!
    Let me make mine presentable first haha!
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    Red s3's really look the business cracking car mate

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    not just any red, its misano red! A true RS colour
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    I do love the colour, cant wait to pick it up now
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    Great news, will have the money for next saturday so will post so more pics once i get it will upload some more now too
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    So I'm guessing all the upgrade work is fully documented. I thought admiral would run a mile from heavily modified cars !
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

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    So did I, my friend is an overrides for admiral though so he helped a 'little' haha
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