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    Advice on S3 performance

    Hi im new to this forum, ive had my s3 a little over a month now and i love it, need more power though ha.

    Its apparently had a stage 2 REVO map but no paperwork to prove it,
    K&N panel filter,
    De-baffled boost pipe,
    De-cat

    I had it Dyno'd at Revo-tune in durham and it only put out 216.1
    Only 6bhp more than standard

    I want a front mount intercooler for it but apparently Universal kits dont give much gain and decent kits are like £800!
    I also want a full stainless but dont know what bore to get 2 1/2" or 3"
    Then could anyone recomend a good induction kit?
    Then once all of this is done a Dyno Remap?

    Any advice will be fantastic, Thanks

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    dont be sucked into expensive FMIC, i had an S3 with a forge front mount, quite an expensive kit by all accounts, put on by a previous owner, it also had a big turbo conversion done and when i removed the forge it had split the welds on the end tanks, i called forge and they said they are only good for about 330/340hp (can't remember exactly but it wasn't much) search up welly cooler on here that route isn't a huge amount and seems pretty decent, depends on the budget really

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    Im confused, whats a welly cooler? lol

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    cools ya boots man

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    but seriously, its a user on here that did a fmic mod that others have copied by all accounts, do a search and all will become clear
    Last edited by jasongtr; 2 Weeks Ago at 17:48.

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    Ive just had a quick search and it just looks like a bigger diameter cooler, ive just found an airtec frontmount on ebay for £450, only £100 more than a universal kit

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    There is a FMIC thread in the FAQs...

    AH Fab / Ebay / Forge S3/A3 FMIC installs (image heavy)

    As said, the cheaper option id the 'welly cooler' which is essentially a largish eBay/toyosport one... retaining the foglights and grilles takes a little effort but if you are not fussed about that then all good... if you want the OE look then the AH Fabs V2 is the one to go for... have a word with Alex or Lars at AH Fabrications about one... should cost you around £400 plus pipes...

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    This is a welly cooler:

    FMIC FFRONT MOUNT TURBO INTERCOOLER TYPE B 600x300x76MM 5001 | eBay

    Loads of fitting info on this particular cooler on the forum if you look for it.

    Audi S3 8L in absolute red, Stage 2 tuned & Golf MK4 GT TDI PD, bright green pearl, also Stage 2 tuned... 23mpg vs 53mpg!



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    rather than buying a full kit it is usually cheaper to buy a core (either welly or ahfabs) then order the pipework to suit, check other peoples build threads, loads of people run FMICs
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    It sure doesn't sound like it's running Revo then, unless set to Stock mode?

    Give your local dealer a call, they will be able to check settings for you, also if Revo they can datalog and set the car up properly on the road - Dealer Locator | REVO, Race Bred Adrenaline

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    I would be looking into why you have such **** power before looking at an FMIC.
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