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    S3 performance

    Hi guys,

    Iv owned my s3 for a month or so now, my previous cars have mainly been diesals. The s3 is a very nice car overall but does not feel quick to me especially in lower revs. It feels like i have to push the car hard to make it move and can't really feel the turbo come in the lower revs like i'd feel driving diesals.
    Is this the way a standard 225 s3 should drive? my brothers 225 TT seems to have more of a kick, or is this all in my head!

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    shouldnt really feel that much quicker in a TT...unless he has the 3.2..... yours will beast any TT (edge it)like for like as its heavier than yours with the same engine and drivetrain
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    at what sort of revs does the turbo come in? dont get me wrong the car is quick, but only when i really push it. Maybe im expecting it to be alot quicker than it actually is.

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    id have a 1 on 1 with ya brothers TT, only way to tell and set your mind at ease
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    good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah23 View Post
    at what sort of revs does the turbo come in? dont get me wrong the car is quick, but only when i really push it. Maybe im expecting it to be alot quicker than it actually is.
    First off you're probably best getting your car dyno'd and VAG-Com'd to make sure it's running as well as it should be. Then get the car remapped if that's not been done already; it should give you more low-end grunt as the turbo tends to spool up slightly earlier.

    As you've pointed out you've come from a desel to a petrol car and it will take some getting used to the different driving styles required. With a diesel you could rely a bit more on the torque of the engine to get you moving quickly whereas with a turbo'd petrol you need to be thinking about keeping the car on boost to make it quick.
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    You should really feel the turbo kicking in around 2k rpm in the right gear. Not too bad really.

    The power is very linear so there isnt a kick, just solid power between 2k up until 6k.

    Perhaps your brothers car is remapped.

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