Sky InsuranceChris Nott
Results 1 to 34 of 34
  1. #1
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337

    Any chance of getting the s3 50/50

    Is it possible to get 50% front wheels and 50% back? or 60/40??? may sound stupid, but is it possible???

    My 4wd seems pretty sh*t even in snow back wheels dont seem to do ought? is there any reason for this?

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Works 60% the time, Everytime.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    1,577
    Maybe the uprated haldex controller would help in your quest for more rwd.

    2003 Audi S3 + Go faster bits

  4. #3
    Sandip's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Greater Manchester
    Posts
    2,369
    3.2 V6 with Custom Code VVT Attack Software


  5. #4
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    Maybe the uprated haldex controller would help in your quest for more rwd.
    Best place to get one and how much????

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  6. #5
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    Do they really make a big difference?

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  7. #6
    Sandip's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Greater Manchester
    Posts
    2,369
    sitrials had something like that on his, i should think it would make a fair difference foe that kind of money
    3.2 V6 with Custom Code VVT Attack Software


  8. #7
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,617
    its gone up,it was 500 quid.

  9. #8
    S3fan's Avatar
    Kiteyboy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    366
    I got one and it makes a difference. Dont know if it makes a difference in the snow though, as I dont do snow, or rain, or dirt.

  10. #9
    FazS3's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    857
    Haldex controller is awesome!!

    I love mine!

    Bit pricey but defo recommended!
    MTM THE ULTIMATE STAGE!

  11. #10
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    nice one cheers guys. Wot do you recommend i do 1st Re-map or haldex unit?

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  12. #11
    S3fan's Avatar
    Kiteyboy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    366
    brakes, suspension, revo, haldex, sprintbooster, exhaust, downpipe, aero wipers

  13. #12
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    i've got brembo GT's, full weitech suspension................... so off to jabba or jbs next..woop woop well after my clutch is sorted!

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  14. #13
    JBS Sales's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    Posts
    396
    S3BLX - do you know we are offering the Custom-Code P1 / Forge DV / Green filter for only 350 at the moment?! Not to be missed :D

    Haldex controllers are really good! If this helps at all - maybe have it done the same time you are here for the map etc, I can offer this for 718.75 all in fitted inc VAT.

    Mike!


    Tel/Fax 01246 455 005

  15. #14
    Dani_B19's Avatar
    Audi-sports own special child.

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    7,171
    Quote Originally Posted by JBS Sales View Post
    S3BLX - do you know we are offering the Custom-Code P1 / Forge DV / Green filter for only 350 at the moment?! Not to be missed :D

    Haldex controllers are really good! If this helps at all - maybe have it done the same time you are here for the map etc, I can offer this for 718.75 all in fitted inc VAT.

    Mike!


    1.Why do i have to be skint (Damn insurance at 19)
    2.Why does so much need doing on the car first

    How long will that offer be on?
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

  16. #15
    ianysm's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,001
    Think i'll be taking up your offer very soon Mike...

    Can't afford the haldex controller but i'd like one of those too.

    In the snow is seems to take about a second for the rear wheels to kick in when the fronts spin...Is this normal? I assumed it would be nearly instant!
    Current: RenaultSport Clio 172
    Previous: 2001 ('51) S3 Quattro
    Previous: 2001 E46 M3 Coupe
    Previous: 2001 Civic Type R

  17. #16
    ash_s3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Shrewsbury
    Posts
    1,005
    Quote Originally Posted by S3BLX View Post
    well after my clutch is sorted!
    Go for a decent clutch mate, especially if you will be going for a remap.
    Mapped S3's eat clutches!
    2001 Audi S3 l MTM Remap l 252.7bhp 432.4Nm l Forge 007P l ECS Porsche Stage 2v2 Front Brake Set-up l ECS Stage 1 Rear Brake Set-up l 18" RS4 Alloy Wheels


  18. #17
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    Quote Originally Posted by ash_s3 View Post
    Go for a decent clutch mate,
    What do you class as a decent clutch?

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  19. #18
    ianysm's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,001
    I had a Sachs clutch on my M3 but i hated it. Far too stiff for everyday driving. So i won't be doing the uprated clutch thing again!!
    Current: RenaultSport Clio 172
    Previous: 2001 ('51) S3 Quattro
    Previous: 2001 E46 M3 Coupe
    Previous: 2001 Civic Type R

  20. #19
    wibble111's Avatar
    needs to scratch the itch

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    derbyshire
    Posts
    829
    Does anyone know what the drive is split as, as standard?

  21. #20
    Works 60% the time, Everytime.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    1,577
    Its a non permanent awd system so there is no set split.

    2003 Audi S3 + Go faster bits

  22. #21
    snowed under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    162
    S3 BLX, i looked into the haldex 50/50 split issue in some detail, there are a few options.

    1) http://www.qstuning.com/pages.php?page=drivesystem this will force your car into a 50/50 permanent split.

    or

    2) http://www.thettshop.com/performance...product=600427 they also make an Orange controller which is exactly the same as the blue one but with one difference being that the rear diff is engaged under braking also.

    I have to be honest i had the orange one on my car for a few weeks then took it off as i felt the car was slower with it fitted. But other people swear by them saying it gives the car a more neutral 4WD feeling. My car is also fitted with a front LS diff and it grips realy well anyway so this my have a better effect, anyway hope this helps. p.s. go for a map first.

  23. #22
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    [quote=Lenny Benford;676140]S3 BLX, i looked into the haldex 50/50 split issue in some detail, there are a few options.

    1) http://www.qstuning.com/pages.php?page=drivesystem this will force your car into a 50/50 permanent split. quote]

    I may be tempted by this, love the idea of 50/50, but i will have it mapped first. Thank you very much.

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  24. #23
    ianysm's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,001
    How much is the MTM 50/50 split device then and how does it work. The English is terrible on that site!!!
    Current: RenaultSport Clio 172
    Previous: 2001 ('51) S3 Quattro
    Previous: 2001 E46 M3 Coupe
    Previous: 2001 Civic Type R

  25. #24
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    i Would also like to know how much????

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  26. #25
    FazS3's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    857
    Its 750 awesome kit have it fitted on mine. Search for QST they are the MTM suppliers!
    MTM THE ULTIMATE STAGE!

  27. #26
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    Quote Originally Posted by FazS3 View Post
    Its 750 awesome kit have it fitted on mine. Search for QST they are the MTM suppliers!
    I've just read some bad stuff bout this, saying its like driving a 4x4 with lock diff on???? Whats it drive like? is it switchable between standard and non????

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  28. #27
    S3 Paul's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,759
    Quote Originally Posted by ash_s3 View Post
    Go for a decent clutch mate, especially if you will be going for a remap.
    Mapped S3's eat clutches!
    How do they?
    Im sure thats down to the mapping and the driving style?
    Mines running above standard power on a stock sach clutch
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

  29. #28
    FazS3's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    857
    Quote Originally Posted by S3BLX View Post
    I've just read some bad stuff bout this, saying its like driving a 4x4 with lock diff on???? Whats it drive like? is it switchable between standard and non????
    Where ya read that?Any links?

    Its not switchable. Drives awesome cant fault it!!
    MTM THE ULTIMATE STAGE!

  30. #29
    snowed under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    162
    The one on the Qst site is switchable , it will either be 50/50 or your standard haldex. If i were you i would try to find someone who has had this fitted to there car to find out what its like before parting with your cash.

  31. #30
    FazS3's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    857
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Benford View Post
    The one on the Qst site is switchable , it will either be 50/50 or your standard haldex. If i were you i would try to find someone who has had this fitted to there car to find out what its like before parting with your cash.
    Isit?? How do you switch it?
    MTM THE ULTIMATE STAGE!

  32. #31
    snowed under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    162
    With a switchsorry, a two position switch.

  33. #32
    FazS3's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    857
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Benford View Post
    With a switchsorry, a two position switch.
    lol hehe i dont see no switch in my car lol why would you want to switch it anyway?
    MTM THE ULTIMATE STAGE!

  34. #33
    S3BLX's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    337
    Quote Originally Posted by FazS3 View Post
    Where ya read that?Any links?

    Its not switchable. Drives awesome cant fault it!!
    read it here mate.
    http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/vw-go...ontroller.html

    IF IN DOUBT......FLAT OUT!!!!

  35. #34
    thegoal007's Avatar
    Another S3 owner....

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    surrey
    Posts
    714
    I've heard the opposite from the australian audi forums. Basically unless you drive with a lead right foot "pedal to the floor" then you are really not going to notice much as the current ratio front/back (although sounds bad) does work pretty well.

    Even if you have a bit of fun occastionally , who doesn't (?), is the extra 661 + labour to fit worth it ?

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO