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    97 a3 1.8t sport

    Hi,

    I have a few questions about my car.


    Firstly I am thinking of getting new alloys but want to make sure they fit.

    Rim Width: 8J
    Tyre Width: 225
    Rim Diameter: 18 inches
    Aspect Ratio: 40
    Offset: 35/45

    Any idea if they would fit without hassle? Also would I be better off going with 17" due to performance issues.

    Secondly my tape player occasionally turns itself off and only comes out the rear speaker for a second ( i have the tape concert head unit) and I have to turn it off and back on for it to work again, any idea what could be causing this?

    Also there is a cable hanging out of the front of my bumper (passenger side) and it looks like it should connect to somethign but there is nothing there to connect to and I have no idea what it is. I will try getting a picture of it.

    I am also planning to get it remapped, new dump valve (not sure whether to get a recirculated one or not?) and a panel filter. Would you have any reccomendations on these?

    Cheers

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    Always recirc DV, Atmospheric ones play havoc with the engine management apparently. Lots of time all these issues have been discussed. use the search function Dude!


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    About the Panel filter..... discussed many times on here, but the standard one should do fine... even up to 300BHP. I got a K&N before I read about that.

    The K&N makes a slight difference to noise but not much. And be careful if you do get a K&N... they are oiled and to much oil can cause issues with the MAF sensor.

    Hope that helps somewhat.

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    Car: A3 1.8T QS (ARY)
    Mods: Revo Stage 2, Milltek, K&N, Forge 007p, B8's & Eibach Springs, 312MM OEM Brakes, BBS LM's, Light Pack, Ally TT Pedals, New Audi Gear Knob, Int LED's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swornd View Post
    Hi,

    I have a few questions about my car.


    Firstly I am thinking of getting new alloys but want to make sure they fit.

    Rim Width: 8J
    Tyre Width: 225
    Rim Diameter: 18 inches
    Aspect Ratio: 40
    Offset: 35/45

    Any idea if they would fit without hassle? Also would I be better off going with 17" due to performance issues.

    Those will fit as long as they are 5 x 100 fitment, get them in ET35 and you'll be fone with 18's. I have 18"s in an 8J and they're fine. You may want to consider lowering your car though as the wheels will make it look a bit high on standard suspension etc.

    If you got 17's you'll wish you went for 18's. I had a bit of a dillema and went for 18's....do glad I did.

    Tom
    2000 Audi A3 1.8T Sport - Custom Code Phase 1 remap / Custom Stainless Catback Exhuast / MKII 18" RS4 Reps / Wietec Ultra GT40mm / KW ARB's / Forge TIP / Forge 007 / Green Panel Filter / EBC Greenstuff pads / 312mm S3 front brake upgrade / Aero Wipers / LED Interior Lights / LED Side Repeaters / Face Lift Rear Lights and covered in Dodo Juice

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    Always recirc DV, Atmospheric ones play havoc with the engine management apparently
    Cheers mate, someone else told me to stick with the recirc so nice to get it confirmed.


    About the Panel filter..... discussed many times on here, but the standard one should do fine... even up to 300BHP. I got a K&N before I read about that.

    The K&N makes a slight difference to noise but not much. And be careful if you do get a K&N... they are oiled and to much oil can cause issues with the MAF sensor.

    Hope that helps somewhat.
    Just heard you may get a few bhp and also wouldn't mind a extra bit of grunt. So its pretty much not worth going for and just stick with the standard?

    About the wheels, not sure what the fitment is, what I was looking at was:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-VW-AUDI-RS8-alloy-wheels-and-22540ZR18-tyres_W0QQitemZ280327374623QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_C arParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET?hash=i tem280327374623&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72% 3A1689|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1308

    Dunno if that helps out at all.

    Cheers for all the fast replies.

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    Seriously mate, you wont get added BHP from a panel filter. Lots of people done testing on it. But what you will get is that you can service it yourself and hence maybe save some candy. Also makes a slight difference in noise... more of a woosh... not much bit a bit.

    Cheers

    Car: A3 1.8T QS (ARY)
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    Oh.... forgot to write a bit...

    if you get a Forge 007p DV, it is serviceable too. and just better built. Also recommended for a remap. Last of all, and it has been reported by more than just me but gear changes seem smoother for some reason. I am not sure why but they really do.

    Good Luck mate!
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    Car: A3 1.8T QS (ARY)
    Mods: Revo Stage 2, Milltek, K&N, Forge 007p, B8's & Eibach Springs, 312MM OEM Brakes, BBS LM's, Light Pack, Ally TT Pedals, New Audi Gear Knob, Int LED's
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    Yeah I pretty much presumed as much, still wouldn't mind a bit of noise. At the moment its completely standard and its dead silent which is nice in a way but I want to hear something. Would you reccomend the K&N one and know anywhere good to get them from?

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    I bought mine from a garage in Glasgow at the going rate. Can pick them up most places I reckon.

    Some say Greencotton ones are good too. Think they don't have oil on them but really not sure.

    Car: A3 1.8T QS (ARY)
    Mods: Revo Stage 2, Milltek, K&N, Forge 007p, B8's & Eibach Springs, 312MM OEM Brakes, BBS LM's, Light Pack, Ally TT Pedals, New Audi Gear Knob, Int LED's
    Wish List: ARB's, FMIC, Hose's, Maybe A Clean Engine Bay and Free Petrol

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    Ah sound, Ill pop into town tomorrow then and see if I can pick one of those up. Just had a look around for that dump valve and found one for 77 which seems pretty good. For the remap I got a quote from a garage by me for 350 but no idea what kind that is (revo, etc). May have to check a few other places.

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    As for remap, check out custom code on the forum main page. they do a remap, dumpvalve and a panel filter for under 400 i think. And they can travel to you if there is nowhere close for you to go!


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