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    About to order a new Black Edition - Advice?

    Hi guys, I'm new around here so first of all, hello!

    I'm just about to order a new S3 Black Edition in Sprint Blue with S-Tronic and folding door mirrors.

    I have been offered the car for an absolute steel so I'm happy to go ahead with the order but before I do I wanted to pick all your brains about the S-Tronic gearbox!

    I am planning to take the S3 to atleast stage 2+ but I want to know which gearbox is the best to go for when tuning the S3? I have heard the manual clutch starts to slip when you start modding, but the S-Tronic\DSG can handle a lot more torque, is that correct?

    I have been out in both a manual and auto S3 and loved them both so I would only choose S-Tronic if it can withstand more power...

    Bearing in mind I want to tune the S3 what do you think I should do?
    Go ahead and order the car with S-Tronic gearbox?
    Swap the S-Tronic for a pair of bucket seats instead?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :D

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    Hi mate,

    I was in the same boat as u 2 weeks ago but put my deposit down on a
    S3 3DR Black Edition
    S- tronic
    exclusive paint - suzuka grey
    bucket seats
    front and rear parking sensors
    cruise control

    i can not wait.

    I drove both aswel but have gone for s tronic and in def going to be upping the power.

    I got exactly 3,023 off the price after shopping around for about a month.

    What month did they say you would get it?

    Ash.

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    If you Google it, then lots of mentions on forums and tuner's websites that the S-Tronic ( same box as the VW DSG ) box has a torque limit ( software not hardware ) of 350Nm which is 260lb/ft which is what the car comes with as standard.

    I asked on here about a week ago if this was truth or an urban myth, ie I asked if anyone could post a link to a VAG or manufacturer website where it states this - no one answered my post, but of course that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

    Assuming it's true, then to make use of your torque increase which you'll get with the re-map ( up to about 300lb/ft ) then you'll also need to re-map the gearbox - this seemingly lifts the software torque limit to 500Nm ( 370lb/ft ) which is supposed to be the hardware limit.

    Gus

    ps Order tomorrow as the Audi IT systems shut down for 2 weeks, ( see other thread on this ) and they can't put orders into the factory during this period.
    2010 S3 Sportback, MY11, S-tronic, Sprint Blue - gone
    2010 A3 TDi 170 quattro, Black Edition, Phantom Black

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    Sounds good mate.

    I've got a December delivery date sounds ages away but its easier for me anyway 'cos I have stuff on during Oct\Nov.

    Well you've beat my discount by 5 lol! And there giving me a decent price for my part ex. Where are you getting yours from?

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    il def go for the gearbox software for sure..

    mine is coming from wimbledon Audi but to get the discount i went through mammouth cars who put me in contact with audi i think i got 9% off the price of the car and 9% off each extra..

    you be best selling your car privatley if you got a long wait like me.. mines on the market now and got a little run around for the time being.

    Ash.

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    That Mammouth Cars looks pretty good, how does it work? I cant believe they can offer nearly a 6k discount off list price and there not be some sort of catch.

    Do they offer you crap part exchange prices or something? High finance rates?

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    I know they buy a certain amount of audis through wimbledon audi and every car they sell they get commision from every car they sell from audi... I tried going direct to audi wimbledon and cutting out mammouth but they wouldnt do it at the same price..

    All i did was call mammouth told them what i wanted etc and they put me through to audi and have delt direct with audi since, i havent paid no money to mammouth.

    Mammouth offer better finance rates than audi but i didnt need to finance it in the end. I didnt bover asking about px,in my MK6 Golf Gti as im selling it myself now.

    Ash.

 

 

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