EM TuningJMB Retrofits
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 121 to 160 of 229
Like Tree8Likes

Thread: Is the 8P s3 worth the money?

  1. #121
    quattro81's Avatar
    All the gear.. No idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    982
    I had a 2002 8l S3 in dolphin grey with half White alcantara, eibach coils, h&r arbs, forge fmic, Pipercross viper, revo stage 2 , milltek tbe & haldex controller.. She was pushing 300.. and you know what the best thing about her was? Those big arches.. that's what the current rs3 needs - the bulldog shoulders lol

    Although as paddy so rightly points out - just a stage 1 Software map on an s3 puts it there or past, and with the s tronic, you don't have to worry that the clutch is just about to pop! Like on the manual 8L
    Red is the colour..

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #122
    S3 Nattie's Avatar
    Quattro ist für sissies

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    1,600
    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Your not wrong mate i just read his sig and he has spent a fortune on that old banger and it puts out about the same bhp as mine when its running on cooking oil
    Dont know why your dissing. You spent all you time slagging off 8P S3's then went and bought one................
    akash_sky1 likes this.
    For sale

    3" Downpipe and de cat (will be going on ebay soon)
    Autogauge boost gauge
    Chrome Audi Number plate surrounds

    PM for info.

  4. #123
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Cool some tried and tested setups then, whats your goal?
    A good,reliable and quick daily driver....500bhp or so seems to be the limit of pretty much guaranteed reliability,although some are going a bit further,and a few of my mates from abroad are stretching things somewhat more.

  5. #124
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    25,511
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Are you the only one on here that has upgraded the turbo then?
    There's a few Dave, Johnny whatshisname? who tweaked it quite a lot, then swopped it for an Edition30 and back to his S3 again I think, and another member was S3BigAndy or something similar, not sure if he was running big turbo or just a whole load of mods, but I was sitting shotgun in his car CastleCoombe circuit, and we was all over an Audi R8! There's a video of it somewhere.



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



  6. #125
    Ash B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    5,808
    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    There's a few Dave, Johnny whatshisname? who tweaked it quite a lot, then swopped it for an Edition30 and back to his S3 again I think, and another member was S3BigAndy or something similar, not sure if he was running big turbo or just a whole load of mods, but I was sitting shotgun in his car CastleCoombe circuit, and we was all over an Audi R8! There's a video of it somewhere.
    Big Andy was running a big turbo
    Dark Vader Half sibling - MyThread

  7. #126
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,897
    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    There's a few Dave, Johnny whatshisname? who tweaked it quite a lot, then swopped it for an Edition30 and back to his S3 again I think, and another member was S3BigAndy or something similar, not sure if he was running big turbo or just a whole load of mods, but I was sitting shotgun in his car CastleCoombe circuit, and we was all over an Audi R8! There's a video of it somewhere.
    "johnny whathisname" hes a bloomin tuning hero and a race driver is Jonnyc

  8. #127
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    25,511
    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    "johnny whathisname" hes a bloomin tuning hero and a race driver is Jonnyc
    That's him!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



  9. #128
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,533
    Why the hell would you swap an s3 for a gti ed30?! I really dont get that

    Edit: after a bit of internet searching ive discovered the ed30 is in fact the better car. Alot nicer inside and most importantly a bit quicker and more tuning potential, which is awesome, a lot less common than the 8p too.
    Everyday is a school day
    Last edited by superkarl; 27th August 2011 at 12:41.

  10. #129
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,897
    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Why the hell would you swap an s3 for a gti ed30?! I really dont get that
    He modifies cars so it was just another project Karl

  11. #130
    S3RYE's Avatar
    Interior Next!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    London/Essex
    Posts
    3,456
    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Why the hell would you swap an s3 for a gti ed30?! I really dont get that

    Edit: after a bit of internet searching ive discovered the ed30 is in fact the better car. Alot nicer inside and most importantly a bit quicker and more tuning potential, which is awesome, a lot less common than the 8p too.
    Everyday is a school day
    you should see it! he wanted FWD and DSG i think .. got it to around 440bhp i think. His TTRS is disgraceful, absolute BEAST
    Gone but not forgotten......
    S
    3 - Phantom Black - Black Optics - Most Extras

    Mods: Revo Stage 2+ - 18" BBS ch/Michelin PS2 - Recaro OEM Buckets - Milltek TBE NonRes/Sports Cat - Evoms Intake - APR hpfp - H&R Springs/ARBS F&R - Sachs Clutch/Luk DMF - AP Racing 6 Pot BBK - 10mm Spacers - Black Rings
    Mods To Do: Full Retrim - MY11 RNSe - Coilovers- Plenty Carbon




  12. #131
    Ash B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    5,808
    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Why the hell would you swap an s3 for a gti ed30?! I really dont get that

    Edit: after a bit of internet searching ive discovered the ed30 is in fact the better car. Alot nicer inside and most importantly a bit quicker and more tuning potential, which is awesome, a lot less common than the 8p too.
    Everyday is a school day

    I dont see how it could be more tunable? I thought the ED30 and S3 had more or less the same engine with maybe a few different components. And no way it the ED30 interior better than an S3
    Dark Vader Half sibling - MyThread

  13. #132
    S3RYE's Avatar
    Interior Next!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    London/Essex
    Posts
    3,456
    Ed30's tune exactly the same as the S3.. although i dont think they have as strong internals, could be wrong though. But my mates has a 360bhp Revo Stage 2+ Ed30.. And apparently slightly quicker than equivalent S3 due to weight (in the dry)
    Gone but not forgotten......
    S
    3 - Phantom Black - Black Optics - Most Extras

    Mods: Revo Stage 2+ - 18" BBS ch/Michelin PS2 - Recaro OEM Buckets - Milltek TBE NonRes/Sports Cat - Evoms Intake - APR hpfp - H&R Springs/ARBS F&R - Sachs Clutch/Luk DMF - AP Racing 6 Pot BBK - 10mm Spacers - Black Rings
    Mods To Do: Full Retrim - MY11 RNSe - Coilovers- Plenty Carbon




  14. #133
    S3 Nattie's Avatar
    Quattro ist für sissies

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    1,600
    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    And apparently slightly quicker than equivalent S3 due to weight (in the dry)
    Once rolling I would have thought so due to the weight and transmission loses of the S3.
    For sale

    3" Downpipe and de cat (will be going on ebay soon)
    Autogauge boost gauge
    Chrome Audi Number plate surrounds

    PM for info.

  15. #134
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    "johnny whathisname" hes a bloomin tuning hero and a race driver is Jonnyc
    Indeed....He's now running a TT-RS and looking at around 500bhp....the S3 lives on with S3-Dan,and is pushing out around 500+bhp alsoBig Andy's one succumbed to a holed piston after some full throttle action in Germany IIRC but was running stock internals,and that was the end of that.

  16. #135
    Ash B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    5,808
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Indeed....He's now running a TT-RS and looking at around 500bhp....the S3 lives on with S3-Dan,and is pushing out around 500+bhp also
    Big Andy's one succumbed to a holed piston after some full throttle action in Germany IIRC,and that was the end of that.

    That TTRS & S3 I seen Andy old S3 up for sale not along ago sure it was about £20k some one posted the advert up on here.
    Dark Vader Half sibling - MyThread

  17. #136
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash B View Post
    That TTRS & S3 I seen Andy old S3 up for sale not along ago sure it was about £20k some one posted the advert up on here.
    Yes...I remember seeing that....I think the engine had been rebuilt after Andy had moved the car on.

  18. #137
    Reesy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    3,604
    Started reading this thread, but haven't read it all the way through. I hopes it's already been mentioned that the 8p isn't worth the money... I've got a 1.8T quattro 8L A3, and I've been looking at an 8L s3, as I can see the difference between them (visually). If I owned the equivalent 8P (2.0TQ), I could slam in a set of buckets and big alloys and effectively have an 8P S3. Just my 2 penneth.


  19. #138
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Started reading this thread, but haven't read it all the way through. I hopes it's already been mentioned that the 8p isn't worth the money... I've got a 1.8T quattro 8L A3, and I've been looking at an 8L s3, as I can see the difference between them (visually). If I owned the equivalent 8P (2.0TQ), I could slam in a set of buckets and big alloys and effectively have an 8P S3. Just my 2 penneth.
    Not quite...you'd still have the uprated rods in the stock S3 to contend with......yes,you could certainly get to a stock S3's power,but not a whole lot further without some costly work.
    Lots of us have already mentioned that the stock S3 really does need a lot doing to it.

  20. #139
    Ben H's Avatar
    On a journey...

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    The West
    Posts
    373
    ^^^ Quite a few of us have owned 2.0T quattros before S3s - and once you have, then we'll take the two penneth as seriously as we do our own.

    The 8L and 8P S3 are very much the same concept: low(ish) profile, quick, very usable and in a relatively low state of tune - but already at bigger power than most of the competition. I too wish the 8P had big arches, but it's the only thing lacking between the two IMO.

    Great cars, both.
    S3 Sportback S-Tronic (2010) - Brilliant Red
    Technology Pack (RNSE 2, Bluetooth, 6-CD stack), BOSE, roof rails, 2 child seats and 310bhp



  21. #140
    Ash B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    5,808
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Yes...I remember seeing that....I think the engine had been rebuilt after Andy had moved the car on.
    Would love to know if the car has any more work done(power wise) That rebuild must of cost a bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Started reading this thread, but haven't read it all the way through. I hopes it's already been mentioned that the 8p isn't worth the money... I've got a 1.8T quattro 8L A3, and I've been looking at an 8L s3, as I can see the difference between them (visually). If I owned the equivalent 8P (2.0TQ), I could slam in a set of buckets and big alloys and effectively have an 8P S3. Just my 2 penneth.
    Come on you cant be serious? There a huge difference between the A3 2.0TQ and an 8P S3. If you cant see the difference between an 8P S3 and A3 you are clearly blind or brain dead
    Dark Vader Half sibling - MyThread

  22. #141
    Reesy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    3,604
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Not quite...you'd still have the uprated rods in the stock S3 to contend with......yes,you could certainly get to a stock S3's power,but not a whole lot further without some costly work.
    Lots of us have already mentioned that the stock S3 really does need a lot doing to it.
    I didn't say it needed work doing, I said it wasn't massively different to a smart S-Line with buckets, which apart from the rods (that I was unaware of) you haven't actually persuaded me otherwise.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben H View Post
    ^^^ Quite a few of us have owned 2.0T quattros before S3s - and once you have, then we'll take the two penneth as seriously as we do our own.
    The 8L and 8P S3 are very much the same concept: low(ish) profile, quick, very usable and in a relatively low state of tune - but already at bigger power than most of the competition. I too wish the 8P had big arches, but it's the only thing lacking between the two IMO.
    Great cars, both.
    Having driven the 2.0tq for around a weekend whilst mine was being serviced at Audi, you can take my two penneth very seriously.
    The flaired arches, recaro design in the seats, rear spoiler - these are all on the 8l s3 that aren't on the 8l a3.


  23. #142
    Reesy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    3,604
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash B View Post
    Would love to know if the car has any more work done(power wise) That rebuild must of cost a bit!
    Come on you cant be serious? There a huge difference between the A3 2.0TQ and an 8P S3. If you cant see the difference between an 8P S3 and A3 you are clearly build
    No, I'm not blind (hence the driving license ), but other members have admitted that there isn't a massive difference. The 2011 s3 is a slightly meaner looking beast, but the 07ish model is pretty similar


  24. #143
    Ash B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    5,808
    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    No, I'm not blind (hence the driving license ), but other members have admitted that there isn't a massive difference. The 2011 s3 is a slightly meaner looking beast, but the 07ish model is pretty similar


    Yes i will agree there isn't a massive difference but a big enough difference to know its not just another A3 s-line. Ok it doesnt have flared arches like the 8L, but really do the flared arches matter that much? The 8P S3 as a package i think is great you have an easily tuned KO4 2.0TFSI engine. Loads of S3 owners on here run stage 2 or 2+ all easy bolt on mods and running an comfortable 360bhp or what ever the max out put is.

    Interior wise its a nice place to be no matter what others say. Its far more superior than its rivals like the Focus RS RS500, Golf R, Cupra R & BMW 130I just to name a few. The 8P3 S3 look good but the front bumper lacks the aggressive edge that the 8P2 front bumper has.

    This thread should of just been 8L S3 Vs 8P S3
    Dark Vader Half sibling - MyThread

  25. #144
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    I didn't say it needed work doing, I said it wasn't massively different to a smart S-Line with buckets, which apart from the rods (that I was unaware of) you haven't actually persuaded me otherwise. Having driven the 2.0tq for around a weekend whilst mine was being serviced at Audi, you can take my two penneth very seriously. The flaired arches, recaro design in the seats, rear spoiler - these are all on the 8l s3 that aren't on the 8l a3.
    I think I misundertood your direction there.....you were talking about appearances,and on that score the S3 is very much like the S-Line,but otherwise,the 2.0T is not such a good baseline for tuning that engine from.

  26. #145
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,897
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Indeed....He's now running a TT-RS and looking at around 500bhp....the S3 lives on with S3-Dan,and is pushing out around 500+bhp alsoBig Andy's one succumbed to a holed piston after some full throttle action in Germany IIRC but was running stock internals,and that was the end of that.
    Yeah I know (little britain style)
    love the TDI on it
    The Stealth Beast hit 430 bhp before it had the piston problem that started a succession of bad luck for Andy,I hope his luck has since changed.

  27. #146
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Yeah I know (little britain style)love the TDI on it The Stealth Beast hit 430 bhp before it had the piston problem that started a succession of bad luck for Andy,I hope his luck has since changed.
    Yes....I hope his luck has changed as well,but that incident does have a lesson in it,in the form of not running full boost for extended periods at full throttle,on stock internals.
    The EGTs can get very high indeed if you're running a fair bit of advance on the timing,and aggressive seeting on boost,timing and fuelling mean you really do need to be very careful.....mine allegedly has around 450bhp,which seems right given the settings and other people's results as well,but we deliberately avoided being too clever with the settings for that very reason.
    The piston failure on JonnyC's old car(the S3 that Dan now has) was a totally unrelated failure due to very poor maintenance and lack of oil changes when it was in someone else's ownership.

  28. #147
    Reesy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    3,604
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash B View Post


    Yes i will agree there isn't a massive difference but a big enough difference to know its not just another A3 s-line. Ok it doesnt have flared arches like the 8L, but really do the flared arches matter that much? The 8P S3 as a package i think is great you have an easily tuned KO4 2.0TFSI engine. Loads of S3 owners on here run stage 2 or 2+ all easy bolt on mods and running an comfortable 360bhp or what ever the max out put is.
    Interior wise its a nice place to be no matter what others say. Its far more superior than its rivals like the Focus RS RS500, Golf R, Cupra R & BMW 130I just to name a few. The 8P3 S3 look good but the front bumper lacks the aggressive edge that the 8P2 front bumper has.
    This thread should of just been 8L S3 Vs 8P S3
    In terms of distinguishing between an A3 and an S3 I reckon they do.. Your car is really nice, but I had to check your profile to see that it wasn't an S3. That's good for you, but not so good for people who have spent alot more on the S3, don't you agree? I haven't said anything bad about the 2.0T engine, as I think it's a great engine, and a worthwhile replacement for the 1.8t. I also agree about the interior, as I think that interms of cars the same age, an Audi is the best, hands down.


  29. #148
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    That's good for you, but not so good for people who have spent alot more on the S3, don't you agree? I haven't said anything bad about the 2.0T engine, as I think it's a great engine, and a worthwhile replacement for the 1.8t. I also agree about the interior, as I think that interms of cars the same age, an Audi is the best, hands down.
    To be honest,that's one of the better points for many who have done a fair bit to the car....it looks relatively stock,and can give some far more expensive cars a bit of a shock.

  30. #149
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash B View Post


    Yes i will agree there isn't a massive difference but a big enough difference to know its not just another A3 s-line. Ok it doesnt have flared arches like the 8L, but really do the flared arches matter that much?
    Im afraid so Ash, its all about the arches, thats why an 8L a3 owners cant just stick bumpers on and seats and say hes got an s3 lookalike
    It is very easily done on the 8p
    bmw slipped up once on the m e36 and there were loads of copies/lookalikes, then they redeemed themselves with the e46 m and flared the arches to distinguish....

  31. #150
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Im afraid so Ash, its all about the arches, thats why an 8L a3 owners cant just stick bumpers on and seats and say hes got an s3 lookalikeIt is very easily done on the 8pbmw slipped up once on the m e36 and there were loads of copies/lookalikes, then they redeemed themselves with the e46 m and flared the arches to distinguish....
    This is certainly true,and there have been some spectacularly awful replicas of both the 8P S3 and the RS3 over on ebay......I know it's a personal choice etc etc,but to buy one model of a car,and spend loads of cash making it look like another model when in some cases it would actually have cost not much more to go and get the real thing....

  32. #151
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,990
    one thing Reese....go drive an 8P S3 for a few weeks then come back and tell us we're stupid...until that point your interpretation is meaningless. Looks wise the S3 maintains subtlety, I too would like the wide arches my 8L had, but its not to be.....instead I have a lovely S3 flat bottomed steering wheel, S3 gear knob to stare at and lots of other bits n bobs that remind me i'm in an S3 - then i press the loud pedal where I can be found smoking S-lines (not dissing S-lines i might add!) when ever I please....THATS why i'm happy with my purchase and THATS why I wouldn't sell up and save myself however many thousand by replacing with an 8L again

    just my two penneth - shoot me down for having done the transition
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Grey Triumph Sprint 1050 ST
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  33. #152
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    This is certainly true,and there have been some spectacularly awful replicas of both the 8P S3 and the RS3 over on ebay......I know it's a personal choice etc etc,but to buy one model of a car,and spend loads of cash making it look like another model when in some cases it would actually have cost not much more to go and get the real thing....
    Yeah but thats the point, a couple of bumpers seats and a fbsw isnt going to run into thousands? Most people who do this arnt bothered if its not quick they do it to have a visually nice looking car what looks more expensive then it is and get cheaper insurance

  34. #153
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    one thing Reese....go drive an 8P S3 for a few weeks then come back and tell us we're stupid...until that point your interpretation is meaningless. Looks wise the S3 maintains subtlety, I too would like the wide arches my 8L had, but its not to be.....instead I have a lovely S3 flat bottomed steering wheel, S3 gear knob to stare at and lots of other bits n bobs that remind me i'm in an S3 - then i press the loud pedal where I can be found smoking S-lines (not dissing S-lines i might add!) when ever I please....THATS why i'm happy with my purchase and THATS why I wouldn't sell up and save myself however many thousand by replacing with an 8L again

    just my two penneth - shoot me down for having done the transition
    Eyup Tim, i thought this thread would draw you in...

  35. #154
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Do you think theres a little bit of snobbery in the 8p s3 fraternity tim?

  36. #155
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,990
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Yeah but thats the point, a couple of bumpers seats and a fbsw isnt going to run into thousands? Most people who do this arnt bothered if its not quick they do it to have a visually nice looking car what looks more expensive then it is and get cheaper insurance
    also depends what year car your emulating, facelift will have added expenditure, not least the headlights with DRL's..... still without those its not a £1000 conversion so they would have to be dedicated.
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Grey Triumph Sprint 1050 ST
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  37. #156
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Yeah but thats the point, a couple of bumpers seats and a fbsw isnt going to run into thousands? Most people who do this arnt bothered if its not quick they do it to have a visually nice looking car what looks more expensive then it is and get cheaper insurance
    Depends on where you get the bits from.....the buckets are surprisingly expensive,even from places like ebay,as I'm sure anyone looking for a set will tell you,and the FBMFSW again will set you back a few hundred,plus coding it,and don't even think about the bumpers if you don't have a friendly scrapper.
    Someone kindly ran into the back of mine last year,and a new,unpainted rear bumper was over £800 without the fitting......oh and when you start tacking bits onto your A3 or whatever to make it look like the more costly models in the range,the insurance companies want to know,as if it looks like an S3,your local car thief will probably think it IS one.

  38. #157
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,990
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Eyup Tim, i thought this thread would draw you in...
    Always gonna happen

    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Do you think theres a little bit of snobbery in the 8p s3 fraternity tim?
    I think that certain people would mistake it for snobbery(and 8L owners would be the most likely candidates), this would be natural as most of us have an 8P S3 in this part....therefore we feel it's worth the money and will argue the toss as to why we own these cars.

    But you already know this Dave....why your throwing the cat amongst the pigeons
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Grey Triumph Sprint 1050 ST
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  39. #158
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,897
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Yes....I hope his luck has changed as well,but that incident does have a lesson in it,in the form of not running full boost for extended periods at full throttle,on stock internals.
    The EGTs can get very high indeed if you're running a fair bit of advance on the timing,and aggressive setting on boost,timing and fuelling mean you really do need to be very careful.....mine allegedly has around 450bhp,which seems right given the settings and other people's results as well,but we deliberately avoided being too clever with the settings for that very reason.
    sensible advice Alex

    **gets the sps to lower settings**

  40. #159
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    Always gonna happen



    I think that certain people would mistake it for snobbery(and 8L owners would be the most likely candidates), this would be natural as most of us have an 8P S3 in this part....therefore we feel it's worth the money and will argue the toss as to why we own these cars.

    But you already know this Dave....why your throwing the cat amongst the pigeons
    You are proberbly one of a few that can give a good argument either way as you came from the earlier S

  41. #160
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,362
    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    sensible advice Alex**gets the sps to lower settings**
    Going to a bigger turbo will result in lower EGTs,as well as the other benefits,but running an engine on the ragged edge and then flogging it,is always going to end in tears.....IIRC mine is currently running B7 T5 F6,so it's pretty safe,and boost is about 2bar peak and settles to 1.5 bar,so there's plenty left there as well.

 

 
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

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