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    how do get an s3 off the line as quickly as possible?

    I have a standard 58 redg s3, its my 1st 4wd car and i know they are hard to get off the line quickly. anyone got any idea which is the best way?
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    Depends on whether or not it's a DSG(in which case you use launch control) and assuming it isn't,the technique will depend on how much you value your clutch and transmission.
    The most brutal method is to get the rpm up to around 4000,select !st,and drop the clutch......it's effective but very unkind,and your clutch won't last vry long.
    The other way is to just feed in the power as the clutch comes up,and whilst it may not be as quick,it won't kill the transmission.

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    Prob as above dump the clutch but your more then likely to wheel spin, On occasion ive managed to do it where it just pulls off smoothly no wheel spinning and pulls you into your seat, Just releasing clutch slowly then quick as it bites.

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    Wheel spin?? In a Quattro??
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Wheel spin?? In a Quattro??
    The stock Haldex isn't terribly quick at shifting torque around,and if you try,you can get it to wheelspin a bit,but the Race controller is much quicker to direct torque to the rear,and will preload the rear as well as directing more torque,faster to the rears than the original.
    Another factor in wheelspin is the tyres,and the OEM Bridgestones on mine were pretty awful,and getting wheelspin out of those wasn't terribly difficult,but with decent rubber,the traction is much better,and the chances of lighting up the tyres are much reduced.
    Last edited by S3Alex; 23rd December 2011 at 05:49.

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    What are the best tyres for little or no wheel spin? Brand/product wise.

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    Slicks..:-))

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    Fat ones.
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    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

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    Get an 8L s3 to tow you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Slicks..:-))
    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Fat ones.
    Slick's Fat Ones. I'll look them up.



    That is actually a very good brand name for tyres. Dragon's Den, here I come.

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    Fastest S3's off the line..... Dealer loaners

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    You would be amazed how many people are going for skinnier tires these days because looks and wheel arch clearance is more important than the best grip :-)
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    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_cox View Post
    Fastest S3's off the line..... Dealer loaners
    Beat me to it Warren, was going to say stolen ones
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    Slick's Fat Ones. I'll look them up.



    That is actually a very good brand name for tyres. Dragon's Den, here I come.

    "Let me tell you where I am, I'm out."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    "Let me tell you where I am, I'm out."
    Fat's Slick ones?

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    1st gear

    Clutch in

    4k revs

    bang clutch out

    away you go!

    Dont do it too often though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    Fat's Slick ones?
    Lick Fat Ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    Lick Fat Ones.
    ...and we have a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    ...and we have a winner.
    Did I just out banter the infamous Ads? Today is a good day! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    Did I just out banter the infamous Ads? Today is a good day! lol
    Nope. When I said 'we have a winner' I was talking about me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    Nope. When I said 'we have a winner' I was talking about me.
    Just keep telling yourself that, You're the one pitching to me remember? You need some of my millions to help launch a product, I've launched products and made my millions. Remind me who the winner is again? Oh and one more thing, you cannot declare yourself the winner when you are the one pitching. Everyone knows that come on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    Just keep telling yourself that, You're the one pitching to me remember? You need some of my millions to help launch a product, I've launched products and made my millions. Remind me who the winner is again? Oh and one more thing, you cannot declare yourself the winner when you are the one pitching. Everyone knows that come on!

    Far too may words. Stick to one-liners, you're much better at those.


    PS:

    Nice sig, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    Far too may words. Stick to one-liners, you're much better at those.


    PS:

    Nice sig, by the way.
    Nice sig yourself, just creates a memorable moment of the day. Alliteration aside it was only too many words because it belittled you and for that I apologise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    Nice sig yourself, just creates a memorable moment of the day. Alliteration aside it was only too many words because it belittled you and for that I apologise.
    Where is the alliteration in your post?

    I'll help you.... quickly and quietly quit while you're not too far behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    Where is the alliteration in your post?

    I'll help you.... quickly and quietly quit while you're not too far behind.
    'A'lliteration 'A'side .
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    oh and 'M'e'M'orable 'M'o'M'ent which can usually be said to be an example of assonance, but in broader terms such as these the term alliteration can also be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    'A'lliteration 'A'side .
    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    oh and 'M'e'M'orable 'M'o'M'ent
    ....and we have a loser ^^



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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_cox View Post

    Is that your post or your sig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_cox View Post
    classic. I think this is the real winner right here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    1st gear

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    4k revs

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    away you go!

    Dont do it too often though!
    As Above but turn the esp off aswell. But whatever you do, only does this when front wheels are in a perfect straight line other wise you may snap the prop shaft coupling (like i did, twice....) was when the car was under warranty so i was lucky....
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    you can get the haldex to spin all 4 but thats if you have peloquin front and back and enough power... oh and a pretty strong clutch too otherwise you will do this to your clutch and gearbox

    Last edited by 16vt; 25th December 2011 at 11:12.

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    Don't really boot mine off the line, usually only in gear, as I want to avoid the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    The stock Haldex isn't terribly quick at shifting torque around,and if you try,you can get it to wheelspin a bit,but the Race controller is much quicker to direct torque to the rear,and will preload the rear as well as directing more torque,faster to the rears than the original.
    The Haldex Gen IV, with its seperate feeder pump, has the ability to lock the clutch for take off, thus no wheelspin

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWNY View Post
    The Haldex Gen IV, with its seperate feeder pump, has the ability to lock the clutch for take off, thus no wheelspin
    I appreciate that,but the stock device does benefit from the addition of the controller.

    Being an 08 car mine doesnt have the Gen IV,but there are a number of guys using the Gen IV controller as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    I appreciate that,but the stock device does benefit from the addition of the controller.

    Being an 08 car mine doesnt have the Gen IV,but there are a number of guys using the Gen IV controller as well.
    The controller definitely helps since it was reprogrammed to clamp down harder on the clutchpack. I just wish the aftermarket guys found a better way to change to different modes besides having to buy the switch, which cannot be installed anywhere cleanly. It should have been made accessible thru the DIS via the wiper stalk, or if it doesn't talk to the CANBUS (obviously it does, or else it won't be able to send all those errors or light up the ESP light), it could have been programmed to receive coded signals from sensor information it uses (ABS, brake actuation (tap on brakes 5x for race mode), parking brakes (pull up and down brake 5x for race mode), etc) and put itself in the appropriate mode.

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    You can always get the cordless version.

    On the other hand if you didn't know where it was it would take you a bit of time to find the one in my car.

    AMD do an excellent job on stealthy and neat installs.

 

 

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