Kinda new to the forum, I used to post here whilst having the previous model S3. Its been about 5 years now since I sold the car. Since then I found myself jumping into a 350Z which was fun for around 2 years and then needed something a bit more practical so found myself in a MKV GTi – great car brilliant in every way but I’m a bit of a mod head so found the FWD started to hinder my future plans for the car – I got up to Stage 2 which included the APR ecu flash & 3” turbo back and BMC CAI – this got the car around 165kw and 380NM which was hard to put down with a FWD – just sold the GTi and patiently waiting for my new baby to arrive at the end of July.
Here in Aus the car was released about a month ago so fairly new and not much information in regards to specs and user reviews – I’ve been reading through this forum with much interest over the past few weeks. Currently being without a car has been a testing time for me to say the least.
Hopefully I can add to the vast knowledge and experience in this forum – I love reviewing products and work closely with the guys in APR/ Oettinger in Aus with new mods for audi/VW - have been know to be a guinea pig with mods Anywaz just a quick intro to say hi and a quick question – hope u can help …
I’m planning doing the following mods shortly after I run the car in and will post my dynos & reviews just in case anyone here is a bit nuts like me
19” wheels upgrade
Bilstein PSS9s coilover kit
H&R anti roll kit
Haldex controller – switcheable controller that adjusts the haldex system
APR/Oettinger direct port upgrade (basically replaces chip via software that’s undetectable and controlled via cruise control to switch from stock mode to upgrade mode) APR predict 240KW (321hp) and 420NM - this is great for ppl who worry about warranty insurance etc.. totally undetectable.
Milltek or Oettinger 3” turbo back system
BMC CAI – same as the one i had on the previous S3 and GTi
This brings me to my first question, could I please confirm that the standard wheel offset for the S3 is +ET54mm
I’m thinking of going 19” x 8 with +ET45mm – do you think I would have rubbing issues with 235/35 series tyres. I’m considering doing 225/35 just incase as I have heard allot of rubbing issues on this and other forums from members who have upgraded their wheels.
I would really appreciate feedback
Thanks for your Time
Some pics of my last 2 rides