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    ..PERMANENT 4WD OR NOT..

    Hi all..

    Is the new A3 Permanent 4wd or does it use a Haldex controller like the old shape and old TT..



    Cheers..

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    Haldex controller...
    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    Goodo, so it's predominately front wheel drive then, so worth ugrading the haldex then..

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    well you can get HPP controller which you can select more or less the amount of torque sent to the rear to a maximum lock of 50%...

    What car do you have?
    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    Do a search on here for the Haldex controller. I've started a thread about changing the controller before. It's all very long winded and technical so i won't go on about it again but upgrading the controller if definitely worth it (the controller alone costs 550 - 600). Basically the power s sent to the back wheels much more freely, quickly and aggressively upon acceleration and any loss of traction is detected sooner.
    I personally wouldn't want the Torsen full time 60/40 AWD system on my A3 because it's unnecessary for about town etc. If you can upgrade the Haldex controller to be more aggressive when delivering power to the rear when needed, in my opinion thats the perfect system. More economical and versatile.
    Don't forget... The Bugatti Veyron uses a Haldex developed system.
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    Erm, sorry folks, seems it's gone mad and posted my message several times!
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNH80
    Erm, sorry folks, seems it's gone mad and posted my message several times!
    Re-record not fade away-Re-record not fade away! LOL

    Sorry

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    Last edited by mitch78; 3rd March 2009 at 23:42.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

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    Good old you tube!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnS3
    Good old you tube!!

    LOL great John.

    What about this one , i was gonna qote this one instead of the Scotch tape ad in my OP.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHjIXdXSYno

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    I currently drive a 3 series BM, sold my TT 225 qauttro in December, and regretting it..

    I have a fair understanding of how the Haldex works, and would always be happy to let APS in Brackley tinker with it..

    What about brakes, will the Brembos from the Cupra fit an A/S3..

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    Quote Originally Posted by qstix
    I currently drive a 3 series BM, sold my TT 225 qauttro in December, and regretting it..

    I have a fair understanding of how the Haldex works, and would always be happy to let APS in Brackley tinker with it..

    What about brakes, will the Brembos from the Cupra fit an A/S3..
    Don't think there's any need to tinker, it's just a straight swap of Haldex controller units to my knowledge. Not a big job at all.
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

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    S-Line gear knob, stick and gator.
    Full set of OEM wheel bolts (incl. locking nuts & caps)
    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

 

 

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