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    Tuning Tips

    Hi All,

    I'm new to this site and looking for advise if possible?

    I have a 2007 S3 in standard guise so could anyone offer advise on tuning my car, i'm looking for easy, quick mods that won't cost an arm and a leg and easy to restore back to standard trim if needed.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    if i had an s3 i would do the following:

    only 1 really for power - get it chipped, possibly with the fuel pump upgrade as well

    suspension there are 2 things - thicker anti roll bars particularly the back, and morego do some longer bottom wishbones that give about -1.7 to -1.75 deg negative camber at the front, all with stardard bushes, ride, comfort etc. forget about lowering, 19" wheels, coilovers etc - all will make it harder and not necessarily improve the handling
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    Best bang for buck will be a remap - Don't be tempted to go cheap, there are a couple of tuners that specifically have the TFSi well covered.
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    VRStu, Dunk,

    Who would you recommend and what Chip? what can i expect to pay and what will i gain?

    I've seen it mentioned that 45 to 50 bhp increase is likely as a first stage, is this correct?

    Cheers for all the advise.

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    my first remap cost around 500 and I gained 60bhp well worth giving revo a call
    Phantom Black, Revo, 450+ BHP , Milltek Evom's, Autotech fuel pump, RS4 brakes 18" Pro Race 1.2 team Dynamics, H&R ARB's, Bilstein PSS10's, Forge Twintercooler, GT3071R, RS4 Injectors, Helix racing clutch, Custom downpipe de-catted straight pipe to back box, 12.6second 1/4 mile! 4.03 sec's 0-60 This isnt just any car, this, THIS WAS the Stealth Beast!!
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    I too am in the same club as Andy, however other options such as APR or GIAC exist.
    Stu.

    A4 3.0 TDi S-Line Quattro, 7 Speed S-Tronic, Quartz Grey, 19" Twin Spoke Alloys, Alcantara with Silver Stitching & Heating, Nav High, B & O, AMI, DAB, Parking Advanced & Rear View Camera, Advanced Keyless Entry, LED Interior Light Pack, Hill Hold Assist, Heated Electric Folding Mirrors, Through Load.

    Previous MY11 S3 Sportback Black Edition, S-Tronic, Ibis White.

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    Revo + Milltek + Forge got mine to 342bhp and 344lb/ft.
    Total cost around 1,750 and all of it is easily removable - car could be put back to standard within a day.
    Phantom Black S3, RNS-E with SDS Hack , BOSE, Sunroof, iPod, ITG CAI, Forge DV, Milltek TBE, Revo Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Sachs clutch, Lamin-X, BBS Pescaras, H&R springs, H&R ARBs, NGK Iridium Plugs, Vagcom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggu View Post
    Revo + Milltek + Forge got mine to 342bhp and 344lb/ft.
    Total cost around 1,750 and all of it is easily removable - car could be put back to standard within a day.
    Pretty similar results here....about 1500 worth of work as I didn't get the Forge CAI,but ended up with over 310bhp and 360lbs of torque.

    Another vote for Revo and AMD.

 

 

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