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    S3 speed limited to 155 ?

    I note that the speed is limited to 155 mph on all documentation for the new S3. How is this done ? And what do you need to do to be able to disable this ? I know that 155 would be more than quick enough for me but I am just curious.....
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    A remap removes the limiter i think! Certainly did on mine.
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    Thanks Wesley,
    Yes i was just curious and thought that may be the case. I note you have a Giac hammer map, I am new to Audi and so am just getting familiar with the various remap options. I note you are up to 330bhp, is that just a 1 stage upgrade ?
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    Yep, the S3 is electronically limtied to 155mph (always showed as about 170 on the analogue speedo and 168 on the digital speedo on mine).

    It was always a surprise to me how quick the 100 to 155 dash was - I will have to try it again post remap!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splathead View Post
    Yep, the S3 is electronically limtied to 155mph (always showed as about 170 on the analogue speedo and 168 on the digital speedo on mine).

    It was always a surprise to me how quick the 100 to 155 dash was - I will have to try it again post remap!!
    Just dont do it on the public roads then.

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    unless it's of the German variety....
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    I got 179 displayed on my speedo on the autobahn after I bluefinned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I got 179 displayed on my speedo on the autobahn after I bluefinned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I got 179 displayed on my speedo on the autobahn after I bluefinned it.

    Cool.

    Did you have a GPS device to confirm what the `actual` speed was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I got 179 displayed on my speedo on the autobahn after I bluefinned it.


    I was laughing at this staz very funny i would like to try it me think's , I need an s3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I got 179 displayed on my speedo on the autobahn after I bluefinned it.

    Dont mean to be funny, & dont shout me down ( again). I like what i see. However you must be nuts to post anything like that on a forum. I hope for your sake that you were where you said you were. The bizzies have date, time & speed on photo, courtesy of yourself. They only need your mobile number to track your exact location at that exact moment, if it was in this country. Your nicked!
    There are several case histories from you tube in similar circumstances that have resulted prosecution.
    Dont suppose anyone would be that silly though.

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    ^^^ You missed an important word in his post. This really was the Autobahn. Makes a change I know. Edit to add: Paul he was running three GPS I think, but I can't remember the actual speed; I am sure Staz will fill in the blank in a bit. He also has a vid on YT of this run.
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    There's a slight flaw to your group of evidence. Who says his mobile was in his pocket at the time? Who says it's him driving? Who says it's his car in the photo?

    So if I post this photo, am I at risk of being prosecuted for doing 200mph in my Corvette?

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    Yup...no corvette ever did 200....Call the fraud squad !

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Just dont do it on the public roads then.
    Of course not..
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    This is the best i could manage..
    155 at 2000rpm in cruise


    and its still showing 36mpg !

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    they have limit on 155??? didn't know that. i did with mine way over that and only mod at the time was forge CAI. maybe my car is a big fat liar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    This is the best i could manage..
    155 at 2000rpm in cruise


    and its still showing 36mpg !

    Now that would be ballsy on an A-road!! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    This is the best i could manage..
    155 at 2000rpm in cruise


    and its still showing 36mpg !
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz_aot View Post
    hands cooly placed at the bottom of the steering wheel
    Actually..hands cooly holding the camera. Knees holding the steering wheel....

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. View Post
    they have limit on 155??? didn't know that. i did with mine way over that and only mod at the time was forge CAI. maybe my car is a big fat liar!
    Despite their claims, Audi's limiters are not at 155mph. Not on standard S3s or RS6s anyway.

    (I'm talking about actual speed too, not displayed speed)
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    When you buy a new RS car from Audi you can opt to have the limiter increased to 174mph by them these days I believe...
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    This was one of the first RS6s and was only a few weeks old with no mods, don't know if they offered the higher limiter back then, but if they did, they were still getting it wrong.
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    Can't wait to change up to the S3....... I'd forgotten how much fun and banter a performance car can bring looking at these posts ! I am afraid the 2.0 TDi , as good a car as it is, does not evoke the same passions.

    Hope to be able to get that needle dancing in the red zone on the Autobahn very soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Yup...no corvette ever did 200....Call the fraud squad !
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    Ive had mine up to 165Mph, and it has not been chipped. Not quite sure why that would be the case as the limiter should have kicked in
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    Quote Originally Posted by consilio View Post
    Ive had mine up to 165Mph, and it has not been chipped. Not quite sure why that would be the case as the limiter should have kicked in
    Combination of a generous limiter and a generous speedo? Mine goes up to 165 too totally different car, but supposedly limited to 155 as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    When you buy a new RS car from Audi you can opt to have the limiter increased to 174mph by them these days I believe...
    Audi salesman told me the exact thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotboxDeluxe View Post
    Combination of a generous limiter and a generous speedo? Mine goes up to 165 too totally different car, but supposedly limited to 155 as well

    Everybody knows RWD cars have really inaccurate speedos...
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Everybody knows RWD cars have really inaccurate speedos...
    Just like everybody "knows" that they're crap in the wet
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    Sorry for the late reply guys, I have been a little busy. Yes Mr Angry the video was actually captured on the autobahn. You can see that it is from the video:



    I also had a Garmin Streetpilot 330c which displayed 168mph and a Garmin eTrek H GPS which said 165mph.
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    You irresponsible git, someone could die*



    *everyone does, eventually
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    Loving the "COME ON, GET TO 180 YOU BARSTEWARD" bit!



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    Staz, my heart was pounding just watching that video!
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    It was stable as anything. Yeah I had to concentrate on the tiniest steering adjustment but the car felt totally planted
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    Surprising how stable they feel at high speeds, isn't it?

    One of my favourite images:

    Last edited by mitch78; 4th January 2010 at 18:03.
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    I did top speed runs in my 2.0TQ and my CTR before that and both felt a bit dodgy above 140. In the S3 you can't even tell how fast you're going. I've been above 150 many-a-time with my misus in the car and she never bats an eyelid!
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    I've seen one doing 302kph (187mph) on the net, must be a true 170+ then. I thought the speedo would be miles out at that speed its less than 10% (6.1%) The 302 vid shows it revving past 7k, what is the actual top speed on the limiter does anyone know? Also would a Revo map (1,2, or 2+) raise the standard rev limit at all?
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