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    S3 Tuning - What would be the safest max tune before......

    Having to upgrade any of the standard S3 engine parts?. Any info as ever much appreciated
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    Big turbo conversions can be ran on stock inernal and push around 400-450bhp.

    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Big turbo conversions can be ran on stock inernal and push around 400-450bhp.

    Paul
    Just remember if going above 400bhp to lower the compression ratio.

    You should also consider tougher rods at this sort of level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Just remember if going above 400bhp to lower the compression ratio.

    You should also consider tougher rods at this sort of level.
    Affirmative, and clutches, DMFs, Brakes........not for the fainted hearted.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Affirmative, and clutches, DMFs, Brakes........not for the fainted hearted.
    Brakes on the way(either AP or Brembo) clutch done,,and looking at the costs of the turbo,rods and pistons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Brakes on the way(either AP or Brembo) clutch done,,and looking at the costs of the turbo,rods and pistons!
    Sounds like a plan.

    I would love to go Stage 2+ but the clutch cost and heavy pedal is holding me back at the minute.


    cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Sounds like a plan.

    I would love to go Stage 2+ but the clutch cost and heavy pedal is holding me back at the minute.


    cheers
    Paul
    Go on...you know you want to!

    I think I've managed to do this time what I didn't do with one of my Cosworths,which was to come up with a decent plan of upgrades and to cut out some of the ones which are really just tasters for the next decent step.

    If I'd simply saved the cash and had the Sierra's engine rebuilt for 440bhp in the first few stages,I would have saved a lot of money overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Go on...you know you want to!

    I think I've managed to do this time what I didn't do with one of my Cosworths,which was to come up with a decent plan of upgrades and to cut out some of the ones which are really just tasters for the next decent step.

    If I'd simply saved the cash and had the Sierra's engine rebuilt for 440bhp in the first few stages,I would have saved a lot of money overall.
    I hear you mate, Down pipe, CAI, HPFP and Software would be my next step. Thats why Im holding back because the cost of the Clutch and DMF would also have to be budgeted for.
    360bhp is very tempting, but I would need to drive a car with the SACHS set up to see if I could get on with the pedal anyway, befpre selling a kidney.

    (sorry for minor hijack)

    Cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

 

 

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