A3 1.4 TFSI Remap plus a few other q's
Long time reader and first time poster
I'm not the most mechanical minded when it comes to some of the more tehcnical discussions on here so go gently on me!
I purchased an 09 A3 1.4 TFSI Sportback s-line in April. Impressed with it so far and i've been thinking about a remap after reading some of the performance improvements that the folks on here talk about once this is done. Couple of questions -
- has anyone had their 1.4 TFSI remapped and if so whats it like and would you recommend?
- i live in central scotland and have been quoted a price from a glasgow based company of £425 (inc VAT) which they say will increase bhp from 125 to 160. in laymans terms what impact would i notice in the performance? i've had 1.6 a3 previously and when it had been in audi dealers getting various bits fixed i've had both a 1.9 TDI and 2.0 T courtesy cars which both had the "push you back in your seat feeling" when you floored them. whislt the 1.4 TFSI doesnt necessearly have that seem rush/oomph it is still very pleasant especially around the 3500/4000 revs mark. would the increase to 160 bhp give me more of "push you back in your seat" feeling?
- The price seemed a bit steep to me as i thought it would be about £300-£350 so any thoughts on this being a decent price would be appreciated or if anyone knows companies in my area they would recommend?
S line badges and grill - as you will know the new 09 s-lines has the same grill as standard A3 (which has peeved me somewhat as when i ordered the car from the dealer the one in the showroom was pre-face lift and had the "correct" s-line grill which i think is cosmetically much smarter and one of the reasons i went for s-line but whatcha gonna do now!). I have obtained an s-line grill badge and clips from e-bay and havbe tried to follow the thread on here on how to put these on but to no avail. anyone got any helpful suggestions or advice if its poss to change certain aspects of the grill to give it the more chrome-ish effect that previous s-line grills had? would this be an expensive mod?
Finally - pedals. whilst talking to the same garage that i enquired about the remap, i also asked for a cost for replacing current pedals with the S3 pedals and they seem to think its simply a case of placing some sort of "sock" over the current pedals but i'm sure it cant just be as simple as this and would be a task that actually requires new pedals installed and have read prices quoted on here of about £130 ish. Or is my ignorance of such mechanical matters showing me up here?
Thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully help me with my questions